Saturday, August 31, 2013

CHARTER COMMENTS: Trimaran Promenade

We recently had an inquiry for a last-minute, family yacht charter. We were very happy that the charter yacht PROMENADE, a 65-foot trimaran, was available as they fit the bill perfectly.

Trimaran Promenade - Scuba Diving & Sailing Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

Here are comments and photos that Cathy sent us:
Dear Sheila and Bob,

Our vacation aboard the Promenade was a dream come true. Or, as Brian our eldest son put it, "Best vacation ever, mom!"

We had chartered a sailboat in the BVI once before when our boys were 10 and 12, almost 20 years ago, and when it happened that this summer we would be able to vacation in August together, the boys wanted to repeat the trip, although both are now scuba certified.

We opted for the Promenade because of its size, it being a scuba boat, picking us up in St.Thomas, and the reasonable rates. What we didn't count on were Captain Chad and his crew who felt more like extended family than hired hands! There wasn't a thing they didn't think of. All of our needs were met. The food was wonderful. We had Lauren's birthday cake in the shape of the boat!
The diving and snorkeling (just me) was beyond belief. Because I was the only one who didn't dive, Yanna, one of the crew snorkeled with me every day, pointing out various fish and coral. We had sailing lessons, and included the crew in our nightly games.

We would highly recommend the Promenade and Captain Chad and would likely use them and Paradise Connections again. 
-- Cathy C & Family
Promenade, August 19-25, 2013

- up to 10 guests (12 for families if we ask nicely)

Promenade is a custom 65-foot trimaran with a crew of three. Promenade is fully air conditioned and has five guest cabins:  2 kings and 3 queens.  The king cabins may also be made up as singles, if requested, making a total of 7 beds.  The two forward queen cabins have ensuite heads, while the aft queen and king/twin cabins share two heads.

Promenade has a 15-foot dinghy with 50HP motor, waterskis for adults and kids, kneeboard, wakeboard, tube (4-person Predator also referred to as the "couch of doom"!), two 2-person kayaks, 6-person "power lounger", snorkeling gear, fishing equipment, 32" flatscreen TV/DVD, iPod with 5000 songs, air compressor to fill scuba tanks. Lots of toys. Beach games and exercise equipment, too. WiFi where available, bring your laptop.

New additions include:
  • Stand-up paddleboard (SUP)
  • Nightclub lighting, dancing floor and sound system with DJ booth
  • Foam Machine and foam parties (extra)
  • Yoga on the beach

Promenade has a dive instructor so ask us about resort courses or other diving instruction. Promenade offers casual diving for certified divers: $20/diver/dive with gear rental, if needed, for $125/wk/diver for BC & Regs.

Promenade is one of the very few crewed charter yachts in the BVI that carries a commercial fishing license for the yacht. They carry ballyhoo and lures for trolling, a casting net for live bait, frozen squid for bottom fishing, 2 trolling rods, 3 bottom fishing/spinning rods, gaff hook, landing net, various lures, bottom tackle and hand lines as well as 4 rod holders on the aft deck.


20% discount on new bookings for all-inclusive charters taking place between now and December 7, 2013. This offer is available for charters of less than 7 nights, too. Promenade requests one dinner ashore at guests' expense. Example: a 10-person, all-inclusive yacht charter for only $15,120 !!!
OPEN for December 21-28 or December 22-29, 2013
RATE: Only $12,000 for up to 6 guests, add $750 for each additional guest (8 guests=$13,500, 10 guests=$15,000)
STANDARD RATES: 7-night, all-inclusive yacht charter (discounted rate in parentheses):
  • $14,900/wk for up to 6 guests
  • $15,900/wk for 7 guests
  • $16,900/wk for 8 guests
  • $17,900/wk for 9 guests
  • $18,900/wk for 10 guests

Cabin cruise weeks available, too... Inquire!

Promenade is currently available for Christmas 2013

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book PROMENADE
View Promenade's online brochure
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