January 26th, 2012 by jkadmin
October 15th, 2011 by jkadmin
As another Season begins in the Caribbean I thought I would write a bit about some of my favourite crewed yachts out there. I have picked a selection of boats ranging from 45 to 80 Feet, all boats that I personally have been on and Crews that I personally have met (and would recommend!). As it is a favoured chartering ground for many most of these Yachts are based in the British Virgin Islands, some however do charter in the Leeward and Windward Islands (St Maarteen, Antigua, Grenadines etc). Really when it comes down to it though the BVI does have everything to offer, with hundreds of islands in the area you can choose from quiet & secluded anchorages, to busy beach bars and lively restaurants.
Take a look at our suggestions and see what you think:Viking Dream (Leopard 4700)- An Immaculate and Comfortable Yacht, Viking Dream is personally Owned by its wonderful Crew Mark and Sally. They are a fun and experienced crew with a love for Chartering and the Islands, a perfect boat for 3 couples or a family, Mark & Sally can adapt to either. Their enthusiasm, fun personalities and years of experience will ensure that your vacation in the British Virgin Islands is one that you will never forget. Click here to view Viking Dream.
AdAstra (Lagoon 57)- Bridget and Barry are a seasoned Crew who have been running charters on Ad Astra for 4 years now. With a zest for adventure they love to travel when working and when on vacation, they are sure to have many stories and experiences to share with you. AdAstra is a well kept boat, with many new additions each year. She sleeps 8 people in 3 Queens and 1 Bunk Beds, with a great out side dining area as well as a large salon. Perfect for Couples and Families. In May, Ad Astra will be heading over to the Mediterranean for more Adventures so either make the most of then in the Caribbean or try an adventure with them in Corsica and Sardinia this Summer. Bridget and Barry are fun, considerate and always aiming to please. Their love of AdAstra and chartering is shown in the presentation of the Yacht … Chartering with them is a once in a lifetime vacation, you will want to go back again and again! Click here to view AdAstra
Pas De Deux (Fountaine Pajot 60) - Rodrigo and Kerry embody everything that is needed to be a fantastic charter crew, they have been in the British Virgin Islands for several years now and after previously running larger yachts they prefer the more personal aspect of chartering with just 2 crew. Pas De Deux offers an added bit of luxury in the decor of a charter yacht, with Kerry presenting it beautifully, you will find hidden extras such as bath robes and personalised towels that you may not find on all our yachts. Rodrigo and Kerry bring with them their high standards and a personal touch that will not be missed. Pas De Deux offers 3 Queen Cabins, the Master offering a walk around bed and walk in shower. Kerry is a fantastic Chef, and both Kerry and Rodrigo are a relaxed, friendly, fun & at the same time professional couple to be around. A charter with them is truly 1st Class! Click here to view Pas de Deux
Soterion (Lagoon 570) (previously DOUBLE FEATURE) A lovely Yacht, one guest liked her so much he bought her back in 2009! Sleeping 8 guests in 4 Queen Cabins(one with walk in shower), she has a spacious salon & cockpit area. Sasha and Tara have crewed Soterion for the almost 2 years keeping her updated each season. They are a lovely couple who delight in sharing their Caribbean experiences with you. Click here to view Soterion.
Avalon (Lagoon 620) is one of the newer boats to the fleet. Launched in 2010 with Paul and Mel who were involved throughout the build process, Avalon has been decorated tastefully throughout, she is fantastically spacious and has a lovely light and airy feel. She sleeps 10 guests and also offers diving. Both Paul and Mel are passionate about sailing and love to share their adventures with their guests. Their love for the islands shines through when they are sailing and showing you around. Mel is an accomplished Chef , always adding to her skills with new courses, she enjoys pushing herself to the next level in her gourmet offerings. Paul is an experienced Captain who is great fun to be around, he is always happy to show you the ropes (literally!) or take on the sailing himself. A charter on this stunning new Yacht is sure to impress and Paul and Mel will leave you with memories hard to forget! Click here to view Avalon.
Kings Ransom (Matrix 76)- If you really want to be pampered in luxury then a charter on Kings Ransom is ideal. At 76ft this catamaran sleeps 10, all with ensuite bathrooms and walk in showers, the master cabin being particularily special with wraparound windows and a bath tub! The cockpit is very spacious with a large dining table, on the second deck there is plenty of sunbathing space and a hot tub! Your Crew Emily and Euros bring with them years of experience chartering. Emily is a masterful chef and Euros an accomplished Captain. Joining them to keep the level of service you would expect on a larger yacht like this are 2 further crew. If you want to enjoy that added bit of luxury Kings Ransom is where you will find it. Available not only in the BVI but throughout the Caribbean. Click Here to view Kings Ransom. Due to a recent cancellation Kings Ransom is now available for Christmas up until 26th December.