Written By Bob Brown
Dry Land Evaluation : Chris Hamlin of Prestige Marine, Aaron Fluent of Absolute Speed and Marine
Photos by : Dusty Wooddell (Primary) / Andrew Ruzek (Secondary) / Bob Brown (Back Up)
If you think all performance deckboats are pretty much alike, you obviously aren't acquainted with the Advantage Boats X-Flight model line. Although the 27, 29 and 34 all qualify for serious deckboat consideration, they are definitely a unique hybrid of some things vee-bottom and a little bit air-entrapment.
Right from the get-go, lets address the obvious. X-Flights have a styling that's undeniably all its own. You either like it, or it's perhaps not your cup of tea. It's just not a kinda, sorta type of boat where there's a lot of middle-ground. That's okay, because evidenced by its sales success since the first X-Flight was introduced in 2007, there are plenty of people who like it since its been Advantage's best selling model, and for a lot of good reasons.
It's also important to remember that Advantage deserves much of the credit for getting the performance deckboat market ignited in the first