Voted 2014’s Best Charter Boat in the USVIs by the VI Daily News readers, Lightheart is a 2007 Hanse 400e, a modern performance cruiser offered for charter through our partners at Lightheart Sailing, and skippered by Captain Peter Branning based out of St. Croix.
She is a high-aspect ratio sloop with an epoxy hull, equipped with a self-tacking jib, a genoa, and an asymmetrical spinnaker. She is extremely light to the touch and so responsive that she will spin within her own length. She’s quick and light on her feet, and each time she’s raced, her crew has been on the winner’s podium.
Lightheart is also a comfortable cruising vessel. She has an elegant European interior that is light, airy and spacious. Designed to sleep up to six people, she features 3 staterooms: forward king, aft queen and aft over-sized double. The generous head (bathroom) has a full separate shower, and there is a stern shower as well. The galley is well-equipped and easy to use. The salon furnishings are appointed with light wood and leather. Lightheart has beautiful teak decks, comfortable cockpit cushions, and awnings to keep you shaded at anchor. Add in her barbeque, hammock, snorkel gear and floats, and you are all set for a wonderful and memorable vacation in the USVIs.
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