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Pete posted 01-06-2002 01:34 PM ET (US)   Profile for Pete   Send Email to Pete  
I am now within 12 months of purchasing a boat to see me through my retirement years. Looking for a boat that will work the shallow waters off SW Florida and yet be at home off shore. I have my short list but have never researched the Dauntless. Have heard many times the the entire Whaler line is over priced. Before I dismiss the Dauntless I'd like to get some idea of what that thay actually list for. Notable options would enclude Tabs, T-Top, 200 HP, Leaning post and Hydraulic steering. Also, will it handle limited off shore duty.
LKS posted 01-06-2002 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for LKS  Send Email to LKS     
Pete -- You're in the right vicinity, with a great group of people! Suggest that you start by expanding your forum discussion threads to show the last 100 days of posts or so (on the upper right side of the screen, you'll find that the default is set at 10 days; change this to 100 days or more). Then, use your computer's search function (usually Edit, Find or Control-F) to look for the term Dauntless. There are some good discussions of the Dauntless, particularly in September and November, in the General discussion forum and also in the Post-Classics section. Good luck with your research! -- Lor
dscew posted 01-06-2002 03:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
While the Whaler line is expensive, it's probably not overpriced. If you compare the Whaler head to head with the Pursuit (another premium line), you'll find that the Pursuit isn't cheap either. Both lines are as good as it gets. Now compare with the supposedly premium Sea Ray, which is more a marketing company than a quality boat manufacturer. Long after the Sea Ray is in the chipper, the Whaler will be out at sea. You get what you pay for, in my opinion.
andygere posted 01-07-2002 02:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
A good way to get an idea on price of a new Dauntless is to see what people are asking for one that is only a year or two old on websites like
blackdog posted 01-07-2002 02:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
Here is a locall 22. I think it a little high
blackdog posted 01-07-2002 02:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
Here is a locall 22. I think it a little high
lhg posted 01-07-2002 05:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I think a 22 Dauntless, with 200HP, will run you about $38,000. They are a fairly simple boat, so the price is not as high as one would expect.
Peter posted 01-07-2002 06:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
Advertised price for the 22 Dauntless with 225 Optimax at the NYC boat show was over $42,000.
blackdog posted 01-08-2002 10:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
This one is used. There may be some room to neg on this also.

I wonder what the 200 Opti's History is? Doesn't it detract form the value?

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