The Times can reveal the inside story of the luxury catamaran docked near Coleraine’s old bridge last week.
The stunning 85 foot vessel, the ‘Wind Quest’ has an exquisite interior, and usually sails around the crystal clear waters of the Carribean.
Speaking exclusively to The Coleraine Times on Friday, captain Drew Meyers explained why the craft was in Coleraine.
“The owner of the vessel lives in the ‘Wind Quest’ for three months every summer”, explained the Amerian Captain, who declined to name him. “This year we are taking in Ireland and Scotland.
“We orginally wanted to dock in Londonderry, but we couldn’t fit under the bridge there, so we had a look at Coleraine, and we are delighted with the safe anchorage here. Our next stop is Oban in Scotland.”
Praising the North Coast, the captain even remarked: “Coleraine isn’t much different to the Carribean!”
Suitable for eight guests, it costs a staggering $65,000 a week to charter - that’s just over £41,000! That includes a crew and five-star food and beverages.
Anyone who charters the vessel will also have the use of the onboard amenities including a cinema, wakeboards and waterskis. The vessel is fully air conditioned and includes wifi. With four cabins, which all include a shower, the Wind Quest also has a large living area with a bar.
On deck there’s a huge fly bridge with a sun and shade deck, which includes lounging and dining for up to 10 people, and the control station.