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4 Hours Ago 07:22 AM
Goodrich
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

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Originally Posted by DoNotLieToMe View Post
The first lie relates to the location... "Blue Lagoon". Barefoot Yacht is outside of the protected harbor and waves roll over the reef and slam the boat around making loading and unloading dangerous. Laying away the provisions on board at the dock will test your stomach. The lies just get bigger from there which makes their website the largest amount of false advertising I've seen in one place. If something goes wrong you are on your own. We had a short in the windlass switch which caused the motor to switch on spontaneously and dump all the chain we had left (100+ feet) causing us to swing wildly in the harbor. We had a dinghy leak and no pump with the appropriate adapter for the type of valve required to inflate. The inverter was inoperable so charging cell phones, etc. was impossible. We made do... because we had to. The employees at Barefoot Yacht were incredibly rude and totally unhelpful. We were harbored in Bequia(Friendship Bay), Mustique(Brittania Bay), Mayreu(Salt Whistle Bay), and Canouan. Their answer was always "if only you were somwhere else (Admiralty Bay, Union Island, blah,blah,blah) we could get it corrected". They provided no assistance!
June 2015.
Never again is correct. The old "bait and switch" tactic is alive and well with this company. Smaller boat than advertised, torn sails, incorrect provisions, head pumps not working, etc. I wanted a vacation; not an adventure to find repair parts, tools, and food.
01-21-2014 01:55 PM
miatapaul
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
A question for you guys that like to create these flame threads...

Do you not have a freakin' camera? I mean, you're on vacation for crying out loud and you can't be bothered to pick up your camera or phone and snap a couple of selfies with that nasty sloshing pot and the diesel spewing around your cabin and a duck-bill sexy mouth on your pouty face?

Prove your case with some pics or go home.
Well they would have but the inverter was out so they could not charge there cell phones.
01-21-2014 01:30 AM
talkswitch
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

Hi all, been using this site as a reference for some time, never joined but came across this thread and thought, it's time so this is a first post ....

Just back from Barefoot, St. Vincent on down to PSV and have to say it was a blast, literally ... 2 reefs all week, 25 guesting to 35k daily with 3+M seas, loved it. Kids 18/23 said it was the best family vacation ever, wife prefers calmer waters though!! (BVI in May)

Anyway, Barefoot did everything quite well. The boat was ready and clean though the provisions we'd ordered didn't translate well so ended up getting the correct items in route ($$$). Checkout found a repaired head gushing water, they had it resolved within the hour and otherwise equipment was fine. Had a look at the other boats and all appeared in ok shape, ours was a 7 yo Beneteau 434, well behaved.

The Barefoot staff with all great, had smiles, were easy to talk to and seems to be quite proud of their part in the company.

I was shocked at the bad experienced mentioned here and personally would recommend Barefoot anytime, and in fact will return, but not so close to the Christmas winds!
12-26-2013 07:43 PM
knotnow
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

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Originally Posted by goodsteel53 View Post
I will be posting specific complaints regarding Barefoot and their company soon. Pictures and specifics included... BEWARE this bunch... at best, a satisfactory experience is NOT guaranteed, especially if you're an owner with a boat in charter with them. Money and maintenance are of particular interest in this case. Those who have had good experiences or said glowing things about them... consider yourself fortunate. There are as many who say just the opposite.
Hmmm.

Waiting, I'd love to hear this.
12-25-2013 12:44 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

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Originally Posted by Slayer View Post
From the man with almost twelve thousand meaningless posts
Fixed it for you and Tim. Heh-heh.

And you're right - not lob should ever go unsmacked.
12-24-2013 07:56 PM
goodsteel53
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

I will be posting specific complaints regarding Barefoot and their company soon. Pictures and specifics included... BEWARE this bunch... at best, a satisfactory experience is NOT guaranteed, especially if you're an owner with a boat in charter with them. Money and maintenance are of particular interest in this case. Those who have had good experiences or said glowing things about them... consider yourself fortunate. There are as many who say just the opposite.
11-23-2013 08:31 AM
Slayer
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Then just make 10 meaningless posts in one of the junk threads. It's really not that hard.

From the man with almost twelve thousand posts





(I only post this because I know you are the kind of guy who appreciates friendly ball busting and I couldn't let that lobbed ball just hang there.)
11-22-2013 11:26 AM
Missingyou
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

I'm not out to defend either side. I understand the desire to post negative after a negative experience and then the other side defending. I own a vacation property in the Bahamas. I know all too well, island life is shall we say very laid back, nothing is urgent. A propane tank that hasn't been filled in over a year, empty cistern, burnt out light bulbs, doors that don't lock,.....

The real measure of a good service provider is in their response to problems. The best company will have problems, but it's how they rectify them.

My question to SamSpade since you came to defend yourself is "Did you make a reasonable effort to fix the problems when you were notified, or did you just blow it off?" What about the short drive over the hill? Too much effort? Has the novelty warn off?

"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."
11-22-2013 11:03 AM
Tim R.
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Then just make 10 meaningless posts in one of the junk threads. It's really not that hard.
That's a lob. Trying my best not to hit it though
11-22-2013 10:50 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

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Originally Posted by Delta-T View Post
But they can't post pics till they have 10 posts under their belt. And they only came here to start sh***
Then just make 10 meaningless posts in one of the junk threads. It's really not that hard.
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