Cuan Law (Trimarine)
British Virgin Islands
The world's largest sailing trimaran, Cuan Law is not like any other live-aboard dive boat you've encountered. Custom designed for luxury live-aboard diving and sailing by owner and designer Duncan Muirhead in 1988, this luxury sailing yacht spans 105 feet in length and 44 feet in width. Two 103-foot masts spread 5,200 square feet of sail over the massive deck. Her size and the triple-hull design provide extreme stability, both at anchor and while underway. Her name in Scottish Gaelic means "ocean mountain"--an apt description when the sails are hoisted and she is underway.
Staffed by a knowledgeable, experienced and personable crew, Cuan Law combines the BVI traditions of world-class sailing and exquisite tropical diving for the sort of vacation that will have you planning a return trip long before you've returned to the dock.
Three dives are planned each day--including a morning dive after breakfast, an afternoon dive after lunch and a night dive. In between there is time for kayaking, Hobie Cat sailing, snorkeling or more diving. When the bell rings to announce the next dive, interested divers gather at the aft deck for a briefing.
For divers with nondiving companions, this is the perfect cruise--the Cuan Law offers so many other watersports and shore activities that the yacht is sometimes chartered just for crewed sailing vacations. Yet the vessel is capable of taking dive travelers to the very best sites the BVI have to offer.
And when the dinner bell rings, another world-class experience awaits. Many live-aboards have excellent food, but Cuan Law is in a class of its own. All of the meals are served on the charming and spacious teak aft deck with the ocean and the islands of the Caribbean as your backdrop. Between-meal snacks and beverage services are frequent and equally delightful. About the only activity you won't want to plan on this trip is dieting.
Accommodations: Ten spacious, air-conditioned double staterooms with outside view, storage space and private bath with shower. Each stateroom can have a double bed or two twins. Common areas include a spacious main salon and aft and top deck.
Amenities: A PADI Dive Boat, the Cuan Law offers dive instruction, gear rental, DPV instruction and rental, and conducts most dives from two 21-foot RIBs. Other activities include kayaking, Hobie Cat sailing, waterskiing, island excursions, a beach barbecue, sunbathing and snorkeling. Massage services available. Exceptional dining and self-service honor bar available.