A friend (new to boating) would much appreciate your opinions on the following boat for sale:
1988 Sealine 285 Ambassador £26,500
Twin Mercruiser D530TA 150 HP diesel engines (700 hours) driving Mercruiser Bravo 2 stern drives which had new bellows fitted in 2011 and have just had their oil changed ready for 2012 season.
Equipment - Radar, Garmin GPS Plotter, Autohelm, DSC radio, Fish finder, Depth finder, Navtex, Electric winch fully overhauled in 2010, Electric trim tabs.
4 berths in two cabins.
Eberspacher diesel central heating, Sea toilet with holding tank with macerator pump out, Hot water system heated by engine and immersion heater, Shore power battery charger, TV Aerial with booster, Stereo Radio/CD player, Gas oven with separate grill and two burner hob, Microwave oven, Fridge, Twin sink and shower. New hood in 2009.
Unfortunately I am relatively new to boating myself and have a yacht, so am unable to advise him.
All replies will be gratefully received.