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EckyEcky
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Looks like we're going to try this, which boat?
      #1725510 - 03/06/17 08:27 PM (162.194.168.143)

If we decide on a boat, the wife takes over, she'll have me asking all kinds of questions. Until then: 2015 Nautitech 40 Open (3 cabin), 2014 Lagoon 400 S2 (4 cabin) or 2010-2012 Footloose 39 (3 cabin). All three with different brokers, not sure of the marinas they charter from. I have concerns in some places, but don't think it's really going to matter, we would be happy with anything! But, if there is/was something about one that you do/did NOT like, I'd love to hear it. All three have AC. Thanks again!!

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AndyK
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Re: Looks like we're going to try this, which boat? [Re: EckyEcky]
      #1725520 - 03/06/17 10:09 PM (76.186.72.49)

Well I've chartered both the Open 40 and the 3900, both good and similar boats. I would charter either again, which one would depend on your priorities. PM me and we can talk. Andy

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warren460
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Re: Looks like we're going to try this, which boat? [Re: AndyK]
      #1725687 - 03/07/17 09:25 PM (174.115.232.136)

I like the 2014 lagoon 400 S2. I have sailed on that boat. Lots of space. Nice boat. No comment on the others.

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S/V Scuba Doo
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EckyEcky
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Re: Looks like we're going to try this, which boat? [Re: warren460]
      #1725690 - 03/07/17 09:35 PM (162.194.168.143)

Thanks Warren, that's where our "gut" was taking us, about to try and wrap this thing up.

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Deepcut
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Re: Looks like we're going to try this, which boat? [Re: EckyEcky]
      #1725693 - 03/07/17 10:16 PM (71.12.156.163)

Lagoon 400 S2 would be my choice of the above.

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Manpot
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Re: Looks like we're going to try this, which boat? [Re: EckyEcky]
      #1725718 - 03/08/17 07:45 AM (209.59.86.30)

I'd check out the new Voyage 480..lovely boat..sailed her with Chris and Tracy here..

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BreckSailor
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Re: Looks like we're going to try this, which boat? [Re: Manpot]
      #1725771 - 03/08/17 12:44 PM (71.229.196.55)

While you've got some thoughts already, I'd suggest you provide a couple of additional details such as total number aboard, relationships (family with kids, 3 couples, etc.) in order to provide some informed feedback from this board. Certainly, that would be critical information which I'm certain you've provided to brokers - and for good reason.

Lastly, you might want to provide detail on which boats are coming from which charter companies as that also makes a difference - not all charter companies are created equally!

Good luck in your search and trip.


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EckyEcky
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Re: Looks like we're going to try this, which boat? [Re: BreckSailor]
      #1725810 - 03/08/17 05:10 PM (162.194.168.143)

Hello! This is the wife of EckyEcky-I'm hijacking his thread. Ready to make a decision. We are a family of four-husband and wife and two college kids. We have narrowed down our search to a Lagoon 39 from Footloose with ac/gen or a Lagoon 400s2 from Owner Time Charters-boat is supposedly at Dream. Both of these make me nervous for different reasons. Age and condition of boat at Footloose vs going through "Owner Time Charters"-Jenny Goya-Has anyone rented through them or know if this is a legit company? Having two kids in college, one who is studying abroad at the moment, makes our budget a little less than we would like. However, if we need to stretch a bit, please weigh in. Obviously, we want to feel secure that we are getting a good boat in good working condition from a reputable and trustworthy company. We've decided that AC is a priority-we live on the gulf coast and 'hot and humid' is our middle name-used to it, but don't want to sleep in it on vacation! We have also looked at a Nautitech Open 40 through LateSail. We don't have to live in the lap of luxury, but want it to be a great family vacation. I'm kind of a stickler for cleanliness...so, any honest opinions or feedback on these two boats and the charter companies would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much,
the wife

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Annoddddd
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Re: Looks like we're going to try this, which boat? [Re: EckyEcky]
      #1725825 - 03/08/17 06:28 PM (71.207.142.187)

I agree with Manpot on Voyage.

Their boats are well kept and clean. We also like that they are easiest to get to from St Thomas. Less time on the ferry, more time on the boat.

The Riteway at West End is right by the boat and also a clean grocery. We use it for fresh items and have heavier items delivered by Bobbys.

Internet on Voyage boats was reliable and affordable (i.e. NOT $40/day)

We liked Voyage better than Moorings.


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DEL
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Re: Looks like we're going to try this, which boat? [Re: EckyEcky]
      #1726258 - 03/11/17 05:32 PM (68.95.97.119)

I used Owner Time Charters last year and will use again this May. Everything worked fine. Dream Yachts treated me like a regular charterer. Questions?

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