Catamaran Permabear

54ft · 10 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Permabear Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $32,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $36,000 (10 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and the premium weeks of Christmas & New Years. 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. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 10
Guest Cabins 5
Length 54ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 5 Queens en-suite
Designer Bali
Launched 2023
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Water Safe)
Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)

Catamaran Permabear Overview

This brand new 2023 luxurious sailing catamaran, PERMABEAR, is definitely a fine example of what Bali can design. As you step on board in to a beautifully appointed cockpit, complete with teak floors and dining table for ten and a comfortable lounging bench, you immediately realize what a unique charter experience you are about to have.

As you make your way up to the flybridge you’ll be blown away by the amazing turquoise water with 360° views and enjoy the up-close view of the sails. It’s also a great place to read your favorite book or a favorite spot for appetizers and cocktails at sundown. The main salon is comfortable and luxurious with open spaces and natural light fed by all the windows surrounding you.

All five guest cabins are spacious with large windows and offer plenty of natural light. For your comfort, there are 3 cabins with queen sized beds and 2 twin cabins (1 that converts to a king) each private baths with dedicated shower stalls as well as flatscreen TVs and a stereo system for both central and individual cabin control. The high level of finishing throughout every cabin reflects the luxury that you would expect from a yacht of this caliber.

With all the different areas, PERMABEAR is show-stopper and has enough amenities for everyone to enjoy!

Permabear Layout

Green Initiative

Purified drinking water made on board.
Reusable water bottles available for use on board.

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Ed & Erin

Capt. Ed Irwin

I guess you can say I have spent most of my life trying to get lost in the outdoors. Born in Newfoundland, Canada I spent as much time as I could outside, fishing the streams for trout and getting lost in woods. As a small boy I would drive my mother crazy by wandering off only to come home with pockets full of the fish I caught, or birds and small animals I captured that I wanted to keep as pets.

I have enjoyed back country camping, hiking, canoeing my entire life. The Boundary Waters lakes and portages one of are my favorite places to get lost in. To ride my motorcycle, lightly packed for finding remote fly-fishing streams, not really having a destination in mind, is my perfect get away.

I grew up on the small lakes of Northern Illinois, driving to school in my small motorboat. The first time I was on a sailboat I instantly fell in love with the simple act of the wind taking my boat anywhere.

After sailing Lake Michigan for many years, Erin and I created a plan to take off on our own boat and sail to as many places of the world that we could. We found an abandoned Cape Dory 36 and rebuilt it and outfitted it for long distance travel. Years of hard work paid off in a beautifully restored and perfectly outfitted classic sailboat that allowed us to live our sailing dreams. ..read more

We have sailed and lived aboard our boat for the past 4 years. We have sailed the Great Lakes, the Chesapeake, off shore from Norfolk around Bermuda to the Caribbean. We then sailed back north to Maine, sailing down east” for the summer and headed back down the eastern seaboard to head off shore again to the Caribbean.

We have spent the past 2 seasons in the Virgin Islands, US and BVI exploring and finding amazing coves, anchorages, becoming PADI scuba certified, and learning why everyone says that once you make it to the Caribbean- you don’t want to leave. I am looking forward to showing guests why the Caribbean is a sailing paradise.

Chef Erin Irwin

My childhood playground was Tower Marina in Saugatuck, MI. My family bought a River Queen houseboat when I was 10 and we spend every weekend and all of the summers until I was 18 playing on Lake Michigan’s waters. I loved everything about being on the water and was always the first and last one to jump into the water, no matter what temperature!

I am always up for an adventure and tend to do life in a bigger than life way. I am nearly 100% Irish and definitely have the gift of gab and will tell stories all day. I am a care taker, the oldest daughter of a big family, mother of 5 kids, a nurse/midwife for 25 years, and as professor for a good part of my life I am a natural teacher.

When cooking for my family I wanted them to have a healthy diet. Most of our meals were whole foods from our garden, cooked from scratch. My cooking style has an emphasis on a healthy balance of the Mediterranean foods, Asian cuisines, and comfort foods that are adapted to healthy, but rich versions. I have spent a good portion of my life in Chicago, and have become an obsessive foodie, constantly searching for the perfect meal at the perfect restaurant which is an endless quest that has taught me so much about the experience of eating well.

As the oldest daughter of a big family , and the mother of a large family, I was always the center of planning family gatherings and parties. I love finding unique themes and creating relaxed, special-moments and memories together. Ed and I have found the outdoors, especially sailing, to always be the perfect setting for finding that moment to connect to each other, but to something bigger. It has always been the best stage for us to find joy, peace, adventure and excitement and we want to share that.

We especially look forward to having families find that elusive real time together. There just isn’t anything like being on a sailboat to allow for everything else to fade away and be connected to the people you love. We can’t wait to help others find that perfect spot- that perfect moment that will be a memory that holds forever.

Very Friendly Oboard Dog "Gus"

Meet Gus, our adventurous Cairn Terrier, a seasoned sailor of the high seas with over 30,000 nautical miles under his belt! At five years old, Gus is not just any yacht dog; he's a true sea-faring companion with a tale that includes befriending a dolphin and a baby in Long Bay 9. With a love for kids, Gus is the perfect family-friendly crew member, known for his super quiet and well-behaved nature. Despite his loyalty, Gus has a cheeky side—mention cheese and sausage, and he might just be tempted to jump ship! Always up for an adventure, whether it's a serene paddleboarding session or exploring new shores, Gus embodies the spirit of nautical exploration with a wagging tail and an eager heart. Gus has lots of friends ashore if you choose not to vacation with him.

Availability for Permabear:

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 preferred, Inquire for

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Booked: Monday, 15 April 2024 to Thursday, 25 April 2024: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 3 May 2024 to Monday, 6 May 2024: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
On Hold: Saturday, 8 June 2024 to Saturday, 15 June 2024: Hold: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Booked: Monday, 17 June 2024 to Sunday, 23 June 2024: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Thursday, 27 June 2024 to Thursday, 4 July 2024: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Sunday, 14 July 2024 to Sunday, 21 July 2024: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Unavailable: Sunday, 1 September 2024 to Friday, 8 November 2024: Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Booked: Saturday, 9 November 2024 to Saturday, 16 November 2024: Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Wednesday, 20 November 2024 to Friday, 29 November 2024: Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests 9 guests 10 guests
Winter 2023 to 2024 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000 $35,500 $36,000
Summer 2024 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000 $35,500 $36,000
Winter 2024 to 2025 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000 $35,500 $36,000
Summer 2025 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000 $35,500 $36,000
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and the premium weeks of Christmas & New Years. 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. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

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

Full Specifications for Permabear

Permabear Layout
Length 54ft
Beam 29
Draft 5
Designer Bali
Launched 2023
Guests Up to 10
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Water Safe)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag US
Dinghy/Tender Highfield (20HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 8
Guest Cabins 5
Guest Cabin Configuration 5 Queens en-suite
Guest Electric Heads 3
Accommodation Description:

2 twin cabins now convert to kings so we have the capability for 5 couples

Crew sleep in a queen in the starboard aft

Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Preferred Port STT
Other Port Tortola
Hours Between Charters 48 hrs preferred, Inquire for
WiFi Internet Onboard WIFI
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock Yes
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer No
Ice Maker Yes
BBQ Yes
Voltage 110v
Other ELECTRONICS: Raymarine Electronic PACK including : Pilote auto P70S, GPS plotter AXIOM 7" , MULTI I70S, VHF
RAY 63 + VHF RAY MIC at steering station, AIS receiver transmitter, 12 '' full touch screen at
steering station
Adult Waterskis No
Kids Waterskis No
Stand Up Paddle Board 2
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube Yes
Wake Board Yes
Knee Board No
1-Person Kayak No
2-Person Kayak No
Float Mats No
Beach Games No
Fishing Gear Yes
Other Water Toys 4 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, Floating Circle with net, 1 Subwing, Big Maple Seated Towable, Large Inflatables, Wake Board, Fishing Gear, Floats
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV No
DVD Player No
Board Games No
Books No
Captain Nationality US
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Inq
Kosher Available Inq
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