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Still looking for a newer boat than my current '94 PS205. The looking intensified after a frustrating day on the water with the engine cutting out when hitting the throttle. After I post this I am going to check the fuel filter. Anyway, found a very clean 2000 prostar 205 with 225 hours on it, MC wakeboard tower, wakeboard racks, 330HP engine, gelcoat in excellent shape and interior also in excellent shape, all the gauges work, carpet good, few dock rubs on it but nothing more than that, tandem axle trailer (not MC, although still nice looking). The seller is asking $24000. He doesn't need to sell, owns the boat, his kids are grown and he has only used the boat twice in the last two years. I have looked around and found a few for 21K-24K but I thought I would put it out there to get more feedback. Thoughts?
08-20-2013, 03:29 AM
I'm assuming its a V-Drive? Sounds a little high but not much, as long as its in good shape.
08-20-2013, 05:10 AM
Got any photo's?
It is a direct drive, 330 hp.
08-20-2013, 10:39 AM
Sorry to hear about your problems. That's no fun on a weekend!
Here's a comparison. It's been for sale for at least a year, if not 2 at about the same price. So, with that said, I'd say $24k is too high.
08-20-2013, 10:50 AM
Your 94 would ski much better... ;)
ya, from what I have read I suspect that is the case...however I suspect the extra room and newness of the boat would make up for a bumpier ski.
what do you guys think would be a "fair" price if the boat were mint?
08-20-2013, 03:04 PM
Most of the pricing at this point is on condition. $21-$23k seems fair depending on how well he took care of it. If he's got loads of receipts showing care, and it shows, then I would be more likely to pay a little more.
Look at the options though:
Tower -- Is it a New Dimensions tower? That's the nice one that looks good with this boat but really expensive to add. Like $2k-$3k for tower itself.
Perfect Pass - Does it have it? That would be a $800 to $1000 addition doing it yourself. $1400 if a dealer installs.
Trailer tires/brakes/bearing in good condition? If you have to refurbish then that also needs to go into the equation.
Boat prop - Original or aftermarket (such as ACME or OJ)? That would be another $400-$500.
08-20-2013, 03:22 PM
08-20-2013, 03:53 PM
It is a direct drive, 330 hp.
That's too high. Like others said depending on options maybe as high as 21 or a bit more. I'm in Canada and also have a 99 direct drive 205 I might try to sell. It has perfect pass, a tower (not ND) new vinyl, new carpet, 330 hp LTR and lots of extra stuff like fat sacs and an extra prop. With about 400 hours I was really hoping for 20k but would realistically take less and prices up here are generally a lot higher.
Having said that, I did see an add on only inboards just recently for a 99 205 direct drive for 28k so who knows.
How do you like your 99 205 DD? Do you ski or board more and how do you like the wake if you ski? Have you tried surfing with it?
The boat I am looking at has the Samson Sports Edge Tower (in chrome with bimini) with board racks on both sides. The prop is a Johnson Legend and the trailer was last fully serviced three years ago, brakes, bearings, lighting everything gone over and checked. Since then the trailer has about 24 hours travel time on it. The owner gives it a 7.5 to 8 out of 10. To make it a ten it needs new decals and a new rub rail plus a polish and wax (has a dock scrape on one side that is superficial). He sais the carpet and skins are excellent and the hull is very good, just needing a bit of attention.
08-21-2013, 01:17 AM
Zad, i really like my 205, i only board and occasionally surf with it. I've never skied behind it, and i actually removed the pole cause it was never used. Its a great wakeboarding boat but its just not big enough for us. If i go out with two or three friends its a great size but if i go out with a bunch of family its just too small, especially if i want to start filling fatsacs and load it up to surf. It does ok for surfing but it takes ALOT of weight to get it decent and then i have fatsacs all over the boat. This year we finally got it figured ok but we're using about 2500 lbs of ballast plus people. You have to drive really careful and its still not that great of a wave.