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Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: Sailing Orion] #244337
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Originally Posted by Sailing Orion
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The boat is coming from Capetown. Should be on a ship with about 30 other sailboats. Might be a float on float off freighter.
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Call your boat company and ask them to ship your Boat to St Thomas instead of the BVI
The BVI will take your boat for a simple $3,000 fee to St Thomas

I believe it is closer to $700.

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The boat is coming from Capetown. Should be on a ship with about 30 other sailboats. Might be a float on float off freighter.
G

Call your boat company and ask them to ship your Boat to St Thomas instead of the BVI
The BVI will take your boat for a simple $3,000 fee to St Thomas

I believe it is closer to $700.

Actually it’s $3,000 I have friends that are delivering cats from the the BVI to othe parts of the Caribbean and states, They’re not permitted to pick up the boats in the BVI and must pay an “Officialy” approved Belonger to deliver the boats to Yacht Haven Grande at a cost of $3,000 per boat.



I have done this with my catamaran a couple times in the last few months. They deliver it from TMM in Road Reef to American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas and it is usually from $1000-$1200 each way.

I guess each company has a special rate.
About a month ago out of the blue they prevented delivery skippers from picking up the boats in Tortola. The boats I’m referring to were from the Moorings and the cost was $3,000 delivered from RT to Yacht Haven Grande.
Now there’s a very good possibility that Moorings are getting a cut.
When buying a used Mooring boat the surveyors they recommend charge close to double the rate they would charge a private owner

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Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: sail445] #244345
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The Moorings has not had any program to move boats to the USVI. With the announcement today of a USVI base that may change. Owners have pushed hard to get the Moorings to allow skippers to move boats with no luck. I was emailed a denial just this morning.
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Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: GeorgeC1] #244349
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
The Moorings has not had any program to move boats to the USVI. With the announcement today of a USVI base that may change. Owners have pushed hard to get the Moorings to allow skippers to move boats with no luck. I was emailed a denial just this morning.
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It’s not a program to move Moorings boats to a USVI base.
It’s owners who want their boats out of the BVI and delivered to wherever they want.

Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: Sailing Orion] #244351
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I guess you mean boats exiting the fleet at the end of the contract. At that point the owner can do what he wants with the boat. Once it’s gone through the phaseout overhual they basically say come get your boat off our dock!
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Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: Sailing Orion] #244363
01/07/2021 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Sailing Orion
I have done this with my catamaran a couple times in the last few months. They deliver it from TMM in Road Reef to American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas and it is usually from $1000-$1200 each way.

That's much more in line with what I've heard from people here. It makes sense because it's basically a day rate for a couple of people plus a chase boat and fuel.


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Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: GeorgeC1] #244398
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
I guess you mean boats exiting the fleet at the end of the contract. At that point the owner can do what he wants with the boat. Once it’s gone through the phaseout overhual they basically say come get your boat off our dock!
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The Moorings boats that go through phase out have the Moorings information removed from the hull and sail covers.
These boats still had them on

Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: Sailing Orion] #244419
01/07/2021 10:19 PM
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I'll be there from 1/14-1/28 as well hopefully see you out there!
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Sri,

Would love to have a drink with you once we are both out of quarantine! Will you be on Orion? I don't know the name of the boat we will be on (our boat is in Martinique) but it will be a Moorings 40.

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Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: caribbeangirl13] #244420
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We will also be there in January. Dates are 1/8 (tomorrow) - 2/4. We'll be on our boat, "Saint Blue." Hopefully we'll see you out there!

Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: Swifty] #244421
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Originally Posted by Swifty
We will also be there in January. Dates are 1/8 (tomorrow) - 2/4. We'll be on our boat, "Saint Blue." Hopefully we'll see you out there!


What type of boat? We will look for you!


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Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: Sailing Orion] #244426
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We'll be on a Lagoon 380! How about you?

Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: sail445] #244467
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I recently moved my Lagoon 42 from Road Reef Marina to Charlotte Amelia and the cost was $1,500.

Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: OceanSong] #244479
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Well you got a good deal. It’s a possibility the Moorings charge extra to cover the cost of insurance or other liabilities

Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: Sailing Orion] #244481
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I am getting confused about your posts on the Moorings moving boats. What boats are they moving and who are they charging? They will be moving 5 boats to the USVI to open the bareboat base on 1 Mar but the owners are not getting charged. I have specifically asked if the moorings will move my boat or if I can have a pro skipper move it. The answer is no in both cases. No Moorings owners on the private owners group have been able to move boats.

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This has to do with delivery skippers who were hired whether by the Moorings or owners or both who were told two days before the delivery that they could not fly to Tortola to pick up the boats and they would have to hire government approved captains to deliver the boats to Yacht Haven Grande in CA at $3,000 per boat.

Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: Sailing Orion] #244483
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Still confused, my boat is coming in on the freighter bringing all the boats in. Owners are free to use the boats if they want to go through the BVI’s gauntlet. There is a very active owners group and not one mention of moving boats.

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Whatever, let’s put it this way there were a bunch of cats that the owners or Moorings wanted delivered. It’s a simple delivery but they weren’t allowed to pick up the boats in Tortola and had to have them delivered to St Thomas.

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I will send you a PM.

Re: NEW VIDEO! BVI Reopening Full Charter Walkthrough [Re: Swifty] #244492
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Originally Posted by Swifty
We'll be on a Lagoon 380! How about you?

We are on a Leopard 40 with the Moorings. Don't know the boat name yet.


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