Will somebody please buy this boat?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quint4, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge (Sold)
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    This has graced the back pages of Power & Motoryacht magazine for at least the past 3-4 years?

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  2. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    They don't list the year make or model?
     
  3. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    '85 GUY COUACH 72' MOTORYACHT
    So says the website...
     
  4. Brent Nutting

    Brent Nutting Active Member

    328
    Mar 24, 2016
    Lk Saint Clair, Fair Haven, MI
    2002 480 Sedan Bridge
    10' Aventus RIB w/ 9.9 Merc
    Cat 3196
    Ha, I have noticed that one listed for a long time too. Always enjoy when I get P&MY, let's me dream
     
  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    The loan payment would be the cheapest part about owning that beauty!

    72'...she'd look a bit silly in my 40' slip...
     
  6. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    601
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Wouldn't fit under the bridge over our canal.....otherwise.....haha
     
  7. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Sooner or later, Hollywood is going to need to shoot a scene of an 80's porno set. Here's one completely done, and it moves!
     
  8. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge (Sold)
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    When it hits 50k I'm gonna buy it for an AirBNB.
     
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  9. Justin1982

    Justin1982 Member

    55
    Dec 27, 2019
    Shelby Township, MI
    1984 unknown and will update when I can confirm
    305 228
    "Call Joe King"....
    Call...Joe...king....jooo king....call joking???
     
  10. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge (Sold)
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Mmmmmm?
     
  11. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    2 generators? Is that normal?
     
  12. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    New England & South Florida
    1976 17 Sport
    90hp Etec
    Yup
     
  13. mobocracy

    mobocracy Active Member

    396
    Jun 29, 2014
    United States
    310 Sundancer
    350 Mag & Bravo III
    Besides being old(er) and all that might imply, what do you suppose is wrong with this boat and if its something totally fatal, why would the owner pay for years of display advertising in P&MY if no serious buyer would ever consider it?

    Is there some scheme where if you legitimately advertise it for long enough and nobody buys it you can get out of jail free somehow? Write it off as salvage or something?

    Edit: I just looked at the web site, and it seems like it's not a total piece of junk, barring the fairly garish, dated Las Vegas interior. (And what's with the 6 phones in the master suite?)

    There has to be some catch to this besides its old.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2020
  14. ENstig8or

    ENstig8or Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    175
    Jun 4, 2013
    New Jersey
    2003 Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge.....

    2016 Sea Ray 21 SPX BR
    Cummins 480CE (450)
    Mercruiser 4.3L (21 SPX)
    Damn, I was looking at buying a home in FL. It would be cheaper to buy that and just live on it! It looks really nice inside. 5 staterooms and 5 heads. The biggest problem with it is it is French! lol
     
  15. DWABoat

    DWABoat Well-Known Member

    663
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    If it comes with a trailer I’m all in!
     
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  16. Thornton69

    Thornton69 Active Member

    570
    Sep 15, 2014
    Northern BC
    1981 245 SDC
    2020 Solar 420
    '97 5.7 Bravo 2
    '20 Merc 25 EFI Jet
    If one of you can help me win the 50M jackpot this weekend, I'll buy it for you.
     
  17. mobocracy

    mobocracy Active Member

    396
    Jun 29, 2014
    United States
    310 Sundancer
    350 Mag & Bravo III
    I guess that's kind of what makes this seem intriguing to me. Not you winning the lottery per se, but what you might get out of this even if you had to sink real money into it.

    If you can get the boat for $225k and had to put $775k into it, how far would that get you assuming you had ideal hull integrity?

    A boat of this type and size new is like $2-4 million dollars if its less than 10 years old, so for a total outlay of $1 million it might actually be worth it other than the part where you run an ad in P&MY for 5 years to convince people it's actually worth buying some years down the road.

    I guess the real question is what your $775k would do in terms of how totally comprehensive you refit it. I'm guessing a full propulsion repower isn't in the cards, but what about as complete of an engine rebuild as you could do without removing the blocks? Is that good enough, or are these motors so outdated (fuel efficiency or monitoring or whatever) that it would be not worth it? Interiors, gensets, etc, seems within that budget.

    Obviously finding a yard capable of doing all this work (and well) would be a big deal too.

    Or am I the only guy that occasionally looks at the relatively low prices for commercial boats and thinks "gee, a person could make that actual trawler into a yacht for less than new.."?
     
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  18. Groucho

    Groucho Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Albany/Lake George NY
    2004 320 DA
    6.2 V-Drives
    Actually...It might be a great buy. Where could you get waterfront property for 300K? Even if you parked it at a marina and never left the dock it is all you could want.
     
  19. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    I was just wondering if I could tow it with my Rav4
     
  20. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Well at least on THIS forum I can hit "like"! :D
     

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