Cruisers Forum
 


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 22-09-2021, 15:50   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 6
Experience with Seabatical?

Greetings cruisers,
My wife and I are interested in exploring the cat liveaboard lifestyle. We've done both bareboat monos and crewed cat charters and now want to see if it's really right for us. Not looking at full-time, we're more thinking 4-5 months a year. We'd like to do a month long test run on 40-45 cat and we're willing to go mid-season (thinking April). 4 weeks is exceptionally pricey with most of the operators as they price the boats based on filling all the cabins. I've found a company called Seabatical that specializes in longer term charters. Does anyone have any experience with the this company? Are they reputable? Any insights appreciated.
Jon Resnick
JonResnick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2021, 01:04   #2
Registered User
 
Jeannius's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Worcester U.K.
Boat: Privilege 435 Now Sold
Posts: 989
Re: Experience with Seabatical?

Don't have personal experience but a friend of mine, an experienced boat owner, used Seabbatical a couple of times a while back in the BVI. He said it worked well and the boats he had were well maintained.

If you charter for a month it is likely some things will go wrong so expect to spend time hanging around waiting for a fix. So almost like being a boat owner but at least you'll have someone else to find the parts and do the fix

Thanks for reminding me about them. I was thinking of a week charter in the Med next year and now I see I can get a month for not much more than the price of a week with other companies.
__________________
Mike

https://sailingjeannius.blogspot.com
Jeannius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2021, 03:31   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 43,921
Images: 241
Re: Experience with Seabatical?

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Jon.
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2021, 04:55   #4
kcj
Registered User

Join Date: May 2012
Boat: Lagoon 470, ex corsair f31
Posts: 179
Re: Experience with Seabatical?

Chartered a cat for a month from them 7 years ago out of BVIs…very good experience, would recommend them , subject to I have no idea what has transpired since then…
kcj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2021, 05:02   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 346
Re: Experience with Seabatical?

We have a month booked starting at Christmas time this year so I’ll let you know how it shakes out. So far dealing with them has been totally normal. This is our first multi-week adventure since we did something similar in French Polynesia in 2019, can’t wait! Honestly the boat could be crap, and people horrible and my wife and I will still find a way to have a spectacular time.
ol1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2021, 12:02   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Boat: Beneteau, first 32.5
Posts: 1
Re: Experience with Seabatical?

We have a month charter in November. This has been rescheduled twice due to COVID. Good interaction and communication.

We had planned to sail to St John and then SVI .. but of course now will circle BVI several times !!

Will let you know how things go

Bob
Rcevans100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cal, enc

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
Anyone Have Experience with Frigibar? alanperry Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 7 02-06-2015 18:37
Learned from Bitter Experience Rule 103 - Never Drop Anchor Near Derelict Wharves svstrider The Sailor's Confessional 3 21-01-2011 18:11
Any Experience with the 2hp Honda Outboard ? GreatKetch Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 20 27-04-2010 22:12
Wanted - Get sailing experience w/ deliveries.... vilanomark Crew Archives 2 18-06-2006 08:48
Does anybody have experience with this Davit system??? exposure General Sailing Forum 5 27-08-2004 07:57

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:03.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.