Reliable and dependable personal service, specializing in yacht delivery to and from the Rio Dulce. Have your sailboat thoroughly checked for seaworthiness, then prepared for the passage across the Gulf of Mexico and down the Yucatan Channel, past the coral Cays of Belize and on to Guatemala. We handle all the paperwork regarding customs and immigration inspections. Expect realistic competitive delivery prices to include required upgrades and normal expenses for the distance traveled: less than 1000 miles from most points in the Gulf of Mexico and South Florida. The Rio Dulce is 340 miles south of Cancun/Cozumel and 650 miles from Key West. U.S. Coast Guard certified Captain available if required.
Fly only two and a half hours from Houston or Ft. Lauderdale to Guatemala to join your newly re-fit yacht in the peaceful wooded environs of Cayo Quemado Bay, about 8 miles up-river from the NW Caribbean in clean, clear fresh water. Enjoy fabulous year-round tropical cruising on Lake Izabal, the bustling “yachtie central” global community in Rio Dulce/ Fronteras, or the breath-taking “Gorge” toward Livingston and the sea.
We have NO hurricanes, NO marine patrol and NO price-gouging marinas.
A marine survey is usually commissioned by a serious buyer to be sure that the boat under consideration is thoroughly evaluated by a professional, and he can therefore feel more confidant in sales negotiations.
A top-notch surveyor, like Casey, can spend up to two full days surveying the boat, and then compile the results from hundreds of inspections to include in his final report. Unlike a simpler “checklist” style survey, Casey inspects the boat through the eyes of a boat builder and cruising sailor with many years of experience. His survey is a lengthy written report full of opinions, observations and recommendations. He is also able to offer suggestions as to the boat’s suitability to your personal plans and lifestyle.
A marine survey is a highly technical unbiased evaluation to determine fair market value, insurability and the level of future satisfaction with your own cruising experiences. Insurance surveys are $600.00. Pre-purchase surveys are $700.00. Damage surveys are by quotation.
Casey’s passion is building wooden boats by traditional methods, from kayaks and dinghies to classic racing yachts. At his dock in Cayo Quemado on the Rio Dulce, he is able to offer the finest quality craftsmanship, with the highest quality tools, at a fraction of the cost of an ordinary boatyard in America.
A re-fit of your boat can include hull and deck repair, custom interior joinery, rigging work, repair and installation of marine-quality systems, bright work & painting, and many other improvements to optimize your efficiency and comfort.