WHO ARE BVI YACHT CHARTERS…
We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to booking your sailing vacation. So what is it that makes BVI Yacht Charters so special that you would choose us?
BVI Yacht Charters is a privately-owned company that’s been in business over 25 years. We have a lot of experience that we put to good use to make sure you have the holiday of a lifetime.
Approximately one third of the yachts in our fleet are owned by BVI Yacht Charters, the rest are privately owned and 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. First class customer service is our Golden Rule. It is so important to us that you have a smooth and relaxing vacation. 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. Soon after he changed the name to BVI Yacht Charter. This decision really paid off when Google began to dominate the world!
At that time 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 60 luxury yachts. Our staff has grown from 2 to nearly 30 employees.
In 2006 we outgrew our original BVI base in Village Cay Marina. Shortly thereafter, we moved into a modest facility, in our own private marina in Port Purcell on the Eastern side of Road Harbor.
In March of 2020 we upgraded again to an all new facility. The base was custom built from scratch, on Wickhams Cay 2, right in the heart of Road Harbor. It offers air-conditioned washrooms with private showers for both men and women, fuel, water, free WiFi, ice, and a short walk from the largest supermarket in Tortola. We are just a two-minute dinghy ride from Village Cay in the heart of Road Town. Here you will find a selection of restaurants and bars at your convenience.
Bareboat charters are our focus, however we also offer all inclusive, fully crewed charters, and captain-only services.
OUR FLEET OF YACHTS…
We have a superb selection of around 60 luxury catamarans and monohulls, which range from 30ft to 54ft. Our yachts always arrive in brand new condition and straight from the factory. We constantly update our fleet, meaning that almost all our yachts are between 1 and 3 years old. Click here to view our full fleet listing.
BVI Yacht Charters really does offer something for everyone, no matter the size of your group, your budget or your skill level.
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 most impressive.
His team varies from mechanics to riggers, electricians to divers. All our dock staff are friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help. They are all here to make sure your yacht is serviced and ready to go when you arrive. Backing up Anthony is Kirstie in the office, who is the Operations Manager.
As our charter guest, you will be given a local cell phone, preprogrammed with Anthony’s number . 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 any issues over the phone 95% of the time.
On the rare occasion that he can’t resolve your issue via phone, 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 need be.
Anthony is available to you 24 hours a day in case of emergency. We do ask that it must be a true emergency, but it is good know that he is there and willing to help should 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 U.S. or Europe, we are right here on site. Our office is based right on the dock of Ritter Marina in Road Town, Tortola.
Apart from allowing us to live and work in paradise, it places us smack-dab 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, and to inquiries. Our bookings team is able to answer any questions, no matter how specific or unique. We have sailed on all of them. Therefore, we know their layouts from memory and we also know all the little quirks. This also helps us to match you up with the right boat for your wants and needs. You’ll be making memories that last a lifetime!
We cater to you by offering provisioning services, water sport rentals, WiFi units, fishing gear and much more.
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.