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Old 10-18-2018, 06:48 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:25 AM   #2
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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!
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:58 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:21 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 10-18-2018, 02:57 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum! These guys get very good reviews. SWFL is a nice protected area to cruise.

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Old 10-18-2018, 05:11 PM   #6
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:20 PM   #7
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Welcome. As others have said, great idea to charter some different types of boats and find out what works for the two of you.

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Old 10-18-2018, 06:32 PM   #8
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:45 PM   #9
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Smart move on the charter aspect, taught us a lot doing that. Good luck, and welcome aboard!
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:24 PM   #10
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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
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:26 PM   #11
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