1985 Chaparral 198XL Power boat for sale in N Topsail Bch, NC

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Welcome Spring and Boating Time again!  Immaculate condition and totally ready for spring/summer! A Clean Classic Classy Chap Beauty! Haverty Classic Boats appraised/insured value of $9200 for boat/motor/trailer PLUS many many extras!!

I have a classic but like new 1985 Chaparral 198XL 19 foot bow rider for sale. Complete with 1985 Mercury 200 Black Max outboard also in amazing like new shape. Plus a 22 foot 1985 Cavalier Custom galvanized trailer also in great shape. Plus many boat/ing extras -- see below. Total package asking price: $9299. Or make a reasonable offer! But before you do that, just look here on craigslist at what else $9299 will buy you! Maybe a skidoo! ??

Gotta see it to believe it! The original vinyl, carpet, fiberglass, and teak wood accents are all in amazing shape. All parts are original and in working order - except as replaced as noted below. It is classy and classic -- plus fun! While the pics here do it justice, you still gotta see her in person!
Very clean and in original condition! Like it was kept in a time capsule! Pretty dark blue and white with real teak accents. Dark blue outdoor carpet; blue and light gray vinyl seats and interior gunwale accents. Dark blue bimini top plus separate bimini for just the cockpit.

The first 15 years this boat (purchased new) was used once a year (summer) in brackish and fresh water rivers and NC ICW -- never the real salty ocean. The owner then flushed the motor and cleaned the boat and would store it double covered plus in a storage shed. Full system flush, stabilized, drained, cylinders fogged, everything greased and corrosion guarded, etc. each time.

The 2nd 15 years it was in dry storage after being cleaned and winterized and again double covered plus in a closed storage barn.

Then I am the 2nd owner for past 3 years. Was kept double covered in a dry-stack marina and only put in water (again, river and ICW) when being used 2-4 times a summer. Winterized and desalinized each fall. I have simply not been using her enough!

Solid floor and rides better than many composite boats in her class. The Chaparral brand and name is one of the kings/queens of the marine building world.

There a few rust spots from staples on the interior upholstery and accents. Plus on the trailer struts.

What wasn't still in good working order I have had replaced or repaired by qualified marine mechanics at modern boat/marine shops. Here is the list (in chronological order over past 3 years):
New Parts: New Fuel Lines; New Battery; New Primer Bulb; Steering Oil; Lower Unit Oil; Battery Cut Off Switch; Battery Cable; Trim-Tilt Cylinder; Auto Bilge Pump; Water Pump Impeller; Fuel Gauge Sending Unit; Control Cables (2); Ignition Key Switch; Oil Pressure Warning Sensor Module and Fuse; Skeg Guard; Trailer Wheel Hubs

Over $1100 of brand new parts alone.

Motor: 1985 Merc Black Max. There is no hour meter but maybe only 175 total on it. It has always been flushed with fresh water immediately after use, plus treated with engine stabilizer. Been winterized every year. While the cowling is marked 150, it is actually a 200. 2 stroke that takes gas and injected oil.

Trailer: The 22 foot Custom Cavalier galvanized drive on trailer has 2 new tires and 2 new wheel hubs. All brake and directional lights work. There is some rust on the struts, etc. that may need minimal work.

NADA Boat Values Base Price Low Retail Avg Retail
Suggested List Price $6,383 $1,450 $ 1,650
Bimini Top $140 $160
Boat Cover - 15 ft. thru 19 ft. $65 $75
Bow Cover $115 $130
Cockpit Cover $150 $170
Radio / 25 Watt VHF - Fixed Mount $130 $150
Batteries - Dual w/Switch $75 $85
Outbd. Hydraulic Steering $235 $265
Outbd. Power Tilt/Trim (101-300 HP) $195 $220
Porta Potti $65 $75
Propeller / Stainless Steel (3-Blade) $140 $160
Swim Step - Teak $165 $190
Trim Indicator $60 $70

Outboard Motor:
1985 Mercury 200ELPT OI $7,693 $1,280 $1,440
2-Stroke Series (x1)

1985 Single 22 Feet $290 $325

TOTAL PRICE: $14,076 $4,555 $5,165

Note: NADA has a very low amount for the trailer because their online system does not allow for any quals such as galvanized, drive on, or custom. I have been offered $1200 for it alone. Plus Haverty currently has insured it for that very same amount - $1200. This boat also comes with smaller bimini just for the captain/front passenger area which NADA does not capture. So total package is actually worth over $6000 at 'average retail'. But, in fact, this pristine boat pkg. is so ABOVE average retail for an '85 that Haverty has it insured for me at $9200 total. Registered and decaled.

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Again, it has been insured for last three years by me thru Haverty - classic boat insurers. And they know their boats! After close inspection and appraisal, they have my classic/vintage runabout and outboard motor insured for $8000 and the trailer insured for another $1200.

Would make a great inexpensive lake, river, or ocean boat!! Just the right size and shape/configuration for fishing, cruising, boating or water skiing. She will easily run 60 and pull tubes, skiers, etc.

Full snap on bright blue canvas bow and cockpit covers. Plus a 3 yo full length elastic and strap on mooring, moving and storage cover.

PLU$ this boat/motor/trailer package comes with all of the following: New float cushion; New 6 adult life preservers; New boat hook pole; New boat paddle; New three boat ropes/dock /utility lines; New fishing pole net; 2 rubber side fenders; New porta potty chemicals (to go along with new/unused porta potty); trailer wheel chocks; trailer hitch lock; pack of 4 emergency flares. All together another $220 total worth. [If needed/wanted, I also have a pair of brand new never used handheld marine radios from West Marine for $100.]

PLU$ also comes with original anchor and rubber coated chain and rope. Plus really cool original owner's manuals. Plus full tank of non-ethanol gas! Plus 10 qts (2 large bottles) of 2 stroke oil. Another over $110 total bonus.

Titles in hand to boat/motor and trailer. 3 months left on 1 year Sea Tow contract as well (like AAA for boats). Worth another $30.

So the boat/trailer/motor pkg. plus all of the extras are on sale for $9299 or reasonable BO -- this includes $1000 of brand new parts plus almost $220 in FREE boat supplies mostly needed for safety by law. I will throw in the full tank of gas plus 5 qts oil (bottle) worth almost another $125 total FREE. Come see it, hear it run, and make an offer before April peak boat buying season month!!! ;)

It is currently in Sneads Ferry storage. I live near the county lines of Wake/Harnett and JoCo. We may have to use rabbit ears and a hose to start her up. Plus I currently have the 3 year old battery at home on a trickle charger -- something else I can throw in with the right deal! Will also be totally detailed inside and out by professional local company [for $500] soon!! Come get this great lookin' girl!