I would wait, a lot is happening right now financially. I think that a lot of charter
organizations have over built and are going to come under some serious stress. When they do, the first thing that will happen is these companies will down size by selling off a lot of their inventory. Couple that with banks becoming much more strict on lending practices, with home values decreasing which is the common store of wealth for many and you could see a flood of ex charters coming onto the market quickly and being sold for an extremely reduced price
. For the waters you're looking at, I'd look at a smaller boat, less work, less money
, less risk. Look carefully then at the corners of the boats for impact damage, gelcoat
work is hard to match perfectly. Look at the mast
at the attachment of the boom vang
and gooseneck, boats sailed hard can have slight cracks along the fixtures, check compression
and rpms on the engine
. One thing that's nice about ex charters is with the supply you can get a engine mechanic
, a rigger to go over three same production year, same model boats quickly and tell you which one you should buy.
Originally Posted by redbreast
Hi all great site . Lots of very good information .
Next year we are planning to take a year maybe more off from work.
We need a cat 2 people good sea keeping, we plan to sail the med if we buy it in europe
or the Carabian if we buy in America . We are based in the channel Islands.
I have sailed the lagoon 380
. Fontaine Pajot 38. Broadblue38
there is a FP 38 avaiable locally but its a ex charter
version (no soul) down below. ? 1) Recomentaions on where in the world to buy, taking into account our currencie is the pound.
And more impotantly what to buy we can afford about £80,000 at the moment possibly double that next year.? should we wait another year and get a better boat for more money
. Resale value is quite important too. But also the layout of it as we have to live on it. Willing to travel to view boats.