This brand new 2023 luxurious sailing catamaran, PERMABEAR, is definitely a fine example of what Bali can design. As you step on board in to a beautifully appointed cockpit, complete with teak floors and dining table for eight and a comfortable lounging bench, you immediately realize what a unique charter experience you are about to have. As you make your way up to the flybridge you’ll be blown away by the amazing turquoise water with 360° views and enjoy the up-close view of the sails. It’s also a great place to read your favorite book or a favorite spot for appetizers and cocktails at sundown. The main salon is comfortable and luxurious with open spaces and natural light fed by all the windows surrounding you. All five guest cabins are spacious with large windows and offer plenty of natural light. For your comfort, there are 3 cabins with queen sized beds and 2 twin cabins each private baths with dedicated shower stalls as well as flatscreen TVs and a stereo system for both central and individual cabin control. The high level of finishing throughout every cabin reflects the luxury that you would expect from a yacht of this caliber. With all the different areas, PERMABEAR is show-stopper and has enough amenities for everyone to enjoy!
Crew sleep in a queen in the starboard aft
|2x Yanmar 4JH80 (80.00 HP) ONAN Genset generator 21,5 KW 60hz with soundshield and remote control 110 V|
|Max Speed:||9US Gall/Hr|
|Engines:||2x Yanmar 4JH80 (80.00 HP) ONAN Genset generator 21,5 KW 60hz with soundshield and remote control 110 V|
|Winter Area:||Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)|
|Summer Area:||Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)|
|Pick Up Locations|
|Minimum Age:||Water Safe|
|Internet Access:||Onboard WIFI|
|Guests Smokes:||Not onboard|
|Water Skis Adult:||No|
|Water Skis Kids:||No|
|Kayaks 1 Pax:||No|
|Kayaks (2 Pax):||No|
|Swim Platform:||Scoop Steps|
|Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type):||Stern Sugar Scoops|
I guess you can say I have spent most of my life trying to get lost in the outdoors. Born in Newfoundland, Canada I spent as much time as I could outside, fishing the streams for trout and getting lost in woods. As a small boy I would drive my mother crazy by wandering off only to come home with pockets full of the fish I caught, or birds and small animals I captured that I wanted to keep as pets.
I have enjoyed back country camping, hiking, canoeing my entire life. The Boundary Waters lakes and portages one of are my favorite places to get lost in. To ride my motorcycle, lightly packed for finding remote fly-fishing streams, not really having a destination in mind, is my perfect get away.
I grew up on the small lakes of Northern Illinois, driving to school in my small motorboat. The first time I was on a sailboat I instantly fell in love with the simple act of the wind taking my boat anywhere.
After sailing Lake Michigan for many years, Erin and I created a plan to take off on our own boat and sail to as many places of the world that we could. We found an abandoned Cape Dory 36 and rebuilt it and outfitted it for long distance travel. Years of hard work paid off in a beautifully restored and perfectly outfitted classic sailboat that allowed us to live our sailing dreams.
We have sailed and lived aboard our boat for the past 4 years. We have sailed the Great Lakes, the Chesapeake, off shore from Norfolk around Bermuda to the Caribbean. We then sailed back north to Maine, sailing “down east” for the summer and headed back down the eastern seaboard to head off shore again to the Caribbean.
We have spent the past 2 seasons in the Virgin Islands, US and BVI exploring and finding amazing coves, anchorages, becoming PADI scuba certified, and learning why everyone says that once you make it to the Caribbean- you don’t want to leave. I am looking forward to showing guests why the Caribbean is a sailing paradise.
Chef Erin Irwin
My childhood playground was Tower Marina in Saugatuck, MI. My family bought a River Queen houseboat when I was 10 and we spend every weekend and all of the summers until I was 18 playing on Lake Michigan’s waters. I loved everything about being on the water and was always the first and last one to jump into the water, no matter what temperature!
I am always up for an adventure and tend to do life in a bigger than life way. I am nearly 100% Irish and definitely have the gift of gab and will tell stories all day. I am a care taker, the oldest daughter of a big family, mother of 5 kids, a nurse/midwife for 25 years, and as professor for a good part of my life I am a natural teacher.
When cooking for my family I wanted them to have a healthy diet. Most of our meals were whole foods from our garden, cooked from scratch. My cooking style has an emphasis on a healthy balance of the Mediterranean foods, Asian cuisines, and comfort foods that are adapted to healthy, but rich versions. I have spent a good portion of my life in Chicago, and have become an obsessive foodie, constantly searching for the perfect meal at the perfect restaurant which is an endless quest that has taught me so much about the experience of eating well.
As the oldest daughter of a big family , and the mother of a large family, I was always the center of planning family gatherings and parties. I love finding unique themes and creating relaxed, special-moments and memories together. Ed and I have found the outdoors, especially sailing, to always be the perfect setting for finding that moment to connect to each other, but to something bigger. It has always been the best stage for us to find joy, peace, adventure and excitement and we want to share that.
We especially look forward to having families find that elusive real time together. There just isn’t anything like being on a sailboat to allow for everything else to fade away and be connected to the people you love. We can’t wait to help others find that perfect spot- that perfect moment that will be a memory that holds forever.
10% will be discounted from the standard charter rate for charters started and completed between 11/18/23 and 12/17/23 – including Thanksgiving charters. The charter must be booked after 10/03/23, have a minimum of 5 nights and cannot be in conjunction with any other specials for the discount to apply.
Christmas charters are offered in the Virgin Islands at the STANDARD seasonal rate. Availability restrictions apply. The charter must be booked and completed before 1/07/2024. This special cannot be combined with other offers.
|Season||2 PAX||3 PAX||4 PAX||5 PAX||6 PAX||7 PAX||8 PAX||9 PAX||10 PAX|
|Winter 2023 to 2024||$32,000||$32,500||$33,000||$33,500||$34,000||$34,500||$35,000||$35,500||$36,000|
|Winter 2024 to 2025||$32,000||$32,500||$33,000||$33,500||$34,000||$34,500||$35,000||$35,500||$36,000|