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Perry posted 05-16-2004 03:05 AM ET (US)   Profile for Perry   Send Email to Perry  
Our local Boston Whaler dealer has a couple of leftover 2003 210 Outrages for sale. One has a 140 4 stroke Suzuki and a few factory options. It costs $38,995. The other has a 150 Yamaha 2 stroke and costs $36,995. Do these prices sound fair?

Being that the 210 Outrage is rated for 135 HP to 225, do you think the boat would be grossly underpowered with either motor?

jimh posted 05-16-2004 09:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Changed TOPIC; was "New Outrage 210 pricing".]

Perry--I think you have omitted an important consideration: your "local dealer" is in Hawaii. Given the isolation of the new boat market in Hawaii from that of the mainland, I don't know if a valid comparison can be made.

Also, apparently your local dealer is able to sell new Boston Whaler boats that are equipped with non-Mercury engines. All dealers that I have seen on the mainland here are selling Boston Whaler boats bundled with Mercury motors. This also makes it difficult to compare the prices with other dealer offers.

Finally, I am sure that shipping to Hawaii is a factor in the pricing, and this will affect the comparison.

However, in spite of those limitations, I am sure some saavy buyers will be able to comment on your proposed price point.

fno posted 05-16-2004 09:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Perry, I just took delivery of mine about 2 months ago. It had a merc 150 EFI on it at the dealers and with two people, no cargo and 1/2 tank it rode fairly well. But having had a Dauntless 160 before that was sort of a dog getting up on plane, I was gun shy aobut such a low HP on this boat. I went with a 225 4 stroke and couldn't be more pleased. The proces you are looking at sound very attractive, but I am wondering what your options list looks like if there is one. Also is there a trailer included. The 140 4 stroke will definitely be a dog on this hull. The 150 Yamaha will be the better choice, unless you can get the dealer to swap the 140 out for a 175 or 200, either of which would be the bare minimum knowing what I know today. That boat with the 140 on it is still sitting there for a reason. Nobody wants it with the small motor on it.
Perry posted 05-17-2004 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
I found out that both prices do not include the trailer. I also agree that the 140 Suzuki would be underpowered and the 150 Yamaha would be the bare minimum. Maybe the Nantucket with a 150 would be a better choice. The Boat Show is this weekend where they will have several different Whalers in the water. I will go for test rides and see for myself.
fno posted 05-17-2004 02:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Just for thought, mine rigged out with T top, comfort pkg, alum trailer, live well/leaning post priced around 46k with a 150 EFI, with the 225 I was around 50K. The trailer is top of the line by the way. The top is worth over 5k, whaler is real proud of them. Std. canvas will save you a bunch of money and then you can have good top made for it later for a lot less. I looked at the Nantucket as well, but prefer the deeper V hull for the waters I'm in. (Gulf of Mexico-FL)

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