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Determining value of a 1992 23walkaround
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posted 06-13-2015 09:17 AM ET (US)
I am considering selling my 1992 23 walk around,but am not sure how to determine it's value. I have owned the boat since 2008. Over that time I re powered it with twin Honda 150 counter rotating engines that have 106 hours. I have always done what was needed on the boat during the years of ownership. The boat has a hardtop with full enclosure,original electronics,radar,chart,fish finder. This particular boat has the Whaler drive. We removed the bracket and resealed everything prior to the re power. I had a bottom repair done by Onset Marine two years ago. The prior owner hit something,repaired it with epoxy and covered it with bottom paint. I didn't get a survey . Onset thinks he hit a rock. At any rate Onset did the repair by first exposing the damaged area,putting heat lamps around the boat and vacuum bagged the area. After the water was removed they removed any damaged foam and replaced it. Finally they reglassed the area. The reason I am considering selling is that I am not using the boat due to my work schedule. It has been in the water seven weeks and has only seen two hours of use. The boat has a twelve gallon freshwater tank and pressure sinks in both the cabin and transom. It has a live well which I had disconnected as I never used it. There is a freshwater wash down hose in the starboard bulkhead of the wheelhouse. It has shore power connections too. The cabin has a eve berth with filler cushion,a table and area for either a plumbed head or portal potti under the starboard bunk. The holding tank was removed by the prior owner though the hosing is still in place. The boat also has a set of outriggers which I have never used,a mooring cover for the cockpit,a cover for the console area if the plastic curtains are removed. I think that covers it.
posted 06-14-2015 09:27 AM ET (US)
Where are you located do you have a trailer. Pictures would help
posted 06-14-2015 09:36 PM ET (US)
The boat is berthed in Woods Hole,MA. When I figure out how to load pics I will do so. If you want to see photos of the boat right before I purchased it do a google search for 1992 Boston Whaler 23 walk around. There are several pics of the boat with the old engines.
posted 06-14-2015 09:38 PM ET (US)
I have a 2005 trailer that I used to launch and haul,but unfortunately while delivering the boat to launch the yard owner hit a pot hole and broke an axle. It needs to be repaired before using it again.
posted 06-15-2015 09:42 PM ET (US)
I recently paid $18k for my 93 (no whaler drive) with twin original 1993 Johnson 150's w/250 original hours , Bimini top, no electronics, no trailer. It has some crazing of the gel coat but is in generally good condition. I give the boat a 9 out of 10 for its age. It has a plumbed head with a 12 gallon holding tank and a 12 gallon fresh water tank.
These boats are an impressive and large 23 footer. It dwarfs the Cobia 25 docked next to me. I think I paid a fair price for the boat as we were both satisfied with the deal.
posted 06-16-2015 07:58 AM ET (US)
I think you got a fair deal. I paid a bit more than you. I have done a lot of work on the boat since buying it. I knew that I would have to re power at some point and the Hondas are a good fit. I get excellent fuel economy with them. I took the prior owner at his word that the boat needed nothing. I won't make that mistake again. The glass guys at Onset did a great job fixing the damage covered up by the prior owner. As with any twenty plus year old boat there is always something to upgrade. I was going to do electronics this year but decided to wait given that I am considering selling. If I keep the boat my plan is to change the through hulls to a point above the waterline. I don't like the way they are all at he waterline. The rigging tubes are also an issue I am thinking of changing though I have seen some good ideas here to retain them. They do keep the bracket clear. As you said these are big boats for their size. I have been out in some pretty snotty weather and the boat handles it admirably. Very dry ride.
posted 07-04-2015 10:17 PM ET (US)
I received an email from the gentleman from whom I purchased my Whaler . I was mistaken when I stated the damage to my hull happened during his ownership. the damage to the hull happened prior to him owning the boat.
posted 07-09-2015 10:26 PM ET (US)
Have the boat surveyed by an independent Marine Surveyor.
Then you will have a professional unbiased value of your specific vessel.
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