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Old 31-01-2014, 08:27   #1
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Sending boat from New York to Caribbean

I wantt o cruise the Caribbean and the Atlantic coast of the US but doing a roundtrip starting in NY would be impossible given the 1.5-2 month restraint I have. A better option (in my mind) is to send the boat down to the keys or to Puerto Rico and sail back up North, riding the Gulf Stream.

Has anyone sent a boat down south and sailed it back up? Do you recommend putting it on a ship or getting a captain to sail it down?

I want to do the trip starting in May 2014
My boat is a Beneteau First 305

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Old 31-01-2014, 08:35   #2
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I agree w/ Boatman, and also would recommend you hire him. He's one of the best, and he'd take good care of it for you.
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Re: Sending boat from New York to the Caribbean

I think getting it to FL or the Bahamas is a great start. If I were you, I would just do the bahamas on a 2 month trip... why beat your brains out? relax, enjoy the best cruising in the islands.
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Re: Sending boat from New York to the Caribbean

I tend to agree with Cheechako. This is a long trip both ways with a 305. In winter you should not sail it directly from NY to PR. And going via Florida is twice the distance.

Sailing from the Bahamas to NY in May, should be interesting.
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