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COLIBRI

$48,900 - $57,900 / WEEK
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Luxury catamaran Colibrí offers bespoke, all-inclusive charters for up to eight guests. As Fountaine Pajot’s flagship model, Colibrí provides luxurious accommodation in four comfortable cabins (1king-size primary suite and 3queens). The 67’ yacht has generous private spaces and multiple social areas for couples, families, and groups of friends to gather. The forward cockpit and cushions on the trampoline are a favorite spot while sailing and the spacious flybridge provides 360° views. The large cockpit dining table provides comfortable seating for all guests and accommodates the tailored creations of your personal chef. After an active day, guests love to relax in the onboard jacuzzi! Proudly based in the British Virgin Islands, your experienced crew delights in sharing both the star attractions and the secret gems of their home waters. Avid naturalists, they’ll be happy to guide you on snorkel safaris, dives and adventures ashore. During shoulder season, charters may be offered in other Caribbean cruising grounds. The crew’s reviews speak for themselves: you’ll want to return to your vacation home on the water again and again. Experience seamless service, modern luxury and a sense of adventure aboard Colibrí!

Primary suite with King-size bed and 3 queen cabins all ensuite with electric heads and shower stalls. Each cabin is equipped with a hairdryer and toiletries. Primary cabin has a safe.

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2021
YACHT
LENGTH
67 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
4
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
8
TOTAL
CREW
3
CHARGES
FROM
$48,900
Accommodations
Cabins: 4
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Engine Details
Volvo 2 x 150 HP, 1x 12 kW and 1x 21 kW generator
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 33 Feet
Draft: 5.58 Feet
Pax: 8
YearBuilt: 2021
Builder: Fountaine Pajot
Engines: Volvo 2 x 150 HP, 1x 12 kW and 1x 21 kW generator
JetSkis: No
Flag: BVI
RegNum: 750593
Jacuzzi: Yes
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: -
Camcorder: -
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: X 2
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: -
Inverter: 5000w (220v) 3000w (110v)
Voltages: 110 & 220
Water Maker: X 2
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: -
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: Non Smoking Yacht
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 14' Highfield
Dinghy hp: 50 HP
Water Skis Adult: -
Water Skis Kids: -
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: transom
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Starboard aft
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling rods where permitted
Rods: 2
General Diving Info
Colibrí offers diving with crewmember Matilda Money-Kyrle, an Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Three dives per week are included for certified divers. Non-certified guests can experience a
complementary Discover Scuba Dive. Referral Open Water Certifications (guests arrive with pool and
classwork completed at home) and other training courses are also available, please inquire.

All guests interested in diving, certified or not, must complete a medical evaluation form and a liability
waiver BEFORE arriving. A doctor’s release may be required depending on health conditions or
concerns. Certified divers are required to provide proof of certification to their highest level of training
before diving onboard Colibrí.

Divers are encouraged to purchase dive insurance, we recommend Diver’s Alert Network: https://dan.org

Diving Costs information
1. During a seven-day charter onboard Colibrí, certified divers may participate in a maximum of five
dives/week (one on each full charter day), three of which are complimentary. One Discover
Scuba Dive is complimentary for each non-certified guest. Additional dives are charged at
$50/dive/diver.

2. Dives include tank fills, all gear including weights and dive lights, briefings and a scuba instructor
serving as a guide.

3. Open Water Referral $350/person.
Captain
Graham Gips
Nation: American
Born: 1982
License: USCG 100 Ton
Chef/Mate
Kristiann Gips
Nation: American
Born: 1983
License: USCG 100 Ton, Ashburton Chefs Academy Graduate
Your Captain and Chef are native Texans who have been married since 2007. Avid travelers, Kristiann and Graham have lived on four continents and visited over fifty countries. Their experiences have taught them that great vacations are made up of many small details.

After 10 years in the corporate world, the Gips reached a point where they could focus on what they love to do most: travel, host guests, and sail. They purchased a 44’ catamaran, Allende, upon which they sailed over 30,000 nautical miles. After seven successful seasons, Graham and Kristiann were thrilled to upgrade their charter program aboard the luxurious Colibrí.

Dive instructor and stewardess Matilda Money-Kyrle is the newest addition to the crew. Matilda is an encouraging and enthusiastic individual who excels at inspiring guests to try new activities. Her years of working in the service industry and her experience on superyachts make her a valuable addition to the team.

Consummate hosts, Graham, Kristiann and Matilda find great pleasure in working as a team and creating lasting memories for their guests. All crew are CPR/First Aid certified and fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Captain Graham Gips

Graham is an engineer by training who spent a successful career in the oil and gas industry. While working abroad, he learned to sail on a 20ft racing dinghy with Kristiann as crew. They raced weekly for several years, topped the local podium and earned the chance to compete internationally.

While he has a competitive streak, Graham is a detail-oriented and safety-conscious sailor who puts the comfort of his guests first. He knows the islands well and can craft an itinerary that suits everyone aboard. When the anchor is set each evening, Graham then turns his attention to crafting cocktails to your taste.

Chef Kristiann Gips

Before joining the yachting industry, Kristiann ran a successful catering company. She honed her culinary skills by accommodating a wide variety of preferences and dietary needs each day. In 2021, Kristiann further refined her skills by training at the acclaimed Ashburton Cookery School in England.

Kristiann loves to combine gourmet delicacies with local ingredients for new twists on classic dishes. She works with the Captain to plan a menu that perfectly complements the activities on your sailing itinerary. When she’s not in the galley, Kristiann enjoys escorting guests on snorkel safaris.

Stewardess / Dive Instructor Matilda Money-Kyrle

While earning her degree in Geography, Matilda worked as a water sports instructor in the UK taking guests paddle-boarding, kayaking and cliff jumping. Unwilling to give up a life on the water, Matilda then worked a Mediterranean season onboard a 50m yacht. She achieved her PADI instructor qualification in Thailand and loves sharing her knowledge of diving and marine life. Her knack for teaching will inspire confidence as you try new activities aboard!

SAMPLE MENU

Sailing is a surprisingly hungry business. In addition to three meals a day, you’ll find drinks and snacks delivered just when you need them. Your chef also has a full repertoire of vegetarian meals, and can accommodate most any dietary requirement with sufficient notice.

Breakfast

Breakfast is accompanied by espresso-based coffees, tea, freshly-squeezed orange juice and your choice of a tropical fruit smoothie or fresh fruit platter.

A cold breakfast of Greek yoghurt with homemade granola, honey and preserves is always available.

Crabcakes benny on homemade English muffins, passionfruit Hollandaise

Sweet or savory buckwheat crêpes

Greek frittata with dill, sundried tomatoes and feta, sausage meatballs

Breakfast tostadas, fresh pico de gallo

Banana pancakes with maple-rum syrup and crispy bacon

Avocado toast on sourdough bread, poached eggs, watermelon radish and lemon

Fried eggs over vegetable rösti, breakfast sausage

Lunch

Niçoise salad with almond-crusted wahoo

Cheeseburgers with grilled pineapple-jalapeño relish, homemade brioche buns

Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls with shrimp and peanut sauce

Tuna poke with wonton chips

Falafel pie in phyllo crust, Greek salad

West Indian chicken roti, locally-grown salad with papaya seed vinaigrette

Baja fish tacos, hibiscus-cabbage slaw, homemade corn tortillas

Appetizers

Lobster campechana with plantain chips

Grilled Caesar salad with parmesan crisp

Watermelon gazpacho

Wasabi greens salad with pear, soy-sesame dressing

Family-style cheese and charcuterie board

Tropical Mahi Mahi ceviche

Wedge salad with blue cheese dressing

Dinner

Thinly-sliced grilled flank steak with ancho mole, black beans and grilled plantains

Spice-crusted pork tenderloin medallions, cauliflower mash, corn ribs, Madiera jus

Line-caught wahoo, butternut puree, pineapple chimichurri, curry aioli and pickled red onion

Homemade tagliatelle, cocoa-rubbed beef short rib ragu

Za’atar-spiced red snapper, saffron cream sauce, couscous, asparagus

Reverse-seared filet mignon, potatoes Dauphinois, haricot verts

Grilled lamb lollipops, caramelized onion and spinach biryani, cucumber raita

Dessert

Caramel almond cake

Carrot cake, ginger-cream cheese icing

Mexican chocolate mousse

Apple crisp with homemade vanilla ice cream

Key lime pie with coconut crust

Amaretto cheesecake

Chocolate fudge tart with caramelized pineapple, lime zest and rum whipped cream

The Bar
Juice, sodas, ice tea, beer, seltzers, rum punch & well drinks are available all day for your enjoyment.

House spirits include Grey Goose vodka, Tanqueray gin, BVI Gin, Bulleit bourbon, Milagro tequila, local rum, and an assortment of liqueurs.

Wines are paired with both lunch and dinner, according to your taste.

Christmas week 2023
o How would you describe your Captain and crew? Epic hosts! They clearly love what they do (because it’s a lot of work!) but you end up feeling like you’re hanging out with friends (who are amazing cooks, cocktail makers and sailors). o Tell us about your meals. Every meal exceeded expectations. Beautifully prepared, delicious, well varied. The homemade breads were beyond compare. o Now, do you remember what you liked best about this trip? Everything. But the dive experience was incredibly special, the sailing was restorative and the time with friends and family was special every day. o Thank you. Please tell us how did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation? It was perfectly set to our needs. The crew customized each day as it came depending on our current desires. The only thing was that I needed a few more days because it was tooooo good.
Tabbert charter in April 2023
"Graham and Kristiann crafted our personalized trip-of-a-lifetime seamlessly. We simply let them know how we were feeling each day and they presented us with options to conjure the exact right experience, even if we didn’t know what we wanted! Adventure? Night-snorkel a reef with denizens of the deep, stalk bonefish on the flats of Anegada, or hike up the ridges of Norman Island to admire mountaintop vistas. Seclusion? Anchor in a deserted cove and claim a private beach as your own or while away an evening by a bonfire on a secluded island paradise. Feeling a bit more social? Peruse the most expansive collection of rum in the Caribbean on Cooper Island or visit the world-famous waterholes of Jost Van Dyke. All of the above? They catered to our pleasure, arranged it all on our behalf and oftentimes joined us to ensure we had the best possible experience. Kristiann’s wizardry in the kitchen delighted us morning, noon, and night. From a nicoise salad made with freshly caught tuna to the local flavor of chicken roti, Kristiann uses fresh local ingredients that perfectly complement your surroundings. I’m not sure how she has time to do it all, but in addition to her multi-course meals, Kristiann also serves delectable homemade treats daily, including sweets, focaccia bread, and even pasta! Every one of our amazing meals was beautifully presented and paired perfectly with wine, candles, and starlight. Dinners aboard Colibri are experiences we’ll never forget. The crew's attention to detail is pervasive. They immaculately maintain the vessel, both inside and out. Our cabins were always spotless, thanks to daily cabin service and turndown. They even offered onboard laundry service, which was an unexpected and much appreciated perk! Graham and Kristiann's ability to predict our wants is truly unique. From a morning cappuccino with just the right amount of cinnamon to a house-made painkiller awaiting us following a guided snorkel, our every whim was met, whether we were aware of it or not." Matt & Kelly "Service onboard Colibri was fantastic and the boat was impeccably clean during our stay. Our trip included activities options to cater to our collective preferences for each day. The crew was very flexible and made sure that even when our group decided to do different things we were all equally accommodated, including a tender service to different locations. Food and drinks were exceptional. Kristiann is a highly trained and skilled chef offering diverse meals tailored to our preferences and prepared using fresh ingredients from local farms. Graham and Kristiann served a variety of amazing cocktails that we really enjoyed." Dan & Carol
January 2023 BVI
Third charter in the history book! Every time is different--experiences & dining. The "Lamborghini" boat is off-the-charts amazing! Thank you for taking care of our every need and some we didn't even know we needed. Can't wait to come back next year...we will be counting the days. -- Debbie & Alan
New Year 2022/23 BVI
“What a way to ring in the New Year! Thank you for a most wonderful family trip. We loved it all, from the sailing to the paddleboarding, tubing and snorkeling….and of course the food and drinks! It will be hard to top this…guess we will just have to keep coming back!” — Katherine & Ryan Fowler
Christmas 2022
“I’m overcome with emotion reviewing the week we just experienced. You two make Colibrí a second home full of love, laughter and joy. We had so many amazing meals and excursions. It’s hard to pick a top three because each day brought such a level of care and specialized experiences. Thank you a million times for making this trip so perfect.” — Holly & John
December 2022
“Thank you so much for such a wonderful, truly amazing vacation. We absolutely love sailing and exploring with you! We love Colibrí and are so happy for the two of you and your new opportunity. You both put your hearts into what you do and we can definitely tell by our experience.” — Noël & Dustin
Reviews for Graham and Kristiann from their Former Yacht
You guys have gone above and beyond to ensure we had the trip of our lives. Your hospitality and attention to detail every second since we’ve been aboard is unsurpassable. From Kristiann’s amazing meals to the personally guided tours—you guys have taken care of us around the clock.” — Kelly, Matt, Carol, Dan & Cat
Reviews for Graham and Kristiann from their Former Yacht
“Thank you all for the best vacation the Kay fam has ever had! We truly do not want to leave. Thank you for putting up with our millions of questions and showing us so many beautiful places. The snorkeling was the most amazing we’ve experienced. The dining experience onboard is second to none! Every meal was perfection—delicious and beautifully designed to our palates. We will miss these amazing meals. We hope we can come back for another fabulous week with y’all!” — The Kay Family
Reviews for Graham and Kristiann from their Former Yacht
“To Graham— We really appreciate your professionalism and eye for safety. You are an excellent Captain and allowed us to truly relax even with the young ones aboard. Thank you for sharing your home with us this week and your beautiful backyard and pool! To Kristiann— You are the real deal—cooking, scheduling and crewing. Watching you and Graham work together is inspirational. Thank you also for getting our family around the table. Good food, good conversation and no devices!” — Kelly & Matt
Reviews for Graham and Kristiann from their Former Yacht
“We had a fantastic experience! My wife and I took our 2 children (13-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl) on a 9-day charter. Captain Graham and Chef/First Mate Kristiann welcomed us to their home. They were eager to assist with any and all water activities including snorkeling, paddle board, kayak, hammock, the floating unicorn, etc. The food was amazing. Kristiann made almost everything from scratch and made it seem effortless. Each meal was expertly prepared with consideration for each individuals likes and dislikes. The presentation was artistic and the timing was impeccable. Each morning started with gourmet coffee. We ended each evening with a discussion about the following days activities. Graham and Kristiann had options at every destination to meet our expectations. They could get us on the best mooring or anchorage in crowded locations or tuck us into a secluded cove if that is what we preferred for the day. If it was possible to sail we were sailing. Graham and Kristiann love to sail. They had the spinnaker in the air several times on our trip. The 2 of them have clearly spent a lot of time together on the water. They worked together like a well-oiled machine. Graham and Kristiann own Allende and it shows. We have chartered multiple times in BVI and their professionalism stands out in my eyes. They were willing to pick us up early and keep us on board late when our flight was delayed. Their attention to detail with boat care and maintenance was obvious. They knew the boat inside and out and were prepared to handle any situation that arose. You will not be disappointed if you book a trip with them.. I feel like we have made new friends with Graham and Kristiann and hope to keep in touch with them in the coming years. Keep living your dream!” — Derek J
Rates are Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX
Summer 2024 $48,900 $51,400 $51,900 $54,400 $54,900 $57,400 $57,900
Winter 2024 to 2025 $48,900 $51,400 $51,900 $54,400 $54,900 $57,400 $57,900
Summer 2025 $48,900 $51,400 $51,900 $54,400 $54,900 $57,400 $57,900

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
All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the divide-by-6 rule for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 4 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.

Colibrí is a BVI-based yacht and crew.
BVI Cruising Permits and Taxes included
48 hours between charters preferred, inquire for less.
NOT able to pick up or drop off in the USVI

Christmas and New Years week 2024/25
Christmas Week = Up to 8 guests $66,585. Minimum 7 nights.
New Years Week = Up to 8 guests $66,585 May accept 6 nights pro-rated


Charters outside the British Virgin Islands:
Regardless of whether or not a vessel may or may not include taxes in the vessel's listed charter fees for British Virgin Islands charters, in general, no fees, port dues, nor taxes are included in the charter fee for any charter outside the British Virgin Islands unless otherwise agreed.

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  • : Cat
  • : 33 Feet
  • : 5.58 Feet
  • : 8
  • : 2021
  • : Fountaine Pajot
  • : Volvo 2 x 150 HP, 1x 12 kW and 1x 21 kW generator
  • : No
  • : Onboard
  • : Graham Gips
  • : BVI
  • : 750593
Accommodations
Cabins: 4
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Wash Basins: 4
Heads: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Engine Details
Volvo 2 x 150 HP, 1x 12 kW and 1x 21 kW generator
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Refit: -
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: Yes
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: -
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: Movies - f
# CD's: -
Camcorder: -
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: -
Water Maker: X 2
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: Sa
Minimum Age: -
Generator: 1 x 12KW & 1 x 21 KW
Inverter: 5000w (220v) 3000w (110v)
Voltages: 110 & 220
Water Maker: X 2
Water Cap: 317 Gallons
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: -
Gay Charters: Inq
Nude: No
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: -
Guests Smokes: Non Smoking Yacht
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: -
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: -
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 14' Highfield
Dinghy hp: 50 HP
Dinghy # pax: 8
Water Skis Adult: -
Water Skis Kids: -
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: transom
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Starboard aft
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling rods where permitted
Rods: 2
General Diving Info
Colibrí offers diving with crewmember Matilda Money-Kyrle, an Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Three dives per week are included for certified divers. Non-certified guests can experience a
complementary Discover Scuba Dive. Referral Open Water Certifications (guests arrive with pool and
classwork completed at home) and other training courses are also available, please inquire.

All guests interested in diving, certified or not, must complete a medical evaluation form and a liability
waiver BEFORE arriving. A doctor’s release may be required depending on health conditions or
concerns. Certified divers are required to provide proof of certification to their highest level of training
before diving onboard Colibrí.

Divers are encouraged to purchase dive insurance, we recommend Diver’s Alert Network: https://dan.org

Diving Costs information
1. During a seven-day charter onboard Colibrí, certified divers may participate in a maximum of five
dives/week (one on each full charter day), three of which are complimentary. One Discover
Scuba Dive is complimentary for each non-certified guest. Additional dives are charged at
$50/dive/diver.

2. Dives include tank fills, all gear including weights and dive lights, briefings and a scuba instructor
serving as a guide.

3. Open Water Referral $350/person.
Captain
Graham Gips
Nation: American
Born: 1982
License: USCG 100 Ton
Chef/Mate
Kristiann Gips
Nation: American
Born: 1983
License: USCG 100 Ton, Ashburton Chefs Academy Graduate
Your Captain and Chef are native Texans who have been married since 2007. Avid travelers, Kristiann and Graham have lived on four continents and visited over fifty countries. Their experiences have taught them that great vacations are made up of many small details.

After 10 years in the corporate world, the Gips reached a point where they could focus on what they love to do most: travel, host guests, and sail. They purchased a 44’ catamaran, Allende, upon which they sailed over 30,000 nautical miles. After seven successful seasons, Graham and Kristiann were thrilled to upgrade their charter program aboard the luxurious Colibrí.

Dive instructor and stewardess Matilda Money-Kyrle is the newest addition to the crew. Matilda is an encouraging and enthusiastic individual who excels at inspiring guests to try new activities. Her years of working in the service industry and her experience on superyachts make her a valuable addition to the team.

Consummate hosts, Graham, Kristiann and Matilda find great pleasure in working as a team and creating lasting memories for their guests. All crew are CPR/First Aid certified and fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Captain Graham Gips

Graham is an engineer by training who spent a successful career in the oil and gas industry. While working abroad, he learned to sail on a 20ft racing dinghy with Kristiann as crew. They raced weekly for several years, topped the local podium and earned the chance to compete internationally.

While he has a competitive streak, Graham is a detail-oriented and safety-conscious sailor who puts the comfort of his guests first. He knows the islands well and can craft an itinerary that suits everyone aboard. When the anchor is set each evening, Graham then turns his attention to crafting cocktails to your taste.

Chef Kristiann Gips

Before joining the yachting industry, Kristiann ran a successful catering company. She honed her culinary skills by accommodating a wide variety of preferences and dietary needs each day. In 2021, Kristiann further refined her skills by training at the acclaimed Ashburton Cookery School in England.

Kristiann loves to combine gourmet delicacies with local ingredients for new twists on classic dishes. She works with the Captain to plan a menu that perfectly complements the activities on your sailing itinerary. When she’s not in the galley, Kristiann enjoys escorting guests on snorkel safaris.

Stewardess / Dive Instructor Matilda Money-Kyrle

While earning her degree in Geography, Matilda worked as a water sports instructor in the UK taking guests paddle-boarding, kayaking and cliff jumping. Unwilling to give up a life on the water, Matilda then worked a Mediterranean season onboard a 50m yacht. She achieved her PADI instructor qualification in Thailand and loves sharing her knowledge of diving and marine life. Her knack for teaching will inspire confidence as you try new activities aboard!

SAMPLE MENU

Sailing is a surprisingly hungry business. In addition to three meals a day, you’ll find drinks and snacks delivered just when you need them. Your chef also has a full repertoire of vegetarian meals, and can accommodate most any dietary requirement with sufficient notice.

Breakfast

Breakfast is accompanied by espresso-based coffees, tea, freshly-squeezed orange juice and your choice of a tropical fruit smoothie or fresh fruit platter.

A cold breakfast of Greek yoghurt with homemade granola, honey and preserves is always available.

Crabcakes benny on homemade English muffins, passionfruit Hollandaise

Sweet or savory buckwheat crêpes

Greek frittata with dill, sundried tomatoes and feta, sausage meatballs

Breakfast tostadas, fresh pico de gallo

Banana pancakes with maple-rum syrup and crispy bacon

Avocado toast on sourdough bread, poached eggs, watermelon radish and lemon

Fried eggs over vegetable rösti, breakfast sausage

Lunch

Niçoise salad with almond-crusted wahoo

Cheeseburgers with grilled pineapple-jalapeño relish, homemade brioche buns

Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls with shrimp and peanut sauce

Tuna poke with wonton chips

Falafel pie in phyllo crust, Greek salad

West Indian chicken roti, locally-grown salad with papaya seed vinaigrette

Baja fish tacos, hibiscus-cabbage slaw, homemade corn tortillas

Appetizers

Lobster campechana with plantain chips

Grilled Caesar salad with parmesan crisp

Watermelon gazpacho

Wasabi greens salad with pear, soy-sesame dressing

Family-style cheese and charcuterie board

Tropical Mahi Mahi ceviche

Wedge salad with blue cheese dressing

Dinner

Thinly-sliced grilled flank steak with ancho mole, black beans and grilled plantains

Spice-crusted pork tenderloin medallions, cauliflower mash, corn ribs, Madiera jus

Line-caught wahoo, butternut puree, pineapple chimichurri, curry aioli and pickled red onion

Homemade tagliatelle, cocoa-rubbed beef short rib ragu

Za’atar-spiced red snapper, saffron cream sauce, couscous, asparagus

Reverse-seared filet mignon, potatoes Dauphinois, haricot verts

Grilled lamb lollipops, caramelized onion and spinach biryani, cucumber raita

Dessert

Caramel almond cake

Carrot cake, ginger-cream cheese icing

Mexican chocolate mousse

Apple crisp with homemade vanilla ice cream

Key lime pie with coconut crust

Amaretto cheesecake

Chocolate fudge tart with caramelized pineapple, lime zest and rum whipped cream

The Bar
Juice, sodas, ice tea, beer, seltzers, rum punch & well drinks are available all day for your enjoyment.

House spirits include Grey Goose vodka, Tanqueray gin, BVI Gin, Bulleit bourbon, Milagro tequila, local rum, and an assortment of liqueurs.

Wines are paired with both lunch and dinner, according to your taste.

Christmas week 2023
o How would you describe your Captain and crew? Epic hosts! They clearly love what they do (because it’s a lot of work!) but you end up feeling like you’re hanging out with friends (who are amazing cooks, cocktail makers and sailors). o Tell us about your meals. Every meal exceeded expectations. Beautifully prepared, delicious, well varied. The homemade breads were beyond compare. o Now, do you remember what you liked best about this trip? Everything. But the dive experience was incredibly special, the sailing was restorative and the time with friends and family was special every day. o Thank you. Please tell us how did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation? It was perfectly set to our needs. The crew customized each day as it came depending on our current desires. The only thing was that I needed a few more days because it was tooooo good.
Tabbert charter in April 2023
"Graham and Kristiann crafted our personalized trip-of-a-lifetime seamlessly. We simply let them know how we were feeling each day and they presented us with options to conjure the exact right experience, even if we didn’t know what we wanted! Adventure? Night-snorkel a reef with denizens of the deep, stalk bonefish on the flats of Anegada, or hike up the ridges of Norman Island to admire mountaintop vistas. Seclusion? Anchor in a deserted cove and claim a private beach as your own or while away an evening by a bonfire on a secluded island paradise. Feeling a bit more social? Peruse the most expansive collection of rum in the Caribbean on Cooper Island or visit the world-famous waterholes of Jost Van Dyke. All of the above? They catered to our pleasure, arranged it all on our behalf and oftentimes joined us to ensure we had the best possible experience. Kristiann’s wizardry in the kitchen delighted us morning, noon, and night. From a nicoise salad made with freshly caught tuna to the local flavor of chicken roti, Kristiann uses fresh local ingredients that perfectly complement your surroundings. I’m not sure how she has time to do it all, but in addition to her multi-course meals, Kristiann also serves delectable homemade treats daily, including sweets, focaccia bread, and even pasta! Every one of our amazing meals was beautifully presented and paired perfectly with wine, candles, and starlight. Dinners aboard Colibri are experiences we’ll never forget. The crew's attention to detail is pervasive. They immaculately maintain the vessel, both inside and out. Our cabins were always spotless, thanks to daily cabin service and turndown. They even offered onboard laundry service, which was an unexpected and much appreciated perk! Graham and Kristiann's ability to predict our wants is truly unique. From a morning cappuccino with just the right amount of cinnamon to a house-made painkiller awaiting us following a guided snorkel, our every whim was met, whether we were aware of it or not." Matt & Kelly "Service onboard Colibri was fantastic and the boat was impeccably clean during our stay. Our trip included activities options to cater to our collective preferences for each day. The crew was very flexible and made sure that even when our group decided to do different things we were all equally accommodated, including a tender service to different locations. Food and drinks were exceptional. Kristiann is a highly trained and skilled chef offering diverse meals tailored to our preferences and prepared using fresh ingredients from local farms. Graham and Kristiann served a variety of amazing cocktails that we really enjoyed." Dan & Carol
January 2023 BVI
Third charter in the history book! Every time is different--experiences & dining. The "Lamborghini" boat is off-the-charts amazing! Thank you for taking care of our every need and some we didn't even know we needed. Can't wait to come back next year...we will be counting the days. -- Debbie & Alan
New Year 2022/23 BVI
“What a way to ring in the New Year! Thank you for a most wonderful family trip. We loved it all, from the sailing to the paddleboarding, tubing and snorkeling….and of course the food and drinks! It will be hard to top this…guess we will just have to keep coming back!” — Katherine & Ryan Fowler
Christmas 2022
“I’m overcome with emotion reviewing the week we just experienced. You two make Colibrí a second home full of love, laughter and joy. We had so many amazing meals and excursions. It’s hard to pick a top three because each day brought such a level of care and specialized experiences. Thank you a million times for making this trip so perfect.” — Holly & John
December 2022
“Thank you so much for such a wonderful, truly amazing vacation. We absolutely love sailing and exploring with you! We love Colibrí and are so happy for the two of you and your new opportunity. You both put your hearts into what you do and we can definitely tell by our experience.” — Noël & Dustin
Reviews for Graham and Kristiann from their Former Yacht
You guys have gone above and beyond to ensure we had the trip of our lives. Your hospitality and attention to detail every second since we’ve been aboard is unsurpassable. From Kristiann’s amazing meals to the personally guided tours—you guys have taken care of us around the clock.” — Kelly, Matt, Carol, Dan & Cat
Reviews for Graham and Kristiann from their Former Yacht
“Thank you all for the best vacation the Kay fam has ever had! We truly do not want to leave. Thank you for putting up with our millions of questions and showing us so many beautiful places. The snorkeling was the most amazing we’ve experienced. The dining experience onboard is second to none! Every meal was perfection—delicious and beautifully designed to our palates. We will miss these amazing meals. We hope we can come back for another fabulous week with y’all!” — The Kay Family
Reviews for Graham and Kristiann from their Former Yacht
“To Graham— We really appreciate your professionalism and eye for safety. You are an excellent Captain and allowed us to truly relax even with the young ones aboard. Thank you for sharing your home with us this week and your beautiful backyard and pool! To Kristiann— You are the real deal—cooking, scheduling and crewing. Watching you and Graham work together is inspirational. Thank you also for getting our family around the table. Good food, good conversation and no devices!” — Kelly & Matt
Reviews for Graham and Kristiann from their Former Yacht
“We had a fantastic experience! My wife and I took our 2 children (13-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl) on a 9-day charter. Captain Graham and Chef/First Mate Kristiann welcomed us to their home. They were eager to assist with any and all water activities including snorkeling, paddle board, kayak, hammock, the floating unicorn, etc. The food was amazing. Kristiann made almost everything from scratch and made it seem effortless. Each meal was expertly prepared with consideration for each individuals likes and dislikes. The presentation was artistic and the timing was impeccable. Each morning started with gourmet coffee. We ended each evening with a discussion about the following days activities. Graham and Kristiann had options at every destination to meet our expectations. They could get us on the best mooring or anchorage in crowded locations or tuck us into a secluded cove if that is what we preferred for the day. If it was possible to sail we were sailing. Graham and Kristiann love to sail. They had the spinnaker in the air several times on our trip. The 2 of them have clearly spent a lot of time together on the water. They worked together like a well-oiled machine. Graham and Kristiann own Allende and it shows. We have chartered multiple times in BVI and their professionalism stands out in my eyes. They were willing to pick us up early and keep us on board late when our flight was delayed. Their attention to detail with boat care and maintenance was obvious. They knew the boat inside and out and were prepared to handle any situation that arose. You will not be disappointed if you book a trip with them.. I feel like we have made new friends with Graham and Kristiann and hope to keep in touch with them in the coming years. Keep living your dream!” — Derek J
Rates are Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX
Summer 2024 $48,900 $51,400 $51,900 $54,400 $54,900 $57,400 $57,900
Winter 2024 to 2025 $48,900 $51,400 $51,900 $54,400 $54,900 $57,400 $57,900
Summer 2025 $48,900 $51,400 $51,900 $54,400 $54,900 $57,400 $57,900

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
All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the divide-by-6 rule for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 4 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.

Colibrí is a BVI-based yacht and crew.
BVI Cruising Permits and Taxes included
48 hours between charters preferred, inquire for less.
NOT able to pick up or drop off in the USVI

<b>Christmas and New Years week 2024/25</b>
Christmas Week = Up to 8 guests $66,585. Minimum 7 nights.
New Years Week = Up to 8 guests $66,585 May accept 6 nights pro-rated


<b>Charters outside the British Virgin Islands:</b>
Regardless of whether or not a vessel may or may not include taxes in the vessel's listed charter fees for British Virgin Islands charters, in general, no fees, port dues, nor taxes are included in the charter fee for any charter outside the British Virgin Islands unless otherwise agreed.
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