CORUS Yacht Charter - Ritzy Charters
CORUS Yacht Charter - Bill & Ann Hasted
CORUS Yacht Charter - Main Salon
CORUS Yacht Charter - Enjoy elegant meals
CORUS Yacht Charter - Play with the kayaks
CORUS Yacht Charter - Master cabin
CORUS Yacht Charter - Spacious aft berth
CORUS Yacht Charter - Ensuite Bath for aft cabin
CORUS Yacht Charter - Private aft bath
CORUS Yacht Charter - At anchor in unspoiled bays
CORUS Yacht Charter - Underwater seascape for certified divers
CORUS Yacht Charter - Cocktails
CORUS Yacht Charter - Photo opp of jellyfish
CORUS Yacht Charter - Corus under sail
CORUS Yacht Charter - Comfortable reach
CORUS Yacht Charter - NEW Cradle Cover
CORUS Yacht Charter - Bill and Cap back for diving fun
CORUS Yacht Charter - Diving buddies
CORUS Yacht Charter - Meeting Foxy
|Number of Crew:||2|
|1 Cabins:||1 Queen(s)|
|Speed:||Cruise Speed 6, Max Speed 7|
|Winter Area:||Caribbean Virgin Islands|
|Summer Area:||Caribbean Virgin Islands|
AFT QUEEN (6.67 feet length x 5.0 width) w/ensuite head & shower.
|Water Capacity:||300 Gal|
|Communicate:||Internet on board and guest are welcome to occasionally check email from ships laptop. Guests may bring their own laptop and will have access to the internet in many places from the boat. If they have smart phone they will be able to check emails all the time so long as they have set up roaming with their server.|
|Guest Smoke:||Aft Deck|
|Crew Pet Type:||N/A|
|Min Child Age:||None|
|Captain Name:||Bill Hasted|
|Number of Crew:||2|
We are Bill and Ann Hasted, owners of sailing yacht CORUS.
Bill is an accomplished, experienced RYA skipper. He began sailing as a child in Gallway Bay, Western Ireland and on his father's ketch in England. He has since sailed extensively throughout Europe, the Med, Australia, the Bahamas and the Caribbean sea to the Eastern seaboard of the USA, including four Atlantic crossings logging over 50,000 sea miles. He has enjoyed an interesting and varied working life, starting as a dairy farmer in Devon, England. He then emigrated to Australia where among many things he helped to survey the virgin rainforest of Tasmania. He played a lot of rugby and cricket, became a PADI Dive Master, and has since made thousands of dives.
When he returned to England he and Ann restored a 30-room country mansion with twenty acres of gardens and transformed it into a very successful, award winning Country House Hotel and Restaurant. They have chartered in the Caribbean since 1995 and worked together in the hospitality industry for over 25 years.
Ann has been a chef most of her career working in top restaurants, private establishments and the catering industry. Ann won the Dessert section of the Culinary Competition held during the 2006 BVI Boat Show, as well as winning first place in 2004! The Dessert the judges devoured was a Gingersnap Basket with Organic Chocolate, Rippled Creme Fraiche and Roasted Pineapple!
Ann is also an experienced sailor, an RYA skipper, and has accompanied Bill on many of his sailing adventures including two Atlantic passages.
The enjoyment of gourmet food is a highlight of your charter on Corus and Ann will share her expertise and recipes with those who are interested. As a PADI Dive Master, she shares Bill's love of scuba diving and snorkelling. She is a wine enthusiast, enjoys reading and is an accomplished needlewoman.
While Ann prepares a menu to tempt the most discerning palette, Bill will entertain you with tales of from island history, or introduce you to star gazing.
Both were good athletes in their youth and retain an interest in sport world wide. They are very interested in travel, history, anthropology and conservation issues.
To complement all this, Corus has also won "Best Yacht and Crew" in the Monohull Section during that same 2006 BVI Boat Show!!
|Dinghy:||14' RIB Center Console|
|One Man Kayak:||2|
|Two Man Kayak:||No|
|Fish Gear Type:||N/A|
|Num Fish Rods:||N/A|
|Under Water Cam:||Yes|
|Other Toys:||Toys:2-one-man kayaks,snorkel gear,beach tennis and frisbees, boules, underwater camera, underwater video, underwater housing, Celeston GPS Sky Scout|
|Num Dive Tanks:||9|
|Num Dives:||4 per week|
|Dive Info:||Dive Master lead scuba tours included for Certified Divers.
Guests bring own gear or rent at guest expense plus cost of air fills.
Yacht supplies tanks and weight belts.
|Dive Costs:||$125 per diver per week for full gear rental individual items pro-rata. Tank fills $15 each.|
|Num Dvd:||50 got lap|
|Num Dine In:||Sal|
|Other Entertain:||Stereo and Outdoor Speakers.
Cockpit: Seating for 10 - Dining for 6, BBQ, and hammock.