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SKYLARK Yacht Description

SKYLARK yacht is a 72.00 ft long sailboat catamaran and spends the winter season in Antigua. It was built by . in 2018. The yacht layout features 4 cabins and accommodates 8 guests. The cabin arrangement is following: 2 king cabins, 2 queen cabins.

The sailboat features 2 X 110 HP Volvo Penta Solar panels Back up generator for charging batteries if necessary engines and a generator.

Accommodation

4 staterooms consisting of 2 King staterooms and 2 Queen staterooms, each cabin is en suite with head/shower.

Cabin Breakdown

King Cabins: 2
Queen Cabins: 2

SKYLARK Yacht Details

72'

Length

8

Guests

4

Cabins

2

Crew

.

Built by

$27,500 - $35,000

Weekly price low-high season

12

Cruising Speed

20

Max. Speed

SKYLARK Charter Price Details

Season Name 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests 9 guests 10 guests 11 guests 12 guests
Winter 2022 to 2023 $27,500 $28,500 $29,500 $30,500 $31,500 $33,250 $35,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Summer 2023 $27,500 $28,500 $29,500 $30,500 $31,500 $33,250 $35,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Winter 2023 to 2024 $27,500 $28,500 $29,500 $30,500 $31,500 $33,250 $35,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Summer 2023 $27,500 $28,500 $29,500 $30,500 $31,500 $33,250 $35,000 $0 $0 $0 $0

SKYLARK yacht charter price

# of charter days Base Price APA (deposit for provisioning, fuel, docking fees, etc) Total Note
14 day charter 55,000$ to 70,000$ 11,000$ to 21,000$ 66,000$ to 91,000$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 27,500$ to 35,000$ 5,500$ to 10,500$ 33,000$ to 45,500$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 13,750$ to 17,500$ 2,750$ to 5,250$ 16,500$ to 22,750$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
27,500$ / 6 * 3 days = 13,750$

All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.

Price Details

Price from: $27,500

High season rate: $35,000

Christmas & New Years: Up to 8 guests (family only) the price is $39,900 Inclusive except for Premium alcohol, Covid-19 tests & government fees.

Summer 2022: NA and will be in Ireland with private cruising.

Winter 2022/3 available for charter based out of Antigua, specializing in the Grenadines.

Per pax rates:
2- $27,500
3- $28,500
4- $29,500
5- $30,500
6- $31,500
7-$33,250
8- $35,000 Family Only, with Captain's approval.

Christmas & New Years: $39,900

Rates are subject to change, please verify rates. Christmas & New Years: Up to 8 guests (family only) the price is $39,900 Inclusive except for Premium alcohol, Covid-19 tests & government fees.

Summer 2022: NA and will be in Ireland with private cruising.

Winter 2022/3 available for charter based out of Antigua, specializing in the Grenadines.

Per pax rates:
2- $27,500
3- $28,500
4- $29,500
5- $30,500
6- $31,500
7-$33,250
8- $35,000 Family Only, with Captain's approval.

Christmas & New Years: $39,900

Rates are subject to change, please verify rates.

Price Terms

Inclusive

SKYLARK Yacht Charter Locations

Winter Season

Amenities

Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Nude: Yes
Books: Many
Crew Pets: No
Guest Pets: No
Camcorder: No
Number Dine In: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Ice Maker: No
Number Of Dvds: Many
Number Of Cds: Many
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Yes
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Yes
YachtNudeCharters: Yes
Hairdryers: Yes
Crew Smokes: No
Children Ok: Yes
Minimum Child Age: None
Generator: Yes
Inverter: No
Voltages: 12/110
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: Yes

Specifications

Tube:
Guests: 8
Maxspeed: 20
Draft: 4.5
Cruising Speed: 12
Helipad:
Ac:
Ac Night:
Built: 2018
Turnaround: 72 hours
Cabins: 4
King: 2
Queen: 2
Double:
Single:
Twin:
Pullman:
Showers: 4
Basins: 4
Heads: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Jacuzzi:

Features

BBQ: Yes
AC: Partial
Generator: Yes
Cruising Speed: 12
Max Speed: 20

Layout

Layout of SKYLARK

More Specifications

Flag: Cayman Islands
Homeport: Antigua
Resort Course:
Yacht Permit: 1
Yacht License: 1
Yacht Mca: 0
Yacht Insurance:

Diving Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Air Compressor: Not Onboard
Scuba On Board: Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Fishing

Fishing Gear:
Fishing Gear Type:
Rods: 1
Deep Sea Fishing:

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative:
Reusable Bottles:
Other Green Efforts:

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: 14 ft RIB
Kayaks 1 Pax:
Kayaks 2 Pax:
Dinghy Hp: 40
Floating Mats:
Dinghy Pax: 6
Swim Platform:
Water Skis Adult:
Boarding Ladder:
Water Skis Kids:
Sailing Dinghy:
Jet Skis:
Beach Games:
Wave Runners:
Kneeboard:
Windsurfer:
Snorkel Gear:
Underwater Camera:
Scurfer:
Underwater Video:
Wake Board:
Paddleboard:

Crew

Crew Information

Crew of SKYLARK|Captain Captain

Crew of SKYLARK|Chef / Mate Chef / Mate

Captain: Alan Weeks

Skipper Alan Weeks hails from South Africa. After a career in geological exploration, he managed a large construction company but finally returned to his first passion - sailing.

Alan has been involved with the oceans from a very early age. His father was a professional diver and passed a love of the seas on to Alan. Since earning his Yacht Master's Offshore License, he has logged tens of thousands of ocean miles on the north and south Atlantic, the Indian and Pacific oceans and the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas.

Twenty years ago, Alan sailed into St Vincent and the Grenadines on his 40 ft sloop and has continued to sail in these waters on many types of vessels enthusiastically sharing the experience with his guests. He enjoys free diving, surfing, wake boarding ,and kite boarding. Although he has an adventurous spirit, as your skipper, your safety is always his first concern.

Liz, your first mate and hostess was born in Jamaica and moved to south Florida as a teenager. She became a cosmetologist, a profession in which she excelled. She has natural ability to pamper others with an artistic flair. She has been sailing since meeting Alan in 1998.

Both Liz and Alan enjoy fine dining-so food on SKYLARK will be delicious and beautifully presented. Liz's cuisine is diverse and international, having been developed through her extensive travels. Her other interests include exploring above and below sea as well as the tranquility of photography and watercolor painting.

3rd Crew as needed: Mate / Steward Spencer was born in Canada but has mostly lived in the US. He is an all-round mariner who is very service oriented, with a gentle & patient manner, sensitive to guest needs, and fun to be around. Charter guests love him!


Menu

Here is a sample menu, of course I will cater to preferences regarding  intolerances and allergic reactions given advance notice for provisioning and menu planning.


 


Breakfast


 


Juice, coffee, tea


Fresh fruit, homemade granola & yogurt 


Eggs of the day…


 Omelette with sun dried tomatoes, feta and spinach 


Scrambled topped with parmiggiano and herbs


Bacon or sausage


Benedict


Avocado toast with homemade bread


Scones, muffins or some other baked good


 


Lunch 


 


Grilled or sautéed Fish tacos with cream, salsa, avocado and chips


Arugula, watermelon, tomato, feta salad with toasted almonds and crab cakes


Seafood crepe with buckwheat crepes and salad


Seared tuna with Asian salad 


Spanakopita with salad 


 


Appetizers/ Starters


Pumpkin soup with parsley pesto and parmigiano


Sausage stuffed mushrooms 


Cheese board with various cheeses dried fruit, spiced mixed nuts, vegetables, homemade crackers and marinated sun dried tomatoes 


Gazpacho 


Cured loin of wahoo


 


Dinner


 


Porcini rub tenderloin with with grilled vegetables and creamy potatoes 


Pernod flambé garlic shrimp and tomatoes with grilled vegetables and rice pilaf


Grilled rack of lamb with couscous sun dried tomato and fresh herbs


Grilled fish filet with coconut rice and garden salad


Lobster mushroom Marsala sauce with pasta 


 


Dessert


 


Hazelnut chocolate torte with whipped cream


Butterscotch budino  with creme fraise


Chocolate soufflé with homemade vanilla ice cream


Passionfruit sorbet with crisp biscuits


 


 

Reviews

Grenadines
Here's a bit more detailed account of our Cerulean charter. Wanted to get you this, as I said in prior email, because the combination of Alan/Liz and Cerulean really makes for a special experience. The hope here is that may help inform your process in some fashion, though I expect you already have a keen sense for the crew and the yacht.


1) The Sailing Experience -- Pure Fun and Totally Accessible

Cerulean sails in a manner which will not only thrill a multihull sailor but also appeal to folks who sail performance monohulls -- the helm with the lee board down, literally provides fingertip control and feeling much like a deep keel monohull. The fine bows and overall design give you a keen sense for boat motion -- minimum pitching moment upwind -- so the sense of sailing performance is very vivid.

The fact that Alan comes from monohull background yet has all this experience sailing multihulls, means that he's a great coach for those of us, like me, who may have sailed beach cats as a kid and multihulls occasionally (my fault was pinching upwind), and he's a great coach for someone like Robin, who gets a natural/intuitive feel for a boat through the helm.

While one is sailing, Alan tweaks the sail trim on an ongoing basis and there's much to be observed and learned through this, but moreover, it makes it much more fun to drive the boat as she's really dialed in on the trim and the boards.

And lastly, the A57 moves so well upwind and through steep short waves, the sailing is always a blast, never intimidating. I short tacked up between the reefs along south end of Carriacou with ease and Robin set the speed record for the trip -- hitting 16.1 knots along the lee side of Grenada. Even in gusty shifty conditions Cerulean is well mannered.

Overall this means that at whatever level people would like to try/enjoy sailing, Alan can make this a purely fun experience and totally accessible regardless of one's prior sailing background.

2) The Gourmet Dining -- Almost a Vacation in Itself

Given our vegetarian/vegan predilections, we hoped Liz could adapt her menu plans -- well it turns out that not only did she adapt, but she also managed to apply her creativity and inspiration routinely. I think we can honestly say that we have never had over a week of such fine dining ever -- this is almost like having two vacations in one -- sailing of course, and something like a fine dining spa retreat.

It all started when we first boarded Cerulean -- aft deck was set up with dining table and for our late night "snack" Liz had prepared this exquisitely delicate pumpkin soup -- along with a nice glass of wine, we were instantly in relaxed vacation mode.

But her creativity and nuance goes on and on. At one point during the trip we were going through the Doyle guide and looking at local fruits and veggies and inquired about callalou and how to prepare it. Well, within perhaps a day or two, Liz somehow manages to find callalou and makes wonderfully seasoned hearty stew for lunch.

And then there's the all the fresh baking she does -- muffins of course, but get this -- we had mentioned veggie pizzas in the booking form as one possible lunch item. Liz baked fresh pita bread and made it into mini-pizzas topped with veggies and seasoning -- a recipe that ends up so much better than any conventional notion of pizza, it must be tasted to be believed.

These are just a few examples -- your future Cerulean guests must understand that this level of dining happens every meal! Perhaps the best way to summarize our experience is to note that Robin was so impressed she started to photography every meal as-presented before allowing us to touch a morsel of food.

3) Leisure and Relaxation

Alan has an incredible ability to orchestrate an itinerary that fits with what both Alan and Liz tune into as the guest's subtle preferences. Originally in the booking form we had mentioned beach bars/jump-ups. Well, once we got down there and experienced how nice it was to be onboard, we were actually much more inclined to stay on the boat and swim, snorkel, read etc. They both seemed to pick up on this and Alan picked locations and passages which fit perfectly with our inclinations.

He even had the keen sense to vary the level of sailing activity a bit every two or three days to keep things interesting. One day we had what we called the Tour de Force -- Alan took us up through a cut in the reef over the top of the southernmost Tobago Cay and then we ripped through the Tobago Cays anchorage under sail at something around 12 knots. Needless to say there were a few mouths agape as we roared past the anchored yachts -- we briefly, and in jest, debated at one point whether to go over a dinghy full of yachties (i.e. dinghy passing between the hulls) or close alongside (we did the latter).

The other thing that works well in the spirit of leisure and relaxation is the way Alan and Liz have outfitted Cerulean -- as a cat she's appropriately simple, yet they have taken care to make sure that she's well-appointed and nicely finished -- bringing to mind the classic phrase "shipshape and Bristol fashion". Morevoever, Alan and Liz are fastidious about maintaining the yacht to a very high standard -- immediate freshwater wash downs and chamois-dry after sailing for example.

Another, perhaps obvious, thing is that this is one big cat -- so the ability for guests to spread out and find their own space is extraordinary. And of course, Alan and Liz have a number of ways they facilitate various 'hang outs' -- Robin was routinely offered a nautical bean bag chair for reading out on the trampoline and at one point Alan rigged up the jib boom and a towel to provide for a sun shade out front.

4) Alan & Liz -- Great Company

Again, just as you indicated, Alan and Liz do a superb job of tuning into guest's needs for quiet time together vs. conversation and conviviality. They are a very interesting couple given the sailing and life experiences they've had, plus they are intimately knowledgeable about the Windwards and Leewards. Much of our conversation revolved around sailing, cruising, the islands, cooking, and so on, but I expect we barely scratched the surface of intriguing things to discuss.

As bareboat charterers/first-time crewed charterers, we were wondering what it would be like to have other people onboard 24/7. I now fear that Robin so enjoyed the crewed charter experience that I'll not get her back aboard a bareboat. But more than this, Alan and Liz are truly special, very warm and engaging, attentive while creating an easygoing atmosphere, and very much one's partners in creating the holiday experience.


So, thank you, Seth for pulling together this charter for us -- it was indeed a splendid time that, as I said, well-exceeded our high expectations.

Cheers,
-- Dave & Robin

2013
2013
Thanks again for everything. We had an amazing time with you. You really spoiled us!!! We feel so lucky to have met you and to have spent time on the gorgeous Cerulean.
We hope you have a great sail to Antigua later this week.
We are sure our paths will cross again someday soon!! Next time it is our turn to take care of you!!!
Take good care.
Christine and Devin

hello Seth... we had a terrific time.... Allan and Liz were spectacular and it was just beautiful..

You could trust alan 100% and I learnt a lot just watching him and talking to him about sailing and the boat.
And Liz is a sweetheart and great cook we all loved her
Thanks a lot
Simon

I know I speak for our group when I say that we were very impressed with the boat but especially with Alan and Liz for their professionalism, quality of food, attitude on and on and on. They are special people.

Maurice Skoropad, Barbados, West Indies
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