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Decompression – Relax, recharge, and enjoy

“‘Decompression’ is a diving term that describes a necessary stop upon ascending from the ocean depths to decompress the effects of pressure,” said Captain Gord of our featured yacht of the month; however, there is an alternative meaning to this word: to calm down and relax.

It is this definition that is more apt for our spotlighted vessel Decompression, who offers her guests a haven to rejuvenate, recharge, and enjoy a life of catered luxury.

As a private yacht, she is well-travelled having spent time in the Mediterranean, the Bahamas, the East Coast of United States, and Thailand.

Normally chartering with a crew of four, the current crew—Captain Gord Kerr, Chef Ginny Kerr, and Deck/Engineer Junior (Juno) Sang—present Decompression’s first season, offering charters in the BVI.

Whether it’s dining al fresco on the aft deck, or formal candle lit dinner in the spacious salon, full, attentive first-class service complements the delicious gourmet cuisine, that will exceed guest gratification.

Chef Ginny’s particular emphasis lies in artistic presentation of healthy, varied meals made with the freshest local ingredients, rooted in her extensive travelling while sailing around the world.

Sporting an optimum speed of 20 knots, Decompression is a 2000 Broward Marine 103-foot raised pilothouse motor yacht, accommodating eight guests in three luxurious full-beam staterooms with king-size beds and one forward cabin with a queen-size bed.

The three large staterooms boast two walk-in cedar lined closets and plenty of drawers. With two of the rooms titled the Bronze Suite and the Ruby Suite, they possess his and hers heads with showers and a Jacuzzi tub. The third named the Emerald Suite has double sinks with a bath tub and shower.

All bathrooms have marble walls and floors, large mirrors, vanities, and ample storage space. The forward cabin called the Mulberry Suite has a separate head with bath/shower. All rooms have independent climate control A/C, Apple and satellite TV, access to 100’s of films, hair dryers, and toiletries.

For the convenience of those with physical disabilities who are not able to easily manage stairs, the spacious Master King Stateroom is on the main floor.

Decompression has custom cathedral ceilings in the salon and dining area with surrounding full-size windows creating an airy, spacious feel and incredible views.

A huge array of water toys awaits the adventurous guest, including water skis, wakeboard, paddleboards, kayaks, a floating island, noodles, and snorkelling equipment.

Many new upgrades have been completed to the mechanical systems on Decompression, comprising new air conditioning units, new generators, and rebuilt power plants in the engine room. The state of the art water maker, two ice-makers, and instant hot water provide the ultimate in comforts.

Additionally, she was recently refitted with updated carpeting, upholstery, furnishings, lounges, linens, towels, bedding and bedspreads. Alongside paint and varnish work, modifications were completed to create a sun-deck and lounge area on the flybridge. On the upper deck, there’s a large shaded area with comfortable seating around a wet bar with an ice-maker and barbeque grill.

When not on charter, Decompression resides on the dock at Nanny Cay or Village Cay on Tortola where one can admire and dream of the possibilities.

Photography by Rainbow Visions BVI

Erin Paviour-Smith

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