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VENTANA Yacht Charter Special: $19,350

Ventana: a $1,000 discount on any charter taking place between Nov. 1st and Dec. 16, 2020. Can not be combined with any other special offer and does not apply to existing bookings.

Yacht Description

VENTANA yacht is a 52.00 ft long sailboat catamaran and spends the summer and winter season in British Virgin Islands. It was built by Lagoon in 2018. The yacht layout features 5 cabins and accommodates 10 guests. The cabin arrangement is following: 5 queen cabins, 1 twin cabin.

The sailboat features Twin 75HP diesels 11 Kw generator engines and a generator.

Accommodation

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



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



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



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



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









Cabin Breakdown

Queen Cabins: 5
Twin Cabins: 1

VENTANA Yacht Details

10

Guests

5

Cabins

2

Crew

Lagoon

Built by

$20,350 - $25,500

Weekly price low-high season

3 US Gall/Hr

Consumption

8

Cruising Speed

12

Max. Speed

VENTANA Charter Price Details

Season Name2 guests3 guests4 guests5 guests6 guests7 guests8 guests9 guests10 guests11 guests12 guests
Winter 2019 to 2020$20,500$21,500$22,000$22,750$23,500$24,250$25,000$25,250$25,500$0$0
Summer 2020$20,500$21,500$22,000$22,750$23,500$24,250$25,000$25,250$25,500$0$0
Winter 2020 to 2021$20,500$21,500$22,000$22,750$23,500$24,250$25,000$25,250$25,500$0$0
Summer 2021$20,500$21,500$22,000$22,750$23,500$24,250$25,000$25,250$25,500$0$0

Price Terms

All Inclusive

Price Details

Price from: $20,350

High season rate: $25,500


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


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

HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
[email protected]$20,200 [email protected]$21,050 [email protected]$21,400 [email protected]$22,000 [email protected]$22,600 [email protected]$23,200 [email protected]$23,800 [email protected]$23,900 [email protected]$24,000

LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
[email protected]$20,350 [email protected]$21,275 [email protected]$21,700 [email protected]$22,375 [email protected]$23,050 [email protected]$23,725 [email protected]$24,400 [email protected]$24,575 [email protected]$24,750

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


****S P E C I A L O F F E R S*****

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





Amenities

Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Sat Tv: No
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: Yes
Books: No
Crew Pets: No
Pet Type: None
Guest Pets: No
Camcorder: Yes
Number Dine In: 8
Water Maker: 30GPH
Water Capacity: 220
Ice Maker: Yes
Number Of Dvds: Yes
Number Of Cds: iPod
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: No
Bimini: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Yes
Hairdryers: Yes
Number Of Port Hatches: Lots
Smoking: Aft scoop steps only
Crew Smokes: No
Children Ok: Yes
Minimum Child Age: None
Generator: 21.5 Kw
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110v/220v
Hammock: No
Windscoops: No

Specifications

Tube: Yes
Guests: 10
Maxspeed: 12
Pref Pickup: YHG
Other Pickup: RH, BVI
Draft: 5
Cruising Speed: 8
Helipad: No
Ac: Full
Ac Night: Yes
Built: 2018
Turnaround: 48 firm
Cabins: 5
Queen: 5
Twin: 1
Showers: 6
Basins: 6
Electric Heads: 6
Jacuzzi: No

Features

BBQ: Yes
AC: Full
Generator: 21.5 Kw
Internet: Onboard WIFI
Cruising Speed: 8
Max Speed: 12

Layout

More Specifications

Flag: USA
Homeport: Grenadines or Virgin Islands
Resort Course:
Yacht Permit: 1
Yacht License: 1
Yacht Mca: 1
Yacht Insurance: Durham and Bates Agencies, Inc.

Diving Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Air Compressor: Not Onboard
Scuba On Board: Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Fishing

Fishing Gear: Yes
Fishing Gear Type: Trolling and Casting
Rods: 1
Deep Sea Fishing: No

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative: Yes
Reusable Bottles: Yes
Other Green Efforts: Eco-friendly cleaning products. Limited use of paper products. Chef purchased organic or locally grown products when available.

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: 12ft RIB center console
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks 2 Pax: No
Dinghy Hp: 40hp
Floating Mats: Yes
Dinghy Pax: 6
Swim Platform: Scoop steps
Water Skis Adult: No
Boarding Ladder: Off scoops
Water Skis Kids: No
Sailing Dinghy: No
Jet Skis: No
Beach Games: Yes
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Underwater Camera: Yes
Scurfer: 1
Underwater Video: Yes
Wake Board: Yes
Paddleboard: 2

Other Entertainment

Onboard WiFi limited, no streaming please.
Wide projection screen for movies
Playstation 4 for kids of all ages

Crew

Crew Information

Captain

Chef/Mate

Captain: Michael Hoy Briggs

Captain Hoy was born in North Carolina and there too was born his love of the water. He started sailing at 6 years old and hasn’t stopped since. A move to Japan developed his deep love of travel, 30 countries visited so far! He returned to the USA to study engineering in Sacramento. After obtaining his degree, he joined the corporate world. While some may have considered a career designing motorcycles a dream, his dream of life traveling the seas was calling him.

Hoy began crewing a tall ship out of Sausalito, CA as engineer and gunner in '98-'99. In 2010, he sailed the Bahamas and then to the Virgin Islands in 2012 where he started working as a skipper. In 2015, Capt Hoy sailed his own boat transatlantic to Europe. Spending summers, sailing around the UK and the Netherlands, with a little time in France, Spain, Portugal and Canaries before sailing back to Virgin Islands in 2019.

Hoy has a 100-ton USCG license and about 20,000nm sailing from Rhode Island to Trinidad to the North Sea. What they say is true, “If you can sail in the North Sea, you can sail anywhere”. Hoy is extremely knowledgeable about sailing, including traditional square rigs, rigging, and history of sailing. He is very excited to share his knowledge with you and ensure your comfort with snorkeling, freediving, and playing with the floaty toys.


Chef Julia Ray grew up in Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes. She developed a love for boating and sailing on frequent family outings on Lake Huron and the many inland waterways that are abundant in Michigan. Julia was introduced to the Virgin Islands as a child on the first of many annual family vacations more than 30 years ago. Julia learned to cook and entertain while assisting family members during daily meal preparation and by assisting with catering numerous gatherings. Julia has also worked in the restaurant and hospitality industries. She holds degrees in both accounting and social work and although she had a successful career in the corporate world, she left it all behind in 2013 to realize her dream of living in the Virgin Islands. She has since been employed as mate and chef, sailing throughout the islands.

Energetic and personable, Julia loves to meet new people and share her enthusiasm for the islands while ensuring their comfort and safety aboard and in the water. She is certified in first aid, CPR and fire fighting. She spends much of her spare time in the kitchen, preparing and perfecting new recipes for friends and family to sample. Julia delights in spoiling guests with gourmet meals and tempting treats. She prepares a wide variety of meals and remains flexible in her meal planning to ensure the freshest and best quality food is offered to guests. Julia takes much pride in her ability to work with guests to accommodate special diets and food allergies and develop menus that will leave everyone satisfied!

Menu

 


Breakfast



  • Stuffed French toast strata with sausage

  • Eggs Florentine with ham and home fries

  • Caribbean fruit crepes

  • Frittata with leeks, sundried tomato, broccoli & cheese

  • White chocolate pancakes with sautéed banana & pecans

  • Loaded potato quiche with fresh muffins or bread

  • Sausage and cheese breakfast burritos with western potatoes

  • Continental breakfast with fresh fruit, breads & muffins, yogurt, cereals


Fresh fruit will be served each morning along with breakfast based on availability. Coffee, tea, juices, and milk are available each morning. Your choice of breakfast meat includes crispy bacon, link pork sausage or breakfast ham. Vegetarian options are also available. 


Lunch



  • Crab cakes on a bed of micro greens with avocado remoulade

  • Chicken caesar or chef salad  with warm garlic bread sticks

  • Ham and cheese sliders with sweet potato chips and grilled pineapple

  • Fish Tacos with black bean salad and sweet corn tomalito

  • Grilled hamburgers with Caribbean potato salad

  • Chicken salad croissants with cilantro lime quinoa

  • Turkey, bacon and avocado wrap with coleslaw and chips


Chips, crackers, cookies, nuts, fresh fruit and vegetables with dip will be available throughout the afternoon.


Appetizers



  • Herbed tomato bruschetta with fresh parmesan

  • Buffalo chicken dip and tortilla chips

  • Flatbread pizza with vegetables, fresh basil, and feta cheese

  • Chicken satay with peanut sauce

  • West Indian conch fritters

  • Quesadillas with fresh guacamole and salsa

  • Homemade hummus with pita chips and vegetables


Dinner



  • Cajun shrimp tortellini with asagio and garlic rubbed toast points

  • Chicken scaloppini with broasted potatoes and sesame broccoli spears

  • Star fruit and orange shrimp with almond couscous and snow peas

  • Grilled Steak with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus

  • Mahi-mahi with mango salsa, butternut squash risotto and sautéed red cabbage

  • Jerked pork tenderloin with porcini mushroom quinoa, and leek & spinach wilt

  • Blackened tuna with ginger & wasabi, wild rice and sautéed vegetable medley


             Entries are served with an appropriate wine if you desire


Desserts



  • Key lime cheesecake

  • Pound cake layered with cream cheese and marmalade

  • Banana turnover with chocolate and caramel drizzle

  • S’mores pie

  • Mango and papaya shortcake with whipped cream

  • Peanut butter pie with dark chocolate curls

  • Hot fudge brownie cake with whipped cream


Each charter menu is custom designed based on guest preferences!


 


Ship's Bar



  • Vodka- Absolute/Titos

  • Rum- Paradise/Cruzan Dark

  • Bourbon- Jim Beam/Bullet

  • Whiskey- Jack Daniels/Makers Mark

  • Tequila-Suaza/Patron

  • Gin-Bombay/Hendricks




  • Wine

  • Basic red/white - Josh

  • Sparkling- La Marca


Reviews:

March 2020
Ahoy Ventana! We had an amazing week - Julia & Kevin are the absolute best! The food and fun were wonderful. We laughed all week. Thank for keeping everyone entertained during such a crazy time in the US. Can't wait to do it again.
Bill & Laura
March 2020
Thank you Julia & Kevin for the most amazing vacation I have ever had. The weather, food & comforts of the boat were perfect. Your efforts in making this trip perfect were much appreciated. We look forward to doing this again with you guys!
Jeff
March 2020
What an awesome week with Julia & Kevin! Thank you guys so very much! We shall return!
Ahoy!
Tish and Jay
March 2020
Ventana,
Thank you for the most amazing vacation ever! Kevin & Julia, you were fantastic. We are looking forward to sailing with you again.
Best wishes,
Bill & Krisit
May 2020
Julia & Kevin are a fantastic team. This has been my best vacation ever. Love you both!
March 2020
Thanks Julia & Hoy for an awesome adventure! Our 2nd trip and more to come! First class all the way!
XOXO
Ted & Kim

What an amazing trip! Definitely a bucket list agenda checked off. Top notch all the way, you've ruined travel in the future. Down the hatch!

Julia & Hoy,
Thank you for the wonderful week you made everything so easy! It was great learning about the Virgin Islands.
Bill and Marie
February 2020
Ventana was great! The boat was in great shape but the best part is first mate Julia! She is extremely knowledgeable of the area and can lead you to whatever your passions. She is a workhorse and has the best personality for a group of 40-60-year-old couples. She works hard to make sure you enjoy the food, the itinerary, and the boat itself.
February 2020
Julia, as I sit in the early hours of a St Louis Sunday morning, I reflect back on the past week.

I still notice a subtle rocking in my body and see, with some disappointment, that my views are suddenly less breathtaking than those of the past 7 days!

Our trip celebrating Tim’s birthday was nothing short of spectacular. This was due in no small measure to your over-the-top hospitality! Your constant care, wonderful cooking, local knowledge, professionalism, great laugh, tolerance for our shenanigans and easy going way meant the world to us!

I wish you well. Know that you have our gratitude.

Rick and Diane
WOW WOW WOW!!
What an incredible trip. Julia & Hoy were the greatest crew ever! We saw everything we could imagine..plus! This was the most beautiful place and the greatest food and the greatest view. Nice boat and very comfortable.

-Frank and Meredith
February 2020
Julia & Hoy, thanks for an amazing trip! All the best.
-Diane & Rick

Julia & Hoy-
Great trip made even better by you both! Thank you for everything - and your help making Tim's 50th birthday extra special. we will miss this piece of paradise.
-Tracy & Tim

Dear Julia & Hoy,
Thanks for the amazing trip, it was perfection! We are sad to leave this beautiful boat.
-Pat & Jenn
NOVEMBER 2019
Endless gratitude for this trip of a lifetime. Julia & Damon could not be a better team and so easily jive with our family. Thank you for the nourishing experiences, lovely company and local knowledge. This was unforgettable.
Couldn’t have asked for a better crew. With Julia’s local knowledge and Damon’s Captain skills we had an epic trip! Already looking forward to coming back!

Jillian & Luke
North Hampton, NH
NOVEMBER 2019
I thought this would be a once in a lifetime sailing trip, but now I am hoping it can be repeated! You both have made it so special with an amazing variety of meals, local knowledge, attention to details, Captaining & First Mate expertise, and all with patience and kindness. Our family was blessed to have you champion our vacation and we are so grateful.
Thank you, thank you for our delicious Thanksgiving meal away from home (and all of them!) Wishing you continued success on Ventana or wherever you are and hoping we meet up again. Come see us in New Hampshire!
Nancy
NOVEMBER 2019
What a spectacular trip! Perfect weather, perfect company, delicious meals and full family splendor. Fulfilling in ever way. Julia is a master chef, creative beyond words. Her local knowledge made our trip interesting and friendly with the locals. She was so thoughtful and kind during the entire trop. Meanwhile our Captain Damon made us feel secure. His calm demeanor and experience made our voyage go smoothly. Perfect temperament for a sailing Captain. Forever grateful for the kindness and patience of Julia & Damon!

Constantine & Family
December 2019 broker provided comments
Name: Sonja
Yacht: ventana with Damon Huber & Julia Ray
Charter Dates: 2019-12-21 12:00 to 2019-12-28 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Very much so

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Absolutely

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Very good

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes

6. Additional comments on your charter?
Best crew. Julia and Damon made our trip wonderful. Very personable great service and really created a custom itinerary that fit my family. Above and beyond service! The space on the boat was the best. Much better than other catamarans Would highly recommend this boat and this crew to others
Christmas 2019
Julia & Damon,
Can't say thank you enough for the great Christmas trip - wonderful food, great snorkleing... and of course the crazy tube rides and Teddy & Christian on the sub wing!!

Wishing you all the best in 2021!
Sue, Kenneth, Teddy & Christian
NOVEMBER 2019
Thank you Julia & Damon!
Great food, great snorkels… So much fun. Hope to be back! Such a wonderful way to spend time together exploring, meeting fish friends, beating Max at cards and learning SO MUCH about the ocean and this beautiful corner of the world. Thanks to Damon for his kind demeanor and to Julia for her wealth of knowledge (and for helping me to finally see a turtle!) So lucky and refreshed and so grateful for this trip!

Maddi
NOVEMBER 2019
A lifetime of memories made aboard the Ventana! What a unique, vibrant & fun-filled journey! Julia & Damon were wonderful guides with expert knowledge and stories that made each stop that much richer. Among my favorites were swimming with friendly turtles, jumping off the Willy T, snorkeling in Anegada at breathtaking Loblolly Bay, and coming face-to-face with an adorable smooth trunkfish!

Much love,
Alexandra
New York, NY
NOVEMBER 2019
Grateful for this adventure. Short & Sweet. Your kindness and patience will be remembered. And see you soon!!

All the best,
Elenor & Dimitry
GRENADINES 2019/JULIA
Darrin & Julia,
We cannot thank you both enough for an amazing week! You were both such amazing hosts and Ventana was a perfect home for the week! Amazing adventures and beautiful views all around - we could not have asked for more! Thank you again for an unforgettable week!

-Mandy, John, Charlie & George
GRENADINES 2019/JULIA
Thank you Darrin & Julia for an amazing week! We are going home more rested than we ever imagined. I am pretty sure that this was the most well fed that we have been ever! From the awesome adventures, to the amazing food to the spectacular views - it is a week that our family will remember forever. We can't thank you enough.
-Nancy, Mark, Win & Kali
Athens, GA
2019/JULIA
The most perfect place to start the new year.
From the moment we arrived (and even before) Darrin and Juila were the perfect "boat couple".
Darrin is warm, confident and accomplished. Hes a great captain and leader.
Julia bent over backwards to make sure everyone was very well fed -2 Simi koser, a Gfree, two kids and the rest of us , everyone was happy and full.
All of us enjoyed every moment of the week .
We hope to return soon and spend more time on the beautiful, comfortable, and friendly boat with the fabulous crew.
Thanks!
Jessica
2018/DAMON
Beautiful week spent with Damon and Michelle aboard their superb sailboat. Damon is an excellent
skipper with incredible knowledge of the local islands. Michelle is an excellent cook. Together they are a perfect duo. The dolphins escorted the sailboat on our way out and incredibly: we were able to swim with turtles! Incredible, fabulous, graceful week.

-Kate and Weylin Leslie
NYC
2017/DAMON
We had an amazing time aboard Ventana. From arrival to departure Dawn, Damon and Reilly made
us feel welcome and comfortable. I'd recommend booking a trip on Ventana to anyone who loves good food, fun sailing, and adventures in a beautiful setting.

- Brian & Liz
California, USA
JANUARY 2016/JULIA
The Captain & Julia are extremely knowledgeable - very, very accommodating - they sat down with us and listened to our requests, thoughts, etc. to make a plan for the week - and then each day the schedule was addressed and our requests were foremost in their decisions as to what to do. We felt like they had all the knowledge of what we’d like to do and when, and they put together great itineraries.

Safari exceeded our expectations - plenty of room, lots of area to gather, or to be alone. Beds were really comfortable, and everything was so clean.

The food was beyond our expectations! Julia is an amazing cook - delicious and gorgeous presentation! She customized to us - only complaints are that she fed us too much and that we had to come home without her!

We felt like we did the perfect option with the half board - the benefit of Julia’s amazing cooking, and also being able to sample some of the local flavor at dinners and lunch.

We had an incredible time - exceeded our expectations in every way! Thanks to you too for coordinating for us - made everything run very smoothly. We really appreciated the advice regarding packing - we did a pretty good job with that. Pre-planning and prep was great and easy. Will definitely recommend to others! And we’ll be back, too!

Betsy G
AUGUST 2015/JULIA
The Captain & Julia were top notch. We enjoyed not only their professionalism and great ideas about where to go and what to see, but also their stories and meeting good friends of theirs along the way. They really made the trip memorable and relaxing. It was clear from the minute we stepped on Safari that we had chosen a great crew, but by the end of the week we had also made new friends.

The food was great. Julia made lots of different dishes and we enjoyed them all. We didn’t have a lot of specific preferences and were very happy with all of her cooking. Come hungry as there’s always lots to eat and drink.

We loved the itinerary sailing the Virgin Islands. We liked the route and all the moorages but what really made the trip special was the captain & Julia’s local knowledge. They showed us a handful of small beach towns and the local vibe of each place. We met a number of their friends and really enjoyed seeing some of the spots off the beaten path.

Brian L
APRIL 2015/JULIA
The Captain and Julia were wonderful. They took care of our every need. They accommodated every request. They were most friendly and a real joy.

The food was unbelievably delicious and visually fantastic. The itinerary was perfect. Safari was absolutely comfortable.

Marc C
APRIL 2015/JULIA
We had a great time the Captain was first rate and Julia was a great chef and first mate. They made us feel at home and very relaxed. I would definitely recommend the Safari and crew to anyone.

Brian M

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