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jay18 posted 08-19-2008 01:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for jay18   Send Email to jay18  
There comes a time when all of us can't conceive letting our babies go, but i need a larger boat with a growing family.

Price: $15,500

1989 Boston Whaler Outrage 18

Same year Johnson 140 VRO (Pump replaced 4 years ago) Motor is perfect, never failed.

T-Top with electronics box

Spotlight with wireless and hard wired remote

Brand new Clarion Marine stereo with CD player and Bose speakers. IPod jack located on left of console. (Very small and clean looking)

Captains Chairs

Uniden VHF

Console Cover

All original rails which were removed to install T-Top

Dual batteries (One inside console, other aft)

Shorelander trailer (could use some paint on center brace) Very trustworthy

Overall condition 9/10. Boat looks and drives fantastic. some small scratches have been repaired with patch lit, and could use some better finish sanding. Wood is perfect all around. Custom paint on rails is high end with gloss finish. Very easy to clean.

This boat was purchased locally here on Green Bay, and has never seen salt or been left in water for extended lengths. Kept in heated storage and maintained regularly. You won't be disappointed if you are looking for a classic 18.

Any questions? Call me- Jay (920) 421 1686

Here are the pics, let them speak for themselves

davej14 posted 08-20-2008 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14

Nice looking rig !!

jay18 posted 08-23-2008 01:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
No interest? Price too high?


Casco Bay Outrage posted 08-23-2008 02:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
To obtain an accurate price, I would scan the various used boat boards for Outrage 18's within 500 miles of you.

Around here (N. New England, a Outrage 18 that checks out and is a 9 out of 10 would be worth ~11-12K.

Just one opinion.

Wasatch Whaler posted 08-24-2008 11:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Wasatch Whaler  Send Email to Wasatch Whaler     
I think classic Whalers in great shape command a significant premium over similar models in average condition.

This boat is freshwater only and has no bottom paint which should be major plusses.

I think what's working against you are four things: The economy in general, the price of gas, the number of other used boats available at cheaper prices, and we're approaching the end of summer. Anyone who buys it now will get limited use out of it this year and be paying for winter storage.

Dan posted 08-24-2008 12:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Jay, you're boat looks beautiful. Some people might not want the T-top or black rails. Plus your location might not have as many buyers.
Riptide23WA posted 08-24-2008 11:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Riptide23WA  Send Email to Riptide23WA     
Jay, that's a beautiful boat. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I for one love that black T-top, and that bow rail looks pretty sharp too.

Distinctive. And the rest of the boat shines very nicely. Still one of my favorite models.

maverick posted 08-25-2008 05:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for maverick  Send Email to maverick     
Jay - Outstanding looking boat. I agree with the other posts on the dollars and pricing, and while an 89 whaler hull holds its value well, the older motor may be affecting interest. Mav

jay18 posted 09-30-2008 03:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
Bump de bump......
jay18 posted 10-09-2008 11:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
Hello Hello Hello, is there anybody in there, Just nod if you can hear me, is there anyone at home?
68_WhaleR posted 10-09-2008 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for 68_WhaleR  Send Email to 68_WhaleR     
Relax, I need some infomation first, just the basic facts can you show me where it hurts?

Ok Pink you have a nice boat I can only drool at.
good luck with the sale.

phatwhaler posted 10-09-2008 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for phatwhaler  Send Email to phatwhaler     
Just about everything in life except food has come down in price over the last few months. I don't think Whalers are doing any better. If you need to sell the boat I would price it aggressively.

Down here in Florida that's a $6000 boat with a $1200 motor sitting on a $500 trailer.

I'd get rid of the T-top and the black bow rail.

Casco Bay Outrage posted 10-09-2008 03:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
I disagree. Leave as is and price it at 10k or wait till spring.
jay18 posted 10-09-2008 04:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
I agree. A 89' 18 freshwater use boat in near perfect condition with some nice modifications that afford the owner some desperately needed storage and places for electronics is only worth 6K

WTF? Get out of the sun it's causing you harm!


phatwhaler posted 10-09-2008 08:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for phatwhaler  Send Email to phatwhaler     
Nice modifications? A black T-top without canvas? The Some bose speakers?

Don't get upset, but down here in Florida that's a $8,000 rig. I didn't say that it wasn't worth 15K in Wisconsin.

If you're hurting for cash, which chances are you *might* be in this economy, price it aggressively to sell.

pw out.

macdougall70 posted 10-09-2008 09:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for macdougall70  Send Email to macdougall70     
Nice Rig!! I love the black powder coating
jay18 posted 01-24-2009 03:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
Dan posted 01-24-2009 03:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Jay, maybe if you offered free delivery or something it would open up your boat for consideration to a greater pool of potential buyers. Ebay might help too.
Newtauk1 posted 01-24-2009 03:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
jay, my spin is that some potential buyers are assuming the motor will have to be replaced soon. That adds about $8500 on to the 15,000 purchase. Now we are in the $23,000 range. 23k buys a lot of newer Whalers.

You boat is absolutely primo. I have been searching for a 19-20 Whaler. Many late 90's early 2000's are priced between 16k and 22k in the Northeast. Some have motors with less than 300 hours on them. Unfortunately this is a buyers market.

koaman posted 01-24-2009 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for koaman  Send Email to koaman     
Here's one for half the price.

Dan posted 01-24-2009 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
koaman, that boat in AL has been listed a long long time. It's probably much worse in the flesh. Jay's boat is at least 2x nicer.
RLwhaler posted 01-25-2009 01:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for RLwhaler  Send Email to RLwhaler     
Jay,hang in there..spring is right around the corner.
Beautiful boat.


onlyawhaler posted 01-25-2009 04:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for onlyawhaler  Send Email to onlyawhaler     

Beautiful 18 and some nice mods. I have owned and sold 2 18s and there aren't many as nice as yours. Be patient, advertize on boat trader, ebay with a limit to protect yourself and also be patient for better weather.

Don't budge on your price, give it some time. You will get your price.


jay18 posted 02-12-2009 03:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
Summer is getting closer.......
L H G posted 02-12-2009 05:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
I have a keel roller trailer for sale on Marketplace that would fit this boat perfectly.
themclos posted 02-13-2009 11:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for themclos  Send Email to themclos     

Beautiful boat. I am sure any of us would love to own her.

In my opinion, the pricing does not reflect the current economic conditions. 2 years ago, this boat would have sold within a month, for the asking price. The climate is substantially different now.

If the desire is to sell this boat, so that the proceeds can be applied to a larger boat, I would suggest the price be reduced by a third. That would produce a price more reflective of a 20 year old boat with a 20 year old motor.

The boats that are selling are being priced aggressively, so they stand out from the competition.

I appreciate it only takes one motivated buyer to make a successful sale. Unfortunately, today, those buyers are looking for a bargain.

Best of luck with the sale.


MaxHP posted 02-13-2009 12:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for MaxHP  Send Email to MaxHP     
I would list it for $9,950 and take $8,500 to $9,000. Good luck.
jay18 posted 02-13-2009 01:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
Of course I'm willing to bend..But 9K? C'mon. I understand the motor is older, but I guess it comes down to hours. This boat is in the water 3 months out of each year at best. The only reason I want to sell, is that I want to take on another Whaler project. THis one is 99.99% done, and came out great.

Not in any hurry, so I guess that works for my benefit.



DragnBallz posted 02-13-2009 03:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for DragnBallz  Send Email to DragnBallz     
Compare to this

15k may be a little high.

MaxHP posted 02-13-2009 07:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for MaxHP  Send Email to MaxHP     
Hi Jay,

You asked for some feedback, so I’ll give some to you. I don’t agree with this statement: “I understand the motor is older, but I guess it comes down to hours.” I think most people would rather have a 2006 four stroke or ETEC with 700 hours than a 20 year old two stroke motor with 300 hours. Modern four strokes or ETEC’s don’t smoke, get much better mileage, and are quiet. That being said, I hope you get $15K for your boat. She is beautiful. Good luck on the sale.

Dave Sutton posted 02-13-2009 07:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Being in the business of selling *absolutely* non-essential discretionary income things that are even worse than boats to sell right now (surplus military jet fighters, really..). here's the truth:

An item is worth what it will sell for when advertised in the correct media for 30 days. If it does not sell, it's not priced right.

Jets that sold in a month last year for $150K are sitting with no phone calls now for 60 days at $50K. The truth is that no matter what I sold them for last year, they they are over-priced at $50K and I'll reduce them further to sell them. It's just part of the economic cycle.

The good news is that the project boat you'll want to buy will be similarly distressed from a selling standpoint. Right now it's sell low to buy low. It's really a wash.

That does look like a good boat. The engine... <sigh>.. you might know it's great, but arms-length buyers don't see that. What they see is an old engine that they will budget to replace in a year. Hours mean nothing to a buyer of an old engine.

In RI, right now, it's worth about $8-9K <sorry>.



Dan posted 02-13-2009 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Jay, try putting the boat on eBay with a reserve you're comfortable with. If it doesn't sell you only out about $12 or so.
lizard posted 02-13-2009 11:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for lizard  Send Email to lizard     

I have been looking for a mid-80's to early 90's Outrage 18 for about 8 mos. now to replace our Montauk. We share a 1995 19 footer in CT and own a Montauk at our place in So. Cal.

Some thoughts- you are looking for a very specific buyer, in that the rails have been painted. While I like the look, many classic Whaler owners are purists, so this may be a detractor for someone looking for a 20-year old Whaler.

You mention an area on the trailer requiring paint, is the trailer painted steel or galvanized (as it appears in the picture)?

You have not changed the pump in 4 years. Are you talking about the water pump? If so, a pump in that long, despite fresh water, might suggest that the maintenance on an old motor has been less than ideal.

Again, I like your boat, it is not within a distance that is reasonable for me. Given what West Coast 18 footers are going for, which are some of the highest prices in the U.S, in the current economy, despite your diligent restoration, I think that you MIGHT get $10-11K on the west coast. There is a nice rig in a west coast city for $8-9K.

Best of luck and hang on to it if you can while the economy crisis rides itself out.


jay18 posted 02-14-2009 08:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
lizard posted 02-14-2009 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for lizard  Send Email to lizard     
Congratulations Jay, I am sure it was hard to part with her.
MaxHP posted 02-14-2009 12:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for MaxHP  Send Email to MaxHP     
Hi Jay. Do you mind sharing the sales price with us?
themclos posted 02-14-2009 04:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for themclos  Send Email to themclos     
Congratulations on the sale. Earlier you said you were looking to move up. What's the next boat for you.


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