Wellcraft Custom pilothouse.. Whats she worth??

Jun 21, 2005
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Riverside CA
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Craig
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Wellcraft Nova 250 XL
As some know I just built my 1978 Wellcraft in to a custom pilothouse. Well now that she is all said and done I really have no clue what she may be worth. Your opinions are appreciated.

1978 Wellcraft Nova 250
25'6"

Chevy 350 with 700hrs
Edelbrock 650 4 barrel carb
Edellbrock performance intake manifold
New exhaust manifolds and risers
Heat exchanger (no saltwater thru the motor)
All new marine wiring (complete)
Volvo Penta 280 OD
2 matching Todd chairs
100 gallon offshore bait taink
1100 gph bait pump
Surflo washdown
New morse contol
All new gauges
New switch panels with breakers
Blue sea ACR system
105 amp alternator
Bennet trim tabs
Simrad Autopilot
Floscan
2 vhf radios
Garmin 7610 xsv
B175 hw thruhull transducer
24"xhd 48 mile radar with open array features (can spot working birds)
Marine Cd, bluetooth etc radio
Led lights throughout
Underwater bait lights
2 bilge pumps with float switch
Newer fuel tank, 125 gallons
Newer dual axle galv trailer

Im sure im forgetting things, feel free to ask.

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DG619

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As some know I just built my 1978 Wellcraft in to a custom pilothouse. Well now that she is all said and done I really have no clue what she may be worth. Your opinions are appreciated.

1978 Wellcraft Nova 250
25'6"

Chevy 350 with 700hrs
Edelbrock 650 4 barrel carb
Edellbrock performance intake manifold
New exhaust manifolds and risers
All new marine wiring (complete)
Volvo Penta 280 OD
2 matching Todd chairs
100 gallon offshore bait taink
1100 gph bait pump
Surflo washdown
New morse contol
All new gauges
New switch panels with breakers
Blue sea ACR system
105 amp alternator
Bennet trim tabs
Simrad Autopilot
Floscan
2 vhf radios
Garmin 7610 xsv
B175 hw thruhull transducer
24"xhd 48 mile radar with open array features (can spot working birds)
Marine Cd, bluetooth etc radio
Led lights throughout
Underwater bait lights
2 bilge pumps with float switch
Newer fuel tank, 125 gallons
Newer dual axle galv trailer

Im sure im forgetting things, feel free to ask.

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I am rebuilding my Chris Craft, where did you get your windows? Are they vinyl frame or aluminum? Are the window panes glass or plastic?
 
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hbouldin1216

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Love that you kept the rear of the house open. Keeps you dry but stays cool, too. What's the access to the bow like?
 
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tanner.s

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Whatever someone will pay for it.

Older Wellcrafts are worth much it seems like, Id be surprised if you could get more than $10K
I'd be surprised if he got less than 13-14k. Probably worth more to the right guy.

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Arima-bob

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uh....
Since I put about 15 minutes of sweat, and a few good hours of supervising the beer and build, I would value it somewhere close to 90K...

But the mackerel I re-gifted you might have hurt the value a little.
 
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justfishin89

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I think it looks good. I would think somewhere 15k - 21k, lots of the right things done, good electronics looks like a very desirable rig. Also would have a lot to do with time of year sold, and luck.
 
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agarcia

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Whatever someone will pay for it.

Older Wellcrafts are worth much it seems like, Id be surprised if you could get more than $10K
Agreed......if someone offered me $10k Id jump on it. I think realistically, Id remove the electronics and ap, and try to get $5-7k, which is high for that hull and factors in the gel work and engine cond. Honestly, i think if you were to sell youd be much better off removing the house and making it a go fast boat again. Not sure it would fetch more but it might be easier to sell. JMO.

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ALUMINATOR

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Craig,

I can feel your pain from here. I could only guess how much time and money you have spent and now wanting to get back 25 cents on the dollar may be about all you will see.

I am in the "same boat" as I am getting ready to put the "TANK" on the market. Years of hard work and an empty wallet but if I can get back that 25 cents worth I will be doing good.

This is the reason i always advise others to buy a completed boat instead of a "project". Most will never understand just how much money and time it takes to do this.

I wish you all the best if you sell.
 
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Jun 21, 2005
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Riverside CA
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Craig
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Wellcraft Nova 250 XL
I am not planning on selling her, was just looking for a ballpark of what she might be worth. I built this boat with me in mind and most everything came out the way I had envisioned them. Completely happy with it.
 
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