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Suggestions for a cheap bareboat charter in the Fl Keys?

Hey Everyone, can any of you recommend a cheap bare boat charter in the florida keys area? It looks like I'll be changing jobs in the next 3-5 weeks and I figure I'll take a week off between companies to do a little sailing. I'm looking for a sailboat in the 25 ft - 32 ft for about 3-5 days. I currently own a 27' Catalina and have done a fair amount of solo long distance sailing on Lake Erie, so I'm assuming I should have no problem with having a boat rented to me. Thanks for any info!
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Re: Suggestions for a cheap bareboat charter in the Fl Keys?

If such a thing existed, I'd never use a cheap bareboat charter.

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Re: Suggestions for a cheap bareboat charter in the Fl Keys?

If you're in OH, why limit to the FL keys? Call Ed Hamilton Yacht Charter Agents and see what last minute deals they might get for you. I used them once and they were very helpful. They are wired into most bareboat companies, although, the Virgin Islands may be the closest to your requested destination. You can get flight to St Thomas pretty cheap. Sailing the VIs, is always within sight of land and generally protected. Easy peasy.

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Or, give a couple of the bareboat companies a call to see if they have an unrented boat or cancellation.

Length is correlated to price, but age, condition and general desirability are as much a factor in price. A brand new shorter boat can cost as much as an older longer one. You generally get what you pay for.

I dare say, however. There is no such thing as a cheap bareboat vacation, once it all adds up.


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I dare say, however. There is no such thing as a cheap bareboat vacation, once it all adds up.
Boy, that sure is the truth. I'm doing one there in two weeks. I can give you feedback after that. The bareboat charter operators seem to have taken lessons from the airlines by offering attractive-looking base prices and then adding various fees and surcharges.
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Re: Suggestions for a cheap bareboat charter in the Fl Keys?

I've never seen a bareboat operator add any significant fees, other than fuel and insurance. It's food and booze and moorings and airline tickets, etc. that add up. We usually have one hotel room on either end of the charter. This time we had one on both ends. All in, the trip is 2-3x the cost of the boat for two people.


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Re: Suggestions for a cheap bareboat charter in the Fl Keys?

I looked at this place, but ended up deciding on the other coast for this winter. They have boats in the size you're talking about:
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Re: Suggestions for a cheap bareboat charter in the Fl Keys?

Go to sailboatlistings and find some people selling 10k boats in that area...and offer them $1k to rent it for a week.
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Go to sailboatlistings and find some people selling 10k boats in that area...and offer them $1k to rent it for a week.
No one would be insured in that arrangement.


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No one would be insured in that arrangement.
The renter is added as a user, not a charter.
Want 'cheap'...then go cheap...
And in that type of situation, maybe nobody cares....
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Re: Suggestions for a cheap bareboat charter in the Fl Keys?

Someone would care if they pile the boat up.

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