High Performance 51' Sailing Yacht with 4 Cabins in Gros Islet, St. Lucia

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Free Day Special!!!! Sail 7 Only Pay 6 Days Worldwide!!! Book by February 3rd, 2020 and get a Free Day* on the water when you book a 7-day-charter. Or score two free days* of offshore freedom if you reserve your private state-of-the-art yacht for two weeks! Plan to depart between January 3rd and December 11th, 2020 for this exclusive opportunity. Discover one of the jewels of Windward islands by boat! Charter the 51ft Sailing Yacht for up to 11 people. Rates as low as $1,595 per day and preferred minimum booking of 7 days. A skipper and cook service is available at additional cost.   Rates: • Starts from $1,595 per day (7 Days Minimum) Rates may vary, depends on days booked and other factors. Inquire for exact rates. What You Can Expect: One of the jewels of the Windward Islands, St. Lucia boasts a landscape expansive in banana plantations, picturesque hamlets and beautiful harbors reminiscent of an older Caribbean. The island, volcanic in origin, still slopes with forested peaks, the highest of which is Mt. Gimie, soaring more than 3,000 feet skyward. The area is abundant with flora, including the wild orchids and giant ferns. Look for the tropical birds while hiking the islands curving trails and pathways. A popular attraction that shouldn’t be missed is the nearby Soufriére volcano where you can hike to the crater and learn about the volcano’s impact on the island. Travel along the west coast to idyllic Marigot Bay then further south to the spectacular Pitons that rise above the sea and are covered in dark-green foliage. Once you’ve taken in the island scene your charter journey continues southward to Bequia, Mustique, Mayreau and Tobago Cays for more island treasures or voyage north to the nearby island of Martinique. Cruising in St. Lucia Forming the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea, the Windward Islands’ north-south orientation means the winds will be on the beam more often than not when traveling south. This is ideal for fast cruising on the longer passages between some of the islands. A prime time for a St. Lucia yacht charter is during the winter months when a cool northeast wind blows across the shores. Heading north, cruising close-hauled or on a close reach is typical while those that opt for a one-way charter can cover more ground and avoid moving windward. Wind velocities run the gamut from a gentle 10 knots to a more spirited 25 knots, often strengthening off the northern ends of the islands due to land effect. Temperatures range from 65°F to 85°F December through May, and from 75°F to 95°F June through November. Navigation is straightforward, though plotting courses and keeping an eye on the GPS is important. St. Lucia Highlights Whether you’re enjoying the sights of your St. Lucia yacht charter from the deck of your boat, in the water, or on land, there is no doubt you will be captivated by your surroundings. Historic sites and lush landscapes are the backdrop to beaches suited for swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. Around the island you will discover natural beauty in places such as Marigot Bay and the stunning Pitons to the south. When you’re not cutting through the surf on your yacht, you may want to take advantage of the many sightseeing opportunities on land while hiking, shopping or simply taking in the scene from a table at a quaint shorefront restaurant. Itinerary A St. Lucia cruising itinerary has many possibilities. You could spend the entire week in St. Lucia waters using Rodney Bay as your base to enjoy leisurely sails and sojourns ashore to shop, sightsee, and sample gourmet fare in upscale restaurants. But for most charterers the attraction of the Eastern Caribbean is the chance to combine open-water, down-island trips in fair winds with pleasant days of short passages between islands to swim, snorkel, and experience the culture and ambience of the smaller isles in the magnificent Grenadines just south of St. Vincent. The longest passage is between St. Lucia and St. Vincent, and beyond are myriad islands in a tropical paradise. For a unique Crewed Yacht experience, rum aficionados might consider the Martinique Rum Experience. This package add-on to your St. Lucia Crewed Yacht vacation includes land excursions, historic factory tours and more. • Day 1: The Pitons The twin conical peaks of Petit Piton and Gros Piton are among the most noteworthy landmarks in St. Lucia. Cruising in the Pitons is certainly magic to the eyes of countless cruisers who visit every year. Just north of Petit Piton is the small town of Soufriére, which shares the name of the nearby dormant volcano, the only one in the world that you can drive a car right inside! Creole buildings with gingerbread trim give the place an Old World ambience. Enjoy window-shopping and dining out in a variety of shops and restaurants here. Both scenic and accommodating to boaters, the waters around the Pitons are part of the Soufriére Marine Management Area and a highlight of yachting in St. Lucia. • Day 2: Bequia A short sail will take you to anchor in Admiralty Bay, Bequia’s main harbor on the island’s west side and the location of the only settlement, Port Elizabeth. When cruising in Admiralty Bay you’ll see at the head of the harbor little hotels, a variety of shops, boutiques, food markets, a bookstore, as well as a number of bars and restaurants, many with a nautical theme in keeping with the fishing and boatbuilding tradition that’s alive and well on the island. Artisans build small and large vessels from wood using traditional methods. On Bequia’s south side you can find the gorgeous Friendship Bay with its lovely white sand beach and anchorage that’s well protected from swells. • Day 3: Tobago Cays The five deserted isles of the Tobago Cays are the jewels of Tobago Cays Marine Park, which comprises the surrounding waters as well. Horseshoe Reef nearly encircles the four main cays, and beyond its protective embrace is Petit Tabac. One of the premier snorkeling and diving locales within the Grenadines, and the entire Windward chain, for that matter, it’s no surprise that Tobago Cays cruising is a highlight of exploring these waters. • Day 4: Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau, Tobago Cays Salt Whistle Bay, located at the northern tip of Mayreau, is an ideal starting point for reaching the nearby Tobago Cays Marine Park. Pleasant anchorage can be found in the bay where no park fees are charged. The bay is set among an arching white-sand beach and is a favored spot for swimming among the balmy trade winds. The Tobago Cays are known for their pristine waters with excellent visibility where snorkeling and diving are a popular way to experience the colorful underwater life. • Day 5: Mustique Sail to the tiny island of Petit Nevis for lunch and more beach time. On to Mustique, the island of royals, the rich and the famous, you can overnight in Britannia Bay. A spine of hills 400 to 600 feet in elevation runs down the midsection of Mustique, providing sweeping views of the sea that make an ideal setting for the palatial estates, about 90 in all, dotting the lush, green slopes extending to the edges of pristine white-sand beaches. Celebrities, business magnates, and royalty have made the island a cherished retreat. Mustique yachting ushers you into this exclusive world. • Day 6: Kearton's Bay, St. Vincent Spend your day in the Grenadines exploring the western shores of St. Vincent then drop anchor for the night in Keartons Bay. This anchorage is a secret little hideaway and home to top-rated Rock Side Cafe. Soak up the sun on one of the island’s best black-sand beaches and enjoy your favorite water activities—swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or floating atop a raft—amidst a picture-perfect and pleasantly uncrowded backdrop. • Day 7: Marigot Bay Tucked away below the verdant hilltops on the west side of St. Lucia, Marigot Bay is a secluded anchorage for boaters seeking a relaxing quiet harbor during their journey along the coast. Charming homes overlook the seas in a colorful collage of white and red-topped roofs. The nearby Marina Village features a variety of unique stores and boutiques perfect for shopping. Waterfront restaurants offer an array of French, Creole and Caribbean cuisine with the added benefit of jaw-dropping sunset views. Cruising Conditions With its location in the Northeast trade belt, the Windwards are blessed with almost perfect weather for 12 months a year. Sea state in the passages between the islands can be moderate, rarely rough. St. Lucia's temperature ranges from 65 to 85°F (18 to 29°C) from December to May and 75 to 95°F (23 to 35°C) degrees from June to November. The winter is relatively drier as well. Visitors should bring cool, comfortable clothing. While jacket and tie are rarely requisite, overly casual beachwear is rarely appreciated off the beach. Water temperature is fairly constant at 83°F (28°C). • Climate St. Lucia has a tropical climate that is influenced by sea winds and the prevailing NE trade winds. The wet season is from June to September and the dry season from February to May. Average annual precipitation varies from 1,500 mm to 1,750 mm (59 to 68 inches) on the north and south coasts to 4,000 mm (157 inches) in the interior rain forest. The average temperature is 77°F (25°C) all year round. • Sailing Conditions The Windward Islands promise lively sailing. Winds blow from the northeast in winter months and from the southeast during the summer at 10-25 knots, strengthening around the northern ends of the islands and in squalls. This itinerary also offers sailors the opportunity to make a few longer, open-water passages between islands. Some sails can take 7 to 10 hours and one can experience open ocean swell conditions of 3 to 6 feet and more in stronger winds. Current between the islands is generally setting towards the west at about 0.5 to 2 knots and the swell is mainly northeast to east, but can occasionally be north during the winter months. • Forecasts The base provides a weather forecast for the next 24 hours. Guests have to consult the ‘Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands’ for AM/FM stations from Martinique to Trinidad. There are locations at Blue Lagoon St.Vincent, Tyrell Bay, Clifton Harbor and Bequia where forecasts are posted daily. Radio reception can be very poor in the islands. Reports can also be obtained by calling the bases by cell phone. Hurricane season technically lasts from June to November, with the peak being around August and September. • The Dominant Winds The winds are nearly always from northeast to southeast at 10 to 25 knots. The winds tend to strengthen around the northern ends of the islands. • Tides In the Windward Islands the tide range is very small: 30 cm to 60 cm (1 to 2 feet) including the variation of level due to atmospheric pressure and dominant winds. Activities and Sports: • Snorkeling or Diving All of our bases offer snorkeling gear. Please check availability for children’s sizes. You may wish to pack your own snorkeling gear. Scuba diving packages are available through Scuba Steves which is close to The our base. • Fishing No fishing license is required. Fishing equipment can be rented through our base at $20 USD per day. • Deep Sea Fishing A number of boat charter operations on the island offer whole and half-day deep sea fishing excursions. Seasonal catches include mackerel, king mackerel, white marlin, barracuda, kingfish and sailfish. • Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) can be added to your charter contract.   What To Expect Onboard: The Sunsail 51 is a high-performance star built with elegance, comfort and plenty of space for family and friends. Specification • Length Overall: 15.38m/50ft 5in • Waterline: Length: 13.92m/45ft 7in • Beam: 4.69m/15ft 4in • Draft: 1.73m/5ft 8in • Displacement: 13900kg/30644lb • Fuel Capacity: 240L/63gal • Water Capacity: 615L/161gal • Engines: 75 hp Yanmar Safety Gear • Primary (stainless steel) and secondary (galvinized) anchors • 6 x Fenders • 6 x Mooring / dock lines • Life jackets and safety harnesses per max pax • Bell • Flare Kit • Binoculars • Navigation tools: Parallel rule, compass, dividers Cruising Gear • Plates, cups, saucers, glasses per max pax • Bed linens per max pax • Flatware per max pax • Pots, pans, miscellaneous food prep tools • Cooking and serving utensils • Coffee pot, tea kettle, toaster • Snorkeling gear per max pax • Towels and washcloths Additional Features • Convertible Saloon: This yacht has a convertible saloon which is included as a double berth in the maximum capacity. • Forepeaks: This yacht has a forepeak large enough for one adult, accessible from the hatch and includes a sink and fan but is not air conditioned. This berth is included in the maximum capacity of this yacht, though the space is very confined. • Skipper/Cook: A hired Skipper or Cook will need to use an interior cabin and will not utilize the forepeak. • Air Conditioning: This yacht has generator powered A/C. Yacht Classification by their age and are priced accordingly: • Premier Plus Yachts - When you charter a Premier Plus Yacht you can be sure of a boat with fewer than 12 months’ service behind it. These brand new yachts offer the optimum in comfort and performance, with the highest standard in technology, equipment and amenities. • Premier Yachts - With a maximum of three years’ service under their belts, our Premier Yachts offer a high standard of comfort and performance alongside the latest technology and equipment. • Classic Yachts - Our Classic Yachts are usually no more than eight years old, meticulously maintained and well equipped to provide you with great value and an excellent sailing experience. Additional Services: Extras • Insurance (Yacht Damage Waiver for monohull): From $445 • Hire a Cook: $742 ($106 per day) • Hire a Skipper: $1,043 ($149 per day) • Allow 1 extra cabin for crew Provisioning Services (Food & Drink for your boat) This destination offers the convenience of Provisioning Service! Let us take all the hassle out of provisioning your yacht with the highest quality beverages, fresh foods, and non-food items. Order complete packages when booking. • Black & Stormy" Cocktail: $30.00 • Island Girl" Cocktail: $27.75 • Flor de Cana Fizz" Cocktail: $22.00 • Charter Starter Kit (serves 2/3): $105.00 • Charter Starter Kit (serves 4/5): $115.00 • Charter Starter Kit (serves 6/7): $125.00 • Charter Starter Kit (serves 8): $135.00 • BVI Farm Box - Small (Local organic food): $40.00 • BVI Farm Box - Medium (Local organic food): $60.00 • BVI Farm Box - Large (Local organic food): $80.00 • BVI Farm Box - XLarge (Local organic food): $100.00 • Sunriser (serves 4): $36.00 • Sundowner (serves 4): $52.00 If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

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Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Air Conditioning
  • Watersports Equipment
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dinghy
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Berth
  • Head

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Cruising Information Experience / Qualification requirements A sailing qualifications is not mandatory to charter here - but you must demonstrate that you have the necessary experience and ability. If our base staff are not confident in your ability when you arrive, they will arrange for a skipper to travel with you - at your own expense. Please ensure you have completed a Sailing Resume or a Power Resume to ensure you have the necessary experience required. Cruising Permits There is no formal cruising tax for the windward regions. However, clients must clear customs as they pass through each country and, generally fees are associated with the clearing process. Skippered Charters There are several different countries represented within the cruising grounds of the Windward Islands and each of them require customs/immigration clearance upon arrival and departure. Fees vary based on the country, yacht, number of passengers, itinerary etc. All charters with a skipper are encouraged to provide the skipper with an initial $500 at the beginning their charter. This money will be used to cover costs for customs fees as well as ball fees for the duration of the charter. The total amount needed may be less or it may be more. At the end of the charter the skipper will return any remaining funds along with receipts for all money spent. ATMs are limited in the cruising grounds so it’s important to plan ahead for these fees. Electricity Information Electric current is 220 volts, 50 cycles AC. (A few hotels are 110 volts, 60 cycles.) Most sockets take 3-pin square plugs (UK standard) but some take 2-pin round plugs or flat American plugs, which are rarer. Adapters are generally available at the hotels.  Yachts - The standard voltage on all yachts is 12 volts. In order to use electronic equipment that is 110v, you will need an inverter suitable for use in a cigarette lighter unless your boat has a generator. You can rent an inverter at the base while available. Mooring & Park Fees There is no formal cruising tax for the windward regions as the BVI. However, you must clear customs as you pass through each country and, generally, there are fees associated with the clearing process. Sailing Area Restrictions In St. Lucia, anchoring is strictly forbidden in Soufriere in the area managed by the Soufriere Marine Management Area, but they do supply moorings. Charterers can choose to explore the island and its anchorages on the western coast, head south to the Grenadines, or head north to Martinique and Dominica. Customs Costs Customs cost when sailing to St. Lucia - approximate total of $65 USD. Interesting Sites We recommend the destination in the itinerary and among our favourite places are: The Pitons, Souffriere and Rodney Bay, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union Island and the Tobago Keys. Health and Safety Travel Insurance We offers 'Charter Care' which is a comprehensive travel insurance scheme for your complete peace of mind. If you have your own travel insurance, please make sure that it covers all of the destinations and activities of your vacation. Vaccination and Immunization Information St. Lucia is generally risk-free of contagious disease. You are advised to be up-to-date with your Tetanus and Hepatitus B vaccines. An International Vaccination Certificate is not mandatory. Travel Advice Current travel and safety information can be obtained by visiting Travel.State 

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