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Old 07-03-2006, 09:36   #1
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Nova Scotia Charter

Hi folks - newbie here.

I did a search of all forums here but haven't come up with any info.

I crew for a buddy on annual cruises. He's an Annapolis based live-aboard, previously on a Pearson 424, now on a Bavaria 47. Generally he ventures out for the month of August, typically to New England, although some recent trips include Bermuda and an extended trip to the Carribean.

Typical pattern is to aim to be in a larger port each weekend to accommodate crew changes, since most of us are working stiffs that can only get away for a week, two max. The system has worked very well.

Last year's trip got as far north as Halifax, and stops down the NS coast from there before returing to the States in Maine. We all loved each and every stop in Canada. We want to return this year, except time logistics work against the main aim of exploring Bras d'Or and northern Nova Scotia. Therefore we are considering chartering a boat for the trip. A quick web search has not turned up anything - does anybody have a source for a bareboat charter available, most likely from Halifax I would presume? We'd be looking for a 2 or 3 week period, late summer, with accommodations for 6 +/-.

Great forum, any leads appreciated.
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Old 13-03-2006, 19:04   #2
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To the best of my knowledge, there are no bareboat charter operations in Nova Scotia (hard to believe, I know).

You might contact Sunnybrook Yachts (www.sunnybrookyachts.com) or Ocean Yacht Sales, (www.oceanyachtsales.com), they are the 2 major brokers in the Halifax area, and they are more plugged into the marine industry in NS than I am so might have a better idea.

Good luck!

John in Halifax
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Thanks John - will check them out.

We're also checking chartering from Hinckley in SW Harbor Maine, since we're familiar with making crew connections there (not nearly as much fog troubles as the Halifax airport!).

Stayed at the RNSYS last year - very accommodating. Will let you know if we make it back this year.

--Jon
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