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New Whaler Pricing
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posted 07-18-2003 09:14 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-19-2003 09:58 AM ET (US)
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 :)
posted 07-19-2003 10:22 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-22-2003 10:39 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-28-2003 04:17 PM ET (US)
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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