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-   -   1998 Malibu Sportster LX - Good Buy? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=79299)

h20adventures 08-21-2003 1:25 AM

I found a 1998 Malibu Sportster LX open bow boat. Comes w/ 310 Vortec Motor, tadem axel, bimini, Titan Wakeboard Tower, Wedge, Wakeboard Rack and a cd player. They are asking $17,000....is this a good buy? Also what are your thoughts on the Malibu Sportster LX.....I am going to open up a waterski/wakeboarding school. Give me your thoughts on this boat and how you feel about the Sportster LX. <BR> <BR>Thanks! <BR> <BR>

aneal000 08-21-2003 6:34 AM

I had one and loved it. 310HP in a 2400 lbs boat is a lot of fun! <BR> <BR>I sold a 98 Sportster LX 3/02 for $16,500 but it didn't have a tower. Overall great boat. <BR> <BR>also check our <a href="http://www.malibuboatowners.com" target="_blank">www.malibuboatowners.com</a> for other people that have had experiences with then, everyone loves them.

h20adventures 08-21-2003 8:51 PM

Hey thanks for all of your input! I just called the guy who is selling the Sportster. He told me that the boat has 500 hrs on it, has been servied yearly and has always been garaged. Asked him why he was selling it and he said because his wife is making him. I could tell he was really bummed about it<IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> So anyway I am going this weekend to look at the boat and possibly test drive it. Are there any specific questions I should ask him? I am not an expert on Malibu boats. I checked the Nadaguides and the low is $13,400 and average is $16,850 with all of the options he has on it. If the boat is in great condition what would you offer him? Let me know your thoughts! <BR> <BR>Thanks! <BR>Brooks

h20adventures 08-22-2003 11:50 AM

Hey everyone I found another really nice boat....it is a 1995 Ski Natique 19' open bow, tandem trailer, cover etc with 750 hrs listed at $17,500. Which boat would you choose...1998 Malibu Sportster LX open bow with 500 hrs listed at $17,000 or this Ski Natique. Here is the link for pics of the Natique.... <a href="http://www.ap-guild.com" target="_blank">www.ap-guild.com</a>

h20adventures 08-22-2003 11:55 AM

Hey everyone I found another really nice boat....it is a 1995 Ski Natique 19' open bow, tandem trailer, cover etc with 750 hrs listed at $17,500. Which boat would you choose...1998 Malibu Sportster LX open bow with 500 hrs listed at $17,000 or this Ski Natique. Here is the link for pics of the Natique.... <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/79541.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/79542.jpg" alt="">

h20adventures 08-22-2003 1:05 PM

Here is a pic of the Sportster......... <BR> <BR><a href="http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/msgr/brooks7526/.tmp/1998MalibusportserLX.jpg?msMVuR_Ae7VtDNaU" target="_blank">http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/msgr/brooks7526/.tmp/1998MalibusportserLX.jpg?msMVuR_Ae7VtDNaU</a>


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