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Old whalers - Canada Government Public Auction
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posted 04-01-2008 11:22 AM ET (US)
Hi, I know this is not of much use to most of you but there is a Canadian Government auction that a friend of mine is interested in attending and two boats, lots #41 and #42 are whalers. When he sent me the link, I of course thought of CW. I have no affiliation with this auction except that I am Canadian and at some point, my tax money probaly paid for a cleat somewhere.
Any suggestions on what he is looking at (13ft / Mantauk?), possible bid value (in US dollars), etc. appreciated. There is no way to have the engine checked as it is truly an as is where is type of thing. I have bought tow vehicles at these auctions in the past but they tend to be overpriced as people overbid without knowing what they are buying. The link follows and will have to pasted into your browser's address bar. Then, click on the "Boats?" link from there. Any advice and opinions appreciated. Thanks, Sean
posted 04-01-2008 11:54 AM ET (US)
Hard to tell what year 13' but if in good shape but needs wood redone, etc $1000-1300 or so.
Montauk is older by looking at console(late 70's +). Engine is mid 80's(would be good on the 13' if you buy both) and I would say under $3k...US dollars of course.
posted 04-01-2008 03:18 PM ET (US)
Thanks, I'll try and get some pictures on Friday (first day of viewing) and maybe a text description in the mean time. This may be a good deal for someone. Keep the advice coming and I'll try and find out what they eventually sell for. Cheers, Sean
posted 04-17-2008 10:11 AM ET (US)
The results sealed-bid auction selling price of these whalers was posted yesterday. These public auctions of government surplus often get better prices than they should. Cheers, Sean
Sold price as posted...
#41 13ft. Boston Whaler, EZ Loader Boat Trailer $2,111.00
posted 04-20-2008 11:43 PM ET (US)
Haha, I agree they sometimes get better prices then they should. That 13' was one rough unit! I put a lowball bid on it after I saw the big cracks in the bottom and the pretty much non-existant thru hulls. Didn't seem to be waterlogged though when I lifted the corner. It was also interesting that it was a commercial hull (red dot). I didn't realize they made commercial 13's. I think the 17' had potential. Appeared to be either a fresh water or trailered boat.
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