I was in a similar position in 2006. I bought a boat in Newport, RI and needed to get it home to Mt. Sinai, NY (near Port Jeff). Trucking was out due to the cost. I wanted to sail the boat home and my dad volunteered to help. We both decided that hiring a delivery captain would be a good idea.
To make a long story short, we did hire a guy and he was great and really helped.
I found him here:
Spicer's Brokerage Sales (Noank, CT)
The guy I used isn't listed there anymore. If you want his number, let me know and I'll send it to you.
Originally Posted by Tanley
There's a good chance that we'll end up buying a boat in CT this season. Ideally, I'd like to sail it up to where we'll keep it in Boston Harbor (as opposed to having it transported on a truck). I'm not at a level yet to do this on my own and was wondering if anyone has hired a captain for such services. Any recommendations on where to start looking? I checked in the "Crew Wanted" section, but since I'm looking for a short run and a captain, I'm not sure if that's appropriate.