by Taylor Shelby
Charleston, South Carolina
April 23, 2005
It was beautiful. And huge. Enormous. Did I mention how big it is? From the outside, it doesn't look that large, but once you go in, you cannot believe it. I kept yelling, "This is a boat!!! There are four bedrooms (the master bedroom has a walk-in closet), three baths (and the master bath is bigger than the bathroom in my apartment), and a full kitchen complete with full-sized fridge, garbage disposal, oven, and dishwasher (on a boat!!). There is a dining/breakfast nook; huge living room with another dining area; a library/office (on a boat!!); and, if you need to do some laundry, a washer and dryer, so don't fret! (I know! on a boat!!).
Not only does it have all that room, but it is really beautiful. Hardwood and lush fabrics are on just about every surface. Big windows let lots of light in. All of the artwork and decorations are nice. It is quite impressive.
It sits in a slip in the Charleston city marina, which has some of the most beautiful boats I have ever seen. Most of the boats were so big, they put Southern Comfort to shame, which isn't an easy feat. My dad and I walked around for a long time just admiring all of the different boats in the harbor. It is a big marina, we could have done it for hours.
From January to March, the boat is used as a charter in the Bahamas, so you can't use it then (unless you go to the Bahamas, which is an idea). For the rest of the year, it sits happily in Charleston. You can rent it for charters around the city/area for about $250 and hour, or overnight for about $1,500. Certainly a little pricy, but it would be memorable I’m sure!
It isn't cheap, but it is less that Charleston Place, and much nicer. Rates run about $250/night, depending on the season, but you get breakfast included. The best thing is that you get the whole boat. They only book one couple/family/group at a time, so you have complete privacy. You don't have to worry about sharing the boat with people you don't know. If you are looking for something different, check out the Southern Comfort. You can see more pictures and get more info from the website.
From journal Entertaining my Parents in Charleston