Fuerte 3 Description
Sleek and classic, this Lagoon 67 was completely refit in 2014 and accommodates up to 6 guests in spacious accommodations. She has two king cabins and one queen cabin, or an optional cabin with bunk beds ideal for children, each with its own private bathroom and shower. The aft deck has hot/cold showers to rinse off after swimming, and the large main salon has loads of seating and lounging area, plus a large dining table for indoor meals or games. The refit in 2014 included new engines, two new generators, all new refrigeration and freezers, new air-conditioning systems, and new upholstery inside and out to only enhance this yacht´s offerings. One of the BVI´s most experienced crews will deliver a charter that exceeds your expectations.
Cruising Area of Fuerte 3
3 cabins with ensuite heads & showers: 2 cabins with over-sized queen beds, 1 cabin with queen bed.
Spacious salon for lounging and game playing.
Very roomy cockpit for relaxing and dining alfresco under hard top bimini.
Total refit in 2014 including: new engines, new generators, all new refrigeration and freezers, new air-conditioning new ice-maker, and all new cushions.
(2) Stand-up Paddle Boards
Eco-friendly cleaning products. Organic and local produce when available. Twelve (count them) 12 large solar panels. Water filtration for drinking water.
Fuerte 3 Crew Profile
We met over 20 years ago in eastern England while skating. When Dawn was not busy working in restaurants, she was the top skating coach for the UK. David was working as a systems engineer and electrician, as well as a chef at weekends. We spent our first few years together restoring our cottage which was built in 1585. Having sailed in many different areas we went to the BVIs and fell in love with the islands.
It was Dawn´s idea to leave home and go off to sea, an idea that David greatly relished! We decided that David would update his license at the top sailing academy in the world, whilst Dawn had one to one lessons with one of the regions top cookery teachers.
We have been the longest constantly serving and busiest captain and chef for the largest crewed charter company in the world, working on various yachts always in the BVI. Our original idea was to work in this career for ten years. Having spent 12 years and almost 300 charters in the BVI´s we are still saying we want to spend another ten years in the job we love!
My family has been sailing for longer than I can remember. I trained in hotel management for 2 years, but somehow ended up becoming a electrician which I loved. I am a MCA/RYA commercially endorsed Yachtmaster 200 ton. I love to drive my 1963 MGB roadster called ´The Baby´ whenever I can. I also enjoy old buildings, cooking (if Dawn lets me anywhere near the galley), photography, and I am attempting to learn the Didgeridoo with limited success!!
I was brought up travelling around Europe and North Africa with my parents. When they finally settled down back home in England, I found my love of skating. Skating once again took me travelling! Having settled down with David in our Cottage I thought my traveling days were over. Then the BVIs and sailing found me and off to new adventures we went. I have worked in restaurants for many years and when I have time off, I love to do cookery courses for fun!
We are married and both non smokers.
Crew are full vaccinated for COVID 19
Fuerte 3 CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Fuerte 3 Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jan 17, 2024||Mar 02, 2024||Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Apr 09, 2024||Apr 16, 2024||Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
Fuerte 3 Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $21,500
High price: $23,500
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
Yacht terms: All Inclusive
An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS
GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the ´divide-by-6 rule´ for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 6 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire. This yacht has a FOUR night minimum.
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: BVI Ports - 48 hr turn.
CHRISTMAS: 1-6 / $28,000 - 7 night minimum.
NEW YEARS: 1-6 / $30,000 - 7 night minimum.
Christmas charters must end no later than the 26th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 28th December. 48 hour turn please.
PLEASE NOTE: BVI ports Only and 48hrs between charters
Fuerte 3 Guest Reviews
David & Dawn were so wonderful and welcoming. We absolutely loved them. The food was spectacular
and the presentation was beautiful. David also made great ´Happy Hour´ Cocktails!
It was a once in a lifetime trip that far exceded our expectations
David and Dawn were very accommodating and were true professionals. They changed our original route that we had discussed to make sure we were able to watch my Chiefs win the Super Bowl back on Tortola and still get to all of the original stops we wanted.
New Years 2015/16
I think everyday I said This is the prettiest beach/bay I have ever seen What a wonderful trip, I will remember it for the rest of my life. The food was great, the views were great and David and Dawn were even better. Thanks for such a wonderful trip.
What a fantastic week! You made every day a unique experience; New stories, new food, new adventures, new islands-new-new-new. Your obvious pride in sailing well, being British and sharing your office made our trip a success. Thank you and best of luck
An amazing adventure! Hospitality and beauty! Everyday I experienced another blessing from God. His creation is evident. Thank you Dawn and David
This has been a beautiful experience from start to finish much thanks to you both! You have been more than accommodating and I appreciate all the stories and memories you have shared with us! Never change! God bless!
Stress Free and Wonderful
Dawn and David
We had high expectations for our first visit to the BVI. You both insured that they were exceeded! All your hard work made things seem so easy, stress free and wonderful. You are both such wonderful people and very entertaining too!! Thank you so much for everything! Safe and happy travels to you always .
Kim and Chris
David and Dawn
This trip will be the one we look back on and say Only if.
Only if every vacation could be as lovely
Only if they cooked as well as Dawn
Only if they were half as comical as David
If Only we could go again
Loads of love and thanks
Ivan and Danielle
I am speaking on behalf of three couples who have vacationed together for over 10 years. This trip will rank #1. The crew David and Dawn were the the best!
Dawn and David
Thank you for a wonderful week aboard Fuerte 3. Nicole and I had a ball with the kids this week and you all made it happen. We look forward to sailing with you again.
David and Dawn
Thank you so much for hosting a Brilliant, perfect vacation. Everything was wonderful. Davids attention to Bens incessant questions, the stories, napkin folding lessons, proper toasting etiquette and amazing cocktails will never be forgotten. Dawns amazing cooking, always cheerful disposition, great music selection, red rubber gloves and Christmas dcor made everything so much more special! We cant wait to see you again.
One for the Bucket List
Old Guys have bucket lists. One of mine was a sail in the Caribbean. I had no idea what that wish really meant. Sailing on the Fuerte 3 with Dawn and David was a wish come true. Hospitality, food, comfort, island hopping, humor, and the best drinks in the islands. A home away from home when we were having below zero temperatures in Cleveland.