Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Closed Thread
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 26-06-2018, 14:56   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 1
1997 Prout Manta

$35,000 for more details text me at (774) 478-6117
1997 PROUT Manta 39 Catamaran, Cutter Rigged, Roller furler on all 3 heavy duty sails, Beam 19ft, 3FT DRAFT! Mast Height 55ft. Launched in 1999, USCG Documented,Twin 3GM30FC Yanmars around 4800hrs with Yanmar sail drives w/2 blade fixed props. Fuel 124 gallons, Fresh Water Tanks (2) 85 gal tanks170 gal total. Wholly 12 volt sustained (all wiring clean and professionally done), Siemen Solar array, AeroGens 4 and 6, Link 2000 System monitor, Inverter to AC power, radar, SSB with auto tuner, VHFS, Yeoman Navaigation
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	475
Size:	33.1 KB
ID:	172506   Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	543
Size:	30.3 KB
ID:	172507  

Click image for larger version

Name:	4.jpg
Views:	456
Size:	71.1 KB
ID:	172508   Click image for larger version

Name:	6.jpg
Views:	543
Size:	63.7 KB
ID:	172509  

Click image for larger version

Name:	15.jpg
Views:	432
Size:	85.9 KB
ID:	172510   Click image for larger version

Name:	18.jpg
Views:	393
Size:	90.4 KB
ID:	172511  

__________________

aby.roman1974 is offline  
Old 26-06-2018, 15:14   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Swansboro, NC
Boat: Fun little Kurt Hughes trimaran
Posts: 414
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

Where is she located?
__________________

prof_mariner is offline  
Old 26-06-2018, 16:12   #3
Registered User
 
RobD527's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Cape Coral FL
Boat: Hunter 33
Posts: 100
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

This ad is a scam
RobD527 is offline  
Old 27-06-2018, 03:06   #4
Registered User
 
rjtaylor12's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 16
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

Lots of scam ads on here lately.
rjtaylor12 is offline  
Old 30-06-2018, 19:36   #5
Moderator
 
Adelie's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: La Ciudad de la Misión Didacus de Alcalá en Alta California, Virreinato de Nueva España
Boat: Cal 20
Posts: 8,281
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobD527 View Post
This ad is a scam
How do you know it's a scam?
__________________
Num Me Vexo?
SailboatData
A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground no one would think to try and refloat it.
Adelie is online now  
Old 01-07-2018, 10:28   #6
Registered User
 
fcftampa's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Miami, FL
Boat: Mac26x
Posts: 68
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adelie View Post
How do you know it's a scam?
Old enough to have fallen for scams before. Plus the fishy smell.
fcftampa is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 11:22   #7
Moderator
 
Adelie's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: La Ciudad de la Misión Didacus de Alcalá en Alta California, Virreinato de Nueva España
Boat: Cal 20
Posts: 8,281
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

Quote:
Originally Posted by fcftampa View Post
Old enough to have fallen for scams before. Plus the fishy smell.
I'm older than you and it just seems like a not particularly well written ad rather than a scam. Did you text them to find out more?

Anybody have any reasons to think it's a scam other than gut feeling?
__________________
Num Me Vexo?
SailboatData
A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground no one would think to try and refloat it.
Adelie is online now  
Old 01-07-2018, 11:38   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Kirkland, WA
Posts: 4
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

Is that a . . . bathtub? On a boat with 170 gallons of potable water and no watermaker. What am I missing here?
Sedridor is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 11:41   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Swansboro, NC
Boat: Fun little Kurt Hughes trimaran
Posts: 414
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

Check the original poster's info. Just joined the forums, only has one post, and that post is a for sale listing. If it were legit, the OP would probably respond by now. I guess "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" applies.
prof_mariner is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 12:01   #10
Senior Cruiser
 
atoll's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: gettin naughty on the beach in cornwall
Boat: 63 custom alloy sloop,macwester26,prout snowgoose 37 elite catamaran!
Posts: 9,883
Images: 75
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

Quote:
Originally Posted by prof_mariner View Post
Check the original poster's info. Just joined the forums, only has one post, and that post is a for sale listing. If it were legit, the OP would probably respond by now. I guess "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" applies.
the price does seem to be very low, $35k for an 18 year old manta 60-70k would be more realistic with all the extras the boat apparently has

this one is listed at 138K,similar age etc
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/199.../#.Wzkl7dVKjIU
__________________
my catamaran building project updates https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ft-103739.html
atoll is online now  
Old 01-07-2018, 16:57   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 2
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

A google search on the image brings up a boat for sale by United Yacht Sales for 125K
radamspse is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 17:46   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Swansboro, NC
Boat: Fun little Kurt Hughes trimaran
Posts: 414
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

Quote:
Originally Posted by radamspse View Post
A google search on the image brings up a boat for sale by United Yacht Sales for 125K
... and was listed on eBay back in 2014:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1997-prout-...item54135ae93a
prof_mariner is offline  
Old 02-07-2018, 08:23   #13
Moderator
 
Adelie's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: La Ciudad de la Misión Didacus de Alcalá en Alta California, Virreinato de Nueva España
Boat: Cal 20
Posts: 8,281
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

Quote:
Originally Posted by prof_mariner View Post
Check the original poster's info. Just joined the forums, only has one post, and that post is a for sale listing. If it were legit, the OP would probably respond by now. I guess "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" applies.
Plenty of folks join the forum just to sell something, and don't check the thread just wait for PMs, emails or calls.

So far the the only semi-convincing reason to believe it's a scam is the price. All the other reasons just make me go hmm and want to keep an eye on the thread and member.

If anybody want to text them and let us know what happens, feel free to go ahead.
__________________
Num Me Vexo?
SailboatData
A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground no one would think to try and refloat it.
Adelie is online now  
Old 02-07-2018, 08:32   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

Definitely a scam. I recognize the name aby.roman1974. Here is a reply from "her" when I inquired about a CT42 on sailboatlistings.com. If this is not a scam, I don't know what is.

"The age of the rigging is approx 4-5 years old. As I told you in my first email, I will leave in a week to Edmonton, where my husband got a new job. Because of the short time that I have left and so many things to deal with concerning our departure I have signed a contract with eBay to take care of the selling on my behalf. The boat is already at the shipping company in Galveston, TX sealed and ready for the shipping.The deal includes free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 7-9 days, depending on the exact location. You will have 5 days to try out prior to making any purchase and if by any reason you find something you don't like about it you can send it back at my expense. If you are interested in knowing more info about how it works, I can ask eBay to send you an email with more information on how to purchase it. eBay will contact you shortly after they have the details with all the confirmation that you need to complete this deal and you will also have proof that I am covered by them and a legitimate seller. If you would like to receive the email from eBay with all the transaction information please reply with your full name, shipping address and phone # and they will contact you right away. "
SaltyTrader is offline  
Old 02-07-2018, 08:42   #15
Senior Cruiser
 
atoll's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: gettin naughty on the beach in cornwall
Boat: 63 custom alloy sloop,macwester26,prout snowgoose 37 elite catamaran!
Posts: 9,883
Images: 75
Re: 1997 Prout Manta

Quote:
Originally Posted by SaltyTrader View Post
Definitely a scam. I recognize the name aby.roman1974. Here is a reply from "her" when I inquired about a CT42 on sailboatlistings.com. If this is not a scam, I don't know what is.

"The age of the rigging is approx 4-5 years old. As I told you in my first email, I will leave in a week to Edmonton, where my husband got a new job. Because of the short time that I have left and so many things to deal with concerning our departure I have signed a contract with eBay to take care of the selling on my behalf. The boat is already at the shipping company in Galveston, TX sealed and ready for the shipping.The deal includes free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 7-9 days, depending on the exact location. You will have 5 days to try out prior to making any purchase and if by any reason you find something you don't like about it you can send it back at my expense. If you are interested in knowing more info about how it works, I can ask eBay to send you an email with more information on how to purchase it. eBay will contact you shortly after they have the details with all the confirmation that you need to complete this deal and you will also have proof that I am covered by them and a legitimate seller. If you would like to receive the email from eBay with all the transaction information please reply with your full name, shipping address and phone # and they will contact you right away. "
that is an awful lot of bubble wrap and packing tape they are going to have to use,makes you wonder if there isn't an easier way of delivering an 8 ton package with less plastic packaging
__________________

__________________
my catamaran building project updates https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ft-103739.html
atoll is online now  
Closed Thread

Tags
manta

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prout Manta vs Escale Dulcesuenos Multihull Sailboats 3 22-07-2013 19:59
Den Helder, Holland 1997-98, Approximately decko General Sailing Forum 0 04-11-2009 09:19
Prout manta 38 vs Privilege 39 ? bobnc Multihull Sailboats 3 22-10-2007 19:47
Catalina 36 MKIIs, 1994 vs 1997 judithanne Monohull Sailboats 2 28-05-2005 18:03



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:50.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.