French Women's Sole 11 Women's Necessary M Platino Metallic Leather Wedge 11 M 27de450

Item specifics

New with box: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) in the original packaging (such as ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand: French Sole FS/NY
Color: Platino Metallic Leather Style: Shoes
Model: F-NECESSARY-MTLCNAPA-713 US Shoe Size (Women's): 11 B(M) US
UPC: Does not apply EAN: 0849903097737
Yes, you, too, can sail on a private yacht in the Caribbean Yes, you, too, can sail on a private yacht in the Caribbean
Renting a private vessel in the Caribbean and cruising through a warm, salty-breezed parallel universe isn’t as out of reach as you may think
French Women's Sole 11 Women's Necessary M Platino Metallic Leather Wedge 11 M 27de450 -
As the old saying goes -- money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull right up alongside it.

Sailing the Caribbean.

For many, it’s just an item on the bucket list. Something reserved for those privileged few who actually own yachts in the Caribbean, know someone connected in the BVIs or who even have the foggiest idea about how to operate a 46-foot (14-meter) catamaran, right?

Think again.

Enter the world of Caribbean yacht charters and the keys to a nautical kingdom are tossed to the common among us. Not just yachties and experienced sailors, but landlubbers eager to chalk up an unforgettable, fully crewed, tropical vacation on the open water.

“A lot of first-timers are pleasantly surprised by how doable it is -- chartering a yacht and making their dream sailing trip a reality,” says Dennis Dori of Charter Sailing Unlimited, a U.S.-based charter yacht brokerage company with ties to hundreds of vessels for hire all over the Antilles.

“And there’s truly no better or easier place in the world to do it than in the Caribbean.”

Here are some Chartering 101 basics and pinch-me-I’m-dreaming, charter-friendly destinations that’ll make your next Caribbean trip your best one yet.

More on CNN: Insider Guide -- Best of Miami

How? Three chartering tips

The gist of charter sailing is simpler than tying a bowline. Here are your first three questions, and answers, on the subject:

Do I have to know how to sail -- or make dinner when a storm's blowing?

Yes, if you’re chartering a “bareboat,” meaning a fully equipped sailing yacht without a captain or crew.

No, if you opt for an all-inclusive crewed yacht charter package that comes with a skipper, crew and chef.

Both options are readily available throughout the Caribbean and you probably already know which one is for you.

While bareboat charters are more common (and cheaper), the crewed option is a great way to gain some guided sailing experience or just kick back on a private yacht and enjoy a worry-free vacation. A “skippered bareboat” is an alternative for non-sailors who need a captain but don’t want to spring for a whole crew.

How much is this gonna cost?

French Women's Sole 11 Women's Necessary M Platino Metallic Leather Wedge 11 M 27de450 - alprotem.comHow many crazy rich people do you see down there? Probably not as many as you think.
Prices range widely, depending on the vessel, passenger and crew size, and when you go (high season in the Caribbean runs from mid-December through late April).

Typical all-inclusive rates for a week on a fully crewed sailing yacht run from US$1,800-2,500 per person (for a standard-sized group of four to six people), plus incidentals and 10-15 percent gratuity. Couples can lower their costs by opting for a “cabin cruise” -- chartering a single berth on a boat shared with other guests.

Let’s do this. Who do I call?

An experienced broker accredited with a recognized chartering organization such as the Charter Yacht Brokers Association or American Yacht Charter Association can tailor a charter sailing vacation to your needs without adding to the cost.

The Moorings and Sunsail operate the two largest charter yacht fleets in North America, with several bases throughout the Caribbean.

Where? Three yacht charter hotspots

Spanish Virgin Islands

No one said you have stay on the boat.
It’s been said that cruising through the Spanish Virgin Islands (aka, the Passage Islands), a mini-archipelago wedged like a quiet middle child between Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, is the closest thing to experiencing the Caribbean 40 years ago.

A world apart from the USVIs and BVIs (the Caribbean’s yachting and boat chartering capital) the quieter “Spanish” chain -- ceded to the United States along with Puerto Rico in 1898 -- was until recently best known as a restricted U.S. Navy weapons testing ground.

Today, this untrammeled archipelago is a haven for weekend warriors from Puerto Rico (less than 10 miles -- 16 kilometers -- away) and savvy charter vacationers who know a well-kept Caribbean secret when they sail one.

Fajardo, a bustling port on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico, is a natural point of departure for crewed or bareboat sailing charters to the Spanish Virgin Islands.

Trips are as flexible as your budget and time restrictions and best discussed with a reliable charter broker or company specializing in the area -- including Florida-based Virgin Island Sailing and Puerto Rico’s Sail Caribe among several others.

A short, breezy cruise from Fajardo puts you at anchor in the pristine bays and protected reefs of the area’s two principal isles, Vieques and Culebra, along with several picturesque cays that haven’t seen much of a crowd since the Spanish galleon days.

Culebra, the more secluded of the two islands, is home to a host of sandy bays, remote anchorages, enticing dive sites and a wildlife refuge occupied by sea turtles and thousands of seabirds.

Vieques has stunning beaches, a pair of friendly island communities and the area’s hallmark nighttime stop at Puerto Mosquito -- a surreal bay illuminated by millions of light-producing micro-organisms -- one of the last glowing “biobays” on earth.

More on CNN: Insider Guide -- What to do in Havana

The Bahamas

The color of relaxation.
More than half a millennium since Columbus made landfall in the Bahamas (his intro to the New World) and noted “the soft balmy smell of trees and flowers” and “flocks of parrots so big that they darken the sun,” the instant charms of this sweeping archipelago off the Florida coast are still pretty obvious.

Close enough for a day trip from Fort Lauderdale and popular enough to attract scores of major cruise lines, the Bahamas are home to 700 islands spread over 100,000 square miles (259,000 square kilometers). In other words, prime territory for a chartered yacht.

Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco (a quick puddle jump from Nassau) is chartering headquarters in the Bahamas, and the base for its two largest rental fleets, operated by The Moorings and Florida Yacht Charters.

Options run the gamut from un-crewed catamarans and mono-hulls to all-inclusive luxury vessels staffed with a captain, chef and PADI-certified dive master.

FRYE Women's Gwen Slide Mule, Indigo, 6.5 M USCrocs Duet Busy Day 2.0 Satya A-line crocs Womens- Choose SZ/Color. , Jambu WJ17RMN54 Womens Roman Flat- Choose SZ/Color. , BOBS from Skechers 31397 Womens Bobs B-Loved-Casual Party Ankle BootieCharles David Women's Oracle Penny Loafer, Black, 37 Medium EU (6.5,7,7.5 US) , BOBS from Skechers 34218 Womens Plush Summer Sunset Flat- Choose SZ/Color. , French Sole FS/NY Women's Renew Wedge Pump, Blue Flower, 6.5 M USBella Vita Women's Channing Ballet Flat, Black, 8 2W USSkechers Womens Cleo Sincere Wide Ballet Flat W US- Pick SZ/Color. , BOBS from Skechers Womens Bobs World-Daisy and Dot Flat- Pick SZ/Color. , A2 by Aerosoles FUNNY BONE Womens Funny Bone Slip-on LoaferM- Choose SZ/Color.BOBS from Skechers Womens Plush-Catnip Cuddle Flat- Pick SZ/Color. , BOBS from Skechers 31490 Womens Bobs Plush-Leopard Crochet- Choose SZ/Color. , BOBS from Skechers 32703 Womens Bobs Sparrow-Moon Lighter- Choose SZ/Color.GALLERYCT-001 Rocket Dog Womens Gallery LoaferM- Choose SZ/Color. , Skechers BOBS from Women's Bobs Plush-Flamingo Fest FlatSkechers 49422 Womens Bikers-Knit Happens Sneaker- Choose SZ/Color.Nine West Womens Speakup Pony Pointed Toe Flat- Pick SZ/Color. , FitFlop C27-001 Womens F-Pop Skate Perf Slip-On - 7- Choose SZ/Color.BOBS from Skechers Womens Bobs Alpine-Keep Trekking Ankle Bootie , JONAK jolies ballerines compensées cuir pailleté noir pointure 41 TOUTES NEUVES , BOBS from Skechers 34121 Womens Bobs Day 2 Nite-Canvas Ballet- Choose SZ/Color.Skechers Womens Reggae Fest-Urban Dread Ankle Bootie- Pick SZ/Color. , BOBS from Skechers 32626 Womens Plush-Cartoons Forever Ballet- Choose SZ/Color. , Skechers 44739 Womens Cleo-Ray of Sunshine-Engineered Knit Skimmer Ballet FlatT.U.K. V8142 Unisex Creeper Oxford- Choose SZ/Color.LifeStride Women's Zalana Pointed Toe Flat, Black, 8 W USSkechers Womens Relaxed Living-Well Wisher Slip-On Loafer- Pick SZ/Color. , Breathe Easy-Just Chillin Skechers Womens Fashion Sneaker- Choose SZ/Color.

What’s out there?

One of the 10 nicest beaches in the world (according to a National Geographic worldwide poll) at Treasure Cay; one of the western hemisphere’s most extensive barrier reefs off Great Abaco; and one of the strongest rum libations anywhere at Great Guana Cay’s landmark beach joint, Nippers Beach Bar & Grill. It’s a yachtie’s rite of passage.

A night’s sail away, the Exumas feature 365 more islands to explore (“one for every day of the year,” boast local sailors) plus the showpiece Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, a spectacular marine preserve accessible only by boat.

The Grenadines

Yacht Sudiki cruises the Grenadines. You can, too.
One of the last outposts to awaken (dozily) to Caribbean tourism, the 30 isles and cays stretching from St. Vincent to Grenada that make up the Grenadines have always been a natural draw in boating circles.

Pristine, sandy coves. Storybook harbors. Isolated coral reefs. Traffic-free cays hanging off the Atlantic-battered rim of the Caribbean Sea.

These are all on deck during a week of yachting through the Grenadines, which aren’t called the Windward Islands for nothing.

You can expect gustier, choppier, more exposed sailing conditions compared with the calmer Leeward waters of the British Virgin Islands -- a good place to practice before coming here.

The payoff: An unforgettable sailing experience through some of the most alluringly out-there hideaways in the Caribbean -- Canouan, Bequia, the Grenadian island of Carriacou (have your passport handy, it’s an international border).

Even farther out are the Tobago Cays, a group of five mirage-like isles shielded from the Atlantic Ocean by a horseshoe barrier reef where the diving is superb and the “crowd” is just you.

St. Vincent is the obvious gateway into the Grenadines, though St. Lucia, Grenada and several smaller islands within the chain are also popular entry points for sailors.

Charter companies serving the area include Sunsail, The Moorings (headquartered on Canouan in the Grenadines) and Nicholson Yacht Charters, along with several local outfits and entrepreneurs offering competitive deals on catamarans, sloops, cutters, ketches, trimarans, schooners and virtually everything else that floats.

More on CNN: 10 outrageous yachts for hire -- if you're filthy rich enough


Rush Hour,7.5B, Black Leather & Suede Cowboy Boots Animal Print Classic StyleNew Women's Cuffed Winter Boots Size 7Corral Women's Western Cowboy Brown Studded Harnesss Ankle Boots Q0094Boots courtes Minellili Type santiag t 37 (en fait 37,5) , VTG WOMENS ARIAT ATS FATBABY COWBOY LEATHER BLACK BOOTS SIZE 9.5 BBCBGirl Bootie Suede boots Size 7B , Report Signature Womens NADYA Almond Toe Over Knee Platform, Grey, Size 5.5 FMPz , Isaac Mizrahi Kayln Grey Suede Wedge Ankle Boot NEWRocket Dog Tour Booties - Women's Size 9 M - Brown DAMAGEDOak Tree Farms Women's Western Cowgirl Boots Leather Copper Toe INSULATED Size 8 , Tony Mora Women's Black Nubuck Leather Western Boot 3389 Size 4.5 NewSkechers 805 Womens Double up-Diamond Girl Fashion Sneaker- Choose SZ/Color.Bandolino Ed. Synthetic Womens Leather Ballet Flat- Choose SZ/Color.Rampage Imelda Women US 9 Brown Knee High Boot , Bottine RIEKER chaussure talon haut boots femme botte cavaliére chelsea CUIR 36 , BANDOLINO BDCLARA BLACK LEATHER HEEL BOOTS W/BUCKLE SIDE ZIPPER SIZE 8MMiz Mooz Amelie Leather Ballet Flats, Women's Size 10.5-11, Rose , PRADA Women’s Real Leather Shoes Sz : US 10/ NEW , VALENTINO NEON LEATHER INTRIGATE BALLET FLATS SIZE 37 , Reebok Zig Activate Women's Grey/Pink Sneaker 7M , NIB CHLOE Lauren Leopard Print Pony Hair Scalloped Ballet Flats SZ 38 EU Italy , Miz Mooz Women's FRITZ Shoe, Pewter, 40 M EU/9 US , Dansko Bess Brown Kidskin Leather Mary Jane Womens sizes 36-42/6-12 NEW!!!Skechers 15600W Performance Womens Go Joy Walking Shoe- Choose SZ/Color. , Adidas Originals ZX Flux [M21311] Men Casual Shoes Silver/Yellow-White US 8.5 , PALLADIUM London LP Mid Pampa NoirPUMA Soleil v2 Sneaker - Women's Size 8 White/Blue , Women's ASICS GelGlyde Shoe Women's Running Athletic ShoesWomens Ankle Zip Suede Wedge Size 7 , Trotters Women's Janna White Pearl Soft Kid Leather Classic Shoes ,

French Women's Sole 11 Women's Necessary M Platino Metallic Leather Wedge 11 M 27de450 -

French Women's Sole 11 Women's Necessary M Platino Metallic Leather Wedge 11 M 27de450