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SAIL AWAY

$37,000 - $46,000 / WEEK
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The saloon
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The aft dining area
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Flybridge sunning area with the helm behind
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Starboard aft guest queen suite
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Amidships guest queen suite
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Forward guest queen suite
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Aft port guest aft queen suite
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Guest cabin (midship)
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Guest bathroom
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Anchored near Peter Island
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Aerial view
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The flybridge
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The foredeck with beanbags
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The dinghy
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Water toys
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Flybridge
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At anchor
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Sail Away is a 2014 Lagoon 620 in pristine condition having just undergone additional refurbishment and upgrades. She is one of the few charter catamarans that can take 10 guests in 5 double cabins with queen beds and en suite bathrooms with seperate showers. She is beautifully equipped with luxurious furnishings and extensive electronics and is the ideal boat for families or groups that want a luxurious, comfortable and fast catamaran. With respect to water sports, her tenderlift is an ideal sunbathing plateform while its 17" and 90 HP tender is perfect for waterskiing, wakeboarding and kneebording. Besides snorkeling gear, fishing rods with stand, she is also equipped with a flybridge with a cocktail table, cushions, mattresses and a bimini. For Sail Away's scuba diving guests, rendezvous diving can easily be arranged. Sail Away is available for charter throughout the year. She is based in the British Virgin Islands year-round. Special arrangements have been made with the exquisite Scrub Island resort in the BVI to allow stress free pick up and drop off of charter guests, minutes from the Tortola airport at Beef Island, where they will be greeted and shuttled to Scrub Island by private launch and pampered as VIP guests with preferential care and exclusive discounts for any stay before and/or after charter. She has a wonderful crew of 3 who will exceed all your expectations including a renowned chef who will amaze you with her culinary skills and carefully adapt the menu to any dietary restrictions.

SAIL AWAY, Lagoon 620 launched in Spring 2014, accommodates 10 guests in 5 double cabins (queen beds) with en suite bathroom and separate showers.

The queen beds dimensions are 81"x 63".

Price Drop! Details
BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2014
YACHT
LENGTH
62 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
5
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
10
TOTAL
CREW
3
CHARGES
FROM
$37,000
Accommodations
Cabins: 5
Queen: 5
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 5
Electric Heads: 5
Engine Details
2 x Engines VOLVO 150 HP Generator ONAN 17.5 Kwa & Northern Lights 14Kw
Fuel Consumption: 20
Cruising Speed: 10
Max Speed: 12US Gall/Hr
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 33 Feet
Draft: 5 Feet
Pax: 10
YearBuilt: 2014
Builder: Lagoon
Engines: 2 x Engines VOLVO 150 HP Generator ONAN 17.5 Kwa & Northern Lights 14Kw
JetSkis: No
Flag: BRITISH
SatTv: No
RegNum: 919983
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: No
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
Camcorder: -
Books: 50
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Yes
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: 4 - swimmers pls
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 24 / 220 V
Water Maker: Yes
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: -
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: On the deck
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: -
Water Sports
Dinghy size: Hardbottom 15
Dinghy hp: 60
Water Skis Adult: 1
Water Skis Kids: 1
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: 1
Windsurfer: -
Snorkel Gear: 12
Tube: 1
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: 1
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): 2
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes (Tenderlift)
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): -
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: with reels, including a radar
Rods: 2
Captain
Mike Blamey
Nation: RSA
License: Yachtmaster
Languages: English
Years Sailing: 20
Purser and Chef
Lesley Blamey and Chef Leanne Ho-Chung
Nation: RSA & Australia
- Mike and Lesley Blamey, Sail Away's Captain and Purser

Warm and friendly, Captain Mike and Chef Lesley Blamey will spoil you with true South African hospitality. From the moment you step aboard, you will feel at home in the comfortable and beautifully appointed Sail Away. They grew up together, in the Sub Tropical coast of KwaZulu Natal, and the ocean and watersports have always been a big part of their life. They traveled extensively meeting new people and making friends around the world, and enjoying the cultures and cuisines of the world, and decided that once they sold their National Transport Company, and the children had graduated and left home they would pursue a more relaxed lifestyle sharing their love of the ocean, water sports, traveling, meeting new people, enjoying their cultures and cuisines and making new friends.

Mike is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster with over 50,000 sea miles under his belt. Together they have sailed and explored the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It gives him great pleasure to assist a total novice in getting up and sailing with a little guidance and encouragement. He is also a qualified Padi Dive Master, and will happily assist certified divers on planning their dives and accompany them as their guide. As an accomplished water-skier, and surfer he will soon have you up and riding on your water sports of choice. He is very competent in maintaining and running all aspects of his yacht. His warm and giving personality, love of life, sense of humor and honesty make him a great captain to sail with. His "generous" barman's skills and great tales will have guests laughing into the night. He's also a great DJ.

Lesley is a certified diver, and with 45000 sea miles logged is also proficient at the helm and in all crew aspects.
A great cook - who's skills in the galley will delight you. Her wonderful cuisine, reflects favored dishes from around world, varied and beautifully presented. A true Piscies, you'll find her in the water as as much as on it. She will happily take you on guided snorkeling safaris, pointing out all the varied corals and fish found in the beautiful Caribbean waters. She is a natural earth mother, who enjoys children, is fun, easy going, helpful and resourceful. She will happily play surrogate "granny" to the kids, keeping them entertained and happy while you enjoy a scuba dive or a visit to one of the fabulous beach bars or restaurants on the islands. From the moment you board Sail Away she will make you feel relaxed and at home, while making sure your every need is attended to. Mike and Lesley have been happily married for 40 years. Their friendship, respect and happiness together makes them a great team, and they look forward to giving you a holiday of a lifetime.

Chef Leanne Ho-Chung
An adventurer, Australian chef Leanne Ho-Chung has spent the past 15 years exhibiting her culinary talents aboard charter yachts around the world.
Leanne has trained professionally at the renowned Ashburton Cooking Academy in England, as well as at professional culinary schools on Thailand and Sydney.

A sampler from Chef Lisa's Galley

B R E A K F A S T

Thick cut grilled sour dough toast, topped with middle rasher bacon, smashed avocado, poached egg and sprinkled with feta
Breakfast Burrito filled with scrambled cheesy eggs and bacon crumble, served with home-made salsa and plain greek yoghurt
Buckwheat pancakes filled with smashed banana and toasted pecan nuts, served with a choice of dark chocolate sauce or kailua infused maple syrup and a side of breakfast sausage or bacon
Breakfast Pizza - A traditional Italian pizza crust topped with buffalo mozzarella , egg over easy, caramelised onion and crispy prosuitto.
Fluffy Omelette with your choice of filling with a side of grilled seasoned vine ripened tomatoes.
Frittata filled with roasted potatoes, black forest ham, gruyere cheese and baby spinach, with a side of mixed sautéed mushrooms.

Thick sliced Brioche French toast stuffed with Apple strudel

L U N C H

Bang Bang Vietnamese Noodle Salad, tossed with Jumbo prawns, dried shallots, crushed dry roasted peanuts, bean shoots and fresh torn mint with a light lime, ginger, rice- wine vinegar dressing. (dessert - Mango sorbet)
Fillet of Blackened Mahi Mahi on a bed of roasted garlic and sweet potato risotto with a Summer salad topped with beetroot chips.
Made to order traditional Italian thin crust pizzas served with a green salad and poppy seed dressing, (dessert - mini citrus tart)

A medley of pork, chicken and beef satays (marinated meat kebabs), served with mildly spiced coconut, peanut sauce, with a sticky rice and Gado Gado Salad served on a banana leaf. (dessert - mini chocolate chip cookie cake)
Grilled Wild salmon on a bed of lentils,brown rice, shredded carrot and roasted garlic with and orange, manuka honey miso dressing served with a garden salad. (a slice of lamington cake)
Middle Eastern dishes - (a selection of mint and cumin lamb balls, falafel , tabhuli, tkziki dip, humus and oven warmed pita bread. (raspberry sorbet for dessert)
Gourmet Steak Sandwich with grilled wagu beef, served in a brioche bun with Red onion jam, Gorgonzola, arugula, and a side of apple slaw. (dessert - warm gooey brownies with vanilla bean ice- cream)

D I N N E R 

STARTERS
Shot glass with chilled watermelon and basil soup.
Thai Green mango salad
Mini Goat savoury cheesecake topped with red onion jam
Pumpkin Soup with cracked pepper and infused with vodka
Ensalata Caprese Salad
Tiered Asian pear with crumbled Stilton cheese and drizzled with a lemony honey dressing.
Pan seared in brown butter, sea scallops served in a petite Chinese spoon with a mirin, sushi vinegar dressing

ENTREES
New Zealand herb crusted rack of lamb, resting on a bed of pearlised cous cous with spring vegetables and a drizzle of tamarind balsamic reduction.
Beef Rendung - ( Slow cooked Balinese dry curry), served with ginger, coconut infused basmati rice and a side of Asian salsa
Linguini zucchini with pistachio pesto Jumbo prawns topped with a Parmesan lace wafer
Pan seared Ahi Tuna encrusted with Japanese seasoning and sesame seeds, on a bed of soba noodles tossed in a wasabi Japanese mayo so sauce, with a garnish of Wakame seaweed salad
Porchini dry encrusted fillet mignon on a bed of roasted garlic mashed potatoes with a confetti of oven roasted grape tomatoes,leeks and shitake mushrooms, with a drizzle of Port wine reduction sauce
Grilled Caribbean lobster on a bed of traditional peas and rice with a pineapple relish, and plantain crisp garnish
Herb crusted pork tenderloin, stuffed with fresh herbs,onion and garlic, on a bed of potato galette stacks with a rosemary mango glaze and pan seared baby bok choy

D E S S E R T

Dark chocolate warm flour less chocolate cake with a raspberry coule
Sticky croissant pudding with dolce leche ice cream
Filo flower filled with Chantilly cream and Summer berries with a soft toffee swirl

Apple and rhubarb crumble with creme Anglaise
Mini New York cheese cake topped with passionfruit glaze and persian cotton candy
Caramelised banana spring rolls with Nougat ice cream.
Mini tirimasu

SAIL AWAY WINE LIST

WHITE WINES                                               

SAUVIGNON BLANC
Matua (NZ)
Babich (NZ)
Kim Crawford (NZ)
Decoy by Duckhorn (USA)
Sauvion (Sancerre FR)                                      

CHARDONNAY  
Hess (USA) 
Kendal Jackson (USA)
Went Morning Fog (USA)
Benziger(USA)

CHENIN BLANC
Tread Lightly (SA)

PINOT GRIGIO
Santa Margerita (IT)
Placido (It)
Willamette Valley (USA)

ROSE
Minuty (Provence FR)
Miraval (Provence FR)
Figuiere (Cotes de Provence)

SPARKLING- Chandon (Napa Brut USA)
PROSECCO-  Santa Magarita (IT)

RED WINES
BLENDS
Hess Select Blend (USA)

CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Joel Gott (USA)
Josh (USA)
Benziger (USA)
Kendal Jackson (USA)
The Seeker (Chile)  

PINOT NOIR
Duck Pond (USA)
Rodney Strong(USA)

MALBEC
Catena (Argentina)

RIOJA
Celesta Ribera del Duero (Spain)

ZINFANDEL
Joel Gott (USA)

MERLOT
Kendal Jackson (USA)
Benziger (USA)

 

 

 

Early April, 2024, guests aboard catamaran SAIL AWAY wrote:
The crew exceeded ALL expectations. Adrien was super chill, Vanessa was super hospitable, and Leanne, OMG her cooking was amazing. She seemed to be working the ENTIRE time. Every meal was AMAZING. We loved our experience on Sail Away! Cabins were surprisingly spacious and lots of great areas to hang out (including the bow and the very upper deck). We learned there's a big difference between a 50 ft Cat and a 60 ft like Sail Away, we are spoiled now! The crew exceeded ALL expectations, we now believe this is the most important thing when selecting a charter. Adrien (captain), Vanessa (first mate) and Leanne (chef) were so awesome. But we must single out Leeanne, we are "foodies" and every meal blew us away, even the breakfasts. We hope to be back and hope for this same crew!
What the guests said:
Mike and Lesley on catamaran SAIL AWAY hosted brave guests over the peak of 'cane saloon in the British Virgin Islands, and they wrote...
Guests Feedback for April.11th-16th charter said:
Crew Names Captain Sheldon Lindsay /Chef Vanessa Bush/Chef Lisa Mead Yacht Name Sail Away Your Name: Sean Glazier Skipper: 5/5 Comments Everything was fantastic Rest of the crew: 5/5 How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc) 5/5 Comments Boat was in great shape and was comfortable How would you qualify the itinerary 5/5 How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board 5/5 How would you qualify the food and drinks 5/5 Comments Food was absolutely amazing and they had all the drinks we wanted How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip 5/5 Comments Loved the trip would recommend it to anyone looking for a group friend or family vacation
Guests aboard SAIL AWAY in mid June, 2022, in the BVI, wrote:
Dear Sheldon, Vanessa and Marie, What can I say? You are the recipe for a perfect trip! Salty - Sheldon you salty dog! Always made us feel safe and protected. Loved your stories of your adventures! Sweet - Vanessa! You are the quintessential hostess! You make it all look effortless, but oh my goodness, we were pampered! You sparkle! ❤️ Spicy - Marie - DELICIOUS!! Every single meal!!! We loved every bite! Please know you always have a safe harbour in Carlsbad Sherri and Mark
Fan Mail from guests aboard catamaran SAIL AWAY in late January, 2022 -
Fan Mail from guests aboard catamaran SAIL AWAY in late January, 2022 -
Early December, 2021 guests in the BVI on SAIL AWAY wrote:
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Captain Speedy, Ms. Speedy and Chef Kim! What a spectacular week we have had. I can honestly say we have never been so cared for and catered to! We have LOVED our time with you – You are special people and now lifetime friends! Love Alison and Martha Mike, Lesley and Kim, Thank you doesn’t seem to be enough to express my gratitude for all you did to make this week so special. Muffy is the most loving hostess that took such great care of us. Kim, master chef, meal after meal. Simply incredible!! Mike, Mike, Michael, Big Mac. For a guy you have very sweet energy, ha ha! We all appreciated your thoughtfulness in getting us to just the right spots. But remember to slow down 😊 I don’t think your dancing improved over the week! Kim, I can still make room in my bag for you! ❤️ Thank you again, you all truly are extraordinary in so many ways. I think I’m in love with you all. Happiest of holidays. Sharon and Nickel Thank you Mike, Lesley and Kim for making our dream trip come true in every way. Your kindness, enthusiasm, and humor made this trip a very personal experience. Also you each have exceptional knowledge and skills that made us very safe and cared for. Every day was special for us. Thank you for taking us to all those special spots so we could immerse ourselves in the beaty of the BVI. Kim, your meals were incredible. Lesley, you cared for us as though we were your family. Speedy Mike, you are captain extraordinaire! Than you thank you thank you. A special thanks for Carolyn’s birthday party. We hope to see you again. With love and gratitude, Fabia and Carolyn
March 2021 guests on SAIL AWAY in the BVI wrote
We recently spent 10 days aboard Sail Away with Colleen and Peter Lauber. The experience from beginning to end was seamless and transporting. First, our charter broker arranged the charter and facilitated travel plans and navigating the BVI Covid restrictions/requirements. That was a great help! The BVI are VERY Covid safe by the way. Once you do the required paperwork and testing it is fabulous to be here. So don’t let that stop you from coming!! We met Colleen and Peter at the Cay, a short ride from the airport, and off we went. We had 4 days of on-boat quarantine and, really, who could complain about beautiful bays, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking etc?! After a day 4 test and subsequent test result we hit land for our first on shore activities. Colleen and Peter, our hosts on Sail Away, were EXCELLENT in every way. They are both highly experienced sailors and know every corner of (and almost everyone in) the BVI. They took incredible care of us from charting our trip, arranging activities, and preparing delicious meals. Colleen clearly did a ton of preparation to be able to prepare gourmet dishes with ease for a group that also included gluten free vegans. And they were funny, fun, and overall great to get to know. Oh and Sail Away is gorgeous. No need for me to say more - JUST GET HERE. Carla - New York, USA
The Dunnings, a mid-March charter aboard catamaran SAIL AWAY, wrote:
Mike and Lizzy, Thank you for a perfect week! You are both so much fun. We loved getting to know you. We hope to see you again X Angela Mike and Lizzy, Thank you for the most wonderful trip we could imagine. Your hospitality and friendly attitude were most appreciated. We feel we have made friends for a lifetime. Mark Mike, Lizzy & Lisa – Thank you for such a fun week in paradise! I truly enjoyed your company and you delicious food. I don’t think this trip can be topped! Sally Mike, Lizzy & Lisa, What a way to spend my last ever Spring Break! I couldn’t have imagined a better week. You guys made everything perfect! I’m so happy to have met ya’ll. I wish you guys all the best! Syd Mike, Lizzy & Lisa, This trip was truly the most wonderful time I have ever had! The food was spectacular and the company of ya’ll being here even better! I do hope I get to see you all again one day and I wish you all the best! Dooley Mike & Lizzy, Thank you for an amazing week full of fun and wonderful memories. You were both so sweet! Nicole Mike & Lizzy, Fun with the state the world is in, you guys made sure that paradise stayed as is. I can't put into words how much I’ve enjoyed myself so I will just leave you guys with a thanks and a 😊 Ward
SAIL AWAY's early March guests said:
Dear Mike, Lizzy and Lisa, Thank you for making this trip an exceptional adventure! Bill and I have enjoyed every minute, just when we thought we had had the best then another day bought more. The only bad event was this morning when we realised it was time to leave. Thank you each for your gift of conversation, inclusion of event planning, helpfulness etc. Thank you with love Bill & Glenda Mike, Lizzy & Lisa, We sure enjoyed the entire trip. Thank you all for your kind hospitality. You are a great bunch to sail with. Good company, good food and good beverages. Place settings on the table and presentation of the cuisine was amazing. You all made us feel very special and we will look back fondly on the time spent on Sail Away. Thanks very much. Mike & Joe
late February, 2020 guests on SAIL AWAY wrote:
This is Tom and mine 6th trip to the BVIs. Captain Mike & Lizzy have made this trip most remarkable! We had amazing meals wit Chef Lisa. Will miss the crew so much. Thank sfor making our trip so much fun. Hope to see you next year! Love, Tom & Sue Mike, Lizzy & Lisa! It took only 5 seconds from the moment we stepped on to the boat to feel your warmth & sincerity… And we felt comfortable and cared for… and relaxed! This is the FIRST TIME I have ever experienced Doug completely relaxed and UNPUGGED…. We thank you for that gift. It was a trip of a life-time, we are so grateful for the experience and love you all!! Many blessings Doug and Lisa X The most awesome crew! Captain Mike, Lizzy and Chef Lisa we can’t thank you enough for providing us with an amazing experience. Hoping to sail with you again! Diana & Ken Our first adventure to The BVIs No1 crew – Lizzy, Mike, Lisa… spectacular in every way, culinary was outstanding. A pre-honeymoon at its finest!! We loved and appreciated everyone and everything. First class all the way. Deep gratitude. Cliff & Erin.
SAIL AWAY's mid February, 2020, guests said:
What a fab holiday spent with you Lizzy, Lisa and Mike! Thank you for all your skill and hospitality. Keep sailing. Jeannie & Ed We had an amazing second visit to the BVI. The food was the best we have had! Thanks for everything! Kirk & Tia Thank you all so much for an amazing First Charter Experience. It was top notch from start to finish!Jim & Diana
Late January, 2020 guests on SAIL AWAY wrote:
Mike, Lizzy and Lisa, We can’t thank you enough for your hospitality and willingness to go along with all the family pranks! Thank you for not just doing your job but making us feel so welcomed. Remember to always live the life you love and love the life you live! Hugs and kisses Steve and Monica THANK YOU! Heaven on earth, treated as royalty, fed like a queen & king, most delicious food and crew who made us experience honestly the trip of a lifetime. Lisa and Bill You know you’re an exceptional captain, first mate and chef when your passengers feel like you were part of their family…and I feel like I’ve known you for a long time! You guys are the BOMB! I’ve never felt so pampered. Miss you already! Cheers. Jan
The New Years week 2019/2020 guests on Sail Away wrote:
Such an amazing trip! Mostly because of Mike, Lizzy & Lisa. Thank you so much. Can’t wait to do it again! Mike Head Charterer. I can’t express how amazing this week has been – the sailing, the food, the fun, the laughter. Thank you, thank you!! See you next time! Kristie Head Charterer Coolest trip ever!!! Y’all ROCK – thx for the food and the sailing 😊 XX Isabelle Best Trip Ever!! What would it take for me to stay?! The food was soooo good! Thank you so much. Henry The most amazing trip EVER!! I had the greatest time of my life! Thank you so much. Eloise This was by far the best trip ever! I’ve enjoyed getting to know the crew. George
Thanksgiving week, late November, 2019 4-time repeat guests aboard Sail Away wrote:
Like Jerry said – one of the best out of 15 or 20 trips. Thanks. - Karl Fabulous week! I believe in salt water soaks and sunshine! Thank you for the beautiful memories. - Dan & Sharon There’s no words to describe how very wonderful this trip was – as the Captain said “Randy grew younger this week!” We are family now! - Melissa & Randy Great time! So beautiful! Thanks for the great party – best party ever! Don’t want to go home! - Val & Jerry I had a blast! Thanks for everything. - Frank Awesome time! Don’t want to leave. - Brandon
Mid November, 2019 charter guests wrote:
Incredible experience. Crew was exceptional! - Tomas Best trip ever – you all are wonderful. - Elizabeth So much fun! Love you guys. Thank you for the great memories. - Janice Dear Sail Away and Crew, Thank you for a remarkable and amazing experience! Lots of love - Jenny Thank you so much for the wonderful vacation! - Luisi Thank you so much for all the attention and amazing places you took us. Best vacation! Love - Gigi I didn’t realise the impact this experience had on me until departure where the emotions were overwhelming. Trip of a lifetime! - Renee
Late June, 2019, guests on SAIL AWAY wrote
Everyone was so nice – I would not change a thing!!! Really enjoyed our trip and HOPE to do it again. Best crew and chef!!! Our friends were so happy with the trip!!!
Guests aboard VACOA in early July, 2017, said
Just returned home from a fabulous family 7 day vacation aboard Vacoa. Our family consisted of 9 people ages 13, 14, 17, 18, 25, 27, 50, 59. Fun for everyone from the water activities, destinations, cocktails and the food, we could not have been happier! Captain Jason, Steward Lucy and Chef Louis, treated all of us with professionalism and enthusiasm. Every request was greeted with a smile. We can't wait to book our next trip aboard Vacoa! Thanks again for an incredible time! Jennifer Attaway
May/June guests on VACOA said:
This is the second time that we vacationed on the Vacoa with friends and we had another fabulous week with great weather in the BVI! The crew kept us busy with multiple destinations and activities daily; we loved Oil Nut Bay, Scrub Island, Bitter End and the remote bays where everyone had a blast with multiple water activities! Captain Jason did an unbelievable job keeping us very active while Chef Will was back in the kitchen preparing fantastic breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners! Lucy, the second mate, was a joy to be with, she made delicious tropical drinks, cleaned up after us and kept us entertained! A great time was had by all! Wendy M. Marco Island
January, 2017, VACOA guests said:
We chartered Vacoa in the BVI in January of 2017 and enjoyed every minute of it. The boat is a 620 Lagoon (our second trip on the same model) and I would not charter in the BVI on any other model of boat. The fact that the top deck can accommodate all 10 guests beats any other boat in its class. The boat is in great condition and the salon and state rooms are well appointed. Jason and Team did a wonderful job and the food blew away our expectations (which were high from our previous trip on another boat). I'd recommend getting off the boat for cocktails here and there but eating on board as none of the island restaurants can match the quality and presentation of the food. They had plenty of sports equipment on board -- everything from water skis to wakeboard, to kayaks, to paddle boards, etc.... Full service boat with fantastic crew -- perfect match. Charles G. Dallas
Charter July 02-09, Tortola-Tortola
Message for the broker : I have no words (which everyone will tell you is unusual for me J)! The guests had a fabulous time on VACOA. The comments keep coming. The crew was amazing and Christine was just incredible. We ate like kings all week. Claire and Xavier were so nice and wonderful. The vacation was amazing! We loved every minute of it....the best vacation ever. It was incredible! Im ready to look for next year. Call me!
Charter June 15th- 22th 2016, Tortola-Tortola
Comment from the broker: I just wanted to send you an email and tell you how proud I am of Xavier and his crew on VACOA! He is such a pleasure to work with. My clients had the best trip ever on board with them. Thank you for all your assistance!
Charter 17th to 24th of April 2016, Tortola-Tortola
This charter was by far the best I have been on to date...maybe it was the yacht? Maybe it was the crew? Both were amazing and better than expected. The yacht's condition was impeccable, the accommodations definitely met with our expectations, perhaps even better. We did not fully appreciate the upper deck of the yacht; I think we hung out there most of the time. We also did not realize we had a fourth crew member which was terrific! The crew was phenomenal. Xavier and Claire were so professional and accommodating to all of your wishes. Christine our chef was 5 star!! Every meal was delicious and special - what she was able to accomplish with such limited provisions was truly amazing. The final dinner our last night was a special treat - surprise Pirate Party!! Maxim was our 4th crew member and such a delight. He really took care of all of us...day or night!! The week went by so fast even though it was 7 days on a boat...we went to every location we wanted plus some. Xavier knew exactly when the best times would be for snorkeling, seeing turtles, exploring the Baths (when all of the people had left); he even knew how to keep us out of the stormy weather! We enjoyed hiking on the islands, tennis at two resorts, sailing at Bitter End and spa treatments on shore. They really did an amazing job keeping all of us happy.
Charter 19th to 26th of March 2016, Saint-Martin - Saint-Martin:
I just want to thank you for your advice and organization of my charter onboard VACOA during our Easter break.We had a fantastic tour onboard a great boat, run by a very professional, knowledgable and service minded crew. My family and I enjoyed every minute and we will certainly come back in not too distant future. I can easily recommend this boat with existing crew to anyone that want to have a time of their life experience. Thank you
Charter 24th to 31th of January 2016 - Tortola - Tortola
Just a quick check in after a most delightful week on the water with great friends and a fantastic crew! The chef Christine was also over the top on professional skills and food quality/presentation, and always pleasant and open to teaching us about her dishes and how they were prepared. As a business owner myself, I know it is important to get prompt and direct feedback and consider this a 100+ score, simply blew us away! It goes without saying that the captain and crew had our comfort and hospitality in mind 24/7; and clearly a crack sailing team.
Charter 08th to 18th of December 2015, St Vincent-Grenada
Well done! The Vacoa and crew were perfect for our team of six non-adventurers. I have already recommended them to other friends. I know we will be in touch again next year.
Charter 25th of November - 2nd of December 2015 Tortola-Tortola
My clients had a wonderful time aboard VACOA. Thank you very much to you and your excellent crew for an excellent charter!
Charter 9th -16th May 2015 - St Marteen to St Barth
Estimado Xavier, Te envo como recuerdo dos fotos del grupo de navegantes argentinos, de la semana del 9-5 al 16-5-15. Hemos pasado una semana muy linda y nos hemos sentido muy satisfechos por las atenciones de toda la tripulacin. Un cordial saludo para los tres y espero nos podamos volver a re-encontrar. Cordialmente.
Charter 19th-26th April 2015 - St Marteen
Feedback from the broker : I finally got ahold of M. XXX to get a report on their sailing vacation in St Martin with Xavier and Clare and Christine on VACOA and he has only superlatives for the boat, crew and experience.He was ecstatic about the food, the service, Xaviers energy and flexibility with doing water sports with the kids, playing DJ and helping guide the itinerary choices. They said they would charter that boat again with that crew.
Charter 5 -13 April 15 - Tortola
Our charter has been sensational! Xavier is very skilled and knowledgeable, first mate Claire has been wonderful, and chef Manuela extraordinary, fabulous cuisine. All of the crew work well together. Susan and I speak French with them, some Italian with Manuela, but they are all fluent in English. They have been particularly patient and helpful with the grandchildren. The boat itself is super, but the setup of the bathrooms could be better, which has nothing to do with the crew, of course. I am glad that we held out for VACOA .
Charter Sicily Islands 23-31th of August 2015
I have just talked with the client, she is plenty satisfied with their cruise on board of MAITAS. The captain Marco and his crew has work very hard to offer to all the party an unforgettable cruise. They have appreciated their professionalism, the discretion , the long experience and the excellent cousin . I want thank all the Team , I will give only super positive feedback on the boat and I hope to have soon other clients.
June, '17, guests aboard catamaran VACOA said
It was our first cruise with friends at the BVI, April 2017. We had an excellent holiday at the Vacoa. His crew was fantastic, Jason the captain always open to give us destination suggestions and access our requirements, we did many fun activities with the dinghy, Angie, the best, an eceptional chef delights us day by day with exquisite preparations and the best ever alway with a big smile, Lucy was a wonderful hostess kept us at all times solving any issue we requested, with the best encouragement and always cheerful. We had an amazing time at Vacoa and would love to go back. Rosario B. Santiago, Chile Vacoa with our Chilean Flag. What an honor!

FLASH DEAL ON SAIL AWAY!
Lagoon 62 catamaran for up to 10 guests.
Take 10% off the listed rate for any charter confirmed during the month of February, 2024! (Charter must finish by 15 August, 2024)

Rates are Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10 PAX
Winter 2023 to 2024 $37,000 $37,000 $37,000 $38,000 $39,000 $39,750 $40,500 $42,250 $44,000
Summer 2024 $37,000 $37,000 $37,000 $38,000 $39,000 $39,750 $40,500 $42,250 $44,000
Winter 2024 to 2025 $39,000 $39,000 $39,000 $40,000 $41,000 $41,750 $42,500 $44,250 $46,000

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: 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
XMAS week (from 18 up to 26 December possible dates) -
Up to 10 guests: US$50,400
New Years week (from 28 December possible dates) -
Up to 10 guests: US$52,500

Rates are all-inclusive in the Virgins - Plus Bar & Taxes outside the Virgins

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

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  • : Cat
  • : 33 Feet
  • : 5 Feet
  • : 10
  • : 2014
  • : Lagoon
  • : 10
  • : 12
  • : 2 x Engines VOLVO 150 HP Generator ONAN 17.5 Kwa & Northern Lights 14Kw
  • : 1
  • : No
  • : Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
  • : Mike Blamey
  • : BRITISH
  • : No
  • : 919983
Accommodations
Cabins: 5
Queen: 5
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 5
Wash Basins: -
Heads: 5
Electric Heads: 5
Engine Details
2 x Engines VOLVO 150 HP Generator ONAN 17.5 Kwa & Northern Lights 14Kw
Fuel Consumption: 20
Cruising Speed: 10
Max Speed: 12US Gall/Hr
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: No
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: 50
# CD's: 100
Camcorder: -
Books: 50
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Yes
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: Yes
Minimum Age: 4 - swimmers pls
Generator: Onan 17,5 Kwa
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 24 / 220 V
Water Maker: Yes
Water Cap: -
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: -
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: No
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: -
Guests Smokes: On the deck
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: -
Windscoops: -
Water Sports
Dinghy size: Hardbottom 15
Dinghy hp: 60
Dinghy # pax: 10
Water Skis Adult: 1
Water Skis Kids: 1
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: 1
Windsurfer: -
Snorkel Gear: 12
Tube: 1
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: 1
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): 2
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes (Tenderlift)
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): -
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: with reels, including a radar
Rods: 2
Captain
Mike Blamey
Nation: RSA
License: Yachtmaster
Languages: English
Years Sailing: 20
Purser and Chef
Lesley Blamey and Chef Leanne Ho-Chung
Nation: RSA & Australia
- Mike and Lesley Blamey, Sail Away's Captain and Purser

Warm and friendly, Captain Mike and Chef Lesley Blamey will spoil you with true South African hospitality. From the moment you step aboard, you will feel at home in the comfortable and beautifully appointed Sail Away. They grew up together, in the Sub Tropical coast of KwaZulu Natal, and the ocean and watersports have always been a big part of their life. They traveled extensively meeting new people and making friends around the world, and enjoying the cultures and cuisines of the world, and decided that once they sold their National Transport Company, and the children had graduated and left home they would pursue a more relaxed lifestyle sharing their love of the ocean, water sports, traveling, meeting new people, enjoying their cultures and cuisines and making new friends.

Mike is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster with over 50,000 sea miles under his belt. Together they have sailed and explored the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It gives him great pleasure to assist a total novice in getting up and sailing with a little guidance and encouragement. He is also a qualified Padi Dive Master, and will happily assist certified divers on planning their dives and accompany them as their guide. As an accomplished water-skier, and surfer he will soon have you up and riding on your water sports of choice. He is very competent in maintaining and running all aspects of his yacht. His warm and giving personality, love of life, sense of humor and honesty make him a great captain to sail with. His "generous" barman's skills and great tales will have guests laughing into the night. He's also a great DJ.

Lesley is a certified diver, and with 45000 sea miles logged is also proficient at the helm and in all crew aspects.
A great cook - who's skills in the galley will delight you. Her wonderful cuisine, reflects favored dishes from around world, varied and beautifully presented. A true Piscies, you'll find her in the water as as much as on it. She will happily take you on guided snorkeling safaris, pointing out all the varied corals and fish found in the beautiful Caribbean waters. She is a natural earth mother, who enjoys children, is fun, easy going, helpful and resourceful. She will happily play surrogate "granny" to the kids, keeping them entertained and happy while you enjoy a scuba dive or a visit to one of the fabulous beach bars or restaurants on the islands. From the moment you board Sail Away she will make you feel relaxed and at home, while making sure your every need is attended to. Mike and Lesley have been happily married for 40 years. Their friendship, respect and happiness together makes them a great team, and they look forward to giving you a holiday of a lifetime.

Chef Leanne Ho-Chung
An adventurer, Australian chef Leanne Ho-Chung has spent the past 15 years exhibiting her culinary talents aboard charter yachts around the world.
Leanne has trained professionally at the renowned Ashburton Cooking Academy in England, as well as at professional culinary schools on Thailand and Sydney.

A sampler from Chef Lisa's Galley

B R E A K F A S T

Thick cut grilled sour dough toast, topped with middle rasher bacon, smashed avocado, poached egg and sprinkled with feta
Breakfast Burrito filled with scrambled cheesy eggs and bacon crumble, served with home-made salsa and plain greek yoghurt
Buckwheat pancakes filled with smashed banana and toasted pecan nuts, served with a choice of dark chocolate sauce or kailua infused maple syrup and a side of breakfast sausage or bacon
Breakfast Pizza - A traditional Italian pizza crust topped with buffalo mozzarella , egg over easy, caramelised onion and crispy prosuitto.
Fluffy Omelette with your choice of filling with a side of grilled seasoned vine ripened tomatoes.
Frittata filled with roasted potatoes, black forest ham, gruyere cheese and baby spinach, with a side of mixed sautéed mushrooms.

Thick sliced Brioche French toast stuffed with Apple strudel

L U N C H

Bang Bang Vietnamese Noodle Salad, tossed with Jumbo prawns, dried shallots, crushed dry roasted peanuts, bean shoots and fresh torn mint with a light lime, ginger, rice- wine vinegar dressing. (dessert - Mango sorbet)
Fillet of Blackened Mahi Mahi on a bed of roasted garlic and sweet potato risotto with a Summer salad topped with beetroot chips.
Made to order traditional Italian thin crust pizzas served with a green salad and poppy seed dressing, (dessert - mini citrus tart)

A medley of pork, chicken and beef satays (marinated meat kebabs), served with mildly spiced coconut, peanut sauce, with a sticky rice and Gado Gado Salad served on a banana leaf. (dessert - mini chocolate chip cookie cake)
Grilled Wild salmon on a bed of lentils,brown rice, shredded carrot and roasted garlic with and orange, manuka honey miso dressing served with a garden salad. (a slice of lamington cake)
Middle Eastern dishes - (a selection of mint and cumin lamb balls, falafel , tabhuli, tkziki dip, humus and oven warmed pita bread. (raspberry sorbet for dessert)
Gourmet Steak Sandwich with grilled wagu beef, served in a brioche bun with Red onion jam, Gorgonzola, arugula, and a side of apple slaw. (dessert - warm gooey brownies with vanilla bean ice- cream)

D I N N E R 

STARTERS
Shot glass with chilled watermelon and basil soup.
Thai Green mango salad
Mini Goat savoury cheesecake topped with red onion jam
Pumpkin Soup with cracked pepper and infused with vodka
Ensalata Caprese Salad
Tiered Asian pear with crumbled Stilton cheese and drizzled with a lemony honey dressing.
Pan seared in brown butter, sea scallops served in a petite Chinese spoon with a mirin, sushi vinegar dressing

ENTREES
New Zealand herb crusted rack of lamb, resting on a bed of pearlised cous cous with spring vegetables and a drizzle of tamarind balsamic reduction.
Beef Rendung - ( Slow cooked Balinese dry curry), served with ginger, coconut infused basmati rice and a side of Asian salsa
Linguini zucchini with pistachio pesto Jumbo prawns topped with a Parmesan lace wafer
Pan seared Ahi Tuna encrusted with Japanese seasoning and sesame seeds, on a bed of soba noodles tossed in a wasabi Japanese mayo so sauce, with a garnish of Wakame seaweed salad
Porchini dry encrusted fillet mignon on a bed of roasted garlic mashed potatoes with a confetti of oven roasted grape tomatoes,leeks and shitake mushrooms, with a drizzle of Port wine reduction sauce
Grilled Caribbean lobster on a bed of traditional peas and rice with a pineapple relish, and plantain crisp garnish
Herb crusted pork tenderloin, stuffed with fresh herbs,onion and garlic, on a bed of potato galette stacks with a rosemary mango glaze and pan seared baby bok choy

D E S S E R T

Dark chocolate warm flour less chocolate cake with a raspberry coule
Sticky croissant pudding with dolce leche ice cream
Filo flower filled with Chantilly cream and Summer berries with a soft toffee swirl

Apple and rhubarb crumble with creme Anglaise
Mini New York cheese cake topped with passionfruit glaze and persian cotton candy
Caramelised banana spring rolls with Nougat ice cream.
Mini tirimasu

SAIL AWAY WINE LIST

WHITE WINES                                               

SAUVIGNON BLANC
Matua (NZ)
Babich (NZ)
Kim Crawford (NZ)
Decoy by Duckhorn (USA)
Sauvion (Sancerre FR)                                      

CHARDONNAY  
Hess (USA) 
Kendal Jackson (USA)
Went Morning Fog (USA)
Benziger(USA)

CHENIN BLANC
Tread Lightly (SA)

PINOT GRIGIO
Santa Margerita (IT)
Placido (It)
Willamette Valley (USA)

ROSE
Minuty (Provence FR)
Miraval (Provence FR)
Figuiere (Cotes de Provence)

SPARKLING- Chandon (Napa Brut USA)
PROSECCO-  Santa Magarita (IT)

RED WINES
BLENDS
Hess Select Blend (USA)

CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Joel Gott (USA)
Josh (USA)
Benziger (USA)
Kendal Jackson (USA)
The Seeker (Chile)  

PINOT NOIR
Duck Pond (USA)
Rodney Strong(USA)

MALBEC
Catena (Argentina)

RIOJA
Celesta Ribera del Duero (Spain)

ZINFANDEL
Joel Gott (USA)

MERLOT
Kendal Jackson (USA)
Benziger (USA)

 

 

 

Early April, 2024, guests aboard catamaran SAIL AWAY wrote:
The crew exceeded ALL expectations. Adrien was super chill, Vanessa was super hospitable, and Leanne, OMG her cooking was amazing. She seemed to be working the ENTIRE time. Every meal was AMAZING. We loved our experience on Sail Away! Cabins were surprisingly spacious and lots of great areas to hang out (including the bow and the very upper deck). We learned there's a big difference between a 50 ft Cat and a 60 ft like Sail Away, we are spoiled now! The crew exceeded ALL expectations, we now believe this is the most important thing when selecting a charter. Adrien (captain), Vanessa (first mate) and Leanne (chef) were so awesome. But we must single out Leeanne, we are "foodies" and every meal blew us away, even the breakfasts. We hope to be back and hope for this same crew!
What the guests said:
Mike and Lesley on catamaran SAIL AWAY hosted brave guests over the peak of 'cane saloon in the British Virgin Islands, and they wrote...
Guests Feedback for April.11th-16th charter said:
Crew Names Captain Sheldon Lindsay /Chef Vanessa Bush/Chef Lisa Mead Yacht Name Sail Away Your Name: Sean Glazier Skipper: 5/5 Comments Everything was fantastic Rest of the crew: 5/5 How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc) 5/5 Comments Boat was in great shape and was comfortable How would you qualify the itinerary 5/5 How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board 5/5 How would you qualify the food and drinks 5/5 Comments Food was absolutely amazing and they had all the drinks we wanted How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip 5/5 Comments Loved the trip would recommend it to anyone looking for a group friend or family vacation
Guests aboard SAIL AWAY in mid June, 2022, in the BVI, wrote:
Dear Sheldon, Vanessa and Marie, What can I say? You are the recipe for a perfect trip! Salty - Sheldon you salty dog! Always made us feel safe and protected. Loved your stories of your adventures! Sweet - Vanessa! You are the quintessential hostess! You make it all look effortless, but oh my goodness, we were pampered! You sparkle! ❤️ Spicy - Marie - DELICIOUS!! Every single meal!!! We loved every bite! Please know you always have a safe harbour in Carlsbad Sherri and Mark
Fan Mail from guests aboard catamaran SAIL AWAY in late January, 2022 -
Fan Mail from guests aboard catamaran SAIL AWAY in late January, 2022 -
Early December, 2021 guests in the BVI on SAIL AWAY wrote:
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Captain Speedy, Ms. Speedy and Chef Kim! What a spectacular week we have had. I can honestly say we have never been so cared for and catered to! We have LOVED our time with you – You are special people and now lifetime friends! Love Alison and Martha Mike, Lesley and Kim, Thank you doesn’t seem to be enough to express my gratitude for all you did to make this week so special. Muffy is the most loving hostess that took such great care of us. Kim, master chef, meal after meal. Simply incredible!! Mike, Mike, Michael, Big Mac. For a guy you have very sweet energy, ha ha! We all appreciated your thoughtfulness in getting us to just the right spots. But remember to slow down 😊 I don’t think your dancing improved over the week! Kim, I can still make room in my bag for you! ❤️ Thank you again, you all truly are extraordinary in so many ways. I think I’m in love with you all. Happiest of holidays. Sharon and Nickel Thank you Mike, Lesley and Kim for making our dream trip come true in every way. Your kindness, enthusiasm, and humor made this trip a very personal experience. Also you each have exceptional knowledge and skills that made us very safe and cared for. Every day was special for us. Thank you for taking us to all those special spots so we could immerse ourselves in the beaty of the BVI. Kim, your meals were incredible. Lesley, you cared for us as though we were your family. Speedy Mike, you are captain extraordinaire! Than you thank you thank you. A special thanks for Carolyn’s birthday party. We hope to see you again. With love and gratitude, Fabia and Carolyn
March 2021 guests on SAIL AWAY in the BVI wrote
We recently spent 10 days aboard Sail Away with Colleen and Peter Lauber. The experience from beginning to end was seamless and transporting. First, our charter broker arranged the charter and facilitated travel plans and navigating the BVI Covid restrictions/requirements. That was a great help! The BVI are VERY Covid safe by the way. Once you do the required paperwork and testing it is fabulous to be here. So don’t let that stop you from coming!! We met Colleen and Peter at the Cay, a short ride from the airport, and off we went. We had 4 days of on-boat quarantine and, really, who could complain about beautiful bays, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking etc?! After a day 4 test and subsequent test result we hit land for our first on shore activities. Colleen and Peter, our hosts on Sail Away, were EXCELLENT in every way. They are both highly experienced sailors and know every corner of (and almost everyone in) the BVI. They took incredible care of us from charting our trip, arranging activities, and preparing delicious meals. Colleen clearly did a ton of preparation to be able to prepare gourmet dishes with ease for a group that also included gluten free vegans. And they were funny, fun, and overall great to get to know. Oh and Sail Away is gorgeous. No need for me to say more - JUST GET HERE. Carla - New York, USA
The Dunnings, a mid-March charter aboard catamaran SAIL AWAY, wrote:
Mike and Lizzy, Thank you for a perfect week! You are both so much fun. We loved getting to know you. We hope to see you again X Angela Mike and Lizzy, Thank you for the most wonderful trip we could imagine. Your hospitality and friendly attitude were most appreciated. We feel we have made friends for a lifetime. Mark Mike, Lizzy & Lisa – Thank you for such a fun week in paradise! I truly enjoyed your company and you delicious food. I don’t think this trip can be topped! Sally Mike, Lizzy & Lisa, What a way to spend my last ever Spring Break! I couldn’t have imagined a better week. You guys made everything perfect! I’m so happy to have met ya’ll. I wish you guys all the best! Syd Mike, Lizzy & Lisa, This trip was truly the most wonderful time I have ever had! The food was spectacular and the company of ya’ll being here even better! I do hope I get to see you all again one day and I wish you all the best! Dooley Mike & Lizzy, Thank you for an amazing week full of fun and wonderful memories. You were both so sweet! Nicole Mike & Lizzy, Fun with the state the world is in, you guys made sure that paradise stayed as is. I can't put into words how much I’ve enjoyed myself so I will just leave you guys with a thanks and a 😊 Ward
SAIL AWAY's early March guests said:
Dear Mike, Lizzy and Lisa, Thank you for making this trip an exceptional adventure! Bill and I have enjoyed every minute, just when we thought we had had the best then another day bought more. The only bad event was this morning when we realised it was time to leave. Thank you each for your gift of conversation, inclusion of event planning, helpfulness etc. Thank you with love Bill & Glenda Mike, Lizzy & Lisa, We sure enjoyed the entire trip. Thank you all for your kind hospitality. You are a great bunch to sail with. Good company, good food and good beverages. Place settings on the table and presentation of the cuisine was amazing. You all made us feel very special and we will look back fondly on the time spent on Sail Away. Thanks very much. Mike & Joe
late February, 2020 guests on SAIL AWAY wrote:
This is Tom and mine 6th trip to the BVIs. Captain Mike & Lizzy have made this trip most remarkable! We had amazing meals wit Chef Lisa. Will miss the crew so much. Thank sfor making our trip so much fun. Hope to see you next year! Love, Tom & Sue Mike, Lizzy & Lisa! It took only 5 seconds from the moment we stepped on to the boat to feel your warmth & sincerity… And we felt comfortable and cared for… and relaxed! This is the FIRST TIME I have ever experienced Doug completely relaxed and UNPUGGED…. We thank you for that gift. It was a trip of a life-time, we are so grateful for the experience and love you all!! Many blessings Doug and Lisa X The most awesome crew! Captain Mike, Lizzy and Chef Lisa we can’t thank you enough for providing us with an amazing experience. Hoping to sail with you again! Diana & Ken Our first adventure to The BVIs No1 crew – Lizzy, Mike, Lisa… spectacular in every way, culinary was outstanding. A pre-honeymoon at its finest!! We loved and appreciated everyone and everything. First class all the way. Deep gratitude. Cliff & Erin.
SAIL AWAY's mid February, 2020, guests said:
What a fab holiday spent with you Lizzy, Lisa and Mike! Thank you for all your skill and hospitality. Keep sailing. Jeannie & Ed We had an amazing second visit to the BVI. The food was the best we have had! Thanks for everything! Kirk & Tia Thank you all so much for an amazing First Charter Experience. It was top notch from start to finish!Jim & Diana
Late January, 2020 guests on SAIL AWAY wrote:
Mike, Lizzy and Lisa, We can’t thank you enough for your hospitality and willingness to go along with all the family pranks! Thank you for not just doing your job but making us feel so welcomed. Remember to always live the life you love and love the life you live! Hugs and kisses Steve and Monica THANK YOU! Heaven on earth, treated as royalty, fed like a queen & king, most delicious food and crew who made us experience honestly the trip of a lifetime. Lisa and Bill You know you’re an exceptional captain, first mate and chef when your passengers feel like you were part of their family…and I feel like I’ve known you for a long time! You guys are the BOMB! I’ve never felt so pampered. Miss you already! Cheers. Jan
The New Years week 2019/2020 guests on Sail Away wrote:
Such an amazing trip! Mostly because of Mike, Lizzy & Lisa. Thank you so much. Can’t wait to do it again! Mike Head Charterer. I can’t express how amazing this week has been – the sailing, the food, the fun, the laughter. Thank you, thank you!! See you next time! Kristie Head Charterer Coolest trip ever!!! Y’all ROCK – thx for the food and the sailing 😊 XX Isabelle Best Trip Ever!! What would it take for me to stay?! The food was soooo good! Thank you so much. Henry The most amazing trip EVER!! I had the greatest time of my life! Thank you so much. Eloise This was by far the best trip ever! I’ve enjoyed getting to know the crew. George
Thanksgiving week, late November, 2019 4-time repeat guests aboard Sail Away wrote:
Like Jerry said – one of the best out of 15 or 20 trips. Thanks. - Karl Fabulous week! I believe in salt water soaks and sunshine! Thank you for the beautiful memories. - Dan & Sharon There’s no words to describe how very wonderful this trip was – as the Captain said “Randy grew younger this week!” We are family now! - Melissa & Randy Great time! So beautiful! Thanks for the great party – best party ever! Don’t want to go home! - Val & Jerry I had a blast! Thanks for everything. - Frank Awesome time! Don’t want to leave. - Brandon
Mid November, 2019 charter guests wrote:
Incredible experience. Crew was exceptional! - Tomas Best trip ever – you all are wonderful. - Elizabeth So much fun! Love you guys. Thank you for the great memories. - Janice Dear Sail Away and Crew, Thank you for a remarkable and amazing experience! Lots of love - Jenny Thank you so much for the wonderful vacation! - Luisi Thank you so much for all the attention and amazing places you took us. Best vacation! Love - Gigi I didn’t realise the impact this experience had on me until departure where the emotions were overwhelming. Trip of a lifetime! - Renee
Late June, 2019, guests on SAIL AWAY wrote
Everyone was so nice – I would not change a thing!!! Really enjoyed our trip and HOPE to do it again. Best crew and chef!!! Our friends were so happy with the trip!!!
Guests aboard VACOA in early July, 2017, said
Just returned home from a fabulous family 7 day vacation aboard Vacoa. Our family consisted of 9 people ages 13, 14, 17, 18, 25, 27, 50, 59. Fun for everyone from the water activities, destinations, cocktails and the food, we could not have been happier! Captain Jason, Steward Lucy and Chef Louis, treated all of us with professionalism and enthusiasm. Every request was greeted with a smile. We can't wait to book our next trip aboard Vacoa! Thanks again for an incredible time! Jennifer Attaway
May/June guests on VACOA said:
This is the second time that we vacationed on the Vacoa with friends and we had another fabulous week with great weather in the BVI! The crew kept us busy with multiple destinations and activities daily; we loved Oil Nut Bay, Scrub Island, Bitter End and the remote bays where everyone had a blast with multiple water activities! Captain Jason did an unbelievable job keeping us very active while Chef Will was back in the kitchen preparing fantastic breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners! Lucy, the second mate, was a joy to be with, she made delicious tropical drinks, cleaned up after us and kept us entertained! A great time was had by all! Wendy M. Marco Island
January, 2017, VACOA guests said:
We chartered Vacoa in the BVI in January of 2017 and enjoyed every minute of it. The boat is a 620 Lagoon (our second trip on the same model) and I would not charter in the BVI on any other model of boat. The fact that the top deck can accommodate all 10 guests beats any other boat in its class. The boat is in great condition and the salon and state rooms are well appointed. Jason and Team did a wonderful job and the food blew away our expectations (which were high from our previous trip on another boat). I'd recommend getting off the boat for cocktails here and there but eating on board as none of the island restaurants can match the quality and presentation of the food. They had plenty of sports equipment on board -- everything from water skis to wakeboard, to kayaks, to paddle boards, etc.... Full service boat with fantastic crew -- perfect match. Charles G. Dallas
Charter July 02-09, Tortola-Tortola
Message for the broker : I have no words (which everyone will tell you is unusual for me J)! The guests had a fabulous time on VACOA. The comments keep coming. The crew was amazing and Christine was just incredible. We ate like kings all week. Claire and Xavier were so nice and wonderful. The vacation was amazing! We loved every minute of it....the best vacation ever. It was incredible! Im ready to look for next year. Call me!
Charter June 15th- 22th 2016, Tortola-Tortola
Comment from the broker: I just wanted to send you an email and tell you how proud I am of Xavier and his crew on VACOA! He is such a pleasure to work with. My clients had the best trip ever on board with them. Thank you for all your assistance!
Charter 17th to 24th of April 2016, Tortola-Tortola
This charter was by far the best I have been on to date...maybe it was the yacht? Maybe it was the crew? Both were amazing and better than expected. The yacht's condition was impeccable, the accommodations definitely met with our expectations, perhaps even better. We did not fully appreciate the upper deck of the yacht; I think we hung out there most of the time. We also did not realize we had a fourth crew member which was terrific! The crew was phenomenal. Xavier and Claire were so professional and accommodating to all of your wishes. Christine our chef was 5 star!! Every meal was delicious and special - what she was able to accomplish with such limited provisions was truly amazing. The final dinner our last night was a special treat - surprise Pirate Party!! Maxim was our 4th crew member and such a delight. He really took care of all of us...day or night!! The week went by so fast even though it was 7 days on a boat...we went to every location we wanted plus some. Xavier knew exactly when the best times would be for snorkeling, seeing turtles, exploring the Baths (when all of the people had left); he even knew how to keep us out of the stormy weather! We enjoyed hiking on the islands, tennis at two resorts, sailing at Bitter End and spa treatments on shore. They really did an amazing job keeping all of us happy.
Charter 19th to 26th of March 2016, Saint-Martin - Saint-Martin:
I just want to thank you for your advice and organization of my charter onboard VACOA during our Easter break.We had a fantastic tour onboard a great boat, run by a very professional, knowledgable and service minded crew. My family and I enjoyed every minute and we will certainly come back in not too distant future. I can easily recommend this boat with existing crew to anyone that want to have a time of their life experience. Thank you
Charter 24th to 31th of January 2016 - Tortola - Tortola
Just a quick check in after a most delightful week on the water with great friends and a fantastic crew! The chef Christine was also over the top on professional skills and food quality/presentation, and always pleasant and open to teaching us about her dishes and how they were prepared. As a business owner myself, I know it is important to get prompt and direct feedback and consider this a 100+ score, simply blew us away! It goes without saying that the captain and crew had our comfort and hospitality in mind 24/7; and clearly a crack sailing team.
Charter 08th to 18th of December 2015, St Vincent-Grenada
Well done! The Vacoa and crew were perfect for our team of six non-adventurers. I have already recommended them to other friends. I know we will be in touch again next year.
Charter 25th of November - 2nd of December 2015 Tortola-Tortola
My clients had a wonderful time aboard VACOA. Thank you very much to you and your excellent crew for an excellent charter!
Charter 9th -16th May 2015 - St Marteen to St Barth
Estimado Xavier, Te envo como recuerdo dos fotos del grupo de navegantes argentinos, de la semana del 9-5 al 16-5-15. Hemos pasado una semana muy linda y nos hemos sentido muy satisfechos por las atenciones de toda la tripulacin. Un cordial saludo para los tres y espero nos podamos volver a re-encontrar. Cordialmente.
Charter 19th-26th April 2015 - St Marteen
Feedback from the broker : I finally got ahold of M. XXX to get a report on their sailing vacation in St Martin with Xavier and Clare and Christine on VACOA and he has only superlatives for the boat, crew and experience.He was ecstatic about the food, the service, Xaviers energy and flexibility with doing water sports with the kids, playing DJ and helping guide the itinerary choices. They said they would charter that boat again with that crew.
Charter 5 -13 April 15 - Tortola
Our charter has been sensational! Xavier is very skilled and knowledgeable, first mate Claire has been wonderful, and chef Manuela extraordinary, fabulous cuisine. All of the crew work well together. Susan and I speak French with them, some Italian with Manuela, but they are all fluent in English. They have been particularly patient and helpful with the grandchildren. The boat itself is super, but the setup of the bathrooms could be better, which has nothing to do with the crew, of course. I am glad that we held out for VACOA .
Charter Sicily Islands 23-31th of August 2015
I have just talked with the client, she is plenty satisfied with their cruise on board of MAITAS. The captain Marco and his crew has work very hard to offer to all the party an unforgettable cruise. They have appreciated their professionalism, the discretion , the long experience and the excellent cousin . I want thank all the Team , I will give only super positive feedback on the boat and I hope to have soon other clients.
June, '17, guests aboard catamaran VACOA said
It was our first cruise with friends at the BVI, April 2017. We had an excellent holiday at the Vacoa. His crew was fantastic, Jason the captain always open to give us destination suggestions and access our requirements, we did many fun activities with the dinghy, Angie, the best, an eceptional chef delights us day by day with exquisite preparations and the best ever alway with a big smile, Lucy was a wonderful hostess kept us at all times solving any issue we requested, with the best encouragement and always cheerful. We had an amazing time at Vacoa and would love to go back. Rosario B. Santiago, Chile Vacoa with our Chilean Flag. What an honor!
Rates are Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10 PAX
Winter 2023 to 2024 $37,000 $37,000 $37,000 $38,000 $39,000 $39,750 $40,500 $42,250 $44,000
Summer 2024 $37,000 $37,000 $37,000 $38,000 $39,000 $39,750 $40,500 $42,250 $44,000
Winter 2024 to 2025 $39,000 $39,000 $39,000 $40,000 $41,000 $41,750 $42,500 $44,250 $46,000

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: 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
XMAS week (from 18 up to 26 December possible dates) -
Up to 10 guests: US$50,400
New Years week (from 28 December possible dates) -
Up to 10 guests: US$52,500

Rates are all-inclusive in the Virgins - Plus Bar & Taxes outside the Virgins

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