Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Toronto Boat Show Jan 9 - 17th, 2010 - 20 - 40% discount

Come visit us at the Toronto Boat Show
Save us to 40% when booking at the show!

We are pleased to announce that The Catamaran Company will be at International Toronto Boat Show from January 9 - 17, 2010 located at the Direct Energy Center, booth#1641.
We will be offering a 40% savings on all-inclusive 7 night Caribbean Sailing Vacations on a crewed Lagoon 440 as well as 20% off any of our bareboats in Tortola, BVI.

Also to remind you, we have the Lagoon 500 and Lagoon 440's available for charter from Union Island. It is priced inexpensive as you might not get all the frills onboard as you would in Torotla, BVI but you still get a quality catamaran. No discounts apply to the Grenadines because the rate is priced as low as can go!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Considering a Florida Vacation For Next Spring?

Considering a Florida vacation next Spring?

Instead of following conventional wisdom and choosing an all-inclusive resort with the kids, why not “rent” your very own private resort and enjoy the journey just as much as the destination?

There is no need to travel too far from home to enjoy a tropical family vacation aboard a brand new Gemini catamaran. Traditionally this time of year is perfect for sailing in South Florida with plenty of sun shine, winds easterly 10 -15 knots and the surf 2 -4 feet outside the reefs.

Hop aboard in Ft Lauderdale and sail all the way to Key West, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way as you go. Each day has its own distinct personality but the gentle breeze and inviting waters remain consistent and make the region an ideal catamaran cruising ground. Enjoy that perfect sunrise as your family anticipates the activities of the day ahead……maybe some snorkeling in North Americas only living coral reef or see who can catch “the big one” with some light tackle fishing. Perhaps a school of dolphins will accompany you along the way or colorful tropical fish will make a splash for your private enjoyment. Upon arriving in Key West visit the Aquarium or the Butterfly Conservatory or just take a Key West Electric Car GPS tour. Everyone will enjoy the sites and sounds of the world famous Duval Street and don’t forget Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville! Your family will create a lifetime, priceless memory that will become their #1 vacation of all time!

And the best part?

Compare the price of a 10 day stay for a family of 4 at a resort vs. 10 days aboard a Gemini catamaran! You will be very pleasantly surprised.

10 Days at #1 rated Trip Advisor Key West Hotel $ 4,195
10 Days Mid-size rental car $ 365
10 Days Meals for 4 $ 1,500
10 Days Activities for 4 $ 1,000
TOTAL $ 7,060

Your Gemini Charter won’t cost you as much that!

So why didn’t I think of that?

Contact us today for a detailed charter quote at or call 1.800.262.0308 for more information.

TIP: Detailed sailing route is available upon request.

2010 Gemini 34 ft. Catamaran Available For Charter In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Free Catamaran Sailing Confidence Clinic

If your desire is to charter a large catamaran but feel slightly overwhelmed and question your sailing skills then consider NauticEd. Try taking one of the online courses which could qualify you in advance and eliminate the need to pay a ‘company’ skipper when chartering a catamaran. All you need to do is sign up and the FREE catamaran sailing confidence clinic valued at $39 will be waiting for you in your list of paid for courses. Once you’ve logged in- don’t forget to fill out your FREE sailing logbook so that you can apply it towards your NauticEd Sailing Certification. If you have an iPhone- download our free iPhone App which keeps your sailing resume up to date. Once you have signed up, improve your knowledge by taking additional courses for skipper, crew member, sail trim, bareboat charter etc….. The Catamaran Sailing confidence course is designed to provide you with valuable information that you can easily convert from your monohull skills to catamaran competence. In taking this course, we hope you gain a real appreciation for the differences and advantages of a catamaran. Click on the link below to sign up.

TIP: The Catamaran Company will consider your completed courses with NauticEd for pre-qualification to bareboat a charter catamaran.

Staff Update: Lisa Eberle Joins Charter Team

She’s fun, witty, and a great sales person with charter experience

For the last several years, Lisa has been working in partnership with The Catamaran Company in All-inclusive Charter Sales with Festiva Sailing Vacations.

Lisa has 20 years of sales experience which has allowed her to travel throughout the world, from Africa to Asia, Europe and South America. Each place has been a unique experience for her and always had one thing in common……. LOVE OF THE SEA!

When I interviewed Lisa regarding her expectations from her guests while on charter, she replied, “ A picture or two to add to my photo album so I can see them having fun and while on charter choose a special sunset and hold a drink up and toast, “Here’s to Lisa and priceless memories.” We feel Lisa will be an asset to our charter department and know that our clients will enjoy working with her. Lisa is now handling new inquiries and bookings as well as accommodating Stacy Coolbaughs former clients. For clients that booked via Stacy, please note all your requests are now being serviced by Lisa Eberle at or call 1.800. 2620.0308

Charter a new Gemini Catamaran in Tortola, BVI or Fort Lauderdale. You could get a 15% discount

From Thanksgiving , our Tortola BVI fleet will now offer the brand new 2010 Gemini

34ft catamaran. Book by November 10, 2009 and earn a 15% intro discount! If airfare complicates matters or you have a limited budget we also offer charters on the Gemini departing from Fort Lauderdale, FL to the Keys or Bahamas. The Gemini catamarans are a very respected brand of catamarans, with loads of deck space, fast hulls and comfortable cabins for up to five guests. The galley and dining area are well appointed with maximum storage space. Currently, Southwest Airlines, Jet Blue and various others are offering unbeatable airfare to Ft. Lauderdale and the Caribbean starting from $29-$69. Combine this with a 15% discount in Tortola and you have a very affordable vacation. Contact us today for a detailed charter quote at or call 1 800 262 0308 for more information.

TIP: If Ft. Lauderdale is your destination, we also offer the Lagoon 44, 420 and 410 for charter

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Just In: Brand New Gemini 34 to Join Charter Fleet in the BVI

Gemini catamarans have long been known for their great sailing performance, comfortable accommodations and attractive price. With their growing demand and popularity, the Gemini is now the newest member of our charter fleet in the British Virgin Islands. The design is attractive and functional. She boasts three, well-appointed, comfortable cabins, lots of deck space, copious stowage and complete visibility in the salon that connects directly to the open cockpit.Whether you are looking to confirm your interest in purchasing a Gemini, you are in search of a fun, easy-sailing cruiser at a terrific value, or you just want to see what all the fuss is is your chance to do so, in some of the world's most beautiful cruising grounds!

Book your sailing vacation on the brand new Gemini 34 for any dates (excluding Christmas and New Year's) and receive a FREE sleep-aboard, the night before your charter (subject to availability). We have also extended charter discounts for our entire fleet!

Contact me now for more details and to make a reservation at 443.569.4584 or

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Luxury Crewed Stateroom Charters

Our crewed stateroom charters offer guests the chance to experience the Caribbean on a beautiful Lagoon 440 catamaran while our Captain and Chef team take care of your every need. One price covers charter costs for a seven day period. Choose a single cabin for two and enjoy the company of two other couples or reserve all guest cabins and have the yacht exclusively for family and friends.

Stateroom Package for Two Includes:

  • An air-conditioned cabin with private bath on a Lagoon 440 (44 ft) sailing catamaran
  • Experienced Captain and Chef/Hostess
  • All onboard activities: snorkeling gear, sea kayaks, swim floats
    Saturday at 5pm arrival to Saturday at 9am departure(Sunday to Sunday in the British Virgin Islands)
  • Pre-set menu to include: 5 dinners, 6 lunches and 7 breakfasts (snacks and desserts also included)
  • All beverages, including spiritsCruising permits and taxes



Sail the BVI for FREE
4 cabin boats: Book three cabins & get the fourth for FREE. Valid on any sailing dates through 2010.
Winter Rate $3372/cabin Summer Rate $2996.25/cabin

Sail Cancun for FREE
3 cabin boats: Book two cabins & get the third FREE. Valid on any winter sailing dates from November 14, 2009 through March 20, 2010.
Winter Rate $3330/cabin

Cancun by the Cabin
Sail November 15, 2009- March 20, 2010
Winter Rate $3995/cabin Summer Rate $3295/cabin

Fall Sailing Special
Sail by November 15, 2009 and pay only $2995/cabin
Valid for all locations

Full Boat Discount
Book three cabins for any dates and receive 10% discount.
Winter Rate $4495/cabin Summer Rate $3595/cabin

Valid for all locationsRates are per cabin and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited. Promotional rates apply to new bookings only.

Contact me now at 443.569.4584 or for reservations and more details.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Catamarans: Awesome Charter Discounts

Check out the latest and greatest charter deals at The Catamaran Company and come visit us at Village Cay Marina in Road Town, Tortola where we will remain for another charter season, due to the over-whelming, positive response we've received from our recent charter guests.

Bareboat: BVI
20% Discount: Charter by 5 November 2009. Must confirm by 10 August 2009.*

10-15% Discount: Charter between 12 January 2010 and 12 December 2010.

  • Repeats Save 15% PLUS FREE sleep-aboard.
  • First-timers save 10% PLUS sleep-aboard at half rate. Must confirm by 10 August 2009.*(Availability of sleep aboard must be confirmed; not valid on Lagoon 500's or Christmas/New Year's charters).

    FREE DAYS: Pay for 7 days and receive 10 days, when you charter by 5 December 2009.*

2.5% Early Booking Discount: Applied 366 days before the departure of the charter.*

15% Last Minute Discount: Charters commencing within 30 days.*

*Discounts not combinable; must pay minimum of 7-days.More discounts available on

Lagoon 440 CREWED charters in the BVI, the USVI, St. Martin, the Bahamas and Cancun!

Contact Stacy at 443.569.4584 or for details.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

20% discount if you book before July 31st!

Web Special: 20% off. Sail before August 31,2009. Book by jul 31st,09. 7 day min will be applied for a charter between 01/02/2009 and 31/08/2009 for a reservation made between the 22/01/2009 and 31/07/2009. No additionnal discount For 7 minimum days.

Question and Answers when chartering in the BVI's

Where do I pick up the boat?
We are based at Village Cay Marina in Roadtown. The boats are all on A Dock and the office in Condo #5

How do I get there?
You may fly into Beef Island Airport(EIS) in Tortola via San Juan or fly into St. Thomas in the USVI and take a ferry over from Charlotte Amalie to Roadtown. We are a five minute walk from the ferry dock in Roadtown. We can schedule taxi pick up with Sebastian Transport if you have lots of luggage and prefer not to walk. The cost for taxi pick up is at your expense due to insurance reasons.

What days and times do you charter?
You can commence a Bareboat Charter any day of the week and charters run from noon to noon.
Can I board the night before?
Yes, we offer Sleepaboards(5pm board) based on availability at half the daily rental fee.

What is included?
You may view what you can expect onboard at this link from our website below.
What charges can I expect upon arrival?
You will be responsible for the BVI Taxes which include Cruising Tax, National Park Trust Permit and a contribution to Virgin Islands Search and Rescue. Contact your charter broker for actual fees as these are determined by the season.

Is fuel included?
The boat will be fully fueled upon arrival and you top off the fuel tank at the end of the charter at your expense.

What happens if there is a problem with the boat while im out sailing?
If you have a problem while onboard we ask that you first call the base to see if the issue can be remedied over the phone which in most cases it can. If not we will determine a place and time to meet up to fix the problem. Usually we can meet you right away or within a short period of time but contractually we have 24 hours.
In the highly unlikely chance that the issue is major and you cannot continue sailing and the problem not repairable we will move you to another comparable boat.

What if a storm or hurricane comes while Im on charter?
We offer Trip Cancellation Insurance which is based on 7% of your total charter package and protects you in case you cannot sail due to a named Tropical Storm or Hurricane. Any time lost sailing due to the storm would be refunded. Without this protection the days and funds are lost.

Do you offer kayaks or water toys?
We offer two man kayaks which you can order with us and for other water toys such as one man kayaks, windsurfers ect we can provide you with contact information for outside vendors no problem!

Can I store luggage in your office?
Office space is very limited so we suggest you pack using duffel bags which are easily stored on the boat as opposed to hard luggage as we cannot guarantee that we will have space available for your luggage.

Can I rent an extra dinghy?
We do not have spare dinghy’s to rent so if interested you can contact Island Time and rent one through them.

Can I have extra linens?
Each cabin comes with an extra set of linens but if you require additional ones and towels ect there is an additional fee. Check with staff upon check in for availability and cost.

Can I have an extra cooler and BBQ? What type of BBQ is it?
Extra coolers and BBQ’s are available on a first come first served basis as they are limited and an additional fee applies. Check with staff upon check in for availability and cost. All BBQ’s are charcoal which you must purchase on your own.

Are there phones on the boats?
No, only a radio but you may rent a phone from us upon checkin for $10 per week. You then purchase non refundable minutes in $5 increments. All calls between the boat and the base are free.

Will my cell phone work in Tortola?
Yes most likely. Most cells phones through major US companies work throughout the BVI.

Does the boat offer Internet?
No, but we can provide you with contact information with a company that provides service via an antennae for $50 per day.

Is there wifi or internet cafĂ©’s in the BVI?
There are some restaurants/bars throughout the area that offer either free connection or connection for a fee. If connection is important to you however we recommend setting up service so you will have access at all times.

Village Cay MarinaTortola, BVIPhone: 800.262.0308-ext 4644
or 954-449-4644 direct line
284-494-6661-Tortola Base NumberFax: 954-727-0024joann@catamarans.comwww.catamarans.comRead my biography at:
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New charter location: Cancun: Lagoon 440's

New location to charter an all inclusive vacation onboard Lagoon 440 catamaran. 7 nights/8 days for as low as $4300 per cabin based ( based on double occ.). Contact for more info.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Annual Firecracker 500 Pursuit Race July 3 & 4

During our charter we will take part in the Annaul Firecracker 500 race on July 2 & 3. For those of you chartering down there, you can also join the "Chilli Cook Off' to benefit the local kids and the sea "KATS" sailing program. Also enjoy live music, entertainment at the Jolly Roger before, during and after the regatta Follow me on daily updates.

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20% discount extended until June 30th, 2009

If you book by June 30th, 2009 receive 20% discount for charters starting between now and Augudt 31st, 2009. Valid on catamarans in Tortola, BVI...bareboat only

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

20% discount off from now until August 31st, 2009

If you book by June 15th, you can get 20% off on any of the Lagoon Catamarans that CatCo offers in Bareboat fleet. Sail between now and August 31st. Still some availability left for July.