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4 Weeks Ago 05:45 PM
Onelapdoc
Re: BVI Yacht Charters - good company?

Just got back from a 10 day bare boat in the BVI with BVI Yacht Charters. Couldn't be happier. We took a 5 yr old 46 monohull. She was well maintained, clean, and a joy to sail..We had one minor issue which was fixed in 20 minutes by their mechanic in Nort Gorda Sound. They are light years ahead of Moorings and Sunsail with regard to yacht condition and function. We were treated as valued customers, not a credit card with a heart beat. We will be headed back to BVI Yacht Charters after 16 years at Sunsail/ Moorings, we've found a new home.
09-12-2016 07:18 PM
FarCry
Re: BVI Yacht Charters - good company?

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
The Bene 41 last week of Jan / first week of Feb for 7 days in there somewhere.

The B 45 would work, but it's a jump in price to where I would prefer to know we had another couple along. I prefer to book a boat that could accommodate another couple, but remains optional. This way, we don't end up in weeks of back and forth negotiations on boats and dates. If it works for a friend, great. If not, we've spent may of these just the two of us.
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09-07-2016 06:35 PM
Minnewaska
Re: BVI Yacht Charters - good company?

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What boat are/were you after Minnewaska?
The Bene 41 last week of Jan / first week of Feb for 7 days in there somewhere.

The B 45 would work, but it's a jump in price to where I would prefer to know we had another couple along. I prefer to book a boat that could accommodate another couple, but remains optional. This way, we don't end up in weeks of back and forth negotiations on boats and dates. If it works for a friend, great. If not, we've spent may of these just the two of us.
09-07-2016 05:59 PM
FarCry
Re: BVI Yacht Charters - good company?

What boat are/were you after Minnewaska?
09-07-2016 03:03 PM
Minnewaska
Re: BVI Yacht Charters - good company?

I don't think FarCry mentioned it above, but he does work for CYOA yacht charters in St. Thomas. I also have BVI experience with Moorings, Sunsail and Horizon and have found CYOA was the best, by far. It was the first boat I ever chartered without a breakdown of any kind (including a brand new hull from Moorings). You have to clear in/out of customs to sail over to the BVI, but it was substantially easier than anticipated (CYOA provides all forms and instructions/examples) and even more substantially preferable to clearing in the customs cattle pen after the ferry ride over. Just something to consider. If they had the boat I want available, I would be using them again this winter.
09-07-2016 01:33 PM
Onelapdoc
Re: BVI Yacht Charters - good company?

So hate to drag everyone off Branson's yacht, and get back to the topic at hand...... We WERE long term Moorings and Sunsail customers. We have had 3 awful boats over the last 5 charters (2 year time frame).. Two dead gen sets, 1 fried ac compressor, 1 DEAD fridge and 1 generator fire. We are trying BVI Yacht Charters in 2 months. I can find no recent reviews. What can we expect?
08-17-2016 06:29 PM
FarCry
Re: BVI Yacht Charters - good company?

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Originally Posted by Minnesail View Post
I took one o' them ASA 104 courses, think they'd let me bareboat it?
I think it really depends more on your credit card limit then completion of ASA 104 from the shenanigans I've seen on many bareboats. I'd be more interested to see if they would include your access to the wine cellar onboard...
08-17-2016 05:30 PM
Minnesail
Re: BVI Yacht Charters - good company?

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You don't have a motorized crows nest and a massive red spinnaker? How can you possibly sail without the basics? Yes those are two 40ish foot sailboats next to it during the BVI Spring Regatta.
I took one o' them ASA 104 courses, think they'd let me bareboat it?
08-17-2016 04:39 PM
FarCry
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Ha! I was taken back by the fact that he had a little elevator on the front of the mast for his crew to ride to the top for repairs! But really, what's 100' extra hull length between friends?
You don't have a motorized crows nest and a massive red spinnaker? How can you possibly sail without the basics? Yes those are two 40ish foot sailboats next to it during the BVI Spring Regatta.
08-17-2016 01:45 AM
Leeroy Jenkins Ha! I was taken back by the fact that he had a little elevator on the front of the mast for his crew to ride to the top for repairs! But really, what's 100' extra hull length between friends?
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