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Bavaria 45 Cruiser - 2011
Sailboat Name: Trade Secret
This 2011 model provides something as rare as hens teeth in the BVI charter industry; a three cabin monohull ... with three heads! Friends and family wishing to cruise the Caribbean can enjoy their own space while sailing in comfort, style and privacy! The forward cabin features a large head and separate shower compartment, while the two, equal sized aft cabins each have their own private head with shower.
Farr Yacht Design and BMW Group Designworks USA, are to be congratulated for raising the bar and setting yet another new design standard. Together, they have produced a truly lovely yacht which demonstrates superior sailing performance. Many boats have twin steering stations, but few boast twin rudders! You will immediately notice her incredibly responsive helm as she holds true to her heading.
Another innovation is the fold down transom. It's not a step through transom leading to an attached swim platform, nor is it a tiny section of the transom which drops down to become a tiny platform. The entire transom folds down to become one massive swim platform! This feature opens up the cockpit allowing a lot more space for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling and will also provide a great deal more air flow to keep the cockpit area cooler while at anchor. Absolutely brilliant concept!
Below decks, the days of dark and dingy, monohull "cave dwelling" is a thing of the past. This sailboat's airy and spacious interior together with no fewer than 11 opening hatches will make even the most claustrophobic in your group comfortable.
Belying her name, "Trade Secret" ... I have no doubt this boat won't be much of a secret for very long. She is guaranteed to be heavily booked throughout the year, so book your dates early to avoid disappointment. Keep in mind that a three cabin, three head monohull is a very rare animal!
Note: ASA Sailing lessons (levels 101, 103 and 104) are available aboard this yacht. Candidates must be at least 12 years of age or over to acquire bareboat certification.
Model: 45 Cruiser
Name: Trade Secret
Overall length: 46' 10"
Beam: 14' 3"
Draft: 5' 8"
Main sail: Fully battened
Lazy jacks and stack pack
Headsail: Roller furling
Sail area: 1,151 sq. ft.
Engine make: Volvo Penta - Saildrive
Engine size: 55 Hp
Fuel capacity: 56 Gallons
Water capacity: 96 Gallons
Manual heads: 3
11' RIB Dinghy with 9.9 Hp
Electric | Electronics
Inverter/charger: Yes - 1500w
Manual winches: Yes
Chartplotter (Garmin GPS Map 4008)
Autopilot (Garmin GHC 10)
Wi-Fi available for rent
Helm | Cockpit
Cockpit bimini: Canvas
Transom: Electric drop down
Oven and 3 burner stove
Front opening fridge 12v
Top opening freezer 12v
Stove top coffee maker
Hot & cold water
Note: The equipment list is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed. The charter company reserves the right to substitute the dinghy, outboard or any other equipment listed which, from time to time, may need repair or replacement.
Cabins and berths - Maximum 2 to 6 persons
This yacht offers:
1 Queen cabin - 2 Double cabins -
in the following configuration:
Note: Prices and seasonal dates are subject to change without notice.
Pricing and booking information
If considering booking your BVI sailing vacation and would like the price for Trade Secret, enter your preferred charter dates at the top of this page and return to the charter rate section to see your net charter fee, including any applicable discounts. Note: The minimum charter period over Christmas or New Years is 7 nights. A sleep aboard is not considered a charter day.
Bareboat charter rates displayed do not include:
BVI Cruising Tax, NPT daytime mooring fees, yacht insurance, captain or ASA Instructor, cell phone rental, security deposit, V.I.S.A.R. donation, prior night sleep aboard fees or fuel and water charges.
Prices indicated are for 7 nights aboard. All charters begin and end at 12:00 noon. Please note that Trade Secret is not available during hurricane season from: August 20 to September 30.
Until you request a "hold" be placed on the yacht (and we confirm), availability cannot be guaranteed. A deposit in the amount of 50% of the net charter fee is required within 5 days of placing your hold.
Interested in booking the Bavaria 45 Cruiser, Trade Secret?
Photos of Trade Secret - Bavaria 45 Cruiser
Free Nights - Monohull Yachts Only: Sail 10 nights and get 3 nights free from July 10 to October 31. If sailing for 8 or 9 nights, you will get 1 or 2 nights free and pay for 7. This offer is not applicable to HYC catamarans.
HYC Repeat Guests: Will receive 10% off BVI sailing vacations lasting 5 nights or longer, regardless of season. Please note that this discount does not apply to a prior night sleep aboard.
Multiple Yachts: Hire two or more sailboats for the same dates booked at the same time and save 10% on both yachts.
Important Note: From time to time, special offers may be available that are not noted above but will be reflected in your full quote, if requested. No two discounts may be combined.
Our Guarantee: You will always receive the best offer available, first time ... every time. Count on it!
Standard bareboat equipment
Pots & pans, dinnerware, glassware and cutlery are provided in quantities matching the sleeping capacity of this yacht.
Towels and bed linens are supplied for all aboard. Beach towels are also supplied.
Small first aid kit, binoculars, navigational tools, charts and a cruising guide to the Virgin Islands.
Life jackets are supplied for all aboard. However, if you will have a toddler or very small child aboard, it would be wise to bring a zip up life jacket to Tortola as small life jackets are in very limited supply and fit is not guaranteed.
A starter kit including 1 toilet roll per head, small hand soaps, 1 roll of paper towels, dish liquid, Handi Wipes, 2 trash bags, matches, antibacterial spray, Off insect repellent, 1 bottle of rum, 2 cans of Coke, 1 bottle of spring water, salt & pepper and one bag of ice is provided. Once the starter kit has been used, you are responsible for all consumable items.
Please note: Snorkel gear is not included but may be rented or purchased next door at Blue Water Divers.
Notes about hired crew
Accommodations suitable for your captain: Midships bunk cabin | quarter berth cabin | double or queen cabin.
You may also assign an adult forepeak berth provided the captain has clear access to a head (bathroom) that does not require entering a private cabin occupied by members of your party.
If your group is of a size that requires the use of open berths such as an open midships berth or saloon table conversion, please designate members of your party to fill those spaces.
Please note that crew are hired at your request and are non-cancellable less than 7 nights prior to the start of your charter. Should you wish to cancel the captain hired on your behalf less than 7 nights in advance, 50% of their fee will become due and payable.
Current (per day) Crew Fees are:
Captain & Check Out Skipper @ 185.00 or ASA Sailing Instructor @ 210.00, plus meals and gratuity. Gratuities average 10 to 20% of the crew member's total fee, subject to level of service received.