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
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