any leads on a 2014+ prostar?

LarsLars Posts: 234 Solid Baller
edited January 31 in Boat Talk
We've been getting more serious about getting a newer boat but most of what I'm seeing are ridiculously priced, mostly from dealer's snatching up boats and marking them up after they were originally for sale by private party for 20k less

There was recently a low hour 2015 in MO that sold for a (current market) reasonable price fo 60k. Budget a year ago was 50-55k but looks like 60-65k is what it's going to take in 2022. Ideally looking for one with bow cover, rear seats, and both ski racks, no tower and single axle trailer.

Anyone know any that'll be coming up for sale in the spring?
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  • ScarletArrowScarletArrow Posts: 872 Crazy Baller
    You have to plan ahead, like 8 months in advance. If you’re looking for something in the spring you’ve likely missed your window for anything reasonable.

    One option to consider is putting a deposit down now with a ski club (LaPoint) or school (Coble) for the fall. Otherwise you’re rolling the dice with supply and demand.
    Anthony Warren
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,200 Mega Baller
    Call Steve at Bennett's, That'd be your best bet as far as straight up volume of Prostars going through there.
  • Kwoody51Kwoody51 Posts: 139 Baller
    edited February 3
  • LarsLars Posts: 234 Solid Baller
    edited January 31
    @jhughes will have to reach out to Bennetts.
    @ScarletArrow already emailed Coble, they said they may have one for sale come May or June. Saw the lapoint boat for sale but with 1200 hours the justification of needing to upgrade our 1100 hr boat with a newer/lower hour boat falls apart with our better halves ;)

    I'm told by my local dealer they received half their original allocation of Prostars for 2022 so not as many people trading up around here...
  • ricorico Posts: 388 Crazy Baller
    If you have a boat that works keep it a while longer. When new boats inventory normalizes used boat market will go down a lot.
    I sold a 2019 ProStar for 62k in July and on a normal year it should have been 52k.
    69 + tax for a 2016, you may as well add a little bit and order a 2023.
    My guess is the 2016 may be worth 50k or less a year from now.
    Eric Francois - Studio City, CA - Denali C-85 - Reflex
  • WIRiverRatWIRiverRat Posts: 82 Baller
    I may know of one....
    My ski partner has a 50th anniversary with probably about 300 hours on it. He has an order in for a new one, however not sure when that will come in. He will be selling his when the new boat comes in. Message me if you want some more info.
  • LarsLars Posts: 234 Solid Baller
    @WIRiverRat Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately I don't think I can handle an all black boat :(
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 984 Mega Baller
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 5,129 Mega Baller
    @RAWSki think thats his whole point skipper buds selling a used boat for 85, what was that new in 2014? 65?
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 984 Mega Baller
    Yup supply and demand. it does have the 6.2L, Most people right now are selling boats for more than they paid several years prior and there are enough people willing to pay. The 3 DD makers aren't going to make More boats they will make Just enough.
  • LarsLars Posts: 234 Solid Baller
    edited February 3
    @RAWSki @BraceMaker I emailed skipper buds asking if their price was negotiable since it is (what I would consider) way over priced and he said 'the seller is firm on the price as we have already taken offers near asking price to him' sooo I might have to rethink everything if a 2014 can go for 85k.

    Just saw this pop up this morning and its perfect.... except for the color. Got the official no way on the color from the boss. And its legit, I contacted them and they sent me a bunch more pictures.
    https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2014-mastercraft-prostar-8200626/?utm_source=search alerts&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BT_SearchAlerts&utm_content=212022
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  • MastercrafterMastercrafter Posts: 387 Crazy Baller
    @Lars, wow, in today’s market that boat is a deal. Black would surely be tough to maintain but man they look good when they’re clean.
    LarsISP6ballSkoot1123
  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 816 Crazy Baller
    You could put a wrap on that boat to any color/design of your chosing.
    RAWSkiMISkier
  • Kwoody51Kwoody51 Posts: 139 Baller
    Heck for $49k you could have it resprayed and still be $$$ ahead vs what others are selling for.
    MISkier
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,815 Mega Baller
    Did the 6.2 came with the same transmission as the 5.7 that had the ratio changed in 15 or did it had it's own transmission?
    My ski finish in 16.95 ...but my ass is out of tolerance!
  • vtjcvtjc Posts: 304 Solid Baller
    edited February 2
    14 6.2’s have the same ratio trans than the 5.7L. But I think the 6.2 had plenty of power to not have the issue. By 2016 AWSA had dropped the 1.22:1 5.7L Prostar's from the approved boat list.

    I hope it’s legit but, be cautious with that black 6.2. Picks look similar to one posted previously in Florida using pics scraped from a boat for sale in Australia.



    Andre
  • MichaelWiebeMichaelWiebe Posts: 194 Solid Baller
    Agreed. The black 6.2 is suspicious. Call the Florida Mastercraft dealer for their insight. Action Watersports in Polk City. And for sure don’t pay a down payment without seeing it first. That’s the previous scam….. they take the down payment site unseen and then it goes completely quiet.
  • chrislandychrislandy Posts: 356 Crazy Baller
    We're all in a market where what's available is what's available, in UK / Europe we have to deal with what's available all the time rather than buying what you want.

    There is a 2015 MC NXT for sale here in the UK (at dealer) for £75k, (~105k $) its bonkers
    AJL60
  • MastercrafterMastercrafter Posts: 387 Crazy Baller
    Google earth of their location does look like what’s in the pictures, but still potential for a scam. Sometimes, though, dealers don’t know what they are dealing with. I missed a legit 2015 Prostar for $30,000 last spring, needed a good cleaning but that would have been the deal of a lifetime.
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 389 Crazy Baller
    I saw a 2016 PS 350 hrs in Kelowna BC last year that was heavily reduced (64K CDN or 50K USD) because it had a god awful color scheme. I am now thinking I could have lived with it.
  • powbmpspowbmps Posts: 141 Baller
    Be careful with that black one. I'm pretty sure that same one popped up somewhere else, but with different info. A friend of mine was looking at it.

    @Lars you say you actually spoke with someone about the boat?
  • ironhorseironhorse Posts: 174 Baller
    I saw that same boat listed last year. There may be something fishy with that one.
    dbaconaz
  • LarsLars Posts: 234 Solid Baller
    edited February 3
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    Yes I did:





    And yes I would be cautious if I had pursed it. As Ed Bolian says, "money, title, vehicle. Never let someone hold all 3 during a transaction. "

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    swc5150
  • MastercrafterMastercrafter Posts: 387 Crazy Baller
    I got the same email but can't get a phone call or another email response.
  • bikesrusbikesrus Posts: 73 Baller
    Be careful….a friend checked a oddly similar boat ad last year….i would want to see it in person and tow it home myself.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,611 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited February 3
    deleted since the ad is BS..
    Scott Calderwood
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,512 Administrator
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    I was contacted by a known skier who works in the boat industry about this boat. Apparently, this boat and dealer are 100% fake. There is no boat. It is a high-dollar scam. I understand that a member of the skiing community has already been scammed and lost 100% of the asking price of the boat.
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  • LarsLars Posts: 234 Solid Baller
    @Horton good to know, glad to hear I didn't miss out on a great deal just because of the color.

    If anyone else knows of any other leads please pass my way!
  • ColeGiacopuzziColeGiacopuzzi Posts: 537 Open or Level 9 Skier
    Heard the horror story on someone who thought that ad was real a while back. They lost a ton of money. 100% stay away.
    swc5150
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,512 Administrator
    edited February 10
    This darn thing keep showing up on boat traders Instagram account also. I sent them a message but.... . To be fair I'm not sure how they would keep track of this kind of thing.


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