I am considering a 93 weekender 300. Boat is winterized, owner has health issues and must sell. On the service it looks good. Yea i will survey it. The broker/ service center is willing to stand be hind it because they did all the work on it. I am nervous about buying something i haven't had sea trialed. I can get it for 17k, nada has it in the 22-25 range. Other than everything in writing what else am i missing? I'm afraid somebody will grab it if i don't act
Wowwee, your 2nd hand boat market is a lot lower than ours!!!! Got my '93 300DA for 32. It's insured for market value, 48!
What's powering it?
What is the cost of "de-winterising"? Can you just get the motors running? Offer 14k?
Having only purchased one boat, take my advice with great caution, but we just assumed we would have to replace/repair most items over the next 5 years. We did survey/sea trial tho which is what got us from 35->32, risers/leg issues.
That seems to be a good price. There is simmilar boat at our marina 29 foot asking 29,000 with twin stern drives.
A good survey of entire boat is required. Spend a bit more on the survey and get the marina to supply a person to open up areas that require removing fixed items. Do a compression check on the engines. If all looks good and I was purchasing a boat I probably would buy it provided the marina as you indicated will stand behind the boat. Get them to give you a letter stating they will fix.......... if their is a problem. If they will not you can figure out the real condition without further cost. I sold a 1982 28 footer with upper and lower helm for 10,000 without in water test.
Had my survey, transom, hull, floor, decks, bulkheads all dry as a bone. Aft port stringer showd 20%, by engine. Hammer test showd very solid. Should i be concerned? Surveyor said that's typical of a sea ray
I got a cockpit cover for my 97' 330 last year from Great Lakes Boat Top. They make all the factory canvas for Sea Ray and have all the patterns in house. I installed the snaps (in the cover) myself....