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My 1986 Nova 23 XL

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Vessel Info: 1986 Wellcraft Nova 23 XL

My 1986 Nova 23 XL

Postby Vicbow16 » Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:16 pm

Hello to all,
I was lucky last year to find my 1986 Wellcraft Nova 23 XL yacht storage "barn find" in Grand Haven, Michigan (fresh water Lake Michigan). It is an "all original" boat, original gelcoat, interior, cabin, pin striping, decals, carpet, canvas, engine and outdrive decals ALL in perfect condition! It was stored indoors its entire life since original purchase. The original owner had it 33 years and it's 2nd owner was the same yacht club's business manager for 5 years whom I purchased it from.
I live in Florida and the boat never had a trailer so I rented a trailer to go get it. 2500 miles rt. Finding a boat rental trailer to take out of state was challenging.
I got numerous videos from the sales person prior but was still very nervous of it's real condition ...you know how photos can be.
Long story short, we have had the boat now for 9 months and have run it a number of times. IT IS PERFECT! I just can't believe I found a near perfect almost showroom new Nova 23. It is a dream come true.
I will keep you all updated on our travels. Happy boating!

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