For much of the year the climate in the northern Bahamas is similar to that of the south of Florida. In the summer the prevailing trade winds keep the place a little cooler and in the winter many cool fronts cross the area dropping the temperature to the mid 60’s. In the summer only the most casual clothing is required. In the winter a pullover and jeans might be the order of the day.
Please bring a minimum of clothing packed in a bag. No suitcases!
Any special sun lotions, cosmetics etc should be purchased in the States. Prices in the Bahamas are significantly higher than in the States.
Make sure you have a valid passport. The Bahamas is an independent nation.
Lazy Days is a Morgan 512, built in 1982. She is 51 feet overall with a beam of 15 feet and draws 5 and half feet. This means she is ideal for Bahamas cruising where so much of the water is shallow. The layout is as follows: The aft cabin has a huge bed, hanging locker, storage drawers and en suite head and shower. There is also a great deal of shelf space. A large hatch is in the center of the deck head and the cabin has six portholes. Forward of the aft cabin there is a passageway that has access to the engine room to port and a large chart table to starboard. Forward again is the main salon with dinette to starboard, galley to port and forward again two settee seats with TV, DVD and VHS player.
Forward again is another head on the starboard side and then the forward cabin with two single bunks.
From the salon a large hatch leads up to the deck, which is protected in hot weather by a big Bimini sunshade.
The boat has a 130 hp Perkins diesel engine, a 7.5 Kv generator, air conditioning, hot and cold pressure water, Calor gas cooking.
She holds 260 gallons of fresh water and 235 gallons of diesel.