, and a sailing vessel...
Last year we sailed a jeanneau
with Conch Charters, out of Road Town, BVI. Two weeks thru most of the BVI, with good winds and sailing every passage
Two weeks, upon returning, they had us motor
across road harbor to the fuel dock
. Took a grand total of 7.2 gallons of diesel
. Mostly due to charging
up the batteries while on moorings for the evening. Two weeks...seven gallons.
For the endeavor of sailing/ motoring nthroughout the Caribbean
, perhaps, more investigation on purchasing
a strong, well found, blue water motor
vessel might be a good plan.
Also agree, should you purchase
a boat, learn that vessel and every system, part, and handling in all conditions, and become well familiar with the vessel before heading out.
As noted, a sailing vessel is much more stable that a power boat
, but if you are not an experienced sailor, then you have to take lessons, and get some blue water
off shore experience as well. That may not be an option.
Lots of things to think about, but everyone here wants you safe and have a rewarding experience.
Good on ya, for posting
on this forum. There will be plenty of well meant suggestions to help you .