Well, I've seen two sante 230s that had catastrophic engine failures within the first 30 hours of use. Doesnt mean PCM or nautique, as a whole, are bad brands. You mean to tell me the 8.1 or 8.2 in the epic is a super reliable motor? Those motors have their fair share of problems two. Fact is, all brands have issues. I seriously doubt axis has more problems, on average, than other boats.
Considering the reality that all boats will have some minor or major issue from time to time, i'd be concerned about buying a boat if I didn't have a local dealer who I could rely upon to fix problems under warranty and quickly. How's the resale value of epic btw? I have no idea as to how they hold their value.
Last edited by chattwake; 05-13-2012 at 8:19 AM.