Saturday, April 30, 2011

Charter Yacht GALILEO: New England summer 2011

The charter yacht GALILEO, a 123-foot Palmer Johnson ketch, is returning to New England this summer and is actively available for charters from July 1st through the end of September, basing in Newport but willing to relocate.

Charter Yacht Galileo - Crewed New England Yacht Charters / Sailing Vacations

GALILEO is a 123-foot (38 meters) luxury ketch motor sailor designed for world cruising by Sparkman & Stephens with the classic interior design talent of John Munford, built at Palmer Johnson Yachts in 1989 and maintained in mint condition (refit 2009 – updated interior 2010).

Charter Yacht Galileo - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters / Sailing Vacations

GALILEO can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins all aft of the salon:  Master cabin with centerline king size bed, ensuite bath with tub / shower; Starboard guest cabin has a queen size bed, with ensuite bath & stall shower; Port guest cabin has 2 twin beds, ensuite bath with stall shower;   Crew accommodations forward.

RATE: Summer 2011
  • $39,000/week for up to 6 guests, plus all expenses

GALILEO will be available for charter in the Caribbean for the winter 2011-12 season.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book GALILEO
View Galileo's online brochure
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Friday, April 29, 2011

Charter Yacht MIRA: New Chef

The charter yacht MIRA, a 70-foot Norlin/Sweden sloop, is pleased to introduce their delightful new chef, Athene Macrae. Athene, of British nationality, is most passionate about two things in life, culinary fare and the ocean, which makes her position on MIRA, the best of both worlds.

 Charter Yacht MIRA - Crewed Yacht Charters in the Caribbean & Eastern Mediterranean

Athene takes great pride in her ability to create healthy and exciting menus, taking inspiration from a wide variety of cuisines including Italian, French, Middle Eastern, Spanish, Indian and Asian.  She will use only the freshest ingredients available and sources organic produce wherever possible (and if you are lucky enough to be where the fish are biting, Athene will catch, prepare and serve them fresh from the Mediterranean to your dinner table!)



~ Fresh Bread straight from the oven served with a selection of local cheeses, cold meats, homemade jams, and marmalade and organic honey ~
~ A selection of cereals with fresh milk and yoghurt ~
~ Eggs cooked to your requirement ~
~ Fresh fruit salad ~
~ Freshly squeezed fruit juices ~
~ Tea/Coffee ~


~ Grilled Zucchini and Haloumi salad served with fresh herbs and a lemon vinaigrette ~
~ Tuna carpaccio served on a bed of green salad with basil oil and toasted pine nuts ~
~ Chilled Andalucian Gazpacho with fresh bread and a selection of cheeses ~
~ Salmon and Dill fishcakes with a green bean tricol or salad with a chilli and lime dressing ~
~ Freshly made mediterranean puff pastry pizza served with a rocket and parmesan salad ~


~ Salmon poached in white wine and herb butter with new potatoes and
green beans lightly tossed in lemon oil ~
~ Roast shoulder of lamb with caper berry sauce accompanied by
honey red peppers and creamy mashed potato ~
~ Chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto and stuffed with fresh pesto with fresh tomato sauce
accompanied by steamed spinach and pan fried courgettes ~
~ Filet of beef in peppercorn sauce served with potato gratin and braised red cabbage ~
~ Oven roasted sea bass served with green bean salad, sauteed garlic potatoes and peas ~


~ Poached cinnamon peaches served with vanilla yogurt ~
~ Individual zesty lemon cheesecake ~
~ Apple and ginger crumble served with vanilla custard ~
~ Hot chocolate brownie served with vanilla ice cream ~
~ Baked amaretti pears served in spiced red wine syrup ~

MIRA is ON THE MOVE and available for charter this summer in the West Med (Sardinia, Corsica and the South of France) and will also consider charters in the East Med (Croatia).

Summer rates are:  Euros 16,500/week, plus expenses.

We look forward to your inquiries.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book MIRA
View Mira's online brochure
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Monday, April 25, 2011

TransAtlantic Crossing Passage Charter: ANAHITA May-June 2011

The charter yacht ANAHITA, a 62-foot Dynamique sloop, is offering two spots on their transAtlantic repositioning charter. The departure has been postponed to the end of May (around the 20th of May 2011).

(A) Northeast Caribbean -- (B) Azores -- (C) Gibraltar -- (D) Montenegro
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Anahita has scheduled an Atlantic crossing for the end of May 2011 (around the 20th) and can welcome aboard two guests for the following legs:
  • First leg, Caribbean to Gibraltar: 
    • Ports: Departure would be from either St. Thomas, St. Martin, or Antigua to Gibraltar, with a 3-day stop in the Azores.
    • Duration: 30 days.
    • Cost: $5000/guest, all inclusive except bar. While in port in the Azores, only continental breakfast will be served and no other food is included in the charter fee.
  • Second leg, Gibraltar to Montenegro:
    • Ports: Gibraltar to Budva, Montenegro, with no stops
    • Duration: 11 days.
    • Cost : $3000/guest, all inclusive except bar.
Book one or BOTH legs!

Charter Yacht ANAHITA - Winter: Caribbean / Summer: Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Charters
    It is fair to say that -- having sailed only in the Mediterranean and never in “Proper” oceans -- I was somewhat worried regards to crossing the Atlantic, my journey into the unknown! I needed not have worried: From the moment I stepped aboard I felt at ease and very much enjoyed the crossing -- So many thanks for making it so easy: Well hosted. Best wishes to you both for much happiness together, kind seas, and fair winds. If you ever find your way to York, make sure you look me up.
    - Bruce (Antigua-Azores-Gibraltar, May 2-June 1, 2010
    There are many stories to be told about four guys on a 3,228 mile, 29-day transatlantic crossing, but the one that strikes me as being the best is meeting the Anahita captain, Bijan. Myself an owner of a 1980 38’ Shannon cutter ketch with two transatlantic crossings, I would say this crossing (12/01/09 -12/29/09) was one of the easiest of the three. As a captain you should know & be able to diagnose every sound emanating from your boat, understand & never chance your boat's abilities under all sea conditions, & have an ability to take command of all crew situations. I can say from doing this trip with Bijan that he is aware of all of these situations, even while asleep. The boat is equipped with two types of communication with the land via sailmail, an email service, & satellite telephone. I had been in contact through sailmail with my family & thereby kept them informed as to where the boat was & that all was as well. Now as for luxury, I can truly say there is nothing missing in accommodations or entertainment (Plasma TV for evening movies). My room was large, airy, & comfortable for two & extremely large for one. Of course, it has a head with shower with enough hot water to keep you happy. The galley was a delight to work in with a three-burner stove & oven that was easy to handle & make delicious hot evening meals. We even made fresh bread in the electric bread maker. Over all the Anahita was a delight to spend time on & would give anyone a great time to remember.
    - Regards, Noah (Gibraltar to St Martin, Nov. 2009)

    What a wonderful opportunity of an adventure charter this will be for 2-4 lucky people.  We love passages. It is so cool to look out and just see water all the way out to the horizon... Of course, you'll see the occasional ship and flotsam can get quite exciting.  Maybe you will even catch a nice fish for dinner on your way!

    Bijan and Roseanne look forward to having you aboard.

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book ANAHITA
    View Anahita's online brochure
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    Thursday, April 21, 2011

    Charter Yacht FLAME - ALL INCLUSIVE Virgin Islands Motor Yacht

    The charter yacht FLAME, a 65-foot Feadship motor yacht, is one of our favorite charter yachts in the Virgin Islands.

    Charter Yacht Flame - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters in the Virgin Islands

    Wayne & Barbara, owner-operators of Flame, have been chartering for 20-some years and they still enjoy sharing their boat and the islands with their guests. Jacob, the ship's cat has been aboard for about 5 years now, and is much loved by all.

    Flame is a fully air conditioned, 65-foot Feadship motoryacht that accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 equivalent cabins, each with private ensuite head/shower. Originally built in 1956, she has a classic style that is very appealing.  Flame has a large, covered aft deck which is great for dining and just relaxing out of the direct sun, yet still enjoying the cooling tradewinds. They have a 15-foot dinghy with a 85HP motor, waterskis, tube, snorkel equipment, 2-person kayak, two TV/VCR/DVD, iPod with 6000+ songs that can be broadcast in any cabin, bocci and lots of other beach games, too!

    Our video slideshow for the charter yacht Flame

    Way back when Wayne & Barb discovered Flame, she was in quite a state of disrepair (fire damaged as I recall, hence the name "Flame") but it was love at first sight. Flame's restoration and reconfiguration took a full three years and they did all the work themselves. Their love for their home truly shows with the meticulous upkeep and maintenance they bestow upon her.  A very fine vessel, indeed.

    In the summer months when they are not chartering, they restore antique speedboats (classic mahogany Chris Crafts and Gar Woods) and cars, as well as remodelling and landscaping their place up in New England. Busy folks while on vacation...

    1931 LaSalle Sedan
    1929/30 Gar Wood 28 foot Triple Cockpit Runabout

    FLAME is currently available for CHRISTMAS  and NEW YEARS
    It's not too early... Book NOW!

    Barb is well-known for her culinary skills and Wayne for his lobster-hunting talent. You can almost always bet on fresh seafood sometime during your week. You can find Barb's recipe for Shrimp and Lobster Risotto with White Truffle Oil in a previous post here.

    Honeymooners... Flame is a "one stop shop".  Wayne can perform your wedding ceremony as he is an ordained minister.

    RATES: All inclusive, year round in the Virgin Islands (BVI taxes included)
    • 2 guests: $11,500/week
    • 4 guests: $13,500/week
    • 6 guests: $15,500/week

    Wayne & Barb invite you to "Come on in, take your shoes off, relax and make yourself at home!"

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book FLAME
    View Flame's online brochure

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    Charter Yacht Freedom: ALL INCLUSIVE Virgin Islands motor yacht

    The charter yacht FREEDOM, a 120-foot Broward motor yacht, offers ALL INCLUSIVE (except fuel) yacht charters year round in the Virgin Islands.

    Charter Yacht Freedom - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters in the Virgin Islands

    Freedom’s philosophy is simple, “casual elegance, southern hospitality.” Unobtrusive yet superbly service-oriented, this crew is highly trained in their individual areas of expertise. The crew shares one common goal: a commitment to ensuring you have the most fun possible in the most relaxing way imaginable.

    The charter yacht Freedom is a 120-foot Broward motor yacht with a crew of five. Based in St Croix they charter throughout the Virgin Islands. Freedom is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms, each with private ensuite heads with showers. The master cabin has a King bed, two guest cabins have Queens, while the fourth cabin has lower twin berths with a pullman. Each cabin has an HD flat screen TV/DVD with a dedicated satellite receiver, and high-speed internet Wi-Fi is available.

    Freedom offers 5 dives/week for certified divers (additional dives available at $50/diver/dive). There is an onboard dive instructor so a resort course for non-certified divers is an option, too.

    After your dive or your workout on Freedom's BowFlex TreadClimber, you might wish to relax and soak in the jacuzzi/hot tub on the flybridge.
    RATES:  $60,000/wk for up to 8 guests (all inclusive, except fuel)
    When you view m/y Freedom's online brochure #1, please scroll down the page and read the information. The web site looks like it is only a slideshow on each page but there is text lower down that is very easy to miss :)

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book FREEDOM
    View Freedom's online brochure #1 and online brochure #2
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    Charter Yacht OCEANS SEVEN SQUARED - Updated Brochure

    The charter Yacht OCEANS SEVEN SQUARED (or OCEANS 7²), a 104-foot Trehard sloop,  has updated their online brochures.

    Charter Yacht Oceans Seven Squared - Winter Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters
    Summer Sailing Vacations with Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Charters based out of Croatia

    Check out new photos of their refurbished interior, updated crew profiles, new sample menu, etc. (Click link below, at end of this post)

    Exciting upgrades & new equipment -- both above & below decks !

    OCEANS 7²’s interior has been redecorated in an elegant, monochromatic style with contrasts of red, and finished with classic Monks and Lunar nautical photographs – complimenting her beautiful ash paneling.

    A new state of the art computer system has been added on board  OCEANS 7² -- complete with upgraded on deck repeater.  All of OCEANS 7²'s B & G Marine systems have also been upgraded with the latest generation.

    To enhance her already exceptional sailing performance, OCEANS 7² has brand new high-modulus carbon racing sails, special racing antifouling, and all new running rigging. The bow pulpit seat has been removed to allow more effective use of spinnakers and in addition the yacht now carries shorthand friendly downwind sails for use on charter. OCEANS 7²’s steering wheels are being replaced with high tech carbon / titanium models.

    And Just for Fun … 

    OCEANS 7² now has kite surfing gear aboard which is suitable for beginner up to pro level.

    Summer 2011

    OCEANS 7² will depart Antigua this week for the Mediterranean and is available for charter beginning in the second week of June, basing this summer in Croatia.

    RATES for 2011: Summer, Croatia:
    • € 50,000 Euro for up to 8 guests, plus all expenses
    Come aboard!

    OCEANS 7² offers the ultimate charter-friendly layout with accommodations for 8 guests in 4 convertible cabins.  Each cabin may be configured as one queen bed or two single beds.  The two forward guest cabins have a removable partition between them to enable them to convert to a spacious master cabin with centerline king bed.

    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.

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book OCEANS 72
    View Ocean Seven Squared's online brochure
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    Motor Yacht EL JEFE - All inclusive crewed Caribbean yacht charters

    The charter yacht EL JEFE, a 115-foot (35.05m) Derektor Tri-Deck motoryacht, is offering ALL-INCLUSIVE charters in St. Martin and the BVIs at affordable rates!

    Charter Yacht m/y EL JEFE - Caribbean Yacht Charters - Summer & Winter

    El Jefe is 115-foot Derektor Tri-Deck Motoryacht and accommodates up to 10 guests in 4 staterooms (3 Queens & 1 Twins with pullmans).

    The spacious King master stateroom located on the forward main deck complete with flat screen TV and state of the art body spray showers. The two Queen staterooms are equipped with flat screen TVs, cedar lined closets, marble counters, and body spray showers. The Twin stateroom has two lower twins with additional Pullmans which can accommodate up to four guests, and also has flat screen TVs and marble counters.

    EL JEFE's inviting and fun furnishings compliment the attractive interior decor. The main salon has a comfortable socializing area, as well as, a formal dining area midship, which can comfortably seat up to ten guests. The sky lounge is complete with a full entertainment system with TV/CD/DVD, as well as another full bar. On the aft deck which leads down to her swimming platform, an ‘al fresco’ dinning table can seat 10 guests. EL JEFE’s Sun Deck has additional seating for 10 more guests as well as outdoor barbeque, jet skis, flat screen TV and bar station. The Fly bridge boasts a semi covered sun bed, a full wet bar and an 8 person Jacuzzi/hottub.

    Other amenities on board include world wide central WIFI communications, TV, fax and phone.

    RATES: All inclusive for St. Martin and BVI charters
    • $40,000/wk for up to 6 guests
    • $42,000/wk for 8 guests
    • $44,000/wk for 10 guests

    Includes: Diesel fuel for 2 hours cruising and generators cumulative, gasoline for 15-foot Caribe tender/personal watercraft, chef's menu (3 meals/day, snacks), standard bar (alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages), landing fees for pickup and drop off, unlimited use of tender/ water toys.

    Optional: 35-foot Marlin towed tender available for additional $2000/wk, includes fuel.

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book EL JEFE
    View El Jefe's online brochure
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    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Charter Yacht Olga - Special All-Inclusive Rate for Yacht Charters in the Virgin Islands This Summer 2011

    Charter Yacht OLGA, a luxury 121-foot Crescent motor yacht, is offering ALL-INCLUSIVE crewed Caribbean charters this summer in the Virgin Islands.

    Motor Yacht OLGA - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters in the Virgin Islands
    this summer

    • $69,900/wk for up to 8 guests
    • $55,000 for 5 nights, for up to 8 guests
    Charter fee includes: fuel, food, soft drinks, ship's bar, and selected dockage.
    Not included: specialty items, premium wines & spirits, permits, etc...

    Special rates are valid for charters taking place between May 15 and September 1, 2011.

    Motor Yacht OLGA

    The charter yacht OLGA is a 121-foot Crescent motor yacht, fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms, plus there is an additional child's cabin, all with ensuite heads. The master has a King, two staterooms have Queens, one stateroom has 2 lower twin beds, and the child's cabin has a single bed and a pullman.

    • Mariachi Singer
    • Cordon Bleu Chef
    • Zero speed stabilizers
    • Wireless Karaoke Machine
    • Captain's paella on the beach
    • High-speed internet 24/7 (V-Sat)
    • 3-person Yamaha VX Waverunner
    • Spa treatments - massage - manicure
    • Super charming and accommodating crew
    • Scuba diving from the yacht (for certified divers)

    This could be you!

    Captain Bernard Calot, along with his 5 exceptional crew (including a certified massage therapist), look forward to having you aboard this summer.

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book OLGA
    View Olga's online brochure
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    Thursday, April 14, 2011

    Charter Yacht MATELOT - June in Croatia - Save 20%

    The charter yacht MATELOT, a Bruce Farr Southern Wind 80, is offering a 20% discount for June 2011 yacht charters in Croatia.

    Charter Yacht MATELOT - Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Charters
    Crewed Sailing Vacations in Croatia

    Confirm your charter before April 30, 2011 and save 5000 Euros off the regular weekly rate of €25,000 (plus all expenses).

    Matelot is available in Croatia beginning June 1, 2011.

    The crewed charter yacht Matelot, a beautiful 80-foot Bruce Farr/Southern Wind sloop, offers three comfortable guest staterooms plus performance sailing.  The full beam Master Stateroom located forward of the panoramic deck salon has a walk around king bed, settee & vanity / writing desk, ensuite bath with stall shower. Two identical guest cabins amidships, aft of the salon each have twin lower single beds with ensuite heads & stall showers. Crew quarters and galley are fully aft with separate companionway.  MATELOT is in "like new" condition following her winter spent in the shipyard in New Zealand.  Charming veteran British crew are Captain Angus Fuller & chef Jessie Fuller (+1) who have several seasons of busy chartering in Croatia and the Adriatic and are happy to make itinerary suggestions.

    Looking Ahead --> MATELOT will return to the Caribbean for the winter 2011-12 charter season and will be available anywhere from the BVI to Grenada. 

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book MATELOT
    View Matelot's online brochure
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