Re: [Amel] heading south

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS

Thanks Eric, the going to Virginia is not to get to the Caribbean, we have never been into the Cheasapeake and while we are on this sde of the world we want to have a look at it. Also on the way there we want to look at Long Island Sound and New York, again places we have never been. We did a big non stop outside passage from Ft Lauderdale to Barrington Rhode Island on the way up intending to do the looking on the way back down. 
Thanks for the advice re Simpson Bay Marina, just the sort of ionfo we need...
Kind Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

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Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
Received: Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 9:06 AM


Just my opinion but going to virginia to get to caribbean is out of the way...
I would go straight possibly with a stop in bermuda. St Martin, simpson bay marina is fantastic .
Very clean 24-7 security and some of the best craftsmen in the caribbean. I have someone that knows amels and watches my boat while I am away.
He is american and has been the chief project supervisor at Tartan, j boat, and alden.
He also has crossed the atlantic with me and a few other trips. knows the boat from a to Z.
Fair winds,

----- Original Message -----
From: " nz"
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 9:20 am
Subject: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very
interested in this topic. We are in Maine USA now and planning
on going to the Caribbean for the winter. Had intended going
back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting point 3 months
ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to New
Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to proceed
through the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are now
thinking of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in November.
Then we would have to leave the boat some where in the Caribbean
from mid December until late January when we return. What is the
Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you
advise a safe (clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of the
water. What are the costs for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the
Pacific and home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299

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