About This Yacht
Alizé Yacht Charters
Alizé offers yachts charters for guests seeking a true sailing holiday in the Caribbean. Alizé is a classic Beneteau First 435E (tall rig C/B keel, owners layout) with a serious pedigree. Beneteau commissioned the celebrated designer German Frers to design their famous ‘First’ series, to be uncompromisingly fast, strong ocean racing yachts that could compete – right from the factory – in the grueling RORC races such as Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart, and Newport-Bermuda. Alizé being an owner’s version, came with all the speed and reliability but also a lot more attention to comfort. Yacht charters guests will notice the gorgeous teak interior finish, and find a 2 stateroom layout below- both with their own ensuite heads and showers. Alizé has been well looked after and continuously upgraded throughout her years. Most recenrly, in 2014/15, she underwent a major refit to modernize all of her deck hardware, sails, and systems. So whether you’re looking for an exhilarating yacht charter week of fast sailing and exploring, an intimate and relaxing honeymoon getaway, or a podium- contender for a regatta, Alizé yacht charters can deliver in style!
Water Toys and Yacht Charter Amenities
9′ Dinghy with 4hp engine
Stand Up Paddleboard
Captain Bill Haynie
Captain Bill Haynie originally hails from Charleston, SC. He has been sailing his whole life – professionally for 6 years now, and has accumulated over 75,000 sea-miles including stints as captain aboard busy charter super-yachts such as Apache, Clasship 1, and Tilly Mint. With 6 seasons chartering in the Eastern Caribbean alone, Bill knows the VIs as well as anyone, and is the perfect captain/crew to offer you either a relaxed, romantic getaway, or an action-packed sailing adventure to explore the waters, islands, and nightlife of the VIs. Bill is an avid waterman and sports junky, whose hobbies and interests include yacht racing, paddle boarding, wake boarding, surfing, free diving, hiking, slackline, and climbing. Bill has also spent years assisting some of the best charter chefs in the industry, and as a consequence has become pretty handy in the galley! He will be happy to offer his services to provision and cook for your party if requested.
For Captain-Only Deluxe Charters Only
Captain Bill invites guests to choose 2 items from each of the menu categories below. He also includes 2 bottles of wine.
What We Like
Captain Bill Haynie comes from both the yacht racing and the luxury yacht charter worlds and Alize is the perfect combination of both. Sleek and fast, Alize is every bit the high performance racer, but the attention to guest comfort below decks as well as Captain Bill’s sophisticated hospitality, make for an exceptional yacht charter experience. We like the polished teak of the interior, the roomy salon and the comfortable cushioned seating in the cockpit. We also like that Captain Bill’s time aboard luxury charter yachts, rubbing elbows with real chefs, shows in the sophisticated provisions he offers to stock for his guests and the meals he enjoys preparing. Alize yacht charters combine fun and style for one of the most budget friendly charter yacht vacations available in the Caribbean.
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Better Than Once Could Have Ever Dreamed
We have been to Virgin Islands 6 times prior to our most recent trip on Alize. Bill made our most recent trip to the Islands better than one could have ever dreamed. We booked the trip last minute for my girlfriend’s birthday, and we were lucky enough to find Alize – the best option to combine accommodation, travel and activities into one incredible package. Bill went above and beyond to accommodate any and every request we had in regards to comfort, sightseeing, food and leisure.
We spent 3 nights and 4 days on Alize, and by the end of it, we were dreaming of living aboard. Really could have stayed on Alize for weeks. Bill is an extremely experienced captain, and chef extraordinaire in the kitchen. He will give you as much alone time as you wish or explore and party with you, if you are looking for a local to show you the ropes. We chose the latter, and the three of us had a blast sailing, snorkeling and drinking from island to island.
If you are interested in learning to sail, THIS IS THE PLACE. The amount I learned in the 4 days I was onboard was more than I ever did in a semester long sailing course I had previously taken in college. Bill knows it all, and he will let you do as much or as little as you wish. So whether you are looking to be active and do some great sailing, or lazy and enjoy the sights, Alize is hands down the number one choice in the islands.
I cannot speak enough for how much our choice to stay on Alize MADE our trip. We saw more, did more and learned more than we ever could have trying to hop island to island from ferries and check into hotels each place we go. He made getting into and out of the BVIs a breeze, and every ‘hidden treasure’ of the island, Bill will uncover.
We have already planned another trip in the Summer, and will certainly be planning to stay on Alize…cannot wait to return. This is the best option in the islands for a trip of a lifetime.
~Jason And Emilie Kay
Exciting and Memorable
Our stay on Alize was exciting and memorable. We have been sailing in the BVIs before so we challenged Capt Bill to show us something new. It was like being shown round by a local and we found beautiful secluded anchorages to watch breathtaking sunsets whilst sipping Bill’s perfect Rum cocktails – he even climbed a tree to get the fresh coconut milk. Alize is a sleek and well designed boat with ample room below and on deck. As we are summer sailors, we were particularly keen to get some hands-on experience and to improve our skills. Bill was an excellent teacher and was keen to explain anything we were not sure about. We were completely confident of his attitude on board – safety first but having fun a very close second! We will be booking another trip!
Beautiful boat and great captain. Just finished a two week sail around the VIs on Alizé and had a blast. Alizé is fully equipped with snorkel gear and Bill is a very trustworthy captain that has a incredible knowledge of the islands. Sailing, hiking, rope swinging off the bow, and learning about the plants, history, and wildlife are just a few of the things we experienced…unforgettable! Whether you’re looking to race this boat, sail it, or just cruise around for a good time Alizé is where you should be.
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These rates are Captain-Only
Additional Rate Details
Captain-Only Deluxe: (additional $200 per person). 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners and Dessert provided and prepared. Guest may choose from the sample menu provided. 2 bottles of wine, selected by Captain Bill are also included in this deluxe rate.
10% increase for Christmas and New Years
Crews may charter Alize (with Bill Haynie) for Caribbean Regattas. Inquire for rates per person.
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