Virgin Islands are a set of lovely islands that border the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic ocean. The islands are known for their cozy beaches and they are a favorite vacation destination for many. The islands are politically divided into the British virgin islands and the United States Virgin Islands. The islands are also known for their music, culture and friendly people. One of the most common holiday activities in these islands is cruising a Virgin Islands yacht charter into the Atlantic sea. The culture of hiring luxury yacht charter is ancient and has been in practice in many other coastal states and especially those that are a tourist destination.
Luxury yachts were first introduced in the 20th century and were constructed for sale to the very wealthy tycoons who lived near beaches in Europe and the United States. Some of the earliest luxury yachts included the Cox and Kings Yachts, MY Christina, American Cup Classic and MY Savarona. However, towards the 21st century, luxury yacht have become quite common with many businesses setting up luxury yacht charter businesses for hiring our yachts. Large luxury yachts are now in production with a length of over 24 meters.
The ‘Milk Run’
The Virgin Islands yacht charter vessels are especially common in the Mediterranean sea and they are known to cruise in the Mediterranean during summer and they drift to the Caribbean sea in the winter. These Virgin Islands yacht charter boats that operate between these two seas are usually referred to as making a ‘Milk Run’. These yachts do not have a resident country where they dock permanently though they are required to be registered to a specific country port and hoist the flag of the country they have registered with. However, some of these yachts have never been to the ports of the country that they are registered. The yachts travel from port to port and when they dock at a particular port, the crew perform routine vessel servicing and pick their travel guests. Every year, a ceremony called the Charter Show is hosted in Virgin Islands just before winter. It is an event that showcases the different designs and sizes of yachts.
Yacht Sizes and Designs
The 24 meter deck yachts is considered at the low end of the luxury yacht charter and they not have extra crew apart from the captain. The yachts around 50 meters will usually come with crew and the design is usually 3 decker. They carry 10-12 luxury guests. The super large yachts are over 50 meters in deck length. These boats will usually have a luxury yacht charter tender before docking. The yachts come fully equipped with advanced satellite communication and large entertainment screens among other luxury facilities.
Yacht Owners and Makers
The Virgin Islands luxury vessels are owned by citizens from across the world. Some owners are from the United states, Western Europe, New Zealand and Australia. The manufacturers of the luxury boats also originate from different states although the top designers come from Europe. These yacht European manufacturers include Ferretti, Azimut, Azimut-Benetti, Sunseekers and Feadship. There are also many different designs available for the Virgin Islands yachts.