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Thanks for your input. I am looking into the firms you suggest. The Kiriacoulis web site makes no mention of a crew being available from them, and I wouldn't want to be in the crossfire if the crew were my responsibility -- e.g., the skipper beached the boat, etc. Found the Athenian, but their price list, a .pdf, won't download.
I was already in communication with Chandler, continuing to do so, but Global Merchant has posted a note that they've stopped working them over an issue of "quality", undefined. Appears they don't own the smaller boats, web info speaks to 8 50'+ boats, may just be booking agents for the smaller, and that really gets me worried.
BTW: I think Ocean Nomad owns more than their sea bags. I found on the web where they were in the process of registering the boat they offered, a Hanse 400, with the regulatory authorities in Greece in 2009, apparently as its owners, sailing with the owner in command of the boat seems a good idea, I'm not caught in the middle of a problem. I'm surprised that, knowing them, you didn't know that. They may also do some work for others, not my concern.
Their brochure refers to other people by name, photo, and bio that they can offer as skipper and crew.
Last edited by NeverLift; 12-17-2010 at 03:11 PM.