I think this only makes a difference if you want the 4.2l engine. The nice thing of BW with Merc power is you could repower with the new v6-v8 line that’s the highest performing engine in its class right now.
I just put 2 new v8 300 verado's on our new to us sled. Everyone who has them or has experienced them is blown away. Incredible low/midrange torque and fuel effeciency. They're putting a big hurt on Yamaha right now, just a bigger, stronger engine.