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ron3637 posted 02-13-2003 09:44 AM ET (US)   Profile for ron3637   Send Email to ron3637  
Narrowing in on 23 foot 1998 Conquest. The boat is in good condition with good electronics including a radar unit, which I guess is a bonus but I don't really care all that much about, mounted on a stock top. Boat has a 1998 fuel injected 250 hp yamaha main emgine and a 9hp 4 stroke yamaha kicker, both with alleged low hours. Engines do not have yamaha extended survice contracts. Instead they have third party service contracts,going out two more years. Now the negatives: no trailer and bottom has been painted since it has been kept in a slip. I plan to keep the boat a a marina. What do you think this boat could be purchased for in this market. I believe its market value to be at best in the low 30s thanks
bsmotril posted 02-13-2003 10:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
Based on what I see at Traderonline and other brokerages, I think mid 30's to mid 40's is not out of line. If the boat has the fishing packages, confort package, and canvas, then certainly in the 40's. GPS, Fishfinder, Plotter, VHF could raise that another 1-2K. Before you make a choice, do a compression test on both motors. Even better, borrow a bore-scope, pull the spark plugs, and check the cylinder walls for scoring. That Yamaha is a good motor, but any 2 stroke that has had fuel or oil starvation may have internal damage undetectable without checking compression or cylinders. Also make sure the third party warranty is transferrable to a new owner. The Conquest is a great boat, one of the future classics in the making IMHO.
BillS
BW23 posted 02-13-2003 02:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for BW23  Send Email to BW23     
It's only worth what people are willing to pay. It is a unique package with Yamaha power so that will bring more. Depending on the survey report and where it is located, high 30's to mid 40's.

TRAFFICLAWYER posted 02-13-2003 02:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
LOW 30'S, I'd tell you to go buy a Bayliner fr that money not a 23 Conquest!
ron3637 posted 02-13-2003 02:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for ron3637  Send Email to ron3637     
Remember this boat has no trailer and has had its bottom painted.
witsendfl posted 02-13-2003 03:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
ron 3637...no... you need to "remember...
this boat has no trailer and has had its bottom painted."

Not us !!! Hurry up and buy... Make a decision and stick with it. This is your investment. C'mon...

witsendfl JIm K

andygere posted 02-13-2003 04:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Ron,
If you are going to be keeping the boat in the water, bottom paint is a plus for you. The yards in my area charge $50 per foot to put bottom paint on a bare hull, and they are using the cheap epoxy-based off-brand stuff.

Figure a trailer would cost around $2500-3000 for comparison purposes.

Bigshot posted 02-13-2003 05:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Nice 1998 Alum 7k lb trailer is only worth maybe $13-1500 used and about $2500 new. I have had 3 Whalers with NO paint and the new owners painted them all. That paint costs about $500 from the dealer to prep and paint so to most....it is an asset, not a liabilty. Being you have EVEN critcized the welds on the t-top and how the boat drains, sounds like it is not the right one or ANY Whaler for that matter. Maybe you want a Hinkley or Buddy Davis made just for you?
Bigshot posted 02-13-2003 05:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
PS....I remember EVERY boat had its bottom painted, especially in the Northeast. If you found one unpainted it was a rarity and usually pretty small. A 23' boat without bottom paint I would think is more uncommon than common.
dauntlass 18 posted 02-13-2003 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for dauntlass 18  Send Email to dauntlass 18     
Ron, ck www.crockersmarine.com they have two Conquests listed one single no trailer& one twin with trailer by the images of both boats they have bottom paint.The twin and trailer makes a 10,000.00 dollar difference in asking price.

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