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Saba 50 - 6 Cabin | Catamaran - 2016
Name: Boomerang | Air Conditioned
The Saba 50 is the net result of 34 years of research, development and refinement of the Fountaine Pajot line of catamarans. Though this may be a totally new design, it began its evolution in the late 1980's as the incredibly popular Bahia 46. Back in the day, the Bahia was the biggest production catamaran available for bareboat charters in the BVI. It also had the largest sleeping capacity of any cat in its size range. In 2007, after about 20 years of success, the model underwent its first growth spurt and was transformed into the Salina 48.
In 2014 after a second growth spurt (and a lot of tweaking), the more sophisticated and streamlined Saba 50 was launched; immediately garnering much critical acclaim. It was awarded Sail Magazine's prestigious "best boat award" for 2015 ... and deservedly so.
Keeping in mind that this yacht sleeps up to 13 people and recognizing the fact that most sailors spend the majority of their waking hours outdoors, Berret Racoupeau has delivered one of the most sociable yachts available for today's bareboat sailors. Boomerang is the ultimate "party boat" for 6 couples, and she's ideal for families with a gaggle of kids.
The moment you step aboard, it becomes immediately evident that every square inch of usable deck space (that hasn't been dedicated to sailing functionality) has been claimed for social purposes, putting otherwise dead space to very good use. What a concept! There are four distinctly separate spaces in which sailors can gather aboard this yacht.
Social Area 1: Starting at the bow, you'll find the obligatory trampoline and dolphin seats directly ahead of the large and intelligently designed forward cockpit that has rapidly become the envy of all others in her size range. Here, sunbathers can stretch out, relax and work on their tans, while others make use of the trampolines. It's the best vantage point to keep an eye on the kids, who almost always gravitate to the trampolines. When at anchor, this is the perfect spot to partake of some wine and cheese while enjoying a romantic Caribbean sunset and the soothing sea breeze.
Social Area 2: Moving up to the raised helm, your captain will appreciate the large bench seat that can accommodate two people very comfortably and three in a pinch. All lines and controls lead back to the cockpit and just ahead of the helm, for easy trimming.
Climb 3 steps to the coach roof and you'll find a positively massive seating area with one double and one single sun pad for lounging. Your captain has a clear, all around view and can easily converse with anyone using the coach top lounge or in the aft cockpit.
Social area 3: The aft cockpit provides your outdoor dining area as well as a lounge seat and a long bench seat that spans the width of the cockpit. The entrance to the main salon is seamless and when the sliding glass door and window are left open, the main saloon becomes an extension of the aft cockpit, providing one very large area in which to entertain.
From stem to stern, the interior is beautifully appointed and the galley and main saloon are absolutely fabulous! If you'd like to enjoy your onboard air conditioning while at anchor, just close the door and window, switch on the generator and relax in air conditioned comfort.
There are no fewer than five queen cabins and one double cabin, each with its own ensuite head and shower. The port aft cabin is accessed through a gull wing door located in the aft cockpit. If hiring a captain and you do not want to be disturbed by the captain's comings and goings, this would be the ideal cabin to allocate. It is also a great cabin for early risers who don't want to disturb the rest of the group in the mornings. They can get up whenever they'd like, sit out in the cockpit or go for a swim without disturbing anyone.
She sleeps a maximum of 13 if you include the single coffin berth in the forepeak. Each cabin is beautifully appointed and provides sufficient hanging locker and storage space for all.
Extra large portlights in the hull and well-placed hatches allow plenty of natural light below decks. The ensuite heads with showers, while somewhat small are sufficient and offer privacy for each cabin.
Fountaine Pajot has done a really nice job putting this yacht together ... but I truly wish they had gone that extra little step and flush mounted the deck hatches. Come on guys, with such a well-designed catamaran, how on Earth could you let that one slide by on your final checklist? They also could have done a much better job finishing the wooden hatch in the forward cockpit.
This catamaran is 49' long, yet offers much more than many larger production yachts.
Note: ASA Sailing lessons (level 114) are available aboard this yacht. Candidates must already possess ASA level 104 bareboat certification.
Model: Saba 50 - 6 Cabin
Overall length: 49' 2"
Beam: 26' 3"
Draft: 3' 10"
Main sail: Fully battened
Lazy jacks and stack pack
Headsail: Roller furling
Sail area: 1518 sq. ft.
Engine make: Volvo
Engine size: 75 Hp
Fuel capacity: 248 Gallons
Water capacity: 185 Gallons
Electric heads: 6
12 RIB Dinghy with 15 Hp
Electric dinghy winch
Electric | Electronics
Electric winches: 2
Free onboard Wi-Fi
Helm | Cockpit
Helm bimini: Canvas
Cockpit bimini: Rigid
Transom: Sugar scoops
Oven and 4 burner stove
Front opening fridge
Front opening freezer
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 13 persons
This yacht offers:
1 Queen cabin - 3 Double cabins -
2 Midships cabins -
1 Single berth - in the following configuration:
2 Forward double cabins - Sleeps 2 in each
1 Midships cabin with queen berth - Sleeps 2
1 Midships cabin with double berth - Sleeps 2
1 Port Aft double cabin - Sleeps 2
1 Starboard Aft queen cabin - Sleeps 2
1 Port Forepeak single adult 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 Boomerang, 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 Boomerang 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.
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Photos of Boomerang - Saba 50 - 6 Cabin
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.