Originally Posted by Brambles
One thing's for sure you will not be disappointed with the boat!
What engine(s) did you decide on?
It's perhaps a bit early to be certain but if the Verado 275 is half as good as the hype AND it finally makes it into the UK, then this is the most likely one for my boat. Unless, of course, they come up with a bigger one!
Fortunately, I have a long lead time, as I don't intend to order it until Autumn 2005 for Spring 2006. This means that there should be some useful test reports available before I make my final decision. It also means that a fair few people will have established it's reliability in the meantime.
According to some of the boys on "Scream&Fly", it seems that Mercury are currently only making the Verado available on a handful of boat/engine packages and that stand-alone engines are not yet available in the States. The logic is that only these boat builders/engineers have had the training to properly set up the engine and its ancillary components.
Incidently, other US sites have highlighted problems with the Yamaha 300 HPDI and everything else from that 3.3 litre block, so that doesn't look too promising at the moment either.
Either way, the boat itself will be a Scorpion - provided they don't get too creative about pricing over the next year.