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jmb
01-18-2014, 05:23 PM
So let me get this right. I could have bought an LSV for $39,995 last year and now they are over $57, 000 (boat show price). I go over to Master Craft and see an X2 for $57, 995. I would say they have gone up a.little. Maybe its just me. So much for the guy that makes average money I guess. 20 year loans is to long for me. I did stand there and watched them sell the Nautique G25 for $133, 000 and some change. I'm sure you all will blast me for this but it is my opinion. Look like I'll be keeping the Outback.

mparker2997
01-18-2014, 05:45 PM
You lost me at $39,995....

jmb
01-18-2014, 05:48 PM
I do believe that was boat show price last year. Correct me if I'm wrong

mparker2997
01-18-2014, 05:54 PM
I don't know but that seems really really low. Maybe it was $49,995.

mparker2997
01-18-2014, 05:58 PM
How was the boat show crowd in Birmingham? Anyone there with a good selection of boards and vests?

jmb
01-18-2014, 06:07 PM
Wasn't really that crowded. Russell marine had some Hyperlite boards on sale with some ropes, vests and the like. No Epic boats this year. Only 2 Centerions. Boat show seems to get a little smaller every year.

Woody929
01-18-2014, 06:28 PM
I doubt the LSV was $39 new last year. $49 maybe.

zabooda
01-18-2014, 07:00 PM
SC needs to watch their pricing because they will be competing head to head when the prices are within 10%. When SC is behind the other big boys they can price match them when they are overtaking them.

Sharpshooter
01-18-2014, 07:31 PM
How was the boat show crowd in Birmingham? Anyone there with a good selection of boards and vests?

No, I went Thursday and no big selection of boards or vest, not really a lot of vendors this year


2013 Moomba LSV

Sharpshooter
01-18-2014, 07:33 PM
I don't think master craft has any boat in their lineup for 57 and change


2013 Moomba LSV

wolfeman131
01-18-2014, 08:10 PM
LSV last year started at $49,999 and I think you transposed the numbers on the X-2. That boat will run you $75k.

At the Atlanta Boat Show, Moomba still looked to be the best value on the floor, IMO.

jmb
01-18-2014, 08:43 PM
Its just getting pretty hard for an average person to purchase something like that and they are offering 20 year loans knowing this. I wouldn't know if I even have 20 years left. It would pay off when I turn 76. Got an idea I may not be boarding as much then.

wolfeman131
01-18-2014, 08:52 PM
Oh, I'm with ya. I'm blown away every year at the boat show by the folks dropping $70, $80, $90k plus on a boat.

kaneboats
01-18-2014, 10:01 PM
They do realize you still have to put gas in it, right? I think I'm dyslexic too. I want to pay 37k, not 73k. :)

jmb
01-18-2014, 10:12 PM
Just give me an inboard with idiot lights for gauges and an am radio and I'm good. I don't need all this other crap (stuff). I will be just as boating as everyone else.

zabooda
01-19-2014, 02:15 AM
Those are the boats that are available when the economy goes south. They end up in the hands of the Repo Guy because no one will buy a used boat at the price they need to pay off a loan. Someone needs to start off buying new.

chadjitsu1
01-19-2014, 10:42 AM
JMB I have a heck of a deal for you on a 07 LSV with all the upgrades you would want. I still have my eye on a Nautique 230.

You are right that the prices are ridiculous for the higher end boats AND SC though it is the best value on the market the prices are still going up quickly. I know that prices are set at what the market is willing to pay obviously. As long as the big (2 MC and SN) continue to set the bar so high all the other guys will continue to go up as well. A Moomba sitting next to a G23 looks like a hell of a deal in comparison but if you just sit back and just look at the trends it does seem that everyone is going up in price.

I guess my big question is there are a lot of Nautique, Tige, MC, Centurion, and Malibu boats sold every year for over 100k What do all these people do for a living that are buying these things, or are they all in debt up to their eyeballs?

deerfield
01-19-2014, 11:28 AM
Just give me an inboard with idiot lights for gauges and an am radio and I'm good. I don't need all this other crap (stuff). I will be just as boating as everyone else.


Jack - I'm right there, with you. Give me the basics. Although, I admit really liking the factory upgraded sound system. Been seven years now and still lovin' my Outback. - Stuart

jmb
01-19-2014, 11:30 AM
JMB I have a heck of a deal for you on a 07 LSV with all the upgrades you would want. I still have my eye on a Nautique 230.

You are right that the prices are ridiculous for the higher end boats AND SC though it is the best value on the market the prices are still going up quickly. I know that prices are set at what the market is willing to pay obviously. As long as the big (2 MC and SN) continue to set the bar so high all the other guys will continue to go up as well. A Moomba sitting next to a G23 looks like a hell of a deal in comparison but if you just sit back and just look at the trends it does seem that everyone is going up in price.

I guess my big question is there are a lot of Nautique, Tige, MC, Centurion, and Malibu boats sold every year for over 100k What do all these people do for a living that are buying these things, or are they all in debt up to their eyeballs?

That is my question They cant be selling all of them to the rich or there wouldn't be 20 year loans. Guess I screwed up and stayed in the Navy for 20 years instead of going to college or starting a buisness.

wolfeman131
01-19-2014, 01:21 PM
You might be surprised to learn of the number of folks who split ownership.

jmb
01-19-2014, 01:45 PM
You might be surprised to learn of the number of folks who split ownership.

I did not realize this. Guess that would be one way to do it. If I did that the other half would never get to use it, lol

chadjitsu1
01-19-2014, 02:40 PM
I could see that if it was a family or really good friends. Unfortunately agreements like that make enemies really quick. I could also see the price if it was a wakeboard camp like OWC has the G25 now

996scott
01-19-2014, 06:40 PM
I shared a boat with my brother for several years. The problem was that he and I were/are very different when it comes to taking care of things. I am complete type A and want everything clean and running properly and he is fine with a dirty boat and skimping on repairing and taking care of it. Needless to say it didn't work out. I do have 2 neighbors who bought a used MC last summer together. I tried to warn them it was a good way to ruin a friendship. It can work but you have to have the right person to be in it with for sure.

jmb
01-19-2014, 08:06 PM
That would be my problem. I like my stuff right and am OCD about it.