My wife and I regularly sail our 28 foot O'Day in Galveston Bay on day trips, but we've decided to take our first cruising vacation
(probably in the BVIs). After speaking with others who have taken similar trips, we have decided to bareboat charter
as opposed to a monohull
because of the additional space. We're not trying to take a discount vacation
, but budget
is a concern.
There are lots of options and charter
companies, but I need to get an answer to a threshold question before moving much further: what is minimum
you would charter for 7 people?
There will be three couples and single
(my wife and me, my parents, my sister and her husband, and my brother). I've seen 36 foot boats, but I'm wary of whether that will provide enough room. We'd like for everyone to still love each other by the end of the trip. For an additional $100ish dollars a night, we can move up to boats in the 40 foot range.
I'd appreciate anyone with experience who could offer me there personal experiences and opinions.
Thanks so much,