38 Evans Waverunner Survey in time for Christmas!
38 Evans Waverunner Survey in time for Christmas!
The next sport-fishing boat receiving Marlin‘s virtual-tour look is Viking’s 44 Open. Use the 360-degree camera and experience this sport-fisher beyond still pictures. You can also watch Marlin‘s video review of the Viking 44 Open
The 44 Open has a huge 119-square-foot cockpit that’s just a few steps away from the command bridge deck. A comfortable mezzanine is the perfect spot to watch the spread, with storage below and a drink box in the step, just like the larger Vikings. Add a rocket launcher or small fighting chair and she’s ready to fish against any boat in the world.
The command bridge has a centerline helm station with pod in either teak or fiberglass. Single-lever engine controls and a polished stainless wheel look great, and there’s space for a bank of 3 17-inch multi-function displays. Switches for ship systems and the mics for the VHF radios are to starboard, protected in a separate compartment.
A conventional drive system with a pair of MAN I6 800 CRM diesels fits nicely in the engine room. These engines, rated at 800 hp each, are matched to Veem wheels and produce a 30-knot cruise speed and a top end of 34.5 to 35 knots.
With a beam of 16 feet, 4 inches, the 44 Open has a spacious salon highlighted by the easy-to-care-fo Amtico flooring and a 28-inch flat-screen television. The galley has Corian countertops, a recessed sink and electric cooktop with microwave/convection oven, plus under-counter drawer-style refrigeration.
Buyer beware. BoatUS wants anyone looking to buy a used boat in 2018 to be aware of the “storm-damaged lemons” that are likely lurking among perfectly good pre-owned boats.
More than 63,000 boats were damaged in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Many will be repaired and have years of life left on the water, but other could be hiding major problems.
BoatUS, the nation’s biggest recreational boat owners’ association, is urging buyers to get a prepurchase survey (known as a Condition and Value survey).
“It’s not that you don’t want to buy a boat that’s been repaired, but you should have full knowledge of the repairs and know they were done correctly. It’s a transparency issue that will help you negotiate a fair price,” said BoatUS Consumer Affairs Director Charles Fort.
BoatUS offers eight tips to help you spot a boat that might have been badly damaged in a storm:
Click here to learn more about marine surveys.
Orginal Article: Warning: Hurricane-Damaged Boats Soon Hitting the Used Boat Market
In light of “unprecedented demand,” Yamaha Motor Corp. is asking its counterparts in Japan to focus on reallocating products to the United States so the company can fill orders.
Specifically, Yamaha said that due to “a perfect storm of challenges” it is unable to meet demand for the 2.8-liter, 4.2-liter V6 and 5.3-liter V8 outboards — as well as some Yamaha rigging items — in the time frame the company had originally hoped, in part because its manufacturing operations were in transition.
“It is unprecedented demand, and we simply cannot meet the demands for shipping our product,” Martin Peters, Yamaha Marine Group communications and government relations senior manager, told Trade Only Today. “We are doing our best.”
Yamaha Marine Group president Ben Speciale sent letters to dealers and OEMs acknowledging it was unable to meet its target ship dates and apologizing for delays.
“We are experiencing the perfect storm of challenges for supplying outboards at this higher demand,” said the letter to dealers, which Peters sent to Trade Only. “The marketplace has many years of pent-up demand for larger boats and the outboard motors that power them. As the economy and mood have improved this year, demand for our premium products increased more than we had anticipated.
“This increase in demand has occurred while our manufacturing operations are in transition. The transition was designed to accommodate new products and increased longer-term demand.”
Understanding that its availability to promise dates is “less than stable,” Yamaha is bringing down target ship dates to regain stability. “We will do everything we can to bring the system back up by Dec. 15,” Speciale wrote, adding in bold: “We will continue to ship product during this time.”
The company declined to be more specific about the type of transition the manufacturing operations were in, saying that some of what it was doing was proprietary.
“There’s tremendous demand in the entire industry right now, particularly for those things that go into larger boats,” Peters said.
Yamaha engines come from Japan, but its propellers — which Trade Only learned were also difficult to procure — are manufactured by Precision Propellers Industries in Indianapolis.
“Since we purchased PPI in 2008, output has doubled,” Speciale told Trade Only in an email. “We have increased output of propellers every year. Output is up 20 percent this year, and we plan to grow it next year.”
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