Sunday, October 23, 2011

Charter Yacht Corus : Charter Comments

Here are comments from charterers of ours who celebrated a 50th birthday aboard Corus, a 45-foot Whitby ketch owner-operated by Ann & Bill Hasted.

Laura and I enjoyed our time on Corus quite a bit. Bill and Ann were very accommodating and made sure we had lots of chances to go snorkeling and hiking. They were also very helpful in recommending great beaches and restaurants. The Hasteds really know the area well and were careful to point out important sights and give a bit of history as well.

The Corus is a beautiful vessel. She's lovely to look at and very roomy. Under sail or under power, she's stable and solid. Bill and Ann obviously take great care of Corus and are rightfully proud of her. Topside and below were absolutely spotless and polished. The Hasteds have been sailing together for years, and they have it down to a science. I've sailed with couples who shouted at each other the whole time. Not pleasant. Conversely, much of the time Bill and Ann communicated with hand signals and it was really fun to watch a well-choreographed team.

I'm still trying to figure out where Ann kept the Sous-Chef and the rest of the kitchen! How she turned out such great-looking and great tasting meals as quickly as she did is still a mystery. Delicious and varied menu items were beautifully presented every day.

Paradise Connections did a great job of matching us with a correctly-sized boat and working with our schedule. Bob and Sheila kept in touch regularly and patiently explained the charter process. Follow-up questions were promptly answered and they made sure we were well-informed.

Yes, I think we would like to charter again and we'd certainly consider Corus in the future. Scuba certification is on my “bucket list” and I think Bill and Ann and BVI would be the perfect combo for getting the job done. I might have to fast for a week or two prior to going again, just to be able to justify eating all of the great food!

- Josh & Laura

Corus is well-known for their excellent meals. Ann usually wins one or two awards every year in the cooking competition during the Virgin Islands charter yacht shows.

Charter Yacht Corus - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

Corus has a large guest cabin aft with a queen-sized berth and private, ensuite head/shower. Access to the guest cabin is either from the boat's interior or by a separate private entrance via the center cockpit.  Amenities include a 13-foot dinghy with 30HP motor, 2 one-person kayaks, snorkel equipment, hammock, beach toys, underwater camera & video, etc. One dive/day for certified divers (gear included, but not wet suits or air fills) is included in the standard charter fee.

RATES: $5900/week for a 2-person (not each!), all-inclusive charter in the Virgin Islands
  • No charge for single child (under 12 years of age) using navigators berth and parent's bathroom.
  • No surcharge for charters of less than 5 nights. 
  • Inquire for a single-person rate
  • One dive/day for certified divers

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