1st Class Yachts

Sandcastle
65' Irwin Ketch

The Perfect Sailing Yacht for 2 Couples
Let the Tradewinds carry you away to a world of relaxation and luxury. Uncluttered days stretch ahead, yours to enjoy in carefree comfort.

Perhaps, you'll choose simply to sink into a hammock with a cool drink and your favorite book, or stroll in solitude on soft white sand where the waves lap gently on the shore.

spacious Cockpit 1106-10430  ©DdV.1cyc.com 2007

Turquise waters invite you to as much activity as you'd like. Snorkel among rainbow colored fish as you explore a coral reef. Waterski or kneeboard on a glassy lagoon.

Test your skill in the breeze with an array of windsurfing gear.
Whatever your pleasure it's right at your fingertips.
Sandcastle's exceptional layout and spaciousness assures you of total comfort, both day and night. She is pure pleasure under sail, smooth and stable as she glides across sunlit waves.

The King sized aft cabin  
 #405198 ©DdV 2004

The Aft Guest Cabin

The midship King cabin  
 #1106-10424 ©DdV 2007

The Forward Guest Cabin

Settee in the midship cabin  
 #988©DdV 2001

the salon with new cocktail table
 #1107-1019 ©DdV@1cyc.com 2009

The Main Salon

the salon #1106-10426 ©DdV 2007

Sandcastle leaving Roadtown 1108-50248 ©DdV@1cyc.com 2011

Sandcastle's Crew

Captain Lloyd Wilson and Chef-Hostess Melisa Kirby the Sandcastle Crew  
 #405200 ©DdV 2004

Captain Lloyd Wilson and Chef-Hostess Melisa Kirby


Lloyd is a veteran sailor with nearly a lifetime on the water. He’s a master of every inch of a sailboat, with a rare combination of skill and easy-going charm that will make your charter aboard Sandcastle incredibly fun and memorable.

Lloyd took to the water early as a child in North Boston and soon had his first small boat. He grew up learning to navigate and respect the ocean, becoming certified in sailing and scuba diving, and mastering the mechanics of his vessels. Today, Lloyd can fix almost anything and has restored and customized four large sailboats from the water line, up.

Lloyd holds a 50-ton Master Captain’s License with sailing and towing endorsements. He has logged thousands of miles offshore and generally spends over 200 days on the water each year. Over the past five years, Lloyd has been chartering his 65' sailboat, Independence, in New England and has sailed her to and from The Caribbean for winter charters.

Lloyd invites you to join him aboard the beautiful Sandcastle to enjoy, explore, relax. This is what he lives for.

Chef-Hostess Melisa Kirby
Melisa spent her early years along the beaches of Southern California where she fell in love with the sea. Her family later moved to Ohio, where she learned to cook and entertain over long winters spent indoors. Her education in journalism led her to a writing career before she returned to her true loves, great food and terrific company.

Melisa has a passion for delicious food crafted from fresh, local ingredients. She can prepare light and healthy gourmet meals, homespun stick-to-your-ribs feasts, and everything in between. Your preferences are her passion.

Melisa has traveled throughout the world, tasting and testing local cuisines for inspiration and motivation. She has taken cooking courses in parts of Europe, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Canada, and throughout the US and The Caribbean. She has ghost-written several cookbooks for chefs ranging from health gurus to esteemed chefs, and currently is writing her own cookbook, “Galley Secrets.”

Outside of the galley, Melisa is a writer, a successful entrepreneur and a mother of three grown children. She has an intense love for the water and its bounty. She looks forward to welcoming you aboard Sandcastle and doing everything possible to make your Virgin Islands sailing experience the trip of your lifetime.

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Equipment & Toys

14' Tender w/60HP
Waterskis - Kneeboard
Stand-Up Paddleboard
2 two-man Kayaks
Fishing Gear
Underwater Still Camera
Beach Games
Snorkel Gear
2 Floating Mats
Swim Platform
Email- Unlimited Cellphone to N. America
32"TV DVD/CD Player
Fully Air Conditioned


DiveRendezvous Only

Going GreenEco Initiative - Uses reusable water bottles. Purchases earth friendly paper products, biodegradable cleaning products, participates in reef Lion Fish kills, purchases organic and local products when available and has eco-friendly bottom paint.

Twin hull tender on Sandcastle 1108-50230 ©DdV@1cyc.com 2009

Sandcastle's Layout

Sandcastle leaving Roadtown 1108-50232 ©DdV@1cyc.com 2011
Charter Rates
Winter 2016
1  Couple -- $ 9,900
2 Couples - $ 14,200

Summer 2016
1  Couple -- $ 9,900
2 Couples - $ 14,200

Winter 2017
1  Couple -- $ 9,900
2 Couples - $ 14,200

Summer 2017
1  Couple -- $ 9,900
2 Couples - $ 14,200

2 couples with up to 3 kids-? inquire

Sleepaboard for for late arrvals
booking a full week, Available $175pp

Hooneymoon special includes
a bottle of champagne daily
and one spa tratment for 2
    • Gracious king sized staterooms in both of the guests cabins make this yacht
      among the most comfortable yachts in charter at any price.
      Families discover the settee in the forward cabin can be converted to a separate bunk.
      The library area just forward of the aft cabin also makes a single berth.

      Sandcastle sails the Caribbean waters around theVirgin Islands, St. Marten charters are considered
      in the Late spring and summer months


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