As the admiral and I are closing in on our first Cat purchase
, just got pre approved for financing!!!! We are really struggling with the debate over light use non charter
vs heavy use charter
boats, specifically engines and the hours on them.
How many hours could you expect to get out of a pair of engines, assuming they were well maintained? Some folks have told me they would rather have engines that have been used a lot because they stated Diesel
engines like to run not sit. Some one owner boats we are looking at are in the 8 to 10 year range with only 1000 to 1500 hours. Conversely the former charter cats have anywhere between 3000 to 6000. Most of the former cats we are looking at have had some new components replaced i.e. Cutlass bearings, heat exchangers, transmissions etc. We just don't want to have to replace an engine
right off the bat. However the discount on the charter cat would allow us to get the boat we really like the Leopard
Any thoughts would be most appreciated.
Thanks again Will