I'm really looking to pick up a used Wave. If anyone knows of one in the area please let me know! Thanks!
I bought my 2011 Wave from a local Sailing School. Yah it had the usual gross number on the bows but after a good check, this was a used boat with little wear. If you are familiar with doing a close check on the rivets that support the rigging and damage to the rudders and the rudder pins, you could end up with a $1500 discount on a basically lightly used boat. Check the sail for damage and negotiate the price (or take along a buddy who knows these boats inside out).
As the Hobie Island Sailyaks and the Wave Cat are not often for sale, you will need to move quickly or lose out.
You may also consider the 'Getaway' a much bigger boat but is still easy to sail and own...that is if you can find a used one.
Best wishes in your quest