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Tackmaster
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Re: Don't charter with the Catamarans Company [Re: Winterstale]
      #1748716 - 10/06/17 08:33 AM (96.40.221.193)

Me Three!!


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Winterstale said:
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HillsideView said:
The BVI has been pushed back 30 years. It was a special place and time then. High maintenance types and/or those with high/demanding expectations are going to be sorely disappointed. Personally, I can hardly wait to get back. Simple times again.




Ditto




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aarpskier
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Re: Don't charter with the Catamarans Company [Re: sbrownell]
      #1748719 - 10/06/17 08:44 AM (97.91.61.135)

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sbrownell said:
We had a charter with Virgin Island sailing out of St Thomas booked for Oct 25th. We actually canceled it within our 45 day window to incur a 200 or 300 fee. ... BVI and the charter companies really do need our support. Just my 2 cents.




Agree. Same situation. We have already re-booked our October 25 VIYC charter to next April.


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kneafseym
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Re: Don't charter with the Catamarans Company [Re: aarpskier]
      #1748735 - 10/06/17 10:06 AM (99.12.86.214)

In a CatCo theme. We were looking to buy a boat to bareboat and jump back in, knowing a new boat would get a great revenue stream immediately and knowing people will want to return. Catco had a Lagoon 42 available from the factory to BVI in December. It would have been in CatCo's fleet. I could not get a copy of the owners contract and expenses from them, gave up after 3 requests. The boat also had a horrible equipment list, Genset only, no inverter, small battery bank and no solar. Guest would have had to run genset 24/7 which would add to my maintenance cost. The davits were also a step back to the Leopard 4500, which were horrible. when we build Aristo-Cat II, it was built with reducing my maintenance cost and increasing guest experience.

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Re: Don't charter with the Catamarans Company [Re: Winterstale]
      #1748804 - 10/07/17 10:25 AM (71.186.239.164)

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HillsideView said:
The BVI has been pushed back 30 years. It was a special place and time then. High maintenance types and/or those with high/demanding expectations are going to be sorely disappointed. Personally, I can hardly wait to get back. Simple times again.

We're definitely not high maintenance types. Looking forward to breakfast at Rhymers (who have managed to survive as shown in their video). See you in May.

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Dugg and Chris

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and no shoes, no shirt, and no problems...KC


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RickinAtlanta
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Re: Don't charter with the Catamarans Company [Re: Dugg]
      #1748806 - 10/07/17 10:56 AM (73.43.135.85)

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Dugg said:
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HillsideView said:
The BVI has been pushed back 30 years. It was a special place and time then. High maintenance types and/or those with high/demanding expectations are going to be sorely disappointed. Personally, I can hardly wait to get back. Simple times again.

We're definitely not high maintenance types. Looking forward to breakfast at Rhymers (who have managed to survive as shown in their video). See you in May.

Peace
Dugg and Chris




Could you post a link to the video?


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Re: Don't charter with the Catamarans Company [Re: Winterstale]
      #1748811 - 10/07/17 11:12 AM (98.29.235.208)



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Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people.
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GeorgeC1
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Re: Don't charter with the Catamarans Company [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1748812 - 10/07/17 11:50 AM (63.145.95.70)

All the charter companies in the BVI big or small are facing enormous odds as they try and reconstruct their companies. Many of the smaller companies I suspect don't have the cash on hand for refunds. The survival of most charter companies depends on deferring those bookings and retaining the cash. It also depends on getting boat orders. Buyers are going to be reluctant to place a boat order with a company that has a uncertain future. The companies are fully aware of this and will spin things in the best possible light. No one is going to disclose their true financial picture.
If you have a favorite company you want to support book a charter with them. They need the bookings and this coming hi season will be critical to survival. Do however take out trip insurance!
G

Edited by GeorgeC1 (10/07/17 11:52 AM)


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Re: Don't charter with the Catamarans Company [Re: RickinAtlanta]
      #1748964 - 10/09/17 11:59 AM (71.186.239.164)

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Could you post a link to the video?

Sorry, didn't save a link to the video, which was taken from within Rhymers during Irma through their windows (still intact)!
Best video of CGB I've seen (address is too long to post) can be found on Youtube - just look for one titled "My Beautiful Cane Garden Bay". It was taken from a vehicle driving down the street.

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bvilovercgb
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Re: Don't charter with the Catamarans Company [Re: Dugg]
      #1748985 - 10/09/17 02:11 PM (70.54.1.245)

Just saw the video...of "My Beautiful Cane Garden Bay" cannot imagine that devastation just a few weeks ago "welcoming" tourists. Cannot imagine.

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Re: Don't charter with the Catamarans Company [Re: Dugg]
      #1749018 - 10/09/17 06:19 PM (73.43.135.85)

Seen those then.

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