Several charter yachts are offering reduced rates for Bahamas yacht charter as the Covid-19 pandemic eases up, with the islands now estimating a broader tourism reopening date of July 1.
Camper & Nicholsons International says the 138-foot Holland Jachtbouw Fabulous Character is giving a 10 percent discount off the usual weekly base rate of $150,000. The deal is good on charters booked through September 15.
Fabulous Character is a 2010 build that most recently was refitted in 2018. She accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms, and charters with nine crew.
Another yacht offering a Bahamas yacht charter deal is 130-foot Westport Far Niente, which is part of the fleet at Churchill Yacht Partners. She has dropped her weekly base rate from $115,000 to $99,000, and is offering postponements of up to six months in case of future Covid-19 restrictions.
Far Niente accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms, four of which can be set up with king berths for couples wanting to charter together and not have to sleep in twin beds.
Isn’t the Bahamas already reopened? The islands began phase one on June 15, allowing private jets and yachts to arrive in the island and test out new procedures. Phase two for more tourism is expected to begin on July 1.