Randomly approaching charter
companies will get you nowhere , the sailing season doesnít end abruptly , some companies will be offering selective charters until Dec
When a charter company decides to sell , they place the boat
with a broker
as they tend to have good relations with specific ones. These brokers will tend to have advance knowledge of whatís likely to come out of the charter fleet.
At present the charters are expecting a bumper year and are unlikely to be considering releasing boats. Most boats are staying in charter except very tired stuff in my experience ( 2021)
I donít quite get the logic behind your approach.
In my experience charter companies can decide to sell at any time and often list boats that are actively being used because they already have the replacement boat
or are expecting it. Thereís no set time for this but it does tend to be in the 2nd half of the year.
Boats are in high demand. Iíd get on the ground sooner rather then later , but you could find you need to research
and narrow down remotely and make offers cause good stuff is selling in days at the moment.
If you are under time pressure you need to have zeroed in on the target boats and have your money
ready to go. Otherwise you will get gazumpted.
If I am trying to offer on boats prior to them being out of charter, but before many others may be showing up to the area with the same idea.
It doesnít work
like that. The charter companies will place the boat with a local broker
who typically has relations and way more advance knowledge then you . He will then advertise etc.
If your lucky you may find there is a small time window before the brokers lists them publicly.
Since most boats in charter are ex-VAT you are now competing with hoards of U.K. buyers who can now by vat free , good luck there will be plenty of company !!