Nautitech Fly 46 (2020) 'Luna'Gallery
So what remains the same?
The Fly 46 has proven immensely popular in charter in the Caribbean, due to her immense outdoor living space; the “open” concept where sliding doors between the cockpit lounge and saloon merge both of them into one large living space remains unchanged, as does the ‘best in class’ Flybridge, where 10 can sit comfortably, with a table and cooler drawer for drinks under the helm seat. Her performance also remains ‘best in class’ with an easily managed furling mainsail, and furling, self-tacking jib, all controls are led to the helm position, with touch button electric winches.
So what is new?
- New Saloon Layout. Forward-facing Nav station and rear-facing galley which conjoins the saloon to the cockpit for convivial cheffing.
- 4 larger separate showers for each cabin
- Larger picture windows in all cabins
- Stylish saloon ‘Venetian blind’ shades, in addition to external window shades.
- New davit system with an electric winch to hoist dinghy.
- Luxury high-density memory foam mattresses
- 12″ B&G Chartplotter at Helm and Nav Station
- All-electric winches
- Fridge Drawer on Fly Bridge
Would you like to check availability on this new Nautitech Fly 46 catamaran? Submit a Request Form and we will advise straight away! Perhaps you would like to buy this yacht or something similar? Visit our yacht sales pages here.
So join Horizon Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands and enjoy the Caribbean sailing vacation of your dreams!
Some library images, the actual yacht may differ slightly.
- Double Cabins
- Hull type
- Length (LOA)
- 45' / 13.71 m
- Beam (width)
- 24' 9" / 7.54 m
- 25,133 lbs / 11,400 kg
- Air Conditioning
- Solar Panels
- Water Maker
- Sail area
- 1,152 ft2 / 107 m2
- Draft (depth)
- 4' 9" / 1.45 m
- Primary fuel tank capacity
- 79 gal / 300 L
- Secondary fuel tank capacity
- 79 gal / 300 L
- Water capacity
2 x 79 gal / 2 x 300 L
- Engine make + Drive
- Volvo Penta / D2-50hp
- Engine size (standard)
- 50 hp / 37 kW
- No. of engines
Darrel Hearne, BVI, February 2021
A while back, some friends and I got to spend a week onboard the good ship Luna, a 46’ Nautitech catamaran, one of the boats in the Horizon Yacht Charters fleet. The experience was overwhelmingly positive, and I thought it fit to share my review of the boat, company and charter experience.
First, a bit about me – I have been operating charter vessels in the BVI for the past fifteen years, and spent several years working as a bareboat skipper – you hire a boat and you hire a captain. Suffice to say that I have chartered a multitude of different boats in the BVI, from many different charter companies.
My week onboard Luna was slightly different; it was myself and some good friends, just vacationing, so not a working week for me. Having been on board many bareboat charters in the past, my expectations were low. Bareboats tend to get a bit beaten up and look a bit tatty early on, in my experience – the result of credit card captains not taking the proper care of them, or the management company trying to cut corners in the maintenance. To say that I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. The boat was pristine. Spotless inside and out, and none of the usual bareboat nicks and scratches I’ve come to expect. Understand that I run a high-end luxury crewed charter yacht these days, so I have high standards. I couldn’t find fault. At all. The cushions were immaculate. The towels and bedding new and lacked the usual bareboat mystery stains. The boat was impeccably maintained.
In addition, the boat was equipped way better than any other bareboat I have ever been on. Properly stocked with a good assortment of pots and pans, plates, glasses, cutlery etc – enough to actually cook a real meal, should you so desire. I’m used to a warped pan and maybe a broken spatula on board, but the owners of this boat had spared no expense and kitted her out properly. Fridge and freezer space galore – way more than we needed for the week. An ice maker on board, as well as (if you can believe it) a water maker. Oh, the luxury of hot uninterrupted showers. A/c was ice cold throughout.
Then I got to take her out and put her through her paces. I’d never sailed a Nautitech before – this version is the 46’ flybridge, featuring powered roller-furling in-mast mainsail, with a self-tacking jib. Fully rigged for solo sailing, this boat was an absolute joy to sail. Every line runs straight to the flybridge helm station, and I single-handed the sailing side of things the whole week. Easily. The self-tacking jib was an absolute eye-opener. Honestly, couldn’t be easier. As for electronics and nav equipment, she has everything you could possibly want onboard. Full disclosure here: she’s not a fast boat. She’s built for comfort and ease of use. The roller-furling main means no battens in the mainsail, and the self-tacking jib makes for a somewhat baggy bottom profile. This is not the boat to take racing. If you want to drift along in ease and comfort, though – I highly recommend it.
All in all, I give her a solid five-star rating, with two additional thumbs up. Great boat.
As for my dealings with Horizon Charter Yachts, all I can say is that they were extremely professional and competent. Definitely my best experience ever with a bareboat company. Emails were quickly replied to, information was given clearly and their manner was friendly and courteous throughout. Here again, I cannot find fault at all.
All in all, a great week on a great boat, from a great company. My sincerest thanks. We’ll be back for sure.
We frequently get asked “what’s included on my BVI yacht charter?”
Well, apart from guaranteed fun on the water when you charter a yacht with Horizon BVI, we hope the following list of charter yacht equipment provides you with a good idea of what you need to bring with you (and what you don’t!)
In addition to the comprehensive equipment lists below, please note all our bareboat catamarans are equipped with on-board Wifi.
Equipment On Board
All of Horizons’ British Virgin Island yachts have the following charter yacht equipment included on board:
- VHF Radio
- 11ft or 12ft R.I.B Dinghy or 15hp outboard motor
- Charts and VI Guide
- Adult Lifejackets
- BBQ Grill
- Fire Extinguishers
- Through-hull Plugs
- Deck brush
- Cockpit table
- Linens and towels
- Beach towels
- Clothes pegs
- Speedo and depth-sounder
- Wind indicator
- Electric windlass
- Cellular Boatphone
- First Aid Kit
- Flare Kit
- Tool Kit
- Boat Hook
- Signal Horn
- Duct Tape
- Bucket with Lanyard
- Cockpit cushions
- Cooler or deck cooler
- All galley and cooking utensils
- 12V Outlet
- 110 Volt Inverter to charge laptops etc
- Autopilot in all yachts 37′ and above
- Roller furling main or fully battened main with lazy jacks
- CD Player with saloon and cockpit speakers
- Roller furling genoa
Some of our BVI yacht charter vessels also have the following additional charter yacht equipment included:
- Blender 110V
- Wifi (charges apply)
SUPs & Kayaks are available to rent.
Why not rent SUPs or Kayaks to give that extra dimension to your BVI sailing vacation?
Internet & Adapters
High Speed Internet & Plug Adapters
For wifi provision we work with a company by the name of Renport. You can visit their secure online booking system to confirm and guarantee your reservation for the “Surf 4G Router Pak”. Please ensure that you put “Horizon Yacht Charters” in the notes section. Charges apply.
Complimentary Starter Kit
Upon boarding your yacht for the start of your BVI sailing vacation, you will find we have included a Complimentary Starter Kit provided for your use. This includes:
- Bottle of Rum (Naturally!)
- Bottle of Spring Water
- Dish Liquid
- Roll Paper Towel
- Antibacterial Spray
- Guest Soaps
- Coca Cola
- Complimentary bag of ice
- Condiments (salt & pepper)
- One roll toilet tissue per head/shower
- OFF Insect Repellent
- 2 Trash Bags
Please note that we do not supply snorkel gear. We suggest you bring your own mask and snorkel to ensure a good fit, or you can easily rent the full set from Blue Water Divers situated next-door to Horizon Yacht Charters. Visit our watersports page for more information.
Nov 1 - Dec 17
Jan 31 - Apr 19
Find Your Rate
Did you know Horizon’s charters start and finish at noon, which means we can get you out sailing your first afternoon after your briefings and you sail back to our dock to debrief and refuel before your noon departure? This gives you a full 6 nights/7 days chartering around our beautiful islands, unlike some companies that start at 5pm, meaning you will have to sleepaboard* at the docks, and then finish at 10am, again meaning you will probably have to stay overnight on the docks the night before you leave to fly home.
*If available, a sleep aboard can be added the night before your charter start for a small supplement, boarding your yacht after 5pm.
Weekly rates (full 7 days / 6 nights) listed above daily rates. Charters start and finish at noon. Our minimum charter duration requirement is 5 nights.
BVI Charter Rates are subject to change without notice.
Horizon Yacht Charters BVI Charter Rates are listed above. Yacht photographs and specifications act as a guide and are for information purposes only. Although we endeavour to ensure that images are accurate reflections of the yachts in our fleet, certain aspects may vary slightly, such as yacht deck, the colour of the hull, dodger or bimini.
All yachts come with rigid inflatables & outboards, biminis, BBQ, Stereo, GPS, linens, towels, safety & galley equipment etc. See What’s Included for a full list.
C = Cabins, H = Heads, AC = Air Conditioning, S = Skipper first day only
*Additional $700 supplement per week applies from Dec 18 – Jan 4
May we advise that HDW insurance, Cruising Permits and National Parks Permit are payable before departure from the dock in cash or travellers’ cheques, as using a Credit Card will incur a 5% surcharge. Upon return of the vessel, you are required to top off the water and fuel tanks, which you receive full upon boarding the vessel.
BVI Charter Rates shown above are for 6 nights per vessel (min 5 nights except for Christmas and New Year min 7 nights + supplements on selected yachts) with the additional daily rate should you wish to add nights. BVI Charters start and finish at noon. Sleep-aboard (the option of staying onboard your yacht at the dock) with the boarding of your vessel available after 5.00 pm, can sometimes be added to the start of your charter at an extra charge of $75.00 per head per night (minimum of $200.00 per night), depending upon yacht availability.
- Hull Damage Waiver Insurance is compulsory for $50.00 (max $500) per day and limits your liability to $2000.00 REFUNDABLE security deposit on a yacht.
- Skippers are available from $200.00 per day, Instructors from $225.00 per day and Cooks from $200.00 per day (plus food and gratuity).
- Provisioning – please refer to our provisioning page for more information.
- Windsurfing, kayaks, hammock rentals, SCUBA gear or other water-sports are all available at competitive rates. Click here for more information.
- Hotel Accommodations throughout the islands can be arranged. Most major credit cards accepted. Please check our Accommodations page for more information.
- Learn to Sail – we are an ASA affiliated Instructing Facility – please request more details on our courses or click here for more information.
An Environmental levy of $10 per head is payable by all visitors to the BVI on arrival (effective 1st Sept 2017).
Bookings and Cancellations – We require a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation and the balance due of 50% should be received by Horizon Yacht Charters no later than 45 days prior to charter start date. A full refund less a $200.00 administration fee is given should the reservation be cancelled in writing up to 90 days prior to the charter start date. If the charter is cancelled within 90 days of the charter start date, then a full refund (less $200.00) is made subject to Horizon Yacht Charters reselling the charter space reserved.
Trip Cancellation Insurance: We strongly recommended this as it protects you should anything unforeseen occur before your holiday. Click Here for more details.
Conditions apply to all charters.
- Cruising Permit $6 pp/pd
- National Parks Permit From $25 per week
- VISAR (Optional) $2 per person
- Mobile phone rental $20 (Duration of charter) Mandatory