I'm 49 and have sailed for 37 years, owned a couple small boats (up to Catalina
22), worked in the charter
industry and sailed/worked on/maintained A LOT then (80's: 19 Cape Dory
50, Cheoy Lee ketch
, etc), and have chartered up to 48 Leopard
cat and am comfortable single
handing in strong breeze/gale. I've begun selling off businesses and extraneous assets with the intent to buy a larger blue water
cat. I've read most of the books/guides/bibles and "kinda" know what I want. Well, at least I know that I want to do a long term charter
so I can further develop my list of "must have's" (ie: water
maker, washer dryer, etc). Also, the long term charter is to allow my wife to test drive the lifestyle. She's worried about where she will get her spa treatments!
I will be buying
Manufactures I like (not a complete list):
Robertson and Caine
Does anyone have suggestions on locating long term charters for these vessels? I am familiar with a couple websites that purport to offer them (ie: longtermcharters.com). Preferably I'd like to work directly with an owner. How about an owner who is looking to sale?