WHO ARE BVI YACHT CHARTERS…
We know you have a lot of choice when it comes to booking your holiday so what is it that makes BVI Yacht Charters so special that you would choose us?
BVI Yacht Charters is a privately-owned company who have been in business over 20 years. That is a lot of experience we can put to good use to make sure you have the holiday of a lifetime.
Approximately half the yachts in our fleet are privately owned while the other half are managed by us. We know each yacht inside out and are constantly adding to and improving our fleet.
Much of our reputation is based around the quality and dedication of our team and our belief in a first class customer service. It is so important that you have a smooth and relaxing holiday and our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to look after you every step of the way.
In 1995, with the help of a Dutch sailing friend, current owner Arjan Stoof purchased BVI Bareboats and soon changed the name to BVI Yacht Charters, a decision that paid off when Google began to dominate the world!
The fleet consisted of ten older boats along with an additional six operated under a management agreement for another charter company.
Through hard work, dedication and passion we have grown from our very modest beginnings to a fleet of over 50 luxury yachts.
Our staff has grown from two to nearly 20 employees in the BVI alone. We have opened a second base in St Martin, and have sister companies in St Vincent & The Grenadines, Australia and Spain.
In 2006 we outgrew our original BVI base in Village Cay Marina and shortly after we moved into our own private marina in Port Purcell on the Eastern side of Road Harbor.
Our on-shore facilities are modest but do include a toilet and shower for our guests, free WiFi on our dock, a drinks machine and we sell ice from our office. The largest supermarket in Tortola, Riteway, is less than a five minute walk and we are just a two-minute dinghy ride from Village Cay in the heart of Road Town where you will find a choice of restaurants and bars at your convenience.
Bareboat charters are our bread and butter, however, we now also offer all inclusive, fully crewed charters, and captain-only services.
OUR FLEET OF YACHTS…
Some of the yachts in our fleet are owned directly by BVI Yacht Charters, while the others are privately owned and managed by us. Our fleet boasts both catamarans and monohulls, which range from 31ft to 54ft.
Our yachts vary in age, some absolutely brand new and some that have been in charter for a few years but have been well maintained and kept up to date. Most of our fleet is between one and five years old.
Recent new additions Sunset – Helia 44, 2016, French Kiss – Lagoon 450, 2016, and Seascape Beneteau Oceanis 41, 2016.
We strive to update and grow our fleet as often as we can, and are always interested in hearing about new yachts for charter.
We really do offer something for everyone, no matter on the size of your group, your budget or your skill level. We even offer provisioning services, water-toy rentals, WiFi units, fishing gear and much more.
AN EXCEPTIONAL TEAM…
At BVI Yacht charters we really pride ourselves on the service we provide. We have built our reputation around the quality and dedication of our team. Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure you get the most out of your vacation.
Our team have sailed extensively throughout the islands and have stayed at the anchorages and eaten in all the restaurants we recommend to you. We know all the hidden gems, all the secrets and all the pitfalls to watch out for. We can’t wait to share them with you.
When you arrive you will receive a thorough chart briefing, tailor-made to your group. You tell us what kind of vacation you are looking for and we will advise on the best places to suit you.
Abbie is our Bookings Manager and Cassie is our Customer Service Manager, who manages the front desk. It is their job to look after you throughout the whole process, from your initial inquiry to booking a taxi for you when you head home. Cassie is backed up by Hannah on the front desk.
Anthony has been managing our docks since 1997. He literally knows every boat inside out and back to front. The bank of knowledge he has of the fleet is seriously impressive.
His team varies from mechanics to riggers, electricians to divers. They are all here to make sure your yacht is serviced and ready to go when you arrive. Anthony is backed up by Kirstie in the office, who is the Operation Manager
When you sail with us you will be given a local cell phone and a direct number for Anthony. You can call him directly with any questions, issues or problems you might have with the boat. He will be able to talk you through these issues over the phone 95% of the time.
On the rare occasion that he can’t get you going again, we will send out our chase boat with a dedicated team of mechanics on board. What’s more, we have the fastest chase boat in the BVI! We even have a mechanic based out of Virgin Gorda who can reach you quickly up in the North Sound, if needs be.
Anthony is available to you 24 hours a day in case of emergency. We do ask that it must be a real emergency, but it is good know that he is there and willing to help if you need him.
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK WITH US…
When you book through us, you are not dealing with a third party based up in the US or Europe, we are right here on site.
In the BVI our office is based right on the dock, here in Road Town. In St Martin, we are right next to the customs office in the heart of Fort Louis Marina. In St Vincent we are in the Blue Lagoon. In Australia we are in Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach.
Apart from allowing us to live and work in paradise, it places us slap bang in the thick of the action. We all know the boats thoroughly, we see them all every day. Not only does this make us extremely on-the-ball when it comes to maintenance, but it also means our bookings team is able to answer any questions, no matter how specific or unique. This also helps us to match you up with the right boat for you.
We have sailed on all of them, we know their layouts from memory and we also know all the little quirks. We endeavor to answer all email inquiries the same day, usually within a couple of hours. When you book with us you will find the whole process completely hassle free from start to finish, giving you time to relax and enjoy your vacation.