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This month's best boat name is.. 'Vitamin Sea!'

Captain Conchs Pearl of Wisdom
pearl of wisdom 
 There are only two difficult things about sailing- leaving the land and getting back on to it!

The correct answer to last months question is   

 

'Beef Island' 

This is where the main international airport is located

Conchgrats to   
'Ben Edkins'

 

 Contact us for your 

Conch Cap

 

Choice of colors
Choice of colors

Now in yellow, red, grey and pink as well as the original blue 


Thanks to Tom Behan for sending in his Conch Cap photo! It looks like a beautiful, warm day in Canada, hope you enjoyed the sunshine!

Conch Superior Rum

'Pinnacles'

Forward Cabin

Galley

Navigation Station

Saloon
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Conch Charters September 2015

Newsletter 

Where have all the boats gone...?

 

 

Empty docks and the girls escaped from the office...Not often you see this sight at Conch Charters!

 

With ththreat of two storms at the end of August tracking straight towards us, it was all hands on deck to get the boats packed safely away into Paraquita Bay, the 'hurricane hole'. Sorry if we missed your call!

 

We were very fortunate in the end as both passed way south of us. Although Erika, a tropical storm, did bring some strong gusts overnight and much needed rain!

 

Join in and help the Conch team track the next potential next storm; 

National Hurricane Centre- Atlantic
 


 

Rare Anchor found!


While dredging in Road Harbour as part of the cruise ship expansion project a 13 foot rare anchor was discovered believed to be from the the Napoleonic era!

 

Based on the design, it is thought to have belonged to an HMS ship around 150 - 200ft! It would have taken several strong crew around an hour and a half to pull it up, walking around a huge spool...really makes you appreciate an electric windlass!

 

For the BVI this is a fantastic find! At the moment the plan is to get it back in the water as soon as possible to help preserve it, after that the future is yet to be determined...


Read more about the discovery in an article published by the local Newspaper;

 

BVI Beacon- Rare Anchor Found in Road Harbour 


 

 

Annapolis Boat Show

Conch Charters will once again be attending the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis in early October!

 

Make sure you come by to visit Kirstie and Megan in the usual spot, stand YB #23 



Don't forget you can order tickets in advance through us at a reduced rate;
8th October $20pp VIP
9th - 13th October $9pp regular admission tickets! 

Conch's Fab Spot of the Month  

Myetts

Located right on the beach at Cane Garden Bay, Myett's Garden and Grill has recently been awarded the Green Globe certificate, making it only one of two certified eco-resorts in the BVI! They have now been in business for over 24 years!

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving an extensive menu consisting of fresh lobster, fish, shrimp, steak, vegetarian options and other grilled foods...I'm sure you will find something to tempt you! With some form of live entertainment almost every night, the spacious, open air dining room located right on the beach has a fantastic atmosphere not to be missed. Reservations recommended! Don't forget the most important time of the day...Sunset Happy Hour!   

Escape the boat for a night and take advantage of the Myetts Garden Hotel! All rooms feature an open, natural design with AC and the best part...the bed doesn't move from side to side!

Above the restaurant is the Sea Spa, offering a range of treatments -just what you and your body need after several days of sun, sand, snorkeling and sea water!

The Corner gift shop located in the gardens surrounding the restaurants sells a complete range of items, including lots of locally made arts and crafts. Great for picking up gifts to take home to those loved ones!
 
      
Conch-coction

"Queen Conchs Daiquiri"


 

 2oz Conch Superior Rum

 (a bottle free with every charter)

1/2 oz strawberry liqueur 
1/2 oz Cream of Coconut
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup crushed ice
A dash of Rose's lime juice

Put all ingredients in a blender until mixture becomes slushy! Serve in a tall cocktail glass, don't forget finish by decorating the rim with fresh, halved strawberries!

 

 Testing Question

             

Where is Lee Bay?

Of course, there is more than one Lee Bay in the BVI! We want the location of the one that is home to the WORLD famous dive and snorkel site! 

   
Boat for Sale
 
 Beneteau Cyclades 43.4 2006
'Pinnacles' -  $88,000
    
Pinnacles is a rare four cabin two head version! 


INTERIOR FEATURES
The interior is very spacious and the wide beam is carried aft to the stern.  This allows for two roomy aft cabins. 
Headroom is 6'6" throughout the cabins and saloon.

This model offers three double cabins, bunk cabin and two heads. 
 
The showers share the space with the head area.  The practical portside galley has a strove, refrigeration and ample work surfaces for two chefs to work side by side.

The all wood chart table and seat is beautifully designed with the control panel, VHF and stereo to hand.

 YACHT FEATURES
Twin helms with the master helm on the portside make the Cyclades 43 comfortable to sail and give easy access to the swim platform with boarding ladder and shower. 

 The cockpit has room for six crew to sit in comfort for outside dining, there is a charcoal BBQ if you prefer to grill al fresco. You have plenty of shade from the Bimini over the cockpit.

Battened main sail with lazy jacks and stack pack, the genoa is roller furling


 

   
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