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These seem to me to be kind of pricey and rather unnecessary on a sailboat where the engine hours presumably don't get racked up real fast.
If keeping filters clean and servicable is such a problem that you need a "hot standby" then you need to look at your tank, and/or your fuel supplier. Also, if you make a habit of screening your fuel as you load it you can help prevent problems too.
By all means set up a good filter system, it's truly necessary, but good practices should negate the need for a redundant (read costly) set up like that.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)