This company offers mostly new luxury sailboats that range form thirty five to fifty five feet in length for bareboat ... More
This company offers mostly new luxury sailboats that range form thirty five to fifty five feet in length for bareboat charter, as well as pontoon and power boats; there is also a fleet of luxury yachts and schooners for private parties, corporate entertainment, weddings, and other such occasions.
I've chartered from many bareboat companies and I have to say LGC has some of the nicest boats available for charter. No doubt about it...A+
The problem is the service is abysmal, and no one has a clue to what is going on. From losing your paperwork, processing your down payment, to trying to get them to return a call....you have a 50/50 shot at it.
When we returned our charter, we called the number they gave us to let them know we arrived and they would send someone out to guide us in. No answer. We waited. Called again. No answer. Finally we decided we would just dock it ourselves. We brought it to the same slip we left in. Once we docked some guy from LGC came up and just riped into us for docking the boat. I couldn't believe it. Here we spent $10,000 on a charter, brought the boat in without a scratch, and he is screaming at us!
Also while it is not a big deal to me, it may be to some people, so I want to point out that the marina facilities are as basic as they come. It's just an old dock with the buisness run out of a small shack right beside it. You are just across the creek from downtown Annapolis so that is a plus. It is an easy walk across the bridge to downtown.
While I loved the boat itself, I would never charter from this company again.
LGC is known for great boats, monohulls and catamarans. Many charterers love the location in the center of America's sailing capial--Annapolis. Some, however, would prefer more of a "resort Marina".
For 09, LGC is adding a second resort location at Kentmorr marina on the Eastern Shore--a short drive, but a world away!
LGC is also offering a full array of ASA courses for 09 and houseboats at several locations--available for vacations, meetings, etc.
The people at LGC manage an excellent fleet of sailing yachts. They are all new or nearly new. The vessels are well maintained and nicely appointed.
The Jeanneaus sail and handle very well. I find them very comfortable boats to be aboard.
There are two downsides to Let's Go Cruising. The first is the low quality "marina" where the fleet is kept. It is among the worst I have visited on the Chesapeake. The second is that the staff at LGC can be somewhat unresponsive to customer inquiries. However, if you can get past those issues, the boats are a good bargain.
And how can one NOT enjoy sailing on the Chesapeake Bay???