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Classic Boston 16.7 pics followup to earlier post
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posted 06-30-2015 09:42 AM ET (US)
posted 06-30-2015 09:44 AM ET (US)
Reasonable price range?
My thoughts, start at $8,000.
posted 06-30-2015 10:50 AM ET (US)
Seems like a high price to me given the old power and the boat is not restored. I've heard the West Coast is a higher priced area so the price may be right. The link is nonfunctional.
On our South Coast I doubt the boat would sell for your price.
Regardless, good luck with your sale.
posted 06-30-2015 11:05 AM ET (US)
Click on link to Pics. Boat is not fully restored. Not custom. Custom fully restored boats are going for $20,000 to $25,000 back east. This is a turn key Bay fishing boat that catches fish. Thanks for the feedback from the South.
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posted 06-30-2015 11:08 AM ET (US)
This post should work. Sorry for the duplicates.
If not, you'll need to copy and post the link into your browser.
posted 06-30-2015 11:26 AM ET (US)
Link to other post:
Links to Photos:
Given that you are in the PNW, that will help as Whaler's sell for the highest prices in the Country on the West Coast. That said, the hull looks to be in good shape but that home made console and cheap, non OEM seat hurt it's overall value. That V4 90 OMC motor is a great motor and I do not think hurts the value at all. An older motor is an older motor. So long as it runs well it can provide a lot of years of great service to come.
All of that said, I would expect a realistic selling price to be in the $5500 - $6500 range.
posted 06-30-2015 01:13 PM ET (US)
Appreciate the feedback Jeff. I believe the console is the original minus the top glass.
posted 06-30-2015 01:21 PM ET (US)
No, That is not an Original Console nor is any part of it OEM. Well, the Windscreen might be.
posted 06-30-2015 02:05 PM ET (US)
You can try for $8K, but you may have to wait awhile. Just depends on how fast you want to move the boat. Even though you're in the PNW, the prices are not other worldly...$6K-$7K would move the boat a bit quicker...
And yes the console, seat are not OEM, but later additions. Not bad ones, but definitely could not be labeled OEM.
Overall the boat is in good conditions without a lot of mods, so that's a plus.
posted 06-30-2015 04:39 PM ET (US)
Thanks for all the feedback here.
posted 06-30-2015 07:39 PM ET (US)
I have to disagree with Jeff that a 25 year old engine will not affect price when selling a boat. For an aficionado of Evinrude engines with the expertise to overhaul one in the garage and the tools, etc. perhaps not. BUT, the average boater with eyes open would have to plan to repower the boat soon, very soon, after buying. That's an engine used in salt for all those years and has zero inherent reliability in my opinion.
That said, it's a nice but unexceptional Boston Whaler of a certain age with an old engine. It could sell for $8000 but for that money a later model with fresher power can be bought. Perhaps the demand for old Boston Whaler in the PNW is very strong.
I don't say these things to initiate an argument nor to bash Joseph's boat and engine. I simply wish to share my opinion that the price is higher than the market may possibly bear.
posted 07-06-2015 12:07 PM ET (US)
Please contact me. I am up on Whidbey Island and would like to talk more about your Whaler. Thanks.
posted 07-06-2015 12:24 PM ET (US)
Boat sold in 2 days to Whaler fan.
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