Now that the holiday’s are “under our belt” we almost immediately start to look forward to spending winter break or as much time as possible in the Caribbean. What better place to start than SAINT MAARTEN which provides vacationers the opportunity to enjoy three distinct cultures on one 37 square mile island.
This 37-square-mile island, ringed with white-sand beaches, has been living with a split personality since 1648, when it became the smallest parcel of land to be peaceably shared by two countries: France and the Netherlands. Other than a modest sign declaring “Bienvenue Partie Française,” you’d never know you were crossing an international border as you pass from one side of the island to the other. Dutch St. Maarten, in the south, bustles with sprawling resorts, wide boardwalks, lively beach bars, and late-night casinos. Meanwhile, sleepy French St. Martin, in the north, with its harbor full of brightly colored boats and houses built up into the cliffs, is reminiscent of a Mediterranean ﬁshing village. Thanks to the French inﬂuence, you’ll also ﬁnd some of the best food in the Caribbean.
What better way to experience Sint Maarten that on on of the most magnificent yachts built in the last few years, Slipstream. With a 60m overall length Slipstream is the largest motor yacht ever launched by CMN shipyard (France).
Slipstream features streamlined shapes and luxurious interiors. Andrew Winch Designs developed a comtemporary interior, influenced by the Arts and Crafts from the Pacific North West and Australia. The yacht is decorated with refinement in a neo-Art Deco style combining dark ebony joinery and red leather panelling.
She can accommodate up to 14 Guests in one Owner’s suite, one VIP cabin and five Guests’ cabins; The yacht offers over 500 sqm of living areas and 200 sqm of outdoor decks. The yacht features a new arrangement of the sun-deck with spa, sun-pads, bar with BBQ and al-fresco dining area. A panoramic open/close dining room has been added on the aft bridge deck. The VIP suite boasts a private foredeck with sweeping ocean views. The yacht is equipped with a cutting-edge home entertainment centre with video-on-demand.
Slipstream has a dramatic appearance with her black hull and her metallic-grey superstructure. Andrew Winch Designs have designed a yacht which echoes the beauty of the sea. In the windows and gleaming surfaces of Slipstream, the sky, the land and the ocean produce singular reflections.
Joan Plana of World Yacht Group says “There is simply no better way to see the islands” about this yacht and special destination but please check this out for yourself @www.worldyachtgroup.com/yachtcharters/boat.php?id=1064
Anchor’s AWAY, I hope to see you at sea in 2012 !!