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Old 04-04-2012, 12:21 PM
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1999 Maristar 230 Worth It?

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I am trying to talk my parents into a new boat, I like the way ski boats hold their value compared to runabouts, and we all know Mastercrafts are at the top of the list when it comes to quality. So tell me how good of a deal this is? It doesn;t have a Tower so that hurts it a little, but otherwise appears to be in good shape. Any major problems with era Maristar?

306hrs, LTR; asking $16,900

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:43 PM
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I think it's a decent price. Looks like it's been well cared for. If it wasn't 11 hours away, I'd buy it this weekend.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:15 PM
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What type of watersports do you do? Wakeboard/surf? If you are a hardcore skier the 230 Maristar is not the best for sking. I ski 34 -36 mph and its not to bad but nothing like a prostar. I don't course ski any more. I only purchased the Maristar 230 as it was a project boat. However it has turned out to be a very nice boat for all my kids and myself. I'll keep it until something else pops up. It is a good rough water boat as our lake tends to get quit rough in the afternoons.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:52 PM
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What type of watersports do you do? Wakeboard/surf?

Honestly, our family is not big into watersports, the occasional Slalom, 2-ski, wakeboard, kneeboard run. We are more just looking for a good quality bigger boat then our current 19' Stingray. And the few Inboards/V-drives I've driven do not even compare to our old I/O.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:20 PM
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if the boat checks out mechanically and appears well cared for, i believe the price is very competitive. A 230 with that motor will provide you a nice ride on rougher water, room and storage,and plenty of power. Quality of wake for water sports in increasing order... Slalom, wake boarding, surfing. We have a 210 and have really enjoyed the ride, room, power, quality, and she provides a great deal of enjoyment for our primary sports of skiing and wake boarding.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:07 PM
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Honestly, our family is not big into watersports, the occasional Slalom, 2-ski, wakeboard, kneeboard run. We are more just looking for a good quality bigger boat then our current 19' Stingray. And the few Inboards/V-drives I've driven do not even compare to our old I/O.
I think you would be happy with the Maristar 230. The one your looking at appears to be nice! Good luck on your search.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:43 PM
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Turns out it's probably sold. I hope it went to a TeamTalk member. Apparently the buyer is coming all the way from ARKANSAS! That's gotta be close to 700 miles.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:50 PM
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Turns out it's probably sold. I hope it went to a TeamTalk member. Apparently the buyer is coming all the way from ARKANSAS! That's gotta be close to 700 miles.
I'm betting that's HogWild based on his username and some of the stuff he's been posting lately.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:57 PM
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I purchased a Maristar 240 with 400HP 454, garage kept, fresh water, original 144hr from Denver CO. 1700 miles to VA. Had Uship bring it to me. It cost less money in the end to buy one in good shape and pay the extra $ It was worth every penny of the shipping. Boat looked great! Don't let distance discourage you. Make sure and get a professional survey if needed.

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:55 AM
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I'm betting that's HogWild based on his username and some of the stuff he's been posting lately.

Maybe, although in his thread he said he wasn't interested because it was too far, & no tower. Maybe we should all place bets on who ends up with this beauty.
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