Stop Work Order, a 52' 2017 Model Lagoon catamaran for up to 8 guests. Water Toys on board

Lagoon Yacht STOP WORK ORDER Charter Review!

Lagoon Yacht STOP WORK ORDER Charter Review!

Lagoon Yacht STOP WORK ORDER for 8 guests visited at the May 2017 Virgin islands yacht show! S/Y Stop Work Order is a new Lagoon 520 and is available year round in the Virgin Islands! 

Lagoon yacht Stop Work Order, a 52' 2017 Model Lagoon catamaran for up to 8 guests
Stop Work Order, a 52′ 2017 Model Lagoon catamaran for up to 8 guests

Stop Work Order Accommodations

This 52′ Lagoon yacht accommodates 8 guests in 4 beautiful queen cabins, or 3 queen and bunk bed cabin Includes amenities such as on board SCUBA, ice/water maker, Full a/c, WIFI, Paddle board, kayaks, snorkeling, fishing, pull toys and more. Check out the cabins on board the this Lagoon yacht:

Crew for Lagoon yacht Stop Work Order

Stop Work Order, a 52' 2017 Model Lagoon catamaran for up to 8 guests Cliff and Christian on board until the fall of 2017 when Ryan and Dani take over
Stop Work Order, a 52′ 2017 Model Lagoon catamaran for up to 8 guests Cliff and Christian on board until the fall of 2017 when Ryan and Dani take over

THE DETAILS

All inclusive rate 7 night fully crewed and inclusive charters during Summer are $16,000-$22,000 depending on the number of guests in your party. Winter rate is $17,000-$23,000.

Captain Only: $12,000.00 ( You pay all expenses, cook and clean and act as the crew on board)

There are discounts for children, and Lagoon Yacht Stop Work Order will also offer Half Board and Local Fare options. I think there is an option for everyone on this beautiful new Lagoon yacht.

$150 per SCUBA Resort Course

This yacht is brand new, and hence is heavily  booked already for next season. We still have a few great weeks open, one week in January, February has some great dates and some availability in March as well.

Link to Stop Work Order- more technical details

Enjoy the rest of the photos I took of this Lagoon yacht Stop Work Order at the May 2017 Virgin Islands yacht show 🙂

This is a very pretty yacht, with some great lounging areas. Ryan and Dani, the crew taking over in the fall of 2017 have been a very popular crew on board another charter catamaran the last couple seasons and we will be happy to welcome them on board when Cliff and Christian leave to take over a 65′ power yacht in the fall 🙂

H2O Trips

I personally ran a 10 passenger charter yacht in the British Virgin Islands for 20 years and crewed over 500 charters. This coupled with the fact that I have personally stepped aboard each of the several hundred yachts that I represent and inspected the vessel as well as quizzed the crews makes my help to you unconditionally qualified to be up to date, informed and unbiased. Many in our industry simply rely on information that they have gotten from either the internet or from our other “trade” sources. I am here for the express purpose of finding the correct match for you and your family’s needs. What I tell or show you is what I have recently seen or personally photographed myself. I do not rely upon information and pictures from 5 year old brochures. Our service is completely free to you and there is absolutely no obligations to book through us. Please let me help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime, after all, yachting IS our world.

Click to start planing your dream vacation!

Information Stop Work Order.


Deep Blue catamaran 46' 2011 Leopard toys on board

Leopard Yacht Review For DEEPBLUE!

Leopard Yacht Review For DEEPBLUE!

Leopard Yacht Review for this  catamaran I had the pleasure of visiting with at the May 2017 yacht show in the Virgin Islands 🙂 This Beautiful late model Leopard 46 is extremely spacious, well appointed and comfortable. Offering three guest cabins each with queen size berth and private ensuite head with electric heads and stall showers. Yacht is fully air-conditioned for clients comfort.

Leopard yacht DeepBlue catamaran 46' 2011 Leopard offering Captain Only and Fully Crewed charters in the Virgin Islands front area of the yacht
Deep Blue catamaran 46′ 2011 Leopard offering Captain Only and Fully Crewed charters in the Virgin Islands front area of the yacht

Leopard Yacht  Deepblue Crew

Greg started boating in 1999 and began sailing in 2008. He lovingly restored his vintage, 1970 Pearson 26 and sailed up and down the coast of Maine and New Hampshire.
He has sailed the Eastern Seaboard as 1st Mate on several vessels, traveling as far North as New Brunswick and South to Havana, experiencing a wide variety of conditions along the way.
Captain Greg holds a USCG captains license with STCW endorsements. He is an emergency first responder and is trained in CPR and AED.

Deep Blue catamaran 46' 2011 Leopard Captain and cook, Greg and Jennifer
Deep Blue catamaran 46′ 2011 Leopard Captain and cook, Greg and Jennifer

JENNIFER was born and raised in Northern New Hampshire where she enthusiastically enjoyed every aspect of the great outdoors, skiing the White Mountains, camping, hiking and rock climbing with her brother.
Jennifer also has a passion for cooking and entertaining. Hot & spicy are her favorites, along with healthy and flavorful. She enjoys meeting new people and having new adventures. She is PADI and STCW Certified, trained in CPR. But most importantly is looking forward to meeting more new people and having more new adventures aboard Deep Blue.

Leopard Yacht Deep Blue 

I first met Greg at the November charter yacht show in the US Virgin Islands where he was “dipping his toes in the water” so to speak and learning from the brokers about yacht chartering. Always a smart move as we like to think we know it all 🙂 Greg has spent quite a bit of time learningt he layout of the Virgin Islands and completed successful charters this winter. I loved seeing the new personalized towels on board. New equipment includes Solar Panels and Generator. Once he installs a new watermaker then he is going to switch the heads over to fresh water flush instead of salt.

THE DETAILS

S/Y Deepblue is available  in the Virgin Islands!

Year round inclusive rate is $10000-$12500 for 2-6 guests.

Captain only is $7000 plus expenses.

Still available for Xmas/New Years but likely not for long!

Deep Blue can also offer a special sleepaboard rate for the night before charters start, Half Board, and Local Fare options if you want to enjoy some meals ashore checking out the local restaurants!

Link to Deepblue- more technical details

Here are some more picture I took of Leopard yacht Deepblue at the May 2017 yacht show in the British Virgin Islands:)

H2o Trips

I personally ran a 10 passenger charter yacht in the British Virgin Islands for 20 years and crewed over 500 charters. This coupled with the fact that I have personally stepped aboard each of the several hundred yachts that I represent and inspected the vessel as well as quizzed the crews makes my help to you unconditionally qualified to be up to date, informed and unbiased. Many in our industry simply rely on information that they have gotten from either the internet or from our other “trade” sources. I am here for the express purpose of finding the correct match for you and your family’s needs. What I tell or show you is what I have recently seen or personally photographed myself. I do not rely upon information and pictures from 5 year old brochures. Our service is completely free to you and there is absolutely no obligations to book through us. Please let me help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime, after all, yachting IS our world.

Click to start planing your dream vacation!

Information on Deep Blue Catamaran.


Catamaran Charter Review Virgin Islands Catsy 62' Cocktail hour display at the Tortola Broker Show, November 2016

Catamaran Charter Review Virgin Islands Catsy 62'

Catamaran Charter Review Virgin Islands Catsy 62′

Catamaran Charter Review Virgin Islands Catsy 62′

Welcome aboard Catsy, a luxury charter catamaran designed and built in 2008 by Sunreef. Catsy features satellite TV and an active crew, which will allow guests to be either busy or not! I was on board this yacht both in November of 2016 and May of 2017, and had guests out March of 2017 as well.

Catamaran Charter Review of Catsy, Sunreef 62' Virgin Islands
Catamaran Charter Review of Catsy, Sunreef 62′ Virgin Islands on the dock at Nanny Cay Marina on Tortola, British Virgin Islands

“Sunreef Catamaran CATSY is a study in modern naval architecture, combining the necessities of both guest comforts and quality sailing. Comfortable for up to 8 guests, CATSY’s guests accommodations include two aft Queen berth guest suites, and two forward double berth guest suites.”

Catamaran Charter Review Virgin Islands Catsy 62′

“Michael and Jennifer’s love for sailing began off the Southern Coast of California. They spent their summer vacations at Catalina Island, which consisted of ocean kayak camping in remote coves until a fate full summer where Michael took ASA courses to allow them to bareboat charter. Since then they have done whatever they could to get onto yachts, which later lead to Michael becoming a captain through the USCG.

Your crew MIcheal and Jennifer aboard Catsy Sunreef Catamaran!
Your crew Michael and Jennifer aboard Catsy Sunreef Catamaran!

Jennifer and Michael have been married for 12 years and find themselves happiest when their experience can be shared with others. Their hobbies and interests are naturally linked to the outdoors. Some of their most favored pursuits are backpacking, fishing, clamming, snowboarding, surfing, brewing beer/cider/mead, scuba diving, boatbuilding, free diving, and spearfishing. They also remodeled a 1955 ranch in Portland for 10 years from the ground up without help from contractors, which they sold to herald in their new adventure chartering in the Caribbean.”

This crew definitely has a fun quirky side which I think is fabulous. I caught Michael at the spring yacht show in Tortola pretending to be Jennifer as she was out on a charter being an emergency chef for a fellow charter yacht.

One aspect I found interesting on Catsy, is Michael was up front about what they will spend for a charter for the bar. The goal post on the bar that is included on the charter yachts has changed over the years, with the charter brokers often being left to “guess” what the yacht included. Catsy bar budget is 5% of the charter fee.  As Michael was channeling his inner Jennifer at May boat show making cookies for brokers coming on board, I cornered him and asked him to tell me about the bar 🙂 Poor guy, but he handled it with aplomb here as you can see in my video below.

You can click the gears on the video to watch it in higher quality, which I suggest if you have fast enough internet!

 

THE DETAILS

Catamaran Catsy’s 7 night fully crewed and inclusive rates in the Virgin Islands for between 2 and 8 guests range from $21,000 to $26,000. They offer a $250 discount for children under the age of 11. 
Technical details for Catamaran Catsy

Thank you Michael for being such a good sport at the yacht show. 
This yacht would appeal for a variety of groups. Families, Couples, Foodies, Special Diets, AND as an added bonus Catsy has DIRECTV on board for those who just cannot totally unplug or need to watch the football or baseball games while chartering the islands!

We just had a group come back from Sailing with Michael and Jennifer on Sunreef Catamaran Catsy. What a fabulous review! Perfect for your family vacation! One thing I was particularly impressed with is that Michael and Jennifer, knowing they could not get the guests request for wine in the Virgin Islands, just happened to be traveling down from a vacation in the US mainland just before the charter and picked up the requests going through the airports on the way back down. THAT is good service 🙂

Catamaran Charter Review 62' Sunreef Catsy- Chartering in the Virgin Islands
Catamaran Charter Review 62′ Sunreef Catsy- Chartering in the Virgin Islands

“Mike and Jennifer were unbelievable.
My family and I have been fortunate to travel and have many great 5 star experiences
both inside and outside the US. As you might imagine, with four teenagers
it is rare that everyone likes the same thing at the same level.
All six of us agreed that this would be the best trip we have ever experienced.
5 star accommodations, 5 star + food, 5 Star service, and a 6 star experience.
I would recommend Mike and Jennifer at the highest possible levels on all elements.”
Brad D- Atlanta- April 2017

H2o Trips

I personally ran a 10 passenger charter yacht in the British Virgin Islands for 20 years and did over 500 charters. This coupled with the fact that I have personally stepped  aboard each of the several hundred yachts that I represent  and inspected the vessel as well as  quizzed the crews makes my help to you unconditionally qualified to be up to date, informed and unbiased. Many in our industry simply rely on information that they have gotten from either the internet or from our other “trade” sources. I am here for the express purpose of finding the correct match for you and your family’s needs. What I tell or show you is what I have recently seen or personally photographed myself. I do not rely upon information and pictures from 5 year old brochures.  Our service is completely free to you and there is absolutely no obligations to book through us. Please let me help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime, after all, yachting IS our world.

Click to start planing your dream vacation!

 


Small Catamaran 4 guests Virgin Islands Entheos, 40' 2008 Fortuna Catamaran for 4 guests, Salon

Small Catamaran 4 guests Virgin Islands - Entheos

Small Catamaran 4 guests Virgin Islands

 Small Catamaran 4 guests Virgin Islands – Entheos is a wondeful 42′ catamaran for a small group!

Entheos yacht only takes 4 guests and one will be in an owners suite. They offer snorkeling, fishing, beach games, swimming or just enjoying a cold cocktail on the deck!

Entheos Crewed Catamaran

Small Catamaran Virgin Islands, Entheos at anchor
Small Catamaran Virgin Islands, Entheos at anchor

I had the pleasure of being on board Entheos in November of 2016 and May of 2017 in the Virgin Islands. It is always a pleasure to see their smiling faces. Besides the standard toys on board like Kayak and snorkeling gear, you can always use the 2 Paddle boards, 4 Noodle float chairs, 2 Oval net floating mats,  Floating mat solid,  Ukulele, Gym equipment,  6m Speed Foil kite , or 2m Speed Foil Kites.

Small Catamaran 4 guests Virgin Islands

“Captain Barend (Bertie!) Chapman originally from Cape Town South Africa, graduated from university of UJ as a Engineering Metallurgist and later obtained his Production Management Diploma. He worked for De Beers in the Synthetic Diamond Division for some thirty years. He sailed, snorkeled and deep sea fished from off the Mozambican coast, Sodwana Bay and St Lucia coast of Natal South Africa, Port Alfred Eastern Cape and the whole of Western Cape. For the past Six years him and First Mate Teresa pursued their dream of owning their own Yacht and becoming full time sailors. Their Circumnavigation started in December 2014 when they took part in a Governors Cup Yacht Race from Cape Town to St Helena. They cruised Brazil’s coastline for six months, French Guyana river water ways and coastline for Five months and Grenada and Caribbean for the past Seven Months. They fell in love with US and British Virgin Islands and decided to stay.

Small Catamaran 4 guests Virgin Islands Entheos, 40' 2008 Fortuna Catamaran for 4 guests, Berties and Teresa your crew
Small Catamaran 4 guests Virgin Islands Entheos, 40′ 2008 Fortuna Catamaran for 4 guests, Berties and Teresa your crew

First Mate Teresa Chapman, a Customer Service professional from Cape Town South Africa who shared Baren’s dream can not wait to welcome you on board Entheos. She loves to entertain and to prepare meals to each and every person’s satisfaction. Her motto is to make you feel special, relaxed and to share the beauty that the British and US Virgin Islands have to offer.”

Bertie and Teresa love making up cocktails on board and some you may find during your week are a Paint Brush- made with Nambucca and the intriguingly named Chocolate Cake (sounds like I would like it!) and White Lady.
They are fine with special diets (with advance notice) and they have a special love of Brazilian Cuisine.

This yacht is good for a small family, or even a couple for a honeymoon charter with very reasonable rates. One thing to note with Entheos Catamaran, is they DO NOT have air conditioning on board.

THE DETAILS

Fully Crewed and Inclusive 7 night charters are available with pick up and drop off at Red Hook on the island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. An easy island to get great airline flights into. You will cruise on the yacht to the British Virgin Islands.

2 passengers are $7400 for the entire yacht. 4 passengers is $9400 for the entire yacht. 

Xmas and New Years week are STILL open for 2017 and the yacht has a flat rate of $9900 for either week.
Technical Details and more pictures on Entheos Catamaran

Thank you Bertie and Teresa! These owner operators are very hospitable on board. If you are looking for a couple with interesting stories to tell and good conversationlists you will be very happy. I had their New Years charter on board in December of 2016, and have included their review of their trip here.

Small Catamaran 4 guests Entheos Catamaran, charter review
Small Catamaran 4 guests Entheos Catamaran, charter review

H2o Trips

I personally ran a 10 passenger charter yacht in the British Virgin Islands for 20 years and did over 500 charters. This coupled with the fact that I have personally stepped  aboard each of the several hundred yachts that I represent  and inspected the vessel as well as  quizzed the crews makes my help to you unconditionally qualified to be up to date, informed and unbiased. Many in our industry simply rely on information that they have gotten from either the internet or from our other “trade” sources. I am here for the express purpose of finding the correct match for you and your family’s needs. What I tell or show you is what I have recently seen or personally photographed myself. I do not rely upon information and pictures from 5 year old brochures.  Our service is completely free to you and there is absolutely no obligations to book through us. Please let me help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime, after all, yachting IS our world.

Click to start planing your dream vacation!

Small Catamaran 4 guests Virgin Islands Entheos, Happy charter guests
Small Catamaran 4 guests Virgin Islands Entheos, Happy charter guests

Don’t forget tags and feature picture


Toys on charter yacht Belline II

Set Sail In The Caribbean With 48' Privilege Yacht Belline II!

Set Sail In The Caribbean With 48′ Privilege Yacht Belline II!

Set Sail on another SCUBA catamaran I visited at the May 2017 British Virgin Islands yacht show! Belline II is known for casual, budget, great fun charters. They have a love of out of the way deserted islands in the Caribbean with tons of watersports and a very smiling and friendly yacht captain Arlette who started going out on Belline II when she was a small child and now is the Captain. THAT is job training.

set sail with Belline Catamaran 1991 48' Privilege for 8 guests...a mood shot in the rain and twilight hours in the Virgin Islands
Belline Catamaran 1991 48′ Privilege for 8 guests…a mood shot in the rain and twilight hours in the Virgin Islands

Set Sail with Accommodations On Yacht Belline II!

Four double cabins offer our guests private and comfortable accommodation. Each cabin has a queen-size bed, complete inventory of towels, bookshelves and fans, and ample storage space.

Private en suite head and shower with hot and cold water, hair dryers,towels and soaps are provided on board Belline II

Icemaker, internet, fishing (not in the British Virgin Islands), Water Ski, Wake Board, Kite Boarding!

Set sail with the crew of yacht Belline II

Belline Catamaran 1991 48' Privilege for 8 guests..Saloon with your captain Arlyss
Belline Catamaran 1991 48′ Privilege for 8 guests..Saloon with your captain Arlette

Captain Arlette Wyss is a native of Switzerland. She is a certified horse trainer, specializing in a variety of equestrian disciplines. She traveled extensively the past 5 years, crossing the USA by Greyhound bus from west to east, working in Idaho and Nevada as a real cowgirl, reprised that role in Brazil as a gauchera on a facenda, conquered the Amazon, hiked through Iceland, drove all over New Zealand, slept under the stars in the Sahara Desert and explored the west coast of Greenland on a sailing expedition.

The crew on board this yacht loves water sports, of any and all kinds. Arlette has similar yachts that she will work with in  attitude toward getting to the fun on the water in out of the way, deserted islands and anchorages in the Caribbean that they would love to share with you.  This way up to 16 guests can be accommodated in a like fashion. They love to “unplug” from life and take you back to the Caribbean 30 years ago when they can. Arlette has a gigantic smile on her all the time which is friendly, inviting and warm!
Jeremie Rouaix: Chef Improv Extraordinaire, Passionate Kite Instructor & All round Good Vibe Ambassador turns love for food into a feast for all and gets you up and kiting with a confident grin
32 years ago this compassionate, free spirit Jeremy was born in the mountains of Grenoble, France. With a powerful inner call for freedom, he left home at the age of 15 to start a nomadic life in his home country. He set off to quench his thirst to learn about and share his first passion, cooking. A quest driven by his motto, a day not learned is a day not lived, guiding him in every venture that was to come.

THE DETAILS

Year round fully crewed and inclusive rates for 7 nights are $11500-$15800 for 2-8 guests.

Still available for Xmas/New Years

Christmas week – up to 8 guests: $17,400
New Years week – up to 8 guests: $18,150

In the summer season, Belline II offers a honeymoon charter for 2 guests at $10,000 fully crewed and inclusive for 7 nights

Link to the more technical details on Catamaran Belline II

Here are some more of the pictures I took of Belline II at the May Virgin islands yacht show. We look forward to helping you set sail in the Virgin Islands 🙂

Consider pairing up Catamaran Belline II with Catamaran Joy, for two exact same yachts with like minded crew who are active and offer lots of charter toys for casual fun groups.

H2o Trips

I personally ran a 10 passenger charter yacht in the British Virgin Islands for 20 years and did over 500 charters. This coupled with the fact that I have personally stepped  aboard each of the several hundred yachts that I represent  and inspected the vessel as well as  quizzed the crews makes my help to you unconditionally qualified to be up to date, informed and unbiased. Many in our industry simply rely on information that they have gotten from either the internet or from our other “trade” sources. I am here for the express purpose of finding the correct match for you and your family’s needs. What I tell or show you is what I have recently seen or personally photographed myself. I do not rely upon information and pictures from 5 year old brochures.  Our service is completely free to you and there is absolutely no obligations to book through us. Please let me help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime, after all, yachting IS our world.

Click to start planing your dream vacation!


Charter Adventure on Yacht Euphoria- 60' Sunreef Catamaran, 2016 model for up to 6 guests, Spacious salon

Charter Adventure Yacht With Catamaran EUPHORIA!

Yacht Charter Adventure With Catamaran EUPHORIA!

Yacht Charter Adventure on one of the larger catamarans I visited at the May 2017 Virgin Islands Yacht show. Yacht Euphoria 60′ 2016 Sunreef Model accommodates 6 guests and is based in the Virgin Islands but can also charter St Martin and Antigua 🙂

Charter Adventure on Catamaran Euphoria- 60' Sunreef Catamaran, 2016 model for up to 6 guests
Charter Adventure on Catamaran Euphoria- 60′ Sunreef Catamaran, 2016 model for up to 6 guests

Catamaran Euphoria

Euphoria offers 1 Master queen cabin with extra large bath including walk-in large shower, individual a/c control etc. 2 queen cabins each with individual a/c control, private ensuite electric head and stall shower. Tv can connect to 3 phones and broadcast 3 different music areas. Yacht offers a variety of water toys and activities to make for the perfect charter adventure. Your new crew arrived on the yacht just several days before the yacht show and has been ordering more water toys  since they arrived! The yacht has applied for their fishing license.

Charter Adventure With Catamaran EUPHORIA!

Charter Adventure on Yacht Euphoria- 60' Sunreef Catamaran, 2016 model for up to 6 guests, Darrin and Nicilla your professional crew on board
Charter Adventure on Yacht Euphoria- 60′ Sunreef Catamaran, 2016 model for up to 6 guests, Darrin and Nicilla your professional crew on board

Captain Darren’s love for the sea and sailing started when he was growing up in Seychelles, his dad is a Marine Engineer so he has been around boats all his life. He started off as a dive master working his way to a dive instructor and is now a qualified Captain for over 7 years and loves his job entirely.

Nicilla, our chef / first mate, has always been passionate about being by the ocean, working as a Life Guard at her local beach as well as taking on surfing in most of her spare time. She started working on Yachts in 2014 and has loved it ever since. She is passionate about her cooking and loves coming up with new and exciting things, Darren being her loyal tester.

They met in South Africa in their home town back in early 2013 where they fell in love and came to work here together, they have been inseparable ever since. Together they strive to give the guests the best holiday possible , something that will be remembered far in the future. They both love what they do and can’t wait to share their next charter adventure with you!

Euphoria and crew also want to be known for their bespoke coffees and even grind their own coffee beans on board. At night, for sleeping their cabins can be turned down very dark for a great night sleep.

Charter Adventure on Yacht Euphoria- 60' Sunreef Catamaran, 2016 model for up to 6 guests, Dining under the stars in the cockpit
Charter Adventure on Yacht Euphoria- 60′ Sunreef Catamaran, 2016 model for up to 6 guests, Dining under the stars in the cockpit

THE DETAILS

Link to  Yacht Euphoria- more technical details

Charter Adventures on Yacht Euphoria for 7 nights fully crewed and inclusive range between $26000-$28000 for 2-6 guests.

Currently available for Xmas and New Years!

New Years week is at an all inclusive fully crewed rate of $34,000

Here are some more pictures I took of Euphoria at the May 2017 Virgin islands yacht show! We look forward to answering any questions you may have of this yacht 🙂

Thanks you Darren and Nicilla for welcoming me aboard the beautiful Euphoria. Your yacht is lovely and I look forward to booking charter guests on board. 

This yacht has a very sophisticated feel on it, a bit of an European touch and certainly plenty of space for 6 guests.

H2o Trips

I personally ran a 10 passenger charter yacht in the British Virgin Islands for 20 years and did over 500 charters. This coupled with the fact that I have personally stepped aboard each of the several hundred yachts that I represent and inspected the vessel as well a quizzed the crews makes my help to you unconditionally qualified to be up to date, informed and unbiased. Many in our industry simply rely on information that they have gotten from either the internet or from our other “trade” sources. I am here for the express purpose of finding the correct match for you and your family’s needs. What I tell or show you is what I have recently seen or personally photographed myself. I do not rely upon information and pictures from 5 year old brochures. Our service is completely free to you and there is absolutely no obligations to book through us. Please let me help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime, after all, yachting IS our world.

Click to start planing your dream vacation!

 


Catamaran Crewed Charter Yes Dear. Cari Mari canape display

Catamaran Crewed Charter Yes Dear Review

Catamaran Crewed Charter Yes Dear

Catamaran Crewed Charter Yes Dear accommodates up to 10 guests in the Virgin Islands in one King sized cabin and 4 queens. A popular charter yacht with a great price point for larger groups looking for a mid level vacation experience!

Crewed Charter Catamaran Yes Dear on the docks at Village Cay Marina, Roadtown, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Crewed Charter Catamaran Yes Dear on the docks at Village Cay Marina, Roadtown, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

I viewed Catamaran Yes Dear at the May yacht show in the British Virgin Islands. It was clear that the yacht managers were putting quite a bit of effort into spiffing up the yacht for guest comfort and enjoyment. These 58′ catamarans are still some of the most comfortable, spacious great family vacation yachts with a good price point.  The list of new items on board was long (including the crew!) and Martin was excited that an hour ago he had received a package in the mail with new artwork, decals and pictures for the cabins and salon on the yacht.

New BBQ, New Linens, New Pillows, New Memory Foam on mattresses, New sound system, New Media Center with 2 terabytes of movies on a hard drive are some of the upgrades recently done on board this yacht.

Catamaran Crewed Charter Yes Dear about your crew

Captain MARTIN

“We are probably only 0,00003% of the world’s population, to be so privileged to be sailing a yacht in paradise this week” is something Capt Martin normally tells his guests. A Yachtmaster Ocean, a small craft surf launch and dive captain, a PADI Divemaster and a BBQmaster, his aim is to bring the best out in people. Being a true ambassador of Mother Nature, he will quench any thirst you might have for adventure or one of his signature cocktails. You will learn to relax again and live the dream… one day at a time. You decide what you want to do, but don’t be surprised when he challage you to do something you have never done before and love the results of it!

After having sailed the coastal waters of South Africa, the Atlantic, Southern Florida and the Caribbean extensively, in search of his Mermaid of the Aqua Blue Sea, he met his dream, Cari-Mari, in his hometown. Their mutual respect for Mother Aqua, led them to dive and do fishing charters around the world’s most southern reef located on the eastern tip of South Africa, before heading over to the Caribbean where they chartered BVI, St Martin, St Barth and Anguilla on catamarans and South Florida and the Bahamas on mono-hulls. Their contages love for each other and entertaining, is something that rubs off.

Catamaran Crewed Charter Yes Dear your crew Martin and Cari Mari
Catamaran Crewed Charter Yes Dear your crew Martin and Cari Mari

Chef/Mate CARI-MARI

“There is a party in your mouth and everyone is invited!” is a favorite Cari-Mari quote. A very experienced gourmet chef and world renound designer/manufacturer/entertainer, who makes everything an event!

Cari-Mari connected to the magical wonders of nature, which inspired her creativity from a young age. When she followed her heart to live near her big lover, the ocean, she met her husband and true lover, Capt. Martin. Together they have created many lasting memories from South Africa to the Caribbean, running charters on catamarans, mono hulls and small craft fishing vessels.

Life is a rhythm and if there is a beat, Cari-Mari will dance with a smile. She believes a strong body equals a healthy mind. A fearlessness for adrenaline sports is the result of heradventurous spirit and thirst for physical challenges. Be sure to be summonsed and guided by her gracious yet upbeat approach, to try all the fun activities Yes Dear has to offer.

Cari-Mari will go above and beyond to take care of your every need. With almost 20 years of experience in design and entertainment, her passion is not exclusive to food, but rather hosting in style, glamour and beauty, with pristine hospitality and a whole lot of fun!”

Catamaran Crewed Charter Yes Dear
THE DETAILS

Catamaran Crewed Charter Yes Dear can accommodate up to 10 guests. 7 night fully crewed and inclusive charters range between $24,000 and $26,500 depending on the number of guests. Yes Dear is still available for a Xmas charter ending on the 26th of December.

Special  on until the 15th of July 2017: Up to 10 guests, for 7 nights with a complimentary sleep aboard, pick up and drop in Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands $22,000!
Link to alternate brochure

Martin and Cari Mari invite you to take off your watch on board and Relax! They love to emphasize nature, beauty and the energy that goes along with that. They are a very active couple, who like to live outside, use the BBQ as only South Africans can do and pay great attention to detail while allowing you to enjoy the simplicity and beauty of living aboard that lovely catamaran for your week.
Final words on recommendations on guest types

H2o Trips

I personally ran a 10 passenger charter yacht in the British Virgin Islands for 20 years and did over 500 charters. This coupled with the fact that I have personally stepped  aboard each of the several hundred yachts that I represent  and inspected the vessel as well as  quizzed the crews makes my help to you unconditionally qualified to be up to date, informed and unbiased. Many in our industry simply rely on information that they have gotten from either the internet or from our other “trade” sources. I am here for the express purpose of finding the correct match for you and your family’s needs. What I tell or show you is what I have recently seen or personally photographed myself. I do not rely upon information and pictures from 5 year old brochures.  Our service is completely free to you and there is absolutely no obligations to book through us. Please let me help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime, after all, yachting IS our world.

Click to start planing your dream vacation!

 


Virgin Islands inclusive catamaran Knot Anchored, Guest Cabin

Virgin Islands inclusive catamaran KNOT ANCHORED

Virgin Islands inclusive catamaran KNOT ANCHORED

Virgin Islands inclusive catamaran Knot Anchored is super flexible , super casual, super fun with a friendly crew who love to show you the islands on an all inclusive or captain only  catamaran charter. 20% Discount for any full week charter taking place before 15th December 2017 🙂

Virgin Islands inclusive catamaran Knot Anchored, on the docks at Village Cay Marina in the Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands inclusive catamaran Knot Anchored, on the docks at Village Cay Marina in the Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands inclusive catamaran KNOT ANCHORED is a 2009 Robertson and Caine Model for up to 6 guests with floor level beds and separate heads for each cabin with two licenses Captains Jannas and Carolina on board who offer who also can offer Captain Only Charters in addition to fully crewed charters.

Why Charter KNOT ANCHORED ?

If a casual charter for up to 6 guests with a crew that is passionate and enthusiastic for fun and high energy sounds great then Knot Anchored could be the yacht for you. Jannas and Carolina describe themselves as Super flexible, super casual and fun who like guests who make themselves at home. They have loved each and every one of the charter guests so far and organize activities such as cocktail making competitions, surfing, and instigators for water sports. The crew and yacht have a nice organic, natural energy.

Virgin Islands Inclusive catamaran Knot Anchored Saloon
Virgin Islands Inclusive catamaran Knot Anchored Saloon

Musical instruments such as drum, 2 guitars and a flute will make those cocktail making competitions fun! You can sit in the 10 person party float in the water, complete with cooler and listen to music pumped up from their numerous speakers throughout the yacht with bluetooth capabilities.

Virgin Islands inclusive catamaran Knot Anchored- your crew Jannas and Carolina

Captain Jannas is a very passionate person, with a soft yet confident nature & highly adaptable. He loves sharing experiences in the great outdoors with good company and making sure everyone is having way too much fun. Jannas is also an open-hearted, humorous, people-loving, coffee-geek adventurer from South Africa. Never fear, Jannas is here, and if there is any sport you want to try, he’ll get you out there, from surfing & kite-boarding specialized holidays, to hiking trails, swims and snorkeling, fishing and of course for other advanced sporty-types, bar hopping and seeing the local sights. His strong technical background, from robotic automation to Yachtmaster is an asset on the boat, which translates into a safe & comfortable ride with nothing to worry about. He is equally enthusiastic & involved with your culinary experience as the chef! His experimental cooking style always makes for a lot fun around the table & his Braai-master (bbq) skills are the best and no steak will be left unturned.

Virgin Islands Inclusive Catamaran Knot Anchored crew, Jannas and Carolina
Virgin Islands Inclusive Catamaran Knot Anchored crew, Jannas and Carolina

Chef Carolina is a blend from sunny South Africa & Argentina and is the life and light wherever she finds herself, she feeds your soul with her warm character and takes your taste buds on a blended culinary experience incorporating ideas from all over the world through her travels. A soon-to-be Nutritionist, she gets great joy from guests’ appreciation of the food which inspires her even more. Carolina has been to places and embarked on adventures that most people would never dream of doing, she inspires a sense of adventure in almost every person in her life, all the while feeling completely cared for in her hands. Sailing the world’s oceans for 10 years, playing guitar, creating food, learning about the world, going on expeditions speaking dog, cat, fish, Spanish, Portuguese and Afrikaans, surfing, rock climbing swimming and yoga is only a fraction of what she has mastered.

Jannas and Carolina are ready to welcome you aboard and introduce you to this easy-going way of life in the Caribbean Sunshine, nothing less than just Ama-Zing (African for amazing). Everybody is welcome to chill out, relax, kick back & sip on that special drink to the beat of a different rhythm. So, get ready to be Knot-Anchored.


THE DETAILS

Knot Anchored catamaran can accommodate up to 6 guests on a 2009 Robertson And Caine Model.

7 night fully crewed and inclusive charters (except crew gratuity) range from $12750 to $14750 depending on the number of guests

Or, you can choose a Captain Only charter for $9000 plus all expenses, and take care of the crewing and meals yourself for an ultimate casual charter.

They include a beach BBQ of lobster at Anegada (weather permitting to get there!)

Knot Anchored Catamaran is open for Xmas week at regular rates, and they are open for New Years still with a 10% surcharge on the rates.
Link to the more technical details on Catamaran Knot Anchored

Knot Anchored Charter Yacht
Knot Anchored Charter Yacht

I visited this yacht and met the crew in the British Virgin Islands in May of 2017. Thank you for having me on board!
I think this is a great choice for a group who is casual and wants a fun crew with a ton of enthusiasm, who speak several languages including Spanish and Portugese. This crew and yacht is happy to travel to other spots then the Virgin Islands if you want, depending on schedule and repositioning fee

H2o Trips

I personally ran a 10 passenger charter yacht in the British Virgin Islands for 20 years and did over 500 charters. This coupled with the fact that I have personally stepped  aboard each of the several hundred yachts that I represent  and inspected the vessel as well as  quizzed the crews makes my help to you unconditionally qualified to be up to date, informed and unbiased. Many in our industry simply rely on information that they have gotten from either the internet or from our other “trade” sources. I am here for the express purpose of finding the correct match for you and your family’s needs. What I tell or show you is what I have recently seen or personally photographed myself. I do not rely upon information and pictures from 5 year old brochures.  Our service is completely free to you and there is absolutely no obligations to book through us. Please let me help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime, after all, yachting IS our world.

Click to start planing your dream vacation!

Fill out my online form.


AMAZING GRACE power yacht: top deck of this beautiful 48' power yacht for day, sunset and custom overnight charters in the Virgin Islands

Amazing Grace Power Yacht- Review, Virgin Islands

Amazing Grace Power Yacht- Virgin Islands

Amazing Grace Power Yacht is available for luxury private Day Charters, Sunset Charters, Dinner Charters, Special Occasions and custom charters in the Virgin Islands.

A few weeks ago I had charter guests who were holding  a yacht for a long weekend getaway in the Virgin Islands. Work got in the way, and they dropped the hold, then decided several days before the trip time that they WANTED A YACHT!

Of course everything was booked that appealed to them. We dug deep for this yacht, and by chance, Debbie Grace, who had just received her business license in hand the exactly two hours before was mentioned as a possiblity. This yacht was a bit smaller then what they wanted, however, I had seen Debbie in action before and KNEW without a doubt that she would provide a high quality charter for guests!

She did. They absolutely loved the charter, and Captain Mike and Debbie.

AMAZING GRACE power yacht: charter review in May 2017 of this beautiful 48' power yacht for day, sunset and custom overnight charters in the Virgin Islands
AMAZING GRACE power yacht: charter review in May 2017 of this beautiful 48′ power yacht for day, sunset and custom overnight charters in the Virgin Islands

Debbie Grace- Chef and Owner of Amazing Grace Power yacht

I met Debbie at the St Thomas charter show in November 0f 2016, and was blown away by her food! It was not too long before Debbie realized to provide the quality of vacation and trips that she wanted to provide that she would have to purchase her own yacht 🙂

(I love this story as it was similar to mine when I started doing charters back in 1997 in the Virgin Islands. Tried and tried to get a job, but couldn’t, so we bought a yacht and our own job!)

Back to Debbie and Amazing Grace Power Yacht. The hunt was on for the perfect yacht! She found the yacht she wanted in the Prestige Jeanneau line of power yachts, and worked getting it ready to offer Day, Sunset, Dinner, Special Occasion, and custom short charter experiences for guests. Then worked hard to get it set up the way SHE wanted it. We booked our guests two days before the 3 night charter on Amazing Grace power yacht. 

Debbie moved to St Thomas from Denver, Colorado, where she founded and still owns 24 Hour Sign Language Services. She worked woith a Chef for five months before coming to the islands to learn how to prepare gourmet meals in small spaces, certified scuba diver, certified Mate, and owner of Amazing Grace.  Debbie provides a uniquely special yachting experience for all of her guests, with delicious food, beautiful interior appointments and a happy island spirit.

Mike Sealey- Captain of Amazing Grace Power Yacht

Mike Sealey, Amazing Graces Head Captain knows these waters like the back of his hand. Captain Mike joined Amazing Grace as Head Captain after several years as head captain for a popular St Thomas charter company. Prior to that, he served 21 years active duty in the U.S Coast Guard, providing safe passage of billions of dollars of cargo as well as the seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal contraband. He is an Instructor at the USVI Captain School and a resident captain of St Thomas for more than five years.

Captain Mike’s gregarious nature has made him one of the most poplular guys around.  A short stroll with Mike will be met with many people shouting “Hey Mike” 

I heard legendary stories of Mike docking up to the customs dock in St John, USVI or the seawall in Charlotte Amalie and having everyone off and back on in no time flat!

Patrick Lee Hermon- Alternate Captain on Amazing Grace Power Yacht

Patrick is a St Thomas native, growing up fishing, swimming, diving and boating the beautiful Virgin Islands waters. He worked for 17 years at the infamous Ritz Carlton Thomas, eventually becoming the resort’s first native sailing captain before joining the Amazing Grace team. In his free time, Captain Patrick also is a much-loved local DJ so if you have special music requests, you’re in especially good hands with Amazing Grace

Each picture is added here in a thumbnail size for ease of loading on small screens, you can open them up to see a much better quality and the full picture.

THE DETAILS

Amazing Grace has a permanent slip at Sapphire Resort Marina but for my group they scooted down to Charlotte Amalie and picked them up right on the seawall, before heading up for sunset at  Bitter End Yacht Club overnight on Virgin Gorda where the guests wanted to stay on dock.

The next day breakfast was enjoyed at Necker Island followed by a walk around the island to see the Lemurs, the 4′ Tortoises and the infamous Flamingo’s followed a walk up to the lodge at the top to enjoy the view.  From there, it only took the yacht TWENTY (yes, 20 minutes!) to get out Anegada, Loblolly beach and then Lobster dinner as well!

The next day it was time to hit Soggy Dollar Bar at White Bay on Jost Van Dyke and Foxys too. A quick trip the next day brought them back to St John and Cruz Bay to check back in and get back to St Thomas in time for their flight back to the mainland!

I generally have a bit of a heart attack booking yachts that I have not personally seen, but Debbies personality and both her and Mikes attention to detail made the process much easier! Thank you for that.

Ask me for more details and rates on their Day, Sunset, Dinner, Special Occasions and custom overnight charters for up to 6 guests maximum. This is a great new option for private power yacht trips in the Virgin Islands!

Here is a small clip of Amazing Grace Power yacht heading up to the Bitter End Yacht Club after picking up our charter guest! Enjoy

Come aboard, grab a glass of champagne and enjoy the ride to Bitter End Yacht Club with #AmazingGrace.

Posted by Amazing Grace Charters on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 

H2o Trips

I personally ran a 10 passenger charter yacht in the British Virgin Islands for 20 years and did over 500 charters. This coupled with the fact that I have personally stepped  aboard each of the several hundred yachts that I represent  and inspected the vessel as well as  quizzed the crews makes my help to you unconditionally qualified to be up to date, informed and unbiased. Many in our industry simply rely on information that they have gotten from either the internet or from our other “trade” sources. I am here for the express purpose of finding the correct match for you and your family’s needs.
What I tell or show you is what I have recently seen or personally photographed myself. I do not rely upon information and pictures from 5 year old brochures.  Our service is completely free to you and there is absolutely no obligations to book through us. Please let me help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime, after all, yachting IS our world.

Click to start planing your dream vacation!


Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues catamaran yacht Cockpit table

Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues catamaran yacht review

Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues catamaran yacht review from the May 2017 British Virgin Islands yacht show, S/Y Amazing Blues accommodates 8 guests and is based in the Virgin Islands year round! Their calendar is still fairly wide open (including New Years) and we would like to change that 🙂

Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues catamaran yacht review

Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues catamaran yacht review providing a fully crewed charter trip in the Caribbean for up to 8 guests
Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues catamaran yacht review providing a fully crewed charter trip in the Caribbean for up to 8 guests

Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues catamaran yacht  accommodates 8 guests in 4 beautiful and spacious queen guest cabins, or the crew is happy to give up their twin bunk cabin if your group has a need for it with singles. Great for groups of families or friends, Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues catamaran yacht offers snorkeling, fishing, swimming or just catching a tan on the trampolines!

The yacht is lovely and clean, being a 2015 model, also shows very well. The yacht does not feel cluttered in any way, which the spacious cabins the Lagoons are known for. There is great seating and lounging areas all over the yacht, from the trampolines to the cockpit and a great fly bridge to watch the sunset with a cocktail or a glass in hand.

Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues catamaran yacht review with the amazing smiles on your yacht crew John and Shirelle
Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues catamaran yacht review with the amazing smiles on your yacht crew John and Shirelle

John and Shirelle definitely get the award for best smiles at the yacht show last week.

“Captain  John has sailed extensively throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean including St Martin, St Barth’s, Anguilla, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Guadeloupe. He is a keen diver and is especially enthusiastic about charter guests who want to explore the undersea world. When underway with a nice stiff breeze, he goes full sail, letting the yacht slice through the waves, often with guests enjoying a turn at the helm. At the end of an exciting day theres nothing more sublime than relaxing on the aft deck, tropical cocktail in hand, and discussing tomorrows adventures.

As a charter Captain, Johns goal is to create a homey environment where people feel safe and comfortable. People have always complemented us on how relaxed they felt on our yacht. We aim to create a vacation where CEO’s, doctors, and parents can just let go and feel like kids again. His motto: A positive life is a happy life.

John and Shirelle your yacht crew on Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues Catamaran Yacht
John and Shirelle your yacht crew on Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues Catamaran Yacht

Chef/mate Shirelle  was raised in Israel, in a small town where people cared a lot about nature. Her family grew their own organic fruits and vegetables. She believes that there is no substitute for the freshest, local ingredients when designing a menu. When she was 20 years old she moved to a picturesque surfing town in the coast. There, she was completely captivated by the vastness and beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. She plunged into water sports with zeal; sailing, paddle boarding, diving, and snorkeling.

On shore, cooking was always an important event in her family. She recalls, We always used to host a lot of guests for dinner. From the time that I was a young kid I was there to help my mother with meal preparation for the crowd. I enjoyed being in the kitchen with her. She was a very talented, creative cook and taught me all different types of cuisine from all over the world. While Shirelles favorite culinary style is Mediterranean, she can easily cater to lots of different preferences, from Asian cuisine to American comfort food. In fact, Shirelle majored in nutrition and holistic studies in college and has expertise in special diets.

As a stewardess, Shirelle aims to make Amazing Blues a home away from home for her guests. The yacht has a superb layout, whether guests want to be together, or find a little personal space. There are lots of toys on board and Shirelle is a patient instructor for guests who want to try something new. She says, I am really relaxed and easy going. Whatever guests need Im there for them. I love making people happy and serving great food is my way to show happiness and love.”

One other thing to note, is that Shirelle is happy to do a yacht version of as close to Kosher as you can get if you are looking for that style of cooking.

THE DETAILS

Visit our brochure for  Sailing charter yacht Amazing Blues!

Her year round inclusive rates for 7 nights fully crewed and inclusive are between $23000-$27000 depending on the number of guests and the number of cabins used.  $31050 for  New Years Week.

H2o Trips is offering $1,000 off PLUS 5% off the charter rate on any charter trip on this yacht during July & August, 2017!

5% discount for guests re-booking within 30 days after any AMAZING charter (excluding Holidays)

5% off last minute bookings within 30 days of your charter trip!

The AMAZING fleet of catamarans (3!) can accommodate up to 26-30 guests with up to a 15% discount for tandem charters as well, if you have a large group.

Lagoon 560 Amazing Blues catamaran yacht review. Here are some more pictures I took of Amazing Blues at the 2017 Virgin islands yacht show 🙂

H2o Trips

I personally ran a 10 passenger charter yacht in the British Virgin Islands for 20 years and did over 500 charters. This coupled with the fact that I have personally stepped  aboard each of the several hundred yachts that I represent  and inspected the vessel as well as  quizzed the crews makes my help to you unconditionally qualified to be up to date, informed and unbiased. Many in our industry simply rely on information that they have gotten from either the internet or from our other “trade” sources. I am here for the express purpose of finding the correct match for you and your family’s needs. What I tell or show you is what I have recently seen or personally photographed myself. I do not rely upon information and pictures from 5 year old brochures.  Our service is completely free to you and there is absolutely no obligations to book through us. Please let me help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime, after all, yachting IS our world.

Click to start planing your dream vacation!