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Florida Flyer posted 07-18-2003 09:14 PM ET (US)   Profile for Florida Flyer   Send Email to Florida Flyer  
I am strongly considering buying a new 2003 Dauntless 220 from my local dealer. I made a quick visit w/ the wife and my 1 year old and didn't really get to talk at any length with the sales guy. When I asked how much he said the Daunless 220 with a T-Top, Stereo, Fish Pkg, 225 4 stroke Merc and double axel trailer for around 54K.

How much can I expect the dealer discount from this price. I have had no problems in the past negotiating 3 new cars for dealer invoice or less. I have no Idea way dealer invioce is on a Whaler. I hope to get at least 20% off this price. Is this realistic. I do know that the boat has been sitting in his showroom for 4 months.

I would appreciate any input.


Florida Flyer
(Lets Go Flyers!)

Jarhead posted 07-19-2003 09:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
One other thing that might help you in your negotiation is the 2004 models are out now...

As far as the price? The best I could do on my '03 160 Dauntless was 10% and some extras thrown in like a Lowrance LMS320, VHF, installed during rigging, and some other little idems. Oh yeah, I also got them to mount my Riptide for me during rigging.

I think I did Okay but probably could have done better if I could have kept that big smile off my face every time I looked at that Whaler :)

jimh posted 07-19-2003 10:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I don't think in retail new boat sales there is an "invoice price" that dealers would be willing to share with customers.

I also suspect that the dealer's price from the factory might vary depending on the relationship they have with Boston Whaler, how many boats they sell, are they also a SeaRay or a Mecury dealer (for aggregate sales dollars), etc.

bsmotril posted 07-22-2003 10:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
In Jan 2003, Houston dealer had 2002 and 2001 Dauntless on the floor for low 30s and mid 30s with trailer and Yamaha/Honda power. I think they probably have 6-8K to deal, but the biggest factor is local demand and how long that boat has been in his inventory.
ocuyler posted 07-28-2003 04:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for ocuyler  Send Email to ocuyler     

I paid $23,700 for a 160 Dauntless with 115 4 stroke and a couple other things, down from MSRP of $29,500.


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