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Advice on sale of jetski

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BlkGS, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. BlkGS

    BlkGS Active Member

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    Location:
    Hickory, NC
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
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    So I have an 08 seadoo rxp I will be selling come spring. . It has 80 hours on it, and the supercharger rebuild is due at 100 hours. When I listed it late in season this year, people beat me up about it needing rebuilt soon, to which I replied it had 20 more hours and was priced low as it would need the supercharger rebuilt. Well, I listed too late, and there were no buyers for it.

    I could rebuild the charger over the winter, cost is around 400 bucks. Do you think it's better to rebuild it and price that in, or leave itand and price that it needs the supercharger rebuilt in? The ski isnt a perfect example, but its a good running ski and in pretty good shape.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Luc Lafreniere

    Luc Lafreniere Well-Known Member

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    My dad bought a jet ski this past summer. He avoided anything with a supercharger and went for a Honda Aquatrax (older model since they don't make them anymore). Point is, although many people see superchargers as a good thing for speed, I'd say there are more that don't like the maintenance that goes with time. I think you should treat it like a house, when you go to sell, the majority of buyers are looking for houses that have little work required. They want the furnace redone, the AC done, the roof redone, etc. It's not that you won't eventually find a buyer, but the number of potential offers and amount of interest is quite a bit higher.

    You can probably recoup a lot of that $400 cost when selling. I'd say get it done personally.
     
  3. Troch1

    Troch1 New Member

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    Location:
    Chesapeake Bay
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I agree with Luc, do the repair. I would never have looked at a ski that required work within the first season of obtaining it. MOST people want to buy stuff and get the immediate gratification of using it, not immediately taking it out of commission to repair. I totally get that it's not technically DUE today, but unless you want to limit your buyer pool, just bite the bullet and fix it now, then try to get top dollar in the spring when everyone gets excited about being on the water again.
     
  4. BlkGS

    BlkGS Active Member

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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    23
    That's what I was leaning towards

    As far as superchargers... let's just say theres a reason I was looking at yamaha boats, haha. I did consider the 310hp seadoos, but anything supercharged was out. It's not an unreliable engine, but it GUZZLES premium like a freshman sorority girl. Add to that the supercharger rebuilds, and I was determined to not buy a supercharged boat.

    It's certainly livable, but it's also really inconvenient.
     
  5. Luc Lafreniere

    Luc Lafreniere Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya... I went with the base 150HP Scarab 165 to avoid the supercharger because I didn't need the power nor did I want to do the maintenance. Low cost = happy wife! With that being said, Scarab is apparently now offering the new Rotax ACE300 engine that supposedly has a maintenance free supercharger. Worth checking it out in case you're looking at this type of power (in case that is the main limiting factor). https://boatingindustry.com/news/2018/08/01/brp-marine-group-launches-new-rotax-engine/

    Full video here:
     
  6. Cobra Jet Steering LLC

    Cobra Jet Steering LLC Jetboaters Admiral

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    Location:
    Florida
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
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    Other
    Boat Length:
    Other
    I owned a couple supercharged intercooled skies one piece of junk Kawasaki and a Yamaha both were purchased new, I now avoid supercharged skies and refuse to own any supercharged anything. I took a beating on the Kawasaki and was totally happy to get rid of it. It broke me from ever wanting anything with that name on it.
    The sea doo has several issues mostly fuel consumption and electrical issues, supercharger and carbon seal I just helped a friend with a fairly new supercharged one that sank on him.
    It was totally full of water ,probably has less than 50 hours on it and I suspect it blew a hose for the exhaust cooling water.
    He always brags about sea doo I always brag about Yamaha , he got towed in by a Yamaha . So I win lol.
    Sell the ski in the spring when people get the bug and take what you can get for it.
    A lot of people like sea doo skies and supercharged intercooled until they have to feed them.
    Your ski is 12 years old so it has practically no hours on it.
    mine are 4 years old with 650 hours on them. Look up the book value of your ski in your area and hope someone gets the bug remember tax returns that is a good time to start advertising the ski. If you service the supercharger or not remember it only takes one person so 100 can look but only 1 needs to buy.
     
  7. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Admiral

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    Location:
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    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR192
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    19
    That supercharger is known for needing the rebuilds done routinely when they're due. Most prospective buyers will know what they are looking for and will know about the supercharger maintenance for it, so you're better off getting it done and then list it up for sale. 20 hours is not a lot of hours when talking about a ski or even a boat. It wouldn't take long at all to rack those 2o hours up and most buyers will not want to factor that in when shopping for their ski. They'll want a turn key ski or boat, ready for the water and boating season.
     
  8. elcue

    elcue Jet Boat Lover

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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
    Other
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    25
    I’d dump it for whatever you can it’s going to be an 11 year old ski. I sold my 2008 rxt-x last season for $4500 and that’s the upgraded version of your ski. How much are you trying to get for it? I personally wouldn’t put the $400 into it not knowing you are going to defintely get that and more out of it.
     
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  9. BlkGS

    BlkGS Active Member

    Messages:
    110
    Location:
    Hickory, NC
    Ratings:
    +47 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    23
    I'll probably ask 6000 for it come spring. Around here, they tend to go for 5 to 6k with 150-200 hours, so I feel like it's a pretty good value ski. Its not perfect, but it's a good ski overall.

    I had quite a few bs offers of like 3k or 3500 at the end of season, but those were the bs offers of people who never even looked at it, just time wasters thinking that offering 60% of asking price is reasonable.

    Part of me thinks I should just keep it, but it isnt as fun as my 2 stroke ski, and I didnt use either since I bought my sx230. Plus I'd like to have a 3 seater ski if I kept a ski... and it being mr1 powered would be nice to share stuff with the boat

    You cant get into an rxt around here for less than 5500, let alone an rxt-x.
     
  10. elcue

    elcue Jet Boat Lover

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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
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    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    25
    wow that's great resale. I guess everything really does suck in NJ. My dealer offered me 3k on a trade when I got my new VXR.
     

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