Shon & Sharyn Craig and 164 (50m) Trinity Superyacht Amarula Sun

Shon & Sharyn Craig and 164 (50m) Trinity  Superyacht Amarula Sun
Shon & Sharyn Craig and 164 (50m) Trinity Superyacht Amarula Sun

House owners of the 164-foot (50m) luxurious superyacht AMARULA SUN, Shon & Sharyn Craig bought the 2007 Trinity simply over two years in the past, however their first foray into the world of yachts bigger than 82 toes was a well-equipped 2011 130-foot (40m) Westport, which they bought 4 years in the past. They traded within the newly-built 2011 80 Hatteras for the Westport solely eight months after supply, realizing it was too huge to be used as a coastal boat. They then discovered themselves in a go-big-or-go-small predicament.

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So, Shon and Sharyn determined to go huge…they usually haven’t regarded again. That they had at all times needed to go to the coastal cities of the Mediterranean. In addition they determined to tackle their first enterprise within the constitution market. The Westport was an enormous danger, however that danger paid off. They had been capable of, in solely the primary 12 months, constitution the yacht for 10 weeks and spend greater than 60 days aboard, visiting ports in Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Sardinia, Corsica and Greece.

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The Craigs continued to make use of, and constitution, their Westport within the Caribbean and The Bahamas for a number of seasons after. They weren’t precisely trying to transfer on from their Westport, however when the Trinity yacht, previously MINE GAMES, went in the marketplace, it got here with a suggestion the Craigs couldn’t refuse. Since 2003, there have been 12 boats named AMARULA SUN, 4 of which — together with the Trinity, a 41-foot Bahama, a 68-foot Princess and a 70-foot Viking — the Craigs presently personal.

Shon is able to and insured to function boats of 82-feet and smaller. He and Sharyn routinely function the 68-foot Princess and the Bahama 41 on their very own for prolonged cruises or simply out to anchor. Yearly, they compete in half a dozen fishing tournaments across the Gulf Coast, East Coast and The Bahamas. This previous season, they caught the most important blue marlin (605lbs) within the Bermuda Triple Crown.

Shon and Sharyn are most likely on the Trinity at the least 10 weeks a 12 months, in between charters, and have cruised a lot of the Caribbean, The Bahamas and the East Coast of the US. You possibly can positively classify these house owners as “very decided boaters.” They love the water and are at residence on the ocean. It’s not unusual to search out them out on the hook in a cove on the leeside of the Anclote Key island, which is situated lower than three miles from, and within reach of, their home — they usually could keep on the market for 2 or three days.

The Trinity AMARULA SUN has a particular enchantment to the Craigs. Though Shon and Sharyn like to cook dinner for themselves, having a world-class chef on board gives for a nice shock at each meal. After an important day of touring, watersports, exploring, socializing or simply plain “hanging out,” Shon and Sharyn relish their choices: to decorate up for a sublime dinner on the artistically designed and embellished salon desk, to have an intimate candlelight meal on the sofa on the skydeck or to simply throw on some pajamas and have dinner on the sofa and watch an important film within the skylounge. They flip in to the soothing sounds of the water lapping in opposition to the hull. After, within the evening or early morning, the captain has pulled anchor and motored to the subsequent vacation spot, they get up to the sights and sounds of a brand new port, or a brand new island, and their wonderful trip continues.

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Along with visiting many international locations in Europe, the Craigs have traveled to St. Vincent and the Grenadine islands, Mexico, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico and lots of different lovely locations. However their favorites are the BVIs and the Greek islands. They like spending the vast majority of their nights on anchor somewhat than staying in port; nonetheless, they’ve totally loved wonderful and distinctive ports all around the world.

AMARULA SUN with tenders

The 164-foot AMARULA SUN is the second yacht that the Craigs have put in a constitution program they usually have had nice success, first within the Caribbean after which within the Med. Chartering has given them the chance to have the boat in desired locations, semi-funded by the charterer.

The Craigs have a versatile schedule and often are able to select up and journey to the yacht when she doesn’t have a constitution on board. In addition they get pleasure from the truth that a number of charters a 12 months hold the yacht from sitting in port for too lengthy. This enables the yacht’s techniques to stay lively and the crew to maintain properly educated and sharp. Shon says, “I assume you might say that I feel the boat and crew are higher off lively and in use than sitting dormant at a slip in a marina. For these that may solely use their boats 10 to 12 weeks a 12 months, chartering 10 to 12 weeks a 12 months is an ideal resolution to no matter ails you.”

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