82°F | , Soggy Dollar, BVI
Your search results

Yacht Description

MIMBAW yacht is a 42.00 ft long sailboat catamaran and spends the summer and winter season in British Virgin Islands. It was built by Lagoon in 1999. A refit was done in 2010. The yacht layout features 4 cabins and accommodates 7 guests. The cabin arrangement is following: 3 queen cabins, 1 single cabin.

The sailboat features Our main engines are 2 Yanmars mostly used for docking and mooring the vessel. The real heart of Mimbaw are the 8 Solar Panels which provide an eco friendly experience that still powers the electrical system for our many conveniences including 2 private fans in each stateroom, ice maker and internet connection available on the move. Our hull is even painted with eco friendly nonshaffing bottom paint that does not poison our beloved Caribbean reefs. Join Mimbaw for the true eco experience while enjoying the peaceful sounds of nature without the sound of a generator. engines and a generator.

Accommodation

Mimbaw is the perfect choice for active guests. We have diving for beginners wanting to try the sport - referral certification for Padi, up to experienced divers who want only the captains input on the most pristine sites available. Three kayaks for 2 people each allow eco exploring of pristine beaches including the in island salt lakes of Anagada to view the Flamingos, a tender able to take all guests and still wake board and water ski. Relax on the trampoline between adventures. Join us for snorkeling with the floating bar and fun crew of Mimbaw.

Captain Only

Cabin Breakdown

Queen Cabins: 3
Single Cabins: 1

MIMBAW Yacht Details

7

Guests

4

Cabins

2

Crew

Lagoon

Built by

$11,490 - $14,490

Weekly price low-high season

2010

Refit

MIMBAW Charter Price Details

Season Name2 guests3 guests4 guests5 guests6 guests7 guests8 guests9 guests10 guests11 guests12 guests
Summer 2020$11,490$12,290$12,690$13,390$13,990$14,490$0$0$0$0$0
Winter 2020 to 2021$11,490$12,290$12,690$13,390$13,990$14,490$0$0$0$0$0
Summer 2021$11,490$12,290$12,690$13,390$13,990$14,490$0$0$0$0$0

Price Terms

All Inclusive

Price Details

Price from: $11,490

High season rate: $14,490

BVI pick-ups and drop-offs, pease contact crew for USVI pick-ups.
Free Diving Resort Course for non-certified divers on Tortola pick-ups & drop-offs.

1/2 Board -
7 guests: $13,490
6 guests: $12,990
4 guests: $11,990
2 guests: $10,990
Incl's: running costs, 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 3 Dinners, open bar
________________

Xmas & New Years: plus 10%
________________
Diving is included - 24 tanks aboard, NItrox available, shorties, BCs & Regs
Guests pay for air fills ($20/tank) / Nitrox fills ($30/tank), and any local undersea park fees (Saba & Statia, for example, shore-based dive operators are required)
Resort Course FREE! (+$20 for air fill) | O/W Referral cert. - $150 | Nitrox cert - cost of PADI fees & fills
Full open water cert: 1 student $450, 2 students $350 each, 3 or more $250 each

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

Amenities

Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: Yes
Crew Pets: No
Guest Pets: No
Camcorder: Yes
Number Dine In: 8
Water Maker: Yes
Water Capacity: 250 gals
Ice Maker: Yes
Number Of Cds: MP3s
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Yes
Hairdryers: Yes
Number Of Port Hatches: 16
Smoking: Please smoke at Stern only
Crew Smokes: No
Children Ok: Yes
Minimum Child Age: none
Generator: Solar Panel only makes for qui
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110/220
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: Yes

Specifications

Tube: Yes
Guests: 7
Pref Pickup: Village Cay/SXM
Draft: 3
Helipad: No
Ac: At Dock
Ac Night: No
Built: 1999
Turnaround: 48 hours
Cabins: 4
Queen: 3
Single: 1
Showers: 2
Basins: 2
Heads: 2
Jacuzzi: No

Features

BBQ: Yes
AC: At Dock
Generator: Solar Panel only makes for qui
Internet: Onboard WIFI

Layout

More Specifications

Flag: BVI
Homeport: SXM
Resort Course: Free! only $20 per person per dive cost for bottle fill and gear rental
Yacht Permit: 1
Yacht License: 1
Yacht Mca: 0
Yacht Insurance:

Diving Onboard

Tanks: 24
Number Of Dives: Unlimited
Dive Info: We have 24 dive tanks of which 4 are nitrox. As our dive instructor is on board and our gear is boat owned the crew of Mimbaw will make sure you have the best diving holiday ever.
Air Compressor: Not Onboard
Bcs: 8
Weight Sets: 8
Number Of Divers: 6
Registrations Number: 8
Dive Lights: 12
Dive Costs: Guests pay for air fills ($20/tank) / Nitrox fills ($30/tank)
Scuba On Board: Onboard

Fishing

Fishing Gear: Yes

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative: Yes
Reusable Bottles: Yes
Other Green Efforts: Watermaker produces 6 gallons per hour Mimbaw endeavors to operate with a reduced-carbon footprint and charters in a fashion that is supportive and respectful of the local environment. A large solar arran and the good use of windscoops negate the need for a diesel powered generator. The array runs all electrical systems on board including the dredges/freezers, water and ice namers. Mimbaw uses a copper coat to protect hued undersides for 10 yrs rather than an annual covering of toxic anti-foul paint. Elbow grease and green cleaning products are used where possible. Constant effort is made to source organic, fresh food and that with the least amount of air-miles. The intent and desire of the Mimbaw crew is to continuously find ways to improve Mimbaw�s green credentials.

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: 13 ft
Kayaks 1 Pax: Yes
Kayaks 2 Pax: Yes
Dinghy Hp: 60 hp
Floating Mats: 2
Dinghy Pax: 7
Swim Platform: 2
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Boarding Ladder: Stern
Water Skis Kids: Yes
Sailing Dinghy: No
Jet Skis: No
Beach Games: Yes
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: 0
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Underwater Camera: Yes
Scurfer: 0
Underwater Video: 0
Wake Board: Yes
Paddleboard: 0

Other Entertainment

Floating Bar and floaties for each guest.
New Water skis and wake board.
Full Saloon Roof Solar Panelled hard topped Bimini.
A/C on Dock only. $60 per night + approx. $20 for power.

Crew

Crew Information

Captain: Bastiaan Kroon

Captain Bastiaan

Bastiaan is one of a few yacht captains who can claim an authentic lifelong passion for sailing. Bastiaan was born on a houseboat in the Dutch river De Vecht. At age 4, he was given his own sailing dinghy and fondly remembers the feeling of independence as he held the rudder in his hand. To complement his love of water, Bastiaan received his PADI open water scuba certification in Curacao 15 years ago. He has since dived in sites all around the world, and has qualified as a PADI dive master and scuba instructor.

Bastiaan is thrilled to be able to entertain guests aboard Mimbaw. He is easy-going, energetic, caring and sociable and gets along well with people from all walks of life. He looks forward to showing you around his favorite nooks in the Caribbean.

Licenses
Captain - PADI Dive instructor - Emergency First Response (CPR, first aid) instructor - STCW 95

Languages
Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish and a little bit of Chinese, Korean and Italian

Hobbies & Interests
Traveling, Sailing, Diving, Windsurfing, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Alpine skiing, Mountain biking, Inline skating, Ice skating, Flying sports planes, Rugby, Nature, Kayaking, Horseback riding, Singing, Dancing, Socializing and being your captain

Bastiaan is joined by a professional chef/mate.

Menu

For a good Start….
Frittata Verde with Blue Cheese
Norwegian Eggs Benedict with smoked Salmon
Scrambled Eggs with roasted red Pepper and Rosemary Cracker
Italian Omelet with Mushrooms, Herbs, Sundried Tomatoes & Feta
French Toast with Strawberry Bouquet and whipped Cream
Cuban Style banana pancakes with Maple Syrup
Paradise Fruit Platter
Fresh Bread, Spreads, Yoghurts and Bacon always included!


International Lunch Samples
Chicken Paillard with Grilled Vegetables
Beef Stir Fry with roasted Sesame, local Mango & Veggies
Salad Niçoise with local Tuna Filet & French Bread
Seafood Tagliatelle in Saffron Sauce
Mexican Burritos with Guacamole and Cheese Nachos
Mushroom Asparagus Ragout with Quinoa & Lemongrass
Eggplant Coconut Stew with Curry and Cashews
Strudel filled with Spinach & Ham in creamy Herb Sauce
Insalata Caprese with Garlic Pita Bread and Hummus Dip
Honey Roasted Goat cheese Medallions with Balsamic Arugula
Steak Sandwiches with melted Brie, Tomatoes and Thyme Pesto
Mahi Mahi Ceviche
Caribbean Lobster Roll with Baby Salads & Chips on the Side
Gazpacho with warm Ciabatta Bread


Sunset Appetizer Time!
Sushi and Maki Platter with local Fish
Hummus with crunchy Veggies and Pita Snacks
Canape rolls with crème cheese and smoked salmon
Antipasti ala Italiano Selection & Crackers
Viva la France Cheese Platter with Nuts and Grapes
Brie & Pear Symphony on French Bread
Quesadillas with Shrimp & Guacamole
Bruschetta ala Romana
Mini Tuna Pizzas
Chicken Satay Skewers


Happy Hour Cocktail Specials
Painkiller….. the BVI Specialty
Pina Coladas………. a classic
Margaritas….. frozen or on the rocks
Mojito……… refreshing any time!
Dark and Stormy……. the real Sailor drink
Rum Punch……. very exotic
Lime in the Coconut…. sweet and sour & delicious!
Cuba Libre…. the topped up Rum and Coke
Vodka Martini……. classic shaken or stirred


Fresh Soups, Salads and more


Pumpkin cream soup with fresh Ginger and Croutons 
Tom Young Gung with Seafood Bouquet and Lo Mein
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with lots of Veggies
Cream of Portobello Soup with herb and cream garnish
Spinach salad with Salmon and Pine nuts
Classic Ceasar Salad
Goat cheese over Spring Salad with Pomegrant Dressing
Mussels in White Wine Sauce & Garlic French Baguette
Skewer Varieté in Watermelon
Seared Scallops in Aruguka with Mango Chutney


Entrees


Tagliatelle with roasted Pine Nuts, Julienne Sun-Dried-
Tomato & Lemon pesto Sauce
Paella ala Espania
Tuna Steaks in Wasabi Sesame Crust with Basmati Rice
Slowly roasted Lamb chops with Rosmary Glaze & Herb roasted Potatoes
Coq au Vin in Bordeaux Sauce served with French Bread
BBQ Night!
Jerk Chicken, Steak selections, Corn on the Cob, grilled Veggies with Feta and much more
Creamy Seafood Lasagne on Baby Spring Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
Surf and Turf with Asparagus and Sauce Hollandaise


Dessert Selection



Creme Brulee with fresh Berries
Mousse au Chocolat made with 70% Cacao from Grenada
Crepes filled with Fruitsauce on Chocolate Mirror
Chocolate Lava Tart on Vanilla Coconut Cream
Pecan & Key Lime Pie
Kaiserschmarren…… the Austrian Emperor´s favorite Dessert!
Sweet Cream cheese dumplings filled with hot Strawberrys
Apple Crumble Pie
Caramell Pudding with Fruit Selection
Panna Cotta
Profiteroles
Kheer….. Indian Rice Pudding with Cardamon

Reviews:

April 2018 guests on catamaran MIMBAW wrote:
Bastiaan and Leanne,

Thank you so much for a great week on Mimbaw, lots of fun, awesome food and great water activities ( scuba, swimming, sailing and tubing)
Kids loved it, I asked Carl what he liked the most and he said Sailing, Caroline’s answer was the blue water and the food 🤗 they both enjoyed the scuba experience.
We are back on our American schedule with all sorts of things going on! At the moment I am on a field trip to Williamsburg with Caroline and her classmates ( 100 5th graders)
Hope your travel over to Europe went well Leanne, and that you enjoy some days off in Italy. And that you stay busy with Mimbaw and new customers Bastiaan 😎

I will send some pictures that I took with my phone in the next email!
Ship ahoy
Tonje
Late May, 2016 guests on MIMBAW said:
We loved it!
The menu was perfect. More than expected. Healthy, tasty and something for everyone. Even the vegetarian in the family. Christine did a fantastic job also taken into consideration the somewhat limited space available for her. Bastiaan was a great barbecue expert. We loved the food, including the afternoon snack. We were also impressed by all the nice wine and Christines great cocktail and long drinks.
The water was amazing, the islands we visited were exciting, and we loved visiting the different islands with different activities. Fantastic and beautiful. Simply perfect.
The pace was a great fit for us, relaxing but at the same we visited a lot of exciting places. No stress, only enjoying the scenery and places we visited. Sailing distances each day was just perfect, no too long and gave us the opportunity to both enjoy and relax.
We really enjoyed the Scuba dive opportunities and the great experience Bastiaan gave us through teaching and diving together with us. Its great that all equipment already were onboard the boat, made it very convenient and easy to enjoy Scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, kayaking, paddleboards and the opportunity to easily access the different islands by the dingy.
The Rinde Family
Guests aboard MIMBAW in mid-April, 2016
Yacht: Mimbaw Date/Port embarked: April 10, 2016 Road Harbour BVI for 7 days

Captain: Bastiaan Kroon and Chef/Mate: Christina Poeschmann

We hope your charter was everything that youexpected. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting holiday. It would aid us in future bookings if you could answer the following questions and provide any additional comments you might have.
Generally, how did you enjoy your vacation?

Answer*: It was an amazing experience. No pressure, no worries, just spontaneous fun. Agenda was flexible and everyday was a newadventure. Over all just a great experience.
Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

Answer*: Couldnt ask for a better crew. Bastiaan and Christina made the experienceperfect. Very interactive, fun and apleasure to be around. If you are diving and get a foot cramp Bastiaan gives the most amazing foot massages underwaterThanks Bastiaan!
Was the yacht clean, well ventilated, and in good working condition?

Answer*: No problems, well organized and the crew kept everything tidy. Weather was excellent and cabinswere fresh, clean and well ventilated.
Did the crew do a good job of familiarizing you with the yacht and her workings?
Answer*: Yes, however I skipped out and slept through the training, would not advise it. But once I learned how to flush the toilet it was all good. They are very knowledgeable and extremely helpful in explaining the workings of the Yacht and extremely informative about sailing and let us interact and help out as much or as little as we wanted. Great experience!
Couldyou describe the quality of the cuisine? Did the menu meet your needs and expectations?
Answer*: The food was 5 Star amazing! Every meal exceeded our expectations. Sooo good..

How did you like the area in which you cruised?

Answer*: They have perfected the areas to visit and have many options to change up on the fly to accommodate whatever you are up for during your adventure. Amazing!
How did you like the pace and itinerary of your charter?

Answer*: The pace was perfect. There was never any stress just leisure and fun every day. If you want to do something they accommodate if you want them to decide they pay attention to your likes and decide, zero worries.

Anyadditional comments?

Answer*: If you want a fun and relaxing vacation with amazing views, warm weather and water, great snorkeling & diving and amazing food, adventure and an excellent crew sail with Mimbaw, you wont be disappointed.
Guests aboard MIMBAW in mid May, 2015 said:
Dear Bastiaan and Christina,

A very sincere thank you for a wonderful experience last week. We all had such a relaxing, enjoyable time. Each one of us felt you really paid attention to our preference list and that's challenging with 6 guests!

From the morning coffee delivered to us each morning on the Mimbaw trampoline, to your patient diving instructions, to the special Birthday celebrations, and exceptional dinners, it is so apparent you both genuinely cared about every detail.

We absolutely loved our vacation and we all miss not just the escape from work & responsibility on the beautiful Mimbaw, but the new friendship we made with you both!

We hope your next charter is going well, and we wish you both smooth sailing and beautiful sunsets!


Kind Regards,
Karen & Eddie
Capt. William's guests from June, 2014
To Whom It May Concern:
In June, 2014 we chartered the sailing vessel, Kibo, a Vision 46 by Bavaria Yachts, for eight (8) days of bliss in the British Virgin Islands. We were privileged to have in our company as Captain of the boat, William Garnier. There were five (5) persons in our troupe and we can say, without reservation, that it was a privilege and an honor to have this amazing gentleman as Captain!
William Garnier is a tall, somewhat lanky, handsome fellow of British descent; very well-mannered and courteous with a most interesting and apropos sense of humour. His personality is easy ... very pleasant, at sea or on land. Whether he was teaching myself the fine points of sailing, instructing my lovely wife on the basics of piloting the vessel, lending his extensive knowledge of the sea itself in selecting an anchorage or navigating a following swell, encouraging our guests to participate in the actual sailing experience or just offering positive reinforcement, not one of us could imagine a better choice for Captain of the boat! No one in our party felt less than the center of William's attention.
In very short order, perhaps by the halfway point of our first evening cruise, William became (and very easily so) one of us. He added a tremendous amount of comfort and confidence to our adventure, and we can all say, without reservation, William made our vacation an outstanding success!' He was happy to expend his endless energy to put each of us at ease in all situations on our journey ... aboard the boat, in the dingy and the transition to and from, use of the swim ladder and platform, docking, and was invaluable for our shore excursions and dinner reservations. William was always available to lend a hand--regardless of the task.
We have the utmost respect for William. He has piloted all manner of sailing vessels, from a tiny skiff to 70-foot-plus catamarans. He is a published author and possesses an extensive knowledge of sailing and the sea with his life experience including a solo Trans-Atlantic adventure. He is intelligent, articulate, and exhibited a great understanding of proper etiquette in all situations that arose. We cannot possibly say enough good things about this young man and it is with utmost delight that we highly recommend William Garnier for any and all nautical opportunities.
Best wishes for fair winds and gentle seas!!
Sincerely,
Cliff and Ruthie Runkle
Michigan, USA
MAY 2014
We travelled on May 3-10, 2014 with our two college age kids on the Catamaran Mimbaw. Capitan Bastiaan and Chef Jenny were the perfect crew for our family vacation..Very professional and knowledgeable.

The boat was fabulous, very clean and organized! It had all the toys needed for fun everyday! Paddle boards, snorkels and masks, fishing and scuba gear. Our kids wanted to learn how to scuba and Bastiaan was a perfect teacher!

The rooms/bathrooms were perfect in size and very clean. Every room had several fans that worked great to pull in the summer breeze off the water. No A/C needed.

We did as much or as little as you wanted too. Naps every afternoon on the trampoline were wonderful.

The food was delicious! Chef Jenny cooked amazing meals and snacks. Beautiful tables were set for every meal. And yummy drinks were served for happy hour every evening to watch the sunset!

We couldnt pick a favorite spot. All the places we stopped were unique and fun! But the kids would say learning how to scuba was a highlight to the trip!

We had a wonderful and unforgettable time with Bastiaan and Jenny and will definitely do again. We would recommend to anyone!

JANUARY 2014
Name: Jay Gartner
Yacht: MIMBAW with Bastiaan Kroon
Charter Dates: January 18 - 25, 2014
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
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?
yes
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
mostly

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
yes

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
yes
7. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?
overall, food good and presented nicely. marie, the cook, who is lovely and wonderful, was sea sick for 3-4 days which likely hindered her effectiveness. two meals were overcooked and inedible. captain bastiaan is skilled, energetic, thoroughly knowledgeable with his boat and the bvi, and instills confidence that he can get through any situation. additionally, captain bastiaan wants to please, is extremely personable, naturally entertaining, very bright, worldly, logical, and fun to talk with on a vast array of subjects. i might suggest that virgin island sailing call the client just prior to leaving home on the trip with up to date information as to where and how to meet up with the boat. the bvi is a special place to visit especially sailing. highly recommended! good job!
NOVEMBER 2013
Name: Chuck
Yacht: MIMBAW Mimbaw with Daniel Lewis & Tais
Charter Dates: November 2-9, 2013
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
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?
The Best! It was the very best out of the 7 sailing trips we have taken.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Better then a 5 Star hotel!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes, enjoyed every minute.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Is excellent good? The food was off the charts.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
We picked where we wanted to go and away we went. They showed us the islands like never before.

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
From start to finished your team was excellent. Wonderful service and love it when a plan comes together.

7. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?
Bastiaan and Richard were amazing! We couldn't have been served any better. We caught a Wahoo on the second day and Bastiaan is a Chef for Chefs. What a special treat and who knew how many ways we could eat it. Catamarn Mimbaw can really throw a party! So much fun and excitement. Thanks to Bastiaan and Richard for a job well done. And Ellen thank you for helping us put it all together. Best Vacation Ever, Chuck Landers and the Asheville crew
July 2011
We want to thank you both again for all that you did to make our charter vacation fantastic. Before going, we were told it would be the best vacation we would ever take and looking back we would have to say it really was the best. Your willingness to accommodate all of our preferences and desires was great. You made us all feel comfort, relaxed and at home right away.


Captain B we really appreciate all that you did. You have a fantastic boat that was perfect for the whole family. Anytime we asked about doing something you always had the right equipment and was willing to lead the group, whether it was diving, night diving, or even tubing. We really appreciate your willingness to not only be the captain of the boat but also our dive master and tour guide. You always were searching for interesting things on every dive so that we could see as much as possible, that was a lot of work and we really appreciated it.

You both were so kind and friendly with all of us and seemed to genuinely care that everyone was having a good time. Your wonderful hospitality allowed us all to really feel comfort and relaxed.

It was wonderful getting to know both of you better. You are really nice people.

Hope to sail with you again.
February 2011
Hope you both are well.. We had such a wonderful time with you both last month..I look back longingly at those photos for many reasons. We got to spend time with our children without distractions. We got to meet you, enjoy your company, eat some amazing food and saw some beautiful landcapes-. Thank you for such an incredible trip.
Thanks so much..
S
Photo 1
August 2011
Truly, all of us came home with memories never to be forgotten, and some we will take with us straight to our graves, I'm pretty sure of it!! :) When we got in the Cab that morning the 3 of us girls literally started to cry......I probably have not cried in 10 years so perhaps it was a bit past due, but honestly it broke our hearts to leave! I'm not real good at "good-bye's" so hense the silence when I said mine.........

I hope you had a fabulous time with your friend and his son...and I wish you the best that life has to offer! I do believe however you are well on your way to that! You have a gift Bastiaan, I hope you realize that. Thank you for sharing that with us and for making my "dream vacation" well, just that!

Take care of yourself my friend..........
L
Photo 2
March 6-13-12
Name: Louis
Yacht: MIMBAW with Bastiaan and Carol
Charter Dates: March 6 - 13, 2012
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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?
Yes

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
No

7. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?
This is the second time we've chartered a boat, first time with Captain Bastian and First Mate Darren. We had a fantastic time- the crew was very accomodating, friendly and fun! We will definitely come again and rebook with Mimbaw and Captain Bastian. Thanks for such a great time!
May 2012
Name of Yacht: Mimbaw Sailing Area: BVI Your Name (optional):

Please rate the folllowing:
Rating 1 low, 10 high Comments
Pre-charter communication ..10 always helpful and responded within 24 hours which is NOT common in writing with others in the islands

Accuracy of yacht description ....10 Great - just like the photos

Cleanliness of the yacht.......10 Very Clean

Comfort of the yacht.....10 Very Comfortable

Food......8 Jennie, the first mate, did a great job of preparing food. She also was really into plating and really catering to our group. I would recommend perhaps more bbq - we had hamburgers one day and Jennie grilled them to perfection. That would be my only comment - more grill!
Drinks.......9 Jennie and Bastiaan both made amazing drinks - bloody marys, pina coladas, frozen mojitos, you name it. It was great.

Crew friendliness and professionalism.....10 They were very proud of their work - Bastiaan with his toys and adventures and surprises and Jennie with her beautiful food and plating. They definitely went above and beyond.

Crew competence......10 They were so competent on the sea. We felt very safe and always like we were in good hands.

Overall experience .......10 Best.Vacation.Ever.

I would recommend this yacht for:

Romantic Getaway Families Party Week Couples Retreat

Honestly, I feel that Bastiaan is very professional and is an amazing host. He will take you out all night long if you wanted or he will set up a romantic private dinner on the beach for you. He will cater to whatever type of vacation you want. It sounded like they do a bit of everything and they are so relaxed and laid back that they can cater.
Were the sailing area and conditions suitable for this yacht?

Perfect - we were first timers and I would stress to Late Sail to encourage people to hit the BVIs over other islands for their first time. I am usually pretty extreme about my travel spots and I like to go to spots less traveled. I did not want to do the BVIs and wanted to something else like Antigua but honestly the BVIs were perfect. There were no long sails which was great because one person ended up having a little sea sickness. Honestly, longer sails at some of the other islands wouldve
been too much for everyone. We stopped at 14 different places and it was great to be able to jump around to a lot of little islands, bars, and snorkel spots.

Was this yacht a good fit for you and your crew?

Bastiaan is AMAZING. His stories and life is so interesting and we really got a long. He seemed like he was born to do sailing and yacht charters. We are an internationally minded group so we just loved Bastiaan and his background. We also loved Jennies Aussie spirit. They were just a PERFECT fit for us.

What did you like best about your charter?

Hands down - the crew. Bastiaan was so funny, warm, and welcoming - such an interesting character with an interesting history. He was so laid back about his boat, his toys, and we really felt like home. Jennie was also fantastic. They were great hosts and had fun friends. Their other friends worked super yachts and took us on some amazing boat tours. Now we want to go yachting - ha!

The food and drink and service was fantastic. Honestly we were a bit nervous since we are all foodies and cocktail fans from New York. We forgot our cocktail set and Bastiaan had everything we needed! It was impressive. Jennie cooked fabulous meals too.

What did you like least about your charter?

Honestly - there was nothing that I liked least - maybe the occasional cloudy weather, the harsh reality of grey New York post charter, etc.

Would you charter this yacht again and/or recommend it to others?

I would definitely charter this yacht again for Bastiaan, Jennie, and all their amazing toys. It was so fun and we have joked about doing my bachelorette party on the boat.


May 2012
Mimbaw May 12...

We loved our vacation, we think it was the best vacation ever.

Captain Bastiaan and Jenny were both awesome! Bastiaan seemed very knowledgeable about the area and sailing in general. They were both extremely friendly and attentive. I have only glowing positive reports on both. Bastiaan was fun, engaging, intuitive, knowledgeable, interesting and full of life. Jenny was courteous, helpful also interesting, a great cook ,knowledgeable and friendly.

The meals were great! Breakfast was served with cereal, yogurt, fruit, then came the eggs, bacon. We were also served pancakes and locks with bagels...Dinner was great every night, they paid attention to our preferences.

Mimbaw was very clean, the cockpit was comfortable and always had enough shade. They made sure of it with a cover over the trampoline.



We enjoyed Bastiaans stories and enthusiasm, Jennys food and cooking mined in with a sweet personality.

We found our time very relaxing.

The diving was a lot of fun, the only thing that could of made it better would be if the medical forms were emailed to us earlier, before we arrived on the boat. Bastiaan did a great job while we were in the water.

We would charter this yacht and crew again anywhere in the world!!!

We had an absolutely splendid time. I do not know when my mother was more relaxed. My girlfriend, Judy, even though she had some sea sickness still had a great time. It truly was a pleasure getting to know Bastiaan and Jenny, two very inspiring people. Again, honestly it was the best vacation of my life, so far!




Gallery

Main image of MIMBAW yachtImage of MIMBAW yacht #2Image of MIMBAW yacht #3Image of MIMBAW yacht #4Image of MIMBAW yacht #5Image of MIMBAW yacht #6Image of MIMBAW yacht #7Image of MIMBAW yacht #8Image of MIMBAW yacht #9Image of MIMBAW yacht #10Image of MIMBAW yacht #11Image of MIMBAW yacht #12Image of MIMBAW yacht #13Image of MIMBAW yacht #14Image of MIMBAW yacht #15

Compare properties

Similar Yachts

Scuba Onboard

Iris

From $3,000/week
Captain Only
4 cabins
41ft
Sailboat
8 guests

View

3 reviews
Scuba Onboard

VICARIOUS

From $14,700/week
Captain Only
4 cabins
48ft
Sailboat
6 guests

View

Scuba Onboard

VOYAGE 480 ELECTRIC

From $18,800/week
Captain Only
4 cabins
48ft
Sailboat
6 guests

View

Scuba Onboard

VOYAGE 480

From $17,200/week
Captain Only
4 cabins
48ft
Sailboat
6 guests

View

16 reviews
Scuba Onboard

SIREN SONG

From $11,250/week
Captain Only
4 cabins
47ft
Sailboat
6 guests

View

Special Offer
Scuba Onboard

PISCES

From $11,500/week
Captain Only
4 cabins
47ft
Sailboat
6 guests

View

    • MIMBAW

      Price Terms: All Inclusive

      Price from $11,490

      High season $14,490

    • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

    Yachts in British Virgin Islands for Winter 2019/2020 are 60% reserved. If you are considering a charter in this time period, inquire now!

  • Inquire

    1. Date

    2.1. Boat Type

    3.2. Hulls

    4.3. Crew

    5.4. Minimum Cabins

    6.5. Max Price