Hi. I just bought a 2009 Moorings 372PC in June. It was out of The Abacos Bahamas
I'd be very happy to talk to you about the experience and what it took to bring it up to par. Bottom line is Moorings won't give you any info on past service
so the survey
is very important and then after it's yours you'll need to do every single Maintenance
item found in the motor
and gen manuals
because you can't trust that everything was done (and believe me it wasn't). We also discovered a couple jury-rigged items as parts
are hard to get offshore
I spent $26K in first few months (all work done by pros, not me) and now I'd say it's pretty darn good.
I've chartered sister ships before and have about 20 cruising days aboard my boat. Fuel has been about 3.5 GPH through about 100 hours of mid to high cruise
. I'd call that ridiculously good for a big power boat
but there's no pleasing the sailor crowd.
Being designed for charter
they are simple which is nice and comfortable in flat water
. While a supposed Category B boat (12' seas approved) I won't go out in anything over 4'. It Hobby-horses badly in bigger waves because it's so short. Also as a simple boat, it only has idiot lights and alarms instead of real gauges for things like Temperature, EGT, etc. Lastly, for use in the USA where we have to use the holding tanks
, at 17 gallons each my wife fills it up within 24 hours.
I have seen those BVI boat listed for about $215K. You'd have to pay 1.5% duty and then pay to bring to US, I presume. I paid $230k with no duty and already delivered to Florida
Again, I'd be glad to share experiences.
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