View Full Version : New Hornets ain't cheap (not mine)

12-07-2011, 06:07 PM
2011 17' Deep V Hornet Marine - $39787 (Channahon,IL)Date: 2011-12-07, 8:37AM CST
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This boat has a deep V hull and is built to go fast!!, cut waves,and will lock in turns like it is on rails. The Hornet is powered by a 220hp Mercruiser 6cyl engine and will run over 60mph.With the through hull exhaust option the attention is sure to be on you as the Hornet screams down the river. Also available with a 5.0 v-8
You are also welcome to check out our website www.HarborsideMarina.com or give us a call at 815-476-4400

Location: Channahon,IL
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12-07-2011, 06:59 PM
Feels a good bit cheaper than 80k though.

Greg Guimond
12-14-2011, 07:05 PM
I'd like to see more power in it for sure :(

Donzi Vol
12-14-2011, 09:40 PM
Doesn't seem outrageous to me. If you add up all of the parts and labor, I'm sure you'd get to 15% short of 40k pretty quick. And like Ghost said...a lot better than 80k. But I digress...

12-14-2011, 11:04 PM
Who wants to start popping out Nova's with me.
Sorry but I still think this whole thing is wrong. :yes:

Greg Guimond
12-15-2011, 10:22 PM
Boat - $15k
Engine $10k
Drive - $5k
Interior $5k

12-16-2011, 08:30 AM
It adds up real quick. I bet their margin isnt what they expected...Do you think they will venture into bigger boats?

01-29-2012, 05:36 PM
I went through the "build a boat" section of Hornet Marine and built me a boat. When I hit "calculate" my Hornet was over $55,000, although I guess I did splurge a bit with the underwater lighting. I love their clean and kinda retro look but it would be extemely difficult to justify that size boat with no more than a 260hp for that amount of money...AND especially given the current economy. Not sure the current Hornet business model has a chance in todays boat market...then again, there are others who offer more models and engine options who are not currently doing well either. I guess you are damned if you do and damned if you don't.

01-29-2012, 06:35 PM
Trailer, labor, tabs, etc, etc and of coarse etc!!!!!!!

Carl C
01-29-2012, 07:23 PM
V-8, Bravo, Trailer etc. will push the price up quite a bit for sure.

01-30-2012, 09:40 AM
Hornet builds a first class piece.

Quality is not expensive, it's priceless!


01-31-2012, 04:57 AM
Went to their website and looked at their engine/drive combo's not exactly sure why they'd offer a Bravo behind a 5.0 and their 6 cyl. in there 17' that weighs 2,500 lb but each to their own.

Greg Guimond
01-31-2012, 07:03 AM
Will the 220HP 6 Cylinder actually hit 60mph on GPS?

Carl C
01-31-2012, 08:46 AM
I "built" one the way I'd like it on their web site and came up just under $58,000. Not too bad really.

I didn't see an option for a Bravo drive unless it comes automatically with the V-8 but, why would we need one? Because some of us like to do crazy things to our engines!

Fully loaded was just under $62,000.

01-31-2012, 08:50 AM
well with the economy who knows. They have put forth a great effort getting trademarked, adding dealers, dragging boats to shows. I would imagine they are nearing a benchmark of 25 hulls in about a 2 yr period. the last two I saw were nice and moved along pretty well for a 6 cyl.

01-31-2012, 09:06 AM
I'm heading to the Atlantic City boat show this weekend... Maybe they will be there?

David Hartmann
02-01-2012, 12:08 PM
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Unfortunately we will not be at the Atlantic City show this year. If you are from the NJ area, our dealer Trenton Marine Sales currently has a red Hornet 17 at their facility you are welcome to check out.


02-01-2012, 01:00 PM
There were two new Hornet Marine boats at the recent Toronto International Boat show and they looked very nice. Well appointed, and reasonable price in comparison to everything else at the show.

02-02-2012, 02:46 PM
Trenton Marine is a great place and has 3% sales tax due to being in the ghetto. Right on the Delaware river as well so you can testride once it thaws out.