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Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 12-11-2021, 13:46
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Croatia Charterer

I just went through this drill with a charter we are doing next June - 3 weeks one way Split to Dubrovnik. It was pretty difficult for to find reviews of any of the charter companies down there. I...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 19-10-2021, 19:19
Replies: 18
Views: 1,852
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Charter Companies in Croatia

Hello again. Thank-you for all of the replies. I contacted Pitter and they were very responsive, but I'm not sure they have the ideal yacht for us. So, I reached out to a few more - Ultra Sailing,...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 12-10-2021, 12:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,852
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Charter Companies in Croatia

I realize that we will not be protected in terms of us getting COVID and not being able to do the trip. We will purchase travel insurance for that and other issues that may arise. However, I have...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 11-10-2021, 12:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,852
Posted By capnmatt
Charter Companies in Croatia

We have been looking into a Croatia charter for next June - family of 5+1 on a ~42' cat for 2-3 weeks. I am getting ready to book but my head is spinning with all of the charter company/broker...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 05-10-2021, 15:29
Replies: 53
Views: 5,713
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Med-Mooring in Greece in June

Thanks again for all of the tips and advice from everyone. Still thinking Croatia will be a good option for us.

One last question. I don't mean to beat a dead horse here, but it sounds like...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 01-10-2021, 12:22
Replies: 53
Views: 5,713
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Med-Mooring in Greece in June

I think that we have things narrowed down to two potential options that we're seriously considering.

Timewise, we would want to spend 2-3 weeks on the boat beginning around June 18 or so and...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 30-09-2021, 12:09
Replies: 53
Views: 5,713
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Med-Mooring in Greece in June

This sounds very appealing. I was looking at that as a possibility but figured the charter companies would likely not allow it. I guess though it's really no different than sailing from island...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 29-09-2021, 13:29
Replies: 53
Views: 5,713
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Med-Mooring in Greece in June

One additional question about mooring stern-to with anchor. Do people use a bridle or do they generally just let the tension stay on the windlass? It seems like it would be a hassle to get the...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 27-09-2021, 10:52
Replies: 53
Views: 5,713
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Med-Mooring in Greece in June

Thanks everyone for the advice and encouragement. Sounds like I shouldn't stress too much about it. I guess just put plenty of fenders out, don't go too fast, and bail out and try again if things...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 24-09-2021, 17:41
Replies: 53
Views: 5,713
Posted By capnmatt
Med-Mooring in Greece in June

I recently asked about chartering in Greece versus Tahiti next June and after listening to the answers and doing more research I am thinking my family would really like Greece. My only reservation...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-09-2021, 08:43
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Charter in Greece, Tahiti , or somewhere else?

Thanks for the reply. Croatia is on the list of considerations as well. My business partner has a boat and is sailing Croatia right now - and was in Greece prior to Croatia. I'll chat with him...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-09-2021, 14:12
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By capnmatt
Charter in Greece, Tahiti , or somewhere else?

We are trying to plan a charter for next June and are thinking either Greece or Tahiti might be good options - subject to COVID restrictions of course. We have chartered many times throughout the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-07-2021, 12:38
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By capnmatt
How to do a boat show?

My wife and I are considering going to the Miami boat show in February. This will be our first show and we want to look at catamarans for a potential purchase within the next few years (new or late...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 15-06-2021, 11:38
Replies: 69
Views: 10,118
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Cruising with (or without) a dog

Thanks for all of the great feedback! I quoted a few replies that I will address below, but appreciate all of the suggestions, ideas, and warnings. Sounds like at minimum it would be a logistical...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 15-06-2021, 08:05
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Newbie insurance question

The interesting thing about this is to me is that modern technology actually improves route planning which should reduce the chance of getting caught in a storm and/or making navigational errors and...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 15-06-2021, 07:45
Replies: 69
Views: 10,118
Posted By capnmatt
Cruising with (or without) a dog

After years of hard work and planning we are is a position in our life where we can buy a boat to keep in the islands and spend a couple months 2-3 times a year on it. Only issue is that in a moment...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 07-06-2021, 12:06
Replies: 48
Views: 9,241
Posted By capnmatt
Re: First Cat for Family New to Cruising

I was going to recommend the same thing - presuming you haven't already tuned into it. Your family sounds very similar to the Zatara family right down to your prior piloting experience and a general...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 01-06-2021, 14:42
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By capnmatt
Best ~45' charter cat for cruising

Looking for opinions on what charter cat in the ~45' range would be ideal for a cruising couple with occasional family/guests? Would be looking at a new or possibly 1-2 year old boat in an owners...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-05-2021, 14:00
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Insurance for Part Time Cruising

Thanks for the replies. Sounds like we'll have to do a bit of insurance shopping once we are ready to purchase a boat. We will be looking for a new or late model boat so we shouldn't have the issue...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-05-2021, 16:37
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Insurance for Part Time Cruising

Thanks for the reply GreenWave. Good to know that there are options if we are willing to pay enough.

As far as the rest of your post, we have owned a couple of smaller boats in the 20-25' range...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-05-2021, 15:43
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By capnmatt
Insurance for Part Time Cruising

I'm doing my due diligence in anticipation/hopes of purchasing a boat in the next 2-3 years. Although initial plans were to cruise full-time with the wife and kids, it has evolved into my wife and...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 07-05-2021, 18:05
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Lagoon 42 at the Anacortes, WA boat show.

We sailed a Lagoon 42 OV on a charter in the Grenadines a few years ago. Was actually pretty impressed with the boat and performance given it was a charter cat. And dolphins seem to like it as...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 07-03-2021, 14:36
Replies: 32
Views: 5,989
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Owners of a Catana - The two helms exposed and your experience

I can't add anything as to the helm location, but it appears that Catana might be moving to a single raised helm if their upcoming boat is any indication:...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 12-10-2020, 11:57
Replies: 22
Views: 2,110
Posted By capnmatt
Re: PR or BVIs

I took a group of 15 year olds on a charter that began in Fajardo, PR and went all the way to Virgin Gorda and back. The BVIs definately had more to hold their interest as well as much shorter...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 20-02-2020, 23:19
Replies: 224
Views: 43,050
Posted By capnmatt
Re: Can you have Comfort, Value and Performance in a Catamaran?

I don't have any direct contact with them and have only sailed on a Voyage one time about eight years ago. They aren't a huge player in the market but have a presence in the BVIs through Voyage...
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