View Full Version : WTB: Mastercraft Wakeboard Boat - Chattanooga,TN
04-22-2013, 11:52 PM
Hi everyone! New'b here! I'm also a little new to the Mastercraft world. I've learned a little about the models, options and have a decent grasp on the going prices are for them..
I've been searching and searching for the right boat in my local area (w/in 200 miles) of Cleveland/Chattanooga, TN. I've exhausted all the resources I could find online (Craigslist, Boattrader, OnlyInboards, iBoats, etc. etc.) with no luck of finding a great price on a little older Mastercraft.
Here's what I'm looking for:
-2002-2005 year make
-Prefer V-drive (seems to be great for holding value)
-Open to anything w/ a full ballast system
-Wakeboard tower w/ racks
-GOOD condition interior/exterior
-I'm not the one to talk dollars, but since I need help, I will say that lower to mid $30's is my price range. I understand condition is everything. I also understand the time is right for a premium, but I have a cash offer looking for a good deal!
I've looked at other manufacturers of wakeboard boats and I can tell that Mastercafts are by far some of the best built boats I've seen. I JUST CANNOT FIND ANY AROUND HERE.
Any local people out there know of any for sale??
Thanks, guys! I look forward to using this site more often!
04-23-2013, 12:12 AM
You might just have to expand your search, I know there are several boats that match your description that are for sale right here on teamtalk but there are farther than the 200 mile limit.
04-23-2013, 12:13 AM
This ones in memphis, tn
04-23-2013, 12:31 AM
Just listed my 2002 Maristar 230 today on this forum. Right above yours. Have a look. We Can discuss about shipping/ delivery too.
04-23-2013, 08:09 AM
Some of these may have a bit more hours than you want but here's what I came up with:
Go for broke: http://www.onlyinboards.com/Details.aspx?ID=33816
04-23-2013, 04:01 PM
Thanks guys for the responses! And the time for searching! My biggest concern is traveling 300+ miles to just look at a boat. I've looked at about 10 boats over the winter and have been shocked at the condition they're in -- even after seeing many pictures. It seems people love to hide the bad things when taking pictures!
I would drive to get a great deal, but just concerned w/ wasting my time and gas to look at something w/ "less-than-expected" condition.
I'm shocked that there aren't any around the Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville area that I can find to look at.
04-23-2013, 04:09 PM
It seems to be more common than not, that people end up driving a distance to get their boat. Some have the luxury to find the exact boat they want locally but that's not always the case.
For me, I bought mine off of eBay and then had UShip delivery it to me 1100 miles away.
04-23-2013, 05:07 PM
Just out of curiosity, how much did it cost to ship? And did you buy it site-unseen?
04-23-2013, 06:17 PM
I forget what I paid but I think it was around $900.
I did have a local mechanic check it out for me but yes, I did buy it sight unseen. Most people here would not recommend that but I got a decent price for mine and it was worth it for me.
04-23-2013, 06:26 PM
However, I will say I knew exactly what I wanted so that made it easier. Depending on what you want, that may be difficult. And you probably need to test some out to see which you would prefer....
04-23-2013, 08:06 PM
Another advantage of this forum is that we have members throughout the US that could take a look a boat for you. They can provide you with their opinion and possibly save you travelling time and money. Good luck with your search.
04-23-2013, 09:16 PM
That is a good idea, TN. I actually bought a used Corvette Z06 via sending out a message board member to look at it. It worked out well but I had previously owned a Vette before and I knew how they drove, etc, etc. I'm not new to boats, but would be new to Mastercrafts. I've read a lot about them and I'm really not too picky on which model.. It is just now coming down to finding one! :)
04-23-2013, 09:18 PM
well what water sport do you do the most?
04-23-2013, 09:27 PM
My family and I are learning to wakeboard. I would also want to use it for wakesurfing too. I've read some smaller boats (like 20ft) will have to have a lot of weight for surfing.
Other than that, we really prefer a great all around boat for a small family.
04-23-2013, 10:14 PM
I just sold my X10 a month ago and I'm 20 miles from you. It was a 01 with 620 hours but loaded to hills with add ons.. I had 5 people come look within a week of listing some traveled at least 3 hours and the buyer 8 hours. If you find it jump quick.. I held my boat because a guy drove from Florida we struck a deal and monday payment turned to Wed to Fri and ultimately I passed him buy due to non payment. My buyer had detailed pics drove 8 hours spent a hour and was gone.
Anyone who stalls on getting you detsil pics or blsmes previous owner for damage just move on.
If you come up in price ill unload my current MC to you.