72' Irwin Ketch
High Rate: $ 15,800 weekly All Inclusive
Low Rate: $ 12,000 weekly All Inclusive
4 equal Queen cabins aft, each with private bathroom with stall shower, each with individual AC control - crew sleep forward.
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- Special Features:
- Irwin Ketch
- Knowledgeable captain
Exploration of uninhabited harbors
4 air conditioned guest cabins
- 18’ tender with 115 hp outboard seats 12; water skis
- snorkel gear
- single kayak
- floating mats
- swim ladder
- beach games
- fishing gear
- scuba diving allowed from the yacht (guests rent gear); captain dives with guests.
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DRUMBEAT 1 – 72’ Irwin sloop operated by experienced captain Jeff Hurd, who has over twenty years experience, operating charter yachts in the Virgin Islands. Jeff lost his beloved trimaran GRAND OASIS in Hurricane Irma. He has replaced her with DRUMBEAT, which is mechanically sound, and she sails great. DRUMBEAT sleeps eight guests in four identical cabins, each with Queen-size bed and private, ensuite bathroom. With seven air conditioning units aboard, each cabin has individual AC controls, and lots of air conditioning is offered! New carpets are coming; beds are alongside the wall, but DRUMBEAT is comfortable.
Looking for a permanent chef, Jeff has a freelance chef for now, and he offers diving to certified guests. Age 68, Jeff says the lift on the stern is useful for launching divers. He has lots of movies and music on hard drive; and Jeff knows all the out of the way spots on the south and north sides of each island. He knows that a northerly makes the north sides of the islands rough, so they do the south side. Sensitive to his guests need, Jeff has been chartering a long time; he will do what guests want, but weather plays a key. Loving to sail a mono hull, the idea is to look for calm harbors, because nobody likes to roll. Jeff’s specialty is getting people into out of the way anchorages, because he knows the islands so well. To Jeff that’s key. The idea is to find anchorages where they can be by themselves and make every hour count. So he brings out the chart at the start of the week and learns what guests want. He asks questions. “You want to do Soggy Dollar? That gets a dot. You want cliff dives and surf riding; that gets a dot.” Then he consults the weather conditions, suggesting a clockwise or counterclockwise route, so they get in three dots a day. Now they follow the dots around, making the best use of the day, making the best use of time. This approach has proven to be successful; guests have raved about it, getting their needs met and seeing sides of the islands they never knew existed and harbors they’ve never visited before. As well, for anyone who enjoys stories, Jeff is a great story teller. He needs only a little encouragement…. I find his knowledge of the Caribbean interesting….and only from someone who has spent his life at sea.
Sailing year round from Tortola, DRUMBEAT charters for $12,000 to $15,800 weekly all inclusive for two to eight guests (rates slide according to number in party) except $17,000 weekly for Christmas week and $18,000 weekly for New Years week.
Water Toys – 18’ tender with 115 hp outboard seats 12; water skis, snorkel gear, wakeboard, single kayak, floating mats, swim ladder, beach games, fishing gear, scuba diving allowed from the yacht (guests rent gear); captain dives with guests. Ships dog.