Two if by Sea

Rising Stars

Also wonderful, these yachts are more compact and affordable — perfect for smaller groups.

Boat Name: Two if by Sea
Builder: Robertson and Caine
Length: 45 feet
Top Speed: 11 knots
Guests: 6
Crew: 2
Weekly Base Rate: $14,000
Owner-operators Stuart and Fran Rattle spent many years earning a strong charter reputation aboard Two if by Sea in the Virgin Islands charter market. They, as well as their repeat clients, decided to venture farther afield in 2010, when the Rattles cruised their sailing catamaran all the way to Tonga. They are now making their way back while continuing to offer their high standards of service — including PADI scuba diving — amid the remote and pristine beaches of the South Pacific.

Boat Name: Aldebaran
Builder: Lagoon
Length: 57 feet
Top Speed: 20 knots
Guests: 6
Crew: 2
Weekly Base Rate: $18,495
The British Virgin Islands are the world’s most competitive charter location for sailing catamarans, with dozens of them available at any given time. Aldebaran continues to shine year after year in this market thanks to an owner who regularly invests in the yacht and a seasoned crew who entice repeat clients to return.

Aldebaran offers snorkeling, water skiing, and lots of other fun in the sun, as well as standout cuisine with a local flair.

Boat Name: Damrak II
Builder: Sunreef Yachts
Length: 70 feet
Top Speed: 27 knots
Guests: 8
Crew: 3
Weekly Base Rate: $39,500
Damrak II is among only a handful of power catamarans available for crewed charter worldwide. She provides all the spaciousness of a sailing catamaran, but with the faster speed and stability of a
motoryacht. She also offers the stylish, contemporary décor for which builder Sunreef Yachts has become recognized, with features such as a 40-inch plasma and Bose cinema sound in the guest salon. The master stateroom has impressive 180-degree views of the Caribbean and Mediterranean, where Damrak II charters.