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18.5 MA Value Feedback


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Thinking about moving up to a 21 so that would mean selling my baby...

1990 18.5 MA, hoping to get some solid feedback on what I should ask with a boat of this vintage.


Boat has the below...

-Refinished teak trim.

-New upholstery/cushion with stitched Mav logo made by Sandy.

-New blacked out rub rail.

-Minn Kota 80lb thrust 24v, removable

-8ft Power Pole

-Bobs 6in Jack Plate, (2018) powdercoated black, the self contained model with pump built in, blinker switch and gauge.

-Lowrance HDS7 touchscreen, has the upgraded transducer, but is still in the box.

-JL 200 Amp, 2 JL M7.7's

-2 on board chargers - one for the trolling batts, one for the 2 house batts.

-Blue undergunnel LEDs

-New LED Nav Lights

-Powdercoated wheel(2018) wrapped by Hunter Bounds, Also have the grab rails coated and wrapped.

-Vintage removable casting platform for the front.

-Bilge access was increased from the pie hole to the larger hatch


-Trailer is an Ameratrail that has a new torsion axle(2018), hubs and bearings(2018) new bunks and carpet(2018), new spare and mount(2018)


Engine - Full disclaimer, 1990 Yamaha 130, runs like a top but had a pin hole in the water jacket. Patched it but would want that to be known and factored into value.

Newer lower unit on the motor and a spare with a crack but not leaking. 

Brand new Power Tech 4 Blade Prop,


Thanks for your feedback.






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Purebred, If it helps, I sold my 1987 MA for 6500.  The hull was in good shape, but had a lot of gel coat gouges and the engine ran great but was on its last legs so I sold it as if it were a hull, trailer, accessory sale only.   It sold quickly and I had plenty of interest.  Loved that boat!

If I had to guess a good number, I would think 8,500-10k and the right buyer.  But it depends on the condition of the boat and engine.  Your engine is a lot like mine was, runs, but kind of has to be skld as a "bonus" on a hull only sale.   The next owner will have to repower, but can use what you have to get on the water.  


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