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mduncan posted 08-12-2002 10:13 PM ET (US)   Profile for mduncan   Send Email to mduncan  
How much are people paying for the new 2003 Montauk. I'm looking at the 4 stroke. Took the boat for a test drive, it's got a great ride. Dealers not dealing. Thanks
mduncan posted 08-12-2002 10:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for mduncan  Send Email to mduncan     
Here's the break down I'm getting:
boat 17288
moter 4 stroke 2169
freight 950
swim platform 264
bow cushion 301
sun top 923
fishing package 679
24 gal fuel tank 469
ss prop 295
85 amp battery 90
docking kit 175
ski pylon 475

grand total 24078 plus tax and reg and not a dollar to move?

AnthonyT posted 08-13-2002 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for AnthonyT  Send Email to AnthonyT     
What you have outlined above is basically list. Given that these boats are in short supply, which the dealers know, they are not dealing very much. Maybe you can get the dealer to throw in some extras like bottom paint (if needed) anchor, CG package, upgrade trailer ....

You are right on regarding the ride though....

Enjoy,
Anthony

tabasco posted 08-14-2002 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
This dealer is ripping you off on three items. The four stroke comes with the SS prop at no extra charge. The bow cushion should only cost $225 unless there has been a price increase on the cushion since April.The Pate fuel tank (which is the tank of choice for the montauk should only be $380. There should be no battery charge unless you are upgrading to a larger size which is not necessary.
Bigshot posted 08-15-2002 10:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
How much for that bimini? hahahahahah!

$90 for a battery upgrade? hahahahahaha!

Docking kit? If it is a bow thruster....good deal.

Ski pylon.....never used one and the "factory" one on my buds 17 outrage bent...POS.

AnthonyT posted 08-15-2002 12:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for AnthonyT  Send Email to AnthonyT     
mduncan,

Sorry for my mis-information. It turns out I was also charged for my battery... stupid me. I have the 2 stroke so the upgraded prop wasn't on my radar. As usual Tabasco seems right on. What is a docking kit ?

Still love the boat... maybe a different dealer is in order... I need to watch mine closer, although I did catch him trying to charge almost $200 more for a custom console/RPS cover as compared to one from Mills....

AnthonyT

jimh posted 08-15-2002 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Wow, that bargain price of $17,655 didn't last long. Now the boat is priced right back where the old 17-Montauk was!
AnthonyT posted 08-15-2002 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for AnthonyT  Send Email to AnthonyT     
Oh yeh.. that cost him.. I went with the Mills....

AnthonyT

lhg posted 08-15-2002 02:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
JimH - I don't think the price has really changed that much. BW has always charged for shipping, and that is unavoidable. But the rest of those items are best bought aftermarket and self installed, and not from a Dealer at top dollar. As an example, $460 for a 24 gallon gas tank when you can buy two Tempo 13 gallon tanks for $40 each is ridiculous, if total cost of purchase is important. Same for the 4-stroke engine, battery, fishing package, etc etc.

Avoiding a Dealer package purchase is the BEST way to save on the purchase of a new boat. BW is going out their way to make this difficult now, for this same reason. Both of my Outrages were bought new, with the boat, trailer and engines all coming from different places. Rarely would one Dealer have the exact components I wanted. I first shopped for the special order boat, then found the keel roller trailer I wanted, and then made my best Mercury engine deal, since in those days few Whaler Dealers sold Mercs. When the boat came in, I first picked up the trailer, set it up the way I wanted it, then brought it over to the Whaler dealer to have the unrigged boat dropped on it. Last stop was the engine Dealer. Saved thousands on the whole setup. Now BW is plugging that hole.

hauptjm posted 08-15-2002 03:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
mduncan, what make and size four stroke are they offering for $2,169?
hauptjm posted 08-15-2002 04:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
I think I answered my own question...the charge is for the upgrade to a 4 vs. the standard 2 stroke.
mduncan posted 08-15-2002 05:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for mduncan  Send Email to mduncan     
I have gotten the dealer down to 22,600. The 4 stroke is a Mercury. The prop charge has been dropped. I put my down payment on it, I can not wait.

tabasco you have done a great job with your boat! love the stereo placement, very cool.
Thanks for all the feedback. I look forward to joining the club. I take delivery next week. If Iím getting ripped off now, I probably want remember it 30 years from now in my whaler.

tabasco posted 08-15-2002 06:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Did you cut anything from the list you gave us to get it to $22,600? Another thing he is ripping you on is the freight. I think I paid $600 from Florida to Southern Vermont.Your located in North Carolina which should be around $400 or less for freight not $950.The docking kit......is that two fenders & two lines?

After all is said and done you will love this boat. Get the Pate tank .....it's worth the extra bucks. I would get the 27 gallon as it fits under the seat.

Good lck,
Tabasco

Jimm posted 08-15-2002 08:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
Hi mduncan - just curious, did the dealer give you an estimated time of arrival for your boat. I ordered mine in mid June and BW will start to make it on August 28. I don't think I'll see it until late September due to transporting it up to NJ.
mduncan posted 08-15-2002 09:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for mduncan  Send Email to mduncan     
I didn't drop anything on my list and have upgraded the gas to the 27 Pate tank.

The dock kit is six pfds, throw cushion, anchor and 100'line, dock line, fenders, flare kit, extinguisher, and a cool bag.

This boat was in the showroom with another one. They said they are receiving two more next week.

tabasco posted 08-16-2002 07:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
congratulations .......you did well ......great final price deal.
tabasco posted 08-16-2002 07:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Another suggestion .......change the anchor line to 200 Ft and make sure you have a chain of at least 8 FT.

Have fun

stompy27 posted 08-22-2002 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for stompy27  Send Email to stompy27     
I paid 17,999, before tax tag and title, for boat motor/90/2stroke and trailer. This included fishing package, vhf radio, swim platform and Coast Guard required equipment. Hope that helps.
TightPenny posted 08-22-2002 03:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
That was the price that I heard quoted to a prospective Montauk purchaser last week when I was in getting engine parts.

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