|Guest cabin configuration:|
|5 Queen (each bed can be split into a twin) en-suite guest cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||Please ask|
|Home port||Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
Amazing, a luxury Lagoon 620 launched in 2015 is available for crewed sailing charters in the Caribbean for groups of up to 10 passengers.
The catamaran’s bright interior and sweeping deck space create the ultimate yacht charter vacation platform. Outdoor living is at its best aboard Amazing. The aft deck, protected from the sun by a hard top bimini, offers plenty of lounging area, built-in sunbathing pads and an al fresco dining table with magnificent views.
Leading down to the water, both hulls have wide steps with a platform and drop ladders leading right into the Caribbean Sea – great for snorkeling and swimming. On the foredeck are double trampolines great for lounging while under sail or stargazing.
Amazing also has an expansive fly bridge, a favorite area for charter guests which offers 360 degree views, shade under the bimini and additional sunpads.
The yacht’s modern and spacious interior is designed with Alpi teak and wenge woodwork, sumptuous white leather sofas and large windows allowing plenty of natural light, a great sense of space and 360 degree views.
The yacht has four guest cabins each are en-suite and feature plush linens, fine toiletries, ample storage and plenty of natural light. Each of the queen beds can be split into twin beds on request which is great for kids and singles.
Amazing offers a range of water toys including scuba diving.
The yacht is based in the Virgin Islands, and will also reposition to the Leeward and Windward Islands. She offers the maximum level of safety, stability, comfort and performance that will thrill both the experienced and novice charter guests.
This modern catamaran and experienced charter crew are ready to guide your group on a fantastic voyage through some of the most beautiful tropical landscapes on earth.
Home port: Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
- 2 x VIP cabins with a queen size bed (6.8 x 5.3).
- 3 x guest cabins with a queen size bed (6.8 x 5.3) (with divider boards to form two singles if desired)
- 1 x guest cabin with twin beds (2.05 x 0.90 m) (upper & lower berths)
Amazing has divider boards in all cabins with split mattresses, which is ideal for single people, corporate events etc.
Crew on the midships twin cabin. Crew will happily switch from twin cabin to port queen cabin if guests require a twin cabin)
The two aft cabins have direct access to the aft deck and walk-around queen beds. The forward guest cabins have a large window, which provides an abundance of natural light. Twin cabin is midship. All cabins have side access to beds, abundant storage, hanging lockers, and shelves, plus indirect lighting.
AMAZING is fully air conditioned through out.
Enjoy Xbox 360, big screen TV and media server in saloon.
VHF Radio - Emergency Satellite Phone
**Onboard WiFi in BVI ONLY (does not apply to other islands) Internet: first 5GB included thereafter $79 per 5GB. This is not a fast internet service or 100% coverage. This allows guests to check e-mails each day, but insufficient to download huge files or watch movies on-line. Guests may wish to purchase additional wifi packages to suit their needs.
Water Toys:, 6 Person Large Floating Water Island with Cocktail holders and center swim through access, 3 Person Extreme Fun Tow-able Tube for Minors and Adults, 4 x Floating Chairs with Cocktail holders, 1 x Adult Water ski's, 1 x Wake-board, Full set of Snorkel gear Minors and Adults, 2 x 2 Person Ocean Going Kayaks, 3 x Fiberglass Stand Up Paddle boards (SUP's), 3 Person Extreme Fun Tow-able Tube for Minors and Adults, 1 x Seabob F5S (Extreme Underwater Propulsion - Adults only), 3 x Seadoos (Underwater Propulsion), 2 x Personal Flotation Devices - Snorkeling Harness option, Multiple Water Floating Noodles, , Entertainment:, Disco Ball - Projected on Awning Bottom on Fly Bridge or in Cockpit, External Video Projector "Movie Night" - projected on the sails under calm conditions., 300+ video's on external hard-drive., Wide selection of Board games, Cards and Ocean Discovery books. , XBOX 360 and games for minors, Full Selection of Music or Bring your own and link to Yachts Bluetooth system, Guest Login - Yacht Bluetooth Sound System, Beach Games: Beach Paddle Ball, Frisbee, Football, Beach Kites for Minors and Adults, , Equipment:, 2 x Extra Large Bean Lounging Bags, Large Sun Tanning Beds, Large Fly-bridge Sunshade Awning, 2 x Yoga Mats, 2 x Hammocks, Re-Usable Water Bottles for Guests, Automated External Defibrillator "AED", , Beach Towels "Turkish & Micro Fiber", also Full selection of Sun Screen as well as After Sun Care provided for guests by crew. (No Aerosol Sprays Allowed on the yacht) , , 2 x BBQ's "Meat and Vegetarian, no cross contamination of special dietary needs", , Fishing: Amazing is a registered fishing vessel in the BVI. Commercial Fishing License no VI-T 746035. In addition, every person over 18 years of age wishing to fish in BVI waters is required to obtain a Government issued fishing permit as well. Please use Amazing's vessel number when you apply: VI-T 746035, , 2 x Big Game Fishing rods, 2 x Jigging Rods, Large Selection of Artificial lures, , Great Game Fishing on the Drop-off located on the Northern side of Anegada. Requires a full day. ,
Willem, Liz & Nicole
CAPTAIN WILLEM KNOETZE
Willem Knoetze is very easy to warm up to. He has an endearing smile, an infectious laugh, and guests know right away they are in very capable hands. His in-water experience began as a child; going fishing, building rafts, and playing pirate games in the rivers and lakes around the family farm with his brother and sisters. As an expert seaman, scuba diver, and amateur treasure hunter, his playful pirate spirit still runs deep.
Will's tight-knit family, most especially his uncle, inspired his love of the ocean. He says, "Despite having a great job in the IT industry, I had to leave to follow my passion for sailing. Since I was young I loved the ocean above and below the surface. The oceans kept on pulling so I jumped (in) at the opportunity and found my calling in life." He is also a history buff, and snorkeling, spear fishing and underwater photography enthusiast. Fellow enthusiasts aboard Amazing can anticipate some truly amazing experiences.
Will has captained many charter yachts throughout the Caribbean; St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Panama, Grand Turk and the Bahamas, He says, "Amazing is a special catamaran, she has style and class, luxurious accommodations, fantastic deck space, loads of toys, and a super friendly, knowledgeable crew dedicated to memorable moments and unforgettable holidays for guests." That all adds up to one amazing charter!..read more
CHEF LIZ WILKENS
Cathrina Wilkens, more affectionately known as Lizzie, was raised in South Africa with two obsessions; cooking and the ocean. Before she could read she could wield a potato peeler. She loved being in the kitchen with Mom and Grandma, cooking up a storm and preserving all the fruits of their farm in Pretoria. She says, "Grandma's kitchen opened first thing in the morning when Grandpa's feet hit the ground. The daily menu was fit for a 5-star restaurant. (Except for the presentation, as Grandpa would have had a fit if his plate looked like modern art.) But the flavors were always spot on." School holidays, she traded her apron for a swimsuit and the beaches of Durban, where she swam in the ocean from morning till evening with brothers, sisters and Dad.
Lizzie has been wielding that potato peeler in restaurants, hotels, lodges and yachts ever since. She has been an apprentice to top chefs around the world. She has traveled throughout Europe, England, America, Africa, Oman and the Caribbean to assimilate flavors and techniques. She explains the Liz Style of cuisine. "I take a taste of all the places I have been and fuse that into one dish. I love Asian flavors so there is always a hint of Asia in my dishes. My menu is healthy, light, with an explosion of flavors."
Lizzie is a precious asset on Amazing. She has lots of experience with special diets and requests and goes out of her way to make sure the guests are happy and their taste buds are even happier. She is thrilled to be aboard Amazing because she believes a great crew makes the charter extra special, and the crew aboard Amazing is superb.
STEWARDESS NICOLE BOWMAN
Nicole is a Florida girl with a natural born love of sun and sea. She practically grew up in the surf and has always been mesmerized by the ocean and the creatures that live in it. Nicole was destined for the yacht charter industry. She loves boating, diving, water sports, and most of all working with people. She says, "Being on the water is second nature to me. There is nothing more amazing than waking up every morning in a beautiful tropical paradise!"
Nicole has been organizing parties, vacations, celebrations and been hostess to friends and family for years. Being an excellent stewardess comes effortlessly. She anticipates guests needs and gives them continual attention to make their vacation as fun, easy and relaxing as possible. She uses her funniest yacht-related incident as prudent advice to first time charter guests: Don't board the dinghy and forget your shoes on the yacht. You will feel quite silly walking around town in a pair of (old/huge) crew flip flops!
Nicole is thrilled to be stewardess on Amazing, a gorgeous catamaran with loads of toys. She is a certified diver, excellent snorkeler and can hook a fish with a keen eye. If guests want a helping hand with their water sports fun, Nicole is ready to assist. Her goal is to help make every charter spectacular, above and below the water line.
Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.
Hours required between charters: 48 or TBD
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Amazing!
Thank you for a wonderful trip! Our family had an amazing experience because of your generous hospitality and your collective effort to make our time together fun and truly memorable. Your warm personalities, incredible service and absolutely delicious food and refreshing (and healthy) drinks made our entire trip relaxing and special. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories! We wish you smooth sailing and happy, healthy and joyful years ahead! You make a great team and we wish you all the very best in life and hope to see you again soon.
God bless you all, with love - Jay, Lisa, Catherine, Claire, Sarah, Nils, Hannah and Max
One of my favorite places was Dog Island Max
I enjoyed Dog Island too, I think we all agreed and were saying it was one of, if not, the most beautiful beaches weve been on. This was such an amazing trip, seeing and spending time on such pretty beaches, islands, snorkeling, hiking, enjoying time on the boat relaxing and everything else, really. Thank you Will, Nicole and Lizzy for an amazing time. We are thankful to have had shared such a fun trip with you Hannah
Such an amazing trip! Its hard to choose a favorite because everything was so nice. I loved the last island we visited (Fouche). From the gorgeous hike overlooking St. Barths to all the beautiful marine life snorkeling. It was unbeatable! Thank you so much Will, Nicole and Lizzy for making this such a memorable trip. You guys are the Best! Nils
There are too many favorites to list, but Meads Bay and snorkeling in Fouche (turtles) were some of my favorite highlights! The food was all amazing on the boat favorite dinner was New Years Eve mashed potatoes, ham, sausages, beets and veggies! Lizzy is an amazing chef! You guys were all so great and I really cant thank you enough Sarah
Nicole, Lizzy & Willem! A brief note could not do justice describing the incredible trip with you guys! Truly unforgettable; from exploring Dog Island all to ourselves, waking up to Nicoles smoothies, incredible snorkeling especially the last few days at Gustavia off Columbier and at Fouche! Lizzy, your cooking and constant positivity made this week so enjoyable (although I may need to hit the gym in January now). Willem, you are the master of these Seas, thanks for being so patient while you and Nicole heard the dingy for our slowpokes! Thank you for making us feel so welcomed and spoiled! Well, I hope our paths cross again! Claire
Thanks for everything! We loved it! Well cherish our special memories. Thanks to you all and God Bless Love Lisa
We miss you guys!
We had an incredible time and we are so thankful we got to meet and spend time with you, Nicole and Lizzy. You guys are a great team (and you all compliment each other very well). We were spoiled all week by your warm personalities, incredible attention to detail and friendly service. It was clear from the beginning that you all wanted to make our experience special, which it certainly was - thank you all!
We know you have some exciting charters (and even more exciting trips ahead), we wish you, Nicole and Lizzy all the best this new year and always!
Thanks so much for looking out for and taking such good care of our family. We will always remember you guys and our memorable experience with you.
Let's stay in touch. God bless you all.
Thanks again, Jay, Lisa, Cate, Claire, Sarah and Nils, and Hannah and Max
Day 1: Simpsons bay - Maho snorkel
Day 2: Buckaneersbay, Road Bay Anguilla
Day 3: Meads Bay, Dog island, Maundays bay Anguilla
Day 4: Tintamarre SXM French side, Port of Gustavia
Day 5: Columbier, St. Barths
Day 6: Salina Beach and back to Gustavia
Day 7: Ill Fouche
Day 8: St. Maarten Dutch side.
You think youre an adventurer? Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime and a fantastic week Nicole, Lizzy and Will!
Talk about service with a smile! The crew on Amazing are, well, AMAZING! So fun and kind and patient and willingness to share their love for the ocean and sailing. The food was show stopping, and the boat breath taking. Thank you for an unforgettable week!
Amazing is an incredible catamaran, with an even more dedicated and fun-loving crew. Willem captained while coordinating everyones wishes. Lizzy cooked all delicious meals (including a South African Christmas dinner), and Nicole always had a smile on her face. Thank you all and this boat for being flexible, enjoyable and enthusiastic! - Love Jessica
Thank you SO MUCH for the happiest, most adventurous, fun, funny week of my LIFE at SEA! Well miss you Lizzie, Nicole and Will - Ethan
We had an amazing week! Each day was better than the last. Thanks for giving us some of the best days of our lives!!
Joe, Julie, Teresa & Shelly
Guy, Caz & Becky;
Thank you SO MUCH for ensuring a wonderful vacation in the BVIs. We enjoyed getting to know all of you. The meals were delicious! Thank you for helping us entertain/watch Katelyn. It was a vacation to remember! Happy Sailing!!
Amy, Month, Quinn, Caroline & Katelyn
We'd do it all again, every year if possible. I'll recommend it to anyone and everyone for a totally pampered, duty free responsibility-free relaxing vacation. The absolute BEST! The best and only way to see the BVI!
The weather was perfect, the food was great and the crew of Amazing was outstanding. Guy, Caz and Becky were perfect and I cannot say enough good things about them to do them justice.
Thanks for all your assistance and for contributing to a wonderful trip.
Bill, Mary and family
I just got a an email from my client saying he loved it and he said the crew was by far the best! The service was excellent and their human approach marvelous. Pato.
Thanks again and hopefully our lives will bring us together again. Blessings to you all and smooth sailing, Sam & Jeani
Now just wish we could go back tomorrow
YES!! Fresh flowers, very pretty. Tastefully presented & decorated. The captain was ready to pick us up early. He was waiting for us when we arrived at the agreed upon location. Ready to board at the agreed time. The boat was always immaculate.
Was the boat kept clean, etc. during the charter?
Yes. The boat was always immaculate.
Was all advertised equipment on board? Yes, and more!
Was this equipment in good condition and working properly? Were there any "toys" you particularly enjoyed?
The toys were great. We had small floating devices and a wake board and some motorized toys, but a large floating device would be a good addition (Rum Island).
Did you feel the boat was comfortable - cabins, salon, cockpit, sunning space, etc.?
The public areas of the boat were very comfortable. The boat "lived well.
Was your Captain Guy_ YES! Outgoing VERY!_ Professional EXTREMELY! _ Friendly
Did you feel free to choose each days activities if you wanted to?
Because Guy and Caz were not that familiar with the Leeward Islands, we planned each days activities and journey together. Guy was tireless in trying to please us. We sailed for as many hours each day as we wanted. He was always eager to accommodate our desires. He is an expert captain and it was a joy to sail with him.
Was your chef Caz _YES! Outgoing YES! _ Professional VERY! Friendly Caz is a talented and inspired chef. The meals were terrific. She worked tirelessly to try to suit our needs. Each meal was beautifully presented as well as tasting delicious. I dont know how I would improve upon her skills, meal plan, or presentation. A+
Was your stewardess Evelien _EXTREMELY! Outgoing VERY! _ Professional YES! _ Friendly Evelien was always ready with water, or a drink, or a snack, or a pillow, or a dry towel. She was eager to please and very very sweet. Also, her Dutch sense of humor was delightful. She is a lovely girl and we were lucky to have such a great addition to the team!
Please describe the meals (i.e. presentation, quality, quantity): Each meal was a work of art. Presentation was restaurant quality! And there was an abundance of food. There was always more than we could eat. The meals were also well planned so that the accompaniments were appropriate for the dishes. And Caz never took the easy way out, from creme brulee to chicken masala with papdams and special rice, to pork tenderloins with plantains. It was all delicious!
If you requested any specific drinks etc. in your preference sheet, were they aboard? In general, do you feel the meals reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet? Caz was very careful to accomodate
Was the boat roughly what you expected? The boat was exactly what we had hoped for.
Our boat descriptions are intended to be realistic and constructive to help prospective clients compare. Do you feel our descriptions of the yacht & crew were fair & accurate? Yes.
What would you change / emphasize? Nothing.
Would you charter this yacht again? If not, please explain: I would charter this yacht again for a sail in the BVI, where Caz and Guy know the waters and can make a really difference in the holiday. I had an awesome time, and wish I was still on Amazing. Guy is a terrific captain and Caz is an inspired cook. Evelien was sweet and couldnt do enough to accommodate our every wish. The food was great. And the sailing spectacular. What more could you ask?
The yacht was very comfortable and clean. Absolutely no problems. Somehow the crew snuck into my cabin during the day and cleaned it. Not sure how they pulled that off but it was stellar.
The food and great and well presented. Caz rocks! We loved everything. Good variety. They also do a great job accommodating special requests like my morning protein smoothies.
What a great trip! This adventure totally exceeded our expectations. We knew the islands would be beautiful, but had no idea of the comfort and hospitality you two would bring to the equation. We enjoyed learning about you and your family, your history and getting a taste of the sailing life. Each meal was prepared with such care, was outstanding, and we are happily going home 10 lbs heavier, I am sure.
Last but not least, the diving was a game changer for us. Thank you so much for taking the time to guide us and point out so many amazing creatures. Were hooked and cant wait to return for more! We look forward to sailing with you again in the future and are going to see if we can get some of our most amazing friends to join us! Thank you again for the wonderful, amazing, beautiful week! All the best to you and your kids until we see you again!
Andrew & Caroline
To say this week has been spectacular would be a great understatement. It has been so so much more, its been magical. Thanks for making our first trip, our first Big vacation, as a new couple and that we both will never forget!! If youre ever in Atlanta, please do call us, wed love to give you the locals tour.
Joe and Holly
Towne, Tom and Parks Families
The beauty of the islands continues to amaze me. Jeff and I cant thank you enough for the breathtaking week. Thank you for making us comfortable on board and in the water as new divers. The trip is the best trip ever and you guys make that happen, day in and day out. Wonderful food, friends and fun. Thank you for everything you did for us all this week.
Karen & Jeff, Mary & Calvin
Guy, Your command of sailing is incredible. It is clear you are a very skilled, competent sailor. Caz, you are a woman with much style and grace so pleasant to be around, your cooking rivals any fine dining and more enjoyable because you cook with such joy. I hope you both know how nice it is to see a strong marriage. Thank you for making our dream trip come true--this journey with you and our new friends is a memory we will treasure were already looking forward to the next time.
With sincere appreciation and respect,
Mike & Sonya
Thank you so much for the amazing adventures and food! Had a wonderful time and the memories will last forever. Call us if you ever visit California!
Guy & Caz
Thank you so much for the unbelievable trip. It was the vacation of a lifetime! You were both so wonderful and created an amazing experience for us from the food to the great snorkel spots and restaurants. We loved hearing your stories and the passion and love you have for what you do comes out in everything you do. Thank you!
Rob & Kelly
Sherry & Kevin
Yoho, yoho, its a pirates life for us! The best of times, everything was tops! Bring on the grog!
Roger & Linda
Thank you so much for introducing us to the wonders of the BVI by sea! You make a great team and wonderful company. The food was amazing and your expertise on the sights was wonderful. We enjoyed thoroughly our week with you, diving and sailing. You are the best.
Tom & Anne
Wonderful adventure. Loved waking up in a beautiful setting every morning complete with rainbows. You are such wonderful hosts that we felt like we belonged immediately. Thank you for getting me successfully in the water to snorkel. So exciting to see life under the surface. You made the trip more than Don had dreamed. Especially the care you took with me. We hope to see you again in 3 years or less.
Karen & Don
Thanks so much for the best vacation ever! You made it a very special week, sharing your love for the BVI. Every meal was delicious, every detail attended. Your love and knowledge of the sea and its creations made each day interesting and special. We could not have asked for better guides for this adventure.
Jo & Margaret
Thank you for a fantastic week and sharing your home with us. It was a wonderful adventure. Every day was more exciting than the last. Not sure what we enjoyed morefood, snorkel, scuba, all of the above!
This trip ranks as one of the best trips weve had. WE look forward to our next adventure with you!
Sheila & David
Alan and Janet
Guy & Caz,
Through your combined efforts, the week has been very special. We were both challenged and coddled, entertained and immersed, informed and enabled. Thank you for a wonderful week, and more than anything, thank you for being yourselves and letting us be ourselves.
Al & Wek
We cannot thank you enough for another beautiful trip! Caz never ceases to amaze us with her wonderful food. The special treatment in every aspect of the trip. We though the first trip was wonderful which brought us back again and turned out even better. Thank you for everything. May you have a wonderful season and see you again soon.
Michelle and Nathan
I don't even know where to begin. Our trip was fabulous!
Kirk, Heather and Courtney were all wonderful!
Kirk was an exceptional captain with a huge amount of knowledge! We had so many questions during the cruise about the waters and the islands and different things we would pass, etc. and he knew everything. Down to the sands that blow up from Africa causing a haze over the waters this time of year. Anytime we went in to an island he would take us, drop us off, return as many times as needed to bring different groups of us back. He would not go to bed until we were all settled in our cabins for the night.
Heather's cooking was truly a gift from God. We have never eaten so many exquisite meals. The meals were presented in a 5 star fashion, with a detailed description prior to dining. It was like eating in a 5 star restaurant for every meal. From what we heard, Heather has a reputation of being one of the best Chefs in this industry!
Courtney was a pleasure! So attentive to our every need. Always made sure we had a drink in our hand, always cleaning up after us. I called her our little fairy because we would leave our cabin for breakfast and come back and it was all clean!
John, you were so extremely helpful and attentive to every concern and question we had. We were so pleased with your quick responses to all of our questions and concerns. You were always reassuring with every concern we had.
This boat was absolutely "Amazing" and this trip has spoiled us for life! The boat was immaculate, inviting, and big, yet cozy. All of the toys were a blast, the cabins and the entire boat were spacious and comfortable. I can't find anything at all to tell you was wrong with this trip!
This was a "Bucket List" trip for Matt and I. An unforgettable experience, truly the trip of a lifetime.
We can't thank you enough for all you did to help make this dream come true!
Leni G, aboard Catamaran Amazing sailing the British Virgin Islands
Will and Rene were fabulous. Very friendly, accommodating and willing to customize our trip at any point.
Amazing Blues was amazing (can I say that?!?!). Therefore aptly named. Almost brand new, more spacious than we anticipated and the crew is fastidious about maintenance!
Food was great. Both crew members can cook and they were very willing to customize.
All in all our family had the trip of a lifetime.
Lance M, aboard Catamaran Amazing Blues sailing the Virgin Islands