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Under contract - 2003 Neptunus 56 w/ cat 3406e - top speed/rpm issue

Discussion in 'Neptunus Yacht' started by makesumwake, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Worthy vessel

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    I have C18 engines on 62 Neptunus 2008
    Port rebuilt under warranty at 800 hours
    Both engine have new aftercoolers in 2016
    I had both aftercoolers cleaned by Cat 2 years and 50 hours ago
    Obviously don’t put on a lot of hours
    I was planning on new ones next year
    Is that unreasonable?
    During survey to sell boat buyer wanted $26,000 credit to do 1000 he service and replace aftercoolers. Is that customary?
    Shouldn’t it be split? Suppose that was done 3 years ago would they expect $13,000 credit because it would need to be done in the future.
    The boat was very light but got up to 2390 RPM and 30 knots
    Thanks
  2. Worthy vessel

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    BTW
    Burns 50 gal/hr each at WOT
  3. Danvilletim

    Danvilletim Senior Member

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    He just wants to pay $26k less. The justification is presented but doesn’t really matter. You can take it or counter. If you got a good offer then I’d say take it as the market is volatile. Or you could tell the brokers you will cover half and they fill in a portion?
  4. makesumwake

    makesumwake New Member

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    I haven't seen anything yet in south Florida, 10yrs old or more, that was reasonably priced, that doesn't need a lot of work! Im starting to just accept that any yacht i get will just require a very large up front maintenance bill to get everything up to speed.

    with so few boats available, i basically just have to pick a boat i like, and deal with whatever is wrong with it. and hopefully get some $$ off the price for the repairs.
  5. makesumwake

    makesumwake New Member

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    i was looking at a 2010 75ft azimut. it had been recently completely remodeled and updated inside and looked almost brand new. engine room looked decent. the boat manager/broker had it scheduled to go to the yard for a number of repairs, including prop reconditioning, drive shaft repairs, a drive shaft seal (had a leak), some other stuff. i was wondering, if since the prop/shaft was in bad shape, does that mean the zincs were not getting changed? or is that normal regardless for props to need reconditioning every so often. or if zincs were not getting changed, what else would be messed up? i know there are internal engine/coolant passage zincs, heat exchanger zincs, aftercooler zincs and transmission cooler zincs?
  6. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    its reasonable because the cat recommendation is every 6 years and they’re due now.
  7. olderboater

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    If they are selling, then they are reasonably priced. If not selling, then overpriced. But reasonably priced doesn't mean it's what you're willing to pay.
  8. rtrafford

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    This. Cheap for you to close the deal with a negotiation rather than gamble on another buyer materializing quickly....unless you know of one.
  9. rtrafford

    rtrafford Senior Member

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    Sort of hijacking the thread, but short answer is "what does shaft/prop in bad shape actually mean?" If pitting and electrolysis, you need a quality electrical survey performed.
  10. seafox47

    seafox47 New Member

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    The Neptunus 56 with 800 CAT's should top out at 29 knots and cruise at 24 kts. That is with clean bottom 50% fuel, 50% water. I work for Neptunus and we build probably 35 of them.
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