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  1. #1

    Anybody know the 1988 65 MY Benchmark in Palmetto, FL?

    Just spoke to the broker, he claims it is as nice as the video. I think I'll take a look at this this coming week.

    https://littleyachtsales.com/boat/19...5-motor-yacht/

    https://www.boattrader.com/boat/1988...yacht-7592474/
    Last edited by ADOPO; 05-02-2021 at 02:27 PM.

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    Re: Anybody know the 1988 65 MY Benchmark in Palmetto, FL?

    Regarding these engines, is it common to only get about 1000 hours prior to overhaul?

    Twin 870 hp 12V71 TA Detroit Diesels
    Port engine 1858 hours reported overhauled at 999.5 hours
    Starboard engine 2031 hours reported overhauled at 1063 hours

  3. #3

    Re: Anybody know the 1988 65 MY Benchmark in Palmetto, FL?

    Here's a video. Looks much better than the still pictures.

    https://youtu.be/5k45GPfYnhA

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    Re: Anybody know the 1988 65 MY Benchmark in Palmetto, FL?

    Quote Originally Posted by ADOPO View Post
    Regarding these engines, is it common to only get about 1000 hours prior to overhaul?

    Twin 870 hp 12V71 TA Detroit Diesels
    Port engine 1858 hours reported overhauled at 999.5 hours
    Starboard engine 2031 hours reported overhauled at 1063 hours
    Al depends on how they are run and how they are maintained. You can get more, you can get less.
    1978 53' Motor Yacht "LADY KAY V"
    Hull number 524
    Chesapeake Bay
    https://ladykay.blog/lady-kay-v/

  5. #5

    Re: Anybody know the 1988 65 MY Benchmark in Palmetto, FL?

    That's not a lot of hours for them. Something isn't right if they only got about 1000 hours before being worn out.
    Scott
    41C117 "Hattatude"
    Port Canaveral Florida.


    When I want your opinion I'll give it to you?

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    Re: Anybody know the 1988 65 MY Benchmark in Palmetto, FL?

    Quote Originally Posted by ADOPO View Post
    Regarding these engines, is it common to only get about 1000 hours prior to overhaul?

    Twin 870 hp 12V71 TA Detroit Diesels
    Port engine 1858 hours reported overhauled at 999.5 hours
    Starboard engine 2031 hours reported overhauled at 1063 hours
    No, it isn't, especially in a motor yacht. Very nice looking boat, but I would be interested to know why they were rebuilt with those hours and when.
    Randy Register - Kingston, TN
    100T Master, Near Coastal Delivery Captain
    aka Freebird aka Sparky1
    1965 41DC #93

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    Re: Anybody know the 1988 65 MY Benchmark in Palmetto, FL?

    Really beautiful boat, but I wonder about having to OH the engine at 1000h, too.

  8. #8

    Re: Anybody know the 1988 65 MY Benchmark in Palmetto, FL?

    2-3 years ago $399 would've been laughed at. 199 would've been lucky.
    FTFD... i drive a slow 1968 41c381

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    Re: Anybody know the 1988 65 MY Benchmark in Palmetto, FL?

    Quote Originally Posted by krush View Post
    2-3 years ago $399 would've been laughed at. 199 would've been lucky.
    Not.
    Randy Register - Kingston, TN
    100T Master, Near Coastal Delivery Captain
    aka Freebird aka Sparky1
    1965 41DC #93

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    Re: Anybody know the 1988 65 MY Benchmark in Palmetto, FL?

    So we visited this boat last Wednesday, as it is located at Riviera Dunes Marina in Palmetto. Anyone looking to buy a dock, that would be the place as it is "according to many" a "hurricane hole and insurance approved".

    The boat presented well, but was dated as you can see from the video in the advertisement. Most electronics, while perhaps serviceable, were outdated. So, very clean, nice condition, worth a look if you are not concerned about having a new boat look.

    We proceeded to Marlow's yard on Sneed Island, and were very impressed all around, until I began my google research on Yacht forum and some other sites. I was surprised at the number of issues they have had through the years. I suppose a lot of yards/manufacturers have had their issues, but these appear to be a bit alarming. BTW lots of Hatteras love on Yacht Forum.

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