|Length:||115 ft 1939 Classic Schooner|
|Cabins:||1 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 6 Single(s), 2 Twin(s)|
|Number of Guests:||1-12|
EROS is a Historic schooner of the ages…. Reborn as a luxury yacht.
This classic sailing yacht of captivating provenance has carried visionaries, dignitaries and heros alike. Sailing a large classic like Eros is pure joy for veteran and novice sailors alike. Under a warm, tropical breeze, she heels gently and accelerates to ten knots or more, easily keeping pace with lighter and newer yachts. Guests can hoist sails, grind winches, take the wheel, or sit back and watch the crew at their positions; all once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Experienced sailors are welcome to charter Eros for one of the several classic yacht regattas she participates in during the year.
Eros is even more captivating today than she was at her launch in 1939 built by Brooks Motor Craft, Lowestoft, England. Recommissioned as a luxury charter yacht in 2010 after a monumental renovation, she now tips her hat to her illustrious past while exceeding the comfort and enjoyment of the most discriminating guests, turning heads wherever she goes.
EROS comfortably accommodates ten to twelve guests.
-Master cabin features a queen size bed with en suite facilities including a jacuzzi tub and shower.
-VIP cabin features a double size bed with en suite facilities (head and shower).
-Two twin cabins with upper and lower single beds (facilities for twin cabins are shared)
-The updated saloon features a new couch that can accommodate two guests.
-The deck house features two long couches for lounging, happy hour, etc., and are also very comfortable beds.
All cabins have individual air conditioning, and functioning hatches for natural ventilation. All heads are electric. The crew quarters are separate, forward of the galley, and have six bunks and two more heads and showers.
Inquire for Classic Yacht Regatta Pricing
Yacht Rates in USD
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Winter season (regular season) rates are under Caribbean all-inclusive terms, except for: delivery, premium alcohol, dockage, fuel, communication and cruising taxes (BVI)
All inclusive rates are based on a 7 night charter (1 week) with food, beverages and standard bar, cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Taxes, relocation fees may be extra, see below for Charter Information
Charter Fee does not include a customary gratuity in the amount of 15-20% of the total charter fee payable to a deserving Captain and Crew upon the completion of a successful charter.
Christmas 2019 / New Years 2020 price:
$48,000 plus all expenses (effective 20th Dec 2019- 4th Jan 2020).
Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only
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- 2019 Refit
- Jacuzzi in master cabin
- Salon Tv/Stero
- Sat Tv
- iPod/Device Hookups
- Sun Awning
- Deck Shower
- Special Diets
- 5 Port Hatches
- New saloon
- Second water maker
- Guests Smokes On Deck only
- Children are Welcome
- Ice Maker
- Sailing Instructions
- Internet Access-Onboard WIFI Green Initiatives - Make purified drinking water
- Re-usable water bottles
- Zodiac Yachtline 470 Dinghy with 90 hp engine
- Water Skis for Adult & Kids
- Snorkel Gear
- Scurfer Wake Board
- 1 x 2 man Kayak
- Floating Mats
- Beach Games
- 2 x SU Paddle Boards
- Fishing Gear
- Gear Type Light Rods
- Deep Sea Fishing
- U/Water Camera
- New Yamaha underwater toy
- Summer Ports - Newport based in Rhode Island
- Winter Ports - St Thomas Virgin Islands Summer Operations New England
- Winter Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands & Caribbean Leewards & Caribbean Windwards
- Location Details
- Summer 2019: New England based in Newport RI
- Winter 2019-2020: Caribbean
- Summer 2020: New England OR East Mediterranean Location will depend on first confirmed booking for summer 2020
- All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation
- Charter Fee does not include a customary gratuity in the amount of 15-20% of the total charter fee payable to a deserving Captain and Crew upon the completion of a successful charter
- All guests over 18 yrs wishing to fish in BVI must purchase a BVI license prior to boarding ask us for information
- Marina dockage if applicable upon the request of the charter guests is not included
- Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense
- Hurricane Season is from 1st June to end of November and it is imperative that all guests purchase trip insurance. Yacht's are not responsible for clients shore side expenses if charter cancelled for named storm (this includes meals hotels transportation as well as air transport) Most yachts will allow client to rebook unused dates within 6 months of cancellation (excluding holidays).
Your EROS charter crew includes our Captain, Chef, First Mate, Steward, and Deckhand. All crew members are licensed full-time professionals, certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Their love for sailing is matched by their steadfast commitment to your safety and comfort.
Justin Bernhart, Captain
Justin Bernhart is a licensed captain with an extensive background in marine safety and charter, as well as tall ship and motor yacht handling. He is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, with experience in search and rescue, and a graduate of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. He has spent years building and restoring wooden boats on the east and west coasts of North America. He is an experienced offshore sailor and deliveryman, and has been at the helm of various charter and privately-owned vessels, from the 103-foot gaff-rigged AURORA to a 12-meter racing sloop and a 112-foot Westport motor yacht. His credentials include a 500-ton USCG license, advanced firefighting, medical care, and rescue. He is adept at crew training, supervision, and all aspects of yacht management.
Jared Frith, First mate
Jared started sailing dinghies and other small boats on Lake Dillon near his home in Breckenridge, Colorado. He joined a steel l ketch carrying charter guests between Panama and Colombia through the San Blas Islands and fell in love with sailing and the charter business. From there Jared traveled by land through many different countries, but really missed sailing so he found himself on more yachts, gravitating towards larger and older traditional vessels, mostly schooners. Jared loves wooden yachts, the older the better; he enjoys their character. And he loves sharing time on these yachts with guests that he can teach and form friendships with. He enjoys long sea deliveries, seeing the crew become a team, standing watch and partaking in the ultimate nature outing. In his free time Jared loves spending time in the outdoors and traveling as much as possible.
Aimee O’Neil, Deckhand/Stewardess
Aimee grew up on the local waters of New England. From an early age she developed a deep love for the ocean. With past experiences in surf instruction, surf rescue, this surfer gone sailor is at home on the water. Her sailing experience began as a child on her father’s boat and working as a deckhand aboard 12 Meter “Heritage”. Her interests also include free diving and astrology. During your time aboard Eros, Aimee will make you feel right at home. Her years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries and knowledge on deck allow her to deliver a 5-star experience no matter what. She is ecstatic to serve on Eros where she combines all of her passions in one place.
Jessica Filkins, Chef
Jessica is a yoga teacher, health coach, energy healer, nutritional chef, and entrepreneur. Her highest joy is hosting wellness based adventure retreats. She grew up on Block Island and spent half her childhood home-schooled on a boat in the Bahamas. Jessica studied philosophy, anthropology and psychology at Colorado College. As a chef, Jessica is renowned in her community for the delicious healthy foods and has a gift for bringing amazing people together and facilitating joyful and transformational experiences.
Stewardess Eva Tash
Eva’s love for sailing began when her parents signed her up for sailing camp while on family vacation in the south of France. She began learning the basics on Hobie cats in France and when back home in New England, on small dinghys her neighbors had. When her family moved to Newport, RI Eva found her home with the high school sailing team where she hit, and excelled through a massive learning curve in the art of racing. Eva competed year round for 4 years, until she started college. During her short time in college, she realized how much she missed sailing, and soon paused her studies to pursue a career in the industry.
EROS SAMPLE MENU
The following dishes are representative of the choices you will be offered aboard EROS. Keep in mind that your preferences will always be taken into account and actual dishes will depend on availability of ingredients in the islands visited. Our talented chef can usually meet your wishes!
French Toast made from bread baked aboard
Omelets to order
Fresh fruits with the option of yogurts and cereal
Side offerings of bacon, sausage and ham
Freshly baked bread
Coffee, tea, juice
Roasted Butternut Squash with sausage, apple, shallot, garbanzo stuffing
Salad Nicoise (using freshly caught tuna when we’re lucky)
Caesar Salad with Roasted Capers and Grilled Chicken
Turkey Pozole served with lettuce, avocado, radish salad and Corn Muffins
Chile-Rubbed Chicken Fajitas with Sizzlin’ San Antonio Veggies
Hawaiian Pork Stir Fry served in a Pinapple Boat
DINNERS – MAIN COURSES
Tournedos with Roasted Pepper Sauce and Avocado Butter
Tropical Citrus Game Hens served with Rice and Zucchini
Baked Shrimp with New Orleans Remoulade Sauce and French Potato Salad
Key Lime Pie
Chocolate Fudge Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream
Banana Beach Shortcake
Cold Amaretto Souffle
Fresh Fruit Tart With Whipped Cream
Additionally, children-friendly menus, late night snacks, vegetarian options and special needs diets can be met.
EROS GUESTS COMMENTS
“My week on Eros during the Antigua regatta was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had. The combination of a beautiful boat, an amazing crew and great meals make for a wonderful vacation. The racing was fun too!”
S.R., Hermosa Beach, CA (April 2017)
“I recently had the opportunity to go sailing on Eros with my son, some of my best buddies and their sons. What an experience! The boat is beautiful – everything it’s advertised to be. We hit surfing and snorkeling spots you can’t get to without a boat. We did some fishing, took many father/son kayak trips and just soaked up the amazing sun and waters of the BVIs. Simply put, a trip we will remember forever.”
B.D., San Gabriel, CA (2017)
“Excellent in every way. Loved the sailing. We wouldn’t change a thing.”
J.M., Denver, CO (2017)
“Our group of seven ladies absolutely loved every minute of our five days on board Eros; we are very grateful for the experience and look forward to returning with husbands and kids.”
R.J., New York, NY (2017)
“We had an amazing time. Eros is a spectacular yacht, the crew was excellent, the USVI were beautiful and the weather was good too! The highlight of the trip was sail down passage between USVI & BVI. We also had great time with anchored activities: diving off transom/swimming around Eros; snorkeling with colorful reef fish, turtles and a sting ray; seeing spotted eagle rays jumping out of the water; enjoying delicious meals; “skurfing” (one son learned to waterski, the other learned to wake board); spending two afternoons on uncrowded beaches; etc. Great family time!”
J.S., Orange County, CA (2017)
“The sailing and island hopping experience of a lifetime.”
Christmas and New Year 2017/2018
Thank you for everything that you must do to keep this vessel available to those of us without your courage to undertake such a daunting task. Sleeping on her deck and contemplating the heavens through the frame of her rigging provided a picture of sheer magnificence. And the sailing compounded the joy of it all. The entire crew was sensational and all in it has left me wanting more.
Antigua and Barbuda (Christmas and New Year 2017/2018)
“Thank you for everything that you must do to keep this vessel available to those of us without your courage to undertake such a daunting task. Sleeping on her deck and contemplating the heavens through the frame of her rigging provided a picture of sheer magnificence. And the sailing compounded the joy of it all. The entire crew was sensational and all in it has left me wanting more.”
Newport, RI June 2020?
Everything was magnificent, impeccable Eros behaving wonderful, captain Justin and his crew A#1,I would like to personally thank you for the wonderful suggestion to sail Eros. She is amazing, the crew even more amazing. We really appreciate your kindness as always guiding us in having a wonderful and memorable vacation with our friends and family.
Nantucket, MA September 2019
This little message to thank the lovely crew for the nice time we spend with all of you onboard SY Eros. The area is great, the weather was with us, and we enjoyed the sailing, the food and the service!