Sunday, January 30, 2011

Charter Motoryacht KAPALUA in the Grenadines - Special offer

Kapalua, a stunning 115-foot Crescent motoryacht, awaits you in the Grenadines with a special offer for this winter...

Charter Yacht Kapalua is available for Caribbean yacht charters in the Grenadines this winter

This stunning 115’ Crescent is offering 8 nights for the price of 7 at the reduced rate of $39,000 per week, plus expenses (regular rate is $44,000/wk).

Kapalua is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 9 guests in 4 staterooms with en-suite baths (1 King, 2 Queens, 1 Twins with kid's pullman).

Notable features of KAPALUA:
  • 5 Crew led by Captain Ken Maff
  • Jacuzzi tub in Master Stateroom
  • Waverunner
  • 15’ tender
  • On deck Jacuzzi
  • Nintendo, Wii
  • VSAT constant wireless internet/Communications included in charter rate

If you're feeling the need to warm up a bit, come on down and relax in the beautiful blue water of the Caribbean, contact us and we'll help you out!

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book KAPALUA
View Kapalua's online brochure
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Friday, January 28, 2011

Daytona NASCAR Charter Yacht Package

Experience 10 days and nights of high octane NASCAR fun in Daytona Beach for the Annual Speed Weeks culminating in the most prestigious of all NASCAR races, the Daytona 500.... on board the 123-foot Oceanco M/Y CAPRICE.

The charter includes dockage at THE place to be, Daytona Marina & Boat Works, now known as Aquamarina Daytona. You will be docked alongside NASCAR drivers, team owners, and other racing dignitaries. You will have a front row seat at the on-site famous Chart House of Daytona restaurant, host of daily and nightly race-related dinners and cocktail parties for the who’s who of racing...

 ...all for the low price of $ 69,500. A savings of just under $ 8,000...

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book CAPRICE
View Caprice's online brochure
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Charter Motor Yacht KALEEN: New Winter Rates

The charter yacht KALEEN, a 110-foot Broward motoryacht, has reduced their winter 2011 rate to $35,000/wk (plus all expenses) for up to 8 guests.

Charter Motor Yacht KALEEN - Available for yacht charters in the
Caribbean (winter) and New England (summer)

KALEEN is an IDEAL YACHT for PEOPLE who like to have FUN!

Sleeps 8 in 4 staterooms
(2 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Pullman)

Very child friendly yacht and crew with all the TOYS!
35' Triton tender with triple 225 HP Yamahas (New England)
2 x 2 pers. Yamaha VX 1100 Wave Runners
Assorted fishing & casting equipment
Water trampoline - 2 Ocean Kayaks
19' Novurania w/110 hp Mercury
Laser sailboat - Snorkel gear
Wake board - Knee board
Water skiis - Surf boards
Misc. beach toys
Water tube
Major refit winter 2008/2009/2010
New paint and varnish inside and out - all systems overhauled.
Completely wheelchair accessible on the main deck level
New head system and heads - AC systems
New entertainment systems
New full security system
Underwater lights
New stabilizers
New WiFi

Captain Andre Swanepoel and his sterling crew are standing by
for charters in the Caribbean - Based in St. Maarten
Summer base: Cape Cod, New England

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book KALEEN
View Kaleen's online brochure
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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Catamaran NAUTICAT new to charter yacht fleet

We would like to welcome charter yacht NAUTICAT OF FOWEY, a 47-foot Leopard catamaran, to the yacht charter fleet.

Welcome Bill & Ali

Bill and Ali, owner-operators of Nauticat, have been on a whirlwind schedule and are fresh from a refit on Sint Maarten where they have upgraded their catamaran for charters.

Prawn Mango Salad
Bill is originally from Cork, Ireland and has been into sports since his school days. He joined the RAF as an electronics technician and then flew for commercial airlines. Left flying due to the recession and took up sailing! Ali started sailing as a young child on the river Medway in Kent, England. After being made redundant in the corporate world in 2002, she earned her certificate from Leith's in London and after gaining experience in luxury hotels she had her own restaurant,  the well-known water side restaurant "Zutshi's at the Toll Bar" in Fowey that went on to win the coveted Remy Marten award in 2008.  Ali & Bill got together in 2006. They have since sold the restaurant, bought Nauticat and now you can experience their hospitality, excellent cuisine, and sailing experience aboard their charter catamaran in the Grenadines.

Be sure to check out Ali's sample menu!

Charter Yacht Catamaran NAUTICAT OF FOWEY
Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters / Sailing Vacations in St Vincent & the Grenadines

Nauticat is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins, each with Queen berth and ensuite head/shower. Nauticat has a 12-foot dinghy with 25HP motor, tube, 2-person kayak, snorkel gear, TV/DVD in salon, portable DVD player, iPod, Kindle with many eBooks, etc.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book NAUTICAT OF FOWEY
View Nauticat of Fowey's online brochure
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Friday, January 21, 2011

Be SAFARI's Valentine and save $1000 in February

Looking for an interesting venue for Valentine's Day?  Or perhaps a romantic setting to "pop the question"? Then again, maybe you need a quick getaway from winter and get your toes tan...

The catamaran SAFARI has a Valentine's present for you... $1000 off the standard rate of a 7-night yacht charter.

Charter Yacht Catamaran Safari
Caribbean Crewed Yacht Charters / Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands

And, if Valentine's week doesn't work for you that's OK as the offer is good for any charter taking place in February 2011. This discount can be taken into account for pro-rated shorter charters, too.

SAFARI's special rates for February 2011 (BVI taxes included)
  • 2 guests = $9,700 (normally $10,700)
  • 4 guests = $10,700 (normally $11,700)
  • 6 guests = $11,700 (normally $12,700)
Contact Paradise Connections to get this sweetheart of a deal :)

The charter yacht SAFARI is a fully air conditioned, 2008 Lagoon 440 catamaran (44 feet) with a crew of two.  This catamaran accommodates up to 6 guests in three double cabins, each with ensuite heads/shower. There is also the possibility of chartering for 7 or 8 guests for family charters with two children who can either sleep in the forward single cabins or in the salon... Inquire.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book SAFARI
View Safari's online brochure
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Charter Yacht MAKAYABELLA Updates

John & Susan, owner-operators of the charter yacht Makayabella, sent us some news this week...
In keeping with our annual upgrades and to ensure that our yacht is maintained to the highest standard, Makayabella has begun the 2011 season with a smart new spray hood, centre cockpit sunshade, stern cockpit bimini and a new set of centre cockpit cushion backs.

These were all custom made and fitted by the highly renown team of Dave and Jane Royce of The Canvas Shop in Grenada.

Our dinghy also looks like new as well after we had the tubes replaced in St Lucia last November.

Although we know and love the Grenadines as a chartering destination, we are also familiar with and happy to sail throughout the Windward and Leeward Islands.   We are pleased to see business picking up and would like you to know that we will be as accommodating and flexible as possible for any last minute charters or special requests. 

MAKAYABELLA is a 65-foot Naval Chantier sloop, owned & operated by the British couple of John Nicholson & Susan Bruce. While having four guest cabins, Makayabella limits charter groups to a maximum of six guests (choose 3 of the 4). All guest cabins have private, ensuite heads. Two cabins have double berths, while the other two guest cabins have twin bunks (upper/lower).

John & Susan also included comments from recent guests:
  • "We were made to feel very welcome as soon as we climbed aboard!  I was very relaxed at the end of week and was not looking forward to cooking when I got back as I knew I would have a hard job to match the delights that we were served by Sue—she needs to write a cook book!"
  • "Both John and Sue have gone the extra mile to make it one to remember!  On the first day I was wary of snorkeling.  Today I am relaxed and enjoying thanks to John’s encouragement."
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the week, especially the company Sue and John gave us.  The highlight of the week had to be the snorkeling and being so close to the turtles."
  • "I had a wonderful week aboard with John and Sue.  My highlight was mastering the kneeboard.  The snorkeling was fantastic with John and Sue pointing out the brilliant wildlife, especially the Stingray!"
RATES: All inclusive except for one dinner ashore at guests' expense, bar/beverages, cruising fees...
  • Winter 2010-11: 2 guests=$9,000 / 4 guests=$10,500 / 6 guests=$12,000
  • Summer 2011: 2 guests=$8,000 / 4 guests=$9,500 / 6 guests=$11,000

Come join MAKAYABELLA on a Snorkeling Safari and explore the underwater world of the Caribbean!

Guests on Makayabella love John and Sue's personally guided safaris! They enjoy sharing their knowledge of the coral reefs and know just where to find unusual sea creatures.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book MAKAYABELLA
View Makayabella's online brochure
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

SPECIAL OFFER: Feb & March 2011 CaryAli Caribbean Motoryacht

The charter yacht CARYALI, an 86-foot motoryacht, is offering a special price for Caribbean charters this February & March 2011.

Charter Yacht CaryAli - Available for crewed yacht charters
Winter in Caribbean & Summer in New England

  • $39,500/wk for up 6 guests, plus all expenses
  • Normal rate: $49,000/wk, 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.

In Summer 2011 CaryAli will be available for charter in New England.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book CARYALI
View CaryAli's online brochure
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Charter Yacht WINDSTAR 10% discount for February & March 2011

s/v WindStar is new to the Caribbean yacht charter fleet this season and is offering a 10% discount as an introductory promotion for February and March 2011 charters.

Captains Kat & Ed of WindStar

RATES: $5800/wk for 2 guests for the 2010-11 season

SPECIAL RATES for FEBRUARY and MARCH 2011: $5220/wk

WindStar offers a $500 discount for honeymoon charters :)

WindStar - Caribbean Sailing Vacations
in the Virgin Islands
WindStar is a Liberty 49 sloop, owned and operated by Ed & Kathleen Ray.

WindStar is air conditioned and accommodates up to 2 guests in their large, full width, aft cabin with King-sized berth. The ensuite head has a tub with shower. WindStar has a 12-foot dinghy with 25HP motor, snorkel gear, TV/DVD in salon, iPod with over 10,000 songs, floating mats, beach chairs, etc.

WindStar is a NON-SMOKING yacht.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book WINDSTAR
View WindStar's online brochure
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snowy where you are? Come sailing! Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters, Sailing Vacations

Bob just saw this on Huffington Post: Snow In 49 States Right Now Florida is the only state without snow in the USA.

Read the article HERE

We don't have any snow currently in the Virgin Islands! So, if you're tired of making snow angels, come on down and make sand angels on the beach :)

Contact us now to start planning your getaway...  a fully-crewed yacht charter vacation in the Caribbean. No planning, no cooking, no dishes, no cleaning -- only leisurely days spent reconnecting with family and exploring the delights of the Virgin Islands -- white sand beaches, colorful reefs, exhilarating sailing, and peaceful star-filled nights.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

RECIPE: Chocolate Coma Cake - Yacht Three Moons

Start the New Year right with this decadent, award-winning dessert from one of our favorite charter yachts, Three Moons! I love the way Shelley decorated this cake... Beautiful!


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 cup boiling Water


Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and add eggs, milk, oil, and almond extract.
Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
Stir in boiling water. Batter will be thin.
Pour into two 9-inch greased and floured baking pans.
Bake 30-35 minutes.
Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans onto a wire rack.
Cool completely.

Frosting for the outside of the cake:
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 2/3 cup Cocoa
  • 3 cups Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
For the frosting, melt butter and stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed. Add almond extract.

Frosting for the middle of the cake:
  • 3/4 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 cup Caramel Sauce
For the middle frosting, stir together both ingredients in a large heatproof bowl and warm slightly in the microwave until mixable.


For the competition, I wanted this dessert to make a big impression. More is More, right? So I made this recipe into 4 extra large 13" round layers. Between the layers, I added a mixture of crunchy peanut butter and caramel sauce. Then, using a star shaped cookie cutter, I cut out and baked pie crust "stars". These were cooled and brushed with 24 carat edible gold dust. I also purchased some pre-formed chocolate decorations that were a fancy lace design. The cake was gorgeous when surrounded by freshly cut and fanned strawberries.

Capt. Randy said the finished creation weighed about 20 pounds! There was enough chocolate to put the judges into a "Chocolate Coma"!

Charter Yacht Three Moons - Caribbean sailing vacations in the Virgin Islands

Three Moons is a 72-foot Irwin ketch with a crew of three. Three Moons is fully air conditioned and has four double cabins with ensuite heads/showers. There's also the possibility of swapping out one of the double cabins for the forward cabin with twin upper/lower bunks, if that is better suited for the make up of your group.

Three Moons: excellent food, fun, and hospitality... What's not to like???

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book THREE MOONS
View Three Moons' online brochure #1 and online brochure #2
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Saturday, January 01, 2011


Paradise Connections would like to wish everyone a healthy, happy, prosperous, fun, and excellent New Year!

Happy New Year / Bonne Année

Have you noticed? The blog has a new look for the new year!

All the best,