Having recently done a similar repower evaluation with Beta and Westerbeke
, I would go with Beta.
I am finding more and more sailors on the dock
who have repowered with Beta and have been very happy.
I have had experience with a Volvo
and a Yanmar
sub 50 hp engines. Both quality engines with long life if you use and maintain them well.
I would ignore the previous negative comment about Beta Marine
. Not much info. It could have been number of things BESIDES the engine itself (filters, fuel
Beta seems to get high marks for service
and support. And, I like their features and options targeted specifically for marine
cruising applications. No other manufacturer offers those features.