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Old 06-06-2015, 14:57   #1
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Factory-installed inverter

Any owner with factory-installed inverter? If so, can you tell what manufacturer and model? I paid 3200+ euros (more than $4300 in late 2013) for one for my '14 Lagoon 421 and ended up with aftermarket Xantrex PROWatt SW 2000i (less than $600 online), installed incompetently be dealer. (I assume all smaller Lagoons (380 - 450) would have same/similar inverter.)
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Old 06-06-2015, 21:24   #2
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Re: Factory-installed inverter

I cant help with the brand. Our order list says

INVERTER 12 / 220V - 2000 VA 3,108 0.00

We didnt order it but if a 2000VA inverter was installed I guess its hard to say they didnt install it. I would have thought it would be a factory install and warranty so maybe the dealer is trying to make a buck on the side. Is the dealer not helpful with making it operable?
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Old 07-06-2015, 00:59   #3
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Re: Factory-installed inverter

We did not order an inverter on our 2014 L39 but I did see a L39 at the boat show">Miami Boat Show with a factory installed MasterVolt inverter.

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Old 10-06-2015, 12:46   #4
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Thanks Mardi, that's what I thought. Monte, yes, once I pointed out all deficiencies of installation, dealer promised to fix it. We'll see. Still, $4300 for that feels like ripoff
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Re: Factory-installed inverter

Some things are more economical to install afterwards, some to have the factory install like AIS, radar, folding props etc. not so much the inverter...
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Old 10-06-2015, 16:24   #6
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Re: Factory-installed inverter

Boat manufacturers have a profit built in when they sell to dealers. Retail pricing is about 20% - 28% on most small boats. The dealer installed options have a mark up from 50% - unlimited. Guess where they make the biggest profit.
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Re: Factory-installed inverter

..for that kind of money you would ask for a mastervolt with a competent installation...
That xantrex is not precisely the smartest guy of the class...
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Re: Factory-installed inverter

My experience is you need to specify what you want and get a price. Never assume the MFR or aftermarket install will be a good deal, or even well done, or even anything short of a rip off $ wise .
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Re: Factory-installed inverter

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..for that kind of money you would ask for a mastervolt with a competent installation...
That xantrex is not precisely the smartest guy of the class...

Yes I think I'd be headed that way as well if there's an obvious quality and price difference between the two. We installed an after market victron 1600W in La Rochelle for 1500 installed.
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Re: Factory-installed inverter

I believe all Group Benetau brands use MasterVolt inverters as the OEM currently. That is what came in my Jeanneau and I have seen it in several late model Lagoons as well.


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