2014 Jeep SRT
I can shed some light for you. For the last two seasons I owned a 2001 Yamaha Ls2000 jet boat. The boat was great and I have nothing bad to say about it. That was a 20ft boat with twin 135hp motors and sat 7 people. I outgrew it and of course wanted more power. I sold it the end if last season and bought a brand new 2013 Yamaha AR240 jet boat at the local boat show in February. This boat is a 24ft with twin 180hp jet motors and seats 11. Absolutely love the boat. Of course it weighs an extra 2000lbs more than my old boat. I tow with a 2012 Acura MDX which is only rated at 4500lbs and the boat with gas and gear weighs close to 5500lbs. Luckily I take it to the local marina to launch it which is less than 10 miles road trip. One of the reasons I decided to order my 2014 GC SRT was because of the increase in towing capacity which will put my wife's mind at ease lol. As far as the boat goes... You say 5 seater speed boat. I highly recommend jet boats over conventional drive. Have two kids and love the fact that there are no props to be fearful of. Also you can go in as little as 16 inches of water which gives you the freedom of basically having a large Waverunner. My 2001 was a two stroke which was great but you have to monitor oil levels every time you fuel up and I always had in the back of my mind the thought of an oil line blowing off and seizing an engine. Luckily with proper maintenance that never happened. The new boat is a four stroke is just gas and go. Only have 10 hours on it so far and knock on wood smooth sailing. I bought new for peace of mind that if something does go wrong I have a warranty to cover it. I say YOLO. Go for it.