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Altesse – Catamaran

A Customized Vacation

  • 56 foot sailing catamaran
  • Accommodates 8 guests
  • 4 queen cabins or 3 queen cabins and 1 set of single beds
  • Diving available for certified divers

Lagoon has once again struck gold with the layout and luxury of this Lagoon 560 catamaran.  A unique feature of this yacht is that guests can choose 4 queen cabins or have one of those cabins as a set of bunk beds to accommodate 2 families or single persons.  Altesse has also been customized with an extension to the flybridge offering more space that includes an extra BBQ and dining area that can sit all guests.  An additional “champagne deck” also offers a spacious area for sunbathing or relaxing. Altesse’s crew Richard and Sarah are an award winning crew with experience and in 2012 were named Crew of the Year.  They have been married for 12 years and are the perfect team working together.  Guests immediately fall in love with this professional dedicated crew.  Richard is a passionate sailor and diver master.  He knows the BVI like the back of his hand leading more than 200 scuba dives.  He has also competed internationally as a lifeguard.  Sarah is a professionally trained culinary chef.  Sarah prides herself on getting to know her guests needs and making them feel special in every way.  She is not only a world class chef, but an experienced sailor as well.  She is a qualified yacht captain; this husband and wife team makes your charter unforgettable.  

$22,000-$29,700 per week

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Simply Superlative!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Everything exceeded our already very high expectations. Rich and Sarah were consummate hosts, attending to every need and then some. Simply Superlative!

Fantastic Week

★★★★★
5 5 1
We have all just scattered into the four winds after a fantastic week on Altesse. The BVI were beautiful and the boat is the best. The crew were extraordinary hosts. They worked like crazy to provide the pinnalce of hospitality while making it look effortless. They were warm, fun, attentive, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The food really deserves special recognition-every meal was just crazy good. They also worked out and executed an itinerary that worked out perfectly despite a demanding schedule of activities. I would recommend Altesse in the highest possible terms!

Amazing week on Altesse

★★★★☆
4 5 1
We had an amazing week on Altesse. We are very grateful for the hospitality, the sailing, the amazing meals, the dolphins, the wake-boarding, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking and overall wonderful vacation.

Trip is pure joy!

★★★★★
5 5 1
This is our second year on Altesse and I think that the biggest compliment we could possibly gives Richard & Sarah is that we've arranged dates to return for the next 3 years. This trip is our vacation, pure joy, pure indulgence, pure laughter, pure nourishment and absolutely our most favorite holiday!

Absolutely Amazing

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Absolutely amazing week aboard Altesse. Fabulous boat!!!The best catamaran in the islands. Crew was phenomenal! Captain answered all my 700 questions and the food was top notch. Gourmet meals three times a day, each one better than the last. Had an amazing trip. Already planning our next adventure aboard.

Altesse was absolutely perfect

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was the trip of a lifetime! The yacht, Altesse was absolutely perfect for our group. There was ample space and the crew kept it immaculate. The crew's hospitality was incredible! They were both so welcoming, kind and did everything they could to ensure we had an amazing time! They are both so knowledgeable of the area and answered all our million questions. The food was absolutely exceptional. All of our group had nothing to say but great things about this yacht and crew! Would charter with this crew over and over again!

What an amazing trip

★★★★☆
4 5 1
What an amazing trip! Altesse is beautiful and makes great use of space. We loved all the outdoor seating. The crew took care of all our needs and have wonderful stories to tell. Every meal was a delight. We would love to sail on Altesse again.

Trip of a lifetime!

★★★★★
5 5 1
This trip was the trip of a lifetime! I never dreamed how spectacular it would be. Your attention to detail and hospitality can't be beat. The food was amazing and the boat was impeccable! Thank you so much for celebrating our 40th birthdays. Thank you so much for an amazing week, it was beyond my expectations. Everyone should experience this at least once in their life!

Altesse stands by herself

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thanks for a truly extraordinary and memorable week. We couldn't have conceived of a more perfect vacation/50th birthday and anniversary celebration with our dearest friends. You two are the perfect team - a phenomenal marriage of grace, energy and exceptional capability. From Sarah's 5 star cookery; Captains cocktail hour and itinerary to Richard's handling of the yacht; dive mastery; and your combined tour guiding, there simply aren't enough superlatives to capture all the perfect moments. Your home -Altesse - stands by herself: gorgeous and enormous, and your neighborhood - the BVI - what a match! It was a pleasure and a privilege to get to know you and share the week. You guys are awesome and no doubt our paths will cross again!

Like a Presidential Suite!

★★★★★
5 5 1
This boat is like the presidential suite at the world's finest hotel. The food similar to a 5 star restaurant, it's every single meal exceeding all of our expectations. The planning of the itinerary and the sailing felt like we were guided by locals who knew the greatest treasures of the land. But we have learned that the best and most special part of life are the people you meet along the way. Sarah and Rich, you are special, kind, generous, professional, outgoing knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. This trip was fabulous, but extra-special as we were so fortunate to spend our time with the two of you. See you next year!

Many Special Memories

★★★★★
5 5 1
This has been a FANTASTIC trip. Many special memories will stay with us. Highlights include; The baths with its stunning granite rocks. Devils Bay, not only because of the beautiful colour of the water, but also because of the COLD CHAMPAGNE that you brought to us as the perfect time. The marvelous snorkeling sites you guys points out, in particular the Indians and the Caves. You are an amazing couple! Thank you for making us feel as if we were at home. Sarah, thank you for being such fun and feeding us with exquisite dishes. Rich, thank you for all your guidance for the scuba team and for helping sailors enjoy the sailing. We are coming back next year, so we will not say 'adios', we will say 'hasta luego'.

So Accommodating!

★★★★★
5 5 1
All of the amazing meals will be greatly missed next week when we are home, as will Richard and his ability to always find the best anchorages. You were both so willing to accommodate our every whim. We will miss the most amazing turquoise water, white sand and spacious boat we could imagine. You are both, without question, deserving of the "crew of the year" award and we are so glad it was you who were at the helm.

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Amenities

AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning and fans
  • Swim platforms and showers
  • Heated deck showers
  • Watermaker and generator
  • Free Broadband WiFi Internet Access
  • Digital HD flat screen TV
  • Custom made “champagne deck” large multi person sunbed in rear of cockpit
  • Full surround sound system
  • DVD and CD players
  • iPod docking station
  • Cockpit and flydeck speakers
  • Cockpit ice maker
  • Barbecue cockpit and flybridge

WATER FUN

  • 14.5’ rigid inflatable boat w/70 hp engine
  • Water skis for adults & kids
  • Knee board, wake board, & inner tube
  • Snorkeling gear
  • 8 person floating sun island
  • 2 x Stand Up Paddleboard’s
  • Inquire for SCUBA diving options

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Model:  Lagoon Catamaran
  • Year:  2013
  • LOA:  56′
  • Beam:  31′
  • Draft:  4’11’
  • Engines:  2 x 110 hp
  • Flag:  BVI
Your Crew

Altesse crew

CAPTAIN RICHARD & CHEF/FIRST MATE SARAH

Sarah and Richard are highly experienced, award winning charter crew who have completed more than 100 charters in the BVI and been presented with an award for Crew of the Year in 2012. Even more important than that their clients love them and want to keep sailing with this professional, enthusiastic and dedicated couple.

Richard is an accomplished yacht captain, sailor and divemaster. He has sailed extensively in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, but has developed an in-depth knowledge of the BVI, allowing him to adapt the charter to suit the guests on board and show them less frequented coves and bays as well as the hitting the top BVI spots at the best time of day. He has led more than 200 dives in the BVI and knows a large number of dive sites suitable for all levels of diver. Richard also competed internationally as a life guard, so always ensures everyone enjoys the water with the knowledge there is someone on hand to help if they feel ‘out of their depth’. Richard loves sharing his passion for sailing, diving, nature and the water with guests, ensuring they get the very most out of their trip.

Sarah is the epitome of the perfect First Mate and Chef. She has professional culinary training, but it is her passion and love of food that makes her the amazing chef that she is. She loves nothing more than to cook food which people adore and is happiest when she is adapting her menu to suit the tastes of those on board. Like Richard, she is fantastic with people and makes everyone feel comfortable and at home. Her biggest motivation is finding the extra personal touches that turn a great vacation into an unforgettable experience. She is extremely energetic and enthusiastic, and loves the outdoors. Sarah is always up for an adventure, whether it’s sailing, running with guests, hiking, diving or snorkeling. She is extremely neat and tidy, but as a qualified boat captain she also knows how to sail a boat and get her hands dirty when needed.

Sarah and Richard have been married for 12 years and work together perfectly as a team. This outgoing and friendly English couple create a unique environment on board; making others feel welcomed and part of their team. Their top notch professionalism shows from raising the first sail to catering to every individual need of those around them. They both take great pride in their work, and it shines through. Everyone who comes on board wants to come back and sail with them again and again.

Sample Menu

BREAKFAST

  • Baked French Cinnamon Toast served with warm maple syrup and natural yoghurt
  • Eggs Florentine served with grilled asparagus, crispy bacon and homemade Hollandaise sauce
  • Blueberry, Strawberry and Mango Pancakes served with honey and natural yoghurt
  • Huevos Racheros
  • Freshly Baked Banana and Walnut Loaf, served with hot Croissant and Pain au Chocolate
  • All served with Fresh Tropical Fruit, Continental and American Cheeses, Bagels, Toast, Granola and yoghurt.

LUNCH

  • Grill seared Tuna Nicoise Salad served with an Italian Garlic and Herb Dressing and Crusty French Bread
  • Seafood Risotto served with a Zesty Lime and Green Leaf Salad
  • Beef Tenderloin Kebabs served with Curried Rice, Blackbean and Roasted Red Pepper salad and Homemade Banana Salsa
  • Moroccan Spiced Chicken Tangine served with jewelled cous cous and and a mint and aubergine salad
  • Warm Thai Shrimp Salad served with spicy peanut rice noodles with fresh vegetables and sesame wontons

SNACKS

  • Filo wrapped prawns served with a sweet and spicy sauce
  • Individual skewered mozzarella caprese
  • Warm cheese and artichoke dip served with grilled pita slices
  • Grilled stuffed apricots, wrapped in bacon and drizzled with honey
  • Baked Courgette batons with a creamy onion dip

STARTERS

  • Caramalised Onion and Brie Filo Parcels served with a Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
  • Asian Style Tuna Ceviche
  • Twice Baked Cheese Souffles served with a warm chive sauce
  • Goats Cheese, Roasted Tomato and Thyme Tart
  • Petit Pois and mint soup served with crisp pancetta

ENTREES

  • Roulade of Salmon and Sole served with a Crème Fraiche and Dill Sauce, Garlic Roast Potatoes, Sautéed Vegetables with Ginger and a Green Leaf Salad
  • Pork Tenderloin stuffed with Porcini Mushrooms wrapped in Palma Ham, served with Potato Dauphinoise, baby vegetable bundles and roasted broccoli
  • Baked Mahi Mahi topped with a sundried tomato and bacon crust served with coconut rice and a warm plantain salad
  • Grilled Fillet Steak with Creamed Butter Beans and Leeks and a Rocket and Blue Cheese Salad
  • Scallops wrapped in Pancetta served with Herby Puy Lentils and Wilted Spinach

DESSERT

  • TarteTatin served with homemade honey and mascarpone ice cream
  • Individual summer berry trifles parfait
  • Rich Chocolate Mousse served with Baileys Whipped Cream and Chocolate leaves
  • Poached Peaches served with a Raspberry and Vanilla coulis
  • Hazelnut Torte with Crème Anglais
Pricing

$22,000-$29,700 per week

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Use of the yacht with our Professional Captain and Chef
  • All Onboard Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizer, Dinner and Dessert
  • Snacks – Fresh Fruit, Popcorn, Granola Bars, Chips, Chocolate and more
  • Beverages – Water, Juices, Sodas, Coffee, Beer, Wine and a Fully Stocked Bar
  • Onboard Water Sports
  • Basic broadband Wireless Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • SCUBA diving:  please inquire for any additional charges
  • Cruising taxes and permits, BVI license and port fees
  • Fuel for the yacht and dinghy

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Shore activities such as dining, shopping or special off yacht excursions
  • Premium Beverages & excess alcohol consumption
  • Airport Transfers
  • BVI individual fishing licenses
  • Crew gratuity – 15-20% of the charter cost scaled up or down for level of service

*Prices are subject to change at any time

** Epic Yacht Charters BVI provides the most updated information on yachts available but cannot guarantee any details are 100% correct until we verify with the specific yacht.

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