View Full Version : 96 Prostar 205 worth....

06-23-2014, 09:56 PM
Thinking of selling my 1996 Prostar 205 and need advise on a fair price to start at. Listed below are the extras as well as any issue known.

LT1 Motor was rebuilt in January so it has 20 hrs. Boat runs better than it did when I purchased it at 478hrs 6 years ago
Hull has 1120 hours
New interior last year with new MC carbon vinyl
New Dimension tower with pair of board racks
New alternator from Ski Dim
Dual batteries
Wet sound's Rev 10 tower speakers
Wet Sounds WS420 EQ
Alpine head unit
Arc Audio KS 300.2 (2)
Arc Audio KS 300.4
Kicker L7 10" sub
Exile 6.5 cabin speakers
New Window tint with repaint of window frame

Carpet has small stain from when motor blew. Not bad but noticeable

2 small hole from where the previous owner attempted to mount a amp. Above the water line and not very noticeable. Has been fiberglassed on the inside to seal for good measure. Got quoted $400 to fix gel coat.

Brakes on trailer do not work.

Fender on 1 side of trailer has a crack in it.

Let me know what you guys think.... Nada shows $15,720 average retail.

06-23-2014, 09:57 PM
Another picture

06-23-2014, 09:59 PM
And 1 more

06-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Where is the boat located!

06-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Augusta, GA

06-23-2014, 10:26 PM
One last pic

06-25-2014, 04:22 PM
Guess nobody has any thoughts.... Lol

06-25-2014, 04:51 PM
Seeing as I have the same boat, I hope people say 25k but I think 15k +/- 1k would be realistic depending on market and time. The hours will scare some people off but newer engine should help along with sound system and upholstery.

Hopefully I'm reading it wrong but did the previous owner put a screw through the outside hull :eek:

Dynamite Spike
06-25-2014, 04:52 PM
I'd say somewhere in the range from $15,000 to $16,500 would be realistic

06-25-2014, 05:18 PM
I can't tell from the pics but if the interior is the "new" stuff we've seen out of Viper, your price is OK. Having new interior is nice but that era of boat has been known to hold together pretty good. New interior is definitely a perk!

Knowing the engine is new and not from abuse helps. I'd say $15k is good. $16k with new carpet and trailer brakes fixed/working.

Also, point out the nice tower (and expensive). You did it right and it goes with the boat's lines. Unlike a lot of cheaper towers out there......

Any close up pics of the new interior texture? Is it throughout the whole boat?

06-25-2014, 06:57 PM
should be able to get $16K on it with summer premium - I have seen a couple 205's go for $15k without the goodies. But the tower and other goodies should take it to $18-$19K. LT-1 is a bonus.

What happened that engine needed rebuild?

06-25-2014, 11:20 PM
The new vinyl is through out the entire boat and it is the carbon look black and white. Yes the previous owner put 2 small screws thru the hull about where the Mastercraft logo is on the passenger side. He was apparently trying to move a amplifier he had at the time and didn't know what he was drilling into. As far as the motor being replaced... I'm not sure the cause but I started getting "blow by" with oil coming out of the dip stick end of last summer. Checked pcv valve and it seemed fine so I knew something was wrong. Still ran ok and had good compression but went ahead and pulled the motor out at exactly 1100 hours. There was a hole in the top of one of the pistons and it had been there for awhile. The head gasket looked like it could have had a small leak on that cylinder but not sure. Rebuilt and installed motor in January and it's amazing the power it has now. Hate to sell it but I want a v-drive now.

06-25-2014, 11:25 PM

06-25-2014, 11:26 PM
Interior 2

06-26-2014, 01:49 PM
Really a nice boat. I agree with others that it is in the $15-$18k range. Engine, interior, gel colors and lt-1 all help justify the cost. Trailer is in average condition for year range so that is kind of price neutral. Tower is nice and many want them just for storage or he have a Bimini anyway but some may not like it. It is the best band for that boat. Speakers and window tint will prob not increase the cost for the average buyer IMO. They are nice to have but people don't seem to care if they don't have them so they are kind of price neutral in my opinion. The biggest things that will sell this boat are it looks nice, condition and color, it is good family boat for most everything but surfing and it can seat ten which usually allows for two families. That being said, it is a shame you are upgrading now as it looks like you have it all fixed up the way you want it. I will be curious to see what this boat sells for as it is one of the most decked out 205s we have seen for sale recently.

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06-26-2014, 03:31 PM
I'd say somewhere in the range from $15,000 to $16,500 would be realistic

I just looked at a few in the 12-15k range. 500-700 hours, no tower or tower with bad vinyl, substantial gel coat issues, etc. All needed trailer work so I doubt that would be unexpected with the age of the trailer. I think the higher side of 15-16k definitely seems reasonable. The owner of the boat I ended up getting said he had about 30 people interested.

06-26-2014, 09:44 PM
Thank you guys! Gives me the info I need. It's for sale here local now. May see it in here in a day or 2.