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Kyle Sandberg

Boat price

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I am looking at buying a new (used) boat and I would like your opinion on if you think this price is fair.

Heres the Ad.

1999 Skeeter 1775c Fishing Boat

1999 Skeeter Deep 'V' Fishing Boat Full Windshield purchased new in September of 2002 from A-1 Marine, Annandale, MN. Equipped with: -2003 Yamaha 115 hp four cyl. four stroke engine -MinnKota Auto Pilot trolling motorwith Quick Release Bow Mount, Powered by two deep cycle batteries -Two live wells with aeration controls -Orig. equip. flasher plus after-market Lowerance Depth Finder - Custom navigation and anchor Lights -Custom EZ loader, Skeeter Trailer with tongue jack -Custom Boat Cover -Four adjustable removable swivel captains chairs -Walk-through design with storage lockers -Platform ladder -Life Jackets and throw cushion -Anchor -Paddle for emergency use Asking price: $15,995.00

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Seems spendy to me for that little 17'6 foot boat. Plus you would probably have to upgrade those 2 deep cycle batteries to something that is actually good.

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Look on-line to get a blue book value.

My initial reaction is that the price is high for a '99 with a 115, but that's just a guess and I really don't know for sure.

I don't believe that model is made anymore?

Also, it sounds underpowered to me ---- isn't that boat rated for a 150 or a 175?

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PerchJerker, I would think a 17'6" boat would be maxed at 115HP especially for a boat design that old.

Original poster,

You could purchase a very comparable boat for $16k that is brand new off the showroom floor. Why you looking at a 8-9 year old used boat for that price, unless it was over 20feet with a 200+HP engine?

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Its very near to my house and easily accessible. Would it being a glass boat make any difference. I know new ones are pretty expensive nowadays. Thanks for all the responses.

P.S., where would you go (website) to find the blue book value. (Kelly Blue Book dosen't have boats)

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I don't know for sure what that boat is rated for, but the tiller versions had 80's on them and console versions are usually about twice the tiller rating. Plus Skeeter is usually aggresive in the size of motors they rate their boats for. But I don't know for sure, I could be way off.

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nadaguides has boat values

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Check with NADAGUIDES as kyler stated... the boat acording to NADA is rated for 150hp?...and gives the value of the boat with a 150... To me, I think the boat may be a little overpriced... but a lot depends on the condition.

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Usually banks and credit unions have the boat blue book as well so they can check for loans. Usually the book value is a little low up north. Our boats tend to hold values bettor since they have a shorter season etc.

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Personally I think that it is a little high. As Bobby said, you could a pretty descent new boat for that price.

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