“When we stepped aboard a Helia 44 Evolution at the Annapolis Boat Show in October 2016, we knew she was the one. We loved the open, light-filled space and immediately felt at home. The continuity between the cockpit and the salon and the clear line of sight between the raised helm station and the galley was of particular appeal to us.
At that time, Fountaine Pajot catamarans were known as "owner boats" more than charter boats. When it proved impossible to find a used four-cabin version, we purchased Allende new. We flew to France to commission her and have sailed her every mile since. She's proven to be incredibly seaworthy, and in addition to our Atlantic crossing we've made annual safe passages from the Virgin Islands to the Southern Windwards and back.
We entered the crewed charter market as a way to offset the cost of our new boat. We weren't sure that it would be a career path we loved, but found it to be a natural fit almost immediately. We have spent six happy seasons hosting guests aboard Allende in the BVI, turning our clients into friends along the way. Chartering gave us the budget to keep Allende in pristine condition and make the upgrades we desired.
After proving that we could run a successful, profitable charter business we have been offered a job as Captain and Chef on a newer, larger Fountaine Pajot. We're excited about our new challenge and look forward to sharing our intimate knowledge of Allende with her new owners. May she bring you as much joy as she has brought us! “
"As an ex BVI charter skipper myself I know what it takes to keep a catamaran in A1 condition. Allende is an absolute delight, she has been diligently maintained and lovingly cared for by her owner-operators. I am very pleased to be able to offer this boat for sale, we encourage any inspection and will share detailed maintenance records with qualified and serious buyers.
She will be available for viewings close to this year's Annapolis boat show October 13-17 at Pier 7 Marina, Maryland, I encourage you to book an early viewing of this beautiful boat."
Allenade is USCG Documented with US Coastwise Endorsement (commercial endorsement)
Includes MARAD Waiver for Puerto Rico & US East Coast // US Tax Paid
BVI “Home Base” Commercial Recreational Vessel License
Allende has met all commercial and regulatory requirements for operation in the BVI.
|LOA||43' (13.23 meters)|
For more information about this vessel, please contact Stephen Varrow.
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Professional Skipper Steve Varrow takes over the helm as senior broker for the Virgin Islands.
Steve takes the natural progression to a professional yacht broker after a lifetimes work on boats and being at sea, at 16 years of age he joined Princess Yachts in the UK as a shipwright and from there on has been on or around boats all his working life, for the last 17 years he has been Caribbean based as a well known charter skipper, RYA Instructor and charter yacht broker.
He has 5 transatlantic catamaran deliveries as skipper and numerous European, Caribbean and East coast USA trips on his extensive sailing resume, he has skippered virtually every model of Lagoon catamaran from the 380 up-to the 560 as well as many other makes in his role as charter skipper in the Leeward Islands and the BVI, he has a deep technical understanding of all yacht mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic systems and specializes in helping clients navigate through the path to become a yacht owner and owner operator in the charter yacht industry.
He lives aboard his classic gaff rigged yacht “Gwendolyn” sailing between the BVI, USVI and the Spanish Virgin Islands and is ready to help you in all aspects of buying or selling your next yacht.