|Guest cabin configuration:|
|4 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||please ask|
|Home port||Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
Amazing Blues is a 2015 Lagoon 560 S2 cruising catamaran available for crewed charter vacations sailing in the Caribbean Virgin and Leeward Islands.
The yacht offers the best in high tech sailing innovation and stylish, comfortable accommodations and four separate social areas so there is always a choice of where best to enjoy the moment.
The catamaran’s spacious salon is surrounded by vertical windows offering 360-degree visibility and plenty of natural light. A large u-shaped lounge is the central social area and converts to an elegant space for formal indoor dining. The large up-galley has a convenient storage console that separates it from the salon. Open the large sliding doors and the living area flows outside to the spacious aft terrace. Here guests can relax under a large bimini that shades a table and seating for eight or more as Amazing Blues installed the larger aft dining table for maximum comfort.
Up a spiral staircase from the main deck, the flybridge is a popular spot with guests. Forward and away, the helm is surrounded by electric winches and all the necessary sail-control lines for the skipper. At the aft of the flybridge there are cushioned benches for sitting and lounging and a great sunbathing area, all separated from the helm station. A canvas flybridge top helps protect everyone from the sun.
Heading forward, the yacht’s large foredeck provides wonderful spaces for sunbathing on large comfortable pads, perfect for experiencing the thrill of being under sail on this amazing sailing yacht.
Below deck, four splendid staterooms which accommodate eight guests in luxurious comfort. The aft starboard master cabin features a full walk-around bed, desk and sitting area, large en-suite bathroom, and access to both the aft terrace and main salon. The VIP cabin aft to port is entered through a companionway from the terrace, which provides a great deal of privacy. Two more queen cabins are forward, with a twin cabin amidships.
Home port: Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
1 x Master cabin with queen (stb aft)
2 x VIP cabin with queen (stb/port fwd)
1 x cabin with queen (port aft)
1 x double bunk cabin for crew. (port mid)
(Please ask if guests require 3 Queens and 1 twin cabin, the crew may happily be able to switch from twin cabin to queen 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. Crew Twin cabin is midship. All cabins have abundant storage, hanging lockers, and shelves.
AMAZING BLUES is fully air conditioned throughout.
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: NEW UNLIMITED 4G LTE, This is fast internet service with 95% coverage of the BVI. This allows guests to check e-mails, send files, stream Netflix or other video media without any issues and unlimited users.
2 Stand-up Paddleboards, 1 Sea-Doo underwater scooter, Wate Skate, Commercial Fishing License no VI-T 746842, Amazing Blues is a registered fishing vessel in the BVI. 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 Blues fishing vessel number when you apply: VI-T 746842.
John & Shirelle
CAPTAIN JOHN CRAFFORD
John Crafford grew up on a farm near the Kruger Park in northeastern South Africa. Surrounded by acres of wilderness, he learned to ride a motorcycle before he could ride a bicycle. Growing up he spent loads of free time aboard the family boat catching fish and lobster and having fun. The family always stayed near the ocean. When John was not out with them on the boat he was honing his surfing skills. He remembers, "As a kid I always used to sit on the rocks after surfing and wish I had a yacht that I could just sail straight toward the horizon until I hit land again."
John has sailed extensively throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean including St Martin, St Barth's, Anguilla, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Guadeloupe. He is a keen diver and is especially enthusiastic about charter guests who want to explore the undersea world. When underway with a nice stiff breeze, he goes full sail, letting the yacht slice through the waves, often with guests enjoying a turn at the helm. At the end of an exciting day there's nothing more sublime than relaxing on the aft deck, tropical cocktail in hand, and discussing tomorrow's adventures.
As a charter Captain, John's goal is to create a homey environment where people feel safe and comfortable. "People have always complemented us on how relaxed they felt on our yacht. We aim to create a vacation where CEO's, doctors, and parents can just let go and feel like kids again." His motto: A positive life is a happy life. ..read more
CHEF/MATE SHIRELLE PARIS
Shirelle was raised in Israel, in a small town where people cared a lot about nature. Her family grew their own organic fruits and vegetables. She believes that there is no substitute for the freshest, local ingredients when designing a menu. When she was 20 years old she moved to a picturesque surfing town in the coast. There, she was completely captivated by the vastness and beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. She plunged into water sports with zeal; sailing, paddle boarding, diving, and snorkeling.
On shore, cooking was always an important event in her family. She recalls, "We always used to host a lot of guests for dinner. From the time that I was a young kid I was there to help my mother with meal preparation for the crowd. I enjoyed being in the kitchen with her. She was a very talented, creative cook and taught me all different types of cuisine from all over the world." While Shirelle's favorite culinary style is Mediterranean, she can easily cater to lots of different preferences, from Asian cuisine to American comfort food. In fact, Shirelle majored in nutrition and holistic studies in college and has expertise in special diets.
As a stewardess, Shirelle aims to make Amazing Blues a home away from home for her guests. The yacht has a superb layout, whether guests want to be together, or find a little personal space. There are lots of toys on board and Shirelle is a patient instructor for guests who want to try something new. She says, "I am really relaxed and easy going. Whatever guests need I'm there for them. I love making people happy and serving great food is my way to show happiness and love.
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: 24 / 48 hours
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Amazing Blues!
Each morning after breakfast our dear Captain John proposed several plans for the day and we chose what seemed the most interesting to us. Captain John is kind, funny and very helpful, even took us tubing. That was an adventure!
As we requested vegan and non-gluten meals for the four days on the Amazing Blues, Chef Shirelle tackled the challenge with grace. She cooked delicious breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and of course dessert! Some of our favorite items: almond pilaf hummus, tuna (yes, we ate fish), quiche, endless tasty salads, key lime pie, so much! She is very sweet, kind and it was such a pleasure to have met her! The harmony on the catamaran was spectacular!
Please read this wonderful review from guests on Blues....
If you can, charter Amazing Blues and be prepared for the most fantastic captain and first mate/chef, John and Shirelle. I almost cried when we had to leave...that's how awesome they were. We have A LOT of food sensitivities/health issues in the family and Shirelle bent over backwards to make sure everyone stayed healthy and incredibly well fed. Remarkable feat!
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We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Crew was very friendly and accommodating. We could tell they truly enjoy hospitality.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yacht was gorgeous and well taken care of
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
Food was perfect for our tastes. Fabulous chef....great presentation
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
6. Additional comments on your charter?
I would highly recommend Captain Will and Chef Kenetha, Amazing Blues is a fabulous vessel and this was probably the best charter ever. The crew took great care of us and was highly professional.
Heres to tall ships. Heres to small ships. Heres to all the ships on the sea. But the BEST ships are friendships!
Thanks Will & Rene for a GREAT week!
Dana, Hope, Scott, Kim, Gene & Deana
The crew was the BEST, and this ship is amazing because of Will & Billy! We shared many fun days and saw many gorgeous places.
Thank you all very much for the excellent adventure. You made it wonderful, as was the food and the memories. We will be back next year!!
Andrea, Dario, Franco, Delfina, Silvana, Jose, Federico & Julia
Againwe want to convey our appreciation for the fine work everyone did to make our family vacation so special.
An awesome experience. The crew could not have been more accommodating.
Randall & Vickie
Had the time of our lives, fantastic crew. Going home with lots of memories.
Randy & Jeanette
Special places, special crew. What a pleasure to know you and spend time together in and out of the water. Unforgettable. Thank you isnt enough. Tim
Thanks for the coral and reef experience. Kirt
The food, drinks, service,leisure activities and overall experience were all excellent!
Many grateful thanks to Captain Will and Rene. Bravo!!
We love Amazing Blues and will have the blues when we leave. Captain Will and Rene are perfect!
Thank you for taking such good care of us! We had a lovely time and loved every minute of it!
Amy and David
Every meal was 5 star, thank you Chef Rene! Your hard work was greatly appreciated! Captain Will & Rene made our week perfect!
Island adventures on Virgin Gorda; a hike to the baths and the cab ride was fun (chickens, goats, giant boulders!) Anegada Island never disappoints! Lovely bay, and dinner on the beach with everyone was a great way to end the day.
Too many fun times to list them all! Amazing Blues was the best week! Thank you to Captain Will and Rene!!
Michael, Ursula, Austin, Mary, Bill, Theresa, Madeline, Kaylea and Monica
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