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1989 20' Arriva bowrider - $6k too much?

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  • 1989 20' Arriva bowrider - $6k too much?

    Hi all, I'm going to look at a 1989 20' Arriva bowrider this evening to inspect and test drive this evening. The seller is asking $6k. Pictures make it look like it's in great shape... of course I'll look for soft spots in the floor, etc.... does this seem a bit much he's asking for?
    1989 Arriva 2050 Bowrider w/ Mercruiser A1, Gen 1, 5.0 V8 I/O

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    If it looks like its got a new interior, be suspect of everything. Its a 28yr old boat and 6K is right in the middle of what many charge for redone boats that only got cosmetic work, but still have lingering (now hidden) problems that need to be addressed.

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    • #3
      Pix are too big to post... but it looks worn; nothing redone. Going to see it now
      1989 Arriva 2050 Bowrider w/ Mercruiser A1, Gen 1, 5.0 V8 I/O

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      • #4
        Good luck
        Money spent @ Boat Restoration should be measured in Smiles & Pride SHOP IBOATS-BOAT SPECS-FORUM HELP-REPAIR/RESTO

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        • #5
          Well I bought it and talked him down to $5500. It was in great shape but nothing noticeably covered up. For instance, the cushions were in decent shape for such an old boat and you could tell it's been under cover for it's life. The engine is clean and in great shape for an older engine. Oil didn't smell, was clean, and I saw no signs of leakage. Couldn't find any soft spots in the floor; carpet is in good shape. The exterior is very good; another noticeable thing that it's been under cover. It drove wonderfully and the wife and kid are happy! I can't wait to have fun with it. ... now to knock the cob webs out on boating... ha ha Also got rid of all my boat stuff a few years back so need to accumulate it again! Go figure! I'll post pix soon. Thanks - this forum has served me well for years!
          1989 Arriva 2050 Bowrider w/ Mercruiser A1, Gen 1, 5.0 V8 I/O

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          • #6
            Congrats! We need some pics. Arriva's were sharp boats.
            2002 20' Hydra-Sports 202DC 200HP Yamaha HPDI
            1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
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            • #7
              Ok, I'm attaching pix that the seller took (prior to me buying). Upon inspection, the cushions could use a good cleaning but the boat looks to have been indoors most of its life, as evidenced by the exterior as well. Could use a good wax but no major oxidation.
              1989 Arriva 2050 Bowrider w/ Mercruiser A1, Gen 1, 5.0 V8 I/O

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              • #8
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                Nice looking!! Congrats!

                Dave S. S/W Louisiana
                2002 Larson SEI 190 fish 'n ski. 2002 Suzuki DF140 4 stroke
                Sold: 2000 Odyssey Lextra 2102 Pontoon Boat, 2000 Johnson 90hp J90PLSSE
                Sold: 1987 Rinker V190 4.3L 175 HP Alpha One Gen one

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