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DM posted 02-25-2008 09:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for DM   Send Email to DM  
Wondering what a reasonable price is on 160 dauntless. 2003 with 90HP Merc 2 stroke. Excellent condition with low hours.
Any help appreciated.
Rick Dewees posted 02-25-2008 10:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rick Dewees  Send Email to Rick Dewees     
I've seen them go from $10,500 to $16,000 around Texas coast. Usually with little use and low hours on motor. People that buy them new don't seem to use them a lot. We are a little below market from the rest of the country though.
Tohsgib posted 02-26-2008 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Good range! I agree.

There is a new 2006 on e-bay for $22k w/5hours.

dburton posted 02-26-2008 12:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for dburton  Send Email to dburton     
The Dauntless 160 on Ebay for $22k is without trailer. Depending on where the boat is, a trailer would bring around $2K more.

The 2 stroke 90 hp motor on a Dauntless is will hurt the resale value as opposed to a 115hp 4 stroke. I would ask for $18,000 - $19,000 and be patient until spring.


JohnJerk posted 02-26-2008 01:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJerk  Send Email to JohnJerk     
As a matter of reference, there is a 2005 with 115 4 stroke on a trailer in Salt Lake City, Utah for $19,995 (off a dealer lot). The boat is in nice shape, however, hours are unknown. The boat has a lot of extras - bow mounted trolling motor, down riggers, cover, more.

No affiliation.

friend99 posted 02-26-2008 09:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
As a matter of reference, last year a dealer in south NJ was selling a brand new 2005 leftover (actually leftover for two years) 16' Dauntless with a 3 year warranty on the 90 HP Mercury motor. The dealer had the price marked down to $25,000 from the $30,000 list. I told one of the CW members who was looking for a 16 Dauntless to go make the dealer and offer (less than $25k) since I knew the dealer wanted to sell that boat. To make a long story short, the CW member had the dealer down to $22,000 but decided he did not want the 90 HP motor.

Bottom line is.... that boat was 3 years newer than yours (2005 vs. 2003 and it was a year ago that it sold), with a 3 year motor warranty, and the boat market was a lot better last year. Forget about what you see boats advertised for. Some people don't really want to sell their boat but advertise at a high price and sell if someone wants to pay the high price. In fact, one of the members here said he has done that in the past with his boats.

I wish you the best in getting as much for your boat as you can, but since you asked for my opinion, I think it is worth closer to $15k than $20k. Best of luck to you.

DM posted 02-27-2008 06:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for DM  Send Email to DM     
Thanks everyone. The discussion was very helpful.
John McBride posted 02-29-2008 04:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for John McBride  Send Email to John McBride     
I'm selling a 2001 Dauntless 160 w a 90 HP. Call me at 850-570-3467 if interested. I'm in FL.
JohnJerk posted 02-29-2008 11:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJerk  Send Email to JohnJerk     
I bought the SLC, UT 2005 Dauntless 16 w/115 4s today! 49 hours on the engine (read directly from the ECU). $19,100 (plus $100 doc fee) w/ 5 months of warranty left on the motor. I take possession next week. BWs are hard to come by out here, so I'm pretty happy. This boat should be a very good fit for my needs. Gotta tell the Mako dealer to cancel my order - that should be fun. Lots of questions forthcoming.

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