One of our cruising frineds with a sister boat
to Makai bought theres from Sunsail. They have had it in the caribe for 3 years and still are sorting the jury rig repairs
and replacing items that were not maintained.
looked fine but had a rough life. In the end they have spent much more repairing and more time getting repairs
than enjoying the crusing life.
When we purhcased our boat , we looked at the options and determine that a new boat
was the way to go. Bigger hit upfront, but less outflow and agony on the back end. 2 sets of other friends who purchased a Catanas have both replaced the lower drive units with in the first year after purchase
. That was a quick 2,500-3000 bucks.
Do the math and make sure that you fully understand all of the things that can go wrong or fail from hard charter use. Those boats are abused. We saw how rough they are treated when we spent 6 months in the windwards. Charter capital of the world!