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Crewed charter yacht TABOO

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TABOO is a family operated yacht. For twenty years Miranda and David, and always a pretty Stewardess are your crew. Your sailing vacation is the life they love to live in the Caribbean. They are considered the leaders in the industry, and offer a very tidy show while you are with them on TABOO. The great thing about chartering an owner operated yacht is... they want you to return and sail with them again, and of course 90% of their business is repeat and referral. Miranda & David are both professional photographers.

David with 20 years in the Rock'n'Roll industry in New York and London, has an ear for any conversation, and can tell a few tales himself. With his many Atlantic crossings, and sailing trip all around New Zealand, England, and the Channel Islands, not to mention 20 years sailing the Caribbean, you are assured total safety. With David at the helm you can relax. His only qualification.... experience!

Miranda has a few tricks up her sleeves as well. Her past experience in designing menus and buying food for large Vancouver Hotels may help to explain why 90% of the charter guests return again and again! quality in a tasty cuisine. She always has a smile on her face and has a vast experience in sailing. Miranda studies your food information sheet, and every detail is covered.

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Main features

Builder Petersen/Aquastar
Guests 10
Jacuzzi No
Swim platform yes
Length 85 Feet
Crew 4
Air conditioning Full
Easy boarding ladder
Cabins Total cabins: 5
TABOO accommodates 10 guests in 5 en suite queen staterooms, each fitted with flat screen TV/DVD, CD player, Ipod player, intercom, FM radio, hair dryer, fans and A/C.

The two master cabins have queen size beds, shower and electric toilet.
Two guest cabins have a queen size bed plus one upper single bunk, shower and electric toilet.
One guest cabins has a queen size bed, shower and electric toilet.
TABOO is fully air conditioned throughout.
Water sports and other sports equipment 14' Dinghy w/60hp outboard 11' Dinghy w/15hp outboard
Waterskis & Tube
2 x one man Kayaks
Fishing & Snorkel Gear
Underwater camera
HDV Video Camera/ Nikon D 200
Floating Mats
Hairdryers in each cabin
Hammocks (2)
Fully Air-Conditioned
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Leisure and entertainment TV/DVD/Stereo/CD in EACH CABIN +
Flat screens TVs in every cabin
49 in Flat, dvd player in main saloon.

Sony HDV Video camera.

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Technical details

Built year 1994
Engine(s) and Generator(s) Two new generators (September 2016) 200hp Ford Lehman Diesel engine. Two air compressors, 6 scuba tanks and weights/belts.
Max speed 18knots kn
Dinghy and outboard 14ft/11ft , 60hp/15hp
Last refit yearly haul out and maintenance, ongoing upgrades
Fuel consumption 4 l/h
Cruising speed 10 knots kn
Voltages 110/220/24/12
TABOO's layout
TABOO's layout

High season charter rate:
$29,000 per week
Low season charter rate:
$14,000 per week
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Summer sailing area:
Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Winter sailing area:
Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

Booked charters

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Captain: David Hartstone - Nationality: British

Crew: 4

TABOO's crew

TABOO is a family operated yacht. Your crew, Miranda and David Hartstone plus a stewardess and first mate. Captain Davids multiple Atlantic crossings and sailing trips all around New Zealand, England and the Channel Islands, not to mention 20 years sailing in the Caribbean, you are assured total safety. Miranda has a few tricks up her sleeve too! She has years of experience designing menus and buying food for large Vancouver Hotels. She covers every detail to design a menu just to your taste. Most recently, Miranda placed first in the Culinary Excellence Competition at the Grenada Boat Show July 2016.

Both Miranda & David are professional photographers and therefore have a unique talent for helping you accumulate a great collection of photos of your sailing experience with them.

Stewardess, Harriet Stell is 22 from New Zealand, she has amassed over 20,000 sea miles, and brings a huge supply of sailing talent to her position on board, She is a certified scuba diver, along with being hugely charming and a wonderful server for us on TABOO.

Particulars are displayed in good faith and believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. They will be confirmed by our Yacht Charter Consultant along with exact pricing during the yacht charter selection process. This page is merely informational and the yacht is not necessarily available for charter, nor is she represented or marketed in anyway by InterCharter. This web page and the information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and informations are displayed in good faith but InterCharter does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any yacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current. A professional yacht charter consultant will discuss all the details during your charter selection process.

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