15 September 2015


Explore the Caribbean under sail this winter. Whether it’s New Year’s Eve in St Barth or a mid-winter escape for sun and solitude, charter a sailing yacht for fun, adventure and relaxation in equal measure.

All the luxury sailing yachts in the Burgess fleet are fully crewed, so you don’t have to lift a finger. Relax on board in full superyacht style with gourmet food, first-class service and a bespoke itinerary, tailored to your needs. 

New Year’s Eve in St Barth’s
Plan early to secure a coveted berth in the port of Gustavia during the festive season and prepare yourself for the Caribbean’s most famous New Year’s Eve celebrations. Recently arrived following her adventures in the South Pacific, MONDANGO 3 is the yacht to be seen on in St Barth. This beautiful 56.4m (185.1ft) ketch was delivered in 2014 and is chartering in the Caribbean for the first time. She offers unrivalled luxury, from her Asian-inspired interior with accommodation for 10 guests, to her spacious deck areas with a hidden jacuzzi.

For a glorious victory in St Barth’s fun New Year’s Eve round-the-island regatta, bet on TWIZZLE. At 57.5m (188.6ft), this state-of-the-art, award-winning sailing yacht offers outstanding performance without compromising on comfort. The ultimate super-sailer, her seamless indoor/outdoor living areas and stylish décor provide a calm, relaxing retreat when the festivities are over.

Sail the British Virgin Islands
Alternatively, charter the luxury catamaran NECKER BELLE in the British Virgin Islands, for gentle cruising conditions, stunning scenery and wonderful diving. If you are in the party mood, anchor off Foxy’s Bar in Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke to soak up its barefoot-on-the-beach live reggae scene. Feast on fresh grilled lobster washed down with pints of Painkiller - the moreish local cocktail - then retreat to your yacht in the early hours to enjoy dreamy, undisturbed sleep.

Explore the Grenadines
For a true wind-in-your-hair sailing experience, head south through the Windward Islands to sample the relaxed vibe of the Grenadines. Here you can enjoy splendid isolation before dropping anchor in Britannia Bay on the exclusive private island of Mustique. Charter the beautiful GENEVIEVE and party at the famed Basil’s Bar, set on stilts over the water. The 36.9m (121.1ft) GENEVIEVE has a draft of just 3.3m (10.8ft) making her the perfect vessel for exploring the tiny Tobago Cays and neighbouring islands. With accommodation for up to nine guests in four cabins, this stylish sloop has a full provision of watersports equipment and a swim platform providing easy access to the water.

Romantic sailing charters
If you’re looking for a calm, reviving respite from a cold climate, collect a few friends or charter as a couple on board the romantic ASOLARE or LADY B. Both these yachts have sublime master suites with their own private cockpits, perfect for a glass of champagne at sundown or an after-dinner cocktail.

Perfect for large groups
For larger groups, the 58.4m (191.6ft) KOKOMO is Burgess’ largest sailing yacht in the Caribbean this winter. With a retractable keel that reduces her draft to just 5m (16.4ft), she can access remote beaches and isolated islands that are usually out of reach for a sailing vessel of her size. KOKOMO boasts a super-stylish Redman Whiteley Dixon interior and accommodation for 10 guests in five cabins. Dine under the stars in the huge cockpit or soak up the sun on the flybridge for total peace and privacy.

Family sailing
Families will love the fun activities, unique features and enthusiastic crew of the 54.9m (180ft) gentleman’s yacht MARIE. Climb 37.5m (123ft) up the mast in her crow’s nest lift, fire a salute from her fully functioning cannons or learn to sail on the exquisite MARIETTA, a classic sailing dinghy modelled on a Mylne design from 1910. A completely modern sailing yacht, she features the very latest technology and is comfortable and luxurious for guests of every generation.

To find out about chartering a sailing yacht in the Caribbean or Bahamas this winter, please contact a Burgess broker. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our offices directly: LondonMonacoNew YorkMiami, or all other locations.