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Thinking of sheltering in place? First, in a remote destination? Second, in private? Third, on a luxury yacht charter vessel? Great thought, but STOP. Before you get your hopes up, we have a report. Getting on a yacht may be a BIG problem right now. This is a result of more islands closing their borders to yachts. It is particularly difficult for all.
Traditionally, spring is the most popular season for Caribbean yacht charters. We have fully-crewed superyachts in position. They are ready to accept guests. For example, from the Bahamas to Bonaire.
Unfortunately, the unexpected outbreak of a global viral pandemic has affected the industry. It brings the idea of a charter in the Caribbean to a screeching halt.
This started as travel advisories and then curfews. It morphed into full closures of most island nations in the Caribbean. This affects both air and sea access.
In some cases, charter guests already onboard may stay onboard. However, as of March 30, most charter vessels are restricted. Therefore, they cannot accept new guests in almost every inhabited island in the Caribbean. For instance, the British Virgin Islands and St. Marten.
Restrictions exist. For instance,
In conclusion, this is not a complete list of all restrictions in the Caribbean. Border and marina/port closures change rapidly. Moreover, air traffic suspensions change, too. In the meantime, 1-800 Yacht Charters will keep this information updated as much as possible. We encourage our blog readers to check official country websites and local news sources for the latest travel advisories and closures/restrictions. For specific luxury yacht charter questions, please email us at email@example.com
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Another travel holiday is often overlooked as people plan year-end Caribbean yacht charter vacations. An island escape for the Thanksgiving holidays is a great way to enjoy great weather and uncrowded anchorages.
The winter charter season kicks off in December. Crews return from their own vacations at year-end. Yachts re-emerge from the shipyards after annual summer maintenance. Few charterers realize that 80% of the Caribbean fleet is already in place and ready to go by Thanksgiving!
Let’s look at a handful of Caribbean-based yachts available in late November:
First, NAEJ. Sail catamaran 2006 NAEJ leads the value parade. She is a 49 foot yacht with room for 7 guests. Her builder is Alliaura Marina. She has an all-inclusive weekly rate of $13,500 per week. This rate equates to just $275 per person per night.
SORANA – the 68′ motor yacht SORANA was built in 2006 and features accommodations for 6 guests. Her homeport is Saint Martin in the French West Indies, just a short cruise from St Barts, a favorite winter enclave for celebrities. Weekly rate is $20,000 plus all running expenses, such as food, bar and dockage.
MOTU – the 61′ Privilège 615 catamaran MOTU was built in 2006 and features 4 double cabins for 8 passengers. She returns from a summer of Bahama yacht charters in time to take a Thanksgiving booking from her winter base in Pointe-à-Pitre on the island of Guadeloupe. Weekly rate is $23,000 – ALL-INCLUSIVE.
MAEVIE – built in 2009 by CNB Bordeaux, sail catamaran MAEVIE is one of the stars in the crewed catamaran charters market. The Lagoon 620 catamaran offers accommodations for 6 guests in 3 double cabins. Her weekly rate is $23,500 including all meals, and she is available in the British Virgin Islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, and over fifty other smaller islands and cays).
This winter, spend your holiday vacation onboard a private yacht with your family and friends. For a list of yachts offering special holiday rates, contact our SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charter destination experts at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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