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 in 2011. The hull was sandblasted and repainted and stantions were rebedded. The old electronics were replaced with new C series 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 North Mainsail with Dutchman was added. All brightwork and flooring are refinished. All the running rigging, standing rigging and life lines are replaced. The engine has had extensive work and is in excellent condition. Gallivant has also been set up for ocean sailing with Revere Life Raft, storm head sail, Sirius satellite Marine Weather, and EPIRB. In short, Gallivant is in better than new condition.
History of Gallivant:
     
     Built– 1988
     LOA– 39’3”
     LWL-30’3”
     Beam– 12’6”
     Swing Keel-Draft- 4’7” up/8’10 down
     Overhead Clearance– 57’
     Displacement– 17,000 lbs
     Quantum 120 Genoa
     North Mainsail
     Harken Genoa Furling System
     North Mainsail
     Dutchman furling on mainsail
     Yanmar 3HM35 30 HP Diesel
     30 AMP shore power
     Adler Barbour Refrigeration
     Cruisair Air Conditioning
     Sleeps seven
     Ray Marine Chart plotter and GPS
     6 man Revere Offshore Life Raft
     CQR and Fortress Anchors
     Jacklines
     Ray Marine direct drive autohelm
     Ray Marine radar
     Solar Panels
Pearson 39’ Sloop Specifications:

Depth, knot log, wind speed instruments
Sumbrella Dodger
Sumbrella Bimini
New running rigging
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 4 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 30 gallon holding tank
Gail Sail storm head sail
Revere 6 man liferaft
6.5 KW Fisher Panda Generator
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Our vessel meets all US 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.
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