Caribbean Sailing Vacations by Ed Hamilton
The Moorings Yacht Charter base Belize

Descriptions of popular
BAREBOAT CHARTER COMPANIES

Barefoot Yacht Charters

Barefoot:

Nice small, locally owned and operated company with a mixture of older and newer boats. Good service, convenient St. Vincent base location, cats and monohulls from 35 to 50 feet available.

BVI Yacht Charters

BVI Yacht Charters:

Very good small company with a mixture of some older but mostly newer boats. Friendly service, easy Roadtown Tortola base location within walking distance of most shops and restaurants. Some of the best small boat availability of any BVI company.

The Catamaran Company

Catamaran Company:

Company specializing in catamarans both sail and power. Based at Village Cay Marina, Tortola. Free days available for various dates except high season.

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Conch Yacht Charters

Conch Charters:

Good budget company with some fairly new boats, but mostly older ones. Very friendly staff and good follow up service, simple, no frills Tortola base location. Least expensive 50 footers available on Tortola. Free days available for various dates.

CYOA Yacht Charter

CYOA:

Well established company with good service and a convenient St. Thomas location only minutes from the airport. Nice selection of catamarans, mono-hulls and power boats.

Dream Yacht Charter

Dream Yacht Charter:

Top level company with 34 bases worldwide. Specializing in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, Dream Yacht also features boats in some of the most exotic locales like Madagascar, Seychelles, New Caledonia and Tahiti. Excellent service and value plus a great selection of boats from Catana, Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Beneteau, Jeanneau and Dufour.

Footloose Yacht Charters

Footloose:

Good value company, part of The Moorings using ex-Mooring's boats. Good selection of older cats and monohulls. Primarily based in Roadtown, Tortola but recently opened up in Tonga and New Zealand.

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Horizon Yacht Charters

Horizon:

Excellent upper-mid level company with bases at Nanny Cay Tortola, Jolly Harbor Antigua and True Blue Bay Grenada. Good service, nice mixture of older but mostly newer boats, specializing in Bavaria Yachts from Germany. Often have special yachts not generally available for charter.

The Moorings Yacht Charters

Moorings:

Top level company with numerous bases worldwide. Excellent service and support, wide selection of boats, Exclusive (2 years old or less) and Club (2 to 5 years old) line boats available. Beautiful Roadtown base facility, with many services on site. Also has a crewed yacht division.

Moorings Power boat charters

Moorings Power (ex NauticBlue):

Mixture of 34 to 46 foot power boats, specializing in power cats with bases in Tortola, Abaco in the Bahamas and now in Greece. Part of The Moorings group, Exclusive (2 years old or less) and Club (2 to 5 years old) line boats available, good service.

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Sunsail Yacht Charters

Sunsail:

Top level company with numerous bases worldwide. Good service and support, wide selection of boats, Premier (0 to 3 years old) and Bareboat (3 to 5 years old) boats from 34 to 57 feet available. Also has a crewed yacht division.

TMM Yacht Charters

TMM:

Very well run upper mid-level company with bases in Tortola, St. Vincent and two bases in Belize. Both power and sail available, cats and mono-hulls, mixture of older and newer boats, good service.

VIP powerboat and sailing bareboat charters

VIP:

Attractive St. Thomas base location at Compass Point Marina, good service and a nice selection of 40 to 54 mono-hulls, 42 to 59 foot power boats, plus power and sail cats. Their Tarquin 59 is one of the nicest powerboats in the market.

Virgin Traders powerboat yacht charters

Virgin Traders:

Excellent 'power only' company, good service, convenient Nanny Cay base location on Tortola. Modern, more performance style motoryachts, from 48 to 56 feet.

Voyage Yacht Charters

Voyage:

Very good company specializing in some of the best performing 38 to 50 foot cats in the market. Nice Sopers Hole location, excellent service. Interesting Cabriolet style 450 with galley and cockpit all on one level.

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