Originally Posted by Poly
You need to realign your expectations! budget, new (products nearly new) and your aspirations don't match.
You could get a brand new 50HP engine within his budget. (Probably under budget). The hull is more of a challenge if its to be new... but you wont find many new 4.7 hulls. You should be able to pick one up for £4k after selling the engine on if its not new enough...?
You could pick up a brand new Highfield OM460 with no engine for £14-16k. depending on Valmex or Orca tubes. I'd expect a two year old (wont be many about) to cost no more than 70% of that?
What happened to Black Panther it was for sale?
Or and XPRO 420 with a 30 HP engine. 30 sounds bit light in power but remember the boat is lighter as its aluminium. You'd get 23kts out of that. Probably similar to you'd get for a 40HP on an SR4?. Thats brand new AFAIK and costs £10k plus trailer (£700)- bang on budget.
Or you might be able to get one with a 40hp suzi on for the same gold coins...
Used one (1 year old) with a 30 available for 9000 of your gold coins already on a trailer, plus some electronics on the console.
I could get a 2010 4.5m Valiant (I still consider 2010 reasonably new?) for £9k on a trailer with a (?same age) 60 on the back...
He's constrained by the garage size so that implicitly constrains the hull size and therefore price...