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Demo boat

AJack

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Tampa 33621
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Yamaha
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2018
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SX
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24
#21
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120
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18
Location
Roswell, GA
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#22
I just got a demo as well. 6 hours on it. now gotta wait for warmer weather. What did you eventually figure out regarding the break in?
 

AJack

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2018
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#23
It was broken in. So far, zero issues with the boat after about 30 hours on the engines. I do have to state the demo was used by the Factory for the commercials.
 

Ismael Breton

Jet Boat Addict
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169
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98
Location
Chattanooga, TN
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
24
#24
Hi all. I am thinking about pulling the trigger on a leftover 2018 AR240 with 4 hours on it. Being sold as "new" and out the door for $55,830 including taxes, registration, boat essentials.

How does this compare to your experiences?
 

AJack

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Yamaha
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2018
Boat Model
SX
Boat Length
24
#25
The few points I learned before going in:
* Just make sure that the demo has not been titled/registered to an individual, if it has been, then a finance company may consider it used.
* Test drive, test drive, test drive
* Check every aspect and do what we do in the military, conduct an inventory by touching every accessory (all cushions, mirror, engine flush adapter, cover, 2x sets of keys, brake plug thing for the trailer)
* Check the anchor locker's drain plug
 
Messages
120
Ratings
51 1
Points
18
Location
Roswell, GA
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#26
I'm finally picking up my demo boat next week. Did you also have issues with the anchor locker drain?
 

AlphaKap

Jet Boat Lover
Messages
217
Ratings
198 21
Points
73
Location
Alpharetta, GA
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
242X E-Series
Boat Length
24
#27
Hi all. I am thinking about pulling the trigger on a leftover 2018 AR240 with 4 hours on it. Being sold as "new" and out the door for $55,830 including taxes, registration, boat essentials.

How does this compare to your experiences?
Hopefully it will come with extended warranty and the premium mooring cover. My 2017 242SE came with that as a 'demo' last year.
 

swatski

Jetboaters Fleet Admiral
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Location
Saint Louis, MO
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2016
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
24
#28
I'm finally picking up my demo boat next week. Did you also have issues with the anchor locker drain?
Congrats!
Fortunately, that defect is kind of apparent when you look inside the locker, if the anchor locket drain tube is not set up right I would just ask them to take care of it before you take possession.

 

Ismael Breton

Jet Boat Addict
Messages
169
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Location
Chattanooga, TN
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
24
#29
At this price the dealer said he isn’t able to provide YES, I’ve asked, but I haven’t asked for a mooring cover or 10 hour service...yet. Will be sure to do that today.

What’s the deal with the anchor drain tube? What can I look for to see if it’s set up right or not?
 
Messages
120
Ratings
51 1
Points
18
Location
Roswell, GA
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#30
Congrats!
Fortunately, that defect is kind of apparent when you look inside the locker, if the anchor locket drain tube is not set up right I would just ask them to take care of it before you take possession.

Yeah I figure. I'm just so stoked to finally get the boat that I'll be bummed if they have to keep her longer to fix the drain. Hopefully they noticed it and fixed it in her prior 6 hours of life.
 

AJack

Active Member
Messages
203
Ratings
75 6
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Location
Tampa 33621
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
SX
Boat Length
24
#31
I thought the YES was for new boats, and this is considered a new boat. Perhaps one of the more seasoned members here can chime in about the YES. I received 5 years and the premium mooring cover, but not the shipping cover or 10 hour service. In fact, the local dealer near Tampa suggested using it up to 15-20 hours, just to make sure that I could find faults with it for them to address all at once.

At this price the dealer said he isn’t able to provide YES, I’ve asked, but I haven’t asked for a mooring cover or 10 hour service...yet. Will be sure to do that today.

What’s the deal with the anchor drain tube? What can I look for to see if it’s set up right or not?
 

AJack

Active Member
Messages
203
Ratings
75 6
Points
38
Location
Tampa 33621
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
SX
Boat Length
24
#32
I think the issue was more prone to the 21' boats, but just a safety measure, check as it has given some members grief.

Yeah I figure. I'm just so stoked to finally get the boat that I'll be bummed if they have to keep her longer to fix the drain. Hopefully they noticed it and fixed it in her prior 6 hours of life.
 

MidnightRider

Jet Boat Junkie
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532
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591 11
Points
128
Location
Oronoco, MN
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
X
Boat Length
21
#33
At this price the dealer said he isn’t able to provide YES, I’ve asked, but I haven’t asked for a mooring cover or 10 hour service...yet. Will be sure to do that today.

What’s the deal with the anchor drain tube? What can I look for to see if it’s set up right or not?
Basically the the anchor drain insert in some cases doesn't extend all the way through the outer and inner hull and the outer and inner hull is not always sealed together inside that the hole that has been cut for the insert. This results in water dumping in between the outer and inner hull inside that cut hole. Couple examples:

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Messages
120
Ratings
51 1
Points
18
Location
Roswell, GA
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#34
The not being able to provide YES sounds odd. I got 5 years of free YES on my demo. Plus premium mooring cover and Yammie safety kit. I guess every dealer is different. You can still purchase YES on your own right?
 

swatski

Jetboaters Fleet Admiral
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Location
Saint Louis, MO
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Yamaha
Year
2016
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AR
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#35
What @MidnightRider just posted - that was my 240, too.

YES is a generic warranty identical for boats and all other toys they sell, pretty much. It doesn’t cover much short of mechanical failures/obvious manufacturing defects. Reading it is fun.

In my experience the warranty is only as good as the dealer that handles it, and they are at the mercy of Yamaha adjusters in all more serious cases.

The biggest issues, such as timing chain failures requiring engine swap Yamaha frequently handled (took care of) outside of any warranty. Go figure.

 

Ismael Breton

Jet Boat Addict
Messages
169
Ratings
154
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Location
Chattanooga, TN
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
24
#37
3EC1D727-6D1A-4B61-963E-0C287741F0FA.jpeg 1F3CA091-C606-477B-BCCB-0E069E20A0BC.jpeg Alright, sounds like I can get another 2 years of Y.E.S. Included in the price. We took her out on the lake today and man I was impressed with how well this big boat handles in tough water how quiet it was compared to my other jet boats. I’m having the hardest time finding storage now, but that’s all I have left to do. No mooring cover, no 10 hour service. OTD $55830 with one year registration.
 

seanmclean

Jetboaters Lieutenant
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Location
Medford, NJ
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
#38
55.8K doesn't seem like a screaming deal to me, unless your local sales tax and whatnot is constituting a decent chunk of change. I'd really push for that cover and 10 hour service (costs them practically nothing), though you are probably in prime buying time down there. Nice looking boat, love the color scheme.
 

Ismael Breton

Jet Boat Addict
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169
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154
Points
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Location
Chattanooga, TN
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
24
#39
Yeah Sales Tax in TN is high. The engines have 1.9 hours on them now, he seems pretty adamant that he has discounted the boat as much as he can. Apparently Yamaha doesn’t help dealers out very much.
 
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