The NightmareThe yacht you wanted and the one you could afford meant a few compromises. She's not exactly luxury, a bit rough around the edges, but hey, she's yours! It's not really big enough for all your friends and their gear but that's okay, a small crew is better anyway. With the demands of your job, family and other responsibilities it's difficult to get the time to go sailing but if you stay close to home you might get out most weekends and then there's holidays. So sailing off to the South Pacific is unrealistic, but there's probably lots of undiscovered places right where you live! So it's not tropical where you live. You can stay warm in just about any weather, and don't get me started on the benefits of layering! Besides, the sun does irreparable damage to your skin anyway. Your friends really seem to enjoy those early surfs but someone has to stay onboard and get breakfast going.
It really is surprising how much maintenance boats require. More to fit into those weekends and holidays. But you love your little yacht and enjoy working on her.
The RealityPeople who have owned a yacht know this- without unlimited time and very deep pockets sailing beyond the home marina can rarely be realized. Today it is becoming more and more difficult to justify sole ownership of a yacht when you compare the cost to actual use. A more economical but equally limiting alternative is to charter a boat- in places where hundreds of others can do the same, on boats that can't compare to the luxury and itinerary of The Cabrinha Quest.
Make the Dream a RealityOffshore Odysseys handles ALL of the substantial risks involved in such an endeavor, eliminating the risk and maximizing the rewards for each individual. The owners of the Best Odyssey (2006-2011) consistently told us they were thrilled to own a yacht many times over what can be offered by a charter company; with an experienced, proven professional crew and gourmet chef which operates in a new remote paradise year after year. But with The Cabrinha Quest the model is even better. We've learned a few things after 13 straight years of operating ocean-based expeditions and the model for The Cabrinha Quest is the perfect solution. We are selling Memberships instead of ownership shares. All of the rewards, none of the risks.
Offshore Odysseys is not a charter company. The Cabrinha Quest and our next expedition (TBD) is being offered to serious explorers who are willing to participate in a world sailing expedition to places very few people will ever see. We'll sail to wild places, kitesurf where no one has, spearfish and freedive pristine coral gardens, surf breaks Kelly Slater hasn't even found. But we won't cater to stiff upper lips and won't baby whiners. Take a look at all we have to offer and if what you find is exactly what you've been looking for, contact us. Or if you've already made your decision, apply to join! Memberships are sold out in the Cabrinha Quest, but we are accepting applications for our next expedition on board the vessel Discovery II which launches in the fall of 2014.