chartered in the BVI's 6 times, all on Beneteaus. I like the commonality of the systems between the different boats. Makes checkout easier when you already know about the shower
filters, valves, windlass
, etc. I remember one particular difference between a boat built specifically for charter by Beneteau vs a private model in charter: The private 331 carried only about 50 gallons of water
and the 332 (Moorings version) had two tanks
for a total of 90 gallons, which really made a difference during a 2 week charter. The 332 had bigger house batteries than the 331, which helped with refrigeration
. Not to bash Hunters, but I asked the base manager at the charter dock
why they did not have any Hunters. He said they had tried several Hunters, but too many things broke that never fail on other boats and they had to be able to count on turning the boat around for the next charter. Didn;t ask about Catalinas.