Hang on a minute re the secondhand market.
Are you talking about actual selling prices or what matey booat owner would like to get for the boat.
If what you are saying is that a boat with a 4 stroke is more expensive secondhand than a boat with a two stroke. Then no surprises really as the engine would have cost at least 20% more so the secondhand price would be higher. What a boat sells for is usually considerably less than the asking price.
To give you an example, take a 2000 6.5 Scorpion with an Optimax 135 or with a Honda 130 4 stroke which would you pay more for secondhand and what would you pay less for new
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