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Old 10-24-2020, 10:56 AM
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Default Value of 2001 Hydra Sports 2390

Looking for a little assistance on value of a 2001 Hydra Sports 2390 with twin 2001 Evinrude 175 HP. Motors have 250 original hours. My neighbor always tells me I spend more time cleaning and maintaining than I do fishing and he is correct. Everything works and currently the only item that is needed is a new canvas for the T-Top. The hull is in great shape and still shines, as you can see yourself in it. I have own the boat since 2005 I am thinking of putting on the market for the opportunity on the Intrepid. I am in the South Louisiana area.

2001 Hydra Sports 2390


Garmin 740S
Garmin Echomap Plus 94SV, just installed 2 months ago
Seastar Hyd steering
VHF
Trim tabs
Auto Pilot
Windless
Freshwater tank, 20 Gallon
Raw water washdown

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Old 10-24-2020, 01:41 PM
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Great boat ! The engines are going to make the price low, maybe even too low to be worth selling . I know it's not a $ number you asked for.
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RAM FICHTs might turn off some buyers....I had a '97 25' Vector with twin 175 FICHTs. My FICHTs had ALL the service bulletins followed (of which there were many). Bought it ~ 2009 for $16K (no trailer), ran it for 5 years (FICHTs never let me down....I know, crazy, right?).

Sold in for what I paid for it (with trailer ~ $3K). Sorry that it's an older data point....but hopefully some help.

I think that whoever buys it will more than likely factor in repower. Those hulls were battlewagons (and sought after), so I think you'll do fine.

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Old 10-24-2020, 11:38 PM
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Thanks guys for the insight. I had the same concerns when I purchased the boat, but the motor have been very liable with the time that I have put on them. I was considering repower until I came across the Intrepid deal. If it falls through I will repower.
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Originally Posted by Yogi2020 View Post
Thanks guys for the insight. I had the same concerns when I purchased the boat, but the motor have been very liable with the time that I have put on them. I was considering repower until I came across the Intrepid deal. If it falls through I will repower.
Sounds like a good plan. You bought into it knowing the fichts didn't really have any value so you are looking at value of the hull only. You'd probably be around the number the guy above quoted as what he paid for his 25' depending on condition. I hope you got it on the cheap too when you purchased.
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That was the one boat that I wish I had never sold when I did; mine was a 2004. Great hull but man, I'm struggling to come up with a realistic selling value of that one and I've owned 4 different Vector hulls. Sorry.

IMO, it is going to take the right person that knows the true ability of that hull to buy it for any decent amount of money over what they could spend on a much newer/less seaworthy boat for same money. Again, just my opinion.

The gas tank on any of these (now) older boats is always my main concern, especially if you have to cut the floor/remove the console, etc. to replace. Hard for me to believe that I am calling 2001 boat old but it is approaching 20 years old which is around when I start thinking about the end-of-life expectancy for gas tanks.
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I'm thinking $24k in this market.
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Originally Posted by pgkeating View Post
RAM FICHTs might turn off some buyers....I had a '97 25' Vector with twin 175 FICHTs. My FICHTs had ALL the service bulletins followed (of which there were many). Bought it ~ 2009 for $16K (no trailer), ran it for 5 years (FICHTs never let me down....I know, crazy, right?).

Sold in for what I paid for it (with trailer ~ $3K). Sorry that it's an older data point....but hopefully some help.

I think that whoever buys it will more than likely factor in repower. Those hulls were battlewagons (and sought after), so I think you'll do fine.

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How long ago did you sell your 25' Vector?
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Originally Posted by acteg View Post
I'm thinking $24k in this market.
Thanks, my thoughts were around the $30K mark as is.
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What do you guys feel the value would be if I repowered with new engines, Mercury, Yamaha or Suzuki? To repower will be in the range of $40k which includes mounting and rigging out with new controls. I know I will not get all my money back but would like your thoughts on value with new engines as well?
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I just want to add my 2 cents.....If you are not in love with the boat anymore and there is no problems with the boat, just sell it as is and get out of it. Repower and keep or move on.
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Originally Posted by Yogi2020 View Post
What do you guys feel the value would be if I repowered with new engines, Mercury, Yamaha or Suzuki? To repower will be in the range of $40k which includes mounting and rigging out with new controls. I know I will not get all my money back but would like your thoughts on value with new engines as well?
If you plan on selling do not re-power.. Depending on how fast you want to get rid of it, will determine price. To the right person that boat is worth mid 20's easily if in the shape you say. BTW....low hours are not always good for a boat of this age!
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Try to find an 06 to 09 3.3L Yamaha 250. Should push the boat fine.
Ive seen them for under 10k. 4.2 would be about 10-12k used.
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Thanks all for your comments. The boat has been a very good over the past 15 years that I have owned. Looking to move up to a 30-32' to do more offshore fishing. I have been 40 miles offshore in it and caught in a couple of storms and have never felt unsafe. The boat handles very well, however, in rough conditions it limits speed to about 10-12 mph. Typically like most people I can only go fishing on the weekends and dependent upon weather for those 2 days it makes it tough on most weekends. With a little larger hull I would not be as dependent upon weather and/or wind.
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I bought the same boat with a 2011 300 Etec (500 hours) in very good condition for $30k four years ago. The market has gotten a good bit better for sellers since then I think. Given that, Id think somewhere between $25-$30k is a reasonable number.

The problem is finding a buyer who appreciates these hulls and has $50k plus laying around to sink into it. It must run like a scalded dog with those motors, Id run the hell out of it until one or both of them blow up before repowering. The fun factor would be off the charts
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Originally Posted by Yogi2020 View Post
What do you guys feel the value would be if I repowered with new engines, Mercury, Yamaha or Suzuki? To repower will be in the range of $40k which includes mounting and rigging out with new controls. I know I will not get all my money back but would like your thoughts on value with new engines as well?
If you are going to repower to sell, just find a pair of used Yamaha F150s for a fraction of the cost of going new. Great power for that hull, widely known as trustworthy and reliable, win/win IMO.
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2000 HydraSport Vector 2390

Here's the most recent price comp for you with newer power
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$12-15k
engines are nearly 20 years old
low hours is not good
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I would’t sell. 30-32’.... I just don’t see the benefit in 4-7’ seas. But, if you want 30’+ for more beam and space, then that makes sense. More costs, more time to maintain. Not sure if the weather/conditions factor is big enough to offset $ and time. Sounds like you know what you have and it’s nice. There’ll be more unknowns in your next vessel. Could you add to existing vessel to improve weather window and off shore capability?? Just a thought.
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Originally Posted by andyp262 View Post
I bought the same boat with a 2011 300 Etec (500 hours) in very good condition for $30k four years ago. The market has gotten a good bit better for sellers since then I think. Given that, Id think somewhere between $25-$30k is a reasonable number.

The problem is finding a buyer who appreciates these hulls and has $50k plus laying around to sink into it. It must run like a scalded dog with those motors, Id run the hell out of it until one or both of them blow up before repowering. The fun factor would be off the charts
She does run pretty good and cruises easily at 35 MPH under calm conditions, tops out at about 53, however, very seldom sees that as I do not run her hard. The current plan if I repowered would be to keep about another 2-3 years and sell with some engine warranty remaining.

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