Saturday, December 27, 2008

Last Minute NEW YEARS charters available

For those of you who want to get away for New Years, here are a few boats that are available for a last-minute New Years charter.

PACIFIC WAVE - 72' Sloop



Designer/Builder: Giorgetti & Magrini/Yacht Officine Pesaro SRL

Currently located Guadeloupe or Antigua

Max Number Of Guests: 6

Accommodation Description: Master Cabin has 2 double berths ensuite. Two Twin upper/lower cabins both ensuite. Fully Air Conditioned w/controls in cabins.- Molton Brown products, new luxury Egyptian Cotton Sheets & Waffle Gowns & Slippers.

Book New Years at the regular winter 2008-09 charter rates.

Plus -- Winter Special of 8 days for the price of 7 for the rest of the winter season!
  • $16,000 for 2 guests
  • $17,000 for 4 guests
  • $18,000 for 6 guests
All inclusive except bar/beverages, local cruising taxes/fees, dockage and communications for 8 days..

View Brochure: CLICK HERE
BANDERA - 57' Hinckley Yawl



Currently located in St Martin

Max Number Of Guests: 4

Accommodation Description: En suite master is forward with a double berth & single upper Pullman bunk. Guest cabin has upper/lower singles and shares a head/shower with the crew.

RATES: Christmas / New Year
  • $13,500 for 2 guests & $14500 for 4 guests
RATES: Winter 2008-09:
  • $11,500 for 2 guests $12500 for 4 guests
All inclusive except bar/beverages, local cruising taxes/fees, dockage and communications

View Brochure: CLICK HERE
FEARLESS - 72' Goetz/Alden Sloop


Currently located in St. Lucia and available from 29th

Max Number Of Guests: 6

Accommodation Description: 3 en suite queen-bedded cabins with a single pullman each.

FEARLESS is offering a holiday special of 9 days for the 7-day at the normal winter price of $21,500 plus all expenses.

View Brochure: CLICK HERE
GENESIS - 47' Catana Catamaran


Currently located in Grenada

Max Number Of Guests: 2

Accommodation Description: One of the hulls dedicated to the guest. King berth in aft cabin and oversized bath head/shower

RATES: Christmas / New Year
  • $9,900 for 2 guests, All-Inclusive
RATES: Winter 2008-09
  • $8,900 for 2 guests, All-Inclusive
View Brochure: CLICK HERE
LELANTA - 80' Marconi Staysail Schooner


Currently located in VI

Max Number of Guests: 4

Accommodation Description: Aft Cabin w/queen bunk. 2 forward cabins w/ upper/lower single bunks.

RATES: Winter/Christmas New Years 2008-09
  • $14,000 for 2 guests & $16000 for 4 guests
All inclusive except bar/beverages, local cruising taxes/fees, dockage and communications

View Brochure: CLICK HERE
SAFARI - 62' performance Catamaran



Currently located in St Martin

Max Number Of Guests: 6

Accommodation Description:3 large private cabins w/queen berths. One of these cabins also has a full size single berth. One cabin has a child's berth.

RATES: Winter/Christmas/New Year 2008-09
  • $17,500 for 2 guests
  • $18,500 for 4 guests
  • $19,500 for 6 guests
All inclusive except bar/beverages, local cruising taxes/fees, dockage and communications

View Brochure: CLICK HERE
Contact us NOW : CLICK HERE

Visit our website: http://www.paradiseconnections.com

Happy Holidays!
Bob & Sheila

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Long time, no post... sorry

Sorry about the lack of posts lately. Our wifi setup died the last day we were in St. Thomas. It has been sent in for warranty repair and yesterday we recieved another unit that we have bought in the meantime.

Unfortunately, there are no WiFi hotspots for Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten where we are anchored. I don't understand what nobody offers this service as lots of boats anchor outside of the lagoon.

So, right now we are using WiFi at internet cafes, MacDonald's, Bubble Tea, The Mailbox... so we are not posting as often. We plan to go to Marigot on the French side of St. Martin soon and we should be able to get WiFi there.

Anyway, we are still here so please visit our website:
http://www.paradiseconnections.com

and send us an email if you would like our assistance on a yacht charter on a barge vacation on the European canals:
http://www.paradiseconnections.com/contact.html

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Welcome Back S/Y LELANTA

We are pleased to announce that the stunning classic, 80-foot, staysail schooner, Alden sailing yacht LELANTA is again available for yacht charter sailing vacations... This winter in the Caribbean and for the summer, New England.



Lelanta has an aft cabin with queen bunk, bureau, drawers, hanging locker, two opening ports & companionway to the cockpit. The forward starboard cabin has two bunks (upper/lower single berths) with drawers, lockers & bulkhead hanging. This cabin has an opening port at upper bunk level & deck cowl vents.

The main head is off the main salon with sink, toilet & full shower with linen cabinetry & drawer. The forward head is on the starboard side with sink, cabinetry & mirrors & toilet.
  • 80' Marconi Staysail Schooner
  • Designer/Builder: John Alden/De Vriss Lentch
  • Year Built: 1929
  • Last Refit:2008
  • Max number of Guests: 4
  • Total crew: 2

Winter 2008/9, Caribbean, All inclusive except special requests:
$14,000/wk for 2 guests, $16,000/wk for 4 guests

Summer 2009, New England, plus all expenses:
$14,000/wk for 2 guests, $16,000/wk for 4 guests

View LELANTA's online brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections to book LELANTA: CLICK HERE

Visit our website: http://www.paradiseconnections.com

Looking forward to your inquiries...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

OCEANA, Oyster 82, open for New Years charter

Celebrate the holidays in style!

Charter OCEANA for New Years 2009 with Paradise Connections

The Oyster 82 OCEANA is currently available for a New Years charter from December 26th in the British Virgin Islands.

This is a lovely yacht with three crew for a maximum of six guests.

Weekly rate is US$34,100 plus all expenses. There is no ten day minimum for this holiday charter.

View OCEANA's brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections: CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Catamaran CHE - Charter Thailand & Maldives 2009

Looking for a different charter destination this season?

Catamaran CHE Thailand Maldives yacht charter - Contact Paradise Connections

The luxurious, 74-foot Sunreef catamaran CHE, who offers maximum comfort and sophisticated style will be available for crewed yacht charters in Thailand from 5th January 2009 or in the Maldives towards the end of January 2009.

The weekly rate for up to 6 guests is 35,000 euros, plus all expenses.

View CHE's online brochure: CLICK HERE
If the brochure is asking for a password, please contact us.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters: CLICK HERE

Visit our website: http://www.paradiseconnections.com

We are looking forward to your inquiries!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Charter Motoryacht McGregor this season

We received a newsletter from Tim & Julie of McGregor this morning... Here it is: (click the image to make it larger)



View MacGregor's online brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections: CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com/

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hurricane OMAR

Just wanted to let everyone know that Paradise Connections is OK. We moved into the Simpson Bay Lagoon (St. Martin) for Hurricane Omar and all is well :)



We hope to have internet access on the boat again very soon. Thank you MacDonalds for providing free WiFi.

You can read more about our Hurricane Omar experience HERE.

As you can see, we are a bit different from other brokers... We live full time on our boat and love to see the charter yachts outside of the confines of the formal charter yacht shows.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Catamaran Available For New Years Charter

Due to a cancellation, the 4-cabin (8 guests), 58-foot catamaran MOON SHADOW is available for in the British Virgin Islands for a New Years charter beginning on December 28th or thereafter.

Charter catamaran MOON SHADOW for the holidays with Paradise Connections Yacht Charters

We don't expect this opportunity to last very long as the 8-pax cats have been booked up for New Years for quite some time! So don't hesitate... JUST DO IT :)

NEW YEARS CHARTER RATES:
  • $23,751/wk for up to 8 guests, all-inclusive
View MOON SHADOW's online brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections to book your holiday sailing vacation: CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com
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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Catamaran MAUNI - Charter Belize this winter

Looking for a different Caribbean location for your sailing vacation this year? How about a yacht charter in Belize aboard the beautiful 62-foot Sunreef catamaran, MAUNI.



RATE: for up to 6 guests, inclusive of food, beverages and fuel
  • $28,000/wk (Applicable for US residents only, for other countries, please see Euro rate)
  • 20,000 euros/wk


As you can see, the large master stateroom takes up most of the starboard hull. The other two guests cabins are located in the port hull. The aft port cabin has a Queen berth with a single pullman which allows flexible accommodations. The forward port cabin has a Double.

Sorry, MAUNI is already booked for Christmas and New Years in Belize.

View MAUNI's online brochure: CLICK HERE
This link includes October 2008's password. If you cannot view their brochure, let us know!

Contact Paradise Connections for more information: CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com
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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Catamaran AMARYLLIS - Early season discount

The charter catamaran AMARYLLIS, a 45-foot Privilege catamaran, is offering an early season special!

AMARYLLIS is offering a $750 discount for 7-night (or more) yacht charters taking place before December 15, 2008. Currently open for Thanksgiving!

Charter catamaran AMARYLLIS with Paradise Connections Yacht Charters

Laura and Bruce, owner-operators of Amaryllis recently sent us this announcement:
AMARYLLIS is ideal for two couples or families of four. Our all-inclusive rate is $10,000. With 20 years experience sailing in the VI, we know we can provide our guests with the vacation they've dreamed of, whether they are first time visitors to the VI or repeat charterers looking to revisit favorite spots and discover new ones. We offer the best in food and drink and a variety of water sports including snorkeling, wind-surfing, kayaking, tubing (for the kids) and a complementary rendezvous dive.
We are looking forward to visiting Amaryllis when we sail up to the Virgin Islands at the end of this month, and of course, at the St. Thomas charter yacht show, too. Bruce is from Seattle so we'll have lots to talk about on that front :)

Charter Catamaran AMARYLLIS offers FREE dive

The charter catamaran Amaryllis, a 45-foot Privilege, is offering a dive promotion for their 2008/9 charter season.

Charter catamaran AMARYLLIS with ParadiseConnections.com

From Bruce & Laura, owner-operators of Amaryllis:
As a promotion for the 2008/2009 season we will be offering our guests a free rendezvous dive. We love rendezvous diving because our diving-certified guests get to go for a two-tank dive with professionals who can give them a first-rate diving experience and we can attend to our non-diving guests, taking them to a beach or snorkel spot or secluded anchorage. It's win-win for everyone. No sitting on a mooring at a rolly dive site waiting for divers. Everyone gets full attention and a day tailored to their interests.
AMARYLLIS is a 45-foot, Privilege catamaran that accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins.

View their online brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters: CLICK HERE

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Have an OYSTER for Christmas 2008 - Caribbean Yacht Charter Holiday Sailing Vacation

For those of you who would like to spend the Christmas and/or New Year's holidays aboard a luxury crewed Oyster charter yacht, you are in luck!

We still have a few exceptional Oysters available for the Christmas & New Years 2008-2009 holiday season.

  • For up to 4 guests:


OYSTER charter yacht VENTURE - Paradise Connections Yacht ChartersVENTURE - Oyster 62:

Availability: Caribbean, Open for Christmas AND New Years

Holiday Rate: (plus bar & beverages)
  • $15,400 for 2 guests
  • $16,500 for 4 guests
Online brochure: CLICK HERE


  • For up to 6 guests:


Charter BLUE DESTINY for the holidays - Paradise Connections Yacht ChartersBLUE DESTINY - Oyster 655:

Availability: British Virgin Islands, open from Dec.26th

Holiday Rate: (plus bar & beverages)
  • £11,550 for 2 guests
  • £12,100 for 4 guests
  • £12,650 for 6 guests
Online brochure: CLICK HERE


OYSTER charter yacht FLYING DUCKMAN - ParadiseConnections.comFLYING DUCKMAN - Oyster 655:

Availability: Grenadines, Open from Dec.28th

Holiday Rate: (plus bar & beverages)
  • £11,550 for 2 guests
  • £12,100 for 4 guests
  • £12,650 for 6 guests
Online brochure: CLICK HERE


Charter the Oyster KOLUKA for the holidays with Paradise Connections Yacht ChartersKOLUKA - Oyster 72:

Availability: Antigua, Open for Christmas AND New Years

Holiday Rate: (Plus ALL expenses)
  • £15,400 for up to 6 guests
Online brochure: CLICK HERE



Charter an Oyster for the Holidays - OCEANA through Paradise Connections Yacht ChartersOCEANA - Oyster 82:

Availability: British Virgin Islands, Open from Dec.26th

Holiday Rate: (Plus ALL Expenses)
  • £17,600 for up to 6 guests
Online brochure: CLICK HERE


RATES / Terms:
  • PLUS BAR/BEVERAGES: Inclusive of the charter fee is the yacht, food, and crew. Extra are expenses for bar, communications [your use of the yacht's satellite or mobile phone] , fuel [in excess of four hours engine running time], marina-type berthing, and cruising taxes.
  • PLUS ALL EXPENSES: Inclusive of the charter fee is the yacht, and crew. Provisions for guests, running expenses, including fuel, are extra.

To book one of these fine yachts or for more information, contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters: CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com

BOOK NOW
and
HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY!

:)

Friday, October 03, 2008

Trans Atlantic Yacht Charter November 2008

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters for more info: CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com

HIGHLAND BREEZE is also offering a TransAtlantic charter in conjunction with the ARC: CLICK HERE for previous post.

Looking forward to your inquiries!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

OCTOBER Less than 85 days till Christmas!

Book your next sailing vacation with Paradise Connections Yacht ChartersWell, it's October already! Kids are back in school... Football season has started... The World Series is coming up... Halloween candy in the stores... Presidential debates... Less than 85 shopping days till Christmas!!!

Plus, isn't it time to start planning your next sailing vacation?

Whether it is a quick getaway for two or an occasion for some family quality-time, contact Paradise Connections and we'll help get the right boat for YOU!

There are still some excellent yachts available for Christmas, but New Years has been pretty well booked up for some time... Never hurts to ask though :) We'll see what we can do!

Ring in the New Year with Nessie! There's still a couple of cabins available on the Barge Scottish Highlander for their 4-night Hogmanay cruise.

Don't wait too long, though... the sooner we can start, the better! We already have bookings for November 2009!

Visit our web site: CLICK HERE

Contact us: CLICK HERE

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Monday, September 29, 2008

SAVE 20% on Catamaran Charters in October and December 2008

Take advantage of this special offer and save 20% on an all-inclusive, crewed catamaran charter for selected weeks in October and December 2008.



OCTOBER 22-29, 2008 - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Encore, Moon Shadow, and Wild Thing are still currently available for this special week in October.

Online brochures:
DECEMBER 9-16, 2008 - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Encore, Seas the Moment, and Moon Shadow are still currently available for this special week in December.

Online brochures:
RATES:
Encore & Seas the Moment:
  • Standard rates: 2&3=$13300 / 4=$14308 / 6=$15673 / 8=$17465
  • 20% off: 2&3=$10,640 / 4=$11,447 / 6=$12,539 / 8=$13,972
Moon Shadow & Wild Thing:
  • Standard rates: up to 6=$19,733 / 7=$20,433 / 8=$21,077
  • 20% off: up to 6=$15,787 / 7=$16,347 / 8=$16,862
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Don't miss out on this great opportunity!
Contact Paradise Connections: CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Enjoy a New England sailing vacation yacht charter this Autumn 2008

New England Yacht Charter Sailing Vacations - photo copyright Paradise Connections Yacht Charters
There's still time to enjoy a New England sailing vacation this Autumn. Enjoy New England at its best with bright blue skies, fine sailing and uncrowded harbors! These excellent yachts are ready to sail!

ASHLANA
Ashlana is a Little Harbor 53. Owner/hosts Tom Hampson & Christie MacConnell are eager to make summer last a little longer with a charter or two before they leave for the Caribbean. Great sailing and a wonderful time to visit Block Island, the Vineyard and Nantucket.

Accommodations for up to four guests in two cabins. Master cabin aft has 2 double berths with ensuite head and shower. Guests may choose one of the two forward cabins: The forepeak has 2 lower singles with a filler to make a double, the port forward (crew) cabin has upper/lower singles. The forward head and shower are shared with the crew.

Guests praise Christie's cooking and Tom's sailing skills, and most of all their gracious hospitality.

Summer Rates:
  • $10,700/wk for 2 guests, plus all expenses
  • $11, 900/wk for 4 guests, plus all expenses
Ashlana is still available for Christmas & New Year charters in the Caribbean

ASHLANA's online brochure: CLICK HERE
MELINKA
MELINKA, an 80-foot Swan, is available for charter out of Newport through October 14 2008.

Accommodations for six in three ensuite cabins with generous twin berths located aft of the salon. The master has twin lower singles, port and starboard guest cabins have upper/lower singles. (No double berths.) Leather upholstery and fine oil paintings lend a 'gentlemen's club' feeling to the salon.

American Captain Forrest Shropshire, the head of MELINKA's international crew, has thirty years' experience sailing the East coast of the US and the Caribbean. Chef Maria Teresa Beddoes grew up on the Channel Island of Jersey and speaks fluent French, Spanish and Portuguese. A second generation professional sailor from Antigua is Mate Jace Hector.

Summer Rates:
  • $ 18,500/wk for up to 6 guests, plus all expenses.
Melinka is still available for Christmas & New Year charters in the Caribbean

MELINKA's online brochure: CLICK HERE
BONNIE LYNN
BONNIE LYNN, a 72-foot schooner, offers flexible accommodations for 6 in three cabins with double and single berths (two full guest baths).

Captains Earl, born and bred in Maine, and Bonnie MacKenzie provide an authentic New England experience. The warm, relaxed atmosphere and Bonnie's wonderful seafood bring guests back time and again. Her "chowda" is not to be missed!

SUMMER RATES: all inclusive, except bar/beverages, dockage
  • $9,500/wk for 2 guests
  • $11,000/wk for 4 guests
  • $12,000/wk for 6 guests
BONNIE LYNN's online brochure: CLICK HERE
VENTURE
VENTURE is a beautiful Oyster 62 sloop with a crew of two. Venture accommodates up to 4 guests in 2 cabins.

RATE: Plus all expenses
  • $14,000/wk for 2 guests
  • $15,000/wk for 4 guests
Venture is still available for Christmas & New Years charters in the Caribbean

VENTURE's online brochure: CLICK HERE
Or, maybe your budget is a bit tight but you would still like to go sailing? We would highly recommend Storm Petrel.

STORM PETREL
We are looking forward to Phil & Laura's return to the Caribbean in November, but you can enjoy their company NOW!

Storm Petrel is a Robert's designed 44-foot Offshore 44 sloop. Phil Levine is the captain and owner of Storm Petrel. His chef/crew is his girlfriend, Laura. Storm Petrel has a queen cabin aft and a V-berth cabin forward. They have an 11-foot dinghy with 15HP motor, windsurfer, hammock, snorkel equipment. Besides enjoying windsurfing, we recently learned that Phil also does kite boarding! In fact he has three kites and a couple of boards on his boat, in addition to his wind surfing gear. Alcoholic beverages are not included in their rates, but will stock with your preferences at cost.

RATE: All inclusive, except bar & dockage
  • $4150/wk for 2 guests
  • $4900/wk for 4 guests
Storm Petrel is still available for both Christmas & New Years charters in the Caribbean: Virgin Islands

STORM PETREL's online brochure: CLICK HERE
You should be able to find something here to fill the bill, tickle your fancy, floats your boat, is your cup of tea... :)

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to assist you with your sailing vacation: CLICK HERE

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Charter motoryacht SILVER SEAS - Annapolis/Baltimore Fall 2008

Motor yacht SILVER SEAS is available for charter through October 15, 2008, based out of Annapolis.

SILVER SEAS is a 107-foot, Pristine Elegant Burger motoryacht and accommodates up to 8 guests in four cabins.

Charter SILVER SEAS in Annapolis & Baltimore with Paradise Connections Yacht Charters

SILVER SEAS is an ideal yacht for an elegant Autumn cruise. Enjoy delicious seafood (especially the famous Bay Crabs!), gorgeous sandy beaches, inland rivers, and historic towns such as Annapolis and the vibrant city of Baltimore.

Captain Tim Merrick and his crew are standing by to welcome you aboard!
  • RATE: $38,000/wk plus all expenses, for up to 8 guests
View Silver Seas' online brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections to book Silver Seas! CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com

Friday, September 19, 2008

Pirates of the Caribbean - Talk Like a Pirate Day

In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (see my post at AllAboutBoats), I'd like to post a few photos I took last year at the Pirate's Ball that was one of the evening events during last year's St. Thomas Charter Yacht Show.

Drumbeat: VINCE
DRUMBEAT - Vince

Promenade: LISA & RICH
PROMENADE - Lisa & Rich

Runaway: JIM
RUNAWAY - Jim

Godiva: MARCI & DAVE
GODIVA - Marci & Dave

Photos taken by Paradise Connections Yacht Charters

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com
Enjoy !!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

MAROLANGA - Additional charter comments

We posted comments from the Wilcox family charter a few days ago (see the post a bit down the page) but then we asked Steve for comments about Sasha the cat, and also about his kids...
"I meant to mention Sasha in the other message. He was remarkably well behaved and a delight to have as a member of the crew! The boys were never bored and were worn out by bedtime! Sleeping on the trampolines under the stars was the best! Attached are a few pics!
- Steve"

Sasha is a super ship's cat!






Marcella & Gus with the Wilcox kids


Marcella & Gus with the parents.

Thanks again Gus & Marcella for another happy charter. We know we can always depend on you!

View Marolanga's online brochures: CLICK HERE and HERE TOO

Contact Paradise Connections for more information on chartering and to book Marolanga: CLICK HERE

Visit our website: http://www.paradiseconnections.com/
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SHINING STAR Lower charter rates for new season

The charter motoryacht Shining Star, has lowered their rates for the new charter season, and up to two kids under the age of 12 can come along for free.



SHINING STAR is a fully air conditioned, 58-foot DeFever motor yacht which accommodates up to 6 guests in three cabins with ensuite heads; two with full Queen berths, and the other with a Queen V-berth (not bunks as shown in layout diagram).

Shining Star has a 15-foot dinghy with a 60HP 4-stroke motor, waterskis, tube, wakeboard, two-person kayak, fishing gear, snorkel equipment, etc. Mike is a dive instructor and diving is included in their rates for both certified and non-certified divers.

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES:
  • $10,000/wk for 2 guests
  • $11,000/wk for 3 guests
  • $12,000/wk for 4 guests
  • $13,000/wk for 5 guests
  • $14,000/wk for 6 guests
1 or 2 kids under the age of 12 are free. (If it is a 6-person charter with 2 free kids, the crew takes one of the cabins and the kids can have the pull-out Queen in the salon).

SHINING STAR is available for CHRISTMAS and NEW YEARS.

View Shining Star's online brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters for more information: CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com
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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Drumbeat News - First Grandchild - UPDATE

We received an email today from Vince and Linda, owner-operators of the charter yacht Drumbeat.

They became first-time grandparents on Monday... CONGRATULATIONS!

Here's a photo with Vince and his new grandchild... More details later!

UPDATE: It's a girl! Emily Brooke, weighing in at 8-lb. 2-oz
Linda says that they are trying their best to spoil her before they return to the Virgin Islands in October.

Drumbeat's Vince with new grandchild

Drumbeat is one of our favorite charter yachts. Drumbeat is a 72/65-foot Irwin with a crew of three: Owner-Operators Vince & Linda, and their popular crewmember, Kirk! Vince is a dive instructor and offers 5 dives/week including gear, also for "Resort" divers.

You can see our other posts by typing "Drumbeat" in the search box above, or click this link:
http://allaboutyachtcharters.blogspot.com/search?q=drumbeat

View Drumbeat's online brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections to charter Drumbeat: CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com

Remember, you saw it here first :)
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Catamaran MAROLANGA - Guests Charter Comments

This morning we received a lovely email from a family we had aboard the catamaran MAROLANGA this summer (July 2008). Here are their charter comments:

Hi Guys!

Hard to believe it has been 2 months since our trip! We are all still telling friends what a total blast it was. A totally unique vacation experience! The boat was comfortable and Gus and Marcella were wonderful hosts. Very accommodating in every respect. They made every day fun and exciting and the food was awesome. They showed us all the best places and we went where the bigger ship can't, exactly what we wanted.

With their extensive experience in the area, they knew all the best spots. Gus is a very competent and experienced sailor and he made us feel very safe the entire time. Every day was tailored to just what we wanted to do. There was plenty to do for all of us, even if we wanted to do nothing!

We would, without reservation, highly recommend the boat and crew to anyone considering this trip. There are lots of choices available to be sure but we can't imagine having a better time! Gus and Marcella are totally committed to their guests having a great time and they deliver. We plan on doing this again in the coming years.

Thanks for all your help in planning the trip too. The whole process was easy. All we had to do was show up at the marina and the rest was taken care of. How great!

Thanks for everything!

Steve, Barat, Matthew and Mark

Charter catamaran Marolanga with ParadiseConnections.comMAROLANGA is one of our favorite charter yachts. Gus & Marcella are such a warm couple. They make you feel very comfortable and welcome aboard their home, Marolanga. And Sasha, the ship's Persian cat, completes the family feeling.

Unfortunately (for you!) Marolanga is already booked for Thanksgiving 2008, and this Christmas and New Years, too. They are currently open for Easter and possibly for your kids' spring break depending on dates. Contact us for availability!

View Marolanga's online brochures: CLICK HERE and HERE TOO

Contact Paradise Connections for more information on chartering and to book Marolanga: CLICK HERE

Visit our website: http://www.paradiseconnections.com/
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Free Madonna VIP Concert Tickets included with charter

Book Seagull II now and receive 8 VIP tickets for Madonna's September 25th concert in Budva, Montenegro.

Seagull II in Croatia - Charter with Paradise Connections

SEAGULL II is available for charter in Croatia for their low seasonal rate of €80,000/week, plus all expenses, but NO delivery fees.

This would sure brighten up a Madonna fan's day! Go for it!!!

Seagull II is a cool, classic motoryacht with some nice features...

Seagull II_Seagull 2_Seagull II available for September charter

Length: 177 feet / 54m
Guests: up to 12
Guest cabins: 7
Crew: 9
Rate: €80,000/week, plus all expenses, but NO delivery fees.

View Seagull IIs online brochure: CLICK HERE

For more information, contact Paradise Connections: CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com/

Friday, September 05, 2008

TransAtlantic Charter ARC 2008 with Highland Breeze - New discounted rate

Charter yacht HIGHLAND BREEZE, a 112-foot Swan, has reduced their rate for the 2008 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) November 22 through December 13, 2008 from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) to St. Lucia.

Charter Yacht Highland Breeze 112ft Swan

Currently, Highland Breeze is the largest yacht entered in the ARC race and is definitely a contender to win this annual trans-Atlantic event. Charterers need little experience and will enjoy being an active crew member learning to sail while enjoying this superb yacht and racing across the Atlantic.

Charter Yacht Highland Breeze 112ft Swan . Charter Yacht Highland Breeze 112ft Swan
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Charter Yacht Highland Breeze 112ft Swan . Charter Yacht Highland Breeze 112ft Swan

Nautor’s Swan yachts are considered the ultimate ocean-going, performance, luxury sailing yacht of unrivalled build quality.

HIGHLAND BREEZE sleeps up to 8 guests in 3 spacious cabins. Her master cabin is located aft and has a queen size bed as well as a lounge area complete with writing desk. Her master cabin also has satellite TV, DVD and video. The second and third guest cabins each have two lower twin beds along with a pullman berth. All cabins have their own private ensuite facilities, DVD player and radio system.

RATE:
The ALL-INCLUSIVE rate which includes food, drinks, fuel, race entry, berths, and sailing lessons, for this popular, annual ARC rally / race has been reduced to €85,000 for a 3-week charter for up to 8 guests.

DATE:
November 22 through December 13, 2008
Gran Canaria to St. Lucia

MORE INFO:
Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters: CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com

So, if you want a yacht charter for the ARC, consider Highland Breeze!

Or, if you do not want to charter the entire boat, perhaps you'd like to consider a cabin on the 70-foot luxury catamaran, Blue Guru: CLICK HERE for post