Apr 032017

There is no more exciting vacation on earth than time spent on a fine luxury yacht.  And this year one of yachting’s greatest events, the 35th America’s Cup challenge, caps it all.  It is taking place in Bermuda in June.  Do not miss out on the best seat in the house.  There will luxury charter yachts lined up to share in the festivities and view competitive skilled racers.  Princess Kate will be attending and cheering Britain’s “Sir” Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) Land Rover Team and the other spectacular racing boats participating.  According to Talbot Wilson, America’s Cup correspondent for the Royal Gazette: Bermuda however, Sir Ben has a real challenge in front of him.  Wilson points out in his article, that the US racing team, Oracle was  “the cream of the crop in practice” .

Here is the latest in our fleet that is currently open for charter.  There is no doubt that a yacht charter is expensive, but the good news it that this yacht, GREY MATTERS can take up to 3o guests for spectating on the front row each day, in addition to sleeping up to 8-10 guests in 5 cabins.

Motor Yacht GREY MATTERS 150’ Palmer Johnson – is currently open for June dates in Bermuda.  However, now is the time to secure your dates since it is constantly changing for availability.

150 PJ GREY MATTERS Motor Yacht

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10 Great reasons to jump on Motor Yacht GREY MATTERS for the best view of America’s Cup Racing:

  1. GREY MATTERS is signed up for the VIP Package with confirmed dockage at America’s Cup Race Village/Royal Naval Dockyard on the outside of the Breakwater Wall.
  2. Flag State Approved for up to *30 Guests Daily Spectators (however, there are some conditions, which may affect the number of guests you can sleep aboard depending on the requirements of your client, since additional crew members may need to be hired at the Charterer’s expense and slept on board or ashore in a reasonably priced hotel, among other parameters)
  3. 4/5 Staterooms to accommodate 8-10 Guests overnight.  Best for 8 guests overnight for comfort and crew service
  4. Great Crew with Captain Andrew “Andy” Burridge in command and 6 Crew.
  5. Toys for your enjoyment include:  2x Jimmy Style 10.6 Stand Up Paddle Boards
    32′ Scorpion Tender with Twin 200HP Yamaha Outboards
    18′ Castoldi Jet Tender
    Inflatable Pontoon
  6. Other amenities include:  New Savant operated A/V System
    All new TV models including a 78′ Flat screen in the media room                                                                                                                                                                         2 large un-bright outdoor TV’s on the aft deck; System has a PlayStation;  Movies on Demand operated by iPad controls in all areas; Dune media player boxes which allows easy connection of personal devices, music, Apple TV, Satellite TV includes Direct TV
  7. GREY MATTERS will have a new 37 Foot AXOPAR ST Tender which will have 2 additional crew members for the AC 2017. This extra Tender is also included in the rate and is expected to be delivered in April 2017.   AXOPAR 37 TenderCommunications include:  Full integrated WiFi network which extends to every area of the vessel; Satellite Communication System; KVH Mini V-Sat with internet capability.
  8. Modern, sleek and a show stopper.
  9. Palmer Johnson has the reputation for high standards of excellence, innovation, and performance.

Go Bermuda!

HOW MUCH to get this coveted seat?

The “tiered” structure that we have put together, which is subject to discussion depending on the number of days or weeks desired. The AC 2017 activities and races span from May 26 to June 27, 2017. If you look at the calendar/schedule, you can see that the activities are separated into three 10-day periods, with a lay-day in between: https://americascup-images.s3.amazonaws.com/original/m2287_2017-louis-vuitton-america-s-cup-schedule.jpg.

To this, the “REVISED” rates (as of March 21, 2017) are as follows:

$ 180,000, per week, plus expenses for the 1st 10 days of the event, thus $ 257,150 plus expenses
$ 200,000, per week, plus expenses for the 2nd 10 days of the event, thus $ 285,715, plus expenses.
$ 220,000, per week, plus expenses for the last 10 days of the event, thus $ 314,285 plus expenses.

There will be No Delivery Fee to/from Florida to Bermuda.
Rates are subject to the dockage fee per day at $ 17 per foot, per day ($2,550) which includes the VIP Package.  (inquire)

We are independent yacht charter brokers.  Our commitment is to you, and not the yacht owner.  Let our 30 years put you in the front line for this highly competitive and life time must see race.

Mar 242017

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57′ Sail EMILY MORGAN is NOW available during the 35th America’s Cup this June in Bermuda.

This is a great deal that will go fast, so consider booking your stateroom “per-cabin basis” option!  If you have 4 couples, family or friends that want this whole package, you may charter the entire yacht for one week during the schedule of exciting racing.  Be a “yachtie” and do not miss out on this great offer.

AMERICA’S CUP PACKAGE – Schedule of Events and the Team Players during June 2017 in Bermuda

June 7-12th |  America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs.  Four Teams in a Match Race Elimination Bracket, Best of None (first to five points) Series; Bermuda, Dates are Provisional

June 17-27th | America’s Cup Match, The 35th Defense; Best of 13 (first to seven points) Series; Bermuda, Dates are Provisional

$2100 per person (per week) includes:

-Comfortable twin cabin accommodation with shared en-suite facilities

-Delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner

-Standard bar (includes all soft drinks and moderate alcohol)

-Access to official on-water spectator area + official anchorage close to race village and off-water entertainment

-Sailing around Bermuda on non-race days with stops for swimming, snorkeling, etc.

-Overnight anchorage near race village in Hamilton

Emily Morgan and crew have been part of the America’s Cup World series race team and are stalwarts of the J Class Regattas! Her skipper and crew are both experienced racers, giving you a great commentary and perfect positioning to witness history in the making UP CLOSE!

America’s Cup Package DOES NOT include:

-Travel to/from the yacht

-Travel Insurance

-Meals or drink taken ashore

-Tickets into race village

Catch the Big Party this June – America’s Cup in Bermuda!


Mar 182017

Packing your own gear for your yacht vacation can be easy.  Traveling with your kite board can be very costly – here some tips for your next trip from ISS Global Marine Travel.

Use a golf bag design :

These bags are designed to contain and protect your gear and some airlines may check it in for free. Read more about the best kiteboarding travel bags.

Split kite-boards : 

Excellent for traveling, the board splits in half and can fit in your luggage. Among many split kite boards, FLYSPLIT is a good one to consider.

Kite Surfing Travel Tips

Winter: Caribbean | Summer: Sardinia

The other alternative is to charter a yacht that specializes in kite surfing:

You may want to try it out before buying your own equipment.  This yacht offers kite surfing instructions, equipment and the top crew to show you the best surfing in the Caribbean.  Based in the British Virgin Islands during the winter charter season, the 62′ OCEAN VIEW accommodates up to six guests.

The best and most popular kite surfing is off Anegada where strong Trade Winds can carry you off in safety and added excitement.  The OCEAN VIEW catamaran heads across the pond and bases in Oblia, Sardinia.

Captain Pawel Jasica is a qualified IKO instructor as well as being an advanced diver!

Chef, mate and hostess Clare Chapple, compliments the overall program offered on this 2014 built charter yacht.

Here is her sample menu, and as always, yacht charter vacations are customized to the charter guests 100%.

OCEAN VIEW Sample Menu

For best results use our complimentary planning to arrange your private yacht vacation.



Charter Yachts for Virgin Islands

 Posted by on January 27, 2017  Boat Shows, CK News
Jan 272017

BVI Charter Show 2016Top charter yachts in the Virgin Islands deemed worthy of our Top Yacht picks this season are listed below in categories to help you choose your next vacation!

Attending the yacht charter shows every season in desirable locations provide us the first hand knowledge of the yacht you will be living on board for one week or more; the Captain who will be your guide in the Virgin Islands and the talented Chef preparing your customized meals.  Whether you choose an active vacation with diving options or a more laid back vacation experience, we are here to offer  complimentary planning services.

Here are Sue’s Top Yacht Pick List from the last 2 yacht charter shows she attended in the US & British Virgin Islands. There are lots of excellent options still available for the school weeks, in February and April.  Here are some of her favorites!

BEST NEW YACHTS TO FLEET 2016-2017 Charter Season

61′ Catamaran LUAR
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 King(s) | Details

58′ Catamaran THE ANNEX
Sleeps 10 Guests in 4 Queen(s), 2 Single(s) | Details

Culinary Competition for Top Yacht Chefs50′ Catamaran NEVERLAND
Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Queen(s), 2 Single(s) | Details


62′ Catamaran CATSY
Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Queen(s) | Details

57′ Catamaran RAVEN
Sleeps 8 Guests in 3 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s) | Details

45′ Catamaran LOVEBOAT
Sleeps 7 Guests in 3 Queen(s), 1 Single(s) | Details

Good Vibrations Catamaran44′ Catamaran KATLYN
Sleeps 6 Guests in 2 Queen(s), 1 Double(s) | Details

50′ Catamaran WHITE HOUSE
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s) | Details


62′ Catamaran LADY KATLO
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s) | Details

60′ Catamaran AMARA
Sleeps 10 Guests in 5 Queen(s) | Details

Yoga On Deck aboard FLIP FLOP Catamaran65′ Catamaran ALTESSE
Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Queen(s) | Details

56′ Catamaran AMAZING LADY
Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s) | Details

56′ Catamaran PLAYTIME
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s) | Details

56′ Catamaran AZULIA II
Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Queen(s), 2 Pullman | Details


Fishing in the Caribbean59′ Catamaran ALIVE
Sleeps 10 Guests in 5 Queen(s) | Details   SCUBA DIVE:  Details

58′ Catamaran PORT TO VINO
Sleeps 8 Guests in 1 King(s), 3 Queen(s) | Details
SCUBA DIVE:   Details

50′ Catamaran SEA ANEMONE
Sleeps 8 Guests in 3 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s) | Details
SCUBA DIVE:  Details

47′ Catamaran PISCES
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s) | Details
SCUBA DIVE:  Details

British Virgin Islands Itineray on your yacht vacation - Click to enlarge!

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45′ Catamaran HAPPY TIME
Sleeps 6 Guests in 1 King(s), 2 Queen(s) | Details
SCUBA DIVE:  Details


67′ Catamaran BAMARANDI
Sleeps 10 Guests in 1 King(s), 3 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s) | Details

60′ Catamaran OTTERSIDE
Sleeps 12 Guests in 2 King(s), 2 Queen(s), 2 Double(s) | Details

50′ Catamaran XENIA
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s) | Details

56′ Sail MOJEKA
Sleeps 6 Guests in 1 King(s), 2 Double(s) | Details

51′ Power Cat WILDCAT TOO
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s), 1 attached Single(s) | Details

Sleeps 8 Guests in 2 Double(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Twin(s) | Details

Jan 242017

RememberWhenMotorYacht_Dive TenderSCUBA diving is a treat aboard the 162REMEMBER WHEN, available for charter in the Bahamas this season.  She is fully outfitted to receive diving and fishing guests.  I first fell in love with this Feadship at Antigua Yacht Charter Show this past December, where her 10 enthusiastic and doting crew showed me they aim to please.  REMEMBER WHEN is special, having accommodations for up to 12 guests in 6 luxury staterooms with ensuite bathrooms.  She features all top notch toys for pure enjoyment.  Click here for a full list of  REMEMBER WHEN’S specifications .

Suggested Bahamas Yachting Itineraries

Yachting and diving ideas in the Bahamas from PADI

Signature features and equipment (seen in above video)

42′ Invincible towed tender, equipped for fishing and side-door boarding

Additional “RIB” tender with 260hp Yanmar Jetdrive

Two (2) High-performance Yamaha Waverunners 

Passer_Angelfish-dm289169Fly Dive hydro-flight system 

Seabobs (2)

Paddleboards (3)

SCUBA Dive gear

Laser Pico (1)

RememberWhenMotorYacht_TenderFishing Gear

Beach toys

BBQ and Beach Setup

V-SAT Constant Internet

Exercise Equipment

Air-conditioned outdoor areas

For best results. use our complimentary planning to arrange your private yacht vacation.