Traveltalkonline.com Forums


BVI Cruise Schedule TTOL Sponsors BVI Travel Calendar
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics38,573
Posts311,508
Members26,550
Most Online2,218
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(30 Days)
RonDon 79
fabila 46
Zanshin 39
Member Spotlight
toast
toast
Bucks County, Pa.
Posts: 1,421
Joined: July 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
Dutchman, hathead, lookinatfifty, Lovetheocean, LuSea
Who's Online Now
23 registered members (SXMScubaman, Bernd, skipdastraw, Tracey868, CaribbeanCanadians, bailau, Rema, steve74, Reid, ChiTownHarry, KirkB, Manpot, 11 invisible), 522 guests, and 104 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Seabbatical Long Term Charters #111089
11/01/2016 03:10 PM
11/01/2016 03:10 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 308
Tampa, FL
denverd0n Offline OP
Traveler
denverd0n  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 308
Tampa, FL
Anyone used them? Have an opinion? Considering a three or four week bareboat charter and they seem to have the best discounts for longer terms.

BVI Sponsors
Re: Seabbatical Long Term Charters [Re: denverd0n] #111090
11/01/2016 10:10 PM
11/01/2016 10:10 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,228
Somewhere out there
kneafseym Offline
Traveler
kneafseym  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,228
Somewhere out there
I have used Seabbatical as charterer, owners agent/captain for a boat in the fleet and I also have sailed with the owner.

The ownership is not BVI based, but there is a very good local boat manager. Many of the boats are older charter boats and some lack some of the cool features of the newer boats. With that said, this is more like using your boat at home for a month. Great pricing, but you probably will have some work around on issues.

Bottom line, would I charter from Ron again? Yes. It is hard to find a charter company that will fill the niche that he is. He gets several 4-6 month charters a year. Much cheaper to charter than to purchase.


Mike
Re: Seabbatical Long Term Charters [Re: kneafseym] #111091
01/03/2017 07:07 PM
01/03/2017 07:07 PM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 111
Denver & Breckenridge, CO
B
BreckSailor Offline
Traveler
BreckSailor  Offline
Traveler
B
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 111
Denver & Breckenridge, CO
I'm curious as to whether you ever contacted and/or agreed on charter with Ron. I've posted here several times regarding a long term (6-10 week) charter this May - July and did talk to Ron as well. Still haven't secured anything, but getting closer.

Re: Seabbatical Long Term Charters [Re: BreckSailor] #111092
01/15/2017 08:09 PM
01/15/2017 08:09 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 124
Victoria, BC, Canada
J
JD_Midnight Offline
Traveler
JD_Midnight  Offline
Traveler
J
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 124
Victoria, BC, Canada
We just brought our boat to Seabbatical in Dec; first 1 month charter went with no issues; we are using owner time in Feb so will see if they have all the little issues we had from the last fleet sorted.first impression of the crew was great. But will see in a couple of weeks. Think the maintaince and finishing touches will be better than our previous experience. Probably depends on the boat and how much gets upgraded. We want all to be as close to 100% as you can in a 2006 boat.

Re: Seabbatical Long Term Charters [Re: denverd0n] #111093
01/19/2017 09:44 PM
01/19/2017 09:44 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,214
JAX
jphart Offline
Traveler
jphart  Offline
Traveler
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,214
JAX
A few years ago We met a family ending a three month charer with Seabbaticl at Pirates, we Talked to kids and parents. They said it was a fantastic experience. Kids did a semester at sea, schoolwork and read lots of books, not much internet and didn't miss it after a while.

Parents said boat was obviously not new, had a few minor issue, for three months, it was to expected and as experienced cruisers, nothing they weren't used to. T hey loved it and the kids wholeheartedly endorsed.


JPH
I spent my money on booze, broads, and boats...the rest I wasted.

Moderated by  Administrator, Eva, GlennA 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1