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SOUTHERN CHARM Yacht Charter Catamaran

All Inclusive

$20,100 - $23,000 per Week

Guests

6

Cabins

3

Crew

2

Size / Year Built / Builder

50.0 Ft / 2020 / Leopard

Accommodations

Southern Charm features 4 different social gathering areas which include the forward cockpit seating area, the Sky lounge the aft cockpit and salon area. Guests will enjoy the ability to sit with friends, family and guests in an area that accommodates 12 people at a time or a cozy 3-4 people for a more private setting. All cabins feature oversized queen beds with added comfort topper with high quality linen sheets. Each cabin has its own private head, bathroom with toilet (head), sink and walk-in shower with platseak comfort, non-slip flooring. Cabins also include a closet and drawers for storage.

Cabins
3
Queen(s)
3
Showers
3
Wash Basins
3
Electric Heads
3
Paper in Heads
Yes

Amenities

Helipad
No
Deck Jacuzzi
No
Air Conditioning
Full
Hammock
Yes
Wind Scoops
No
Deck Shower
Yes
Bimini
Yes
Hair Dryers
Yes
Port/Hatches
Lots
Wheelchair Access
No
Stabilizers
No

Onboard Entertainment

Salon TV/DVD
Yes
Salon Stereo/Music
Yes
Board Games
Yes
Dine In
8
Sat TV
No
iPod/MP3 Hookups
Yes
CDs/Music
Yes
Videos
Yes
Gym Equipment
No
Other Amenities
-Boat has projector TV which can be set up anywhere

-Please note the onboard WIFI is USVI only

-4 zone premium audio system w/ Bluetooth connectivity.
-universal plugs with additional plug-ins and USB connections beside each bed.
-Linen sheets and pillow cases with super-lightweight down comforters for the ultimate in sleep comfort.
-Individually controlled thermostat in each berth.
-High-end “Molten Brown” bath gel, shampoo, conditioner as well as hand soap and lotion.
-Dimmable cabin lights and individual reading lights.
-Lightweight “Turkish Towels” provided for guests beach towels in addition to all bath linens
-Guest Smokes: no

Water Entertainment

Water Skis - Adult
No
Water Skis - Kids
No
Jet Skis
No
Wave Runners
No
Kneeboard
No
Windsurfer
No
Snorkel Gear
Yes
Tube
Yes
Scurfer
No
Wakeboards
No
Kayaks - 1 Man
No
Kayaks - 2 Man
1
Floating Mats
Yes
Beach Games
Yes
Fishing Gear
Yes
Under Water Camera
No
Under Water Video
No
Stand-up Paddle
3
Sea Bobs
Yes
Sea Scooters
Yes
Deep Sea Fishing
Yes
Sailing Instructions
Yes
Kite Boarding
No
Dinghy
13' Highfield RIB
Dinghy HP
25hp
Dinghy Pax
8
Sailing Dinghy
No
Swim Platform
yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type)
S/S ladder of scoop steps
Fishing Gear Type
heavy trolling and lightweight
# of Rods
yes
Others
1 floating dock(sturdy)
2 Sea scooters
2 SUPs
1 XL SUP (holds 5-6 people)
10x14 floating dock
sub-wing” & “towable intertube”
hair dryer
3 hand lines, 3 trolling rods, 3 lightweight tackle rods
Sea scooter

Scuba Diving

Scuba
Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
License Info
-
Air Compressor
Not Onboard

Technical Details

Cruising Speed
7-8 knts
Max Speed
12-13 knts
Inverter
6000W 110V & 5000W 220V
Voltages
110 & 220
Water Maker
40 GPH
Water Capacity
180 gal plus water maker
Ice Maker
Yes
Generator
9KW
Elevators
No

Charter Types

Special Diets
Inq
Kosher Diets
No
BBQ
Yes
Gay charters
No
Nudist Charters
Yes
Crew Smokes
No
Pets Onboard
No
Guest Pets Allowed
No
Children Allowed
Yes
Minimum Age
Water safe
Guest Smokes
Stern only
Type of Pets
N/A

Green Initiatives

Make drinking water tested for purity
Yes
Re-usable water bottles
Yes
Other Green Initiatives
Reef Friendly Sunscreen

Rates

 
Summer 2021
Winter 2021 to 2022
Summer 2022
Winter 2022 to 2023
2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
$20,350 $21,120 $21,890 $22,440 $22,990
$20,350 $21,120 $21,890 $22,440 $22,990
$20,350 $21,120 $21,890 $22,440 $22,990
$20,350 $21,120 $21,890 $22,440 $22,990
Rates are per week

Please Note:
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.

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Captain

Name
Kevin King
Nationality
USA
Year Born
1972
License
USCG - Master

Crew

Name
Elizabeth King
Title
Chef/mate
Nationality
USA
Year Born
1972
Licences
STCW
Languages Spoken by Crew
English

Brief

If ever a couple was built for the close-quarters intimacy of full-time cruising, it’s Kevin and
Elizabeth King. These Leopard 50 owners have walked through life side-by-side since infancy.
“Elizabeth and I met in church in Fort Smith, Arkansas, when we were about two-years-old,”
says Kevin. “Our families were close. We went to church together, and our fathers eventually
became business partners. Elizabeth and I even have the same birthday - day, month and
year.”
After attending the University of Arkansas and working for their families’ telecom company, the
energetic, ambitious couple decided to go into business for themselves. They did so in their
usual way, together and full throttle.
“In 2005, we decided to start our own real estate brokerage,” says Kevin. “It took off like mad.
With Elizabeth's marketing skills and my sales and recruiting experience, everything just
exploded. We became the number one volume real estate office in our region in just our third
year.”
Of course, that success came at a price. As much as they loved their work, Kevin and Elizabeth
knew they needed both a way to occasionally escape the demands of entrepreneurship and a
plan for their long-term future, i.e., retirement.
As it turns out, there was a one-word answer for both: Sailing.
“Elizabeth came up with an idea to go sailing,” says Kevin. She found a crewed charter in the
BVI, and we went and absolutely loved it.”
Loved it a lot.
Kevin, who never goes along for the ride, spent much of that first cruise learning the basics of
sailing from the crew. Over the next three years, the Kings immersed themselves in their new
passion. They took ASA courses and went on more cruises. Kevin even volunteered to crew on
passages up and down the East Coast.
The couple was pleasantly surprised by the welcome and support they received from their
fellow cruisers.
“The sailing community is made up of a lot of good, caring people,” says Kevin. “They're
like-minded. They enjoy sailing, obviously, but they also enjoy the sense of community and
helping others. It’s amazing how quickly you can make friends even during a pandemic.”
In 2019, the Kings put their seamanship to a life-changing test. They successfully crossed the
Atlantic via the Azores with their three kids on a friend’s Leopard 45. The trip sealed their
decision to go full-time and validated their 2018 decision to purchase a Leopard 50.
Kevin and Elizabeth took delivery of their 50 earlier this year and say it checks every box on
their design and performance list.
“We liked the Leopard a lot because of the forward hatch and the forward seating area,” says
Kevin. “We love the flybridge, too. The heavy displacement is important to us. The boat is solid,
like a tank. We've been in some pretty high winds being offshore, and it handles great. We've
never felt unsafe with the Leopard. Taking the option of the larger engine was a good call. We
use that added power a lot coming in and out of some inlets in Florida.”
The Kings’ Leopard, Southern Charm, is now pretty much home for Kevin, Elizabeth and their
daughter, who is finishing up high school remotely from the Leopard’s lounge area. While the
couple must occasionally spend time in Fort Smith as they wrap up the sale of their business,
they hurry back to Southern Charm as soon as possible.
The COVID pandemic has had a mixed impact on the King’s new-boat experience. On the
downside, the couple was forced to cancel a planned maiden cruise to the Bahamas, a cruise
to Acadia National Park in Maine, and visits by friends and family. But the corona-caused
acceptance of remote meeting options reduced the need for those trips back to Arkansas.
Once the all-clear sounds, the Kings would like to explore the Bahamas and circumnavigate
the world. Closer in, they look forward to introducing their friends and family to Southern
Charm and the world of sailing.
“Fort Smith is a border town with the Arkansas River wrapping around half of it, “ says Kevin.
“We have lakes all around the city, so lots of our friends grew up skiing and wakeboarding and
all that kind of stuff, but nobody's really been on a big sailboat.”
The couple also plans to offer crewed cruises on Southern Charm. Kevin says they might do
ten or fifteen cruises a year, “just enough to cover some of our cruising costs.” And scratch
their entrepreneurial itch, no doubt.
When exactly all this might happen is still up in the air, given the continued health concerns.
And that’s fine with the Kings.
“We've kind of quit planning with COVID,” says Elizabeth. “We have a general idea of what
we're going to do, and then we're just pretty loosey-goosey from there.”
Adds Kevin: “We were on a treadmill with work for a long time. We want to spend some quality
time enjoying the slow route. Not hurrying on an agenda to get anywhere, but enjoying the
places we visit and taking the time to meet locals and enjoy the local food, and get to know
people a little bit instead of hurrying to get the next spot.”
One thing is certain, even in these crazy times. Whatever the future holds for Kevin and
Elizabeth, they’ll experience it hand-in-hand.

*****CREW ARE FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19*****

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