TABOO - Sailing Yachts



Luxury Sailing Yacht TABOO charter brief:
TABOO (24.4m / 85’) is a custom made, luxury sailing yacht launched by Ocean Shipyard back in 1994 and as a luxury maxi schooner. Designed by nautical architect Doug Peterson, who built America’s Cup winning racing yachts for New Zealand, she is a genuine maxi sailing yacht with great sailing speed and unique, charter layout with five queen sized cabins.
With every modern sailing and navigational tool made today installed on board, she carries her 4 crew and up to 10 guests easily across the Caribbean seas at cruising speeds of around 10kn while speeds of well over 2okn can be reached if sailing off the wind.
With most recent refit in 2007 and in 2015 when all cabin soles were stripped and re-varnished and a number of new facilities upgraded, a huge array of state-of-the-art technology on board, great crew and a generous array of water toys on board, TABOO is a luxury crewed yacht charter boat like no other in <85’ range. All distinguished yacht charter clients who are looking for an informal, fun, relaxing and adventurous, fully customised private sailing vacation within the East Caribbean throughout the year should give this yacht their full attention. Super Sail Yacht TABOO offers accommodation for 10 yacht charter guests in 5 en-suite queen double cabins, 4 of which are convertible into twins. Fully bespoke private yacht charter itineraries usually covering all parts of the East Caribbean including Grenadines, Windward Islands, Leeward archipelago as well as British and US Virgin Islands are offered throughout the year

Tip:   Luxury sailing yacht TABOO is a beautiful, owner operated maxi yacht offering great facilities, very flexible accommodation and lovely informal private sailing experience.

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About Luxury Sailing Yacht TABOO:
SY TABOO is a luxury sailing yacht like no other. Operated by a Hartstone family of three plus ‘’always a pretty stewardess’’, husband David, wife Miranda and their son Travers are all highly experienced sailors who want to ensure you will have a great sailing vacation on board of their yacht and go home with fabulous experiences. During a luxury crewed yacht charter holiday on board of SY TABOO, you are not only their guest but also a friend. Apart from enjoying lovely facilities on board that include 2 x hammocks, a great range of water toys on board and latest navigational equipment, you can also assist when sailing or even take them helm on a suitable occasion. The most used water toys on board are two Ocean Kayaks which you can use anytime when not sailing. They are easy to use, virtually indestructible, and offer a great way to explore the area around the hidden bays and sleepy anchorages. Their 60hp 16' Dinghy is powerful enough to pull a skier and they also have have slalom and double skis, as well as a tube on board. At every anchorage you'll also find fantastic snorkelling sites with masks, fins and snorkels provided for free. For the more adventurous, scuba diving is available to certified divers. There are 6 tanks, weights and 2 compressors onboard although it is recommended that you do bring your own dive equipment or let us know in advance if you'll need to rent gear from one of our land-based operators. If you are new to diving, and you've never tried scuba diving yet would like to, there is a "Discover Scuba" course, which can be arranged upon request. And finally, whether you are a seasoned mariner or beginner spectator or indeed a professional sauilor, you'll appreciate Taboos speed and grace very much. SY Taboo will have her sails furled very rarely, mainly when anchoring in fact, and with great sailing speeds of around 20kn, you can rest assured you will be on a genuine sailboat too!

Their most recent offer is SAIL & GOLF. You would normally start your luxury crewed yacht charter vacation in Jolly Harbour, Antigua and play a game of golf on their beautiful green. On next day, the usual plan would be to sail to the Four Seasons Golf Course on Nevis Island where golfers have reported some of the best landscaping in the world. After another day of sailing, you would hit the Royal Marriotts St Kitts Golf Course, where you could play directly next to the sea. The sightseeing here is especially amazing and cameras are recommended in this Paradise beyond belief as in words of Hartsone family, your crew on board. One of the other yacht charter stops on this golf & sailing itinerary could be sailing to St Barth for some Parisian shopping. Finally, recommendations is to go to Tintamarre Island, where everyone can experience a mud bath and swim, snorkelling and lovely lunch on board, before setting sail for the final call at French St Martins.

Luxury Sailing Yacht TABOO can accommodate up to 10 yacht charter guests in 5 luxuriously appointed en-suite cabins. The guests will have a total of 5 queen double or 1 queen master and 4 twin convertible cabins at their disposal, with the twin or double also featuring additional 2 Pullman berths. This set up is very flexible and enables all type of parties seeking a classic, high quality yacht charter experience on board of a yacht with all state-of-the-art facilities to enjoy a fully customized sailing vacation in the East Caribbean. All cabins are en-suite and with their own individual air con and audio-video entertainment systems, hair dryers, cabin fans etc.

Super Yacht crew on board of Classic sailing yacht TABOO:
The captain on board is a former Rock ‘n’ Roll music star David who sails more than 20 years and in that time has crossed the Atlantic many times, sailing all around New Zealand and criss-crossed all locations in the Caribbean. His relaxed style is appreciated by many a yacht charter client who return regularly to SY TABOO. Miranda is a chef who used to work for many of the best Vancouver based hotels. With a constant smile on her face and great sailing experience too, you can rest assured that your menu will be carefully planned and executed with all dietary considerations in mind. As an owner operated yacht, SY TABOO is also crewed with Travers as first mate, (David and Miranda’s son) and a carefully chosen stewardess. As professional photographers, David and Miranda also collect hundreds of photos of your yacht charter experience with them and edit this in a DVD video as a moment of your sailing holiday on board of SY TABOO.

De-Luxe Classic Sailing Yacht TABOO charter prices:
TABOO super yacht charter prices start at 23,100 US$’s per week for up to 4 guests and then rise to 25,600 US$’s for 6 guests, to 27,550 US$’s for 8 guests and finally to 28,900 US$’s for up to 10 guests, always per week and all inclusive under Caribbean terms and in period from May 1st – December 15th or during summer season. During winter season rates are usually 1,000 US$’s higher, while the peak season is around 20% higher and 10 day charter may be requested ie. 10 days for 10 guests during holiday season is 39,900 US$’s. In some locations VAT can be charged on top and prices can be higher on special days such as NEW YEAR or during special events such as Antigua boat show or racing events such as the Buckets.
Special offers, negotiated deals and last minute discounts are available on request.

Luxury motor yacht TABOO is fully air conditioned throughout.
This is a non-smoking vessel.
TABOO´s experienced super yacht charter crew of up to 4 including the captain David Hartstone, have a separate head and shower and companionway.
Guests may not be allowed to bring pets on-board.

Luxury Sailing Yacht TENDER:
Private charter yacht TABOO has a 16’ super yacht tenders on board with 60hp outboar

De-luxe Sailing Yacht itineraries:
Luxury Sailing Yacht TABOO is usually offering de-luxe private yacht charter cruises around the breathtaking East Caribbean coastline throughout the year. Her favourite luxury crewed yacht charter destinations are between the Virgin Islands and the Grenadines. One way and tandem charters in some parts of the Caribbean may also be offered on request. Please enquire !

Apart from the luxury sailing yacht TABOO, a 85’ Oceanis yacht charter boat, we at can offer a great selection of other superyachts available for luxury crewed yacht charter. These include motor yachts, sailing yachts, crewed charter yachts,luxury goolets, sailing and powercatamarans, de-luxe gullets or mega and giga yachts. For a detailed quote, please fill out the following YACHT CHARTER REQUEST FORM or contact our experienced and friendly Super Yacht Charter Team.

For more information, please contact us on +44 (0) 121 285 8010


Technical data

Type: Sailing Yachts
Shipyard: Ocean
Year built: 1994
Last refit: 2015
Length: 24.4 meter
Beam: 6.4
Draft: 4
Cabins: 5
Guests sleeping: 10
Guests cruising: 10
Crew: 4
Cruising speed: 10
Max. speed: 22
Weekly Price from: 23,100.00 USD
Location: Caribbean


Luxury Classic sailing yacht TABOO (24.4m / 85’) was launched by Oceanis shipyard back in 1994.  Always kept in great condition, she was refitted in 2007 and most recently in 2015. SY TABOO accommodates up to 10 yacht charter guests sleeping in 1 Master suite, 4 queen double cabins, all of which are convertible into a twin cabins with two featuring additional Pullmans. All cabins are en-suite and feature their own audio and visual entertainment systems, cabin fans, intercom, phone, hair dryers etc.. There are always at least 4 super yacht crew members on board including the captain.

This charter yacht mainly cruises at speeds of around 9kn and is normally offered for luxury crewed yacht charters within the East Caribbean throughout the year. Her crew are happy to offer ONE WAY or TANDEM charters between other destinations too and on request. Thanks to her V-892 Detroit diesel super yacht engine totalling 1 x 350hp, during the right sea and wind conditions, she can reach maximum speeds of around 15.5kn. Her best features are stunning classic design in both interior as well as exterior, latest state-of-the-art facilities on board and top super yacht crew with one of the best owner families in the world!


Private charter yacht TABOO can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 en-suite cabins.

Cabin Configuration:
- 1 x Owner suite with Queen bed
- 4 x queen double bed suites, all convertible to twins

There is also individual controlled air conditioning, SAT TV, iPhone dock, hair dryers, intercoms, phone, and el. en-suite bathroom in each cabin.
TABOO is fully air conditioned throughout.
Her super yacht crew of up to 4, including the captain, have separate crew quarters with heads and showers and have their own companionway.

Water sports

Luxury Sailing Yacht TABOO has an excellent selection of water sport toys on board.

These include:
- 1 x 16’ / 4.7m Nautica super yacht tender with 60hp outboard,
- 1 x 12’ Caribe guest dinghy with 15hp outboard
- 2 x Single Kayaks
- SUP Paddleboards, Canoes on request
- Waterskis, Kneeboard, Wakeboard, Tube
- Inflatable toys and beach toys
- Floating mats
- Snorkelling gear
- Fishing gear
- Dive gear for certified divers only (2 x Compressors, 6 tanks, weights)
- Bring or rent gear at US$60pp/dive
- At the moment - Rendezvous Diving only.
- Waverunner, Jet Ski’s, FlyJetBoard, Sea Bobs and other toys may be available on request.
- Windsurf, Kayaks, SUP paddle boards, Mountain Bikes etc, may be offered on request
- Floating pools, Superyacht Water slides, Waterparks could be arranged on request
- Giant inflatable MANTA RAY
- Inflatable raft, toys and water animals, Halyard flying, Spinnaker pole swinging all on request and if available
- Cabanas, Trampolines, nets, balance beams, swings and slides or sea-rockers could be arranged on request
- Submarine and Sub Aqua Toys, SeaBobs and other similar toys may be arranged on request
- A massage therapist can be invited on board throughout the charter as well yet a guest cabin would have to be allocated.


Private charter yacht TABOO has a good selection of entertainment facilities on board:

This includes:
- 42’’ LCD TV/ in salon
- TV/DVD/CD/Stereo in all cabins
- Phone, intercom, hair dryer, fans, radio in all cabins
- Nintendo, PS2
- Wi-fi in port.
- Extensive DVD / CD library
- Various Board games, card and el. games
- Onboard BBQ, Water maker / Icemaker
- 2 x Hammocks

- Radar
- Worldwide Iridium Sat Phone
- Autopilot
- Marine VHF
- GSM Mini M / Phone-Fax-E-mail
- SSB radio
- EchoSounder
- Wi-Fi
- Internet, Fax/copier/scanner
- Magnetic Compass & Mobil VHF Radio

Charter Flights:
On request, we can arrange private charter flights to the closest airports, including Tortola and St Martin and for all yacht charter guests on board of TABOO yacht.

Luxury Airport transfers:                            
Luxury helicopter or limousine and de-luxe air-conditioned van transfers from any of the East Caribbean airports including St Vincent, directly to the nearest bay or port for all our yacht charter guests, is available when required.




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