Caribbean yacht charter generally takes place in the northern islands, from popular marina bases in Sint Maarten and Antigua. Only a fraction of the yachts available for Caribbean charter move farther south each winter, most often into St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
That’s what makes this news from Churchill Yacht Partners so interesting: The 142-foot Palmer Johnson motoryacht Lady J is planning to base in St. Lucia for all of February and March, with charter inquiries being accepted now.
Lady J is a 1997 build that has undergone regular maintenance and refit work over the years. I was most recently aboard in late 2015, when Lady J was looking smart and her chef earned first prize in the Antigua Charter Yacht Show culinary competition.
Lady J accommodates 10 to 12 guests in five staterooms. Some of her noteworthy toys and amenities include a 32-foot Intrepid towed tender, kayaks, scuba gear, WaveRunners, standup paddleboards, water skis, wakeboards, snorkeling gear, fishing gear, a sundeck hot tub, VSAT-supported Wi-Fi and onboard treadmills.
The lowest weekly base rate to charter Lady J in St. Lucia is $109,000. Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book a week aboard in February or March.