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Crewed Charter Suggestions #74596
11/11/2015 02:47 PM
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Kryssa Offline OP
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Looking for suggestions on a crewed charter for 4-6 adults. A monohull or catamaran would be fine, but we would like a boat with air conditioning.

A crew familiar with dive sites would be great, but not a requirement. We have at least 2 divers traveling with us.

Thank you!

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Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: Kryssa] #74597
11/11/2015 03:05 PM
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Bradenton, FL
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Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: Winterstale] #74598
11/11/2015 03:09 PM
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Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: Winterstale] #74599
11/11/2015 03:09 PM
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Both are excellent choices...just depends on what you're looking for! Good luck! I'm sure others will chime in!


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Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: Winterstale] #74600
11/11/2015 03:31 PM
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Blue Moon is typically a Captain-only charter, if that effects your decision.

You can't go wrong with Captain Jim on Blue Moon!

Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: Twanger] #74601
11/11/2015 03:41 PM
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Take a look at this one ... I highly recommend the crew !!! Captain Marcus and First Mate Risa are awesome. Risa provided some amazing food and Marcus was a superb captain in all aspects.

http://www.iyachtclub.com/yachts/caribbe.../#Charter-Rates

S/V Karizma


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Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: LivinLarge] #74602
11/12/2015 08:07 AM
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We would love to have you aboard!
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Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: Kryssa] #74603
11/12/2015 06:21 PM
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Hi, we've just attended the USVI boat show and 4 days at the BVI Boat Show, which ended today so please contact us if we can help you with the yacht and crew which best fits your requirements.

Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: bestofbviboats] #74604
11/12/2015 08:58 PM
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We were at the BVI Boat show and there are lots of good boats and plenty of bad ones. So be carful. I always go through a reputable broker to make make sure we get a good booking. There are many that are on the edge and I would not do them.

If you are interested in a good broker let me know, as you want to be sure you get one that is quality and trustworthy.


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Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: Kryssa] #74605
11/13/2015 12:59 AM
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My suggestion, ask lots of questions . We have done two crewed charters and the first one a few years ago was a dream come true. I literally wept the last night because it was coming to an end. Last years, well.....I felt like I was robbed at gunpoint. After dropping 12k (off season rates) to charter a boat with ensuite showers, we arrived to be told we can't use them and they take "Caribbean showers" aka bathing in the ocean. We were also forced to vacate the boat for several hours every afternoon so the crew could have personal time. There was not one fully relaxing day as we always had to pack up to be hauled into some beach club somewhere. We were sure they were getting some kind of a cut off our bar tabs. Every day it was another $10o-200 afternoon (4 ppl) after paying for an all inclusive charter. One day we were going to stage a mutiny and insist on "staying off the boat" by laying on loungers in the water behind the boat at cooper island The captain got verbally abusive with us until we said screw it, fine just take us to bar then. There are many other issues, too many to list but PM me if you want the name of the boat I don't recommend.

This time I cried because we spent just under 20k for the worst week of vacation I have ever taken.

Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: kunphuzn] #74606
11/13/2015 05:09 AM
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Kunphuzn... That is a terrible story. Paying all that money and getting treated like an unwanted irritation is simply wrong. If the crew and boat are still together in the BVI you should name and shame.

My wife and I ran crewed charters aboard our boat for a couple of years and it is probably the hardest job we have ever done but guests should never get to see that.

It really can be 24/7. Many times we were up at 06.00 preparing breakfast and then still up at 02.00 trying to get up to 6 very drunk people safely back from the Willie T into the dinghy and aboard the boat without losing anyone into the water.

Having said that we did have a great time and hope all our guests did as well. We know most of them did as many now count as friends and we have met quite a few back at their homes in the U.S. and some have come and stayed with us in the U.K. as well.

Finally, there is no way you should have been made to feel you spent 20k to have the worst week of you life. The crew of that boat should be ashamed.

Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: Jeannius] #74607
11/13/2015 10:25 AM
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Kunphuzn - Wow! What a bad experience for you. Sorry!


Love sailing the BVI's with friends.
Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: BVIShuga] #74608
11/13/2015 10:51 AM
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Kunphuzn, please list the name of the boat so others can be warned.

Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: kunphuzn] #74609
11/13/2015 01:26 PM
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That is pathetic


Warren S/V Scuba Doo
Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show).

https://www.cyabrochure.com/ebn/2307/pdyrX/6642/4///
Re: Crewed Charter Suggestions [Re: kunphuzn] #74610
12/01/2015 02:27 AM
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Well please don't be shy - what boat was that?! Want to be sure not to book them!


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