After 33 years with the moorings, and sunsail, last year May, 2015 we, Erica and I, just the two of us, bare boat chartered with Conch charters in the BVI.
That was our 14th sailing vacation
in the BVI. We really like the Conch people and the vessel. "Rocket" a jeanneu 36i. monohull
She sailed well, trimmed up well, made fast knots, good sailing winds for the two weeks. No problems, all systems functioned, and in the two weeks experiencing most all of the islands, we only used 7 gallons of fuel
...mostly to charge the batteries, and pick up moorings. We were reefed down most all of the time, with no weather helm
. Dink ran well. For us, Conch was super.
We have already booked May, 2017 with Conch, a monohull
36i, for two weeks. Also, we flew from LAX / MIA / SJU/ EIS. So, for recovery time we stayed a couple of nights at the Fort Burt Hotel
across the road, to ease into BVI time, swimming pool, marina dock
side bar, a couple of other nearby restaurants within walking distance, room had great views of the Harbor.
Provisioned ourselves very easy. Walked a dock
cart from the marina to the nearby well stocked grocery store and stowed them all aboard at 5 pm the night before our 11 am departure he next morning. Willy T, here we come !
For us life was easy and smooth, and actually Conch saved us $ 2000.00 from what Sunsail would have cost us. That was total over all cost.