Charter Chat: June 2012

From the June, 2012 issue, we update you on news from your favorite charter companies and flotilla events nationally and abroad.
Author:
Publish date:
Horizon%20Fleet


 Michigan's Bay Breeze Yacht Charters now offers Gemini cats for sale and for charter

Michigan's Bay Breeze Yacht Charters now offers Gemini cats for sale and for charter

Bay Breeze adds Gemini Cats to Charter Fleet: Bay Breeze Yacht Charters in Traverse City, Michigan, is now offering Gemini catamarans both for sale and for charter. The company believes cats will take off in the Great Lakes. “Geminis are unique because they are one of the few cruising catamarans that can fit in a standard boat slip and can be trucked over land for delivery,” says Bay Breeze owner Dave Conrad. The first 2012 Gemini 105Mc catamaran will be available this June. bbyc.com 

Conch Turns 25: Located in the heart of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Conch Yacht Charters has been offering the “Best Deals on Keels” to charter guests for 25 years. During that time, owners Cindy and Brian Chestnut have seen a lot of changes in the islands and the charter industry. We traveled to Tortola to ask how the last quarter century looks from a Conch point of view. conchcharters.com

Horizon expands St. Martin Fleet: On June 1, Horizon Yacht Charters will welcome two new boats to its St. Martin fleet: a 2012 Lagoon 421 and a 2012 Leopard 39. Both boats feature a luxurious owner’s suite in one hull and plentiful seating options in both the saloon and the cockpit, making them ideal Caribbean charter boats. Horizon’s St. Martin base is perched in the heart of the French Caribbean, perfect for a charter itinerary that includes Anguilla and St. Barths. horizonyachtcharters.com

The Moorings and MedSail Announce 10th Anniversary: Registration is now open for the 10th annual Medicine for Mariners and Safety at Sea conference in the British Virgin Islands, hosted by The Moorings and MedSail from February 2-9, 2013. During the weeklong conference, medical professionals and sailors with an interest in medical care in the marine environment will cruise in a flotilla around the BVI. Each evening, a medical seminar taught by the Wilderness Medical Society will be held on a different island. Both crewed yachts and bareboats are available for the event. moorings.com, medicineformariners.com 

Top photo: This 2012 Leopard 39 catamaran debuts in Horizon's St. Martin fleet this month. Courtesy of Leopard Yachts

Bottom photo courtesy of Gemini

Related

01-Opener-P1090199-copy

The Great Schooner Race

I arrived in Rockland, Maine, on an early afternoon in July with a backpack, my camera and little else. Though traveling to an unfamiliar place to race with a crew of strangers has been a common theme in my sailing career, I had no idea what to expect from the massive wood and ...read more

westonsquallpic

Cruising: Camaraderie in the Squall

Darkness had fallen and the howling wind almost drowned out the voices coming over the VHF radio. “Lights on! Blow horns!” “Make noise to alert the crew!” “Shine the spotlight on the cat by the shore, it’s dragging dangerously near our bow.” These were calls to action, not ...read more

Lagoon-50a

Boat Review: Lagoon 50

Anyone under the impression that change in today’s production catamarans is about little more than cosmetics needs to check out the Lagoon 50—an all-new design that went on to become the winner in the 40 to 50ft cruising multihull category in SAIL’s 2019 Best Boats awards. ...read more

shutterstock_543237994

The Slow Route to Cabo

Each November, cruising boats start leaving California for “a winter of fun in the sun down Mexico way.” And having spent the summer and autumn on a leisurely passage down the West Coast on board Distant Drummer, our Liberty 458 sloop, my husband, Neil, and I were now in San ...read more

MHS-GMR_3549

New Multihulls 2018

Farrier F-22 New Zealander Ian Farrier ushered in a new genre of sailing with his folding-ama trailerable trimarans, the best-known of which are the Corsair designs. Farrier’s last project before he passed away last year was this sweet little tri. Available in three versions, ...read more

shutterstock_373701682

Cruising: Island Comeback

The U.S. Virgins Islands have surged back from the devastation of the 2017 hurricanes, with new infrastructure plans that will benefit charterers and cruisers alike. After hurricanes Irma and Maria roared through the Leeward Islands in September 2017, it was impossible to ...read more