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Best Airport for Caribbean Catamaran Yacht Charter

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“We live in the USA.  I’ve been told crewed catamaran charters are the best way to enjoy a yachting vacation in the Virgin Islands.  Do you have any suggestions as to the most convenient, best airports?     Jenny S.

Hi Jenny.  We are thrilled to hear about your plans – a travel writer once described a Caribbean sailing yacht charter as, “One of the top five vacations in the world!”

If you wish to explore the US Virgin Islands (USVI), then the Cyril E. King International Airport (airport code:  STT), in St.Thomas  is your best bet. 

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Note –  there is also an airport in St. Croix, the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport, St. Croix (STX). However, very few catamaran and sailboat rental companies operate from St. Croix, as there are very few calm anchorage areas.
So who flies into STT (St. Thomas)?  As to major airlines flying from the United States to Saint Thomas, Delta has flights to Saint Thomas Cyril E King, American Airlines has flights to STT Cyril E King, and US Airways has flights to Saint Thomas Cyril E King International Airport.  You’ll find both direct flights as well as connecting flights through San Juan, Puerto Rico in the Spanish Virgin Islands.Now that you know HOW to get there, here are three crewed catamaran sailing yachts available for charter in the Virgin Islands:

Sunreef 70 catamaran MUSE 

Fountaine Pajot Galathea 65 catamaran WORLD’S END 

Lagoon 62 luxury yacht charter catamaran GO FREE 
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To charter your own private luxury yacht, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Builder of Boats For Crewed Catamaran Charters Turns 30

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While the recent Paris boat show was an opportunity for bareboat yacht charter lovers to discover the new Lagoon catamaran 39, a more important milestone was celebrated – the 30th birthday of Lagoon Catamarans.
The builder celebrated their shipbuilding birthday at the French show, which ran from December 7 to 15.
The first Lagoon catamaran model was delivered in 1987.  Now, over 3,000 Lagoon catamarans have splashed down around the world. 
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For three decades, the company has been a leader in design innovation. A few examples:
1997
Lagoon invents vertical windows for the Lagoon 410 catamaran, adding welcoming light and a feeling of more volume.
2004
No one had ever seen or heard of a flybridge on a sailing catamaran.  That is, until Lagoon installed one. Now, a decade later, all Lagoons 45’ and larger are equipped with a flybridge.
2006  
The first hybrid-powered cruising catamaran is introduced to the market – the Lagoon 420.
2009  
The Lagoon 620, the benchmark for crewed catamaran charters was introduced. Ask any charter broker their preferred vessels for a Virgin Islands yacht charter vacation, and they will probably point to Lagoon 620 sail catamaran AVALON and luxury sailing catamaran CROCODILE DADDY
2013  
The new Lagoon 39 and 52 models, featuring innovation by VPLP naval architects, have the masts pushed back aft for comfort, performance, and easy handling. 

Happy 30th birthday, Lagoon!  Thank you for all that you’ve done for the catamaran charter industry — here’s to another 30 years.

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Come explore the Virgin islands this winter from the comfort of the wide deck of a crewed catamaran yacht.  For more information, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/.

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Crewed Catamaran Charters: All New Lagoon 620 for 2012

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With the demand for luxury sailing charter catamarans on the rise, the team at Lagoon recently introduced the all-new 2012 Lagoon 620 catamaran at the Cannes Boat Show.  Designed by the architects Van Peteghem and Lauriot Prévost (VPLP), the Lagoon 620 is an innovative solution to the needs of today’s discerning Caribbean yacht charter client.  The  yacht seamlessly blends strength, comfort, and performance in a charter-friendly cabin layout .

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The 2012 version of the Lagoon 620, features luxurious and comfortable interiors by Nauta.  In the dining room, the settees have been redesigned, as well as the ceiling, enabling more indirect lighting.  On the starboard side, the master cabin has also been modified, with a washroom now placed aft on either side of the cockpit access stairs.  This modification creates more storage space in the bedroom fro the charterer’s luggage.  The forward starboard cabin, can now be called a true V.I.P. suite, with additional volume created by the repositioning of the master cabin’s washroom.

The Lagoon 620 catamaran will be built in 4, 5 and 6 cabin versions, all featuring Nauta interior layout packages and incorporating wood finish, upholstery, inner liners, and more…

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Exceptional living space, both above and below deck will continue to define Lagoon catamarans for years to come as the sophisticated choice for multi hull yacht vacations.

Catamaran multihull sailboats are also available for bareboat vacations (yachts without crew).  1-800 Yacht Charters offers bareboat charter, also.

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Several newer-model Lagoon catamarans are already in service and available for hire, including the Lagoon 560 sail catamaran BACCHUS and the Lagoon 450 sail catamaran OKEANOSContact the 1-800 Yacht Charters charter department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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