Cruisers Forum

  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-01-2012, 10:40   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Caribbean
Boat: Pearson 33'
Posts: 9
Re: San Juan, Puerto Rico to Cartagena, Colombia Passage

Thanks Hud!
Looking for something a bit smaller (the "lake" inland is only 26km by 6km), but will contact JC when we go out to C'gena to look around.
LandlockdSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 08:57   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 35
Originally Posted by LandlockdSailor
Hi all... I know this thread is a bit old, but it was helpful. We recently got posted to Colombia for work and have been looking for a 20'-30' cruiser to sail on a decent-sized reservoir close to Bogota. There are not a lot of boats in this market, and when they come up they are very overpriced. One thing we were considering was sailing one from Puerto Rico to Cartagena. For those who have done the passage through the Leeward islands, is this something to do on such a small boat? We chartered a 52' Beneteau in the BVI 2 years ago, and the stretch from Virgin Gorda to Anegada was fun, but big swells that tossed the boat about pretty good. We're trying to determine whether it's safer to sail ourselves, or hire a crew... and get an idea on prices.
Any thoughts?
My wife and I moved to Cartagena last summer. One of the challenges I think you might encounter has to do with what flag a prospective boat is under. We don't own a boat down here, no first hand knowledge - so please research the "bar talk" that follows... Colombian flagged vessels have had their import duties paid and therefore demand a steep premium to their US or CAD counterparts. US flagged vessels are subject to a 3 or 6 month permit- don't know how they'll handle that if you put her on an inland lake. Here in CTG, folks seem to hop over to Panama to renew that re-entry. Let alone the headaches of shipping a boat from the coast.
Very interested to hear what you find and eventually buy. There's an "pricey" Cheoy Lee 35 that we've seen (colombian flag) and a very reasonably priced WS32 both in CTG... I'm sure there are more down at Nautico, just tend to be a bit larger than the LOA you mentioned.
satirelounge is offline   Reply With Quote

cartagena, Colombia, Puerto Rico, san juan

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
I Need Current Information on a Gun on Board in Cartagena, Colombia Panamajames Atlantic & the Caribbean 4 06-11-2009 20:15
Anyone in Puerto Rico ? Rooster Atlantic & the Caribbean 4 01-06-2009 10:19
Cartagena, Colombia Soft Air Atlantic & the Caribbean 28 14-04-2009 13:26
Sailing from San Blas, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia ykciv Atlantic & the Caribbean 2 26-02-2009 21:02
From Miami to Mona Passage, Puerto Rico rascalarg Atlantic & the Caribbean 11 23-12-2008 08:59

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:43.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.