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Drumbeat I
65' Irwin Ketch

A SCUBA Specialty Yacht!
Drumbeat offers you the romance and adventure of exploration undersail. Dance to the beat of a different drummer. Drumbeat offers the rhythm you want, sleek and supple, designed for someone like you in mind, Drumbeat I 

Drumbeat I combines vintage grace and contemporary dash and touches of elegance that offer more than a pleasant guide through the Caribbean.

Exterior features that distinguish her from many other charter yachts include wide spacious decks, a sailing bimini with full enclosure capabilities for shade, a hot and cold deck shower for a quick rinse after a swim, a self-serve cockpit fridge filled to the brim with your favorite cold drinks and a hammock made for two.

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Below you will find beautifully appointed, luxurious living accommodations. The main salon is traditional teak, tastefully decorated with plush pillows, oriental carpet, fresh flowers, and a high performance entertainment center.

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This feeling of luxury is carried throughout the yacht, which features four equal size staterooms. Each stateroom boasts a double bed, private bathroom with clean, state-of-the-art head and stall shower, air conditioning, and excellent ventilation with overhead hatches and opening side portholes.

When not sailing from one beautiful anchorage to another, activities may include swimming, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, wind surfing, water skiing, hydro-sliding, kayaking, spinnaker flying, hiking, shelling, etc. You may do it all, or if you prefer, you may do nothing. But you will do it like never before!

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Drumbeat I is staffed with a professional crew, committed to excellence, who want nothing more than to show off their Caribbean home and make your vacation a life long memory. Come sip champagne at the end of the rainbow and make your dreams come true with Drumbeat I.

 Crew of Drumbeat I
Vince, Linda and Crew
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Vince and Linda Stracner with Mate Kirk Persidskis
Captain, Chef and Crew

Owners Vince and Linda Stracener have a passion for sailing and a commitment to excellence. The beauty of the ocean will be shared through their stories and lived through experience. Their attention to detail will ensure a spectacular vacation. Whether or not your desire is to kick up your heels, dive till you drop, or just relax at a secluded palm lined beach, Vince and Linda will make all your dreams come true.

Captain Vince holds a US Coast Guard 100-ton master’s license and is a certified dive instructor. Raised in California, he attended Long Beach State University where he won several golden glove awards for boxing. After moving to Arkansas (where did the ocean go?) he owned a construction business for several years. His desire for the sea drew him even further east to the Virgin Islands. He has sailed the waters here since 1993 and found his true home. As an "Outdoors" man, Vince enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for diving, fishing, and underwater photography with his guests.

Linda, chef/first Mate, moved to the Virgin Islands from her home state of California, where she graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Marketing. During her college years, she was captain of her water-ski team and was voted helmsman of the year at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club. Her culinary history is filled with awards and it abounds with cuisine to be remembered forever. Her specialties include Caribbean dishes, upscale Continental and seafood. She has been a charter yacht chef since moving to the Islands in 1994.

Drumbeat I is crewed by the professional team of Vince and Linda and you will be assured a wonderful Caribbean sailing and diving experience. They look forward to making your cruise aboard Drumbeat I the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation ever.


One of the most important aspects of any vacation is the food, and in this Drumbeat I excels. An ultra modern galley in a private work area enables your on board chef to exercise her talents to her fullest. The menu on Drumbeat I is tailored to your tastes and is designed to please those wanting low-fat dishes... and those wanting to go hog-wild! An adventure of the palate awaits the gourmand and Caribbean dishes will tempt your taste buds. The flamboyant presentations on creative table settings are accompanied by a superlative variety of wines.

Speaking of Tastes, Click Here for
a look at Linda's Menu


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Equipment & Toys

18' Tender W/115HP Engine
Water skiis
Hydro Slide - Kneeboard
Skurfer - Tube
2 Ocean Kayaks
Underwater Sled
Underwater Camera
Spinnaker Swing
Fishing  Equipment
4 Floating Sun Mats
Snorkel Gear
TV/DVD -Bose Sound
Icemaker Watermaker
CD -Player- Stereo In Each Cabin..
Fully Air Conditioned

DiveDive Instructor, 12 Tanks, 8 Sets Of Scuba Gear,
5 Dives/week included,  Extra dives @ $25pp, Instruction available
Resort Course included, Full certification $300

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Drumbeat crew is safety concious.
To that end the yacht keeps a defibulator onboard as a precaution . Vince is trained in it's use as well as in general first aid equipment nd proceedures.

Going GreenEco Initiative - Make purified drinking water tripple filtered. Re-usable water bottles
Tripple filtration water system onboard.

Drumbeat's Layout

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Charter Rates
Winter 2016
2  Couples - $ 14,500
3 Couples - $ 16,500
4 Couples - $ 18,500
Summer 2016
2  Couples - $ 14,500
3 Couples - $ 16,500
4 Couples - $ 18,500

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