We have recently purchased a 1980 416 Cooper
Pilothouse, or should I say, I THINK that's what we bought! The National Vessel Documentation
says we have a Cooper
, but during a recent wax job, I noticed that there is a faded decal on the starboard side that distinctly says "US Yachts". Futhermore, an internet
search shows the layout for both the Cooper and the US Yacht Pilothouse. It appears that our layout matches the US Yacht description.
To my knowledge, Cooper Enterprises built these boats for a couple of years around 1980, then experienced a fire from which they did not recover. I thought the production of the boats was then taken over by Bayliner. Many people going by our boat refer to it as a Mapleleaf also.
Help! Anyone know for sure how to tell? Would it be of any consequence to correct the vessel documentation
if it's not right?