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Big shout out to CYOA! #121486
02/20/2017 04:21 PM
02/20/2017 04:21 PM
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Maryland
Twanger Offline OP
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So we reserved a Helia 44 (Wide Ranger) last year with CYOA out of St. Thomas for July 2017.

The understanding was that a watermaker was going to be installed last fall, so our group of ten (TEN! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" /> ) didn't have to stop every two days for water.

Kirsten called me today and said that they don't have the watermaker installed yet... soooooo "just to be safe" she moved us into "Glad In It" (same type of cat) free of charge for the same dates!

Glad in it also has an in-mast roller-furling main which will be much easier for my somewhat green (or rusty, anyhow) crew to handle.

You guys are so awesome! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Big shout out to CYOA! [Re: Twanger] #121487
02/20/2017 08:45 PM
02/20/2017 08:45 PM
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Walt, would you really expect anything different from a class act like CYOA?

We just finished our second charter with them out of 16. What a difference from the BVI companies. They care.

Re: Big shout out to CYOA! [Re: rhans] #121488
02/21/2017 04:53 PM
02/21/2017 04:53 PM
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Virginia & Charleston, SC
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We did 10 in Glad In It July 2015. Good times! Adding a watermaker to that boat makes a big difference; we had to get water every other day with that crew.

Cheers, RickG


St. John based 10/25-11/3.
Re: Big shout out to CYOA! [Re: RickG] #121489
02/24/2017 09:39 AM
02/24/2017 09:39 AM
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Posts: 239
Springfield, MO
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Doing our fifth charter - 1st time with CYOA - in June. Looking forward to it.

Re: Big shout out to CYOA! [Re: justaroofer] #121490
02/24/2017 10:08 AM
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They are my favorite!


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Re: Big shout out to CYOA! [Re: Twanger] #155551
02/23/2018 06:31 PM
02/23/2018 06:31 PM
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So glad to hear and see the great reviews on CYOA!!! This will be our first charter with them coming up at the end of March. Previously only used the BVI firms, but on our last charter, ventured into USVI via boat and realized that the clearing in/out process, wasn't so bad after all.

Only 34 days away!

Re: Big shout out to CYOA! [Re: Twanger] #155591
02/24/2018 03:01 PM
02/24/2018 03:01 PM
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CYOA is the best company in the US and BVI without a question.
They do a check out sail with every charterer and they have experienced personal.
I have never chartered with them but have frequented the bar at the Hook Line and Sinker and never heard a complaint.

Re: Big shout out to CYOA! [Re: JeffMc] #155595
02/24/2018 04:54 PM
02/24/2018 04:54 PM
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Posts: 359
Apex, NC
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Originally Posted by JeffMc
So glad to hear and see the great reviews on CYOA!!! This will be our first charter with them coming up at the end of March. Previously only used the BVI firms, but on our last charter, ventured into USVI via boat and realized that the clearing in/out process, wasn't so bad after all.

Only 34 days away!


Clearing in/out is really no big deal and certainly out weighed by the saving hassle of riding ferry boats or paying 50% more for airline tickets. And St. John is lovely so no hardship whatsoever. You'll enjoy the ability to be sitting on your boat within a few minutes ride from the airport and I am positive you'll enjoy the boat you've chartered at CYOA - likely near new and ready for your arrival. Ok... so I'm a little biased since my boat "Dream Machine" is at CYOA. But for the same reason you'll enjoy chartering from them. My boat is being well cared for.


Life's short - sail more!
Re: Big shout out to CYOA! [Re: Twanger] #155765
02/28/2018 09:07 PM
02/28/2018 09:07 PM
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We too just recently completed our first charter with them, 11 days aboard Lady Juliette. It was our 8th or 9th charter in USVI/BVI and first time with CYOA. We were happy with both the boat and service. We have been with Moorings and more recently several times with IYC in Red Hook . We like IYC very much too, but their boats were all damaged by Irma and I don’t think they are back up to speed quite yet.

Captain Jay, if you read this —- any luck getting our flag back down?!?


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