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cwright
01-28-2014, 05:07 PM
This always garaged Prostar has only 330 hrs. Only added 2 hours in the last two years, so am going to let it go. Based on low hours and general good condition, I am thinking $10K might be the high end, $8,500 the low end. Seeking input from those that know. I have a ten foot pole and ballast bags with a hand held 12v pump I would probably include.

I have added a depth gage, see picture of the insturment cluster. Both speedos are calibrated and working good. New marine starter, solenoid and wires added in 2008. I also have a back up nibral prop that matches what is on the boat. Carb engine from 1988 advertises 240 HP. With the few hours, everything is strong. Starts easy and runs stong. Tops out at 43 MPH.

Thoughts?

mikeg205
01-28-2014, 05:10 PM
If everything is the way you say it is... $7500ish... now.. maybe $8K in the spring. She looks very nice.. GLWS

JohnE
01-28-2014, 08:32 PM
I think it's worth more than $7K I'd say $8500. $10K is on the high side, but possible around May.

AZDave
01-29-2014, 09:29 AM
8k. But the sentimental factor might net you 9. It all depends on how fast you want to sell it. Maybe outfitting it with a used Perfect Pass might net you a few bucks, because it is then ski ready for a serious skier. I would unload the wakeboard gear on ebay.

TxsRiverRat
01-29-2014, 11:17 AM
Darn nice lookin rig - those 88/89 tug boats pulled strong

AZDave
01-29-2014, 12:24 PM
Powerslot? If so, I got a few hundred passes being an almost identical boat. And the 240 hp with a slot was a brute! Great boat.

thatsmrmastercraft
01-29-2014, 12:32 PM
Really liking the colors on this boat and the low hours.

JohnE
01-29-2014, 01:55 PM
Really liking the colors on this boat and the low hours.

Agreed^^^

cwright
01-29-2014, 04:07 PM
Non-Powerslot (unfortunately). I was hoping the low hours would bring a premium, maybe not so much. Most boats this vintage are either approaching, or are over the 1000 hour mark.

Cloaked
01-29-2014, 08:10 PM
$8-8.5k. Low hours may bring $9k but after that one can move up to the next generation of hull design for $9K and up (91 - 94 era)

Point and case ==> http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=1009805#post1009805

You have a nice looking machine. Sit on it a while. It should move between $8-9k... to someone looking for a well-maintained boat. It's a nearly new boat for all practical purposes.

$0.02

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ccelia
01-29-2014, 10:56 PM
I sold my 89 this past may for 8500 in the first three days of listing it for sale. My boat was in similar condition (except new carb, fuel pump, and upgraded sound system) but didnt have a new prop, heater, or depth finder. I think your spot on with the price.

zsqure
02-08-2014, 10:28 PM
$8500, sit on it. seriously beautiful boat. My kids miss our '88 and the rumble of the old ford. GLWS.