Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  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 31-05-2020, 21:04   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 1
Dream Yacht or Moorings/Sunsail?

Hi everyone I am a 3 time Moorings catamaran owner thinking about switching to Dream Yacht Charter and wondered if if anyone one could give me comparisons either as owners or charterers.

I'm aware of the suspension of payments by DYC but I'm interested in customer service and reliability of both boats and bases.

How did your owner experience compare?
__________________

Kentley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2020, 10:34   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Boat: TARTAN 34
Posts: 3
Re: Dream Yacht or Moorings/Sunsail?

Hi There,

I have chartered from DYC in La Paz, Bahamas, and Annapolis, I have only chartered once with Moorings. My experience has been very good with DYC, the boats were in good if not great shape depending on the level you charter Premium, Super Premium also when problems occur they respond.

They also have a lot of bases to choose from which I like. I am doing another charter in Martinique in November with DYC (Keep your fingers crossed).

Thanks.
__________________

Danlong99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2020, 13:11   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 664
Re: Dream Yacht or Moorings/Sunsail?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kentley View Post
Hi everyone I am a 3 time Moorings catamaran owner thinking about switching to Dream Yacht Charter and wondered if if anyone one could give me comparisons either as owners or charterers.

I'm aware of the suspension of payments by DYC but I'm interested in customer service and reliability of both boats and bases.

How did your owner experience compare?
I would think any reports of customer service and reliability would be moot given that both companies have laid off the majority of the staff that would have provided either of those things and who knows who they bring back on if and when they bring them back on.
redneckrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2020, 13:58   #4
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virgin Islands
Boat: 1999 Leopard 45, 45 foot cat, 1980 Hunter 33, 33 foot monohull
Posts: 998
Re: Dream Yacht or Moorings/Sunsail?

In the islands, they will bring back the same folks.
contrail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2020, 14:39   #5
Registered User
 
bstreep's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX/Port Aransas, TX
Boat: 1990 Macintosh 47, "Merlin"
Posts: 2,475
Re: Dream Yacht or Moorings/Sunsail?

We've chartered something 15 or 16 times. Our last charter was with Dreamyacht. I wouldn't put a boat with charter with them if they were the last company in the world. Our experience with them was horrible. While they did offer us a substantial discount to go back to French Polynesia, there was no assurance that we wouldn't have a repeat of the last time. We are chartering in 2021 with Tahiti Yacht Charters. Beyond broken promises, and the continued marketing of a boat that in our opinion is misrepresented, as a last resort, you agree to litigate it in Mauritius. This is as a charterer, and I presume it's the same as an owner. Google it. Who do you think will come out on the better end of that lawsuit?

Our nearly-new Dufour 520 (that is only 49'11") was supposed to have 4 double cabins. We booked it before it was even built. The double cabin bunks were 33" wide at the hips. On top of that, there was duct tape instead of real repairs all over the boat. The running rigging was nearly inoperable. The response from the DYC base? "No one sails". WE DO.

If you want to read more: https://dreamyachtcharterssuck.com/


If you want something different, we've chartered a bunch of times with www.bviyachtcharters.com, and their boats have been fantastic. One of the best boats we've ever had was 5 years old from them. You would never have known it had been in charter that long.
__________________
Bill Streep
San Antonio/Port Aransas, TX
bstreep is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Dream Yacht Charter, Moorings

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
Lagoon vs Leopard and Sunsail/Moorings vs Dream Yacht Charter jim King Multihull Sailboats 12 03-02-2020 20:46
Sunsail vs BVI Yacht Charter vs Moorings in BVI austinmurphy Atlantic & the Caribbean 28 16-09-2019 05:53
Putting a Boat in Charter-Sunsail or Moorings? Cruising Couple Boat Ownership & Making a Living 6 18-07-2013 13:45
Moorings/Sunsail Owner Time in Thailand JenAndRandon General Sailing Forum 2 02-10-2012 13:08
Buying a Moorings or Sunsail Boat IslandDreamer Dollars & Cents 8 26-08-2012 07:28

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:41.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.