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Award-Winning Charter Yachts Impress Crowds At St Barths Bucket 2016

By Oliver Pearson   21 March 2016

Joining a host of finely tuned sailing yachts at this year’s St Barths Bucket, a collection of charter yachts put in outstanding performances around the Caribbean circuit, with one taking home a gold medal.

With a strong breeze and clear skies, the St Barths Bucket 2016 came to a dramatic close this Sunday.

Defying expectations, the results were anything but predictable, with day-one under-achievers becoming final day over-achievers to take to the podium in St Barts.

Bringing out some of the finest yachts from Perini Navi and Vitters, the event attracted a considerable amount of attention from both sailing yacht enthusiasts and industry professionals.

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the three day event, however, was catching sight of some of the entrants which are also available for luxury charter vacations.

1. P2

A popular vessel on the regatta scene, the 38m/125ft sailing yacht P2 fought off stiff competition to win her two final races, a performance which ultimately saw her collect the gold medal in Class B.

A multi-award winner, P2 was named by the World Superyacht Awards as the sailing yacht of the year when she was delivered in 2009 and boasts a range of amenities which make her ideal for a more adventurous charter vacation.

Indeed, her well-appointed main salon and refreshingly designed staterooms make her an incredibly well-rounded yacht.

Spending her summer season in the Mediterranean, she is believed to be open in destinations such as Corsica and Sardinia.


Currently offering a special rate in the Caribbean, the 50m/163ft sailing yacht OHANA finished a close second in Class E, being narrowly defeated by a private yacht.

Nominated for awards for both her interior and naval architecture, OHANA is no doubt just as impressive when cruising as she is in the midst of an action-packed race.

Designed by her discerning owner and Fitzroy, the inside of the yacht is uniquely furnished and expertly anticipates all the needs of her guests.

Expected to be available in Spain over summer, she is ideal for visiting one of the more exclusive charter destinations.


Another award-winner, the 59m/192ft sailing yacht SEAHAWK was also shortlisted for her impressive sail arrangement and interiors.

Though she didn’t pick up any medals at this year’s regatta, her distinctive red sail had all of the crowd talking over the weekend.

Combing her seagoing capabilities with facilities primed for relaxing, she is expected to be in the South Pacific this summer

Preserving the elite glamour commonly associated with regattas, the St. Barth’s Bucket is one of the best ways to see charter yachts reaching their full potential


Straddling performance with comfort, the 46m/151ft sailing yacht GANESHA has the ability to go from ‘family mode’ to ‘sailing’ mode inside of ten minutes.

Leading proceedings on day one, she set a high standard for Class B, and ultimately set the pace for the entire weekend.

Delivered in 2013 from Vitters, and picking up the award for Best Sailing Yacht over 40m in 2014, she comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests across a range of 4 highly styled staterooms.

In order to find out more regarding the St. Barth's Bucket Regatta 2017, please get in touch with your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, take a look at all luxury yachts in the Caribbean.


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