TOUCH THE SKY

$25,700 - $29,000 / WEEK

Sail crystal clear blue waters, snorkel coral reefs, explore uninhabited islands, or just relax to another beautiful sunset. TOUCH THE SKY offers the best in large, open decks and spaces for lounging, including a comfortable indoor salon, a breeze-filled fly-bridge with seating for 10, and the fun forward netted space to experience sailing firsthand. The split-level style interior offers five guest staterooms, two of which are on the main deck level and include a semi-private walk out "patio." All guest staterooms include en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and everything you would need to create sailing memories with families and friends.

Bed Measurements in inches:
Lower fwd cabins 58x79 each
Two bed cabin (port aft lower) 29x78 each
Lower stbd aft cabin 58x79

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2013
YACHT
LENGTH
58 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
5
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
10
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$25,700
Accommodations
Cabins: 5
Queen: 5
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 5
Electric Heads: 5
Engine Details
-
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 28 Feet
Draft: 5.8 Feet
Pax: 10
YearBuilt: 2013
Builder: Leopard
JetSkis: No
Flag: USA
SatTv: No
RegNum: 1247793
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
Camcorder: No
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: Water safe
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110V
Water Maker: Yes
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: Smoking allowed on sugar scoop
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 15’ Highfield Rib center console
Dinghy hp: 50HP Honda
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: Yes
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: -
Windsurfer: -
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: -
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: -
Kayaks (2 Pax): 1
Floating Mats: -
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Aft
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling and spining
Rods: -
General Diving Info
$35 per dive, per diver, payable aboard to yacht crew.

Ben is a PADI certified Divemaster and can lead certified divers on dives.

Diving is available for up to 6 guests at a time, max 4 dives per week.

The crew are happy to handle gear rental, pick-up and return on the guests behalf. Crew will discuss details on preference calls with guests. Gear rental is at the guests' expense; crew provide individual cost estimates based on the guest's requirements.

For 7 divers or more, the crew can also arrange rendezvous diving with local dive operators.

Diving Costs information
Charges for diving:
$35 per person per dive
Rental and tank refills
Captain
Ben Campion
Nation: USA
Born: 1991
License: USCG 100 ton
Languages: English, Spanish and some Italian
Chef/Mate
Holle Gutierrez
Nation: USA
Born: 1994
License: STCW
Captain
Ben Campion
Captain Ben here and ready to take you and your crew on the trip of a lifetime! After years cruising the Caribbean, I take pride in sharing with guests all the treasured spots I have discovered.

Once, a mermaid asked if I would join them, but I said, "Nay, one of your kind I am already." I love to be under the surface even more than I like sailing on it. An avid free diver and certified Dive Master, rest assured your guided tours of the underwater reef gardens will be safe, fun and educational.

Sharing the beauty of the Caribbean and the lifestyle of a live aboard sailing crew is my passion and why I started chartering boats in the first place. During your trip, I will be capturing the best moments and memories with my camera or drone.

Whether you want an active charter exploring the land and sea or to just kick back and relax, it is up to you. It is your charter and my goal is to give you the vacation experience you crave.

Chef
Holle Gutierrez
Hey! I'm Chef Holle and I'll be your culinary compatriot on your sea faring journey. I'm a simple, goofy, soul dedicated to adventure and reveling in the love of the universe.

In addition to creating culinary delights, I have dabbled professionally in the arts as a painter, dance instructor, and musician. While traveling in Bali for yoga teacher training, I recognized my calling to assist others in consciousness expansion. The sea is a perfect place for a deeper connection with nature and self.

Conversing with guests over a multitude of topics is a pleasure, when I'm not in the galley creating healthy, delicious food that arches over many preferences and ethnic cuisines. I've a creative spirit. In my galley, you'll find new flavor combinations and you'll probably ask for seconds.

Namaste ;)

Breakfast

Eggs Benjamin: Holle’s take on eggs benedict. Classic english muffin topped with a pile of cheesy eggs, fresh microgreens, pan-seared thin sliced ham  and bernaise sauce for a rich flavor.

Banana Berry Pancakes: Protein rich banana apple pancakes served with a light, fluffy cocoa whipped cream and topped with berries. Served with turkey bacon for protein to fuel your adventures.

Vegan Dream Breakfast: Delicious oatmeal with fresh mango puree served with tropical fruit and coconut milk.

Classic Breakfast: Eggs your way with turkey bacon and a generous helping of breakfast potatoes.

Jon’s “Hueves Ranchos”: Huevos Rancheros with a New Mexican Twist.

Continental Breakfast: Greek yogurt, fruit, brioche toast, and granola served family style. Perfectly paired with your morning’s coffee and a glass of orange juice.

 

Lunch

Caprese Arepas: Classic corn arepas served open face and topped with a thick slice of feta, fresh-from-the-farm arugula, and tomatoes. Served with a tangy homemade basil mustard vinaigrette.

Tropical BBQ Chicken Sandwich: Flavorful pulled chicken breast tossed in Holle’s Homemade BBQ sauce served with seared pineapple slices, fresh mustard microgreens and pickles.

Flatbread to Flavortown: Holle’s arugula artichoke dip on top of a pita paired deliciously with chicken breast, basil and juicy almost-sundried tomatoes.

Tempeh Tacos: A veggie lover’s delight with corn tortillas, fajita style tempeh served with peppers, onions, and tomatoes.

Artisan Grilled Cheese: 3 Cheeses melted to perfection with mushroom, onion and fresh greens. Served with tomato gazpacho.

 

Snacks

 Chef Holle likes to keep snacks simple and healthy.

You will be presented with sliced fruit and/or vegetables, hummus or dip, and crackers. Perhaps chips and salsa-- perhaps charcuterie. We keep it flexible.

 *Assorted snack bags will be available at all times in the case of immediate hunger.

 

Hor D’Oeuvres

Captain Ben’s Pot Stickers: A blend of meat and vegetables, folded, pressed closed, and pan fried to perfection.

Veggie Rolls: Maki rolls filled with veggies and sushi style rice. Served with a spicy orange ginger ponzu sauce.

Garlic Crostinis: Cripsy, buttery, cheesy garlic crostinis, served with a sundried tomato on top.

 

Dinner

Curried Swordfish Tacos: Swordfish marinated in a sweet and spicy curry sauce. Served with fresh microgreens, ginger sourcream, and a special, watermelon, mango mint pico de gallo. Beans and rice on the side.

Lobster Palooza: Find your handsome Captain Ben on the grill, making you fresh caught lobster! It will be paired with pasta cooked al dente covered in Holle’s delicious homemade vodka sauce and shaved asiago cheese.

Chicken Shawarma: Chicken breast cooked to perfection on a bed of rice. Served with pickled red onions, fresh greens, dolmas, and Chef’s shawarma sauce.

Nasi Campur: Holle’s iteration of the classic Balinese favorite. Vegetables, rice, eggs, green beans and tempeh. Served with fluffy corn fritters and a spicy peanut sauce.

 Cauliflower Coconut Rice: A colorful blend of veggies and tropical fruits on top of jasmine rice. Served with Korean-inspired BBQ beef and Chimichurri sauce

 

Desserts

Tiramisu

Key Lime Pie Jars

Chili Avocdo Chocolate Mouse

Homemade Fruit Ice Cream

                                                                        

All items on this menu can be made to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please discuss food preferences and requests with chef prior to charter. Please also be aware that this menu is a sample and all items are subject to ingredient availability.

Thank you!

-Chef Holle

Unforgettable college reunion...
My friends & I had an unforgettable college reunion, after 30 years, sailing around the Windward islands on My Cheri Amour. The captain & crew provided amazing service and great company. We loved snorkeling, fishing, and swimming off of private beaches. It was all heavenly. Farideh
Great vacation . . .
We have cruised with My Cherie Amour and Ben in both the Med and the Caribbean. Our extended family absolutely love him and the joy he brings to our sailing vacations. Ruth van D.
Best vacation ever . . .
We cruised with My Cherie Amour in the Leewards and it was our best vacation ever. The food, diving, snorkeling, sailing, and overall experience was fantastic. Ben was delightful and kept us all entertained with his smiling demeanor and comedy imitations. Eli H
Highlight of our summer . . .
We've had the privilege of sailing both the Med and the Caribbean, and cannot recommend the experience more highly. Captain Ben and his crew have been consistently both professional and personable, and have become the highlight of our summers. Looking forward to returning next year! Avery Louise B.
Unforgettable experience . . .
We sailed 7 days on the My Cherie Amour and had an unforgettable experience. The boat is very accommodating. Amenities fit our lifestyle very well. The double hull Cat makes for a very smooth ride. We had two people prone to seasickness and neither one got sick. The Captain and staff enjoyed setting up land trips, swimming, snorkeling and paddle boarding for us. One memorable take away was docking in the evening, sitting at the aft deck table and eating fresh Calamari. We will return. JD Duncan and family
Outstanding hosts . . .
Captain Ben & Chef Holle were outstanding hosts! They made us feel so very welcome the minute we set foot on ‘My Cherie Amour’. These fun, wonderful people were excellent navigators of the sea and the BVI surroundings. We can’t say enough about this experience and recommend it to anyone looking for fun and adventure on the open water. Until next time... -Julie
Top notch hospitality . . .
We had the best vacation ever with Captain Ben and Holle! From the moment we stepped onto the boat the hospitality and service was top notch. Holle is an amazing chef and Captain Ben knows all the spots! The hardest decision you will make while on vacation with Ben and Holle is what to drink! -Eric
Broker provided comments: April 2019
1) How did you enjoy your cruising vacation? Our sailing vacation was wonderful from start to finish. 2) How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they Courteous? Helpful? Friendly? Attentive? Knowledgeable? Captain Ben and Mate Holle were very enjoyable. Ben shared his sardonic wit freely and Holle was a gentle soul. They cared for our needs and were very attentive, They made it clear that we need only ask for snacks or beverages and prepared snack trays that were healthful and tasty. Captain Ben was a very proficient skipper and Mate Holle was his able assistant. At no time did either of them seem out of their depth in running or managing the boat safely. 3) Tell me about your meals? Did the menus meet your expectations? Did your Chef and Crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets? Meals were expertly prepared. We marveled that no meal was repeated on our 7-day sail. Also of note was the fact that all the meals were of a healthy nature including vegan and meat dishes always in keeping with our various “preference sheets”. 4) How is the yacht? Is she clean and well-maintained? Were your cabins comfortable? Was the cockpit comfortable? Was there enough shade? The boat was clean and apparently well maintained. The weather was suitable for open-hatch sailing. None the less, Captain Ben ran air conditioning for an interval each morning and night to dry and cool the cabin air. It definitely enhanced comfort in the cabins. At the half way point in our sail, Ben and Holle changed our bedding and bath linens, which enhanced our comfort. 5) What did you like most about the yacht? What did you like the least? If you could change anything, what would have made you happier? I liked the 48’ catamaran’s layout and wouldn’t change a thing. 6) How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation? We set our own itinerary with Ben’s assistance, so we got just what we wanted. Snorkeling and water activities were high on the list of desired activities. It must be said that Ben is VERY adept at free diving and can provide much assistance and advice in this area. 7) Would you charter this yacht again? If not, please explain: We would gladly charter My Cherie Amour again with Ben and Holle as crew.
Broker provided comments: April 2019
1)How did you enjoy your cruising vacation? Wonderful trip, visited all my old haunts from 20 years ago. Sad to see all the damage , but rebuilding is progressing well. 2)How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they Courteous? Helpful? Friendly? Attentive? Knowledgeable? Ben and Holle could not have been better, both young enough to be my grand children, but they related extremely well to us old folks. Ben is an excellent captain and Holle , as you said does it all, sailing ,cooking , entertaining, ect. 3) Tell me about your meals? Did the menus meet your expectations? Did your Chef and Crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets? Food and drinks were perfect 4) How is the yacht? Is she clean and well-maintained? Were your cabins comfortable? Was the cockpit comfortable? Was there enough shade? Yacht was excellent cabins cockpit, everything. 5) What did you like most about the yacht? What did you like the least? If you could change anything, what would have made you happier? None 6)How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation? Ben was happy to go wherever we wanted and added some of his favorite places, which we enjoyed very much 7) Would you charter this yacht again? If not, please explain: Absolutely
WOW . . .
My husband & I, along with 4 friends just returned .....WOW, we had a wonderful experience! Captain Ben & Holle were amazing hosts. Ben took us to a number of almost deserted top-notch snorkeling locations as well as some of the usual spots most folks visit. Holle is a first-class chef that produce amazing meals for the group and entertained us with her beautiful voice and guitar.Our group choose half provision which let us eat some meals on shore & when we did eat off the boat, Ben acted as our concierge and set up some nice dinners & lunches at local restaurants. The boat was well provisioned, comfortable and outfitted with plenty of water toys. (Having done this trip before and crewed the boat ourselves, we have something to compare this trip against.) Hiring the My Cherie Amour and crew is definitely the way to go. We can’t say enough good things about the ship and crew. This is a “must do again” trip. -Pam
Christmas 2019
“Although we had been looking forward to our Caribbean Christmas vacation for many months, none of us truly knew what we were venturing into. And though the expectations may have been set high and we were all filled with excitement and anticipation of what was to come, our week with Ben, Holle, and My Cherie Amour far surpassed our wildest imaginations! We swam, snorkeled with sea turtles, jumped off the boat, the Willy T, and what seemed to be a 50’ high rock stemming out of the ocean floor. We sailed smooth water, rough water, dinghied to dinner, ate tacos on a floating barge, lounged on beaches, played many a card game of Dutch Blitz. I can make the list longer but I have only so much ink in this pen. Ben is a very fine captain and his jovial personality makes him a joy to be around. His jokes created laughter, his plethora of noises made us chuckle, and his one-off comments made many an eye roll and often times would make a teenage daughter question whether she should laugh or not. Holle is amazing in her own right. She can make dishes out of that little galley that rival some of the best restaurants I’ve been to. She is sincere and kind, all three of our daughters were drawn to her. The impromptu concert was fantastic; we all sat mesmerized. This past week will be set in our memories forever. It will also be hard to replicate. It is our hope that we come back someday and give it a try. We hope to cross paths with Ben and Holle again, and this comes from a place of much sincerity. Thank you and God Bless!” - Matt, Macy, Alysse, Kim, Kaitlynn
New Years 2019/2020
“Our family of 5 (3 girls under 12) had a wonderful time aboard My Cherie Amour! Ben and Holle created a welcoming environment and treated us to an action packed, fun and memorable experience. We loved every minute of it and it was a great way to spend time together as a family and make memories that will last forever. Ben is wise beyond his years - he really knows his boat, the islands, the secret spots and best highlights to share with his guests. Holle is so calm and kind - and a killer cook who makes magic in a tiny galley kitchen - she made all of us feel at ease from the 1st day. Together, we think they are awesome and we appreciated how intentional they were to customize our experience and make it so terrific.” -Allen (Father) “This has truly been a magical experience for our family. It has felt as though we have been guests in the most warm and welcoming home you can imagine. Ben and Holle take such pride in their boat and in these beautiful islands. Our daughters are already talking about how much they are going to miss Ben and Holle and My Cherie Amour (and so are their parents!). I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to do this again.” -Erin (Mother) “I really enjoyed this week on your boat. Holle made amazing food! I mean, we were eating healthier in the middle of the sea than we do when we have a bunch of food at a store less than a mile away! I thought Ben was super funny and amazing! You guys seemed so full of energy even if you had 3 charters in a row. You also taught me how careful we can be with our resources like fresh water, ice and food. I’m gonna miss you guys so much! Remember, were only a phone call away.” -India (9 year old)
February 2020
It’s a challenge to find the words to describe this week. Our group of 6 was a combo of new and old friends. We’ll be leaving as established friends for life. Ben and Holle are nothing short of amazing. They have a rapport between that is loving, trusting, but most of all feels like effortless fun! Holle is a kind, soft spoken old soul who can throw down in the kitchen. It felt like Master chef all day, every day. I’m going to try to replicate her recipes… Ben is funny, witty and so knowledgeable about all things ocean. Ben had suggestions at every snorkeling stop with route and tips to see the most ocean creatures. We were extra spoiled with a spontaneous Lionfish lesson and snack. A million thank-yous from our CO & AZ crew! Ben and Holle, this trip wouldn’t have been the same on any other boat. You are meticulous in your seemingly effortless ability to host. We loved being spoiled and pampered during our magical escape from reality. “Later down the road of life, I made a discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land.”- Jimmy Buffet, A Pirate Looks at Fifty When the idea of this trip first popped into my life, I was at a crossroads. Not sure of much else but that a couple of years later I would make the trip that my friends were describing over a couple of drinks on a cold November night in New England. Thank you both so much for making this trip amazing. I didn’t know what to expect, but I can say I am thoroughly amazed at the experience you have given us. Thank you for making us feel welcome in your home, for sharing your love and knowledge of the Caribbean, the incredible meals, and the comradery. You guys are something special and made this voyage phenomenal. Thank you,The McFall's
Broker feedback
Overall Rating: 5 5 being the highest 0 being the lowest We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? This is the second time we have sailed with Ben & Holle! We liked them so much the first time we just had to go back! They are a terrific team. 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? The MCA is a great boat and always clean. 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes it was. We tried to use the A/C as little as possible because we had nice winds the whole time. 4. Was the food good and well presented? Holle is an artist in the kitchen. Each meal was expertly prepare and presented. She & Ben go the extra mile to ensure high quality meals are served. 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Yes. This is the fourth time I have been in the BVI and we are still finding new coves to explore. Additional comments on your charter? Ben & Holle also had a great assortment of games on board. Ben is also so fun to snorkel with because he sees animals and fish that the rest of us can't see.
Two Week Charter
If I could summarize this trip in one word, it would be: ‘SGOOD. My family and I spent two weeks sailing with Captain Ben and Chef Holle on Touch the Sky through the USVI. I cannot speak highly enough of this experience, so prepare yourself for a long-winded review. The boat itself was comfortable, spacious, and accommodating. The islands of course were spectacular and beautiful. The marine life makes one feel as though they are living an oceanic documentary with David Attenborough himself, and ever since I have been going through ocean withdrawals. The additional charm of the trip however was the crew, both Ben and Holle worked tirelessly to anticipate our needs and ensure we had an amazing experience. And boy did we! Ben was engaging, knowledgeable, and easy going; always willing to cater to our requests but also knew all of the neat spots to explore. He was well versed in ocean critter facts, we had a lot of fun discussing the sightings of the day. Being a divemaster, he was able to take those of us who were certified on many dives throughout the trip, which made this fish very very happy! Holle was very kind, genuine, hardworking, and attentive, not to mention dedicated to the art of hosting. If I could give Holle a Michelin Star, I would. Needless to say, my expectations in regards to food were “blown out of the water.” Each dining experience was unique and delicious, made with fresh and local ingredients. Holle did an excellent job adjusting to the dietary restrictions of some individuals in our group, somehow making gluten free dishes just as mouthwatering. She is a master of the arts and even whipped out the ole’ guitar a few times and I had the privilege of hearing her play and sing, which was a real treat. These two went out of their way to make this trip really special. Whether it was jam sessions in the galley or joining in on the constant family jesting, it was a blast. I get to walk away with sweet new memories and sweet new friendships. 10/10, would highly recommend. If you are looking for an adventure in catamaran chartering, go with Ben and Holle on Touch the Sky. Thank you both again for such a wonderful experience.
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $26,000 $26,000 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000
Summer 2021 $26,000 $26,000 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000
Winter 2021 to 2022 $26,000 $26,000 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000
Summer 2022 $26,000 $26,000 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000

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
<font color="b700b7"><B>GENERAL NOTES:
MINIMUM NIGHTS: Inquire for charters less than 6 nights.
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost

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<B><BIG><U>SLEEP ABOARD: </B></BIG></U> 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client expense. Includes boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and early start. Special offers do not apply to this rate, calculate prior to any discount please.

<B><BIG><U>HALF-BOARD RATES:</B></BIG></U> Discount of $150 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense. Also see Local Fare option below.
2-4/$25,700 5/$25,750 6/$26,100 7/$26,450 8/$26,800 9/$27,150 10/$27,500

<B><BIG><U>LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN:</B></U></BIG> Discount of $75 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2-4/$25,850 5/$26,125 6/$26,550 7/$26,975 8/$27,400 9/$27,825 10/$28,250

<B><BIG><U>CHRISTMAS/ NEW YEAR'S RATE:</B></BIG></U>
<B><U>CHRISTMAS: </B></U> 1-10 pax @ $30,800 - must end no later than 12/26
<B><U>NEW YEARS:</B></U> 1-10 pax @ $37,000 - may not start prior to 12/27


<font color="#f30000"><BIG><B>***SPECIAL OFFERS ***</big></b>

None at this time.

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  • : Cat
  • : 28 Feet
  • : 5.8 Feet
  • : 10
  • : 2013
  • : Leopard
  • : Yes
  • : No
  • : Onboard
  • : Ben Campion
  • : USA
  • : No
  • : 1247793
Accommodations
Cabins: 5
Queen: 5
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 5
Wash Basins: 5
Heads: 5
Electric Heads: 5
Engine Details
-
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Refit: -
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: Yes
# CD's: Yes
Camcorder: No
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: 10
Minimum Age: Water safe
Generator: Yes
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110V
Water Maker: Yes
Water Cap: -
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: Yes
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: -
Guests Smokes: Smoking allowed on sugar scoop
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: No
Windscoops: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 15’ Highfield Rib center console
Dinghy hp: 50HP Honda
Dinghy # pax: 6
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: Yes
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: -
Windsurfer: -
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: -
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: -
Kayaks (2 Pax): 1
Floating Mats: -
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Aft
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling and spining
Rods: -
General Diving Info
$35 per dive, per diver, payable aboard to yacht crew.

Ben is a PADI certified Divemaster and can lead certified divers on dives.

Diving is available for up to 6 guests at a time, max 4 dives per week.

The crew are happy to handle gear rental, pick-up and return on the guests behalf. Crew will discuss details on preference calls with guests. Gear rental is at the guests' expense; crew provide individual cost estimates based on the guest's requirements.

For 7 divers or more, the crew can also arrange rendezvous diving with local dive operators.

Diving Costs information
Charges for diving:
$35 per person per dive
Rental and tank refills
Captain
Ben Campion
Nation: USA
Born: 1991
License: USCG 100 ton
Languages: English, Spanish and some Italian
Chef/Mate
Holle Gutierrez
Nation: USA
Born: 1994
License: STCW
Captain
Ben Campion
Captain Ben here and ready to take you and your crew on the trip of a lifetime! After years cruising the Caribbean, I take pride in sharing with guests all the treasured spots I have discovered.

Once, a mermaid asked if I would join them, but I said, "Nay, one of your kind I am already." I love to be under the surface even more than I like sailing on it. An avid free diver and certified Dive Master, rest assured your guided tours of the underwater reef gardens will be safe, fun and educational.

Sharing the beauty of the Caribbean and the lifestyle of a live aboard sailing crew is my passion and why I started chartering boats in the first place. During your trip, I will be capturing the best moments and memories with my camera or drone.

Whether you want an active charter exploring the land and sea or to just kick back and relax, it is up to you. It is your charter and my goal is to give you the vacation experience you crave.

Chef
Holle Gutierrez
Hey! I'm Chef Holle and I'll be your culinary compatriot on your sea faring journey. I'm a simple, goofy, soul dedicated to adventure and reveling in the love of the universe.

In addition to creating culinary delights, I have dabbled professionally in the arts as a painter, dance instructor, and musician. While traveling in Bali for yoga teacher training, I recognized my calling to assist others in consciousness expansion. The sea is a perfect place for a deeper connection with nature and self.

Conversing with guests over a multitude of topics is a pleasure, when I'm not in the galley creating healthy, delicious food that arches over many preferences and ethnic cuisines. I've a creative spirit. In my galley, you'll find new flavor combinations and you'll probably ask for seconds.

Namaste ;)

Breakfast

Eggs Benjamin: Holle’s take on eggs benedict. Classic english muffin topped with a pile of cheesy eggs, fresh microgreens, pan-seared thin sliced ham  and bernaise sauce for a rich flavor.

Banana Berry Pancakes: Protein rich banana apple pancakes served with a light, fluffy cocoa whipped cream and topped with berries. Served with turkey bacon for protein to fuel your adventures.

Vegan Dream Breakfast: Delicious oatmeal with fresh mango puree served with tropical fruit and coconut milk.

Classic Breakfast: Eggs your way with turkey bacon and a generous helping of breakfast potatoes.

Jon’s “Hueves Ranchos”: Huevos Rancheros with a New Mexican Twist.

Continental Breakfast: Greek yogurt, fruit, brioche toast, and granola served family style. Perfectly paired with your morning’s coffee and a glass of orange juice.

 

Lunch

Caprese Arepas: Classic corn arepas served open face and topped with a thick slice of feta, fresh-from-the-farm arugula, and tomatoes. Served with a tangy homemade basil mustard vinaigrette.

Tropical BBQ Chicken Sandwich: Flavorful pulled chicken breast tossed in Holle’s Homemade BBQ sauce served with seared pineapple slices, fresh mustard microgreens and pickles.

Flatbread to Flavortown: Holle’s arugula artichoke dip on top of a pita paired deliciously with chicken breast, basil and juicy almost-sundried tomatoes.

Tempeh Tacos: A veggie lover’s delight with corn tortillas, fajita style tempeh served with peppers, onions, and tomatoes.

Artisan Grilled Cheese: 3 Cheeses melted to perfection with mushroom, onion and fresh greens. Served with tomato gazpacho.

 

Snacks

 Chef Holle likes to keep snacks simple and healthy.

You will be presented with sliced fruit and/or vegetables, hummus or dip, and crackers. Perhaps chips and salsa-- perhaps charcuterie. We keep it flexible.

 *Assorted snack bags will be available at all times in the case of immediate hunger.

 

Hor D’Oeuvres

Captain Ben’s Pot Stickers: A blend of meat and vegetables, folded, pressed closed, and pan fried to perfection.

Veggie Rolls: Maki rolls filled with veggies and sushi style rice. Served with a spicy orange ginger ponzu sauce.

Garlic Crostinis: Cripsy, buttery, cheesy garlic crostinis, served with a sundried tomato on top.

 

Dinner

Curried Swordfish Tacos: Swordfish marinated in a sweet and spicy curry sauce. Served with fresh microgreens, ginger sourcream, and a special, watermelon, mango mint pico de gallo. Beans and rice on the side.

Lobster Palooza: Find your handsome Captain Ben on the grill, making you fresh caught lobster! It will be paired with pasta cooked al dente covered in Holle’s delicious homemade vodka sauce and shaved asiago cheese.

Chicken Shawarma: Chicken breast cooked to perfection on a bed of rice. Served with pickled red onions, fresh greens, dolmas, and Chef’s shawarma sauce.

Nasi Campur: Holle’s iteration of the classic Balinese favorite. Vegetables, rice, eggs, green beans and tempeh. Served with fluffy corn fritters and a spicy peanut sauce.

 Cauliflower Coconut Rice: A colorful blend of veggies and tropical fruits on top of jasmine rice. Served with Korean-inspired BBQ beef and Chimichurri sauce

 

Desserts

Tiramisu

Key Lime Pie Jars

Chili Avocdo Chocolate Mouse

Homemade Fruit Ice Cream

                                                                        

All items on this menu can be made to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please discuss food preferences and requests with chef prior to charter. Please also be aware that this menu is a sample and all items are subject to ingredient availability.

Thank you!

-Chef Holle

Unforgettable college reunion...
My friends & I had an unforgettable college reunion, after 30 years, sailing around the Windward islands on My Cheri Amour. The captain & crew provided amazing service and great company. We loved snorkeling, fishing, and swimming off of private beaches. It was all heavenly. Farideh
Great vacation . . .
We have cruised with My Cherie Amour and Ben in both the Med and the Caribbean. Our extended family absolutely love him and the joy he brings to our sailing vacations. Ruth van D.
Best vacation ever . . .
We cruised with My Cherie Amour in the Leewards and it was our best vacation ever. The food, diving, snorkeling, sailing, and overall experience was fantastic. Ben was delightful and kept us all entertained with his smiling demeanor and comedy imitations. Eli H
Highlight of our summer . . .
We've had the privilege of sailing both the Med and the Caribbean, and cannot recommend the experience more highly. Captain Ben and his crew have been consistently both professional and personable, and have become the highlight of our summers. Looking forward to returning next year! Avery Louise B.
Unforgettable experience . . .
We sailed 7 days on the My Cherie Amour and had an unforgettable experience. The boat is very accommodating. Amenities fit our lifestyle very well. The double hull Cat makes for a very smooth ride. We had two people prone to seasickness and neither one got sick. The Captain and staff enjoyed setting up land trips, swimming, snorkeling and paddle boarding for us. One memorable take away was docking in the evening, sitting at the aft deck table and eating fresh Calamari. We will return. JD Duncan and family
Outstanding hosts . . .
Captain Ben & Chef Holle were outstanding hosts! They made us feel so very welcome the minute we set foot on ‘My Cherie Amour’. These fun, wonderful people were excellent navigators of the sea and the BVI surroundings. We can’t say enough about this experience and recommend it to anyone looking for fun and adventure on the open water. Until next time... -Julie
Top notch hospitality . . .
We had the best vacation ever with Captain Ben and Holle! From the moment we stepped onto the boat the hospitality and service was top notch. Holle is an amazing chef and Captain Ben knows all the spots! The hardest decision you will make while on vacation with Ben and Holle is what to drink! -Eric
Broker provided comments: April 2019
1) How did you enjoy your cruising vacation? Our sailing vacation was wonderful from start to finish. 2) How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they Courteous? Helpful? Friendly? Attentive? Knowledgeable? Captain Ben and Mate Holle were very enjoyable. Ben shared his sardonic wit freely and Holle was a gentle soul. They cared for our needs and were very attentive, They made it clear that we need only ask for snacks or beverages and prepared snack trays that were healthful and tasty. Captain Ben was a very proficient skipper and Mate Holle was his able assistant. At no time did either of them seem out of their depth in running or managing the boat safely. 3) Tell me about your meals? Did the menus meet your expectations? Did your Chef and Crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets? Meals were expertly prepared. We marveled that no meal was repeated on our 7-day sail. Also of note was the fact that all the meals were of a healthy nature including vegan and meat dishes always in keeping with our various “preference sheets”. 4) How is the yacht? Is she clean and well-maintained? Were your cabins comfortable? Was the cockpit comfortable? Was there enough shade? The boat was clean and apparently well maintained. The weather was suitable for open-hatch sailing. None the less, Captain Ben ran air conditioning for an interval each morning and night to dry and cool the cabin air. It definitely enhanced comfort in the cabins. At the half way point in our sail, Ben and Holle changed our bedding and bath linens, which enhanced our comfort. 5) What did you like most about the yacht? What did you like the least? If you could change anything, what would have made you happier? I liked the 48’ catamaran’s layout and wouldn’t change a thing. 6) How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation? We set our own itinerary with Ben’s assistance, so we got just what we wanted. Snorkeling and water activities were high on the list of desired activities. It must be said that Ben is VERY adept at free diving and can provide much assistance and advice in this area. 7) Would you charter this yacht again? If not, please explain: We would gladly charter My Cherie Amour again with Ben and Holle as crew.
Broker provided comments: April 2019
1)How did you enjoy your cruising vacation? Wonderful trip, visited all my old haunts from 20 years ago. Sad to see all the damage , but rebuilding is progressing well. 2)How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they Courteous? Helpful? Friendly? Attentive? Knowledgeable? Ben and Holle could not have been better, both young enough to be my grand children, but they related extremely well to us old folks. Ben is an excellent captain and Holle , as you said does it all, sailing ,cooking , entertaining, ect. 3) Tell me about your meals? Did the menus meet your expectations? Did your Chef and Crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets? Food and drinks were perfect 4) How is the yacht? Is she clean and well-maintained? Were your cabins comfortable? Was the cockpit comfortable? Was there enough shade? Yacht was excellent cabins cockpit, everything. 5) What did you like most about the yacht? What did you like the least? If you could change anything, what would have made you happier? None 6)How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation? Ben was happy to go wherever we wanted and added some of his favorite places, which we enjoyed very much 7) Would you charter this yacht again? If not, please explain: Absolutely
WOW . . .
My husband & I, along with 4 friends just returned .....WOW, we had a wonderful experience! Captain Ben & Holle were amazing hosts. Ben took us to a number of almost deserted top-notch snorkeling locations as well as some of the usual spots most folks visit. Holle is a first-class chef that produce amazing meals for the group and entertained us with her beautiful voice and guitar.Our group choose half provision which let us eat some meals on shore & when we did eat off the boat, Ben acted as our concierge and set up some nice dinners & lunches at local restaurants. The boat was well provisioned, comfortable and outfitted with plenty of water toys. (Having done this trip before and crewed the boat ourselves, we have something to compare this trip against.) Hiring the My Cherie Amour and crew is definitely the way to go. We can’t say enough good things about the ship and crew. This is a “must do again” trip. -Pam
Christmas 2019
“Although we had been looking forward to our Caribbean Christmas vacation for many months, none of us truly knew what we were venturing into. And though the expectations may have been set high and we were all filled with excitement and anticipation of what was to come, our week with Ben, Holle, and My Cherie Amour far surpassed our wildest imaginations! We swam, snorkeled with sea turtles, jumped off the boat, the Willy T, and what seemed to be a 50’ high rock stemming out of the ocean floor. We sailed smooth water, rough water, dinghied to dinner, ate tacos on a floating barge, lounged on beaches, played many a card game of Dutch Blitz. I can make the list longer but I have only so much ink in this pen. Ben is a very fine captain and his jovial personality makes him a joy to be around. His jokes created laughter, his plethora of noises made us chuckle, and his one-off comments made many an eye roll and often times would make a teenage daughter question whether she should laugh or not. Holle is amazing in her own right. She can make dishes out of that little galley that rival some of the best restaurants I’ve been to. She is sincere and kind, all three of our daughters were drawn to her. The impromptu concert was fantastic; we all sat mesmerized. This past week will be set in our memories forever. It will also be hard to replicate. It is our hope that we come back someday and give it a try. We hope to cross paths with Ben and Holle again, and this comes from a place of much sincerity. Thank you and God Bless!” - Matt, Macy, Alysse, Kim, Kaitlynn
New Years 2019/2020
“Our family of 5 (3 girls under 12) had a wonderful time aboard My Cherie Amour! Ben and Holle created a welcoming environment and treated us to an action packed, fun and memorable experience. We loved every minute of it and it was a great way to spend time together as a family and make memories that will last forever. Ben is wise beyond his years - he really knows his boat, the islands, the secret spots and best highlights to share with his guests. Holle is so calm and kind - and a killer cook who makes magic in a tiny galley kitchen - she made all of us feel at ease from the 1st day. Together, we think they are awesome and we appreciated how intentional they were to customize our experience and make it so terrific.” -Allen (Father) “This has truly been a magical experience for our family. It has felt as though we have been guests in the most warm and welcoming home you can imagine. Ben and Holle take such pride in their boat and in these beautiful islands. Our daughters are already talking about how much they are going to miss Ben and Holle and My Cherie Amour (and so are their parents!). I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to do this again.” -Erin (Mother) “I really enjoyed this week on your boat. Holle made amazing food! I mean, we were eating healthier in the middle of the sea than we do when we have a bunch of food at a store less than a mile away! I thought Ben was super funny and amazing! You guys seemed so full of energy even if you had 3 charters in a row. You also taught me how careful we can be with our resources like fresh water, ice and food. I’m gonna miss you guys so much! Remember, were only a phone call away.” -India (9 year old)
February 2020
It’s a challenge to find the words to describe this week. Our group of 6 was a combo of new and old friends. We’ll be leaving as established friends for life. Ben and Holle are nothing short of amazing. They have a rapport between that is loving, trusting, but most of all feels like effortless fun! Holle is a kind, soft spoken old soul who can throw down in the kitchen. It felt like Master chef all day, every day. I’m going to try to replicate her recipes… Ben is funny, witty and so knowledgeable about all things ocean. Ben had suggestions at every snorkeling stop with route and tips to see the most ocean creatures. We were extra spoiled with a spontaneous Lionfish lesson and snack. A million thank-yous from our CO & AZ crew! Ben and Holle, this trip wouldn’t have been the same on any other boat. You are meticulous in your seemingly effortless ability to host. We loved being spoiled and pampered during our magical escape from reality. “Later down the road of life, I made a discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land.”- Jimmy Buffet, A Pirate Looks at Fifty When the idea of this trip first popped into my life, I was at a crossroads. Not sure of much else but that a couple of years later I would make the trip that my friends were describing over a couple of drinks on a cold November night in New England. Thank you both so much for making this trip amazing. I didn’t know what to expect, but I can say I am thoroughly amazed at the experience you have given us. Thank you for making us feel welcome in your home, for sharing your love and knowledge of the Caribbean, the incredible meals, and the comradery. You guys are something special and made this voyage phenomenal. Thank you,The McFall's
Broker feedback
Overall Rating: 5 5 being the highest 0 being the lowest We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? This is the second time we have sailed with Ben & Holle! We liked them so much the first time we just had to go back! They are a terrific team. 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? The MCA is a great boat and always clean. 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes it was. We tried to use the A/C as little as possible because we had nice winds the whole time. 4. Was the food good and well presented? Holle is an artist in the kitchen. Each meal was expertly prepare and presented. She & Ben go the extra mile to ensure high quality meals are served. 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Yes. This is the fourth time I have been in the BVI and we are still finding new coves to explore. Additional comments on your charter? Ben & Holle also had a great assortment of games on board. Ben is also so fun to snorkel with because he sees animals and fish that the rest of us can't see.
Two Week Charter
If I could summarize this trip in one word, it would be: ‘SGOOD. My family and I spent two weeks sailing with Captain Ben and Chef Holle on Touch the Sky through the USVI. I cannot speak highly enough of this experience, so prepare yourself for a long-winded review. The boat itself was comfortable, spacious, and accommodating. The islands of course were spectacular and beautiful. The marine life makes one feel as though they are living an oceanic documentary with David Attenborough himself, and ever since I have been going through ocean withdrawals. The additional charm of the trip however was the crew, both Ben and Holle worked tirelessly to anticipate our needs and ensure we had an amazing experience. And boy did we! Ben was engaging, knowledgeable, and easy going; always willing to cater to our requests but also knew all of the neat spots to explore. He was well versed in ocean critter facts, we had a lot of fun discussing the sightings of the day. Being a divemaster, he was able to take those of us who were certified on many dives throughout the trip, which made this fish very very happy! Holle was very kind, genuine, hardworking, and attentive, not to mention dedicated to the art of hosting. If I could give Holle a Michelin Star, I would. Needless to say, my expectations in regards to food were “blown out of the water.” Each dining experience was unique and delicious, made with fresh and local ingredients. Holle did an excellent job adjusting to the dietary restrictions of some individuals in our group, somehow making gluten free dishes just as mouthwatering. She is a master of the arts and even whipped out the ole’ guitar a few times and I had the privilege of hearing her play and sing, which was a real treat. These two went out of their way to make this trip really special. Whether it was jam sessions in the galley or joining in on the constant family jesting, it was a blast. I get to walk away with sweet new memories and sweet new friendships. 10/10, would highly recommend. If you are looking for an adventure in catamaran chartering, go with Ben and Holle on Touch the Sky. Thank you both again for such a wonderful experience.
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $26,000 $26,000 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000
Summer 2021 $26,000 $26,000 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000
Winter 2021 to 2022 $26,000 $26,000 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000
Summer 2022 $26,000 $26,000 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000

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
<font color="b700b7"><B>GENERAL NOTES:
MINIMUM NIGHTS: Inquire for charters less than 6 nights.
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost

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<B><BIG><U>SLEEP ABOARD: </B></BIG></U> 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client expense. Includes boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and early start. Special offers do not apply to this rate, calculate prior to any discount please.

<B><BIG><U>HALF-BOARD RATES:</B></BIG></U> Discount of $150 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense. Also see Local Fare option below.
2-4/$25,700 5/$25,750 6/$26,100 7/$26,450 8/$26,800 9/$27,150 10/$27,500

<B><BIG><U>LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN:</B></U></BIG> Discount of $75 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2-4/$25,850 5/$26,125 6/$26,550 7/$26,975 8/$27,400 9/$27,825 10/$28,250

<B><BIG><U>CHRISTMAS/ NEW YEAR'S RATE:</B></BIG></U>
<B><U>CHRISTMAS: </B></U> 1-10 pax @ $30,800 - must end no later than 12/26
<B><U>NEW YEARS:</B></U> 1-10 pax @ $37,000 - may not start prior to 12/27


<font color="#f30000"><BIG><B>***SPECIAL OFFERS ***</big></b>

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