First - daddle probably gave you the most accurate answer. Boat ownership
is the short test for people who have lost
a grip on reality. But I am OK with that.
Having gone through the purchase
process for a long while before buying
here are a few things that stuck out .
1. Not a single
shot of the motor
. I have a Yanmar
, which is a year older but 1/3 the hours. The previous owner never changed a hose and made some unusual "enhancements" which cost me about $2000. Replacement/Rebuild - ouch. Someone may have more recent numbers but figure $5000+ on a rebuild
unless you do it all yourself. Big affect on the cost of a $16,000 boat.
2. It does look like a motor sailor so get the exact numbers and run them through a capsize
calculator Capsize screening formula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guarantee it will not? Hardly - but the law of averages will be known.
3. I always like seeing the scrolling "boat show price" "price subject to change..." If they could not sell it at the boat show
- can they really sell it after for more? Doubtful.
4. Start with BoatUS and ask about insurance. One-offs with no history and this age seems unlikely. Regardless get liability. Nothing worse than losing everything because your boat was cut loose by vandals and put a nice $40,000 hole in the $1.2 million CAT down river.