Hi - my first post. I am interested in buying
a Wauquiez Pretorien. I have read great things about the boat
and believe it will fit my sailing plans for the foreseeable future.
Some of the boats I am interested in still have the original Volvo
MD-11 and 110S saildrive
(if I'm not mistaken). It is my understanding that there are no parts
available for the saildrive
unit and once it gives up the ghost I will need to re-power most likely with a Volvo
D1-30 and 130S saildrive.
Any Wauquiez owners on here that have gone down this route
? I got a quote for a new engine
and tranny of $10,500. I have no idea what it costs to remove and replace the engine
and would appreciate any info/advice others may have.