We can’t stay away
I have just finished a 10-day charter with Horizon in Antigua. My wife and I took a beautifully equipped Bavaria 33’ monohull and despite a rather extended period of strong Christmas winds we have had an absolutely wonderful holiday.
Alistair and Jackie Ashford run Horizon in Antigua and are keen sailors themselves. This fact shines through in the briefings that we received and in the exceptional care that they took of us. For example, knowing that we were facing high winds and heavy swells, Alistair kept in regular ‘phone contact to advise us of good weather windows to return from Barbuda.
I have chartered sailing boats of between 30 and 45 feet in a variety of locations and from numerous different companies. In all cases we have had a great time but I have to say that Horizon in Antigua really stands out head and shoulders above the rest. The professionalism, the high quality of the boat and its equipment and the care taken of clients was quite exceptional.
The Jolly Harbour location is a very good base especially as it is in the lee of the island. This allows for plenty of time to get a feel for the boat before trying the open sea. The onshore facilities are good with several decent restaurants at the marina itself and many more within a short taxi ride.
I thoroughly recommend Horizon and I look forward to chartering from them again in the future.
Adam Boys January 2014, Bavaria 33 April 8, 2015