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Mastercraft Pricing

BradyBrady Posts: 1,085 Mega Baller
edited December 2013 in Boat Talk
So I went down to the local dealer to see the new ProStar with @Scotchipman today and I was blown away at what they are charging for the basic boat, without all the frills. The price I was quoted was 77K. My question is this: is this simply the greed of the local MasterCraft dealer in SLC or is this the going rate for this new boat? If so, I will probably not be buying one.

As far as the boat goes, it seems absolutely perfect with the exception of the storage space for towels, etc, in the rear of the boat. If it weren't for the price, that would be but a blip of an issue to deal with.

For those of you who have gotten your new boat, what price did you pay? Curious on this one, as I really really really want it!
I ski, therefore I am


  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,621 Mega Baller
    @brady wait a few years and you can pick up a pristine, low hours used model. Still a big $ commitment later but not so crazy. Patience and type "A's" don't mix...I understand the desire but fight yourself on this one and pick up a used one later if it's the boat you really want.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,109
    promo is the only way to go....unless you have won the lottery lately.
    Bob Grizzi
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,490 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Your dealer is crazy. Our local dealer is no where near that high. They better throw in a used tow vehicle for that kind of scratch!
    Scott Calderwood
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,154 Mega Baller
    I wonder how much of that initial pricing is the dealer positioning those first sales to set the expectation for future sales. That is, once that first boat is sold and people start talking to each other about how much, the prices for the future sales will follow along accordingly. If everybody heard someone paid 60K instead of 70K, guess what price the subsequent buyer will expect to pay. Our best hope is that the shrewd negotiators with ample patience and cash in hand buy the first boats.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,202
    Interestingly enough, out of 120 wakeboard and ski boats through my best friend's dealership this year, over half pay cash. And that's at an average price of $90k. In 2011, 70% payed cash. There are no shortage of buyers, it seems, regardless of what the boats are costing.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,300 Mega Baller
    edited December 2013
    When the umbrella is lifted too high, that's when opportunity exists to come in under the umbrella.

    I wonder if the '99 SN mold is for sale?
  • markchilcuttmarkchilcutt Posts: 947 Crazy Baller
    ouch!!! my 06 LXI gets nicer and nicer when i read this thread!!!
    Ski it if you can!!!!
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,300 Mega Baller
    I would still have my '99 SN but couldn't see the whole motor upgrade for ZO. Loved that boat.
    Value was propped up by the new boat prices. Cost $10k for 14 years of service.
  • BradyBrady Posts: 1,085 Mega Baller
    I have the 04 prostar, and if it had zero off, I would be good for ever. It is super clean with low hours, but it is a bugger to get dialed in on the stargazer mode. I want the 14 however damn it!!! Good thing I am happy with my wife of 18 years. I definitely couldn't afford the new version of her. :)
    I ski, therefore I am
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    @Brady -- I suspect that is not the price that boat leaves the floor for.
    Jim Ross
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