3 New Boats to Explore the Caribbean

The Caribbean is one of the most diverse yachting hotspots in the world. Offering everything from the chic beach clubs of St Barths to the isolated anchorages of the Grenadines, there really is a Caribbean island for everyone. We have shared the latest Caribbean crewed catamarans to inspire your next vacation.

The New BVI Scuba Diving Boat

SCUBA DOO 50 | Lagoon 50 Crewed Catamaran

Join Captain Jesse and Christian onboard SCUBA DOO 50 and enjoy one of the most breathtaking BVI yacht charter vacations. Captain Jesse has been delivering memorable charters in the Virgin Islands for over 5 years. Therefore, he will show you his favourite anchorages designed around your snorkelling and scuba diving preferences.

Chef Christian has worked in some of the British Virgin Islands top restaurants. As your dedicated private chef, she will dazzle your tastebuds. Their joint passion to pamper and entertain your guests make this BVI charter crew the perfect team to guide you through this Caribbean gem.

The New BVI Gourmet Charter Boat

GRACE | Lagoon 52 Crewed Catamaran

Are you looking for the ultimate diving and water sports experience in the British Virgin Islands? Look no further than chartering the brand new Lagoon 52 GRACE with Captain Joseph and Britta next year. No matter whether you’re a beginner snorkeler or advanced scuba diver, Britta’s knowledge and expertise always deliver unforgettable experiences.

Joseph and Britta have fantastic connections with the local Virgin Islands community. Their contacts ensure that they have access to the freshest ingredients. Chef Joseph spent 5 years perfecting the art of fine dining with Caribbean influences aboard 120 Broward Motor Yacht Freedom. Get ready to be mesmerised by his incredible creations.

The New Grenadines Catamaran

ILLUSION | Nautitech 46 Crewed Catamaran

Join Captain Bruno and his daughter aboard the brand new Nautitech 46 in Martinique and the Grenadines. As one of the only crewed catamarans with a flexible cruising area, you will have unrivalled flexibility to discover a new Caribbean island. Captain Bruno loves nothing more than showing his guests the beauty of the different islands aboard sailing catamaran ILLUSION.

Chef Jessica has been sailing with Bruno ever since she was a toddler! Jessica has an extensive culinary repertoire, specialising in French and Mediterranean cuisine. As a result, she can easily adapt her menu to suit any guest preferences. Her hosting skills will make you feel right at home aboard ILLUSION!

So, what are you waiting for?

The Caribbean crewed catamarans book 12 months in advance. So speak to the Boatbookings Team today to plan the best 2021 yacht charter.

A Very British (Virgin Islands) Christmas!

Specializing in Caribbean charters, here are our top 5 reasons to charter a yacht and why the British Virgin Islands is officially one of the best places in the world to charter for your 2020 holiday season!


Escape the bleak mid-winter and spend Christmas 2020 island hopping between the white sand beaches of the British Virgin Islands. The world’s best sailing conditions, island hopping, world-class scuba diving grounds, and a Christmas day conch meal. All of this plus an unforgettable New Year’s Eve makes the British Virgin Islands the only place to charter a yacht this Christmas!!


Christmas day on the yacht

Whether you’re a seasoned yachtie or sailing around the best sailing grounds of the Caribbean is something you’ve always dreamt of, a yacht charter in the BVI is guaranteed to make 2020 your best Christmas yet.

Although you’ll be on a yacht in the Caribbean, don’t worry there’s still plenty of decorations to make you feel just at home. Expect to see masts with fairy lights going to the top, red and white bikinis and palm Christmas trees!

Spend this Christmas walking around the white sand-beaches of Anegada and join in the local celebrations! Chose from having your own personal crew onboard to sailing solo around the many BVI white-sand beached islands.


New years eve at Foxy’s

Be sure to head to the island of Jost Van Dyke to bring in the New Year. Foxy’s on the island is renowned as being one of the top 5 parties in the world on New Year’s Eve.

Instead of celebrating the ‘New Year’, this bar celebrates the ‘Old Year’s Night’, making this iconic location different from every other New Year Party on the globe.

Hop off your boat and enjoy being in one of the best places in the world this New Year. Be sure to catch the theme before deciding on your outfits!


December diving

Switch the traditional family board games on Christmas day for a scuba diving lesson! Scuba dives are an extremely popular Christmas day activity and really make it a Christmas day to remember.

The BVI waters surrounding the islands of Norman Island are renowned for being extremely clear during the months of December and January. The Caribbean waters are full of different corals, turtles, shipwrecks and thousands of different species of fish.

Surprise your loved ones with a diving course and give the gift of the ocean this Christmas!


A Caribbean Christmas lunch

Eat like a local and celebrate the festivities with a freshly grilled lobster or conch! Head over to the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda for your Christmas lunch, be sure to book early this year as most restaurants serving local Caribbean Christmas delicacies tend to get booked up very quickly.


Unrivalled weather conditions

The trade winds blowing across the islands of the BVI offer a consistent breeze, ideal for sailing and for keeping slightly cool during this period. Christmas is without a doubt one of the best times of year to visit the BVI due to long, sunny days with ocean breezes coming through in the afternoon and slightly cooler evenings.

The BVI is known for ‘line of sight’ sailing and protected bays for anchorages and sailing. Unlike other locations in the Caribbean, the waters in the BVI are usually a lot calmer than many other locations.


Aftermath of Irma

Despite the saddening damage, caused by hurricane IRMA in 2017, the BVI’s are being cared for and maintained. The process of rebuilding infrastructure has been a work in progress since the hurricane struck, however, the BVI is back on track and the boat standards and sailing grounds are as popular as ever.

Don’t let the damage caused in 2017 put you off from a yacht charter in the BVI this Christmas – the BVI is up and running. For current information, we please see our “what is open in the BVI after Irma” page, which is updated regularly.

Give Santa a change from the chimney and let him slide down your mast this Christmas! Get in touch today!

Spend 2020 on a Belize Crewed Catamaran

If you’re looking to sample a new crewed catamaran destination, then you have to try a Belize yacht charter this season. Combining the rainforests of Central America with the translucent waters of the Caribbean Sea, Belize is an adventurers dream. Belize is a mixing pot of cultures so get ready for the best Caribbean lobster as you sip cold beer to the sound of the Garifuna drum. You’ll be in heaven!

Belize sits on the Mesoamerican reef, the second largest in the world. You are guaranteed some of the best snorkelling and diving found anywhere on the planet. The tradewinds blow at a steady 15-22 knots so you can make the most of wind and kitesurfing off your Belize crewed catamaran. There really is something for everyone!

The Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 TRANQUILO is one of our favourite Belize catamarans. She’s perfect for family charters exploring Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. Join Captain Jesse and Karla as they show you their Belize highlights which will leave you wanting more. We’ve been before and want to go back!

So skip your yearly British Virgin islands sailing tradition and try something new in 2020. Speak to Broker Ben for unrivalled local insights to get the most out of your trip to Central America.