My question may seem both overly vague and overly specific at the same time, and is sure to show just how little I know about sailing and cruising vessels.
But to get right down to it, the purpose for asking my question is that I am writing a short story about a man who gets tangled up with an eccentric billionare who owns an island and has established a strange, cult-like commune there.
In the story, the main character ends up travelling to the island on the billionare's private yacht, which is quite large for a private vessel.
The journey to the island is sort of like a pleasure cruise
, but the main purpose of the cruise
is to get the people on the boat from San Diego
to the island; a fictitious island which, in the story, is part of the Galapagos
In other words, it's a modern, powerful boat, but also luxurious and large, and while the guests are being entertained at sea, its somewhat secondary to the goal of just getting there. So they're trying to get there fast, but not at all costs, and they still want the passengers (about 100-150) to have a smooth ride.
The question is then, assuming that everything goes smoothly, the boat doesn't break down, doesn't get caught in any bad weather
, about how long would one expect such a voyage to take? And a super precise answer really isn't necessary, just basically, would it be more like three or four days, or more like ten days to two weeks, because I really have no idea, and even though it's fiction, and I could pretty much just make up any figure I wanted, I do want to incorporate some realism and account for the time, whether some plot points could take place on the boat or not, given the amount of time that the action in the story would take place on the boat.