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1996 Monterey Cruiser 265 Fair Condition Motivated Seller

1996 Monterey

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Monterey
  • Type: Cabin Cruiser
  • Year: 1996
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States


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I THOUGHT I wanted to upgrade from a cuddy to a cruiser but a cruiser is too much boat for me so this full-sized cabin cruiser is for sale! Your family and friends could be enjoying Memorial Day Weekend on the water!

1996 Monterey Cruiser 256

Located in SW Atlanta, GA 30331

The Good:

  • Mercury 383 engine
  • Bilge pumps
  • Generator onboard
  • Custom fit snap-on mooring cover that is actually trailerable
  • Two Bimini tops with individual storage boots. Tops zip together to make one large Bimini
  • Marine toilet
  • Burner stove
  • Sink
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Cabin cushions form mattress and under helm mattress make sleeping for 5
  • Camper enclosure
  • Dual batteries with Perko switch
  • Integrated fire suppression system
  • Over $1,000 worth of service completed as of 9/19 (receipts available to email; pixels too small to post pics) including oil change, spark plugs and fuel sending unit
  • Heavy Duty Tandem axle trailer (coupler fits 25/16 inch ball) with brakes and 5 flat wire harness.
  • Standard Horizon CP150 GPS Plotter
  • Boat registration is current with the Georgia DNR until 2022
  • Spare stainless steel propeller
  • Trailer and boat both conveyed via bills of sale as they are not titled here in Georgia
  • Assortment of fenders, lubes, and manual included

The Bad:

  • Probably needs impeller service. Ran fine on the hose in the driveway. I have taken her out only twice and she got hot after idling for 15 minutes and bogged down so I shut her off.
  • As of May 18, 2020, the up trim stopped working. Worked fine May 16, 2020, so it may be small.
  • Throttle has some play but that can be easily adjusted
  • One of the bilge pumps stays on (unless whole power is shut off from Perko switch). I think there's a leaf or twig jamming it.
  • Does not have a stereo installed but I have an open box never installed one you can have.
  • One tire in the trailer replaced May 16, 2020 but I would consider inspecting the others.
  • Passenger trailer light needs bulbs or replacement if you want the low profile.

I would STRONGLY recommend that you have at the very least a full-sized truck, preferably a super-duty or a diesel to pull her. I got her home over 125 miles away with my Chevy Tahoe but it did strain the transmission.

* No Returns. I listed this boat as fair condition. From what I THINK to be wrong (impeller and trim switch/relay) about $200-$300 in parts and 1-2 hours with a good marine mechanic would have this boat in good to very good condition. While I am a motivated seller, if she doesn't sell for a fair price, I'll have her fixed and learn to enjoy big boating.

Please check my Ebay feedback score at 100%. Both my wife and my ex have backgrounds in marketing and they have both said that I put too much into my ads. They said "A good salesman shows you the positive and surprises you with the negative." My take:I want you to see EVERYTHING and know the good and the bad so that YOU can make an INFORMED decision! I have answered the questions that I would like to know if I were buying. If there is something that you need to know that is not in the ad, PLEASE ASK! I BEG OF YOU!! I do not re-negotiate AFTER bidding has closed because that is not fair to the other bidders nor to me. This is why my feedback is 100% after a decade of being on Ebay.

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