Originally Posted by seafariskye
Diesel inboard - fine option - had in all of mine and no problems..
Personally - an will prob be slagged for it - I couldn't think of anything worse then 2 big thirsty outboards that would need fed each and every day from a ton of Jerry cans...
Diesel inboards rule ...
Diesel inboard is 3-4x the cost initially.
If one engine goes down, easy to switch out an outboard and get back on the water. Outboards easier to access for routine maintenance. Less corrosion as boat will be in water 24/7 for probably 360 days a year.
More maneuverability with twin outboards than a big single diesel.
Quicker to plane with the outboards.
Slow speed semi-sub tour boat around here with twin 300 Verados had 6000+ hours before they lost a powerhead, and did zero maintenance apparently. They're replacing with a brand new set with no complaints.
And most importantly - Cool factor is 4.6x (very scientific study) when seeing twin 300hp outboards on the back