I'm researching for a future purchase
of an older model, 1980+ 45-50'. I've been seeing several of the older 2000+ boats for sale
stating engine replacement after only 5 years. Assuming the engine is used primarily for harbor use, I'm wondering,
1. What the cost of a replacement is?, and
2. Why are they being replaced?
3. How the engine cost factors into a sale price
4. How many hours did the engine have?
Many of the production boats I see for sale
are charters, so I can assume reasoning is abuse.
Im definately interested in alternates like Westerbeke
, etc. I picked Yanmar because that seems to be the one replaced more that anything else.
Thanks all for your input.