Five Great Tow Boats Under $25,000

Five Great Tow Boats Under $25,000

Want to get your family out on the water? Here are five boats under $25,000 that can help you and your family start shredding.

Sea-Doo Wake Pro 215

Pros: Tons of standard tow features, can be towed behind almost any car, no prop worries Cons: Three-person maximum crew capacity, smaller wakes Sport it up: Add a second wakeboard rack. Bottom line: $13,999; sea-doo.comSea-Doo

Sea-Doo Wake Pro 215

Sea-Doo

Sea-Doo Wake Pro 215

Sea-Doo

Sea-Doo Wake Pro 215

Sea-Doo

Sea-Doo Wake Pro 215

Sea-Doo

Sea-Doo Wake Pro 215

Sea-Doo

Sea-Doo Wake Pro 215

Sea-Doo

Sea-Doo Wake Pro 215

Sea-Doo

Sea-Doo Wake Pro 215

Sea-Doo

Sea-Doo Wake Pro 215

Sea-Doo

Bayliner Element

Pros: Predictable handling, excellent fuel economy, room for crowd Cons: Small 12-gallon fuel tank, 60 hp engine max Sport it up: Choose the optional sporting package — tow arch, board rack, sporty graphics, cooler and bow filler cushion. Bottom line: $11,999; bayliner.comBayliner

Bayliner Element

Bayliner

Bayliner Element

Bayliner

Bayliner Element

Bayliner

Bayliner Element

Bayliner

Bayliner Element

Bayliner

Bayliner Element

Bayliner

Bayliner Element

Bayliner

Bayliner Element

Bayliner

Bayliner Element

Bayliner

Zodiac Bayrunner 500

Pros: Great rough-water handling, lightweight for towing Cons: No swim platform or boarding ladder, cramped seating for passengers and spotter Sport it up: Get a tow post for $500 or a TurboSwing for $700. Bottom line: $24,700 with 70 hp Yamaha; zodiacmarineusa.comZodiac Marine

Zodiac Bayrunner 500

Zodiac Marine

Zodiac Bayrunner 500

Zodiac Marine

Zodiac Bayrunner 500

Zodiac Marine

Tracker Pro Guide V-175 Combo

Pros: Standard ski pylon raises the tow rope clear of the outboard. Cons: Tiny swim platform is not great for board prep; it's not the best boat for saltwater duty. Sport it up: Fill up the livewells and stuff lockers for wake ballast. Bottom line: $21,395; trackerboats.comTracker Boats

Tracker Pro Guide V-175 Combo

Tracker Boats

Tracker Pro Guide V-175 Combo

Tracker Boats

Tracker Pro Guide V-175 Combo

Tracker Boats

Tracker Pro Guide V-175 Combo

Tracker Boats

Tracker Pro Guide V-175 Combo

Tracker Boats

Tracker Pro Guide V-175 Combo

Tracker Boats

Tracker Pro Guide V-175 Combo

Tracker Boats

Tracker Pro Guide V-175 Combo

Tracker Boats

Tracker Pro Guide V-175 Combo

Tracker Boats

Sweetwater 2286 TT

Pros: There's lots of space for a crowd and creature comforts. Cons: Handling is still not as sporty as it is in smaller, nimbler boats with V-hulls. Sport it up: Add the ski tow bar for $445. Bottom line: $24,618; sweetwaterboats.comSweetwater Boats

Sweetwater 2286 TT

Sweetwater Boats

Sweetwater 2286 TT

Sweetwater Boats

Sweetwater 2286 TT

Sweetwater Boats

Sweetwater 2286 TT

Sweetwater Boats

Sweetwater 2286 TT

Sweetwater Boats

Sweetwater 2286 TT

Sweetwater Boats

Sweetwater 2286 TT

Sweetwater Boats