I have 2 boats local in the 30 ft range with Optimus. One with twins, one with triples. You are more than welcome to come run them. I have keys to both. You will see it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. I promise. Both owners feel the same wayThanks. Everyone bashes kingfishers..mostly paint issues, some quality control, etc. But I’ve never heard from someone who actually has owned one of the bigger boats who doesn’t like it..owners say they have some issues, but the seaworthiness and handling make up for the paint/rigging issues. I know they spot weld, use caulk and bondo, then paint over it all. They made the Kingfisher 3325 from 2010 to 2018, and there‘s only one for sale in the US and Canada. I figured if they were a POS people would be dumping them left and right. I haven’t heard of their boats sinking more than any other boat. I found two older Coldwaters for sale, but only one 3325?? Are owners embarrassed they paid so much for shit, and just keep them in their yard because they are unsafe? Serious questions.
I had twin outboards on my Grady but no bow thruster. I could spin circles in its own length, but couldn’t move sideways into the wind. I would love to hear from people who have paid for Joystick control, and decided it was a total waste of money. Either due to lack of capability, or cost of maintaining. Thanks for the comments!