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Old 03-12-2019, 10:54 AM
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three things I've never purchased new: boat, house, auto.

How "used" could a 100 hour boat be? Get a survey to find out.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:12 AM
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30-40% is pretty standard in 5 years

i bought a one year and change old boat, more than a half a million dollar boat, the first owner took a 30% hit in that first year, and good for me, the builder increased the price of the boat $50-100k in newer builds, and its a very popular model that they are doing their last builds of in 2019 with no replacement. may hold one more year and move up in size.
I totally disagree that it's pretty standard. Maybe an half-million-dollar Boats were people have more money than time but in the 50,000 to $300,000 range it's just not happening today. And it's been that way for the last 15yrs.
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:08 PM
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One other consideration in the new vs used discussion is salt water vs fresh water, and warm climate vs cold.

It doesn't apply so much to this trailer outboard, but for I/O's and inboards there are some engine parts like manifolds and risers that are relatively expensive to replace and have to be replaced relatively frequently (every 5 years?) in salt water environments. Boats in southern climates will age more than boats in northern climates that are stored for 6 months of the year. Anodes wear faster, canvas needs to be replaced more frequently, bottom paint wears out, etc.

These issues don't apply to this boat, but may be a consideration for others who may be reading this thread and making the same decision for a different type of boat. I would still recommend used, but the equation might change a little bit based on the specifics of the situation.
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by NewStyle View Post
I totally disagree that it's pretty standard. Maybe an half-million-dollar Boats were people have more money than time but in the 50,000 to $300,000 range it's just not happening today. And it's been that way for the last 15yrs.
i have seen the same hit with recent $200-300k boat purchases. actually get this: i bought a one year old boat a few years ago. prior owner paid around $300k. i got it for about 45% off. i guess i look for and hold out for good deals but i have seen how much a new boat loses in value as soon as it is a year old so i always buy 1-2 years old.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:13 PM
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:41 AM
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If the lack of engine and hull warranty (not sure if that's an issue with BW) will cause sleepless nights, buy new. If you, your wife/partner or whatever likes new, buy new.

If those aren't issues, buy used. Highly recommend a thorough survey though. There are some owner's that really take pride in their boats. You want to buy those boats. Others treat them like a NY city cab. Use it for what it is and then only do the bare minimum or very little maintenance on them.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:02 AM
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Buy used. This is a sign. Someone is telling you "hey dude, if you buy that new boat, in 5 years its gonna be worth 40% less, dont do it man".

New boats arent perfect. There are threads about new whalers with issues, and gripes about whaler not fixing it the first time, or taking a long time to get it done. Get a used one, let the surveyor tell you if its a good one.

Then theres the taxes. 6% in texas. An extra few grand on a new boat.

But, on a negative side, sellers lie and its all in theory a good boat until the survey, or at least you gotta see it. Pictures are deceiving. If it checks out, its a no brainer.
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