Originally Posted by yeloya
.....It looks like in the BVI's, the picture is quite different; lot of damage to the boats, little to no maintenance
I have no idea how does this work in Spain/balaeric islands. In any case, the key is to talk to someone (preferably an owner who use the same charter company) before you commit into such an agreement.
That"s a bit harsh on the BVI charter scene imho! You'll get considerably more charters in BVI than you will in the Med, rough averages would be 20 weeks in BVI, 12 weeks in Western Med and so, of course, the "wear and tear" are commensuratley higher. Don't expect to make any money
but if you are realistic, you'll get heavily subsidised sailing and maybe the cost of your airfares to get to your boat a couple of times a year.
Balearics - Try "KP Winter" who is based just outside Palma. Peter Winter is German (speaks fluent English
and Spanish of course) and has a very slick operation indeed - mind you, I havent used him for many years and things change in this game
quite rapidly! Tony