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BPping1120
06-22-2011, 06:40 PM
I'm making an offer on a 99 Sportstar Open Bow Mastercraft with 600hrs. Exterior of the boat is in great shape and interior needs very minimal work. Trailer and cover included and also has an aftermarket Bigfoot wakeboard tower. The seller is asking $12,900 - I'd like to think the boat should be sold for significantly less... true or false?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Z71_Silvy
06-22-2011, 06:56 PM
I'm making an offer on a 99 Sportstar Open Bow Mastercraft with 600hrs. Exterior of the boat is in great shape and interior needs very minimal work. Trailer and cover included and also has an aftermarket Bigfoot wakeboard tower. The seller is asking $12,900 - I'd like to think the boat should be sold for significantly less... true or false?

Thanks in advance for your help.

That is an amazing price.

I'm looking at ProStars around 1990 that are $8-$11K. A 2000 Maristar is still $26.5K

MIskier
06-22-2011, 08:01 PM
I'm making an offer on a 99 Sportstar Open Bow Mastercraft with 600hrs. Exterior of the boat is in great shape and interior needs very minimal work. Trailer and cover included and also has an aftermarket Bigfoot wakeboard tower. The seller is asking $12,900 - I'd like to think the boat should be sold for significantly less... true or false?

Thanks in advance for your help.

That is a really good price, one on our lake just went for 17K a few weeks ago

BPping1120
06-22-2011, 09:05 PM
I just talked to him and everything seems great on the boat except the gauges - he said he started it last week for the first time this year and the gauges are not registering. He can't get it in the shop for another week and would consider selling it for a little less with the electrical problem - should I be skeptical? Everything else he said about the boat was spot on, and is in great shape.

Z71_Silvy
06-23-2011, 12:31 AM
I just talked to him and everything seems great on the boat except the gauges - he said he started it last week for the first time this year and the gauges are not registering. He can't get it in the shop for another week and would consider selling it for a little less with the electrical problem - should I be skeptical? Everything else he said about the boat was spot on, and is in great shape.

As a person actively looking for an inboard ski boat....I can tell you I would be VERY skeptical if I was interested in it. I say take a close look at it. There is a write up on this site on what to look for. Find it here ---> CLICK! (http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=257514&postcount=47)

If I were you, and if those things check out, take it to a MC dealer and have them do a thorough inspection. It's worth the $$$ because they may find a costly problem. If the boat checks out, you can probably buy with confidence.

Thrall
06-23-2011, 11:53 AM
$13k for a '99 open bow with 600hrs, good condition seems like a decent to good deal.
At the bottom of the economy/market, I sold my '96 PS 190, 500hrs, good condition for $13,500.
It did have the LT-1 engine and a New Dimension tower, but everything else was basic. No PP, crappy stereo, trailer was servicable, but not in the best shape, needed tires brakes didn't work, etc.
FWIW I believe the used boat market is going up in value, based off of I looked at my X2 value yesterday to estimate WA "use tax" :mad: and from 2009 to now the NADA value went up a little over 20%. Not that you should pay more but for $13k and the guages working if it checks out then its a deal.

stevej7
06-29-2011, 02:52 PM
BPping1120, what did you end up finding out about the boat?

tommyadrian5
08-27-2011, 05:21 PM
That is a really good price, one on our lake just went for 17K a few weeks ago

Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but this is pretty amazing! I paid $17k for my 1999 sportstar in 2002!

MIskier
08-27-2011, 06:27 PM
I thought he was being very optimistic with the price, but it sold in less than a month

D3skier
08-28-2011, 12:55 AM
That is an amazing price.

I'm looking at ProStars around 1990 that are $8-$11K. A 2000 Maristar is still $26.5K

found just what you are looking for

http://greenville.craigslist.org/boa/2569244651.html

gusolah
08-28-2011, 01:07 AM
I bought my 1999 Sportstar closed bow a few months ago for 15,500 with 138 hours on it garage kept and in great shape....great boat!

MIskier
08-28-2011, 03:28 AM
found just what you are looking for

http://greenville.craigslist.org/boa/2569244651.html

If I was closer that would be gone, great boat to spend a little restoring and flip for a nice little profit.

rem_pss308
08-28-2011, 02:36 PM
I just talked to him and everything seems great on the boat except the gauges - he said he started it last week for the first time this year and the gauges are not registering. He can't get it in the shop for another week and would consider selling it for a little less with the electrical problem - should I be skeptical? Everything else he said about the boat was spot on, and is in great shape.

if the gauges are like my 1999 the run off a MDc box under the steering wheel. the speedometer lines run to this box and have water in them. if they were not bled and there were freezing temps. the water will freeze and bust the mdc box. n then water gets into the electronics for the gauges. a new MDC box and they work again. ( i learned the hard way)