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Helia 44 | Catamaran - 2014
Name: Celavie | Air Conditioned
This catamaran gets two thumbs up from me. It's actually one of my favourites. Fountaine Pajot have developed a four cabin, four head, yacht that checks off pretty much all the "must have" items in a very nicely put together package.
From the moment you step aboard the large sugar scoops, the sheer spaciousness of this 44 footer is evident. She has lovely wide side decks, an expansive bow with large trampoline, a very comfortable covered cockpit with seating for up to 10 people ... and a helm station that is one of the most "social" in the bareboat industry.
Starting at the helm, you'll find this yacht very easy to handle. All lines and clutches are within the captain's reach, making short handed sailing an easy task.
What I really like about the Helia 44 is that forward and side visibility is excellent. I'm 5'3 and had full view of the bow. However, visibility aft is partially obstructed so you'll need a little help if anchoring or docking stern to on the port side. The helm seats two to three quite comfortably and just three steps up from the helm to the coach roof, you will find additional seating for two as well as two full sized lounge pads for sunning. Your captain will never be lonely!
During the day, your cockpit, galley and main salon are quickly transformed into one large living space by simply opening the oversized sliding glass door and the adjoining pass through window to the galley. Flow through ventilation is provided by several opening hatches in both the main salon and cockpit.
The U-shaped galley is absolutely lovely. There's lots of counter space for meal prep and the goodies include a double stainless steel sink, 3 burner stove, oven, microwave, two drawer fridge and separate freezer. The open concept design allows your cook(s) to remain part of the fun while preparing those Caribbean gastronomic delights!
Each of the 4 cabins boasts a queen sized berth, an abundance of natural light, large overhead hatches, fixed portlights, large drawers, good sized hanging lockers, excellent headroom and a respectably sized en suite head with separate shower.
This is one very comfortable bareboat that can easily accommodate 8 to 10 people without tripping over one another.
Model: Helia 44
Overall length: 43' 6"
Beam: 24' 4"
Draft: 3' 10"
Main sail: Fully battened
Lazy jacks and stack pack
Headsail: Roller furling
Sail area: 1,238 sq. ft.
Engine make: Volvo
Engine size: 40 Hp
Fuel capacity: 124 Gallons
Water capacity: 198 Gallons
Manual heads: 4
10' RIB Dinghy with 9.8 Hp
Electric | Electronics
Manual winches: Yes
Wi-Fi available for rent
Helm | Cockpit
Helm bimini: Rigid
Cockpit bimini: Rigid
Transom: Sugar scoops
Oven and 3 burner stove
Front opening fridge - 2 drawer
Front opening freezer
Electric coffee maker
Hot & cold water
Helm Bimini Skylight
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 8 to 12 persons
This yacht offers:
4 Queen cabins -
2 Child/teen berths - Saloon table conversion - in the following configuration:
2 Forward queen cabins - Sleeps 2 in eachBerth Size: 6'7" x 5'3"
2 Aft queen cabins - Sleeps 2 in eachBerth Size: 6'7" x 5'3"
2 Forepeak single child berths - Sleeps 1 in each
Saloon table converts - Suitable for 1 or 2 personsAdults or children
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 Celavie, 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, short term turn around fee (if applicable), security deposit, V.I.S.A.R. donation, prior night sleep aboard fees, fuel charges or cancellation insurance.
Prices indicated are for 7 nights aboard and all charters begin and end at 12:00 noon. If requested, your sleep aboard will begin at 5:00 pm the night prior to your start date.
Until you request a "hold" be placed on Celavie (and we confirm), availability cannot be guaranteed. A deposit in the amount of 50% of the total charter fee is required within 5 days of placing your hold. Note: The minimum charter period over Christmas or New Years is 7 nights. A sleep aboard is not considered a charter day.
Interested in booking the Helia 44, Celavie?
Photos of Celavie - Helia 44
BVIYC Repeat Guests: Will receive 10% off BVI sailing vacations lasting 5 nights or longer, regardless of season. Note: A sleep aboard is not considered a charter night.
Last Minute Bargains: Yacht charters booked 42 days or less prior to your start date will receive a 10% discount.
Multiple Yachts: Hire two or more sailboats for the same dates and save. Savings are determined on a case by case basis.
Early Booking: Reserve 365 days or more prior to your charter start date and get 10% off the base yacht price, regardless of season.
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 capacity of this yacht.
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.
Towels, bed linens and snorkel gear are supplied for all aboard. Beach towels are not provided.
One roll of toilet paper is provided for each head to get you through your first night aboard. All consumable items such as soap, dish liquid, trash bags, spices, cleaning supplies, etc. are the responsibility of the charter guests.
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 will 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 captains are hired at your request and are non-cancellable less than 30 days prior to the start of your charter. Should you wish to cancel the captain hired on your behalf less than 30 days in advance, 50% of their fee will become due and payable.