That's the one. 18kts wide open indicates the advertised 18kts cruise is optimistic.
I saw the boat. There is a lot to like - it is well maintained by a reputable yard, nicely finished, barrier coated, Awlgriped, has bow thruster, davits, swim platform, generator, 2" shaft. Looks nice.
There are some drawbacks for my use; No lower helm â€“ A lower helm is mandatory for me. In rainy, New England weather, I don't want to be peering through vinyl, with no windshield wipers and run into something. Doing a lower station as it should be done in a boat like this is not to be inexpensive; cabinetry work, sturdy helm and companion seats, an opening forward window, wipers. Another must is to put in a holding tank.
The Letra San head is illegal to use in no discharge zones which is just about every harbor and river in MA, CT, RI and NY. Installing a holding tank on this boat is a project. Where to put the tank, how to get it in there without removing a lot of equipment and what will have to be rerouted to make space are issues. Plumbing the vent, pump out, and monitor in tight quarters will be take time. The shaft seal is not accessible as it is located under the generator. A leak a sea could not be addressed. For single handed docking, a helm door sure would be nice.
The engine is 25 years old. Although it is running well, it is nearing time for preventive maintenance work to be done on it, in my opinion, to keep it running well for the next several years. Not that this has to be done this season but a consideration for keeping the boat: Pull the engine, remove the heads & send them out, replace the oil pan, have the injectors cleaned, aftercooler and the heat exchanger as needed; remove rust on accessories, engine mounts. By the time this is done, one has to consider if it would make more sense putting the money into a repower.
Most people only look at purchase price. They should look at life cycle cost: Acquisition cost, plus likely major expenses less future value. In 8 or 10 years should an owner have to sell due to health or other reasons; with the existing engine, the boat will command a very low price due to engine age, hours and alternative boats with newer engines and higher hp. The purchase price may appear reasonable now but the life cycle cost will be high. Therefore, one should adjust the purchase price for a low future selling price with the existing engine or plan for the cost of a repower.
I made an offer based on what I would need done to the boat: A lower station, holding tank and repower. The offer was turned down and probably rightly so. If he can find someone who is willing to keep the boat as is, that buyer could offer considerably more.