March 2009 - Ed Hamilton

Ask any cruising sailor from the 70’s and 80’s about a Bowman – they were one of the great world cruisers we all dreamed of owning back then. ‘Elysian’ is an 84′ Bowman, built in 1984 and in great condition for her year. Owners have thankfully resisted the temptation of changing her 80’s styling below, which is a combination of metal and fine ...

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The popular 58′ Privilege Catamaran Best Revenge V is offering a 15% discount for any 7 day charter between May 1st and May 11th, in the British Virgin Islands. This is also the last chance to charter with Paul and Kate Westlake. This superb Welsh/Irish crew has done over 25 successful charters with us and we will miss them. Best Revenge is a ...

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We introduced Dream Yacht Charters nearly a year ago as a new addition to the bareboat charter companies in The Caribbean. At the time, Dream Yacht, a company that started in the Seychelles and quickly grew to several Mediterranean locations, only operated bases in Martinique and Guadeloupe. In November, Dream Yacht opened operations in the British Virgin Islands. They have taken over the ...

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Texas Star, a popular powerboat based in Tortola, in The British Virgin Islands, has announced a low price for charters taken by August 1st. At $29,000 per week, plus expenses, she offers incredible value for this size of boat and standard of service. Unlike many boats of this type, she has 5 cabins so can accommodate up to 10 guests, making her ideal ...

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‘The Big Kat’, a 78 foot Hatteras will be in The Bahamas in March and is offering 25% off her regular rate for charters starting soon after March 21st. She won’t be in The Bahamas long, but this is a great opportunity to save on both the charter fee and delivery costs. She can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins, and offers scuba ...

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February’s newsletter caused a flurry of additional votes to our January Survey, in which we asked how the economy is affecting your charter plans. With a fairly large number of earlier votes, the picture didn’t change that much, but these new votes have helped to confirm the earlier results. The current figures show only 24% of prospective charterers say they would not charter ...

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