Howdy, I am in the market for either a new tow boat from a local manufacturer (malibu) or import another Nautique 196 / 200 (nil available on local market secondhand). Attempted to order a new TXI Australian model back in 2018 however I talked myself out of it after the reading problems with engines overheating/derating with high OAT, plus my dislike of the open bow only option here in AUS. Due to my inadequate income this year, I don't have $140K cash for a Mastercraft or Nautique new so the Local Malibu TXI is my only affordable new option if I can get one under $100K.
When I run the numbers on importing another 196 they are costing me around $45K AUD with me taking all the risk on a 12-15year old ship.
Is the new M5di in the TXI working out - are these involuntary engine derates with high temps now resolved on the latest TXI's ? any feedback