I offer a perspective from having chartered bareboats down there and been curious who would want to own these boats with broken tables, and so much inoperative stuff. The answers I get from the Captains and tenders that are roaming around the docks is that stuff is fixed before the owners arrive.asteria,
As a very new owner (one month ago), I am interested in this discussion as to "how you handle the end of charter and also how well your yacht is cared for during its charter period". I guess I'm not aware about the impact I can/may have on this matter. BTW, I also became a member of sunsailowners.com. The fee for 4.5 years was very reasonable. However, I don't see any discussion/advice on that site either that answers your intriguing assertion.
Jim ("Anatolya", BVI)