If you're chartering in May, A/C is a luxury you won't need. Where it comes in handy is a rainy night when you cannot leave the hatches open. It can get pretty warm and stuffy without the breeze. That being said, I've never chartered a boat with A/C and I've taken over a dozen vacations in the USVI / BVI. This year I'm going in late June on a boat without A/C. Will it be hot? Yes. But the breeze makes it manageable. Our charter company doesn't provide wind scoops, so I'm bringing my own BreezeBooster.
When I'm in a mooring field and the boat next to me is running their engine all night, it can get obnoxious.
Last edited by rundugrun; 03-02-2012 at 10:33 AM.