Charter Vs. Buying
davejam (and snap):
Snap first: Your rental comment implies that you''re dealing with property-incredibly crass.
davejam: Maybe a partnership interest is in order. I note in Cruising World and other magazines that part ownerships come up for sale. That may be an option. When you say "we" are you talking about a spouse & kids; just you and your wife.
If it''s just you and your wife, you can scale back to a small cruiser (such as a Pacific Seacraft Dana 24), and even have it freighted over to the islands. It''s small but emminently liveable for a couple, and it will retain a fair resale value.