Why does spring break apply only to college kids? I mean, seriously, who decided that 20-year-olds are the only ones who need a “time out” from life? I think we should all embrace the concept of a few days or a week off at the end of what has been a long, grueling winter. I’m pretty sure that between the snow blowers, shovels and, oh yeah, having a job, the rest of us are just as deserving as the co-eds of a little warm-weather fun.
Management company Churchill Yacht Partners is standing by to make this idea a reality. The company has three yachts with spring break availability in the Caribbean: the 140-foot Proteksan-Turquoise motoryacht Capricorn, out of Sint Maarten through April 1; the 154-foot Perini Navi sailing yacht Andromeda La Dea, between the Virgin Islands and St. Lucia through April 10; and the 142-foot Palmer Johnson motoryacht Lady J, in the Caribbean or Bahamas through April 30.
I’ve spent time aboard all three of these yachts, including having their chefs prepare meals, and I can say firsthand that all three are quality charter operations. I most recently was aboard Lady J just a couple months ago, right after she got a new captain whom I liked quite a bit. (That’s Lady J in the photograph at right.)
The weekly base rates for these yachts range from $99,000 to $125,000 for nine to 12 guests. Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book a week on board for what is, I assume, a well-deserved spring break of your own.