With boat sales pre purchase surveys & insurance surveys keeping us very busy this summer, it was a joy to finally get out on the water on this Broom 345 river trial to see how she performed & handled.
Due to distances and time required to reach open water we undertook river trials making use of the derestricted zone where we were able to maximise performances etc Our standard trials programme is to undertake speed trials at varying engine RPM both with and against current, emergency stops from max speed passing through neutral to reverse, turning performance to include figure of eight at both low and high speed. Photographing and recording speeds with GPS with associated engine instrumentation readings and much more besides
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This 1997 GRP express motor cruiser is fitted with a pair of Yanmar 6 cylinder 315 hp inboard diesel engines.
Typical of the Broom aft cabin design, this 345 has a full beam master cabin in the stern, featuring separate en suite shower room & WC. A light and airy saloon with a V berth in the forward cabin, galley and forward WC at the front.
On river trials she behaved very well, cruising up to a comfortable 30mph (GPS). Very stable whilst getting on the plane with responsive steering & the Yanmar engines pulled very well all the way up to 3600+ rpm.
As expected there was nothing negative to report from the river trials
As usual in any second hand boat however well maintained there were a few mainly minor items to report to include such lack of labelling, access to fuel systems, servicing of seacock valves, auto bilge pump operation, we always recommend a carbon monoxide alarm and of course as expected no osmosis was found – with low hull / GRP moisture meter readings
This example was well presented, in good order throughout and a joy to survey. We wish the purchaser all the best for the future.
For more information contact European Marine Services Ltd. Marine Surveyors & Consultants
Tel : 01603 327 123 www.europeanmarinesurveys.com