The Boat

Double Play is a 42 ft Prowler motor cat with an 18 ft beam and draws almost 5ft of water. She has two cabins forward and two cabins aft with each cabin having its own head. 

 

One deck up houses the main salon, bar and galley. Leaving the salon one walks through a sliding door and steps out into the cockpit which is vey spacious and has its own table for outside dining. 

Up several steps and you are on the flying bridge with the pilot. Here you have uninterrupted panoramic views of our beautiful island. The bridge also has a table for tasty treats and cool beverages of your choice.

 

Now you can retreat down the steps and exit through the cockpit to make two steps to the wide deck and forward to an 18 ft wide deck that holds our bean bags to lounge in and also provides ample space for those romantic dances to your favourite tunes.

 

I looked up and down the eastern seaboard trying to find a vessel that would satisfy the stringent requirements that I had promised myself my boat would meet. I went as far afield as the Dutch West Indies, which is just off the Venezuelan coast. However, coming back across the Caribbean Sea I stopped at the U.S. island of St. Thomas to look at Double Play. It was love at first sight.

 

I hired a local captain who had worked with the U.S. Coast Guard and the two of us steamed Double Play from St. Thomas to Florida. We stopped in Puerto Rico to let a hurricane pass over us and then moved on to Turks and Caicos. From there we cruised up through the Bahamas chain of islands until finally crossing over to the Florida coast and northward to Fernandina Beach, Florida where Double Play was shipped to Bermuda. This trip was well over 1,000 miles and proved that Double Play is a very stable vessel and like most catamarans built in the southern hemisphere, designed for heavy seas…… which you will never experience with us.