I have limited knowledge of boat designs and features. I’ve been around smaller aluminum boats and pre-2000 Alumacraft & Crestliner boats as well as pontoon boats for most of my life, but I don’t recall ever even riding in a Sylvan.
From the prices compared to Lund etc, I expect they have some shortcomings, but I have no idea. Give me any insight you have on them. My family needs something in the 18 foot range that can be used for skiing as well as fishing 3 or maybe even 4 people occasionally. For reference, I want to stay less than 20 years old (mostly to get a 4 stroke motor), but I need to keep the cost under $15k.
I’m relatively familiar with outboard manufacturers, so primarily looking for info on the boats themselves.
Any feedback is appreciated.