If you were going in April 2013, and were interested in a multihull
, I'd offer our St. Francis 44 (now in St. Vincent). We 're spending 3 months aboard ending early April...but will likely get serious about selling her and planning for the next boat later in the year. Most likely it will have a new home by 2014...
I'd suggest pursuing all of the above; and have a couple of suggestions:
Though they're in St. Vincent, contact Seth at Barefoot Marine
(charter, brokerage, sail loft ....where our boat is) - at email@example.com
. He might be able to arrange something with one of their boats, or the many private charter boat owners he knows.
For a charter of that length, it may be worthwhile considering a one-way trip going either north or south; the return delivery
might be something an owner or charter company would "throw in" to get a long late-season booking. [In general, after Easter in the E. Caribbean
, things slow down so you should find lots of options and be able to have some negotiating power].
I also would talk to brokers; before becoming an owner I had booked a few charters through Tom DiMartine at VI Sailing (in BVI and Florida
) - and was very happy. I'm not sure how fees
are shared, but the end result was better pricing on our bookings than I was offered directly by the charter companies, and a wide choice of options.
I hope that helps...