Purchasing an ex-charter boat has i's advantages, find out more here from one of our experienced agents.
Why should I purchase a charter boat?
A charter boat is a great purchase option that will see you on a late model boat from a popular brand at a significant cost savings over a new or privately owned used yacht. The charter boat will be a blank slate without a lot of customization, thus allowing you to outfit the yacht for your needs whether you plan to do some local day sailing or world voyaging.
The boat will go through a full comprehensive phase out process to ensure all systems are operational and ready to sail away. Plus the charter bases where you will pick up your boat are already in beautiful cruising locations around the world; perfect if your plans involve moving aboard and cruising.
Purchasing any boat is a financially and emotionally significant investment. A charter yacht can help ease those burdens with cost savings up front on a boat that is ready to sail away.
Are the boats well maintained?
Yachts in the Moorings/Sunsail/Footloose fleets are maintained to a high standard to ensure proper charter operation throughout their life in the fleet. This includes pre and post charter checks, quarterly maintenance, and an annual haul out to service items below the waterline.
Beyond that, every yacht sold is eligible to go through a full phase out to address most items that are discovered during your pre-purchase survey. To read more about the phase out process click here.
How long are the boats generally in the fleet?
The typical charter term is five years. Yachts coming out of the Moorings & Sunsail are about 5 years old, and out of Footloose 6-7 years old. Occasionally a yacht may have finished charter service but not have sold yet and will be stored until sold.
If my surveyor finds something wrong with the boat who will fix it?
Most items that are found as a result of your pre-purchase survey will be addressed during the yacht’s phase out maintenance before handover to the buyer. However normal wear and tear of a five year old charter yacht is expected.
To find out more about the charter yacht purchase process get in touch with your dedicated Moorings/Sunsail Agent today!