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jameso posted 07-27-2001 09:56 AM ET (US)   Profile for jameso   Send Email to jameso  
I am looking at a 19 foot Wahoo center console,,,the boat seems to be a knockoff or copy of a 19 whaler or a 17 on steroids. Does anyone have any info on this brand. It seems to be a well built hull...yes I will keep the 15 sport if I buy this one! Jim Armstrong
Bigshot posted 07-27-2001 11:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Not worth the $$ in my opinion. Look at the new McKee's first. When knocking on the Wahoo's hull, there are hollow spots.
gf posted 07-27-2001 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for gf  Send Email to gf     

I used to own a 1988 Wahoo 1850 Offshore. That's probably the model you are looking at. The standard engine on that boat was a 150 Mercury although I have seen a few repowered with a Yamaha 115. In any case, it is a decent boat, it rides rougher than an Outrage 18/19 but it is very stable at rest. Most of the ones I see around know are pretty beat up, the wood needs refinishing, etc. Depending on the model year and the type of engine, I have seen prices range from $5000 for a 1988 with a questionable Merc 150 to $15,000 for a 1996 with a Merc 150 EFI.

Wahoo was an independent maker of fishing boats that was bought up by US Marine (a division of Brunswick) and then merged with Robalo. Around the same time, the Sea Ray division of Brunswick bought Boston Whaler and eliminated the Sea Ray Laguna line of fishing boats.

Interestingly, US Marine just sold off the Robalo line to the parent company of Chaparral, the makers of mid level sport boats, bow riders, etc.

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