I am in San Leandro, California. This is located south of Oakland, in the SF Bay Area.
(Pic is a few months old, see below for newer ones.)
I purchased this Zodiac about 6 months back from a guy in Napa, CA, used it 5 times max., and am forced to sell for a few reasons. Since I moved, I no longer have yard space to store the boat, so it is sitting curbside under a heavy-duty tarp. I also am no longer able to drive my truck regularly due to a knee injury, which makes it a rare day that I can allow myself a trip just for amusement. The boat has been great, but it's simply not the right time for me to own one.
I am selling it for a haggle-free $2000
, which is a huge loss and barely covers the $1700+ in reconditioning and accessories spent after purchase (I paid a LOT more than $300 for the boat itself). She's not a looker of a boat, so I am not asking a premium, but it is a solid machine that's worth far more than $2000. And I want it gone! (Fast!)
Go to the very bottom of my post for some videos I took today (4/23), to give people an idea of how it starts, sounds, and runs.
When I got the boat, it needed some work, such as new thrust board in the bow, and a new air keel, but it didn't leak air, and had no patches! I put $1500 into it to get things done right by the local Zodiac experts (Tim's Zodiac Marine), which took care of the major issues, as well as any more minor issues they felt needed to be addressed (e.g., they re-did the fabric around the transom, which is good since it's got a 2-stroke 65HP motor on the back). Here is the original invoice, listing all the work
. The boat still holds air great (no patches anywhere!), with no leaking seams, so it will be as rigid at the end of the day as it was in the beginning. Over the course of a few weeks it will soften due to air seeping past the air valves/caps, but this is normal for an inflatable boat with some years on it. In addition to a well-maintained boat, I am selling a number of major accessories.
To list it all out:
* A genuine 15' 1986 Zodiac Mark III Grand Raid...
* A 1986 Suzuki DT65
2-stroke outboard w/ power tilt, throttle, and center steering (yes, the control cables are ratty) with a recently refinished Solas prop
(visible aluminum is just peeling paint)...
* An unused spare Michigan prop. Here is the receipt
for the Solas refinish and spare prop.
* Accessories include a quality two-chamber footpump
, a Garmin Fishfinder 140 (unused), and any other boat crap I can dig up for you.
* I will also include the trailer if you need it. I don't want it by any means, but it will need new tires if you want to use it to haul the boat on it more than ~50-100 miles. Supply the tires, or tack on the cost and I'll order/install them for you. Or just try your luck, knowing that the current tires are quite weather-cracked.