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The Dove 54.00ft/16.00m

From $8,800 pw
Monohull Sailboat
W.I. Crealock 1988
4 Guests
2 Crew
2 Cabin(s)
1 King(s) , 1 Queen(s)

THE DOVE is a 54' ocean going cutter designed by WI Crealock and custom built for captain Larry in 1988 and lovingly maintained. Her teak interior is accented by art and curios from Larry's cruises on THE DOVE through the Pacific, South China Sea, Indian Ocean Mediteranean, Caribbean, South America and even the Antarctic. Two spacious air conditioned guest cabins have queen size beds. Each en suite heads & showers features high quality Italian fittings and sumptuous linens. THE DOVE's many multi-repeat clients are a testement to the yachts comfort and ammenities and to Larry's expetise, hospitality and outstanding cuisine!

Accommodation Details
Accommodation Description:
Abundance of solid teak, wonderful furnishings from the Orient, 1 King and 1 queensize a/c cabins w/ensuite head & shower, separate crew qtrs.
Cruising Area of The Dove
Summer Port Antigua
Winter Port Antigua


The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $8,800
High price: $10,800


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax
Winter 2020 to 2021$8,800$0$10,800

The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Contact us for exact pricing.

Yacht terms: All Inclusive


Contact us for specific pricing for The Dove.

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Crew Number 2
Crew Smoke No
CAPTAIN
Captain Larry Tyler
Nationality British
Speaks French, Italian, Polish & German
Years Sailing 35
Years Chartering 26
CREW
Crew Justyna Kramer
Nationality Polish
Years Sailing 15
Years Chartering 10

Captain/Chef Larry Tyler

LARRY TYLER takes pleasure in welcoming you aboard THE DOVE. Anglo/Italian, born in Italy, he speaks fluent Italian and French. Larry studied Hotel Management for four years and trained as a chef at the Dorchester Hotel in London before creating his own very successful international fashion house.

Inspired by the film "Dove", he set off in his 35' sailing boat to explore the South China Seas and the Indian Ocean using a sextant and chronometer as the only means of navigation. Along the way he traded in native jewelry, crossing the Indian Ocean six times and eluding the infamous pirates of the Malacca Straits and the Sulu Sea. There was no escaping the typhoons, however, and Larry experienced many. Logging all these sea miles gave him ample time to design the boat of his dreams, and so THE DOVE was born.

Larry has sailed and chartered from the South China Sea to Thailand, across the Indian Ocean to the Cape of Good Hope, across to Brazil, over to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, above the Arctic Circle in Greenland, south to Patagonia, Cape Horn and twice to Antarctica. A keen underwater photographer and filmmaker, he has worked for National Geographic, NHK Japanese TV and other producers of documentaries. Larry's other pastimes are windsurfing, snow skiing and cooking Mediterranean and Oriental cuisine.

As your host aboard THE DOVE, he is delighted to share his intimate knowledge of whatever cruising area you choose and to ensure you have the best vacation ever.

First Mate and Assistant ChefJustyna Kramer, 34, Polish

Justyna joined THE DOVE in 2010, crossing the Atlantic from the Azores to the Caribbean via the Cape Verde Islands. For the past four years she has worked as first mate and assistant chef, sailing up and down the Caribbean island chain from Tobago to the BVI enjoying every minute and every mile logged at sea. In the summer of 2013 she worked on Coral, a 111 year old 36 meter classic sailing boat, sailing from the U.K. to the Mediterranean as the cook, stewardess and deckhand.

Cooking, sailing and visiting new places are Justynas passions. She is very interested in nutrition and living a healthy life style. She has many fabulous Italian recipes and especially loves cooking seafood - a skill which complements Larrys fishing skills.

A very lively and energetic person, Justyna enjoys running, skiing, swimming and cycling. She is a keen photographer; loves jazz, blues and classical music and reads all sorts of books from biographies and history to Narnia and Harry Potter.

Before discovering sailing and charter yachts, Justyna worked in Switzerland as a nanny and as a tour guide in a Swiss museum. Whilst working as a nanny in London she studied Reflexology and Massage at Regents College and qualified with the highest diploma.

Justyna is fluent in Polish, German and English.
December 2014

Selections from the Leeward and Windward Islands menu

Breakfast

Choice of chilled fruit juices

Fresh tropical fruit medley pineapple, mango, banana & passion fruit

Made-on-board yogurt with island honey

Home-baked muffins, Danish pastries & walnut bread

Croissants hot from the oven, scrambled eggs & locally smoked marlin

Choice of fine Ceylon & China teas, Freshly brewed Italian coffee

                     

Lunch

Dove salad served with one of the following:

Catch of the day

French and Italian cheeses, ham and pats

Pasta la marinara - spaghetti with  lobster or mixed seafood sauce

Home made pizza

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St. Vincent tropical fruit basket

 

Hors DOeuvres

Focaccia

An assortment of smoked marlin, yellow fin tuna and mahi mahi

Tapenade

 

Entrees (first course)

Escargots la Bourgulgnonne (snails cooked in garlic, parsley, butter and white wine)

Cheese souffl

Freshly steamed asparagus served with hot butter and fresh parmesan cheese

A selection of prawn and vegetable dim sum steamed in a bamboo dish

Pumpkin soup with toasted almonds

Sashimi of yellow fin tuna caught by our guests with wasabi and soya sauce, or seared in sesame seeds. Served with Thai jasmine rice and hot sake

 

Dinner

Jumbo tiger prawns served with Thai fragrant rice

Margret de canard (duck breast) with apple Calvados sauce and potatoes dauphinois

Quails flambed with cognac, served with  wild mushroom sauce on a bed of polenta

Gigot dagneau (leg of lamb) roasted over wood charcoal served with ratatouille

Chicken tandoori cooked in our BBQ oven served with  cucumber & yoghurt raita, Naan bread or pilaf rice

Brochette de la mer (fish kebabs grilled on a wood charcoal fire with bell peppers, tomatoes and onions)

 

Desserts

Larrys special home made ice-cream and sorbets

Decadent chocolate mousse

Bananas flamb with home-made yogurt

Tarte Tatin (warm upside down apple tart served with fresh cream)

Crme Caramel

Sabayon la Marsala

Crepes with Grand Marnier

Profiterolles filled with ice cream (served with hot dark chocolate sauce and chantilly cream)

Expresso Coffee and after dinner liqueurs

Selection of herbal and fruit teas

Length 54 Feet
Beam 15 Feet
Draft 8 Feet
Built 1988
Refit Last Refit: 2015
A/C At Dock
A/C Night Yes
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock Yes
Deckshower Yes
Bimini Top Yes
Sailing Instructions Yes
Nude Charters Yes
Num Hatch Yes
Children Allowed Yes
Min Child Age none
Inverter 110 and 220 volts
Voltages 110 and 220
Water Capacity 2000 liters
Internet Access Onboard WIFI
Engines Engine Type: Perkins 135 hp We are powered by Solar energy,inverter 110 and 220 volts AC
Accommodations
Guests 4
Cabins 2
Crew 2
Queen 1
King 1
Showers 4
Wash Basins 3
Heads 3
Electric Heads 1
ENTERTAINMENT
Salon Tv/Dvd Yes
Salon Stereo Yes
iPod/Device Hookups Yes
DVDs lots
Board Games Yes
Books lots
Other Entertain
UW Camera
UW Video
CD Player
Speakers in Cockpit
TV: Portable
VCR: Yes Video Camera: Yes
large DVD selection & ipod with 2000 songs
books
CD and cassette library
CUISINE
Din-in din
Special Diets Yes
BBQ Yes
WATER SPORTS
Dinghy (Feet) AB
Dinghy Hp 20hp
Dinghy Pax 5
Snorkel Gear Yes
Floating Mats 2
Standup Paddle 2
Swim Platforms Beautiful teak swimming platfo
Boarding Ladder Aft boarding ladder onto aft s
Fishing Gear Yes
Fishing Rods 4
Under Water Cam Yes
Under Water Video Yes
Adult Waterskis Yes
1-Man Kayak 2
Other Toys
Dinghy: AB
Water Skis
Slalom Skis
Paddle boards 2
Fishing Gear
Snorkel Equipment
Deep sea fishing tackle
SCUBA DIVING
Scuba Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air Compressor Not Onboard

BVI Charter March 2019

Larry and Justyna make a wonderful team and exceeded our expectations in every aspect of the charter. From the immaculate condition of the yacht to the professional level of service and DELICIOUS cuisine, it was a pleasure being aboard THE DOVE. The crew went above and beyond and made a professional quality video of our trip, putting a smile on our faces each time we watch and relive the good times we had!

Nova Scotia Charter August 2017

I can say without hesitation, that our week on your boat was the finest vacation our family has taken together and we are all dreaming about when and where the next opportunity will be for us to do this again with you. It’s so obvious that you (and Justyna), have been doing this for so long since you made us all feel so welcome and natural on board even though we had never met nor even spent time on a sailboat before.

February charter 2016

Dear Larry & Justyna,
We had the most wonderful sailing adventure with you both! And hope to do it again in the future. Stay healthy and Fair winds . You're very easy to be with ...great hospitality and yummy food. And it was wonderful to hear about all your world sailing experiences and about life in far off places.The Dove was a beautiful ,lovely ,comfortable sailing ship to be on for 10 days. Now if we can only find a way to sleep as well in our beds without the gentle rolling of the sea.....

Until soon,
Love,
Barbara & Ken

.March 2011 charter guests

Larry and Justyna, hank you both for a wonderful sailing experience. Patty and I had a great time and your hospitality and food were wonderful. We hope to have an opportunity to sail with you again sometime. All the best and safe journeys.

EZGUR Family

Larry, it was really great meeting you and Justyna. The trip was a tremendous experience that we will never forget. I really hope our paths cross again and that we have more days on the Dove again in the future.

Our perspectives are forever changed by sailing with you for the week. Who could ask for more from a family vacation. Outstanding.

-EZGUR Family, December 2017