Friday, February 25, 2011

Charter Yacht Catamaran WONDERFUL - Summer 2011 Eastern Mediterranean

The charter yacht WONDERFUL, a 73-foot Yapluka catamaran, will be chartering in the Eastern Mediterranean this summer 2011 season.

Charter Yacht 73' Catamaran WONDERFUL
Crewed Yacht Charters in the Caribbean (winter) & Eastern Mediterranean (summer)

Capt Warren East
The catamaran Wonderful, with Captain Warren East and 3 crew, will be chartering in Croatia, Greece and Turkey this summer.

Wonderful is a 73-foot Yapluka catamaran with a crew of 4. Wonderful is fully air conditioned, accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms, has a 15-foot dinghy with 90HP motor, many pull toys, wakeboard, PlayStations, TV/DVD, WiFi, etc.
  • RATE: $44,000/wk for up to 8 guests, plus all expenses
We look forward to your inquiries!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Charter Yacht FIDELITY - New Crew Introductory Special Offer

The charter yacht FIDELITY, a 46-foot Jeanneau sloop, has a special offer to introduce the new crew.

Charter Yacht Fidelity - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters
Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands & Grenadines

After several years of successful chartering, Owen & Mary have recently sold Fidelity, and the reins, so to speak, have been passed to the capable crew of Bob & Debbie Anderson.

Meet Bob & Debbie, new crew of s/v Fidelity

Sorry, but this special offer has expired. Check HERE for our current special offers.

FIDELITY charters in the US & British Virgin Islands, as well as the Spanish VIs.  Bob & Debbie plan to head south towards the Grenadines at the end of May where they will be chartering during the summer months.  Fidelity is available to charter for all or part of the trip down to the Grenadines.
Fidelity accommodates up to four guests in two cabins (choose 2 of the 3). The forward guest cabin has a "walkaround" queen berth with ensuite head/shower, and the aft cabins have queen-sized berths with ensuite head/shower. Fidelity has a 12-foot dinghy with 25HP motor, snorkel equipment, tube, kneeboard, 2-person kayak, see-through floating mat, noodles, beach games, board games, cards, widescreen laptop computer for watching DVDs, and WiFi. Please note that Fidelity is a NON-SMOKING yacht.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Charter Yacht OCEANS SEVEN SQUARED: Caribbean Winter Special

For the remainder of the winter Caribbean season, OCEANS SEVEN SQUARED is offering a special 10% discount off all charters.

Charter Yacht Oceans Seven Squared - Crewed Yacht Charters Sailing Vacations 
Winter: Caribbean --- Summer: Eastern Mediterranean, Croatia

OCEANS SEVEN SQUARED (ex-Kalikobass II) has four spacious double staterooms each with King bed which can convert to twin singles.  The two forward guest staterooms have a partition that can be removed to make a large master cabin with centerline King bed. (In this configuration OCEANS 7² is suitable if there are 6 guests or fewer in the charter party.)  All staterooms have ensuite bath with stall shower & seat for added comfort with closing glass door.  Guest staterooms are complete with entertainment center including television, DVD, sound system, beverage refrigerator, safe and air conditioning unit with controls. Crew quarters, galley & crew mess are located aft. Water toys include: waterskis, wakeboard, tube, two kayaks, windsurfer, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, etc.

  • $54,000/week for up to 8 guests, plus all expenses (normally $60,000/wk
Summer plans are to focus on the Eastern Mediterranean and Croatia. OCEANS 7² summer rate is unchanged from last year, i.e. €50,000 plus all expenses for up to 8 guests.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

CME: 5-Night Cabin Cruises for Continuing Medical Education Courses - Catamaran Good Medicine

Docs, get your Continuing Medical Education credits while sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and swimming in the beautiful Virgin Islands!

The catamaran Good Medicine has opened another 5-night, By-The-Cabin CME cruise.

- March 29 - April 3, 2011
- May 2-6, 2011
  • Pick your course from the core offerings (listed in first table HERE) of Good Medicine's CME programs.
  • Or, choose a specialty course (listed in second table HERE), for an additional $500
  • $1775/person, double occupancy (physician & spouse)
  • Inquire for single-person price for these weeks.
Good Medicine also offers private charters for up to six guests for 5 or more nights with a wide selection of CME courses available. Scroll down for more info, below the video...

Here’s what’s included in the 5-night CME Cabin Charter:
  • 6 days, 5 nights sailing from and returning to Beef Island, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • Island hopping. See sample itinerary here
  • Captain Bob and Sueno will pamper you!
  • 10 AMA cat I CME credit courses viewed in our salon in DVD format, approximately 2 hours/day (specialty courses offer more credits)
  • Your own private, air conditioned,  queen cabin with ensuite head/shower (3 cabins available)
  • Full use of all water toys:
    • Two, 2-man kayaks
    • floating mats
    • wakeboards
    • snorkels, fins, masks
    • fishing gear
  • Full breakfast and lunch daily, snacks, 3 dinner meals on board (2 dinners ashore at your own expense)
  • Regular ships bar: wine, beer, mixed drinks, frozen drinks, and soft drinks
  • We cover park fees, customs and mooring fees
This is your opportunity to enjoy a sailing yacht charter, while getting your CME credits, for as little as $1775/person !!!

Availability is limited to 3 queen cabins, so please reserve your spot now.

Charter Yacht Catamaran Good Medicine - Yacht Charters and CME cruises
Crewed Caribbean Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands & The Grenadines


The catamaran Good Medicine also offers private, all-inclusive charters for up to 6 guests. Have a family vacation or share with collegues and/or friends while earning your CME credits in an ideal setting.

Good Medicine is a 46-foot Fontaine Pajot catamaran with a crew of two. Good Medicine is fully air conditioned and  accommodates up to six guests in three cabins, each with Queen berths and ensuite head/shower, plus they can accommodate two children in the salon or the single cabins in the "forepaws". Good Medicine has a 12-foot dinghy with 30HP motor, tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, two-person kayak, snorkel gear, floating mats, hammock, TV/DVD in salon, etc.

A private all-inclusive charter includes all meals and beverages aboard (as well as standard ship's bar), as well as BVI cruising fees/taxes.

RATES (7 nights/ 8 days), all inclusive:
  • 2 guests: $10,600/wk
  • 4 guests: $11,800/wk
  • 6 guests: $13,000/wk
  • 8 guests (family only): inquire
  • Family special: Kids 12 years or younger: $100 discount for each child with two paying adults.
  • Last minute special: 10% discount for 7-night or longer charters commencing within 60 days from time of booking.

For your CME courses, choose from the list of core programs listed here (top table), plus you will also see a list of other specialty courses listed in the second table. Also, let us know if there is another specialty program that you're interested in and we'll see what we can do :)

As a guideline, a 10-credit course is 10 hours, or 2 hours/day for a 5-night charter, or 1.5 hours/day for a 7-night charter.


Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters and make this the most enjoyable educational seminar you've ever attended.

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Charter Motor Yacht CARYALI's Locations & Availability

The charter yacht CARYALI, an 86-foot Nordhavn motoryacht, is flexible with their chartering locations depending upon current bookings...

CaryAli plans to be in the Caribbean for February through March. They have a Bahamas booking the last part of April, so if they do not receive a March booking for the Caribbean, they might just reposition earlier up to the Bahamas. Again, depending upon bookings, CaryAli will be starting their New England charter season in either May or June.

Charter Yacht CaryAli - Available for crewed yacht charters
Winter in Caribbean - Spring in the Bahamas - Summer in New England

So, if you would like a crewed Caribbean yacht charter aboard the motor yacht CaryAli, please let us know as soon as possible.

They have reduced their winter rates by 20%... now only $39,500/wk for up 6 guests, plus all expenses.

M/Y CARYALI, an 86-foot Nordhavn motoryacht launched in 2007 and refit in winter 2009-10, offers luxury accommodations for up to six guest guests in four staterooms and lots of toys!  Her professional crew of four under the leadership of Captain Adam Steele, offers exceptional luxury charter service. Whatever the itinerary, this spacious and elegant expedition style yacht is built for fuel efficient, long distance cruising.  Whether in the Caribbean, New England, or Mediterranean, you are guaranteed to travel in style!  With a 24-foot beam, CaryAli is more than impressive at first sight, and comparable in space, comfort and amenities to vessels well over 100 feet.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Schooner BONNIE LYNN - Seamanship program & other news

The Schooner BONNIE LYNN is looking great and is ready for a busy summer New England charter season !

Charter Yacht Schooner Bonnie Lynn - Chartering out of Newport and Maine, Summer 2011
Sailing Vacations & Seamanship Courses in New England

Bonnie Lynn is a 72-foot (LOA) custom steel topsail schooner that accommodates 6 guests (8 if family) in 3 cabins. The forward cabin has upper/lower bunks to port with another twin (or settee) which can be pulled out to a double berth, to starboard. The other two guest cabins have double berths.

Besides standard term charters, Bonnie Lynn is certified for 36 passengers for day sails, and is also permitted to carry out offshore charters (US Coast Guard Certified 36 passengers day - 8 Oceans under Sub Chapter T)
"As always, we continue to maintain and upgrade our Schooner BONNIE LYNN to a very high standard so that you may always be assured that the yacht is in great condition and ready for charter."

 - Captains Bonnie & Earl McKenzie
We used to visit Bonnie Lynn when we would come across her in St Martin or the Virgin Islands. Such a beautiful boat with a lovely interior. I was always amazed at how skillful Bonnie is at handling an angle grinder and welding. Unfortunately for us, they no longer cruise the Caribbean in the winter so we can only see them at the Newport charter yacht show. One year, I had a bowl of Bonnie's award-winning chowder. Mmmmm, a wonderful bowl of hot steamy goodness which was greatly appreciated to someone from the Caribbean who is no longer accustomed to the chill of the frozen north :)

See our photos of Bonnie Lynn. Taken in December 2003, but still noteworthy!

Beautiful woodwork and attention to detail
RATES, plus all expenses, Summer 2011:
  • $9,500/wk for 2 guests
  • $11,000/wk for 4 guests
  • $12,000/wk for 6 guests


During the months of June & October the Schooner Bonnie Lynn will be offering Junior and Adult Seamanship Courses out of Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Two-day course: $300/person --- Three-day course: $450/person
They will be offering Junior Seamanship Courses on Islesboro, Maine again this summer, as well as expanding the program to include adult courses. Stay tuned -- the Islesboro schedule will be posted at a later date.
"Our goal is that the students who take our course will be better prepared to handle the unexpected circumstances that can arise when boating. An increased awareness will help them avoid dangerous situations. BONNIE LYNN is the ideal classroom. Last summer, in our beautiful homeport of Islesboro, Maine, we offered 2 day / 1 night courses for 9 - 11 year olds and 3 day / 2 night courses for 12-15 year olds. Six to eight students slept onboard and worked as part of the crew."

- Captains Bonnie & Earl McKenzie

You can view a schedule of their Newport Seamanship Courses HERE with dates, course outline, and rates.

The charter yacht Bonnie Lynn... She really SCHOONS!!!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Charter Yacht PHAEDRUS - FREE Day!

The Charter Yacht PHAEDRUS is offering EIGHT NIGHTS for the price of SEVEN... Such a deal!

Charter Yacht PHAEDRUS - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters
Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands

That's right... Book a 7-night yacht charter aboard Phaedrus between March 13 and March 28, 2011 and get your 8th night FREE.

Charter yacht PHAEDRUS is a 51-foot Morgan sloop, owned and operated by Charles & Leslie Swaim, along with ship's cat, Lila.  Phaedrus specializes in two-person charters. The large guest cabin is forward and has a Queen berth, with a settee opposite, and ensuite head/shower.

So come on down to where winter is just a date on the calendar. Thaw out your toes and get them tan, while being pampered aboard Phaedrus.

Read previous blog posts for Phaedrus.

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Charter Yacht SANDCASTLE Honeymoon Special

The charter yacht SANDCASTLE, a 72-foot Irwin ketch, has a special offer for honeymoon charters in the British Virgin Islands.

Charter Yacht Sandcastle - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters
Sailing Vacations in the British Virgin Islands

Sandcastles's honeymoon special includes a spa treatment for two or two scuba dives, along with gourmet meals, huge master stateroom with library and king size berth.
  • Special Honeymoon Rate:  $11,500/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes included)
The charter yacht Sandcastle is a 72-foot Irwin ketch with a owner-operator crew of two. Sandcastle is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests. There are two full-width guest cabins with King-sized berths and ensuite head/shower, plus the library settee converts into a Queen or can be configured as single upper/lower bunks.  The settee in the forward cabin can also be converted into a twin berth, so the guest accommodation is quite flexible. Onboard diving available.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Charter Yacht PACIFIC WAVE offers cool extras in the BVIs

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Charter Catamaran NEMO for Easter

The charter yacht NEMO, a 47-foot Nautitech catamaran, is offering an 8-nights-for-the-price-of-7 yacht charter for EASTER WEEK 2011 in the Virgin Islands.

Catamaran NEMO - Crewed Catamaran for all-inclusive yacht charters
Caribbean Sailing Vacations

NEMO will pick you up on Tortola at 5pm Saturday, April 23 and drop you off the morning of Sunday, May 1, 2011. Nemo's Italian crew will pamper you with personalized service and their close attention to your needs and wishes.  Enjoy Andrea's & Valentina's energy and warmth, Italian recipes, and sailing lessons!

RATE: Easter week 2011, 8 nights for price of 7, all inclusive
  • 2 guests: $12,950
  • 4 guests: $14,000
  • 6 guests: $15,000
  • 8 guests: $18,000
Nemo is a 47-foot Nautitech catamaran with a crew of two. Nemo is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, each with Queen berths and ensuite heads. Nemo has a 12-foot dinghy with 15HP motor, 2 two-person kayaks, snorkel gear, TV/DVD in salon, hammock, etc.

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