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1989 Montauk 17 value?
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posted 02-15-2009 12:44 PM ET (US)
I am interested in buying a 1989 Montauk 17. Good condition, no bottom paint. 1989 90 HP Yamaha. Used in the Chesapeake Bay and rivers. Bimini top and trailer included. Teak is in good condition.
What would be a fair price for this.
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posted 02-15-2009 04:26 PM ET (US)
posted 02-15-2009 05:08 PM ET (US)
posted 02-15-2009 06:33 PM ET (US)
I just spent 6 months searching Craigs List before finding my Montauk.
9-10 is not unrealistic if in good shape.
All the Montauks I looked at in the 6-7 range had cosmetic issues or questionable motors.
I paid 11.5k for an 88 Montauk with E-tec 90 (10hrs) I was prepared to buy a boat with an older 90 Yammy and would have gone as high as $9000 for the boat I purchased.
posted 02-15-2009 06:42 PM ET (US)
I garee 5-8K, 9k for a 1989 90 Yamaha without SS hardware...nope. A new e-tec for 2500 more is a NO BRAINER! In 2001 I bought a 1990 Montauk with 90 Yamaha for $4k.
posted 02-15-2009 07:45 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the input. Based on the feed back I have made an offer of 7K. Very fair based on condition. I am not looking to steal a Montauk but want a fair deal at the same time. 1989 motor can not have too many more years left regardless.
posted 02-15-2009 07:47 PM ET (US)
Follow up... I will keep everyone posted as to the outcome of my offer.
posted 02-15-2009 09:06 PM ET (US)
"In 2001 I bought a 1990 Montauk with 90 Yamaha for $4k."
Prices a year ago are not germane today, never mind 7 years ago. The good news (for buyers) is that it's a buyers market. Not as much for Whalers though, quality always stands out.
posted 02-15-2009 09:55 PM ET (US)
'89 Montauk in good condition, never bottom painted, will bring better price than one painted. '89 90Yam is a strong motor, hours not years is the issue. $8-10K sounds reasonable.
posted 02-15-2009 10:55 PM ET (US)
I'd agree with the above. Those 90 Yamaha's are great engines.
At $7500 run away laughing hysterically with it hooked to your truck.
It sounds like almost exactly the boat I bought two years ago for $12K, but that was then and this is now.
posted 02-16-2009 11:06 AM ET (US)
with a 20 year old motor I would offer 6500-7500 max. 6000 to re-power which is very possible with a motor of that year and salt water use.
I look at it ths way...what can be bought for 12,500-13,500?
I think the sans bottom paint is a bonus. Good luck and you made a good fair offer. Bigshot always finds the lower price.I am sure he has or will pass that great deal off to all his friends here when he sells:)
posted 02-17-2009 03:30 PM ET (US)
I sold it on E-Bay in 2003 for $700 after I smashed it into a piling at 22mph head on.
Deals are out there. I don't think my assumption pf $5-8k was out of line in any way. I do pass along any great deals I find, some here have actually bought the said items and were very gratefull for the headsup. I think $7k is a very fair offer.
posted 02-17-2009 05:57 PM ET (US)
I do remember your little fender bender:) Ouch. Glad you are still with us. Nasty crash.
posted 02-17-2009 06:43 PM ET (US)
Well, to date, my offer has not been taken. I am sticking with it though.
posted 02-20-2009 10:33 PM ET (US)
Be strong and keep looking. You will find a deal if you look hard and are willing to drive a bit.
posted 02-21-2009 09:57 AM ET (US)
I too would rather have bottom paint than not. I think it is dictated by where you are. In New England it is more likely than not that this will be a coastal or bay boat, and you'll need it if your boat stays in the water for more than 3 days at a time.
I bought my 1987 Montauk with trailer and 20 year old working Merc 70 hp for $6000 about 1.5 years ago. The boat was in good overall condition and I repowered with a 90 eTec last year. Between $6500-8000 seems about right to me.
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