Had a Panda 10kw installed in Trinidad for my Swan 57. Difficult to find a mechanic to service in the BVIs. Like the old Jaguar bumper sticker-'Oh...but when it runs'. Hi tech, poorly engineered corrosion system and capacitor failures every few hundred hours. Needs to run under load or engine will eventualy smoke. My unit lasted only 775 hours before needing new back end(water intrusion) and engine over haul. In all fairness to Panda my unit was the first generation leftover built in 1998 with belt driven water pump installed over back end and back end cooled with sea water. Understand new models improved with better pump installation and entire unit fresh water cooled. Panda very helpful and offered to sell me a new one at a substantial savings. Have removed old unit and gave it away. Replacing with either a 6kw Norhtern Lights or Westerbeke 7.6 BTD. Leaning towards the Westerbeke. Prefer not to deal with the additional problems of a 3600 rpm unit no matter what make. If you go with Panda keep it properly loaded.htak said:WE ARE LOOKING INTO A GENERATOR FOR OUR GULFSTAR 50 ITS BETWEEN FISCHER-PANDA OR WHISPER-ANY FEEDBACK?