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mw011i posted 06-14-2009 07:07 PM ET (US)   Profile for mw011i   Send Email to mw011i  
Owner is asking $15,000 with about 30 hours on engine. Boat is immaculate.
Sal A posted 06-15-2009 08:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A    
New = $20k

25% off sounds fair and good. Assuming you have all the warranties etc.

And if that is the boat you want for years of enjoyment, I don't think that it matters whether you get the boat for $14k or $16k.

mw011i posted 07-12-2009 12:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for mw011i  Send Email to mw011i     

Took a test ride... motor actually has around 10-15 hrs on it. Dry-rack stored since new. Comes with cushion and fishing package, and mooring and full covers (full cover never used). Trailer has never touched the water. All records available. Comes with racking services for remainder of season.

We're going to seal the deal next weekend. Couple of questions first: 1) Would there be a warranty for a 2007 Mercury motor, and if so, is it transferable? 1a) Is the BW warranty transferable? 2) Would $14K be insulting since boat is as close to new as you can get?

TIA, this forum ROCKS!

Bulldog posted 07-12-2009 04:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Offering $14,00 for a boat that the owner is ASKING 15,000, is not insulting at all, perhaps an offer of $13,500 to start and see what he counters with would be the way to go. Saw one up close on the Chesapeake, they are big 15' boats!, good luck!......Jack
Tom Hemphill posted 07-12-2009 04:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Hemphill    
1) The seller probably has paperwork which provides the answer.
1a) I've been lead to believe so.
2) Offering 7% less than the asking price is not insulting in the slightest. And it appears no on has paid the asking price for it for close to a month now.

I've been mightily impressed by that model Whaler since a member of this forum towed me back to port with his recently. (See smalltauk's post in .) It behaves like a much bigger boat.

Anjin posted 07-13-2009 12:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Anjin  Send Email to Anjin     

Let's see ... He's asking 15, but he means 14, and he'll take 13, so offer him 12.
mw011i posted 07-16-2009 01:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for mw011i  Send Email to mw011i     
Well, this deal is likely dead for us. Seller is not budging from his $15K asking price.
Jkcam posted 07-17-2009 07:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jkcam  Send Email to Jkcam     
Can you get one as good or better for less? Will you regret not paying the $15k down the road, or is the deal being dead at $15k a relief to you.

As I've said in emails, for me the $15k would be on the upper edge, based on the economy, etc., but it wouldn't be out of the question. Especially with the balance of the seasons dry storage as part of the deal.

You guys are the only ones that have seen the boat. Add up the price of a comparable new Carolina Skiff, (also an excellent boat......but not as excellent) and you might be suprised at the totals.

The fact that the guy will not budge should not be a deal breaker, it isn't a competition. I usually sell boats at asking price. That's because I am realistic about what used boats are worth and they are impeccably maintained. The last three boats I've sold were at asking price......and to the first potential buyers that looked at them. I've never sold a boat because I had to, just because I wanted to sell it, and pretty much if they hadn't sold, I would have been happy to have kept them, and still have them.

So, my long drawn out point is; don't worry if it is a good deal for the seller, the only question is if it is good deal for you. Even at 15K he isn't putting one over on you, especially based on the hours/condition. The deal is in what you get for your hard earned money, not who wins in the negotiations.

mw011i posted 07-27-2009 09:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for mw011i  Send Email to mw011i     
Hi everybody. Just want to update this thread. Well, we bought the boat and can't be happier! We took it out twice this weekend and it was a lot of fun. Ended up getting a great price on an excellent boat for first-time boaters. Looking forward to many years with this beauty!

Thanks again for everybody's advice, and I'm sure I'll be an avid continuous-waver. I'll try to post some pics soon!


Tom Hemphill posted 07-27-2009 09:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Hemphill    
Thank you for following up.
Dan posted 07-28-2009 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
I think 15 was a good price. The mooring covers, full covers, fishing package, cushions are worth a lot.
chuck21401 posted 07-28-2009 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for chuck21401  Send Email to chuck21401     
Well bought.

Post a picture when you get a chance too.

Jkcam posted 07-31-2009 02:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jkcam  Send Email to Jkcam     
Congratulations on a great purchase. You are going to love that boat.
mojack posted 07-31-2009 03:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for mojack  Send Email to mojack     
Lucky Guy!
billsa posted 08-01-2009 11:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for billsa  Send Email to billsa     
I have had a 150 sport since 2004 and have loved it.
Just spent a week in the FL Keys with it and it performed great - did everything we could ask. You will love your 150 Montauk.
RW1 posted 08-03-2009 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for RW1  Send Email to RW1     
- Nice Boat!
mw011i posted 08-05-2009 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for mw011i  Send Email to mw011i     
Here is a pic of the boat. We'll get some more when we get it on the trailer-it's currently on the rack at the marina. jpg

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