When we decided to purchase
looked at used, charter
, and new. Take a careful look at the costs of recommisioning an excharter boat for crusiing. Charter boats have a rough life. I was amazed at the beating they take day in and out while we were in the Tobago
keys watching them come and go.
Though the moorings/leopard and others cats are of good quality if the price
is right the upfront purchase may be lower the short and long term cost not to mention the trouble caqn bring it it to a cost of a new one.
We looked and did the math and decided to buy new. Bigger bite up front but after a few years we are not already replacing items that have had a rough life. Our friends on Trio at 43 Katana have inside the firest year replaced and engine
and a drive leg. Ouch. They paid a preimium because it was a katana. It still is pretty beat.
I am not recommending buying
a new boat just look and fully understand all of the hidden costs.