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Hogwild
03-18-2012, 07:30 PM
Hey guys. In the market for a Maristar 230 or something similar. I will probably have to get something a little older due to funds. Don't want to spend over $23K turn-key. Anybody know of anyone trying to sell theirs?

sostrander2
03-19-2012, 07:16 PM
Hogwild,

I don't know where you are located, but I know of a 98 Maristar 225 Sport in immaculate condition for sale in Tulsa Oklahoma.

It belongs to a good friend of mine - I think you can see the ad at Tulsa World Classifieds (not sure of URL, may have to google it).

I think he is asking 21,900

His number is 918-742-2524

sostrander2
03-19-2012, 07:46 PM
Hogwild, I posted a link on a seperate thread

Hogwild
03-20-2012, 01:04 PM
I'll check it out. Thanks

Hogwild
03-28-2012, 08:12 PM
So I figured that this time of year I would start to see a lot more older model maristars 98-2001 become available. Did they not make that many back then or is it just that people are hanging onto their toys?

psychobilly
03-28-2012, 08:27 PM
I did an all search on crags list and found mine, but I was lucky as they only built the 240SC for 3 years and that's the exact boat I was looking for. Keep at it, you'll find one.

91.Maristar.240
03-28-2012, 09:45 PM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=46461

how about this one?

Hogwild
03-28-2012, 10:30 PM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=46461

how about this one?

I appreciate the work that went into this boat. But I'm looking for a V-drive.

So does the Spring or the Fall bring more boats to the selling market? I always assumed it would be the Spring.

jason95gt
03-30-2012, 01:27 PM
More so in the fall I would say, but if you are looking for a 230 that price range is going to be tough.

jafo9
03-30-2012, 01:35 PM
i watched CL, ebay, boat trader, etc., for about 9 months with the funding available for only the last 3 months. when i make a big purchase i start looking early so i get a "feel" for the market and i can recognize a good deal when i see it. i also timed it so i would make the purchase in the winter. i always try to buy my water toys in the winter due to seasonal pricing. there were definitely more to choose from last sep/oct/nov. i am surprised we're not seeing more boats on the used market as it starts to warm up. this may be due to the fact that the new(er) boats are so expensive that folks are hanging on to their used boats longer. i think this is also keeping the price of used boat elevated.

its crazy but in my search i would find ads from a few years ago and they seemed to always be cheaper than the current ads.

good luck. post any potential boats on this site and you will gets lots of opinions.

Datdude
03-30-2012, 04:58 PM
There was a 1999 on Craigslist (searchtempest.com) in Indiana for $16,900 very recently. It had the LT-R motor and decent hours. It looks like a decent boat. Good luck!

Jerseydave
03-30-2012, 10:45 PM
Don't rule out a Maristar 210 or X-10. Not that much smaller than a 230.

What about an X-2 (205V)? Too small?

Hogwild
03-31-2012, 12:07 AM
Don't rule out a Maristar 210 or X-10. Not that much smaller than a 230.

What about an X-2 (205V)? Too small?


Yeah I am really looking for a 23 footer, but I wouldn't rule out the x-2 or prostar 205v.

Hogwild
03-31-2012, 12:17 AM
There was a 1999 on Craigslist (searchtempest.com) in Indiana for $16,900 very recently. It had the LT-R motor and decent hours. It looks like a decent boat. Good luck!

Thanks for the heads up. I have talked with this guy. Only thing is it doesn't have a full cover, binimi and more importantly a tower. Plus it is about 1200 miles from me. By the time I got it down here I would be too deep in it.

Man I sound like Debbie Downer right now.:D

Hogwild
03-31-2012, 12:22 AM
i watched CL, ebay, boat trader, etc., for about 9 months with the funding available for only the last 3 months. when i make a big purchase i start looking early so i get a "feel" for the market and i can recognize a good deal when i see it. i also timed it so i would make the purchase in the winter. i always try to buy my water toys in the winter due to seasonal pricing. there were definitely more to choose from last sep/oct/nov. i am surprised we're not seeing more boats on the used market as it starts to warm up. this may be due to the fact that the new(er) boats are so expensive that folks are hanging on to their used boats longer. i think this is also keeping the price of used boat elevated.

its crazy but in my search i would find ads from a few years ago and they seemed to always be cheaper than the current ads.

good luck. post any potential boats on this site and you will gets lots of opinions.


No doubt. What I find even more amazing is that I have come across a 2000 230's and the person will have it priced at 33,900. I called just for the heck of it to ask if the price was a mistake. He said that he had to buy a trailer for it and had put a tower on. I guess the tower is made of gold. It seems like he will be sitting on that one for awhile. But you never know, I guess there are suckers everywhere.

jafo9
03-31-2012, 12:54 PM
i'm with you on the 230. we looked at a sweet x10 in buford, ga at the MC place there with a great price. sitting in the boat with just 3 adults and no gear was fine, but we felt that after loading gear, kids and dogs we would be cramped adding guests.

mtajpa
03-31-2012, 01:43 PM
This one look pretty nice and close to your price range. May require a road trip.

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/boa/2918187489.html

sostrander2
04-03-2012, 09:46 PM
Hogwild,

I assume you are Razorback fan - do you live in Arkansas? I went to school there for a while. Anyway, did you check out the 98 Maristar in Tulsa? Except for the tower, it sounds like what you are looking for.

Hogwild
04-09-2012, 03:59 PM
Hogwild,

I assume you are Razorback fan - do you live in Arkansas? I went to school there for a while. Anyway, did you check out the 98 Maristar in Tulsa? Except for the tower, it sounds like what you are looking for.

I do live in AR. I actually purchased a 99 230 this weekend in IN, but it wasn't exactly turn key. Jury is still out on whether I can get in everything I want out of it for my budget. I may have to resell if not. As the world turns!!

Hogwild
04-09-2012, 08:08 PM
This pic shows the worst damage about an inch from the rub rails.

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z480/Kwilson007/004.jpg

And here is one that I think is probably pretty normal around the rudder.

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z480/Kwilson007/008.jpg

One of the things that concerns me is the hull seems to have a constant wear line all the way down the bunks. Is this kind of thing normal, is this trailer not ideal for the boat, or is it just the operator not trailering it nicely?

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z480/Kwilson007/005.jpg

dpolen
04-09-2012, 10:43 PM
In my opinion, and I'm sure mine will differ from lots of other guys on here, that doesn't look too bad. I have a '98 Maristar and mine looks very similar....I beach mine often on the lake and nicks like that just happen with debris in the lake. My boat also sits in a wet slip all summer long and I haven't really had any issues.

Congrats on the new boat! Get 'er in the water soon and burn some $4.00 gas having FUN! :-)

grizzly
06-14-2012, 01:08 AM
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