I think you should hire Harriet since she is now a seasoned veteran on that route
You might try looking up Chuck Kanter, a well known mutihull advocate in South Florida
. He may have an interest, or would likely be able to refer you to someone who would be suitable for a more reasonable price
Also, depending upon your general sailing experience, you may want to just use the ICW
and coastal hop north. There are several good inlets on the route
: Saint Johns River, Saint Marys River, Saint Simons, Savannah, Port Royal.
for thought, Woody