Not sure if this is the right forum but I would like to know what is a fair price
a sailboat from Fort Lauderdale
to Santo Domigo in the DR.
Boat is a 1983 Hunter
34. All my sailing has been mostly in Coastal water
(Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound). I brought her down from Annapolis
to Fort Lauderdale
but most of the trip was in the ICW
. Since I have never done any bluewater sailing I figured it was best to find a person (crew) who knew what they were doing.
I got one quote for $6,000 ($400 per day) plus food
and airfare. It was based on 12 days to sail to DR plus 2 days prep here and 1 day clean up at Santo Domingo. For the 3-4 crew quoted the total would be close to $10,000.
Also got a quote to have her shipped to the USVI on the float on and off ship for $8,600. This would be cheaper then to sail her down.
So two questions:
Is the $400 per day rate normal?
Has anyone had their boat shipped and what was it like? (okay 3 questions)
Thanks for the help.