BVI yachting charters

British Virgin Islands (BVI)

In the Caribbean, east of Puerto Rico
Official Language: English
Currency: US Dollar
Population: 28,600



Compass Point Yacht
Conch Charters        
Dream Yacht            
Horizon Yacht          
The Captain’s Compass
Sail Online                 
Sun Sail                       

Parks Permit
There is a charge for using the moorings in the National Parks. $6/day, $50/week or $150 for 1 year.

Cruising Permit
Private Vessels

Private boats are automatically given up to 30 days to cruise around the BVI. A 30 day cruising fee is charged which is based on tonnage (with a maximum of $55).  After 1 month, there is a Temporary Importation fee of $200. This covers the yacht for 1 year.  For more information call Customs on (284) 494-3475.

Charter Vessels
A cruising permit is required for all charter yachts cruising in the British Virgin Islands.
Seasonal Rates (December 1 – April 30): All recorded charter boats – $2.00 per person per day. All non-recorded charter boats – $4.00 per person per day.
Out-of-Season Rates (May 1 – November 30): All recorded charter boats – $0.75 per person per day. All non-recorded charter boats – $4.00 per person per day.

Visiting crewed charter boats also have to pay a departure tax of US$4 per person. Charter licence annual fee from $400 (under 40 ft (12 m)) to $800 (over 50 ft (15 m). Overtime must be paid for customs clearance outside 0830-1630 Monday to Friday, 0830-1230 Saturdays and on public holidays.

Last updated January 2014.

Clearance Procedures at BVI Marine Guide

Permit Information sourced at

Safer Boating Week launched


©Maritime New Zealand

“October 17–24 has been declared Safer Boating Week this year, in what will become an annual focus on keeping boaties safe in the lead up to Labour Weekend – the traditional time to get boats and gear ready for summer.”*1

“The vast majority of recreational boating fatalities do occur on boats under 6m. It’s simply a fact that you are more vulnerable on small boats.”*2

“A total of 23 boaties died on the water last year. The same number had died this year as of yesterday.”*3


* Check your boat

* Wear your life jacket

* Take two forms of waterproof communication equipment

* Check the maritime weather forecast

* Avoid alcohol

Maritime New Zealand*1 *2
New Zealand Herald*3

Kadey-Krogen 44 AE


Exterior ©


galley, pilot house, saloon ©


stateroom, library and engine room©


flybridge ©

The Krogen 44AE replaced the Krogen 44 in 2012, “new are the full walk-thru cockpit boarding doors, walk-in engine room access, a companion seat next to the helm chair on the flybridge plus corner bench seating with a table perfect for entertaining, and the galley’s repositioned starboard-side four-burner Viking range and an 18-cubic foot refrigerator”.* (AE stands for Advanced Ergonomics.) “LED lighting and a new engine room ventilation system utilizing intake and exhaust axial fans with moisture eliminators.”** There are several layout that you can choose from, whether you want to be able to walk right around your board or not, whether you want bunk beds for guests,etc…
This size, the 44, is the most popular. I can see why.

Length Overall (LOA) 49′ 0″
Length On Deck (LOD) 44′ 4″
Length at Waterline (LWL) 40′ 11″
Beam (Molded) 15′ 6″
Beam (Over Rub Rail) 16′ 4″
Draft (Designed Water Line – DWL) 4′ 6″
Displacement ( at DWL) 43,140 lb.
Ballast (Encapsulated Lead) 2,500 lb.
Fuel 850 gal.
Water 300 gal.
Hull Fibreglass
Engine 1
Approximate Bridge Clearance:
with Mast Up 23′ 3″
with Mast Down 13′ 8″ (DWL to top of flybridge coaming)
with Radar Arch Up 19′ 7″
with Radar Arch Down 14′ 1″

6 knots: 4,450 Nautical Miles
7 knots: 3,000 Nautical Miles
8 knots: 1,900 Nautical Miles
9 knots: 1,250 Nautical Miles
NOTE: Calculated with a 10% fuel reserve.
Ranges are approximate.

Kadey Krogen Yachts was founded in 1977 by naval architect Jim Krogen and yacht broker Art Kadey. The trawlers are full displacement boats, economical, capable to cross oceans. The boats are built in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Boats are built to order from Krogen 44 to Krogen 58. The Krogen 39 is no longer produced.

REVIEW 2008 44
REVIEW 2006 44

On my page “The One” I have a photograph of the Kadey Krogen 44AE. A girl can but dream.
Good layout, flow through.
Good space.
Large central queen bed in the stateroom.
The engine room is a walk in.
There is a library.
Sun shade aft to fish or sit and read a book.
Two seats on the flybridge.
Booth seating for dining.

You don’t see any late Kadey Krogen trawlers for sale. There are currently no secondhand Kadey Krogen 44 or 44AE for sale. There is a reason for that, the owners like them so much they don’t want to sell them. People retire to live aboard the boat. It’s a big decision. To sell the house and all your worldly goods and exchange that all for an adventure of a lifetime? Most never look back, they’re having too good a time away in their new home.

Kadey Krogen 44 (2009)

Specification Source:

A welcome sight on the sea

Birds on the sea are a welcome sight. It means fish are in the area. Drop those lines off the back of the boat if you haven’t already. You don’t need GPS to alert you on this one. Don’t forget your natural instincts, don’t rely on modern technology, use your eyes, your sixth sense, your common sense. Be safe. Be well fed! Happy Fishing. 🙂