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March 13, 2008

Antigua Classics Regatta, 17 – 22 April      Antigua Sailing Week, 23 April – 2 May


Join the festivities as yachts and sailors come from around the world for some of the most spirited competition on the international sailing calendar.

These 10 yachts are available as spectator boats only – we’ll leave the racing to the pros!  Rates are in US dollars.


AMNERIS, 75’ Alden ketch.  Fresh from a multi-month refit in Florida, Amneris offers an aft master with one double and one single bed plus two guest cabins with upper/lower singles.  New decks, new paint and so much more!  All cabins are en suite.  Fabulous cockpit and deck space. 
$14,900/2   $15,900/4   $16,900/6 - plus all expenses. 
ASHLANA, 53’ Little Harbor.  Exquisite interior, congenial owner/host and talented chef.  Choose any two of the three cabins:  two doubles or one upper/lower singles.  Two heads & showers.

$10,700/2   $11,900/4 - inclusive x bar, taxes, dockage & communications.

AURORA, 67’ sloop.  Queen master aft with marble bath, double guest cabin forward with large tiled shower.  Recent guests praise the crew:  “Sam’s “culinary expertise would surely merit at least a final, if not winning place on Masterchef, whilst Rich’s mastery at the helm coupled with his nautical skills are equally impressive.”  Ship’s bar included!   $13,000/2    $14,000/4 – inclusive x special requests, taxes, dockage & communications.
CLAUDIA IV, Swan 70.  Centerline queen master aft.  Two guest cabins have lower doubles with upper singles.  All en suite.  Classic Swan interior, high performance sailing and a crew who has sailed around the world.  Ship’s bar included. 
$20,000/2   $21,000/4   $22,000/6 – inclusive x special requests, taxes, dockage & communications.
CDI-Caliope_of_Arne.jpg (4141 bytes)CALLIOPE, 60’ schooner.  Ideal for ‘a bunch of the guys (up to 8)’ with two cabins with double lowers and upper singles and two cabins with upper/lower singles sharing two heads and showers.  Owner/host Fernando Ferdinand is a terrific chef with over 20 years experience on yachts.  Attractively priced at $7,000/4   $8,000/6   $9,000/8 - inclusive x bar, taxes, dockage & communications. MELINKA, Swan 80’.  With her warm teak interior and red leather upholstery, Melinka is truly a gentleman’s yacht.  Three en suite cabins welcome six guests.  The master cabin has 2 single beds -- one port, one starboard. Two midship guest cabins have upper/lower single bunks.   Captain Forrest Shropshire is American, Chef Maria Teresa Beddoe is from the Channel Islands and Mate Jace Hector is Antiguan. 
$18,500/6 - inclusive x bar, taxes, dockage & communications.

SELENE, Swan 80.  Elegance and performance!  Accommodations for six in three en suite cabins forward of the main salon.  The port and starboard cabins have one lower double berth and one single upper Pullman each.  The master cabin is forward with two lower single berths and a large en suite bath, separate shower and heated towel racks.

Seasoned charter professionals Captain Chris Besser and Chef Katherine Lee have worked together for more than five years. 
$30,000/6 – plus all.   Based in Antigua

TABASCO, 76’ Baltic.  Her bright red hull and sleek lines stand out everywhere she goes!   Tropical rain showers?  Step into the comfortable deck salon until they blow by. En suite centerline queen master forward, two double-bedded guest cabins share a large bath with a glass enclosed shower.  Captain Paul Preston has twenty plus years charter experience in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. 
$20,000/2   $22,000/4   $24,000/6 - inclusive x bar, taxes, dockage & communications. 
TIVOLI, 90’ expedition motoryacht.  Keep up with the fastest sailing yachts throughout the races, then relax in the master stateroom’s steam shower, whirpool tub or the fly bridge Jacuzzi!   Deluxe accommodations for six in a centerline queen master and two guest cabins with twin lower singles.  Captain Johnny Spelinhauer, Tivoli’s owner, is your genial host.  $33,500 plus all expenses.

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