400 Fly new or used

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by Laualarry, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Laualarry

    Laualarry New Member

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    Dec 3, 2017
    400 Fly 2018
    2 x 480-hp Cummins QSB6.7 480 HO Diesel V-Drives
    I am about to commit to a new 400 Fly but am having second thoughts as to if I should hold out for a used 16' or 17'. A 16' will be about $100k less but of course finding that new of a used boat is not all that easy but they do come up. Any thoughts as to the advantages of new other than warranty for that much savings? Anyone own one and what do they like and dislike about the boat?
     
  2. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    You should see a lot more depreciation than $100K in the first year or two.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2017
  3. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    This is a low volume boat......you are probably going to be waiting a while.

    But, Marine Max in Panama City Florida has a blue hull 400Fly that has been in inventory about a year. I suspect they will make you a deal on it, and you get a new boat warranty. Have it surveyed before you buy it and look at the condition in person......MM is known to use inventory boats extensively for their get-aways. They don't do many in Panama City, so I suspect the boat is nice.
     
  4. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    547
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Take half the savings and tuck it into a maintenance account. Boom. there's your warranty.
     
  5. kiloil

    kiloil Member

    191
    Sep 15, 2013
    Tallahassee, Florida
    2015 25' SLX 8.2L-SOLD
    BOATLESS
    I've been looking at them for a long time now. This is in my top two boats that I want next (the other is the 42 Cantius). I sold my 250 SLX two months ago, so the hunt is on AND has been on or 9 months. I would never buy new again, NEVER. Too much depreciation, and too many defects from the factor to justify being new again. You can get a 2017 slightly used or a 2016 slightly used for $500,000.00. New ones are $700,000.00+ easily. The factory warranty transfers on engines and hull (within a certain time frame), so you still have the warranties plus extra 200k in your pocket. The flybridge doesn't interest me just because the extra 1800 lbs that you pushing around. I've been on about 6 of them from Austin Texas to Jacksonville Florida.
     
  6. Laualarry

    Laualarry New Member

    21
    Dec 3, 2017
    400 Fly 2018
    2 x 480-hp Cummins QSB6.7 480 HO Diesel V-Drives
     
  7. Laualarry

    Laualarry New Member

    21
    Dec 3, 2017
    400 Fly 2018
    2 x 480-hp Cummins QSB6.7 480 HO Diesel V-Drives
    I have yet to see a 16' for 500k. Always asking way above 600k. If I could find one I would jump on it. Also I understand the 400 is built in a different factory than your 250 and is night and day with regard to quality. That may explain your issues with new or maybe not?Thanks for your thoughts.
     
  8. Laualarry

    Laualarry New Member

    21
    Dec 3, 2017
    400 Fly 2018
    2 x 480-hp Cummins QSB6.7 480 HO Diesel V-Drives

    I like your thinking...
     
  9. Laualarry

    Laualarry New Member

    21
    Dec 3, 2017
    400 Fly 2018
    2 x 480-hp Cummins QSB6.7 480 HO Diesel V-Drives
    I have yet to see one with more than that. They seem to be holding some value I guess.
     
  10. kiloil

    kiloil Member

    191
    Sep 15, 2013
    Tallahassee, Florida
    2015 25' SLX 8.2L-SOLD
    BOATLESS
  11. Laualarry

    Laualarry New Member

    21
    Dec 3, 2017
    400 Fly 2018
    2 x 480-hp Cummins QSB6.7 480 HO Diesel V-Drives
    The boat you link to is not the fly bridge model. Add 50 to 80k for the fly
     

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