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***1988 Rodgers VIP "Original Open Bow" Day Cruiser*** - $29,999

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boat type: powerboat
propulsion type: power
length overall (LOA): 21
1988 Rodgers VIP "Original Open Bow" Day Cruiser, RARE and completely updated throughout! 535 HP of LSX Power!!!!

This is a very rare boat, and it's like nothing else in the world. It's a one of one. This boat has been owned by my family for years and was completely redone from trailer to bimini by the best in 2020. It's a 1988 21' Rogers VIP river boat.

Rodgers was one of the premier manufacturers of boats in the 70's and 80's. The company was a game changer in hull design and they made some of the fastest drag boats and best riding boats in the business. They set out to create a cruiser hull that would ride smooth on the water and cut through wakes like nothing made before. The "VIP" was Roger's creation. They nailed it and one ride in the chop will show you why the design was copied for years to come.

If you are looking for a FAST open bow cruiser with style that cant be matched, This is for you. The boat tops 70 mph if you dare. The sound and tone of the LS engine always gets a second look.
All the information about the boat is listed below. Our asking price is significantly less then the parts alone invested not to mention the labor. We have over 1600 hours into the boat, and way more money invested then we are asking.

ONLY 800 hours on the original hour meter, and only 14 of them were since its restoration. We're asking $29999.00 OBO. Open to trades partial or full. Clean nevada title in hand for both the boat and trailer. Call Jake at 775-379-8six3six.
The boat is located in Janesville Ca, an hour from Reno, NV.
I have hundreds of photos of this boat and some videos. If you need more, or something specific please let me know.


Please read below as I try and remember all the things done to the boat.

EXTERIOR:
This is the original gelcoat colors. The boat has never been painted.
The entire exterior was wet sanded and triple polished to the shine you see in the pictures.
The original window design was replaced with the forward lean smoked ones you see in the pictures.
All the exterior trim was removed, & powder coated. All new rubbers were installed in the bumpers, etc, etc.
Split swim decks. All of the support brackets were removed and powder coated. All the stainless hardware was replaced.
The swim decks have an addition "spring down" step. Simply fold down the step and get a extra 16" lower step.
The OMC Cobra outdrive was repainted in original colors. 2 stage paint.
Through transom 4" stainless exhaust was added.
All tie down points, fuel caps, and vents were all removed and polished. All the hardware was replaced with stainless.
The bottom front of the boat has a keel guard to keep the hull like new.
The Boat #'s are painted and not decals.
Upgraded screw style boat drain valve with backflow preventer.
Custom suction cup LED spot light for night use. "very brite"



INTERIOR:
The interior was completely redone to make it more modern and comfortable.
ALL of the interior wood was removed, sanded, recoated and glassed to last another 30+ years.
The top of the rear engine cover was lowered 5" for visibility and looks. It was recoated in fiberglass.
The entire interior was redone with all new foam. All the colors chosen match the original 1988 colors used.
The upholstery has leg bolsters, french seams, and multiple colors throughout. As you can see its very tastefull!
A Hawk eye digital depth gauge and sensor was added.
New billet steering wheel
All the gauges were redone and a new matching tachometer was installed for the high revving LSX engine.
All the handles, gauge bezels, switch bezels, cup holders, etc were all removed and powder coated.
New OMC control handle assembly.
Hidden folding cup holders were added throughout the interior. I believe there are 6 additional.
MUSIC! The sound system is top of the line and mostly hidden.
Powered by a 1300 watt 5 channel amplifier, the entire system runs off bluetooth to a phone or tablet.
(8) JBL 6x9 speakers. Clean crisp highs and mid base
1- 12" Rockford Fosgate Punch subwoofer under the drivers cockpit.
Adjustable gain for the Subwoofer at your fingertips.
New sump pump and blower fans
dual batteries in boxes with dual battery switch.
Matching original 1988 Bimini top.
dual fire extinguishers



MECHANICAL:
535HP LSX engine conversion
Complete LS 364 cu. In. short block.
11.25 to 1 engine compression
Melling oil pump
new LS 243 heads shaved .30 with 2.0 In. intake valves.
Full trunion bearing upgrade in the rocker arms.
Chromoly pushrods.
Cometic .40 head gaskets.
Mild Comp cam's cam so there was no water inversion. 275 int./283 exh. This is a torque motor.
Holley mid rise LS intake for a carburetor
Edelbrock 1412 800 CFM carburetor. Currently tuned for 500' elevation. Comes with a jetting kit.
MSD 6014 programmable ignition system
Power master high torque starter
Ski Nautique water cooled exhaust manifolds.
3" to 4" water cooled transom exhaust
Comes with a complete fresh water system with heat exchanger that I never installed.
This boat has only been in fresh water!
Taylor spark plug wires.
Remote coil relocation brackets.
C5 vette oil pan
engine oil drain valve for easy maintenance.

MISC engine:
Custom water pump, bypasses, water cooled manifolds, etc
Billet aluminum air scoop. It also has a foam block for when towing. Works with or without spark arrestor.

DRIVE:
rebuilt OMC cobra
new adjustment cables.
All adjustment tools are included.
OEM manual included.
All repainted in OEM colors and clear coated.
New impeller kit 2022 and also have a new spare.
Stainless 3 blade prop.
This boat could do higher top speeds with a larger prop. It will do over 70 now and its scary. I decided to leave the current prop and keep it reliable.


TRAILER:
Competitive triple axle trailer.
Bunks were re carpeted.
Chrome 15" wheels
newer tires installed in 2021.
The trailer was updated with a crank winch and stop on front to make loading the boat simpler. It also helped to keep the front from bobbing while towing down the road.
Swing away trailer jack on a wheel for simple moving.
Custom spare tire mount on the front with matching spare.

Other brands just copied the rodgers. sanger spectra classic biesemeyer bahner cheyenne hallet tahiti kona sanger eliminator sleekcraft jet

EXTRAS:
complete boat cover
fresh water system, heat exchanger, and other parts.
all left over vinyl yards from the upholstery.
edelbrock carb tuning kit
comes with everything you need to hit the lake. Horn, vest, oar, night lights, custom spot light, tow ropes, and much more.
All receipts, part numbers, etc needed for maintenance in the future.


Thats all I can think of! Thanks for looking!

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