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March 3, 2008

Prime weeks available on these fine yachts!  All rates in US dollars!

AURORA  67’ sloop

AURORA, 67’ sloop, is open following 6th April drop off in St. Martin.  Full-width queen master with marble bath is aft.  The forward guest suite offers a double bed plus a single Pullman and large head with a tiled shower.  English Captain Rich Malone and Scots-born Samantha Howie have sailed and chartered together for years.  Happy News – Rich & Sam will be married this September! 

Available for Antigua Classic & Sailing Regattas.

US$13,000/2   $14,000/4 – x fine wines, taxes, dockage & communications.

Looking ahead:  AURORA is available for charter this summer in New England -- rates as above, plus all expenses.

CLAUDIA IV, Swan 70, is available now until a 17th March pick up in St. Martin, and from 3 to 15 April.   Accommodations for 6 in three cabins: Aft master cabin has a centerline queen berth, ensuite head and separate shower. Two en suite guest cabins forward have one lower double berth and one single upper Pullman each.  Husband/wife team Mike and Adele Watts have worked together on yachts since 1996.  Mike is a mechanical engineer by education and an RYA Yachtmaster and Sailing instructor.  Adele was a teacher for many years in her native Canada and completed Cordon Bleu chef training five years ago. 

US$20,000/2    $21,000/4   $22,000/6 – inclusive x taxes, communications and dockage.  Ship’s bar is included.

Available for Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, 4-22 April, and Antigua Race Week, 23 April to 2 May - as a mother ship or spectator boat (no racing.)

Looking ahead: CLAUDIA IV is available Summer 2008 in the West Med -- € 17,000 plus all expenses.

FORTUNA  82’ custom Maxi
FORTUNA, 82’ custom Maxi, sleeps 10 in 5 double cabins.  Smooth, uncluttered decks and two guest cockpits give everyone plenty of space to relax.  Charming, English speaking, Spanish crew offer the best in European hospitality.  Captain Escribano a former restaurateur, has years of experience competing in top-level yacht racing in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.  

US$22,400/4   $24,600/6   $26,800/8   $29,000/10 - inclusive x bar, taxes, dockage & communications. Available in St. Martin following the Heineken Regatta, 2 - 10 March

Looking ahead: FORTUNA is available for summer charters in the West Med:  € 20,000/July, € 22,000 in August & €19,000 in September; Plus all expenses.

IBIS  60’ pilot house sloop
CDI-Ibis.jpg (5064 bytes)IBIS, 60’ pilot house sloop, a classic gentleman’s yacht, accommodates 4 guests in two en suite cabins:  an aft double and a forward cabin with 2 lower singles.  Dutch owner/hosts Robert & Nelliemarie Ketelaar, with years of charter experience, still love what they do so well - showing guests the beauties of the Grenadines.  They are both excellent cooks with access to the finest French ingredients and wines.  Bon Appetit!

IBIS is available in the Grenadines from now until 19th March, also for the period 31 March to 10 April, and 22nd April on.   US $6,950/2    $7,950/4 - inclusive x bar, dockage, taxes, & communications fees.

Looking ahead:  IBIS is available this summer in the Grenadines at the very attractive rates of $6500/2 & $7,500/4 inclusive except bar, dockage, taxes & communications.

MAKAYABELLA, 65’ CNB sloop.  A bright, fresh interior with splashes of blue welcomes up to eight guests in four en suite cabins:  Two double cabins and two upper/lower singles cabins.  All berths are a generous 6’6” in length.

English skipper/owner John Nicholson has been sailing and for years in the Grenadines.  He knows places, accessible only by boat, that offer the best snorkeling, beachcombing and spots for a beach barbecue.  Chef Susan Bruce attended catering college and worked in a variety of hotels and restaurants before wanderlust took her around the world including South Africa for 16 years where she cooked on game farms. 

IBIS is available in the Grenadines 11 to19 March, and from 10th April on.  Winter rates:  US $8,000/2   $9,500/4   $11,000/6   $12,500/8 - inclusive x bar, taxes, dockage & communications.

Looking ahead:  MAKAYABELLA is available for summer charters in the Grenadines - rates as above.

THE DOVE, 54’ cutter.  Built to order for British world-sailor Larry Tyler, THE DOVE offers two air-conditioned, en suite queen-bedded cabins.  Born in Italy, Larry speaks fluent Italian and French. He studied Hotel Management for four years and trained as a chef at the Dorchester Hotel in London.  Larry spends a few months every year at his house in France “researching” the latest trends in cuisine to add to his charter menus.  Earlier this season Larry added solar panels to supplement power needs on board THE DOVE.

Available for Easter!  US$7,800/2   $9,180/4   $10,815 – inclusive x bar, taxes, dockage & communications.  Open 14 March to 14 April, starting in St. Martin.

Looking ahead:  THE DOVE is available for summer charters in the Grenadines - rates as above.

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