*This boat is NOW SOLD!*
Wow, a Force F23 has touched down at JCM and what a spectacular package!
Force Boats have become a very respecter achiever in amongst the Australian boat manufacturers and for good reason. The workmanship is first rate, the range of products now on offer from the manufacturer is testament to their design and buyers demand in sporty, functional and performance orientated trailer boats.
Over the past decade the “dedicated” ski boat landscape has broadened to encompass a whole new sector in “tow” boats with the plethora of “wake” boats entering the market from the likes of Malibu, Axis, Tige, Mastercraft, Nautique and the like. However, for those that still want the thrill of speed when driving or exhilaration of being towed either bare foot or on skis behind, this is where the likes of the Force boat comes into its own.
The eighties and nineties had the Haines Hunter 2100SO and Haines Signature 2100S dominate and these two iconic manufacturing brands have since broadened their focus now to fishing and “allrounders” models. Force have taken this niche sector and from what the experienced team at JCM can tell, producing a semi-custom range of spectacular craft.
This Force F23 was launched early 2010 and has been owned by the one family since new. Not often used due to work commitments with under 70 hours recorded however as the owner described to us, “a run across to Tangalooma only takes 30 minutes and the fun of driving this boat quickly takes away the accumulated weekly work stresses!”
If at anchor and children are aboard (or adults for that matter) and a kip is needed, the boat has been fitted with a double padded V berth and lined cabin interior offering some reprieve from the sun and days activities.
The rig is powered by a 68 hour, direct injection Mercury Optimax 225Hp that has just been extensively serviced by one of Brisbane’s leading Mercury specialist service centres. The motor was chosen for its weight/power/performance that the Optimax’s are known for and makes driving the rig a fairly straightforward affair for the beginner skipper. The engine has fitted a hydraulic steering system and spins a 21-inch Mercury stainless steel Tempest prop and is backed by a limited BIA engine warranty for additional buyers confidence.
As the photos depict she presents in striking condition and looks like she’s doing 50 knots just sitting on the sensationally built F-23 tandem axle trailer. These in-house built trailers from Force wrap the hull like a glove and even feature a full under slung stone guard, 17 inch alloys with low profile tyres and hydraulic brakes..
If you are the market for a true sea worthy, race pedigree hull that is Australian made for Australian conditions then we don’t think we could lead you to a better or more reputable brand to get out there and enjoy such a performance driven sports boat. These are very hard to come by on the used market, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
When it comes to used boats, it’s likely your watercraft is going to be your second or third largest investment behind your house and car. This is the reason John Crawford Marine goes to extensive lengths to ensure every boat that rolls out of our Brisbane boat yard goes through a range of comprehensive checks and maintenance audits before it is even listed as a used boat for sale.
This means when you walk into our Brisbane boat dealership, you know every boat is quality assured, meaning you can get on the water quicker.
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Unless you know what to look for – hidden mechanical problems, leaks, incorrect or inferior screw & bolts, etc for fixes – there’s a possibility your dream boat will quickly turn into a money pit.
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When you buy a used boat through John Crawford Marine you get quality and peace of mind. Time and Tide waits for no man – call us today on (07) 3890 2322.