Originally Posted by MarkJ
Theres been lots of threads where people who have never bought an ex-charter boat slag them off, but I don't think I can remember any thread where someone says they were sold a lemon.
Certainly I've never met anyone who has complained about Moorings/Sunsail.
First to admit my experience is localized and therefore limited. Were I to charter
a boat in the BVI from Sunsail I might have a very different opinion. I visited their web site and they appear to have nice boats at reasonable prices.
I think many owners (not all) who place their boats in charter domestically reach a point where as long as the boat is safe and getting chartered on a regular basis they are less inclined to effect meaningful repairs
unless they have to and cosmetics/aesthetics get very little attention at all. Perhaps it's different if the charter company owns the boats and/or is domiciled in an exotic location where customers demand more for their 1-2 week vacation
I doubt there are many (if any) posters on CF sharing that they bought a lemon regardless of the source. Most appear to do their homework and buy something they are happy with.