That’s right, after seven years in charter, it
was time to wind this one up. The Usual Suspects was eleven
years old, fast approaching its end of life in the charter business.
While the boat was still in great shape, the costs associated with keeping
her that way for charter were creeping up. Charter guests want newer
boats, specifically catamarans, making it more difficult to maintain a
revenue stream. So, it was no surprise that this great ride had to
come to an end. In March of 2007, The Usual Suspects made her
way out of Blue Lagoon one final time, with a new owner at the helm,
destined for skippered charter in Latin America. All the best to a
This is the final update to The Usual Suspects website. It
will remain online until such a time that the information is no longer
useful. The guides were last updated in 2004, and while things move very
slowly in the Caribbean, they will continue to diminish in value.
Many thanks to everybody who sent me e-mails over the years.
Hearing your stories of Caribbean cruising has been a great source of
satisfaction. It always made my day when I heard about
another guest who “got it.” It is still my dream to hook up with all of
you again in some gigantic harbor, Rummer™ in hand, to toast yet another great
For this update, we have the final report in the Charter Boat
- Charter Boat
8th and Final Anniversary Report
- this is it, the final wrap-up of seven years of charter boat
ownership, with a look at how I sold the boat over the Internet.
§ November 1, 2011 - Limbo Dancing – A trip
report from John Dillon and Darcy Simon, featuring a rare experience by
John crewing aboard the Limbo Dance
in the 2008 Bequia Easter Regatta!
The Final Update’s Background Photo
features my most favorite shot from The Grenadines - the Mopion Sandbank.