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Two new yachts for you to charter in Antigua & Barbuda.

January 16, 2013

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Enjoy two new yachts for this coming sailing season here in Antigua & Barbuda.

We are delighted to offer our sporty Hanse 430 “Alexandra Dreams”.  This yacht can sleep up to 8 people in 3 double cabins and a further cabin with 2 singles.

We are also please to offer our Bavaria 50 “Olga” that is also available to charter right now.  Olga has 3 double cabins and a further cabin with 2 singles.  A spacious yacht for your next sailing holiday in the heart of the Caribbean.

Both yachts are available for bareboat or crewed charter.

Email Reservations in Antigua to check current availability and any last minute offers for these two yachts:


Here’s a preview of both yachts:

We look forward to welcoming you to cruise Antigua & Barbuda on your next sailing vacation.

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Enjoy An Extra Day’s Sailing!

November 16, 2012

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Did you know that every time you book a week’s charter with Horizon Yacht Charters, you automatically receive 7 nights and 8 days worth of sailing?  If you compare this to some of the other charter companies, where a weekly rate only gives you 6 nights and 7 days sailing, you’ll realise that just one of the many benefits of chartering with Horizon includes getting a whole extra day out on the water!

Don’t forget that after you have checked in with our friendly front desk, we always aim to board you by midday, ensuring maximum sailing time for you and your friends or family.  And on your return, we don’t expect to disembark your yacht  until midday, allowing plenty of time for a leisurely sail back to base from your last night’s anchorage.

Horizon gives you more – another reason why you’re in the right company!

To book your 7 night/8 day charter with us contact info@horizonyachtcharters.com

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New Hanse 430 yacht joins Horizon Antigua fleet for bareboat and crewed charters.

November 9, 2012

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Horizon Yacht Charters in Antigua welcomes Alexandra Dreams; a new Hanse 430 monohull.  This stylish yacht will arrive in time for our new season charters commencing January 15 2013.  She will be based in Jolly Harbour Marina on the west coast of Antigua.

The stylish Hanse 430 Alexandra Dreams

This yacht sleeps up to 8 guests in 3 double cabins and 2 single berths.  This, combined with two bathrooms, offers excellent accommodation for groups of sailing friends and family, or if you prefer a crewed option, why not take a skipper and cook and let the crew take all the responsiblity.  You just sit back, and enjoy the Caribbean!

She has a fully battened mainsail which we know is popular with many of our repeat guests.

Be one of the first to book our Hanse 430 by emailing our Horizon Antigua base directly:  info@antiguahorizon.com, or you can call toll free +1 866 439 1089.  Telephone:  +1 (268) 562 4725.


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New Luxury Crewed Yacht Available to Charter in the BVI

November 6, 2012

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Embark on a vacation that is completely stress-free and experience a sailing vacation that will have you stepping into a world of luxury.  Enjoy having your very own professional Captain to cater to your every need so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

Whether you want to take the helm occasionally, or not at all, or your goal for the week is to learn as much as possible, the choice is yours. Perfect for those who enjoy sailing around the beautiful British Virgin Islands or for those purely looking to spend their vacation relaxing with a good book or cocktail while underway. For the ultimate in luxury, ask us about having a Chef as well.

‘YOLO’ (You Only Live Once) is a new (2012 model) bright and spacious Lagoon 450 catamaran that sleeps six passengers in comfort and style. Two cabins have the luxury of a large en-suite with shower and electric head each, whilst the outsized “owner’s quarters” runs from stern to bow in the other hull. The modern galley and saloon, is tastefully designed and equipped with state-of-the art electronics, as well as additional luxuries such as a water-maker, ice-maker, microwave, washing machine/dryer and flat-screen televisions. YOLO has wrap around saloon windows, giving you uninterrupted views and the saloon opens onto the cockpit to give a very open plan living space. YOLO has a plethora of opening hatches for cooling au naturel, but when needed, she also benefits from Air Conditioning powered by a well soundproofed generator, centrally located – making for a peaceful nights sleep.

On deck, the yacht boasts extensive seating both forward and aft, as well as a large swimming platform, ideal to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. The raised fly bridge gives a panoramic birdseye view at anchor, or under sail. With a beam of nearly 26 feet, she is very stable, never heeling more than 5 degrees, with wide decks and recessed hatches, to make moving around the yacht a breeze and with enough space for everyone aboard to find their own favourite place to read, sunbathe or simply watch the ever changing seascapes go by. The huge cockpit comfortably sits 8 guests around an ample table to make dining al fresco a pleasure. There is a ventilation hatch on the bridge deck, that funnels a cooling breeze into the cockpit area. For such a spacious yacht, she is surprisingly nimble, and the gullwing shaped bridge deck makes her very comfortable underway – no slapping or slamming aboard this beauty, and you can hop between islands in under an hour, or choose to spend longer under sail – the choice is entirely yours.

This Lagoon 450 also comes equipped with an array of different water toys for you and the family to enjoy; whether you prefer water skiing or wake boarding, or Stand Up Paddle Boarding, all the equipment, as well as snorkel gear, will be waiting for you on your arrival. The dinghy is an AB 12’ with steering consol and bench seat. Powered by 30 hp, it is good for watersports and for getting you ashore in the evening.

Your professional Captain will not only ensure a stress-free vacation as he navigates you through the islands and runs all the considerable technical systems aboard, but also offers the added benefit of being a personal guide who knows all the best snorkel spots, beaches, anchorages, bars and restaurants across the BVI.

If you wish to have gourmet meals aboard, YOLO is also available with a personal chef who will prepare all your meals based on your preferences, allowing you the complete rest and luxury you deserve. The Captain and chef (if required) are accommodated in two single berths forward of the main living areas, accessed separately from the main yacht. YOLO is truly a spectacular yacht offering five star accommodation and service, where the idyllic scenery, changes with every blink of the eye, as you sail through “nature’s little secret” – the beautiful island chain of the British Virgin Islands.

What are you waiting for, you only live once!  Click here to view prices and to book

For information about crewed charters in Antigua & Barbuda, click here

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The Vision of the Future

October 1, 2012

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The highly anticipated Vision Series from Bavaria has finally hit the US shores and will proudly be on display at this year’s Annapolis Sail Boat Show, taking place later this week (October 4-8).

The latest from Farr for Bavaria is the new design for the Vision Series. The Vision 46, is an owners layout with 2 double cabins and 2 heads and showers. Other layouts are available. An asymmetric cockpit layout allows the port side to be a generous sun lounger at anchor, and in keeping with what you would expect from Farr, and what we have witnessed already in the Cruiser range, the new Vision 46 promises to be a capable shorthanded passage maker with a good turn of speed and close winded.  For the full spec, please click here.

Recently nominated by SAIL magazine in their prestigious annual ‘Best Boat’s competition, The Vision 46 is a worthy contender and a hot favourite to take home the coveted prize.

Already available to charter for day sails, weekends or week long charters on the Chesapeake, we are also taking bookings for the Vision 46 from our BVI base.  Available from November 1, 2012, early charter bookings are looking strong and we anticipate a busy season ahead.  Check out our rates here for further information and to book!

And if you are attending the Annapolis Boat Show and would like to book an appointment to meet with our Sales Team, to discuss purchasing a yacht for either private use or to put into our charter fleet,  please email info@horizonyachtcharters.com and we will ensure to schedule in some time for you.

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New Yachts Join the Grenada Fleet!

October 31, 2011

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Horizon Grenada is very pleased to announce some of the new yachts joining our fleet!

Chez Nous is an award-winning Leopard 4000 Catamaran, for comfortable cruising for up to 4 couples. The yacht is great fun either under sail or power with a fully battened mainsail, 120% roller furling genoa and powerful Volvo engines. The cockpit is well designed with 360 degree visibility from the helm and a hard top bimini for added protection.  A fully opening salon door creates a very large living space combining the galley and the saloon. The spacious galley is well-equipped with fridge and freezer, 2 burner stove and oven.  Accommodation includes 2 double cabins in each hull sharing a full head with a separate shower. Having a crew join you? A small forepeak berth is located in front of each of the forward cabins. This elegant Catamaran provides loads of storage, plenty of ventilation and light. Click to see photos:  Chez Nous


The Mucho Gusto is an owner’s version of the  Lagoon 410 Catamaran,  with 2 double cabins sharing a head in the port hull and a wonderfully spacious owner’s cabin & en suite head on the starboard side. In addition, there is a small captain’s cabin at the front of the port hull should you decide to travel with a skipper! Fantastic ventilation in the cabins provided by the large hatches, and ample saloon and cockpit space with seating outside for the whole crew shows why this is such a popular Catamaran.  Under   power or sail the 410 really performs! Click to see photos: Mucho Gusto

Onde Calor, a Beneteau 373,  is an economical option  for up to 3 couples travelling together in three double cabins with large shared head & stall shower, and an ideal design for sailing in the Caribbean! With its bright, airy interior &  great ventilation, it has a generous cockpit and seating area. The boat is fantastically easy to sail as all control lines lead back to the cockpit it has a self-stacking mainsail with lazy jacks and roller furling genoa.  This yacht has an L-shaped galley below decks, with a double sink, cooker with oven and loads of storage space. Click to see photos: Onde Calor

Pandora, a fabulous Hanse 470, is a stunning luxury yacht with an almost Bauhaus design by Judel/Vrolijk, a very rare charter boat, that we are very proud to add to our fleet.  Surprisingly easy to sail – even shorthanded – this stunning craft combines a modern extra stiff epoxy hull with a low deck profile and a powerful fractional rig with a self-tacking jib, which is more commonly seen on super-yachts. Her light hull and deep keel means she points into the wind better than most.  With twin wheels in the spacious cockpit, all control lines lead under deck to the cockpit winches. Retractable cleats and flush hatches keep the decks clutter free. Inside, the interior is a very modern living space with 3 double cabins and 2 heads that is with sleek, contemporary fittings throughout the glamorous living space.  Click to see photos: Pandora

La Vida – a Beneteau 51-  has loads of space, with genset for additional power if needed and Air Conditioning. A very popular charter boat design, both  easy to sail and with  fantastic performance.  For safety, all lines lead back to the huge cockpit where the dual helm positions provide great  visibility, and the chart plotter, autopilot and instruments  are all closeby.   The large table with drop leaves in the spacious cockpit are great for socializing!  Below deck is the galley with  2 refrigerators and loads of counter top and storage in this roomy space.  Sleeping up to 4 couples plus a single,  each of the 4 well-ventilated cabins has head and shower en suite, as well as the single bunk cabin up forward with its own head. It’s no wonder this yacht is already in such demand! Click to see photos: La Vida

For more information on booking a Caribbean holiday to remember in Grenada & the Grenadines, contact us on info@horizongrenada.com

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