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January, 31 2008

DEMOISELLES - Ready for charter in the Seychelles!

88' Sparkman & Stephens

Ready for charter in the Seychelles!

A recent email from the owner reports that  DEMOISELLES is in “splendid shape” after a four month, $650,000+ refit.  She is in the Seychelles and ready for charter.  The beaches and snorkeling are fantastic in six national marine parks, two World Heritage Sites and many conservation areas among the 155 islands (mostly uninhabited) which include the largest raised coral atoll in the world.  

What’s new? 
More powerful main engine
More powerful and quieter generators
Satellite mail & internet access
New windows
Freshly painted hull
Refitted mast
New cockpit curtains
New upholstery on outdoor furniture
Deluxe espresso machine
Bread baking machine
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

Of special note, there is “excellent fishing gear aboard ‘to attack the enormous amount of fish’ in the Seychelles.”

Demoiselles will be based in Mahe with plans to make her way around the islands.  Guests can easily join the boat by helicopter or water service.   Flights abound from all European cities as well as Dubai and other cities in the Middle East.  

Four convertible en suite guest cabins offer flexible accommodations for up to 10 guest (families only).  Each cabin’s double bed converts to two lower singles. Two cabins have one upper single pullman berth each.

“The captain was excellent and the chef was fantastic!”  March 2007, Tortola

SUMMER RATES: Euros – 30,000 plus all expenses

S/Y MATELOT available in Croatia Summer 2008


80’ Farr designed performance sloop

 S/Y MATELOT available in Croatia Summer 2008

Make the most of your Croatian cruising holiday with Captain Angus Fuller and Chef Jessie Cuthbert’s local knowledge, acquired over three seasons of sailing the Dalmatian Coast.  The Adriatic offers over 1000 islands, innumerable bays and coves, glorious unspoiled beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, magnificent mountain views, 8 beautiful national parks brimming with wildlife and a Mediterranean climate balmy enough to grow palms, vines and olives - truly an excess of riches to explore.  Tell Angus what kind of vacation you want and he will create an itinerary customized to your interests.  Give Jessie details of what you like – and don’t like – and she will tailor a menu just for you.

Charters must start and end outside of Croatia.  Angus recommends beginning in Kotor, Montenegro and ending in Dubrovnik or Split, or vice versa.  Alternatively, start in Venice and sail down to Split.  (though, the fees for visiting Venice are high.

With just three cabins, MATELOT’s eighty foot length offers exceptional comfort for six guests.  The full beam master is forward with a centerline queen and ensuite bath with a separate shower.  Two identical guest cabins aft have twin lower singles with ensuite heads and stall showers. 

SUMMER RATES:   Euros - 22,000 plus all expenses, during June & September
                               Euros -  24,000 plus all expenses, during July & August

New Crew on TRUE NORTH!  -   New 75’ Catamaran "MATAU"


65’ Privilege catamaran

New crew on TRUE NORTH!  
Captain Brett Clark and his wife, Chef Andrea, are thrilled to be on S/Y TRUE NORTH, the sleek 65’ Privilege catamaran.  True North’s modern décor and spacious layout are a Contrast to their last command on ARIA, the traditional motor sailer they chartered successfully for more than two years. 

Winter Opening: Feb 20 - March 14

New 75’ cat to be commissioned Spring 2008!

Now for the big news -  a container full of soft furnishings, tableware, etc. is on its way to France for the 75’ catamaran True North’s owner has just closed on.      Brett and Andrea will take over the new yacht, named MATAU, this spring and be ready for charter in the  West Med. this summer.   Pictures and more information coming soon!

The owner plans to keep TRUE NORTH in charter at least through the winter 2008/09 season.  She will be based in Newport Summer 2008, available for New England charters.   The owner is currently interviewing crew to take over TRUE NORTH in the Spring.  We expect to have information soon on the crew that will take over True North and will share that ASAP.

Accommodations for eight in four en suite cabins:  The master has a centerline king and very spacious bath with a separate shower.  Three queen guest cabins have private en suite baths with enclosed showers. 

TRUE NORTH is open from 22 February (St. Martin) to 12 March (Tortola).
WINTER RATES:  $27,000/6   $29,500/8  x fine wines, taxes, dock, comm.,
SUMMER RATES:  $27,500 - plus all  (May 1 – October 31)

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