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Catamaran Imagination, 46ft, 6 guests based in St Vincent, Caribbean Grenadines

Weekly Charter Rates

From
$7,550 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To
$10,950 (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 46ft
Guest cabin configuration:
3 Double en-suite cabins (no A/C)
Designer Fountaine Pajot
Built 2001
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age None
Home port Young Island, St Vincent, Caribbean Grenadines
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard

Special Offer

10% Local Fare discount
Details:
Choose to eat an additional 2 dinners and 1 lunch ashore and save 10% off the charter rate.
Dates:
Available for charters starting now through 31 July 2018
Reservations need to be confirmed before 14 July 2018
Inside Salon Spacious Deck for Dining Guest Cabin Guest Cabin Lounging on the trampolines Hammock for two Fresh Mahi Mahi, dinner! Fishing fun Snorkeling fun First time SCUBA Crystal clear warm blue water Two kayaks for exploring Amazing peaceful beaches Starfish Land wildlife - Iguana Sealife - dolphin Amazing underwater world Cocktails at sunset Imagination Layout

Catamaran Imagination Overview

Imagination is a 46ft Fountaine Pajot catamaran that was launched in 2001 and is available for charter in the Caribbean Grenadines sailing from St Vincent, Grenada or anywhere in between. The yacht can accommodate up to 6 charter guests in 3 double en-suite cabins.

Imagination’s crew know the Grenadines very well and a 7 night or more charter aboard Imagination offers a good economic way to sail, dive, fish and explore the southern Caribbean islands.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Home port: Young Island, St Vincent, Caribbean Grenadines
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

Green Initiative: Solar panels, water maker, wind generator, Eco-friendly cleaning products and local produce when available.

Accommodation

IMAGINATION can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins.

The forward port cabin is a queen and both aft cabins have full-size berths.

The incredibly spacious saloon includes a bar area that separates the galley.

Each guest cabins has a private ensuite head and shower.

Bimini and awning over deck/trampoline area forward for shade.

The crew quarters and facilities are completely separate.

Amenities

WiFi Internet: None-Hot Spots
Air Conditioning: None
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
BBQ
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Sun Awning
Hammock
Other entertainment: Board games
2 person hammock
Inverter and transformer to convert to 110v power.

Water toys

1-Man Kayak: 2
Adult Water Skis
Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Tube
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: Both
Fishing Rods: 3
Dinghy: 13' RIB
Dinghy Outboard HP: 30Hp
Other equipment includes:

Stand-up paddle board (1), Noodles, Beach games, Board games, Floating bar, Bimini and awning over part of the deck/trampoline area forward.,


SCUBA available on board

 SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: $60pp per dive for certified divers, includes equipment - Resort Course and Open Water Referral dives available.
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Dive Tanks: 10
Captain's Scuba License: Instructor
Dive Regs: 4
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Meet the Crew

Shawn & Ally

Captain Shawn Dear:

If the third times the charm, Shawn Dear has found his true calling as a charter captain.

Career number one, spanning 16 years, put his Honors Degree in Electronics Systems to good use. Now, maintaining IMAGINATIONs communications and navigation equipment keeps Shawns electronics skills up-to-date, while career number two as a UK policeman sharpened his people skills to deal with all situations that arise sailing the seas.

Captain Dears main areas of knowledge are St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and the BVIs. His sailing experience includes crewing on private monohull yachts and skippering a variety of multihulls for Tradewinds Cruise Club out of Bequia, St. Martin and the BVIs. For 18 months he was the First Mate on the Tall Ship Royal Albatross based in Malaysia and Singapore. He has sailed the coast of Southern Africa from NW of Capetown, past the Cape of Good Hope and up to Durban and back - and done an Atlantic crossing from Antigua to Bermuda and on to the Azores.

Shawn is interests include squash, martial arts, fishing, windsurfing, hiking and diving. He enjoys having kids on board who like being on the water and can swim. Describing himself as a very patient PADI MSDT Scuba Instructor, Shawn is fully comfortable taking children as young as 10 years of age diving. In his role of Activities Director he has stocked plenty of fishing gear on board, plus an inflatable kayak, windsurfer, noodles, lots of beach games and scuba gear in an assortment of sizes. There are board games for the rare rainy day and as children first come aboard, they are given a notebook for drawing, painting and writing about their sailing adventures...read more

Captain Dear does his best to give IMAGINATIONS guests of every age the holiday of a lifetime whether that will be an activity-filled cruise or lazy days to relax, chill out and recharge.

Chef Ally Cochrane

Ally started handling boats as a youngster messing about on sailing dinghies in the estuaries of England. Fast forward a few decades to find her island hopping in the West Indies, confidently handling all the duties of First Mate and Chef aboard IMAGINATION. To ensure her guests enjoy the best provisions and the highest quality local ingredients, Ally prepared, tweaked and re-tweaked dozens of recipes, creating menus to suit a variety of palates and dietary preferences. Her dishes are inspired by the cuisines of the southern United States, Italy and France - with "the occasional Caribbean twist."

With Shawn, Ally has logged thousands of miles on IMAGINATION sailing from St. Lucia to Grenada learning all the best spots to take charter guests. They both love hiking in the rugged beauty of the Windward Islands and discovering the wonders of the Caribbean underwater world. Ally, a PADI Qualified Open Water Diver, is continuing her SCUBA training with the aim of becoming a Divemaster.

Before persuing her career at sea, Ally was a Registered General Nurse at Poole Hospital Trust in England for 23 years.

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Availability for Imagination:

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:

Unavailable: Thursday, 3 August 2017 to Friday, 3 November 2017: Unavailable: St Vincent, Young Island* to St Vincent, Young Island*
Booked: Sunday, 7 January 2018 to Saturday, 13 January 2018: Booked: Bequia to Union Island, Grenadines*
Booked: Friday, 29 June 2018 to Friday, 6 July 2018: Booked: Bequia to Union Island, Grenadines*

Hours required between charters: 48 hrs

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A truly unique trip
To think 7 days ago we were strangers, now leaving as family. We trusted you to be our Captain and First Mate and you elevated the trip beyond what we expected. Between the snorkelling, Happy Island, Carnival and everything to make us feel like locals, it all made it a truly unique trip. Robert 2017

Superlatives cannot accurately describe the experience we've had. Much appreciated from the bottom of my heart! Richard 2017
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Loved every minute
What an incredible voyage! Wonderful sailing, fabulous drinks and the food....wow! Holly 2017

I felt safe and taken care of from the moment I stepped onto this beautiful sailboat. Incredible food, snorkelling, swimming and paddle boarding. My cabin was perfect as was the rest of Imagination. Thank you for an amazing adventure. Jennette 2017

Amazing sailing and snorkelling thanks to your knowledge, experience and commitment to making it a fun and full adventure for all of us. Sydney 2017

Loved every minute - first time sailing for us! Thank you for your genuine hospitality the food was great as well. Kent 2017
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Thank you very much for making our honeymoon exceptional!
We loved every absolutely everything of our week on Imagination: snorkelling, swimming, diving in the most beautiful places, sailing with the dolphins, chasing turtles, eating amazing lobster on the beach under the stars.....Most of all we had a great time with Shawn and Ally! Thank you very much for making our honeymoon exceptional! Vanessa 2017
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Fabulous 5 days aboard Imagination
Thank you so much for this incredible experience. It's been a fantastic way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
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Wonderful experience
The last 5 days have been a wonderful experience...
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Incredible experience
Thank you so much for this incredible experience.
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Some unforgettable days
Thank you for some unforgettable days. Every day was a present.
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March 2016
We were told it was an older boat so we were not sure what to expect. It was so well maintained,clean and they are continually updating so it was just like new.I do not know how you would describe a crew you might not be familiar with but we felt very confident with Sean as a captain.We had high wind and seas but we never felt uncomfortable and every day he would let us know about the activities we could do at different locations and once we decided would either act as our guide or drop us off. Allie served delicious meals and they would both join us for dinner and friendly conversation.We were so satisfied that my friends are thinking of rebooking with them in the future.
April 2015
Clint and I just got back from the Caribbean yesterday, and I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time on the Imagination with Shawn and Ally. The sailing, snorkeling, and diving was amazing, and we also had some fun excursions on shore.

Shawn and Ally were great hosts. It was very convenient to dive right off the boat, and Shawn chose some great spots for us to explore on land and in the water. Ally fixed some amazing meals and accommodated my request for vegetarian meals. She went above and beyond my expectations and I have a list of recipes I am going to request.

Clint and I would recommend Shawn and Ally to anyone interested in sailing the Grenadines, and we will certainly go back to them when we return to that area. Thanks for recommending them!

Hope all is well with you!
Julie

I just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing sailing trip with Shawn and Ally. Beautiful islands, water, diving and snorkeling. Shawn and Ally are wonderful to be around, great sense of humor and Ally prepared delicious meals. We certainly want some of those recipes.
I think I can say for all of us that we would definitely recommend Imagination and their crew!!

Thought you would like to know for future inquiries.
Mary
April 2014 Charter
Thanks to both of you sooo much for a great week in the Grenadines!!! We had a blast!!! Thanks for entertaining us, feeding us, and putting up with the arguing and card slapping!!! : ) Have a feeling we miss you more than you miss us!!!! : )
We really had so much fun and the kids will have great memories!
Sarah
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April 2014 Charter
I've waited two weeks thinking I might be able to temper my crazed post trip babble. I've traveled a lot. And this trip was one of the best things I have ever done. Peaceful exciting comfortable exhilarating eye opening sexy forthright honest funny delicious private. Shawn knew where when and how it to make it all happen. Flexible options. Oh I do have one gripe. One week was too short. I want more. Ally could not have more pleasant. Smart funny and beautiful. We wanted for nothing. Go now.
Patrick Callahan

For my 60th birthday I chartered the sailboat, Imagination and brought 5 dear friends along. It was AMAZING! The crew, Shawn and Ally, were superb. The boat had 3 bedrooms (berths) with a bath (head) in each with the crew staying in their own berth. It was totally adequate for our needs. We met the boat in St. Vincent and sailed in one direction, ending in Union island. The actual sailing was my favorite part. The captain, Shawn, was savy enough to the area to know just when to arrive to each island for our maximum benefit. Shawn escorted us on various hikes, sharing his knowledge of the various islands. Ally made the most incredible meals for us. We decided to do 7 meals ahsore and she prepared the rest. It was so fun to head up to the cockpit to a beautifully set table and delightful breakfast. One guest was a vegan and Ally went out of her way to accomadate her. I chose this boat for a few reasons, the crew being one of them. They seemed young and fun. Well, they lived up to that notion. They joined us in tubing off the dinghy and talked us all into the Carribean Slingshot. One of my guests was a certified diver and joined Shawn on a few dives. We were all afforded this opportunity and settled for snorkeling instead. One of my guests decided to try her hand at the helm and was given great instruction and encouragement. It was certainly a memorable vacation. The absolute BEST. We are already talking about who turns 60 next and doing this again. I've sailed the BVI on a bareboat and this trip on Imagination beat it by a mile. I am so grateful I listened to my gut and booked this trip. You won't be disappointed!!!
Susan Weisse
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February 1, 2014
The three days we spent aboard the Imagination was definitely the highlight of our incredible ten day vacation. Shawn and Ally were the prefect hosts. The sailing was outstanding, the food was fabulous and the over all experience was an Olympic GOLD!!! You will never go wrong booking a charter on the Imagination.

Thank for everything! You were wonderful to work with!"
Dena
New Year Charter 2013/14
Not sure Imagination is an appropriate name for your boat as we didn't need to imagine anything, it all happened. And gosh, did we do a lot in a week. Apart from all the beautiful islands, beaches, cover walks, open seas, cute villages we had an amazing time really enjoying all you have to offer. The diving was just amazing, so lovely for Tabitha and Jemima to learn to work with someone so kind knowledgeable, patient and fun. They loved it and really learned to be excited, not afraid of what the deep holds! The snorkeling was amazing what with Turtles, Manta Rays, Rays, Lion fish etc..etc.. The kids laughed and laughed on the ring in Chatham Bay.

The route you planned and the places you took us gave us the very best of what we could do.
I guess most of all though, what made our holiday so special was the way you both looked after us as a family. Totally earning the trust and friendship of our girls and us. Ally, it was only on our last day that I realized that you had never ever left the boat, so busy were you cooking and caring for us.
We will be back.
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MAY 2013
Mamma mia, there we go again! We all want to stay another week, but we really have to leave tomorrow.

This trip has been amazing. We did not know what to expect taking our three kids sailing in the Caribbean. But you are very good hosts, for us and for the children. Ally, you are a great cook. You make delicious roetjes.

We take good memories home the turtles, the stingrays, manta and even a real shark we saw!

We hope you can show this wonderful world to a lot of kids on your catamaran.

We wish you the best and hope to come back again for another trip. Maybe well catch a fish . . . .

Hoping that the Mamma Mia songs wont stick too long in your mind!

Katleen, Eric, Bostiaan, Karlyn, Stefanie

April 2012
JANUARY 27, 2013
From the broker -

I just had a long chat with our client about their wonderful holiday. It was a huge success! They loved the Grenadines and are already thinking about their next trip. They were very happy with the service onboard and loved the food and the fact that it was all according to their specifications. You made them feel at home and relaxed and you all got on really well.

The boat was perfect for them. Being used to momohulls, they appreciated the larger space and comfort of a catamaran, especially at anchor.

Thanks to you and Ally for looking so well after the them.

January 17 - 27, Martinique to Martinique
JULY 2012
Setting the sails on the Caribbean Sea
It all started in the town of Bequia
In the best of hands with Capt. Shawn and First Mate Ally
So many amazing places, too many to tally.

A trip that was truly like no other
Two strangers who became a sister and brother
Rum punch in hand, but sure, Ill have another
As Steve says, You really did it this time, you mother.

The rules are simple always turn off your lights
Man overboard? You must never lose sight
Twenty pumps to the left, clear to the right
Two calls of four rings, Shawn will be there at night

We learned if you throw up
Do it through your respirator
Because if you do not
You will certainly die later

Sailing with Shawn and Ally
Is as fun as getting a Hummer
You could say its much like
Putting a sugar scoop on my summer

Thanks for an incredible time!
Graham & Seth

Thanks so much for a wonderful week of laughs, beautiful sites & beautiful views of different parts of the world. Yall are a great couple with lots to offer.
Robert and Susie, Austin, Texas
July 2012
JULY 2012
The experience I had while sailing on the IMAGINATION was the most overall positive experience I've ever had. The islands we visited were fantastic! Shawn and Ali were very gracious and accommodating in every way. They went the extra mile every time there was an opportunity. Shawn's sailing ability was excellent and he took us to all of the places that were recommended to me.

I've traveled the world extensively and my expectations were high. All of my expectations were exceeded. That really says it all.

Richards, July 2012
MAY 2012
Best birthday week in a very long time! Thank you for your hospitality & unending answering of questions. If you are ever in the States look me up.

Pam, Woodstock, GA
May, 2012
Once in a lifetime
Thank you so much for this once in a lifetime, awesome, incredible, amazing,exciting, fun experience.
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Superlatives cannot accurately describe the experience we\'ve had.
To think, 7 days ago we were strangers - now leaving as family.
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