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Old 05-01-2007, 11:33   #31
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To anyone considering doing the charter deal, run the numbers first. Look the cost of purchasing the boat in the charter program and the value of your using it over the charter period.

Compare that to just chartering a boat when you want to sail over the years. Then look at the cost of purchasing a boat out of charter when you are ready to own a boat full time. I suspect you will be ahead doing the latter.
Don't forget the cost of finding the boat you want and the soft cost of perhaps not getting the boat you really desire. Then add in the cost of getting the boat to where you want to start and when you want to start your cruise.

Now put a number to the value of the peace of mind knowing you will have your boat exactly when and where you want it.

Also factor into the equation the discount you can get if you are lucky enough to lock into a preproduction boat at reduced cost.

These all have to be factored into a decision like this.

jzk - you are right if these none of these additional things apply to you. I cannot argue.

In my case, these additional factors matter a lot and they add up to some rather large numbers. They easily tip the balance in favour of chartering for a period of time until I'm ready to move aboard.
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:37   #32
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Meanwhile I'm recovering from a disastrous defeat in the Ashes...!!! Tony
I wouldn't say disasterous.
Catastrophic is more like it.
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Old 05-01-2007, 13:36   #33
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Mike, by the way, saw Jeannius several times during the week; she was being treated nicely (as far as I could see) and the charterers seemed to be enjoying themselves.

...Meanwhile I'm recovering from a disastrous defeat in the Ashes...!!! Tony
Hi Tony... I hope they were treating her well... Loads of money spent on cosmetics in the last couple of months including new saloon upholstery!

Cricket... I'm beginning to wish I hadn't booked to come out to St Lucia for the world cup in March

I'll be staying on Tortola with Manpot for a couple of days beginning March so, if you are around, I'll buy you a pint or two.

Cheers
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