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bigjohn1 posted 12-03-2005 07:36 AM ET (US)   Profile for bigjohn1  
I was at my dealer this morning and he just had to show me the new Whaler they just got in from the port. A brand spanking new 305 Conquest with twin Verados (not sure if they were 225 hp or the 250's). The shipping alone to get that craft to Guam was over $36K - yikes! The vessel was purchased by a Japanese tour company. A sweet looking boat indeed. Maybe when I win the lottery....

As an aside, my dealer just returned from a Whaler dealers meeting in the states. This is where he was informed of the impending release of the 190 MONTAUK. He already has two local boaters on his waiting list for this boat (when they finally come out). Interestingly, they are both current 170 MONTAUK owners.

Bulldog posted 12-04-2005 07:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
John, I would look at this way, in about four years you can get a nice used 305 without paying the shipping cost!..Jack
bigjohn1 posted 12-05-2005 07:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1    
Jack - now THAT's an idea:)
handn posted 12-11-2005 05:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for handn  Send Email to handn     
What's the freight to Hawaii? Is it possible to island hop to Guam?
bigjohn1 posted 12-12-2005 01:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1    
The problem with transoceanic shipment with a boat of this size is that it must sit atop the ship on the weather deck. I think another way of saying this is "flat rack shipment" but I am not 100% certain on the terminology. In any event, shipping companies charge a very big premium as most of their vessels are specially outfitted to handle 20ft and 40ft conex-style containers. When you ship a large boat (one that cannot fit inside a 20 or 40ft container), the shipping company has lost spaces which were dedicated to container rows. They pass along the lost revenue to the large boat buyer in the way of much higher shipping charges. I know no way around this game when you live miles away from the U.S. Mainland.
IslandLife posted 04-09-2013 05:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for IslandLife  Send Email to IslandLife     
It took a little more than 4 years, and a lot of elbow grease and repairs due to deferred maintenance, but I'm the proud owner of that first, and only, Conquest now :)
Mambo Minnow posted 04-10-2013 09:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mambo Minnow  Send Email to Mambo Minnow     
I saw that Conquest 305 in 2009, in the marina near Chamorro Village. Friends boat was a 270 Outrage. So, there are at least two of the larger Whaler models out there. Awesome Wahoo fishery from Hagatna up to Andersen.
JTC posted 04-11-2013 06:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for JTC  Send Email to JTC     
Hey - very cool. Please post some pictures with appropriate background music! :)

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