I’m considering to get into a charter ownership
program in Thailand
(cf. thread “to buy or to wait…”).
One of the big issues with ownership
programs is that there is not really a guaranty about how the boat
will be used (or abused) and maintained during the 5 years contract
. This means it may have more than usual wear and tear, and potentially some neglected maintenance
. After all, not all users will be experienced sailors and the charter
companies only concern might be (?) to get the boat
out as much as possible without spending the time and money
necessary for a good maintenance
And what about hull
damage when the boat was grounded, or backed into a reef? Is the boat inspected for damage carefully after each chart above and under water
This is a key-factor for me, so I really would love to learn as much as possible from people with practical experience and knowledge on this.