I'm thinking of putting in an offer on a roughly 20 year old vessel tomorrow. While it's a little older than some others we've looked at it appears to be very well kept. It has one new engine
and the other is original. I asked the broker why only one was replaced, didn't really get an answer.
After 10 seconds of googling I found an old blog by the current
owner. It appears that they hit something in the icw
, damaged the sail drive allowing substantial water
ingress that their pumps could not keep up with. They made it to a marina with the help of the coast guard and fixed the boat up all nice.
Now it has a new engine
, new sail drive and new flooring
throughout the entire vessel. All of it looks very nice.
So my question is, would damage like that be a deal killer or if repaired properly and carefully examined by a qualified surveyor
could it be as good as new?
I'd gladly appreciate any thoughts.
To answer a few questions before they're asked, yes this is proof that cats can't sink and no, I won't be trying to finance it as a liveaboard
outside the country.
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