Chartered Territories: Two from Antigua

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We had a large group of friends who wanted to be together on a Caribbean cruise, but we also wanted the intimacy of a medium- to large-size yacht, not something as grand as Christina O. Our charter broker, Yachting Partners International, offered a tandem charter as a solution. With the 135-foot Seven Sins and the 160-foot Mary Jean, we would be able to cruise together, anchor near each other, and then mingle while we played with the water toys and enjoyed cocktails and meals—which would include a surprise beach barbecue arranged by the crews of the two yachts.
 
We began our journey in English Harbour, Antigua, where the restored brick buildings of what now are the Copper and Lumber Store hotel and the Admiral’s Inn appear much as they did in the 1770s, when Lord Nelson created a British naval base here.
 
With Mary Jean leading the way, we cruised north from the harbor past Cades Reef to Five Islands. Mary Jean has seven cabins accommodating 12 guests who are catered to by 12 crew members. A recent multimillion-euro refit added a gym on the upper deck as well as a Jacuzzi on the sundeck. Seven Sins, launched last year from Heesen Yachts in Holland, has four en suite guest cabins, plus a master cabin that includes a small office and a walk-in wardrobe. Like Mary Jean, she spends her summers in the Caribbean and winters in the Mediterranean.

 

Yachting Partners International
+44.1273.571722, +33.4.933.40100, 800.626.0019
ypi.co.uk
Seven Sins
from $101,500 per week
Mary Jean
from $126,000 per week

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