Trip Report The Juliet Liveaboard in Bimini, the Bahamas, June 2021

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As a budding Naval Architect and long time marine engineer, (and having visited the Juliet) the deck is cambered (that is, high on the centerline and sloped to the edges) to shed water. The bow and stern are raked to provide adequate headroom in the fo'csle and stern castle. As the hull narrows, the deck (in the cabins) has to rise to be wide enough to be of use. Finally, that boat has a high freeboard (edge of deck to the waterline) because she is a Canadian hull, and ice class, designed to be able to sail through the ice, and to sail through winter storms without shipping water every time a wave breaks over the hull.

Thanks! As a big fan of and repeat offender on the Juliet thats really interesting.
 

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Thanks! As a big fan of and repeat offender on the Juliet thats really interesting.
You're welcome. I am not a fan of sailboats in any fashion, but I've been on their Bahamas dive sites and they are spectacular. I know their past and present owner and I think Liza is amazing, and if I were 100 lbs smaller, I'm sure I would enjoy Juliet. As is, I'm pretty claustrophobic and think I'll stick with bigger boats....
 

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Great report, thanks for sharing.

I did the Exumas and Eleuthera on the Aquacat in May, and really enjoyed it, even though some of the reef life was lacking. It sounds like you got healthier reef life, but maybe not as many large critters.

Good to see the Bahamas getting more reviews, it is an easy destination for US divers, and I can't say enough good things about the Aquacat crew, vessel and food. If one tempers their expectations, I think it is a great destination.

Does the Aquacat have any non-Exumas itineraries?
 

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As a budding Naval Architect and long time marine engineer, (and having visited the Juliet) the deck is cambered (that is, high on the centerline and sloped to the edges) to shed water. The bow and stern are raked to provide adequate headroom in the fo'csle and stern castle. As the hull narrows, the deck (in the cabins) has to rise to be wide enough to be of use. Finally, that boat has a high freeboard (edge of deck to the waterline) because she is a Canadian hull, and ice class, designed to be able to sail through the ice, and to sail through winter storms without shipping water every time a wave breaks over the hull.

So that’s why it seemed like such a sturdy vessel, if it was built for environments like that.
 

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Does the Aquacat have any non-Exumas itineraries?

Once or twice a year they do a Nassau-Georgetown trip, followed by a Georgetown to Nassau trip.

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They hit some different sites to the South, but I am not 100% on what that week's itinerary looks like.
 

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So that’s why it seemed like such a sturdy vessel, if it was built for environments like that.
Built like the proverbial brick outhouse.
 
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