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Who got the best deal on their 242?

Messages
25
Ratings
14
Points
3
Location
Krabi, Thailand
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#1
I am interested to know from anyone who bought between the end of the season last year and now, what kind of a deal did you get? What kind of free inclusions and special offers did you get given by the dealer?
 

swatski

Jetboaters Fleet Admiral
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Location
Saint Louis, MO
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2016
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
24
#2
I am interested to know from anyone who bought between the end of the season last year and now, what kind of a deal did you get? What kind of free inclusions and special offers did you get given by the dealer?
Paying cash gives you most advantage, don't need to to dilly-dally.
  1. Figure out the MSRP for the boat you are looking at - those are listed on the official Yamaha site;
  2. Look around who's advertising, there are many smaller Midwestern dealerships that may have what you want, and they will generally, but not always, have better pricing;
  3. Buying what is already in the dealer lot - that's usually the best bet, as far as price;
  4. If you can get the boat you want for the MSRP or below - OTD (out the door) - that's usually a good deal; it is typically hard to get those for much below MSRP;
  5. Key word in pricing: OTD (everything but local tax and registration)
  6. There is a guy who recently imported a 210 to Australia - you may want to check his posts, he had the boat "packaged" for the container shipment, which involves some fluid gymnastics;
  7. Post pictures of your new boat for us to enjoy; post more pictures when you are boating back in Thailand!
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Messages
25
Ratings
14
Points
3
Location
Krabi, Thailand
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#3
  1. There is a guy who recently imported a 210 to Australia - you may want to check his posts, he had the boat "packaged" for the container shipment, which involves some fluid gymnastics;
  2. Post pictures of your new boat for us to enjoy; post more pictures when you are boating back in Thailand!
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I found the guy from Australia (here), thanks. I have asked him some questions.

Pictures are guaranteed.

I'll tease you with these

Backyard

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My only experience as a captain. Traditional Long Tail boat.

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My local Bay

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Scottintexas

Jetboaters Captain
Staff member
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Location
Corinth, TX (DFW)
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2007
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
23
#4
I was just thinking we hadn't heard from @Geoff Cooper in a long time, looking for to your Thailand posts!
 

swatski

Jetboaters Fleet Admiral
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Year
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Boat Length
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#5
I found the guy from Australia (here), thanks. I have asked him some questions.

Pictures are guaranteed.

I'll tease you with these

Backyard

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My only experience as a captain. Traditional Long Tail boat.

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My local Bay

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NOT FAIR!!!!!!! lol

Man, do I envy you! That is just gorgeous. I've never actually been to Thailand but have heard the people there are amazing and friendly.

Keep us posted!!!!

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Shookie

Active Member
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83
Ratings
43
Points
33
Location
Cary, NC
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#6
I "ordered" my 2018 242 E-series at a boat show a little over a month ago. Got $2,000 off base price and Yamaha was offering a 3 year factory warranty so got that. My dealer threw in some extra life jackets, bumpers, tube, pump and I think that's it.
 

tonyGinFL

New Member
Messages
19
Ratings
9
Points
3
Location
Jax, FL
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
242 Limited E-Series
Boat Length
24
#7
Picked up a ‘17 242 E-Series for below dealer invoice.. sadly no extras, but getting a few items replaced from sitting all year (anodes, tow points, ratchet straps, complete hull buff out, sea deck) $51,9 . <<--- correction, not including tax & dealer fees.

Saw only one other 242 at that price (on clearance in Clearwater FL) and asked my local dealer for a price match.
 
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seanmclean

Jetboaters Lieutenant
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Location
Medford, NJ
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
#8
Picked up a ‘17 242 E-Series for below dealer invoice.. sadly no extras, but getting a few items replaced from sitting all year (anodes, tow points, ratchet straps, complete hull buff out, sea deck) $51,9 OTD.

Saw only one other 242 at that price and asked for a price match.
Might be the best deal I've ever seen.
 
Messages
25
Ratings
14
Points
3
Location
Krabi, Thailand
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#9
Picked up a ‘17 242 E-Series for below dealer invoice.. sadly no extras, but getting a few items replaced from sitting all year (anodes, tow points, ratchet straps, complete hull buff out, sea deck) $51,9 OTD.

Saw only one other 242 at that price and asked for a price match.
Who did you buy that from?
 

tonyGinFL

New Member
Messages
19
Ratings
9
Points
3
Location
Jax, FL
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
242 Limited E-Series
Boat Length
24
#10
^^- made a correction to my (overly eager) previous post .. I did pay tax and dealer fees. The boat however was price matched by my dealer here in Jax at 51.9. -still a sweet deal. RideNow PowerSports.
 

NewBoater

Jet Boat Addict
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473
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246 5
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88
Location
Virginia Beach
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2015
Boat Model
SX
Boat Length
21
#11
^^- made a correction to my (overly eager) previous post .. I did pay tax and dealer fees. The boat however was price matched by my dealer here in Jax at 51.9. -still a sweet deal. RideNow PowerSports.
What was your out the door price with tax and dealer fees?
 
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tonyGinFL

New Member
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19
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Location
Jax, FL
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
242 Limited E-Series
Boat Length
24
#14
Grey .. think this was the only color option for the 2017 E-Series. She is a beast to tow.
Not crazy about the grey, but he price was right at 51.9. Will get it wrapped in black, and install a black AR wake tower & matching bimini in 2019.
 

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Coheeba

Jet Boat Junkie
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580
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649 2
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148
Location
Panama CIty Beach FL
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2016
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#15
Got my slightly used 2016 242 S E in Oct 2016, 10 hrs on the boat, all sound upgraded to JL Audio with 10" sub, brand new cover; 55K out the door.
 

tonyGinFL

New Member
Messages
19
Ratings
9
Points
3
Location
Jax, FL
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
242 Limited E-Series
Boat Length
24
#16
Got my slightly used 2016 242 S E in Oct 2016, 10 hrs on the boat, all sound upgraded to JL Audio with 10" sub, brand new cover; 55K out the door.
Mine had 10hrs each motor as well.. (wasn’t happy about it), sold as new w warranty -I’ll take it!
 

swatski

Jetboaters Fleet Admiral
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Location
Saint Louis, MO
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Yamaha
Year
2016
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
24
#17

AlphaKap

Jet Boat Lover
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215
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195 21
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Location
Alpharetta, GA
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
242X E-Series
Boat Length
24
#18
Grey .. think this was the only color option for the 2017 E-Series. She is a beast to tow.
Not crazy about the grey, but he price was right at 51.9. Will get it wrapped in black, and install a black AR wake tower & matching bimini in 2019.
I think the grey looks good! But black will be really nice.

I did not realize they had a towerless version until now. I think I would have rather had that and installed a tower instead of the fixed bimini.

My 2017 left over was $57k (including dealer fees) + 3k in taxes. Included 5 year warranty and mooring cover.
 

tonyGinFL

New Member
Messages
19
Ratings
9
Points
3
Location
Jax, FL
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
242 Limited E-Series
Boat Length
24
#19
I think the grey looks good! But black will be really nice.

I did not realize they had a towerless version until now. I think I would have rather had that and installed a tower instead of the fixed bimini.

My 2017 left over was $57k (including dealer fees) + 3k in taxes. Included 5 year warranty and mooring cover.
You got a good deal with the warranty included. We’re close on price.

I pushed to get a split on the YES warranty, and throw in mooring cover and anchor kit but they wouldn’t budge. Still mulling over YES, there’s a lot not covered like the polk audio system (that is sure to rust out 1st season)

Picked up a (new) cover online for 589, and #8 danforth anchor kit for 120 (pieced out on amazon) in all it saved 450 over dealer pricing.
 
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