Virgin Islands Sailing Academy

Our Teaching Vessel

Our teaching vessel for all Virgin Island sailing classes is a 39' Pearson, sloop.
We believe it is important that students should have the opportunity to sail on a sailboat that sails well. This is especially important to the beginning sailor. Once students have seen how a well-designed sailboat performs, they then know what is possible, and can make a better decision on what kind of sailboat they should purchase or charter. That is why we have chosen our 39' Pearson sloop as the teaching vessel. Gallivant is a characterized as a racer/cruiser and few other sailboats sail as well.
Our Philosophy:
Gallivant was completely redone. The hull was sandblasted and repainted and stantions were rebedded. The old electronics were replaced with new Raymarine GPS/Chart Plotter/Radar. The bimini and dodger were replaced with new Sunbrella fabric. All hatches and most ports were replaced with new. A new Mac Sail mainsail and MacPack was installed in 2019 and new Genoa in 2017. All brightwork and flooring are refinished. All the running rigging, standing rigging and lifelines are updated. The engine was replaced in 2018. Gallivant has also been set up for ocean sailing with Revere Life Raft (certified 2019), storm head sail, and EPIRB. A new Next Gen generator was installed in 2022. In short, Gallivant is in better than new condition.
History of Gallivant:
     Built– 1988
     LOA– 39’3”
     Beam– 12’6”
     Swing Keel-Draft- 4’7” up/8’10 down
     Overhead Clearance– 57’
     Displacement– 17,000 lbs
     Quantum 120 Genoa
     Mac Sail Mainsail with MacPack
     Harken Genoa Furling System
     Dutchman furling on mainsail
     30 AMP shore power
     Adler Barbour Refrigeration
     Cruisair Air Conditioning
     Sleeps seven 5 Max allowed
     Ray Marine Chart plotter and GPS
     6 man Revere Offshore Life Raft
     CQR Anchors (2)
     Ray Marine direct drive autohelm
     Ray Marine radar
     Solar Panels
     Newer running rigging
     Revere 6 man liferaft
Pearson 39’ Sloop Specifications:

Depth, knot log, wind speed instruments
Sumbrella Dodger
Sumbrella Bimini
New windows throughout
30 gallon fuel tank
TV with antenna at masthead
HilleRange 3 burner stove/oven
LED Tricolor/anchor light
Galerider Web Drogue
Refinished bright work
Xantrex inverter/charger
Refinished teak and holly flooring
LED steaming light and sternlight
10’2” dingy with 6 HP Engine
VHF with remote mic
Raymarine/Sirius Satellite Weather
ACR Global Fix Pro 406 Mhz EPIRB
Two 50 gallon water tanks
One 30 gallon fuel tank
One 10 gallon holding tank
Gail Sail storm head sail
Next Gen 3500 Watt Generator (New 2022)
Yanmar 3JH40 40 HP Diesel (New 2018)

Our vessel meets all US Coast Guard safety requirements and has a Small Commercial Vessel Certificate issued by the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry ensuring it meets all BVI safety and operational requirements. Our vessel also has been approved for stability by the Royal Yacht Association in England.
Safety Requirements:
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