Recently Chartered Boats
Photos of boats we've chartered in the past five years...
Cat Tales was a MaineCat 30, a delightful open-bridge cat that had the
feeling of a cruising Hobiecat. We had a great spring break in Destin
along with the two kids (Mike and friend Davie Wilmot). 04/03
La Vita was a 34-ft Gemini
105-Mc, our first experience
with a cruising cat. She
sailed very well and with her
18-in draft was great fun to
bring right up onto the
beach. This boat opened our
eyes to the joy of catamarans.
Catco (left) was a more
ambitious catamaran charter.
She was a 38' Lagoon and had
four separate double cabins and
two heads with showers.
Chartered in the Abacos, we
spent a glorious Christmas week
with eight family members
aboard (including our
one-year-old grandchild, Eva).
Looking closely, you can see my daughter Charlotte practicing yoga on the foredeck while
her husband, Jerome attemps to fly a kite from the aft deck. Son Michael is looking on.
|Finally, our first attempt at a powerboat
charter. Seahorse was a Mainship 390
Trawler chartered (how did you guess?)
in the Abacos. She was very
comfortable for just the two of us, and
we were persuaded to that our next boat
might well be a trawler. She cruised
reasonally economically a 7 knots, but if
you pushed the twin 240-hp Yanmars up
to their high speed mode -- about 15
knots -- she was a noisy fuel guzzler.
That's when we started looking at power
cats. The PDQ 34 Powercat offers more
living space than this boat, and it also
offers the same cruising speed with one
third the power and fuel consumption.
For more, go back to Page 1 -- where
you most likely started!