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lakemichiganwhaler posted 04-03-2009 10:59 PM ET (US)   Profile for lakemichiganwhaler   Send Email to lakemichiganwhaler  
I am looking at purchasing a 22 foot outrage with a v6 excel yamaha engine. It also has a 9.9 yamaha kicker engine. I am not sure of the age of the both engines, but I believe the v6 yamaha is 225 hp and is a 1989 as well. The boat has always been used in freshwater. The teak and fiberglass have been redone recently (in the past two years) and I believe the boat has seen little use in the past several years. Despite the lack of use the boat has been well cared for and I believe it to be in good condition. The boat lacks a t-top or cover over the console area. The boat also has a raymarine chart plotter installed.

The purchase price is $15,000, which also includes the trailer for the boat.

I am trying to determine if the $15,000 price is somewhat reasonable for the equipment listed above. I would appreciate any feedback.


Ritzyrags posted 04-03-2009 11:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ritzyrags  Send Email to Ritzyrags     
In trying to respond to your question;
I would suggest that you should post as many photos of the boat as possible.
TransAm posted 04-04-2009 07:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for TransAm  Send Email to TransAm     
I believe 1989 was the last production year for the V6 Excel.
jay18 posted 04-04-2009 08:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
For whatever it's worth...1989 is the best year for the Outrage. Small differences done in that year make the boats value a little higher than other years. Pics will tell you/us alot. don't get too excited until you see it in person, and 15K is a decent price if ALL checks out.
DeeVee posted 04-04-2009 09:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for DeeVee  Send Email to DeeVee     
I agree,

$15,000 is a decent price if all checks out.

One thing I have noticed, the area market can make a big difference in pricing. Here in Washington state, there are not many classic Outrages around and the pricing seems to reflect that.

Shelton, WA
1989 Outrage 22, 1992 200 Suzuki, 1989 15 Suzuki

whaler710 posted 04-05-2009 09:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for whaler710  Send Email to whaler710     
What type of seating does it have . . leaning post etc . . and if the boat has the stern seat in good condition that would be advantageous . . . full mooring cover etc . . bottom painted . .and it's all about overall condition . .
lakemichiganwhaler posted 04-05-2009 08:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for lakemichiganwhaler  Send Email to lakemichiganwhaler     
The boat has the following seating: a bench across the back, a leaning post for the driver, a bench in front of the console, and seats in the bow of the boat. There are two igloo coolers one under the drivers leaning post and one under the bench in front of the console. Based on the pictures there appears to be rod holders in front of the console and a set of rod holders behind the leaning post for the driver (rocket launchers?). There also appears to be a stainless bar in front of the console that runs down the middle of the bench seat.

The bottom paint on the boat needs to be re-painted. The gel coat and teak have all been refinished and look in very good condition based on pictures. Much of this will need to be verified in person. I know the seller and he assures me the boat is excellent condition.

The bottom unit on the 225 yamaha engine was replaced three years ago.

I am having a difficult time figuring out how to add a picture to this website.


Buckda posted 04-06-2009 08:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Sounds like a well-optioned 22. Ask the buyer if the rear bench seat and the seat in front of the console are OEM, or aftermarket additions.

This does sound like a solid platform and a decent price, but it is not a fire-sale like many boats in this economy.

I would not be too squeamish about that price if the boat and motor check out in excellent condition.


Jeff posted 04-06-2009 01:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
When you say the "Fiberglass has been redone" what does that mean? Was the boat reshot recently? If so, why, with what - gelcoat or, awlgrip? I would get answers to those questions.
arctic cruiser posted 04-06-2009 03:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for arctic cruiser  Send Email to arctic cruiser     
On the motor, I had a 1988 225 v6 yamaha on my outrage until last year when it finally gave up. A very good motor with a lot of power but a gas guzzler and I had trouble getting parts for it. Just a caution that the motor should not carry a lot of worth in terms of the overall value of the boat.
whalerdoc posted 04-07-2009 10:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdoc  Send Email to whalerdoc     
You make the statement that 1989 was the "best" year for the Outrage - not disagreeing with you, but other than a better splashwell than the pre '89, what do you feel is "best" about this year? And what is better about '89 than the subsequent '90-'92 models with the improved splashwell? Just curious...
whaler710 posted 04-17-2009 12:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaler710  Send Email to whaler710     
what ever happened ? ? ?did you buy the boat ?
jay18 posted 04-17-2009 03:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
I might be mistaken, but wasn't 89' the last year they were produced in Rockland? My 89' has a welded bow rail which is very tight and secure. I think the sectioned rails had a tendency to loosen up..??
PeteB88 posted 04-18-2009 05:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Is that the boat that's been for sale at E end of Mona Lake for awhile?
TC posted 04-18-2009 08:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for TC  Send Email to TC     
I had a Yamaha Excel and was actually 220 Horsepower. It was on a 22 foot Velocity and ran the boat at 70 MPH.
L H G posted 04-19-2009 12:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
1988 model year is the last year Outrage 18-25 were made in Rockland MA. The Rockland boats had the CMI jointed bow rails.

For 1989 modle year boats (beginning production in Aug 1988) all were made in FL. The one piece welded bow rails indicate a FL produced boat in most cases. My 25 Outrage was produced in FL, April 1989 and has the welded rail. Incidentally, the jointed rails had better quality SS, and never show surface rust. Not so with the welded ones, where the base plates often show rusting. In late 1989 CMI sold the company to Reebock, and Dougherty left. I think 1986-1990 were some of Whaler's finest boats.

lakemichiganwhaler posted 04-19-2009 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for lakemichiganwhaler  Send Email to lakemichiganwhaler     
I am still working on the purchase of the boat. The seller is out of town and not due back until mid May.
george nagy posted 04-20-2009 12:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
Some of the florida built hulls were equiped with the CMI jointed rail as was the case on my 1990 19' outrage.
starlight marine posted 04-20-2009 12:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for starlight marine  Send Email to starlight marine     
Hey ! Great to hear all this . Getting ready to by an 88 , 22 ft. Reason I say , getting ready to is because, it's being delivered but not here YET. Will advise. Should be a good project for all to see, Capt. T
Dan posted 04-20-2009 01:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
My 1990 18 Outrage was made in Rockland, and delivered July 1989.

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