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Should I buy an '02 23 outrage or an '03 24?
|Author||Topic: Should I buy an '02 23 outrage or an '03 24?|
posted 12-14-2003 09:22 PM ET (US)
Both boats are brand new and for some reason, the smaller and older 23' is similar in price. Were the 23's a more expensive boat in '02 for some reason. All options are similar so I know this is not a factor. I also noticed the newer whalers are more sleek and streamlined. I kind of like to older "classic whaler" look. What is the markets reaction to the new design? Why is the '02 over 1000 lbs lighter?
posted 12-16-2003 08:26 AM ET (US)
We purchased a new 2001 23' OR in 2002. We had seen the new 27' and knew that 23'OR was being changed for the 2003 model. We also like the older styling vs. the sleek. Additionally, the pricing/warranty incentives were very good at the time.
As to weight, the new boat is more than a foot longer and has more draft. The new boat also has less fuel capacity.
Ballpark-what is the price?
posted 12-16-2003 02:12 PM ET (US)
Both these boats are very popular in the market, so you can't go wrong with either of them. The US Coast Guard just bought quite a few of the 240 Outrages. For the same price, as you are indicating, and with an auto, I would buy the newer model. I think most people would.
posted 12-16-2003 10:02 PM ET (US)
I also have the 23 Outrage. I have been extremly
pleased with the performance.My wife thinks I'm
crazy because I have been talking so much about the
Compare the layout inside the center consoles.
The 23 mounts the batteries in the bilge area
All the hatches on the 240 have SS gas assist
The hatches on the 23 are rock solid.And don't
On the 240 the baitwell is smaller and the fresh
I like my 23,But if I were buying today I would
posted 12-20-2003 08:40 AM ET (US)
I was faced with the same decision last year. I purchased a 23 year 2002. Larger gas tank, thick rub rails, lighter boat, proven design and price were some of the reasons. The dealer stated that twin 150's were the only real power option for the new 240 because of the weight. I have a single 225 on my 23 at it tops out at about 45 mph. Good enough for me
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