Charter boats, on the surface, appear to be a good deal until you consider that the boat has had the same amount of use in five years that you would give it in twenty or more years. It is working every week and being driven by people with the "it isn't mine" attitude. While they don't intentionally damage the boat, they don't treat it as their own long time investment.
Secondly, the charter fleet operates in the harshest environment
imaginable. Constant sun, frisky winds, and high salt
content add up to a boat that needs a great deal of tender
loving care when taken off charter and put into the hands of a new owner. Do you think that the charter company is going to replace the blown out sails
, install new rigging
, replace the engine
in a couple of years (it is probably more than 50% used up), or do any of the other major upgrades that the boat will need.
The answer is a resounding NO!!!
That is the reason for such a low price
for USED charter boats.