Bahamas, USA - New England, USA - South East, USA - North East
Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
PARADIGM SHIFT is a luxurious 50-foot 2011 St. Francis catamaran with three guest suites (2 queen's and 1 doubles) each with a private en-suite head (electric toilet, separate showers and vanity/sink). The main salon has a fully applianced galley plus full dining area with flat screen TV for watching movies. The spacious cockpit offers lots of the same for lounging and dining alfresco. The huge forward deck and trampolines can accommodate all guests with sunbathing room to spare. Ideal for two or three couples or couples with children. Lots of water toys, 3 SUP boards, Crystal Clear 2 person kayak, Tube, kneeboards, 14 ft aluminum AB Dinghy with 40 hp Honda.
Chef Bonnie is a world class, self taught chef , she won first place in both the Summer Canape and Healthy Cocktail competition at the 2015 Newport Charter Boat Show and is not responsible for how much weight you gain in a week! Captain Steve is a veteran of the North Atlantic fishing fleet from Maine who has spent his whole life on the water.
1 master queen berth cabin with private ensuite head (shower, tub, electric toilet & vanity with sink), 2 queen berth cabins with private ensuite heads (shower, electric toilet & vanity with sink), 1 double berth cabin crew cabin, with private ensuite head (shower, electric toilet & vanity with sink), large cockpit for lounging and dining, lovely main salon with galley and seating for 6 for cocktails, games or meals, large trampoline forward.
FULLY VACCINATED GUESTS ONLY PLEASE
GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for one week / 7 nights. For short charters please use the 'divide-by-6 rule' for figuring short charter premiums:
Charters of 6 nights, use 6/7ths (six sevenths) of the weekly rate. For charters of 5 nights or fewer, the fee is calculated by dividing the weekly rate by 6, then multiplying that figure by the desired number of nights of charter.
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SUMMER 2023: PARADIGM SHIFT is based out of Newport, RI -- repositioning fees apply for other ports at $500-$750 per day depending on distance from Newport. Contract to be used for for New England charters is the AYCA Uninspected Passenger Vessel Agreement with maximum of 6 guests.
20% APA for New England and the Bahamas (and plus the Bahamian VAT)
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WINTER 20232-2024: from 17th December 2023 through April 2024
Winter rates are FULL BOARD with one dinner & one lunch ashore
***PARADIGM SHIFT is a registered BVI fishing vessel***
Preferred port: Crown Bay Marina / Other port: YHG, Red Hook, STJ or BVI (limited to 7 per year)
These rates are all-inclusive of standard ships bar, with all meals -- except 1 dinner & 1 lunch ashore at guest expense.
Extra BVI Fees to be paid by client.
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CHRISTMAS 2022 & NEW YEARS 2023 RATE - $24,765 (up to 6 guests) -- 10 days or two one week charters with 48 hours turnaround in between
Christmas Dates 19th 26th Dec
New Year 28th - 4th
The crew of PARADIGM SHIFT, A 50 FOOT, St. Francis luxury catamaran, are a delightful and very relaxed husband and wife team with a passion for the sea, swimming, sailing, great food and better wine...they are extremely social and love entertaining aboard their beautiful boat.
CAPTAIN: Steven Carroll. A US Coast Guard licensed Master Mariner, Steven has spent his life on the ocean, from sailing with his grandfather in Boston Harbor at six years of age to running a commercial fishing boat in the Gulf of Maine for a decade to sailing extensively in Greece, Turkey, the Caribbean and New England. He grew up and was educated in Africa, the Middle East and Europe before settling down in Annapolis, Maryland graduating from a fully restored classic 42 ft C&C monohull to a 2011 South African built blue water cruising Catamaran. He has a wide variety of interests and a deep appreciation for and considerable experience with, diverse cultures as a result of his life long travels.
FIRST MATE/CHEF: Bonnie Carroll
Originally a farm girl from Western PA, Bonnie has developed a convert's zeal for ocean sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Bonnie and Steven both hold Advanced Open Water PADI dive certifications Her early career included waitressing and eventually managing several fine dining restaurants in Pittsburgh where she worked under several renowned chefs developing her own gourmet style of cooking. She presents a very eclectic menu from down home "comfort food" like fresh baked sourdough bread and chocolate chip cookies to organic free range beef tenderloin, fresh fried snapper to Fetuccini Alfredo..She uses all natural, non-processed ingredients and is as concerned about making healthy food choices as she is about over the top quality and taste. Both she and Steven love sharing their very active lifestyle and will gladly teach beginners how to snorkel, kayak and paddle board.
SECOND MATE & MASCOT: Sailor Dog
Sailor is aboard for both New England charters and charters in the Virgin Islands.
Sailor is a 1 yr old, 10 lb. Bichon Frieze/Toy Poodle mix that is in charge of making sure all the cushions on the boat are equally comfortable. Her other duties include chasing seagulls on the beach, drinking only fresh water with ice and keeping the Captain and First mate's bunk warm on chilly evenings. She is an extremely friendly, completely non-aggressive, people lover that is hypoallergenic to boot.
Start date: Jul 29, 2023, End date: Aug 05, 2023 - Booked: Newport, RI* to Newport, RI*
Start date: Aug 10, 2023, End date: Aug 18, 2023 - Unavailable: Newport, RI* to Newport, RI*
Start date: Nov 07, 2023, End date: Nov 15, 2023 - Hold: Nassau, Bahamas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*