Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by tuvix, Sep 12, 2015.
Can I do this:
Wow what a ride. Wish I was there.
Do you really want to ride the ship for many months or have it delivered?
Have you compared deliveries schedules, insurance cost, crew cost and fuel cost vs a delivery ship?
I want to take it from Italy home to BC myself.
Crew would be just me and whoever I meet along the way that wants to ride along.
I have not researched insurance/fuel cost yet.
Schedule is not desired. If it takes 5 years, awesome.
We don't know your skill or experience to know if you "can" or not. However, the mention of doing it basically single handed is a very bad idea in my opinion. How do you anticpate staying awake for days at a time or do you intend to just put the boat on autopilot while you sleep? Insurance would also depend on your experience and any licensing.
As to Ralph's question on delivery, that misses the point. Delivery is no fun. Running a boat is. We did a run from Washington to Florida last year and early this year. We would have missed a lot of great places shipping the boat.
You re joking, right?
I mean the trip from the pacific norwest to New England is not a big deal. Or from England to the med.... But you want to go up Nova Scotia, green land, Iceland in that???
Looks like a Tarrab. What is she? Range?
I would sleep every night in anchorage or marina.
I have my Canadian pleasure craft operator card, a marine radio operator permit, a general radio-telephone operator license, & a GMDSS radio operator license.
I have 5 years experience helming fishing boats along the west coast of BC, but never with shore out of sight. No east coast/north Atlantic/European coast experience.
I am not joking.
Yes from Scotland to the Faroe Islands to Iceland to Greenland and then to Newfoundland/Labrador in that.
And just what kind of boat is this? Must be very fast that you'll be able to make an anchorage or marina every night, even on the crossings. I assume staying close to shore is why the convoluted route. Can't imagine anyone insuring you to do that with your lack of applicable experience or licensing.
Somebody help me, I'm barely remembering the details;
Did Simon S do this route years ago? Off season? Used it's hello to check for ice burgs?
Wish I could help then also.
Hi again rcrapps.
She is a 1988 22M Akhir by Cantieri di Pisa
Hi again olderboater.
The boat is a 1988 22M Akhir by Cantieri di Pisa.
It has 2X1250HP and runs 24-29 kts.
Yes I would keep shore in sight always when possible.
Think I found her.
The 12v92TAs will probably spew more fuel than combustion in that cold of water, moving that slow to make range.
Outside rudders. You can not run on one engine.
Probably chillers, no heat.
Uh, Could be some fun still,,,,,
Ok, was assuming you were going to Italy but now realize you're talking about buying this in Italy and taking it to BC. 1986 engines with 205 hours. I don't want to believe this is even a serious post. Old boat. Not especially seaworthy. Limited range. Single handed. No experience. No license. No insurance. Really? Why this boat? Is it magical in some way?
Hi again olderboater.
The boat is not magical.
It does not have to be this exact boat, but there is a good chance it will be a 60-80 foot motor yacht, that is 20ish years old.
I would of course do my best to obtain licensing and insurance for the voyage.
I'd love the experience.....
Not especially seaworthy????????? Says who
Originally, when it was new the intended use for this boat was for the owner to float around on the Med within a tender ride of the beach and drink Campari while the wife was on shore clearing out the Hermes store with his Amex card.
Now that it's an old boat selling on the cheap it has become a world cruiser. That is magical.
So it's not the one Ralph linked to but one like it, just two years newer and larger engines.
The route from Newfoundland/Labrador/Greenland/Iceland is pretty treacherous. This is a very isolated part of the world. I spent 3 or 4 years in that area and it is not a place to be in an unseaworthy vessel with limited range. Weather forecasts are typically not terribly accurate and there are few settlements and harbors along the way. You need a vessel with significant range that can withstand some significant storms.
This can be done, but you will need a crew of 2 or 3, experience and the proper vessel.