He's been sitting on it for a LONG time. From what I recall, he paid almost $9K for it. He buys a lot at auction but mostly heavy equipment (heard that he exports to China). As you may remember, we had this discussion before - deep-v H540 versus the cathedral-hulled H540. This is the deep-version versus what you had.
EDIT: I thought it was deep -v but now looking at your pictures, I'm not so sure. The only reason I thought it was deep -v was because a friend was also bidding on it. Who knows....maybe he can send you better pictures of the transom.
EDIT2: Ya, I can't tell from the pics - the wood holding the engine bracket up could be blocking the -v (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...ectorid=229466
This one might be for sale again:
Zodiac hurricane 540 1998 with 115 hp yamaha 2 stroke $12500.00
It's in San Diego and he hasn't been using it.