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Jorgen posted 12-01-2003 03:06 PM ET (US)   Profile for Jorgen   Send Email to Jorgen  
I would like to know who has experiance on this rear Outrage 18 build only in 1999 and 2000.

What was the reason of short production and what was the going price in the US. In Europe you can count the numbers of this Model on one hand and they were very expensive due to the high dollar that period.

All input is very appericiated a lot,



prxmid posted 12-01-2003 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for prxmid  Send Email to prxmid     
Don't know what specific information you're looking for. I have a 1999 Outrage with a 150 Optimax and am very happy with it. I believe anyone who experience with it will tell you it is a great all around boat.

From Whaler's standpoint the cost of construction was very similar to the 21 Outrage, so from a buyers standpoint it was a better value to buy the 21.

The new Nantucket seems to be a less well finished version of the 96-2000 Outrage.

The 99,2000's that I've seen for sale still command prices in the mid 20's


hugehugo posted 12-01-2003 08:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for hugehugo  Send Email to hugehugo     
I have a 1999 outrage which I repowered last year with a Honda 200. It makes for an incredible package. I bought it new with a 135 Optimax, but had terrible reliability. It is a great boat. It is solid, handles big water, accomodates people nicely and is very well laid out. It has a much rear fishing room as boats much bigger.

My only complaint is that it is too cold for my wife. We live in Michigan and while I love the center console, I may have to get something like a Ventura.

Jorgen posted 12-01-2003 08:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jorgen  Send Email to Jorgen     
Thanks Steve,

Do you happen to know if the 18 was priced in the same league as the 17 OR II from 1998 or much more expensive?

Have you compared these before buying or did you just came across the 18.

A good friend of mine is looking around for one or the other but both are rare around north europe.

Jorgen posted 12-01-2003 09:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jorgen  Send Email to Jorgen     

If you´r gonna sell herlet me know. If interesting price / boat advantage ratio, my friend might be interested in her.

prxmid posted 12-01-2003 10:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for prxmid  Send Email to prxmid     
I bought mine 2 years old. When new depending on the motor, they were listed from the mid to high thirties.

There are six 1999-2000 18 Outrages on Boattrader listed fron 22,000 to 33,000.

It is far and away the biggest 18 I've ever been in

Perry posted 12-02-2003 02:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
I can't find any info on the 1999-2000 18 Outrage in the reference section on this site. Was it only built for 2 years and if so, why. How does it differe from the classic Outrage 18?
RonB posted 12-02-2003 10:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for RonB  Send Email to RonB     

I also have the Outrage 18, year 2000, with a 135 Opti. From what I have read on this site, as the others have said, it seems that the boat was very expensive to build for Boston Whaler (similar to the Outrage 21) and hence the cost was put upon the consumer. I have also heard that the boat was competing with other BW's in that size range, (Ventura and Dauntless). So apparently a decision was made to discontinue the model.

I will say that the boat is the biggest and one of the heaviest (2500lb w/o engine/gas) 18 footers around. It has a huge 8' 4" beam , a 90 gallon tank, fish boxes, and many options that are still available from BW like a T-Top. Other options included coaming bolsters, raw water washdown, freshwater washdown, comfort package with cushion for the bow, front cooler,tackle drawer, live well, blue, red, or green striping package, two chairs or reversible pilot seat or or leaning post, 94 Qt. Cooler and trim tabs.

Mills Canvas has all the measurements of the boat and offers canvas for the console, leaning post, full cover, and they also do the Bimini for the boat.

If you can find one, you will not be disappointed. I do not think you will find a more seaworthy 18 footer around. Good luck in your search. Mine was a dealer demo with 50 hours on the Opti, after I added the Bimini and front comfort package (for wife and kids) I paid around 28K.


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