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02-23-2010 09:45 AM
sailingdog A new luser by the name of CosmosYachting was spamming for his new NYC office of a greek charter company. He's since been nuked by the mods...

Originally Posted by elkscout View Post
What'd I miss?
I always get the sanitized version.
02-23-2010 09:12 AM
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post

Thank you for spamming the forum. I would point out that your post violates the Special Interest Full Disclosure policy required by all marine related industry users...
What'd I miss?
I always get the sanitized version.
02-22-2010 08:46 PM
sailingdog Doesn't change the fact that you're spamming the forum against the terms of service and against the full disclosure policy. If you want to advertise your charter fleet, take an ad out...

Originally Posted by CosmosYachting View Post
I am sorry sailingdog.
I just chartered in Greece and Caribbean with this company and after meeting them it happened that I work for them from New York.
I just want to help people charter sail boats.

02-22-2010 08:13 PM
sailingdog Stephen—

Thank you for spamming the forum. I would point out that your post violates the Special Interest Full Disclosure policy required by all marine related industry users...
01-08-2010 10:41 AM

Originally Posted by Brunet33 View Post
I have never been on a charter before.. I would like to take this trip from april 2-9th... give or take a couple of days....

Who should I contact? As stated by others, search the internet for charter companies. Mooring, Sunsail, Footloose, CYOA etc...

where should I go? The USVI/BVI area is a very simple place to sail around with line of sight navigation and protected waters to get into if the wind or a large swell kicks up

What type of boat?Do you like monohulls or cats better? Monos are cheaper, smaller and more rolly on anchor. Cats of the same class will cost more, be larger and be more flat in almost every condition. Newbies sometimes are not comfortable with the heeling of a mono. What do the people want that are going? I have 4 people going on this trip...How many cabins do you need? There is a big difference between 4 adults who each require a cabin as compared to 2 married couples who would presumably share a bunk. Kids?

what else?What is the necessary comfort level of the group? Will they require A/C to be comfortable? Is a very new boat needed or one in good condition? How much money to you want to spend on the boat as opposed to enjoying some shore side activities?

I have no idea where to start or who to contact... PLEASE HELP!
I would start with the basic requirement of how many cabins you need? If you choose to take a captain for a few days or the entire trip, you will need to have a cabin for them as well. Knowing how many cabins/bunks are required you can then narrow your search down to the boat sizes and finally the amenities like A/C etc...

Feel free to PM me and ask any additional questions.
01-07-2010 05:28 PM
tonybinTX If you're going to get a crewed catamaran, I recommend Voyage. My wife and I did 4 crewed trips with them since 2001. VOYAGE charters - BVI yachts luxury Crewed charters, BareBoat charters, Day charters, Power yacht charters.
01-06-2010 04:44 PM
AKscooter I rented a 47 foot cat from conch charters.....very inexpensive and straight forward folks. Also I hired a captain....Woody, from the lats and atts magazine. Great experience, lots of free drinks....Woody has connections and the cheapest of all the charters. some of their boats were old Mooring boats. The condition was not pristine as new but it was in better shape than most of the boats I have seen pictured here. A more than enjoyable experience. Why pay rapacious prices if you do not have to?????
01-06-2010 03:39 PM
Check out TMM in the BVI

I keep my boat with TMM in the BVI and can highly recommend this smaller company where you are not lost in the crowd. They do a thorough chart briefing and send a staff member out with you for a short checkout sail. If you want, a captain is available. Sorry, you can't charter my boat, which would be perfect for your group of four, because I'll be aboard that week.

You might want to check out the possibility of a flotilla sail. I know Sunsail does these as I try to avoid whatever anchorage they happen to be in each night.

The BVI are a great place for new charterers. You'll have a memorable vacation.
01-06-2010 02:11 PM
speciald Remember that you will lose a day on the front and back end of the week as travel will eat up the first day, then there is the orientation, then you have to be back early the last day to check in and get to the airport. If you can schedule about ten days to get a good sailing experience. The BVIs are the best choice for a first charter. Go with the primary com[anies even though they are more expensive as the boats are usually newer and better cared for.
01-06-2010 01:48 PM
tempest Ditto ...the British Virgin Islands and the Moorings...

There are other very good charter companies as well. I have used the moorings and was very happy.
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