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Know of any cheap charters?

I did a L440 (2005) couple years ago. Had a great time from Fort Lauderdale to Bahamas couple years ago. However, it was 6K for 7 days. I split it with my buddy. However, I'm considering it again, but just my wife and I. Anyone know of a cheap cat charter anywhere in the US. I live in New Mexico, but willing to go to either coast. Would be nice to find a week or more for 2 to 3k max. Obviously not going to need a 44ft cat, but definitely a cat non the less.

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Re: Know of any cheap charters?

Bareboat pricing for cats is becoming breathtaking, IMO. No doubt, it's due to the amount of people one can comfortably pack onboard and the similarity to a floating condo. When I Cat says it sleeps 8, it sleeps 8 comfortably. Monos are like tent sizing, they always sleep half their rating comfortably.

My point is, a Cat is going to be overkill and expensive for just two, since it's priced assuming many more will be aboard. Monos can be much more affordable. We're chartering a 51ft mono this winter and it will hold 6 comfortably (3 couples and I never count sleeping in the salon). We'll only have 4 aboard, with the third stateroom for storage. Still, way less expensive than a Cat.
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Re: Know of any cheap charters?

I would love to find what your looking for in a chartering cat. I don't think it will happen. I have not seen a cat for less than basically $1000 per day.
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Re: Know of any cheap charters?

cheap charters in Belize in the summer- if you do a last minute charter, it is off season and you can tell no hurricanes are coming. just watch the bommies! best to sail with full sun...
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Re: Know of any cheap charters?

I have found cheap charters in S. Fla and the Keys. But they were on cheap boats. If you want to be able to afford a boat with just you and your wife, some places have boats like Catalina 30s for rent in the keys, I think I saw a 34 foot available also. If you want to show your wife a newer 40 foot boat it will cost you. You can also rent a boat in the off season to save money. But do you want to charter a boat in the off season, with either too hot, no wind or hurricane season.

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I did a L440 (2005) couple years ago. Had a great time from Fort Lauderdale to Bahamas couple years ago. However, it was 6K for 7 days. I split it with my buddy. However, I'm considering it again, but just my wife and I. Anyone know of a cheap cat charter anywhere in the US. I live in New Mexico, but willing to go to either coast. Would be nice to find a week or more for 2 to 3k max. Obviously not going to need a 44ft cat, but definitely a cat non the less.
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Check the boat yards in St. Thomas or St. Martin.

Does it matter if there is a couple other boats on top of it?
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