Congrats, hope she's all you wanted from the boat. Not to worry, one head
on a 41 is not a problem, it's actually a bit of a forced option on a boat that size. Our current
boat is a 47 with two heads, one has a broken toilet and we haven't really felt the need to fix it as other things have more importance on the upgrade list. I wouldn't consider it on anything smaller than 44' since it takes up precious living space.
The only time it really makes a difference is if you have guests on board, and then only if your guests wife is a bit touchy, if she's that fussy she'd probably get on your nerves after a few days onboard anyway, so it will help cull those guests who should probably go to a shoreside hotel
and go out for a day sail, then everyone's happy.
If the Queen is happy, everyone's happy.
As for the 5% depreciation per year on a new boat? I don't think so, just look on Yachtworld if you want a reality check, that's just sales guy talk, I'd pound the crap out of that sales agent just for saying that, see how much they'll throw in free to make the sale
, make sure it's all value added equipment
, then when they've negotiated the price
and come to an agreed value, ask for an extended warranty, after all, it's a demo boat.
Yes, even new boats have issues and your likely the crash test dummy on this one, make sure to use all the systems and ensure everything works as designed within the warranty period, have them correct any issues you come across. The electronics
are already a year old so they're not under manufacturers warranty anymore, see what the dealer is willing to cover and if they'll extend the warranty for the first full year of ownership
, it's the least they can do.
Remember, it's a big purchase
, you'll likely need to own it for ten years to get your return on investment, and then only from the use and enjoyment you derive from it. You don't want to enter into your new dream only to be stuck replacing expensive equipment
Go in with a clear head
, the enjoyment will last much longer and your experience will be that much more pleasant.
Good luck and good sailing, hope it turns out to be all you wished for.