Chao Lay – Sailing Yacht

Welcome aboard beautiful sailing yacht Chao Lay.


Sailing Yacht Chao Lay surrounded by azure blue water in Grenada

Beneteau Oceanis 461


An extremely well-kept Beneteau Oceanis 461, Chao Lay is the perfect boat to learn to sail on with our RYA sailing school. Chao Lay is Thai for “Sea Gypsy” and she lives up to her name as a solid blue water cruiser with spacious, modern amenities ideal for Caribbean sailing charters. She also has the power and speed under sail to successfully race in many Caribbean regattas.


She offers an ideal base for an RYA learn to sail holiday, as she has a bright well-ventilated interior and spacious layout. The three cabin accommodation on board is very comfortable, with each double berth having private en-suite heads and showers. Chao Lay is suitable for singles, two couples, or for a family; we also cater for private sailing groups.


The yacht is optimised for RYA training, with an extensive selection of RYA course books and reference literature on the oceans, environment and Caribbean marine life. We also carry full spinnaker gear and a spinnaker pole for demonstration of downwind running techniques. Book today to start planning your exciting sailing holiday!!



Chao Lay sailing along the coast of GrenadaWhat is included on board with Grenada Bluewater Sailing School?


Chao Lay includes full crew, all your bed linen, snorkeling equipment, soft drinks, marina fees, diesel, water, and sailing tuition as booked. For details of the food served please see Cuisine. We run a small generator in the evenings for recharging computers and phones via UK plug sockets or USB ports. There is some wifi available on the islands. Fishing is undertaken on route and waterproofs are provided in case of rain showers.

To see the strict RYA safety equipment standards we adhere to please click here.


What is not included?


We do not include flights, transfers, custom clearance between islands, and meals out in restaurants. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for a basic list of what to bring with you. We do not include food or accommodation during shore based courses or Yachtmaster training.



Sailing yacht Chao Lay at sunset in Grenada and the Grenadines.General Amenities


  • 3 double cabins each with en suite heads and showers.
  • Extensive library.
  • Dinghy with 5hp outboard.
  • Spacious interior and exterior dining areas.
  • Shaded cockpit with full sprayhood and bimini.
  • Snorkelling equipment (varied sizes) & fishing on route.
  • Fans provided in each cabin.




Yacht Layout & Specifications


  • Hull Type: Fin with bulb & spade rudderThe layout for sailing yacht Chao Lay.
  • Rig Type: Masthead sloop
  • LOA: 46.59ft (14.2m)
  • Beam: 13.95ft (4.25m)
  • Draft (max): 5.74ft (1.75m)
  • Displacement: 20,994lbs (9500kg)
  • Construction: Fiberglass
  • Engine: Yanmar Diesel
  • Water Tank: 145gallons (549 litres)
  • Fuel Tank: 53gals (201ltrs)