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Gambit is an exquisite 51' Lagoon catamaran known for its exceptional comfort and luxury. She is based in the Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI), perfect for both summer and winter charters. Gambit is specially designed to enhance your sailing experience with its spacious layout and modern amenities, ensuring a memorable excursion across the serene waters of the Caribbean.

Accommodation

Gambit offers superior lodging in 4 well-appointed cabins: 3 queen size cabins and 1 twin bunk room, each equipped with AC and an ensuite head and shower. This setup comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests, making it ideal for family trips or small groups looking for an intimate sailing adventure.

Toys and Water Sports

Type Quantity/Specification
Kayaks (1 person) 2
Adult Water Skis Yes
Kids Water Skis Yes
Wakeboard Yes
Paddleboards 2
Floating Mats Yes
Snorkel Gear Yes
Dinghy 13ft AB, 60hp

Amenities

  • Full Air-Conditioning
  • Onboard WIFI
  • Barbecue
  • Ice Maker
  • Salon Stereo & TV
  • Multimedia System
  • Board Games
  • Deck Shower
  • Water Maker (80 gal/hr)

Crew

The crew of Gambit, Capt. Doug Fairfield and Chef Valerie Fairfield, bring a wealth of sailing and gourmet experience to your journey. This South African duo has conducted over 200 charters in the Caribbean, showing profound expertise in both navigation and hospitality. Doug, an MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, and Valerie, a creative chef with exceptional culinary skills, aim to create an unforgettable experience while maintaining your privacy and comfort.

Specifications

Specification Detail
Length 51'
Beam 28'
Draft 4'
Year Built/Refit 2008/2021
Builder Lagoon
Flag BVI
Home Port BVI

Accommodation

Gambit offers sleeping accommodations in 3 queen size cabins and 1 twin bunk room. All offer AC and ensuite head and shower.

What is the cabin arrangement of GAMBIT?

  • 3 VIP cabins
  • 1 Twin cabin

GAMBIT

  • Weekly price:
    $21,000 - $27,000

    Low Season | High Season

  • Length: 51'
  • # of Guests: 8
  • # of Cabins: 4
  • # of Crew: 2
  • Builder: Lagoon
  • Built Year: 2008
  • Refit: 2021

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GAMBIT 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 2024 $21,000 $21,000 $21,000 $22,000 $23,000 $25,000 $27,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Winter 2024 to 2025 $21,000 $21,000 $21,000 $22,000 $23,000 $25,000 $27,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Summer 2025 $21,000 $21,000 $21,000 $22,000 $23,000 $25,000 $27,000 $0 $0 $0 $0

GAMBIT Yacht Charter Price

# of charter days Base Price APA (deposit for provisioning, fuel, docking fees, etc) Total Note
14 day charter 42,000$ to 54,000$ 8,400$ to 16,200$ 50,400$ to 70,200$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 21,000$ to 27,000$ 4,200$ to 8,100$ 25,200$ to 35,100$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 10,500$ to 13,500$ 2,100$ to 4,050$ 12,600$ to 17,550$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
21,000$ / 6 * 3 days = 10,500$

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.

Price Details

Price from: $21,000

High season rate: $27,000

Gambit is a BVI based yacht currently accepting BVI ports only.
48 hours between charters except between Christmas/New Years.

Gambit also accepts 6 night charters at the pro-rata rate. For charters 5 nights and shorter, please enquire for rates.

Tandem charters are subject to conditions, please enquire

Half Board Rates
Please inquire for rates.

Sleep-aboard
Inquire for availability. Rate is calculated as 1/2 the regular daily rate 7 night min. Discounts do not apply. Non Comm.

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights 8 days.

Christmas 2024
1 - 6 pax - $30,000
7 & 8 pax - $32,000
New Year 2024/25
1 - 6 pax - $33,000
7 & 8 pax - $34,800
7 night minimum.
Christmas charters must end no later than the 27th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 28th December

Gambit is a BVI based yacht. Permits and fees are included in the BVI only. Other locations fees will be extra.
Please inquire for any delivery fees for "down island" charters.Gambit is a BVI based yacht currently accepting BVI ports only.
48 hours between charters except between Christmas/New Years.

Gambit also accepts 6 night charters at the pro-rata rate. For charters 5 nights and shorter, please enquire for rates.

Tandem charters are subject to conditions, please enquire

Half Board Rates
Please inquire for rates.

Sleep-aboard
Inquire for availability. Rate is calculated as 1/2 the regular daily rate 7 night min. Discounts do not apply. Non Comm.

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights 8 days.

Christmas 2024
1 - 6 pax - $30,000
7 & 8 pax - $32,000
New Year 2024/25
1 - 6 pax - $33,000
7 & 8 pax - $34,800
7 night minimum.
Christmas charters must end no later than the 27th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 28th December

Gambit is a BVI based yacht. Permits and fees are included in the BVI only. Other locations fees will be extra.
Please inquire for any delivery fees for "down island" charters.

Price Terms

Inclusive

GAMBIT Yacht Charter Locations

Summer Season

Winter Season

Amenities

Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Sat Tv: No
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: No
Crew Pets: No
Number Dine In: 8
Water Maker: 80 gal/hr
Water Capacity: 254 Gal
Ice Maker: Yes
Number Of Dvds: Yes
Number Of Cds: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Yes
YachtNudeCharters: No
Hairdryers: Yes
Number Of Port Hatches: 16
Smoking: Transom Only
Crew Smokes: No
Children Ok: Yes
Generator: 11.5kw
Inverter: 2x1850
Voltages: 115v and 230v
Hammock: No
Windscoops: No

Specifications

Tube: 2
Guests: 8
Draft: 4
Helipad: No
Ac: Full
Ac Night:
Built: 2008
Turnaround: 48 hrs Firm
Cabins: 4
King:
Queen: 3
Double:
Single:
Twin: 1
Pullman:
Showers: 4
Basins: 4
Heads: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Jacuzzi: No

Features

BBQ: Yes
AC: Full
Generator: 11.5kw
Internet: Onboard WIFI

Layout

Layout of GAMBIT

More Specifications

Flag: BVI
Homeport: BVI
Resort Course: N/A
Yacht Permit: 1
Yacht License: 1
Yacht Mca: 1
Yacht Insurance: Navigate

Diving Onboard

Tanks: 10
Number Of Dives: 3 Dives pp
Dive Info: - 3 FREE scuba dives per diver (non transferable) included in the base rate for 7 NIGHT CHARTERS ONLY.
- Extra dives available at a cost of $150 per dive - includes diving equipment rental and tank refills.
- Diving is only for CERTIFIED and CURRENT divers only. If divers have not dived within the last 3 years, a refresher course must be done before diving. This can be done before arrival through a certified dive operator or onboard GAMBIT at a cost of $200 per diver. Divers are to be in good health and show an average level of fitness. Any divers suffering from any medical condition that could effect scuba diving must get a doctors certificate before arrival.
-Guests rent or bring their own wet suits, specialized gear and dive computers.



Communication: Uncapped WiFi
Full Course: N/A
Air Compressor: Onboard
Bcs: 8
Weight Sets: 8
Number Of Divers: 6
Registrations Number: 8
Dive Costs: - 3 FREE scuba dives per diver (non transferable) included in the base rate for 7 NIGHT CHARTERS ONLY.
- Extra dives available at a cost of $150 per dive - includes diving equipment rental and tank refills.
- Diving is only for CERTIFIED and CURRENT divers only. If divers have not dived within the last 3 years, a refresher course must be done before diving. This can be done before arrival through a certified dive operator or onboard GAMBIT at a cost of $200 per diver. Divers are to be in good health and show an average level of fitness. Any divers suffering from any medical condition that could effect scuba diving must get a doctors certificate before arrival.
-Guests rent or bring their own wet suits, specialized gear and dive computers.


Scuba On Board: Onboard

Fishing

Fishing Gear:
Fishing Gear Type: Trolling
Rods:
Deep Sea Fishing: No

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative:
Reusable Bottles:
Other Green Efforts:

Water Sports

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

Crew Information

Captain: Doug Fairfield

Capt. Doug and Chef Valerie offer the perfect blend of warmth, hospitality and adventure. A husband and wife team from South Africa, with many years combined cruising, travel and charter experience. To date, Doug and Val have successfully completed over 200 charters in the Caribbean making them one of the most experienced charter crew in the region.

Doug holds a Yachtmaster Offshore Qualification, reinforced with many ocean crossings and coastal voyages. Doug started sailing in his mid twenties, based off the east coast of South Africa, where sailing and weather conditions are notoriously unpredictable and the coastline hazardous. Having grown up on the ocean with surfing, free diving, spear fishing, scuba diving, sailing and yacht racing as his main activities; sailing charters was a natural progression for him. Weekends were occupied with local and coastal racing as well as family sailing with the children. In 1995, in pursuit of our joint ambition to travel to remote places, we left on an extended 6 year cruise aboard our 30 foot yacht together with our two children, then 4 and 6 years old. This adventure took us across the Indian Ocean and back to South Africa, and then across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. During our cruising years we explored remote archipelagos, traveled by yacht many miles up the Amazon River, visited new and unique places, experienced diverse cultures and were exposed to many and varied challenges and opportunities. In 2012, the urge to travel again resulted in the acquisition of Katlyn, our first catamaran, and once again we set off across the Atlantic from Cape Town, spending a year en route, before establishing ourselves in the charter industry in the Caribbean. Along the way we have redeveloped our awareness, appreciation and respect for the ocean, the sky and the weather in all its diversity. In 2018, we upgraded and purchased Gambit, our current charter catamaran, and brought her 4500nm from Italy to the Caribbean.

Doug has been an avid adventure, sport enthusiast throughout his life. After several years of service in a special forces airborne unit, he became involved in Skydiving. He is an advanced skydiver with 2500 jumps, competed on a national level and was the chief instructor at his skydive club prior to his involvement with sailing; he is an experienced paraglider, loves scuba and free diving, as well as water and snow skiing and has completed a number of arduous long distance marathons. He is a natural storyteller and entertainer with a great sense of humor, a charismatic and attentive host, willing to go the extra mile to ensure you get the most out of your vacation whilst ensuring your privacy when appropriate.

Val grew up on a vast dairy farm in the Drakensberg farming district of South Africa, and attended boarding school, before qualifying as a private secretary and then a primary school teacher. She traded horse riding and hiking for sailing, and was perfectly positioned to home school the children while cruising. She is a qualified scuba diver, and enjoys snorkeling, skiing and hiking, and living the island life. She takes pride and pleasure in creating inviting spaces through tasteful choice and use of fabrics and decor, and is an accomplished seamstress. This is evident in the decor aboard Gambit. Many years of monohull sailing and galley responsibilities have enabled her to become a competent and creative chef aboard, fine tuned by various short courses in the culinary arts and bolstered with hundreds of satisfied charter guests.

Doug and Val have a passion for traveling and a special affinity for the African bush, it’s wildlife, beauty, solitude and wide open spaces, and have been fortunate to do an extended three month 4x4 camping safari with roof top tent through some of the most unspoiled and rugged areas of Southern Africa. The freedom of traveling without boundaries inspired a six week camper van tour of New Zealand, wild camping without the constraints of official campsites in the winter wonderland of mountains and fjords. During this time we took the opportunity to try our hand at dog sledding, abseiling and caving. We have spent a month touring Sri Lanka traveling by train and staying in local B&B’s, visited Egypt and driven off the beaten track through the Western Desert, camping in the splendor of the White Desert en route. We have driven across the USA and would love to follow this up with a longer RV trip in the not to distant future.
After 17 years of sailing together, we team up on deck to offer you a fun filled sailing vacation, and when the anchor is down, a companionable, relaxed yet attentive atmosphere is created for you to escape your normal routine and create memories which will live with you forever.

We would love the opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you in the BVI, offer you our hospitality aboard Gambit, and show you around some of our lovely anchorages and must see spots that we’ve come to call home.

Crew are fully vaccinated for Covid 19.

Menu

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Meal times are always a significant aspect of any vacation!


On Gambit we aim to provide our guests with attractive meals


which are both appetizing and nutritious, whilst accommodating your


dietary requirements, likes and dislikes as best we can. We focus on preparing


meals using a combination of locally obtained produce such as fresh fish,


chicken, meat, tropical fruit and vegetables, rather than importing exotic


ingredients and out of season foodstuffs. We serve breakfast, a light lunch


and dinner in the cockpit or at the saloon table, with chilled water,


fruit juice, tea or coffee to accompany it.


 


In addition we have our ‘Captains Bar’,  providing you with that perfect glass of


chilled wine, a cold beer or soda, a selection of standard spirits and


mixers, or a sundowner cocktail.


SAMPLE MENU


* Breakfast *


A fruit platter, tropical juice, coffee and tea await you in the


morning followed up with something from the galley:


~ Fluffy cheese omelettes with a variety of fillings,


slices of avocado and crispy bacon ~


~ Creamy scrambled eggs sandwiched between grilled hash browns,


caribbean grilled bananas and roasted tomatoes ~


 ~ Eggs benedict served on an English muffin and topped


with dijon hollandaise sauce and micro greens ~


~ Continental inspired selection of cold cuts,


croissants, muffins, and boiled eggs ~


~ Golden french toast, decadently topped with cinnamon apples,


dried cranberries and coconut rum sauce ~


~ Cold smoked salmon with poached eggs over


baby spinach leaves and crisp potato cubes ~


 ~ Breakfast sausages, caramelized onions, and


over easy eggs done how you like them ~


~ Toast and preserves ~


**


* Lunch *


This is usually a casual, relaxed meal served family style at the


cockpit table during a break in activities and sailing.


~ Alfresco dining with an assortment of cold cuts and salads,


crispy artisan loaves, chutneys, mustards and condiments ~


~ Sweet thai chilli wraps filled with chicken, greens, sprouts and peanuts ~


~ Bruschetta with red pesto, feta cheese and avocado topping ~


~ Hamburgers from Doug’s barbecue, build your own with a medley of fillings ~


~ Mexican wraps individually created with a variety of fillings ~


~ Grilled buffalo wings accompanied by tropical coleslaw and a tossed salad ~


~ Melty mushroom cheese toasts with a crunchy citrus flavoured carrot salad ~


~ Chef’s quiche with a Caribbean salad ~


**


* Dinner *


~ Lightly floured pan-fried mahi-mahi served with sautéed potatoes,


veggie tendrils and a creamy lemon butter sauce ~


~ Shrimp platter on a bed of garlic fried rice drizzled and topped with lime wedges ~


~ Fragrant thai coconut curry served with jasmine rice and tropical mango salad ~


~ Slow roasted lamb shanks, crushed potatoes and mange tout,


served with a deglazed red wine sauce and mint jelly ~


~ Grilled spinach and blue cheese stuffed chicken medallions topped


with a creamy sauce and served with steamed vegetables in season ~


~ Linguine with red wine bolognaise, crispy garlic bread and Italian salad ~


~ Barbecued steak, served with potato gratin and warm beetroot salad ~


~ Oriental stir fry incorporating colourful peppers, and


bright greens served on a bed of penne ~


~ Pork tenderloin medallions flambéed and served with a Mount Gay


Jamaican Rum sauce and colorful roasted veges ~


~ Barbecued tuna steaks marinated and served with a


sesame ginger lime sauce, and couscous tossed veggies ~


~ Asian inspired salmon with quinoa and black bean medley ~


**


* Desserts *


~ Flambéed banana crepes, dusted with nutmeg


and topped with ice-cream ~


~ Torched Berry brulee ~


~ Rich dark chocolate mousse sprinkled with mint sugar ~


~ Passionfruit mousse over a honey crumble ~


~ Home made pavlova with colorful berries and chantilly cream ~


~ Apple and cinnamon crumble topped with whipped cream ~


~ Poached pears in a red wine reduction with a scoop of vanilla ice cream ~

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    Price Terms: Inclusive

    Price from $21,000/week

    High season $27,000/week

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    Yachts are usually 80% booked for the main season. If you are considering a charter in this time period, inquire now!