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Old 29 June 2009, 01:14   #1
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Boat name: MK2C Futura 3.7
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Need some help, purchase advice, etc.

Thinking about purchasing a Zodiac Futura Inflatable with a Nissan 40 HP 2 Cycle outboard.

This set up is pretty darn close to new, purchased in 2004, boat, motor, trailer are 2002
They were purchased by a woman, who used the set up maybe a handful of times, no damage, no patches, no signs of physical wear...

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2002 Zodiac MK2 Futura S (hull tag states: MK 2 C FUT S / 210 LBS) it has the aluminum floorin, with (2) bench seats that are track mounted, with the console-sterring wheel. It is a soft bottom.
2002 Nissan 40 hp 2 cycl model NS4-D2, clean, no paint wear on original prop.
2002 Trailer is a galvonized basic trailer

They purchased this set up in 2004 for $11,500 I snow asking about $7,000, upon speaking further, I have the price down to $5,000 so far. I noticed one posted today in Canada for $4,100 US funds, pic shown below.

What is a fair price?________________

What is the Futura S, the "S" stand for?________________

Is this a 12 ft, 13 ft?__________________

My email: mund1@comcast.net

This is not the actual, but looks the same way, clean, etc. The trailer that comes with the one I am looking at has smaller wheels.
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Old 29 June 2009, 11:57   #2
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Need advice... thought I might be in the right area!

WHAT IS A GOOD PRICE? $5,000 or Suggestions Please? ________________________

2002 MK2 Futura (MK2 C FUT S) 12' 2"

2002 Nissan 40HP 2-stroke (NS40D2)

2002 Trailer


All purchased new in 2004, very verly little hours used (15 at most), clean no patches, etc.

WHAT IS A GOOD PRICE? $5,000 or Suggestions Please? ________________________
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Old 29 June 2009, 12:46   #3
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Try a completed listing search on Ebay for a "zodiac". It may give some prices of similar SIBS. The problem with valuations on rib.net is that the site is UK based and with the currency markets being volatile the prices are all over the place. Good luck.
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Old 29 June 2009, 16:42   #4
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Sounds like a good price to me and both the boat and engine are very good - I would buy it!!!
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Old 30 June 2009, 03:09   #5
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The Nissan (Tohatsu) is an excellent motor, and it is now getting very difficult to get carbureted 2 stroke motors that are still in good condition. The motor weighs slightly over 150 lbs. All of the new 40/50 hp outboards available today (4 strokes & DI strokes) weigh anywhere from 50-90 lbs more than this motor.

If the items are in very good condition, 5K for the boat/motor/trailer combo is a good deal.
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Old 30 June 2009, 07:34   #6
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Just so we are all on the same page... apples for apples

To the folks that have been so kind to reply.... I am not saying that you haven't already calculated this or know this but:

$5,000.00 US Dollars = 3,015.84 GBP

$5,000.00 US Dollars = 5,768.10 CAD

$5,000.00 US Dollars = 3,541.80 EUR


If the conversion has not been taken into consideration, is this still a good deal? ________


I feel I found a nice Futura MK2 C 12' 2", I would have liked a larger craft, or perhaps even a RIB. I am remaining hopefull that this will work out well for us, my son (8), and our dog (1 yr old Pug).

Thanks Folks.... I have put a small deposit down on it, haven't picked it up yet, so if there is any more feedback... please let me know.

Edmund
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Old 30 June 2009, 08:35   #7
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I think you have done a very good thing in putting money down - even with the state of the economy I think that $5000 or 3000 is a good price , but more importantly its a very good boat that I is very hard to find fault with.

Have a search on hereif you haven't done so for them & articles , pictures etc ..
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Old 30 June 2009, 10:10   #8
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To the folks that have been so kind to reply.... I am not saying that you haven't already calculated this or know this but:

$5,000.00 US Dollars = 3,015.84 GBP

$5,000.00 US Dollars = 5,768.10 CAD

$5,000.00 US Dollars = 3,541.80 EUR


If the conversion has not been taken into consideration, is this still a good deal? ________


I feel I found a nice Futura MK2 C 12' 2", I would have liked a larger craft, or perhaps even a RIB. I am remaining hopefull that this will work out well for us, my son (8), and our dog (1 yr old Pug).

Thanks Folks.... I have put a small deposit down on it, haven't picked it up yet, so if there is any more feedback... please let me know.

Edmund
Yes I did work it out.

That would be a pretty good price for such an outfit in the UK and our sibs/ribs are much cheaper than yours because there is more choice.

I have a big 9m RIB and a small 3.1m sib with a 15hp - often the smaller boat is more fun.

Think of it like this - a 747 may be faster and more comfortable but a Pitts Special aerobatic biplane will be a hell of a lot more fun!!!
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Old 30 June 2009, 13:45   #9
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Like this one?
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Old 30 June 2009, 13:58   #10
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That is correct Tinker... the ebay one is a 2004 ($ 5,344.95 US or best offer) , the one I am purchasing is a 2002 ($5,000.00 US), with as they claim 10 hours of use, beneath the engine cover of the 40hp Nissan, it looks like it has never been run.

I tried talking the seller down in price, no such luck. She paid $11,000 for it, bought it new in 2004, new old stock 2002. She lived an hour or so from where she kept it at her brothers place, garaged.

Thanks for the info... Edmund
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