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3 Weeks Ago 09:43 PM
Jammer Six
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

Given the tone of rafford's messages and the thirty years I spent in business, that's one of the easiest decisions I've ever run into on the net.

I think I'll try this company, just based on this thread.

Thanks to all of you for your help.
3 Weeks Ago 08:10 PM
Slayer
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

Let me see.....do I believe Talkswitch who just joined (but claims to have been visiting the site for a long time) and has only one post. Or do I believe Jimrafford who has been a member since 2011 and has posted 630 times. Hmmmmm. Jimrafford must have it out for Barefoot Charter in St Vinvent because how else can you explain the different experiences each had. 😜
3 Weeks Ago 07:16 PM
jimrafford
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

"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!"


Our experience w/ them was the same.
Nothing worked properly on the boat including the refrigeration. The dink leaked air w/ no way to inflate it and the outboard leaked fuel like crazy.
My wife go seasick at the dock putting away the provisions. We have done several trips to Bermuda in the last 30 years and she has never been seasick!
when we called them from Mystique the second day about the dink the reply was "your problem now".
I spent 2 weeks trying to get stuff working w/ limited tools.
Never again.
Jim
4 Weeks Ago 03:59 PM
Jammer Six
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

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Originally Posted by mjlanglois View Post
Never met a soul who seemed to take responsibility for what was or wasn't happening.
The irony of this "offshore" sailor making this comment is overwhelming.
4 Weeks Ago 07:22 AM
Goodrich
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

Quote:
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.
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