You need to check the charter history
of the boat - just because the SunSail or Moorings boat is based in Tortola, Guadeloupe
, etc, now doesn't mean it always was.....
My ex Sun Sail charter yacht was in Guadeloupe
when I bought it but it had earlier been chartered out of Dominican Republic
- they had not done regular engine oil
changes as evidenced by heavy sludging in the engine
. Luckily, I caught it in time before any major damage was done! I heard a slight knocking noise
in the engine (broken valve spring) and I had a diesel mechanic
check it out. 2 new valve springs and a good engine flush 2 or 3 times to get the sludge out of all the little oil
galleries and she was good - the mechanic
said we caught it in time and no damage was done to the valves, etc.
I was very happy with our ex charter Dufour
and she proved to be a great yacht (now sold) but check the history