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Storm Petrel
44' Cutter
Winter in the Caribbean
Storm Petrel is a "Fully Crewed " yacht which loves to sail. sail

Spacious and comfortable, the 44' cutter, Storm Petrel is a "Fully Crewed " yacht. Guests are invited to act as crew, helping the skipper Sail but only if the wish.

Phil renovated the vessel himself. Therefore, the yacht's many complicated systems work, and if they don't, Phil fixes them on the spot. Storm Petrel at anchor off St. John   
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Storm Petrel is comfortable. The bimini awning and spray dodger attach, which shields you from the wind and rain on deck. Her central cockpit has a table for dining, and acts as a second, out of door saloon. Also, being steel, she has a lovely sea kindly, motion, and her insulation keeps condensation out, so she is dry and snug below.

Whether in the Caribbean, or off the coast of New England, your perfect vacation starts when you board the skippered sailing yacht, Storm Petrel.

The yacht is your floating hotel to take when and where you please. Land on uninhabited islands. Anchor off picturesque fishing villages. Catch fresh fish for dinner with one of the trolling or spinning rods on board.

salon #1211-0701  © 2013


A vacation on Storm Petrel is like no other. Leisurely sails allow you to see the world from an unparalleled vantage point. You choose your itinerary. Whatever your tastes, Phil andLaura are able to accommodate. Lounge on deck as the sun beams down. Read while relaxing in the shaded cockpit. Bring either your own reading material or take advantage of the wide selection of local guidebooks and nature guides which are a part of the on board library. If you enjoy listening to music, take advantage of Storm Petrel's first rate sound system which includes on deck speakers as well as an extensive collection of tapes and CD's ranging from classical to blues to local music of the Islands. Or, bring your own musical favorites to enjoy.

For the health conscious traveler, plenty of exercise options await: swim, snorkel, scuba dive, sailboard in crystalline waters; or, go ashore and explore the local habitat via foot or bicycle.

After the sun sets and you are ready to retire, you may do so in your cozy cabin where you will find many of the conveniences of modern life, like a television and VCR at the foot of your bed!

Storm Petrel's Master cabin #1109-0163 © 2011

Your Accommodations

Two double cabins each the full width of the vessel, one with King size bed aft, the other with two singles that make into a Queen size bed by use of the filler.

Storm Petrel cabin#1211-0702  © 2013

The saloon is a handsome compartment, the full width of the ship, with blond paneling and U-shaped settee upholstered in a lovely soft blue textured material. Rheosated, halogen lighting creates pools of light. There is a large dining table that offers candlelit meals below, and the adjoining well equipped galley has four work stations. The powerful 85 hp engine is housed in a soundproofed compartment amidships and drives the vessel along at 7 knots.

Phil Levine & Laura Schaub  #1211-0704  © 2013

Captain Phil Levine and Laura Schaub

Your Captain Phil Levine is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, certified in marine electronics, CPR and first aid.

A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, he has also lived in Switzerland and Guadaloupe. Phil is fluent in German and speaks a little Spanish and French.

A water lover in every way, he is a champion competitive swimmer, scuba diver, wind surfer and fisherman. A fan of photography, classical music, literature, and the West Indian culture, Phil is an interesting and low-key companion.

Your Chef Aboard Storm Petrel is Laura Schaub, age 41. Laura has been a cardiac nurse for nearly 20 years in the midwest, but decided to answer the call of the ocean. An avid water lover, she has been a certified PADI diver since 1984, and has sailed her own Columbia sloop for the past 13 years.

She has a passion for cooking and a love for fine food. She has attended classes at the French Pastry School in Chicago, The World Cup Pastry Forum in Las Vegas, The Cordon Bleu in Paris, and has won numerous awards for her cooking.

She is easygoing with a variety of interests from gardening, herbs, photography, antiques and travel.

Take A Look at a sample of the food served onboard

Equipment & Toys

11' Inflatable Dinghy W/15HP
Fishing Gear
Stand up Paddleboard/windsurfer
ADvanced Windsurfer

Stereo CD Player
Snorkel Equipment
Underwater Camera

Dive Information Rendezvous Only

Going GreenEco Initiative - Not only do we recycle and reuse our water bottles, we refill them with super filtered (tap) water, we make iced tea in a large recycled bottle to save on more wasted plastic bottles or aluminum cans. We are also a sail boat, so we sail whenever we can to reduce our carbon foot-print. We also use real china and cups, no styrofoam or plastics here! We have "european style" shower handles, so the fresh water is not left running when not needed. The bathroom sink is equipped with a foot pump operated tap, so the faucet is not running needlessly while brushing one's teeth.

Storm Petrel's Layout

Strom Petrel at the dock #1109-0040 © 2011

Winter 2016
1  Couple  - $ 5,600 
Family of 4 - $ 6,500 

Charter Rates

Winter 2017
1  Couple  - $ 5,600 
Family of 4 - $ 6,500 

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