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Help for 1st time boat buyer

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Hello folks.  I am a boat virgin and in desperate need of advice.  I want to buy my first boat for my family.  We will tube, slalom and all want to learn to wake surf on a medium sized lake.  My budget is $50k - $65k, though always happy to spend less :-).  I want at least a 2008 for resale purposes and at least a 21'.  And I want electric ballasts, cruise control, etc.  Other than that, I am honestly not sure what I definitely do or don't want.  I live in Dallas and there are a lot of boats on the market here.  What fits my search on boat trader are the '10 - '13 Wakesetter LSV, '10 - '12 Super Air Nautique, '10 Supra SSV, '09 Mastercraft SSV, '13 - '16 Moomba LSV & Mojos, and '13 - '17 Tige Z1 and Z3.   All of these are in my price range.  I would GREATLY appreciate any advice or input on this decision.  Which are better?  What options are must haves?  OTher considerations?  Thank you very, very much.

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Go for the 2013 or newer Malibu with Surfgate.  None of your choices are great for slalom.  I'm in Dallas too... What lake are you going to be on?

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