Footloose is a division of the Moorings. Moorings owners have the option to put their boats in the Footloose fleet when their Moorings contract
is up. (4.5 years for me) As stated above, the Moorings and Sunsail are now owned by the same parent company. A recent letter from the owner indicated he wishes to keep the Moorings and Sunsail fairly independent, at least for a while. However, I have noticed they started sharing many facilities and services, at least in Tortola. Last time I was there it appeared some of the former Sunsail boats were in the Footloose fleet as well.
So, most probably, with Footloose, you will be getting a boat recently out of the Moorings fleet. On average, they are likely to be a bit more worn down and most probably at a bit greater risks of breakdown. However, for the cost savings, I'd strongly consider them. The Moorings guarantees to fix or put you in a replacement boat within 24 hours I believe for major problems. I'd want to be sure Footloose offered something similar.
I can't speak to how personal service
with Footloose and Moorings compares other than to say, I have found the service with the Moorings to vary a bit based on location and time of the year. In Tortola, the sheer numbers has made me feel a bit like just a number a times, but this size also brings a measure of efficiency and nice facilities. I had broken hot water
heater fixed within two hours.