Some Kind of Wonderful
Some Kind of Wonderful is an exceptionally stunning custom-built Fountaine Pajot. Newly built and launched in 2016, she is a remarkable Flagship and top-of-the-line luxury catamaran designed for the most astute traveler. With her custom carbon fiber mast and boom, Kevlar standing rigging, extended hulls and keels she is lighter, faster, and stronger than the standard Victoria, ensuring guests reach their destinations quickly and smoothly whether under power or sail. Some Kind of Wonderful is strikingly sleek, extraordinarily elegant, and exceedingly spacious with an overall length of 72 feet and beam of 31 feet. She is the epitome of cruising luxury. Previously privately owned and professionally crewed, Some Kind of Wonderful is new to the charter fleet in 2023. The luxuriously appointed interior and notable design of Some Kind of Wonderful have been perfected for socializing with never-ending space both above and below deck. With a multitude of dining, living, sunbathing, and lounging areas to choose from, guests are presented with numerous options to create timeless memories in a spectacular retreat. The salon is open and airy with large windows that ensure beautiful 360-degree scenery. The salon features an inviting sofa for lounging or watching movies on the large cinema screen. The open galley has seemingly endless counterspace and is equipped with all new state-of-the-art appliances, fine porcelain tableware, and elegant glassware. The exterior of Some Kind of Wonderful is most impressive! The highlight of the yacht is the exceptionally large flybridge with dual access points for safe and convenient movement onboard. There is ample space for the captain to maneuver at the helm, with nearby seating to allow guests who want to be a part of the sailing experience to stay close to the action. The flybridge boasts an oversized c-shaped sofa, 2 cocktail tables, 2 bench seats, 2 lounge/day beds, and versatile awning. The flybridge's 2 convenient refrigerators maintain deliciously cold beverages and cocktails to enhance the picturesque views, tranquil sunsets, and evening breezes. The substantial aft deck is shaded by the flybridge overhead and provides 2 additional bench seats, 2 lounge/daybeds, as well as an elegant setting for formal dining. The foredeck with 2 additional lounge/daybeds, 2 bow pulpit seats, and 2 trampolines is a wonderful place for lounging, spotting turtles or dolphins, and immersing in the incredible views while underway. Some Kind of Wonderful accommodates 8 guests in 4 cabins: 1 king primary suite, 2 queen suites, and 2 twin beds that can be converted to a king upon request. Each cabin has a private ensuite bathroom with separate dry shower stalls, independent air-conditioning, complete with the finest quality bed linens, towel sets, and beach towels. The primary suite is vast and elegantly appointed, with additional seating/lounge area, a television, a desk/dressing table, king size bed, and the ensuite bathroom with separate oversized glass shower stall and double vanity. Some Kind of Wonderful is equipped with all new water toys including stand-up paddleboards, double kayak, 360 hangout, snorkel gear, knee board, tube, water skis, and more. The extended tender platform converts to a swim platform for easy access to water activities. For guests interested in scuba diving, you will not find a better choice than Some Kind of Wonderful as she offers a first-class diving experience with a complete assortment of top-of-the-line equipment. Captain Jake is a PADI certified Dive instructor and Chef Stef is a PADI certified Dive Master. Jake and Stephanie love to share their passion for diving and the wonders of the world below the surface. After an adventure-filled day of sailing, water sports, swimming, diving, or on-shore excursions, appreciate the well-lit and immense cockpit dining area as you enjoy an extraordinary meal with your friends and family. Take pleasure in a handmade cocktail prepared just for you by your professional crew. You will appreciate firsthand the meaning of serenity, relaxation, and elegance when you charter with us on Some Kind of Wonderful. Your experienced Captain and accomplished Chef await your arrival in paradise to create unforgettable moments and memories to last a lifetime.
One King Cabin
Two Queen Cabins
One Cabin with two singles that convert to a King
|Twin 150 HP Volvo Fisher Panda 15Kw generator|
|Max Speed:||10-12US Gall/Hr|
|Engines:||Twin 150 HP Volvo Fisher Panda 15Kw generator|
|Winter Area:||Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)|
|Summer Area:||Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)|
|Pick Up Locations|
|Internet Access:||Onboard WIFI|
|Guests Smokes:||Aft Sugar Scoops Only|
|Water Skis Adult:||Yes|
|Water Skis Kids:||Yes|
|Kayaks 1 Pax:||-|
|Kayaks (2 Pax):||-|
|Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type):||-|
Night dives - open to discussion
Weight sets 110+lbs
Dive Lights 8 + rentals
Wet suits need to be rented if required
Referral Dive certification $295
Advanced Open Water Certification $650
Discover Scuba Diving $200
*All scuba instruction, rental and dive fees to be collected by crew on, or before arrival on board.
**Medical forms to be completed prior to arrival on board.
Diving Costs information
3 dives included with charter fee. Additional dives can be purchased in packages of 3, cost below:
0-3 Included in charter fee
4-6 $150 per diver
7-9 $300 per diver
10-12 $450 per diver
Dive tanks, air refills & weights included in the above.
Gear rental available $250 per person for full set up. Excludes wetsuit.
Jake’s affable good nature, easy-going personality and caring demeanor have made him many, lifelong friends. He is an excellent captain and holds a USCG Master Captain 100-ton certification. He is also a true Renaissance man with an astonishing array of skills and talents. As an adult, Jake won many tournaments playing rugby for years with the Highwaymen Rugby Club. He was a licensed General Contractor and Real Estate Broker in California. Always good with his hands, he is a Master Carpenter/cabinetmaker/furniture maker/boat builder. (He put these skills to great use as a volunteer rebuilding after IRMA in Sint Maarten.)
He can play the guitar, ukulele and piano, and build giant, 6-foot sand castles. Jake is also a PADI Dive Instructor and Some Kind of Wonderful is stocked with dive gear. He loves showing people the wonders of the underwater environment here in the Caribbean. The fun factor on an interactive charter aboard Some Kind of Wonderful is HIGH.
Jake was born in Pittsburgh, Penn, raised with his brother outside of Atlanta, GA. and moved to California at age 15. With typical humor he says that this tri-state upbringing “resulted in a progressive spirit mixed with southern charm.” The Pacific Ocean inspired his first dreams of sailing and living on the sea. He was 16 and his best friend in high school lived on a sailboat in Sausalito, CA. This playful introduction to seamanship quickly became a lifetime passion.
Jake lives by the motto “Be the random acts of kindness you wish to see in the world.” He cares deeply about the people that come into his life and goes out of his way for them. He wants new friends coming aboard to know; “We live on the boat and consider it our home. We want our guests to feel like it is their home as well while they are with us. We want to welcome them into our lives so they can enjoy what we get to see and do every day.” Welcome to paradise aboard Some Kind of Wonderful!
Stef's motto is “Live your best life”. For her, that also means making sure that her guests are living their best lives every minute they’re on board Some Kind of Wonderful. She says, “Most people come on to the boat as a guest, but leave as family. It is important to me to treat each guest like I would a dear friend and to pay attention to their needs." Stef is a farm girl from Santa Rosa, California. She helped the family raise cows, chickens, sheep and pigs, and tend a huge, one-acre vegetable garden. She had 20 acres of land, trees and a creek to romp in with her brother, sister and numerous cousins. There were many family outings to nearby beaches, lakes and rivers. She was surrounded by family and love.
As soon as she could hold a spoon Stef was a kitchen helper. She learned to cook true farm-to-table meals from a young age. She says, “I was always in the kitchen alongside my Nona, Mom and Dad, preparing meals, learning how to make fresh pastas and sauces, and canning fruits and vegetables.” That is exactly what she brings to the menu aboard Some Kind of Wonderful: fresh, local, high-quality, homemade from scratch. Guests’ favorites include: Spicy curry chicken with sweet coconut rice and braised beef short ribs in rich red wine ragu with pureed potatoes.
Her friends, both old and new, describe her as loyal, sweet, kind, and a great chef. For guests interested in recipes and tips, she’s always happy to share. Stef says, “Seeing people enjoy the foods I prepare is the greatest gift. I love communicating to people how much they mean to me through food.” While her food is superb, she is also an excellent first mate, delightful hostess, dive master and patient teacher for those who need a bit of instruction with the water toys and gear.
Jake and Stef have been together for almost 15 years and married for 8. They worked together for several years in Northern California before starting their adventure together in the Virgin Islands. The kindness and love they share with each other and those around them is palpable.
They have a blended family consisting of 3 grown children. A daughter (27) in Seattle Wa, a son (25) in Southern Ca and the youngest son (21) in Northern Ca. They purchased a 5th wheel in the spring of 2023 so they could travel the states during their off time and visit family on the West coast.
When they have time off together you can often find them underwater exploring a new or favorite dive site. They often say "I'm the happiest when underwater". They also love to visit with other boat crews, taking Parker on adventures, or hang out and recouping while watching a movie.
Security/Cuddle Officer "Parker”
Parker is a well-behaved, adorable 35# Portuguese Water Dog. He has hair rather than fur so he does not shed and is hypoallergenic! He has dedicated his entire life to cuddling, swimming, paddle boarding and being charming. He enjoys dingy rides to shore for potty breaks (he is boat trained), naps on guests feet, long walks on the beach and picking up food that has fallen on the floor. Parker has never met a stranger and he might just be your favorite crew member! He is a Mama’s boy and follows Chef Stef whenever possible.
Parker has been on a charter boat since he was 9 weeks old. He has made over 300 guest friends in his first 2.5 years of duty! He loves going to the dock to visit his friends from other boats, they always have LOTS of love to share. Parker is a great comfort companion, he has a knack for making sure everyone is smiling, happy and enjoying their vacation. Parker believes he is a lifeguard, he keeps a close eye on water actives and prefers a hand be touching a float at all times. Your safety is his #1 priority!
Parker’s playful and affectionate nature has connected him to everyone he meets. He has become an integral part of Captain Jake & Chef Stef’s sailing crew. Whether lounging on deck or splashing in the water, Parker's presence brings a sense of joy and companionship to all those around him.
From Parker, “I love treats, kind people, kids of all ages, and other dogs. I hope to bring you as much happiness and comfort on charter as your pets do at home.”
Join Parker on his sailing adventure and watch the bond between humans and animals that eclipses all boundaries.
*Parker can be boarded upon request*
|Season||2 PAX||3 PAX||4 PAX||5 PAX||6 PAX||7 PAX||8 PAX|
|Winter 2023 to 2024||$38,000||$39,000||$40,000||$41,000||$42,000||$43,000||$44,000|
|Winter 2023 to 2024||$38,000||$39,000||$40,000||$41,000||$42,000||$43,000||$44,000|