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Boat hosts: What happened to crabby in the Caribbean?

#1

I saw Crabby’s Water Sports/Pirate Girl Charters out of the US Virgin Islands hasn’t had a review in over a year and there’s some comments in the description about the insurance taking over a year to pay and the repairs taking over a year. It says “See you in 2020.” Was this a boating accident?

I’m just curious because I’m thinking of doing boat Airbnb and I wanted to touch base with boat hosts.

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#2

Well I am assuming that since the Hurrican Irma in Sept 2017 and then a year for the insurance to pay…sep 2018 and then months and months of waiting for repairs it would be possible that they wouldn’t be ready until 2020

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#3

Boat hosting can be problematic, depending on whether your marina will allow it. There was a houseboat in my marina, but they weren’t getting any traffic, and I think have ceased Airbnb. It was a snowbird trying to make enough to pay his dockage when he wasn’t down here in SW Florida.

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#4

Good insights. Thanks.

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#5

I tried to book a boat stay. The host was the employed boat captain (not the owner) who tried to get me to pay off the Airbnb platform.

I am slightly acquainted with the owner so I contacted him directly and asked if he knew the captain was asking for payment off platform. The owner didn’t know his yacht was listed as a rental. The owner lives out of state and doesn’t use his yacht on a regular basis.

Yes—boat/yacht rentals can be tricky. Also in my beach area, marinas are blocking STRs.

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