I have the nice choice to make but do not know which way to go and would appreciate some fore's and againsts if poss. Both are 2004 models and set up as follows:
Bombard DB Explorer 7.3m, 200hp Honda 4 Stroke, 2 x Double Jockey Seats, plus 1 x Double Jocky Consule, usual basic instruments, Double Axle Roller Trailer, 200 Litre inboard fuel tank, plus T Top, Nav Lights, VHF Radio. £17000 Complete with various warranties.
For £4000 extra I could get an Avon 6.2m, Suzuki 140 4 Stroke, 2 Double Jockeys plus bench seat behind, double consule, usual basic instruments, nav lights, A-Frame, Single Axle Roller Trailer, Complete with various warranties. £21000
Looking at the 2 Ribs, the bombard has a lot more room on deck aprt from being nearly 1m longer but also a much wider beam. However is also going to be a lot heavier. What kind of fuel consumption would I get from the 200hp at cruising speeds?
I used to have an Avon 5.6 with a 90hp Suzuki 4 Stroke and that was quite economical even at cruising speeds.
Anyway I'm waffling on so I'll be watching this space.