Any thoughts on these (good/bad/indifferent)?
We are in the midst of our search for a boat
, identified our preferred model which all rolled out of production with Volvos or Yanmars (all sail drive as we understand). Then we hit a curveball, where we have found one of this model that has had its engine
replaced with a 42hp Vetus (direct drive) with 1400 hours on it, that was fitted in 2014 (awaiting confirmation on model number from the broker). This is in a 38ft AWB. The boat
is well equipped and well priced but now all of a sudden we aren't comparing apples with apples (rather, apples with lemons given the bright yellow of a Vetus!)
Read some bits online re starboard access, availability of parts
etc but wondered if anyone has any views here?
For context, we'd likely be keeping the boat where it is (Croatia) for two seasons then a sabbatical covering the Eastern med...compared to Volvo
etc I'm sure parts
are not as freely sourced so we'd just carry a good bank of the most likely to be needed (as for mail order to the UK where we live they are easy enough to get)