Buying a used charter boat is a great way to get good value in a yacht purchase. But as Moorings Brokerage customer, seasoned blue-water sailor and writer David Kory notes, many people wonder "what's the deal?" Kory answers this question with his thorough, honest, and informative report "Buying a Boat Out of Charter" in this month's Southwinds Magazine. Aside from pointing out the good value, he offers recommendations for prospective buyers that cover everything from researching from home, the importance of the survey and sea trial, and considerations for resale value, among other points. Read the article.
Kory is also the author of the informative Boatowner's Boat Review: 2006 Beneteau Cyclades 51.5 in the same publication. He reviews the boat he bought out of the Moorings Tortola fleet in 2011 and then sailed more than 20,000 miles through. Read the review.