Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
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Yamaha built very good boats, although they are a bit rare and obscure. Both Yamaha and Dufour (their French connection) used fiberglass as a new material, taking advantage of its design flexibility when most other builders were building fiberglass copies of previous wooden boats. Most Yamahas are unique and not easily confused with other designs. There are quite a few Yamaha boats on the west coast, the 30 probably being the most common.
The engine is listed as a 12 hp Yanmar and that would be a 2 cylinder I believe, 4 stroke.
I don't know how sought after the 29 is - not exactly a beauty contest winner but looks to be a well designed hull. With any boat that age condition is the most important influence on resale price.
At least the engine is under the cockpit (I think), on the 30 it is under the V-berth forward.
Get a survey for sure.
What is the asking price?
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