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Old 01-06-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,
I only occasionally frequent your salty board to drool over your picture and read some amazing stories. But I was hoping I could get your assistance on the matter of a boat value. My lady friend's Grand parents are looking to sell their 23' 1989 Olympic boat. I'm still working on getting a full listing of accessories, etc. but thought I'd get a picture up and see if these are sought after boats.

I do know it's an I/O and has radar, cabin sleeping quarters, porta-potty, and also that I don't have nearly enough cash to buy it!

Thanks for any and all information you can provide.


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Old 01-06-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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Hi Guys,
I only occasionally frequent your salty board to drool over your picture and read some amazing stories. But I was hoping I could get your assistance on the matter of a boat value. My lady friend's Grand parents are looking to sell their 23' 1984 Olympic boat. I'm still working on getting a full listing of accessories, etc. but thought I'd get a picture up and see if these are sought after boats.

I do know it's an I/O and has radar, cabin sleeping quarters, porta-potty, and also that I don't have nearly enough cash to buy it!

Thanks for any and all information you can provide.
I would look on BoatTrader.Com to find out comparable values. Also, www.nadaguides.com has current values.

But, that said, the current economy is changing faster than these publications can keep up.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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twofister had I think the o/b powered version of this boat a few years ago, worth asking him for a datapoint.
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info guys. I'm mostly wondering if they are popular boats, seem like just the ticket for most salty activities.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:29 PM   #5
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reasonably popular for what was always a niche regional builder for the Pac NW. They built a good solid well made and riding boat that people could afford. They went wrong when they got into a market and cost and cash flow area of the business that kills many small boat builders: the above 30' market. They lost it with a 33'. I have spent time on 24 and 26' olympics, both with Volvo Duoprop I/O's. They are good boats. Another thing that hurt them is they missed the 8'6" revolution and had a lot of 8' wide or less models. They were also slow to get with the advantages of large reliable O/B power with flotation brackets. Like many the Seadrive debacle stung them - so they shied away from O/B even after it got really good.

In short, expext some interest for the boat - if you are reasonable and are market savvy, it's a buyers market now...

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Thanks for the info guys. I'm mostly wondering if they are popular boats, seem like just the ticket for most salty activities.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:05 PM   #6
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thanks tomictime
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:26 PM   #7
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There was a 1991 20' Olympic NW Walkaround, on here a couple of years for sale that had just been repowered with a 200 Suzuki, that was hung off of a bracket. I believe that they were asking $19,950.00 for it (or something like that. If it had been 6 months later I would have probably bought it.

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Old 01-07-2009, 08:51 PM   #8
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12,500.00 , but just a wild guess. PM TwoFister, he'd know.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:09 PM   #9
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wingmaster,
The 1991 20 NW Walkaround mentioned by RascallyRabbit was my boat. They are great boats and have a strong following. They are well made and durable. They were very popular for a long time as they were made and based in the region. They really shot themselves in the foot when they tried to become a yacht manufacturer as Tomictime stated. Really a shame.

The boat in the picture looks like a more current model than 1984 so I would check the documents to make sure it's not a 1994. There's a 1991 23' with an Yamaha 2 stroke outboard on the seattle craigslist forum that they are asking $21,500. I would guess that in this market that's a pretty fair asking price if the boat has a trailer, kicker, decent electronics, etc. A boat with an duoprop will go for a bit more. A couple of years ago the same boat was going for $26,000+.

Definitely check the paperwork as the boat in the picture really looks like a 1990+ model.

Good luck with your sale. Man I wish I lived closer to the ocean sometimes...

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Old 01-08-2009, 06:55 AM   #10
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Thanks guys! I thought the same, it looked newer than an 80's model, I'll keep digging for info. Again I really appreciate your help.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:45 AM   #11
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Dang it Two Fister! You made me go look

I actually like the 26' on CL abit better than the 23', but your's was better than either of them. Wish I had been ready for a boat when you sold your's Although if I'd know that I was going to end up in the Puget Sound area I might have jumped then, my sled just doesn't do it for me up here

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Old 01-08-2009, 09:36 PM   #12
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Sorry RR! That 26 would be a perfect boat for the sound. It's big enough to spend a few weeks cruising throughout the islands but small enough to trailer fish. That boat that Wingmaster's asking about sure looks like a beauty as well!

I like living in the high desert, but man I miss living in Anacortes at times!

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Old 01-09-2009, 06:27 AM   #13
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This boat does have a trailer included.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:19 PM   #14
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I am the guy that Two Fister bought his Olympic from. Great boats. I fished out of them in the Port Angeles, WA area as well as in Alaska. They handle rough water really, really well.

I don't really have anything new to offer you other than I agree with what has been said about the year of the boat. I would bet almost anything that the one in the picture is newer than 1984. It really looks like a mid 1990's model...

If you can get a good buy on the boat and it will fit your needs, don't hesitate. They truly are fantastic.

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Old 01-11-2009, 06:27 PM   #15
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Thanks blueback. Checked in with the owner and it looks to be an 89' model. More spec's to come as hes still working on a full listing.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:32 PM   #16
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Wow...it sure looks newer. Keep us posted on the details of the boat (I'm not in the market, don't worry ). I just love to look at them and see what they are going for. Good luck.

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Old 01-12-2009, 04:49 AM   #17
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I fished out of a 95 26'xl with a buddie for a year when the boat was new. No issues except a bit narrow. As I remember 8.6 beam comes to mind. The boat had a duro prop with a inboard which ran great.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:42 PM   #18
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I have a 22' 88 Olympic, but mine was a OB on a bracket. Right now, no OB (blown powerhead), no Bracket (it was integral to the motor), but I will make you a really, really, really good deal on the rest of it if you wanted it. As far as the boat goes, it's heavy for it's size, and very thirsty. With a 200hp two stroker, 1mpg. Fuel capacity is an issue, mine only held 70 gallons, and with an I/O your tankage may be less.

Here is a shot of my boat, back when it had power.



I paid 14K for mine, back in 2002.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:12 PM   #19
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Threemuch, I appreciate the offer. I wish I were even close to the position of being able to start boat shopping. I'm really just looking to help out with the sale of this boat.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:28 AM   #20
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Heres a final listing I received of all included in the boat. I made a post in the classifieds. thanks again for all the info!

1989 Olympic Sedan 23

Wet deck/Alaskan bulkhead
Engine rebuilt August 2003
Cobra OMC package 175HP
Radar 10 mile
GPS color w/ memory card
Running depth finder
Cabin heat
Marine/CB radio
Fresh water cooling
Dual batteries w/ selector switch
Trickle charger
Tinted windows
Spare prop
2 scotty downriggers
V berth
Porta-potty
Stove and sink
1989 EZ loader galvanized tandem axle trailer

He is asking $17,000 OBO.
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