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Blue Water Sailing School

Serious training for cruising sailors, and those who want to be

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The Blue Water Sailing School Fleet

Beneteau 352: Sunday Morning

The Beneteau 352 at sea

The Beneteau 352 offers stability and simple operation under power and sail, making her a great introduction to yachting. Though easy to sail with a crew or single-handed, she offers the style and speed to please demanding mariners. The accommodating interior features plenty of headroom and attractive woodwork.

Location - Miami

  • The saloon of a Beneteau 352
  • A Beneteau 352's galley
  • The Beneteau 352 transom
  • The layout of a Beneteau 352

Beneteau 393: Chinook Wind

The Beneteau 393 at sea

Designed by Berret/Racoupeau Yacht Design and based on the popular Beneteau 473, the 393 is manufactured in Beneteau’s South Carolina facility. Quick in light winds, yet easy to handle, she’s a fine live-aboard classroom for new sailors. More experienced cruisers will appreciate the smart use of space and easy engine access.

Location - Fort Lauderdale

  • The Beneteau 393 saloon
  • The helm of a Beneteau 393
  • The Beneteau 393 galley
  • A cabin aboard a Beneteau 393
  • The layout of a Beneteau 393

Dufour Gib’Sea 43: Third Wish and Weatherbird

Weatherbird cruising off the shore of a Caribbean island

An excellent all-around cruising yacht, the Dufour Gib’Sea 43 is built to combine comfort with performance. There’s ample space and headroom in the well-lit areas below deck, and access to the ship’s mechanical and electrical systems is easy and well-defined. Three double cabins and one with bunks provide accommodations for a crew of five.

The Gib’Sea 43 received one of Cruising World magazine’s Boat of the Year awards in 2001. Her flexibility and balanced nature make an excellent fit for both beginning and experienced cruisers.

Location - Fort Lauderdale, St Thomas, Newport

  • The galley onboard Gib'Sea 43
  • Gib'Sea 43 nav station
  • Gib'Sea 43 saloon
  • Bunks of Gib'Sea 43
  • Forward cabin
  • A head
  • Layout of Gib'Sea 43

Beneteau Oceanis 440: Prana

Weatherbird cruising off the shore of a Caribbean island

The Farr designed Oceanis 440 is an impressive boat that will luxuriously take you to the destination of your choice. Her sleek lines and lavish interior are sure to please even the most particular taste. This vessel combines the ease and safety of sailing with great performance and comfort.

Location - St Thomas

  • The galley onboard Weatherbird
  • Layout of Weatherbird
  • Weatherbird's nav station
  • Prana's layout

Dufour Gib’Sea 51: Gitana

A Gib'Sea 51 at sea

The same spacious interior that makes the Gib’Sea 51 popular with charter companies also provides a good teaching environment. With three double cabins, two more doubles that convert into bunks, and five heads this yacht has enough room to serve our larger classes without feeling cramped.

Location - Fort Lauderdale

  • One of the forward cabins
  • The double berths can convert into bunks
  • The nav station
  • The saloon of a Gib'Sea 51
  • The layout of a Gib'Sea 51

Island Spirit 37: About Time

About Time, an Island Spirit 37 catamaran

The Island Spirit 37 is rugged, fast and remarkably spacious. The ample sail area gives her a good turn of speed while the careful arrangement of deck gear makes sail handling a pleasure. All controls are close to the wheel and the steering is light and responsive. Deck layout features a uniquely easy access off the transom "sugar scoops" straight into the roomy cockpit, uncluttered decks, wide anti-skid steps up at the mast, and walk-up louvered front windows. About Time is the main boat used for our cruising catamaran courses at the Fort Lauderdale base and the only catamaran at our Bahamas base.

Location - Fort Lauderdale, Bahamas

  • The saloon on About Time
  • The galley on About Time
  • A cabin on About Time
  • The cockpit on About Time
  • Layout of About Time

Lagoon 440: Cat Tales and Windancer IV

A Belize 43 catamaran at sea

Naval architects Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost based their design of the Lagoon 440 on the latest long-range cruising multihull technological developments. Even at first glance, it is apparent that care has been taken in the aesthetic and functional design of the yacht: on deck, the coachroof lines are long and elegant, the forms are dynamic, spaces are cleverly used, ergonomics are optimal.

Location - Fort Lauderdale

  • Inside a Fountaine Pajot Belize 43
  • The layout of a Fountaine Pajot Belize 43
  • A cabin aboard a Belize 43
  • The Belize 43 saloon and galley

Prout 45: Kanina

A Prout 45 catamaran 45 at anchor

The Prout 45 makes a comfortable and exciting classroom for our catamaran sailing classes in the Bahamas.

Location - Bahamas

  • Prout 45 saloon
  • Prout 45 galley
  • Prout 45 stateroom
  • Prout 45 cockpit
  • Prout 45 layout

Fountaine Pajot Orana 44: Keremeos

A Fountain Pajot Orana 44 sailing

The newest and finest yacht in our fleet, this 2011 Fountain Pajot Orana is a 44 foot yacht that offers exceptional quality and amenities that few cats can offer. She is equipped with two large and very comfortable state rooms, each with its own ensuite shower and head and many extras including fresh water flush toilets. The yacht is fully air conditioned with individual temperature controls in each living space. The auxiliary engines are two Volvo 40hp engines and there is a 9kw generator/inverter to supply all the electrical power needed, along with a water maker to provide plenty of fresh water at all the times. The light and open plan saloon has panoramic views and features an airy galley that opens onto the cockpit through sliding doors. A sunbathing deck aft features two mattresses with deck-chair style adjustments for optimal comfort. There is a protective bimini over the cockpit. From the cockpit or main saloon you have a 360 degree view of your surroundings! This boat performs as wells as she looks. She sails like a dream in light air as well as a stiff breeze.

She is fully equipped with all modern electronics: chart plotter, radar with AIS, wind, speed and depth instruments, GPS, auto-helm and a stereo sound system with Sirius radio. When you see it, you will surely appreciate the luxury and great style of this beautiful yacht!

Keremeos is the only boat in the fleet, and possibly the only dedicated instructional yacht in the Virgin Islands, with not only an experienced Skipper and Instructor, but also a first class chef with many years of experience on yachts, who will do all your provisioning, prepare fantastic meals and snacks, and do the galley clean-up. This leaves you a lot more time for study and review or just relaxing and enjoying the yacht.

Location - Virgin Islands

  • Orana 44 nav station
  • Orana 44 cabin
  • Orana 44 stateroom
  • Orana 44 saloon
  • Orana 44 galley
  • Orana 44 cockpit
  • Orana 44 cabin layout
  • Orana 44 saloon layout