The Catamaran Company

Quality Charter Catamarans

What does my Charter Include?

What to bring:
You’ll need a bathing suit, some T-shirts, a couple of pairs of shorts and a good hat to fend off the sun. You’ll also need some sunscreen of the highest SPF rating you can get and some canvas deck shoes or sneakers. Insects are seldom a problem, but it’s a good idea to bring repellent just in case. Of course you’ll want your toothbrush, some shampoo etc. Anything beyond these essentials is up to you, but don’t over pack if you can help it. Be sure to use duffle bags since there is little storage space for suitcases on a boat. Life vests are standard Coast Guard sizes, so if you want life jackets for the kids please bring them with you.

Cruising GUIDE NOT PROVIDED.
Order and bring yours.
We recommend:
Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands by Nancy & Simon Scott… last edition was 14th edition. They also have a website for regular V.I information updates (www.cruisingguides.com). It is published by Cruising Guide Publications, Inc.

Is fuel included?
The boat will be fully fueled upon arrival and you top off the fuel tank at the end of the charter at your expense. If refueling is not done prior to your departure from the island, your credit card will be charged with a $75 surcharge fee including credit card fees (approx 3 – 4.5%). A credit card is required for our files during your boat briefing/chart briefing.

What does my charter include?
Most catamarans will come fully equipped with the following items. For the specialties on the boat you will be chartering, please ask your charter consultant:

  • Cooler
  • Electronic Windlass & All Chain Rode
  • Stereo/ CD Player and Cockpit Speakers
  • Linen/towels (except beach towels and wash cloths)
    1 set of towels included (1 bath towel/1 hand towel per person per week)
    1 set of sheets included (1 bottom,1 top, 2 pillow cases per cabin) Extra towels/linens:
    $3 for bath towel
    $2 for hand towel
    $7 for set of sheets (1 bottom,1 top, 2 pillow cases)
  • VHF, Wind Depth Speed & Autopilot
  • First Aid Kit, Navigation & Tool Kit
  • Local Charts (Paper)
  • Transom Shower & Ladder
  • Head & Galley Cleaning Kit
  • Binoculars & Life Jackets
  • Fully Equipped Galley
  • Refrigerator
  • Dinghy & Out board
  • Water & Outboard Gas/ Oil
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Full Cockpit Bimini Top
  • Fans in Cabins, Galley and Salon (Tortola Fleet Only)

Some catamarans have flat screen plasma TV’s and additional equipment such as electric winches, microwave ovens, additional fridges in cockpit and ice makers.
Please inquire or see our website to view full range of equipment for each model.

Starter kit:
The following mandatory items will be placed on board prior to your charter start for a fee of $55 per charter:

  • 1 Roll of toilet paper per head
  • 1 roll of paper towel
  • 1 bottle (sm) of Dishwashing liquid
  • 1 box of matches
  • 1 pkt of handiwipes
  • 1 box of garbage bags large
  • 1 bottle of rum
  • 2 cans of juice assorted, 4 cans of coke
  • 1 bottle of mineral water (1.5L)
  • Small bag of ice

GALLEY:

  • Kitchen Knives
  • Serving/Cooking Tools
  • Grater & Peeler
  • Whisk
  • Serving Tray
  • Dish Drainer
  • Measuring Cup
  • Can Opener & Corkscrew
  • Cutting Board
  • Saucepan Set
  • Oven Baking Dishes
  • Kettle
  • Corelle Dinnerware
  • Cutlery and Serving Platter Set
  • Coffee Mugs & Tumblers
  • Dustpan & Brush
  • Place mats
  • Heat Pads
  • Wine Glasses
  • Left-Over Containers
  • Mixing Bowls & Colander
  • Juice Pitcher & Thermos
  • Clothes Pins
  • Kitchen Towel Holder & Tea Towels
  • Oven Gloves & BBQ Utensils

TOOLS & SPARES:

  • Tool Box
  • Necessary Tools & Spares
  • Emergency Belt

STATEROOM AND CABIN:

  • Pillows and Blankets
  • Fitted Sheets
  • Flat Sheets
  • Linen/towels (except beach towels and wash cloths)
    1 set of towels included (1 bath towel/1 hand towel per person per week)
    1 set of sheets included (1 bottom,1 top, 2 pillow cases per cabin) Extra towels/linens:
    $3 for bath towel
    $2 for hand towel
    $7 for set of sheets (1 bottom,1 top, 2 pillow cases)
  • Pillow Cases
  • Coat Hangers
  • Toilet Brush
  • Small Trash Cans

FUN STUFF AND MISC.:

  • American Flag, Courtesy & Q Flag
  • Use of Hard Bottom Dinghy and Outboard
  • Full Dinghy Equipment
  • Cruising GUIDE NOT PROVIDED.
    Order and bring yours.
    We recommend:
    Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands by Nancy & Simon Scott… last edition was 14th edition. They also have a website for regular V.I information updates (www.cruisingguides.com). It is published by Cruising Guide Publications, Inc.

DECK AND COCKPIT GEAR

  • Boathook
  • Bucket
  • Deck Brush
  • BBQ with Rail Mount

SAFETY AND SECURITY GEAR

  • Life jackets
  • Harnesses
  • Horseshoe Buoy with Rail Mount
  • Flare Kit
  • Horn
  • Bell
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlights
  • Fire Extinguishers and Mounts

NAVIGATION TOOLS

  • Binoculars
  • Navigation Kit
  • Waterproof Chart
  • Cruising GUIDE NOT PROVIDED.
    Order and bring yours.
    We recommend:
    Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands by Nancy & Simon Scott… last edition was 14th edition. They also have a website for regular V.I information updates (www.cruisingguides.com). It is published by Cruising Guide Publications, Inc.