I have good experience with Diesels. And Yanmars, Volvo's and also CMD are well known engines to me. Even Perkins and Fords. But that's not what I'm after. Have always loved tuned up gasoline V8s, ain't nothing like it IMO. Since this Island is not Norway, only Norwegian sovereignity, tax laws in Norway don't apply here. We all pay 15% tax, no matter how much you earn up to around $200k a year, and fuel prices are half of what the mainland has. We get both 95 and 98oct but the quality is a bit less than mainland quality but not bad.
What's really cool about this place is that taxes are almost not an issue. If you want a 35ft Fountain with 2x496HO's imported to Norway first they rob you for something called "horsepower tax", then they slap VAT on top of that, just for crossing the border. Those two don't exist here and especially horsepower tax is insane on the mainland. For EVERY hp in the engine you import, you pay $34 ON TOP of the price + 24% VAT.
I noted that you're from UK. Only UK built fast boat I've tried was a 25ft Revenger(not RIB) from the 80's I think, and that was a great hull. Loved that boat.
I don't work at the mines. I work at a boat/snowsled Yamaha dealership.
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Again, Diesels is a no go. The whole idea is to bring something new up here. As much as I fancy Yanmars, gasoline V8 is much more "suitable" in a go-fast IMO. Ya know, engine nut and all that.