I currently have a 30ft Muira and I want to upgrade the existing 20 year+ Yanmar
to something with a little more power (~30hp).
It's been suggested to me to try a 27hp Craftsman Marine engine
, but I haven't been able to find anything on them apart from the usual company blurb.
Has anyone had any experience with these engines? As far as I know they're ex-Vetus employees that marinise engines in the Netherlands
I've looked at the 20 and 27hp Yanmar
engines, but they are ridiculously expensive compared to the price
of the Craftsman. The price
of *just* importing the 20hp into South Africa
(ex VAT and import
duty) is almost equivalent to the total cost of buying
the 27hp Craftsman, having it transported up from Cape Town
, having it professionally installed by the dealer, the dealer testing afterwards and all the other required items needed