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Duckdog
05-04-2014, 09:16 AM
200 hrs

Is $27900 a decent price for this boat considering damaged/missing decals and minor exterior scratches? NADA has a lower price.

https://plus.google.com/photos/102526643188665783687/albums/6006652985281915793?authkey=CLKC2t2pkO_KCw

Farmer Ted
05-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Interior looks rough for 200 hours

03 35th Anniversary
05-04-2014, 09:49 AM
Spits in the seems is just that year of MasterCraft.
The vinyl looks like it will cleanup with some elbow grease.
The graphics maybe hard to get your hands on.
A little 3M on the scuff generally will get rid of them.

bobx1
05-04-2014, 10:04 AM
Here is one that is pristine if you want a reference. It has some additional options and i think the price is negotiable. I have seen it in person.

http://www.thomasmarine.com/pre_owned_detail.asp?sid=088435X5K4K2014J8I00I45JA MQ7310R0&veh=3469281

waterlogged882
05-04-2014, 10:21 AM
200 hrs

Is $27900 a decent price for this boat considering damaged/missing decals and minor exterior scratches? NADA has a lower price.

https://plus.google.com/photos/102526643188665783687/albums/6006652985281915793?authkey=CLKC2t2pkO_KCw23-24k tops. Needs new skins in my opinion. Looks rather bare-bones but that is not a bad thing.

barefoot
05-04-2014, 11:11 AM
A boat without a tower sure looks nice!

Duckdog
05-06-2014, 12:49 PM
Here is one that is pristine if you want a reference. It has some additional options and i think the price is negotiable. I have seen it in person.

http://www.thomasmarine.com/pre_owned_detail.asp?sid=088435X5K4K2014J8I00I45JA MQ7310R0&veh=3469281

After seeing that boat do you feel the asking price is reasonable? Still way higher than NADA. Is the boat's interior pristine?

Dealership says they use ABOS bluebook for values. Thanks for the link. Sweet boat.

shepherd
05-06-2014, 01:17 PM
Overall, it looks in fairly decent condition for an 11 year old boat. The small splits in the vinyl at the seams are apparently common for that year Mastercraft -- my boat has them too. The stains in the vinyl may be a different story -- not sure they will come out. I'm wondering what the heck happened to the decals???

I'm biased since I own one, but I think the price is fair for that boat in that condition. I've seen other 35th anniversary boats advertised for a lot more...

bobx1
05-06-2014, 01:19 PM
After seeing that boat do you feel the asking price is reasonable? Still way higher than NADA. Is the boat's interior pristine?

Dealership says they use ABOS bluebook for values. Thanks for the link. Sweet boat.

Duckdog:

Read through this thread as it is about the specific boat and what others think the value should be.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=59651

I would also PM mpabreo and ask him to give you the name of his buddy that is selling it. Thomas Marine (in Gonzales, LA) has the boat on consignment and they make 10% on the transaction so while you would not be buying it from the guy that owns it, the guy can tell Thomas what to sell it for. The reason I know how this operates is Thomas Marine just sold a boat for me.

Covi
05-06-2014, 02:00 PM
Ok, I'll chime in. I have been looking at both boats. I passed on the 35 with the decal problem. Just to many think that I see not wrong, but wrong to me. The interior has defiantly been used. Decals are missing (star on the port side rear) or damaged. Looks like mold had grown on the rear hatch inner side (look close). Engine has signs that it was possibly put away wet and did not have time to properly dry hence the corrosion. Or was it in salt water? I will tell you the owner is stand up. He went back and forth with me on it for a long time until I called it.

Now the LA boat. I also have made an offer on that. Knowing it's on consignment and hearing what the dealer would take. No go. they said NO. In fact they have said no a number of times. I just recently emailed with another offer and maybe it's just me and they don't like me for some reason but, NO again. I think if the original owner who has it on consignment knew that I gave a reasonable offer to take it off his their hands and it was turned down he'd be upset. In fact I could have bought it 3-4 times now. So that said if you want it make an offer i'd be curious to see what you can get it for. Although a very nice boat, personally I don't see the asking price as a value to me. It's to high.

JohnE
05-06-2014, 04:14 PM
The 35th is my favorite MC. But if you can't get replacement decals (I'm not sure if you can) then it becomes a big sticking point. I think one in flawless shape is worth around $35K to me. Just my $.02.

snork
05-06-2014, 04:40 PM
boats been driven hard and put up wet, that in its self would be a big NO NO for me
not to mention the possible salt use judging by the corrosion

aquaman
05-06-2014, 04:46 PM
Engine corrosion looks like salt environment to me.

TayMC197
05-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Decals can be made.. The rest is fixable.. 26k tops

georgea0731
05-07-2014, 08:15 AM
Good luck,

sweethomeru
05-09-2014, 07:43 PM
I was first in the barrel with this one and ended up passing. I even had a cashiers check in hand, sight unseen about to make a 9 hour drive when he sent me some initial photos.
The corrosion in the engine area is what caused me to ultimately pass. It's an expensive Cadillac engine and I was afraid of what kind of check I may have to one day write. Screams possible salt water and at a minimum, lack of care for such a rare boat. He was also the 3rd owner and its history was somewhat unknown.
As for the decals, I contacted my Mastercraft Dealer and they couldn't find any replacements and he even contacted Great Lakes. I double checked with Great Lakes and contacted Charlotte Mastercraft and was unable to find any. The decals can possibly be made but it all just seemed to fall into the 'too difficult' category.
The owner was above board and would allow the boat to be inspected but became too difficult to coordinate long distance. If you live close by it may be worth the effort.
Just my $.02
Good luck.

Tony Webb
05-29-2014, 08:11 AM
For such a nice boat, looks like it's been a little neglected