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redracer2003 03-26-2007 6:00 PM

NADA , ADOS or Kelley Blue Book. I'm trying to buy a boat from a dealer and he said they don't use NADA they use ADOS and I've never herd of ADOS. Could someone lighten the subject for me please

tyboarder03 03-26-2007 6:25 PM


tyboarder03 03-26-2007 6:25 PM

Never heard of ADOS prolly just some way for them to bend you over

curtisco24 03-26-2007 6:28 PM

Tell him NADA is what everyone else uses, and that is what you would use to resell the boat. A decent deal would be somewhere between low and high nada value. People very rarely pay full retail. The only time that happens is on old boats in great shape.

kristin_ware 03-26-2007 7:21 PM

What kind of boat,hours,condition,price etc. I'm sure with that info more than a few people on here will give you a real good idea on price.

wake_upppp 03-26-2007 7:23 PM


redracer2003 03-27-2007 4:50 PM

it's a 2001 Correct Craft Super Air Nautique 21' 320 h.p. <BR>cover, cd, depth finder, heater, a pair of board racks, rear teak platform, NO perfect pass, it has 500p of ballast in the rear and a 500p fat sack for the ski locker, so not much for a true ballast system.

curtisco24 03-27-2007 7:55 PM

29k to 32k depending on hours and location

cbrown 03-27-2007 7:57 PM

Actually Ados is the marine blue book that virtually every dealer uses. It is probably the closest most accurate blue book strictly for boats.

lrbs_xstar 03-27-2007 8:19 PM


wake_upppp 03-27-2007 9:59 PM

...every dealer? Not the dealer I traded my old boat and bought my new boat from...or the banks my two boat loans were through, or the marine surveyer that appraised my last boat...

jmv 03-27-2007 10:42 PM

My bank uses NADA to determine the loan amount for my boat. So Nada.

cbrown 03-28-2007 6:54 PM

Sparky, sorry not every dealer but quite a few do. Most banks check NADA for values.

factory 03-28-2007 8:31 PM

ADOS <BR>another dumb ol' salesman!!!!! <BR> <BR>use nada.com to see the real value.

longhornfan 03-29-2007 3:07 AM

I'm pretty sure my bank used ADOS. I remember the loan officer saying it was basicaly the same as a Kelly Blue Book but for boats. Why not reference both for a better idea?

red 04-04-2007 8:40 PM

Is $26k a decent price for a '98 Maristar 225VRS with 170 hours with no tower or ballast? NADA is suggesting b/w $21-$23, but I haven't seen any Maristars in that price range.

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