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billybobfl2001 10-28-2005 6:29 AM

I am thinking about making an offer on a 2004 210 SANTE. The seller says the boat has less than 200 hrs on it and that he purchased it new in early 2005. I think his asking price of $45,000 (w/o trailer) is high. (Hopefully, he is not on this board). I am not necessarily trying to low ball him but I was thinking about making him an offer of $39,000. <BR> <BR>My rational is as follows: (1) the season is basically over for this year (2) I would have to buy a trailer (probably a tandem for $3,000-4,000) and (3)I can buy a leftover loaded 2005 Malibu VLX for $48,000. <BR> <BR>Here is some info on the 2004 SANTE <BR> <BR>$45,000 <BR>PCM 350 Excalibur 330 hp <BR>Docking lights <BR>flip seat <BR>FCT Tower <BR>Board racks <BR>Perfect Pass <BR>Kicker stereo system <BR>depth guage <BR>air/water temp gauge <BR>jump seat <BR>cover <BR>bimini top <BR>composite platform <BR>and more (???) <BR>PCM and Correct Craft transferrable warranties <BR>no trailer <BR> <BR>First, what are your comments on this boat and in your opinion is my offer fair? <BR> <BR>Second, those of you that own this boat what parts or components have given your problems or things on this boat that I should look more closely at? <BR> <BR>Third, I am assuming that he couldn't have paid much more than $45,000 for this boat new in 2005. Does this sound correct? <BR> <BR>Thanks for your time and opinions. <BR>

brick 10-28-2005 7:58 AM

I think your reaching. I know I would not let my 2004 SANTE go for this price. NADA guides has the average retail at $47,000 with a single axle trailer. I would think $43,000 to $44,000 would be more reasonable. Just my opinion. <BR> <BR>The only issue I have had with my boat is a steering recall on the '04 models. Other than that, no issues to speak of at all in 250 hours.

fox 10-28-2005 2:11 PM

I thnk you're lowballing. I think $45K is a decent price, but maybe 42 is in-line since you need a trailer. However if you can buy a new VLX for 48 and that included a trailer..you honestly would be better off on that. Full waranty, new boat, trailer, and arguably a comparable wake. The SAN is a sweet boat and wake for sure, but there is little difference but the little differences between top end Malibu, MC, and CC now. <BR> <BR>ERic

mbrown 10-28-2005 10:29 PM

Which wake do you like better? <BR>Buying a boat without a trailer is a PITA! <BR>You have to pay a warranty transfer fee of, I believe, $500.00 to get the life time hull warranty. <BR>The 2005 SAN have some minor structural changes that decrease the flex in the walk through. So, the 04 may not be what you want. <BR>Seems like the Bu is the way to go. <BR>

jcv 10-28-2005 11:00 PM

where are there '05 vlx's for 48? i'd take a look for that price. is that out the door?

brick 10-29-2005 9:11 AM

Flex in the walk through...? I haven't heard or felt that one! How much weight are you talking about to make it flex? I regularly lay a 600 lb bag there without noticing flex.

ccryder 10-29-2005 1:24 PM

The flex in the walk through area was primarily associated with some of the 02-03 hulls, the 04 on had some structural changes resolving the flex. I have had no problems with my boat and highly recommend CC if it meets your needs. I wouldn't sell mine for $39K. Either way you choose you should be happy.

mbrown 10-29-2005 8:36 PM

Jim- I guess I misunderstood you when we talked about your 1st SAN. Thought it was an 04'. My neighbor complains a bit about the flex but he has a 02 (the yellow one down the bay). By the way what's up for tues/wed, wanna ride. <BR>

ccryder 10-31-2005 3:13 PM

Thanks for the offer Matt, but I have some meetings. Hopefully sometime in the future.

bruky__ 10-31-2005 11:00 PM

Correct Craft's regional pricing is really fvked up at the moment, you can probably get your hands on a new '06 for 46, now that the cat's out of the bag with the yellow '05 selling at 47 loaded with tandem axle..

billybobfl2001 11-01-2005 4:36 AM

John - please explain! I know about the regional price differences, but here in Florida, I have not seen any 05s or 06s for anywhere what you are mentioning. <BR> <BR>If there was any price disparity I would think that I would see that here, being only 2 hrs from the factory.

laptom 11-01-2005 8:15 AM

I've seen already 2 SANTE from 2005 for $44k on the internet (used, 1 w/o trailer). So I think a 2004 SANTE in the low $40k-$42k is a good price.

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