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  1. Maple Leaf
    Good day Boatman61. I was referred to you via this site from Pete7 who suggested I contact you.

    -I have been chartering Catamarans over the last 10 years in the Eastern Caribbean. I am now ready to purchase and have decided on a Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40. I have made offers on 2 separate yachts but have been unsuccessful at this time. I found a 2017 Lucia in France that ticks off all the boxes.
    In your opinion, how feasible would it be to purchase in France , hire a Captain to join myself and another crew to bring it across to the Caribbean?
    I don’t have the knowledge or experience to cross on my own, I also doubt I would be able to obtain insurance either.
    Thanks for your time.
  2. wolfgal
    bet you do miss your bike. i never did learn to drive a motorcycle (left/right gears/gas thing! oh dear) but they sure are fun! the bolthole... yes looking for an old lady place in case i wind up old (never know) and, in the meantime, be let while away. have considered the southern opportunities but have also seen what projects they are. looking for something small, not too far from my squirrels. as for the boat... geez, for the moment it seems that all the good-condition/fairly-priced boats are in the UK. still a fortnight quarantine for me. hoping this curtain will drop and i can pop over. still looking
  3. wolfgal
    hey, you sold your bike and switched to bicycle! way to go! hope you find enjoyable places, etc. you know, i've been hard-core bolt-hole hunting for a while now (now the the house is promised off) and am now re-thinking The Where of it again. so many variables. nothing makes much sense... i tend toward paralysis by analysis perhaps, but it is hard to get a good angle on things when the planet keeps spinning faster (curiously, literally, it is). as for the boat down that way: no CE import and dutch broker either didn't have a clue or is waiting for an idiot to come along... the keel was too much for rivers/canals anyhow, so... yes, am still just trying to figure out what to do. the Baba idea just feels so far away right now. am getting more used to looking at the local babes (harder to love but not everyone can have a pin-up!). keep well, good man!
  4. wolfgal
    hey pure salt! just checking in... how are you?
    am ok, fully focused on the bolthole objective, watching for a boat, while trying to remind myself that there is a life beyond covid-in-frenchieland... quite frankly, it is not easy to do.
  5. Pat Clarke
    Hi Boatman61,
    Snore from CF recommended I contact you. I am in the market for a cruiser and looking to find out approx how much it would cost me to transport it from say France to Ireland. One I am looking at is in Lyon France and would need to be transported to Athlone, Ireland (Riven Shannomn) the boat details are:
    Length : 13.95
    Beam : 4.4
    Air Draft : 3.45
    Draft : 1.2
    Engine : Ford
    Engine power : 135
    Nb. of Engines : 2
    Engine Fuel : Diesel
    Hull material : Steel
    Structure material : Steel

    Would you be able to give me an approximate cost of transporting this ?

  6. Ironfelix
  7. Seas The Moment
  8. Seas The Moment
    Hate to bother you, but I haven't posted for quite some time, and I do not remember how to start a new thread. I can reply, but can't start a new one.
  9. Ironfelix
    I want to learn to sail. I'm 37, a former longline deckhand in the pacific (oregon coast), ICU nurse most recently. I don't know how to sail but I could put up and shut up to learn. Any advice or need?
  10. wolfgal
    hey good man,
    are you in full lockdown there too? in my town, people who are 70+ can call to get on the waiting list for the jab... sounds promising, huh (insert ironic smile)!!!
    how are you doing? can you get out for a ride? we cannot go but a little ways from our homes. haven't actually put my place on the market yet, but, one thing is for sure, i've never been so fed up with the propensity for inertia here. hope you are well! wolfie

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  • About boatman61
    Yacht Delivery
    Motorbikes, Cooking, Sailing..
    I am an ex Royal Navy seaman (TAS) and have been sailing since 1965 when I learnt to sail in the navy’s 27ft Montague Whalers and 32ft Cutters. Over 80000 miles of cruising etc since then
    I’ve completed 3 solo West-East trans-Atlantic's since 2001 on boats from 30ft to 37ft. I am a freelance delivery Skipper and can supply crew if needed.
    Boat-master grade 2
    RYA International Helmsman/Coastal Skipper.(Sail up to 24m/80GT, Power up to 24m/80GT)
    Spanish Marine(Patron de Barco)blue book
    VHF Licence
    First aid at sea certificate.STCW95VI/4
    Survival at Sea.STCW95VI/1

    A DuFour 425 GL
    Delivered the sailboat as an owner assist/instruct from Port Gruissan, SW France to Sant Valo de Capo, Sicily via Bonifaccio, Corsica. Apart from a close encounter with some waterspouts, a smooth and efficient delivery leaving a happy new owner.

    62ft bilge keel Motor Sailor designed by Laurent Giles.
    Delivered successfully from St Martin, FWI to Almerimar, E Spain June-July 2016

    Ocean Diamond 2
    October 2015. An Australian owned Elan 434 delivered from Samos, Greece to Gozo, Malta via Kusadasi, Turkey to reset her clock..

    September 2015. A Heavenly Twins 26 delivered from Santander, N Spain to Shoreham-by-Sea, on the S Coast of England..

    August 2015.
    A Wharram Tiki 26 delivered from Taviera on the Algarve to Esposende on the NW Coast of Portugal…

    Azzurra.. an International 12 metre ex AC boat...

    Oct-Nov 2014 International 12 Metre Azzurra II from Aeroskobing, Denmark to Eeindhaven, Holland for shipment with Sevenstar to the USA.
    July-Aug 2014
    'Trim' A Garcia 45 on an Owner assist delivery from Marseilles, France to Chatham, Kent. UK.
    Feb 19th-April12th, 2014
    Lagoon 440, Ft Lauderdale to Almerimar, Spain.
    Oct 23rd-Nov 15th, 2013.
    Sephina, A 2012 Lagoon 380 from Bari, Italy to Grand Canaria...
    Sept,2013-Oct, 2013
    'Levanter', A 2013 Lagoon 380. Les Sables de Ollones to Gran Canaria.
    April 23rd-May4th 2013,
    E'njoulaise, 37ft Van de Stadt.
    Owner assist from Frejus, S France to Bezerte, Tunisia
    Oct 2012-Nov 2012.
    Delivery Skipper. 'Blue Moon' a Van de Stadt Dogger 31 from Perth WA to Port Huon Tasmania
    Feb 2012-Oct2012
    Delivery Skipper. Bruce Roberts 53 ketch ELLE BO from West Palm Beach, Florida to Perth, Australia.
    Sept, 2011-Oct, 2011 -
    Delivery Skipper, Colin Hannah, a 35ft ply/glass cutter. Crosshaven, Ireland to Duquesa, Spain.
    Aug, 2011- Aug, 2011 - Delivery Skipper, Windsong of Beaulieu a Vancouver 34 Pilothouse cutter. Poole UK to Cascais, Portugal.
    July, 2011- July 2011 - Delivery skipper Catalac 900 'Rubessa'. West Mersea, UK to Duquesa, Spain.
    June 2011 - June 2011 - Delivery Skipper, Contest 29 'Ondine'
    La Roche Bernard, Fr. to Figuiera da Foz, Pt
    April 2011 – April 2011 — Delivery Skipper, Waquiez Chance 37 'Hawk'
    Assist owners to prepare and launch vessel and deliver from Seville, Spain to Figuiera
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