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AURA

$50,500 - $59,500 / WEEK
AURA - 2
Cockpit Dining
AURA - 3
Cockpit Bar and Seabobs
AURA - 4
Helm Stations
AURA - 5
Spacious Flybridge
AURA - 6
Galley
AURA - 7
Salon
AURA - 8
Owner's Cabin (Bathroom)
AURA - 9
Owner's Cabin (King Suite)
AURA - 10
Fwd Cockpit Entrance
AURA - 11
Fwd Cockpit
AURA - 12
Port Aft Cabin
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Bathroom Detail
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Port Fwd Cabin
AURA - 15
Port Fwd Bathroom
AURA - 16
Starboard Fwd Cabin
AURA - 17
Welcome Aboard
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Sandy Spit
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Welcome Home
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Welcome aboard this brand new, first class 2023 Lagoon 65! Available for charter in the British Virgin Islands, we provide luxury accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 spacious VIP cabins (1 King, 3 Queens). We are the only model with a custom enlarged Owner's cabin King bed, and double sized shower for your comfort. Featuring spacious cabins, dining areas both in the cockpit and enormous flybridge, boasting 2 bars, numerous sunning spots (or shade!) and dual helm stations, this really is a masterpiece yacht. Onboard you will experience the luxury service of full board and an open bar. Three experienced crew members will cater to your every whim, both onboard and on the water! We will set sail and discover perfect bays, secret coves, swim with turtles, and explore the islands that have inspired stories of pirates and treasure for centuries. Made for both relaxation and adventure, there will be no shortage of activities on offer; snorkeling, diving, sailing, tubing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, hiking, sea-bobs and wakeboarding, this winning combination of crew and yacht will help provide the vacation of a lifetime for your group. What are you waiting for?

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2023
YACHT
LENGTH
65 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
4
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
8
TOTAL
CREW
3
CHARGES
FROM
$50,500
Accommodations
Cabins: 4
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Engine Details
Yanmar X2 150 HP 21 KW Onan & 16 KW Onan
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 35 Feet
Draft: 6 Feet
Pax: 8
YearBuilt: 2023
Builder: Lagoon
Engines: Yanmar X2 150 HP 21 KW Onan & 16 KW Onan
Flag: BVI
RegNum: 752890
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: Yacht has Starlink
Camcorder: -
Books: -
Board Games: -
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: -
Inverter: Yes X2
Voltages: 110
Water Maker: Yes
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: -
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: -
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 15 ft
Dinghy hp: 70P
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: Yes
Jet Skis: -
Kneeboard: Yes
Windsurfer: -
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: -
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: 1
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes - Hydraulic platform
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): 2X Sugar scoops
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling & Casting
Rods: -
General Diving Info
Qualified Divemaster onboard, available for guiding certified divers up to 3 dives per week included.

Diving Costs information
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Captain
Jos Smart
Nation: British
Born: 1991
License: RYA Yachtmaster
Mate/Stewardess
Julia Taylor
Nation: British
Born: 1987
Jos and Julia hail from England and have been traveling together for over 11 years. After meeting whilst teaching watersports in Greece, they subsequently ran luxury ski chalets and villas in Europe before transitioning to yachting. They have been chartering in the Caribbean together for over 8 years.

Jos earnt his commercial Yachtmaster qualification from the Royal Yachting Association and holds all the necessary credentials to safely captain AURA throughout your charter. He will also be your Divemaster onboard, showing certified divers the magic of the underwater world. We've lost count, but he has over 400 dives with guests here in the BVI. An avid fisherman, he will also spend hours with those wanting to fish!

Julia enjoys looking after the guests onboard and ensuring they are happy, having fun and never with an empty glass in hand! Originally from an education background, she especially enjoys families and kids onboard. For active guests, she will happily take those looking for an adventure hiking on the trails around the BVI. Both love what they do and are committed to creating vacations you will remember for a lifetime.

Chef Dominic Horl
Dominic, born and raised in the German ore Mountains, has always been close to nature and the elements.
After a long career in Michelin star restaurants as a Chef all over Europe, adventure was calling and in 2018 he started working as a Chef on charter boats in the US and British Virgin Islands.
Also holding a sommelier degree, he skillfully pairs dishes with fine wine to enhance your dining experience.
Dominic`s passion for creativity shines through in his melding of global flavors and techniques to craft dishes that surprise and impress both the palate and the eye.

Beyond the kitchen, Dominic`s love for the sea, expressed through freediving and scuba diving, inspires his menus, featuring sustainable seafood and ocean inspired cuisine.



All crew vaccinated for COVID-19.


CHEF DOMINIC
 
BREAKFAST
~Soufflé Pancakes, marinated berries, pecan brittle and nutmeg – miso caramel

~Caribbean Benedict - butter poached lobster, tamarind hollandaise, poached egg, wilted chard, mango raisin chutney on cassava crumpet.

~PBJ French Toast - brioche french toast filled with pecan butter and raspberry jam, caramelized pecans, whipped ricotta, candied orange skin and maple syrup.

~Caccio e peppe Rösti, tomato marmalade, artisanal brekkie sausages, easy over eggs and pesto

~Buffet of different homemade granolas, Bircher muesli, Caribbean fruit salad and yogurt

~Smoked salmon and gravlax spread, whipped cream cheese with chives and radishes, pickled shallots, capers and a variety of bagels.

~Huevos Rancheros with coffee beans, roasted red pepper chutney, cotija cheese and crispy tortillas.
 
LUNCH
~Coconut passion fruit Ceviche with local Mutton Snapper, Iced onions and boat made tostadas.

~Salad Niçoise with Swordfish, Onsen egg, la ratte potatoes and freshly baked olive focaccia.

~Shaved fennel salad with saffron, orange and taciasca olives, served with shrimp toast and ginger pickled carrots.

~Vietnamese BBQ spread with different grilled meat and fish skewers, dips, vinaigrettes and salads.

~Stracciatella with red endive, roasted beets, fig vinaigrette, walnuts, seared scallops and parma ham chips.

~Build your own taco buffet with caramelized pork belly, grilled Mahi, salsas, green mango slaw, local hot sauces and tortillas.
 
APPETIZERS
~Bao buns with confit duck legs, crispy duck skin, pickled carrots, ginger and sesame emulsion.

~Thai pomelo salad with cilantro, shrimp and roasted peanuts.

~Vitello Tonnato with capers, salsa verde and focaccia chips.

~Strawberry Gazpacho with labneh, falafel and basil.

~Tuna Tataki, Ponzu vinaigrette and Japanese cucumber salad with shiso.

~Charcuterie board with the best cheeses and cold cuts Europe has to offer with homemade chutneys and pickles.

MAINS
~Halibut supreme with Scallop Mousseline, green bean cassoulet with tomato confit, pineapple and sauerkraut Velouté.

~German “Zwiebelrostbraten” Beef tenderloin, onion marmalade, crunchy shallots, sauce périgourdine, pomme fondant and green asparagus and black garlic aioli.

~Seared local grouper, mussel – saffron sabayon, braised leek, fennel marmalade and barley risotto with guanciale.

~Sakura Pork loin “Saltimbocca” stuffed with shrimp, creamy buttermilk polenta, radicchio, haricot verde and truffled celery salad.

~Anegada lobster poached in a curry butter, sweetpotato mousseline, fava beans, Yuzu beurre blanc and papadums with cumin.

~Seared duck breast with butternut squash hasselback, parmesan crème, braised shallots and duck jus with raspberry vinegar.

~Lamb shanks braised with oriental spices and dried fruits, goat yogurt with mint, honey braised carrots and tabouleh salad with pomegranate seeds.

~Boat made Agnolotti, filled with goats cheese and nigella seeds, smoked tomato butter, roasted corn, Szechuan chili oil and marinated watercress.
 
DESSERT
~Guanaja chocolate mousse, mango-passionfruit salad and brownie crumble.

~“Banana snickers” Banana-peanut ice cream with miso caramel, milk chocolate mousse and peanut brittle and caramelized bananas.

~Apricot frangipane tarte with thyme, tonka bean ice cream and crème chantilly.

~Chocolate ganache tarte with ginger, hazelnuts and a cherry sorbet with honey and sesame.
 
~Macerated strawberries, caramelized white chocolate mousse, toasted sesame ice cream and shortbread crumble.

~Matcha tea ganache, kiwi marinated in ginger-vanilla syrup, yogurt sorbet and crunchy filo dough.

~Mascarpone-coffee mousse, berries marinated with extra virgin olive oil and rosemary, salted caramel ice cream and honey tuile.
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
BROWN - MARCH 2024
Jos, Julia & Dominic! Wonderful memories, great friends, old and new, and a new lease on life. Thank you for everything - adventure, calm, beauty, and the BEST food. We love you! Jubilee & Wendel Matt & Jill Angeles & Steve Tom
MURTLOW - FEBRUARY 2024 - TANDEM
Jos, Jules and Dominic, Thank you for an amazing week in the BVI. This was our first trip with the full family and you made it seamless. First, our itinerary was perfect. We visited all the places that were a priority for us and many more idyllic spots. Second, you took such great care of us onboard. From always making sure we were properly hydrated (!) to teaching us new games, everything was special. Third, the food was outstanding! Dominic - you are a master. Not only was their food delicious, but the presentation always gorgeous. There is so much more to cover, and we genuinely enjoyed your company and getting to know you. Ann & Jim Ally & Jake Tyler
STENQUIST - FEBRUARY 2024
... I must go down to the sea again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gulls way and the whales way, where the wind's like a whetted knife; And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, And quiet sleep and a sunset dream when the long trick's over. (John Masefield) Thank you for a great trip! Sandy & Dean Joni & Russ Barb & Roger Kelly & Sean
LARSON - JANUARY 2024
Jos, Julia and Dominic, Our week on Aura was truly magical - every day was an amazing new adventure. The memories our family shared will last a lifetime. I can only imagine the amount of planning and preparation that goes into each guests' stay. You three made it seem so relaxed and easy; we can't thank you all enough. Safe sailing and much love, The Larson Crew Greg, Carrie, Hunter, Grant, Chase
HASON - JANUARY 2024
To the world's best team! We cannot thank you enough for this magical week on Aura. The boat is, of course, spectacular, but you all made the experience PERFECT. You spoiled us for seven days, indulged our every whim and desire - including ones we didn't even know we had. You fed us with care and creativity - and not just our bellies (bigger now)! You found new ways to delight us every day: beautiful vistas, adventures, small pleasures, and many more delights. Dominic is truly a master in the galley - we couldn't have been happier or more impressed with every single meal! Each one photographed and documented. Julia - our partner in hikes, cocktail making, you think of everything, even before we know we want something! We loved our games nights with you and escorting puppies. Jos - what can we say? Your energy is boundless, your sense of fun is infectious, and your expertise is world class. We could go on for days, but mostly thank you for giving our family memories that will last a lifetime. We are so grateful. With much love, Marty & Ellen, Lori & Steve, Emily & Ryan, Lisa & Alyssa
SMALLING - NOVEMBER 2023
Jos, Julia and Dominic, Our time on Aura was a piece of perfection, a slice of heaven! We'll attempt to put into words the synchronization of Mother Nature, God, endless beauty in all forms and your amazing team of three. Their perfect harmony was long lasting rejuvenation for our should and spirits. I've spent many years in the BVI on many beautiful boats, but Aura is without doubt the winner of all; hands down in perfecting the balance of hosting and care for her guests. The four of us all enjoyed our stay onboard in many different ways but I think we all end this memorable, magical and fabulous time knowing we can't wait to come back. Dominic, your skills in creating culinary masterpieces will not be forgotten! Jos and Julia, what an itinerary, it was like you knew us already and all our wishes for dreamy anchorages every night/ Stay well and healthy, thank you for a beautiful trip, Laurie, Dirk, Anne and Rich
NOGLE - AUGUST 2023, GRENADINES
Jos, Julia & Allie, What an amazing week with an amazing crew! This is our second trip with you and we knew to expect no less. You have given us memories that we will cherish for a lifetime! We have been blessed to take such a trip, blessed with people that have taken such wonderful care of us, and blessed with new friends. We truly appreciate the tremendous amount of planning and hard work you all put into making our week so easy and incredibly relaxing. Those of us who sail have ultimate respect for your skill and knowledge. It is sad to say goodbye, but we hope this is not our last sail with you! Stay well! Jim & Gayle, Tracy & Claudia, Ron & Melody
STAPLETON - JUNE 2023
Dear Jos, Julia & Kim, Thank you a million for an amazing week onboard (and off-road!), we loved every minute and are so grateful for the incredible energy and fun you brought us every day. We really do adore you all and hope that you'll come see us in Texas. Until the next time... a GALAXY of love and thanks!
HARGRAVES - JUNE 2023
Best vacation EVER!!! 10 STARS!! Truly, this vacation has topped all of our adventures - and we will be back! I have been to the BVI twice before on a self-crewed yacht, and while the adventure was fun, it paled in comparison to this crewed yacht with Jos, Julia, and Kim. This is the most professional, most experienced crew that anyone could want for a vacation, and it was worth every penny. The Yacht: What can one say to a brand new 65-foot yacht that is fitted with every option for a luxurious space. The owner spared no expense, it is truly gorgeous, the perfect vessel for this amazing trip. The Crew: This crew was simply amazing. The three of them were so compatible and professional that you could feel the seamless movement of their service floating about. Not having experienced a crew prior, I wasn’t sure what to expect and I was a little concerned about being able to properly relax with three more personalities onboard. But now I feel I couldn’t have achieved that level of true relaxation without them. I believe because of their experience and professionalism they absolutely knew how to tailor this trip to our needs. They instantly felt like family or a good friend that you’ve known for years. So unexpected and perfect! The Adventure: Having an experienced crew to tour the BVI is truly the best way to go. Captain Jos and Julia planned an amazing tour incorporating our preferences and enhanced it with locations and special sightings that we didn’t know existed. The galaxy of starfish, the hidden secrets of the BVI that a self-crewed yacht would never know, it was a whole new experience. Jos: Not only was Jos a seasoned Captain, but he also had endless energy to keep our trip fun for our entire family. I was so happy that he spent time with my 16-year-old son to teach him about sailing, fishing, foil surfing, scuba diving, halyard swinging, cliff jumping and sea-bobbing. Jos planned each day from morning until night while tirelessly entertaining my high energy teen. It was such a nice break for me as a widow and single parent. It warmed my heart to see my son learning and enjoying himself every day. It’s an experience he will never forget! Julia: First mate and stewardess, so professional and nurturing. Her anticipation and timing of our needs were perfectly endless. She would have cool lemongrass scented cloths and ice water ready after each excursion and anticipated our need for a refilled drink or dry towel throughout our trip. Julia made us feel like we’d been friends forever. I know they have a big job running this yacht, but if there was ever any stress for her or any of the crew, you would never know it. Julia and Jos, so perfectly matched, worked seamlessly together. Such a joy to see. Kim: All I can say is Food, Food, Food! Yum, Yum, Yum! She is the most amazing Chef! I just wanted to take her home with me. I ate entirely too much because my taste buds were so happy every day! You will not go hungry, and she will cater to your every desire. Thank you Kim! And thank you for spending endless hours with my daughter letting her join you in some of the meal preparations. You were a blessing! This trip was the perfect pace and perfect escape from reality to relax and rejuvenate. Having someone else in charge, planning and taking the reins was so refreshing, especially for a single parent who is always in the driver’s seat. It was so nice to be a passenger and enjoy the ride. ♡♡♡
ELLIS - MAY 2023
Jos, Julia and Kim. Our second trip with you and the experience was just as amazing as last time. All of you always made sure that everything was perfect. The Birthday dinners were as unforgettable as Kim dancing round the kitchen. We are all looking forward to coming back! Safe Sailing!
GRAHAM - MAY 2023
Julia, Kim and Jos, You three are the boss, You sailed us, fed us, kept us in drink, Without you, we'd all be lost! Seriously - you are wonderful humans to be around. You each made this time so special in every way. Thank you for the gift of relaxation. Anna You three are MAGIC! Your presence, calm and ever-attentive care made this an easy and special time. You are all three amazing, thank you for every special little things it all added to an unforgettable trip. With hugs and gratitude. Marjorie The trip and experience you all created for us was truly unbelievable and memorable. For a group who rarely unplug, you made this seamless and so meaningful. We felt so well taken care of. You three are masters of what you do and are creating incredible experiences for all of us. Thank you! Lisa & Dan I laughed. I cried (from laughing so hard). I made memories I'll never forget. Thank you so much for a fantastic week, we all had so much fun. It was really special to get to know you. Ryan
Previous Guests with Jos & Julia, Summer 2022, Foxy Lady
Jos, Julia and Mich, Where do we even begin? I think we all collectively agree that this was the most amazing vacation ever! Your kindness and hospitality far exceeded our expectations - we were absolutely blown away by everything! Julia's each and every meal was a work of art - not only beautifully presented but totally delicious. Jos's knowledge and expertise - not to mention his patience - was amazing! And we are all fighting over who gets to take Mich home with them. She is the sweetest person and the best bartender. Goodbye is hard to say - we never want to leave this little slice of heaven.... Until next time! FIRST CLASS BOAT - WORLD CLASS CREW!! Beyond grateful for this experience and equally grateful for our new friendship.
Previous Guests with Jos & Julia, Summer 2022, Foxy Lady
Dear Jos, Julia and Mich. In this crazy world of ours with virus variants and protocols changing daily - we truly did not think this BVI vacation was going to happen! It was a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! We arrived worn and weary and were taken care of immediately. Julia, Jos and Mich - you are experts at what you do! It's not easy, but it looked effortless! Cocktails, meals, tucked away anchorages, guided scuba and snorkelling, and most importantly, making us feel comfortable and relaxed on Foxy Lady. It was a special family vacation we will cherish forever with our kids. Clean plates, full hearts and eager eyes! We can't wait to meet up again!
Previous Guests with Jos & Julia, Summer 2022, Foxy Lady
We cannot thank you enough for this beautiful week on this gorgeous sailing 'home'. Foxy Lady has so far exceeded our expectation that it's difficult to list all the magic we've experienced! We cannot thank you enough for your suggestions and creating the perfect itinerary and captaining us into beautiful bays and cays and even more beautiful sunsets every single evening! The fabulous, delicious, beautiful meals will be remembered and missed so much. Absolutely 5*! You are an amazing and gifted chef and we were so lucky to have you. Mich - it's been a joy to be a recipient of your beautiful and delicious cocktails and your delightful and joyful personality. Our time on Foxy Lady has been a dream come true and the three of you have a left a big, warm print on our hearts.
Previous Guests with Jos & Julia, Summer 2022, Foxy Lady
Jos & Julia, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the most amazing week aboard Foxy Lady! We loved every minute and will never forget our time with you. You are so much fun, and helpful, and we will miss so many things - amazing food, non-stop watersports, laughter, trivia, getting our asses kicked at trivia by Julia, and everything in between. You are the BEST!
Rates are Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX
Summer 2024 $50,500 $52,000 $53,500 $55,000 $56,500 $58,000 $59,500
Winter 2024 to 2025 $50,500 $52,000 $53,500 $55,000 $56,500 $58,000 $59,500
Summer 2025 $50,500 $52,000 $53,500 $55,000 $56,500 $58,000 $59,500

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: use of 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
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS: 1-8 guests $70,000.00 - 7 night minimum.
Christmas charters must end no later than the 27th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 28th December.

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  • : Cat
  • : 35 Feet
  • : 6 Feet
  • : 8
  • : 2023
  • : Lagoon
  • : Yanmar X2 150 HP 21 KW Onan & 16 KW Onan
  • : Yes
  • : Onboard
  • : Jos Smart
  • : BVI
  • : 752890
Accommodations
Cabins: 4
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Wash Basins: 4
Heads: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Engine Details
Yanmar X2 150 HP 21 KW Onan & 16 KW Onan
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Refit: -
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: Yacht has Starlink
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: -
# CD's: -
Camcorder: -
Books: -
Board Games: -
Sun Awning: -
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: -
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: -
Minimum Age: -
Generator: Yes X2
Inverter: Yes X2
Voltages: 110
Water Maker: Yes
Water Cap: -
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Inq
Nude: Inq
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: -
Guests Smokes: -
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: -
Children Ok: -
Hammock: -
Windscoops: -
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 15 ft
Dinghy hp: 70P
Dinghy # pax: -
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: Yes
Jet Skis: -
Wave Runners: -
Kneeboard: Yes
Windsurfer: -
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: -
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: 1
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes - Hydraulic platform
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): 2X Sugar scoops
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling & Casting
Rods: -
General Diving Info
Qualified Divemaster onboard, available for guiding certified divers up to 3 dives per week included.

Diving Costs information
-
Captain
Jos Smart
Nation: British
Born: 1991
License: RYA Yachtmaster
Mate/Stewardess
Julia Taylor
Nation: British
Born: 1987
Jos and Julia hail from England and have been traveling together for over 11 years. After meeting whilst teaching watersports in Greece, they subsequently ran luxury ski chalets and villas in Europe before transitioning to yachting. They have been chartering in the Caribbean together for over 8 years.

Jos earnt his commercial Yachtmaster qualification from the Royal Yachting Association and holds all the necessary credentials to safely captain AURA throughout your charter. He will also be your Divemaster onboard, showing certified divers the magic of the underwater world. We've lost count, but he has over 400 dives with guests here in the BVI. An avid fisherman, he will also spend hours with those wanting to fish!

Julia enjoys looking after the guests onboard and ensuring they are happy, having fun and never with an empty glass in hand! Originally from an education background, she especially enjoys families and kids onboard. For active guests, she will happily take those looking for an adventure hiking on the trails around the BVI. Both love what they do and are committed to creating vacations you will remember for a lifetime.

Chef Dominic Horl
Dominic, born and raised in the German ore Mountains, has always been close to nature and the elements.
After a long career in Michelin star restaurants as a Chef all over Europe, adventure was calling and in 2018 he started working as a Chef on charter boats in the US and British Virgin Islands.
Also holding a sommelier degree, he skillfully pairs dishes with fine wine to enhance your dining experience.
Dominic`s passion for creativity shines through in his melding of global flavors and techniques to craft dishes that surprise and impress both the palate and the eye.

Beyond the kitchen, Dominic`s love for the sea, expressed through freediving and scuba diving, inspires his menus, featuring sustainable seafood and ocean inspired cuisine.



All crew vaccinated for COVID-19.


CHEF DOMINIC
 
BREAKFAST
~Soufflé Pancakes, marinated berries, pecan brittle and nutmeg – miso caramel

~Caribbean Benedict - butter poached lobster, tamarind hollandaise, poached egg, wilted chard, mango raisin chutney on cassava crumpet.

~PBJ French Toast - brioche french toast filled with pecan butter and raspberry jam, caramelized pecans, whipped ricotta, candied orange skin and maple syrup.

~Caccio e peppe Rösti, tomato marmalade, artisanal brekkie sausages, easy over eggs and pesto

~Buffet of different homemade granolas, Bircher muesli, Caribbean fruit salad and yogurt

~Smoked salmon and gravlax spread, whipped cream cheese with chives and radishes, pickled shallots, capers and a variety of bagels.

~Huevos Rancheros with coffee beans, roasted red pepper chutney, cotija cheese and crispy tortillas.
 
LUNCH
~Coconut passion fruit Ceviche with local Mutton Snapper, Iced onions and boat made tostadas.

~Salad Niçoise with Swordfish, Onsen egg, la ratte potatoes and freshly baked olive focaccia.

~Shaved fennel salad with saffron, orange and taciasca olives, served with shrimp toast and ginger pickled carrots.

~Vietnamese BBQ spread with different grilled meat and fish skewers, dips, vinaigrettes and salads.

~Stracciatella with red endive, roasted beets, fig vinaigrette, walnuts, seared scallops and parma ham chips.

~Build your own taco buffet with caramelized pork belly, grilled Mahi, salsas, green mango slaw, local hot sauces and tortillas.
 
APPETIZERS
~Bao buns with confit duck legs, crispy duck skin, pickled carrots, ginger and sesame emulsion.

~Thai pomelo salad with cilantro, shrimp and roasted peanuts.

~Vitello Tonnato with capers, salsa verde and focaccia chips.

~Strawberry Gazpacho with labneh, falafel and basil.

~Tuna Tataki, Ponzu vinaigrette and Japanese cucumber salad with shiso.

~Charcuterie board with the best cheeses and cold cuts Europe has to offer with homemade chutneys and pickles.

MAINS
~Halibut supreme with Scallop Mousseline, green bean cassoulet with tomato confit, pineapple and sauerkraut Velouté.

~German “Zwiebelrostbraten” Beef tenderloin, onion marmalade, crunchy shallots, sauce périgourdine, pomme fondant and green asparagus and black garlic aioli.

~Seared local grouper, mussel – saffron sabayon, braised leek, fennel marmalade and barley risotto with guanciale.

~Sakura Pork loin “Saltimbocca” stuffed with shrimp, creamy buttermilk polenta, radicchio, haricot verde and truffled celery salad.

~Anegada lobster poached in a curry butter, sweetpotato mousseline, fava beans, Yuzu beurre blanc and papadums with cumin.

~Seared duck breast with butternut squash hasselback, parmesan crème, braised shallots and duck jus with raspberry vinegar.

~Lamb shanks braised with oriental spices and dried fruits, goat yogurt with mint, honey braised carrots and tabouleh salad with pomegranate seeds.

~Boat made Agnolotti, filled with goats cheese and nigella seeds, smoked tomato butter, roasted corn, Szechuan chili oil and marinated watercress.
 
DESSERT
~Guanaja chocolate mousse, mango-passionfruit salad and brownie crumble.

~“Banana snickers” Banana-peanut ice cream with miso caramel, milk chocolate mousse and peanut brittle and caramelized bananas.

~Apricot frangipane tarte with thyme, tonka bean ice cream and crème chantilly.

~Chocolate ganache tarte with ginger, hazelnuts and a cherry sorbet with honey and sesame.
 
~Macerated strawberries, caramelized white chocolate mousse, toasted sesame ice cream and shortbread crumble.

~Matcha tea ganache, kiwi marinated in ginger-vanilla syrup, yogurt sorbet and crunchy filo dough.

~Mascarpone-coffee mousse, berries marinated with extra virgin olive oil and rosemary, salted caramel ice cream and honey tuile.
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
BROWN - MARCH 2024
Jos, Julia & Dominic! Wonderful memories, great friends, old and new, and a new lease on life. Thank you for everything - adventure, calm, beauty, and the BEST food. We love you! Jubilee & Wendel Matt & Jill Angeles & Steve Tom
MURTLOW - FEBRUARY 2024 - TANDEM
Jos, Jules and Dominic, Thank you for an amazing week in the BVI. This was our first trip with the full family and you made it seamless. First, our itinerary was perfect. We visited all the places that were a priority for us and many more idyllic spots. Second, you took such great care of us onboard. From always making sure we were properly hydrated (!) to teaching us new games, everything was special. Third, the food was outstanding! Dominic - you are a master. Not only was their food delicious, but the presentation always gorgeous. There is so much more to cover, and we genuinely enjoyed your company and getting to know you. Ann & Jim Ally & Jake Tyler
STENQUIST - FEBRUARY 2024
... I must go down to the sea again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gulls way and the whales way, where the wind's like a whetted knife; And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, And quiet sleep and a sunset dream when the long trick's over. (John Masefield) Thank you for a great trip! Sandy & Dean Joni & Russ Barb & Roger Kelly & Sean
LARSON - JANUARY 2024
Jos, Julia and Dominic, Our week on Aura was truly magical - every day was an amazing new adventure. The memories our family shared will last a lifetime. I can only imagine the amount of planning and preparation that goes into each guests' stay. You three made it seem so relaxed and easy; we can't thank you all enough. Safe sailing and much love, The Larson Crew Greg, Carrie, Hunter, Grant, Chase
HASON - JANUARY 2024
To the world's best team! We cannot thank you enough for this magical week on Aura. The boat is, of course, spectacular, but you all made the experience PERFECT. You spoiled us for seven days, indulged our every whim and desire - including ones we didn't even know we had. You fed us with care and creativity - and not just our bellies (bigger now)! You found new ways to delight us every day: beautiful vistas, adventures, small pleasures, and many more delights. Dominic is truly a master in the galley - we couldn't have been happier or more impressed with every single meal! Each one photographed and documented. Julia - our partner in hikes, cocktail making, you think of everything, even before we know we want something! We loved our games nights with you and escorting puppies. Jos - what can we say? Your energy is boundless, your sense of fun is infectious, and your expertise is world class. We could go on for days, but mostly thank you for giving our family memories that will last a lifetime. We are so grateful. With much love, Marty & Ellen, Lori & Steve, Emily & Ryan, Lisa & Alyssa
SMALLING - NOVEMBER 2023
Jos, Julia and Dominic, Our time on Aura was a piece of perfection, a slice of heaven! We'll attempt to put into words the synchronization of Mother Nature, God, endless beauty in all forms and your amazing team of three. Their perfect harmony was long lasting rejuvenation for our should and spirits. I've spent many years in the BVI on many beautiful boats, but Aura is without doubt the winner of all; hands down in perfecting the balance of hosting and care for her guests. The four of us all enjoyed our stay onboard in many different ways but I think we all end this memorable, magical and fabulous time knowing we can't wait to come back. Dominic, your skills in creating culinary masterpieces will not be forgotten! Jos and Julia, what an itinerary, it was like you knew us already and all our wishes for dreamy anchorages every night/ Stay well and healthy, thank you for a beautiful trip, Laurie, Dirk, Anne and Rich
NOGLE - AUGUST 2023, GRENADINES
Jos, Julia & Allie, What an amazing week with an amazing crew! This is our second trip with you and we knew to expect no less. You have given us memories that we will cherish for a lifetime! We have been blessed to take such a trip, blessed with people that have taken such wonderful care of us, and blessed with new friends. We truly appreciate the tremendous amount of planning and hard work you all put into making our week so easy and incredibly relaxing. Those of us who sail have ultimate respect for your skill and knowledge. It is sad to say goodbye, but we hope this is not our last sail with you! Stay well! Jim & Gayle, Tracy & Claudia, Ron & Melody
STAPLETON - JUNE 2023
Dear Jos, Julia & Kim, Thank you a million for an amazing week onboard (and off-road!), we loved every minute and are so grateful for the incredible energy and fun you brought us every day. We really do adore you all and hope that you'll come see us in Texas. Until the next time... a GALAXY of love and thanks!
HARGRAVES - JUNE 2023
Best vacation EVER!!! 10 STARS!! Truly, this vacation has topped all of our adventures - and we will be back! I have been to the BVI twice before on a self-crewed yacht, and while the adventure was fun, it paled in comparison to this crewed yacht with Jos, Julia, and Kim. This is the most professional, most experienced crew that anyone could want for a vacation, and it was worth every penny. The Yacht: What can one say to a brand new 65-foot yacht that is fitted with every option for a luxurious space. The owner spared no expense, it is truly gorgeous, the perfect vessel for this amazing trip. The Crew: This crew was simply amazing. The three of them were so compatible and professional that you could feel the seamless movement of their service floating about. Not having experienced a crew prior, I wasn’t sure what to expect and I was a little concerned about being able to properly relax with three more personalities onboard. But now I feel I couldn’t have achieved that level of true relaxation without them. I believe because of their experience and professionalism they absolutely knew how to tailor this trip to our needs. They instantly felt like family or a good friend that you’ve known for years. So unexpected and perfect! The Adventure: Having an experienced crew to tour the BVI is truly the best way to go. Captain Jos and Julia planned an amazing tour incorporating our preferences and enhanced it with locations and special sightings that we didn’t know existed. The galaxy of starfish, the hidden secrets of the BVI that a self-crewed yacht would never know, it was a whole new experience. Jos: Not only was Jos a seasoned Captain, but he also had endless energy to keep our trip fun for our entire family. I was so happy that he spent time with my 16-year-old son to teach him about sailing, fishing, foil surfing, scuba diving, halyard swinging, cliff jumping and sea-bobbing. Jos planned each day from morning until night while tirelessly entertaining my high energy teen. It was such a nice break for me as a widow and single parent. It warmed my heart to see my son learning and enjoying himself every day. It’s an experience he will never forget! Julia: First mate and stewardess, so professional and nurturing. Her anticipation and timing of our needs were perfectly endless. She would have cool lemongrass scented cloths and ice water ready after each excursion and anticipated our need for a refilled drink or dry towel throughout our trip. Julia made us feel like we’d been friends forever. I know they have a big job running this yacht, but if there was ever any stress for her or any of the crew, you would never know it. Julia and Jos, so perfectly matched, worked seamlessly together. Such a joy to see. Kim: All I can say is Food, Food, Food! Yum, Yum, Yum! She is the most amazing Chef! I just wanted to take her home with me. I ate entirely too much because my taste buds were so happy every day! You will not go hungry, and she will cater to your every desire. Thank you Kim! And thank you for spending endless hours with my daughter letting her join you in some of the meal preparations. You were a blessing! This trip was the perfect pace and perfect escape from reality to relax and rejuvenate. Having someone else in charge, planning and taking the reins was so refreshing, especially for a single parent who is always in the driver’s seat. It was so nice to be a passenger and enjoy the ride. ♡♡♡
ELLIS - MAY 2023
Jos, Julia and Kim. Our second trip with you and the experience was just as amazing as last time. All of you always made sure that everything was perfect. The Birthday dinners were as unforgettable as Kim dancing round the kitchen. We are all looking forward to coming back! Safe Sailing!
GRAHAM - MAY 2023
Julia, Kim and Jos, You three are the boss, You sailed us, fed us, kept us in drink, Without you, we'd all be lost! Seriously - you are wonderful humans to be around. You each made this time so special in every way. Thank you for the gift of relaxation. Anna You three are MAGIC! Your presence, calm and ever-attentive care made this an easy and special time. You are all three amazing, thank you for every special little things it all added to an unforgettable trip. With hugs and gratitude. Marjorie The trip and experience you all created for us was truly unbelievable and memorable. For a group who rarely unplug, you made this seamless and so meaningful. We felt so well taken care of. You three are masters of what you do and are creating incredible experiences for all of us. Thank you! Lisa & Dan I laughed. I cried (from laughing so hard). I made memories I'll never forget. Thank you so much for a fantastic week, we all had so much fun. It was really special to get to know you. Ryan
Previous Guests with Jos & Julia, Summer 2022, Foxy Lady
Jos, Julia and Mich, Where do we even begin? I think we all collectively agree that this was the most amazing vacation ever! Your kindness and hospitality far exceeded our expectations - we were absolutely blown away by everything! Julia's each and every meal was a work of art - not only beautifully presented but totally delicious. Jos's knowledge and expertise - not to mention his patience - was amazing! And we are all fighting over who gets to take Mich home with them. She is the sweetest person and the best bartender. Goodbye is hard to say - we never want to leave this little slice of heaven.... Until next time! FIRST CLASS BOAT - WORLD CLASS CREW!! Beyond grateful for this experience and equally grateful for our new friendship.
Previous Guests with Jos & Julia, Summer 2022, Foxy Lady
Dear Jos, Julia and Mich. In this crazy world of ours with virus variants and protocols changing daily - we truly did not think this BVI vacation was going to happen! It was a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! We arrived worn and weary and were taken care of immediately. Julia, Jos and Mich - you are experts at what you do! It's not easy, but it looked effortless! Cocktails, meals, tucked away anchorages, guided scuba and snorkelling, and most importantly, making us feel comfortable and relaxed on Foxy Lady. It was a special family vacation we will cherish forever with our kids. Clean plates, full hearts and eager eyes! We can't wait to meet up again!
Previous Guests with Jos & Julia, Summer 2022, Foxy Lady
We cannot thank you enough for this beautiful week on this gorgeous sailing 'home'. Foxy Lady has so far exceeded our expectation that it's difficult to list all the magic we've experienced! We cannot thank you enough for your suggestions and creating the perfect itinerary and captaining us into beautiful bays and cays and even more beautiful sunsets every single evening! The fabulous, delicious, beautiful meals will be remembered and missed so much. Absolutely 5*! You are an amazing and gifted chef and we were so lucky to have you. Mich - it's been a joy to be a recipient of your beautiful and delicious cocktails and your delightful and joyful personality. Our time on Foxy Lady has been a dream come true and the three of you have a left a big, warm print on our hearts.
Previous Guests with Jos & Julia, Summer 2022, Foxy Lady
Jos & Julia, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the most amazing week aboard Foxy Lady! We loved every minute and will never forget our time with you. You are so much fun, and helpful, and we will miss so many things - amazing food, non-stop watersports, laughter, trivia, getting our asses kicked at trivia by Julia, and everything in between. You are the BEST!
Rates are Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX
Summer 2024 $50,500 $52,000 $53,500 $55,000 $56,500 $58,000 $59,500
Winter 2024 to 2025 $50,500 $52,000 $53,500 $55,000 $56,500 $58,000 $59,500
Summer 2025 $50,500 $52,000 $53,500 $55,000 $56,500 $58,000 $59,500

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: use of 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
<b>CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS</b>: 1-8 guests $70,000.00 - 7 night minimum.
Christmas charters must end no later than the 27th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 28th December.
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