Thanks, that was my impression of the boats. Glad to hear a contrarian view on the BMW; some of what I had read were negative. Not overly so, but complaints.
I looked at an S2 8.0A years ago with a BMW diesel. I ran away. Don't be fooled...the marinized BMW engines of 25 years ago ought not be deemed to have quality equivalence to a new 700 series BMW auto (in fact, most Germans I know, and I know a lot
, scoff at BMW quality anyway, relative to MB and Audi.)
No, repeat no, real support for these engines in the US right now. It might run like a champ for the next 20 years, who knows?...if it craps out, good luck with service, and a replacement might cost more than you paid for the boat. Parts might be hard to come by.
Ya pays yer money and ya takes yer chances.
My $0.02 worth. I'd run.
PS. Never heard that thing about the Sovereigns...interesting.