Several more charter yachts have announced that they are committed to chartering in the Caribbean this winter, as cleanup in the islands continues following Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria.
A few yachts resumed taking Caribbean bookings earlier this month, and the charter broker association CYBA International announced last week that it expects about 80 percent of the Caribbean fleet to be ready for charter guests when the season begins in early December.
Now comes word that several more charter yachts are also taking bookings for the Caribbean this winter. First is 235-foot Feadship motoryacht Utopia, which is part of the Edmiston fleet. She’s already booked from late November through December 1 in St. Barts and will continue her availability from then onward. The lowest weekly base rate is $435,000 to charter Utopia with 12 guests in six staterooms.
Feadship Charter Yacht Utopia
Next is the 95-foot Christensen mototoryacht Syrene, which is taking inquiries for the Southern Caribbean’s Grenadines island chain. She’s already booked there through January 4 and will continue availability into the winter season.
The lowest weekly base rate is $35,000 to charter Syrene with eight guests in four staterooms. She’s part of the Select Yachts charter fleet.
Christensen Charter Yacht Syrene
Also committed to the Caribbean is the 147-foot Intermarine Savannah motoryacht M3, which is part of the Ocean Independence fleet.
She’s expected to charter in the northern Caribbean islands, including Cuba and the Virgin Islands, taking 10 guests in five staterooms. M3‘s lowest weekly base rate is $145,000.
For charter clients who prefer to sail, Yachting Partners International says the 162-foot classic replica Eleonora will be in the Caribbean this winter—and is open to bookings for regattas including the St. Barts Bucket, RORC Caribbean 600 and Antigua Classic.
Eleonora accommodates eight guests in four staterooms. Her lowest weekly base rate is €65,000.
Charter Yacht Eleonora
Capt. Roy Hodges sends word that the 240-foot Delta motoryacht Laurel is still planning on the Caribbean this winter, too, with Christmas and New Year’s dates open.
Laurel‘s owner will also consider the Bahamas for itineraries, Hodges says. The yacht takes 12 guests at a lowest weekly base rate of $525,000. Laurel is part of the Fraser charter fleet.
Delta Charter Yacht Laurel
And finally, for anyone interested in Virgin Islands yacht charter, Regency Yacht Charters says many of the yachts in its fleet will base there after surviving hurricane season unscathed.
Regency has about 10 yachts with Christmas availability in the Virgin Islands, and another half-dozen yachts with New Year’s dates open there.
Any reputable charter broker can tell you more about any of the above yachts, or help you book a Caribbean yacht charter this winter.