Fordcustm wrote:Does this boat have a wooden transom?
Yes. Boston Whaler uses plywood to reinforce the transom of their boats.
Fordcustm wrote:Is this year the AccuTrac hull?
No. This hull was first used on the 21 WALKAROUND c.1991 boat. It is definitely NOT the AccuTrak hull. For more about the hull design and the period when it was used, read my history of the Boston Whaler boat atThe Boston Whaler Companyhttp://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/history/whaler.html
This hull was designed by Peter Van Lancker, who replaced Bob Dougherty as the head of Boston Whaler design in c.1989.
Fordcustm wrote:Do I need to be concerned with [the hull being] water logged?
Yes, ALL Boston Whaler boats are build with a double-bottom hull with a foam filled interior. Any underwater penetration of the hull that has not been immediately and properly repaired could allow water to enter the sealed double-bottom hull and begin to saturate the foam. See the FAQ for more remarks. http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/FAQ/#Q3
The FAQ will provide you with a very comprehensive, well-researched, and thorough discussion of the problem of water retention in the interior foam of a Boston Whaler Unibond hull. I very strongly suggest you read the FAQ, and also read all of the FAQ in order to become more aware of common concerns about Boston Whaler boats.
Fordcustm wrote:Specific areas to pay attention to when looking at it?
There is nothing about a Boston Whaler boat that causes there to be specific areas to inspect other than the already mentioned risk for concealed water intrusion and damage it has caused. For general advice on buying an older Boston Whaler boat, read:Buying Classic Boston Whaler Boatshttp://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/buying.html
You are buying a boat that was made 21-years ago. Its present condition will depend entirely on how it was used, how it was maintained, how it was stored, and WHERE all that was done. If the boat was used on the equator in tropical sunshine in saltwater, you will find its condition quite different than a boat used only in summer in freshwater in northern latitudes. The condition of the boat cannot be assessed accurately from a few images. You need to undertake a close visual inspection of the entire boat. That said, the presence and appearance of the red decal on the console does suggest the boat is in reasonably good condition; I would not expect that decal to look that good after 21 years, particularly the red color.
Fordcustm wrote:It’s gonna be repowered with Honda F225 with 400-hours. Also it has an aluminum tank that has been pressure tested. It doesn’t have a T-Top. They are asking $25,000--is that a fair price?
The boat has some unusual registration number (FG71814) which suggests to me that it is not in the USA. Where is the boat located? The price of used Boston Whaler boats tends to vary with location. WIthout knowing where the boat is located, assessing the asking price is unlikely to be possible. If the boat were local to me here in Michigan and I was buying it at this time of the year and with a used outboard engine, I would not pay $25,000 for it unless the boat was in absolutely perfect condition, the used engine was similarly in great condition, I had great trust and faith in the seller or the dealer representing the boat, and I absolutely had to get that boat for some reason. In short, the $25,000 sounds like a bit higher than normal price.
Regarding the price of used Boston Whaler boats and the market demand for them, you should be aware that any desirable model of Boston Whaler boat that is in very good condition and has been priced reasonably will tend to sell easily, as there tends to be a strong demand for such boats. If you find the boat in good condition, the seller to be reliable, and the boat to suit your needs and in your price range, do not wait too long to make an offer.