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MikeK posted 04-01-2002 05:06 PM ET (US)   Profile for MikeK   Send Email to MikeK  
I have found a new 2001 16 foot Dauntless with the fishing package, ski pylon, sun top, 90 Merc 4 stroke, Shorelander gal trailer, dealer wants $22,600 first offer by him. That does not sound too bad, I have not been able to find any boats with the fishing package in the upper midwest, anybody have any advice on how low I might want to push this deal??
jimh posted 04-01-2002 06:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
One strategy might be to mention to the dealer that a 2002 17-foot MONTAUK comes in at $17,600 and change.
controller posted 04-01-2002 06:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for controller  Send Email to controller     
Back in January, I was searching for a 16 Dauntless and found a dealer with 2 2001 leftovers. He wanted $23,500 for the boat with a comfort package, livewell, anchor roller, bimini top, and ski pylon with either a 115 evinrude fitch or a 90 honda 4 stroke. If you wanted a trailer it was another $1400.

I bought a 2001 160 dauntless that another dealer had taken on trade that only had 20 hours on it. It has comfort package, e-z load trailer, ski pylon, bimini top, vhf radio, and a 115 merc. I paid $19800.

I am picking it up in two weeks.

Good luck

Ventura16 posted 04-01-2002 07:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ventura16  Send Email to Ventura16     
There are a large number of used 16 Dauntless's on boattraderonline and There were also 2 in the Detroit paper this weekend...both substantially less than $22.8K (but they both had 115 2 strokes). It seems to me that your best leverage at the dealer is to do your due diligence in the used market...then quote some of those used prices at him and see if he's interested in working with you on the price of his boat to "save" the sale.


blackdog posted 04-03-2002 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
I think you could find something in the mid to high teens for a USED, not a New 16 Dauntless. Keep in mind; the Ficht probably will have a lower resale value until they get some years of service under their belt. I have also read there are some small differences from the 01 (OMC) to 02 Ficht (BMOC). IMHO I think you should go with a 115Hp four stroke. It is a heavy boat, go with max horse power!

I have a 2001 16 Dauntless w/ comfort pkg, trailer Bimini with a 115 Ficht purchased new for 24,700 so for a new Dauntless you may be in the range. 25 hours on her so far, so you what do you think it is worth today? If I had to do it again I would have looked a little longer for a used one to save some money.
Make sure you take her out for a ride before you buy to see if the 90 four stroke is good for your application. If your ski a lot you may need to go with the 115 for a better hole shot.

Stonacek posted 04-07-2002 01:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Stonacek    
New 2001's last spring could be found for around $23m including trailor/comfort package/etc. I purchases one of these and love it. Before you buy you may want to check out the posts on this sight about time to plane/holeshot performance of 16' dauntless/ventura. I'll be shopping for a new prop when/if the ice ever melts but that's my only complaint with boat. You may want to call twin cities marine in two rivers Wisconsin. Was best dealer I found to work with in MN/Wis/Iowa area. Good luck
aubv posted 04-07-2002 03:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
If you start to look at used boats looked a good used 1996-1998 17' OR. Never mention on BB but a great boat. Maybe the best 17' BW ever produced.


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