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11-19-2012 08:50 PM
barefoot
Re: Abacos or BVI

Yes , I agree whole heartedly. Red Hook is a great launch site.
Fallard seems to have right on the nose. I was there in february 2010 and although the weather maybe varied a little, like real estate it's all about location and these sailing grounds will not disappoint.
11-17-2012 05:30 PM
FarCry
Re: Abacos or BVI

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Originally Posted by rockDAWG View Post
Thanks for the reply. It is a good start. I will looking in your suggested link. After I posted question, I looked up the housing cost (house, apt or share a room) on Craigslist. I got some ideas but varies depending the the location and the view.

It is still many years away, but just thinking ahead with the possibility of moving to VI. I know I can't stay on a boat year around. I need a land base home. Both my wife and I can get a part time job in teaching in the University Nursing School, Marine Biology or work in Hospital or clinics. I am sure by the time we are ready, the plan will be totally different. We may totally stay away from our career and chart a new course.

Have anyone shipped their car from FL to VI, just wonder if it is worth of trouble. i noticed that cars are worth more in VI than in mainland.
We shipped our vehicle from Colorado to St Thomas when we moved. It's up to you to decide if it's worth the trouble. Other than the $1k-$2k shipping fees you will be nailed by a variety of taxes and fees that must be paid before you can take possession. If you are really interested you may read more here Shipping and Registering a Car in the Virgin Islands - USVI Relocation Guide
Not sure cars are worth more here or just cost more to buy.
11-13-2012 07:27 PM
Geoff54
Re: Abacos or BVI

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Wow, thanks everyone. fallard, you have shared some invaluable info. Those Island Packets at Island Yachts are beautiful boats. I'm liking the idea of chartering out of St. Thomas. Thanks again.
I looked at the Island Packets this year but I needed to travel Saturday with a Sunday morning briefing.....and they close on Sunday! So I went back to good old, cheap and cheerful, Conch Charters. May or may not be an issue for you.
11-13-2012 07:06 PM
rockDAWG
Re: Abacos or BVI

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Originally Posted by FarCry View Post
If you can provide more specific questions I can attempt to answer your questions.
Thanks for the reply. It is a good start. I will looking in your suggested link. After I posted question, I looked up the housing cost (house, apt or share a room) on Craigslist. I got some ideas but varies depending the the location and the view.

It is still many years away, but just thinking ahead with the possibility of moving to VI. I know I can't stay on a boat year around. I need a land base home. Both my wife and I can get a part time job in teaching in the University Nursing School, Marine Biology or work in Hospital or clinics. I am sure by the time we are ready, the plan will be totally different. We may totally stay away from our career and chart a new course.

Have anyone shipped their car from FL to VI, just wonder if it is worth of trouble. i noticed that cars are worth more in VI than in mainland.
11-13-2012 10:52 AM
FarCry
Re: Abacos or BVI

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Originally Posted by caberg View Post
Wow, thanks everyone. fallard, you have shared some invaluable info. Those Island Packets at Island Yachts are beautiful boats. I'm liking the idea of chartering out of St. Thomas. Thanks again.
If you haven't already been to TTOL (traveltalkonline dot com) you might venture over there and read more comments from people who have chartered in the area recently. The USVI and BVI boards are pretty active and you don't have to join to post or search.
11-13-2012 10:42 AM
FarCry
Re: Abacos or BVI

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May be this is off topic, just wonder how expensive the house or Apartment rental in USVI. I assume there is no restriction for US citizens stay in USVI in a long term basis. ???
That's hard to answer. How expensive is a boat, car or house? It all depends on what the individual wants. Is housing expensive here compared to Manhattan? Probably not. Is housing expensive here compared to the boonies? Yes. Like most places in the states, location dictates price. If you want to live on the water in a house, break out lots of money. If you want a place to lay your head and don't care about anything else, it can be done for hundreds instead of thousands per month. For truly long term, unless you are very close to a main road, expect to rent a vehicle. Transportation costs can be high, along with food. The bright side is that alcohol is very cheap.

There are no restrictions for US citizens wishing to stay here, unless you are a wanted felon. If you want to do some reading I think just about everything can be answered at VImovingcenter dot com. If you can provide more specific questions I can attempt to answer your questions.
11-12-2012 02:02 PM
fallard
Re: Abacos or BVI

I don't have any experience with CYOA, but I've found a qualitative difference between the Island Packets and the typical Beneteau/Jenneau charter boats, having chartered from Moorings, Sunsail and others besides Island Yachts. The Island Packets won't appeal to racers, but may be more suitable for the kind of sailing you have in mind.

If you compare pricing, you'll find some differences among the charter companies, like 6 nights instead of 7 for a "week's charter". You might also consider the cost of an overnight on the boat before the charter starts.

If you are considering a USVI start, Red Hook is more convenient to St. John than Charlotte Amalie, but it isn't a huge difference. Charlotte Amalie provides the duty free shopping and local vendor scene and is closer to the airport, however, but then you'd miss the taxi ride to Red Hook, which provides an introduction to the island culture and topography and some nice views.

If you are going to St. Thomas for the first time, you ought to stay overnight in a B&B style hotel in the Charlotte Amalie area and check it out.
11-12-2012 01:47 PM
rockDAWG
Re: Abacos or BVI

May be this is off topic, just wonder how expensive the house or Apartment rental in USVI. I assume there is no restriction for US citizens stay in USVI in a long term basis. ???
11-12-2012 12:03 PM
FarCry
Re: Abacos or BVI

Do take a look at CYOA as well. I've nothing bad to say about Island Yachts. The biggest differences seem to be the vessel options and location on St Thomas. Both companies have a solid reputation with many repeat customers.

Enjoy your trip.
11-12-2012 11:04 AM
caberg
Re: Abacos or BVI

Wow, thanks everyone. fallard, you have shared some invaluable info. Those Island Packets at Island Yachts are beautiful boats. I'm liking the idea of chartering out of St. Thomas. Thanks again.
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