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The new owner of a Leopard 46, former charter boat, sent in this note describing his satisfaction with the phase-out process and the Moorings Brokerage team.

"Last week, July 31st, I had a big decision to make. Would I close the purchase contract with the Moorings on S/Y Serendipity before all the conditions were met on the CAOV which the Moorings had agreed to correct?

Beneteau Oceanis 343

This Beneteau Oceanis 343, Alice, put in her years serving vacationers in the charter fleet in Tortola, BVI. Her next assignment: weekend cruiser in Lake Michigan.

Alice was recently sold through The Moorings Yacht Brokerage and was sailed from Tortola to Florida, then loaded on a truck in Ft. Lauderdale for final delivery to her new home on Lake Michigan. Former Moorings charter yachts are finding their way to not only the lower Caribbean and Florida, but the Chesapeake, the Carolinas, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond- even the Great Lakes!

Used Beneteau 51

"When I decided to sell my 65-foot, ultra-light racer and get a cruising boat my family and friends could enjoy with me, I found myself looking at those charter boats I had enjoyed on vacation so much," states David Kory, owner of the 2006 Beneteau Cyclades 51.5 Ambassador, which he purchased out of the Moorings Tortola fleet in 2011 with the help of Jim Adams in our Ft. Lauderdale office. 

Sloober Hoob

Mark Finch of Anacortes, Washington, just completed the purchase of his 9th used monohull from Sunsail and The Moorings' Caribbean charter fleets. That's right, Caribbean. Mark and crew left St. Martin on their new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 39i "Sloober Hoob" yesterday, with Virgin Gorda slated as their first stop. Their delivery includes sailing to Ft. Lauderdale and then putting the 39-foot monohull on a truck for over-land delivery to Washington state.

Used boat virtual tour

Virtual tours of sister ships are available for many of our models. These tours provide an opportunity to explore the layouts and interior features of our pre-owned catamarans and monohulls. Virtual tours are for illustrative purposes only.  Some variations may occur between model years. See photos of actual vessels on www.mooringsbrokerage.com or speak to a Moorings Brokerage representative for complete details of our vessels for sale.

Moorings brokerage boats

In July, David Kory provided an informative review of the 2006 Beneteau Cyclades 51.5 he bought out of the Moorings Tortola fleet in 2011. He sailed her more than 20,000 miles, through 21 countries' waters, and through all sorts of conditions. If you missed that story, it's worth a look. Now Kory has produced an experiential report on buying a former charter boat, published in this month's Southwinds Magazine.

Used Leopard 39

Multihulls World Magazine tested the Leopard 39 catamaran in big wind and seas this fall. It's not too often that magazines provide used boat reviews, and it's nice to see them take a look back at a model 5 years after the fanfare of the launch. Read the Used Leopard report.

More than 200 people sail (or motor) away with used boats from The Moorings Yacht Brokerage and Sunsail Yacht Brokerage each year and take them on new adventures. We manage to snap photos of some of these new owners with their boats before they take off on their journeys!