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pennstater posted 05-28-2005 11:30 PM ET (US)   Profile for pennstater   Send Email to pennstater  
Greetings to all. First time posting, but have been reading a TON and learning more about whalers each visit to this whaler community.

I am currently looking at a 2005 new purchase vs. a 2004 slightly used option.

Here is the pricing quote that I received for the new 2005 Nantucket:

- 150 Optimax, SS prop, galv. trailer w/ brakes, tiedowns and tongue jack ($32,504).
- Factory Fishing package, tackle drawers, cooler seat w/ cushion, aerated livewell ($1,354)
- Swim platform w/ steps ($387)
- bimini top w/ boot ($1,044)
- Bow cushion ($464)
- Freight and dealer prep ($2,350) less dealer "special discount" (-$754) less "May Special" (-$3,500)

Final Price = $33,849

Given what I have read here, I would now opt for a Mills Bimini top vs. the dealer option. With that said, I am also intersted in a GPS unit, VHF radio and depth finder.

The other option that I am considering is a used 2004 Nantucket. It has a smaller engine (135 optimax) with 50 hours of use, a garmin GPS, a VHF radio, depth finder, dealer am/fm/cd player, fishing package and bimini top. The get-the-deal-done quote from the broker was $29,000.

ANY advise you guys may have would be greatly appreciated!

Best regards,
Pennstater (aka Jason)

kamie posted 05-29-2005 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
I am assuming that the new 2005 does not include electronics? Remember to price them when you figure new vs slightly used. What do you plan to do with the boat, fishing, water ski? That will influence the engine decision. If you need to finance the boat, consider the total cost with financing of 29 k vs 34k + cash out of pocket for electronics or financed?
pennstater posted 05-29-2005 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for pennstater  Send Email to pennstater     
Thanks Kamie. The boat will be docked in Stevesville, MD and used on the Chesapeake Bay. It will be used mostly for crusing and family fun (some fishing and water skiing). The new whaler pricing did not include any electronics (that is one of the pluses of the used 2004 model).

Do you know a reasonable ball park figure to use for the following electronics: GPS, depth finder, VHF radio

Thanks in advance for your help.

kamie posted 05-29-2005 11:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
Check Dave's, he has pretty good prices.
You are looking at $1000 to $2000 in electronics depending on brand.
I would say that the 135HP should do fine for what you want to do with the boat.

If you go with the 2004, I would look it over carefully. See if you can find out why it was traded in.

good luck

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