Charter By the Cabin

I tell people every day that there is a sailing vacation for everyone and every budget. From ultra-luxurious fully crewed sailing vacations for celebrities and high rolling business executives to your favorite Grandma’s bucket list vacation.

My team has been focusing on growing the “by-the-cabin” model from bottom up, specifically marketing towards first-timers. Social media advertising has been crucial in getting our message out to the masses and the response has been incredible.

The traditional big-box cruise industry is a 35 billion dollar a year business. What does the guest get from that? You get to share a small city herded around like cattle with 4,000 of your new best friends. It doesn’t have to be like that; there is a new trend in our industry, and we call it “Cabin Fever.”

What is a “by the cabin” charter?

A cabin charter is a cabin purchased on a shared fully crewed yacht (Captain & Chef), usually 42 to 62 feet long. Depending on the size of the catamaran, you will never be on the boat with more than five other couples. Most of the “by the cabin” cruises offer three meals a day and an open bar. Some cruises even have a few scheduled meals ashore so you can experience the local cuisine.

The magical British Virgin Islands is the most popular “by the cabin” location. Seawater temperature throughout the British Virgin Islands warms above 80°F, which is enough for a comfortable bath. The most popular times to sail are Christmas and New Year’s. The New Year’s celebration at Foxy’s is known as “Old Years Night” in the Caribbean. Foxy’s consistently ranks in the top 5 of the best places to spend New Years!

Can you organize a group? 

We understand that this type of trip planning is a marathon, not a sprint. If you do not want to share the yacht with other couples, become a group leader and turn this trip into a private yacht experience. My team will provide you with the tools to recruit your friends.

By the Cabin Catamarans:

British Virgin Islands

Lagoon 620 & FP 58 

Price range: $3,000 to $4500 per couple

These catamarans usually accommodate five or six couples.

Included:

  • Double cabin with private bathroom
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Drinks at meals (table wine and water), local aperitifs (punch, rum, fruit juice)
  • Service of the crew: two persons (captain, steward/cook)
  • Two sets of linens, towels and beach towels per person/week
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
  • Water sports on board: snorkeling equipment, sea kayak, paddleboards

Tip: You will have access to the Scrub Island resort & marina amenities all day if you arrive early!

Guest Comment: “The Capt. & Chef made our trip wonderful. Damien & Ena were the best and MADE OUR TRIP WONDERFUL!” Wiggins Group

Last-Minute Winter Specials

January 4th to January 11th – $4,176 Per Couple

(6 Cabins Available)

January 11th to January 18th – $4,032 Per Couple

(2 cabins Available)

January 18th to January 25th – $4,176 Per Couple

(4 Cabins Available)

January 25th to February 1st ­– $4,176 Per Couple

(4 Cabins Available)

February 1st to February 8th – $4,356 Per Couple

(4 Cabins Available)

February 22nd to February 29th – $4,465 Per Couple

(3 cabins Available)

British Virgin Islands 

Lagoon 450 

Price Range: $4,000 to $5000 per couple

This catamaran usually accommodates 3 or 4 couples.

Included:

  • Captain and Chef/Hostess
  • Prepared meals, complete with appetizers, desserts
  • Open bar throughout your charter week
  • Onboard sporting equipment
  • Two meals ashore
  • Water and Fuel

Tip: Book this trip early. We are booked solid through May!

Guest Comment: “I wanted to plan the trip of a lifetime and we sure got it.” Felix group

New Location!

Greece 2020

2020 Lagoon 450 “EVI”

Average Price: $4,000 per couple

We are excited to welcome “EVI” in June.

Seasons/Cruising Area’s: 

June 14 to June 21, 2020:

Cruising area: Saronic / Corinthian Canal / Gulf of Corinth / Ionian

Starting: Lavrio (eastern port of Athens – 50km from Athens)

Ending: Lefkas town (western side of Greece at the Island of Lefkas)

June 21 to September 20, 2020:

Cruising Area: Ionian Islands

Starting/ending: Lefkas town

September 20 to 27, 2020:

Cruising area: Ionian / Gulf of Corinth / Corinthian Canal / Saronic

Starting: Lefkas town (western side of Greece at the Island of Lefkas)

Ending: Lavrio (eastern port of Athens – 50km from Athens)

September 27 to October 18, 2020:

Cruising Area: Western Cyclades (or Saronic Islands in case of strong winds in the Cyclades)

Starting/ending: Lavrio (eastern port of Athens – 50km from Athens)

During your cruise, we will spend each night at a different harbor. We will visit the islands of the Western Cyclades (Kea, Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos, Milos) returning to Lavrio marina.

Sun: Embarkation and departure for Kea

Mon: Sifnos

Tues: Kimolos

Wed: Milos

Thur: Serifos

Fri: Kythnos

Sat: Lavrio Marina

Sun: Disembarkation at 9 am

For more information, contact Jonathan.Ruggiero@catamarans.com, or visit: https://www.catamarans.com/By-The-Cabin-Crewed-Charters/

 

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