1992 is pretty old, 19 years old. Assume nearly everything needs to be rewired, and most things need to be re-plumbed (new hoses, new through hulls). Access to these kinds of things seems to be restricted, so taking care of these issues will be hard (or expensive).
rooms look to be cramped, hard to work
in. This means essential maintenance
will have been overlooked in the past, and will be expensive, hard to do, and overlooked in the future. Probably contributed to the outrageous amount of money
owner spent on the boat
over the past decade ($400K). And the owner probably spent that much because he had to (nobody wants to). In other words, the expected probably happened -- the reliability
of the boat
suffers because its hard to maintain.
That would be enough to scratch the boat off my list, but let me continue: the "mouse fur" carpeting. This leads to mildew and mold
, so the boat either smells badly, or it has the airconditioning running cold full-time. Really annoying to need the generator
or shore power
to avoid a smelly boat. Again, that disqualifies boats from my consideration.
When I have talked myself into buying
boats that were (1) too old, or (2) hard to maintain, or (3) prone to mold
and mildew, I have regretted it BIG TIME.
Otherwise, it looks like a very nice boat. I suggest looking for something newer and smaller. Buy quality over quantity.
Try this one, it has none of the above disadvantages, and its cheaper:
View Boat Photos - YachtWorld.com
I searched for powercats newer than 2000, 30 to 60 feet, $150K to $250K. Always assume the seller has a lot to give on the price
, they always do.