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Old 02-19-2012, 04:07 PM
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Default Opinions on a Century Bay Boat?????

I am currently looking for a Bay Boat. I came across this one. I would appreciate any feedback you might be able to give.

Can anyone tell me how to tell if the boat is all composite? I have searched the internet with NO luck.I also searched nada for a fair price on the boat and come up with a lot lower than the asking price any help with that?

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Century was owned by Yamaha, who sold them a year or so ago. Not sure who (if anyone) picked them up. Maybe thats why the NADA price is low
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You are aware that when you use nada, you need to total the boat and all of its options; the motor using the proper motor serial/model number and the trailer if there is one.

The number of hours on the motor and the overall condition of the rig will help determine the real value.

That year Century should be an all composite boat.

Good luck! sounds like a nice rig. There are a lot of Century fans around here...with few people complaining of any problems.
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I had a 98 22' bay Century for years, with a 150 Yamaha- simple, economical, reasonably fast. Suited me fine- good luck!

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Century built a solid boat. Have it checked out and you should be good to go.
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they are asking 9000 obo . does that sound like a good price
motor said 447hrs the floor felt solid motor ran great. going for a ride moday
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Currently the 2nd owner of a 1999 Century 2201 w/ a 225 OX66. Considering what I paid for it in 2008, its been a great boat. Its sees use on the backbays/inlets in and around Shinnecock (South Fork of LI). I can comfortably take out 4-6 people (rated for 8) for the day and have no problem getting it up on plane while towing a skier/tube. It rides well on our typical summer days (1-3's, 5-10kts), once our afternoon winds pick up though, it does pound a little. I top out right around 42mph and have no idea what my fuel burn is. Build quality seems pretty good, although I did have to redo the t-top/console mounts and wiring could use a job from from SeaBob. It's great little boat and has handled everything I've been able to throw at it.

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they are asking 9000 obo . does that sound like a good price
motor said 447hrs the floor felt solid motor ran great. going for a ride moday
Asking price seems in-line to me. If it checks out, you like it, and the previous owner cared for it, work out a deal and enjoy. Values are very hard to determine. Fact that Century is out of biz means nothing on a 98 imho. Good luck.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:56 AM
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I fished aboard a Century bay boat many times, a friend of mine owns a 2201. A nice riding, heavy hull with no issues whatsoever on his 2000 model and he runs it hard in nasty stuff. As Kone mentioned, who cares if Century is out of business, it is a '98 boat, if something happens the factory would be of little to no help anyway.
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