By Louise Reardon | Photography by Gilles Martin-Raget
Introducing a brand new 2013-build yacht, that recently joined the host of charter yacht vessels in BVI waters,
Luxury Charter Yacht “Aletheia“
A stunning boat in pristine condition maintained by her first crew,
Captain Donald Harper, his wife First-Mate/Chef Audrey Harper and Steward/Deckhand Kyle Harper.
Aletheia, the Greek word for ‘disclosure’, ‘truth’ or more accurately ‘the state of not being hidden,’ stands by its meaning in gifting guests aboard with a sincere experience in divine luxury and no restraint on service.
The vessel—a Victoria 67—is a catamaran designed by naval architect Olivier Racoupeau, built in the Fountaine Pajot yard, with its “urban chic” interior designed by Isabelle Racoupeau, and the exterior planned under Berret-Racoupeau.
At a comfortable speed of 12 knots, the yacht has logged approximately 7000 nautical miles to date, travelling from France to the USA and making trips between the BVI, St Thomas, St Martin, and Guadeloupe.
Holding 10 guests in five en suite staterooms, including a Master Suite with a vast rainwater-style shower, the yacht has already cateredto visitors on an international scale.
Guests hailing from Europe to the USA have enjoyed the comforting queen-size beds, spacious bathrooms, and fantastically expansive on-board living spaces.
The fly-bridge is accessible on both sides by a highly secured stairway with benches, side tables and a relaxing sofa, offering every amenity to guests that allow them to take full advantage of the sailing experience.
Luxury Charter Yacht Aletheia offers an exceptional saloon with a contemporary design uses simplicity in the layout, adhering to a warm aesthetic in its entirety.
Functionality and efficiency have been incorporated between living and relaxation areas via broad passageways, permitting the option of buzzing social time or serene solitude.
Eco-cruising is a Fountaine Pajot concept, aiming to produce boats that are independent in review of energy consumption. Aletheia obeys this great notion, performing smoothly under sail owing to its square-headed mainsail and decreased windage, which authorizes considerably reduced utilization of the engines.
Capturing the Caribbean’s naturally abundant energy source by large, high performance solar panels, which yield 680w, Aletheia is completely self-sufficient at anchor during the day. All on-board and navigation lights are LEDs, for further reduced energy consumption so it strongly upholds integrity in protecting our planet.
Luxury Charter Yacht Aletheia was the winner of the award for Best Multihull over 57ft at the BVI Charter Yacht Show in 2013.
Complementing their early success, the Antigua Charter Yacht Show last year decorated the boat with an award in the Eco Table Setting contest in which they exhibited an amazing display.
Additional notches on their ‘green’ ethos are found in the fact that the yacht uses biodegradable cleaning agents, encourages reef-safe products, is equipped with rain catchers, and utilizes biodegradable corn bags in place of traditional black plastic bags. Hygienic aluminium bottles are exercised instead of plastic bottles and further, the yacht is fitted with a modern reverse osmosis filter system, producing its own clean, great-tasting drinking water.
Aletheia truly is a testament to the green movement that is taking hold in the BVI and an example to yachts everywhere.
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