As a qualifier, i sell cats for a living. multiple brands and act as independent agent for buyers. what i am seeing right now is that the pricing on new boats from France
have decreased to pre-2008 levels, but owners of late model ones are not yet adjusting to this fact. Buyers are making lower offers but not having as much luck as i would anticitpate. I think this will change after the fall boat show
season once the owners actually see the new pricing in effect. If not, some buyers will opt for new boats instead.
Larger cats are doing better at holding value.
Back on your other post about blisters
issues, i have a Bahia
46 2005 and was just hauled and new bottom paint
. Absolutely no blemishes what so ever.
As to engines under bunks, no debate in my mind. go on some boats with this arrangement paying attention to smells, and then go on ones with engines aft in swimplatform. Besides the noise
levels and smells, and hauling parts
through your cabin
, there is the safety
issue. if you blow a hose under bunk, you can fill a cabin
, blow one in aft engine
room and all you fill is swimplatform and this is loaded with foam on most boats that can float this area. Plus no damage to personal items is a big plus.
feature is fire, with aft engine
room, you can fight the fire through fire holes both in the ceiling of engine room and back wall of cabin without opening the engine compartment.
has enough room of both sides of engines to sit and work
. I just removed my SD 50 saildrives and removed my heat exchangers for cleaning
with out incident. the engines are beneath a separate room where i have air con and batteries
on one side and genset plus tools and suppilies on the other. THere is enough room next to engines, that i have my water
hope this helps