Ocean Independence has some interesting news to cap off the week: It’s now offering the 86-foot Sunseeker motoryacht Lilly for charter out of Curacao, with itineraries extending into all of the “ABC Islands” including Aruba and Bonaire as well.
The ABCs, at the southern rim of the Caribbean, are well-known for general tourism but are an unusual charter destination because of their distance from any major yachting hubs, such as Antigua or Grenada. I cruised in Curacao during the past couple of years aboard the 85-foot sailing yacht Domicil, whose Dutch owner has longtanding business ties to the region and is offering nice one-week cruising itineraries along the coastline. (There’s even a chance to go in a submersible that’s based on the island; I went to about 500 feet below sea level to look around.)
Lilly is the first motoryacht of her size to be based in Curacao, as far as I’m aware, and Ocean Independence says she will be there year-round starting in November 2014.
She is a 2012 build that accommodates eight guests in four staterooms, and she charters with access to a 21-foot Supra tender for water-sports fun.
The lowest weekly base rate to charter Lilly is $35,000. Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book a week aboard.