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FISHNFF posted 02-14-2002 12:56 AM ET (US)   Profile for FISHNFF   Send Email to FISHNFF  
I just want to see how prices stack up from different areas. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, A 2001 18 Dauntless with 135 Opti and Galvanized trailer is $29,995. 2001 13 Sport is $8999 w/25 4 stroke, $10,495 w/40 4-stroke. a 2001 28 Conquest goes for $99,995. I figure since we're still paying about $1.35 for regular unleaded, these prices are a tad high? A Yamaha 225 4-stroke here prices at $15,300 and a F200 for $14,400.
KeysNole posted 02-14-2002 01:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for KeysNole  Send Email to KeysNole     
The Ft. Lauderdale Marina advertises the 13' Sport with 25 Merc and trailer for $7995. It's set up on the dock, right across from Pier 66, an extremely popular megayacht destination. Pretty good marketing if you ask me.
jimh posted 02-14-2002 09:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
At the Detroit Boat Show, a 13-Sport with 40-HP 2-stroke was $9,995.
GAwhale posted 02-14-2002 09:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
At the Atlanta, Georgia Boat Show; a 13-sport with 25-HP 4-stroke Mercury (plus trailer) was $8,995.
GAwhale posted 02-14-2002 09:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
If I am correct the price is the same for your choice of a Mercury
25-HP 4-stroke

or 40-HP 2-stroke.

It looks like the farther South you go the cheaper the price.

triblet posted 02-14-2002 10:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
FISHNFF, you need to find a different gas
station. I paid $1.37 for Shell Premium in San
Jose yesterday. Regular was $1.15. Another
Shell station was $1.35 for Premium (but was
busy).

There are (at least) two variables here:
geography and negotiating. A good negotiator
in an expensive geography may well get a better
price that an a bad negotiator in an
inexpensive geography. And it can vary from
dealer to dealer: I see this in cars in the
Bay Area: The Gilroy dealers are a good deal
less expensive than than the dealers up the
road in San Jose.

Chuck

hauptjm posted 02-14-2002 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
Generally, I think the Gulf South states from Texas to Florida offer the best in pricing, simply because of competition. Since these states are 12 month boating season markets, the volume of sales dictates the need to be competitive.


I think the exception to this is the Michigan area. Although the season may not be 12 months, there is a huge boat buying market there for obvious reasons. Even with this size market, I still think the Gulf States offer better deals on average, with the nod to Florida for the best.

TightPenny posted 02-14-2002 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
Now that winter is upon us here in NJ and getting out in the Montauk is not in the cards, gasoline is running about 99.9 cents per gallon. I wonder what it will be in the summer?
tabasco posted 02-14-2002 11:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Was at the connecticut whaler dealer and saw a new 13 with boat Merc.motor & trailer with a big sale sign saying $8,999.00. As I wasn't interested didn't take notice as to which motor (HP) it was.

Anyone have pricing on a 17 Montauk around the country with or with out motor. Would be interesting to find out how there priceing is since they are introducing the new 17 today at the boat show.

FISHNFF posted 02-15-2002 12:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
Hey Chuck
I know gas is cheaper down there. When I visit or need to make a trip to San Jose, or East toward the Delta, I know I can save 20 cents or so. But alas I live in Daly City, where prices are the same as SF. I can get Costco gas for that price, but it seems my new van and outboard run better on Chevron. Truck doesn't know the difference.

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