|Sleeps 8 guests in 4 guest stateroom(s).|
|4 with Queen Bed(s)|
(4) guest staterooms, each with full A/C, flat screen TV, Apple TV & stereo, private ensuite bath with electric toilets and stall showers. Midships cabin is a wet head.
All guest cabins have access to 110v power at all times.
The Big Dog has installed UVC air sterilisation systems into the Air Conditioning units.
We also use a UVC steriliser on mattresses, pillows and hard surfaces between every charter, to ensure the safest possible environment for everyone on board.
UV-C light at appropriate dosages can eliminate many types of fungi, molds, bacteria, viruses (inc. SARS-COV-2) as well as other microorganisms. All pathogens can be eliminated from air passing through the Air Conditioning units.
These are just two of the many steps that we have taken to help keep our guests safe and comfortable during their wonderful vacation in the British Virgin Islands.
|Length||62.00 Ft / 18.00 m|
|Built - Refit:||2002 - 2018|
|Dinghy||15ft Ctr Console|
|Inflatable, towable tubes||3|
Hot Dog - 3 person Towable
(1) - 2 person tube
(1) - 1 person tube
2 Sea Scooters
Winter 2022 to 2023
Winter 2023 to 2024
For short charters please use the divide-by-6 rule for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 4 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.
HURRICANE SEASON: Please press client to purchase trip insurance. Please add hurricane clause as well to your contract. Yacht will allow client to rebook unused dates within 6 months of cancellation (excluding holidays. Yacht not responsible for clients shore side expenses if charter cancelled for named storm (this includes meals, hotels, transportation as well as air transport).
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR'S RATES 2023/24:
1-8 guests: $36,000 - 7 night minimum - Nanny Cay Ports please
Christmas charter must end no later than the 26th December. New Year charter cannot begin earlier than 28th December.
DIVING: Yacht now offers diving from yacht, see DIVING section please.
The Big Dog - BVI Based
Please note that this yacht uses ports in the BVI. 48 hour turn please.
The Big Dog does not accept tandems. Please inquire.
**Specials Winter 2023/24 Season**
Family special; if a 7 or 8 guests charter consists of a family with 2 or more children (under 16) take $2,500 off the full (7 nights) 7 or 8 guests rate.
Does not apply to 6 guests or less.
Does not apply at Christmas / New Year
PLEASE INQUIRE FOR FURTHER PRICING DETAILS
Terry has been messing around on boats since he was a child. Growing up on the east coast of Ireland, he started sailing dinghies and soon graduated onto larger boats. Even as a qualified electrician and optical technician, Terry yearned to turn his sailing hobby into a career. After his first trans-Atlantic crossing with friends, he did just that. A commercially endorsed MCA Yachtmaster (both sail and power), Terry previously served as both helm and launching authority for his local branch of Ireland's volunteer lifeboat service.
With almost 40 years diving experience and a passion for underwater photography, he enjoys sharing the delightful depths of the BVI with The Big Dog's guests. Diving is included for certified divers only. For non-certified divers, the crew will arrange a rendezvous with one of the local dive companies for an introduction to the pleasures of the deep. For guests who do not wish to dive, Terry and Ruth are happy to accompany their snorkeling guests in viewing the underwater world from the surface.
Ruth also sailed the Irish east coast from a very young age. She was also a volunteer crew for the lifeboat service. Their combined lifeboat experience makes safety a priority for all on board. Before joining Terry in a sailing career Ruth was a teacher. She always enjoyed cooking however and widened her culinary expertise with courses at Ashburton Chef’s Academy in Devon, England and Dunbrody House Cookery School in Wexford, Ireland, The Ritz, Paris and Cooks Academy in Dublin. Ruth prepares a diverse range of meals, and particularly loves using local fresh produce whenever possible. She will happily accommodate any special dietary requests.
Ruth and Terry have been running boats, both charter and private, for 16 years. They have clocked up tens of thousands of sea miles. They crossed the Atlantic together 4 times. They have worked in the Bahamas, many of the Caribbean Islands, the Mediterranean and around the Irish and UK coasts. When they arrived in the British Virgin Islands more than 10 years ago, the realization that this is where they would make their home was almost immediate.
They are a warm welcoming couple that works as a team in all aspects of the running of the boat. It is important to them that each guest on board The Big Dog enjoys every moment of their stay. They especially love chartering with kids on board (and adults are welcome too!)
Crew are fully vaccinated for Covid 19.