You’re In the Right Company with Horizon

Horizon Yacht Charters was established in the British Virgin Islands in 1998 and since then has been offering world class sailing at our bases in the Caribbean and USA.

Bareboat Charter

Horizon offers bareboatcrewed and learn to sail charters on a range of monohulls and catamarans from 32ft-57ft in length at our Caribbean bases in the British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, St Maarten, Grenada and St Vincent & the Grenadines, and in the USA on the Chesapeake Bay out of our base in Annapolis, MD and New England from our base in Mystic, CT.

Our company ethos is simple – to offer immaculate yachts, first class customer service and great value for money. We know how important your vacation is to you, and we will do our utmost to ensure you enjoy the best possible experience … and want you to return for more!

Horizon Yacht Charters also has a Yacht Sales Division, selling new monohulls and catamarans into ourCharter Yacht Ownership Programme (either year round in the Caribbean or split between the US in the summer and the Caribbean in the winter) enabling your new yacht to pay for its keep and earn you revenue.

Yacht Charters

Bavaria 45 Cruising Sir Francis Drake Channel, BVI

Horizon also sells yachts for private purchase. Horizon Yacht Sales is the factory-direct importer of the German built Bavaria Yachts, and the French built Fountaine-Pajot Catamarans, as well as offering Lagoon Catamarans for sale in affiliation with Sound Yachting. We have charter yacht management programmes which can be tailored to your needs coupled with an unmatched maintenance system to keep your yacht in the best possible condition.  Horizon also sells previously-owned brokerage yachts, which you will discover have a unique position in the market.


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You’re in the Right Company with Horizon Yacht Charters.

Horizon Yacht Charters gives new meaning to the word ‘service’

Swimming in the CaribbeanWhat do you look for when considering your next vacation? Rest and relaxation, a beautiful location, perfect climate, value for money and service with a smile?

What would you say if Horizon Yacht Charters could offer you all of this and much more with their yacht charters throughout the Caribbean and USA. With Caribbean bases in the British Virgin IslandsAntigua & BarbudaSt MaartenGrenada and St Vincent & the Grenadines, a yacht charter is the perfect blend of all the very best ingredients you look for in a vacation of a lifetime – first class accommodation and the freedom to cruise shimmering turquoise waters on board your own sailing yacht. Furthermore our US bases in Annapolis and Mystic, CT, offer the perfect way to explore the shorelines of the USA East Coast.

Did you know you could learn to sail while enjoying a holiday in the sun? Horizon Yacht Charters Sailing School is an American Sailing Association certified facility, where first-class tuition is available on first-class yachts in some of the most idyllic cruising grounds in the world.

At Horizon Yacht Charters, we are totally committed to ensuring that your Yacht Charter sailing holiday with us will be the most memorable Caribbean sailing vacation or US sailing vacation you ever have. From the moment you  to make your reservation until it’s time for us to wave you goodbye, you’re in the right company with Horizon Yacht Charters.

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Purchase Your Yacht with Confidence from Horizon!



Horizon Yacht Charters and Sales, established in 1998, has four Caribbean offices, in the BVI, Grenada, Antigua and St Maarten, and two stateside offices in Annapolis, MD and Mystic, CT.



The Horizon group imports Bavaria Yachts direct from the factory in Germany into the Caribbean. We are part of the group which includes Bavaria Yachts USA, the exclusive US importer, distributor and dealership network of the USA, offering the full range of quality, Farr designed, German engineered and German built Bavaria sailing yachts from 33-56 feet. Horizon is also an authorised factory direct importer for the French built Fountaine-Pajot Catamarans, offering their range of luxury yachts from 36-65 feet. Horizon is also an agent, in conjunction with Sound Yachting, for Lagoon Catamarans.

Our expertise in yacht specifications enables a charter yacht owner, or a private buyer, to benefit from our experience spanning decades in the marine industry

Perhaps you are interested in a pre-owned yacht? Our brokerage listings have a unique position in the market.

Please contact us to find out more about enjoying the freedom of yacht ownership with Horizon Yacht Charters and Sales.

Your Yacht is in Safe Hands with Horizon Yacht Charters

Charter Yacht Management


Horizon Yacht Charters Ownership Programme allows yacht owners to purchase a yacht from Horizon, and place it in one of our charter fleets, enjoying the lifestyle that yacht ownership affords, whilst benefiting from revenue generated in either the Maximum Income/Unlimited SailingProgramme, or the Guaranteed Income Programme.

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Private Yacht Management


Horizon’s Private Yacht Management division enables yacht owners who keep their yachts solely for their own use to benefit from Horizon’s expertise to look after all aspects of their yacht’s management. We offer first-class support and bespoke management for absentee yacht owners at all of our locations in the Caribbean and the United States.

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Podium Honours at Cowes Race Week for Horizon Director

Congratulations to Horizon Antigua base director Al Ashford on his 2nd place in class at Cowes Week! Racing his Itchenor X “Foxglove” in a competitive field of 80 yachts, Al and teammate Rick Neall achieved podium honours – congratulations Al! Al is on the right of the picture.

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Horizon Yacht Sales in the news

Have you seen the latest “Latitudes” magazine from World Cruising Club? There is a great article about Horizon Yacht Sales on pages 46-47! Follow this link to view the e-magazine.


Virgin Gorda ranked as one of the world’s Top Islands in 2014 “World’s Best Awards” 

TORTOLA, B.V.I (July 7, 2014) – The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) is thrilled to share news of the “World’s Best Awards” 2014 reader’s survey from Travel + Leisure, whereby Virgin Gorda was ranked the Top Island for the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Virgin Gorda is ranked No. 8 on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 list of Top Islands Overall.

Other Top Islands in the ‘Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas’ category included Exumas, Bahamas, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, and St. Lucia. Virgin Gorda was the only Caribbean island to be included in the top 10 overall rankings.

“This is indeed good news. Part of my Government’s vision for our tourism industry is to create a captivating and safe tourist destination,” said Premier and Minister for Tourism, Dr. the Honorable D. Orlando Smith OBE. “Though the natural beauty of our islands is exquisite, we are constantly seeking ways to develop attractions to add to the BVI tourist experience. We are strengthening our product and adding to our current tourism menu while exploring ways to make our offerings more attractive and relevant for new and repeat visitors.”

Premier Smith added, “We will continue to establish BVI as a global brand, welcome more visitors to our shores and streamline processes to attract investors; continue to create efficiencies and fresh market opportunities and most of all work with the private sector to make our tourism industry even more vibrant; providing the ultimate, unique visitor experience.”

For Travel + Leisure’s 19th annual poll, readers were asked to cast their votes for hotels, destinations, and companies that epitomize the very best in travel. Islands are rated on the following characteristics: natural attractions/beaches, activities/sights, restaurants/food, people, and value. This year’s list is considered one of their most comprehensive to-date.

Virgin Gorda is the third-largest and second most populous of the British Virgin Islands, measuring eight and a half square miles. The dramatic shape of the island Virgin Gorda is said to have reminded Christopher Columbus of a reclining woman, or “Fat Virgin.”

The beautiful island entices travelers with its yacht clubs, quiet coves, safe anchorages and luxury resorts and villas. For a quintessential Caribbean vacation, stroll or swim one of the unspoiled beaches in stunning settings such as Savannah Bay or Devil’s Bay.

Natural beauty is in abundance on Virgin Gorda; adventurers can discover the indigenous plant-lined trails, nature sanctuaries and natural wonders of our protected national parks. A must-see is The Baths, a popular attraction where huge granite boulders create mysterious grottos, saltwater pools and a connecting trail that entices visitors to swim and snorkel.

For visitors wanting to experience a day on Virgin Gorda, ferries run regularly between neighboring Tortola’s Road Town and Spanish Town, which also has its own airport.  Another ferry from Beef Island’s Trellis Bay takes passengers to accommodation at Leverick Bay, the Bitter End Yacht Club and Biras Creek.

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The results of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 are available on and will be featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands July 18.

About the British Virgin Islands

An archipelago comprised of 60 islands and cays, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are located 80 kilometers east of Puerto Rico, in the northwestern region of the Caribbean Sea. The main islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. Road Town, located in Tortola, is the British Virgin Island’s capital.

The BVI is renowned as a destination for sailing, diving and snorkeling. The destination’s vast topography provides unique opportunities for hiking, outdoor adventure and sustainable tourism. The BVI is home to many famous attractions that include The Baths on Virgin Gorda, the Wreck of the Rhone off the coast of Salt Island, The Caves off the coast of Norman Island, the flamingos on Anegada, White Bay Beach on Jost Van Dyke, and Sage Mountain on Tortola.

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