Captain Jason’s favorite anchorage is Long Bay Virgin Gorda, he anchors in shallow water then reverses and ties off the rear to a huge round boulder on the beach. The guests' view from here is magnificent, you look across 25 miles down west to St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands and all around you see islands on the horizon. During the day this is gorgeous, early evenings it is better and at night it is calm spectacular, yes now you know “you are” in paradise.
Captain Jason’s favorite snorkeling is around the famous Indians and the Pirate Caves. Snorkeling around the Indians is a unique experience because you are snorkeling around a pinnacle where the seabed is 50-70 feet deep. In a large round push up is this pinnacle of rock covered, from the bottom, in various types of plate coral leading up to various soft colored corals. Rainbow colored fish abound doing their daily work, a flamingo tongue is locked onto a soft purple coral leaf. The water is crystal clear so you can see for at least 70 feet in all directions. This is one snorkel experience that no guest forgets. The Pirates Caves are very different to other snorkeling areas because you can swim into the heart of the caves, turn around and swim from the dark clear shadowed water back into the bright sun light.
Captain Jason and Kate have set new standards in our industry. This captain and chef team are from top mega yacht power boat crew so they come to us with brand new standards. Both are dressed in white uniforms with bars, they are serious with what they are doing, Ice cold hand towels are handed to travel weary glowing guests to cool down as they board Slivochka.
Captain Jason and Kate are both practiced sommeliers. Guests enjoy the very best attention at all levels while on board. Here is a crew who feel that casual T-shirt does not fit professional service and at the same time they are Charming, friendly and most professional. All of us know well that it is our captain and chef on board our catamaran that sets the tone for your vacation. We rank Captain Jason and chef Kate as one of our industry's top captains and crew teams today. While Jason is serious about his profession, his happy smile does enchant guests. Here is a man who is a consummate professional, who thinks before he speaks. Chef Kate is the lady of character and power behind this successful couple, she smiles easily and is bright beyond her years. We are exceptionally proud to represent such a top crew team
Our favourite anchorages are...Tortola, British Virgin Islands: Virgin Gorda, The Baths, Bitter End Yacht Club, Eustatia Sound, Cane Garden Bay, Foxy’s, Jost van Dyke, Soggy Dollar Bar. These are some of the places Captain Oswaldo and his crewed catamaran can take guests to visit. Pastel coloured buildings between coconut palms to do shopping, Peter Island for spa treatments.
Charming, fun, friendly and smart, these folks are attentive. Your captain Oswaldo who sets the standard on board Akasha, and wonderful captains select magnificent crew to support their charter drive, and Oswaldo is no exception. Briar is one of the top chefs around, so your every request can be answered. Briar's your cuisine queen is very well known for her presentation and tasty meals. Chef Briar was awarded Best Dessert for yachts over 64ft in the recent charter shows. Her Local Pumpkin Souffle with Mount Gay Rum Sauce was a hit with the judges! It has been said that even the beers taste better on board Akasha. Your catamaran cruise on board Akasha is guaranteed to be magnificent.
Our favorite location is the famous Baths with their 40 foot high round boulders half in half out of the water and stacked on top of each other.
Then we love White Bay Peter Island, if clients want that out of the way Anchorage. We do find that all guests love the Bitter End Yacht Club as well as Marina Cay.
Most awarded charter vessel in the world.
Why,because this is the most awarded crew in the world.
2016 on Bamarandi
Best Multihull over 57', BVI
2nd - Chef Competition, Appetizer Section, BVI
2015 on Bamarandi
3rd - Chef Competition, Antigua
3rd - Table Setting Competition, Antigua
2014 on Aletheia
Best Boat of Show, BVI
CYBA Save the Blue Eco-Friendly, Antigua
3rd - Chef Competition, Mount Gay Rum Section, BVI
2013 on Aletheia
Best Multihull of Show, BVI
CYBA Save the Blue Eco-Friendly, Antigua
2nd - Chef Competition, USVI
1st - Table Setting Competition, Antigua
2nd - Cruising World Cup, St Barts
2012 on Flow
CYBA Save the Blue Eco-Friendly, Antigua
2nd - Chef Competition, USVI
3rd - Chef Competition, Coffee Section, Antigua
Our favorite places to take clients are wherever they wish to go.
Eustatia Sound, Long Bay Virgin Gorda, Beneures Bay and Deadmans Bay.
Brandy Wine Bay Restaurant and Wilfred’s Restaurant are places we mention.
An abundance of beverages, cuisine and any related snacks are what they are about. The 4 refrigerators are full to the brim with beverages and beer, etc. We believe that guests can have whatever they want when they want, so an abundance of everything is onboard. The catamaran was launched late 2012. Catamaran Flow stands out from the crowd with the latest interior, walk-around cabins, and a gorgeous fly-bridge. Guests love Audrey’s hummingbird happy hour special Caribbean drinks.
Our favorite anchorages are Marina Cay and Cam Bay , with out of the way anchorages like Muskmelon Bay on Guana Island . Guests are normally the only folks in this entire anchorage, and we have others, such as The Arena off of Fallen Jerusalem. Cooper Island is another magnificent location encrusted with coconut palms on a white beach.
Captain Alan and Amy remark that their quality cuisine, love of children, passion for these magnificent islands in the sun, snorkeling , swimming and shelling on the beach is what draws us to be chartering in the British Virgin Islands . Alan and Amy seem far too qualified for this profession... because they do it well...
Alan has been the captain of a 58 foot catamaran in the Virgin Islands for 18 months and earned his position on Dolphin Splash because he is a very special man and Amy is also a very special lady both know that top service for their clients is the one and only way to do their job right. Both are well groomed for their positions. Amy is cuisine educated and earned her nick name of our “cuisine queen” Alan is a scuba instructor and Amy a sommelier, two charming people with the best educated talents. Our company do rate Alan and Amy as one of the top crews in our industry today..
Brandon and Monica have been providing excellent charters for the past two years. Brandon is an accomplished RYA Yachtmaster and Divemaster and Monica is an excellent First Mate/ Culinary Chef. What makes this couple so amazing is first of all, they love what they do and it shows through and through. They love to meet new people. Hospitality and kindness is their second nature.
Our specialty is showing guests those pink coral powder white footprint free beaches where guests can pick up shells, or sit under a coconut palm with your favorite book while breathing in the aroma of the sea and beach. Guests love to play Viking Games in the water with our Viking hats; we have prizes for every game played.
Mark and Sally Duncan are masters at human relationships. Both are very charming, fun and friendly, polite and both are passionate about showing guests how to have fun in paradise. Possibly one of the top captain and chef teams, both love children, so all my family groups are offered Viking Dream immediately. The crew on board are magnificent people to be around.
Our favorite anchorage is Little Harbor on Peter Island. This section of Peter Island is uninhabited but guests and crews love Little Harbor because it is possibly the most protected of all the anchorages.
The island is volcanic so it stretches high into the clouds and thus give magnificent protection even on a blistery day. White caps can dance on top of the surface of where all of us normally sail each day but Little harbor will be dead calm with not a whiff of wind touching the glassy surface of this calm anchorage. Many guests have asked to stay
here for two days so we do so.
Kristiann anchors Breanker in 4 foot of water and then we reverse very close to the shore and tie the rear to a tree on shore. This means we can clearly see the fish below us, the water is super clear. Sleeping at night means no land based band music is heard, it is exceptionally quiet at night. This anchorage is perfect for Stand up paddle boards, kayaks and all our water sports.
Kristiann and Marianne have been chartering for 23 years now and 60% of their guests are repeating directly with them.
Kristiann Sondergard and Marianne Rasmussen are a wonderful couple I have known since 1994 when I urged them to charter in the Virgin Islands. Over the years they purchased Breanker which has a well known name in the charter industry and they have kept that good name going all this time. I love booking charters on board Breanker, because I am assured of a perfect charter with a service minded approach to treating their guests.
Captain Kristiann is a top professional and charming gentleman who has been a dear friend for many years (21 years). I have a special Breanker reef I like to take my clients to when scuba diving, it is off the anchorage named Little harbor and very few people know of this one.
Marianne is also a longtime friend and again Charming and professional, you can view both on their 3 minute video below. Marianne's favorite meal to serve her guests is her Breanker Pan Seared Tuna, this comes with Couscous, Wasabi and Fried Plantains, yellow red and green peppers add flavor to her special Breanker Tuna. Marianne can do any international dish, she is Danish and spent many years cooking on the other side of the globe.
Captain John’s favorite anchorages are: selecting footprint-free beaches, collecting shells or watching his guests select what they wish to do many be relaxing under a coconut palm reading a book, exploring an uninhabited island, shopping at pastel colored shops under coconut palms, any of these options pleased Captain John. Having his guests enjoy all their water sports, or taking guests to his favorite snorkel spots.
Then wining and dining his guests. Like all the above captains and crews teams Captain John and Petra are hands on.
Captain John Yoxall. He is a Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommelier and holds Wine and Spirits Education Trust certifications, and thrives in pairing the right wine choice with Petra’s culinary delights. When you see an accomplished captain also have this art form with wines, you know you have a winner. What a charming gentleman who has partnered with Petra a lady of the Caribbean of many years and far more charters under her belt than 95% of all other chefs.
Chef Petra Hess not only has a contagious laugh and engaging personality but her cooking is enticingly delicious. As a professional chef and previous owner of two restaurants in Germany, Petra's talents totally transform Good Vibrations into an intimate and elegant floating villa. Quality is a number one factor with this couple.
John & Petra know the Caribbean intimately. They customize each vacation to ensure that each of you has a tailor-made holiday of a lifetime! Whether it's secluded bays with soft sand and colorful snorkeling or diving, enjoying painkillers at a beach bar, mouth-watering menus, the nightly spectacle of a sunset at sea, or simply fantastic sailing, they have one goal....your pure pleasure.
Andre, is an energetic adventure seeker. Growing up in and around the water he completed his Yacht Master Ocean qualification in 2011. He has achieved more than 20,000 nautical miles in the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Andre’s experience in the BVI enables him to adapt the itinerary from quiet coves to happening hotspots, catering to the needs of his guests.
Beyond sailing his heart lies with diving. A PADI Dive Master. After leading more than 120 dives in the BVI, he enjoys showing guests the exciting underwater world. Andre’s knowledge of the islands will make your vacation a cherished memory.
ANDREW'S detailed NOTES on the Top 10 catamarans.
The list of top ten catamarans is a cross section of high-end luxury catamarans to suit catamaran charter guests in all price ranges (within reason). These top 10 catamarans are head and shoulders above the others and priced the same as all other catamarans in each different class.
This has provided a few problems; take, for instance, Akasha, Zingara and Kings Ransom. All three luxury catamarans come from the same manufacturing mold making all identical; so how then is FLOW 59 feet listed in position number # 3, the third best luxury catamaran in the yacht charter industry? I have carefully selected only one catamaran in her range. I also believe that these 3 luxury catamarans are the world’s top luxury catamarans when looking at all aspects of the private catamaran charter industry, and we include Douce France at 139 feet long and 56 foot wide.
In the past year, 2013, we have also seen some super wonderful BVI catamarans enter our industry with the new fly bridge area on top, first seen on Akasha and her modern design. While I am on that fly bridge design, set up first by Akasha and her sister catamarans, her design was so revolutionary that she seems as big as a 90-foot catamaran and not a 76/78-foot luxury catamaran because for the first time in history the modern catamaran is designed to utilize the two 3-foot wide walkways on both sides along the deck to the front trampoline to use as interior space and headroom for this modern marvel.
Generally, on all catamarans, there is a 3-foot walkway from the back to the front of the catamaran on the deck level. None of this on Akasha; access to the front is done via a staircase in the cockpit area to allow the extra 6 feet of useable space inside the catamaran, creating the now popular fly-bridge featured on almost every new catamaran manufactured over 55 feet today.
Flow in position number # 3 also has this new modern fly-bridge. These are the super yacht catamarans or mega catamarans, perfect for catamaran cruises.
Your ULTIMATE VACATION awaits you
To appreciate the magnitude of the catamaran yacht charter explosion, enjoy a few figures: In 1990, one term (one week stay aboard) catamaran was working in Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Splendidum-run by Andrew and Gaile Buys); some 20 years later, we count 108 term BVI catamarans based in the Virgin Islands.
What has made these vessels so popular? Women are now keen to enjoy a catamaran sailing vacation; today, half of Barrington-Hall’s inquiries come from women. Why? Comfort, Stability and Space. Our woman and children love catamarans. No catamarans heel over when sailing, they are stable when sailing and at anchorage, so much so it feels as if you are on land at night.
All cabins are equal queen-sized, and all 4 cabins have private toilets, private showers and wash basins. Guest are now demanding walk around beds and Fly-Bridges, m.m.m. how the industry changes. The catamaran sailing market, once 7% of the North American population, has now expanded to 16% of vacationers. WHY? Because for the first time this high-end luxury vacation appeals to the women. No longer a camping trip, the modern catamaran charter offers value never found at top resorts and hotels. These high-end luxury catamarans are now found in Greece, the French Riviera, the Caribbean and a few in the Bahamas.
What is a Caribbean catamaran vacation? The realization of complete freedom. Your ultimate experience, ultimate hospitality, ultimate privacy, ultimate comfort and most important of all is bonding with friends, ultimate family bonding, ultimate corporate bonding with staff, or rewarding top earners; a catamaran sail does this.
Your Luxury Caribbean catamaran vacation awaits you.
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