Originally Posted by sunchaser
An open forum is hardly the place for an honest owner to lament the failures of a particular vessel. I just spent a few days at the Seattle Boat Show and all brokers and sellers loved their vessels. It would seem there is not a bad boat out there.
I will say the machinery space on the 164 Westport was pretty good. After that viewing all others were lesser lights.
Yes it does have pretty decent space. Well kept boat too. Owner was former owner of Westport and built a new 164 for himself. I know the captain of the boat if you have any questions before making your purchase.
The 164 has an interesting history in that Orin Edson, who just sold WP, had Admiral build him one when they were building in the area. Daryl Wakefield, current President of WP ran Admiral's facility. Orin then buys Pacific Mariner and then buys Westport. Their largest is a 130'. So then WP builds a 164. He "purchased" one.
Now, why is 164 such a common size? It measures with an ITC tonnage for documentation of 498 tons so just under the 500 ton threshold.