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day charter boat and other stuff

Basically I want to know if I am crazy or not...

I''m looking to setup a mom & pop day chartering service in and around the virgin islands. Nothing fancy, just be able to take 6 passengers (8 counting crew) for day sails. My total budget will be $70,000 max. The boat will also be used as a liveaboard. It would need to be able to sail round trip from VI to North Carolina coast twice a year.

I would like some suggestions on types of boats to start looking at. Also are there used Cats in my price range? I dont want to start a big Cat vers single hull debate.

Also if anyone has experience in day charters in the virgin islands area, I''d like to know if I am crazy to think I can do business there and actually make enough money to get by.

One more thing.... will a Charter Boat Off shore Captain''s licence (6-pack) all I''ll need to do business?

thanks everyone! I''m new here but excited about getting out there!
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