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Request for Appraisal of Dealer Pricing
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posted 05-16-2004 03:05 AM ET (US)
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?
posted 05-16-2004 09:18 AM ET (US)
[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.
posted 05-16-2004 09:23 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-17-2004 01:40 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-17-2004 02:32 PM ET (US)
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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