Don't be afraid of Vovlo's. While, yes, parts
are more expensive because they don't get tax breaks and parts
have to come overseas, the core
of that 63 motor
has been around for 40+ years and has more than proven it's ability. Parts are readily available if you know where to look. Still, when it comes to one over the other, you need to worry less about the badge on the motor
and more about which one was cared for the best.
We had more than one Cruisers on our list when shopping
last year. Other than thinking they are a little on the ugly side ;-) Once we started getting onboard them, the big thing that took it off the list was engine room access. It was far to cramped for me to ever get in to work on very much. It, and the sister-styled Sea Ray
boats, (Express Bridge?) suffer the same issue.
layout is nice and fit and finish are good, but no matter how much I liked the rest of the boat, I never could get past the tiny engine compartment.
If memory serves, they have cored hulls, but I am not 100% on that.