TRAVELOGUE

Life from the Water

Is a Luxury Vacation Out of Reach?

When going on vacation, it’s important to have a general idea regarding the amount of money you may spend. While the go-to vacations are usually a trip to the beach, a major city, or a popular theme park, chartering a yacht for a luxury vacation on the sea could certainly help as far as budgeting goes. With meals and room included in the cost to charter and transportation more or less taken out of the equation, you and your vacation crew can focus on fun...

Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting 2017

CYI Charters attended the 56th Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting from December 3-10, 2017 at Falmouth Harbour, Antigua.  Some of the world's finest charter yachts were showcased, making way for a successful 2018 charter season in the Caribbean. CYI Charters debuted the Mrs. Happy for her first showing as a charter yacht, based in St. Thomas, USVI.  The Mrs. Happy has been a private yacht for over a decade.  The yacht has upgraded 3 times in that timeframe from a Johnson 65', 87', and now a 108', but...

St. Thomas Charter Yacht Show 2017

St. Thomas Charter Yacht Show 2017

The crewed charter yacht industry is alive and well in St. Thomas, USVI.  After 2 category 5 hurricanes this September, the island is healing quickly and is on track for a successful season. I attended the charter yacht show this year, put on by so many dedicated staff and crew.  With over 40 yachts to view, my days were filled with meeting fabulous crews and sampling gourmet cuisine. Not to mention touring gorgeous yachts inside...

toes in the water

Sailing Honeymoon in the Bahamas

I took my honeymoon with my husband long before we were married.  Little did I know, I would meet him in St. Thomas in 2004 and sail the Caribbean on his 32 foot Bristol for over 6 years, working and playing in between.We met so many cruisers (people living on sailboats and traveling the world) along the way, most of them retired and nearing 70.  One couple that sticks in my mind was from New Zealand. Ken and I initially met them at the dinghy...

Euphoria

Lunch on Board “Euphoria”

Euphoria is a custom 60 foot Sunreef Loft, a luxury catamaran, built in 2016 and delivered on her own bottom to the United States Virgin Islands from Poland.  She boasts 3 Queen guest cabins and is available as of NOW in the Virgin Islands for charter.  I was one of the lucky brokers invited on board for lunch last week at the Spring charter yacht show in Tortola.  The owners of Euphoria spared no expense when designing this beauty.  Her teak decks run the entire...

Out of Office

Lunch on Board “Out of Office”

Do you want to island hop this winter in the British Virgin Islands?  Looking for a crewed charter yacht with exactly 6 KING beds this season? Look no further! Out of Office, a brand new 65 foot Power Blue Ocean Catamaran can accommodate up to 12 guests.  Each guest cabin has individualized air conditioning units, ensuite bathrooms, and a rare find on any yacht--a massive KING sized bed!I was invited on board for lunch this past Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Spring BVI Charter...

BVI Spring 2017 Charter Yacht Show

BVI Spring 2017 Charter Yacht Show

The 2017 Spring Charter Yacht Show was held on Tortola this year at Village Cay Marina in the British Virgin Islands.  The show, closed to the public, boasted 19 fully crewed charter yachts, all of which I had the opportunity to comb through.  The crews were inviting and eager to gain bookings for the next charter season in the Caribbean.  Here are the superlatives on hand: New Kids on the Block: Meet Graham and Kristiann originally from Texas.  They ditched the corporate life at a young age...

S/V Xenia 50

Crewed Yacht Charter Costs

The lowdown and the breakdown of the fees associated with a crewed yacht charter. So, you're thinking of chartering a yacht for your vacation and you want to better understand where all of the money goes! No problem, we've got your back. When planning your trip, it's important to be aware of all costs associated with your crewed yacht charter so you aren't disappointed in the end. These costs associated will depend on the size of your boat, number of guests, and your sailing location. There are...

Waterman Survival

Waterman Freediving Trip

Maximize your vacation time on the water this summer.  This is the ultimate bluewater hunting trip. Learn relaxing breath hold techniques for up to 180 seconds and spearfish for pelagic species including mahi, tuna and wahoo.  Enjoy first class accommodation and service aboard the Mrs. Happy, a Johnson 108'.  Guided Spearfishing, on board Chiropractor, personal Chef, Photographer, and Private Instructor from Fii, Freediving Instructors International, are some of the included benefits of this exclusive trip.  Contact CYI Charters to book either week of May 13th-20th or June 2nd-10th, Summer...

America's Cup Bermuda 2017

America’s Cup Bermuda 2017

Charter a Yacht for the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda and have the best seats in the house. Yachts are limited and will sell out. The adventures begin May 26th and end June 27th. Don't miss it! This is one of the most exhilarating sailing events in the world and we have the in on which yachts will be there. Spend your days on the water watching the Oracle team defend their title, and enjoy the food and festivities at night. This is an event...