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Helia 44 Maestro | Catamaran - 2015
Name: Ohana | Air Conditioned
Naval architects Berret Racoupeau and the in-house design team at Fountaine Pajot have every reason to celebrate another success. This 44', 3 cabin owners version is a lovely catamaran and as the name, "Helia" suggests, she is a "ray of sunshine" and is certainly a welcome addition to the BVI yacht charter industry.
Obviously, the flybridge concept has been 'borrowed' from the competition, but I think most people realize a good idea will always spread rather quickly. There's no shame in recognizing a winning concept, reworking the idea to suit your customer's wishes and running with it. I like the helm area as the captain has all winches, controls and electronics right there in front of him or her.
She's a good looking yacht with almost plum bows, angular features, a low center of gravity and an aesthetically pleasing coach roof extending out over the cockpit.
One of the optional extras I particularly like aboard Ohana is the Textilene sun screens that wrap around the saloon windows. As you can see from the photos, you'll have total privacy during the day, without losing natural light and full visibility from the inside ... and ... these screens cut the UV rays by 80%, keeping the heat generated by the sun to the bare minimum. Of course they don't work for privacy at night, but most people sit outside in the cockpit or go ashore at night to experience a little BVI night life at any of the numerous beach bars and restaurants.
The Helia 44 has probably one of the nicest helm stations I've seen in recent years. It was obviously designed to encourage the social aspects of sailing. There's seating for three at the helm, an additional seat for two up three steps beside the helm on the roof and of course large twin sunpads are located forward and just aft of the mast. Your skipper will never be lonely up there!
She boasts a large dinette in the cockpit directly outside the galley with pass through window. Overhead hatches provide even more Light and ventilation for this area when needed and a sun screen is provided should the sun become too hot. You will also find a huge amount of storage space in each of the lazarettes, so feel free to bring along water toys and fishing gear if you wish!
The interior is gorgeous and very nicelyl laid out. Your inviting main saloon offers up a large L-shaped settee with coffee table and a well equipped navigation station. Opposite the nav station is your galley with all the comforts of home including a fridge and separate freezer. The galley faces both forward and aft and is designed to be the center of attention whether your guests are in the saloon, cockpit or both.
Below decks, this yacht really shines. The port side has two lovely queen cabins, each with their own en-suite head and shower, hanging closet and drawer space while the starboard side is a dedicated owners suite with queen walk around berth, an extra large hanging locker, desk, love seat, loads of storage space and private head with separate shower.
This catamaran is really popular and always busy. Be sure to book well in advance ... particularly during any holiday periods or over spring break.
Note: Sailing lessons (level 114) are available aboard this yacht. Candidates must already possess ASA level 104 bareboat certification.
Model: Helia 44 Maestro
Overall length: 43' 6"
Beam: 24' 4"
Draft: 3' 10"
Main sail: Fully battened
Lazy jacks and stack pack
Square top main
Headsail: Roller furling
Sail area: 1,238 sq. ft.
Engine make: Volvo
Engine size: 55 Hp
Fuel capacity: 124 Gallons
Water capacity: 198 Gallons
Electric heads: 3
12' RIB Dinghy with 15 Hp
Electric | Electronics
Generator: Yes - 9kw
Manual winches: Yes
Free onboard Wi-Fi
Helm | Cockpit
Helm bimini: Canvas
Cockpit bimini: Rigid
Transom: Sugar scoops
Oven and 3 burner stove
Front opening fridge 6.7 cubic ft.
Front opening freezer 3.2 cubic ft.
Electric 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 4 to 7 persons
This yacht offers:
3 Queen cabins -
1 Child/teen berth - in the following configuration:
1 Port Forward queen cabin - Sleeps 2Berth Size: 6'7" x 5'3"
2 Aft queen cabins - Sleeps 2 in eachBerth Size: 6'7" x 5'3"
1 Port Forepeak single child berth - Sleeps 1
Note: If you require a captain or ASA instructor they will each require a cabin. See Crew notes below for further details.
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 Ohana, 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, hired crew costs, cell phone rental, security deposit, V.I.S.A.R. donation or prior night sleep aboard fees.
Prices indicated are for 7 nights aboard and all charters begin and end at 12:00 noon. Please note that Ohana is not available during hurricane season from: September 1 to 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 gross charter fee is required within 5 days of placing your hold.
Interested in booking the Helia 44 Maestro, Ohana?
Photos of Ohana - Helia 44 Maestro
Free Nights: Sail 10 nights for the price of 7 from August 1 to November 1. No repeat or other discounts will apply.
Sleep Aboard: Appropriate discounts will apply to a prior night sleep aboard - available at the beginning of your charter only.
Long Term Charters: 10% off during seasons B and C, and 15% off season D rates for charters lasting 10 nights or longer.
Tandem Charters: Hire two yachts for the same dates and save 5% off each. (New clients only)
Multiple Yachts: Hire three or more boats for the same dates and save 10% off each. (New clients only)
TMM Repeat Guests: Will receive 10% off charters lasting 7 nights or longer, except on 10 for 7 offers. Two or more yachts booked by a repeat charter guest (for the same dates) will each benefit from the repeat customer discount. Repeat and long term discounts may be combined.
Our Guarantee: You will always receive the best offer available, first time ... every time. Count on it!
Standard bareboat equipment
Free on board Wi-Fi.
Pots & pans, dinnerware, glassware and cutlery are provided in quantities matching the capacity of this yacht.
Towels, bed linens and snorkel gear are supplied for all aboard. Beach towels are not provided.
Small first aid kit, binoculars, navigational tools, small chart 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, all-purpose cleaner, 1 sponge, 3 Handi Wipes, 2 small and 2 large trash bags, matches, and 4 bags of ice are provided. Once the starter kit has been used, you are responsible for all consumable items.
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 crew have 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 a captain is hired at your request and is non-cancellable less than 91 days prior to the start of your charter. Should you wish to cancel a crew member 90 days or less prior to your charter start date, the full crew fee will will become due and payable.