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Fun Fact for British Virgin Island Yacht Charter – A Snorkeling Paradise

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Did you know the British Virgin Islands (BVI or BVI’s) are home to the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean, and the fourth largest ocean reef on earth?

The BVI reef stretches 18 miles from the island of Anegada to Virgin Gorda, and is considered by experts to offer some of the best snorkeling spots in the world!

2 people snorkeling next to a sailboat

 

Adding to the allure of snorkeling and diving during your Virgin Islands crewed catamaran yacht charter – it is widely rumored that there is still Spanish gold buried in the sand on the reef that is yet to be found!  Many Spanish galleons, laden with gold and riches from the new world, sank to their watery graves at the hands of pirates and hurricanes in the 1700’s…

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Here’s a sampling of beautiful catamarans available for charter in the Caribbean

Do you have a favorite snorkeling site in the Caribbean?  Share your favorite spot with us, and we’ll send you a complimentary Eco-tote bag to carry your towels and snorkel gear.  Leave a comment in the section below, and we’ll contact you for your address!

 

 

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Luxury Sailing Yacht Builder In A Class Of Its Own

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Was it really ten months ago that nearly two dozen of the largest luxury sailing charter vessels gathered in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for one of the most popular yachting events in the Mediterranean, the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta?

This past week, 28 superyacht vessels converged at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda base in Virgin Gorda for the third “Caribbean” edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, sponsored by luxury Italian brand Loro Piana.

If there is one yacht builder that stands out among all others at these events, it has to be Perini Navi.  Since the early eighties, Perini Navi has built luxury sailing charter vessels in a class of their own. To date, the company has built 52 yachts, measuring up to 88 meters in length.

Maltese Falcon Perini Navi sailboat racing seen from back of yacht - sails up - boat leaning left

Flagship of the fleet is the Perini Navi yacht MALTESE FALCON, delivered in 2006. A masterpiece of technology and design, the 88 meter yacht MALTESE FALCON is without equal.  At the 2013 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta, Perini Navi will be represented by 38m cruiser/racer sail yacht P2, as well as the sleek and stylish 54m yacht PARSIFAL III

Other Perini Navi yacht charter vessels often available in the Caribbean include 56 meter yacht SALUTE, and the 50 meter yacht BARACUDA.

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To charter a luxury sailing yacht in the Caribbean this spring, please contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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New Racing Division Added to Superyacht Regatta

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Photograph of luxury sailboats in a race

SUPERYACHT RENDEZVOUS AND REGATTA

Organizers of the Caribbean’s only Superyacht rendezvous and regatta gathered.  They added a new racing division.  It includes catamarans in a four-day Spring event, March 14 -17, 2012.  The race takes place in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

RACE ORGANIZERS

Boat International and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda are the organizers of the 2012 Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous.  They announced the addition of a catamaran category.  This is the second edition of this unique event. 

 

THREE DIVISIONS

The racing will now be divided into three classes: performance, cruising and catamaran, with the entire fleet competing for the overall winner of Silver Cup, the Boat International Media Trophy, made by Garrard of London.

 

FOUR DAY ITINERARY

Organizers hope to bring together owners of  motor yachts and luxury sailing charter vessels for four days of racing, fun activities and glittering social events in the idyllic surroundings of Virgin Gorda and her neighboring islands.

 

VIRGIN GORDA MARINA

Participants of the 2012 Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous will be among the first to experience the brand new Clubhouse at YCCS Virgin Gorda Marina, and enjoy the fabulous facilities of Oil Nut Bay, making this event a truly unique occasion not be missed.

Participation is open to sail and motor yachts over 80ft, and catamarans longer than 60ft.  Sail yacht Marie, Salperton, P2, and sail yacht Twizzle have already expressed their intention to participate. 

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER


Gather the family, rent a private yacht, and come explore the Caribbean.  For details and pricing options, contact our destination specialists
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