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Old 05-19-2019, 03:08 PM
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I have been looking for a center console or walk around for a while. Im wanting a freshwater boat so its been hard. I found a 1 owner mint condition 2007 trophy with a 225 suzuki on it and a yamaha kicker. boat has original electronics, nice aluminum trailer and is mint. Seller wont take less than 27k. Seems maybe a little high but the boat is near perfect.
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Old 05-19-2019, 03:14 PM
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Figure out what the motor is worth add $1K make an offer - only if you really want that boat. @ 27k that boats going to be sitting an awful long time unless you do him a favor and buy it for anything near that value.

He is trying to recuperate cost of Suzuki repower since Brunswick only equipped the boat with black motors.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:12 AM
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I had a 2008 Trophy 2103 with a Mercury 200 Optimax. I purchased it as a new leftover in 2009 and sold it to another THT forum member in 2014. It was an excellent boat for my family.

I had cross-shopped all of the popular "mid-tier" brands like Sea Hunt and Wellcraft back in 2008 I kept coming back to the Trophy for better fit, finish and features. Trophy boats definitely have a mixed reputation on the old Interweb. Most negative comments that you will read are not posted by owners but observers. In my research I could not find any unhappy actual owners of newer Trophy boats.

Starting in 2002, Brunswick split the Trophy manufacturing off from Bayliner and really started to make a concerted effort to improve quality. Many of the newer Trophy models share parts with the other Brunswick makes like Sea Pro, Triton and Boston Whaler of the same model years. The wiring and factory rigging was much better than my previous so-called "upper tier" 2004 McKee Craft 196 and the combination of features and performance really made the decision easy for me.

$27K with a newer Suzuki 4-stroke and a Yamaha kicker does not seem too far fetched to me. If you don't buy it someone else will.

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Old 05-25-2019, 08:09 AM
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I have had a 2004 with 225 Mercury EFI for a few years. I think I am 3rd owner.
Hull is fine. Rides good, dry in any reasonable conditions. I run out of Sandy Hook, NJ, so boat has seen lots of different conditions. Boat has seen some use and has been trailered and stored outside. Seems like the sun has beat it up more than anything. Cushions and t-top are starting to go or are gone depending on your tastes. Labels on dash switches are cooked off. Some cup holders have popped out, but they have gotten a lot of use. I added a vessel view mobile to the engine, and it bluetooths data to your phone. I think 2 mpg is a fair estimate.
The head in the console does just what it should..... get the other half to go offshore every now and then.
It has been a good purchase for me, but it all depends on the engine. A trouble free engine and no electronic gremlins make every used boat purchase a winner. If you really are "wrench head" and can live without "mint" you might have more options. I was originally looking for a 4 stroke, but got scared off by corrosion stories of older engines.

Biggest complaint is if you load it with 5 or 6 and go for tour of the "no wake" zone it makes a wake unless you go really slow. Sometimes it seems like other boats can pass me without making half the wake I am. Once out of the no wake zone the 225 EFI has no problem getting on plane no matter what is in the boat. Not sure I would be happy with a 150HP on it.
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:28 AM
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Too much $$.

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/boa...895841654.html

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/boa...886088684.html
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:40 PM
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how old is the Suzuki? how much warranty is left on it?
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:47 AM
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Those are very different boats from the 2103 that the OP is asking about.

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