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Sailing Yacht Contingency, 53ft, 6 guests

Weekly Charter Rates

$9,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
$10,500 (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.


Guests Cabins Length
6 3 53ft
Designer Oyster Marine
Built 2001
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age 4
Scuba Rendezvous only
Salon Galley Master Cabin Main Cabin Bath Port Guest Cabin Starboard GuestCabin Dining Alfresco Sun Pad Surf Charter Surf Charter Contingency Layout

Why you should book Contingency!

Contingenc, a fast, 53ft monohull is now available for surf charters in the BVI! What better way to escape the winter weather than by going surfing in paradise while on a sailing adventure?


En suite full-width queen master aft.

Two guest cabins forward of salon: starboard double,port u/l singles, shared head & shower. Captain shares forward head & shower.


Air Conditioning: Partial
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Ice Maker
Other entertainment: PS 3 & games,Sat radio, WiFi within phone range
Communications: SSB
Sat phone Globe Star
Cell Phone

Water toys

Floating Mats
Fishing Gear
Fishing Rods: 2
Dinghy: Novurania 11.4
Dinghy Outboard HP: 30

Meet the Crew

Steven Swartz


Captain Steven Swartz

Steven is a long time sailor who has a passion for the ocean. He cultivated this along with his technical knowledge of marine vessels and their systems by serving 7 seasons aboard an Alaskan fishing vessel and then on

both fishing and large commercial vessels including dredges along the east coast. Starting four years ago

he began exclusively working first as a deck hand, then ships carpenter, then mate and finally captain on a

series of charter schooners off the New England coast. As noted he quickly rose through the ranks aboard

various vessels culminating in his recent command of a 115loa, engineless coasting schooner for her

centennial year on the beautiful and occasionally challenging waters of Penobscot bay. His diverse

experiences has earned him a great knowledge of a variety of systems and engineering environment. In

addition to his charter experience he has done ocean deliveries including a J boat and an Oyster from New

England to the US Virgin Islands.

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Availability for Contingency:

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.

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New Years 2015 - BVI
Our charter aboard CONTINGENCY was an outstanding success! This was a great solution and value for our first time out.

Captain Chris did a great job planning an itinerary that fit our desires (great snorkeling, away from the crowds other than a little New Years fun at Foxys and watching college football at Bitter End on Jan 1) plus getting us to Skinny Legs for a visit despite challenging conditions that day. He is low key and that works great for a week in tight quarters. Despite having his regular cook/mate cancel at the last minute Chris adjusted nicely to Kelli, her replacement. They did not share the crew cabin, leaving him to sleep in the salon or on deck, which he seemed to roll with. Chris does usually do the food. We did not sample his cooking, and he said while not as accomplished as Kelli, he gets good reviews.

Kelli, the cook/mate was also excellent, friendly and warm and positive, despite the often challenging conditions in the tiny galley. Her food was wonderful and a high point as Kelli prepared steaks, mahi mahi, eggs benedict and a few special recipes from her Hawaiian family. Beverages were plentiful, wine and beer choices were right in line with our requests.

The boat is a very well built cruiser, great wood decks, and handles the seas very well.
I think she is a bit small for our group of 6 plus two crew. The double bed cabin is tight for two 20 year old girls and the Pullman is small for two big boys. Ventilation in those cabins required the doors to remain open to stay cool with the a/c on. The deck space is a bit tight for 6, but big enough for 4 to lay out while 2 read in the shade. We would probably opt for a bigger boat for 6 next time, although I feel this was a great solution and value for our first time out.
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