Montauk 17 Value Range

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AdamKW
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Montauk 17 Value Range

Postby AdamKW » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:39 am

[I am seeking] real world values for a c.1980 Boston Whaler MONTAUK 17 boat. I know the boats of Boston Whaler holds value well, I have a 13-footer and 11-footer,

Some prices I am seeing in Florida seem a little optimistic with 25-years-old outboards.

Just curious: what do those in the know, know? Thanks from Key West.

Jefecinco
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Re: Montauk 17 value range

Postby Jefecinco » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:38 am

I believe condition drives value over almost any other consideration. Engine age also has a bearing on asking prices. Folks who have recently repowered their "For Sale" boats seem to expect or hope a buyer will pick up the cost of repowering. Trailer condition, age and material (steel vs aluminum) can also affect price. Location, salt vs fresh water use and application of anti fouling paint also seem to impact price but to a lesser degree. Winter prices seem to be lower than Spring and Summer prices.

There may be some particularly desirable or rare models that demand somewhat higher prices regardless of most other considerations.

Your question is probably best answered by searching as many on-line sales sites as possible.
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Re: Montauk 17 value range

Postby frontier » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:57 am

Value of the classic Montauks (1978 thru 2002) is strong because they are a great value. Lightweight at 950 -lbs compared to 2003 to 2017 Montauk at 1,400-lbs and 2018 170 Montauk at 1,700 lbs, and with a good quality 90 HP 2-stroke outboard, like a Yamaha, Johnson or Evinrude , great performance, dependable and good gas mileage.

Many don't like the sluggish, heavy, newer 90-HP four-stroke-power-cycle engines.

A loaded, very nice, classic priced from $15,000 to $20,000 and beyond is still a good deal--especially considering a loaded 170 Montauk is over $40,000 new--half price for the classic package for what many consider a better boat.

AdamKW
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Re: Montauk 17 value range

Postby AdamKW » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:36 pm

I am in agreement there, but theres still not a load of value in a 25 to 30 year old motor, no matter what it [is] bolted to. [An outboard engine is] not like an airplane where you can track down the maintenance history.

For instance: there [is] a nice 17-foot boat with no motor for $4,200 in Naples, Florida.

A used 90-HP two-stoke-power-cycle engine can be bough for $2,500. That makes the rig worth about $6,500, yet a similar package is priced around $9,500. I suppose cash and circumstances dictate the final outcome in most situations.

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Re: Montauk 17 Value Range

Postby jimh » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:51 pm

I have heard of MONTAUK 17 boats being sold for under $1,000, but usually there is a widow involved and an unscrupulous buyer. I would think $500 is the lower limit of the "value range" but only for uninformed and grieving widows who are taken advantage of by some "old friend" or neighbor because they just "want that boat out of the garage."

The upper limit of value range could be as high as $20,000 or perhaps even higher. For that price you should get a pristine classic MONTAUK 17, made in the last year or two of production, with a modern engine, a trailer in excellent condition, and plenty of add-on items such as canvas, electronics, and rigging. A new $10,000 engine can add a lot of value to the hull.

So that's the value range for a classic MONTAUK 17: $500 to $20,000 or more.

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Re: Montauk 17 Value Range

Postby JohnW » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:00 pm

I just sold a 1986 Montauk with a 2002 Yamaha 90 2 stroke with low hours and verified good compression for $9,500.00. I would not call the boat pristine by any means, but a solid, well cared for example with typical crazing, bumps and bruises you would expect of a 32 year old hull. The trailer was the original Cox galvanized trailer with new lights, tires and hubs.

It had compass, vhf, a quality depth sounder, oem cushions except for for the cooler seat.

I could see it selling with a warranteed engine for an additional 5 k or so.

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Re: Montauk 17 Value Range

Postby frontier » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:01 pm

Condition means a LOT. And don't underestimate the value of good Yamaha, Johnson or Evinrude 90 HP 2-Stroke. Talked with several Yamaha dealers lately and they said good used 1985 through 2008 90 Hp Yamaha 2-stroke outboards are like gold. High quality, lightweight, good fuel economy and powerful. In some cases a 20-30 year old good used Yamaha 90 2-stroke is worth more than a 5-10 year old 90 4-stroke.

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Re: Montauk 17 Value Range

Postby AdamKW » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:37 pm

I ended up finding [a boat] in good shape with some recent electronics, bimini, dodger, and a very clean 70 Evinrude for $5,500.

I am aware two-stroke-power-cycle outboard engines are in demand. Finding ones that can still be disasssembled and are not full of corrosion is getting tough. I had many want a clean Yamaha 25 from my 11.