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Old 10-06-2011, 04:55 PM
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My wife and I along with a few friends always stay on our boats in the summer over the weekend. We have all talked about doing something similiar but in a tropical destination. I have looked at the moorings information but I was wondering if there were any other options out there or if there were any hidden issues that they don't tell you about? We don't really want a crew to drive us around and cook for us just a boat to island hop for a few days.
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search bareboat rentals, mostly done on sailboats, but you can probably get a cruiser in the Bahamas or BVI too.
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My wife and I along with a few friends always stay on our boats in the summer over the weekend. We have all talked about doing something similiar but in a tropical destination. I have looked at the moorings information but I was wondering if there were any other options out there or if there were any hidden issues that they don't tell you about? We don't really want a crew to drive us around and cook for us just a boat to island hop for a few days.
Yep....we did it last year. It was AWESOME and will probably do it next year! We took a bare boat trip with three other couples on a powercat in BVI. Hiddin issues......bring money for supplies......you are always getting hungry and shopping (drinking).
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We do the bvi trip through the moorings every year. Don't get a crew and get a powerboat, not a sail boat. Bobthebuilder is also good for info about the area. Also expat on here is at saba rock. His name is David
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By the way.......it was VERY resonable too. Figure $3000-$3500 per couple for the week with food....(plus flights)
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No way, recount your money when you get home and tell me how far off that figure you were haha. Well, maybe if you put four couples on a boat, but then its cramped.
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No way, recount your money when you get home and tell me how far off that figure you were haha. Well, maybe if you put four couples on a boat, but then its cramped.
We were four couples on the boat and I was worried about that but it was absolutly no problem. It was great. We each had pleanty of room and our own private cabin and head. What else do you need?
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By the way.......it was VERY resonable too. Figure $3000-$3500 per couple for the week with food....(plus flights)
how much was the rental itself? I'm assuming the numbers you put up were including food, alcohol, and shopping for the wives...

also which boat did you go with? I'm curious for # crunching reasons, if the amount you quoted was for the biggest boat they had, i'm not surprised, but if that was for the smallest boats, that's a lot of $
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how much was the rental itself? I'm assuming the numbers you put up were including food, alcohol, and shopping for the wives...

also which boat did you go with? I'm curious for # crunching reasons, if the amount you quoted was for the biggest boat they had, i'm not surprised, but if that was for the smallest boats, that's a lot of $
As far as I know....they only have one size of PowerCat. You can go one the website and get the current pricing, options, DVD sent to you and brochures.
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cool, something to look into, thanks.
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