Originally Posted by seafariskye
Lovely looking boat - will serve you well.
I have a question for you - i looked into the Yamaha ME422 and was told or rumoured that if you bought these, and used them for a commercially rated boat that there was no warranty on them? as an owner now, can you tell me if this is true or not? same applied to the legs?
Thanks, the picture was taken running back up the Kilbrannan Sound at 2200hrs on Thursday after dropping off Craig and John to pick up their new Redbay
, I've got some picture of that on my phone but can't work out how the hell to get them off!!
Havent heard that one before, however most manufacturers (mariner, Mercruiser, Yanmar) give you a shortened warranty with commercial use, so it wouldn't suprise me if the period was shorter.
Touching wood I have never had to claim warranty, but I feel that after meeting the Top Yamaha guys and discussing various things with them about these new engines they would be eager to assist with genuine claims whenever they can, as they are very keen on promoting commercial customers. This is now the 3rd boat I've had with the Yamahas fitted and have always found them to be very reliable even with high hours. I did look at other engines but was put off because of their high dependance on electonics where as the Yamies can meet all the requirements with-out the reliance on them and are therefore still a basic diesel engine.