Saturday, June 02, 2012

Catamaran SILVER MOON - New England Summer Yacht Charters

Yesterday, Captain Bob Daigle of the charter yacht SILVER MOON, a 44-foot Voyage catamaran, wrote to let us know that they have safely arrived in New England and are ready for summer charters.

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Summer Yacht Charters in New England... Maine, too!

Here's what Capt. Bob has to say:

June 1, 2012 - Newport Rhode Island, Silver Moon Arrives in New England

Silver Moon, a fully crewed Voyage 440 Catamaran based in St. Thomas, USVI has just completed a journey from the Virgin Islands to Newport, Rhode Island, making a quick stop in Bermuda along the way.  The passage from St. Thomas to Bermuda took the boat to Puerto Rico and then north to Bermuda.  From Bermuda we sailed the rhumb line across the Gulf Stream and then to Newport, Rhode Island.

Over the course of the voyage we experienced some terrific sailing conditions, as well as some rough weather and seas particularly during the passage from Puerto Rico to Bermuda. The stop in Bermuda allowed the crew to get some sail repairs made, as well as replenish the boat with water, fuel and provisions.  The 620-mile passage from Bermuda to Rhode Island was completed in slightly less than four days, a personal record for the crew of Captain Bob and owners Captain Joel, Bev & family who have all sailed this same passage many times. Bob caught a 25-pound Bull Mahi the second day outside of Bermuda which provided two great tasting dinners for the crew of six.

Silver Moon is now located in Narragansett Bay, ready for taking guests aboard to visit the many beautiful islands and shoreside festivals occurring in New England this summer. The boat will remain in the Newport, RI / Buzzards Bay area for June and July and likely make its way up to Maine during August.  In early October the boat will sail south back to St. Thomas via the Intercoastal Waterway, arriving in Red Hook, St. Thomas late October -- ready for the 2012-13 charter season in the Virgin Islands.  [Silver Moon already has a Paradise Connections' charter in early November!]

2012 summer highlights include:
  • Fully crewed, all-inclusive charters available throughout the summer with Captain Bob and Maggie Daigle as your Captain, Crew / Chef & Hosts. Half-board charters are also an option (inquire).
  • Cruising and exploring Narragansett Bay & Newport, Elizabethan Islands (Buzzards Bay),  Cape Cod Canal, Provincetown, Boston, Martha´s Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island and the always beautiful Maine Coastline. In Maine we'd leave from Portland and explore Casco Bay, Penobscott Bay, maybe up to Mt. Desert if time permits. There are many, many options for our guests depending upon their preferences.
  • Americas Cup Racing in Newport, Rhode Island during the end of June/beginning of July. We have ringside seats for some of the highest energy sailboat racing the world has literally ever seen.
  • Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals: Listening and watching some of the best jazz and folk artists on the planet while lounging on the decks of Silver Moon.  We'll be anchored just offshore of Fort Adams and the concert stage, the site of both of these music festivals. 

Local knowledge abounds as Maggie and Bob were born and bred in New England, sailing and racing in this area roughly about the same time they learned to walk. You'll be in good hands!

Silver Moon is a 44-foot Voyage catamaran with a crew of two. The yacht is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 queen cabins with ensuite head/shower. Silver Moon has a 14-foot center console dinghy with a 50HP motor, tube, 2-person kayak, tennis equipment, musical instruments (2 guitars, harmonica, rhythm maker) and song books, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, hammock, flat screen TV with DVD, etc...

  1. KIDS: One child aged 12-years old or younger sails for FREE on 7-night or longer charters.
  2. 15% discount off normal rates for charters in the Virgin Islands taking place between November 17 and December 14, 2012
  3. These two special offers may be combined!

Currently available for NEW YEARS from December 27th onwards

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book SILVER MOON
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