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BVI catamaran for a week #199684
07/10/2019 08:54 AM
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Hello. We’ve been the the BVIs multiple times, but have always stayed on land. We are interested in renting a catamaran for 3 to 4 couples with a captain. Where should I looking? Thank you in advance!

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Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: dianaisgur] #199698
07/10/2019 09:51 AM
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Catatonic is a beautiful boat with an excellent crew.

https://www.carefreecharters.com/yachts/catatonic-500


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Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: dianaisgur] #199708
07/10/2019 12:02 PM
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We really enjoy ORION in the TMM fleet. You can see her sail-orion.com. You can't go wrong with anything in the TMM fleet. sailtmm.com Enjoy


I'd like to be a jelly fish, cause jelly fish don't pay rent.
Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: dianaisgur] #199714
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Definitely recommend talking to TMM (sailtmm.com). Wonderful boats, always well maintained, and a great staff.

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Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: dianaisgur] #199722
07/10/2019 01:54 PM
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We rented a catamaran with captain from Owner Time ( sponsor of TTOL ) . The boat was spotless and well maintained. Jenny was amazing to work with and the price couldn't be beat! We will be using them again for our trip next year.

Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: dianaisgur] #200246
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Take a look at Voyage Charters. All of their catamarans come standard with air conditioning, ice makers, water makers and underwater lights. Small family owned boutique business with excellent customer service and fantastic crew. www.voyagecharters.com or call (480) 378-3984 to get a quote.

Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: harleybuffett] #200254
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Originally Posted by harleybuffett
We rented a catamaran with captain from Owner Time ( sponsor of TTOL ) . The boat was spotless and well maintained. Jenny was amazing to work with and the price couldn't be beat! We will be using them again for our trip next year.


Something to mention here. I believe Jenny deals primarily with owners time from Dream Yachts. I am in the process of selling and purchasing a new charter boat. In dealing with Dream Yachts for a purchase I specifically inquired about selling owners time since it is a important revenue component to me. They stated they do not allow the sale of owners time and if they catch owners doing it they will cancel the charter. This may be a recent change to their charter contracts perhaps because of Jenny’s business and current boats may be allowed sale of time. I don’t know if it’s a change or owners are selling guest time against their contract. In any case I would want full assurances any week purchased is allowed under the owners contract.
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Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: GeorgeC1] #200486
07/20/2019 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Originally Posted by harleybuffett
We rented a catamaran with captain from Owner Time ( sponsor of TTOL ) . The boat was spotless and well maintained. Jenny was amazing to work with and the price couldn't be beat! We will be using them again for our trip next year.


Something to mention here. I believe Jenny deals primarily with owners time from Dream Yachts. I am in the process of selling and purchasing a new charter boat. In dealing with Dream Yachts for a purchase I specifically inquired about selling owners time since it is a important revenue component to me. They stated they do not allow the sale of owners time and if they catch owners doing it they will cancel the charter. This may be a recent change to their charter contracts perhaps because of Jenny’s business and current boats may be allowed sale of time. I don’t know if it’s a change or owners are selling guest time against their contract. In any case I would want full assurances any week purchased is allowed under the owners contract.
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"Owner Time Charter" is a broker (Presumably at a commission).
Not to be confused with "direct from owner".


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Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: dianaisgur] #200488
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find the couples. and then call Moorings or Sunsail. Will you need captain and crew?

Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: WantOwnersTime] #200493
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Originally Posted by WantOwnersTime
find the couples. and then call Moorings or Sunsail. Will you need captain and crew?


There are a lot of options besides Moorings and Sunsail. Consider TMM Charters which has impressed many here (as well as others).

Consider 1 of the many sponsors here on TTOL that are direct from owners. Many of these boats have custom features that you will not find on the "corporate" vessels. And the bases usually have more personal/better customer service.


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Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: dianaisgur] #200497
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Thanks for the update on Jenny, she used to broker owners unused weeks. Sounds like she has morphed to a regular broker but if so she is well under all the other brokers in the BVI price wise. I would still want assurances this was not guest usage being sold in violation of the charter contract.
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Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: dianaisgur] #200750
07/23/2019 09:35 AM
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Following... We are exploring the option of including a captain on our next charter as well.

Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: Bilge_Idiot] #200756
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Originally Posted by Bilge_Idiot
Following... We are exploring the option of including a captain on our next charter as well.

Try to get a resume and a photo of the captain before the charter.
Remember the person will be living in your house for a week.

Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: dianaisgur] #200777
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...or get a few cases of good Rhum and give ol' Christo a shout...

Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: dianaisgur] #200801
07/23/2019 04:07 PM
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Tortola, British Virgin Island...
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Tortola, British Virgin Island...
If you ever considered anything other than a Cat, Patouche Charters (sponsor here) now doing weekly crew charters on 88' Motor Yacht based here in the BVI.
https://www.charterindex.com/luxury-charter-yacht/prime-time-nordlund


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Re: BVI catamaran for a week [Re: Orange_Burst] #201161
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We are looking for 2 boats 51PC during May 2020...week each...we have chartered many times over the past 15 years. Thanks in advance...


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