Originally Posted by goboatingnow
Thats more of a false statement then a true one. Ex-charter can be a good buy of you know what to look for. They certainly arnt underpowered or generic.
The "underpowered" is relaying the opinion of my friends who work
at the boatyard here. Specifically referring to the charter
catamarans found in the Virgin Islands
, the opinion here is that they are almost all lacking in sail area to prevent the renters from getting into trouble - and thus the normal speed advantage of catamarans is completely lost
Reading the forum archives
here, I've seen the same thing said about charter
cats as well.
That said - comfort trumps speed for us, so certainly we intend to look at former charter boats.
As for the "generic" - uhm, yes... The charter fleet boats we've seen (particularly at the Miami Boat
Show) had (relatively) cheap
and generic interiors, with little details like cabinets and doors and faucets feeling more "motel" than "home" style. But those are all little details, not a big deal to us.