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March 16, 2009

Spring & Summer E- News

The beautiful Little Harbor 53 ASHLANA is presently in the Virgin Islands and ready for charters -- bring offers!  ASHLANA will consider Spring charters during April & May in the Bahamas or anywhere en route to her summer base in New England.

Tom & Christie have received consistently outstanding comments from charter guests:   
“We are refreshed and ready to return to our world and hopefully, very soon, to return to yours.”

"Tom and Christie, Thank you so much for a wonderful week! The boat, the meals and your fabulous company was great! Your tour of the BVI's was so much better that anything we could have imagined!” 

Winter 08-09 - Caribbean  $8,000/2  $9,500/4 Caribbean Terms
Summer 2009 - New England $10, 500/2  $12,000/4, plus all expense


BANDERA is available for summer 2009 charters in Southern New England, based in in Long Island for June, July & August and will consider charters in Maine from late August through September – the perfect time for Maine cruising!

Captain David Abramski reports that with a slower than usual Caribbean charter season, he has been busy working hard on BANDERA: 

“We have done some extensive varnish and paintwork this winter, both exterior and interior and she really looks gorgeous!  We have also done a number of smaller projects, such as new cockpit cushions, replaced the head stay furler, and redone the gold leaf lettering on the transom.  BANDERA is looking better than she has in years!"

BANDERA has always been maintained to a very high standard, and last summer the owner had several new sails built as well as extensive electronics upgrades in order to ready BANDERA for the 2008 Newport to Bermuda race where she placed first in her class! __________________________________________________________________________________________

COCONUT is available for charters en route to her summer base on the West Coast / California.  For example, Captain Daniel Wise would consider charter this this Spring in Venezuela, Panama or the San Blas Islands …

Winter 08-09 - Caribbean:  $21,000/2  $22,000/4  $23,000/6 Caribbean Terms
Summer 2009 effective May 1st:  $21,500/6, plus all expenses


FORTUNA is still available for a charter for Antigua Race Week and also has a few berths still available for the transatlantic crossing.

FORTUNA will head to the Mediterranean for the summer charter season.  She is Spanish Flag with a Spanish charter license and fully legal for summer charters in and around Span
ish waters.

For the remainder of the winter and the summer season FORTUNA's charter rates will remain discounted  as follows:     

Discounted Winter 08-09 Caribbean rates:  $16,150/4  $17,765/6  $19,370/8  $20,950/10, Caribbean Terms

Discounted Summer 2009 West Med rates:  € 16,000 during May, June, July & September, plus all expenses
                                                                 € 20,000 during August, plus all expenses


KALIKOBASS II – Between charters this winter Captain Ross Murray has been busy having a new state of the art 2250 KVH satcom system installed.  The yacht has also received 2 New dodgers and has undergone thorough general preventative maintenance including all new fuel lines and an overhauled bow thruster. 

KALIKOBASS II is available this summer for charters in the East or West  Mediterranean & Croatia

Winter 08-09 - Caribbean $ 57,500 for up to 8 guests, plus all expenses
Summer 2009 - Med / Croatia 
48,000 for up to 8 guests, plus all expenses

“To our wondrous crew:  Thank you so much for making our time on Kalikobass II an adventure we will always remember!  Perfect Sailing.  Perfect weather.  Perfect food and most of all Perfect Crew!  We love you guys and wish nothing but health and happiness for you always!" 

Guest comments, January 2009

Privilege 75' catamaran MATAU

Exciting news!  Captain Brett Clark is the Charter Wave “Captain of the Month”  – read the interview:

MATAU still has some prime weeks available on her winter calendar and will be in New England for the summer charter season.

SAFARI the 62' Gunboat catamaran is currently in St Maarten and Captain Lucky Mike is standing by for charters.  Bring offers!

She is available for charter this summer in the Mediterranean at the weekly charter price of € 15,000 plus all expenses.

Winter 08-09 Caribbean:  $17,500/2  $18,500/4  $19,500/6  Caribbean Terms
Summer 2009 West Med:  
15,000, plus all expenses 


m/y TIVOLI has just dropped off a charter in Antigua and is available for a charter with 24 hours notice. The owner says bring offers!

TIVOLI will be available in New England for summer charters.


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