Owner of the ÜberVida and former local boat captain, Denis Owen, was only 7 years old when he went on an unforgettable family vacation to Bermuda’s Eastern Blue Cut, where he was able to swim alongside fish, take in the beautiful reefs, and create memories with his family that would last forever. This experience had such a profound affect on him, Owen decided he wanted to experience that day over and over – and began what would be his quest for the perfect boat began.
It wasn’t long until the ideal yacht showed up in an unexpected place. Built in the 1960s, the ÜberVida, a 70’ long, 25’ wide custom built fiberglass catamaran, was at one time one of the world’s most luxurious and expensive sailing yachts.
The boat was originally created by a British Lord, built to withstand several months out at sea. However, 1995’s Hurricane Luis made an appearance in St. Martin and the yacht was ruined. The ÜberVida was left in a boat yard on the French side where she continued to fall apart. Until the perfect gentleman came along.
“I wanted to share that piece of Bermuda MAGIC with other people.”
Owen states, “When I found the ÜberVida in that boat yard in St. Martin, it was a mess. I acquired it and spent the next 2 years rebuilding and fixing her to get into seaworthy shape to survive the 800 mile journey to Bermuda”.
Five years later, Denis is able to fulfill his dream of experiencing his Bermuda vacation over and over again, while sharing a piece of that amazing Bermuda magic with the rest of the world. The ÜberVida now makes biweekly full-day excursions, and plays the perfect host for private parties, corporate experiences, charity events, and more!
If you’ve never seen a tropical sunset slowly dip beneath the water on the ocean’s horizon – you’re missing out. There’s a reason why the ÜberVida was chosen as one of the Top 8 Things to do in Bermuda! The ÜberVida is not just a way to vacation or celebrate weddings, or business mergers, or birthdays – it’s a way to celebrate life.
Book now and see why ÜberVida has won the “Best of Bermuda GOLD Award” for 2 years in a row 2012 and 2013.
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