Bareboat Charter Companies Archives - Page 3 of 4 - Ed Hamilton

Following on from our last post, Virgin Traders, which offers luxury motor yacht charters and bareboat power boats in The British Virgin Islands and elsewhere, has announced an alliance with Del Airways. With the cutback of flights this season, several Caribbean yacht charter companies are looking into alternatives. Using a local air charter service, particularly for the short inter-island flights, makes a lot ...

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We don’t make a habit of quoting charterer’s comments in our blog, but this one really summarizes the service we offer! Here’s what our client said: “Learned about this company about 5 years ago and remembered them because they send very useful bareboat literature package. I didn’t use services of this company until this year – booking directly seemed to be simpler. However ...

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While Hurricane Gustaf, Hanna and Ike create headlines in The US, it seems that for now, The Virgin Islands and The Eastern Caribbean Islands (St. Martin to The Grenadines) have escaped any major storms. This has been the pattern in recent years, but it is imperative for anyone sailing there in September and October to buy a trip cancellation policy that specifically covers ...

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From Dalyan, we sailed southeast down the coast, to The Bay of Fethiye, arriving in time for lunch. We motored through a relatively narrow entrance between two islands, into the beautiful sheltered cruising ground known as Skopea Limani. This lovely area is strewn with pretty bays and places to explore. Most yachts drop an anchor and tie a stern line to a tree ...

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With spring tides of over 20 feet (40′ tides and 9 kt currents are possible in the popular Channel Islands), steep seas, changeable weather and busy shipping lanes, chartering off the south west coast of England is not for the average Caribbean bareboat charterer. For the experienced sailor with plenty of offshore sailing time, this can however be a truly rewarding cruising ground. ...

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While Emily is attending the Crewed Yacht Charter Show in the British Virgin Islands next week, Barbara and I (Ed) will be viewing crewed yachts at The 7th International Yachting Symposium, in The Greek Islands. The show is on the island of Poros, in The Saronic Gulf Islands. To get there, we flew to Athens, where we were met by a driver who ...

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How far out should we reserve is a common question we get. The topic is as complex as the answer is simple – book as soon as you know when, where, and what you want to charter. Some people feel that by waiting to the last minute, they’ll get the best deal. While charter companies do often offer last minute discounts, it’s almost ...

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It’s always surprised me that the demand for either crewed or bareboat yacht charters in Belize isn’t far greater. Perhaps it’s one of those places that people simply don’t know enough about yet, and speaking selfishly that’s a good thing in many ways. I was reminded of this during the past week as I helped two different customers explore the sailing possibilities there. ...

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The latest Charter Connection Newsletter asked readers to vote if they felt Air Conditioning was a necessity when choosing a Bareboat. The advantages of A/C are obvious, but the article pointed out some of the disadvantages which might not be so evident, particularly as most Bareboat Charter Companies charge for A/C in some form or another. The results are also interesting. Currently only ...

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Sunsail has started announcing their Reef Weeks for next winter much earlier than usual. Reef Weeks are a discount unique to Sunsail in which bareboat charters for specific weeks are discounted by 15% to 25%, sometimes even in high season. Single Reef Weeks are 15% off, and Double Reef Weeks are 25% off. With Reef Weeks, all of Sunsail’s Caribbean yacht charters are ...

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