SEAHOME

$40,000 - $44,000 / WEEK

Sailing vessel Seahome is a 2016 Lagoon 620 catamaran, featuring Lagoon's stylish upgraded Essence decor. She is spacious and elegantly appointed with a sprawling interior that features luxurious leather accents throughout. Seahome hosts up to 10 guests in five queen-sized, air- conditioned cabins. The headroom is 6’9ʺ and all the beds are fitted with custom made memory foam mattress for the ultimate restful experience at sea. Each cabin has its own, private en- suite bathroom with a separate shower and soft, fresh towels. Outside, the sweeping deck, shaded flybridge, and cushioned sunbeds allow guests ample choice and space to relax and absorb the breathtaking 360° views while at anchor or sailing. When the winds are favorable, Seahome can be seen flying her striking spinnaker sail, with gennaker and jib sails providing picturesque sailing in alternate wind conditions. The cockpit at the aft of the boat features an expansive dining table that provides center stage for an array of delicious dining experiences on week-long, all-inclusive charters. Every trip is specifically tailored to the guests’ requirements and a unique menu is designed to accommodate the dietary needs of all individuals on board. The newly upgraded bar area is generously stocked, serving handcrafted cocktails daily and providing a space for creative guests to try their hand at mixology, whenever the inspiration strikes. The boat is fully equipped with snorkeling and scuba diving gear, an abundance of water toys, a brand new 70hp Yamaha powered AB tender, stand-up paddles boards, hammocks and more. A swim ladder with a hot and cold water shower on the aft transom makes getting in and out of the ocean a seamless pleasure. The boat comes fully crewed with an experienced captain who doubles as a divemaster, accompanied by long time fellow crew members who provide services as a first mate/stewardess and as a chef. Having all grown up along the coastlines of Cape Town in South Africa, the ocean has been a long time playground to all the crew members aboard Seahome. Whether you are after an exuberant experience of fun outdoor activities, relaxing with your family and friends over some board games under the radiant Caribbean sun, or some quiet time in lesser populated locations - the Seahomies have over 19 years of combined experience and local knowledge in these areas to cater to your ultimate luxury yacht charter experience.

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2016
YACHT
LENGTH
62 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
5
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
10
TOTAL
CREW
3
CHARGES
FROM
$40,000
Accommodations
Cabins: 5
Queen: 5
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 5
Electric Heads: 5
Engine Details
150hp twin Volvo engines 2 x generators
Fuel Consumption: 6
Cruising Speed: 8.5 knots
Max Speed: 12 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 33 Feet
Draft: 5 Feet
Pax: 10
YearBuilt: 2016
Builder: Lagoon
Engines: 150hp twin Volvo engines 2 x generators
JetSkis: No
Flag: Jamaica
SatTv: No
RegNum: JMP 16037
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
Camcorder: No
Books: 20+
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: -
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Yes
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: Inquire
Inverter: 24/110v - 60Hz - 2 x 2800 VA
Voltages: 110 & 220V
Water Maker: -
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: Transom only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 15ft
Dinghy hp: 60 hp Honda
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: Yes
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): Yes
Floating Mats: No
Swim Platform: 2
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Stern
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: No
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling Rods
Rods: 2
General Diving Info
Gear included in price. Wetsuits, if desired, need to be rented.

Diving Costs information
Cost per dive per person: $75
Open Water Certification Dives. $300
Discover Scuba Diving: $150
Captain
Shane Taylor
Nation: South African/Italian
Born: 1991
Languages: English, French, Afrikanns, Dutch,
Years Sailing: 2012
Chef
Erin Lotz
Nation: South African
Years Sailing: 2012
Captain Shane Taylor

Qualifications
RYA YACHTMASTER Offshore (Comm. endorsed) STCW’10 (Exp. 2022)
RYA Powerboat Level 2
PADI Open Water Diver
RYA Short Range Radio License
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Certificate
Super Yacht Maintenance and Etiquette Training
Single Handed Sailing Instructors License
Crowd Control and Management Training
Proficiency in Life Raft Training
RYA ENG 1 (Exp. April 2021)
International Drivers License

Captain Shane spent his childhood in Hout Bay and started sailing when he was 12 years old, building experience in the waters across Cape Peninsula. Before getting his captain’s license, Shane studied advertising, photography and cocktail mixology. He worked for many years as a water sports instructor by day and a DJ by night. In 2012, he completed his RYA Yachtmaster’s, allowing him to enter into the charter industry in 2013 with the ideal combination of skills, and he has been working as a charter yacht captain for the past 7 years. Diving has found a huge place in Shane’s heart thanks to the vastly populated Caribbean waters that exhibit some of “Nature’s Little Secrets”. His zealous enthusiasm for experiencing sea life from a diver’s perspective would have him living there, if not for the small problem of there being a limited oxygen supply underwater. Shane is always keen to show his guests the best of everything,
above and below the waterline. He has the sort of easy-going personality that makes everyone feel comfortable and his boundless animation is endlessly entertaining.

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First Mate Anne Taylor

QUALIFICATIONS
Superyacht Culinary Academy – Advanced Chef Training Course
Superyacht Stewardess Training and Silver
Service Certificate
SYCA Food Safety & Hygiene Course 2019
Powerboat Level 2
STCW ’10 Exp. 2023
ENG1 Exp. 2021

First Mate and Stewardess Anne is originally from the Netherlands and she spent a few years in the English countryside as a child. At the age of 5, she moved to Cape Town, South Africa, but the wider world kept calling to her, so, when she was 18, she packed her bags and moved to the busy metropolis of London for a year and worked in one of the most popular hostels in the city. After studying marketing back in South Africa, she worked at the Hilton Hotel in Cape Town. When presented with an opportunity to work on the water, her passion for being close to the ocean naturally directed her to develop a love for sailing and she used her administrative and hospitality skills to become the Sole Chef/Stew aboard one of Cape Town’s luxury motor yachts. Since then, she has dabbled in every role aboard a luxury yacht and is proficient in all tasks that come her way. Anne’s sparkling personality, kind and gentle manners and witty banter make her a delight to engage with. She is devoted to animals of all shapes and sizes, especially turtles, and she always knows where to look when they peek their little heads above the water.

Shane and Anne are a fun and seasoned married couple who have a knack of making guests feel relaxed and at ease on board. They share a love and passion for sailing on the water and they also share the exact same birthday! Born hemispheres apart, they met in South Africa in 2010, and in 2013, they sailed together over 6000 miles from Cape Town to begin a new chapter in the Caribbean. There, they began a successful 5-year partnership as one of the BVI’s most loved charter crew. Their love for travel has opened doors for them to charter in some of the most sought-after locations across the globe, including the Mediterranean, the Bahamas and many of the Leeward and Windward Caribbean islands. In 2017, the dynamic duo were joined by Shane’s step-sister, Erin, who worked with them as the chef, thus forming the formidable team that operates on board Seahome today.

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Chef Erin Lotz -

Chef Erin has a passion for flavorsome food and excellent customer service. Cooking phenomenal food is in her blood, as she comes from a line of fanatical foodies and engaging entertainers. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree, she pursued her true passion for food in 2017, where she completed her City and Guild’s qualification in Food Preparation and Cooking at The Sense of Taste Chef School. Thereafter, she joined Shane and Anne for a successful charter season in the BVI, followed by 2 years of developing her culinary skills at one of the BVIs most popular resorts, Cooper Island Beach Club. Working with skilled chefs from around the globe, Erin used this chance to hone her skills in all aspects of cookery and food preparation. Her cooking style is broad, but she enjoys preparing Caribbean, Mediterranean, and vegetarian cuisine in particular. With over twelve years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Erin is professional, highly motivated, and loves to entertain. Her continuously evolving menu never fails to amaze guests as she serves up delicious and unique dishes inspired by fresh produce and local flavours. She cares deeply about promoting nature, supporting local producers, and using food to improve peoples’ lives beyond the experience that they receive from the plate.

Together, these three Seahomies use their love for wining and dining, entertainment, and sailing to provide an unforgettable experience aboard, where an atmosphere of safety and professionalism allows their guests to immerse themselves in the carefree and fun-loving Caribbean vibe. Impeccable reviews testify to their popularity and professionalism, and they are eager to make the coming season the best one yet!

Chef Erin's Sample Menu

 

BREAKFAST

Prosciutto Ham and Porcini Mushroom Omelette topped with Melted Mozzarella and Tomato Concasase

Poached Egg on a bed of Greens with Sautéed Asparagus and a Silky Hollandaise Sauce

Egg, Bacon and Spinach Nests with a Mild Caribbean Jerk Sauce

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Toasted Bagels with Caper Berry Vinaigrette and Bean Sprouts

Potato, Parsley and Parmesan Frittata slice with Homemade Ciabatta and Garlic Butter

SWEET OPTIONS

Cinnamon and Cointreau Brioche French Toast with Crispy Bacon and Caramelised Pineapple

Berry Pancakes topped with Toasted Cashews, Spiced Creme Fraiche and a drizzle of Honey

VEGAN

Olive oil Preserved Eggplant Ribbons with Slow Roast Cherry Tomatoes, Cashew Cheese and Parsley Gremolata

Coconut and Chia Oatmeal with Papaya Cubes, Mango Compote and Toasted Pecan Nuts

FOR THE TABLE

Homemade Granola, Tropical Fruit Platter, Choice of Yoghurt

 

LUNCH

Catch of the Day served in Spinach Wraps with Caesar Dressed Greens and a side of Tangy Slaw

Zesty Lemon Shrimp with Zucchini, Garden Peas, Sour Cream and Tagliatelle pasta

Grilled Chicken Breast with an Asian style Mango and Cashew Salad with Toasted Pita Triangles

West Indian Goat Roti Wrap served with Homemade Mango Chutney and a Salad of Mixed Greens

Moroccan Spiced Pork Tenderloin served with Quinoa and a Pomegranate and Mint Salsa

Brie Stuffed Angus Beef Burger with Caramelised Onions and Arugula on Handmade Buns

FAMILY STYLE OPTIONS

Mexican Tacos - Mediterranean Mezze - Italian Pizza Served with a selection of Fresh Salads and Condiments

VEGAN

Green Pea Falafel Burger with Pickled Cucumber and Beetroot Hummus in Romaine Lettuce Cups

Grilled Bell Pepper stuffed with Curried Rice and Lentils, with a side of Homemade Mango Chutney

 

APPETIZERS AND SNACKS

Smoked Mozzarella Arancini with Bacon Mayonnaise and Bean Sprouts

Feta Cheese stuffed Artichoke Bottoms with Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade

Goats Cheese and Craisin Clusters coated in Pistachio Dust

Crab and Green Onion Phyllo Cups with a Creamy Cheese

Sauce Fresh Wahoo Ceviche served on a Citrus and Fennel Salad

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno & Sweet Pepper Poppers

Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe with Ginger and Figs

VEGAN

Beetroot and Avocado Gazpacho with Sourdough Croutes

Jamaican Spiced Black Bean bites with Vegan Ranch Dressing

 

DINNER

Thai Yellow Curry with Red Snapper, Corn, Cilantro and Coconut Rice

Fresh Local Lobster served with Mushroom and Truffle Risotto and Greek Salad

Paprika-spiced Seared Salmon Fillet, Goats Cheese Polenta and Sliced Rainbow Peppers

Miso Marinated Chicken Thighs with Cumin-spiced Cauliflower Rice and Sautéed Long Beans

Duck Breast à l'Orange on top of Roasted Beets and Sweet Potato with Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Angus Beef Filet-Mignon in a Red Wine Sauce with Crispy Roast Potatoes and Sweet Baby Carrots

Braised Lamb Shank served on Parsnip Purée with Grilled Asparagus mixed in a Caper and Walnut Salsa

VEGAN

Roasted Butternut Half stuffed with Cumin Spiced Butter Beans, Collard Greens and a Tomato Salad

Mushroom, Lentil and Zucchini Lasagne with a Beetroot Greek Salad

 

DESSERT

Traditional South African Lemon Meringue Pie with Blueberry Compote

Honey and Thyme Cheesecake with a Ginger Biscuit Crust

Coconut and Lime Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Jewels

Mango Macarons with Dragon Fruit Domes and Litchi Sorbet

Turkish Delight Creme Brûlée with Pistachio Brittle

Coffee and Amaretto Dom Pedro with Dark Chocolate Ganache

Painkiller Trifle with Whipped Coconut Cream, Pineapple Chunks and Freshly Grated Nutmeg

VEGAN

Black Bean and Avocado Chocolate Brownies with Pear, Lime and Coriander Sorbet

Apple and Raspberry Cobbler with Creamy Coconut and Cinnamon Sorbet

January 2016
Diane B., New York A group of 2 friends that we booked aboard with Shane & Anne on a previous 45' Catamaran in January, 2016 said: My husband and I both wrote reviews which you will see below so that you could see both points of view which both arrive at the same thing: OURS: This was ABSOLUTELY a vacation of a LIFETIME! Shane and Anne were instrumental in making that happen. HERS: Our sailing trip was a Christmas gift from my husband for Christmas 2014. He told me to research which boats I was interested in to sail the British Virgin Islands. After much web search I found the Gypsy Princess which seemed very interesting. They seemed to have a lot of the toys that we might like to use including paddle-boards which I had always wanted to try. After reading about the Captain and First Mate (Shane and Anne) I decided that they seemed like they would be a fun couple to sail with. They were brokered with Carefree Yacht Charters. We contacted Carefree Charters and began the process of booking our trip. Lynne at Carefree Yacht Charters was very helpful throughout the simple process. We were kept informed throughout and sent friendly reminders when our deposits were due which was nice for us to plan into our budget for the year. She even kept us informed about extras like fishing permits in case we were interested. We were not but if you are it's important to get your permits in advance. We were sent forms to fill out with our preferences for meals and activities. This was helpful too so that we didn't have to make those types of decisions during our vacation. It made it feel more like a vacation when my husband and I weren't looking at each other saying "what do you want to do?" with the other responding "I don't know, what do YOU want to do?" It also is helpful for our Captain and First Mate to plan their shopping for our meals since there are limited opportunities for them to do so. We were told that Shane and Anne would be in touch with us within a couple of weeks of our trip to answer any questions we may still have and to ask any questions they may have. A couple of weeks before our trip Shane called and we did have a few questions about outlets, phone use, wifi, etc. He was very capable of answering our questions and put us very much at ease. He said that he anticipated that the weather would be good for most if not all of our trip and they looked forward to meeting us. He mentioned that he noticed in our paperwork we had submitted to Carefree Yacht Charters that we were going to be staying in St. John a couple of nights before they were scheduled to pick us up in St. Thomas. He asked if we would rather be picked up in St. John instead of St. Thomas which is where we were originally scheduled. This was so helpful and we are so thankful that they did that for us. It saved us another ferry ride and a long taxi ride and at least another hour and a half of traveling. 12:00 pick up at St. John and Shane and Anne are right on time. We were so excited! A few safety things were explained to us immediately and how to use things like the toilets and showers and then we were on our way. Shane gave us a brief itinerary and explained, of course, that at sea these things are always subject to change. We told him that we were very easy going about this trip and are here to relax. Anne had delicious snacks waiting for us which was just the beginning for MANY DELICIOUS meals, snacks, cocktails and desserts. We had only booked half-board so that we could try out some restaurants on the islands but had we known what a fantastic cook Anne is we would have absolutely booked full-board. We did dine at a couple of really good restaurants but still nothing compared to Anne's cooking. Shane's sailing abilities and knowledge of sailing and the area made us COMPLETELY at ease. We are much older than he and Anne but truly felt completely safe every minute we were with them. Shane knew all the in's and out's of every beach, mooring, dock, etc... He knew when we needed to head out from one spot to get the best spot at the next. He knew which restaurants to go to on all the island. He knew when and where there would be live music on different islands. He knew how we could get around if we wanted to spend time at any of the islands. He knew where we would spot things like turtles and different kinds of fish. I'm not at all a swimmer but was very much able to enjoy kayaking, paddle-boarding (yes, I did it and love it), relaxing on the beach, relaxing on the boat, eating and reading a novel. My husband is a swimmer and was able to snorkel and get as much exercise as he wanted by swimming. HIS: I cannot think of a better way to enjoy the British Virgin Islands. Shane and Anne made our experience incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating. This was no small feat considering that (1) we are used to packing lots into our vacations, almost never resting in our quest to maximize new experiences, and (2) one of us doesn't really like to swim or to be in water where things are swimming with you! But for this vacation, we threw caution to the wind and asked our hosts to design everything for us. We opted for half-board (half meals on the ship and half meals on shore) and asked our hosts to design an itinerary which brought us to cool places and introduced us to great places to eat on the islands. And so we come to our first, and perhaps only, problem. Absolutely nothing compared to Anne's cooking. From breakfasts to snacks to dinners, she outdid herself. There was not a single meal that left us unhappy. So, although dining on the islands was nice (for example, the Sugar Mill on Tortola was really nice), nothing quite compared to an excellent meal on the boat. We don't think that Shane's delicious afternoon cocktails did anything to enhance our perception of Anne's meals, but they didn't hurt! So, our advice is go full board. Shane's itinerary was fabulous. Just enough sailing to see how it's done, but plenty of time to relax, snorkel and soak up the sun. Which brings us back to concern (1) and (2) above. Enjoying the beauty of these islands (whether sailing, moored in a beautiful bay or taking brief excursions to shore) was never boring! There were five of us traveling together and we each found time to enjoy each other's company and to find our own quiet time. Shane was always ready to accommodate our interests at a moment's notice. Despite our own tendencies, we were able to relax and enjoy. For that, we are grateful! Our non-swimmer was perfectly at home on a flotation device in Shane's home-made containment zone and he even succeeded in getting her to try stand-up paddle boarding! The boat, itself, was beautiful. Plenty of room for enjoying time together and plenty of spaces to enjoy some private time reading a book, sun-bathing or star-gazing. Things just seemed to work naturally and we all felt very much at home, and we were all convinced that this was due to the hospitality and preparation of Shane and Anne. And now a little more about them. They each turned 25 years old during our trip. We were endlessly impressed with their professionalism, friendliness, caring, maturity and poise. We would be honored to call them our kids! Shane's knowledge, command and self-assurance were inspiring. Anne's sweet, considerate attention to detail and culinary skills were impressive. Most impressive, perhaps, was the sense that these two would fit beautifully with any combination of passengers - an older crowd (like us), families with children or a group of college kids. We suspect they'd be able to make any group of passengers incredibly happy and well cared-for. Regardless, they seemed to us to be a perfect combination as hosts. They were happy to hang back and let us enjoy our group of 5, but they were equally comfortable joining our group and sharing stories that made everyone's experience more enjoyable. Diane B., New York
May 2017
A group of couples that we booked aboard with Shane & Anne on their previous 58' Catamaran in May, 2018 said: The Annex rocks! The boat was wonderful. It was very clean, comfortable, spacious and well-maintained. The accommodations exceeded all our expectations. The make or break aspect of any charter is the crew and they were magnificent. Shane, Anna, and Erin are incredible people and immediately made us feel at home. They took care of everything we needed and even put up with all of our shenanigans. Shane is an experienced captain and spent time every day talking to us about the day's sail. He would provide options and make suggestions based on what we wanted to do. At the end of the week, we all felt like we made some great new friends and, since a few of us are from Cleveland, it was great when they showed us their love for our favorite Cavalier, Lebron James! Erin's food was delicious and Shane's cocktails were epic! There was something different at every sitting and she always prepared us a unique snack between meals. We can't wait for the chance to charter another trip with the crew of The Annex and can't recommend them enough! Ron, Tracy, Vernon & Bethany, Texas A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard with Shane & Anne on their previous 58' Catamaran in January, 2018 said: Lynne: Not surprisingly, we enjoyed another fabulous vacation with Shane and Anne. Erin is certainly an excellent addition to the team. Erin's culinary skill, creativity, ambition and desire are remarkable! What made our time on the Annex so memorable (just like last time) is that it makes us feel so relaxed and so special. We feel pampered and yet completely laid back at the same time. Shane and Anne cater to us completely and adjust to whatever is needed or desired. This time around, it was eye opening to see the post-hurricane damage and recovery efforts. It was also great fun to play around with the cool toys on the boat and to enjoy lots of excellent snorkeling. Having sailed the BVI two years ago, the scenery and experience this time was no less interesting, beautiful, relaxed or enjoyable. As we mentioned to Shane and Anne, we have never before repeated a vacation until this one and we did not come back because the boat was new - we came back because we knew we would experience a perfect vacation with Shane and Anne. And we did. When we think of our favorite vacations, sailing with them is invariably the first image that comes to our minds. So, to summarize: Food/Drinks: Amazing! Catamaran: Luxurious and Fun! Hospitality: Unparallelled! BVI: Gorgeous, even as they rebuild!
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10 PAX
Winter 2019 to 2020 $40,000 $40,500 $41,000 $41,500 $42,000 $42,500 $43,000 $43,500 $44,000
Summer 2020 $40,000 $40,500 $41,000 $41,500 $42,000 $42,500 $43,000 $43,500 $44,000
Winter 2020 to 2021 $40,000 $40,500 $41,000 $41,500 $42,000 $42,500 $43,000 $43,500 $44,000

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

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

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
***BOAT REQUIRES 48 HOUR TURNS***

HOLIDAYS:
2020

Thanksgiving week $44,000
Christmas Flat Rate $47,000 St Thomas pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must end on or before 12/26/2019
New Years Flat Rate $52,000 St Thomas pick up. 7 night minimum. Charter must start no earlier than 12/27/2019
2021
Thanksgiving week $48,000
Christmas Flat Rate $51,000 St Thomas pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must end on or before 12/26/2019
New Years Flat Rate $56,000 St Thomas pick up. 7 night minimum. Charter must start no earlier than 12/27/2019


7 night minimum

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Available

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Booked

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Hold

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  • : Cat
  • : 33 Feet
  • : 5 Feet
  • : 10
  • : 2016
  • : Lagoon
  • : 8.5 knots
  • : 12 knots
  • : 150hp twin Volvo engines 2 x generators
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Onboard
  • : Shane Taylor
  • : Jamaica
  • : No
  • : JMP 16037
Accommodations
Cabins: 5
Queen: 5
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 5
Wash Basins: 5
Heads: 5
Electric Heads: 5
Engine Details
150hp twin Volvo engines 2 x generators
Fuel Consumption: 6
Cruising Speed: 8.5 knots
Max Speed: 12 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Refit: -
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: -
# CD's: -
Camcorder: No
Books: 20+
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: No
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: -
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Yes
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: Sea
Minimum Age: Inquire
Generator: Yes
Inverter: 24/110v - 60Hz - 2 x 2800 VA
Voltages: 110 & 220V
Water Maker: -
Water Cap: -
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: Inq
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: Many
Guests Smokes: Transom only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 15ft
Dinghy hp: 60 hp Honda
Dinghy # pax: 8
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: Yes
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): Yes
Floating Mats: No
Swim Platform: 2
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Stern
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: No
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling Rods
Rods: 2
General Diving Info
Gear included in price. Wetsuits, if desired, need to be rented.

Diving Costs information
Cost per dive per person: $75
Open Water Certification Dives. $300
Discover Scuba Diving: $150
Captain
Shane Taylor
Nation: South African/Italian
Born: 1991
Languages: English, French, Afrikanns, Dutch,
Years Sailing: 2012
Chef
Erin Lotz
Nation: South African
Years Sailing: 2012
Captain Shane Taylor

Qualifications
RYA YACHTMASTER Offshore (Comm. endorsed) STCW’10 (Exp. 2022)
RYA Powerboat Level 2
PADI Open Water Diver
RYA Short Range Radio License
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Certificate
Super Yacht Maintenance and Etiquette Training
Single Handed Sailing Instructors License
Crowd Control and Management Training
Proficiency in Life Raft Training
RYA ENG 1 (Exp. April 2021)
International Drivers License

Captain Shane spent his childhood in Hout Bay and started sailing when he was 12 years old, building experience in the waters across Cape Peninsula. Before getting his captain’s license, Shane studied advertising, photography and cocktail mixology. He worked for many years as a water sports instructor by day and a DJ by night. In 2012, he completed his RYA Yachtmaster’s, allowing him to enter into the charter industry in 2013 with the ideal combination of skills, and he has been working as a charter yacht captain for the past 7 years. Diving has found a huge place in Shane’s heart thanks to the vastly populated Caribbean waters that exhibit some of “Nature’s Little Secrets”. His zealous enthusiasm for experiencing sea life from a diver’s perspective would have him living there, if not for the small problem of there being a limited oxygen supply underwater. Shane is always keen to show his guests the best of everything,
above and below the waterline. He has the sort of easy-going personality that makes everyone feel comfortable and his boundless animation is endlessly entertaining.

____________________

First Mate Anne Taylor

QUALIFICATIONS
Superyacht Culinary Academy – Advanced Chef Training Course
Superyacht Stewardess Training and Silver
Service Certificate
SYCA Food Safety & Hygiene Course 2019
Powerboat Level 2
STCW ’10 Exp. 2023
ENG1 Exp. 2021

First Mate and Stewardess Anne is originally from the Netherlands and she spent a few years in the English countryside as a child. At the age of 5, she moved to Cape Town, South Africa, but the wider world kept calling to her, so, when she was 18, she packed her bags and moved to the busy metropolis of London for a year and worked in one of the most popular hostels in the city. After studying marketing back in South Africa, she worked at the Hilton Hotel in Cape Town. When presented with an opportunity to work on the water, her passion for being close to the ocean naturally directed her to develop a love for sailing and she used her administrative and hospitality skills to become the Sole Chef/Stew aboard one of Cape Town’s luxury motor yachts. Since then, she has dabbled in every role aboard a luxury yacht and is proficient in all tasks that come her way. Anne’s sparkling personality, kind and gentle manners and witty banter make her a delight to engage with. She is devoted to animals of all shapes and sizes, especially turtles, and she always knows where to look when they peek their little heads above the water.

Shane and Anne are a fun and seasoned married couple who have a knack of making guests feel relaxed and at ease on board. They share a love and passion for sailing on the water and they also share the exact same birthday! Born hemispheres apart, they met in South Africa in 2010, and in 2013, they sailed together over 6000 miles from Cape Town to begin a new chapter in the Caribbean. There, they began a successful 5-year partnership as one of the BVI’s most loved charter crew. Their love for travel has opened doors for them to charter in some of the most sought-after locations across the globe, including the Mediterranean, the Bahamas and many of the Leeward and Windward Caribbean islands. In 2017, the dynamic duo were joined by Shane’s step-sister, Erin, who worked with them as the chef, thus forming the formidable team that operates on board Seahome today.

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Chef Erin Lotz -

Chef Erin has a passion for flavorsome food and excellent customer service. Cooking phenomenal food is in her blood, as she comes from a line of fanatical foodies and engaging entertainers. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree, she pursued her true passion for food in 2017, where she completed her City and Guild’s qualification in Food Preparation and Cooking at The Sense of Taste Chef School. Thereafter, she joined Shane and Anne for a successful charter season in the BVI, followed by 2 years of developing her culinary skills at one of the BVIs most popular resorts, Cooper Island Beach Club. Working with skilled chefs from around the globe, Erin used this chance to hone her skills in all aspects of cookery and food preparation. Her cooking style is broad, but she enjoys preparing Caribbean, Mediterranean, and vegetarian cuisine in particular. With over twelve years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Erin is professional, highly motivated, and loves to entertain. Her continuously evolving menu never fails to amaze guests as she serves up delicious and unique dishes inspired by fresh produce and local flavours. She cares deeply about promoting nature, supporting local producers, and using food to improve peoples’ lives beyond the experience that they receive from the plate.

Together, these three Seahomies use their love for wining and dining, entertainment, and sailing to provide an unforgettable experience aboard, where an atmosphere of safety and professionalism allows their guests to immerse themselves in the carefree and fun-loving Caribbean vibe. Impeccable reviews testify to their popularity and professionalism, and they are eager to make the coming season the best one yet!

Chef Erin's Sample Menu

 

BREAKFAST

Prosciutto Ham and Porcini Mushroom Omelette topped with Melted Mozzarella and Tomato Concasase

Poached Egg on a bed of Greens with Sautéed Asparagus and a Silky Hollandaise Sauce

Egg, Bacon and Spinach Nests with a Mild Caribbean Jerk Sauce

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Toasted Bagels with Caper Berry Vinaigrette and Bean Sprouts

Potato, Parsley and Parmesan Frittata slice with Homemade Ciabatta and Garlic Butter

SWEET OPTIONS

Cinnamon and Cointreau Brioche French Toast with Crispy Bacon and Caramelised Pineapple

Berry Pancakes topped with Toasted Cashews, Spiced Creme Fraiche and a drizzle of Honey

VEGAN

Olive oil Preserved Eggplant Ribbons with Slow Roast Cherry Tomatoes, Cashew Cheese and Parsley Gremolata

Coconut and Chia Oatmeal with Papaya Cubes, Mango Compote and Toasted Pecan Nuts

FOR THE TABLE

Homemade Granola, Tropical Fruit Platter, Choice of Yoghurt

 

LUNCH

Catch of the Day served in Spinach Wraps with Caesar Dressed Greens and a side of Tangy Slaw

Zesty Lemon Shrimp with Zucchini, Garden Peas, Sour Cream and Tagliatelle pasta

Grilled Chicken Breast with an Asian style Mango and Cashew Salad with Toasted Pita Triangles

West Indian Goat Roti Wrap served with Homemade Mango Chutney and a Salad of Mixed Greens

Moroccan Spiced Pork Tenderloin served with Quinoa and a Pomegranate and Mint Salsa

Brie Stuffed Angus Beef Burger with Caramelised Onions and Arugula on Handmade Buns

FAMILY STYLE OPTIONS

Mexican Tacos - Mediterranean Mezze - Italian Pizza Served with a selection of Fresh Salads and Condiments

VEGAN

Green Pea Falafel Burger with Pickled Cucumber and Beetroot Hummus in Romaine Lettuce Cups

Grilled Bell Pepper stuffed with Curried Rice and Lentils, with a side of Homemade Mango Chutney

 

APPETIZERS AND SNACKS

Smoked Mozzarella Arancini with Bacon Mayonnaise and Bean Sprouts

Feta Cheese stuffed Artichoke Bottoms with Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade

Goats Cheese and Craisin Clusters coated in Pistachio Dust

Crab and Green Onion Phyllo Cups with a Creamy Cheese

Sauce Fresh Wahoo Ceviche served on a Citrus and Fennel Salad

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno & Sweet Pepper Poppers

Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe with Ginger and Figs

VEGAN

Beetroot and Avocado Gazpacho with Sourdough Croutes

Jamaican Spiced Black Bean bites with Vegan Ranch Dressing

 

DINNER

Thai Yellow Curry with Red Snapper, Corn, Cilantro and Coconut Rice

Fresh Local Lobster served with Mushroom and Truffle Risotto and Greek Salad

Paprika-spiced Seared Salmon Fillet, Goats Cheese Polenta and Sliced Rainbow Peppers

Miso Marinated Chicken Thighs with Cumin-spiced Cauliflower Rice and Sautéed Long Beans

Duck Breast à l'Orange on top of Roasted Beets and Sweet Potato with Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Angus Beef Filet-Mignon in a Red Wine Sauce with Crispy Roast Potatoes and Sweet Baby Carrots

Braised Lamb Shank served on Parsnip Purée with Grilled Asparagus mixed in a Caper and Walnut Salsa

VEGAN

Roasted Butternut Half stuffed with Cumin Spiced Butter Beans, Collard Greens and a Tomato Salad

Mushroom, Lentil and Zucchini Lasagne with a Beetroot Greek Salad

 

DESSERT

Traditional South African Lemon Meringue Pie with Blueberry Compote

Honey and Thyme Cheesecake with a Ginger Biscuit Crust

Coconut and Lime Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Jewels

Mango Macarons with Dragon Fruit Domes and Litchi Sorbet

Turkish Delight Creme Brûlée with Pistachio Brittle

Coffee and Amaretto Dom Pedro with Dark Chocolate Ganache

Painkiller Trifle with Whipped Coconut Cream, Pineapple Chunks and Freshly Grated Nutmeg

VEGAN

Black Bean and Avocado Chocolate Brownies with Pear, Lime and Coriander Sorbet

Apple and Raspberry Cobbler with Creamy Coconut and Cinnamon Sorbet

January 2016
Diane B., New York A group of 2 friends that we booked aboard with Shane & Anne on a previous 45' Catamaran in January, 2016 said: My husband and I both wrote reviews which you will see below so that you could see both points of view which both arrive at the same thing: OURS: This was ABSOLUTELY a vacation of a LIFETIME! Shane and Anne were instrumental in making that happen. HERS: Our sailing trip was a Christmas gift from my husband for Christmas 2014. He told me to research which boats I was interested in to sail the British Virgin Islands. After much web search I found the Gypsy Princess which seemed very interesting. They seemed to have a lot of the toys that we might like to use including paddle-boards which I had always wanted to try. After reading about the Captain and First Mate (Shane and Anne) I decided that they seemed like they would be a fun couple to sail with. They were brokered with Carefree Yacht Charters. We contacted Carefree Charters and began the process of booking our trip. Lynne at Carefree Yacht Charters was very helpful throughout the simple process. We were kept informed throughout and sent friendly reminders when our deposits were due which was nice for us to plan into our budget for the year. She even kept us informed about extras like fishing permits in case we were interested. We were not but if you are it's important to get your permits in advance. We were sent forms to fill out with our preferences for meals and activities. This was helpful too so that we didn't have to make those types of decisions during our vacation. It made it feel more like a vacation when my husband and I weren't looking at each other saying "what do you want to do?" with the other responding "I don't know, what do YOU want to do?" It also is helpful for our Captain and First Mate to plan their shopping for our meals since there are limited opportunities for them to do so. We were told that Shane and Anne would be in touch with us within a couple of weeks of our trip to answer any questions we may still have and to ask any questions they may have. A couple of weeks before our trip Shane called and we did have a few questions about outlets, phone use, wifi, etc. He was very capable of answering our questions and put us very much at ease. He said that he anticipated that the weather would be good for most if not all of our trip and they looked forward to meeting us. He mentioned that he noticed in our paperwork we had submitted to Carefree Yacht Charters that we were going to be staying in St. John a couple of nights before they were scheduled to pick us up in St. Thomas. He asked if we would rather be picked up in St. John instead of St. Thomas which is where we were originally scheduled. This was so helpful and we are so thankful that they did that for us. It saved us another ferry ride and a long taxi ride and at least another hour and a half of traveling. 12:00 pick up at St. John and Shane and Anne are right on time. We were so excited! A few safety things were explained to us immediately and how to use things like the toilets and showers and then we were on our way. Shane gave us a brief itinerary and explained, of course, that at sea these things are always subject to change. We told him that we were very easy going about this trip and are here to relax. Anne had delicious snacks waiting for us which was just the beginning for MANY DELICIOUS meals, snacks, cocktails and desserts. We had only booked half-board so that we could try out some restaurants on the islands but had we known what a fantastic cook Anne is we would have absolutely booked full-board. We did dine at a couple of really good restaurants but still nothing compared to Anne's cooking. Shane's sailing abilities and knowledge of sailing and the area made us COMPLETELY at ease. We are much older than he and Anne but truly felt completely safe every minute we were with them. Shane knew all the in's and out's of every beach, mooring, dock, etc... He knew when we needed to head out from one spot to get the best spot at the next. He knew which restaurants to go to on all the island. He knew when and where there would be live music on different islands. He knew how we could get around if we wanted to spend time at any of the islands. He knew where we would spot things like turtles and different kinds of fish. I'm not at all a swimmer but was very much able to enjoy kayaking, paddle-boarding (yes, I did it and love it), relaxing on the beach, relaxing on the boat, eating and reading a novel. My husband is a swimmer and was able to snorkel and get as much exercise as he wanted by swimming. HIS: I cannot think of a better way to enjoy the British Virgin Islands. Shane and Anne made our experience incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating. This was no small feat considering that (1) we are used to packing lots into our vacations, almost never resting in our quest to maximize new experiences, and (2) one of us doesn't really like to swim or to be in water where things are swimming with you! But for this vacation, we threw caution to the wind and asked our hosts to design everything for us. We opted for half-board (half meals on the ship and half meals on shore) and asked our hosts to design an itinerary which brought us to cool places and introduced us to great places to eat on the islands. And so we come to our first, and perhaps only, problem. Absolutely nothing compared to Anne's cooking. From breakfasts to snacks to dinners, she outdid herself. There was not a single meal that left us unhappy. So, although dining on the islands was nice (for example, the Sugar Mill on Tortola was really nice), nothing quite compared to an excellent meal on the boat. We don't think that Shane's delicious afternoon cocktails did anything to enhance our perception of Anne's meals, but they didn't hurt! So, our advice is go full board. Shane's itinerary was fabulous. Just enough sailing to see how it's done, but plenty of time to relax, snorkel and soak up the sun. Which brings us back to concern (1) and (2) above. Enjoying the beauty of these islands (whether sailing, moored in a beautiful bay or taking brief excursions to shore) was never boring! There were five of us traveling together and we each found time to enjoy each other's company and to find our own quiet time. Shane was always ready to accommodate our interests at a moment's notice. Despite our own tendencies, we were able to relax and enjoy. For that, we are grateful! Our non-swimmer was perfectly at home on a flotation device in Shane's home-made containment zone and he even succeeded in getting her to try stand-up paddle boarding! The boat, itself, was beautiful. Plenty of room for enjoying time together and plenty of spaces to enjoy some private time reading a book, sun-bathing or star-gazing. Things just seemed to work naturally and we all felt very much at home, and we were all convinced that this was due to the hospitality and preparation of Shane and Anne. And now a little more about them. They each turned 25 years old during our trip. We were endlessly impressed with their professionalism, friendliness, caring, maturity and poise. We would be honored to call them our kids! Shane's knowledge, command and self-assurance were inspiring. Anne's sweet, considerate attention to detail and culinary skills were impressive. Most impressive, perhaps, was the sense that these two would fit beautifully with any combination of passengers - an older crowd (like us), families with children or a group of college kids. We suspect they'd be able to make any group of passengers incredibly happy and well cared-for. Regardless, they seemed to us to be a perfect combination as hosts. They were happy to hang back and let us enjoy our group of 5, but they were equally comfortable joining our group and sharing stories that made everyone's experience more enjoyable. Diane B., New York
May 2017
A group of couples that we booked aboard with Shane & Anne on their previous 58' Catamaran in May, 2018 said: The Annex rocks! The boat was wonderful. It was very clean, comfortable, spacious and well-maintained. The accommodations exceeded all our expectations. The make or break aspect of any charter is the crew and they were magnificent. Shane, Anna, and Erin are incredible people and immediately made us feel at home. They took care of everything we needed and even put up with all of our shenanigans. Shane is an experienced captain and spent time every day talking to us about the day's sail. He would provide options and make suggestions based on what we wanted to do. At the end of the week, we all felt like we made some great new friends and, since a few of us are from Cleveland, it was great when they showed us their love for our favorite Cavalier, Lebron James! Erin's food was delicious and Shane's cocktails were epic! There was something different at every sitting and she always prepared us a unique snack between meals. We can't wait for the chance to charter another trip with the crew of The Annex and can't recommend them enough! Ron, Tracy, Vernon & Bethany, Texas A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard with Shane & Anne on their previous 58' Catamaran in January, 2018 said: Lynne: Not surprisingly, we enjoyed another fabulous vacation with Shane and Anne. Erin is certainly an excellent addition to the team. Erin's culinary skill, creativity, ambition and desire are remarkable! What made our time on the Annex so memorable (just like last time) is that it makes us feel so relaxed and so special. We feel pampered and yet completely laid back at the same time. Shane and Anne cater to us completely and adjust to whatever is needed or desired. This time around, it was eye opening to see the post-hurricane damage and recovery efforts. It was also great fun to play around with the cool toys on the boat and to enjoy lots of excellent snorkeling. Having sailed the BVI two years ago, the scenery and experience this time was no less interesting, beautiful, relaxed or enjoyable. As we mentioned to Shane and Anne, we have never before repeated a vacation until this one and we did not come back because the boat was new - we came back because we knew we would experience a perfect vacation with Shane and Anne. And we did. When we think of our favorite vacations, sailing with them is invariably the first image that comes to our minds. So, to summarize: Food/Drinks: Amazing! Catamaran: Luxurious and Fun! Hospitality: Unparallelled! BVI: Gorgeous, even as they rebuild!
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10 PAX
Winter 2019 to 2020 $40,000 $40,500 $41,000 $41,500 $42,000 $42,500 $43,000 $43,500 $44,000
Summer 2020 $40,000 $40,500 $41,000 $41,500 $42,000 $42,500 $43,000 $43,500 $44,000
Winter 2020 to 2021 $40,000 $40,500 $41,000 $41,500 $42,000 $42,500 $43,000 $43,500 $44,000

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

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

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
***BOAT REQUIRES 48 HOUR TURNS***

HOLIDAYS:
2020

Thanksgiving week $44,000
Christmas Flat Rate $47,000 St Thomas pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must end on or before 12/26/2019
New Years Flat Rate $52,000 St Thomas pick up. 7 night minimum. Charter must start no earlier than 12/27/2019
2021
Thanksgiving week $48,000
Christmas Flat Rate $51,000 St Thomas pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must end on or before 12/26/2019
New Years Flat Rate $56,000 St Thomas pick up. 7 night minimum. Charter must start no earlier than 12/27/2019


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