Friday, October 16, 2009

Charter Yacht DULCINEA - Refit Update 2009

We received word from Dulcinea that they are out of the New England shipyard and they are making their way back home to the Caribbean.

Charter Yacht DULCINEA

Here's what Jon had to say:

We have started making our way south after a very busy summer in the shipyard in New England making substantial upgrades to DULCINEA.  Highlights from our busy yard period include the following work:

The engine was removed and completely stripped down and rebuilt by Mac Boring of Yanmar -- so the engine now runs as new!  It is much smoother and quieter also.

DULCINEA has been fitted with a new state-of-the-art Varifold 4-blade folding propeller and also a new transmission.  We can now motor very comfortably at ten knots having eliminated vibration higher rpm's.  In addition, we have noticed a significant increase in DULCINEA's sailing performance as the new propeller is very streamlined when folded, compared to a traditional fixed prop.

Other upgrades and improvements include:
  • New whisper quiet Cummins Onan 11.5kw generator
  • New upgraded saloon air-conditioning
  • Brand new Doyle Stratis Genoa
We are looking forward to a busy Caribbean season and offering guests even more comfort from the above upgrades during charters on board DULCINEA. 

Thanks for the update, Jon.

DULCINEA is a 63-foot Dixon sloop, with a crew of two. Ducinea is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins, each with ensuite head/shower. The aft master cabin has a centerline queen berth, while the other two guest cabins forward, each have a double berth.

Winter 2009-10 Caribbean, All inclusive except special requests, taxes, dockage & communications.
  • 2 guests: $17,500/wk
  • 4 guests: $18,500/wk  
  • 6 guests: $19,500/wk
Christmas/New Year 2009-10
  • 2 guests: $20,500/wk
  • 4 guests: $21,500/wk
  • 6 guests: $22,500/wk
We look forward to visiting Dulcinea at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show in December.

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