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  • Beautifully restored 89' 285 for sale.__Price Drop

    I am selling my baby. Time to downsize for a bit. Where do I start:

    1989 285 with 96 225hp Evinrude OceanRunners. Engines have approx. 950 hrs on them and run great. Have not tested compression since beginning of season but they were all even around 90 PSI then. Changed this year: Water Pumps, Spark Plugs, Decarbed with SeaFoam, Lower Unit Fluid, Fuel Filters. They still use the VRO pumps and have 2 separate 2.5 gallon tanks for each motor.


    Incredible family/fishing boat. Perfect layout for family and kids. Cabin has porta potty and is great for kids to take naps. Rod storage in cabin. 2 custom tackle storage bins added. All new switch panel 3 yrs ago.

    Raymarine E120 with GPS, Thru-hull depth finder, Radar, and Autopilot. (I have never used the auto pilot but it is hooked up.) This is a great electronics package for this boat and all in very good working order. New dual throttle controls last year. Hydraulic single ram seastar steering system. Hydraulic trim tabs. 2 new engine trim pumps.

    Custom Eisenglass Enclosure that I made myself. All cushions recovered 2 yrs ago. Blue LED lighting for cockpit. Uniden VHF. Generic Stereo 2 yrs old. Nothing special but hooks up to I-phone for music. All teak redone as you can see in pictures. 15 rod holders. Custom Top in very good shape. 2 LED deck lights that are very bright and efficient. Macerator Pump for fish boxes. Livewell/ washdown pump.

    Custom aluminum positive flotation transom enclosure. This would make a perfect setup to repower with twin 300 4 strokes! (That was my plan.) 4 yr old 300 gallon aluminum tank. Entire decking done with Kiwigrip. Easy on feet but great non-skid. New Bowroller and rub rail all around last year.


    She tops out at 39 knots burning .8 gallons per mile at 5,500 RPM's

    Cruise is 29 knots at 4,200 rpm's burning 1.2 gallons per mile.

    I think this could be improved on if the engines were raised a bit. Just haven't had the time to do it yet. Boat has been offshore 70 miles and is an extremely seaworthy boat. We have been caught in some nasty seas and after throttling back to a comfortable speed, she handles them fine.

    Trailer is an 2009 (I think) aluminum Bunk trailer, with new carpeting, bearings just lubed, and brakes on 2 of the 3 axles. All calipers and pads were just replaced. All lights and brakes work. I tow boat with a F-250 7.3 and I would take this trailer anywhere.

    I will say, there is no pressure to sell this boat for me and I really do love it so not looking for lowball offers.

    Asking $30K for boat and trailer. Would also consider 22-23 Mako Hull or nice catamaram hull in good shape as partial trade. Open to other interesting trades as well. Possible early Bronco 66-77 year. (You never know.)

    Contact me at 302-528-0805 or [email protected]. Hopefully these pictures upload correctly.

  • #2
    nice boat!


    • #3
      Wow, that is a beauty...Well done!![)][)] Love the wood!
      [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.


      • #4
        Very nice boat.....GLWS
        Clyde[br]1978 Mako 23 IB[br]\"Shark Bait\" ***SOLD***[br]Kent Island, Md. [br]gone but not forgotten[br]Current Boat-1985 26Foot Shamrock Cuddy Cabin [br]Yanmar 4LHA-STE 230 HP Diesel Engine[br]


        • #5
          Thanks for the comments. We'll see what happens. I won't really be that upset if she doesn't sell.


          • #6
            One of the cleanest 285s I've ever seen.Very nice!
            1985 Mako 21B w/ 2013 Yamaha F300[br] [br]1967 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]1971 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]Richmond Hill,GA[br]


            • #7
              Should add this is the 18 degree deadrise version of this hull. I believe 285 B. They also made a 13(??) degree deadrise version.


              • #8
                She needs a good home!


                • #9

                  Originally posted by mytime

                  Should add this is the 18 degree deadrise version of this hull. I believe 285 B. They also made a 13(??) degree deadrise version.

                  This makes the boat much more desirable. Good luck with the sale. Very nice boat!
                  1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br][br]


                  • #10
                    Getting some interest. Had her out this past weekend with the kids, swimming and fishing. She ran perfect as always!


                    • #11
                      Very nice, clean boat. Best of luck with sale.

                      Not to hijack thread but what can you tell me about that boarding ladder set-up? Never seen anything like it.

                      Howell, New Jersey[br]


                      • #12
                        Pilot Nut...Just saw your question. Sorry I haven't been on in a while. It is a pretty neat set up. The brackets bolt through to the inside of the hull. You just slide the ladder into the two brackets when needed and stow it away when you don't. Works pretty well.


                        • #13
                          Is this boat still available?
                          1989 Mako 261 Twin 200 Suzuki I4[br]1973 Mako 22 Yamaha 150[br][img=left][/img=left]


                          • #14

                            Haven't logged on in a while and forgot this ad was out here. Had a turn of events which could be good for a buyer. I blew one of the engines on my last trip of last season. Went back and forth on what to do and decided to repower with Suzuki 300 4 strokes. Pulled the old engines and all rigging, gauges, etc. off the boat. Ran all chase lines to re-rig with new engines.

                            I have located an unbelievable deal on a brand new set of 2015 twin zuke 300's still in crates, never registered, with the new lean burn technology and selective rotation for the lower units. Waiting for seller to tie up some details on his end and having them shipped to me. Hopefully by end of next week they will be on their way.

                            That being said, If you are interested in just a hull, I am not committed to these engines or I am sure the seller would honor the same deal he had with me for a new buyer if you wanted the engines as well. Lot of options. If you want to call me to talk about the situation and price of the Zukes, feel free. My number is 302-528-0805.



                            • #15
                              What are you thinking for the hull?
                              1990 286 [br]74 mako20