Long time ago another power yacht asked the same question. First off you should have about 400 nm of range which can be achieved, if your boat
doesn't have that much fuel
internally, by temporary drums of fuel
being stored on the aft deck
. The longest leg between refueling is from Georgetown
to Provo or about 260 nm.
- - Roughly the refueling stops are:
; and Georgetown
in the Bahamas
Provo in the Turks and Caicos
Ocean World, Puerto Plata and Samana.
- - From Samana, D.R. to San Juan
, P.R. is about 200nm.
- - Or if you want more interesting shorter distances or calmer waters you can go from Samana, D.R. to Punta Cana then Mona Island and Boqueron, P.R. Then along the south and east coasts of P.R. with fuel stops at Ponce and any of the east P.R. marinas
- - Simply chart the most direct routes between those points and add any additional stops according to your interests.
- - If you do not have active stabilizers on the boat
then your speed will be limited to that which you and the boat can physically endure. For a 42ft Nordic
Tug that was about 8 to 8.5 knots.
- - From the Turks and Caicos
to the D.R. to Puerto Rico
you will be plowing upwind and into some good waves. Picking your "weather windows" is critical to making the journey endurable.