Hello,Thank you for looking at my auction/s. Due to an unexpected loss of storage space and divorce, I am in the process of disposing of a large number of my toys – namely vehicles (cars, bikes, boats) and other collectable possessions. Please check out my other auctions, as well as my feedback (almost 20 years with Ebay).
This auction is for ‘HALEY’ – tiny, gorgeous lines, rapid… google Haley Cope – you’re welcome ;)She has been out on the Solent a few times this summer, including the Cowes Week, and proved her self absolutely amazing (as ever). She did door-to-door from HMS EXCELLENT to the Cowes Admiralty mooring in about 30mins on 1/2-2/3 throttle, with 2 adults and two kids onboard, using only about 2/3 of a 5gal tank. All four of us had ear-to-ear grins – she really is an amazing boat. HullShe’s a rare, high-performance Driver 500!!! Cut & paste this link for a LOT more info on Driver Boats:https://www.facebook.com/groups/DriverBoats/The hull is in very good/excellent condition for its age, there is no damage or anything to affect its performance that I can see. The bottom has been anti-fouled, but it could probably do with a re-coat at some stage at the end of this season. She’s fitted with a robust ski/tow bar, which we had used a god few times last year at our compound (I work out of Horsea Island, near Port Solent – 1000m long artificial lake, former torpedo testing facility). Seats are in good condition, with some of the stitching giving way, the gauges are present and most working (some aren’t connected), the steering/controls are light and working fine. She’s carpeted throughout. EngineThis is Yamaha’s almighty, venerable, bulletproof 90hp two-stroke – loads of folks back home in Oz will argue that this is the best outboard engine ever made. Yamaha actually still makes and sells them new, however due to EPA/pollution laws it’s to commercial users only. She’s fitted with an expensive, stainless steel Quicksilver II prop. It was fully serviced (inc impeller etc) at the end of last season as a favour my boat section (full time 4-man department) and dry stored since, until about a month ago when I wheeled her out into the sunshine again. She was serviced again last week by a marine engineer to ensure the hydraulics, steering and engine were working perfectly – which they all are. She has been taken out on the water at work this week and I’ve posted a video on youtube (with link here). The bungee on the engine cover is purely to hold a high-viz cloth in transport – the cover locks down securely with its integral two latches. Trailer It is a high quality, heavy duty and fully galvanised one – it could actually take a far longer boat, so Haley’s light weight and size is not even noticeable on it. The bearings/brakes have been recently checked over – it will tow anywhere in the country you wish to go. The only disappointing thing is that somebody else on the island decided they wanted the spare wheel. I will try and locate another, but as it stands she’s being auctioned off without one. You will need your own light board only – she comes strapped down, ready to tow… AccessoriesShe comes with a battery, old style fuel tank, 2 x BRAND NEW 5 Gal commercial fuel tanks and brand new fuel line, ski tow rope and an awesome inflatable Ski Hawk/donut. It skims above the surface of the water, feels like flying at speed – awesome fun! 😉 She comes with both keys and also has a custom made, heavy duty cover as per the pics. VideoI’ve taken her out on the water at work and posted a running video on youtube. The cut & paste link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otCr2zTxNlAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g2eMxvdTiUPriceI am happy to disclose what she was advertised for and what I paid to adopt her – message me directly. As a guide though, the value of the trailer is £750+, hull £1000+, engine £2500-3000 (see Ebay auction No 273223381935 as a guide – £3800), accessories £1000+… Collection/PaymentThe lucky new owner must pay a 10% deposit within 24hrs and collect her within 7 days, remainder of balance in cash. There is no exception to this – apologies to all other good folks out there, but I have been messed around chronically of late and simply don’t have the time for it. She is located at and to be collected from Horsea Island (military facility), near Port Solent, PO6 4TT. My contact No is 07748294960 and I live only an hour away from the barracks. SummaryHaley is a pre-loved, older style speed/ski boat, but has a lot of life an fun and left in her – SHE IS GOOD TO HIT THE WATER RIGHT NOW! She will likely have a few minor blemishes, which are all down to the eye of the beholder, but overall in commendable condition and credit to all her previous owners… she is good to go and play with! 😉 I am a friendly, honest and straightforward bloke. The lucky new owner will be hosted with brews/biscuits until they develop Type 2 diabetes if they wish. I have described her to the best of my ability – however should I have missed something vital/important, I am happy to discuss it over the aforementioned brews/bikkies like gentlemen. Gentlemen, not tyre-kickers/time-waster/test-pilots/’Nigerian Royals’ – those will be dismissed swiftly. Once again, thank you for looking and best luck with the auction. Warmest RegardsDamian
Current Price: £26.00
This Driver 500 – Yamaha 90 Outboard Engine – Ski Speed Power Boat – Trailer & Kit boat is located in Fleet, GU52 8EY and is being sold on eBay by boz469.