Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-03-2012, 03:31   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5
Thinking about Moorings or Such

I live on west coast and love the times I've sailed around the BVI and that area. thinking about buying a boat thru Moorings or Sunsail or such with idea of using a boat in caribbean few weeks/yr and then elsewhere few weeks like Greece. any thoughts on cost for say 42 foot 3 cabin sail boat, who best to work with, best boat to consider? I have a 36 foot Catalina and would consider chartering the boat I owned for 5 yrs and then possibly taking it over if its not too beat up, but flexible about how that goes down the road. Appreciate any ideas, experiences, etc. Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Peter Schey
peterschey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-03-2012, 03:49   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,577
Images: 240
Re: Thinking about moorings or such

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Peter.

See the informative Charter Boat Ownership series of articles:
The Usual Suspects - The Boat
__________________

__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-03-2012, 05:30   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Boat: Adams 12
Posts: 16
Re: Thinking about moorings or such

Yes Rob from the usual suspect web site is great and has good info on that course of action!
__________________
cheers234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 11:25   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5
Re: Thinking about Moorings or Such

Thanks. I'll check this out.
__________________
Peter Schey
peterschey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 12:32   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Boat: Newport 28 MKII
Posts: 359
Re: Thinking about Moorings or Such

Post your question in the BVI forum at www.traveltalkonline.com. Lots of Moorings and other charterboat owners there with details financial pluses and minuses, etc.
__________________
Steve W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 13:39   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 70
Re: Thinking about Moorings or Such

Quote:
Originally Posted by peterschey View Post
I live on west coast and love the times I've sailed around the BVI and that area. thinking about buying a boat thru Moorings or Sunsail or such with idea of using a boat in caribbean few weeks/yr and then elsewhere few weeks like Greece. any thoughts on cost for say 42 foot 3 cabin sail boat, who best to work with, best boat to consider? I have a 36 foot Catalina and would consider chartering the boat I owned for 5 yrs and then possibly taking it over if its not too beat up, but flexible about how that goes down the road. Appreciate any ideas, experiences, etc. Thanks.
I bought a boat in Nanny Cay last summer through BVI Yacht Sales; they have an office right by the hotel in Nanny Cay. Chris Simpson, Clive Allen and Karen Simpson are very honest, very hospitable, very knowledgeable and very competent. They have access to substantially every boat for sale in the BVI and are a great source for assistance with whatever a boat needs. Of a couple of dozen boats I've bought through the years, they provided the very best service I have experienced.

Tortola and, to a lesser extent, Virgin Gorda are one of the "marinas of broken dreams," places where you find boats - some of them very, very good boats - that people have gotten that far, had a bad trip, said "never again," hauled out, listed the boat and flew home. It happens, sadly.

If you shop very carefully, there a good values to be had, better in some cases than you can get from the charter fleet sales.

I found one, but it took a year of looking and two trips to the BVI before I found it. And it took me three weeks work and a few projects with local contractors to get the boat ready for offshore sailing before I could leave. (And then I had another ten days of waiting for a wx window.)

Now I get to work on it here, in the never ending saga! But now I've got a lovely lady of finest kind and she'll soon be Bristol fashion.
__________________

LH44 Anne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 13:53   #7
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
Re: Thinking about Moorings or Such

If you get serious about buying in the Virgin Islands, a good contact for you would be Miles Poor of MRP Refits. Miles is a very honest, intelligent and meticulous person and can make sure that any boat you purchase is brought up to snuff as hassle-free as is possible in the islands. Miles and his wife, Ann, are cruisers and beautifully fitted out their own Tayana 55 from essentially a bare hull. Miles was a cranial-facial surgeon before he retired.
__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 14:05   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5
Re: Thinking about Moorings or Such

thanks again. very useful info. couple of other question just in case anyone has ideas: one advantage of sunsail or moorings seems to be use of owners boats at locations other than where your boat is based; are there opportunities like this with other chatering companies? And within the moorings/sunsail-type chartering companies, are there opportunities to buy a boat from an owner who wants to bail on his/her contract? web sites already suggested may have answers but thought I would throw these questions out in case anyone has ideas. Thanks!!!
__________________

__________________
Peter Schey
peterschey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Ain't No Such Thing as One Anchor in the Key West Channel" S/V Blondie-Dog The Sailor's Confessional 15 09-05-2012 12:28
Sailing Co-op or Other Old Soul Wayne General Sailing Forum 17 06-04-2012 14:05
Is The Coast Or The Ocean More Dangerous ? justwaiting General Sailing Forum 41 29-03-2012 05:19



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:11.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.