Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Volvo KAMD 43P 230HP Opinions please-gctid399168

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Volvo KAMD 43P 230HP Opinions please-gctid399168

    Hello all, I don't usually post in the Motor Yatchts section of the club so first time for me here.

    I am presently discussing the purchase 32ft twin diesel boat that has KAMD 43P - 230HP, aftercooled motors. I am some what familiar with diesel operation on land but a little green as far as marine application although I am mechanically handy and can accomplish a great deal with manuals. I would appreciate any discussion about these motors and what I should be concerned about. The motors have 950 hours mated with new hurth tranny's. Seller is stating the boat has a top GPS speed of 32mph @ 3800 rpm and a cruising speed of 22mph using 3.5 gph for 1 engine or 7 gph total both engines.

    He has receipts for all items that have been replaced or maintained and will be providing a recent survey. The engine were installed 7 years ago new so circa 2005.

    I am coming up for retirement and the plan is to keep the boat up at Haida Gwaii in the water 6-7 months and dry dock over winter at a friends place. (he has big truck, big trailer)

    Any thoughts are appreciated.

    #2
    Volvo is a pretty solid diesel powerplant. It's more of a high speed diesel like a Yanmar, so longevity vs a Cummins, Hino, Detroit, etc., may be an issue you take into consideration. Volvos can be expensive when they break, too.

    Even if you accept the seller's survey, have one performed by a surveyor that you hire. With regards to GPH, I question 22mph and 7 GPH for both engines- another thing to verify.

    Comment


      #3
      Thanks Pete.

      Comment

      Working...
      X