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mikewillsmith posted 05-01-2008 05:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for mikewillsmith   Send Email to mikewillsmith  
I'm thinking about going up a boat size and would need to sell my 1986 Revenge 25 WT with twin Suzuki 150 EFI 2.7 liters. It is a factory custom order boat. It has factory gel-coat in white (not usual Whaler tan) an extended range fuel tank and a few other minor things that are different from a stock Revenge WT (this is my 4th Whaler an old 13, then a new 13, then a Revenge 22 and then this Revenger 25). GPS, VHF, GPS color plotter, sounder (Furuno) new steering and all new wiring (all marine grade not a home done system) a custom aluminum hard top with overhead console, custom seating for 7/8, new trim tabs, Optima batteries, etc etc etc and an aluminum trailer. 150 hours on the engines. I'm the second owner (first owner was in NC where the boat was dry stacked). Its a sweet boat and I always thought it would be "the boat" I'd keep, but my kids are growing up and I want a bigger boat to do comfortable overnights on.

So my question is what do you think I could sell it for? $25k?? I know its tough without looking it over, but it really is a turn key boat. If I don't end up selling it I'll use it all summer as I always do (meaning it doesn't need any work, I just want a bigger boat ).

Thoughts?

HAPPYJIM posted 05-01-2008 06:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
I think 25K sounds like a fair price even if it is a little underpowered. Low hour motors are a good selling point and the trailer sounds good too. I've always had a crazy idea about getting a 25 foot revenge and cruising the Bahamas. I could make spending money doing 3-4 person charters. Only 1-2 miles offshore to get to the game fish. Lots of sun and palm trees......maybe someday.
mikewillsmith posted 05-01-2008 07:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for mikewillsmith  Send Email to mikewillsmith     
Underpowered is relative. Steady cruise at low rpms is 25-27 knots and trimmed out to the boards is about 44 knots (according to the GPS). ;-)
HAPPYJIM posted 05-01-2008 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
My fishing buddy has a 25 Revenge with twin 200 Johnson's. He has never let me go WOT but you can feel the power back there. 44 knots is plenty fast for me in any boat. You should get as many pictures as you can and post the on Photobucket or some other site so we could all view them. Some will saw that Whalers this size are slow moving right now. It is a buyers market but nice, well kept boats do sell.
mikewillsmith posted 05-01-2008 07:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for mikewillsmith  Send Email to mikewillsmith     
Twin 200s would be fun! That is actually over the Whaler hull rating (not that I care about such things) but with that much power you could easily be in the 55 plus knot range. Fun... but HANG ON! :-)

The market is the down side. There are tons of boats out there I want at a good deal, but I would need to sell mine, and that might be where the rub comes in.

Tom W Clark posted 05-01-2008 07:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
The boat is powered to its maximum rating of 300 HP. How can you call it "underpowered"?

I do, however, agree with the $25,000 valuation.

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