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Princess viking V 62s..good boat??

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  1. Fixinbones

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    In addition to the modifications that you will have to make, you also need to look at resale value as well. Most people in the US will shy away from a European spec boat regardless of what you’ve done to it. I just traded my V 62 in for a V 72. There was a V 72 on the market here that my wife loved the decor of. It was a European spec boat with atlas converter and I told my wife I would not even consider it. Food for thought
  2. johnnry

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    Valid points..due to my technical background doesn't bother me but your right about others who may not think having european voltage adapters all over the boat is sort of fun..However my vintage ( 2008-2009) potential boat was never imported by viking so doesnt exist in a US config. So yes,compare the savings of both options, if they exist and decide if it's worth it ..other question..did you and your wife handle the boat on your own??
  3. Sea Gull

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    I recall a thread on this topic some years back that warned about older, used, European spec boats being imported into the US. The issue was that engines may not meet current EPA specs and would have to be modified.
  4. Fixinbones

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    Yes I ran my V62 with my wife. Many times we have guests who can at least throw lines. I plan to run the 72 with her as well. I have the variable speed bow and stern thrusters which are amazing for docking when you are shorthanded.. I have docked the 62 many times alone. I just pull up to the bulkhead, engage the thrusters and you can pin the boat against the dock. I can get off the boat and do all the lines while thrusters keep me against the dock.
  5. Pascal

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    I hope this is a joke... wth would anyone get off the boat before it is secured ????

    Secure the lines from the boat, shut down and then get off.

    This is a recipe for disaster.
  6. Fixinbones

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    Pascal your point is well taken. I guess I should change many to 2-3 times. I wasn’t trying to recommend this as good practice. I was just trying to convey how simple docking is with variable speed thrusters.
  7. olderboater

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    Better to change it to 0 times.
  8. Pascal

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    Hydraulic or electric?

    My rule is that nobody gets off the boat, nobody gets on the swim platform until the boat is tied and engines are off. There is no reason to. You can easily loop lines around piling and bring the bitter end back, same with cleats. Throw the bight of the line behind the dock cleat, pull the bitter end and done.

    As a rule we don’t allow untrained passengers to help with lines. I ve seen too many mishaps.
  9. johnnry

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    Some good comments,getting back to seagull..correct in that all boats after 2010 for import into the usa must meet EPA stds or must be built to EU standards with CE stamp or tested accordingly..goood news is all EU boat builders had to comply with that standard in 1998 to build in western Europe..Bad news if you have been wanting to import that 2011 Sri Lankan dream vessel..
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  11. Capt J

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    On a used boat it doesn't apply as far as I know, and WHO would ever check? Also if they meet the Euro Tier specs, they should meet the U.S. emissions specs as the Euro specs tend to be more restrictive than the US.

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