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About Us


Our Background

We have an intimate knowledge of the yacht charter industry having run a successful charter yacht in the Caribbean for 13 years. We also have sailed extensively in the Mediterranean and South East Asia. With over 25 years of yacht chartering experience between us, Best Sailing Vacations  came together to help other people plan and book their dream sailing vacations.


Our Services

We will find the ideal charter yacht for the type of sailing vacation you are looking for. We do this by first taking the time to understand your group type and what you enjoy. Are you planning a relaxing family holiday with your children? Are you looking forward to spending some quality time with your friends?  Planning your dream honeymoon? Are you an avid scuba diver? Looking forward to culinary delights?  Do you want to do long sails, or are you happier island hopping? Want to take part in the sailing and learn to sail?  Or would you rather sit back and be pampered all the way? Please tell us your preferences and we will help you figure out the rest and plan your vacation for you.


Friendly Free Advice With No Pressure

While dealing with us, we want you to be completely happy with the experience. Our service is free of charge, friendly, and we guarantee we will never put any pressure on you to do anything. If you have questions about us, our services, want travel tips, have an enquiry about a specific yacht,  please get in touch! We hope you will allow us to share our yacht chartering experience with you, and that you continue to book with us for many years to come and recommend us to your friends. 

Meet the Team

Paul and Ratna Crossby

There could be no better place for us to meet than on a sailing holiday in the Caribbean. We have now been married for over 20 years. Keen travelers, we have seized every opportunity to go sailing in most parts of the world, including the Mediterranean, North and South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Australia, South China sea, and of course the Caribbean. Having worked for many years in the IT industry for a large corporation, we decided to turn our passion for sailing into a way of life, and moved to the British Virgin Islands to run our crewed yacht charter business for 13 years. We are now based in South East Asia, and share our time between Ratna's homeland of Malaysia, and Thailand.


Born in Malaysia, Ratna was brought up in a boarding school in the UK.  Ratna holds diplomas in music and catering. Having lived in various  countries during her childhood and worked in the family restaurant  business, Ratna has developed a love of good food from all over the  world and has a passion for meeting and entertaining people.

A British national, Paul has lived in France, Belgium, Germany, the British Virgin Islands, Thailand and Malaysia, and holds a master of science degree in physics and a diploma in marketing. He has been sailing for as long as he can remember,  starting off with the family sailing dinghy, and gradually moving on to  larger yachts. A water sports fanatic, Paul is a PADI certified scuba  diver and is a qualified skipper.


We look forward to getting to know you and sharing with you our love of sailing, gastronomy, and travel.  

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