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steelyman

flightcraft years of production

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steelyman

Hi there , I'm new to the site, I'm looking at a used Flightcraft that I am told is a 2000 model, can anyone verify what was the last year that they made this boat ? , also how can I identify it as a 2000 model ? , serial number ? , did they make many changes to this boat over the years ? I am considering buying this boat as a replacment for a J-craft 17' , I would use it mostly for slalom but it would have to fill in as a wakeboard boat too. , thanks for your help , Rick in Otwa Canada.

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Malibudude

Yes they made the Flightcraft model in '00. Not sure due to the low freeboard this boat would be a great wakeboard boat. The last two digits would be the year produced so 00 in this case.

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areamike
Hi there , I'm new to the site, I'm looking at a used Flightcraft that I am told is a 2000 model, can anyone verify what was the last year that they made this boat ? , also how can I identify it as a 2000 model ? , serial number ? , did they make many changes to this boat over the years ? I am considering buying this boat as a replacment for a J-craft 17' , I would use it mostly for slalom but it would have to fill in as a wakeboard boat too. , thanks for your help , Rick in Otwa Canada.

This the one you are looking at?

http://store.barefootcentral.com/index.asp...amp;ProdID=1412

I believe 2001 was the last year they were made. I'd jump all over that if I had an extra 16k laying around.

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bretski75

That is a great looking boat

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99response

01 is the last year they were made...

-Chris

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steelyman
Hi there , I'm new to the site, I'm looking at a used Flightcraft that I am told is a 2000 model, can anyone verify what was the last year that they made this boat ? , also how can I identify it as a 2000 model ? , serial number ? , did they make many changes to this boat over the years ? I am considering buying this boat as a replacment for a J-craft 17' , I would use it mostly for slalom but it would have to fill in as a wakeboard boat too. , thanks for your help , Rick in Otwa Canada.

This the one you are looking at?

http://store.barefootcentral.com/index.asp...amp;ProdID=1412

I believe 2001 was the last year they were made. I'd jump all over that if I had an extra 16k laying around.

wow that is a great deal , i have emailed Stacy , this is a much better deal than I am looking at . I just have to get it to Canada cheers

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Toby

one of the classics.. good luck!

Down here, there probably isnt another malibu that has held its value as well as 99-01 flighties.

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areamike
wow that is a great deal , i have emailed Stacy , this is a much better deal than I am looking at . I just have to get it to Canada cheers

Yeah, pretty sweet looking ride.

Offer them 14K Thumbup.gif

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footnlongline
one of the classics.. good luck!

Down here, there probably isnt another malibu that has held its value as well as 99-01 flighties.

Weren't they originally made down under?

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areamike
one of the classics.. good luck!

Down here, there probably isnt another malibu that has held its value as well as 99-01 flighties.

Weren't they originally made down under?

Yep

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Toby
one of the classics.. good luck!

Down here, there probably isnt another malibu that has held its value as well as 99-01 flighties.

Weren't they originally made down under?

Yep

Yep.. Flightcraft was originally the brand. there were several models that lead up to the 'malibu flightcraft'. These included the 16 and 18ft XL and XLT models, which came in both inboard and outboard options. These are without doubt the aussie classic ski boats which were as good as anything in the world at the time. My understanding is that when malibu australia came to be, flightcraft became/sold out/died to become malibu aus. The early responses and sporties? in the early 90s were actually flightcraft branded boats. the flightcraft that you guys all know was an evolution of the 18XLT, a real barefoot boat.

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Toby

digiads_boat_ads_92249_1.jpg

review of the newer 20XLT But by this stage, the response was on its current generation hull, leaving this boat worlds behind.

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lxirod

yep, flightcraft was originally made by Dave Telling, who now owns Wakecraft/

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footnlongline
yep, flightcraft was originally made by Dave Telling, who now owns Wakecraft/

Flightcraft had arguably the best Footn boat, I wanted one but they were small and too purpose built. I had to settle for a SS cause we had small kids but I am happy now.

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