Our 92/93 was an ex-charter boat and not well maintained. Spend the money
on a reputable surveyor
, preferably one who has knowledge of this boat and references
. They should document most of the issues. Some you won't find until well after purchase
In our case she needed a bottom peel because of blistering. A big expense but now that it's done we shouldn't have to worry for years to come.
I recommend a serious look at the wiring
. Most of the factory stuff was not tinned wire. Also being euro built the boat would have had to been converted to 120v. In our case they did nothing but change out the 30amp input plug
, so I'm putting in a new AC pannel and upgrading the wiring
At that age your hatches (if not already replaced) may need work. Someone in the yard (when our hulls were drying out) managed to put thier foot thru one of ours.
material is likely shot. This vinyl stuff had a foam backing that deteriorates over time. Lots of posts around on how folks have dealt with it.
wise (ours had twin Yanmar
3gm30f's) it can be a struggle to change impellers on your water
pump">raw water pump. I find it easier just to remove the entire pump. Tensioning belts or checking anything on the front of the engine is tough.
Check the water heater element and wiring for corrosion
Overall the P39 is a solid boat that sails
well. Has the biggest cockpit
of any 39 footer, and is very comfortable. Likely the best value cat you can find.
Green Cay Marina, St. Croix