Buying a 2016 310EC?
Hey gang -- first time poster, here.
I'm thinking about making an offer on a 2016 310EC, and wanted to pick your expert brains. The listing is here.
I went to see it today. The cabin is showroom perfect -- I don't think it was ever used. The most significant problems that I noted, while minor-ish: the canvas was in surprisingly bad shape, and the blue gelcoat was also remarkably oxidized. I'm guessing that it must have been stored outside, uncovered in Michigan winters. Otherwise, I have no idea how it got so bad in just 4 years. I'm guessing that the previous owner didn't love this boat. Not great.
136 hours on the engines -- started great, stuck my head in the engine compartment, smelled great, sounded great.
Obviously, will have it surveyed, but interested in your thoughts. This will be my fourth boat, but the most $$$, by far. So, I'm still a little skittish.
Any thoughts on an opening offer? Any gotchas or considerations I should think about? Or should I just shut up and hand over my money?
One thing the listing broker suggested to me was that I could re-order new canvas from the factory? I've always owned old boats, so this was a foreign idea to me. I have great canvas guys, and I know that it would be $8k+ to do new custom. Cheaper from the factory?
Anyways, would appreciate any and all advice you might have.
Thanks in advance,