Unlike typical carter voyages, BVI bareboat charters sail with no crew or provisions, making for a truly authentic trip. For individuals experienced in handling seagoing vessels and have a group that can manage boat duties while underway, heading out to sea in a chartered boat like the Sanctuary, is an experience not soon forgotten.
The Island Spirit 37 Sanctuary
For its length, the Island Spirit 37 Sanctuary is among the most spacious of its kind in the world. This is because the manufacturer set the two main bulkheads three feet farther apart than you’ll find on other catamarans that feature 22-foot beams. This spaciousness is one of the reasons BVI bareboat charters on Sanctuarys are so popular.
While underway, navigators enjoy a chart table that is equipped fully and includes a sound system featuring a CD player and VHF and iPod systems. Up to six adults can lounge and relax in the salon and never feel cramped. Getting to the British Virgin Islands is assisted by Raytheon gauges, a reliable Autohelm autopilot and an accurate GPS chart plotter.
This magnificent catamaran’s salon features six hatches. There is a wardrobe and locker in every stateroom, which sit away from other sections of the boat to provide genuine peace, privacy and solitude. Each private room has an appropriate amount of port lights which allows for a through-draft on warm Caribbean nights.
A new mainsail and bimini top that is extended make for fast sailing and provide abundant shade on the deck. These and many other amenities make sailing on a Sanctuary feel just like its name implies – your own chartered sanctuary in the middle of miles and miles of beautiful ocean.
The Virgin Islands
Many sea goers experiencing a Sanctuary for the first time find it hard to believe they’re not on a vessel twice as large as their Spirit 37 actually is. The cockpit is about the same size as those found on most 43-foot vessels. In the U-shaped galley, cooks prepare food in comfort on plentiful work surfaces and store provisions in two refrigerators, one of which includes a freezer.
Perfect for sailing to, the British Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean and are part of British territory. The British Virgin Islands are within the Virgin Islands archipelago; other islands in this archipelago include the Spanish Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. All of which are ideal settings for traveling when using BVI bareboat charters.
The trip is always lovely, especially for crews taking BVI bareboat charters on a Sanctuary catamaran. They go in comfort and arrive refreshed to see Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola and Virgin Gorda, which are the British Virgin Islands’ main islands. In addition, there are more than 50 other islands, which are smaller.