This is just at a quick glance, and there are MANY people in here that know way more than I do. This evaluation is worth just what you paid for it...
Nice design. Should easily be cruised.
I think they have an error in their ad. 200 gal of fuel and 500 gal of water
? I bet those figures are reversed. 500 gal of fuel is good. If that's not an error, that's pretty bad. 200 gal only gives a range of about 200 miles. So, I put this under good. But if the ad is correct, it's under "not acceptable for cruising".
In general, the bad is because it's been a live-aboard and not a cruiser. They have outfitted it for that.
200 gals of fuel. Dang, that's GOTTA be an error.
AC only appliances
mean you have to run the generator
. A genset at load (especially see note on AC appliances
below) will use about 1 gal per hour. You probably don't HAVE to run it except for a few hours a day, though.
Others in here can address this better, but I've have doubts about an air cooled generator
in the tropics.
. What you want for cruising is an AC/DC or propane
heater. A heater that also works off engine
heat is desired.
As to a survey, you ain't kidding. And make sure you tell the surveyor what your intended use is so they can make recommendations.
A new fridge can be $1,000-$1,500 for multi-power. A water heater will be several hundred including installation
. If that genset won't cut it, we are talking thousands.
I wouldn't be surprised if it took $20,000 to get it ready for bare-bones cruising. And you could easily put $50k in a boat like that.
for SAMS if you need help finding a credentialed surveyor. Or ask in here if someone knows one in the MD area they can recommend.
I really like the design. I could easily see myself in that boat. If it had been on the market when I was looking, I would have had it on my short list, although I'd prefer a Lehman
or Perkins engine