“Hi John, Not sure who provided the information to the people at Powerboat Guide, I’ve been taking care of Customer Service since 2001 and it’s been our policy not to give out such general information. We will give our customers estimates of what the boat will weigh, but always include a caveat that they should actually weigh the boat on a scale. Fred at Loadmaster has worked with us for years, he’s always welcome to call me or visit to glean information on the boats for which he builds trailers. I’ll invite you to come for a tour of our factory sometime, you’ll gain good insight as to how our new boats are built. Regards, Joe “