British Virgin Islands Archives - Page 2 of 8 - Ed Hamilton

The picture shows the charter base at West Indies Yachts, which Ed managed from 1973 to 1975. An early client sent it to us recently, saying that it was taken at the start of their first charter, with his wife and two sons, in 1974. Many sailing adventures followed, but it was this charter that opened a new world for them! He and ...

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We have talked to many friends in the islands and most of the news is positive. Power is gradually being restored and things are getting back to normal. There is however little news coming from Anegada which seems to have been affected the most, with flooding, several damaged buildings and many docks unusable. On Tortola, quite a few trees are down and vegetation ...

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Belize is a great cruising ground but while there are many bareboat options, boat selection can be limited for crewed charters. We are therefore pleased to announce that two popular cats from the eastern Caribbean will be basing there this winter. Chartering in Belize is quite different from the Virgins or the eastern Caribbean chain. There are very few restaurants/bars ashore and it ...

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In the Mediterranean, Anahita is using the same figures, but instead of Euros, they are now US dollars! $8,500 for 2, $10,000 for 4 and $11,500 for 6, plus expenses. In addition, she is offering 8 days for the price of 7. She can charter in the Western or Eastern Med or Croatia with no delivery fees. In the Caribbean, the popular 65′ ...

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Charter Yacht SUBLIME is offering a special deal for recent Grads in the month of June. One graduate goes free with a June booking of five or more guests for a week long charter in the British and US Virgin Islands. Crew Brian and Stephanie Johnson are fun, accommodating hosts and offer free diving and dive instruction. For those who do not have ...

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SVG Airlines announced new scheduled flights into St. Lucia’s Hewanorra airport, which will connect with many international carriers. There are two airports in St. Lucia and it is not practical to transfer between them. Traditionally many of the commuter airlines flew out of the northern airport, Vigie Fields, so these new flights will make getting to the smaller islands in the Grenadines even ...

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Fran & Stu are presently half-way between Panama and the Galapagos en-route to Tonga on their catamaran, ‘Two If By Sea’. They report fair winds, clear skies and an uneventful passage so far. The Canal transit was great, without dramas or problems. They have produced a new website to promote their venture, which covers everything from flight information, activities and what to expect ...

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Version 4.0 of the Navionics’ iPhone charts is now out. If you own an iPhone and are planning a yacht charter in the Caribbean, Bahamas or New England you should get this app. It’s even a pretty good reason to buy an iPhone! The new version has Google overlays over the land, so you can easily identify landmarks. The iPhone gps, particularly in ...

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Now is the time to take advantage of a fantastic special being offered by the 76′ Matrix Luxury Catamaran AKASHA in the British Virgin Islands. This spacious yacht is offering 7 nights for the price of 6 for any dates between April 6 – 19, 2010. This is a great value considering how popular and successful this beautiful yacht is. You will be ...

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The beautiful Westport SYMPHONY II is offering an opportunity to charter for 4 nights for a significant reduction in price.  Capable of taking up to 8 guests in 3 double cabins and one twin, the boat is offering any 4 nights between April 1 and 25th in the BVI for a fee of $26,000 plus expenses. SYMPHONY II  runs with a professional crew ...

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