|Guest cabin configuration:|
|3 Double en-suite cabins (no A/C)|
|Children Min. Age||None|
|Home port||Young Island, St Vincent, Caribbean Grenadines|
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.
Home port: Young Island, St Vincent, Caribbean Grenadines
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
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.
Stand-up paddle board (1), Noodles, Beach games, Board games, Floating bar, Bimini and awning over part of the deck/trampoline area forward.,
Shawn & Ally
Captain Shawn Dear:
If the third time's 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 IMAGINATION's communications and navigation equipment keeps Shawn's 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 Dear's main areas of knowledge are St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and the BVI's. 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 BVI's. 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 IMAGINATION'S 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.
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.
Hours required between charters: 48 hrs
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Imagination!
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!
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.
We really had so much fun and the kids will have great memories!
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!!!
Thank for everything! You were wonderful to work with!"
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.
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
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
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
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
Pam, Woodstock, GA