Thanks for the replies -
The info says Universal 44hp. Probably a 5444? Any comments about this motor
? Any preferred gearboxes/drive train with these engines?
Dreaming or Serious? - Good question. I thnk I am at the point where I need to start seeing more boats. I have a pretty good idea what the next one should have in terms of systems, size and capability. I am pretty sure I know what construction materials and methods I want. If the right boat shows up I can get the my hands on the money
pretty readily - so, yes. I am prepared to buy but I am not in a rush to buy the wrong boat. If locating the right boat takes a year, that's fine too.
Availability here is the biggest factor. The market is very small and the selection of boats is also small. I have expanded my search to include Singapore, Indonesia
. I can reasonably reposition the boat from these places at a reasonable cost. I would consider Australia
but getting it here is at the limits of time, cost and adventure...
On the surface this boat is way overpriced but having a look should be worthwhile - If it turns out good then I have to work the price
. I have a trip coming up to the US in November so if this boat looks OK I might try and see some of the 5 boats listed in Long Beach for comparison purposes.
Thanks for the responses.