|Number of Crew:||2|
|3 Cabins:||1 Queen(s), 2 Double(s)|
|Speed:||Cruise Speed 6, Max Speed 9|
|Winter Area:||Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards|
|Summer Area:||Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards|
IMAGINATION can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins.
The forward port cabin is a queen and both aft cabins have full-size berths.
The incredibly spacious saloon includes a bar area that separates the galley.
Each guest cabins has a private ensuite head and shower.
Bimini and awning over deck/trampoline area forward for shade.
The crew quarters and facilities are completely separate.
|Guest Smoke:||stern steps only|
|Min Child Age:||None|
|Captain Name:||Shawn Dear|
|Number of Crew:||2|
Captain Shawn Dear:
If the third times the charm, Shawn Dear has found his true calling as a charter captain.
Career number one, spanning 16 years, put his Honors Degree in Electronics Systems to good use. Now, maintaining IMAGINATIONs communications and navigation equipment keeps Shawns electronics skills up-to-date, while career number two as a UK policeman sharpened his people skills to deal with all situations that arise sailing the seas.
Captain Dears main areas of knowledge are St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and the BVIs. His sailing experience includes crewing on private monohull yachts and skippering a variety of multihulls for Tradewinds Cruise Club out of Bequia, St. Martin and the BVIs. For 18 months he was the First Mate on the Tall Ship Royal Albatross based in Malaysia and Singapore. He has sailed the coast of Southern Africa from NW of Capetown, past the Cape of Good Hope and up to Durban and back - and done an Atlantic crossing from Antigua to Bermuda and on to the Azores.
Shawn is interests include squash, martial arts, fishing, windsurfing, hiking and diving. He enjoys having kids on board who like being on the water and can swim. Describing himself as a very patient PADI MSDT Scuba Instructor, Shawn is fully comfortable taking children as young as 10 years of age diving. In his role of Activities Director he has stocked plenty of fishing gear on board, plus an inflatable kayak, windsurfer, noodles, lots of beach games and scuba gear in an assortment of sizes. There are board games for the rare rainy day and as children first come aboard, they are given a notebook for drawing, painting and writing about their sailing adventures.
Captain Dear does his best to give IMAGINATIONS guests of every age the holiday of a lifetime whether that will be an activity-filled cruise or lazy days to relax, chill out and recharge.
Chef Ally Cochrane
Ally started handling boats as a youngster messing about on sailing dinghies in the estuaries of England. Fast forward a few decades to find her island hopping in the West Indies, confidently handling all the duties of First Mate and Chef aboard IMAGINATION. To ensure her guests enjoy the best provisions and the highest quality local ingredients, Ally prepared, tweaked and re-tweaked dozens of recipes, creating menus to suit a variety of palates and dietary preferences. Her dishes are inspired by the cuisines of the southern United States, Italy and France - with "the occasional Caribbean twist."
With Shawn, Ally has logged thousands of miles on IMAGINATION sailing from St. Lucia to Grenada learning all the best spots to take charter guests. They both love hiking in the rugged beauty of the Windward Islands and discovering the wonders of the Caribbean underwater world. Ally, a PADI Qualified Open Water Diver, is continuing her SCUBA training with the aim of becoming a Divemaster.
Before persuing her career at sea, Ally was a Registered General Nurse at Poole Hospital Trust in England for 23 years.
|One Man Kayak:||1|
|Two Man Kayak:||No|
|Boarding Ladder:||Walk down stern|
|Fish Gear Type:||Both|
|Num Fish Rods:||3|
|Under Water Cam:||Yes|
|Under Water Video:||No|
|Other Toys:||Stand-up paddle board (1)
Bimini and awning over part of the deck/trampoline area forward.
|Resort Course:||$100 per person|
|Full Course:||See below.|
|Num Dive Tanks:||10|
|Dive Info:||Licenses held by crew members:
PADI MSDT Scuba Instructor ï¿½ Shawn
PADI Advanced Open Water ï¿½ Ally
|Dive Costs:||US$60 per dive per person,including equipment. (No discount for bringing own gear)
If there are more divers than the boat has equipment and all guests wish to dive at the same time, then locally rented equipment is available to rent at client expense which is approx. US$30 per diver per day PLUS $30 per dive per person to the boat. (Total cost for certified divers still $60 pp/pd)
Resort course $100 per person
Referrals US$350 per person
Advanced Open Water US$350 per person
Above rates includes all equipment and registration.
Both the above items require a more dive oriented itinerary and are only available in the Grenadines.
|Num Dine In:||Yes|
|Other Entertain:||Board games
2 person hammock
Inverter and transformer to convert to 110v power.