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We are Going Green! Smart Antifouling Solution at Barefoot Yacht Charters

 We are going GREEN!
The beautiful waters of St Vincent and Grenadines are lush and filled with tropical flora and fauna for all to enjoy. At Barefoot Yacht Charters, we are dedicated to keeping it that way.

It is our goal to help reduce threats to our marine ecosystems by careful attention to boat maintenance and use.

Many antifouling paints are harmful to marine life such as turtles, rays, fish, sea birds, shellfish. Even a small amount of toxic chemicals can easily disrupt their natural habit and reduce their life span. We believe it is our duty to help to preserve our sea and wildlife.

 

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The new Sea Hawk Smart Solution is the next generation in antifouling technology.

It is engineered to be the most effective environmentally friendly antifouling paint available. Smart Solution provides equivalent performance to traditional antifoulants, but utilizes completely METAL-FREE biocides resulting in no bioaccumulation in the environment.

Sea Hawk have long been an industry leader in bottom paints and barefoot has used their products for sometime. Smart Solution is undergoing testing on our fleet with very promising results so far and will be fully employed through out our entire fleet by summer 2016.

Philip Barnard, Managing Director of the Barefoot Yacht Charters and The Barefoot Group of Companies shared the company’s vision and it’s decision to introduce the new Smart Solution to the fleet.

“The request for an environmentally friendly bottom paint was received by all other paint companies like asking for it to be day and night at the same time, it just could not be done. The addition of Smart Solution to the Sea Hawk product line came as a great comfort to us at Barefoot Yachts as we have been searching for an alternative to the poisonous bottom paints used in the charter industry for some years now. Smart Solution works with the environment instead of against it using nature to protect our boat bottom instead of trying to kill everything that comes close to it. This is another great leap forward for our Barefoot lifestyle”.

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Smart Solution is the next generation in antifouling technology.

is engineered to be the most effective environmentally friendly antifouling paint available. Smart Solution provides equivalent performance to traditional antifoulants, but utilizes completely METAL-FREE biocides resulting in no bioaccumulation in the environment. The coating’s reaction to salt water creates a slick film that encapsulates the hull, providing enhanced speed and premium performance against growth.

  • Environmentally-friendly metal free bottom paint
  • Slick film when launched
  • Copper-free
  • Compatible over existing antifoulants
  • Increased speed
  • Llyod’s Registry Certified
“In our ongoing effort to reduce our impact on the areas we sail, Barefoot is proud to continue our partnership with Sea Hawk paints and maintain the natural beauty of St Vincent and the Grenadines.” Philip Barnard
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Carnival in St Vincent and the Grenadines with Barefoot Yacht Charters

What to do? You want to spend your bareboat yacht charter vacation on a relaxing sail with Barefoot Yacht Charters in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, but you also want to jump up and party at Carnival.

Our multi-island nation has rural Carnival activities which extend from mid-June to August in the Grenadines so you can enjoy the best of sailing, salt, sea and party!

Two islands in particular have unique elements in their celebrations, yet still retain the flavor of Vincy Mas:

  1. Bequia Carnival from June 20 – 23; and

  2. Canouan Carnival, a whole week of exciting shows and street parties from July 25 to August 1.

Dazzle your senses and sweat out the stress at Carnival, then recuperate on a sail perhaps to another Grenadine island where more adventures await, for each isle has its own history and ambience. Or just stay on board and be lulled into a deep relaxation until it’s time to jump up again.

Sailing in the Grenadines is line of sight sailing which means it is just short hop from one island to the next. You can enjoy the local ambience, festivities of Carnival in any capacity you choose. Whether you join in the celebrations or simply enjoy the culture and music from your yacht.

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You can have your perfect holiday, and Barefoot Yacht Charters can make it happen!

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FREE Sailing Days!

Every 7 day charter booked with Barefoot Yacht Charters in mid or low season will receive up to 2-3 free sailing days

Mid Season – Add 2 free sailing days (9 days for the price of 7)

Low Season – Add 3 free sailing days (10 days for the price of 7)

 Book in advance to ensure you receive your vessel of choice.

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Purchase Your Own Yacht

There’s nothing quite like sailing your own boat around the magical Islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines, one of the Caribbean’s premier tropical cruising grounds. It gets even better when your boat operates as a commercial charter boat, so you can offset the operating costs against the income earned.

As the only yacht brokerage company physically located in the Caribbean islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines, we offer our clients uncompromising professional integrity, many years of professional broker experience, a selection of great boats and an intimate familiarity with sailing the gorgeous Caribbean waters.

We also offer luxury bareboat and fully crewed yachts, an American Sailing Association (ASA) Sailing School, our own charter and scheduled airlines and an in-house travel agency and tour operator.

See our Yacht Ownership page for more details on how you can benefit from the best of both worlds.

 Featured Yacht

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42′ Fountaine Pajot Venezia 
2000 US$ 239,900
Fully-equipped, in very good condition and ready either to cruise the world or for continued profitable charter management. ‘Inordinate’ is a beautiful boat that has been routinely and expertly maintained by the Barefoot Yacht Charters maintenance team. If you’re looking for an excellent value on a solid global cruising catamaran with thousands of miles left in her, then don’t let this one get away from you. Complete maintenance history is available. Call or email for more information.
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Learn To Sail!

Learn to Sail in the Caribbean

Earn ASA (American Sailing Association) Certification during our Liveaboard Sailing Courses in the beautiful Grenadines. We offer One Week Basic, Catamaran and Advanced Coastal Cruising sailing courses.

Already have Basic Certification? Barefoot Offshore Sailing School offers Weekend Courses which will take you to the next level. All this and a Caribbean vacation a lifetime!

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10% Off For Returning Customers

Escape the cold this winter and head to the Caribbean for your next sailing adventure.

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If you have had the Barefoot Yacht Charters experience before, book now to receive your 10% returning customer discount.