As most of you know, I am in Canada
and the proud owner of a 58 Bluewater
which we use extensivelly in the Great Lakes
and St. Lawrence area.
We are now looking at getting another boat
that we would keep down south to use in the winter
months (rather than buying
a condo) and store for the summer months. rather than making the two month trip each way down the ICW
Our plan would be to cruise
around the southern states, bahamas
This particular yacht seems to have all that we are looking for but I am not too familiar with the Jefferson name.
Does anyone own one? Are they a decent boat
? Capable of handling what I want to do?
MTU Series 60 Marine Diesel
715 HP each
Anyone aware of any issues with these engines? Are they fuel
hogs? Anyone know fuel consumption
at low rpm
versus high rpm
It seems like the owner has upgraded his navionics
4212, ultra anchor
etc... things that indicate that the owner cares somewhat about keeping his boat up to date which is a good sign.
I am considering making an offer on this boat but wanted to get the benefit of anyone with specific experience if at all possible before I made the offer and take the trip to visit and have it surveyed.
If we do buy this boat or another one, I will also be looking for safe Winter
which offers safety
from huricanes etc...
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.