Priced to sell and priced to reflect her condition, this plate sided Formosa 550 Tomahawk side console would make the ideal Fraser Island and North Qld rig for those wanting adventure and to fish the more remote areas without the worry of scratching and damaging a brand new boat… and lets be honest, what can you buy new for $30K - nothing close to this monster side console!
Although she’s a little sun beaten in places, the Motor has only recorded 160 hours and it’s a big Mercury 115Hp EFI four stroke that delivers exceptional performance and fuel economy. As an added bonus for the buyer, our price also includes the engines annual service will be completed for you in the low tow away price! The motor has spent a third of its hours at idle speed according to the graphed RPM hours graph on the computer diagnostic report. Naturally the engine is backed by a limited BIA engine warranty for buyer’s confidence. We also offer an on water demo upon handover /payment if you haven’t owned a boat before giving you confidence and tips on best practice.
As the photos show, this is one big 18 footer with uncluttered decks ideal for the sports fisherman and those that enjoy throwing out the crab pots. The boat features draining decks with transom scuppers ideal when up North and you get one of those torrential down pours… Underfloor is storage for either a kill tank and up the under the bow plenty of storage is provided for the safety gear and spares etc.
Over head a bimini top provides some shelter from the sun and attached to the rear of this a rod storage rack is fitted helping to keep the rods safe and high when not in use. The bimini can also be easily folded down if required for storage. 2 pedestal seats are supplied and there a number of spots that these can be positioned to help balance the boat.
The helm is simple and well laid out with engine instrumentation and a large screen Lowrance HDS7 combo sounder / GPS and as an added bonus this also includes the chart map. Please note the radio works however the mic chord requires replacement. Up on the bow a Minn Kota electric bow mount is fitted, please note that although fitted, JCM is not listing it as an accessory nor warrants its operation and condition.
The rig is trailered on a 2010, Sealink 17DMD single axle trailer that will be reconditioned included in the deal including the fitting of new discs brakes, new wheel bearings, new brake pads/cable/reflectors, 2 new light truck tyres, connection plug and winch cable. Some $1,300.00 in reconditioning by our mechanics, to ensure you tow away a compliant and safe trailer for towing.
Boats like this at this price are hard to find, if you want a safe trailer, serviced and warranted four stroke outboard and you can overlook tough hull with some battle scares, then this package at under $30K offers a cracker of a deal!
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.
Private boat sales are great, but what are you actually buying?
Don’t run the gauntlet – with us it’s clear sailing!
Now don’t get us wrong, we’re not suggesting for a second that you don’t look around for a great price on a boat, in fact we encourage it! We just want to make sure that everyone on the water is safe, happy and doesn’t put their boat (or their friends and family) in any type of danger.
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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If you’re in another state and see a boat that you would like to purchase through John Crawford Marine, we can assist and prepare your boat for transport to anywhere in mainland Australia. We’ve sold boats to customers in every state and territory in Australia and even to customers abroad.
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.