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mfclapp posted 01-24-2004 10:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for mfclapp   Send Email to mfclapp  
Haven't seen many how do they compare to th 18 and 19 Outrage?


mfclapp posted 01-25-2004 11:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for mfclapp  Send Email to mfclapp     
What gives with the 20' limited edition 98 outrage? Got a chance to see this boat up close and personal last night after posting question asking about difference between 18 and 20.
I have a 98 18' outrage and this 20 makes my 18 look like a ski boat. With tape measure in hand it measures 20'6" not counting the pulpit It has leaning post with oval live well and underseat tackle {plano) storage (14 boxes), the t-top is whaler factory with whaler red canvas and electronic box. The whaler red is even carried thru to the strips in the white bolsters, leaning bost and all boat cushions. It along with the live well in the leaning post has the other live well built int the transom. It has raw water wash down with quick disconnect hose plugs fore and aft. It is powered by a 200 saltwater optimax and has a console controled hydralic jack plate that still has the whaler operationl tags on the hoses. It has trim tabs. All the electronics are built in and look factory.
ps: forgot to mention it also has factory logoed front and side curtains that snap on and when not in use store in a whaler logo bag.
My little 18 feels reel indaquate parked down the street from this thing.
This guy keeps it in an enclosed boat shed and i'd be willing to be it hasn't got 24 hours total on the whole rig.
The boat was built for Allen Marina in Greensboro, NC when they first picked up the whaler line in 1998. Unfortuantly they went belly up in 2000. Now the reason for this long post is this. What would this rig be worth and how would you compare it in value. His wife says he may be leaning toward getting rid of the boat.
Royce posted 01-25-2004 09:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royce  Send Email to Royce     
I just sold my 1996 Outrage 20. It was set up alot like the one you described except it had a new 200hp. Yamaha hpdi, hydraulic steering. T-top. 15 hp. kicker. It was in mint cond. and it sold for $32,000. You can see photos at the following web site;


mfclapp posted 01-26-2004 12:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for mfclapp  Send Email to mfclapp     

Thanks for the info and pics!


boxers posted 01-27-2004 01:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     

Beautiful example of a 20-OR, sorry to hear you sold it so tell us whats the next boat going to be?

1998 20-OR
1998 13-40th anniversary ed.


I will email you a few photos of ours-not as many options as Royce's boat has.

wayne baker posted 01-27-2004 08:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for wayne baker  Send Email to wayne baker     
There are a few of us here with much the same boat. I have a 1997 with a 175 mercury. My boat has the fishing package which includes the leaning post wash down pump and padded bolsters. A boat that is great in the river but with 89 gallons of gas can go well offshore on nice summer day.
boxers posted 01-27-2004 09:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
The OR-20 has so many more options than the Nantucket 190 which has seems to have replaced it. If you look at the newer boats cost cutting measures are notable everywhere. My quess is our OR-20s if produced today would run $45k-$50K with a nice 225HP four stroke on back. I think it is just a matter of being competitive that forces Boston Whaler keep the costs down. The boat/motor/trailer packages were another way to economise. Who knows maybe the OR-20 will be a classic some day if the cutoff were based on the eurotransome. The fact that Boston Whaler was in financial trouble for many years may account for why we have enjoyed such a superior product. Perhaps Boston Whalers were made too well to be profitable? Take a look at Royce's boat and see for yourself the thought, detail and quality in every aspect of the boats design as compared to the current models. Just my 2 cents.
Royce posted 01-27-2004 11:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royce  Send Email to Royce     
Bob- thank you for your kind comments. I spared no expense to make my Outrage 20 exactly as I wanted it. A man in my area ordered this same hull from the commercial division about a year and a half ago. Unfortuately he underpowered it with a 130 hp. Honda. He was in it a little over 55K. It was for sale 6 months later for 45 K. I also found that the Outrage 20 was a very well designed boat. I really liked the dedicated anchor locker. I sold it because I really like the looks of the classic hulls. I have a 1986 Montauk, a 1988 Outrage and a 1985 Outrage Cuddy. Am I done? I don't think so.

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