Caribbean Sailing Yacht: Kalimba

Kalimba was launched in Italy in May 2012. The Beneteau Oceanis 45 was a new design released in early 2012 which went on to win first prize for European Cruising Yacht of the Year 2012. Kalimba was one of the first delivered.

From May to November 2012 Kalimba sailed the Mediterranean, including Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Tunisia, Minorca, Majorca, Ibiza, Spain, Gibraltar and the Canary Islands. She crossed the Atlantic in 17 days in November 2012 and since then has cruised extensively in the Caribbean, from Grenada to the British Virgin Islands. The yacht is now based in Bequia and has been fully serviced and maintained in exceptional condition. Kalimba is an ideal yacht for Caribbean cruising, having the largest available outdoor seating area for a yacht of its size and a large swim platform for easy access to the water.

What's On Board the Kalimba Sailing Yacht Charter?

Kalimba has three double cabins, sleeping six people. Two more can be accommodated on the let-down table in the saloon. Our skipper takes one cabin and we can take four adults (two couples) in the other cabins. The fore cabin is luxurious, full height, with plenty of cupboards and its own en suite bathroom. The stern portside cabin is smaller with restricted headroom and shares a bathroom with the skippers cabin. The let-down table in the saloon is the biggest bed on board and would be suitable for two children sharing or two further adults.

Unlike most vessels available for charter, Kalimba is fully equipped for blue water passages and has sailed across the Atlantic. A featre most important to charterers is that Kalimba has a fresh water maker meaning there's no need for water rationing of showers and definitely no need to wash in the salt water (those who have chartered before will understand how good this is!) Kalimba also has a 240V generator, which means you are not restricted to 12V so your phones and cameras can be charged, hair dryers will work and you can use the microwave oven. Other features of Kalimba are listed below.

Kalimba Yacht Floor Plan

FULL DETAILS OF KALIMBA:

Make: Beneteau
Model:  Oceanis 45
Year:  2012
Built: France
Type:  Sloop
Sails:  Slab reefing mainsail (2 reefs) / Furling genoa
Engine: Yanmar diesel 54Hp
Length:  45 feet

 

Accommodation:

  • Fore cabin: Sleeps 2, plus en suite bathroom
  • Aft cabin, port side: Sleeps 2
  • Aft cabin, starboard side: Sleeps 2, plus en suite bathroom (shared with port cabin)
  • Saloon: Let down table, Sleeps 2  

 

Speed: 

  • Top speed (sailing) 10 knots
  • Cruising (sailing) 7 knots
  • Cruising (engine) 7 knots

 

Equipment for Guests:

  • Cabins with storage compartments.
  • Two bathrooms with fresh water showers.
  • All bedding: Sheets, pillow cases, duvets (not usually needed).
  • Bath towels.
  • Beach towels.
  • Fully equipped kitchen.
  • Two burner gas cooker and oven.
  • Microwave (requires generator running).
  • Fridge
  • Water maker (unlimited fresh water).
  • Generator.
  • TV/DVD player (requires generator running).
  • Electric let down Swim platform.
  • Large external seating and table.
  • Sunbathing platform.
  • Swim Ladder.
  • Fresh Water outside shower.
  • Internal/ external two zone sound system (iPod compatible).
  • BBQ.
  • 6 sets of masks, snorkels, fins (various sizes).
  • Sunshade Bimini.
  • Rain / splash protection side screens (removable).
  • 2.8M Zodiac Tender with 6HP Suzuki outboard.

 

Safety Equipment:
  • 8 person life raft.
  • Life Jackets (8).
  • Life ring.
  • VHF radio (fixed).
  • VHF radio (portable).
  • GPS Navigation.
  • EPIRB.
  • Radar.
  • AIS (Automatic Identification System).
  • Flares.

 

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