Gil, I have friends who are charter
boat captains in the Florida Keys
. They probably know the Bahamian community and I'd be happy to contact them if it would help. However, the problem with hiring a charter
boat (at least in the US - no idea is this is the same under Bahamian law) is that if you pay to be their customer, then their insurance
mandates that they bring back the same number of customers (i.e., they're not going to let you leave their ship in mid charter). The alternative is to get a local, though you risk them claiming salvage
rights, which can get really sticky. Another alternative is to start talking to the expat sailing community there and asking them about taking you to your boat. Just try to get this done as quickly as you can and say you have fuel money to assist in their efforts. Usually, people are more than happy to help. Also make sure they have a good boat with sufficient fuel. You do not need to be stranded on the way to making the recovery....