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Old    Blueliner (Blueliner)      Join Date: Sep 2013       04-09-2014, 12:12 PM Reply   
I have found two boats that might work for me; A 2008 Moomba Mobius LSV for $36KUSD. And a 2006 Malibu VLX for $40KUSD. Both have around 200 hours, and look mint in the photos. They are approximately the same size and I Intended to use whichever for your typical mix of water sports including surfing, and the usual afternoon outings with our family of 4 plus the usual mix of a few extra friends. I am primarily concerned about what I would be able to get back for either if I had to sell (or trade). The only thing I don't like about the VLX is the garish colour scheme, with the graffiti flame decal, yellow interior parts (after all I am middle aged!...my teens will probably like it) Which is the better safe buy, according to both dealers there is little room for negotiation. I am kind of stuck, are these even reasonable prices?

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Blueliner
Old    Jack Henry (racer808)      Join Date: Jan 2013       04-09-2014, 12:21 PM Reply   
The resale on the VLX is way better. You can also remove the decals & go naked. Fit & finish the Malibu hands down. I spent a few hours on a 2008 moomba gravity games boat & as much as I would like a newer boat, I'd take my 02 vlx over that one any day.
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-09-2014, 12:43 PM Reply   
malibu… no question. Yes, strip the decals off and go "naked", Bu's look awesome like that.
Old    A.J. West (you_da_man)      Join Date: Sep 2009       04-09-2014, 1:41 PM Reply   
That Moomba is way over priced for an '08. No brainer for the Malibu.
Old    Tim (dezul)      Join Date: Jul 2012       04-09-2014, 2:05 PM Reply   
I was looking at an 07 moomba lsv for 30k two years ago. That one is overpriced. The Malibu seems like a fair deal though.

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