Captain Randy and Shelly
Luxury Crewed Virgin Islands Yachts & Catamarans Attending the May 2016 Show!
What is a luxury crewed charter yacht show? Its an industry-held private event every year which brings together professional charter yacht sailing vacation brokers, crews and amazing luxury catamarans, motor yachts and sailboats, all in one place. At the last show, the Yacht Charters Gurus visited over 120 yachts of all types. With daytime viewings, evening social events and a multitude of culinary competitions, it is the perfect venue for crews to promote an active charter season.
We really enjoy getting to meet the crews & learn more about the yachts. As former yacht charter crew for many years, we have a special insight & unique relationship with crews. Our positive experience has carried over into lots of new bookings for sailing vacations in the Caribbean! One of the most interesting aspects of the show is the camaraderie between the yachts, crews and brokers. Think about it. These individual yachts as well as yacht charter brokers are in direct competition between each other without any issues. Their only exchange is friendship and the willingness to help one another. We wondered what our experience would be like after switching over from an owner/operator of a crewed yacht charter to a yacht charter broker. It has been fantastic!
The spring charter yacht show is always smaller than the fall shows. Here are the yachts that will be at the Village Cay Marina Spring Show in Tortola, British Virgin Islands May 13-14, 2016.
KESTREL- Privilege 585 Catamaran Powerful and sleek, exceptionally built and designed, KESTREL grants you with all the conveniences of a modern cruising catamaran, meeting the highest quality standards for optimum cruising safety and comfort. Guests enjoy 4 King Size Cabins with a forward "Kids' Kingdom" with upper & lower single berths. Kestrel is offering a free sleep-aboard the night before the charter for 7 night charters that occur in May or June, 2016
THE BIG DOG The Big Dog is a large and spacious 62' catamaran offering spacious comfort and plenty of lounging area. With 4 guest cabins each with queen berths, TV/VCR/DVD/Stereo, private ensuite electric heads and stall showers. Large main salon has a great bar for happy hour and formal dining area. She has a spacious aft deck for lounging and alfresco dining plus a topside flybridge with padded lounge area to enjoy the refreshing breezes and a spectacular 360 degree view. Forward she has huge trampolines with padded seat backs for comfort.
SERENE- 73' Sunseeker Motor Yacht
Offering plenty of cabin space below deck, the lower level of the yacht has 4 tastefully designed cabins that can accommodate up to 8 guests, each with its own en-suite bathroom and entertaining system. There is a magnificent full-beam master suite to aft, and a forward VIP, both with queen berths. The two additional berths are comprised of one cabin which has two twins that are on a track system which allows them to cover to a queen if guests prefer, and one cabin which has two twin bunk beds. Crew quarters are aft, and completely separate to ensure total privacy.
High Rate: $29,500 per week Low Rate: $29,500 per week All inclusive rates: $38,000
SECRET OASIS 58' 2006 Voyage Catamaran
SPECIAL! SUMMER IN THE EXOTIC GRENADINES! - - Book 10 nights for the price of 7 for charters occurring between 15 July and 23 October, 2016 in the Windward Islands (10 night for 7 minimum please, no discount for short charters)
Secret Oasis offers accommodations for up to ten guests. The cabins are spacious and have good storage space. 5 elegantly-adorned large staterooms, each with its own: 17-inch digital television with built-in DVD and CD player. Four of the staterooms are queen size and the fifth stateroom is a king cabin.
Captain Alessandro Lazzara and Chef Kamille Funder like to share their passion & love for nature, the beauty of the islands while sailing, hiking, diving and kite boarding. They specialize in wholesome holidays focusing on healthy food, relaxation combined with adventure sports, yoga and meditation; an experience of a lifetime.
High Rate: 25500.00 USD per week Low Rate: 23000.00 USD per week
LA MANGUITA - 60' Horizon Power Catamaran
This magnificent yacht will serve as your home away from home, with all the space, amenities and comfortable accommodations one would typically only find on a much larger motor yacht. The stable platform of the PC60 will please everyone aboard, particularly those that may suffer from motion sickness. La Manguita features a huge master suite, a comfortable VIP cabin and a twin cabin that can also be made up as a double bed. The yacht has a spacious flybridge area for al-fresco dining, relaxing, sunbathing and has a wet bar which makes an excellent view point for sundowners. The aft cockpit is a nice space for lounging and has a formal dining table. The forward deck offers unshaded space for sunbathing and a place to feel the Caribbean breeze!
High Rate: 29500.00 USD per week Low Rate: 22000.00 USD per week
SWEETEST THING 48' 2009 Fountaine Pajot
This catamaran is exceptionally roomy, with large windows - ideal for two or three couples and their children or up to eight total guests. She offers huge salon and cockpit social areas, plus an aft sun deck, foredeck seating, and an elevated 3-seat flybridge helm station with panoramic views, yet easy access to the cockpit.
Sweetest Thing is offering $1000 off their posted rates for any booking in 2016 excluding holidays, Pro-rated for charters 6 nights or more.
2 Guests: $10,500 / $656 per person per day 4 Guests: $12,500 / $391 per person per day 6 Guests: $14,000 / $292 per person per day
CASTELINA II 44' 2008 Lagoon Catamaran
Captain Dawn Marie has always sought out adventure, landing her here in the heart of the Caribbean where she has thrived for the last 8 years. Raised in New Mexico, she took her love for the outdoors from her parents who taught her, exploring, rock climbing, wake-boarding , hiking, dirt biking, backpacking, scuba diving & every other sport or hobby she could get her hands on. Capt. Dawn & Chef Ben met in the BVI's; Ben visiting from Europe, sailing around the Virgin islands on yours truly, the beautiful Castellina. While getting his bearings and feel for the Caribbean, Dawn was on charter, moored up for the night in the same bay, they met and I suppose you could say “ the rest is history”. Their love and respect for both the sea and sailing brought them together, while their love for dancing, mutual need for adventure and passion for extreme sports had them intrigued immediately, discovering what a happy and effective team they made on both land and sea pretty much sealed the deal.
High Rate: 13200.00 USD per week Low Rate: 9200.00 USD per week
KATLO 45' 2012 Lagoon
Katlo is a luxury catamaran combining the latest technology and comforts of home with accommodations for up to 6 guests. KATLO can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have 2 queen size beds, shower and toilet. The forward guest cabin can convert to two single beds. KATLO is fully air conditioned throughout, with individual climate controls in each cabin. Crew has a separate heads and shower. Captain George & First Mate/Chef Cathy hail from Southern New Hampshire where their dream of setting sail in the Virgin Islands was set into reality. A decade ago, they chartered a boat with friends & explored the beautiful waters of the Virgin Islands. They became so enchanted with the experience they followed a new career path to share their passion for adventure with others. BROCHURE High Rate: 17000.00 USD per week Low Rate: 14500.00 USD per week