Absolutely. That's why I'd recommend the better unit if his use were heavy, but why spend $10,000 if he's going to spend another $2,000 in a couple of years due to low use when he could spend $3,000 now and replace it with new in a few years for still half the price. I also agree about the quality of Chinese parts, but same reasoning. As for availability of service and parts, again I point to the fact that he's in Hong Kong. He may have more trouble (and will certainly pay a premium) for U.S. parts. I don't agree however about the resale valuation. For the buyer who plans to really use the boat he'd be just as happy to save a few bucks on the buy and throw in a new, quality gen when this one dies. A non-functioning gen would put off a buyer cause it indicates lack of maintenance, but I've never seen a deal fall through because a boat had an Onan (or some other brand) instead of a NL. although the better unit might help a sale. As for your last sentence, very possible or maybe he owns stock in the company and is promoting it, but my crystal ball broke down last week. So we'll just give him things to consider in his decision.