I am new to this forum & am finding it invaluable while I search for my next boat. I just keep coming back to it when I need to find answers to the difficult questions. So here is another.
I am currently shoping for a 5 to 8 year old Leopard
or similar. I was keen on the Leopard
43 until I found out that its bridge deck
clearance is about 680mm. I am after something greater than 700mm. I know its only 20mm but its an important factor for me.
The obviouse solution is the Leopard 47 but this comes with all the larger
goodies, along with the corresponding increase in maintenance
& running costs.
The first trip for this boat would be a delivery cruise
from the US to Sydney
So, I am trying to get an Idea of the extra costs for the short and long term that you would have in maintenace & running costs on a 47 footer compaired to the 43 footer.
I am not really looking for dollar values but more a feel for the increase of costs.
motors 39hp to 54hp
Thanks in advance.