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quilp
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Joined: February 19 2007
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Posted: February 19 2007 at 21:24 | IP Logged Quote quilp

     I saw a intrigue at a recent boat show and was amazed at the fit and finish of this boat. The question I have for the forum is, is this a well built and durable boat.  I would be using the boat on Lake Michigan.  What would be the pros and cons of this boat versus a Sea Ray, Monterey or other boats in this class?  Any regrets from the doral owners out there?  Thank you for any info you can provide.
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NHDoral
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Joined: November 02 2005
Posts: 91
Posted: February 19 2007 at 22:39 | IP Logged Quote NHDoral

Quilp,

    There are a lot of things to consider with this boat versus a Sea Ray. First of all, I would look at construction. Doral builds there boat with a balsa core. Sea Ray does not do this until 32 feet. This translates into a stiffer boat with a quieter ride. Secondly, take a good hard look around, everyone and their brother has a sea ray. Dare to be Different! This boat is radically different then the sea ray and also has a larger cockpit with the sliding aft bench. Lastly, you need to run an intrigue. This is an awesome sea boat. Real deep V carried all the way to the stern and some 280-320's and she will never let you down. Trust me, you can't make a bad choice with a doral.

Cheers,
NHDORAL


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Ernesto
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Joined: March 22 2006
Posts: 99
Posted: February 19 2007 at 23:56 | IP Logged Quote Ernesto

Very solid ride on our Intrigue. Best cockpit layout in it's class, and
great fit/finish and details. I chose it over the Sea Ray and would again
any day. Twin 5.7 280's perform great on this boat.
Being a unique boat, everyone has to come take a look at our boat
wherever we go, so if you want to have a different boat than "the rest"
it's a great choice .
Make sure you get the teak swim platform, really turns heads!
Email me if you have more questions.
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inwaternow
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Joined: September 13 1999
Posts: 15
Posted: April 01 2007 at 00:50 | IP Logged Quote inwaternow

I like mine!

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shepdog
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Joined: July 08 2004
Posts: 13
Posted: May 21 2007 at 19:52 | IP Logged Quote shepdog

Larry,

Haven't corresponded in a while....how's our old 310 doing for you?

Hope you're both still loving it as much as we miss it! Give your wife
our best...

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Not totally boatless...I kept the dinghy!
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roger4
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Joined: April 04 2007
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Posted: May 21 2007 at 22:02 | IP Logged Quote roger4

I bought a 2005 Elegante left over and find this to be a very well designed boat.  Quite a bit of thought went into the layout and design of this boat - it is terrific. It handles very well - even in choppy water it is a smooth ride and I don't get splashed.  The boat is really beautiful.  Time will tell with reliability and service - only had it out twice.

Roger



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