Current Price – ?2651.00
You are bidding on a 17.5 Feet long power/speed boat with a Yamaha 85 HP outboard engine including an immaculate Hallmark trailer and more extras than you can shake a stick at. She is currently named “Un-Hinged”, which suits her. however, she can be renamed by using the appropriate family and friends gathering and the traditional breaking of a champagne/beer/Pimms bottle over her hull! The decals can be removed easily. The boat is in really good condition for the year. It’s finished in a dark orange red colour which makes her very flashy and eye-catching and she is always commented on by passers by. I have some really good (and expensive) marine polish that will bring out her colour even more which I will include in the sale. The boat has been retrofitted with rod inserts and holders for any lake or deep sea fishing and can also be used for Scuba Diving as it has a removable marine grade stainless steel ladder. She is also kitted out for water skiing, with a removable stainless steel ski pole that fits into the hull at the rear of the boat just in front of the engine. This can be seen in the photos. The console works fine including the speedo and the dash has an internal mount for the VHF radio which I will include in the sale. The floor is marine grade Ply and is rock solid with no defects and is covered with thick rubber matting for comfort and cleanliness. The trim is in good condition throughout, however, the drivers seat is a bit wobbly but completely useable. The rear seat is removable for storage and the rear compartment houses the battery, electrics and premix fuel tank which is 25 Litres also included in the sale. I’ve also had an additional reinforcement plate added to the transom to assist with the extra horses being pumped out of the engine which is also marine grade stainless steel. The boat has been washed down and stored on the trailer indoors after every use. The trailer is just plain excellent. Hallmark galvanised model with good jockey wheel, lockable towing hitch with extra “hitch safe” and a lockable, ratchet winch. The trailer has had new bearings and was serviced at the end of last season, since which has only done 50 miles or so this season. Galvanised and reinforced, the thing draws like a pencil! I have to keep reminding myself that I’m towing as I regularly forget, it’s so smooth. The trailer on it’s own is worth around £1,800 given its condition. Also included in the sale is an additional 24V electric second outboard engine with 86 Lbs thrust. For an electric outboard engine, it’s very powerful. It is basically brand new and has never been used as the main engine works just fine but is included nonetheless. The Yamaha engine is the best bit about the whole package and is sweet as a nut! Extremely clean and cared for, Long shaft model, full electrical trim and tilt with electric start all connected, ready to go. Starts first time with gears engaging and disengaging fully. Pumps well, has had a full service with ultrasonic carburettor clean and brand new impellor around 10 hours ago. The steering linkage is very good quality and extra linkage support plates (marine stainless) have been added for strengthening for use with this powerful engine. The engine is very, very good and gets the boat on to the plane quickly. I’ve had her up to around 45 Knots (52 MPH or 84 KPH) which trust me is plenty fast enough when you’re skimming over the water! Normal waterskiing is done at around 15-20 Knots so she has plenty of pull! Pulls water skiers just fine but may benefit from switching to a slower propeller at some point as the current one is set for high end speed and not acceleration. The engine has been ear muff flushed after every use and stored indoors. Extras included in the sale: 3 x Brand new 150n automatic gas operated life/safety jackets. Primed and ready to go with spare CO2 canisters 4 x boat buoys for protecting the boat from damage when docked Assorted ropes for hitching etc Military issue plastic fuel tank (25 litres) 2.5Kg fire extinguisher, checked and in the green 12V “power bull” vehicle battery 2 x water skiing ropes one of which is a brand new JOBE 1 x GULL buoyancy aid for waterskiing A pair of wide track water skiis in good condition and excellent for beginners and novices. They have the foot mount fitted in case you wish to try some single ski water skiing. 2 x 15 foot sea fishing rods 2 x D500 Deep sea fishing reels with extra high grade line Approx 200 x different fishing lures and other fishing tackle approx. 3L of of 2 stroke oil for mixing with the fuel, enough for a around 50 hours of use Engine ear muffs for flushing the engine after use Several different pipe and tap connectors for flushing VHF Transmitter/Receiver radio Prop cover (new) Engine Cover (new) Boat cover Steel anchor with steel rope Marine Grade Stainless steel ladder Boat polish 2 x 200Watt PYLE PLMR24 marine speakers brand new in the box to be fitted for allowing your MP3 or mobile phone to play music whilst skiing and fishing Hong Xing stereo amplifier brand new in the box to be fitted with the above speakers. The amp is 2 channels and has an auxiliary connector. I bought the stereo kit with an idea of fitting it this Summer but haven’t got round to it yet. I will also include a fully working inflatable ring (disco biscuit) and rope for wake riding behind the boat. It’s a size large with stitched durable cover and connections and can seat one adult or two kids. That thing is a hell of a lot of fun! Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of it but the colour matches the boat! There are other items that I will chuck into the auction as well, I just can’t remember them all to list here. The boat, engines, trailer and associated extras are worth a fortune, especially as a lot of the extras are new. The boat has been used, cared for and loved by my family but due to my commitments in the Armed Forces I am posted abroad and cannot take her with me. There is no reserve and I must sell her soon so someone IS going to win this fantastic auction so e-mail with any questions you may have, if someone doesn’t snap up the Buy It Now, it’ll go cheap! Paypal or cash on collection please. viewing can be arranged but it will be difficult to fire her up as she is on an Army camp and I will have to bring her out for you to see. I can also drop her off to the winner if it’s within a reasonable distance of 50 miles or so and it’ll be a pound per mile for delivery. Un-hinged will be missed by all my friends and family who we have taken her out in. In summary, this auction is for a great speed boat setup, ready to go with all the safety equipment and high performance, just add petrol! If you would like to take your friends and family out waterskiing, disco biscuiting, fishing, cruising around the coast with a cooler of drinks, docking every now and again for dinner or even just lie out on the deck with a brewski on a sunny day or would like to own and use something a little flashy and have your mates a bit jealous, then this is the boat for you. Any questions, give me a shout! Good luck! On 08-Jul-13 at 23:40:36 BST, seller added the following information: Just a couple of comments to add: Full explanation, training and demonstration can be given on all the equipment and the boat itself including hitching the trailer, launching and recovery of the boat, piloting techniques, engine maintenance etc. I can demonstrate all the electrical tilt and trim, however, due to the fact that I won’t have a water source to hand, i’ll have to insist that if the buyer would like me to fire her up, it will be at their risk for any consequential damage to the impellor (not to be confused with the propeller which is different). When run dry, an outboard engine impellor can suffer up to 50% damage within 30 seconds of use. This is due to the lack of pumping lubrication afforded by the water. If this option is chosen, I cannot be held responsible for replacing the impellor. A new impellor is around £20-£30 and can be purchased on eBay amongst other places. A few people have asked about a Buy It Now option. I had originally added a buy It Now when I first listed the boat. Unfortunately, as soon as the bidding actually started, the Buy It now price disappeared. I’m not sure why but probably to do with the statutory auctioning and contract law of which eBay is governed. I will let the auction run and whatever bid she ends up at will be what I sell her for. Any questions or viewings, give me a shout.On 09-Jul-13 at 00:00:45 BST, seller added the following information: I forgot to mention as well, the winning buyer will need a trailer lighting board when picking up. Unfortunately, I need mine for my car transporter trailer. They can be picked up for less than a tenner on ebay, obviously it will be a 7 pin or 13 pin depending on which type of trailer electrics socket you have. If you need me to deliver, i’ll need to take the board back with me after i drop off.
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