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June 26, 2018

Crewed Sailing Yachts For Charter Continued…

You can’t help but be captivated by the beauty and history of a yacht such as Eros. Launched in 1939, she is a 115 feet classic schooner. Recommissioned as a luxury sailing yacht in 2010 after a colossal renovation, and benefitting from a complete interior redecoration in 2016, Eros has managed to maintain her timeless splendour, without forgoing the comfort and pleasure necessary for the most discerning of guests.

eros

Eros has a fascinating history, having been commandeered by the Royal British Navy during WW11, and then later sold to a Greek billionaire as his own private yacht. She was renamed Eros in honour of the Greek goddess of love and passion, and became a well-known fixture within the prestigious Mediterranean yachting scene. From celebrity guests to royalty, Eros has a captivating history.

Embarking, via the gangplank, you feel a frisson of excitement, as if you’re stepped aboard something truly special. Eros has been maintained to a high standard, and has a surprisingly spacious deck area, with plenty of comfortable areas to choose from when relaxing.

Guests are welcome to take a turn at the wheel, help hoist the sails, or just to lie back and watch the scenery pass by. Despite her age, Eros is more than capable of keeping pace with the lighter and newer yachts, reaching speeds of up to 12 knots, and is a popular choice for chartering during regattas and races.

Eros

We were given a tour of Eros by Erica, one of her crew, and were impressed by the space and luxury aboard. With original teak paneling in each air-conditioned room, they have managed to compliment and maintain her timeless style, without compromising on comfort. Eros comfortable sleeps up to nine guests in its four cabins.

Eros Cabin

Master Queen State Room

There are plenty of communal areas to enjoy, from the deck house to the dining salon, to the outdoor dining area and living salon, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The outdoor dining area is a particularly popular choice when eating, or enjoying a cocktail. With uninterrupted views, up to eight people can keep cool under the awning, while enjoying the delights created in the galley by the resident chef.

Eros outside dining

Outside dining

eros inside dining

Indoor dining

Although a classic sailing schooner, Eros is kited out with plenty of toys to keep everyone entertained. With a 90HP dingy, those who enjoy water ski -ing, wakeboarding, or being towed at high speed can indulge. Whereas, those that enjoy the more sedate water activities can make use of the kayak and paddleboards to explore the beautiful coastline. Alternatively, dive down and disappear into the beautiful sea for a snorkel, there really is something for everyone. Intimidated by the rigging and number of sails on Eros? Get the basics of sailing down to a tee and have a lesson on the optimist sailing dingy, before releasing your new-found skills on Eros!

eros dingy

Chartering a private yacht gives you the freedom to stop wherever takes your fancy but be reassured that the crew aboard Eros will be on hand to give their personal recommendations. If you want to explore ashore, then guests are given handheld VHF radios, so they can stay in contact with the crew for when they want to be picked up.

Based in Newport, Rhode Island in the summer and the British Virgin Islands in the winter, Eros offers an abundance of itineraries to suit everyone. With suggested charters to choose from, or customise your own, the knowledgeable crew will be on hand to offer you advice. Whether it be a romantic getaway, family fun, or thrill-seeking adventure, you can be sure that the crew aboard Eros will be with you every step of the way.

Eros is an impressive yacht, with style, history, and luxury. She caters for all generations and interests, and will certainly be one yacht that will be turning the heads in marinas and bays while on charter.

By Laura Barber

 


June 14, 2018

Crewed Sailing Yachts For Charter Continued….

Stepping aboard Twilight, the largest Oyster in the world, you cannot fail to be impressed. At 125 feet she is awe-inspiring. With a new paint job, soft furnishings, sun canopies, and walnut cupboard finishing throughout, no expense has been spared by the new owner in putting their own stamp on it. This enthusiastic owner is keen to keep this yacht up-to-date, and relishes feedback from guests on how he can further improve their charter experience.

twilight

Given a personal guided tour by the captain, Cathy, the sheer beauty of this yacht captivated us. The styling and attention to detail is second to none, simply stunning. Twilight can accommodate up to eight guests in her four luxurious en-suite cabins. The master cabin is impressive, spanning the full width of the yacht, and with a superb en-suite that has a large shower, toilet and his and her sinks, it seeps luxury. There are two double cabins, with queen beds which can be made into twins if requested, and a fourth cabin which offers two full singles. With each affording its own private bathroom you can be reassured that there won’t be a queue for the bathroom!

Twilight - Master cabin

The spectacular master suite

There are three choices of dining areas on Twilight, each that can accommodate up to 10 guests. From the more formal option of the air-conditioned saloon, to the more relaxed alfresco option on the aft cockpit. Or, why not enjoy the views from the flybridge while feasting on the delights from the galley, a feature which is unique to this yacht.

Aft deck twilight

Plenty of comfortable seating options available on the aft deck

We found all the crew to be friendly and welcoming, important attributes in the hospitality industry. Taking a sneak peek down into the galley, we were introduced to the chef, who was busy preparing lunch.

chefs twilight

The galley

Twilight has a 5.7 metre RIB with a 150HP inboard engine for getting ashore. It also provides the power for having fun, with water skis, a wake board, 3-person tow able doughnut available. For a more calmer water experience they have paddle boards, snorkel equipment and fishing gear

tendar twilight

T/T  Twilight

Twilight is an amazing sailing yacht, with a fantastic layout and luxurious finish, you can not help but feel overwhelmed. She is available for charter in the Mediterranean for the summer and the Caribbean in the winter.

Twilight - Swim deck

Twilight’s swim platform

Our final sailing yacht that we take a look at is Eros, a 1939 classic schooner. Catch up on my next blog where you’ll be captivated by this beautiful piece of history.

By Laura Barber