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Caribbean/Bahamas Bareboat Charter Companies 2008-2009 Page 2 - Sail Magazine

Caribbean/Bahamas Bareboat Charter Companies 2008-2009 Page 2

Unless otherwise noted, prices shown are for a 40-foot monohull and a 38-foot catamaran for a weeklong charter in high/low season (in Tortola, if multiple bases). 800-626-5690; info@abacocharters.com; www.abacocharters.com. Charter base: Hope Town, Abaco (15 boats). Offers monohulls 28'–46' (38' monohull, $628/d) catamarans 35'–48' (37' cat, $635/d). Services: Hotel nearby.We are
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800-537-0050; charter@floridayacht.com; www.floridayacht.com. Charter base: Marsh Harbour, Abaco (2 boats). Offers 38' monohull, 45' catamaran ($5,985–$3,180). Services: Hotel/restaurant on site. Regattas, flotillas, ASA instruction.

Florida Yacht Charters offers bareboat and crewed charters from our locations in Miami Beach, Key West, St. Petersburg, and Marsh Harbour. The popular ASA Cruising Couples Courses are available in the Florida Keys and Bahamas.

800-814-7245; yacht@footloosecharters.com; www.footloosecharters.com. Charter bases: Wickham’s Cay II, Tortola (45 boats); St. Vincent (6); Tonga (8); New Zealand, Bay of Islands (9) and Auckland (6). Offers monohulls 33'–50' ($3,640–$2,065), catamarans 38'–47' ($5,110–$3,010). Services: Affiliated travel agency; hotel on site.

Footloose Charters is ideal for the budget-conscious sailor, offering great sailing vacations for incredible value. The Footloose fleet consists of well-maintained and fully equipped former Moorings and Sunsail yachts for great vacations in the Caribbean and South Pacific. Our base in St. Vincent offers easy access to the Grenadines, where sailors can enjoy exhilarating sailing in steady breezes, with line-of-sight navigation and stunning palm-fringed beaches. An in-house travel agency helps sailors plan and prepare their trips, while a friendly base staff of local experts can guarantee great service at low rates.

877-494-8787; info@horizonyachtcharters.com; www.horizonyachtcharters.com. Charter bases: Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola (37 boats); Jolly Harbour, Antigua (14); True Blue Bay, Grenada (15); Simpson Bay Lagoon, St. Martin (6). Offers monohulls 31'–54' ($3,795–$2,495), catamarans 38'–46' ($5,395–$3,295). Services: Affiliated travel agency; hotel on site. ASA sailing instruction.

Horizon Yacht Charters is the fastest-growing, top-rated sailing charter company in the Caribbean. Whether you want to charter a bareboat monohull or a bareboat catamaran, or whether you want to learn to sail, we offer a wide range of bareboat, skippered, and crewed charter options from our four bases. We are totally committed to ensuring that your charter holiday with us will be the most memorable Caribbean sailing vacation you've ever had; our boats are meticulously prepared and double-checked prior to your arrival. If it's been a while since you last sailed, our staff will gladly assist you to your first night's anchorage or mooring.

800-524-2019; sailing@iyc.vi; www.iyc.vi. Charter base: Red Hook, St. Thomas (17 boats). Offers Island Packet monohulls 35'–50' (42', $4,750–$3,350). Services: Affiliated travel agency; hotel nearby.

800-535-7289; yacht@moorings.com; www.moorings.com. Charter bases: Abaco, Bahamas (25 boats); Canouan (25); St. Lucia (21); St. Martin (30); Road Town, Tortola (200); Placencia, Belize (21); Baja, Mexico (12). Offers monohulls 32'–51' (40’ monohull, Exclusive Line, high season, $5,670–40' monohull, Club Line, low season, $2,345), catamarans 40'–47' (40' cat, Exclusive Line, high season, $8,995–40' cat, Club Line, low season, $4,515). Services: Affiliated travel agency; call for hotel information. The Moorings is celebrating its 40th anniversary in business this year.

800-387-4964; northsouth@nsyv.com; www.nsyv.com. Charter base: Inner Harbor Marina, Tortola (32 boats). Offers monohulls 35'–50' ($3,220–$2,625), catamarans 37'–45' (37', $4,900–$4,025). Services: Affiliated travel agency; hotel on site.

We are located in the heart of Road Town, just three blocks from the ferry dock. Our base is near everything, including the bakery, the banks, midnight provisioning, shopping, and a plethora of restaurants and bars. Wireless Internet available at the dock.

800-327-2276; sunsailusa@sunsail.com; www.sunsail.com. Charter bases: Antigua (18 boats); Guadeloupe (28); Martinique (13); St. Martin (54); St. Vincent (34); Wickham’s Cay II, Tortola (178). Offers monohulls 30'–52' ($4,680–$1,495), catamarans 38'–46' ($5,980–$3,380). Services: Affiliated travel agency; hotel on site. Sailing-school instruction, flotillas, one-way charters, corporate incentive, and groups.

800-633-0155; charter@sailtmm.com; www.sailtmm.com. Charter bases: Road Town, Tortola (40 boats); Blue Lagoon, St. Vincent (16); San Pedro, Belize (12). Offers monohulls 37'–52' ($4,100–$2,700), catamarans 35'–48' ($6,000–$4,000). Services: Affiliated travel agency. ASA sailing instruction (BVI and Belize).

TMM Yacht Charters has been in operation on Tortola since 1979 and this year celebrates 25 years under the same ownership and management. With an eye for quality personal service and unique yachts, we offer charters in three beautiful locations in the Caribbean. Check our Web site for complete information on all our boats, charter bases, rates and for availability.

VIP Yacht Charters 866-847-9224; charter@vipyachts.com; www.vipyachts.com. Charter base: Compass Point Marina, St. Thomas (30 boats). Offers monohulls 40'–59' (40', $495/d–$275/d), catamarans 40'–45' (40', $795/d–$565/d).

VIP offers air-conditioned monohulls and multihulls. Our base offers easy access to the waters of the U.S., British, and Spanish Virgin Islands. Our experienced and committed staff are always at your service.

888-869-2436; info@voyagecharters.com; www.voyagecharters.com. Charter base: Soper’s Hole Marina, Tortola (20 boats). Offers catamarans 38'–50' ($12,900–$3,390). Services: Hotel on site, WiFi; 15% discount available for 10+ nights, others available. Voyage Charters offer an exclusive fleet of large premier catamarans built by award-winning Voyage Yachts for crewed and bareboat charter in the BVI.

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