SOURCE: Footloose Sailing Charters

Footloose Sailing Charters

June 11, 2010 09:18 ET

Footloose Adds 51' Monohull to British Virgin Islands Charter Fleet

Charter Yacht Offers Exceptional Performance; Great Value for Sailors

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - June 11, 2010) - Footloose Sailing Charters is pleased to announce the newest addition to its fleet, the 51.5, a 5-cabin monohull custom-built by Beneteau. Now available for charter from Footloose's base in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, the 51.5 is the largest and most spacious yacht in the fleet to date.

Lex Raas, CEO of Footloose, added, "This is a significant addition to our fleet, and we're excited to now offer our customers such a spacious, comfortable performance cruiser for their sailing vacation at Footloose's great charter rates."

An Ideal Cruising Platform
With a 16' beam this cruiser offers superlative sailing performance; the 51.5 features a powerful mainsail and short overlapping roller-furling genoa for a total sail spread of 1,184 sq. ft. Additionally, all sail control lines are aft-led to the cockpit for safety and convenience, while the dual helm stations provide superb visibility. Rounding out her navigational features, the full electronics package includes a color chartplotter, autopilot and DSC VHF radio. Select yachts have an electric winch for the main halyard, as well as digital wind direction and speed indicators. Beneath her innovative "freestanding" bimini, the large cockpit's drop-leaf table is perfect for drinks and dining.

Below-deck, the accommodations are ideal for a large crew with 4 double cabins plus en-suite baths, and a forepeak bunk with head. A U-shaped saloon affords seating for 10 and converts into an additional double berth. The large fore-and-aft galley to port offers ample counter space and storage, two refrigerators, a 3-burner stove and oven. A stereo/CD player, as well as generous water and fuel capacities, enhances the comfort aboard this yacht; a generator and air-conditioning are available to make the sailing experience more pleasurable.

The Footloose 51.5 is now available for charter from the Footloose base at Wickham's Cay II Marina in Roadtown, Tortola, which also features waterfront hotel rooms, two restaurants, pool, Wi-Fi internet service and full service spa for pre- and post-charter enjoyment.

Editors Note: Footloose Sailing Charters, a leader in the budget sailing vacations sector and owned by TUI Marine, offers bareboat charters from their base in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Their fleet consists of 33- to 52-foot sailing catamarans and monohulls that are well-maintained and fully equipped for comfort and ease of handling. For more information about a Footloose vacation, call 1-888-952-6013 or visit www.footloosecharters.com

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