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Sailing Yacht Ayacanora, 72ft, 6 passengers

Weekly Charter Rates

From
$10,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To
$14,000 (6 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees.

Specifications

Guests Cabins Length
6 3 72ft
Guest cabin configuration:
2 Double en-suite, 1 Twin cabins with A/C
Designer Custom
Built 1981
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age no minimum age
Scuba Rendezvous only
Formal Dining Area Undersail Deck from the top of the mast Master Cabin Couch Master Cabin Bed Forward Stateroom Bathroom and separate shower At Anchor at Norman Island Spacious Decks Outdoor Dining / Local Lobster Cockpit seating and wheel Entrance from pilot to salon Galley  and bar Eggs Benedict Lamb Donner  waterskiing 17ft dinghy named "Fat Daddy"

Sailing Yacht Ayacanora Overview

Don't let your dreams sit on the shelf of life gathering dust. Come aboard Ayacanora. Named for the beautiful and willful heroine of the Charles Kingsley classic "Westward Ho!" she's a stunning 72 ft yacht with unique appointments

Accommodation

Ayacanora has a spacious area midships consisting of the main saloon and dining room is the epitome of well-appointed nautical style and grace. The sleeping accommodations offer two cabins with queen beds, couches, dresser , closet and ensuite bathrooms. A single cabin is also available for two children with a separate bathroom.

Amenities

Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
BBQ
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Sun Awning
Hammock
Ice Maker
Other entertainment: Sailing instruction is offered with our new optimist sailing dinghy
TV, & DVD
netflix
Pandora Radio
Xbox
Wii
Blue Ray DVD player
Coast Guard registered EPIRB
Navtex weather
Communications: Cellular phone,Skype ,
Internet/ wifi
24 mile Radar & GPS
Depth sounder & VHF radio
Auto pilot, Single side band radio

Water toys

WakeBoard
2-Man Kayak
Adult Water Skis
Knee Board
Snorkel Gear
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: 3 penn rods
Fishing Rods: 2
Dinghy: 17 ft
Dinghy Outboard HP: 90
Other equipment includes:

10 person life raft, Life preservers , Swim ladder/goes three ft below water, Deck shower , paddle board, optimist sailing dinghy, two person tubing, Snorkel gear , Rybovich Tuna Fighting Chair , ,


Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Mike Haver/ Rick Beckner

Mike and Roberta will be your personal crew sailing you throughout the islands taking pleasure in seeking out idyllic anchorages and catering to your every need. They were married in 1973 and have two grown children. In 1979 they built a forty foot sailboat and the family sailed extensively for two years. They have many years of sailing and power boating experience from the Great lakes, West Coast, East Coast and the Caribbean!

Mike has a 500 ton Masters license and 100 ton sailing endorsement. He was born in Nebraska, however joined he Navy at the age of 18 and developed a passion for the ocean. He spent 10 years in the submarine service and 5 years in the Merchant Marine. Among the many vessels he has captained are the 78 foot glass bottom boat Discovery, 65 foot sailing catamaran Sebago and the 500 foot ocean-going integrated tug and barge unit Energy Altair. Mike enjoys telling sea stories and some history of the islands, pirates, and treasures.

Roberta holds a degree in Culinary Arts and Management and graduated cum laude as a certified chef. She is also a United States Coast Guard certified captain and was born in Washington State. She grew up swimming and skiing and enjoying the seafood of the Great Northwest. She has owned and operated a restaurant, "The Pantry", a wholesale muffin business, "American Maid Muffins", and a catering business, "Ashore and Afloat." Roberta takes great pride in serving her guests only the best! She is as capable in the galley as he is behind the helm!..read more

Donald (Rick) Beckner is the son-in-law of Mike & Roberta Haver and is now the alternate captain aboard Ayacanora. Rick was born in Washington State in1972 and grew up on the Puget Sound where there is large sailing community which was the beginning of his love for the sea. He started sailing earnestly when he moved to the Virgin Islands.He worked for the Renaissance Resort, St. Thomas, as an instructor for sailing and water sports and was the paint supervisor for the Mega Yacht Company, Delta Marine Industries. He is also the captain on Windborne day sail business when not aboard Ayacanora.

Rick holds a 50 ton USCG license and is an ASE certified mechanic. He enjoys watersports and enjoy teaching kids to sail and is an asset to have aboard.

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Availability for Ayacanora:

Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Booked: Sunday, 26 February 2017 to Sunday, 5 March 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 1 April 2017 to Tuesday, 4 April 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 29 April 2017 to Saturday, 6 May 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

Hours required between charters: 24

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Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Ayacanora!

 Rich & Kate Radonis - Pelham, NY Jun 17, 2012
Dear Mike & Roberta,

We arrived home safe and sound. Kate and I want to express our gratitude and thanks for making this getaway a most memorable experience for us. It was simply magical and relaxing. Your graciousness and hospitality made us feel welcomed and comfortable.

The only thing I can complain about is that we only had four days aboard Ayacanora. She is a fine boat and we look forward to returning.

Much Thanks

Rich & Kate Radonis - Pelham, NY

Jun 17, 2012

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 Martin & Lisa Hardy - Chapel Hill, NC Jun 10, 2012
Hey Mike & Bert,

We loved coming back twice in one year.

We will see you next November for the birthday girl!

Martin & Lisa Hardy - Chapel Hill, NC

Jun 10, 2012

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 Leslie Davis & Bobby Bridges - Lafayete, IN Jun 02, 2012
My wife Leslie and I just got back from our honeymoon, 10 days of which we were aboard the Ayacanora. We gave Mike and Roberta list of places/ activities we were interested in seeing/ doing, as well as our preferences for food . After that we just relaxed as they took us from island to island incorporating hiking on Norman island, snorkeling many reefs, 2 (chartered) fishing trips, a wonderful spa day at a luxurious resort on Peter Island, visiting the Bathes, bubble pools,many great beaches, and the occasional round of drinks.

Roberta's cooking was the highlight of the trip as I ate steak, lobster and a variety of my favorites, and Leslie was served vegetarian dishes that were similarly delectable.

Overall, a very relaxing 10 days, with minimal planning on our part, and they sent us home with a great s,w,a,g,- personalized bathe robes as a wedding gift, and 'Ayacanora' duffle bags, t-shirts and stationary. Check out our pic!

BTW, Leslie make the Thai/Indian fruit salad served in a pineapple boat again last week!

Leslie Davis & Bobby Bridges - Lafayete, IN

Jun 02, 2012

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 Ted & Gt Gumerson & Dean & Alycia Gumerson - Pleasanton, Ca & Herrierson,NV May 25, 2012
Mike & Roberta,

We love you so much, it was our second time for us and the first for my brother and his fianc, The proposal was so unique when he snorkeled down at Norman Island and came up the diamond ring, it was memorable to say the least!

We are once again grateful for your warmth & hospitality ! The next time we are bringing the kids so beware! See you next spring break.

Ted & GT

Food =10+

Fun =10+

Boat=10+

Best vacation ever & the food wasn't too shabby either, we love you guys too!

Ted & Gt Gumerson & Dean & Alycia Gumerson - Pleasanton, Ca & Herrierson,NV

May 25, 2012

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 Summer & Jim Drill from Huntington Beach, Ca & Anne & Larry Peterson from Shell Lake, Wi May 07, 2012
When it come's to the food all we can say is MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM BERDA!

Mike & Roberta, Thanks so much for the hospitality!

We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary aboard Ayacanora on 5-7-2012. It was our second trip aboard and we didn't want to leave!

Summer & Jim

Mike & Roberta, Thanks for another great trip aboard Ayacanora. Our second time aboard and this trip was Anne's 38th birthday. We so appreciate all you do for us!

Anne & Larry

Summer & Jim Drill from Huntington Beach, Ca & Anne & Larry Peterson from Shell Lake, Wi

May 07, 2012

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 John Baillargeon & Victoria Drake - Port Orchard,WA Apr 01, 2012
We just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful time aboard Ayacanora as usual!

We took a lot of pictures and thought you would like them to put on your web site.

We will be back again someday soon.

John Baillargeon & Victoria Drake - Port Orchard,WA

Apr 01, 2012

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 Gail & Brent McFall - Westminister, Co Mar 12, 2012
Hi Mike & Roberta,

It was our first time aboard Ayacanora and it was just Wonderful!

We had a great time sailing with you both!

Thank you for making everything wonderful!

Gail & Brent McFall - Westminister, Co

Mar 12, 2012

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 Rodney & Sandy Maag - Kansas City, Mo Mar 04, 2012
Mike & Roberta,

It was our third trip aboard Ayacanora and each one it better than the last!

We are looking forward to our 4th trip maybe next Feb. & March for the birthday parties!

Rodney & Sandy Maag - Kansas City, Mo

Mar 04, 2012

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 The Rodrigues Family - Plympton, Ma Feb 25, 2012
Mike & Roberta,

Thanks for fantastic vacation again,the third time was truly the best with Anegada island now at the top of our list of places to see again.

The food was amazing and as always the company can't be beat!

Now as we settle into our regular life with deadlines and homework, we can close our eyes and dream of our next vacation aboard Ayacanora!

Thanks for the sunshine & daydreams!

See you next February with a little luck!

The Rodrigues Family - Plympton, Ma

Feb 25, 2012

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 Meeta, Lisa & Jaggi Anand & James Lucas - Forrest Hills, NY Jan 23, 2012
Mike & Roberta,

Thank you guys for being wonderful host and fabulous people.

We will hold this week in our hearts!

Meeta, Lisa & Jaggi Anand & James Lucas - Forrest Hills, NY

Jan 23, 2012

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 Ulf & Meta Magnusson - Malaga , Spain Jan 14, 2012
After a most amazing week, we will in our minds forever, and we didn't want to go they had to throw us off!

Ulf & Meta

Mike & Roberta,

We are home now and in freezing in Spain but wanted to let you know that ever since we were on your boat I have had wonderful sailing in my dreams.I love to sleep now and hope it goes on forever.

I have enclosed some picture and look forward to our return and your visit to Spain.

hugs Meta

Ulf & Meta Magnusson - Malaga , Spain

Jan 14, 2012

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 Bob & Flossie Redd & Diana & Jim Cheirs - Lovelock, NV & Seattle, Wa Jan 05, 2012
Mike & Roberta,

We have run out of words that can express how marvelous the charter was, does seven times tell you anything?

You guys are awesome and Ayacanora too!

We just don't understand why Mike & Roberta won't adopt us!!!!!

Ayacanora,Captain Mike, Chef Roberta,good shipmates, breathtaking scenery equals PARADISE!7 trips and counting, Can't get enough!

Bob & Flossie Redd & Diana & Jim Cheirs - Lovelock, NV & Seattle, Wa

Jan 05, 2012

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 Alex & Jayne Vaughan - Milfrod on Sea, England Jan 04, 2012
Dear Mike & Roberta,

We are settled back into our normal lives on land but we all have such lovely memories of our time with you and Ayacanora in the British Virgin Islands. It was a privolige to be introduced into your circle of frinds amongst the islands such as MJ and Al. Your local knowledge made such a difference.

We really enjoyed your fabulous cooking, Roberta and we are full of admiration for what you could acheive in such a small space!I am sure that is the future you will meet friends of ours to whom we may recommended you and we will certainly sail with you again.

Thanks once again.

Alex & Jayne

David & Harry

ps. Thanks for the sailing lessons!

Alex & Jayne Vaughan - Milfrod on Sea, England

Jan 04, 2012

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 Tom & Diane Howey - South Dakota Dec 22, 2011
Mike & Roberta,

It was an awesome trip aboard Ayacanora.

The food was the best ever and the boat too.

It was perfect time to sail with you two and our family.

Tom & Diane Howey - South Dakota

Dec 22, 2011

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 Greg & Tracy Thor Marriottsville, MD Dec 10, 2011
Mike & Roberta,

Thank you again for another chill axing vacation! Although this was late in the year for us it was really neat to see the islands and Ayacanora all decked out in holiday decorations. We love it when you brag to your friends how we manage to pack for the week in the Ayacanora duffle bags you sent us.!

It seems every year we scale down but still manage to over pack even when we go ashore for a nice dinner. We can't believe it has been five times and each one is another great trip. We loved being aboard with the lights of the boat and all decorated for christmas. We will be dreaming about this week until we return!

We enjoy being with you guys so much that we have unanimously decided to make it an annual event! So we will see you next year!

Greg & Tracy Thor Marriottsville, MD

Dec 10, 2011

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 Bill & Summer Roth - lakeland , Florida Dec 01, 2011
Mike & Roberta,

Thank you for making our honeymoon such a special trip.

We can't wait to return.

Mike & Roberta,

Thank you for making our honeymoon such a special trip.

We can't wait to return.

Bill & Summer Roth - lakeland , Florida

Dec 01, 2011

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 Martin & Lisa Hardy - Chapel Hill, NC Nov 10, 2011
Mike & Roberta,

We loved coming back again aboard Ayacanora for Lisa's birthday.

You guys always make it very special.

We love your company and Ayacanora too!

We are more than guests we are good friends.

See you next year!

Martin & Lisa Hardy - Chapel Hill, NC

Nov 10, 2011

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 Tall & Nancy Ball & Greg & Lynn Lefevre - Danville, CA & Eldorado Hills, CA Oct 22, 2011
Mike and Roberta,

OMG, another great week aboard Ayacanora!!

We were aboard for Tal's 40th eight years ago and have been trying to get back ever since.

Unbelievable food, and it was wonderful how you gave special attention to Lynn's gluten free diet, she loved it all,miss piggy! We especially loved Soggy Dollar and Willy T's!

OMG!!!

We will be back sooner than eight years.

Tall & Nancy Ball & Greg & Lynn Lefevre - Danville, CA & Eldorado Hills, CA

Oct 22, 2011

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 D&R Oct 01, 2011
Mike & Roberta,

We were aboard for our honeymoon ten years ago.

It was wonderful to come back again as you guys have been on our minds since we left.

When D had a heart attack we thought of Ayacanora and promised we would come down as life is too short.

Thanks again for having us back and making a special birthday cake, you still have the BEST Pancakes Ever!

D&R

Oct 01, 2011

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 Andrea & Bryan Ryder, Rhonda Butler & Rebecca Provost - Raleigh ,NC and Key West Fl, Aug 01, 2011
Mike & Roberta

We had a blast aboard Ayacanora and the food was to die for!

We must come back again, Ayacanora & crew, you guys Rock!

Andrea & Bryan Ryder, Rhonda Butler & Rebecca Provost - Raleigh ,NC and Key West Fl,

Aug 01, 2011

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 Scot & Kittye, Scottie, Zac Connor, & Grampa Sam & Gramp Sue - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Jul 22, 2011
Mike & Roberta,

We having been coming down since Scottie was 9yrs. old and Zac was 3yrs. old.

We feel like family and the boys are now 18yrs. old and 12yrs. old.

It was wonderful to spend quality time with the family and grampa Sam and gramma Sue before Scottie heads off for college at Georgetown.

Thank you for another great vacation.

Scot & Kittye, Scottie, Zac Connor, & Grampa Sam & Gramp Sue - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Jul 22, 2011

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