That’s a big part of the problem.do any of these big charter companies even have boats that a sailor would want to own?
First, let me say that I absolutely loved chartering, and the staff at every Moorings base have been excellent and helpful. They have gone well above expectations. The boats have great for charters... similar to my expectations for a rental car. My comments are about the ownership side, especially the expectation that you get a well maintained boat at the end of the charter."timing of the hurricanes" ... it was a joke you know.
And to clarify, " well beyond the typical tolerance of an owner" you mean below, or above?
That was the point I was making. The big charter houses always dangle that you can swap your weeks on your boat for another boat elsewhere, which sounds really cool until you figure in travel expenses to Tonga or the Seychelles for instance compared to the Carib or Baja. Just another small point to consider in deciding to buy or not.The rest of us, or a lot of us, don’t make international airline pilot money.