Ad Astra

$25,000 - $30,000 / WEEK

Ad Astra is best suited for 10 guests in 5 double cabins. She can sleep two additional children in the fully outfitted forepeaks. There are 4 Queen guests cabins and one cabin with two twins. The crew takes the starboard aft cabin. Port aft cabin and two forepeaks have wet heads.

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2020
YACHT
LENGTH
56 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
7
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
12
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$25,000
Accommodations
Cabins: 7
Queen: -
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 6
Electric Heads: 6
Engine Details
-
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: 8 Knots
Max Speed: 12 KnotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 29 Feet
Draft: 5 Feet
Pax: 12
YearBuilt: 2020
Builder: Catana
JetSkis: No
Flag: USA
SatTv: No
RegNum: 1298831
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Bahamas
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
Camcorder: No
Books: -
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Yes
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: -
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110V
Water Maker: Yes
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: On sugar scoops only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 14 ft. Highfield Center console with Turbo Swing for watersports and ladder assembly
Dinghy hp: 60
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: 12
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: -
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Yes/Stern
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Poles, tackles and rod holders
Rods: 4
Captain
Alex Duff
Nation: USA
License: USCG 100 Ton License, STCW
Chef/Mate
Valentina
Captain Alex Duff was born while his parents were sailing and made his first offshore passage at age 6 weeks. He grew up in and around the Caribbean Islands and spent his school years in the Virgin Islands. His travels under sail on vessels ranging from luxury Catamarans to traditional square rigged schooners have taken him to pretty much every island in the Caribbean, to Venezuela, through the Panama Canal twice, Ecuador, And to the Galapagos and back. He's lived in the BVI, USVI, Alaska, South Africa, England, Scotland, and the mainland USA.

A boat owner since age 18, he has worked in the charter industry in the Caribbean since 2010 and has an intimate knowledge of the beautiful Virgin Islands as only one who has grown up in the area can. When he isn't out Sharing the Beauty of the VI with his guests, he is out experiencing it for himself- sailing between the islands on his own sailboat, windsurfing, or paddle boarding.

Alex can show you beautiful islands and take you to places that are unspoiled and exotic. He also knows all the 'hot spots' for night life and the best places to enjoy the natural splendor of the fabulous Virgin Islands. He knows the "ins and outs" of the BVI & USVI so with his local knowledge and love of the Sailing and sights to be seen in the VI he can insure a wonderful experience on charter through his beautiful home.
Alex holds a 100 ton USCG master's license and STCW.

BREAKFAST

 

Raspberry Lemon Pancakes

Served with homemade whipped cream and fresh fruit (V,*GF)

 

New York Salmon Bagel 

Homemade poppy seed bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers and red onion

 

Eggs Benedict

Classically served in an arugula bed on a toasted English muffin (V, *GF)

 

Vegetable Omelet with Grilled Halloumi 

Mushrooms, red onion, spinach, and tomatoes in an omelet with honey and pepper grilled halloumi on the side (V, GF)

 

Steak and Eggs

Grilled steak with fried eggs, roasted cherry tomatoes and potatoes (GF, DF)

 

Avocado Toast with Poached Eggs

Smashed avocado on sourdough with a poached egg, red pepper flakes, feta and lime (V, *GF, *DF)

 

French Toast Casserole 

Baked French Toast topped with honey drizzled mascarpone and fresh seasonal fruit, served with crispy bacon 



LUNCH

 

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Grilled Mahi Mahi in a soft shell with mango salsa, served with corn chips and freshly made guacamole (GF, DF)

 

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Burgers

Barbeque pork shoulder served with coleslaw and grilled corn on a toasted sesame seed bun (*GF, DF)

 

Pan Seared Tuna Salad

Sesame crusted tuna served with rice, and fresh crisp carrot, cabbage, and snow peas with sesame dressing (GF, DF)

 

Harvest Salad

Balsamic and brown sugar roasted chickpeas, goat cheese, apples, crushed walnuts over a bed of greens with a homemade honey mustard dressing, served with grilled pita and homemade tzatziki (V, GF, *DF)

 

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Southern Slaw 

Paprika glazed chicken, peppers and red onion skewers served with a cabbage and carrot mustard and lemon slaw (GF, DF)  

Fajita Steak Sandwich 

Teriyaki marinated steak with sautéed peppers and onions with melted provolone on a fresh roll served with a side salad (*GF)

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Served with basmati rice and roasted vegetables (GF)



DINNER

 

Coconut Red Curry (V, GF, DF)

  • Starter; rice paper rolls (GF, DF)
  • Desert; Raspberry Cheesecake (V)

 

Pasta Carbonara

  • Starter; Caprese salad (V, GF)
  • Desert; Lemon Sorbet  (V, DF)

 

Poulet Provincial, a balsamic mushroom glazed breast with melted provolone (GF)

  • Starter; Goat cheese and caramelized onion crostini (V)
  • Desert; Gluten Free oatmeal cookies with vanilla ice cream (V,GF)

 

Vegetable Lasagna (V)

  • Starter; Caesar salad
  • Desert; Inside out cannoli (V)

 

 Japanese Shrimp Stir Fry (GF, DF)

  • Starter; Tuna avocado sushi rolls (GF, DF)
  • Desert; Key lime pie (V)

 

Mushroom Risotto (V, GF, *DF)

  • Starter; Shrimp cocktail (GF, DF)
  • Desert; Assorted fruit and homemade sweet cream (V, GF)

 

Eggplant Parmesan (V)

  • Starter; Meatballs (DF)
  • Desert; Chocolate banana cake (V)

 

Unbelievable Vacation!
Dear Brad and Julie, Just a quick note to thank you guys again for an unbelievable vacation for Kevin and I, our family and friends. The memories that were created this week will stay with us forever -mostly due to your hard work spoiling all of us with food, drink, water sports, a beautiful boat to relax on and good company. And a huge thank you for all of your attentiveness and flexibility with different food preferences....and for tolerating Joe’s incessant (but funny) sarcasm...and for hanging out with all the kids. We just now landed in Boston, but have been talking about what a great trip it was all day! Best of luck to you guys wherever Ad Astra takes you next! Thanks guys! -Jen
Best Vacation We've Ever Had!
It was the best vacation we’ve ever had! And that comes from me and my wife, all three of my kids, and all of our guests. The boat was great, but Julie and Brad really made the trip special. Thanks so much for helping us organize it. A+ job! Captain Brad did an amazing job putting together the perfect itinerary. Considering all of the restrictions due to COVID, he deserves special appreciation. We didn’t miss a beat.The one thing that all of the guests have been raving about was the food. The meals were perfectly customized, impeccably presented, and incredibly enjoyable! It truly was the perfect vacation. The captain and crew could make or break a yacht charter. Brad and Julie made the trip so much better than we ever could have expected! The food was amazing, Brad was incredibly knowledgeable about sailing, and their energy was infectious! They were non-stop entertainment for the kids. It was unanimous among the guests – this was the best vacation any of us have ever had!
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10 PAX 11 PAX 12 PAX
Winter 2019 to 2020 $25,000 $25,500 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000
Summer 2020 $25,000 $25,500 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000
Winter 2020 to 2021 $25,000 $25,500 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
Current Specials:
$1000 Off Grenada Charters
Book by: August 1st, 2020
Sail by: October 20th, 2020

LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4 nights

Please inquire for 12 Pax.
48 hour turns requested though required for back to back 12 pax charters.

7 nights over Christmas and New Year's flat rate of $34500 for 2-12 guests. New Year's charters must start on December 28th or later.

HALF-BOARD OPTION - SUBTRACT $150 per person from weekly rate: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners. Other meals ashore at client expense.
After deduct = 2@$24,700 3@$25,050 4@$25,400 5@$25,750 6@$26,100 7@$26,450 8@$26,800 9@$27,150 10@$27,500 11@$27,850 12@28,200


LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN OPTION : SUBTRACT $75 per person from weekly rate : Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner at client expense.
After deduct = 2pax@$24,850 3pax@$25,275 4pax@$25,700 5pax@$26,150 6pax@$26,550 7pax@$26,975 8pax@$27,400 9pax@$27,825 10pax@$28,250 11pax@$28,675 12pax@$29,100


The rates do not include:

• 4% Bahamas Sales Tax
• Cancellation Insurance and private insurance
• Extra drinks, fine wines, champagne & spirits, special meals orders
• Docking fees
• Transfer airport – base – airport
• Personal expenses
• Gratuity

Notes:
• Currently no delivery fees between Nassau and Marsh Harbour. Please allow time for relocation between charters.
• Please do not take a booking that will block a full week of a Christmas and NYE booking.
• Please make sure to mention gratuity at the time of booking.
• Bahamas: November – February
• BVI: March – July
• Grenada/Grenadines: August - October

X

Available

X

Booked

X

Hold

X

Unavailable

  • : Cat
  • : 29 Feet
  • : 5 Feet
  • : 12
  • : 2020
  • : Catana
  • : 8 Knots
  • : 12 Knots
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
  • : Alex Duff
  • : USA
  • : No
  • : 1298831
Accommodations
Cabins: 7
Queen: -
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 6
Wash Basins: 6
Heads: 6
Electric Heads: 6
Engine Details
-
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: 8 Knots
Max Speed: 12 KnotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Refit: -
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Bahamas
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: Yes
# CD's: -
Camcorder: No
Books: -
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Yes
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: -
Minimum Age: -
Generator: Yes
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110V
Water Maker: Yes
Water Cap: 1200L - 315 GAL
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: Inq
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: -
Guests Smokes: On sugar scoops only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 14 ft. Highfield Center console with Turbo Swing for watersports and ladder assembly
Dinghy hp: 60
Dinghy # pax: -
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: 12
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: -
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Yes/Stern
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Poles, tackles and rod holders
Rods: 4
Captain
Alex Duff
Nation: USA
License: USCG 100 Ton License, STCW
Chef/Mate
Valentina
Captain Alex Duff was born while his parents were sailing and made his first offshore passage at age 6 weeks. He grew up in and around the Caribbean Islands and spent his school years in the Virgin Islands. His travels under sail on vessels ranging from luxury Catamarans to traditional square rigged schooners have taken him to pretty much every island in the Caribbean, to Venezuela, through the Panama Canal twice, Ecuador, And to the Galapagos and back. He's lived in the BVI, USVI, Alaska, South Africa, England, Scotland, and the mainland USA.

A boat owner since age 18, he has worked in the charter industry in the Caribbean since 2010 and has an intimate knowledge of the beautiful Virgin Islands as only one who has grown up in the area can. When he isn't out Sharing the Beauty of the VI with his guests, he is out experiencing it for himself- sailing between the islands on his own sailboat, windsurfing, or paddle boarding.

Alex can show you beautiful islands and take you to places that are unspoiled and exotic. He also knows all the 'hot spots' for night life and the best places to enjoy the natural splendor of the fabulous Virgin Islands. He knows the "ins and outs" of the BVI & USVI so with his local knowledge and love of the Sailing and sights to be seen in the VI he can insure a wonderful experience on charter through his beautiful home.
Alex holds a 100 ton USCG master's license and STCW.

BREAKFAST

 

Raspberry Lemon Pancakes

Served with homemade whipped cream and fresh fruit (V,*GF)

 

New York Salmon Bagel 

Homemade poppy seed bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers and red onion

 

Eggs Benedict

Classically served in an arugula bed on a toasted English muffin (V, *GF)

 

Vegetable Omelet with Grilled Halloumi 

Mushrooms, red onion, spinach, and tomatoes in an omelet with honey and pepper grilled halloumi on the side (V, GF)

 

Steak and Eggs

Grilled steak with fried eggs, roasted cherry tomatoes and potatoes (GF, DF)

 

Avocado Toast with Poached Eggs

Smashed avocado on sourdough with a poached egg, red pepper flakes, feta and lime (V, *GF, *DF)

 

French Toast Casserole 

Baked French Toast topped with honey drizzled mascarpone and fresh seasonal fruit, served with crispy bacon 



LUNCH

 

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Grilled Mahi Mahi in a soft shell with mango salsa, served with corn chips and freshly made guacamole (GF, DF)

 

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Burgers

Barbeque pork shoulder served with coleslaw and grilled corn on a toasted sesame seed bun (*GF, DF)

 

Pan Seared Tuna Salad

Sesame crusted tuna served with rice, and fresh crisp carrot, cabbage, and snow peas with sesame dressing (GF, DF)

 

Harvest Salad

Balsamic and brown sugar roasted chickpeas, goat cheese, apples, crushed walnuts over a bed of greens with a homemade honey mustard dressing, served with grilled pita and homemade tzatziki (V, GF, *DF)

 

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Southern Slaw 

Paprika glazed chicken, peppers and red onion skewers served with a cabbage and carrot mustard and lemon slaw (GF, DF)  

Fajita Steak Sandwich 

Teriyaki marinated steak with sautéed peppers and onions with melted provolone on a fresh roll served with a side salad (*GF)

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Served with basmati rice and roasted vegetables (GF)



DINNER

 

Coconut Red Curry (V, GF, DF)

  • Starter; rice paper rolls (GF, DF)
  • Desert; Raspberry Cheesecake (V)

 

Pasta Carbonara

  • Starter; Caprese salad (V, GF)
  • Desert; Lemon Sorbet  (V, DF)

 

Poulet Provincial, a balsamic mushroom glazed breast with melted provolone (GF)

  • Starter; Goat cheese and caramelized onion crostini (V)
  • Desert; Gluten Free oatmeal cookies with vanilla ice cream (V,GF)

 

Vegetable Lasagna (V)

  • Starter; Caesar salad
  • Desert; Inside out cannoli (V)

 

 Japanese Shrimp Stir Fry (GF, DF)

  • Starter; Tuna avocado sushi rolls (GF, DF)
  • Desert; Key lime pie (V)

 

Mushroom Risotto (V, GF, *DF)

  • Starter; Shrimp cocktail (GF, DF)
  • Desert; Assorted fruit and homemade sweet cream (V, GF)

 

Eggplant Parmesan (V)

  • Starter; Meatballs (DF)
  • Desert; Chocolate banana cake (V)

 

Unbelievable Vacation!
Dear Brad and Julie, Just a quick note to thank you guys again for an unbelievable vacation for Kevin and I, our family and friends. The memories that were created this week will stay with us forever -mostly due to your hard work spoiling all of us with food, drink, water sports, a beautiful boat to relax on and good company. And a huge thank you for all of your attentiveness and flexibility with different food preferences....and for tolerating Joe’s incessant (but funny) sarcasm...and for hanging out with all the kids. We just now landed in Boston, but have been talking about what a great trip it was all day! Best of luck to you guys wherever Ad Astra takes you next! Thanks guys! -Jen
Best Vacation We've Ever Had!
It was the best vacation we’ve ever had! And that comes from me and my wife, all three of my kids, and all of our guests. The boat was great, but Julie and Brad really made the trip special. Thanks so much for helping us organize it. A+ job! Captain Brad did an amazing job putting together the perfect itinerary. Considering all of the restrictions due to COVID, he deserves special appreciation. We didn’t miss a beat.The one thing that all of the guests have been raving about was the food. The meals were perfectly customized, impeccably presented, and incredibly enjoyable! It truly was the perfect vacation. The captain and crew could make or break a yacht charter. Brad and Julie made the trip so much better than we ever could have expected! The food was amazing, Brad was incredibly knowledgeable about sailing, and their energy was infectious! They were non-stop entertainment for the kids. It was unanimous among the guests – this was the best vacation any of us have ever had!
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10 PAX 11 PAX 12 PAX
Winter 2019 to 2020 $25,000 $25,500 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000
Summer 2020 $25,000 $25,500 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000
Winter 2020 to 2021 $25,000 $25,500 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
Current Specials:
$1000 Off Grenada Charters
Book by: August 1st, 2020
Sail by: October 20th, 2020

LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4 nights

Please inquire for 12 Pax.
48 hour turns requested though required for back to back 12 pax charters.

7 nights over Christmas and New Year's flat rate of $34500 for 2-12 guests. New Year's charters must start on December 28th or later.

HALF-BOARD OPTION - SUBTRACT $150 per person from weekly rate: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners. Other meals ashore at client expense.
After deduct = 2@$24,700 3@$25,050 4@$25,400 5@$25,750 6@$26,100 7@$26,450 8@$26,800 9@$27,150 10@$27,500 11@$27,850 12@28,200


LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN OPTION : SUBTRACT $75 per person from weekly rate : Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner at client expense.
After deduct = 2pax@$24,850 3pax@$25,275 4pax@$25,700 5pax@$26,150 6pax@$26,550 7pax@$26,975 8pax@$27,400 9pax@$27,825 10pax@$28,250 11pax@$28,675 12pax@$29,100


The rates do not include:

• 4% Bahamas Sales Tax
• Cancellation Insurance and private insurance
• Extra drinks, fine wines, champagne & spirits, special meals orders
• Docking fees
• Transfer airport – base – airport
• Personal expenses
• Gratuity

Notes:
• Currently no delivery fees between Nassau and Marsh Harbour. Please allow time for relocation between charters.
• Please do not take a booking that will block a full week of a Christmas and NYE booking.
• Please make sure to mention gratuity at the time of booking.
• Bahamas: November – February
• BVI: March – July
• Grenada/Grenadines: August - October

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