Thanx for the heads up info
Amazingly this boat was delivered to the owner,
Brand new with outdated software
, May 2014
The trip was considerably longer and started in the Baltic
and finished in the Med. I only commented of the section with the most issues.
Not so, I have owned many boats,
The issue with your comment is that we were heading away from where
the boat was bought and commissioned. It was never going back in that direction
and we were over 1000nm away. So no matter what, the owner had to find
new techs to work on the problem. This boat is on its way half way around the world
Indeed the factory did send their techs 200 miles by car to fix the problem the first time
(swapped course computer) and guess what 500nm further away Same Problem,
Try this force 7-8, Heavy Rain, Nighttime, Bay of Biscay, Take your hands off the wheel for 1.5 seconds. What Happens?????
The "home" port is 15,000 miles away
This boat was bought brand new, delivery and commissioning in the Baltic
Then it departed for the other side of the world.
All warranty work had to be done in transit.
Buy a boat in Germany
then depart for the Far East on a two year cruise
and what, Bring it back to Germany
for Warranty Work?
You miss the point, This had nothing to do with money
and everything to do about the Owner/Captain ignoring an issue with his
brand new 600,000 toy that made life a bit more difficult than it had to be
for his crew and even a bit dangerous at times because of a mostly a novice
and inexperienced crew.
Also there was absolutely no pressure for us to get to a destination
We had no time constraints, No drop dead time and indeed
stuck a few times.
If there was a "time to destination constraint" it would have been a delivery
and not a cruise, Correct????.
Who here is going to tell me that a good tech couldn't be found in at least one or two of the following ports
Torquay, Brest, A-Coruna, Camarais, Baiona, Porto,Cascais, Sines
Like I said the owner walked right by many companies and facilities
some even Highlighting the B & G logo on his way to get a pint.
So under warranty, far from where you came from, far from where
you are going to, and Do Nothing,
Not Smart in My Opinion
I'm somewhat surprised that most said suck it up and deal
I'm guessing if the same folks spent 600,000 for a New Boat
Left for an extended cruise, They would demand that the builder charter
a Lear Jet and Fix the thing.