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jerryRiggin 07-22-2015 10:04 AM

Boat suggestions for island hopping in the Bahamas and FL Keys?
 
We are planning to do some Bahamas/Florida Keys island hopping

http://spiritwebdevelopment.com/wp-c...nd-Bahamas.png

http://spiritwebdevelopment.com/wp-c...15/07/keys.png

What make/model sailboat would you suggest that has a smaller draft but it comfortable for a couple + Labrador?

We had a Beneteau 39 but it had a 5'1" draft and limited how close we could get to the islands (so limits the anchorages and we had to use the dinghy a lot to get to shallower snorkeling spots).

jwing 07-22-2015 10:38 AM

Re: Boat suggestions for island hopping in the Bahamas and FL Keys?
 
Seaward Yachts

kwaltersmi 07-22-2015 11:53 AM

Re: Boat suggestions for island hopping in the Bahamas and FL Keys?
 
Paul and Sheryl Shard have done well in the Bahamas with their Southerly 42 and 49:

http://www.distantshores.ca/about-us...ing-bvi-ws.jpg

blowinstink 07-22-2015 12:01 PM

Re: Boat suggestions for island hopping in the Bahamas and FL Keys?
 
Don't sweat it too much. Find something that suits you and fits your budget. Super shallow draft is nice but plenty of people do just fine with 5'. The important part is to go.


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