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Old 27-12-2012, 11:14   #1
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San Francisco to Costa Rica

As my business plans keep changing I am considering having my boat delivered from Napa to Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

I am trying to get an idea what the fee would be for this. It is a 2000 steel Bruce Roberts 44 Offshore, with state of the art electronics, new bottom job, good sails, 8 man offshore liferaft, RIB dinghy, fully insured and stocked to enter the charter business.

At this point I am just looking for some fee estimates. If interested please PM me with a quote.

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Old 27-12-2012, 18:37   #2
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Well Mike,

Just for something to go on, and hopefully others will offer their thoughts.

For a 'professional' delivery, figure a crew of three, a captain with two crew. Captains range anywhere from $200 - 500+ per day. Crew also varies greatly, but anywhere from beers to $150+. For estimating, I use 130 miles per day.

You'll probably be asked to cover air transportation and expenses to and from the boat, provisions, and all boat related expenses.

It's certainly not cheap. Definitely ask for and check all references.
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Its about 3000 miles, so figure about $6k plus provisions and boat expenses. A reputable captain will want a working autopilot, dodger, and recent survey. The boat needs to be down there by the first of May to avoid hurricane season.
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Old 27-12-2012, 22:03   #4
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Re: San Francisco to Costa Rica

Mike,

Sounds like fun. I've cruised the area from San Diego to Columbia, spending a few months in Costa Rica. I am not licensed, but have no problem sailing as unpaid crew.

Just completed a refit at the Napa Yard at the end of last year. Also did a major refit to a LeComp 44' yawl then sailed her to the S Pacific & back, which gives me some experience with your size boat.

If interested, please call 760 822-4846.

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Old 28-12-2012, 17:15   #7
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Re: San Francisco to Costa Rica

Thanks for all the replies. My now "ex" business partner and I managed to avoid our own version of the fiscal cliff, so I will be free to take the boat next year.

Again, thanks to everybody.

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Hello Mike,

I was just reading through your thread and thought I'd drop you a word just to say hello.

If you're looking for additional free crew for this trip I'd be very interested. I did the training up to yachtmaster last Jan and spent several months sailing up and down the East coast of Australia, skippering several passages during that time. I need to clock up some more miles to take the RYA offshore exam. Let me know if you're looking for people and i've give you some more info of who I am etc,

Happy Travels.

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Re: San Francisco to Costa Rica

Mike,
Do you plan on opening a business in Puntarenas? I assume you have been there right? Watch your 6 there. Just saying..
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Hello, I would be interested in being crew!
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Now retired otherwise I'd give you a quote... good advice from category4jay. Puntarenas can be problematic but there are some really nice folks there as well. Quite a number of policia were on the take a few years back. Phil
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Email daz_pettus@yahoo.com for resueme and rates. I can supply two additional offshore crew. All of us have transoceanic experience. I would use weatherguy.com to manage the delivery. I am pro captain with 45yrs experience.
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Old 13-01-2013, 23:51   #14
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Mike,
Please forgive me for saying this...
You've been re-posting the exact same ad for a very long time now.

I am certain you have been receiving plenty of responses which include the cost to deliver your boat from San Fran to C.R., aso far it must have not been acceptable

For some reason you do not like the prices you've been given.

Here is my offer:

You Captain your own vessel, I"ll crew, with another for free, you cover expenses.

Very Do-Able

my contact: vanssons at gmail

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