Originally Posted by The Miss
Option A - buy now pay premium
Option B - organise later with greater hassle less $
This is true for all factory options, it just depends on how much savings are to be had by outsourcing after delivery
. Some things the saving isn't worth the hassle, some the hassle isn't worth the saving.
Easy way is to get quotes to outsource and go from there.
Personally I'd skip the Washing
machine, its pretty easy to sail for a month without doing laundry
. Usually when we go to a marina, sometimes a month between visits, first thing we do is wash the boat, then laundry
, then groceries, then restaurant, sleep, pick up laundry and get the hell out of there. Watermakers are expensive in Europe
. I think a factory fitted dessalator D60 will set you back about 8K retrofitted and 10K factory fitted, but from what Ive seen a Spectra fitted in USA would be a lot less. Unfortunately a WM would be really handy crossing the Atlantic!
Also a WM will require a haulout to fit, so add another 500EU, unless you wait till you are in a tidal area and you can fit through hulls at low tide.
Keep in mind factory fitted items will be easier to get warranty service
on. Most retrofit guys aren't that interested in after sales service