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Vexus posted this video as a teaser. The tin boats are nice looking. We’ll see what they came up with for a glass bass boat and a multi species boat Friday. 

 

Anybody in the market and holding out to see what they offer? I believe there’s one Ranger owner on here who’s keeping an eye out. 

 

 

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I most definitely am but I have a gut feeling that the price is going to be more than a Ranger.  

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10 minutes ago, TOXIC said:

I most definitely am but I have a gut feeling that the price is going to be more than a Ranger.  

You’re probably right. It would make a good early retirement gift for yourself. 😉

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I own a Ranger 2008 Z21 & am waiting to see what they have. Hurry up Friday!

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48 minutes ago, TOXIC said:

I most definitely am but I have a gut feeling that the price is going to be more than a Ranger.  

 

IDK! Their aluminum is less than Ranger's 😉

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I haven’t seen a Venus in the wild but I’m excited about them.  If I was looking for a new boat,  their aluminum line would be the first place I would look.

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yea were looking for a multi species boat right now and super excited for the release.

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Their marketing strategy is interesting and the fact they've kept everything under wraps, makes it even more desirable. The tin models are a nice looking rig, but there are not many reviews. I'm guessing they haven't sold a ton. While appearance tends to sell vehicles, I'm interested to see if there is anything innovative with function and performance.

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 I'm not convinced the glass-infused aluminum hybrid hull design can be durable over the long haul.

Granted there's not a lot of info on exactly it actually is - and that may also be by design.

A few years of beating the water in demanding conditions will tell the tale.

They look cool - personally, I'd prefer a deeper hull design.

If the first few on the water are received well, that could help boost their sales along somewhat.

If the reverse happens - could be tough sledding at that price point.

A-Jay

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16 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

 I'm not convinced the glass-infused aluminum hybrid hull design can be durable over the long haul.

Granted there's not a lot of info on exactly it actually is - and that may also be by design.

A few years of beating the water in demanding conditions will tell the tale.

They look cool - personally, I'd prefer a deeper hull design.

If the first few on the water are received well, that could help boost their sales along somewhat.

If the reverse happens - could be tough sledding at that price point.

A-Jay

All the chatter I’ve read regarding the glass-infused aluminum hull says it’s an all aluminum hull with fiberglass storage, console, TM foot tray, and so on. Nothing really revolutionary that I know of. 

 

They are cool looking boats and Naturally there will be hiccups along the way, like you said time will tell.

44 minutes ago, slonezp said:

Their marketing strategy is interesting and the fact they've kept everything under wraps, makes it even more desirable. The tin models are a nice looking rig, but there are not many reviews. I'm guessing they haven't sold a ton. While appearance tends to sell vehicles, I'm interested to see if there is anything innovative with function and performance.

The videos are cool and they have me intrigued even though I’m not in the market or even in the ballpark price wise. 

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Are there any hull weight numbers posted anywhere- ?

I can't seem to locate what these rigs weigh.

A-Jay

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3 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Are there any hull weight numbers posted anywhere- ?

I can't seem to locate what these rigs weigh.

A-Jay

Gonna have to "weight" until Friday.......

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Just now, slonezp said:

Gonna have to "weight" until Friday.......

OK - I'd be good with the hull weight of ANY of their rigs -

Seems they don't list them on their site.

A-Jay 

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Just now, A-Jay said:

OK - I'd be good with the hull weight of ANY of their rigs -

Seems they don't list them on their site.

A-Jay 

My honest opinion is you'd be settling if you downgraded to a Vexus, not that you're looking. While I'm intrigued by their styling, I'm all about function for me. Lund may not be the prettiest, but it will outlast the competition...or lack there of 😎

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1 minute ago, slonezp said:

My honest opinion is you'd be settling if you downgraded to a Vexus, not that you're looking. While I'm intrigued by their styling, I'm all about function for me. Lund may not be the prettiest, but it will outlast the competition...or lack there of 😎

Thank you ~ 

I've not seen one but like you, I'm curious.

HP options indicate it's not a super heavy craft.

A-Jay

 

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3 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Thank you ~ 

I've not seen one but like you, I'm curious.

HP options indicate it's not a super heavy craft.

A-Jay

 

I saw the 18 and 19ft Vexus tins back in January. Absolutely beautiful lines. Well thought out floor plan. Very sharp looking rig. But, as every other non Lund, the boats are minuscule in comparison. It's a bass boat. No more, no less. It's a modified V with smooth lines. Were I in the market for a tin bass boat today and was going to fish on small to medium sized land locked water, I'd just might get one. It's better looking and better thought out than the Ranger RT and Tracker bass boats.

 

The best looking boat will eventually be dated.

The best looking car will eventually be dated.

The best looking broad will eventually be dated.

Superior function will be around long after the beauty fades.

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We have Vexus dealership here & I was looking at em again on Tuesday. This dealership has Vexus, Ranger aluminum, & Alweld; I get to see em sitting side by side.

 

The AVX189 is a modified V hull, the others are high performance pad hulls.

 

I want to see how well the perform on the big open waters of Toledo Bend. Many boats claim they handle rough water until they're on Toledo Bend.

 

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9 hours ago, slonezp said:

I saw the 18 and 19ft Vexus tins back in January. Absolutely beautiful lines. Well thought out floor plan. Very sharp looking rig. But, as every other non Lund, the boats are minuscule in comparison. It's a bass boat. No more, no less. It's a modified V with smooth lines. Were I in the market for a tin bass boat today and was going to fish on small to medium sized land locked water, I'd just might get one. It's better looking and better thought out than the Ranger RT and Tracker bass boats.

 

The best looking boat will eventually be dated.

The best looking car will eventually be dated.

The best looking broad will eventually be dated.

Superior function will be around long after the beauty fades.

I'll second that, they're slick and clearly the designers knew what a consumer would want and really pushed the bill on making a 20ft alum feel like a large fiberglass bass boat. I sadly didnt get to get a test drive one but i sat in and prodded around in all of their aluminum models albeit not the center-consoles. I felt better than my buddies ranger when i sat in the 20ft model (not to offend any ranger owners 😂 ) It was simply was an aluminum boat that was meant to perform like a high performance fiberglass rig, whether or not it will last its just  too soon to tell. I definitely preferred it over the Rt series or the tracker alums.

12 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Thank you ~ 

I've not seen one but like you, I'm curious.

HP options indicate it's not a super heavy craft.

A-Jay

 

The man at the dealership told me the weight but sadly i cant remember what he said. I agree that they must be fairly light just based on hp ratings and the over all layout, but for a light alum boat they felt sturdy and seemed like they would keep you pretty dry on a rough day. 👍

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13 hours ago, A-Jay said:

 I'm not convinced the glass-infused aluminum hybrid hull design can be durable over the long haul.

Granted there's not a lot of info on exactly it actually is - and that may also be by design.

A few years of beating the water in demanding conditions will tell the tale.

They look cool - personally, I'd prefer a deeper hull design.

If the first few on the water are received well, that could help boost their sales along somewhat.

If the reverse happens - could be tough sledding at that price point.

A-Jay

Just found this video, he describes the whole fiberglass/alum thing pretty good i think. He is a biased since he works for vexus, but he describes the boat in a fairly good manner.

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13 hours ago, A-Jay said:

I'm not convinced the glass-infused aluminum hybrid hull design can be durable over the long haul.

Granted there's not a lot of info on exactly it actually is - and that may also be by design.

That's because you're repeating the marketing.  It's a welded aluminum hull.  Period.  There is no glass infused into aluminum.  some of the deck, livewell, and the consoles are glass.  The main pieces are the unusual welded transom reinforcement and that all exposed aluminum surfaces are painted.  It has to be some the most misleading marketing to date.  Especially odd, since the two things I mentioned are a big deal.  I priced out similarly rigged Lund and Vexus and the Vexus came out cheaper by around 10%.  Some of this is engine size, though I feel they will slot their glass sleds in to be competitive.

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Lowe did the tin hull with a fiberglass top cap on a crossover ski and deck boat. It failed miserably. 

7 minutes ago, Allaroundfishing said:

Just found this video, he describes the whole fiberglass/alum thing pretty good i think. He is a biased since he works for vexus, but he describes the boat in a fairly good manner.

 

5 minutes ago, J Francho said:

That's because you're repeating the marketing.  It's a welded aluminum hull.  Period.  There is no glass infused into aluminum.  some of the deck, livewell, and the consoles are glass.  The main pieces are the unusual welded transom reinforcement and that all exposed aluminum surfaces are painted.  It has to be some the most misleading marketing to date.  Especially odd, since the two things I mentioned are a big deal.  I priced out similarly rigged Lund and Vexus and the Vexus came out cheaper by around 10%.  Some of this is engine size, though I feel they will slot their glass sleds in to be competitive.

 

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2 minutes ago, slonezp said:

owe did the tin hull with a fiberglass top cap on a crossover ski and deck boat. It failed miserably.

The top cap isn't glass.  The only difference I see is that the consoles and livewell are chop gun glass as opposed to roto-molded plastic.  It may actually be stronger than the plastic.  The more I look at the hulls though, the more I like the Lund.  I'm anxious to see what exactly "changes everything" in regards to glass bass boats.  I'm also interested to see the multi species boat.  The last glass boat that made me look twice, design wise were Basscat's high end FTD models.  The storage set up is what sets them apart.

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31 minutes ago, J Francho said:

The top cap isn't glass.  The only difference I see is that the consoles and livewell are chop gun glass as opposed to roto-molded plastic.  It may actually be stronger than the plastic.  The more I look at the hulls though, the more I like the Lund.  I'm anxious to see what exactly "changes everything" in regards to glass bass boats.  I'm also interested to see the multi species boat.  The last glass boat that made me look twice, design wise were Basscat's high end FTD models.  The storage set up is what sets them apart.

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A-Jay

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I'm not impressed with the fiberglass models so far...  Looks like they only offer 7 colors too?!?  I'd still like to see a VX20 or VX21 in person.  I was hoping to see a "game changer".... :doh10:  

 

And no pricing on their website?

 

Looks like I won't be trading in the Z520L for a Vexus VX20/VX21 after all... :thumbsup3: 

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