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72' Ketch Sailing Yacht

A Vessel of Timeless Beauty...
Don't let your dreams sit on the shelf of life gathering dust. Come aboard Ayacanora.  Ayacanora 
Named for the beautiful and willful heroine of the Charles Kingsley classic "Westward Ho!" she's a stunning 72 ft yacht with unique appointments.

Aft Dck on Ayacanora
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Aft view #0409-60252  © 2009The Galley - Roberta's Domain



The main salon is furnished in the style of a period home. The centerboard case forms an alcove for a lounge area with ample seating. Easy access to the salon is via the beautiful staircase leading from the pilot house.

The spacious dining area accommodates a mirror-polished mahogany oval table with gimbaled centerpiece, and matching Queen Anne style sideboard. You'll dine in style on Ayacanora's hand painted Wedgwood bone china.

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The Dining Room

Elegant Salon  #0012 © 2009

The Main Salon area

Master Cabin on Ayacanora
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The Master Stateroom with Bed and Sitting Area

Ayacanora's aft Master Stateroom is furnished with a queen size bed, bow-fronted wardrobe, dressing table and chest of drawers. Seven opening ports provide panoramic views and a feeling of light and airy space.

Ayacanora's VIP Cabin
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The forward VIP suite was created in 2009 by combining 2 existing guest cabins.
This spacious Stateroom features a queen bed, setee and ensuite head with seperate shower area.

Ayacanora's Starboard Cabin
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vip bath on Ayacanora
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Spacious Cockpit
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Lounging in the spacious cockpit

Ayacanora sailing in light wind #0409-60263  © 2009

Ayacanora's Crew

crew on Ayacanora

Captain Mike & Chef Roberta Haver

Mike and Roberta will be your personal crew sailing you throughout the islands taking pleasure in seeking out idyllic anchorages and catering to your every need. They were married in 1973 and have two grown children. In 1979 they built a forty foot sailboat and the family sailed extensively for two years. They have many years of sailing and power boating experience from the Great lakes, West Coast, East Coast and the Caribbean!

Mike has a 500 ton Masters license and 100 ton sailing endorsement. He was born in Nebraska, however joined he Navy at the age of 18 and developed a passion for the ocean. He spent 10 years in the submarine service and 5 years in the Merchant Marine. Among the many vessels he has captained are the 78 foot glass bottom boat Discovery, 65 foot sailing catamaran Sebago and the 500 foot ocean-going integrated tug and barge unit Energy Altair. Mike enjoys telling sea stories and some history of the islands, pirates, and treasures.

Roberta holds a degree in Culinary Arts and Management and graduated cum laude as a certified chef. She is also a United States Coast Guard certified captain and was born in Washington State. She grew up swimming and skiing and enjoying the seafood of the Great Northwest. She has owned and operated a restaurant, “The Pantry”, a wholesale muffin business, “American Maid Muffins”, and a catering business, “Ashore and Afloat.” Roberta takes great pride in serving her guests only the best! She is as capable in the galley as he is behind the helm!

Alternate Captain Rick Beckner

with groups of more than 4 guests or with children

Donald (Rick) Beckner is the son-in-law of Mike & Roberta Haver and is now the alternate captain aboard Ayacanora. Rick was born in Washington State in1972 and grew up on the Puget Sound where there is large sailing community which was the beginning of his love for the sea. He started sailing earnestly when he moved to the Virgin Islands.He worked for the Renaissance Resort, St. Thomas, as an instructor for sailing and water sports and was the paint supervisor for the Mega Yacht Company, Delta Marine Industries. He is also the captain on Windborne day sail business when not aboard Ayacanora.
Rick holds a 50 ton USCG license and is an ASE certified mechanic. He enjoys watersports and enjoy teaching kids to sail and is an asset to have aboard.

Speaking of Tastes, Click Here for a Sampling of Ayacanora's Menu

Tender for Ayacanora
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Equipment & Toys

Dinghy 17' w/ 90HP
Kneeboard - Wakeboard
Water skis
- Tube
Rybovich Tuna-Fighting Fishing Chair on Stern
Fishing Gear -3 Penn Rods
Snorkel equipment
Double Kayak - Paddle board
Optimist Sailing Dinghy
2 Floating Mats
2 Hammocks
Pandora Radio - Xbox - Wii
Cellular phone,Skype , Internet/ wifi
TV/DVD & CD stereo, Itunes
Board Games
Ice Maker
Fully Air Conditioned

DiveRendezvous only

Going GreenEco Initiative - Ayacanora went green several years ago & provides purified water for her guests & gives them an aluminium water bottle to take to the beach or on a hike as well as home with them as a gift from the crew of Ayacanora. Brand new carpet made from corn and lifetime warranty

Ayacanora's Layout


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Winter 2016
1  Couple - $ 10,000
2 Couples - $ 12,000
Family of 6 - $14,000
Summer 2016
1  Couple - $ 10,000
2 Couples - $ 12,000
Family of 6 - $14,000

Charter Rates

Honeymoon Special - 2 passengers $9,500.00 includes champagne & lobster dinner, 2 Ayacanora duffle bags, 2 Ayacanora bathrobes& a couples massage at Peter Island Resort.

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