While looking at the date of your post, I am sure that your have made your decision, but since I was looking for some Remo answers myself and figured a quick post may help.
I have a 1990 Wellcraft San Remo and it has been an overall a great boat. I just bought it a three years ago. I think it has a very nice layout in the saloon
. We have a full dining room table with plenty of room for the walkway and couch etc. Everyone that has came on the boat has commented about it when they enter.
We just moved from Illinois to South Carolina and were thinking about selling the boat, but we decided to take her on a half a loop. We just put down 450 miles on the first leg late last year to get her to Green Turtle Bay and our getting ready for the second leg to Pickwick, TN or Demopolis, AL depending on the weather
. While not the typical looper trawler
, I suppose it says something about the San Remo to be taking it on this long of a trip.
Although we have boated for many years, a 43 is a lot of boat for a first time owner. We installed a bow thruster for a bit of safety
in high cross winds, but it probably is not a necessity and very few will have one installed.
The main negative of the boat, in my mind, is that the engines are mid ship and to repair an engine
it will have to be done in the vessel. To remove the engine will require tearing the engine to the block in order to get the big Cat V8 diesels out the door. Of course, there are many other boats with the same issue. If you buy it, make sure that the engines are in great shape and maintain the engines well. If they are gas engines, they may fit through the door, but I would plan on limited adventures because they eat a lot of $.