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Charter Yacht Taboo - Logo -
85' Doug Peterson Maxi Schooner

There is a tide in the affairs of men...
Which, when taken at the flood leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the baggage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves or loose our ventures TABOO 

Her sheer size and speed will definitely impress you. A beautiful 85' hi-tech schooner, with every navigational aid made today fitted aboard, and a galley that is far beyond the bounds expected on any yacht. TABOO is specifically designed for charter.
Photo Taken of Taboo in Christmas Cove off St. Thomas, VI   DdV@1cyc.com 2011

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TABOO is fully air conditioned, with five queen sized roomy staterooms, all fully en-suite. There is forty pounds water pressure, and tons of hot water. All the toilets are electric, and automatic!  Each stateroom is fitted with a TV/VCR, telephone, intercom, radio, hair dryers, fans, A/C and a queen sized double berth. (Upper single in forward staterooms).

Her matching forward cabins each have their own heads and showers, as well as pullman berths for more flexibility in your accommodation arrangements.  Remember, Taboo's philosophy is to meet your needs, not force you into some cookie cutter vacation.

Starboard side of Salon 
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The spacious salon

the big TV 
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A high tech AV system includes a 42" Plasma TV and awesome sound system.
Captain David also creates a DVD video of your trip as a memento of your Time on Taboo.

Digital Video editing onboard 
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At last you can control your own vacation if you so desire. You can sail an 85' Maxi Yacht...take the 6' helm and watch the speed exceed 20 knots on some points of sail. You can be involved, or let the crew of four do everything for you while you watch the islands of the Caribbean go by. Whichever way...you will be sailing on one of the most exciting sailboats in the world!

Taboo excitement afloat

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Forward Double Cabin with Single Above

TV - stereo and AC controls in all staterooms 
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Each stateroom is fitted with a TV, VCR, telephone, intercom, radio, hair dryer, fans, A/C and a queen sized double berth. There is an upper single in the midship staterooms.

aft cabins 
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Aft Queen Stateroom

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The 5th Cabin

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Well equipped Galley us apart from guest areas.

Taboo's Crew

Crew Taboo at the Helm #1108-50317  DdV@1cyc.com 2011
and David Hartstone & Crew

For Twenty years, Miranda and David have been taking your sailing vacations in the Caribbean seriously, and now believe they are starting to get the knack of it! Capt'n Dave, Miranda and their crew of two, offer a very tidy show for you onboard TABOO.

They know what you want to see and Miranda knows what you want to eat. Your food information sheets are very carefully studied, and every detail is covered. Her past experience in designing menus and buying food for large Vancouver hotels may help to explain why 85% of the charter guests return again and again... quality in a tasty cuisine.

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Capt. Dave on Downwind sail

TABOO is a family operated yacht. Your crew, Miranda and David Hartstone and their son Travers (all non-smokers) have twenty years of charter experience to help you in every aspect of your sailing vacation. Once onboard, you’ll quickly discover the easy, breezy Caribbean lifestyle they love. Be as active as you want to be with skiing, tubing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and hiking. While you sail past different islands, the crew will point out local sites of interest. The great thing about chartering an owner operated yacht is that great service and a fantastic time on your vacation is guaranteed . . . they want you to return and sail with them again, and 90% of TABOO’s business is repeat and referral.
Your safety is a primary concern of the crew who are very experienced sailors and handle all the deck equipment with the greatest of ease and welcome any offers of sailing participation from you. Given David’s multiple Atlantic crossings and sailing trips all around New Zealand, England and the Channel Islands, not to mention 20 years sailing the Caribbean, you are assured total safety. With him at the helm you can relax. His best qualification is .experience! Miranda has a few tricks up her sleeves as well. Her years of designing menus and buying food for large Vancouver Hotels helps to explain why 90% of the charter guests return again - and again to enjoy quality local ingredients in a tasty cuisine. Miranda always has a smile on her face and has a vast experience in sailing. Working from your food preference information sheet, Miranda covers every detail to design a menu just to your taste.
David’s 20 years in the Rock'n'Roll industry in New York and London have given him an ear for any conversation and oh, what tales he can tell! Both Miranda & David are both professional photographers. They take approximately 300 pics of your total vacation, aboard and on land, and send them home with you in DVD format with music.

Deckhand Travers handles the sails like
he has been doing it all his life, Which of course, he has!

Miranda displays a casual lunch buffet,
Just the ticket on days when active watersports are planned!

Your Host Miranda #0709-0639  DdV@1cyc.com 2011

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



Equipment & Toys

16' Dinghy w/60 HP 
12' Guest Dinghy w 15 HP
Water skis - Kneeboard
Wakeboard - Tube
2 Single Kayaks
2 Hammocks
Fishing  & Snorkel Gear
Underwater Camera
2 Floating Mats
42" Wide Screen TV in Salon
TV/DVD/Stereo/CD in cabins
HDV Video Cam
Nintendo, Playstation 2
Watermaker- Icemaker
Fully Air-Conditioned

DiveCertified Divers Only
2 Compressors, 6 tanks, weights onboard
Bring or Rent gear $75pp/dive

TABOO's Layout

The 2 Midship cabins have single upper berths and queen lower berths
Inquire about charters for a family of 12 !

Charter Rates
Summer 2015
2 Couples - $ 23,100
3 Couples - $ 25,600
4 Couples - $ 27,550
5 Couples - $ 28,900
Family of 12 - Inquire

Winter 2016
2 Couples - $ 26,510
3 Couples - $ 29,260
4 Couples - $ 31,350
5 Couples - $ 32,890
Family of 12 - Inquire

8 or fewer guests using the 5th cabin may do so with price surcharge of $1,000

Those arriving to their port of departure on late flights may take advantage of
sleepaboard rate of $100pp (6 person Minimum)

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