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My next boat will be New, Promo or Used

HortonHorton Posts: 25,316 Administrator
edited February 18 in Boat Talk
My next boat will be New, Promo or Used.

If you do not have plans for a next boat.... if you current boat was lost in a fire.

My next boat will be New, Promo or Used 112 votes

My next boat will be new new from a dealer
12%
HortonDaveDChad_ScottKelvinskiinxsjayskiswc5150swaterkdBradyLuzzhemlockSKILIQUIDZONEpcmcon729Conor 14 votes
My next boat will be about a year or so old promo boat
32%
thagerandyrMarcomlangeskibugdislandrawlyjhughesLakeOneSkierEd_JohnsonBdeckerJordanPat MEric Kelleykurtpvysohlidwski1831BroussardBlueSkipaul 36 votes
My next boat will be at least a few years old
55%
hackerauskierDekeDWChef23skibrainvtjcEdmundBruce_ButterfieldRpc29Than_BoganbrodyBulldog6ballsskier2788MickeyThompsonTaperflexdtm8119Ilivetoskibananaron 62 votes

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Comments

  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,230 Mega Baller
    My next boat will be at least a few years old
    If and when I get a new one, it will be a few years old current version Pro-Star.
  • escmanazeescmanaze Posts: 560 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited February 18
    My next boat will be at least a few years old
    I would love to say that I will be able to afford to talk to my promo guy and get him to order one just to my liking that I can buy from him after a year or two. However, in my financial situation, I see that as the much less likely option. I think it's a lot more likely that right around 2022 as my boat hits 25 years old, that I get tempted by some reasonably good price on a 2015 prostar that is equipped how I would want. By that time, a promo prostar will probably be around $80k and I can maybe get a prostar with a tower and a big engine for 50-55k...I hope. Or if I could get super lucky, I could find a 2012 200 with a big engine and a tower that skis better than the one 200 I have skied so far for maybe even less than that, like $45k? I would really like to ski more 200s to see if the one I skied just didn't have his hydrogate adjusted very well.
  • pcmcon729pcmcon729 Posts: 37 Baller
    My next boat will be new new from a dealer
    I had my 2012 Pro star, which I bought new, on the market, but pulled it off to buy some time to see what the 19 SN is all about. I had a production spot saved for an 18, but gave it up. Likely get a 19 Nautique 200. Long story short, voted for new.
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 781 Crazy Baller
    My next boat will be about a year or so old promo boat
    Having just gone through this, the promo option was a no-brainer for us. The gap between a full-warrantied, low-hour, current year promo boat and a "few years old" boat was not enough to justify going for the few-years-old one particularly with financing, e.g. finance a 2013 boat that's 45K vs. a current promo sold essentially as-new 20% off at 52-60K. Valuation was higher, lower rate was possible as well and now you can check off the "bought the dream boat" bucket list item.

    Brand new was a ROFLOL price and seemed like an insane option reserved for folks with a LOT more money than us or those who were unaware of promo boats.
  • BrennanKMNBrennanKMN Posts: 366 Crazy Baller
    My next boat will be at least a few years old
    By a few years old I am thinking in general the previous hull design for me. I don't think I could afford or justify the price for the current hulls until they are superseded with a new iteration. That is why I just picked up a ZO equipped 196. I just couldn't justify the extra 10k for a 200.

    Maybe someday if I was flush with cash or was competing at a level that required it, but until then my 'few years old' will likely be a previous hull generation boat.
  • skiinxsskiinxs Posts: 434 Crazy Baller
    My next boat will be new new from a dealer
    You forgot the "new promo" option. All of those used promos have to start somewhere:)
  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 439 Solid Baller
    2 of the big three promo boats are going back to the dealer. So if you want one you will have to find a 17 or later.
  • AndreAndre Posts: 985 Crazy Baller
    @dave2ball
    Nautique and...???
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,046 Crazy Baller
    My next boat will be new new from a dealer
    Looking forward to the delivery of my new 2018 SN as one of the newest members of the Nautique promo team.
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,979 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    My next boat will be new new from a dealer
    Yikes, this poll is not a positive takeaway for the big 3.
    Scott Calderwood
  • KRoundyKRoundy Posts: 159 Baller
    edited February 19
    My next boat will be at least a few years old
    What I want to do is new or promo. But shat I can afford is older than that.
    Curious - what pricing should we assume for this discussion? New from big three - $75K, promo from big three 1-2 years old - $55K, big three 5-6 years old - $35K? Those numbers are what drove my vote.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,316 Administrator
    My next boat will be new new from a dealer
    @KRoundy I think those are pretty good ball parks

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  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 439 Solid Baller
    The promos are going through the dealers so the can charge whatever they want. A promo person has no say in what or how the dealer sells the boat.
  • ShererSkierShererSkier Posts: 115 Baller
    My next boat will be about a year or so old promo boat
    I will be searching SIA in a couple years for a used promo. Really want a Master Craft to replace the 86 pro star I have right now but might end up with centurion because of the price difference. New boats are a little too pricey for the 5 (maybe 6) months I get to use it.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,681 Mega Baller
    My next boat will be at least a few years old
    @ShererSkier try the new prostar out atleast, if you mostly slalom/rec ski and have kids the boat is a pretty sweet ride.
  • ShererSkierShererSkier Posts: 115 Baller
    My next boat will be about a year or so old promo boat
    @BraceMaker yeah that’s what I really want to buy. Everyone I’ve talked to about that boat loves it. The wake looks incredibly small too. In any case I’m looking for slalom performance as a priority.
  • BdeckerBdecker Posts: 248 Solid Baller
    My next boat will be about a year or so old promo boat
    Would love to do another new promo but with all the program changes we have pulled our 2016 Carbon Pro promo from the market. From the looks of the weather here in the northeast it might be getting wet unusually early this year.
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,223 Mega Baller
    My next boat will be about a year or so old promo boat
    That fire thing @Horton talked about. Like my 02 SN 196. No plans to buy another boat.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,316 Administrator
    My next boat will be new new from a dealer
    @thager what about sugar in the gas tank?

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  • thagerthager Posts: 4,223 Mega Baller
    My next boat will be about a year or so old promo boat
    @Horton Sweet!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
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