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We’re all looking forward to the days we can travel again and continue exploring.  As countries around the world begin to re-open and accept tourists again, we see that travel may look different in the future due to Covid-19.  Additional precautions are being put in place to both ensure our health, and preserve the limited medical infrastructure in some of the smaller countries where we all love to travel. Below are updates by month regarding the re-opening of the BVI economy, travel, and tourism.

September 2020 | Expanded Border Reopenings & Date Announced for Tourists

 On September 21st, the BVI Government made the exciting announcement that the BVI would be opening the borders to tourists beginning on December 1st, 2020!  The government have not yet released what the protocols will be required for entry, more information will be forthcoming soon.   During the same press conference the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board also announced the launch of the new #BVILove marketing campaign, designed to welcome both new and repeat tourists back to BVI! 

BVI has transitioned into ‘Phase 4’ of the BVI Pandemic Plan, the ‘Manage It’ phase.  As of September 1st BVI has expanded the border re-openings to now allow for the return of; Dependents, Work Permit Holders, Students, Maritime Crew, Aviation Crew, Healthcare Practitioners, and Diplomats to the BVI.  At this time, the BVI borders are now opened to all people who live and reside in the islands. 

August 2020 | An Economic Boost for the Virgin Islands on the Horizon

Many Nationals who rely on tourism income have asked the Premier & Minister for a target date to re-open the BVI to guests. They’ve requested to know by the end of September so businesses can plan for the upcoming year. As we all know the end of November marks the start of the charter season and we are hopeful that business will resume as usual providing a much needed economic boost to the BVI!

July 2020 | Government Releases Statement Regarding Tourism

The British Virgin Islands reports for the third consecutive month, with no active COVID cases in the territory. Meanwhile, all of Jost Van Dyke’s 1,253 inhabitants were tested for the virus—all tests returned negative. The BVIs remain open to returning nationals pending a two-week quarantine, but officials said the borders will remain closed to guest arrivals.

June 2020 | Restricted Beach Access, Private Vessels, and National Re-Entry

In June, the Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development extended beach hours by two hours daily, and allowed private vessels to operate within territory waters—all during the hours of 5 am-7 pm. Unfortunately for loyalists, only BVI nationals are allowed re-entry at this time.

May 2020 | BVI Reports No Active Cases of COVID-19

After having seen 9 cases of COVID in the country, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development in the BVI reported in May that there were no active COVID cases in the British Virgin Islands.

April 2020 | Phase I Reopening Plan Released

In April, BVI government officials announced phase I of re-opening to begin immediately. They said, ”to date, we have only endorsed Phase One of the plan which will take us up to June 1, 2020. This first phase only represents the internal reopening of the BVI. Please note that during this phase our borders will remain closed.”

March 2020 | Moratorium on Travel to the British Virgin Islands
For complete information please refer to the BVI Government website below:
http://www.bvi.gov.vg/covid-19

 

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Welcome 'Destiny'—Our Voyage 480 Sail Catamaran!

Virgin Charter Yachts is excited to announce the addition of our first-ever sailing catamaran to the bareboat charter fleet—a 2019 Voyage 480 named 'Destiny.' The Voyage 480 is a high-performance, fast and comfortable sailing catamaran that can accommodate eight guests in four double cabins, each with their own en-suite head (bathroom).

A Guest enjoying the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean from a Bareboat Sailing Charter.

Expanding into High-Performance Sailing

As a boutique charter company previously offering exclusively power catamarans and motor yachts for charter, Virgin Charter Yachts always intended to expand into sailing yachts when the right opportunity arose. Alexia Lucas, VCY Director, stated "Although we have offered luxury motor yachts and power catamarans for decades, we've always planned to expand into sailing catamarans." Lucas continued: "We have been waiting to find a luxury catamaran that was the 'right fit' for our clients, and one that would compliment our personally curated fleet. We focus on offering our guests the newest, highest performance, and most well-optioned yachts in all of the BVI. The quality and features of the Voyage 480 were exactly what we had been looking for!"

The 'Destiny' is loaded with amazing upgrades and options to offer guests a 'first-class' bareboat charter experience including a generator, full AC, water maker, ice maker, and an enormous swim platform to enjoy the warm turquoise seas of the BVI. 'Destiny' is a dream to sail with many additional features designed to provide a fast and comfortable sailing experience including; a fully battened mainsail, electric furling genoa, and electric winches.

The interior of the Voyage 480 is comfortable yet functional, appealing to sailing enthusiasts that seek a charter yacht with high-performance handling.

Virgin Charter Yachts is now accepting bookings for charters aboard 'Destiny' for the 2020 and 2021 season. Rates start at $11,275/week bareboat—roughly $1,400 per person for 8 guests—and adjusts seasonally. 'Destiny' can be chartered bareboat (guests captain themselves) or Virgin Charter Yachts can provide less experienced guests a professional captain and/or chef for a fully-crewed, luxury yacht experience. 

Click here for more information on our Voyage Catamaran Charters!

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'Angeleyes' is in the Netflix 'Top 10!'

The exciting new series, ‘The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals, debuted less than a week ago, and already it is trending as a ‘Top 10’ most watched series this week on Netflix!   The stunning Horizon FD85, ‘Angeleyes’ is featured in Episode 3: ‘Boats ‘N Floats.’  Three experts; Megan - design, Jo - travel and Luis - real estate, each select one property to be showcased.  Each episode takes you behind the scenes of three rentals, one ‘unique,’ one ‘luxury’ and one ‘budget.’

Episode 3: ‘Boats ‘N Floats’ follows Megan, Jo and Luis as they select Angeleyes as the ‘luxury’ yacht property and spend time chartering Angeleyes in the Caribbean.



Stunning Accommodations

After being welcomed on board by Chef Jen and Stewardess Jenny, the team are handed a signature cocktail and given a tour of their spacious accommodations aboard Angeleyes.   They are blown away by the enormous on-deck master stateroom which features huge floor to ceiling windows and a walk-around King sized bed.  They then head into the stunning marble-clad master bathroom, where Megan and Jo demonstrate how large the walk-in shower is by both getting inside!    

 Luis continues to show the group the four other cabins below,  all with a very zen, spa-like feel to them.  He explains how Angeleyes feels so much larger than other comparable yachts because of her very wide width: Angeleyes is nearly 25’ wide, and similar motor yachts are only ~ 18’.  This additional width creates more volume and allows for all of the rooms to feel much larger, and more like a high-end apartment in the city.   Each of the four additional cabins has a Queen or King sized bed and their own en-suite bathrooms, making Angeleyes the perfect yacht for a group of couples all wanting to experience a luxury charter together.  

 As beautiful as the inside of Angeleyes is, the trio really focused their time on the fantastic outside spaces.   Megan, Jo and Luis enjoyed eating their delicious meals on the aft deck where they watched a beautiful sunset while dining al fresco on culinary masterpieces, custom prepared for them by Chef Jenn.   After dinner the group moved up to the flybridge where First Mate Remi served them a nightcap while they relaxed in the flybridge hot tub and reflected on their amazing time aboard Angeleyes. 

Amazing Experiences 

Luis, Megan and Jo all commented many times that a charter aboard Angeleyes was not just amazing because of the beauty of the yacht, but the overall experience created by the fantastic crew.    Chef Jenn would make all their meals from scratch, and tailored around the preferences of each person in the group.  She even made sure to have Luis’ favorite smoothie ready for him the moment he stepped on board! 

Captain Darrel would move Angeleyes each day to unique locations where the group could enjoy all the natural beauty the Caribbean has to offer.   Luis even helped Darrel drive Angeleyes to a secluded beach where the group went ashore for a private beach picnic set up by the crew.  After enjoying their delicious lunch, they set out for an afternoon of snorkeling the beautiful reefs and spending time trying out the watersports aboard Angeleyes.  Megan and Jo couldn’t stop smiling during an exhilarating tubing experience behind the Angeleyes tender!

Angeleyes voted the favorite!

At the conclusion of the episode, Megan, Jo and Luis all voted on which of the three ‘Boats ‘N Floats’ options was their favorite, and Angeleyes was the unanimous choice!  They all loved their time aboard Angeleyes and said it was an experience of a lifetime!  We couldn’t agree more! 

Are you ready to book your own amazing week aboard Angeleyes? Contact Us or email reservations@virgincharteryachts.com, and they can help you plan your perfect charter vacation! 

Tune into Netflix!

If you are a fan of 'Below Deck,' be sure to tune into 'The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals' and enjoy your chance to see what a charter aboard Angeleyes is really like! 

 

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Meet Angeleyes

We are so excited to announce that our very own motor yacht 'Angeleyes,' will be featured on Netflix this Summer 2021! Netflix, the world's most popular online streaming service, is premiering a new series on June 18, 2021; 'The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.' Netflix personally selected Angeleyes yacht to be showcased as one of the unique 'luxury' rentals available worldwide!  

Producers saw the 85' Horizon Yacht Angeleyes online, and they were immediately impressed with the yacht's beauty and the 5-star experience offered by her top-notch crew. Filmmakers joined Angeleyes this winter in the Caribbean, where they enjoyed a charter to see first-hand what a charter experience aboard Angeleyes was really like. 

Charter Accommodations

The Netflix film crew met Angeleyes while chartering just south of the BVI, in St. Martin and St. Barts. The hosts of The World's Most Amazing Vacation and their team met with Captain Darrel. Soon after, First Mate Remi offered one of his signature cocktails to the crew, and Stewardess Jenny gave them a full tour of the Angeleyes Yacht. 

The Netflix team immediately experienced how Angeleyes is the perfect yacht for entertaining and relaxing! The unique design of Angeleyes offers an immense amount of indoor/outdoor space, and the floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow guests to enjoy the constantly changing views of the islands. The interior, formal dining area accommodates eight guests and a vast dining area on the aft deck that can accommodate 10, which is where the film crew typically preferred to eat, as they loved dining alfresco. 

Below deck, Angeleyes offered everyone on the film team luxury accommodations equivalent to a 5-star hotel! Her vast 24' beam provides a cabin layout and volume unmatched by similar-sized motor yachts. She offers five double cabins; 2 King and 3 Queen, all with private en-suite baths. The master cabin is on deck with panoramic windows to enjoy the stunning island views as well as a huge master bath complete with a rain shower and jacuzzi bathtub. Below the deck are two VIP suites with walk-around Queen beds and two staterooms with King beds, both of which have the option to convert to twin beds if preferred based on the guest configuration.  

To take advantage of the beautiful Caribbean weather, the film team spent most of their time outside, enjoying the many outdoor spaces Angeleyes has to offer. Angeleyes' spacious aft deck and open flybridge invite quality time spent with family and friends. The flybridge was the perfect space for the Netflix team to all relax together. They enjoyed a specialty drink that First Mate Remi whipped up from the full bar, all while watching the pop-up outdoor TV that could swivel 360 degrees to enjoy at any angle. One of the places they loved most was the sizable Jacuzzi hot tub on the flybridge; the perfect place to chill with a cocktail in hand and catch a fantastic BVI sunset at the end of the day! 

Ultimate Charter Experience 

The crew of Angeleyes provides guests a personalized charter experience, with a level of service rivaling the best hotels and villas in the world. Angeleyes' skilled crew of four have decades of collective experience chartering in the BVI and Caribbean. 

Captain Darrel grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, and in 2003 he decided to sell his house, quit the rat race, and go to sea. He has lived and sailed in the Caribbean for more than a decade, and he always found the best secret spots and beach bars to take the Netflix team. Darrel is a keen water sports fan and loves to water-ski, wakeboard, kiteboard, and dive. He loves any excuse to get out on the water, and his favorite part of having the Netflix crew on board was taking them tubing behind the tender and using his skills at the helm to flip them off! 

Chef Jenn is a phenomenal chef who worked with the Netflix crew to create a charter menu tailored to their personal preferences. She focused on using locally-grown food wherever possible and tried to incorporate a farm-to-table approach in her cooking. Her favorite culinary creations are classics with a twist. The crew repeatedly said that Chef Jenn produced some of the best meals they had ever eaten anywhere in the world! 

To make sure the Netflix team had a once-in-a-lifetime experience, First Mate Remi and Captain Darrel stocked Angeleyes with all the best water toys they could imagine for a great time aboard! Aboard, they enjoyed various unique activities, including spotting sea turtles in the anchorage during a morning paddleboard. They spent the afternoon relaxing on the enormous inflatable island. At the same time, chef Jenn whipped up homemade guacamole, which was served to them sea-side along with fresh margaritas made by Stewardess Jenny, and a fantastic day using the underwater sea scooters to take in the beauty of the coral reefs. Angeleyes also is equipped with a brand new, state-of-the-art Novurania 24' tender with 200hp outboard. The tender fitted with a drop-down bow step, which means Captain Darrel could drive the tender can be driven right onto the beach so the crew could step directly from the tender onto the sandy shore without ever getting wet! 

Amazing Reviews

The feedback on Angeleyes from both the Netflix team and previous charter guests is that a charter aboard Angeleyes is often "the best trip I have ever taken!" Previous guests have said that a charter aboard Angeleyes is "100% perfection the entire week! Darrel, Jenn, Remi, and Jenny - true gems." As recent guests commented, "my family can't thank the owners and the crew of Angeleyes Yacht enough for a vacation of our lifetime!" 

Are you ready to book your own amazing week aboard Angeleyes? Contact Us or email reservations@virgincharteryachts.com, and they can help you plan your perfect charter vacation! 

Tune into Netflix!

If you are a fan of 'Below Deck,' be sure to tune into 'The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals' on June 18 and enjoy your chance to see what a charter aboard Angeleyes is really like! 

 

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Prior to Covid-19, many people loved traveling the world by way of cruise ships. 

Cruise ships afford guests the ability to visit many different locations during a single vacation, while offering a wide variety of food options and activities that everyone in a group can enjoy.  However, in light of Covid-19, being on a cruise ship in close proximity to thousands of people you don’t know has many feeling uneasy, and subsequently looking for alternatives. 

For those who love the cruise experience but might not be comfortable boarding a large cruise ship anytime soon, now is the perfect time to consider a BVI catamaran charter.  

Yacht charters can be surprisingly affordable for a group or family traveling together to the British Virgin Islands. Private BVI charters offer all the advantages of cruise ships; being on board a boat, visiting multiple islands during one vacation, great food, etc.—but a private charter offers additional benefits and security that go above and beyond a commercial cruise. Below are 8 reasons why yacht charters make for the ideal vacation in 2020:

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Updated Aug 1, 2021:

Virgin Charter Yachts would like to provide an update on entering BVI in light of Covid-19.    

The BVI has been open to tourists since Dec 1, 2021. We are happy to say the entry process continues to get easier every month that goes by! For charter guests who are fully vaccinated (defined as 2 weeks following your second dose) the simple protocols are as follows:

Although social media can be great, it also can spread lots of misinformation. All of us at Virgin Charter Yachts actually live in the BVI. Since we are on the ground in BVI, we have access to the most accurate and timely updates from the BVI government and we can assure you that we will provide you the most current information. We also frequently travel back and forth between BVI, St. Thomas as the USA mainland so we have extensive experience with the arrival and portal process.

Other Questions?
Please reach out to our team at reservations@virgincharteryachts.com or call 1-284-495-2526 and we would be happy to assist you further!  Hopefully, it will be ‘smoother sailing’ for us all soon!

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Did you just experience the pain of writing a check to the IRS?  What if instead, you could have written that check to buy the yacht of your dreams? It’s not too good to be true, it’s Business Yacht Ownership®!

What is ‘Business Yacht Ownership®?’

Business Yacht Ownership® is a way to purchase the yacht of your dreams  while offsetting up to 80-100% of new yacht costs!  A yacht is a large investment and Business Yacht Ownership® offers the least expensive way to own a new yacht. This is not a time-share, fractional ownership or a fixed revenue ‘program’ or ‘plan.’  Business Yacht Ownership® is completely personalized and tailored to the needs of each individual owner.

How Does it Actually Work?

Business Yacht Ownership® couples charter revenue with tested tax strategies to offset the costs of yacht ownership.  You select any yacht you want to purchase and our team provides guidance and suggestions on the best options for charter.   You create an LLC and establish a small business for your yacht, and with expert guidance, develop a proper, for-profit yacht business. We refer all potential buyers to Bill Lahr, an independent fiduciary, and the YachtCFO.  Bill has advised hundreds of clients on yacht purchases and assisted with establishing their successful yacht businesses.

We then manage your yacht in our charter program.  The charter revenue generated is used to offset your ownership costs; dockage, insurance, maintenance etc.   In addition to charter revenue, there are huge financial opportunities through leveraging effective tax strategies for your yacht purchase as well as depreciation.   Since you are establishing a for-profit LLC with your yacht, any tax advantages can flow through to your personal tax returns.

The best part of Business Yacht Ownership® is it can be applied to any yacht you want to purchase and the financial structure is specifically tailored to your personal circumstances and goals.  

How Do I know This Is Legitimate?

Our Fountaine Pajot partners at Atlantic Cruising Yachts, have helped over 800 buyers over the last two decades through their Business Yacht Ownership® program!   Bill Lahr, and his team at Archetype Advisors are independent fiduciaries and financial planners with decades of experience specializing in how to legally and effectively establish a yacht business.  Bill assists clients with developing comprehensive financial business plans that couple charter revenue and individualized tax strategies to own a yacht in the least expensive way possible. The best testament for Business Yacht Ownership® and Bill Lahr is many clients are on their second or even third yacht purchase!

But What About Audits?

People often worry that having a 'yacht business’ is a red flag for an audit.  This completely depends on how you establish your yacht business, and if you actually intend operate as a for-profit business.  If you establish the business correctly, you are at no more risk of an audit than any other small business operating in the US.

If you work with Bill Lahr and his team, they will help you take the steps from day-one to establish your yacht LLC as a legitimate small business. They utilize proven financial planning and tax strategies to ensure your business is set up for both financial and legal success.  Additionally, by partnering with Virgin Charter Yachts, an established yacht charter company, you demonstrate an active intent to charter your yacht and generate revenue for your small business. Your yacht will be cared for and managed by our industry experts with more than two decades of charter management experience.  

How Do I Find Out More?

If you think Business Yacht Ownership® is right for you, we are always happy to speak with you to provide you additional information!  You can email Alexia Lucas, owner of Virgin Charter Yachts, at alucas@virgincharteryachts.com or call direct at 1-284-346-5838.  Additionally, Bill Lahr offers webinars where you can learn more about his services and expertise as the YachtCFO.

A Final Caveat

We are a yacht charter company, not tax or financial advisors! Through our Business Yacht Ownership® program, we have developed fantastic partnerships with financial planners and independent fiduciaries who we look to for their knowledge and expertise in tax strategies.   They share what they know with us and we are happy to share it with you. Everyone’s situation is different and we ALWAYS recommend you consult your own financial team to develop a plan that is best for you.

 

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BoatyBall has just arrived to the BVI and is already changing the charter experience for the better!  With more than 2000 BoatyBall on-line mooring ball reservations since launch in 2019, BoatyBall is set to revolutionize the charter industry!

 

What is 'BoatyBall?'

BoatyBall is a new web-based ap, that lets you reserve mooring balls in advance in select BVI mooring fields.   You are also able to pay your BoatyBall mooring fees directly through the on-line ap!  You simply log in, identify the mooring ball you want to reserve that day, pay your mooring fee online and arrive to your mooring at your convenience -knowing your BoatyBall is reserved and waiting for you after a fun day on the water! 

   

Where is BoatyBall Available?

There are currently three locations where BoatyBall mooring balls are available: 

  1. Cooper Island Beach Club (12 BoatyBalls)
  2. Anegada Reef Hotel (5 BoatyBalls)
  3. Leverick Bay Marina (10 BoatyBalls)

Only a select number of the mooring balls in these locations are BoatyBalls; the majority are still general public moorings that are first come, first serve.  In each location you must look for the bright red BoatyBalls that are clearly designated and marked as belonging to BoatyBall. 

BoatyBall currently has plan to add more than 40 additional mooring balls across other popular mooring fields in the BVI. 

How Do I Reserve a BoatyBall?

1. Go to BoatyBall.com and select “Boater App”
2. Create an account and look for confirmation email
3. After confirming account enter boat information and payment methods
under the account profile
4. Reservable moorings are made available every morning at 7 am
5. Orange moorings are available for reservation and grey moorings have
already been reserved for the day
6. To reserve, select an orange mooring in the app and select payment.
The mooring icon will turn into a red flag once payment is confirmed.
7. Explore the app for restaurants, dive & snorkel sites, marinas, and much
more

***Be sure you have already created your account and set your wake-up alarm: most BoatyBalls are reserved within 5 minutes of opening each morning!!!***

You can arrive at your BoatyBall by 12 noon on the day you reserved, and you must leave by 12 noon on the following day.   At this time you cannot reserve a ball for more than one day.  You also must arrive at your BoatyBall before 5pm on the day of your reservation. 

How is BoatyBall Enforced?

Each BoatyBall is numbered, and when you make a reservation it is for a specific numbered BoatyBall mooring.  'But what do I do if I reserve a BoatyBall and someone is on my ball???'  Each resort; Cooper, Anegada Reef Hotel, and Leverick Bay have been assigned a 'bay manager' to help ensure that only people who have paid for a BoatyBall through the ap are on the designated moorings.  If you arrive to you ball and someone is 'squatting' on your ball, please contact the resort and they will assist you in having that vessel moved to another ball.  You can also email support@boatyball.com and they will provide you a very prompt response and also contact the resort on your behalf to assist with the removal of the offending vessel. 

As the awareness of BoatyBall builds, these situations are happening less and less.  But if this happens to you please also provide the 'bay manager' the offending boat name/charter company so BoatyBall can notify the charter base to help provide additional education on the BoatyBall mooring reservation system to hopefully prevent future issues. 

Why Use BoatyBall?

BoatBall is a great resource that allows charter guest a chance to spend more time out on the water enjoying the sites and experiences they want to have in the BVI.  No more worries about frantically rallying your crew to try and beat another boat to a mooring ball in a prime location.  With BoatyBall you can enjoy your day and arrive to your next destination relaxed; knowing that your BoatyBall mooring ball is reserved and waiting for you. 

BoatyBall also offers charter guests additional piece of mind, as they are only partnering with locations who ensure they are providing safe moorings.  Owners of BoatyBall moorings pay to have their moorings maintained and inspected (unfortunately this is not the case with all moorings in the BVI and this is why we say guests should always dive their mooring after tying up to ensure the mooring is safe and secure).  

BoatyBall is a fantastic addition to the BVI charter scene, and we look forward to seeing additional locations and mooring balls being added soon! 

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We're thrilled to announce the arrival of Angeleyes, the ultimate charter yacht! Angeleyes couples an exceptional crew with a stunning new yacht offering more volume than many 100' footers.  Angeleyes is the perfect choice for guests looking to experience the most fun and luxury possible on a BVI crewed yacht charter! 

Head-turning Design 

Angeleyes is a stunning example of the Horizon FD85’s design concept: to take advantage of the voluminous 24' beam and provide areas, both indoors and out, for charter guests to enjoy the ultimate yacht for entertaining and relaxing. Angeleyes’ main salon incorporates huge floor-to-ceiling glass windows, allowing guests to enjoy the ever changing island view. The interior dining table can seat 8 and can be used for more formal dining, with another large dining table on the aft deck for 10 when guests prefer to dine alfresco. The interior is modern yet comfortable, mixing elegant Wenge and Sycamore woods with brand new contemporary furniture.  

Angeleyes' spacious aft deck and open flybridge invite quality time spent with family and friends. The flybridge is the perfect space for guests to all relax together, with multiple seating area,  full wet bar and pop up outdoor TV that can swivel 360 degrees to enjoy at any angle.  One of the best features of the flybridge is the huge Jacuzzi hot tub; the perfect place to relax with a cocktail and catch an amazing BVI sunset at the end of the day! 

Ideal Charter Layout

Angeleyes offers the perfect layout for couples and friends to enjoy a luxury charter together in the BVI.  With her huge 24’ beam, Angeleyes offers a cabin layout and volume unmatched by similar sized motor yachts. She offers 5 double cabins; 2 King and 3 Queen, all with beautiful en-suite baths.  The master cabin is on-deck with panoramic windows to enjoy the beautiful island views as well as a huge master bath complete with rain shower and jacuzzi bathtub. Below deck are 2 VIP suites with walk-around Queen beds and 2 staterooms with twin beds that both have the option to convert to King beds if preferred based on the guest configuration.  

Phenomenal Crew 

Angeleyes is staffed with an amazing crew who have years of experience, previously operating one of the most popular charter yachts in the BVI; Sea Boss.   Captain Darrel Hearne and Chef Jenn Hart are excited to join Angeleyes and continue sharing their love of the BVI with new guests.  

Darrel grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, and in 2003 he decided to sell his house, quit the rat race, and go to sea.  He has lived and sailed in the Caribbean for the past eight years, sailing on a variety of vessels in the charter industry (from beautiful and graceful Oyster sailboats, to a 118ft motor yacht).  He has extensive sailing experience throughout the Caribbean, and knows where to find the best bars on most islands; essential knowledge for a charter-boat captain. Darrel is a keen water sports fan, and loves to water-ski, wakeboard, kite board and dive. He loves any excuse to get out on the water, and can't wait to welcome guests aboard Angeleyes! 

Jenn is a versatile chef who works closely with guests to come up with a charter menu tailored to their personal preferences. She enjoys using locally-grown foodstuffs, and tries to incorporate a farm-to-table approach in her cooking. Her favourite culinary creations are classics with a twist.  A keen surfer and beach bum, Jenn’s love of the water and the island life are a perfect fit for the charter lifestyle. Combine that, with her warm and caring nature, and it makes her everyone’s favourite crew member!

Angeleyes is also welcoming aboard a full-time first mate and a full-time stewardess to make sure that all you need to do is sit back and relax! 

Ultimate Charter Experience

To make your charter experience aboard Angeleyes even more memorable,  the yacht comes outfitted with all the water toys you can imagine to make for a great time aboard; paddleboards, kayaks, inflatable islands etc.  Angeleyes also comes equipped with a brand new, state-of-the-art Novurania 24’ tender with 200hp outboard. This tender in uniquely fitted with a drop down bow step, which means the tender can be driven right onto the beach and you can step directly from the tender onto the sandy shore without ever getting wet! 

Angeleyes is now available and accepting booking for the 2019/2020 season!  Get your group together and contact reservations@virgincharteryachts.com today to book Angeleyes and experience the trip of a lifetime! 

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Were you stuck inside this weekend due to the cold and snow?!  Are you dreaming of trading your mittens, scarfs and boots for a bathing suit, flip flops and umbrella drink!?  A spring bareboat charter to the BVI is the perfect way to escape the winter and bury your feet in 2' of sand rather than snow! 

It's always sunny in BVI!

The British Virgin Islands are beautiful all year round; with average daily highs of 82 degrees and water temps around 78 degrees.   It is sunny almost every day, and even if we get a shower they usually last just long enough to give your yacht a quick rinse off.  February - April are the perfect time to bring the family down to BVI for a bareboat cruise on a powercat or motor yacht.   Leave the cell phones, internet and video games behind and spend quality time as a family snorkeling the beautiful reefs, spotting turtles while paddleboarding or just spending time together relaxing on a deserted beach. 

 

Luxury Bareboat Options

Virgin Charter Yacht offers a wide variety of yachts and powercats, perfect to cruise around all the stunning islands of the BVI.   For smaller groups and families, 'Another Perfect Season' and 'Caribbean Cat' are great choices for charter.  If you have a larger group of friends all wanting to charter together, 'Wild Blue' and 'Ida Cat' are the ideal choice with their larger sizes, more cabins and upgraded amenities and features.    If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury and style then book a charter aboard our stunning Horizon PC60 'Blue Horizon!'   Our bareboat fleet includes amenities and options not typically seen on other bareboats including; water makers, ice makers, huge hydraulic swim platforms, Volvo IPS engines, SubZero and Bosch appliances! 

 

Amazing itineraries 

Cruising through the BVI on a power catamaran or motor yacht is the perfect way to maximize your vacation.  Our powercats have larger engines and no sails, so you to get to each location quicker and can spend more time ashore at the the best locations the islands have to offer!   When planning your charter make sure you plan stops at some of the most popular natural attractions; The Baths, The Indians, the Wreck of the Rhone as well as our world-famous beach bars and restaurants; Soggy Dollar Bar, the Willy T, Cooper Island Beach Club and Coco Maya - just to name a few!  If you need any help and suggestions make sure to check out our interactive itinerary map that provides your an example of a great itinerary for a week of cruising on a bareboat charter in the BVI. 

 

20% OFF!

 

Spring is one of the best times to visit the BVI!  We have just a few open weeks remaining on our most popular motor yacht and power catamaran options.  We are offering a fantastic 20% OFF for any newly booked, last minute weekly bareboat charters occurring in February, March or April 2019!   Hurry and contact our reservations team today to secure your week before the last few openings fill up!  Reservations@virgincharteryachts.com

Experience the VCY Difference

Luxury Bareboat Fleet - Family Owned and Operated - Concierge Customer Service 

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