˃mid Size Power Boats

Mid Size Power Boats 

A Guide for Discreminating Buyers

A Comprehensive Buyer's Guide
by A Marine Surveyor with 40 Years Experience


How to Avoid Buying into Unexpected Problems

Mid Size Power Boats focuses exclusively on fiberglass power boats of the cruiser class generally 30-55 feet, with discussions on the pros and cons of each type: Expresses, trawlers, motor yachts, multi purpose types, sport fishermen, and sedan cruisers.

Illustrated with over 250 photos by the author

Modern materials: Why low tech is often preferable to high tech?
Sea worthiness: The right boat for the right waters
Learn the difference between ocean capable boats and those that can only handle protected waters
How to get the most from a boat by making the right choices
What constitutes good design and bad design?
Learn to make your own assessment of boat quality
Performance issues: Why do some boats perform so much better than others
Power options: What are the best performing engines?
Discover why some diesel engines aren’t reliable
Why you shouldn’t make the mistake of compromising performance for interior design
Ergonomics: What makes for a boat that is comfortable to own?
Affordability: The price is only part of the cost
What is a boat worth? How to research market values
The process of buying and selling a boat

Copyright© 2003 David H. Pascoe
cover art: Boat two bows Mid Size Power Boats
- A Guide to Discriminating Buyers

Soft Cover
512 pages
Publisher: D. H. Pascoe & Co., Inc.
Published: 2003
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0965649636
ISBN-13: 9780965649636

Price: $59.50
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David Pascoe - Biography

David Pascoe is a second generation marine surveyor in his family who began his surveying career at age 16 as an apprentice in 1965 as the era of wooden boats was drawing to a close.

Certified by the National Association of Marine Surveyors in 1972, he has conducted over 5,000 pre purchase surveys in addition to having conducted hundreds of boating accident investigations, including fires, sinkings, hull failures and machinery failure analysis.

Over forty years of knowledge and experience are brought to bear in following books. David Pascoe is the author of:

In addition to readers in the United States, boaters and boat industry professionals worldwide from over 70 countries have purchased David Pascoe's books, since introduction of his first book in 2001.

In 2012, David Pascoe has retired from marine surveying business at age 65.

On November 23rd, 2018, David Pascoe has passed away at age 71.

Biography - Long version