Paradise,  54 Irwin cutter, crewed yacht vacation, Sail the Caribbean 1st Class Yacht Charters

54 Irwin cutter

... Closer Than Ever


Heaven can wait - - Paradise is here

Unwind with the wind aboard this luxury 54 ft Irwin Sailing Yacht and let your Dream Vacation come true while exploring the turquoise waters of the Virgin Islands.

Helm on Paradise #1110-70597©DdV 2006

The roomy, airy, and comfortable Walk-In Cockpit is located in the middle of the yacht. Ten people could easily hang out there. Guests don't need to climb over the cockpit sides as they must on most other yachts. They just walk in! From the cockpit you always have safe access to the spacious rear deck, even while we are sailing.

The rear deck is the ultimate area for privacy while relaxing and sunbathing. The ship's single-mast design maximizes your space there. There are two sitting areas with comfortable cushions. This area of the ship is even spacious enough for dancing under the Caribbean sky with its twinkling stars.
The rear deck includes a swimming platform / lift which is great for supporting activities such as swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or jumping and diving. The lift can lower you into the water, and lift you into the boat. (Novice snorkelers find this to be a great source of comfort.) A standard ladder is located adjacent to the platform/lift.

Paradise salon #0206-526 2011

"Paradise" is designed and built by the famous American designer Ted Irwin. His vision was, to built a spacious, comfortable, and fast sailing yacht. And he did! With 60' of overall length and a width of 16 feet, "Paradise" is the end result of that vision.

Paradise's Galley #1110-70598 2011

Lounge on Paradise #0206-532 2011

Paradise's master cabin  #1110-706013 2011

The Air Conditioned master stateroom, aft is particularly spacious with a centerline queen sized berth, a comfortable settee and ensuite head with tub and shower.

Paradise's head #1110-70600 2011

The air-conditioned forward cabin also a centerline near queen-sized berth, a huge comfortable head with tub and shower (shared with crew).

Paradise's Vee cabin   #1110-70599 2011

Escape to the Virgin Islands, The perfect vacation getaway, which is most famous for its fabulous beaches, turquoise waters, blue green scenery and amiable people Create you own paradise while enjoying a myriad of activities including snorkeling , kayaking, knee-boarding, scuba-diving, nightlife, sunbathing and realizing on a great deck, and of course the pure pleasure of sailing You think that it's too expensive? Not at all! Imagine what it would cost for your hotel, food, drinks, taxes, rental car, gas, chartering day sails and water toys. Our yacht charter offers everything under the sun while enjoying the constantly changing scenery of our islands.

Paradise's Crew

Bernd and Ruth Bohmfalk of Paradise #1010-70602 2011

Bernd and Ruth Bohmfalk
captain and crew

Ruthie & Bernie
have been providing an excellent charter service on their yacht "Paradise" in the Caribbean for ten years now!

Bernd lived in Munich, Germany, where he also went to University and got his MBA (Master of Business Administration). In the ten years
that he lived in Munich he was also a member of the voluntary fire fighters and engaged in the local rescue service.

Sailing means everything to Bernd and his enthusiasm for it is palpable. He was only seven years old when he obtained his first dinghy. He got his first license for sailing on inland seas at the age of fourteen and proved such a natural talent that he commenced giving sailing lessons thereafter.

Together with his brother he progressed to going on long sailing tours on a Dutch Bojertjalk, which led him to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Holland, and the Mediterranean. It was during this time that Bernd gained his considerable knowledge of seamanship. In1974 Bernd gained his Captains License for seagoing vessels under motor and sail on the waterways and continued his passion for sailing on his own ship within Europe. Together with his wife Ruth, he greatly expanded his seamanship by sailing a considerable number of sailing yachts belonging to various owners in the Caribbean. In 1993 the couple took theit yacht to the USA and continued to explore the American East Coast and the Bahamas under sail.

In 1996 Bernd and Ruth immigrated to British Columbia, Canada, where they opened up a Guest- and Cattle Ranch, which over the years was much frequented by guests from both America and Europe. But after years of being high and dry on his Ranch, Bernd's yearning for the ocean and for sailing became unbearable and he felt compelled to follow his calling and returned to sea.

One reason for Bernd's love of the sea may lie in the fact that Bernd's past is steeped in the history of sailing. His great grandfather and brothers were owners and captains of trimast ships. They sailed over the Atlantic and settled in Houston, Texas, where Bernd's family lives to this day. Today Bernd is once again sailing in the Caribbean on his own sailing yacht - a Irwin 54' - aboard which is a great joy for him to share his love of the beauty of the Caribbean Islands with his guests.

Ruth grew up on the Baltic Coast of Germany and from early on totally took to the water element. So it was only natural for her to learn to sail whilst still a young girl. She loved it! After finishing her schooling she worked within the Public Health Authorities and later on completed her studies in education and nutrition at University. Then she taught nutrition and cooking to youth students at school.

Ruth gained her Captains License for seagoing vessels under motor and sail on the waterways and joined Bernd in sailing to Denmark, Sweden, Norway and later to America, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Guests visiting the Guest- and Cattle Ranch that she and Bernd ran in Canada got a taste of her superb cooking. Ruth even prepared her delectable food using organic vegetables and fruits harvested from her own garden. Now she loves the challenge of being chef and treating guests to delicious meals onboard their sailing yacht "Paradise" using fresh, mostly organic products as well.

It is easy to relax and enjoy the company of Bernd and Ruth. They take great pleasure in making the best out of what life has to offer them. They have the wonderful ability of making guests feel at home and enjoy sharing life aboard their sailing yacht. Guests also have the opportunity of receiving informal teaching of sailing skills if they want.

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Leisure time on Paradise Equipment & Toys

12' Dinghy w/ 25 HP
Floating Islands
Snorkel Equipment
Fishing Tackle
2 one-man Kayaks
2 Floating Sun Mats
Stereo CD/mp3 sound system
Color TV/ DVD and Library
Ice Maker - Water Maker
Washing Machine
Fully Air Conditioned

diveinfoRendezvous Only

Going GreenEco Initiative - Re-usable individual H2O bottles, makes pure water


washer/dryer on Paradise #1106-10422 2011

Helm on Paradise

Paradise 's Layout

the layout of Paradise

Winter 2015
1  Couple - $ 7,450
2 Couples - $ 8,950
Summer 2015
1  Couple - $ 7,450
2 Couples - $ 8,950
Charter Rates
Winter 2016
1  Couple - $ 7,450
2 Couples - $ 8,950
Summer 2016
1  Couple - $ 7,450
2 Couples - $ 8,950

* * * S P E C I A L S * * *

2 guests for 7 nights: $7,150

2 guests for 7 nights: $6,650

Based in the Virgin Islands until July then
From ST. Lucia, St. Vinvent and the Grenadies as far south a Grenada

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