The custom-built, 72-foot sailing yacht Pacific Wave is offering a $1,500 discount on charters taken between November 1 and May 31, with the pre-discount base rates for those dates being the same as they were back in 2008.
So, for two guests, the weekly rate with the discount is $14,500. For four guests, it's $15,500, and for six guests, it's $16,500.
As is common in the Caribbean, the rates include everything except taxes, dockage, communications, and gratuity. And because Pacific Wave is scheduled to be in the Virgin Islands during the added discount dates, the rates can also include that region's customary free scuba diving and ship's bar (which means the basics like local beer, minus premium liquors and wines).
I was aboard Pacific Wave about a year and a half ago, when the yacht made an impressive debut at the industry-only charter yacht show on Antigua. Co-owner/Capt. Lynn Griffiths (at left in the photograph) made a smart impression in this exclusive interview that I snagged, and co-owner/chef Mark Miles (at right in the photo) earned a second-place finish in the highly competitive chef's contest.
More recently, Griffiths announced that Pacific Wave is undergoing annual maintenance and will feature all new linens and towels, plus upgraded air conditioning, when the yacht starts the charter season later this fall.
Editor's Note: Nicholson Yachts is a sponsor of CharterWave, where this blog originates.