Great insight! Thank you.
RRmontgo - based on 2Hulls post, we researched our options in SXM. We are now trying to decide between the Mojoto or seduction for a 4 hr cruise. We spoke to sxmdeals.com and they said that the Capitan might also be willing to do a mock wedding/vow renewal for my in-laws on the boat (what a wonderful Caribbean bonus). My husband originally did a search for chartering services on the other 2 islands we will be on, to no avail. So much appreciation for cyoa direction. My husband has been looking at the Helia 44, so I think being able to explore the Fountaine Pajots as well would be wonderful. Being able to compare several makers on this trip will be a huge benefit. The fact that they may be willing to allow us to tour their boat selection is definitely not something we would have assumed on our own . It is always nice to have physical touch over web photos.
My husband has been looking at the used Cats to get an idea about cost, depreciation and type, quality. (It's always about the money
for him, is that a guy thing?? lol.) I remember him remarking about the Gemini
(spelling?) line seems to be so much less expensive within the same parameters as other Cats. Is there a justifiable reason for this? Should we stay away from them?
His thought process or timeline:
Next week - look to tour 2 or more boats at cyoa, Do a 4 hr cruise with sxmdeals.
This summer or next get ASA
certified in Charleston. (This kills two birds with one stone, getting an extended stay (7days) and our cert. at the same time for about the same cost.)
Then look to charter a cat in the Caribbean for a week or so (with or without a crew TBD).
Then look into our investing/living on our cat.
My timeline: sell it all and go now.