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Shaitan of Tortola
80' Ron Holland Ketch

To satisfy the purely natural temptation
in all of us...

Shaitan of Tortola

More than a vacation, Iris and Henry manage to send a piece of the tropics home with each and every person they share this incredible journey with!  

Shaitan of Tortola was designed by the famous naval architect Ron Holland. He drew the lines of a strong yet elegant hull with enough freeboard for dry sailing

fore deck of Shaitan
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Driven by a powerful ketch-rig, Shaitan is fast sailing with racing capabilities and is, at the same time, a very comfortable cruising vessel with an abundance of living space.


All the itineraries on the Shaitan are custom. Whether you're looking for simple quiet serenity or an adventure on the high seas, Shaitan is the charter that will fulfill your expectations.

Salon with new sole

Tastefully decorated in florals and solids, Shaitan features a bright and cheerful maple and off-white interior with stunning varigated teak floors

The Single Upper berths in the 2 
forward Cabins fold away if requested

aft cabin


The very spacious staterooms aboard Shaitan are designed for comfort and privacy. They all have large heads & showers. As a special feature the dividers between the staterooms forward and aft can be removed to create two large suites.

Shaitan's Crew

Henri & Iris #0096 ©DdV@1cyc.com 2015
Captain Henry and Chef Iris Metz
plus 1 crew

Henry Metz and Iris Mösing left their home in northern Germany 20 years ago sailing across the Atlantic to the Caribbean in their small sloop, a 29 footer.

They were tremendously successful on their first charter yacht, the Morgan 50 sloop Relax, but Henry had his eye on Shaitan for a while. She was already a well-regarded charter yacht, having worked in French Polynesia and even completed a circumnavigation.

They then purchased Shaitan of Tortola in 1995 and lovingly restored her to the well found, gleaming yacht she is today.

Captain Henry, who is in his early 50's, started sailing as a young boy. With nearly twenty years of charter yacht experience and having served as a navigator in the navy, he is licensed for yachts of any size and has been trained in first aid, sea survival and fire fighting. Henry is a sailing instructor who knows all the great snorkeling spots from the Virgins to Grenada. In the 1992 Antigua Race Week, his team won the Nations Cup (Team Germany) and his yacht took the Boatphone Cup for second in their class.

Beside water sports, Henry likes to experience the wonders and mysteries provided by Mother Nature and the spectacle and variety of foreign cultures. Being an engineer by trade, he loves to build and create - all evident in most of the custom refitting and refinements that Henry completed aboard Shaitan of Tortola.

Iris is in her mid-forties, was also aboard the 29 footer with Henry on the trans- Atlantic crossing. She too is a licensed captain, a former dive instructor and a five-time winner of the Grand Marnier Cooking Competition at the annual autumn charter yacht show. Having grown up around her parent's nursery, Iris loves the fascinating flora and fauna of the tropical world, and of course the bounty and diversity of the undersea world.

With Iris, you have the perfect snorkel guide with you in the water and being a retired dive instructor means that Iris is also a trained "Rescue Diver". (When you charter with Henry or Iris, you and your family can feel perfectly safe in and out of the water.)

Sarah, a 40 lbs honorary crew member can stay ashore or join the charter as guests prefer.

Henry and Iris with all their experience, and Iris, who is an award-winning chef, are the makings of one of the most experienced and trained charter crews in the Caribbean. Iris

continues to excel with her culinary skills as she was appointed winner at the latest 2009 Antigua Boat Show Chef de Concourse Competition. Beyond the mere exhilaration of sailing a performance cruising machine like Shaitan of Tortola, Henry and Iris know about charter guests needs. They know the interesting and even curious destinations, anchorages and where to find the "good times" that discerning charter guests desire, creating an admixture that can only be called an "excellent vacation!"

There will always be a third crew member aboard Shaitan of Tortola to assist with the sailing, keeping everything shipshape on deck while keeping the guest cabins in order.

Speaking of Tastes, Click
Here for a Sampling of Shaitan's Menu

Equipment & Toys

13' Caribe Dinghy W/30HP
Kids Waterskis
Tube - Kneeboard
Snorkel equipment - Fishing Gear
2 Floating Sun Cushions
Aqua Planer
Underwater Camera
Swim Platform
Sound System w CD Library & IPOD
Onboard WIFI
Icemaker - Watermaker
Fully Air Conditioned

DiveRendezvous Only

Going GreenEco Initiative - Re-usable water bottles
WINDGENERATOR onboard, As a result, fewer generator hours. Our clients love it, less noise and clean energy. HOLDINGTANK All waste water goes into the deep water never on the reefs

Shaitan of Tortola's Layout

 Shaitan in St. Martin 1206-10773  ©DdV@1cyc.com 2015

Shaitan of Tortola

Two queen forward cabins have the addition of drop-down Pullman berths, so can each sleep 3, just perfect for family charters. Smaller parties can have a magnificent suite, as the walls between both the two forward and two aft cabins can be removed for incredible spaciousness!

Charter Rates

Winter 2016
1 Couple - $ 16,750
2 Couples - $ 17,500
3 Couples -$ 20,000
4 Couples - $ 22,000
Family of 10- $24,000 

Summer 2016
1 Couple - $ 16,750
2 Couples - $ 17,500
3 Couples -$ 20,000
4 Couples - $ 22,000
Family of 10- $24,000  

Standard bar included Down Island

Shaitan is based in Bequia, Grenadines and operates
Caribbean Leewards and Caribbean Windwards.

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