British Virgin Islands Archives - Page 4 of 8 - Ed Hamilton

We told readers how to use an iPhone as a GPS/Chart plotter in our recent newsletter, but have just learned that it’s not just us that think this is a great idea!  Navionics, the people who make these iPhone charts, has won an NMMA Innovation Award at the Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show in Orlando. One judge commented that ‘nowhere is the convergence ...

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Anyone looking for a vacation on a crewed catamaran in the British Virgin Islands this month (July) can take advantage of a spectacular special. The popular Voyage 58, ‘Bliss’ has dropped her rate from $21,000 to $15,000 for any number of people (she carries up to 8 adults, 10 max), including all meals and open bar. Bliss is a beautiful 8-10 passenger catamaran.  ...

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“We just returned home from a fabulous week aboard the S/Y Swish.  Emily and Euros were absolutely amazing!  Euros took us on wonderful and unique dives and really did a spectacular job navigating for us.  They both took the time to maximize the sail from the US Virgin Islands through the BVI.  We really were able to see and do so much.  Emily’s ...

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Rather than hauling out in Virgin Gorda, in The British Virgin Islands, Drumbeat is moving to Bonaire for this summer, which is below the normal hurricane route. They plan to be there from mid August through October. Very few private yacht charters visit this exciting destination, so this is an excellent opportunity. Bonaire has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s top ...

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New customs clearance procedures will be implemented from this Friday, in The British Virgin Island Government’s ongoing quest to strengthen its effort to mitigate the impact of the dreaded Swine Flu (H1N1) virus on the Territory. The advisory states that all customs clearance procedures for charter yachts will only be processed through three designated ports of entry. They are the Road Town and ...

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Whether you’re bareboating the Caribbean for the first time, or you’re an experienced Caribbean sailor looking to explore somewhere new, a great way to get your feet wet is to sail in a flotilla. When it comes to flotillas, there are few operators who do a better job than the company who pioneered the concept – Sunsail. Sunsail is a well known and ...

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‘Tonina’, one of the best new flybridge model Lagoon 51’s,  is taking $1,000 off her regular rates. There are plenty of specials this summer, but relatively few popular British Virgin Island yachts are offering discounts for next winter. You do need to book soon to take advantage of this as the special is not likely to last long. This beautiful, customized 51′ catamaran ...

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‘Pas De Deux’ is one of our favorite Fontaine-Pajot 60s. She has three guest cabins, all accessed from the saloon. The master cabin is in the port hull and features a walk around queen size bed, desk with laptop computer and internet access. Two identical double cabins are forward, with queen size beds that taper at the foot. Each cabin has luxurious 1200 ...

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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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