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Lenair
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Upcoming Charters
      #1743570 - 09/07/17 02:56 PM (40.129.72.106)

For those of us with upcoming charters it might be a good idea to share what we are hearing from the charter operators.

We are scheduled to charter a 46' Cat from FootLoose from 10/13-10/21. FootLoose says they are actively assessing the damage from St. Maarten and the BVI and will reach out to us.

I will post more when I know more.


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gracet03
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Re: Upcoming Charters [Re: Lenair]
      #1743575 - 09/07/17 03:05 PM (208.23.248.130)

Only the Moorings, Footloose and Sunsail websites have just added a statement
"We have reports of extensive damage to the fleet,, will assess the situation over the next 24 hrs"

Which is a way of saying , they need a day to see what they got.

Edited by gracet03 (09/07/17 03:10 PM)


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maytrix
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Re: Upcoming Charters [Re: gracet03]
      #1743578 - 09/07/17 03:11 PM (76.19.126.165)

I think it will be a few days to a week or so before they really have any idea as to what will be possible.

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aarpskier
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Re: Upcoming Charters [Re: gracet03]
      #1743582 - 09/07/17 03:22 PM (97.91.61.135)

BVI Yacht Charters' site says: "Due to poor weather, the office on Tortola is closed temporarily." Now that's a euphemistic spin if ever there was one!

Edit: Ten minutes after the post above, the BVIYC site banner message changed to: "Due to recent events in the BVI, we are not able to respond quickly to enquiries. Please monitor the website and Facebook page for further updates."

Edited by aarpskier (09/07/17 03:52 PM)


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GTcapt
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Re: Upcoming Charters [Re: Lenair]
      #1743585 - 09/07/17 03:28 PM (108.77.24.25)

We have a charter with Moorings in late June which I would like to cancel and get a refund of my deposit. Years ago, I was in the BVI after a major hurricane and after eight months, it was still beat up. We all feel for the people who live there and sorry about all the destruction and losses BUT, vacation time is short and costly and I don't think I want to spend time it what will be a third world country. OK, let the haters begin!.

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Lenair
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Re: Upcoming Charters [Re: GTcapt]
      #1743595 - 09/07/17 03:44 PM (40.129.72.106)

Quote:

GTcapt said:
We have a charter with Moorings in late June which I would like to cancel and get a refund of my deposit. Years ago, I was in the BVI after a major hurricane and after eight months, it was still beat up. We all feel for the people who live there and sorry about all the destruction and losses BUT, vacation time is short and costly and I don't think I want to spend time it what will be a third world country. OK, let the haters begin!.




Different strokes for different folks, GTcapt. If our charter happens I am contemplating bringing my dive gear and lift bags so I can pull trash/debris off the reefs. I want the reefs to still be there for my kids.

Of course I have also used my vacation time to rebuild villages in South America after my favorite backpacking locations were flooded. That's just my thing.

No hating here, we just have different priorities.


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NWA4Sail
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Re: Upcoming Charters [Re: GTcapt]
      #1743597 - 09/07/17 03:45 PM (204.110.197.10)

We have a charter scheduled thru Sunsail Oct. 20th-27th. BEYC also has their Pro Am that same week. The finals for the season ending NOOD Regatta was scheduled as well.

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Lenair
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Re: Upcoming Charters [Re: NWA4Sail]
      #1743599 - 09/07/17 03:52 PM (40.129.72.106)

Quote:

NWA4Sail said:
We have a charter scheduled thru Sunsail Oct. 20th-27th. BEYC also has their Pro Am that same week. The finals for the season ending NOOD Regatta was scheduled as well.




The Moorings Interline Regatta is/was scheduled for October too.


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StormJib
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Re: Upcoming Charters [Re: GTcapt]
      #1743600 - 09/07/17 03:52 PM (199.168.151.165)

I have doubts whether there will be any cash for deposit refunds. Some may be able to move the location or the dates. When the water came in the little capital those shell companies had went out with the salt water and the tide. I would expect many to close and reopen as a new legal entity when the time comes.

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Will_L
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Re: Upcoming Charters [Re: Lenair]
      #1743601 - 09/07/17 03:55 PM (67.45.113.159)

There will likely be a huge shortage of boats to charter for a good while. There is likely to be quite a delay in insurance settlements and a lot of arguments/litigation on numbers.

Those that get a check for the hull value I'm guessing in many if not most cases will be reticent to start again with this experience fresh in their mind. Other people currently thinking about pulling the trigger and putting a boat in charter will likely have some reasons to think it over.

If god forbid Jose hits this weekend there likely won't be any boats left.

Insurance rates will be going way up. The infrastructure for charter operations will take quite a while to get up and running.


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