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Old 10-20-2014, 12:41 PM   #7
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The BMW marine engines are orphans, as far as I know. Look up BMWmarine.com. A group called V12 Engineering has formed that has a particular fondness for the brand. They have gathered parts and such to support the brand. How good is the parts availability? I don't know. I surveyed a LN tug with one, and the turbo was shot. The buyer ended up repowering. Not because the turbo was not available, he just did not want problems down the road.

If the BMW checks out, I would not necessarily avoid the boat. But build into your budget a way to recover from an unsupported engine. It depends on your tolerance for risk.
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