|Length:||67 ft Lagoon|
|Cabins:||3 queens, 1queen/bunk|
|Number of Guests:||1-6|
Fuerte 3 – A sleek Classic Crewed Charter Lagoon 67 completely Re-fit in 2014. It accommodates up to 6 guests in spacious accommodations. Two king cabins, one queen cabin or optional cabin with bunk beds ideal for children. Each cabin has it’s own private bath with shower. Aft deck has hot/cold showers to rinse off after swimming. Large main salon has loads of seating and lounging area plus a large table for dining inside or game playing if desired. Yacht refit in 2014 including: new engines, two new generators, all new refrigeration and freezers, new air-conditioning systems and new upholstery inside and out.
One of the BVI’s most experienced crews will deliver a Charter that exceeds your expectations.
3 cabins with ensuite heads & showers: 2 cabins with over-sized queen beds, 1 cabin with queen bed or 1 bunk cabin for children only with singles bunks (these bunks are 71″ in length, standard bunks are 79″ in length).
Spacious salon for lounging and game playing. Very roomy cockpit for lounging and dining alfresco under hard top
Yacht Rates in USD
|2 pax||3 pax||4 pax||5 pax||6 pax|
All inclusive rates are based on a 7 night charter (1 week) all inclusive of food 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/NEW YEARS: BVI Ports
CHRISTMAS: 1-6/$26,000 – 7 night minimum.
NEW YEARS: 1-6/$28,000 – 7 night minimum.
Christmas charters must end no later than the 26th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 27th December.
PLEASE NOTE: $200 each way for pick up and drop off in St Thomas ports ($400 round trip)
Scuba – Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only
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- Salon Tv/stero
- iPod/Device Hookups
- Deck Shower
- Special Diets
- 35 Port Hatches
- Guests Smokes Aft step only
- Children are Welcome
- Water Maker
- Ice Maker
- Sailing Instructions Internet Access Onboard WIFI
- Green Initiatives- Make purified drinking water
- Re-usable water bottles
- Eco-friendly cleaning products
- Organic and local produce when available
- Twelve large solar panels
- Water filtration for drinking water
- 15 ft Dinghy size with 70 hp engine
- Snorkel Gear
- Wake Board
- 2 x man Kayaks
- Swim Platform walk down stern to boarding Ladder
- Beach Games
- 2 x SU Paddle Boards
- Pref. Pick-up Nanny Cay
- Trellis Bay
- Other Pick-up YHG for 6 pax or less
- Summer & Winter Ports BVI, Summer & Winter Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands or Caribbean Leewards
Captain David Chown and his wife, Dawn, are from the UK
They met over 20 years ago in eastern England while skating. When Dawn was not busy working in restaurants, she was the top skating coach for the UK. David was working as a systems engineer and electrician, as well as a chef at weekends. They spent their first few years together restoring their cottage which was built in 1585. Having sailed in many different areas they went to the BVIs and fell in love with the islands.
It was Dawns idea to leave home and go off to sea, an idea that David greatly relished! So they decided that David would update his license at the top sailing academy in the world, whilst Dawn had one to one lessons with one of the regions top cookery teachers.
They have been the longest constantly serving and busiest captain and chef for the largest crewed charter company in the world, working on various yachts always in the BVI. Their original idea was to work in this career for ten years. Having spent 12 years and almost 300 charters in the BVIs they are still saying we want to spend another ten years in the job we love!
My family has been sailing for longer than I can remember. I trained in hotel management for 2 years. but somehow ended up becoming a electrician which I loved. I am a MCA/RYA commercially endorsed Yachtmaster 200 ton. I love to drive my 1963 MGB. roadster called The Baby whenever I can. I also enjoy old buildings, cooking, if Dawn lets me anywhere near the galley, photography, and I am attempting to learn the Didgeridoo with limited success!!
I was brought up travelling around Europe and North Africa with my parents. When they finally settled down back home in England I found my love of skating. Skating once again took me travelling! Having settled down with David in our Cottage I thought my traveling days were over. Then the BVIs and sailing found me and off to new adventures we went. I have worked in restaurants for many years and when I have time off, I love to do cookery courses for fun!
We are married and are both non smokers..
All served with tea, coffee, fruit juice, fruit platter, cereals, toast and preserves
Farmhouse ham and English cheddar baked in a croissant in a soft mustard and scallion soufflé
Coddled Tarragon Eggs
Eggs gently coddled in a Bain Marie with a creamy tarragon sauce served on oven baked bread
Silver dollar blueberry pancakes with lashings of maple syrup
All served with fresh baked bread and butter shells and accompanying wines
Tropical Shrimp Salad
Juicy tiger prawns cooked in a sweet chili and pineapple piquant sauce with a mango and lime dressing on a bed of crisp leaves
Dawn’s secret taco sauce drenching succulent chicken and roasted mixed peppers, homemade guacamole, and crispy tacos
Filet Steak and mixed Bean Salad
Seasoned filet steak layered over a mixed bean salad with a creamy dressing
Served with the Captain’s Happy “Island” Hour cocktails of the day!
Bacon pin wheels
Crisp lean bacon in a garlic puff pastry swirl
Marinated chicken breast strips gilled on a bamboo skewer served with a peanut dipping sauce
Button mushrooms stuffed with an herb and goat cheese filling baked until golden brown
Served alfresco with accompanying wines
Fillet steak cooked on the BBQ to your liking with a port wine and mushroom reduction. Served with a Julian of baby Vichy carrots and a slow baked jacket potato
Anise de Mer
Scallops, sea bass and salmon in a light fennel and pernod crème fresh sauce. With buttered parsley new potatoes and asparagus tips
Sauvignon Blanc braised tender pork loin sliced onto a bed of Dijon mash, with an infused rosemary and garlic sauce. Served with seasonal glazed vegetables.
Brandy Butterscotch Bananas
Sliced banana caramelized in a brandy butterscotch and coated in a chocolate crumble
Lemon three ways
A zesty lemon sorbet, a crispy lemon brulee, and a smooth lemon posset
Rum and chocolate cheesecake
A rich rum soaked chocolate mousse with a sweet biscuit base
New Years 2015/16
I think everyday I said This is the prettiest beach/bay I have ever seen What a wonderful trip, I will remember it for the rest of my life. The food was great, the views were great and David and Dawn were even better. Thanks for such a wonderful trip.
What a fantastic week! You made every day a unique experience; New stories, new food, new adventures, new islands-new-new-new. Your obvious pride in sailing well, being British and sharing your office made our trip a success. Thank you and best of luck
An amazing adventure! Hospitality and beauty! Everyday I experienced another blessing from God. His creation is evident. Thank you Dawn and David
This has been a beautiful experience from start to finish much thanks to you both! You have been more than accommodating and I appreciate all the stories and memories you have shared with us! Never change! God bless!
Stress Free and Wonderful
Dawn and David
We had high expectations for our first visit to the BVI. You both insured that they were exceeded! All your hard work made things seem so easy, stress free and wonderful. You are both such wonderful people and very entertaining too!! ? Thank you so much for everything! Safe and happy travels to you always .
Kim and Chris
David and Dawn
This trip will be the one we look back on and say Only if.
Only if every vacation could be as lovely
Only if they cooked as well as Dawn
Only if they were half as comical as David
If Only we could go again
Loads of love and thanks
Ivan and Danielle
I am speaking on behalf of three couples who have vacationed together for over 10 years. This trip will rank #1. The crew David and Dawn were the the best!
Dawn and David
Thank you for a wonderful week aboard Fuerte 3. Nicole and I had a ball with the kids this week and you all made it happen. We look forward to sailing with you again.
David and Dawn
Thank you so much for hosting a Brilliant, perfect vacation. Everything was wonderful. Davids attention to Bens incessant questions, the stories, napkin folding lessons, proper toasting etiquette and amazing cocktails will never be forgotten. Dawns amazing cooking, always cheerful disposition, great music selection, red rubber gloves and Christmas dcor made everything so much more special! We cant wait to see you again.
One for the Bucket List
Old Guys have bucket lists. One of mine was a sail in the Caribbean. I had no idea what that wish really meant. Sailing on the Fuerte 3 with Dawn and David was a wish come true. Hospitality, food, comfort, island hopping, humor, and the best drinks in the islands. A home away from home when we were having below zero temperatures in Cleveland.