Thursday, June 25, 2009

FIDELITY - Cabin charter Nov/ Dec 2009

Fidelity, a 46-foot Jeanneau sloop, has the forward cabin available for a seven-night shared charter during the period of November 28 to December 17, 2009 in the Virgin Islands. Let us know what dates in this timeframe work best for you.

Charter Yacht FIDELITY with ParadiseConnections.com

This special offer for a cabin charter has expired.

The other cabin has been booked, but the charterer would like to share expenses with another couple, and thus the forward cabin is available.

Hope you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book s/y FIDELITY
View Fidelity's online brochure
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


Monday, June 22, 2009

Storm Petrel in New England and ready for Yacht Charters / Sailing Vacations

We recently heard from Phil & Laura of the charter yacht Storm Petrel and they made it up to Newport from St Thomas in just 10 days! Nice to hear that they had a good sail and arrived safely, but it is also an inspiration for our journey from St. Martin to Newport that will be starting soon.

Phil & Laura from charter yacht STORM PETREL Book with Paradise Connections Yacht ChartersWe really look forward to seeing Storm Petrel up in New England. Phil is originally from Cambridge and he sails most every year from the Caribbean to New England. He really knows the area and I'm sure he'll have lots of "local knowledge" tips for us.

STORM PETREL is available for charter this summer in New England. They are based in Buzzards Bay so they have access to some incredible cruising ground, plus you could also use Storm Petrel as your base for the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals in the beginning of August.

Storm Petrel in New EnglandStorm 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, 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. They also like to play basketball, so maybe you can squeeze in a bit of BB court time, too! Alcoholic beverages are not included in their rates, but will stock with your preferences at cost.

RATE (Summer 2009): All inclusive, except bar & dockage
  • $4,150/wk for two guests
  • Inquire for shorter charters... weekends, daysails
Phil & Laura are great people and we look forward to hanging with them a bit. But, perhaps you'd like to read comments from a charter guest we had aboard... CLICK HERE

Here are links for:new englandWhich you can easily incorporate with a bit of sailing:
  • 4-day itinerary (can easily be expanded, of course) Click map for larger image.
Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to check availability for a summer sailing vacation in New England, or perhaps you have some time in mind for a winter charter in the Virgin Islands.

View Storm Petrel's online brochure

Looking forward to your inquiries!

Friday, June 19, 2009

s/y GITANA - special price for special week

The s/y Gitana, a beautiful 36m Perini Navi, is available from 27th June to 4th July 2009 in Corfu, Ionian islands with no delivery fees.

Charter Greece this summer aboard Gitana with Paradise Connections Yacht Charters

The owner offers the yacht for this week at the charter rate of 46,500 euros.

Gitana has a crew of 9 and accommodates up to 9 guests in 3 cabins.



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book s/y GITANA
View Gitana's online brochure, ask for password if necessary
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


Thursday, June 18, 2009

15% off select catamarans for charters in July & August 2009

LAST MINUTE DISCOUNTS:

Up to 15% discount available on select catamarans for July & August 2009 charters.



Click on name to view online brochure:
Your crew will arrange a customized itinerary to accommodate everyone onboard. Dive ship wrecks or hike moutains, windsurf in lagoons, kayak beautiful coves and snorkel in caves or just relax on a beautiful beach or on board the yacht with a chilled Mojito in hand!

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters for rates, availability & more information.
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Monday, June 15, 2009

THE LADY J - Yacht Charter Availability New England Caribbean Bahamas

Take advantage of the very limited availability that THE LADY J has to offer this summer!

Charter Yacht THE LADY J - Book soon, limited availability

Captain Paulo and Chef Lizzie lead the phenomenal crew onboard this gorgeous 105' Diaship-Heesen that charter clients cannot seem to get enough of, proven by the incredible amount of repeat business THE LADY J generates.

Charter Yacht THE LADY J with ParadiseConnections.com

THE LADY J will be in New England for July, August, and September, with very limited availability.

Current bookings:
  • July 11-22: Newport-Newport, Booked
  • Aug 9-18: New England, Unavailable
  • Aug 19-26: Newport – Newport, Booked
  • Dec 26-Jan 3: Beef Island, Tortola – Beef Island, Tortola, Booked
  • Feb 23-Mar 2: Caribbean, Unavailable
  • Mar 20-29: Caribbean, Unavailable
  • April 28-May 27: Nassau – Nassau, Booked
  • May 29-June 5: Bahamas, Booked

Book early to avoid disappointment, as availability is not guaranteed for very long!

THE LADY J sleeps 8 guests in 4 staterooms, and is available from $43,000 per week, plus expenses.



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book m/y THE LADY J
View The Lady J's online brochure
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


Charter Yacht WISHING STAR Charleston to Newport

WISHING STAR, the beautiful classic 84-foot Trumpy motor yacht, is currently located in Charleston and available for a charter cruise north to Newport in the next few weeks. This would be an interesting journey.

Charter the classic Trumpy motor yacht WISHING STAR in New England this summer with Paradise Connections Yacht Charters

After her transit, Wishing Star will be available in New England this summer for yacht charters. Wishing Star accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 staterooms (one queen & two twins).

A true classic gentleman’s motor yacht, Wishing Star is exquisitely maintained with a handsome and impeccable interior. She is the ideal choice for those who appreciate traditional elegance afloat. An experienced, and genuinely welcoming crew of two with a third crew available on an as needed basis.

RATE, Summer 2009: $22,000/week, plus all expenses

We look forward to your inquiries!



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book m/y WISHING STAR
View Wishing Star's online brochure, ask for password if necessary
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


Sunday, June 14, 2009

OYSTER Charter Yachts Update - OYSTERS yacht charters

Want to charter an OYSTER for your sailing vacation this year? Contact Paradise Connections!

Charter an Oyster for your sailing vacation with Paradise Connections Yacht Charters

Here's an update that we just received on the OYSTER yacht charter fleet:

*** OYSTER 82's ***


DARLING (2004)
  • Location: SUMMER: Med -- WINTER: Caribbean
  • Crew: 3
  • Guests: 6
  • Cabins: 2 doubles & 1 twin
  • Rates (plus all expenses):
  • SUMMER: €23,000/wk -- WINTER: $ 31,000/wk
  • DARLING's online brochure request password, if necessary
RAVENOUS (2008)
  • Location: WINTER: Caribbean
  • Crew: 3
  • Guests: 6
  • Cabins: 1 double & 2 twins
  • Rates (plus all expenses): $32,000/wk
  • RAVENOUS's online brochure request password, if necessary

OCEANA (2005)
  • Location: WINTER: Caribbean
  • Crew: 3
  • Guests: 6
  • Cabins: 2 doubles & 1 twin
  • Rates (plus all expenses): $31,000/wk
  • OCEANA's online brochure request password, if necessary
*** OYSTER 72's ***

COOKIELICIOUS (2007)
  • Location: SUMMER: Med -- WINTER: Caribbean
  • Crew: 2
  • Guests: 6
  • Cabins: 3 doubles
  • Rates (plus all expenses):
  • SUMMER: £15,500/wk -- WINTER: £14,500/wk
  • COOKIELICIOUS's online brochure request password, if necessary
KEALOHA 8 (2006)
  • Location: SUMMER: Med
  • Crew: 2
  • Guests: 6
  • Cabins: 2 doubles & 1 twins (upper/lower bunks)
  • Rates (plus all expenses): £15,000/wk
  • KEALOHA 8's online brochure request password, if necessary
STRAVAIG (2008)
  • Location: SUMMER: Med -- WINTER: Caribbean
  • Crew: 2
  • Guests: 6
  • Cabins: 2 doubles & 1 twin (upper/lower bunks)
  • Rates (plus all expenses):
  • SUMMER: £15,000 -- WINTER: £14,000/wk
  • STRAVAIG's online brochure
*** OYSTER 66 ***

FUERTE (2001)
  • Location: SUMMER: South Pacific, Tahiti
  • Crew: 2
  • Guests: 6 Cabins: 2 doubles, 1 twin (upper/lower bunks), 1 single lower
  • Rates/wk (plus all expenses, and 12% charter tax):
  • $15,000 for 2 guests, $16,000 for 4, $17,000 for 6
  • FUERTE's online brochure

*** OYSTER 665's ***

BLUE DESTINY (2007)
  • Location: SUMMER: Bonaire & Costa Rica -- WINTER: Caribbean
  • Crew: 2
  • Guests: 6
  • Cabins: 2 doubles & 2 twins (upper/lower bunks)
  • Rates/wk:
  • - SUMMER (plus all expenses): inquire
    - WINTER (CT: all inclusive, except bar):
    £10,500 for 2 guests, £11,000 for 4, £11,500 for 6
  • BLUE DESTINY's online brochure request password, if necessary

ROULETTE (2007)
  • Location: SUMMER: Med -- WINTER: Caribbean
  • Crew: 2
  • Guests: 6
  • Cabins: 2 doubles & 2 twins (upper/lower bunks)
  • Rates/wk:
  • - SUMMER (plus all expenses):
    £12,000 for 2 guests, £13,000 for 4, £14,000 for 6
    - WINTER (CT: all inclusive, except bar):
    £10,500 for 2 guests, £11,000 for 4, £11,500 for 6
  • ROULETTE's online brochure request password, if necessary

SOLWAY MIST (2008)
  • Location: SUMMER: Med -- WINTER: Caribbean
  • Crew: 2
  • Guests: 6
  • Cabins: 2 doubles & 2 twins (upper/lower bunks)
  • Rates/wk:
  • - SUMMER (plus all expenses):
    £12,000 for 2 guests, £13,000 for 4, £14,000 for 6
    - WINTER (CT: all inclusive, except bar):
    £10,500 for 2 guests, £11,000 for 4, £11,500 for 6
  • SOLWAY MIST's online brochure request password, if necessary

SOTTO VENTO (2008)
  • Location: SUMMER: Med -- WINTER: Caribbean
  • Crew: 2
  • Guests: 6
  • Cabins: 2 doubles & 2 twins (upper/lower bunks)
  • Rates/wk:
  • - SUMMER (plus all expenses):
    £12,000 for 2 guests, £13,000 for 4, £14,000 for 6
    - WINTER (CT: all inclusive, except bar):
    £10,500 for 2 guests, £11,000 for 4, £11,500 for 6
  • SOTTO VENTO's online brochure request password, if necessary

*** OYSTER 62 ***

VENTURE (2001)
  • Location: SUMMER: Newport, RI -- WINTER: Caribbean
  • Crew: 2
  • Guests: 4
  • Cabins: 2 doubles
  • Rates/wk:
  • - SUMMER (plus all expenses):
    $14,000 for 2 guests & $15,000 for 4
    - WINTER (CT: all inclusive, except bar)
    $14,000 for 2 guests & $15,000 for 4
  • VENTURE's online brochure



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters for more info
Ask for password if necessary for online brochures
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


New Oyster in Yacht Charter Fleet - RAVENOUS

We are pleased to announce that RAVENOUS, a new 2008 Oyster 82, will be available for yacht charters in the Caribbean this winter 2009/2010 season.

Oyster charter yacht RAVENOUS. Book through ParadiseConnections.com

Ravenous with a crew of 3, accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins (1 double & 2 twins).

RATES: $32,000/wk, plus all expenses

Currently available for the holidays!



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book s/y RAVENOUS
View Ravenous's online brochure, ask for password if necessary
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


Friday, June 12, 2009

RECIPE from Charter Yacht Drumbeat - Chocolate Turtle Tart

A while back, I asked several of our favorite charter yachts for recipes to share in our newsletter.

Here is one from Linda of s/v Drumbeat...

Linda didn't have a photo of this dessert so we are using a picture from Govida.com


CHOCOLATE TURTLE TART

CRUST:
  • 1 ¾ cups pecans, toasted
  • 1/3 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted & cooled

FILLING:
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 12 ounces measured semisweet chocolate (per Linda this is about 1 ½ cups)

TOP LAYER:
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup whipping cream

CRUST:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Finely grind pecans with sugar in processor. Add butter and blend well. Firmly press crumb mixture onto bottom and up sides of a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Cool completely.

FILLING:
Bring cream to simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low. Add chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth. Cool to lukewarm. Pour filling into crust. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

SAUCE:
Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and cook until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes. Add cream and whisk until smooth. Cool to lukewarm. Pour caramel over chocolate layer, sprinkle with chopped pecans and refrigerate several hours.

Cut tart into wedges.

ABOUT DRUMBEAT

Drumbeat is a 65-foot Irwin ketch (72-foot length over all) with a crew of three. Owner-operated by Vince & Linda, with Kirk who has been crewing on Drumbeat for several years. Vince is a Dive Instructor and diving for certified divers and novices are included in their charter rates. Drumbeat is air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 double cabins, each with their own TV/DVD player, and ensuite head/shower. Drumbeat has lots of watersport "toys".

If you'd like to read some comments we have received from a few of our previous Drumbeat clients, CLICK HERE.



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book s/y DRUMBEAT
View Drumbeat's online brochure
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

TIVOLI offers day charters in New England

M/Y TIVOLI is available for summer 2009 in New England for term charters or day charters at very special rates.

Charter motor yacht Tivoli in New England this summer with ParadiseConnections.comDAY CHARTERS:
  • $5,000 for an 8-hour day charter for up to 12 guests which includes fuel, lunch, standard bar, snacks & dockage -- what a deal!
  • Newport or Boston
TERM CHARTERS:
  • $29,500/week, plus all expenses -- up to 6 guests or a family of 8
TIVOLI is a 90-foot Doggers Bank motor yacht and can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins (or a family of 8 with use of Pullman berths). Her three staterooms radiate from a central foyer. The master stateroom has a centerline queen bed & separate his 'n hers baths, one with a marble shower and one with a steam shower plus whirlpool tub. Two guest staterooms have twin lower singles and enclosed marble showers in the en suite baths. TIVOLI is fully air conditioned through out.




Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book m/y TIVOLI
View Tivoli's online brochure
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Family sailing vacations: Special kid rates on select catamarans

Book a crewed charter on the following catamarans and kids aged 9 years and under are FREE*
on new sailing vacations taken before December 18 2009. Children from 10 to 14 years old are half price! Charter must be confirmed by June 26, 2009.

Click on name to view online brochure:

*On new bookings only. For each adult travelling one child under 9 goes free. Between July 1 - December 18 2009. No other discounts applicable. Your charter must be confirmed by June 26 2009.
Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters for rates, availability & more information.
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Charter motor yacht VICTORIAN ROSE New England

Charter the motor yacht VICTORIAN ROSE in New England this summer (winters in Bahamas).

Charter Yacht VICTORIAN ROSE in New England this summer with ParadiseConnections.com

Victorian Rose is a 63-foot Berger motoryacht which accommodates up to 4 guests in 2 cabins: full-width Master with queen berth and ensuite head and shower, and Guest Twin with separate head and shower. Guest accommodations are located aft and crew quarters are forward with their own head and shower. The aft deck is air conditioned and has removeable Isenglass curtains. Victorian Rose features state of the art entertainment system.

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATES:
  • Weekly: $13,000 plus expenses
  • 2 days: $4,500 plus expenses
  • 1 day: $2,500 plus expenses
Victorian Rose.Victorian Rose

Victorian Rose is ideal for one or two couples, and small families.



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book VICTORIAN ROSE
View Victorian Roses' online brochure
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Charter Yacht BLITHE SPIRIT visits St Martin

While on our way to buy yet again another necessary widget of some sort for our boat at Budget Marine in St. Maarten, a couple in a dinghy zips over to us.

Charter yacht Blithe Spirit in the Caribbean with ParadiseConnections.com - ©2009 Paradise ConnectionsWow, it's Dominique and Michel from one of our favorite charter yachts, BLITHE SPIRIT. We both turned off our engines and chatted for quite awhile about this and that while drifting around the bit of the lagoon between the marine stores and Simpson Bay Marina.

It was so nice to see them and to catch up on things.

This is one reason why we, Paradise Connections Yacht Charters, are different from other brokers. We live aboard our own sailboat in the Caribbean, so we frequently see the charter yachts, shoot the breeze, and hear the gossip! We plan to sail up to Newport for the charter show and hang out in that area for the summer which will be very interesting, as well. Most brokers would prefer a 747 but we're different and want to sail the thousand-plus miles.

Charter yacht Blithe Spirit in the Caribbean with ParadiseConnections.comBlithe Spirit is making its way down to the Grenadines for the summer where they will be available for charter through about July 24, 2009. Then they will return from their summer vacation and start chartering again the beginning of November. They have a New Year's charter in the Grenadines so they will stay south through the beginning of January and then they are booked in mid February in the Virgin Islands. So, for January and the first part of February you have your choice of either the Grenadines (or possibly other islands on their way back up to the VIs such as the French islands, Antigua, or St. Martin) or the Virgin Islands.


Blithe Spirit is a 52-foot Irwin ketch owned & operated by Michel and Dominique, a Canadian couple who used to have an Inn in Quebec & a televised cooking program in Canada. They are certainly not strangers to good hospitality and I LOVE Dominique's Chocolate Mousse!!!

Blithe Spirit is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 4 guests in 2 cabins. Excellent yacht for couples or families.

Please note that Blithe Spirit is a non-smoking yacht.



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book BLITHE SPIRIT
View Blithe Spirits' online brochure #1 brochure #2 brochure #3
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


Monday, June 08, 2009

Charter Andomeda La Dea in Mediterranean: special 8 days for 7

ANDROMEDA LA DEA offers SUMMER SPECIAL!

Charter 8 days for price of 7 with Andromeda La Dea in the Med this summer. Contact ParadiseConnections.com

8 days for the price of 7 for all Summer 2009 Season charters contracted between now and June 30, 2009 for Mediterranean yacht charters.
  • 154' Perini Navi Ketch
  • Immaculate Classic Yacht with all the latest technology
  • 8 guests in 4 staterooms + 1 Pullman
  • Professional international crew of 8 including: licensed masseuse and prize winning chef

Flybridge
Flybridge
Aft deck
Aft deck

2009 summer rates: (in euros)
  • Low Season rate: €99,000/wk, plus all expenses
  • High Season rate: €119,000/wk, plus all expenses



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book ANDROMEDA LA DEA
View Andromeda La Dea's online brochure
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


Sail Dive Fish & Fun PROMENADE yacht charter photos

Here's some new photos from the charter yacht PROMENADE, a 65-foot trimaran, which offers diving along with lots of other fun in the Virgin Islands!

Photo courtesy of Promenade
This photo looks like Kerry either set it up, or she took a picture of the aquarium in her dentist's waiting room. She assures me that it really was this way.

Photo courtesy of Promenade
This family had a great time on Promenade this week. This was pirate night and everyone really got into the fun of it.

Photo courtesy of Promenade
Here's another example of the amount of space you have on Promenade. With this much room, you can either clump together in a group, or get away from the others for some quiet time to yourself.

UPDATE: As most of you probably know, Rich injured his knee while on vacation. Rich goes to the doctor in the UK this Friday, so we hope to have some news on his condition next week. We are thinking of you Rich & Lisa!

More fun photos...
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If you'd like more information on Promenade look at their online brochure and contact Paradise Connections.



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book PROMENADE
View Promenade's online brochure #1 & brochure #2
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com