Originally Posted by genoa
There's been quite a lot on the forum about 1st boats in the last couple of months. My only advice is buy something that you can sell again!!
Because the right boat is very personal and until you've had one for a year you don't really know what is important to you. Get a regular 'sports' type with a standard spec. Nothing unusual or knackered or 'custom built.'
The alternative is charter a few different boats this year to help make the same decisions about what works for you.
Also, talk to some of the dealers for new boats and see what features they are pushing and ask yourself honestly - "Is that good advice?"
JBT at Emsworth said "Get a central throttle" I didn't but wish I had (for when the young ones are driving)
Other things like all jockeys or a bench seat as well come into play as well, but its personal ....
Hi there, I have a 5.25 meter Deep V Osprey Viper with a 100hp Suzuki (2 stroke) elec start, oil ijection, with power tilt and trim. 4hp Suzuki back up engine like new, Gps, Fishfinder, VHF, Inboard fuel tank, A frame, bilge pump, bottle rack etc etc. All on a galvanised Hallmark roller coaster trailer. I am looking for £7,000 for the package which is all year 2000 and is in excellent condition.
Please let me know if you are interested.
Best regards, Mark.