Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-04-2011, 15:09   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1
Bahamas/Nassau Sailing

I am about to purchase a Hunter 50 and my intention is to move the boat to Nassau in the Bahamas. I have a few questions that hopefully someone can help me with.

Firstly, can anyone recommend a good Marina in Nassau where I could leave the boat for extended periods?

Are there any costs/duties charged to leave the boat for an extended period of time.

Is it easy to find crews who could position the boat for me in, say, the Abaco's and how much typically does it cost?
__________________

__________________
tdavis1198 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 16:21   #2
Marine Service Provider
 
AnchorageGuy's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wherever the boat is!
Boat: Marine Trader 34DC
Posts: 4,618
Re: Bahamas/Nassau Sailing

You can get a cruising permit for the boat which is good for one year. It can be extended for another year. After that you will need to import the boat into the Bahamas and pay the import fees based on the size and value of the boat or leave and come back. The crew is a different matter and usually get anywhere from 90 days to 120 days. Then you must leave and come back. The fee is $300.00 for entry and the cruising permit. Finding local crew to move the boat, etc. is another matter. Chuck
__________________

__________________
Chesapeake Bay, ICW Hampton Roads To Key West, The Gulf Coast, The Bahamas

The Trawler Beach House
Voyages Of Sea Trek
AnchorageGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 17:09   #3
Registered User
 
Kashmir cat's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Boat: Prout 46
Posts: 152
Re: Bahamas/Nassau Sailing

I've heard that Nick Wardle, Carolyn Wardle's husband (Carolyn the Bahamas Weather Net broadcaster), manages boats in Coral Bay. If that's true, you might try contacting him for info on marinas.
__________________
Kashmir cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 21:10   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
nautical62's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Live Iowa - Sail mostly Bahamas
Boat: Beneteau 32.5
Posts: 2,264
Images: 12
Re: Bahamas/Nassau Sailing

If by moving it there, you mean it there permanently, you will need to pay the annual cruising permit renewal fee which I believe is $500 annually (after your initial first $300 annual permit expires) up to 3 years or pay the custom's import fee which I believe is 10% of the boat's value.
__________________
nautical62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-04-2011, 17:50   #5
Registered User
 
rognvald's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Summer: In the land of Wooly Mammoths
Boat: Pearson 34-II
Posts: 2,252
Images: 2
Re: Bahamas/Nassau Sailing

We always liked Nassau Yacht Haven--clean, well- run, laundry facilities, propane refills, good access to supermarkets, marine chandleries and liquor stores. Also, a nice restaurant and bar on premises. It also is out of the strongest part of the tidal flow that reverses in the harbor which makes docking less frenetic than other places. It is a great stopover en route to the Exumas and South and sure beats a slip on Lake Michigan. Good luck and good sailing, Ron
__________________
rognvald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-04-2011, 21:32   #6
Registered User
 
Unicorn Dreams's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Clear Lake Marine Services - Seabrook, Texas
Boat: Gulfstar, Mark II Ketch, 43'
Posts: 2,359
Re: Bahamas/Nassau Sailing

Welcome aboard and enjoy CF..
__________________
Formerly Santana
The winds blow true,The skies stay blue,
Everyday is a good day for SAILING!!!!
Unicorn Dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-04-2011, 08:45   #7
Registered User
 
Auspicious's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Boat: HR 40
Posts: 1,793
Send a message via Skype™ to Auspicious
Re: Bahamas/Nassau Sailing

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdavis1198 View Post
Is it easy to find crews who could position the boat for me in, say, the Abaco's and how much typically does it cost?
It's right around 24 hours for most boats from Nassau to Marsh Harbour so transportation for a couple of people one way or the other plus a day rate should be easy enough to figure out. Getting reliable folk may be the trick.

If you want the boat in the Abacos why not just leave it in Marsh Harbour? There are a number of good marinas there and finding one with staff who will watch your boat won't be any harder than in Nassau.
__________________
S/V Auspicious
AuspiciousWorks
Beware cut and paste sailors
Auspicious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-04-2011, 08:31   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Abaco, Bahamas/ Western NC
Boat: Nothing large at the moment
Posts: 820
Re: Bahamas/Nassau Sailing

Why nassau? Other than it is the cheapest place to fly into. Much better cruising in the Abacos, much safer to leave the boat there, better protected harbours. Also good cruising in the Exumas but not as many storage choices.
__________________

__________________
Tingum is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Bahamas, nassau, sailing

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free: Dockage in Nassau, Bahamas Roc Chambeau Classifieds Archive 6 05-12-2010 11:24
Nassau to Sampson Cay, Bahamas capz Atlantic & the Caribbean 4 30-04-2010 08:32
Greetings from Nassau, Bahamas Roc Chambeau Meets & Greets 11 28-06-2009 11:32
Nassau Bahamas nole1988 Atlantic & the Caribbean 1 01-06-2009 04:30
Living and Sailing in Nassau, Bahamas devilfishlane General Sailing Forum 1 27-05-2008 07:59



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:30.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.