Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands by Bareboats BVI
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Beneteau 523 Layout Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands
Beneteau 523 - 4/5 Cabin Sailboat
*with Air Conditioning*

Kudos to Group Finot designers, who have come up with a real winner to rival any yacht in the 50' to 55' range. The Beneteau 523 did not win Sailing Magazine's, 2006 Boat of the Year Award for nothing. They have brought a much welcomed dimension to the BVI bareboating industry!

I don't like smoke and mirrors or clever attempts to be "innovative". Most fall flat on their face! The Beneteau 523 offers a no-nonsense layout which works ... and the designers of this 5 cabin, 5 head sailboat are to be congratulated.

The layout is straight forward and adds one huge advantage many yachts of similar size do not possess. The forward cabin is NOT the standard "coffin" usually designated for crew! Its usable for charter guests too, though you'd probably like to designate its use for children or hired crew.

Access to the far forward cabin is either from a deck hatch for your hired captain ... or ... from the starboard cabin located forward of the galley. Children can pass through their parent's cabin, through the head and into their cabin!

When you arrive in the British Virgin Islands, you may want to flip a coin to decide who gets the port aft cabin with separate walk in shower. Otherwise, the two aft cabins are identical as are the two forward cabins.

The Galley is great on the Beneteau 523! Lots of storage space, double sink, 4 burner stove with oven, a microwave for use at the dock and a front opening fridge with separate freezer compartment!

The large cockpit with folding table and wrap around seating is very comfortable with plenty of room for all. The nearly flush, teak deck is nice and clean! You won't find any hardware where it shouldn't be. Twin steering wheels are a nice feature as well.

I really like the Beneteau 523. Its sure to be a winner throughout the Caribbean and I have no doubt this yacht will be sailing the British Virgin Islands for many years to come!

Photos of Hakuna Matata II

Bareboat equipment includes: Dinnerware, glassware, cutlery, pots, pans and basic cleaning supplies. You'll find a small first kit, binoculars, navigational tools, life jackets, charts and a cruising guide to the Virgin Islands. You'll receive 1 free bag of ice, towels and bed linens for all aboard. Consumable items such as toilet paper, soap, trash bags, etc. are the responsibility of the charter guests.

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Yacht Specifications
Equipment *
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Charter Base Location: Caribbean
Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola, BVI

Name: Hakuna Matata II
Year: 2008
LOA: 53'1"
Beam: 16'0"
Draft: 5'11"
Rig: Sloop
Keel: Skeg
Engine: 100 HP
Fuel: 119 Gals.
Water: 251 Gals.
Cabins: 4 queen plus crew cabin
Heads: 5
Showers: 5 + Transom shower
Voltage: 12V - 110V

*Equipment list and specifications are believed to be accurate but are not guaranteed.


Furling Headsail
Fully Battened Main
Lazy Jacks & Stack Pack
Electric Windlass
Twin Steering Wheels
Bow Thruster
Air Conditioning
ST Winches
Cockpit Light
Cockpit Table
VHF Radio
Cellular Phone
Speed, Depth & Wind Indicator
GPS & Chart Plotter
AM/FM Radio
CD Player
Cockpit Speakers
Cabin Fans
Hot & Cold Water
(2) 12 V Fridge & Freezer
Oven & Stove
11' Dinghy & 15 Hp Motor

Bareboat Charter Rates
7 Nights - $U.S. Dollars

Prices and seasonal dates are subject to change without notice

Beneteau 523
Discount Code: H
With and without Air

Dec 18 - Jan 5
Jan 31 - Apr 16
$8,695.00 - $8,195.00

Jan 5 - Jan 31
Nov 1 - Dec 18
$7,495.00 - $6,995.00

Apr 16 - Jul 10
$6,595.00 - $6,095.00

Jul 10 - Nov 1
$5,995.00 - $5,495.00

Sleep Aboard:
$75.00 per person

HYC Repeat Guests:
Will receive 10% off sailing holidays lasting 5 nights or longer.

Long Term Discounts:
May be available on charters lasting 14 nights or longer. A sleep aboard is not considered a charter night.

Savings on Multiple Yacht Charters:
Charter two or more yachts for the same dates and save. Discounts are determined on a case by case basis.

Last minute Discounts: may be available if planning to sail within the next 4 weeks. Please inquire.

Rates do not include: BVI cruising tax, National Parks permit, V.I.S.A.R. fees, yacht insurance, provisioning, water, fuel or snorkel gear.

Phone: (284) 495-4168 in Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Text & yacht layout copyright Bareboats BVI. All rights reserved.
Updated: December 29, 2014

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