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Old 26-12-2015, 15:11   #16
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Re: Crossing Atlantic on charter boat

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If it's just you, buying a boat might be cheaper

Not sure any company is willing you rent a boat for an Atlantic crossing, but if they do prepare to pay a LOT of money ...

Having said that: knowing the sort of boat, number of people and (max) budget would help - that way we'd know if any boat we'd find is one you'd consider.

If you have the experience and paperwork, you could maybe consider and look for a delivery?
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Re: Crossing Atlantic on charter boat

I, too, have never heard of a bareboat charter doing a trans Atlantic.

The charter companies get delivery crews to take new boats across but that is a fairly specialized field and not a fun thing and tightly time restricted.

The by the berth type charter boats often do the ARC but as someone mentioned its not cheap and you still have someone else being the skipper.

There are people who pay for delivery or shipping of their own boats but I don't know how you contact them.

But a lot of research and a bit of luck anything can happen.
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Old 26-12-2015, 15:53   #18
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Re: Crossing Atlantic on charter boat

I have a charter boat for you.

Seaworthy Hylas 46 in excellent condition
Pick up in Southampton.
You organize and pay your insurance (we need to approve)
Two months charter duration until you .clear customs at Fort Lauderdale.
From FL you can nominate your port of arrival in the Caribbean.
Our competent charter boat captain will deliver you from Lauderdale.

Price $US 972,500.00
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Old 26-12-2015, 15:58   #19
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I have a charter boat for you.

Seaworthy Hylas 46 in excellent condition
Pick up in Southampton.
You organize and pay your insurance (we need to approve)
Two months charter duration until you .clear customs at Fort Lauderdale.
From FL you can nominate your port of arrival in the Caribbean.
Our competent charter boat captain will deliver you from Lauderdale.

Price $US 972,500.00
Such a deal.
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Re: Crossing Atlantic on charter boat

Try here

Yacht Charter - Global Yacht Racing

They charter race boats. You would also probably have to be in a race.
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In November 2016 I'm going to rent a sailing boat to cross Atlantic as one-way charter. Itinerary: Canaries - Caribbean (final destination will be specified later acoordingly to the base of charter company).I'm looking where I can find the boat to rent. Do you know the yacht charter companies who provide one-way charter for long distance or move their fleet to Caribbean for winter season?
Thank you very much for help!
What experience / qualifications do you have?

There are companies that do one way charters (I sailed from Antigua to St. Martin one way), but not for those distances.

BTW - The Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30, but the hurricanes do not know that.
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In November 2016 I'm going to rent a sailing boat to cross Atlantic as one-way charter. Itinerary: Canaries - Caribbean (final destination will be specified later acoordingly to the base of charter company).I'm looking where I can find the boat to rent. Do you know the yacht charter companies who provide one-way charter for long distance or move their fleet to Caribbean for winter season?
Thank you very much for help!
I was hired for a delivery from Antigua to the Mediterranean. Paid forcrossing and return air fare.
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Thank you, Carsten, for your answer!
I understand that there are not many companies who do it. That is why I'm here for an advice. will continue looking for..
Thank you!
" Not many " More like none at all.

Your best bet is to crew for a delivery skipper.
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In November 2016 I'm going to rent a sailing boat to cross Atlantic as one-way charter. Itinerary: Canaries - Caribbean (final destination will be specified later acoordingly to the base of charter company).I'm looking where I can find the boat to rent. Do you know the yacht charter companies who provide one-way charter for long distance or move their fleet to Caribbean for winter season?
Thank you very much for help!
I was hired for a delivery from Antigua to the Mediterranean. Paid daily rate and return air fare. Repositioning for charter company
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Re: Crossing Atlantic on charter boat

Cadence, OF COURSE IT IS A GREAT DEAL....he can keep the boat at the end ...do I care?? :-)))
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Old 26-12-2015, 17:47   #26
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Re: Crossing Atlantic on charter boat

This Croatian company might be worth a try...
(Almost) free cat anyone?
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Old 26-12-2015, 19:45   #27
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Re: Crossing Atlantic on charter boat

Some friends and I did this from west to east in 1991. We were somewhat inspired by Buckley's Atlantic High, but on a lower budget.

In early 1990, we contacted a yacht charter broker (Nicholson, I don't know if they are still around) who handled charters for independent yachts. They gave us a list of boats that routinely crossed the Atlantic to charter winters in the Caribbean and summers in the Med. A group of us went to Antigua for race week in May to see the boats and interview some of the captains for the trip the following year.

We ended up chartering a Swedish flagged Beneteau Oceanis 500. The captain/owner came with us, but let us handle everything. He also supplied an excellent cook.

We all felt like we got a good deal. We got a great trip for an excellent price. We took 5 weeks with stops in Bermuda and the Azores. He made some money getting his boat delivered without much work and without having to hire a crew to help him.

I would think there are still boats out there that cross most years and would agree to make a reasonable amount instead of having to hire a delivery crew.
I am not familiar with a place like Antigua in the Med where a number of likely crossing charter boats would meet each year, but with thin internet and sat phones that may not be necessary.

Good luck, it is doable.
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Re: Crossing Atlantic on charter boat

There are some large yachts (50-65') chartering the Med as a family business, and routinely moving to the Caribbean..
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Re: Crossing Atlantic on charter boat

Be wary of making an ocean passage in a charter boat. It is worth remembering the catastrophic fate of Cheeki Rafiki in May 2014. She was a charter boat, that unknown to the charterers may have suffered previous damage from grounding. This resulted in the keel falling off and the subsequent tragic loss of four lives.
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Be wary of making an ocean passage in a charter boat. It is worth remembering the catastrophic fate of Cheeki Rafiki in May 2014. She was a charter boat, that unknown to the charterers may have suffered previous damage from grounding. This resulted in the keel falling off and the subsequent tragic loss of four lives.
Thank you! it is good warning. If I remember well it was a sailing school whom the boat belongs to.
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