VENTANA

$20,350 - $26,500 / WEEK
Main Salon
Galley
Alfresco dining on the flybridge
Cockpit seating
Guest cabin with deck access
Guest cabin
Guest bath
Guest bath
Guest cabin with cockpit access
Guest cabin with ensuite head
Stand up Paddle boards
Ventana under sail
Ventana at night
Underwater lights
Forward cockpit lounge area
Ventana from above
Swim platform
Relaxing on the trampolines

Beautiful new Lagoon 520 offering four large double berths each with private ensuite baths including electric heads, vanity and separate showers. A fifth cabin is available offering upper and lower berths and this cabin also has a private ensuite bath with electric head, vanity and separate shower. Cabins and boat offer wonderful natural lighting and great ventilation plus fully air-conditioned depending on guests desires. The salon will seat up to 8 guests in comfort for lounging or dining. Ventana's exterior offers alfresco dining for up to 8 guests, top deck seating and lounge area in front of helm plus forward lower deck lounge area behind trampolines. With numerous lounging areas, there is plenty of space for gathering as a group or finding a private place for one or two to relax. This photo is the new VENTANA.

Cabins and boat offer wonderful natural lighting and great ventilation. The boat is fully air-conditioned, and each cabin can adjust the air-conditioning individually for optimal guest comfort.

5 guest queen cabins each with private en-suite electric head, vanity and separate shower. Crew have separate twin bunk cabin and private head. Entire yacht is full air-conditioned for client comfort.

All heads are fresh water flush. Both forward heads have shower stalls, midship starboard head is a wet head, aft port cabin is a shower stall and aft starboard is a half-wet head (vanity is outside shower with toilet in shower area.

Salon offers lounge/formal dining area in addition to aft deck alfresco dining.

Top fly-bridge offers seating and lounge area with 360 degree view. There is also a lounge area forward behind the large trampolines.




BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2018
YACHT
LENGTH
52 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
5
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
10
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$20,350
Accommodations
Cabins: 5
Queen: 5
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 6
Electric Heads: 6
Engine Details
Twin 75HP diesels 11 Kw generator
Fuel Consumption: 3
Cruising Speed: 8
Max Speed: 12US Gall/Hr
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 29 Feet
Draft: 5 Feet
Pax: 10
YearBuilt: 2018
Builder: Lagoon
Engines: Twin 75HP diesels 11 Kw generator
JetSkis: No
Flag: USA
SatTv: No
RegNum: 1280805
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
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: Yes
Books: No
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: 30GPH
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: None
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110v/220v
Water Maker: 30GPH
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: Aft scoop steps only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 12ft RIB center console
Dinghy hp: 40hp
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: 1
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Scoop steps
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Off scoops
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: 2 Trolling and 1 Casting
Rods: 1
Captain
Richard Darling
Nation: USA
Born: 1969
License: USCG 200-ton Master & MCA 200-ton Master of Yachts
Languages: Englsih
Chef/mate
Christina Astuto
Nation: USA
Born: 1988
License: STCW
Captain Richard hails from a small town in upstate New York near the Lake Ontario shoreline where he learned absolutely nothing about sailing! That is until he spent some college years in Daytona, then went back to NY and was fortunate enough to enter the racing scene where he purchased his own sailboat and hasn’t stopped sailing since.

In 2003, Richard moved to the Virgin Islands and acquired his USCG Master’s License. Since then, he has worked in the charter industry as Captain or Engineer on various sailing and motor yachts up to 160 feet. Calling St. Thomas home for more than 15 years. Richard has sailed thousands of miles through the islands and beyond, and he loves sharing some of the best kept secret anchorages and dive locations along the way along with his knowledge of the stars under the beautiful Caribbean night skies.


A true New Yorker born and raised in Staten Island from two parents who grew up in Brooklyn, Christina prides herself on her personality and respectful family values. She believes this is what has shaped her personality which has been the foundation for her life. As an Italian American, food has always been an important part of her life. She believes there is no better way to spread love than with a home cooked meal, some great wine, and really good company.

After graduating with a Masters Degree in Special Education, Christina worked as a preschool teacher in the greater New York area for over 5 years. It wasn’t until she took a trip to South Africa to teach English did she realize that her passion for travel, culture, and exploration exceeded her expectations. It was then that she realized she was settling for a comfortable life which she was good at, but ultimately it did not feed her soul.
Unexpected events, call it serendipitous or not, have brought her to the sea and she could not have been more grateful. She has worked two seasons as a chef in destinations such as Greece, Croatia, and Montenegro. She has worked on a variety of different sailboats which allowed her to really grow her passion for sailing.

As a chef Christina likes to keep her meals as healthy and tasty as possible. To her, flavor is most important and shouldn’t be compromised. Christina likes to cook with the best ingredients she can find, and believes freshness is key. Her cuisine is very exploratory in that she likes to use a variety of flavors, spices, and herbs rather than stick to one specifically. Christina believes people should have a cultural culinary experience when they are eating. She wants you to remember your sailing experience from that moment you see the breathtaking morning sunrise over the horizon to the smell of roasted chicken coming fresh out of the boat’s oven. She truly believes that sailing is an experience for your senses and she’s fully on board to give the best experience she possibly can.

BREAKFAST

Maple rum french toast served with fresh berries

English breakfast includes scrambled eggs and bacon served with a side of toast and fresh fruit

Yogurt oat bowls served with choice of almond or peanut butter, fresh fruit, banana, chia, flax, and hemp seeds and drizzled with local honey

Lemon ricotta pancakes served with side of smoked bacon

Chorizo breakfast tacos served with home fries

Avocado toast served with side of creme-bruleed grapefruit

Mediterranean frittata served with smoked mozzarella, spinach, onions and kalamata olives topped with fresh arugula

Smoked salmon tartine with fresh dill, red onion, and capers served with a yogurt parfait

Canadian bacon breakfast sandwiches served with side of fresh fruit

 

LUNCH

Fish tacos served with a cilantro lime cabbage slaw, avocado, and a mango salsa. Served with side of black beans & wild rice

Quinoa salad served with arugula, red onion, roasted walnuts, and cranberries, drizzled with a balsamic glazed and evoo (choice of grilled chicken or eggplant)

Korean beef quesadillas served with side of guacamole, and lime infused sour cream.

Fig and brie burger served on a whole grain bun with a side of rosemary sweet potato wedges

Warm spinach salad served with crispy pancetta, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers drizzled with honey-lemon olive oil

Bow-tie pasta with cherry tomatoes, red onion, rustic black olives, fresh basil, and mozzarella tossed in a pesto sauce

Italian sausage and peppers served as a hero or plated accompanied with a side slaw salad

Moroccan chickpea salad served with a cilantro mint dressing accompanied with side of grilled naan bread

Seared Tuna Poke bowls served over coconut rice

Grilled Chicken pitas served with homemade tzatziki sauce and side of hummus

Tuna Nicoise salad drizzled with a balsamic reduction 

 

APPETIZER/SMALL BITES

Prosciutto, fig, fresh basil and burrata drizzled with honey served on crostini

Buffalo chicken dip served with chips, celery, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli

Banh Mi bites with cucumber, cilantro, mayonnaise, carrot, pancetta, hoisin sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds 

Mini crab cakes with garlic and chive sauce 

Maple and walnut crusted brie served with multigrain bread

Charcuterie board served with rustic Italian bread

Fresh made guacamole and served with corn tortillas

 

DINNER

Homemade Italian sauce with choice of gnocchi or spaghetti served with a side of Italian garlic bread and caprese salad

Grilled Vegetables served over balsamic farro served with a side salad and garlic pesto baguette 

Roasted beer chicken served over saffron rice with a side salad

Caribbean swordfish served over southwestern quinoa and side of grilled Mexican street corn

Grilled herbed Filet served over horseradish mashed potatoes and a side of roasted cauliflower

Roasted pork tenderloin served over a bed of string beans and squash

Citrus glazed salmon with roasted fennel served over wild rice and a side of parmesan roasted asparagus

Grilled Shrimp served over creamy polenta served with side of honey-butter biscuits

Grilled Chicken on the BBQ served with side of rustic baked potatoes

  

DESSERTS/SWEET TREATS

Individual key lime pies served with fresh lime whipped cream

Homemade warm chocolate chip cookies

Fresh strawberry frozen yogurt pie

Spiced apple crumble

Homemade cookie crumble served over ice cream (flavors vary)

Grilled pineapple served with a coconut whipped cream

Chocolate pudding pie

Strawberry s’mores bites served with chocolate fudge drizzle

Praise from Charter Broker on three well done charters
I have now had 3 charters with Jacob and Christina absolutely nailed it each time. The planning, the food, their personalities. . . . everything! It was very different groups from a family to a 35 wedding anniversary and all the clients were full of praise. Charter Broker
June 2020
Sundowners and The Big Blue - what could be better?! Our time aboard SY Rapscallion was absolutely perfect! Captain Richard and Suzanne were THE BEST!! Great dynamics!! Very welcoming and genuine! Perfect for our family. Love the laid back atmosphere and even though the covid-19 threw us a challenge, we managed to stop in amazing anchorages and enjoy the vast snorkeling opportunities! The pier @ Fredriksted is an absolute must when visiting St Croix! Suzanne, many thanks for your wonderful cooking skills! Everything was beautiful and so so tasty! (Kudos on the homemade sweet and sour mix!) Amazing job! Cannot stress enough! Above & beyond! To both Captain Richard and Suzanne - Humble thanks for sharing your sailing knowledge! As we've mentioned this is our dream to live aboard full-time. Appreciate your patience and involvement more than you know! Will has been in his happy place for the last 10 days for sure! haha Seriously you both have been great! Many many thanks for making this a most memorable trip for our family! I bet Emory will talk (& talk, & talk, & talk..) about her time aboard for years to come! haha Until next time... Fair winds & following seas, Will, Rayna, Elle, Emory & Ryan PS - Mind the "sugar cubes"
March 2019
We were fortunate to book two day trips with Capt. Jacob Beman and Christina Astuto on the Pau Hana catamaran during the week of March 17, 2019. Our group consisted of three couples, several of whom had lifelong boating experience and a couple who frankly weren't sure they were ready to spend an hour, much less a day, on a sailboat. Jacob and Christina immediately took charge of the charter, making sure we were comfortable as well as oriented to the safety procedures aboard the boat. The main challenge our group presented was that half of us wanted to go somewhere to socialize, drink painkillers, and buy t-shirts to bring home, while the other half did not want to see, much less talk to, another tourist if at all possible. Jacob was able to "read the room" & plan a full, fun day that made everyone happy. They were also exceptionally tolerant of the music choices of their guests...even if it was early 90's Hair Bands! Jacob and Christina demonstrated an intuitive talent for customer service, anticipating our needs before we had a chance to ask. Their ability to make us feel taken care of and a bit spoiled while still treating us like long lost friends is an interpersonal skill that can't be taught. One of the more important and appreciated things I noticed was that both Jacob and Christina demonstrated their knowledge of and respect for the ecosystem around them in the way they operate the boat and the locations they chose to show us. It is clear that they both love this gorgeous corner of the world & want to conserve its beauty for future generations. I feel that any well balanced review should include some constructive criticism. I struggled to find something to critique about the service we received, but here it is. Jacob's fashion sense is atrocious. The patterns in his shirts and shorts clash to the point of distraction. Christina assured us she is working on the issue, so hopefully improvements will be made in that area. We enjoyed our time on St. John immensely, but the days we spent on the water were certainly the highlight of the week. After an amazing trip, I believe one's flight home should be spent planning the next vacation. It was the unanimous decision the group that our next getaway would be planned based solely on where Jacob and Christina are working. I just hope they’re prepared for that! Regards, Brooks & Roisin Boston, MA
New Years 2019/2020
The seven nights we spent on Neverland were absolutely spectacular! Our tour of the British Virgin Islands featured great snorkeling and swimming, beautiful beaches, and interesting ports of call, but what made the vacation truly special was our crew, Jacob Beman and Christina Astuto. Jacob is a skillful sailor, Christina a magical cook, and both of them have a touch of MacGyver in their personalities. (Our first day out featured Christina being hoisted to the top of the mast for some impromptu problem solving!) Christina’s touch in the kitchen really took our breath away as she daily turned Neverland into a floating gourmet restaurant. Additionally, Christina and Jacob worked with us to curate a selection of Italian wines that were a constant delight. When we weren’t drinking wine, Jacob’s rum punch and Christina’s negroni's and old fashions were memorable. And when we weren’t busy eating and drinking, Jacob had a knack for effortlessly managing our itinerary, changing plans when needed to fit the weather, our interests, and our moods. Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, Christina and Jacob are a real pleasure to spend time with. Never less than professional, C & J are lively, interesting, fun and funny. We could not have wished for better company!
April 2019
We had the absolute best vacation on the Alladora (previous boat) and I would attribute it all to the experience that these two provided. From the very moment we met them, we felt comfortable and felt accommodated for! They make a fantastic team working together and the vibe they had together made for a fun relaxing and amazing time. Christina is a little spitfire and we all fell in love with her instantly. We would NEVER have believed we would be served such elegant food on the boat. Her meals were always over the top and the presentation and unique options were out of this world. Each morning we were greeted with tea and coffee, Bloody Mary's or Mimosas which was a nice treat. I honestly cannot say enough great things about these two! I will definitely be on a charter trip like this again and will not accept any other skipper or chef except for these two. They both catered to every individual person's needs the entire trip, cooking separate meals when some guests did not like certain ingredients, they played taxi on the dingy for anyone who ever needed to get to shore and never once seemed annoyed or inconvenienced. We love the BVI's and will be back for another amazing experience with Jacob and Christina.
June 2020
I've had several people ask about our recent vacation. It was AMAZING btw!! If you're interested in booking a charter for your family, please reach out! Captain Richard and Suzanne were THE BEST!! And don't worry, you won't have to do ALL the work! Seriously what an experience! I highly, highly recommend!
July 2020
Dear Richard, we can't thank you enough for your generosity and hospitality. We loved tubing in Magen's Bay, stargazing off St John and snorkeling in countless beautiful coves. Suzanne, the food was incredible - we especially loved the banana pancakes, crab cakes, sun dried tomato ravioli and ALL the deserts! Richard, you make the best "Painkiller", if this Captain thing doesn't pan out, you'll make an excellent mixologist. Thanks for sharing evening card games and giving us a vacation we'll never forget. Although a few dolphins would have been nice lol! -Nick, Katherine, Sloan, Reese & Grace
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10 PAX
Summer 2020 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $22,750 $23,500 $24,250 $25,000 $25,750 $26,500
Winter 2020 to 2021 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $22,750 $23,500 $24,250 $25,000 $25,750 $26,500
Summer 2021 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $22,750 $23,500 $24,250 $25,000 $25,750 $26,500
Winter 2021 to 2022 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $22,750 $23,500 $24,250 $25,000 $25,750 $26,500

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
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<B>GENERAL NOTES: </B>
<B>LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: </B> For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
<B>MINIMUM NIGHTS:</B> 6 inquire for less
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost</font color>

<B><BIG><U>SLEEP ABOARD</B></BIG></U> Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $200 per cabin per night, with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year's weeks.

<B><BIG><U>HALF-BOARD OPTION:</B></BIG></U> Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$20,200 3@$21,050 4@$21,400 5@$22,000 6@$22,600 7@$23,200 8@$23,800 9@$24,400 10@$25,000

<B><BIG><U>LOCAL FARE OPTION:</B></BIG></U> Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$20,350 3@$21,275 4@$21,700 5@$22,375 6@$23,050 7@$23,725 8@$24,400 9@$25,075 10@$25,750

<B><BIG><U>CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:</B></U></big> 7 night minimum, VIRGIN ISLANDS
<B>CHRISTMAS:</b> 1-10 pax $35,000 end by 12/26
<B>NEW YEARS: </B> 1-10 pax $36,800 12/27 start or later


<font color="ff000"><B><BIG>****S P E C I A L O F F E R S*****</B></BIG>

$1,000 OFF - EARLY BOOKING OFFER
Early booking discount for charters taking place between 01-NOV-20 and 16-DEC-20.
Can not be combined with any other special offer.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 7
VALID CHARTER DATES: 01-NOV-20 TO 16-DEC-20
BOOK BY: 05-DEC-20


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  • : Cat
  • : 29 Feet
  • : 5 Feet
  • : 10
  • : 2018
  • : Lagoon
  • : 8
  • : 12
  • : Twin 75HP diesels 11 Kw generator
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
  • : Richard Darling
  • : USA
  • : No
  • : 1280805
Accommodations
Cabins: 5
Queen: 5
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 6
Wash Basins: 6
Heads: -
Electric Heads: 6
Engine Details
Twin 75HP diesels 11 Kw generator
Fuel Consumption: 3
Cruising Speed: 8
Max Speed: 12US Gall/Hr
Details
Refit: -
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
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: Yes
# CD's: iPod
Camcorder: Yes
Books: No
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: No
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: 30GPH
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: 8
Minimum Age: None
Generator: 21.5 Kw
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110v/220v
Water Maker: 30GPH
Water Cap: 220
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: Yes
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: Lots
Guests Smokes: Aft scoop steps only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: None
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: No
Windscoops: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 12ft RIB center console
Dinghy hp: 40hp
Dinghy # pax: 6
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: 1
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Scoop steps
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Off scoops
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: 2 Trolling and 1 Casting
Rods: 1
Captain
Richard Darling
Nation: USA
Born: 1969
License: USCG 200-ton Master & MCA 200-ton Master of Yachts
Languages: Englsih
Chef/mate
Christina Astuto
Nation: USA
Born: 1988
License: STCW
Captain Richard hails from a small town in upstate New York near the Lake Ontario shoreline where he learned absolutely nothing about sailing! That is until he spent some college years in Daytona, then went back to NY and was fortunate enough to enter the racing scene where he purchased his own sailboat and hasn’t stopped sailing since.

In 2003, Richard moved to the Virgin Islands and acquired his USCG Master’s License. Since then, he has worked in the charter industry as Captain or Engineer on various sailing and motor yachts up to 160 feet. Calling St. Thomas home for more than 15 years. Richard has sailed thousands of miles through the islands and beyond, and he loves sharing some of the best kept secret anchorages and dive locations along the way along with his knowledge of the stars under the beautiful Caribbean night skies.


A true New Yorker born and raised in Staten Island from two parents who grew up in Brooklyn, Christina prides herself on her personality and respectful family values. She believes this is what has shaped her personality which has been the foundation for her life. As an Italian American, food has always been an important part of her life. She believes there is no better way to spread love than with a home cooked meal, some great wine, and really good company.

After graduating with a Masters Degree in Special Education, Christina worked as a preschool teacher in the greater New York area for over 5 years. It wasn’t until she took a trip to South Africa to teach English did she realize that her passion for travel, culture, and exploration exceeded her expectations. It was then that she realized she was settling for a comfortable life which she was good at, but ultimately it did not feed her soul.
Unexpected events, call it serendipitous or not, have brought her to the sea and she could not have been more grateful. She has worked two seasons as a chef in destinations such as Greece, Croatia, and Montenegro. She has worked on a variety of different sailboats which allowed her to really grow her passion for sailing.

As a chef Christina likes to keep her meals as healthy and tasty as possible. To her, flavor is most important and shouldn’t be compromised. Christina likes to cook with the best ingredients she can find, and believes freshness is key. Her cuisine is very exploratory in that she likes to use a variety of flavors, spices, and herbs rather than stick to one specifically. Christina believes people should have a cultural culinary experience when they are eating. She wants you to remember your sailing experience from that moment you see the breathtaking morning sunrise over the horizon to the smell of roasted chicken coming fresh out of the boat’s oven. She truly believes that sailing is an experience for your senses and she’s fully on board to give the best experience she possibly can.

BREAKFAST

Maple rum french toast served with fresh berries

English breakfast includes scrambled eggs and bacon served with a side of toast and fresh fruit

Yogurt oat bowls served with choice of almond or peanut butter, fresh fruit, banana, chia, flax, and hemp seeds and drizzled with local honey

Lemon ricotta pancakes served with side of smoked bacon

Chorizo breakfast tacos served with home fries

Avocado toast served with side of creme-bruleed grapefruit

Mediterranean frittata served with smoked mozzarella, spinach, onions and kalamata olives topped with fresh arugula

Smoked salmon tartine with fresh dill, red onion, and capers served with a yogurt parfait

Canadian bacon breakfast sandwiches served with side of fresh fruit

 

LUNCH

Fish tacos served with a cilantro lime cabbage slaw, avocado, and a mango salsa. Served with side of black beans & wild rice

Quinoa salad served with arugula, red onion, roasted walnuts, and cranberries, drizzled with a balsamic glazed and evoo (choice of grilled chicken or eggplant)

Korean beef quesadillas served with side of guacamole, and lime infused sour cream.

Fig and brie burger served on a whole grain bun with a side of rosemary sweet potato wedges

Warm spinach salad served with crispy pancetta, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers drizzled with honey-lemon olive oil

Bow-tie pasta with cherry tomatoes, red onion, rustic black olives, fresh basil, and mozzarella tossed in a pesto sauce

Italian sausage and peppers served as a hero or plated accompanied with a side slaw salad

Moroccan chickpea salad served with a cilantro mint dressing accompanied with side of grilled naan bread

Seared Tuna Poke bowls served over coconut rice

Grilled Chicken pitas served with homemade tzatziki sauce and side of hummus

Tuna Nicoise salad drizzled with a balsamic reduction 

 

APPETIZER/SMALL BITES

Prosciutto, fig, fresh basil and burrata drizzled with honey served on crostini

Buffalo chicken dip served with chips, celery, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli

Banh Mi bites with cucumber, cilantro, mayonnaise, carrot, pancetta, hoisin sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds 

Mini crab cakes with garlic and chive sauce 

Maple and walnut crusted brie served with multigrain bread

Charcuterie board served with rustic Italian bread

Fresh made guacamole and served with corn tortillas

 

DINNER

Homemade Italian sauce with choice of gnocchi or spaghetti served with a side of Italian garlic bread and caprese salad

Grilled Vegetables served over balsamic farro served with a side salad and garlic pesto baguette 

Roasted beer chicken served over saffron rice with a side salad

Caribbean swordfish served over southwestern quinoa and side of grilled Mexican street corn

Grilled herbed Filet served over horseradish mashed potatoes and a side of roasted cauliflower

Roasted pork tenderloin served over a bed of string beans and squash

Citrus glazed salmon with roasted fennel served over wild rice and a side of parmesan roasted asparagus

Grilled Shrimp served over creamy polenta served with side of honey-butter biscuits

Grilled Chicken on the BBQ served with side of rustic baked potatoes

  

DESSERTS/SWEET TREATS

Individual key lime pies served with fresh lime whipped cream

Homemade warm chocolate chip cookies

Fresh strawberry frozen yogurt pie

Spiced apple crumble

Homemade cookie crumble served over ice cream (flavors vary)

Grilled pineapple served with a coconut whipped cream

Chocolate pudding pie

Strawberry s’mores bites served with chocolate fudge drizzle

Praise from Charter Broker on three well done charters
I have now had 3 charters with Jacob and Christina absolutely nailed it each time. The planning, the food, their personalities. . . . everything! It was very different groups from a family to a 35 wedding anniversary and all the clients were full of praise. Charter Broker
June 2020
Sundowners and The Big Blue - what could be better?! Our time aboard SY Rapscallion was absolutely perfect! Captain Richard and Suzanne were THE BEST!! Great dynamics!! Very welcoming and genuine! Perfect for our family. Love the laid back atmosphere and even though the covid-19 threw us a challenge, we managed to stop in amazing anchorages and enjoy the vast snorkeling opportunities! The pier @ Fredriksted is an absolute must when visiting St Croix! Suzanne, many thanks for your wonderful cooking skills! Everything was beautiful and so so tasty! (Kudos on the homemade sweet and sour mix!) Amazing job! Cannot stress enough! Above & beyond! To both Captain Richard and Suzanne - Humble thanks for sharing your sailing knowledge! As we've mentioned this is our dream to live aboard full-time. Appreciate your patience and involvement more than you know! Will has been in his happy place for the last 10 days for sure! haha Seriously you both have been great! Many many thanks for making this a most memorable trip for our family! I bet Emory will talk (& talk, & talk, & talk..) about her time aboard for years to come! haha Until next time... Fair winds & following seas, Will, Rayna, Elle, Emory & Ryan PS - Mind the "sugar cubes"
March 2019
We were fortunate to book two day trips with Capt. Jacob Beman and Christina Astuto on the Pau Hana catamaran during the week of March 17, 2019. Our group consisted of three couples, several of whom had lifelong boating experience and a couple who frankly weren't sure they were ready to spend an hour, much less a day, on a sailboat. Jacob and Christina immediately took charge of the charter, making sure we were comfortable as well as oriented to the safety procedures aboard the boat. The main challenge our group presented was that half of us wanted to go somewhere to socialize, drink painkillers, and buy t-shirts to bring home, while the other half did not want to see, much less talk to, another tourist if at all possible. Jacob was able to "read the room" & plan a full, fun day that made everyone happy. They were also exceptionally tolerant of the music choices of their guests...even if it was early 90's Hair Bands! Jacob and Christina demonstrated an intuitive talent for customer service, anticipating our needs before we had a chance to ask. Their ability to make us feel taken care of and a bit spoiled while still treating us like long lost friends is an interpersonal skill that can't be taught. One of the more important and appreciated things I noticed was that both Jacob and Christina demonstrated their knowledge of and respect for the ecosystem around them in the way they operate the boat and the locations they chose to show us. It is clear that they both love this gorgeous corner of the world & want to conserve its beauty for future generations. I feel that any well balanced review should include some constructive criticism. I struggled to find something to critique about the service we received, but here it is. Jacob's fashion sense is atrocious. The patterns in his shirts and shorts clash to the point of distraction. Christina assured us she is working on the issue, so hopefully improvements will be made in that area. We enjoyed our time on St. John immensely, but the days we spent on the water were certainly the highlight of the week. After an amazing trip, I believe one's flight home should be spent planning the next vacation. It was the unanimous decision the group that our next getaway would be planned based solely on where Jacob and Christina are working. I just hope they’re prepared for that! Regards, Brooks & Roisin Boston, MA
New Years 2019/2020
The seven nights we spent on Neverland were absolutely spectacular! Our tour of the British Virgin Islands featured great snorkeling and swimming, beautiful beaches, and interesting ports of call, but what made the vacation truly special was our crew, Jacob Beman and Christina Astuto. Jacob is a skillful sailor, Christina a magical cook, and both of them have a touch of MacGyver in their personalities. (Our first day out featured Christina being hoisted to the top of the mast for some impromptu problem solving!) Christina’s touch in the kitchen really took our breath away as she daily turned Neverland into a floating gourmet restaurant. Additionally, Christina and Jacob worked with us to curate a selection of Italian wines that were a constant delight. When we weren’t drinking wine, Jacob’s rum punch and Christina’s negroni's and old fashions were memorable. And when we weren’t busy eating and drinking, Jacob had a knack for effortlessly managing our itinerary, changing plans when needed to fit the weather, our interests, and our moods. Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, Christina and Jacob are a real pleasure to spend time with. Never less than professional, C & J are lively, interesting, fun and funny. We could not have wished for better company!
April 2019
We had the absolute best vacation on the Alladora (previous boat) and I would attribute it all to the experience that these two provided. From the very moment we met them, we felt comfortable and felt accommodated for! They make a fantastic team working together and the vibe they had together made for a fun relaxing and amazing time. Christina is a little spitfire and we all fell in love with her instantly. We would NEVER have believed we would be served such elegant food on the boat. Her meals were always over the top and the presentation and unique options were out of this world. Each morning we were greeted with tea and coffee, Bloody Mary's or Mimosas which was a nice treat. I honestly cannot say enough great things about these two! I will definitely be on a charter trip like this again and will not accept any other skipper or chef except for these two. They both catered to every individual person's needs the entire trip, cooking separate meals when some guests did not like certain ingredients, they played taxi on the dingy for anyone who ever needed to get to shore and never once seemed annoyed or inconvenienced. We love the BVI's and will be back for another amazing experience with Jacob and Christina.
June 2020
I've had several people ask about our recent vacation. It was AMAZING btw!! If you're interested in booking a charter for your family, please reach out! Captain Richard and Suzanne were THE BEST!! And don't worry, you won't have to do ALL the work! Seriously what an experience! I highly, highly recommend!
July 2020
Dear Richard, we can't thank you enough for your generosity and hospitality. We loved tubing in Magen's Bay, stargazing off St John and snorkeling in countless beautiful coves. Suzanne, the food was incredible - we especially loved the banana pancakes, crab cakes, sun dried tomato ravioli and ALL the deserts! Richard, you make the best "Painkiller", if this Captain thing doesn't pan out, you'll make an excellent mixologist. Thanks for sharing evening card games and giving us a vacation we'll never forget. Although a few dolphins would have been nice lol! -Nick, Katherine, Sloan, Reese & Grace
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10 PAX
Summer 2020 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $22,750 $23,500 $24,250 $25,000 $25,750 $26,500
Winter 2020 to 2021 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $22,750 $23,500 $24,250 $25,000 $25,750 $26,500
Summer 2021 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $22,750 $23,500 $24,250 $25,000 $25,750 $26,500
Winter 2021 to 2022 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $22,750 $23,500 $24,250 $25,000 $25,750 $26,500

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
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<B>GENERAL NOTES: </B>
<B>LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: </B> For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
<B>MINIMUM NIGHTS:</B> 6 inquire for less
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost</font color>

<B><BIG><U>SLEEP ABOARD</B></BIG></U> Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $200 per cabin per night, with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year's weeks.

<B><BIG><U>HALF-BOARD OPTION:</B></BIG></U> Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$20,200 3@$21,050 4@$21,400 5@$22,000 6@$22,600 7@$23,200 8@$23,800 9@$24,400 10@$25,000

<B><BIG><U>LOCAL FARE OPTION:</B></BIG></U> Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$20,350 3@$21,275 4@$21,700 5@$22,375 6@$23,050 7@$23,725 8@$24,400 9@$25,075 10@$25,750

<B><BIG><U>CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:</B></U></big> 7 night minimum, VIRGIN ISLANDS
<B>CHRISTMAS:</b> 1-10 pax $35,000 end by 12/26
<B>NEW YEARS: </B> 1-10 pax $36,800 12/27 start or later


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$1,000 OFF - EARLY BOOKING OFFER
Early booking discount for charters taking place between 01-NOV-20 and 16-DEC-20.
Can not be combined with any other special offer.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 7
VALID CHARTER DATES: 01-NOV-20 TO 16-DEC-20
BOOK BY: 05-DEC-20


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