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CATATONIC 500 Yacht Description

CATATONIC 500 yacht is a 51.00 ft long sailboat catamaran and spends the winter season in British Virgin Islands. It was built by Lagoon in 2011. A refit was done in 2018. The yacht layout features 3 cabins and accommodates 6 guests. The cabin arrangement is following: 3 queen cabins.

The sailboat features 2 x 75 HP Yanmar Diesel, 11KW Onan Genset engines and a generator.

Accommodation

All guest cabins have individual AC controls, private head with electric toilet, and separate walk in showers.

Three large queen size staterooms available for guests.


Captain Only

N/A

Cabin Breakdown

Queen Cabins: 3

CATATONIC 500 Yacht Details

51'

Length

6

Guests

3

Cabins

2

Crew

Lagoon

Built by

$15,700 - $20,000

Weekly price low-high season

2 US Gall/Hr

Consumption

9 knots

Cruising Speed

12 knots

Max. Speed

2018

Refit

CATATONIC 500 Charter Price Details

Season Name 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests 9 guests 10 guests 11 guests 12 guests
Summer 2021 $16,000 $17,000 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Winter 2021 to 2022 $16,000 $17,000 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Summer 2022 $16,000 $17,000 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Winter 2022 to 2023 $16,000 $17,000 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Price Terms

All Inclusive

Price Details

Price from: $15,700

High season rate: $20,000

GENERAL NOTES:
SPANISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Yacht is happy to charter in the SVI.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4 nights, inquire for less.
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.
48hr turn requested, inquire for 24hr approval.
NO TANDEM CHARTERS PLEASE.
If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.



HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, all other meals ashore at client expense.
[email protected] $15,700 [email protected]$16,550 [email protected]$17,400 [email protected]$18,250 [email protected]$19,100

LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes all breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, all other meals ashore at client expense.
[email protected]$15,850 [email protected]$16,775 [email protected]$17,700 [email protected]$18,625 [email protected]$19,550

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:
CHRISTMAS: 1-6 @ $23,000, 7 night minimum, must end no later than 12/26
NEW YEARS: 1-6 @ $25,000, 7 night minimum, must start no earlier than 12/28 FIRM



***SPECIAL OFFERS ***
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CATATONIC 500 yacht charter price

# of charter days Base Price Total Note
14 day charter 31,400$ to 40,000$ 31,400$ to 40,000$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 15,700$ to 20,000$ 15,700$ to 20,000$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 7,850$ to 10,000$ 7,850$ to 10,000$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
15,700$ / 6 * 3 days = 7,850$

All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.

CATATONIC 500 Sailing Areas

Summer Season

Winter Season

Amenities

Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Sat Tv: No
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: Yes
Books: 15+
Crew Pets: No
Guest Pets: No
Camcorder: Yes
Number Dine In: 8
Water Maker: Yes
Water Capacity: 254 Gallons
Ice Maker: Yes
Number Of Dvds: 50+
Number Of Cds: 50+
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: No
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Yes
YachtNudeCharters: Yes
Hairdryers: Yes
Number Of Port Hatches: 28
Smoking: on deck only
Crew Smokes: No
Children Ok: Yes
Minimum Child Age: Watersafe
Generator: Yes
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 220
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: No

Specifications

Tube: Yes
Guests: 6
Maxspeed: 12 knots
Draft: 5
Cruising Speed: 9 knots
Helipad: No
Ac: Full
Ac Night: Yes
Built: 2011
Turnaround: 48hr pref. inquire for 24
Cabins: 3
Queen: 3
Showers: 3
Basins: 3
Electric Heads: 3
Jacuzzi: No

Features

BBQ: Yes
AC: Full
Generator: Yes
Internet: Onboard WIFI
Cruising Speed: 9 knots
Max Speed: 12 knots

Layout

Layout of CATATONIC 500

More Specifications

Flag: US
Homeport: New England
Resort Course: Rednezvous only
Yacht Permit: 2
Yacht License: 2
Yacht Mca: 1
Yacht Insurance: Concept Risk

Diving Onboard

Tanks: 8
Wet Suits: 4
Number Of Dives: 5 free per
Dive Info: Crew are Dive Masters. Dirk has PADI professional liability insurance for instruction of skin diving and the PADI refresher course. Divemasters may supervise skin diving (snorkeling) or scuba diving, but may not perform PADI open water diving certification or other certifications.
POL PL105-53354 Exp: June 31, 2021
Full Course: Rednezvous only
Air Compressor: Not Onboard
Bcs: 8
Weight Sets: 6
Number Of Divers: 6
Registrations Number: 6
Dive Lights: 4
Dive Costs: No charge for daily dives certified divers up to 5 per week only for Caribbean Charters. Air fill charges for more dives. Night dives available too.
Scuba On Board: Onboard

Fishing

Fishing Gear: Yes
Fishing Gear Type: Trolling
Rods: 2
Deep Sea Fishing: Yes

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative: Yes
Reusable Bottles: Yes
Other Green Efforts: 1100 watts of solar panels to power house electrical system Water filtration system for drinking water and ice maker 900 gallon per day water maker on board

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: 2018 Zar Mini 14' Center Console
Kayaks 1 Pax: 2
Kayaks 2 Pax: No
Dinghy Hp: 60
Floating Mats: Yes
Dinghy Pax: 8
Swim Platform: yes
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Boarding Ladder: yes
Water Skis Kids: No
Sailing Dinghy: no
Jet Skis: No
Beach Games: Yes
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: Yes
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Underwater Camera: Yes
Scurfer: No
Underwater Video: Yes
Wake Board: No
Paddleboard: 2

Other Entertainment

Bluetooth enabled stereo system
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
AppleTV for big screen photo sharing
Wii Gaming System
Broadband WiFi extender (for email checking, Facebook, light usage, not for streaming)
Mavic Pro Drone, Captain will take video, photos during charter for guests
LifePak AED (Automated external defibrillator) in case of emergencies

2020 UPGRADES:
- New, crisp main sail ready to whisk us throughout the Virgin Islands
- New cockpit sunshades to keep the cockpit cool and dry or to roll up and let the sunshine in
- All new interior curtains throughout the galley, salon and cabins
- New exterior cushions
- New linens throughout the yacht
- New "clear ice" icemaker to keep the cocktails cold and refreshing
- New lithium battery bank and solar array
- Upgraded auto pilot and other navigation components... and much, much more!

Crew

Crew Information

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Captain: Dirk DeLo

Meet Captain Dirk and First Mate Sandy DeLo and share in their passion for boating, fun and adventure!

Dirk is a USCG certified Captain and lifelong sailor with a special love for all things nautical. He started sailing solo at 5 years old and has been leading yacht charters around the world for over 25 years! Some of his favorite destinations are French Polynesia and the British Virgin Islands where he first visited in 1981. He is an avid water sports enthusiast and will be happy to lead you on SCUBA dives to the best locations, snorkeling, tubing, wake boarding, knee boarding, kayaking, SUP, deep sea fishing, and even provide an introduction to kite boarding. He also has a Mavic Pro drone aboard and will be happy to record breathtaking footage of your vacation aboard Catatonic.

Sandy began sailing in college and has never looked back! She loves entertaining and introducing people to the seafaring lifestyle! She has been cooking since the age of 10 and she loves to get creative in the galley and serve up tasty snacks and beautiful meals to the guests.

In 2007, Dirk and Sandy started charters in the Virgin Islands where Catatonic, a Lagoon 440 was the flagship of the fleet. She enjoyed a reputation as one of the most popular, most fun and busiest charter sailing yachts in the US and British Virgin Islands for ten years. Sadly, Catatonic 440 was lost in Hurricane Irma. Our 4 Cabin Lagoon 500, Catatonic 500, carries on the legacy of bringing vacations of a lifetime to our guests.

*****CREW IS FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19*****

Menu





Some Selections from Chef Sandy's Galley





BREAKFASTS - served with coffee, tea and a fresh fruit plate


Omelettes to Order - Omelettes any way you like 'em! 


Waffle House Waffles - Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Served with Maple Syrup and a side of Bacon or Sausage.


Migas with Sausage or Bacon - Southwestern Scrambled Eggs with sauteéd onions, tortilla chips, cheese and salsa. Served with crispy Bacon or Sausage on the side.


Toasted English Muffins served with a platter of Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Dill, Onions, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Chopped Hard Boiled Eggs & Capers.


Banana Walnut Pancakes with Maple Syrup - The name says it all...


Breakfast Yogurt Parfait with Fresh Fruit and Honey Greek Yogurt layered with fresh fruits and local honey.


Eggs Benedict - traditional Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon and rich and creamy Hollandaise Sauce.  Served with Smoked Salmon on request.


Individual Breakfast Casseroles - Ramekin-sized breakfast casseroles with your favorite fillings








Breakfast Tacos - Eggs, Sausage or Bacon, Cheese, Salsa wrapped in a warm flour tortilla


Monte Cristo Eggs Benedict - Poached Eggs served over French Toast Slices topped with cured ham and swiss cheese. Maple Syrup on the side.


Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich - Bacon, Egg and Cheese on a toasted English Muffin or Sourdough Toast


Breakfast Tacos - Eggs, Sausage or Bacon, Cheese and other stuffings inside soft flour tortillas. 


LUNCHES


Grilled Shrimp or Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with boat-made dressing and garlic crutons fresh from the oven








Smoked Turkey Club Sandwich - traditional Club sandwich with boat made garlic aioli.  Served with a side of chips.


Lump Blue Crab Cakes - Succulent crab cakes served over a Farmers Market Quinoa Salad with boat made remoulade sauce


Chicken Salad Medley Why choose when you can have it both ways?  Traditional chicken salad along side Curried Caribbean Chicken Salad.  Served with a bread basket or lettuce wrap


BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadillas - Smoked, pulled pork and cheddar cheese inside flour tortillas.  Served with potato salad or Caribbean Slaw


Lobster Roll – Delicious and succulent Caribbean lobster salad stuffed into mini rolls or served atop greens


Chef’s Salad – traditional chef’s salad served with a selection of boat made dressings and garlic crutons fresh from the oven.


Blackened Catch of the Day served as a salad or a wrap with fried plantains


Assorted Sushi Rolls - Spicy Tuna, Tuna Avocado, California Roll, Salmon Avocado, Salmon Dill, Eel Avocado.  Served with steamed Edamame and pickled ginger. (Exact menu depends on availability of sushi-quality fish)


Southwest Wrap - Smoked Turkey, Avocado, Cheese and Black Bean and Corn Salsa with a Chipotle Ranch Dressing nestled inside a sandwich wrap.  Served with a side of chips.


COCKTAIL HOUR SNACKS


Fresh Catch Ceviche - Wahoo or Mahi Mahi marinated in lime juice, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and other flavors, served with tortilla chips








Crab, Avocado and Mango Stack - Bottom layer of mango salsa, middle layer of ripe avocoado and top layer of succulent crab mixed with remoulade sauce.


Mediterannean Platter - Boat Made Hummus, warm Pita Chips, feta cheese, carrots and celery, olives and other treats


Artisanal Cheese Board - Assorted Artisanal Cheeses, Fruits and Crackers


Chicken Satay - Tender Chicken Skewers served with a delicious Thai Peanut Sauce








Trio of Dips with Crudite and Pita Points


Fresh Catch Fish Spread served with crackers and crudite


Boat-Made Guacamole with Warm Tortilla Chips - served with Salsa, too!


Spinach Artichoke Spread - a creamy combo of spinach, garlic, artichoke hearts and cheese served bubbling from the oven with crackers or a fresh baguette


Buffalo Chicken Dip - Rotisserie Chicken in Buffalo Sauce with blue cheese and cream cheese baked to perfection and served warm from the oven with crudite, crackers and flatbreads


ENTREES


Crispy pan-seared Mahi Mahi in a soy-sesame-ginger reduction, served over truffled wasabi mashed potatoes with steamed veggies


Lemon Chicken Skewers with Veggies - Lemony Chicken skewered with veggies, served over brown butter sage orzo


Grilled Miso-glazed chicken with fried rice and sesame-ginger carrots and zucchini


Filet Mignon grilled to order with Rosemary Jacket Potatoes and Balsamic Roasted Broccoli with Pine Nuts


Cheeseburgers in Paradise - Gourmet Angus Bacon-Cheddar Burgers grilled and topped to order and served with baked beans or truffle parmesan fries.


Creamy Lemon Chicken Picatta over rice or orzo with capers








Spinach Lasagna or Eggplant Rollatini - So delicious for Eggplant lovers! Great as lasagna, too.


Sweet and Savory Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta and a veggie side.


Blackened Fresh Catch or Pulled Pork Tacos with Borracho Beans - Soft or Crispy Tacos served with all the fixins and boat-made borracho beans!








Sticky Pineapple Chicken with Jasmine Rice - An Asian-inspired dish of sweet and savory chicken with pineapple and seasonal veggies over rice


Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi over a bed of orzo or jasmine rice


Cedar Wrapped Salmon - Cedar-infused Salmon and crisp veggies with a side of cold sesame noodles and steamed bok choy or other green


Penne with Lobster Vodka Sauce - pasta with a creamy red sauce featuring chunks of succulent Caribbean Lobster


DESSERTS


Key Lime Pie - Tangy-Sweet and Refreshing! Boat-baked Key Lime Pie served with whipped cream.


Salted Caramel Cheesecake - Fruit-topped cheesecakes with a graham cracker or Oreo crust served with boat-made salted caramel sauce - Chef's favorite!


Chocolate-dipped Coconut Macaroons and fresh strawberries


Maple Pecan Tartlets - Individual Pecan Pies served with boat made ice cream or whipped cream


Bananas Foster - served aflame with hand-churned vanilla ice cream


Fresh baked Fruit Crumble - seasonal fruits baked under a delicious, crispy topping and finished with whipped cream or ice cream


Ice Cream Sundaes - Choose your own toppings and build your favorite Sundae








Strawberry Napoleon - delicious creamy filling with fresh strawberries between light and crispy pastry layers


Dark Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Fruit


Molten Chocolate Mousse Cake - oozy and delicious in the middle, served with Vanilla Ice Cream or Whipped Cream on the side.


Cookies and "Milk" - Fresh baked cookies with a chilled shot of Baileys mixed with Banana Rum


 


CAT 500 SPECIALTY --> Hand Churned Boat-Made Ice Cream - Tell us your favorite flavors!


 


COOKIES


Fresh-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies


Brown Sugar Cinnamon Coconut Cookies


Oatmeal Craisin White Chocolate Chip Cookies


Traditional Peanut Butter Cookies


Coconut Cranberry Pecan Nests


SPECIALTY COCKTAILS


The Captain's Margaritas - The best Margarita you've ever had! Seriously. Fresh juices and high-quality Tequila are the key!  Served on the rocks, with or without salt.


Catatonic Lemonade - Lemonade spiked with Rum, infused with strawberries and basil. Served over ice.








Caribbean Bay Breeze - Traditional Bay Breeze with Aged Rum, Coconut Rum, Cranberry and Pineapple


Painkiller - creamy, coconutty and delicious!


Limoncello Lemon Drop - 2019 Charter Yacht Show First Place Cocktail Contest winner!  Boat made Limoncello served in a sugar-rimmed shot glass over a mini scoop of boat made lemon sherbet


Baddest Cat - a layered concotion of rums and tropical juices with a strong start and a sweet finish.


 


Full Ship's Bar including beers, wines, liquors and assorted mixers





 






 


 


 






 


 





Reviews

February 8 - 15, 2020
Sandy and Dirk - I think the best way to sum up this trip is PERFECTION. This trip has been AMAZING! The food, service, hospitality, accommodations have been 5 Star all the way. This has been a trip of a lifetime! We really enjoyed all the beautiful scenery. The conditions were just perfect for us. We felt so safe and confident the entire trip. We were talking this morning and we have decided that we cannot pick one perfect day or beach because every day and every place was perfect! Thank you both so much for helping us make a memory of a lifetime.

Blessings and Love - Paula, Valerie, Dixie and Gail
January 26 - February 1, 2020
Dirk and Sandy - What an amazing adventure we have had! Thank you for hosting us to an exciting, relaxing, and memorable catamaran experience. You exceeded our expectations! You two make a wonderful team! Sandy, your cooking was fantastic! Thank you for meeting all of our requests. You went above and beyond! Dirk, you always guided us in the right direction for great dives, fun snorkeling and beautiful surroundings. You were both so flexible and accommodating to our high-energy, adventurous group. Thank you for putting us all at ease as guests of the Catatonic 500. You blessed us in every way. Ann and Dane, Bill and Betsy, Richard and Leslie
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January 8 - 15, 2020
Dirk and Sandy -
Wow! Where to begin... How about Best In Class for both sailing and service? Boating and sailing in high winds and "sporty" conditions was no problem. Snorkeling and Diving, floating spots, all amazing. Now to Sandy's cooking... Everyone tried something they'd never had before and LOVED it! From breakfast through dinner, including desserts, all fabulous! Could not have had a better birthday cruise! Until we meet again!
- Carrie, David, Steve, Emma, Scott and Tomi
December 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Dirk and Sandy - Thank you for hosting us this week. We came from all over the country to spend New Year's together.
We appreciate your hospitality; the food was wonderful and we loved being so well taken care of.
Our favorites were diving, fishing, sunning, exploring the beautiful island spots and spending time with new friends.
We will be dreaming of our week and look forward to planning our next.
Happy New Year! - Jodi, Chris, Mike, Kim, Layne and Gina
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December 21 - 28, 2019
Thank you Dirk and Sandy for a wonderful week back aboard Catatonic on our second charter with you. It has been an amazing trip and a fabulous way to spend Christmas 2019! You have both been great hosts all around. The food has been wonderful, the diving beautiful, fun evening stops and great sailing, too.

Thanks for making our trip special and for opening your home to us. We have memories that we will take home and cherish. Dianne, Terry and Michaei
December 8 - December 15, 2019
Dirk and Sandy, I am not sure we have words to express how amazing this trip was. We have forever been spoiled since this was our first time sailing for a week.
Your kindness, patience and generosity have been outstanding. Turning 50 with our dear friends has been an experience I will never forget (and thank you for the birthday cheesecake!!!). We will cherish our memories aboard Catatonic and our two new special friends.
Thank you for everything - a PERFECT trip! - Shawn and Kathie
November 23 – November 30, 2019
Dirk and Sandy, what an amazing and truly special time! The food, the diving, fishing and sailing were incredible, but both of you are the cherry on top. It’s always a joy when kindred spirits meet. Can’t wait to visit you and Catatonic again! - Teddi and Scott

Dirk and Sandy, thank you for a truly amazing week! Everything was absolutely wonderful! Diving with Dirk was a highlight ,as I never thought I would do something like that. Your patience and calm demeanor made it so easy. Knowing there was a cocktail at the end didn’t hurt either! Sandy, you are an amazing hostess! Seeing my tuna become our sushi lunch is a memory I will cherish! — Jill
June 3 - June 9, 2019
Thank you for an amazing week! You have been such great hosts. We love your boat and the meals have been so delicious! It was awesome to dive from the boat and fishing was so much fun! If you ar win Texas, look us up! :-)

Thank you for a fabulous week. It has been a wonderful rest full of adventure. The wreck of the Rhone was certainly a highlight. We love your yacht. The whole experience was fantastic - the food was exceptional, the diving and boating demonstrated the highest levels of safety and professionalism.
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April 6, 2019 - April 13, 2019
Dirk and Sandy - we can't thank you enough for a fabulous vacation. We enjoyed our time on your beautiful catamaran and loved getting to know you both. The food was amazing and so were all of the beautiful destinations you took us to!
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April 6, 2019 - April 13, 2019
Dirk and Sandy, We are so very thankful for all you have done this week for us! It has truly been an amazing week. We feel especially blessed to have had you both as our hosts. Everything from the water fun to the food has been spectacular. Thank you for sharing your beautiful catamaran with us. We hope to see you again in the next few years with our family! Wishing you safe travels until we meet again!
March 23, 2019 - March 30, 2019
You made our vacation truly a wonderful experience. You kept our 13, 13, and 11 year old boys totally engaged and off their devices as much as possible. You have been unconditionally hospitable and tirelessly accommodating. The food was amazing! "Some of the best food I've ever had" says the 11 year old! Endless, wonderful activities, SCUBA, tubing, fishing, paddle boarding, rum drinking....thank you for a wonderful adventure, we'll be back!
March 5, 2019 - March 12, 2019
Thank you for giving us a beautiful week in paradise! We fit so much in during what felt like a way too short of a stay. We had fun, sun, and laughs that will last us only until the next time we can come back and visit again. Wishing you lots of success and joy until we meet again.

You two are special people to make useful so welcome your home - plus to best professional and notice everything while playing hard with us too. The best hit of the diving was feeding the lion fish to the shark. We will be coming back!

Sometimes you hear you can never recreate a great trip, but you both helped us find an even better experience than our 2016 trip. So glad we could help support the efforts to rebuild the area after Irma. All our best to you both, Cat 500, and Kittytonic! Ahoy!

Thank you for a wonderful first trip to paradise! So many fun things to see and do! It was great having the insider's scoop on the different excursions. Dirk, the dives were amazing and the sailing was masterful! Thank you for showing the ropes on fishing and sailing. Sandy, thank you for fantastic food and for being hostess, chef, and first mate! You are a great pair! Keep sailing!
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February 16, 2019 - February 23, 2019
Thanks for an amazing week, showing us the best of the best of the BVI. We loved the diving, especially the wrecks, and all the delicious food. Thanks Dirk for your patience in working with John on the kiteboarding - what a special treat for him! A fabulous way for us to celebrate the big 5-0 and share time together as a family. Thanks for making it so special!
February 1, 2019 - February 8, 2019
What a way to celebrate turning 40! Such an experience with the gourmet meals, drinks in hand, stories, relaxation and overall 5 star hospitality on board.

We appreciate you guys introducing us to so many things: snorkeling, fishing, SNUBA, paddle boarding and touring all of the beautiful islands with the fun beach bars! BVI has not disappointed!

All of these things have helped us grow our relationships as couples, friends and will leave us with memories we can talk about for years to come.
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January 23, 2019 - January 30, 2019
Dreams do come true!! Best trip ever...Virgin Gorda had to be our favorite bit of paradise. Food was spectacular. Came as guests, left as friends! We will be back!
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January 12, 2019 - January 19, 2019
The Leeward Islands were amazing, amazing yachts at St. Barts, secluded beaches on Anguilla, great dining at Grand Case, and Saba was amazing for SCUBA. The food was spectacular especially fresh catch of the day...twice! Second time back and already planning our next trip.
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December 26, 2018 - January 5, 2019
We had an awesome time aboard Catatonic 500 with Sandy and Dirk sailing the Leeward Islands of St Maarten, St Barth's and Anguilla for 10 days. There were 6 of us, my wife and I, our two teenage daughters , and two of their friends. This was the 3rd time we chartered with Catatonic (Twice in the BVI) We would charter with them whenever possible! All our trips from Food/drinks, Locations they recommend, excursions/activities have always been beyond our expectations. Sandy and Dirk have an endless amount of energy and were always ready to entertain the girls, and us, whether it was tubing, a trip to the beach, taking a walk through towns, fishing etc. Our first sailing trip was on Catatonic, it was so much better than being at a luxury resort (where you are stuck on the same beach every day, same lounger etc.) that now we only Sail ! We highly recommend taking a trip on Catatonic, it changed our views on what a real vacation should be!
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December 15 - 22, 2018
We are so grateful - we had an amazing time and we are thankful for all you have done to make our trip extraordinary. Cheers to your upcoming St Maarten trip and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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November 17 - 24, 2018
Sandy and Dirk -
Thanks for an amazing experience in the Virgin Islands! We couldn't even wear you out! Skiing past the Willy T, wakeboarding, fishing, diving, paddle boarding, and "bean bagging." Too much fun with so many toys to play with! Thank you for everything, we are already planning to come back to visit our newest friends, Sandy and Dirk. - Stacy, Lucas, Grace and Luke
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November 7 - 14, 2018
We want to thank you both so much for a spectacular vacation! What you both have given us is the memory of a lifetime! Both you and Dirk are masters in what you love to do. Sandy, your love for cooking shows in the many wonderful dishes you prepared for us! Dirk, your knowledge in running Catatonic 500 made us feel safe at all times. We loved your toys and the activities on board made us feel alive! Thank you for introducing us to your local friends who keep the Virgin Islands what they are. Thank you for helping us check just one more thing off our bucket list. - Donna and Randy
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Broker provided feedback for 2 week New England charter
So where do I begin?
We started in Newport first loading our gear and then having lunch ashore. We departed from the fuel dock at the Newport yachting center as perotti’s were not accommodating despite dirk having cleared it with them the night before!
Our itinerary week 1 was block island to cuttyhunk to menemsha to Hadley’s harbor to Nantucket and then MV. Weather was perfect except for a lack of wind! Lots of swimming, paddle boarding, card games. Fun cocktails, meals as requested - lite, healthy and delicious.
We were able to bring my dad’s scooter which allowed us some mobility for meals ashore. Several days my dad requested to stay put instead of eating ashore as he tires out. sandy and Dirk graciously accommodated. They are both welcoming and generous people. My dad tried to reciprocate by splicing a few worn lines! It felt like we had known them for a long time. We shared travel logs, pictures and videos. Dirk was forever offering activities and Sandy would participate in all the evening card games with the girls! Very sensitive to our needs and anticipating desires!
Dirk is a knowledgeable and skillful captain... my dad (also a captain ) always attentive to these matters spent wonderful hours together with him at the helm. Dirk was always up for adventure and exploration whereas other skippers we’ve have always seem to take the easy route where less effort was required! (Philippe now wants a drone!)
Week 1 was very family like, we ate lunch and dinners aboard together.
Week 2 we exchanged our 2 girls for another couple and added another family member, and we enjoyed cocktails and long boating hours together.
Week 2 we went to Provincetown and literally went whale hunting and paddled with the harbor seals! We stopped in wellsfleet to see the French semifinals. Stopped in pocasset For incredible lobster salad and an exciting navigation thru the narrows and shoal! Back to Hadley’s for the night. Then to Nantucket (again! My cousins hadn’t visited yet) for more good food at the Pearl and Dune. Last night in cuttyhunk before Newport! Lunched on board in Breton’s cove next to my dad’s mooring. We offloaded again at the NYC which was perfect!
The trip was everything we were looking for and more!
Thanks for arranging it for us! They are to be highly recommended!

Best regards,
Laurel

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April 2018
Dirk and Sandy -
Can’t tell you enough how much we enjoyed the trip. From the sailing lessons to all of the wonderful spots you took us, it’s been the trip of a lifetime. We are already trying to figure out when we can return. Catatonic is an awesome sailboat with an even awesomer owners/crew :-).

Good luck to you two sailing on!
Brad and Nyssa
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March 2018
When we arrived it was apparent that we all were in need of a vacation, however what we got was so much more. Over the last week we received a plethora of memories, 5-star meals and incredible scuba dives. From lobster to turtles to Natalie's lobster tan, the islands have offered us wonders of nature and in return we hope to bring help in any way we can in order to rebuild this beautiful place. We are truly thankful for this adventure.

Natalie, Juliette, Christine, and Gene
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February 2018
Thank you so much for an incredible trip, very sad to leave! The girls first sailing experience was one the will never forget. Looking forward to booking another trip with you VERY SOON!! The water is colder than yesterday:)

Thank you for everything,
Matt, Taylor, Katie, and Libby
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January 2018
Dirk and Sandy,
Thank you so much for an amazing 9 days on your beautiful Catatonic 500! The hospitality that you show us every time we get together makes us feel so like family!
Bananas Foster, Key Lime Pie, Ice Cream of many flavors - so amazing!! Swimming pigs, dolphins off the bow and friendly sting rays- how cool!! Karaoke, friendly card games, and charades - what memories are made of!! Kite boarding, water skiing, and snorkeling a reef - pure island dreams!! GTC poker run - how fun!
Jeff and I will always treasure our times spent with you both!! Cannot wait to spend more time in the islands we all love so much. In the immortal words of KC - "Life is a lime, and from time to time I got to get my fix, yeah. We roll with the flow, friends come and go, usually by the edge of the dock!"
Until our next adventure together!! You guys will always have a place to stay in Texax. Thanks again for a wonderful introduction to the Bahamas!

See you at the next dock,
Jeff and Shawna
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January 2018
Trip of my dreams came true! So happy the Lord brought me to you and Cat 500! And what a surprise to have my mom at my side too. That piece is the best! Nevertheless, the trip would not have been this comfortable and fun without you, Sandy and Dirk, and the rest of the boat family you brought. Thanks for helping me find such wonderful people to come along! Dirk - thanks for answering my numerous questions about boats and boat language. Sandy - as everyone said your cooking - superb! Also, you opened up your home and allowed us to make it ours too! Thank you!
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Christmas 2017
Christmas on a sailboat in the Bahamas with blue seas and palm trees. A most memorable vacation for us and our 4 children. Thanks to Sandy and Dirk for your hospitality, great food, tender rides to shore, and anything else we needed! Sailing offered a completely different way to experience a vacation. We are completely relaxed! Can't think of a better way to end 2017 and begin a new year. We enjoyed game nights - every time we watch American Idol, we will think of you!

Best wishes,
Janet, Paul, Andrew, Katie, Ashley, and Alex
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How Do We Top This Vacation?
Our family can't thank you enough for recommending the Catatonic for our vacation. We had the most incredible time, each day was a great adventure that I really can't describe appropriately. Each snorkel spot was a little different than the last. We docked in cool spots with exactly the sort of the things we like to do. Snorkeling with huge Tarpon, bouldering and jumping off big rocks or big boats, colorful fish and coral, hiking and playing on pristine beaches, etc.

I can't say enough great things about Captain Robert.. Robert's knowledge of the islands from a historical standpoint as well as knowing where the fun stuff was amazing. He just knew what we would love and gave us a bunch of it. We did so much it's hard to write it all here however some highlights besides the great snorkel spots was taking a great cab ride for dinner from Levington Bay to Hog Heaven which ranked as my favorite spot.

This was topped the next day of course when we rolled into Cane Garden Bay and had a great sunset, happy hour and night listening to exactly the type of music from a one-man band which, ironically, is much like my favorite guy near my beach house which I had
described to Robert. Captain went beyond any expectations we had for our trip, I have already spoken to several of my friends to refer them to the Catatonic for their own family vacations.

The chef's meals and everything she brought to the table was amazing and she fit right in with the family. She was always figuring out what would make each day a great experience with local flavor. Our preference sheet was far exceeded with great meals every day and night.

The tough thing going forward from here will be, "How do we top this vacation?" Truly nothing will compare thanks to the great boat and crew. They made us feel so comfortable and right at home from the moment we stepped on the boat until we stepped back off. It was great to make 2 new friends while vacationing with the family.
Grins and Memories for a Lifetime!
We enjoyed being on the boat, going to the different spots, letting me sail a bit (absolutely loved that return from Anegada to Marina Cay), and generally taking our foot off the brake for a while as we had fun down there with you all. You showed us so much from the busier anchorages in Jost Van Dyke to the more remote spots like Brewer's Bay, it really checked all the boxes. Like I said, it was a wonderful feeling mid-week to wake up and not know what day it was.

Being on a charter boat as crew is a tough job, but you both completely exceeded our expectations. I can't say enough about that. We had great laughs, but with your calm confidence and how you both professionally executed the job and made it look effortless, you both enabled us to have a spectacular week aboard Catatonic and leave with grins & memories for a lifetime!

Additionally, I really appreciate the recommendations for our post-charter time on St. John. Morgan's Mango was terrific and we just loved the different flavors of the different dishes there. We rented a car, drove the island, and spent a little time on some of the North shore beaches. And yes, a Skinny Legs burger was consumed!!
We Loved Every Single Minute of It
Absolute best vacation ever! Not sure how we will ever top it! The crew were the perfect match for our group! Captain really knows everything that there is to know about sailing and the BVI's! They could not have been more accommodating.

We took tons of pictures and had tons of fun. We can't thank you enough for your suggestions and help along the way. It truly was the best way to spend the week and experience all that the BVI's have to offer. From Willie T's, to Soggy Dollar and all the drinks, bars, fun and games in between, WE LOVED EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF IT!! Thanks for the ‪‎best vacation ever‬!!"
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We are still on a high from our trip on the Catatonic. I have to say for me it was one of the best vacations and definitely the most exciting birthday weeks of my life.(50 years-The big one)
All of us cannot thank you enough for your hospitality, patience and friendship towards all of us. They were like family to us. They are an excellent crew together and I hope to see them again on the Catatonic.
I would rate this trip a 10.

Crew rate a 10
Boat- Loved the layout and the size. The beds, seating area and stereo were great. I look forward to another trip on the Catatonic. ~Richard and Annette and Guest
February 8 - 15, 2020
Sandy and Dirk - I think the best way to sum this trip up is Perfection! This trip has been AMAZING! The food, service, hospitality, accommodations have been 5 Star all the way! This has been a trip of a lifetime! We really enjoyed all the beautiful scenery. The conditions were just perfect for us. We felt so safe and confident the entire trip. We were talking this morning and we have decided that we cannot pick one perfect day or beach because EVERY day and EVERY place was perfect. Thank you both so much for helping us make a memory of a lifetime.
Blessings and Love, - Paula, Valerie, Gail and Dixie
February 2009
Guests
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March 2009
Thank you very much for making the trip amazing. I had a lot of fun learning poker and eating the amazing banana dessert. I had an amazing time! Thanks you!!! - Sophie (Age 13)

I really liked the hamburger and the banana pound cake. I also liked learning to play poker! - Conrad (Age 11)
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May 2009
Being with you on Catatonic has been like a dream come true! We could not have asked for a better captain or chef! You truly pampered us beyond belief. The stops were fantastic - loved Norman Isle, the bubbly pool, kayaking, snorkeling, trunk beach! And the food was incredible. You are truly our favorite restaurant chef ever! You have the perfect balance of allowing family time and yet when we are with you, you feel like faimly too.

Thanks for the best vacation ever! We will never forget our week on Catatonic of the happy memories together. - Laura
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June 2009
We had a blast on Catatonic - kayaking and snorkeling right off the back of the boat, reading on the trampoline, watching the horizon from the captain's deck, and just catching some sun. THIS is how a vacation should be - totally relaxing, amazing food, great tunes, awesome sailing, WOW! This is the first time I've ever seen my husband not wear a watch - THAT's how relaxed we were! We can't wait to come back!
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March 2009
I want to take you home with me...For many reasons. But since I can't I will miss you but I will remember how good you guys were to us. Thank you so much for everything. -Matt

Thanks you so much for a Lazy Sunday...what?! Chronicles of What...Narnia!?! You are by far the best crew an East coast Canadian could hope for. Thank you for the food, the booze, brownies, and memories. -Anita

It started as a surprise birthday week for a 60 year old geezer & finished as a week of renewal for our family. You allowed us all the renew our friendship and create new ones with you both! Life is a journey of various components, building credibility & credits as we plan for the future! A trip such as we have enjoyed gives us the opportunity to pause & appreciate each other. Thank you both for the memoriies! - Jack (birthday boy)

It started as anticipation of my Dad's surprise and turned into a week of fun & laughter. Not only am I continously surprised & enamored by my family, I was thrilled that our crew was part of the group. We had a week of fun & sun as we as a great dive in the islands. At this time, I cannot find the words to describe the adventure we were able to take. The food was another love and the presentation was artful.I look forward to the next time our family can be together. I also look forward to the next time we can enjoy your crew, as they were instrumental in making it happen. They truly showed us the Virgin Islands & allowed us to have an incredible experience. Thank you! - Tevis

Thanks so much for an absolutely fabulous week. Sometime when you look forward to something for such a long time and then when it happens it is never what you expect. This was more than any of us could have wished for. Thanks for taking such good care of us. Food was better than a 5 star!

Thanks you two! - Bonnie
Thank you very much for making the trip amazing. I had a lot of fun learning poker and eating the amazing banana dessert. I had an amazing time! Thanks you!!! - Sophie (Age 13)

I really liked the hamburger and the banana pound cake. I also liked learning to play poker! - Conrad (Age 11)
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July 2009
We have been reflecting for the last couple of days on what was absolutely one of the most enjoyable weeks/vacations of all time. Thanks again.......you were both absolutely great and we consider you both special friends. We definitely plan to find a way to visit with you both in the VI again soon. Lot's of unbelievable experience, exceptional camaraderie, fantastic food, and lot's of laughs (yeah, no, yeah, no, yeah, no......................).
Sorry that we haven't had an opportunity to forward the photo's we promised. Our home system crashed, but Deb and Cody will try to send the shots to you manana.
Enjoy your time off and please stay in touch.
Warmest personal regards,
Curt
P.S. We had a great time in St. John and the Skinny Leg burger was epic! Remind us to share our travel saga for the return journey........23 hours of hell! Unbelievable!
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