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09-07-2012 05:38 PM
alex_sauvage
Re: Staying in BVI or US VI

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Gotcha. A flotilla in its simplest form is just a fleet of boats, doesn't matter if they are chartered, owned, rented, bareboats, or captained or a combination thereof. Although, the term is typically used when describing an organized event, so you are right, it would present an issue for you. However, they can still comprise boats of all types above. You can charter a captained boat into a flotilla or you can bareboat one yourself.
Sorry for not being clear from the beginning. I was just using the term as defined by charter companies (basically bareboat charter with "technical support"). You are right: it would be possible to get captained boat into flotilla, but probably doesn't make much of a sense. The reason I am looking at flotilla arrangement, is that I have significant experience sailing and skippering keelboats, but in a racing environment, not cruising. So I am looking for an extra "safety net" for my first cruise.
09-07-2012 05:14 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Staying in BVI or US VI

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Well, I don't know....I see flotilla as chartering a boat, but sailing it in a group of other boats with the technical support of lead crew. In any case I will have to get to Tortola to pick up a boat. I just brought it up to indicate that I don't have a flexibility to be picked up by the captain on some other island.
Gotcha. A flotilla in its simplest form is just a fleet of boats, doesn't matter if they are chartered, owned, rented, bareboats, or captained or a combination thereof. Although, the term is typically used when describing an organized event, so you are right, it would present an issue for you. However, they can still comprise boats of all types above. You can charter a captained boat into a flotilla or you can bareboat one yourself.
09-07-2012 04:52 PM
alex_sauvage
Re: Staying in BVI or US VI

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I'm not following how a flotilla has any connection to bareboating or chartering.
Well, I don't know....I see flotilla as chartering a boat, but sailing it in a group of other boats with the technical support of lead crew. In any case I will have to get to Tortola to pick up a boat. I just brought it up to indicate that I don't have a flexibility to be picked up by the captain on some other island.
09-07-2012 04:34 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Staying in BVI or US VI

I'm not following how a flotilla has any connection to bareboating or chartering.
09-07-2012 02:20 PM
alex_sauvage
Re: Staying in BVI or US VI

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I forgot to ask. Are you going to bareboat or hire a crew. If bareboat, obviously what we did won't work.
No, we go bareboat (or rather flotilla), so it won't work for us. But it is a good setup. If we will decide to hire an instructor with the boat, then it might work out for us too.
09-06-2012 08:15 PM
rhr1956
Re: Staying in BVI or US VI

I forgot to ask. Are you going to bareboat or hire a crew. If bareboat, obviously what we did won't work.
09-06-2012 06:09 PM
rhr1956
Re: Staying in BVI or US VI

We chartered a yacht out of Road Town. We arrived three days early and stayed at Frenchman's Reef. Wonderful place...not Ritz Carlton prices but still pretty high-end. We hired a crewed boat operated by a husband and wife. On the morning we were to climb aboard, they picked us up at the Red Hook gas dock. It's only about 20 miles by water from Road Town to Red Hook. I'm guessing it took them a couple hours or so. They didn't mind at all. Everything worked out great.
09-05-2012 11:28 AM
denverd0n
Re: Staying in BVI or US VI

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I can't remember the name now but found iron the internet.
Hummingbird House?
09-05-2012 08:58 AM
SeaQuinn
Re: Staying in BVI or US VI

We stayed before and after at a wonderful Bed and Breakfast that was walking distance from Moorings. It overlooked the bay and had a pool and wonderful homemade breakfast. I can't remember the name now but found iron the internet.
09-05-2012 07:49 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Staying in BVI or US VI

We stayed for a couple of days at the hotel by the Moorings in Tortola over the winter of 2011 and one day after we returned, so that we had plenty of time to provision and didn't have to rush to the airport when we returned. At that time, the hotel had refurbished about half their rooms and there was a huge difference. The new rooms were a touch more expensive, but completely worth it. We thought we would save a few bucks and take the older rooms, but asked to move. Perhaps they've done them all by now.
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