Posting my brother's 2002 16' Dauntless. This is the cleanest 10-year-old boat you'll find. Given the quality of a lot of boats posted here; I know that's saying a lot. I'd encourage anyone shopping for new boats to challenge the statement.
Please PM me for contact info or for questions not answered below:
90 HP Merc - Saltwater series 2-stroke annual dealer service and winterized.
Location: Central Michigan
100% Freshwater use.
Cushions are perfect - rarely used. Always stored clean.
Depth-finder will stay (need to get make/model/year)
VHF Radio will stay (need to get make/model/year)
Trailered boat fits in and always stored in standard 2-car garage.
Pictures were taken 4 weeks ago, NOT of boat delivered new.
He's selling to move up to larger boat for offshore fishing; he'll definitely look for trades over 20' and under 27' (Regulator, Contender, Pursuit). This boat is great for near-shore/in-shore. Great for small family runabout and fish with 1 or 2, but not for more. I've fished it many times in conditions that would surprise many.
My brother is a lunatic when it comes to cleaning/maintenance. He wouldn't even drill any holes for any accessories. Everything on it is via Ram-Mount and factory cut-outs.
Max horsepower rating is 115. I would say the only weakness with the boat is the engine. It's reliable and can do about 35 mph fully loaded; but a newer Honda 4-stroke would be perfection. There are a couple listed at about $22,000 with this configuration.