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Re: How long does to sail to the Uk from Florida?
Originally Posted by svHyLyte
I misunderstood your post/question (looked at the wrong direction in my earlier comments!)
From Cape Canaveral to Hamilton, Bermuda to Pico and thence to Plymouth is about 3900 sea miles. In that yacht you'll likely not average more than 4-1/2 knots so you'd be looking at about 36 days running not counting days lost to weather and lay-overs in port. With that, I suspect that the 7 weeks would likely be right. You could probably get a good deal of information from the Cruising Association in London.
That sounds like a reasonable time assuming no duldrums.
I would sure look at DOckwise Yacht Transport as an option, David. They pick up in Ft. Lauderdale. It will not be cheap, fyi. My last quote on a 46 foot boat from Vancouver Canada to Ft Lauderdale was $36,000. I could knock it down to roughly 28ish if I paid up front and waited until 2 weeks before they left to see if they had an opening. A 40 foot boat from Ft. Lauderdale to Vancouver was 32ish. They measure to the inch including all overhangs, so be aware (and they are fairly precise because that determins how they will lay out the ship). I think I could ship from FLL to Van for mid 20's if I was really flexible and paid upfront.
As far as sailing, other than the cost of the Captain, you will have to assume a lot of wear and tear. THat boat will have to sail a very good percentage of the time. ALso, you are getting really close to Hurricane season and I suspect few captains will want to take that boat across the Atlantic in Hurricane season. Not at 4 knots. I sure wouldn't. And I'm not sure you would want her going across in Hurricane Season. SO now you are looking into November or better. Then you have to worry about northerns.
I highly suggest you contact a few delivery captains and crew and discuss your plans and the boat. You might find it is a bit more expensive than you anticipated, if you can get someone to do it at all on the P37. THe Dockwise numnber may be the most reasonable price and way to go. Exception is if you are gonig to sail her across yourself.
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