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Buying Tips

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.

Builders Robertson & Caine

Robertson and Caine is South Africa's largest boat-builder, and the exclusive producer of Leopard Catamarans and Moorings and Sunsail catamarans. This great new video provides viewers with an opportunity to take a tour of the facilities and discover the pride that goes into building these blue-water cruising catamarans. It's a must-see.

Moorings 58' Catamarans

It’s not too often that you see 6 Moorings 5800s in one photo, or any six 50-60 ft cats for that matter. Captain Ryan from the crewed 5800 Prodigious took his dinghy out to snap this great shot recently off of Marina Cay in the BVI. We’re not sure of the reason for the rendezvous on this particular day, but why not?

Sunsail ownership review

Sunsail Owners Paul Jacobs and Nancy Kaull have published a book chronicling their 5 years in the Sunsail ownership program. The couple takes readers on ten owner use charters at exotic destinations around the world, and also shares some personal stories and details about their decision to join the program. The destinations featured include the Bahamas, Croatia, the British Virgin Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Turkey, Grenada, Greece, French Polynesia, and St. Lucia.

Yacht Club Represented by Sunsail Owner

Like many of our charter yacht owners, Sunsail owners Larry and Diana Caillouet call the British Virgin Islands their "home away from home," but are also active members of a yacht club back home.

Sunsail 41 Tortola Moon

One of the primary goals of this website is to explain the different ownership opportunities available, to help buyers choose the style that’s right for them: Charter yacht ownership, Private yacht ownership, or Pre-owned yacht ownership. However, these aren't mutually exclusive!


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