Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
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I have been around quite a number of ex-charterboat re-building projects. While occasionally I hear someone describe a success story, most time these boats cost considerably more to put back into shape than the difference in price between a private yacht and a chartered boats.
The ex-charter boats that I have been around have needed some combination of:
-New Deck hardware: (Charter boat deck hardware is often down spec''ed from the standard).
-New sails (these boats get 5 to 10 times the normal annual use of a private yacht in a single season).
-Standing and running rigging.
-New and upgraded electronics, refrigeration, pressure pumps and galley equipment.
-New or rebuilt engine
and so on.
These boats have also typically been banged around so that years later core damage, hull/deck joint failures and other forms of hard-use glass damage shows up.
There are better ways to go.