SOUTHERN CHARM

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Southern Charm features 4 different social gathering areas which include the forward cockpit seating area, the Sky lounge the aft cockpit and salon area. Guests will enjoy the ability to sit with friends, family and guests in an area that accommodates 12 people at a time or a cozy 3-4 people for a more private setting. All cabins feature oversized queen beds with added comfort topper with high quality linen sheets. Each cabin has its own private head, bathroom with toilet (head), sink and walk-in shower with platseak comfort, non-slip flooring. Cabins also include a closet and drawers for storage. DIVING: Offered via rendezvous only

Length Guests Cabins Crew King Queen Single Double Twin Pullman
50.00 Ft 6 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 0

Accomodations

Southern Charm features 4 different social gathering areas which include the forward cockpit seating area, the Sky lounge the aft cockpit and salon area. Guests will enjoy the ability to sit with friends, family and guests in an area that accommodates 12 people at a time or a cozy 3-4 people for a more private setting. All cabins feature oversized queen beds with added comfort topper with high quality linen sheets. Each cabin has its own private head, bathroom with toilet (head), sink and walk-in shower with platseak comfort, non-slip flooring. Cabins also include a closet and drawers for storage.

Specs
SOUTHERN CHARM
50.00 Ft
Cat
# Pax
Length
Beam
Draft
Built
Make
6
50.00 Ft
26.5
5.5
2020
Leopard
Refit
# Cabins
Cabin Configuration
Showers
3
Kings / Queens / 0 Single Cabins / 0Pullman Cabins
3
Wash Basins
Heads
Elec. Heads
Helipad
Jacuzzi
A/C
3
0
3
No
No Full
Pref. Pick-up
Other Pick-up
Turn-around
Village Cay, BVI
Nanny Cay, BVI
48 hrs preferred, Inquire for
Engines/Generators
Fuel Consumption
Cruising Speed
Max Speed
2 - 80HP Yanmar diesels 9 KW Northern Lights 6000W 110V inverter plus 5000W 220V inverter 2,000 watts of solar panels
.6-1 US Gall/Hr
7-8 knts
12-13 knts
Locations
Summer Operations Winter Operations
Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI) Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR Yes Salon Stereo Yes # DVDs/Movies Camcorder 0 Books
Board Games Yes Sun Awning 0 Hammock Yes Windscoops No Deck Shower Yes
Bimini Yes Special Diets Inq Kosher No BBQ Yes # Dine In 8
Gay Charters No Nude Yes Hairdryers Yes # Port Hatches Lots Guests Smokes No
Crew Smokes No Pets Aboard No Pet Type N/A Guest Pets No Children Ok Yes
Minimum Age Water safe Generator 9KW Inverter 6000W 110V & 5000W 220V Voltages 110 & 220 Water Maker 40 GPH
Water Cap. 180 gal plus water maker Ice Maker Yes Internet Access Onboard WIFI
Water Sports
Dinghy size 13' Highfield RIB Dinghy hp 25hp Dinghy # pax 8 Water Skis Adult No Water Skis Kids No
Jet Skis No Wave Runners No Kneeboard No Windsurfer No Snorkel Gear Yes
Tube No Scurfer No Wake Board No Kayaks 1 Pax No Kayaks (2 Pax) No
Floating Mats Yes Swim Platform yes Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type) S/S ladder of scoop steps Sailing Dinghy No Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes Gear Type heavy trolling and lightweight Rods yes U/Water Camera No U/Water Video No
Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Other Toys 1 Circular Mesh 8' Floating Dock
2 SUPs
1 XL SUP (holds 5-6 people)
Sub-wing
4 Fishing Rods
2 Sublue Sea Scooters
Onshore Games
Starlink internet
Crew Profiles
Title Name Nation Number of Crew:
Captain Kevin King USA 2

If ever a couple was built for the close-quarters intimacy of full-time cruising, it’s Kevin and Elizabeth King. These Leopard 50 owners have walked through life side-by-side since infancy. “Elizabeth and I met in church in Fort Smith, Arkansas, when we were about two-years-old,” says Kevin. “Our families were close. We went to church together, and our fathers eventually became business partners. Elizabeth and I even have the same birthday - day, month and year.”

After attending the University of Arkansas and working for their families’ telecom company, the energetic, ambitious couple decided to go into business for themselves. They did so in their usual way, together and full throttle. “In 2005, we decided to start our own real estate brokerage,” says Kevin. “It took off like mad. With Elizabeth's marketing skills and my sales and recruiting experience, everything just exploded. We became the number one volume real estate office in our region in just our third year.”

Of course, that success came at a price. As much as they loved their work, Kevin and Elizabeth knew they needed both a way to occasionally escape the demands of entrepreneurship and a plan for their long-term future, i.e., retirement. As it turns out, there was a one-word answer for both: Sailing. “Elizabeth came up with an idea to go sailing,” says Kevin. She found a crewed charter in the BVI, and we went and absolutely loved it.” Loved it a lot.

Kevin, who never goes along for the ride, spent much of that first cruise learning the basics of sailing from the crew. Over the next three years, the Kings immersed themselves in their new passion. They took ASA courses and went on more cruises. Kevin even volunteered to crew on passages up and down the East Coast. The couple was pleasantly surprised by the welcome and support they received from their fellow cruisers. “The sailing community is made up of a lot of good, caring people,” says Kevin. “They're like-minded. They enjoy sailing, obviously, but they also enjoy the sense of community and helping others. It’s amazing how quickly you can make friends even during a pandemic.”

In 2019, the Kings put their seamanship to a life-changing test. They successfully crossed the Atlantic via the Azores with their three kids on a friend’s Leopard 45. The trip sealed their decision to go full-time and validated their 2018 decision to purchase a Leopard 50. Kevin and Elizabeth took delivery of their 50 earlier this year and say it checks every box on their design and performance list. “We liked the Leopard a lot because of the forward hatch and the forward seating area,” says Kevin. “We love the flybridge, too. The heavy displacement is important to us. The boat is solid, like a tank. We've been in some pretty high winds being offshore, and it handles great. We've never felt unsafe with the Leopard. Taking the option of the larger engine was a good call. We use that added power a lot coming in and out of some inlets in Florida.”

The Kings’ Leopard, Southern Charm, is now pretty much home for Kevin, Elizabeth and their daughter, who is finishing up high school remotely from the Leopard’s lounge area. While the couple must occasionally spend time in Fort Smith as they wrap up the sale of their business, they hurry back to Southern Charm as soon as possible. The COVID pandemic has had a mixed impact on the King’s new-boat experience. On the downside, the couple was forced to cancel a planned maiden cruise to the Bahamas, a cruise to Acadia National Park in Maine, and visits by friends and family. But the corona-caused acceptance of remote meeting options reduced the need for those trips back to Arkansas.

Once the all-clear sounds, the Kings would like to explore the Bahamas and circumnavigate the world. Closer in, they look forward to introducing their friends and family to Southern Charm and the world of sailing. “Fort Smith is a border town with the Arkansas River wrapping around half of it, “ says Kevin. “We have lakes all around the city, so lots of our friends grew up skiing and wakeboarding and all that kind of stuff, but nobody's really been on a big sailboat.” The couple also plans to offer crewed cruises on Southern Charm. Kevin says they might do ten or fifteen cruises a year, “just enough to cover some of our cruising costs.” And scratch their entrepreneurial itch, no doubt.

When exactly all this might happen is still up in the air, given the continued health concerns. And that’s fine with the Kings. “We've kind of quit planning with COVID,” says Elizabeth. “We have a general idea of what we're going to do, and then we're just pretty loosey-goosey from there.” Adds Kevin: “We were on a treadmill with work for a long time. We want to spend some quality time enjoying the slow route. Not hurrying on an agenda to get anywhere, but enjoying the places we visit and taking the time to meet locals and enjoy the local food, and get to know people a little bit instead of hurrying to get the next spot.”

One thing is certain, even in these crazy times. Whatever the future holds for Kevin and Elizabeth, they’ll experience it hand-in-hand.

Rates
Season 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax 7 Pax 8 Pax 9 Pax 10 Pax 11 Pax 12 Pax
Winter 2023 to 2024 $23,000 $24,000 $25,000 $26,000 $27,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Summer 2024 $23,000 $24,000 $25,000 $26,000 $27,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Winter 2024 to 2025 $23,000 $24,000 $25,000 $26,000 $27,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
This vessel is legal to conduct charters in the BVI **Charters over 7 nights are half board only** GENERAL NOTES: MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5, inquire for less For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights. BVI PORT FEE: BVI customs and cruising permit fees are included in the rate, but guests would be responsible to get their own personal license if they want to fish SLEEP ABOARD: Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $500.00 per cabin, per night with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes boarding after 4pm & light breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense. Please select option upon booking. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year's weeks. HALF BOARD MEAL PLAN Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches & 4 dinners ashore at client expense. 2@$22,700 | 3@$23,550 | 4@$24,400 | 5@$25,250 | 6@$26,100 LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense. 2@$22,850 | 3@$23,775 | 4@$24,700 | 5@$25,625 | 6@$26,550 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum CHRISTMAS: Unavailable NEW YEARS: 1-6 guests @ $34,000 - may not start prior to 12/29 NOTES: Pickup and Drop off at Village Cay in Road Town, BVI **SEE BROKER NOTES FOR MORE INFORMATION - WAIVER REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO CONTRACT** Copy link below & paste into browser to submit waiver: https://waiver.fr/sailingsoutherncharm