Management company C U Yacht Charters tells me that the owner of Two Honeys, the 74-foot Hatteras motoryacht shown in the photograph above, has decided to offer charters along the Intracoastal Waterway this spring as the boat moves toward New England for the summer season.
It’s an unusual opportunity, seeing as how most charter yachts “run up the outside” of the Eastern Seaboard, cruising in the Atlantic Ocean to save time and fuel compared with meandering closer to the coastline, which the Intracoastal Waterway hugs. The ICW, as it’s known, is a protected transit route, which means generally calm waters and options for stops at towns and cities instead of multiple days at sea. Some possible destinations on an ICW itinerary might include the historic Civil War city of Savannah, Georgia, or the golfing mecca of Hilton Head, South Carolina.
According to the notice that C U Yacht Charters sent me, Two Honeys is willing to welcome charter guests “anywhere along the Eastern Seaboard.” That means that if you’re among the first people to book, you stand a very good chance of getting the exact itinerary that you desire.
The yacht takes six guests in three staterooms, which are configured with a king-size bed, a queen-size bed, and a double-size bed. I haven’t been aboard myself, but the layout sounds ideal for three couples who might want to split the weekly base rate of $17,500 (it would work out to a little less than $3,000 per person before expenses such as food and fuel).
Any reputable charter broker can give you more information about Two Honeys and possible itineraries along the Intracoastal Waterway.