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PeterH

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Hello all, particularly you Aussies. Just wondering if anyone would know anything about "Wildsea" plate aluminium boats?

There is currently one for sale on "Grays Online Auctions", see it at "http://www.graysonline.com/lot/0001-5038371/boats-marine-and-aircraft/boat-2019-wildsea-600-cuddy-cabin-aluminium-custom-plate-boat".

At this point in time, this is probably my only chance of getting into a new craft of this size. Along with a G2 150HO or 175 would present as a nice boat.

Thanks in advance,

Peter Higgins.

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I believe they are made in Perth, but can't find much about them on the net.
Don't know whether that's a good or bad sign.

Also at a bare hull weight of 950kg (according to the auction listing), would a 150HO or 175 be good performers

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hi 

just be aware that some of the 'auction' houses are bringing in plate boats from China.

I am not sure this boat is made but would suggest inspection before going to far

thanks

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Not something that we really want to start talking about, expect it would go great with a V6 150HP G2. I have seen these, worked on a few and know them. They are not built here in Oz and with the crack down on boats happening at the moment, ask them to send a picture of the ABP (Australian Builders Plate)-I see it is not anywhere on the 44 photos on Gray's. They are built to a price and as long as you go in with your eyes open they do allow you to get a boat this size a fair bit cheaper than the main players like Telwater but as the saying goes "you get what you pay for in life".

I would also ask about "warranty"

 
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Hi Huey

as I understand it - as it is an 'auction' no warranty.,  Hope to find that my understanding is incorrect

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PeterH

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Thanks Craig and Statler.

Good points from you both, and it does have me thinking about the possibility of going out and coming home with wet feet....

It appears they have these boats fairly regularly, so a bit of digging will be the first priority.

Thanks again, Peter

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Yes they do come up quite regularly and yes no warranty which is why I put that word in inverted commas.

First digging I would do is ask the auction house to send you a picture of the ABP. Without one you could be in a world of hurt. 
PeterH

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Thanks Craig. Please excuse my ignorance, but is the ABP something that is required on boats sold here for registration purposes etc?



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Hi,
Re ABP
http://www.anzsbeg.com.au/index.php/boating-safely/australian-builders-plate/

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GEB

Ps After clicking on the link above,
Click on “Information for Boaters” then “Look out for Australian Builders Plates Poster”


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Thanks GEB, some good iinfo there. Will have to buy a bigger shovel I think.
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Thanks GEB, some good iinfo there. Will have to buy a bigger shovel I think.


Don’t we all. but don’t give up, keep digging LOL
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Hi guys,

The WildSea is a Chinese rip-off of the Noble boats.  As I understand it, Noble tried to lower their manufacturing costs by getting things made in China and did not take enough care to protect their IP.  Their loss is that Gospel boats and others in China are now making their product range.

I have personally asked for quotes from China on these boats but then started to ask questions.  They do not like to do customisation so they are all the same.

The product might be of a good quality.

They told me in China that they will supply the Australian Builders Plate.  I don't know if there will be a crackdown on this type of business ...

The guys 'importing' them do not claim they are 'new' in their adverts but they do say they are 'unused'.  This is to avoid the warranty claims and other legal issues I believe.  It is all a bit shonky I think and will adversely impact the local industry.

You could save even more by importing it yourself as the prices on GumTree are still +15% higher than doing it yourself.  However, there is the hassle.

Cheers,

Steve

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Thanks Steve and I think it puts this to bed and I could add even more but not the right place and simple case of buyer beware.
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