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Old 02-07-2009, 03:39 PM
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I am looking at purchasing a 1990 SwitzerCraft SS240 Boat. However, I cannot find any information on these boats. All I can find is the "wing" style Switzers. This boat is a cigarette style with a 454 Stern drive in it. I even looked on NADA and they don't show any SwitzerCrafts made after 1988. Anyone know anything about these boats?

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Try Lanier Marine Liquidators in Dawsonville Ga .They show that they have a 1990 for sale. Frank
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Yup, I know them well, what do youwant to know??

We had a 1990 model, 454 385hp would run like 68 mph, but felt faster. Over all very well made boat would compare them to a Checkmate of similar year model. Great for lakes, shallow V so in rough 3' waves and bigger not so good.

For a boat of that age check the floor for rott and the seats, also check the stringers. Last one I saw sell was a 1990 model for around 20K about a year ago. In todays market, 10-15K.

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Frank,
Lanier marine is the boat I am looking at. They are basically a scrap yard for used boat and have no idea about this boat.

Will,
Why does NADA not show a 1990 Switzer Craft? I heard that Baja bought them out in the late 80's but not sure. I was just trying to get a book value on it. Also there are no markings on it that I can find, no huill number and not make or model labels. So I am not even sure what this boat is...all I can go by is how it is being advertised.
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If you can demo and drive it to make sure it runs, that is a deal. Especially if the trailer come with it?? I man honestly my last Waverunner cost more!!!!! than what they are asking??

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I've got a 1990 Switzer. 454mag 385hp. Like Baja Will said not a bad boat although I've only been 62-63 GPS. Been very reliable with that power. Boat tends to slide when cornering at speed. Only like 21 degree deadrise. Look for blisters on the hull bottom. Heard people speak of that. Mine doesn't have that problem. Also I did a value check for mine on myboatus and it came back at $13,000.00+/- without trailer in my area of NJ. Goodluck.
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I had that same boat about 10 years ago . I loved that boat . I bought it in milford conn. with no motor. I brought it back to cincinnati ,ohio and put in a fresh 540 , 600hp . it ran fantastic , mid 80s with 26 hydomotive . bough it for $10k sold it 1.5 years later $20k I had $16k in the boat.
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A guy I know has one on Candlewood Lake in CT. Nice looking boat. Definitely not a "me too" boat, which always earns points in my book.
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If you can demo and drive it to make sure it runs, that is a deal. Especially if the trailer come with it?? I man honestly my last Waverunner cost more!!!!! than what they are asking??

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They want $8500 WITHOUT the trailer....the motor is in pieces, the head are off. The interior needs repair, the gelcoat buffed....and so on. They want an extra $1500 for the trailer.
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We had alot of them up here in central N.Y. Great river lake boat. Like was said before look very close at stringers transom and the bottom. They do have a history of alot of rot
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