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Old 08-08-2013, 03:12   #16
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The shipping quote was $38000! THat seems like a lot. An hiring a crew would be a lot more fun. And cheaper.

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Get some more quotes. I inquired for a Lagoon 380 but the other direction (Carib to Med), best quote was 14500 USD as deck freight. Of course the 410 is bigger but not that much.

Or do it yourself and just get as much crew as you need. Many people do it for the joy of a free ride, or maybe just the return ticket.


If you are brave enough (or dumb) you can pick up any number of crew in Gran Canaria, there are plenty of people waiting for a ride. Even a nice looking physiotherapist offering free massages on the way...

Its downwind so a nice and easy trip. We did it on our 410 as a family with no additional crew, and even though the kids were small and needed attention we arrived in good shape.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:36   #19
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Is that the best picture you have of yourself?? I'm afraid Wendi might be scared off.
Perhaps I could shave him, that might help.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:38   #20
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$14k is a lot lower, I guess I could keep checking around.
I would like to do the crossing. Your trip worked out ok, it seems! How long did it take? What time of year did you go?

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Get some more quotes. I inquired for a Lagoon 380 but the other direction (Carib to Med), best quote was 14500 USD as deck freight. Of course the 410 is bigger but not that much.

Or do it yourself and just get as much crew as you need. Many people do it for the joy of a free ride, or maybe just the return ticket.


If you are brave enough (or dumb) you can pick up any number of crew in Gran Canaria, there are plenty of people waiting for a ride. Even a nice looking physiotherapist offering free massages on the way...

Its downwind so a nice and easy trip. We did it on our 410 as a family with no additional crew, and even though the kids were small and needed attention we arrived in good shape.
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Old 14-08-2013, 14:41   #21
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$14k is a lot lower, I guess I could keep checking around.
I would like to do the crossing. Your trip worked out ok, it seems! How long did it take? What time of year did you go?

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We used five days to the Cap Verdes and 15 days to the Caribbean.
We left Gran Canaria end of January and stopped in the Cap Verdes for only three days.
Weather was OK most of the trip, except for the passage Gibraltar to Canaries late December.

Overall a nice experience.
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Wendi, we just put our Lagoon 410 S2 on the market but we are in San Diego. It is a great trip south and through the canal. PM me for more information if you like. We are on that link someone gave you above.
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Wendi, we just put our Lagoon 410 S2 on the market but we are in San Diego. It is a great trip south and through the canal. PM me for more information if you like. We are on that link someone gave you above.
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Thank you, I will take a look right now!
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Wendi, we just put our Lagoon 410 S2 on the market but we are in San Diego. It is a great trip south and through the canal. PM me for more information if you like. We are on that link someone gave you above.
The boat looks great. I don't think I would want to risk that trip to move it though, since it involves a lot of mexico coastline. The pirates and the risks of sailing in that area make it a little less desirable for me. It is a long way to the panama canal. Maybe the boat could be transported over land to texas.
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Plan on spending a minimum of $4/mile. Possibly more depending upon what part of the country you're moving your through. Also, you'll pay more for pick up from the liquid and splash into the same. Most movers seem to abhor the thought of putting their trailers into the water. Fresh water, maybe. Salt, not so much.

Bids vary to the extreme. If you have the time keep shopping until you get a reasonable bid.
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Re: Moving a boat, what are my choices?

Just to piggy-back onto this thread. We're looking at purchasing a cat either in the Med or the caribbean. What would I look for in a delivery captain and approximately what are the costs?
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Wendi, contact Reliance Yacht Deliveries of the UK...they are the world's largest and it'll cost you around $16k from the central Med to the Caribbean...don't go with any freelance captains because some of them don't care about their reputation and will soak you with extra fees if you want your boat when it arrives
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