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After Physics - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490

This state-of-the-art Jeanneau 490 has a sleek and beautiful metallic blue-grey hull with white cove and double boot stripes, white decks, and a light bright oak interior. Ample hatches, ports, and deadlights for a clean airy modern interior.  The Jeanneau 490 sleeps 6 in three cabins with two heads with 2 additional berths if the dinette is converted.

Arctic Fantasy II - Lagoon 42

The open-plan saloon and cockpit on the Lagoon 42 have a bulkhead helm position on the port side. A beam of just over 25ft and a true LOA of 42ft make her feel very spacious and uncluttered indeed, both above and below decks. Flush deck hatches and handholds in the coach roof make moving around her wide decks easy and safe. The cockpit has a large table, and seating for all the crew and their friends, with a cockpit fridge to keep the drinks cold.

As You Wish - Lagoon 46

The Lagoon 46 catamaran is the successor to the world’s most successful catamaran design, the Lagoon 450 (over 900 built). With improved living space and sailing performance, you know you will be chartering a fabulous cat.

There are 4 cabins, all with en-suite electric heads and showers. Berths are large doubles in all cabins.  There are two single berths in the bows, accessed from the deck.

Life aboard is accessed from wide-open transoms with just two shallow steps up into the cockpit.  In the cockpit, there is a sink, front-loading fridge, and plenty of storage on the starboard side. To port, there is an extensive countertop with a built-in icebox.

Fully air-conditioned, with a generator, extensive fridge, and freezer space – this cat is designed for easy living.

With electric winches where needed, autopilot, and the latest B&G navigation equipment, she can be sailed comfortably short-handed.

Blue Water Nomad - Nautitech Fly 46

This Nautitech 46 charter catamaran ‘Blue Water Nomad’ 2022 model is loaded with extras: Watermaker, generator and air conditioning, foredeck lounge area, a cockpit table that converts into a lounge bed….or an alfresco bed! Full coverage bimini for the helm station and bridge deck, with seating for 12 comfortably.

In the hulls, there are 4 electric heads with amply sized showers, 4 double cabins, plus 2 singles in the bows, accessed from the deck or the forward cabins.

The Fly 46 has proven immensely popular in charter in the Caribbean, due to its immense outdoor living space. The “open” concept where sliding doors between the cockpit lounge and saloon merge both of them into one ample living space.

Brie II - Lagoon 450 Flybridge

This Lagoon 450 Flybridge benefits from several upgrades in addition to the standard Horizon Charter specification, including the following items for additional comfort: flybridge sun-berths; generator and air conditioning; quiet-flush electric heads; Bose sound system; freezer; watermaker; additional fridge; cockpit fridge; flybridge bimini.

In addition to the 4 double cabins, Brie II also has a twin salon berth and two forepeak berths.

The Lagoon 450 Flybridge is superbly designed for ease of sailing: a steering station on the flybridge with safe access from both sides for perfect visibility and a large sunbathing area; a spacious cockpit, again ideal for sunbathing, on the same level as the galley, with a ventilation panel; a second cockpit, making the best use of the forward area.

Brown Eyed Girl - Fountaine Pajot Astréa 42

The Astréa 42 is distinguished by its abundance of natural light, energetic lines, elegant living spaces and unparalleled comfort while delivering sheer pleasure underway. A joy to share as a couple or with family and friends.

The Astréa 42 was conceived and designed to facilitate free-flowing movement throughout the boat, as well as linking the helm station with the outdoor relaxation and living spaces from coachroof to cockpit.

The coachroof features a double seat at the helm station and a built-in sun lounger for enjoying idyllic days together.

Casbah III - Lagoon 42

The Lagoon 42 catamaran won the best “boat of the year” awards from both Cruising World and Sail magazine in 2017.

With 3 double cabins, there is an open-plan saloon and cockpit with a bulkhead helm position on the port side of this Lagoon 42 catamaran. The cockpit has a large table, and seating for all the crew and their friends, with a cockpit fridge to keep the drinks cold.

The interior is Italian-designed and luxurious. It boasts a superb galley and lounge area with a dining table.

Cloudwalker - Lagoon 40

The Lagoon 40 catamaran is a great yacht for cruising the BVI. She offers an excellent balance between living space and sailing performance. The cockpit has a large table, and seating for all the crew and their friends, with a cockpit fridge to keep the drinks cold. An ergonomic helm station is accessible from the cockpit or deck, enabling communication between the skipper and crew at all times.

Large wide transoms allow simple access to the tender and safe, easy boarding. A forward cockpit, fitted with a sunbathing area, provides further living space.

This is a 3-cabin /2-head model, with the addition of a convertible saloon to a double berth and a single berth in the port bow. The port hull is dedicated to a spacious and luxurious en-suite owner’s cabin. A new aft cabin design incorporates a “semi Island” double berth. There is another double starboard forward and a large head and shower amidships on the starboard side

Cadenza - Nautitech Fly 46

This Nautitech Fly 46 catamaran is loaded with extras. Watermaker, Generator, air conditioning, foredeck lounge area, a cockpit table that converts into a lounge bed or an alfresco bed! Full coverage bimini for the helm station and bridge deck, with seating for 12 comfortably.

This Marc Lombard design has class beating fineness of hull ratio – think Hobie cat with accommodation when it comes to volume and performance.

There are 4 electric heads in the hulls with amply sized showers, 4 double cabins, plus 2 singles in the bows, accessed from the deck or the forward cabins.

The Fly 46 has proven immensely popular in charter in the Caribbean, due to her immense outdoor living space; the “open” concept where sliding doors between the cockpit lounge and saloon merge both of them into one large living space.

Cosette II - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490

The side deck slopes down towards the helm station on each side. So you simply walk around the helm. The other evolutionary design is that the cockpit coamings are hinged, and folded down to make flat lounging day beds whenever you want.

With 4 double cabins and a skippers cabin, all with en suite heads and showers, this is a fabulous boat for larger groups.

Combined with her powerful hull, twin helms, rudders, roller furling mainsail, and genoa, the 490 is easily sailed short-handed. Centralized winches, all control lines led aft, and a full array of electronics, make sailing short-handed or fully crewed, fun, simple, and stress-free. She even has electric winches for the genoa and an electric winch that will run the main outhaul and mainsheet.

The Sun Odyssey 490 won ‘best-imported boat of the year’ in Cruising World Magazine in 2019

Detour - Fountaine Pajot Elba 45

The elegant Elba 45 replaces the very successful Helia 44 and has a more ergonomically designed helm station to improve handling, and better hydrodynamics improving sailing performance. The Elba 45 boasts incredible interior living space, an extensive cockpit opening onto an innovative saloon, together with the largest saloon space in her category.

The four double cabins are bathed in light and offer a quiet, comfortable retreat in which to relax, with en-suite heads and showers. The Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 ‘Detour’ is enhanced with incredibly generous spaces to relax, on the foredeck, lounge deck, and in the cockpit, not to mention the Beach Club electric platform aft.

Duality - Nautitech Open 44

The Nautitech 44 Open continues to build on the successful ‘Open’ concept whilst delivering a ‘wide grin’ sailing performance. The 44 Open is probably the fastest cruising catamaran available for a bareboat charter. The Open 44 remains stable, comfortable, and downright fun to sail on and off the wind.

With the double aft helm station positions, you have an unobstructed view of the sails and the sea and you can communicate and enjoy the sailing with all the crew members in the cockpit.

The cockpit flows seamlessly into the saloon giving you the ideal indoor/outdoor living space for a yacht in the tropics. With an almost 360-degree view from the entrance of the saloon, you can happily escape inclement weather or socialize at the cockpit table whilst still being able to keep an eye on your surroundings.

There is excellent fridge capacity aboard with a double-drawer fridge, cockpit fridge and a freezer unit.

The owner’s cabin, located in the port hull, is light and spacious with portlights along the length of the cabin. The starboard hull features 2 cabins.

Echo - Lagoon 50

The large, open-plan, aft cockpit of the Lagoon 50 catamaran features an L-shaped lounge area that is very comfortable for general leisure and provides uninterrupted views of the ocean beyond.

The Lagoon 50 is a dream to sail. Shorthanded crews will benefit from the large self-tacking headsail and a short and easy-to-reef boom.  There is a spacious helm station with a centre steering wheel to ensure the best possible visibility on the raised flybridge. A large sundeck is positioned just behind the wheel to allow the helmsman to drive, whilst enjoying the company of a partner or guests relaxing nearby.

The well-equipped galley is positioned aft and looks onto the elevated saloon area for a fabulous open-plan living space.

There are four sumptuous double cabins and an additional two compact doubles amidships. Each cabin has its own head and shower. There is a skipper’s cabin in the port bow and a head and shower in the starboard bow.

Gelos - Fountaine Pajot Elba 45

The contemporary design delivers on both performance and practical levels. This elegant catamaran replaces the very successful Helia 44 and has a more ergonomically designed helm station to improve handling, and better hydrodynamics improving sailing performance. The Fountaine Pajot 45 boasts energetic lines and inverted bows, accommodating incredible interior living space.

The Elba delivers an extensive cockpit opening onto an innovative saloon, together with the largest saloon space in her category.

The guest cabins are bathed in light and offer a quiet, comfortable retreat in which to relax, with en-suite heads and showers. The Elba is enhanced with incredibly generous spaces to relax, on the foredeck, lounge deck, and in the cockpit, not to mention the Beach Club electric platform aft.

Hakuna Matata IV - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490

This Jeanneau 490 charter yacht is a sleek modern cruising yacht with a custom dark grey painted hull and red boot stripe so you are sure to stand out on the water. This vessel was named Cruising World’s 2019 Import Boat of the Year.

An extra-large swim platform offers easy boarding and with twin helms, there is clear access through the cockpit to the companionway. The large stateroom is forward with an island queen double with a separate large shower with sink to starboard and a head with sink to port. There is two more well-appointed queen-sized double cabins aft. There is also a second head and shower aft.

Island Karma - Bavaria 41

The Bavaria 41 (or Bavaria Cruiser 41) delivers freedom, luxury and outstanding sailing performance for circumnavigation, family sailing and yacht charterers alike. Island Karma is the 3 cabin / 2 head version.

Twin wheel steering provides clear visibility on all points of sail and when anchoring or docking. There is easy access between the wheels to the giant swim platform. There is seating for six at the cockpit table which has an integrated chart plotter, handrails and drinks holders. With a full array of Garmin integrated electronics and autopilot, combined with all sail controls led to the cockpit, this yacht is easily sailed short or single handed.

Below deck, the Bavaria 41 ‘Island Karma’ is all about luxurious comfort and generous amounts of space. The two double cabins, together with two ensuite heads and showers, ensure comparable facilities for the whole crew.

Island Tonic - Lagoon 46 (2024)

Seaworthiness and performance are keywords on the Lagoon 46 catamaran.  With its double access, the Flybridge is dedicated both to manoeuvring and relaxing. The centred helm station offers protection and visibility.

The Lagoon 46 catamaran combines modular cockpits front and aft with a complete cooking area at the back. There is also practical and safe access to the sea.

The interior embraces a refined, elegant and functional style. The owner suite is generous and equipped with an island bed for optimal comfort.

The other cabins also adopt impressive volumes, in particular the front cabin where the bed is now as comfortable and spacious as the aft cabins.

Jitterbug - Bavaria 37

The British “Sailing Today’ magazine gave the Bavaria cruiser 37 a 4/5 for sailing performance.

With a fully battened mainsail and 106% genoa, this Bavaria 37 is super fast to tack, and easily sailed short-handed due to the single line reefing system led back to the cockpit.

She carries her beam well aft enabling this 37 footer to have the cockpit of a 40 footer and twin helm positions. This provides for excellent visibility when helming on either tack and also gives a clear walkway through to the transom.

There are 2 cabins, a forward V-Berth. The aft cabin has a large bed with a clever design that tucks behind the engine compartment for extra room.

Luna - Nautitech Fly 46

Luna is the new ‘Mark 2” re-imagined version of the Nautitech Fly 46 catamaran designed by Marc Lombard, one of the most successful yacht designers in France.

The Fly 46 has proven immensely popular in charter in the Caribbean, due to her immense outdoor living space; the “open” concept where sliding doors between the cockpit lounge and saloon merge both of them into one large living space remains unchanged, as does the best in class Flybridge, where 10 can sit comfortably, with a table and cooler drawer for drinks under the helm seat. Her performance also remains best in class with an easily managed furling mainsail and furling, self-tacking jib, all controls are led to the helm position, with touch button electric winches.

Maverick - Bavaria 34

The 2017 model Bavaria 34, designed by Farr Yacht design, is a capable family cruiser available from Horizon in the British Virgin Islands. Built in Germany to a high standard, the 34 has a roller furling main and genoa, with all control lines easily to hand in the cockpit.

Nauti By Nature - Nautitech Open 40

Nautitech Open 40 catamaran  in Charter configuration with 4 double cabins.

With grey coach roof, and Mark 2 Saloon configuration, where the galley faces aft to conjoin with the cockpit. Large hull picture windows, creating an even lighter ambience in the 4 double cabins. She has two heads and showers, and a cockpit shower.

The “Open” 40 name relates to the designer’s vision of a sailing/living space unlike any other. The Mark 2 saloon has an aft-facing galley,  fridge, new larger hull windows and a saloon lounge area, with an integrated ‘occasional’  navigation station. Two large coach roof hatches provide ventilation at anchor (along with two fans, and air conditioning as standard on the Horizon spec).

New Beginnings - Bavaria Cruiser 37

The British ‘Sailing Today’ magazine gave the Cruiser 37 a 4/5 for sailing performance. The 37 is quick, responsive, well balanced, and you only think about rolling some sail away above 18 – 20 knots.

With a roller furling mainsail and 106% genoa, this Bavaria cruiser 37 goes from bare poles to full sail in under a minute, she is super fast to tack. Like the other Farr designs in the Bavaria lineup she has twin helm positions. This provides for excellent visibility when helming on either tack and also gives a clear walkway through to the transom.

Below decks, there is 6ft 5” of headroom, 2 double cabins.

Off The Clock - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349

Our Sun Odyssey 349  is a comfortable cruiser, perfect for couples and young families.

The Sun Odyssey 349 captivates with her pure lines, generous interior volume, and spacious cockpit with walk-through access to the swim platform between her twin-wheel configuration. The winged shoal keel ensures excellent performance and lift, and peace of mind mooring in Anegada! Twin rudders give fabulous tracking and ‘feedback’, making her a real joy to helm.

With three cabins, a spacious saloon, and a very functional galley, the Jeanneau Sun Odysssey 349 is perfect for a week or two aboard.

Patches - Bavaria Cruiser 41

Patches is the 2 cabin / 2 head version.

Twin wheel steering provides clear visibility on all points of sail and when anchoring or docking. There is easy access between the wheels to the giant swim platform – whether to take a dip or to board the dinghy. There is seating for six at the cockpit table.

Below deck, the Bavaria Cruiser 41 is all about luxurious comfort and generous amounts of space. Her abundant hatches and the large coachroof windows, allow generous amounts of light and ventilation into the interior, making the living quarters even more comfortable. The two double cabins, together with two ensuite heads and showers, ensure comparable facilities for the whole crew.

Paradise Found - Jeanneau 54

This Jeanneau 54 is a stunning, 54-foot flagship of the Jeanneau range. This beautiful, spacious, air-conditioned yacht offers all the extras and amenities that one would expect of a quality luxury yacht.

This design, by Philippe Briand, is easily sailed short-handed with roller mainsail and genoa.  She has twin helms affording great visibility forward under sail, the furling main and electric winches throughout allow for single-handed management of the sails. The bow thruster and state-of-the-art steering enable this 54-footer to be handled as if she were a yacht half her size, and a convenient walk-through access to the transom when at anchor.

The flexible sleeping arrangement provides the ability to sleep 8 in 3 double cabins and a skipper’s cabin.

The look and feel of an elegant lounge in the salon combine with a spaciousness that cannot be found on other yachts of comparable sizes. Guests have the option of dining inside or al fresco around the large table in the cockpit. There is also convenient walk-through access to the transom when at anchor.

Pegasus - Fountaine Pajot Astréa 42

The Fountaine Pajot Astréa 42 was conceived and designed to facilitate free-flowing movement throughout the boat, as well as linking the helm station with the interior and exterior living spaces whilst underway or at anchor.

The coach roof features a double seat at the helm station and a built-in sun lounger for enjoying idyllic days together. An electric winch makes hoisting the fathead main a piece of cake.

Her saloon and  galley transitions seamlessly with the cockpit courtesy of a large sliding door.

This Astrea has the owner’s layout, with a stateroom and en-suite head and shower occupying the entire starboard hull. There are two double cabins with en-suites on the port side.

Rendezvous - Lagoon 42

The 2019 Lagoon 42 won the best “boat of the year” awards from both Cruising World and Sail magazine in 2017.

It has an open plan saloon and cockpit with a bulkhead helm position on the port side. The cockpit has a large table, and seating for all the crew and their friends, with a cockpit fridge to keep the drinks cold.

With a high aspect mainsail and larger self-tacking genoa, the Lagoon 42 is one of the strongest performers in the range.

The luxurious Italian-designed interior comes with a superb galley and lounge area with a dining table, plus a navigation station with a view that probably beats the view from your other desk.

Rope The Wind - Lagoon 46

The Lagoon 46 catamaran combines modular cockpits front and aft with a complete cooking area at the stern. There is also practical and safe access to the sea. With its double access, the Flybridge is dedicated both to manoeuvring and relaxing. The centred helm station offers protection and visibility.

With four cabins and four heads, the owner suite is generous and equipped with an island bed for optimal comfort.  The other cabins are also spacious, in particular the front cabin where the bed is now as comfortable and spacious as the aft cabins.

Seaworthiness and performance are keywords on the Lagoon 46 catamaran.

SempreVerde - Nautitech 44 Open

The Nautitech 44 Open is the latest design in the Nautitech lineup to get really excited about!

This new design builds on the successful Nautitech ‘Open’ concept and so delivers a ‘wide grin’ sailing performance. The 44 Open is probably the fastest cruising catamaran available for a bareboat charter.  The Open 44 remains stable, comfortable, and downright fun to sail on and off the wind.

You have an unobstructed view of the sails and the sea thanks to the double aft helm station positions; you can communicate and enjoy the sailing with all the crew members in the cockpit.

The cockpit flows seamlessly into the saloon giving you the ideal indoor/outdoor living space for a yacht in the tropics. The galley conjoins the saloon and cockpit, so matter where the crew are, the chef is part of the socialising.

Both hulls feature 2 cabins. The aft cabin has a queen-sized island bed and the forward cabin has a forward-facing double bed.

Soca Sleigh - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 380 (2C) (2024)

The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 380 is a modern and innovative yacht with twin wheels, walk-around deck access, a spacious cockpit with a drop-down swim platform, and a furling main and jib that can both be set in under a minute.  With two double cabins and two heads and showers, and a Horizon specification that is a cut above a standard charter yacht.

The SO 380 is a fantastic mix of comfort and performance. She is easy to handle, comfortable under sail, and has all the amenities and space aboard to make life easy and relaxed once the anchor goes down or the mooring is picked up.

Both the forward and aft double cabins offer a large amount of shelving space, as well as a hanging closet. The forward cabin has an en-suite head and shower, while the aft cabin head and shower are accessed from the saloon.

The saloon has an impressive 6ft 3in of headroom and includes a folding table with plenty of seating. The seats are long enough to create single berths.  There is a dedicated aft-facing navigation station that uses the saloon settee as a seat.

Venturi I - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349

From the very first glance, the Jeanneau SO 349 captivates with her pure lines, generous interior volume, and spacious cockpit, with walk-through access to the swim platform between her twin-wheel configuration.  With two double cabins, a spacious saloon, which can accommodate two single berths and a very functional galley ( including 100 litres of refrigeration space), the Jeanneau 349 is perfect for a week or two aboard.

Designed by Marc Lombard, the 349 is the perfect combination of performance, comfort, and safety at sea. Whether in the cockpit or at the helm, at anchorage or at sea, you will enjoy taking full advantage of this easy-to-handle and rewarding to sail yacht.

Tola Sunrise - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410

With a truly inviting deck plan, sailing has never been so enjoyable aboard a 41-footer. With her powerful hull, twin helms, and rudders, the 410 perfects the art of sailing and comfort on board. Centralized winches, which can be controlled directly from the cockpit, make sailing short-handed simple and stress-free.

The side deck slopes down towards the helm station on each side so that there is no more clambering over thwarts and coamings to get to the side deck – you simply walk around the helm. The aft cabins are not compromised, as the 410 carries her beam well aft.

The design excels below decks as well. Instead of a V berth double forward, the double is offset, to give a Queen-sized double to starboard, with an en-suite head and shower on the port side. The two double berths aft share a head and shower which is on the starboard side of the saloon.

For sailors looking for a two double-cabin boat, please consider that the size of an aft cabin on this 3-cabin boat is the same as the 2-cabin version.

Horizon upgrades include a roller furling mainsail, a 3-burner stove, a generator, air conditioning, ambient lighting, and a full-coverage bimini with a dodger.

Wanderlust - Lagoon 42

The Lagoon 42 catamaran won the best “boat of the year” awards from both Cruising World and Sail magazine in 2017.

With three double cabins, the Lagoon 42 catamaran has an open plan saloon and cockpit with a bulkhead helm position on the port side. The cockpit has a large table, and seating for all the crew and their friends, with a cockpit fridge to keep the drinks cold.

From the helm position, communication with people in the cockpit and on deck is easy. This Lagoon comes with additional cushions for the coach roof, so there are plenty of areas to relax, underway or at anchor.

The Italian-designed interior is luxurious and boasts a superb galley and lounge area with a dining table.