I purchased a used 2000 Egret in November 2004 and loved the boat. It required some regular updates to hardware etc but everything was mounted in either good to excellent methods. Only two issues seemed to be less than good: saltwater would come into the gas tank from the vented fuel fill mounted flush to the deck and against Perko manufacturer directions for mounting, and the poling platform top liberated itself from the screws and adhesive that was used to hold it on.
After Egret moved from MIA to NC in 2007 I was interested in buying a new boat but decided to wait a while. In 2010 my 175 EFI blew up with bad bearings from the crank shaft. I had heard nothing but good reports of the build process, the customer service and the quality of the boats so I saved up a lot of money and initiated purchase of a new 2012 Egret 189 in March 2012. The build process seemed very disorganized but I trusted that it was just
A few minor issues during the build were the pushpole holders were mounted against instructions and the rod holder fly line guard design was not reviewed with me as confirmed in writing before they were built. Overall though, I knew the process couldn’t be perfect and I would have to accept a few items which I did without resentment.