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Old 05-21-2019, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by BigShrimpin View Post
Color and b/c it'll need a fuel tank in a few years.

A few like 15 years lol
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:06 AM
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A quick search.
2014 at twice the price.
1999 asking more than the green machine.
Do you guys believe either of these will sell?
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
A quick search.
2014 at twice the price.
1999 asking more than the green machine.
Do you guys believe either of these will sell?
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NO. I think they are dreaming. I know the new market is crazy high but no one will pay 40+ for a 20yr old boat.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:00 AM
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Those two contenders posted above have been for sale for months, and I believe the white one over a year! I think the original asking price of the blue one was closer to 60k and then it was at 49.9 for awhile with the most recent drop to 45.9. All I can think of is that theres a lot of dreamers out there. I get it its a hot time to sell a boat, I'm just waiting for the tide to turn.

Im pretty sure that the guy who ordered that green 21 also ordered the same green in a contender 25-30ft and then after that one ordered the same green again on a contender 30ft+. I don't remember exactly but i came across his social media handle randomly one day.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:23 AM
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Always have an exit strategy when you buy a boat. Color is the first thing a potential buyer sees, and that one is right around the top of the fugly list. Probably have to wear a bag over your head when you are at the helm. Second, most buyers want a T-Top on their CC. Again, exit strategy with options that the masses will want. Third, when listing a boat, always detail a boat to make a good first impression on potential buyers. The dirty compartment in the pictures tells me that the boat was not well cared for during it's 4 year lifespan, (at least for my taste). Fourth, another clue to how it was maintained is the new (I'm assuming they are new) gray coaming pads. If the boat needs new coaming pads in 4 or 5 years, it was not taken care of.

Value. I have no idea what the market value of a Contender of that size and vintage, so I can't say whether it is a good deal. But good deal or not, I would not even consider buying that boat due to the factors listed unless it was a steal.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:38 AM
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Always have an exit strategy when you buy a boat. Color is the first thing a potential buyer sees, and that one is right around the top of the fugly list. Probably have to wear a bag over your head when you are at the helm. Second, most buyers want a T-Top on their CC. Again, exit strategy with options that the masses will want. Third, when listing a boat, always detail a boat to make a good first impression on potential buyers. The dirty compartment in the pictures tells me that the boat was not well cared for during it's 4 year lifespan, (at least for my taste). Fourth, another clue to how it was maintained is the new (I'm assuming they are new) gray coaming pads. If the boat needs new coaming pads in 4 or 5 years, it was not taken care of.

Value. I have no idea what the market value of a Contender of that size and vintage, so I can't say whether it is a good deal. But good deal or not, I would not even consider buying that boat due to the factors listed unless it was a steal.
A new 21 with a 200 no trailer and minimal options was about 45k before they stopped making them.

As for the Ttop the green boat was rigged for speed. This is one of the only 21's with a 300 on it.
Combing pads - were added its not even an option on the 21 from contender
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:07 AM
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It isn't selling because 99% of people in the market for that boat want a T-top and 100% think the color is horrible.
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Old 05-26-2019, 01:06 PM
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Default Green is not the right green?

I always thought Green was an un-lucky color till I saw a nice boat at the Miami Boat show in 2000. So at the show, I ordered my 25' Contender in Hunter Green with gold trim, seats & bolsters, fully equipped. (Pictures deleted. )

2000 Contender 25' with Twin EFI 200 Yamaha and Furuno Electronics.


. I (my grandson, Reid, 34) gets a lot of "Nice Boat" comments at launch. Please forgive me for having pride in my Grandson and the boat I use to fish out of Suwannee and the big bend area. It is a green, nice looking Contender. Up-keep is very important in selling a boat, having bought many during my life time. First one in 1956. Skipjack, 89, May 10.
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