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Thinking of bareboat chartering in the British Virgin Islands? Think Island Spirit 37 Sanctuary

Unlike typical carter voyages, BVI bareboat charters sail without crew or provisions, making for a truly authentic voyage. For people with experience operating seagoing vessels and who have a group that can handle ship duties while they sail, heading out to sea on a chartered vessel like the Sanctuary is an experience not soon forgotten.

The Island Spirit Shrine 37

For its length, the Island Spirit 37 Sanctuary is among the most spacious of its kind in the world. That’s because the manufacturer placed the two main bulkheads three feet apart from what you’ll find on other catamarans that feature 22-foot beams. This spaciousness is one of the reasons BVI bareboat charters at Sanctuary are so popular.

While sailing, sailors enjoy a fully equipped chart table including a sound system with CD player, VHF and iPod systems. Up to six adults can kick back and relax in the lounge and never feel cramped. Getting to the British Virgin Islands is aided by Raytheon gauges, a reliable Autohelm autopilot, and an accurate GPS plotter.

The salon of this magnificent catamaran has six hatches. There is a cloakroom and locker in each stateroom, which are located away from other sections of the ship to provide genuine peace, privacy and solitude. Each private room has an adequate number of harbor lights that allow for a draft on warm Caribbean nights.

A new mainsail and extending bimini top allow for fast sailing and provide plenty of shade on deck. These and many other amenities make sailing a Sanctuary feel like its name implies: your own rented sanctuary amidst miles and miles of beautiful ocean.

the virgin islands

Many sea lovers experiencing a Sanctuary for the first time find it hard to believe that they are not actually on a vessel twice the size of their Spirit 37. The cabin is about the same size as those found on most 43-foot boats. In the U-shaped kitchen, cooks comfortably prepare food on plentiful work surfaces and stock provisions in two refrigerators, one of which includes a freezer.

Perfect for sailing, the British Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean and are part of the British territory. The British Virgin Islands are within the Virgin Islands archipelago; other islands in this archipelago include the Spanish Virgin Islands and the United States Virgin Islands. All of which are ideal settings to travel to when utilizing BVI bareboat charter flights.

The trip is always delightful, especially for crews chartering a bareboat Sanctuary catamaran from the British Virgin Islands. They go comfortably and arrive refreshed to see Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola and Virgin Gorda, which are the main islands of the British Virgin Islands. In addition, there are more than 50 other islands, which are smaller.