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RiverRunner posted 02-15-2009 12:44 PM ET (US)   Profile for RiverRunner   Send Email to RiverRunner  
I am interested in buying a 1989 Montauk 17. Good condition, no bottom paint. 1989 90 HP Yamaha. Used in the Chesapeake Bay and rivers. Bimini top and trailer included. Teak is in good condition.

What would be a fair price for this.

Casco Bay Outrage posted 02-15-2009 04:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
6-7k
Dan posted 02-15-2009 05:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
9-10
thunderpaste posted 02-15-2009 06:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for thunderpaste  Send Email to thunderpaste     
I just spent 6 months searching Craigs List before finding my Montauk.

9-10 is not unrealistic if in good shape.

All the Montauks I looked at in the 6-7 range had cosmetic issues or questionable motors.

I paid 11.5k for an 88 Montauk with E-tec 90 (10hrs) I was prepared to buy a boat with an older 90 Yammy and would have gone as high as $9000 for the boat I purchased.

Tohsgib posted 02-15-2009 06:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
I garee 5-8K, 9k for a 1989 90 Yamaha without SS hardware...nope. A new e-tec for 2500 more is a NO BRAINER! In 2001 I bought a 1990 Montauk with 90 Yamaha for $4k.
RiverRunner posted 02-15-2009 07:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for RiverRunner  Send Email to RiverRunner     
Thanks for the input. Based on the feed back I have made an offer of 7K. Very fair based on condition. I am not looking to steal a Montauk but want a fair deal at the same time. 1989 motor can not have too many more years left regardless.
RiverRunner posted 02-15-2009 07:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for RiverRunner  Send Email to RiverRunner     
Follow up... I will keep everyone posted as to the outcome of my offer.
Dave Sutton posted 02-15-2009 09:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
"In 2001 I bought a 1990 Montauk with 90 Yamaha for $4k."


In 1973 I bought a new Rolex Submariner for $375. What's your point? ;-)

Prices a year ago are not germane today, never mind 7 years ago. The good news (for buyers) is that it's a buyers market. Not as much for Whalers though, quality always stands out.


Smile,


Dave

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scarecrow posted 02-15-2009 09:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for scarecrow  Send Email to scarecrow     
'89 Montauk in good condition, never bottom painted, will bring better price than one painted. '89 90Yam is a strong motor, hours not years is the issue. $8-10K sounds reasonable.
Dave Sutton posted 02-15-2009 10:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
I'd agree with the above. Those 90 Yamaha's are great engines.

At $7500 run away laughing hysterically with it hooked to your truck.
$8K is a no brainer.
$9K is a smile and write the check.
At $10K haggle a "little" and ask for more lifejackets.
At $11K be polite and point out that it's too high.
At $12K ask him what sort of drugs he's on (and get some for yourself).

It sounds like almost exactly the boat I bought two years ago for $12K, but that was then and this is now.


Dave

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Newtauk1 posted 02-16-2009 11:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
with a 20 year old motor I would offer 6500-7500 max. 6000 to re-power which is very possible with a motor of that year and salt water use.
I look at it ths way...what can be bought for 12,500-13,500?

I think the sans bottom paint is a bonus. Good luck and you made a good fair offer. Bigshot always finds the lower price.I am sure he has or will pass that great deal off to all his friends here when he sells:)

Tohsgib posted 02-17-2009 03:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
I sold it on E-Bay in 2003 for $700 after I smashed it into a piling at 22mph head on.

Deals are out there. I don't think my assumption pf $5-8k was out of line in any way. I do pass along any great deals I find, some here have actually bought the said items and were very gratefull for the headsup. I think $7k is a very fair offer.

Newtauk1 posted 02-17-2009 05:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
I do remember your little fender bender:) Ouch. Glad you are still with us. Nasty crash.
RiverRunner posted 02-17-2009 06:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for RiverRunner  Send Email to RiverRunner     
Well, to date, my offer has not been taken. I am sticking with it though.
thunderpaste posted 02-20-2009 10:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for thunderpaste  Send Email to thunderpaste     
Be strong and keep looking. You will find a deal if you look hard and are willing to drive a bit.
kazankota posted 02-21-2009 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for kazankota  Send Email to kazankota     
I too would rather have bottom paint than not. I think it is dictated by where you are. In New England it is more likely than not that this will be a coastal or bay boat, and you'll need it if your boat stays in the water for more than 3 days at a time.

I bought my 1987 Montauk with trailer and 20 year old working Merc 70 hp for $6000 about 1.5 years ago. The boat was in good overall condition and I repowered with a 90 eTec last year. Between $6500-8000 seems about right to me.

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