I'm in the market for a Nuatique 200, have a budget up to $50k. I live in the Pacific NW, not a lot of selection up here, so resolved to flying somewhere and relying on U-ship to get it home. I've found a couple boats on Miami Nautiques website, but wondered if anyone's had experience buying a Florida boat. Here are two I'm interested in:https://www.mniboats.com/2015-Ski-Nautique-200CB-p/2015-ski-nautique-200cb.htmhttps://www.mniboats.com/2017-Ski-Nautique-200-OB-p/2017-sn-200-cb.htm
Mostly because of the low hours. Not sure MNI will deal with me on the '17 enough to get within my price range though. They are stating these boats have only had fresh water use, but my biggest concern is the effect airborne salts may have had on the boats, electronics, wiring harnesses, air intake into engine, trailer, etc. Never been to Florida, not sure if this is a real concern or if these boats have been used inland enough to escape salt exposure & corrosion.
Before I fly down there to take a closer look, just wondered if anyone has experience in buying a boat from Florida, or perhaps firsthand knowledge of these boats?
Of course there are other 200's out there. Bennett's Ski & Boat has this low hour '16:https://www.3eventstore.com/collections/pre-owned-boats/products/2001-mastercraft-209
Silver Spray Sports has an '11:https://www.silverspraysports.com/default.asp?page=xPreOwnedInventoryDetail&id=7404727&p=1&s=Year&d=D&t=preowned&fr=xPreOwnedInventory
And Boathouse Marine has an '11 TE, looks like a great setup, but higher hours:https://www.bhmtrilakes.com/default.asp?page=xPreOwnedInventoryDetail&id=7833450&p=1&s=Year&d=D&t=preowned&fr=xPreOwnedInventory
Any input would be appreciated. I'd prefer an open bow, but low hours and condition of the boat are a higher priority for me. If anyone knows of other 200's in my price range, would be greatly appreciated too.