Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-18-2018, 06:48 AM   #1
City: Pa
Country: Usa
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 1

Just joined the site. Seems like some great information and good conversation. I have been a life long boater but with 20 to 25 foot fishing boats. Wife and I are thinking of a trawler to start cruising. Actually in the process of finding a charter or 2 to do in order to try before I buy. Suggestions of companies are welcome. Because I live in the northeast we are probably thinking Florida or the Bahamas to keep travel time down.

Boat360 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2018, 08:25 AM   #2
LaBomba's Avatar
City: Beaverton, Ontario
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Looking Glass
Vessel Model: Carver 370 Voyager
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,239
Welcome to the forum. I have no idea on charters but there are many for sure so you shouldn't have a problem finding one. Do a seach as well on the forum as there has been discussions on this before. Enjoy and good luck!

LaBomba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2018, 08:58 AM   #3
High Wire's Avatar
City: Cape May, NJ and Englewood, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Irish Lady
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,506
Welcome aboard!

Wholeheartedly agree with charter before buying. Its a bit expensive but but nowhere near as expensive as buying a trawler then finding out you don't really like it. We chartered 4 times with different types to see what size and features we wanted and not. Glad we did!

There are a few companies in SW Florida. Give them a call.
Irish Lady
1984 Monk 36 Hull #46
Currently in Englewood Florida.
High Wire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2018, 11:21 AM   #4
Veteran Member
Beekeepergreg's Avatar
City: Manasquan NJ
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Mayrose
Vessel Model: Mainship 30 pilot
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 97
What boats do you have in mind? We learned a lot while boat shopping. Some of the seller's offered great insight. It was nice to check out many different styles and sizes of boats. Seeing the boats first hand was far more valuable than staring at a computer screen. Look us up if down in the Manasquan area. Coming out of the water in a few weeks.

Rosie and Greg
Beekeepergreg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2018, 02:57 PM   #5
O C Diver's Avatar
City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 9,452
Welcome to the forum! These guys get very good reviews. SWFL is a nice protected area to cruise.

Yacht Charters Florida Trawler Charters - Sailboat Powerboat Bareboat, Grand Banks, Krogen, and Mainship Yacht Charters

I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
O C Diver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2018, 05:11 PM   #6
Comodave's Avatar
City: Au Gres, MI
Country: US
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 9,448
Welcome aboard.
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2018, 06:20 PM   #7
dhays's Avatar
City: Gig Harbor
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 8,656
Welcome. As others have said, great idea to charter some different types of boats and find out what works for the two of you.

SPOT page
dhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2018, 06:32 PM   #8
Senior Member
AdmiralS's Avatar
City: Stony Point, NY
Country: USA
Vessel Name: VARKA
Vessel Model: Helmsman Trawlers 43 PH
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 171
Welcome Aboard!
AdmiralS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2018, 07:45 PM   #9
Crusty Chief's Avatar
City: Las Vegas/West Coast
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Pairadice
Vessel Model: Selene 47
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,716
Smart move on the charter aspect, taught us a lot doing that. Good luck, and welcome aboard!
Crusty Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 09:24 PM   #10
Steve's Avatar
City: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Gumbo
Vessel Model: 2003 Monk 36
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,882
Here is one near Ft Myers Fl I used them, years ago, they were very good. Yacht charters in Southwest Florida. Power and sail yachts
Steve W.
Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 10:26 PM   #11
TF Site Team
FlyWright's Avatar
City: California Delta
Country: California Delta
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 13,001
Originally Posted by LaBomba View Post
Welcome to the forum.
Thread creep alert.............

Allan, when did you buy the RPH? Is that a Navigator?

I now return you to your original programming....

My boat is my ark. It's my mobile treehouse and my floating fishing cabin. It's my retreat and my respite. Everyday I thank God I have a boat! -Al

@DeltaBridges - 25 Delta Bridges in 25 Days
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012