New used boat choice....help from the captains much appreciated...Fleming or Alaskaa?
Folks, a ton of thanks from my last post on which used trawler to consider and wanted to get the opines of captains much more knowledgeable than myself. I have narrowed my used boat choices to this...a 2001 Fleming 55, and a 1999 64' Alaskan Pilothouse. Price wise, the Alaskan is less by roughly 75k with the Deere's on the Alaskan and the F's Cat 3208, both very low hours.
My dilemma is this...I know Fleming is probably one of the best builders, period. But the new Alaskan's and 1999 made by Alaska Marine, not the same builder, correct? Or is it?
I am trying to find out if the Alaska Marine of 1999 is on par with the Fleming of 2001? Can't find out much info, but damn if the 2 boats don't look identical, so must be the same designer of both....Drake or DeFever or Fleming?
So please guys/gals, any help or suggestion or personal experience is much appreciated. Boat will be used in NW with minimal Blue water but may attempt a Seattle to Mexico later on....no kids, one admiral and mostly sailing experience...thanks in advance for any advice...
Safe travels to all...Happy Memorial day weekend to all