Sail Kittycat

Sail Kittycat

About Sailkittycat

Charter Kitty Cat, our 2013 Leopard 39 sailing catamaran, located in Key West, Florida. Kitty Cat is perfect for exploring the Florida Keys with the shallow draft and stability you would expect with a catamaran. With Cuba, Biscayne Bay, the Dry Tortugas, and the rest of the Florida Keys within easy range, there is no shortage of destinations for your sailing adventure. Kitty Cat is a safe and luxurious platform for snorkeling, diving, fishing, beaches, photography, or just relaxing in the sun. Enjoy a cool drink on the large trampoline as you watch the sunset and get a good night sleep with onboard air conditioning. Call or email today to start planning your tropical sailing vacation!

The Yacht

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Specifications

DIMENSIONS  Length : 37 ft. 6 in.  Beam : 19 ft. 9 in. Draft : 3 ft. 8 in. Mast : 62 ft. 9 in.     

ENGINES: 2 x 29 HP Fuel : 92 gal.     

LAYOUT  Berths : 8 Heads : 2 Showers : 3 Cabins : 3     

EXTRA DETAILS  Water : 103 gal. Sail : 991 Sq. Ft. Displacement : 20120 Lbs. Load Carrying Capacity : 9040 Lbs. Holding Tank Capacity : 26 gal. Air Conditioning: 2 x 16,000 BTU’s Generator: 6.5 KW Diesel

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Chartering Rates

CHARTER RATES    

            1 Day   2Day   3day   4day   5day   6day   7day  

High $1,108 $2,216 $3,322 $4,430 $5,538 $6,650 $6,650  

Low $933 $1,866 $2,799 $3,732 $4,665 $5,600 $5,600    

High season runs from November 15 through May 31.   A holiday premium may apply.   

 “Bareboat” is a bit of a misnomer because Kitty Cat includes a lot of extras:  •Towels Provided •Toilet Paper •Bed Linens Provided •Internet (At Marina) •Local Maps •Free Parking •Fitness Room / Equipment  (At Marina) •Air Conditioning •BBQGrill •Toaster •Refrigerator •Microwave •Cooking Utensils and Dishware •2 Burner Stove and Oven •Dishes & Utensils •Coffee Maker •Ice Maker •Freezer •Indoor and Outdoor Dining Area •Cockpit Seat Cushions •(2) in Head and (1) Cockpit Showers •CD Player and Stereo •Cockpit and Cabin Bose Speakers

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The Marina

Stock Island Marina Village and Perry Hotel Key West are a Key West dockside community where everyone knows your name. The largest deep water marina in the Keys, Stock Island Marina Village is only minutes from world famous Duval Street, Sloppy Joes, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, and other great Key West attractions. The Marina Village provides a peaceful and secure homestead from which to venture and explore. With a new laundry, state-of-the-art Fitness Center, ship store, and a nightly shuttle to down town Key West, we offer an extended list of amenities. In addition to the marina resources, our community also comprises local artisan workshops. As a charterer, you have full access to everything Stock Island Yacht Marina has to offer!

Chartering Information

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Learn to Sail!

No experience necessary! We are an American Sailing Association Certified Sailing School, meaning we are sanctioned by the world’s foremost organization dedicated to training, teaching and certifying schools, sailing instructors and sailing enthusiasts to introduce you to sailing, and to teach you everything you need to know by delivering the most rigorous, safety-first education – and the best sailing instruction available.   Sailing Instruction gives sailors of all experience levels an opportunity to become more competent and confident in their abilities. If you choose to venture beyond the sailing basics, we’ll expand your horizons by teaching you to navigate with electronics and with the stars. With our sailing instruction, become certified at advanced or offshore levels and the world’s oceans will become your highways and by-ways. You can learn everything about sailing – or select the things that interest you the most. Sailing Instruction assures you of professional training and the best value for your sailing education dollar.   ASA affiliated sailing schools now graduate and certify thousands of new sailors annually – sailors who learn faster, learn more and have more fun sailing in more new places. They choose us because they want to follow a proven curriculum in a professional, supportive learning environment under the direction of certified sailing instructors.

Chartering F.A.Q.

What are the qualifications for bareboat chartering?  To qualify for bareboat chartering you simply need to have experience skippering a similarly operated sailing yacht that is at least 35' in length. With experience, a certification or license is not required. You will need experience with various skills: anchoring, moorings, docking, navigating, and so on. To begin the booking process we will provide you with a sailing resume to complete.    

How much deposit is required?  The deposit is 50% of the total charter.   

When is the final payment due?  We request final payment 45 days before the commencement of the charter.   

Do I pay for damage insurance?  Yes, damage insurance is $50 per day   

What is your cancellation policy?  Written notice of cancellation is required, and: If written notice of cancellation is received equal to or more than forty-five (45) days prior to the commencement date of your charter, there is a $500.00 cancellation fee. This means the charter fee will be refunded, less the $500.00 cancellation fee; If written notice of cancellation is received less than forty-five (45) days prior to the commencement date of your charter, the entire charter fee is lost.   

Do you offer trip cancellation insurance?  Yes. Cancellation insurance is $40 per day and is OPTIONAL. If you purchase the insurance, written notice of cancellation is required, and: Purchase of Charter Trip Cancellation Insurance payable in advance in the amount of $40.00 per day of charter entitles you to: If written notice of cancellation is received equal to or more than forty five (45) days prior to the commencement date of your charter, there is a $100.00 cancellation fee. This means the charter fee will be refunded, less the $100.00 cancellation fee. If written notice of cancellation is received less than forty-five (45) days prior to the commencement date of your charter, you may postpone your charter for up to one year by paying a $100.00 re-schedule fee.   

What credit cards do you accept?  Mastercard and Visa   

What time do your charters start and end?  Our 24 hour clock begins and 10:00am.   

Is a Dinghy & Outboard included?  Our yacht comes with a Dinghy & 10 HPOutboard Motor.   

What is the Policy on Overnight Boards?  We do offer overnight boards. They begin at 3pm the day prior to your charter. The overnight board fee is $300.   

Can I bareboat for a day sail?  There is a three day minimum to bareboat. Day Sails are captained only.   

Can I do a one-way trip?  Yes, a fee of $1500 is charged. 

What is the fuel policy?  You must refuel the boat and provide receipt of doing so.   

Is a Fishing license required?  It is required. A non-resident license for 3 days is $17, and for 5 days it is $30. It can be done online at the following website:http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/saltwater-fishing/   

Can you provision my boat?  We can provision the boat for you. If you choose to do it for yourself, In Key West there are three different markets to choose from.  

Do you provide Kayaks, Snorkeling and/or fishing gear?  We do not provide them but we can arrange for you to rent them and have them on the boat when you arrive.   

Do you allow pets?  We do not allow pets onboard.   

When is my final payment and paperwork due?  45 days before the commencement of the charter   

Is there sales tax?  Sales tax in Key West is 7.5%   

Do you run captained charters?  Yes, our boat can be used for a charter with a captain and/or crew. The captain’s fee is $250 per day payable directly to the captain upon arrival.   

How much is the security deposit?  The security deposit is $1500 per engine. The security deposit is taken upon arrival in the form of a pre-authorized hold on the credit card presented to us at check-in.   

Is there a BBQ grill?  Yes.  There is an outdoor propane grill.                                                        


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Captained Charter

Want a carefree getaway or not qualified to sail on your own? We offer Captained Charters to accommodate your Florida Keys boating vacation. This is a popular option for families or couples looking for a unique vacation experience. Let us know if you would like to have a Captained Charter and we will make the arrangements for a licensed captain to accompany you. Leave the Details to us at and we will schedule one of our professional U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captains who are very familiar with the Florida Keys cruising grounds. They will safely take your group into the islands, anchor out or slip back into a marina, it is up to you. There is a limit of six passengers when you have a paid Captain. The Accommodations are comfortable aboard Kitty Cat. Typically, you will sleep onboard the boat in harbor, with complementary boarding the evening prior to the first day of your Captained Charter. All bedding and towels are provided by us. The Provisions are brought by you and your party as with all ‘bare-boat’ charters. For the most part, meals are prepared and eaten on board the boat. Please include your Captain in your meal plans.The Cost is the bareboat charter fee for the yacht plus the captain's fees. For partial days, the Captain will return the yacht to the marina and your party can enjoy the local attractions.

Destinations

Dry Tortugas

Dry Tortugas National Park is a national park in the USA about 68 statute miles (109 km) west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. The archipelago's coral reefs are the least disturbed of the Florida Keys reefs.     The park is noted for abundant sea life, tropical bird breeding grounds, colorful coral reefs and legends of shipwrecks and sunken treasures. The park's centerpiece is Fort Jefferson, a massive but unfinished coastal fortress. Fort Jefferson is the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere,[3][4] and is composed of over 16 million bricks. Dry Tortugas is unique in its combination of a largely undisturbed tropical ecosystem with significant historic artifacts. The park is accessible only by seaplane or boat and averages 60,000 visitors each year. Activities include snorkeling, picnicking, birdwatching, camping, scuba diving, saltwater fishing and kayaking.

Dry Tortugas

Dry Tortugas National Park is a national park in the USA about 68 statute miles (109 km) west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. The archipelago's coral reefs are the least disturbed of the Florida Keys reefs.     The park is noted for abundant sea life, tropical bird breeding grounds, colorful coral reefs and legends of shipwrecks and sunken treasures. The park's centerpiece is Fort Jefferson, a massive but unfinished coastal fortress. Fort Jefferson is the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere,[3][4] and is composed of over 16 million bricks. Dry Tortugas is unique in its combination of a largely undisturbed tropical ecosystem with significant historic artifacts. The park is accessible only by seaplane or boat and averages 60,000 visitors each year. Activities include snorkeling, picnicking, birdwatching, camping, scuba diving, saltwater fishing and kayaking.

Cuba

Sail over and step back in time as you experience the untouched beauty of Cuba. Let us open the doors to the sights, sounds and history that awaits you just 90 miles from Key West.

Cuba

Sail over and step back in time as you experience the untouched beauty of Cuba. Let us open the doors to the sights, sounds and history that awaits you just 90 miles from Key West.

Key West

The Florida Keys begin in our backyard, and extend for over 125 miles like a string of pearls against an emerald sea. Often called “America’s Caribbean islands”, the Keys are warmed by the Gulf stream, a swiftly flowing river in the ocean. The Keys are known for their spectacular coral reefs, excellent marina facilities and quiet restful anchorages.   Sheltered by the only living coral reef in the U.S., the Keys offer splendid sailing conditions year round. The climate is deliciously tropical, yet tempered by cool ocean breezes.   One may cruise offshore down the coastline via the deep and well-marked, “Hawk Channel”; or duck inside to explore the series of protected sounds that make up “Florida Bay”. In these mangrove- laden isles, manatees and dolphins play. You’re almost sure to catch a glimpse of many graceful wading birds-such as the great blue heron, white egret or rare roseate spoonbill.   At the “southernmost” tip, visit the historic seafaring town of Key West, laid-back and friendly. Drop anchor near the heart of “Old Town”, within walking distance to restaurants, Hemingway’s house and the famous nightly sunset celebration at Mallory Square.

Key West

The Florida Keys begin in our backyard, and extend for over 125 miles like a string of pearls against an emerald sea. Often called “America’s Caribbean islands”, the Keys are warmed by the Gulf stream, a swiftly flowing river in the ocean. The Keys are known for their spectacular coral reefs, excellent marina facilities and quiet restful anchorages.   Sheltered by the only living coral reef in the U.S., the Keys offer splendid sailing conditions year round. The climate is deliciously tropical, yet tempered by cool ocean breezes.   One may cruise offshore down the coastline via the deep and well-marked, “Hawk Channel”; or duck inside to explore the series of protected sounds that make up “Florida Bay”. In these mangrove- laden isles, manatees and dolphins play. You’re almost sure to catch a glimpse of many graceful wading birds-such as the great blue heron, white egret or rare roseate spoonbill.   At the “southernmost” tip, visit the historic seafaring town of Key West, laid-back and friendly. Drop anchor near the heart of “Old Town”, within walking distance to restaurants, Hemingway’s house and the famous nightly sunset celebration at Mallory Square.

Contact Us

Sail Kittycat

7005 Shrimp Rd, Key West, Florida 33040, United States

sailkittycat@yhoo.com