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bec1971
04-08-2008, 02:19 PM
Has anyone sold their Mastercraft recently? Once I dewinterize mine, I am looking to sell it. My question is how close have they been selling compared to the NADA? I have a 1994 Maristar 225 VRS with about 350 hours. I hate to sell it, but i have another baby on the way and will not get much use out of it.

Monte
04-08-2008, 02:24 PM
If it is paid for, why sell it? If it is not I understand. I would do some searching on ebay, boaters world, boat trader online, only inboards and other similar sites to see what those like yours are going for and adjust accordingly.. I don't think NADA is very accurate for boats.

kevfischer
04-08-2008, 02:28 PM
I have sold two mastercrafts in the past and have noticed that the closer you are to july 4th the nada values are right on target. After that they seem to be worth less.

bec1971
04-08-2008, 02:53 PM
Thanks for your quick replies. I do still owe or else I would consider keeping. I will also keep my eye out for another one to fix up.

ShamrockIV
04-08-2008, 02:54 PM
I don't think NADA is very accurate for boats.

i agree with monte on this one. NADA seems low for boats.

dapicatti
04-08-2008, 03:16 PM
OK, so if NADA is low, what you do guys suggest? Will be putting my X2 on the market soon, need to know how to price it. I don't want to overprice, but don't want to get taken either.

ShamrockIV
04-08-2008, 03:18 PM
look at some dealers then go from that figure!!

dapicatti
04-08-2008, 03:21 PM
Good start..I have been checking online but it seems like some guys have stars in their eyes when it comes to their own boats....overpriced possibly. I would prefer to price it right and move it, than sit on it "knowing what it's worth".

Monte
04-08-2008, 03:28 PM
Good start..I have been checking online but it seems like some guys have stars in their eyes when it comes to their own boats....overpriced possibly. I would prefer to price it right and move it, than sit on it "knowing what it's worth".

It is a whole lot easier to go down than it is to go up. Just sayin.
If you under price it, it will move, but you won't get a fair shake. I would call the dealers and ask them.. Surely they would give you an honest answer. Especially if you plan to buy a new one from them..

dapicatti
04-08-2008, 03:30 PM
Already bought, hence the need to sell mine. It's paid for so I am not in a rush, but need to be able to park the new one in my more secure storage place soon.

T Scott
04-08-2008, 04:24 PM
i always look at Boattrader.com and onlyinboards.com to get a rough idea of "market value". Obviously some people are unrealistic in their pricing, but do a nationwide search for a comparable boat and that will get you in the ballpark.

bec1971
04-08-2008, 04:32 PM
Thanks everyone for your input. I looked at boattraderonline.com and there were only 4 Maristars for my year for sale. Two of them were the 200VRS. The one 225VRS they wanted over $20,000. I found that a little unrealistic.

wakolman
04-08-2008, 05:48 PM
Thanks everyone for your input. I looked at boattraderonline.com and there were only 4 Maristars for my year for sale. Two of them were the 200VRS. The one 225VRS they wanted over $20,000. I found that a little unrealistic.

Be sure to place your ad next to his and it will make your boat look even more appealing to shoppers. That is, if you can happily price your boat lower than his. When I make my mind up to sell something, I look at what the market will bear. Then price accordingly.

wakeX2wake
04-08-2008, 06:04 PM
we got our '93 VRS priced at $20k... considering the condition, low hrs, and new motor i think it's worth it... if that's the proce range and boat type i was looking for i'd at least consider for that price... we're taking a huge knock at that price too

cdawake
04-08-2008, 07:04 PM
OK, so if NADA is low, what you do guys suggest? Will be putting my X2 on the market soon, need to know how to price it. I don't want to overprice, but don't want to get taken either.

Lets hear what you were thinking about, I'm looking for an X2 in the spokane area... ;)

bec1971
04-09-2008, 08:10 AM
auburnX2,

Have you had much interest in the boat? Any offers made?

Thanks, Brian

bxroads
04-09-2008, 08:32 AM
Brian, you're spot on when you say that a lot of sellers are unrealistic. I've noticed this with Mastercraft owners more than anyone else. Yeah, they can ask whatever they want but then again you'll still see the boat for sale a year later. Track the Mastercrafts for sale on ebay. Look at all the closed listing. See how many of them actually sell. I'd guess 1 in 100........

River Rat
04-09-2008, 09:00 AM
My 98 is for sale for 18k I've had offers but they have only been low balling me. Mine is priced below book because there are a few issues but the price is still good. I'm thinking if you offer them a good price up front they still want you to come down alot more.

hester
04-09-2008, 11:17 AM
bec1971, I would also check www.usedboats.com/boat-values.htm When I typed in mastercraft in the Manufacturer and 225 in the Model section and hit calculate I got several like yours.

bec1971
04-09-2008, 12:36 PM
hester,

I went to the link. Great information.

Thanks.