Here’s a great story by the people at One Epic Adventure about chartering in the Abacos, one of the best cruising grounds around. To my mind, you won’t go wrong chartering anywhere in the Bahamas, but the Abacos are particularly appealing. The passages are short, navigation is usually line-of-sight, and there are lots of picturesque little towns, gorgeous white beaches, great snorkeling and crystal-clear, light blue-green water. You do need to watch your depth, as those beautiful waters are often shallow, and many of the cays in the Bahamas are protected by barrier reefs.
In this story, the One Epic Adventure people chartered a sailboat from The Moorings base in Marsh Harbour. The Moorings also has Moorings 433PCs (power cats) with three cabins, and 514PCs with four cabins there; the island experience is the same whether you’re under sail or power. Take a look: https://oneepicadventure.org/2017/07/09/cruising-the-abacos-my-moorings/