Purchasing through Charter Programs
I charter with Sunsail. All good experiences. The boats sometimes have faulty systems, but they seem to be able to repair everything to get you going. However, go over the boat most carefully. I sail the charter boats as my own, but many do not. Also, I sat in the bar in St Vincent, and had a drink, and watched them bring the boats to the near docks for cleaning. They used the docks and the boats on either side to stop. They back in doing it seems like 5 knots, slam it into forward to slow down, hit the dock, and step off and tie up. I knew that there were no charter owners in the bar, as if there were, they would be down there screaming. I would much prefer buying a boat from a 15 year owner who has carefully maintained than through a charter. Nothing new here.
Regards and good luck,