You probably won't get it, but it's worth asking for the last 2-3 post charter
"gripe" sheet on the particular boat you're thinking about chartering.
Unless it's a brand new charter, there are going to be issues reported. Did they fix them, or is the same thing reported over and over again without any effort to fix it? Are the issues reported minor, and ones you can live with?
But chances are, you won't get to see those sheets
One thing they might answer: how old are the batteries
? Charter batteries
are abused; last charter we had, the batteries would barely make it through the night - with the refrigerator
Off, so only fans, anchor
light, plus evening cabin
The boat and batteries were less than three years old, and the bank was appropriately sized. Yeah, charter batteries are abused.
- how convenient is provisioning
- are there places in a typical 7, 10, 14 day itinerary where one could reprovision?
- are there places in the cruising area that, given the typical weather
the time year you will be there, are likely to be difficult and/or uncomfortable to get to (or anchor
- are there passes, harbors, etc where they won't allow you to take their boat?
You'll probably get more honest answers about the geography and weather
than you will about the boat condition. You'll need to ask around about particular operators in particular ports
to start to get a sense of boat condition and maintenance