Originally Posted by cdilljr
I would like to sell my 2006 TP Marine 7.8m Diesel RIB located in Connecticut. This is a great boat and perfect for someone looking for a good deal and who is fairly competent mechanically or organized enough to keep up with regular maintenance.
Great boat - important note - This has a Yamaha ME-421STI Diesel engine with a Yamaha Hydradrive Stern Unit. This engine / drive combination is not supported by Yamaha in the USA (old lawsuit). Any good diesel mechanic will be fine with the engine (it's virtually the same as the Yanmar 6LP line). The drive is a little more specific. Most commonly used parts are available in the US through a couple of sources. Less commonly used parts are available from a couple of good sources in the UK which of course will have a delivery delay to the USA.
If anyone in Europe / UK is watching this forum, this is a much more attractive offer, and I am happy to negotiate price and arrange shipping. I will also post on the Europe For Sale forum.
The engine only has 340 hours on it. Notable extras are a 12" Raymarine Chart Plotter / Sounder in excellent condition. This alone is worth several thousand dollars.
I'm asking for $30,000 for this boat and am including the Sea Lion 2 axle roller trailer shown in the photos. Please reply with any questions you might have.
Hi Charlie: I am from Greenland and interested in your boat.
I know a guy who have the same engine but he needed to change the outdrive.
How is the engine running, and where in the states are you located.