|Guest cabin configuration:|
|4 Queen (or 3 Queen, 1 Twin) en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||Please ask|
|Home port||Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
Amazing Lady is a fantastic 2015 Lagoon 560 cruising catamaran offering the best in sailing innovation combined with luxurious accommodations and four social areas.
Inside the spacious salon, find yourself 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 galley has a convenient storage console that separates it from the salon.
From the saloon, open the large sliding doors and the interior flows outside to the spacious aft terrace. Here guests can relax under a large bimini that shades a custom alfresco dining table which seats eight comfortably.
Up a spiral staircase from the main deck, the flybridge is a popular spot with guests. The helm is forward, surrounded by electric winches and all the necessary sail-control lines for the skipper. Aft, there are cushion-covered benches for sitting and lounging and a great sunbathing area, all separated from the sail maneuvers area. A canvas top helps protect everyone on the flybridge from the sun.
Below deck, four staterooms accommodate eight guests in two queen cabins aft and two queen cabins forward. For families or singles 1 queen cabin can be switched for a Twin bunk cabin which is also en-suite. The two aft cabins both have direct access to the aft deck as well as the salon and have walk-around beds. The forward cabins have a large window that provides great natural light. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms, excellent storage, hanging lockers and shelves.
Join Amazing Lady and her crew for a fun, relaxing Caribbean yacht vacation.
Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
- 1 x master cabin with a queen size bed.
- 1 x VIP cabin with a queen size bed.
- 2 x guest cabins with a queen size bed.
- 1 x guest cabin with twin beds (upper and lower berths).
(Crew will happily switch to twin cabin if guests prefer 4 Queens).
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 abundant storage, hanging lockers, and shelves.
AMAZING LADY 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: 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.
2 Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs), 1 Wake Skate, Wake training video, Aqua Donut, Two Hammocks, 1000+ video on external hard-drive., Beach towels provided for guests., Wide selection of table games, books. , ***ZUP Board, similar to a wakeboard but easier. Guaranteed to provide lots of fun! Check out zup.com for a video demonstration., , *** On request only prior to charter, , Fishing: Amazing Lady is a registered fishing vessel in the BVI. Commercial Fishing License no VI-T 746551. 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 Lady's vessel number when you apply: VI-T 746551.
Roland & Vanessa Schaeffer
Roland has been an avid and competitive boater since he was waist high. He began challenging the surf with the Sea Scouts and Dinghy Racing at school. He went on to earn a living in the corporate world while pursuing his true passion for yachting. He obtained the requisite RYA Yacht Master Off-shore License, bid the corporate world farewell, and launched his career as a Captain of the Sea. He has delivered yachts, including 12 trans-Atlantic crossings, and has sailed more than 100,000 nautical miles.
Roland knows exactly how to inspire guests to have the vacation of their lives aboard his charter yacht. He has been a Charter Captain since 2005, initially aboard a Privilege 48 catamaran based in Antigua and sailing throughout the Caribbean. He enjoys sharing his many passions, kite surfing, cycling, scuba diving, free diving and fishing, with eager guests. As a PADI Dive Master/Rescue Diver with 1000's of dives, he knows the best spots to experience the wonders of life beneath the sea. His forte is exploring "off the grid", and to experience the authentic Caribbean.
Chef Vanessa Schaeffer
Vanessa embarked on a live aboard dive vacation in the Red Sea. The experience inspired her to abandon life in the culinary industry and set her course for new horizons. She spent many years in the restaurant industry in countries around the world, from South Africa to Central America to Europe. She successfully owned a coffee shop in the heart of prestigious London-Marylebone Lanenever, but gave it up to follow her passion for life at sea. ..read more
Vanessa has always loved the art of cooking. Her Mother was her first inspiration, teaching her as a child to create dishes to please. Her family and friends were foodies. Everyone in her circle was keen on experimenting with new ideas and sharing recipes. Traveling the globe, she became adept at incorporating new ingredients and methods into her menus. Guests rave about her cooking, which is always fresh and innovative. She can also delight the palate of guests on restricted diets, such as vegan or gluten free. When not in the galley, she enjoys a range of high-energy sports, hiking, skiing, river rafting, kayaking and scuba diving, and enthusiastically shares tips and talents with her charter guests. Like Roland, Vanessa is also a qualified Dive Master taught to lead dives in a commercial environment, so charter guests have the benefit of two Dive Masters if they wish to scuba dive!
Roland and Vanessa are charming hosts, vibrant, energetic, and with an unfailing sense of humor. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, they have known each other for 20 + years and were married in February 2010. They have sailed throughout the Caribbean since 2004 and have many delightful stories to share. Charter Amazing Lady and you will easily understand why their list of repeat charter guests just keeps getting longer.
Both are non-smokers.
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 hrs or TBD
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Amazing Lady!
Nina C, aboard Catamaran Amazing Lady sailing the British Virgin Islands
Amazing Lady is gorgeous! Lived up to her name :) There were plenty of areas to lounge, it never felt crowded, even with nine ladies. My favorite part of the yacht was probably the trampolines in the front, but the area in front of the cockpit with the sails was also a favorite location for us to act as "sirens" :)
The crew were fantastic. Very friendly, professional and attentive.
The dining could have been our favorite part of the trip. Vanessa was FANTASTIC with her food preparation. She keenly took notice of our requests for healthy food, a lot of seafood, vegetables, her salads were just AMAZING. There was enough meat (and fantastic quality) for the carnivores to be happy as clams, too. There was not a single person unhappy with a single meal. We looked forward to the next meal at every moment!
We LOVE LOVE LOVED Roland and Vanessa. We wanted to bring them home with us! They were fun, provided fantastic service and took great care of us when we became out of control party animals :)
Christine M, aboard Catamaran Amazing Lady sailing the Virgin Islands
What can we say? You both made this week so amazing in every way - your hospitality, the food, showing us sights we had never seen before and many, many laughs! We will treasure these memories forever and we are so grateful for the chance to meet you two! Hope to see you again soon.
David F, aboard Catamaran Amazing Lady sailing the British Virgin Islands
Roland and Vanessa were amazing! We could not have asked for a better crew! They understood our humor, were extremely knowledgeable and attentive. We know this trip would not have been as wonderful if we had a different crew. We would definitely recommend Roland and Vanessa.
We loved Amazing Lady! It was very comfortable and clean. We did have a problem with the air conditioner one night, but Roland was able to fix it and we didn't have any further issues. It is hard to pick a favorite, but we all loved sitting together for meals at the outdoor table. It was a great gathering spot.
The food was delicious! Vanessa is a wonderful cook and Roland is a great griller! The menu was perfect for our group.
This was our first trip to the BVI's. We managed to see a little bit of everything and now have some favorite spots to return to and ideas on where else to explore.
Sailing Directions answered all our questions and was very responsive. We have passed the website and yacht information on to some of our friends.
We loved that Roland and Vanessa snorkeled with us. Their knowledge of the area was very much appreciated.
Sheila E, aboard Catamaran Amazing Lady sailing the British Virgin Islands
Roland and Vanessa are quite simply "the best". They are very knowledgeable, hardworking and fun. They work extremely well together and each brings exceptional and complimentary skills to the table. It is clear that their top priority is their guests' safety and enjoyment. Their knowledge of the BVIs is vast and each were always willing to share as much information as one would want to know.
Roland and Vanessa are very attentive and sensitive to the needs of their guests. They are fun to hang with but very low key and only joined in when invited. Roland and Vanessa are both extremely patient and have easy going dispositions.
Roland is an exceptional sailor, teacher, diver and drink mixer. Vanessa is an exceptional chef. The food was delicious, creative, healthy and plentiful. She was always willing to share recipes and ingredients.
This was truly the trip of a lifetime for all four couples and each of us would like to return to the BVIs and the Amazing Lady sometime in the future.
We very much appreciated the professional assistance provided by Sailing Directions when booking the perfect boat for our group. John was always prompt with answers to any questions and gave helpful advice to aid in decisions regarding water taxi and ferry transportation to and from our cruise departure and arrival location.
The Amazing Lady is a very apt name for a boat that could not have been better designed for comfort and style. She sailed smoothly and held her own one day under very windy and rough sea conditions!
Steve and Nancy
Sheila E, aboard Catamaran Amazing Lady sailing the British Virgin Islands
S Family, K Family & L Family
P.S. Great snorkeling! Thank you!!
On behalf of all of us, thank you so much for a wonderful day at Looper Island. Everyone agreed it was not only the highlight of the trip, but of a lifetime! You were both great hosts, lunch was fabulous, and the drinks hit the spot! Everything was absolutely perfect, and we cant thank you enough.
Hopefully we see you again! Make sure to call me if youre ever in New Jersey so we can show you the states finest coast & beaches from the comfort of an 18 foot Scout.
D Family, G Family, K Family & M Family
Ten of us boarded this beautiful yacht on Wednesday November 16. We met Roland and Vanessa for the first time and we fell in love with them immediately. With only 4 nights on the yacht it was important to utilize that time to its maximum. Roland and Vanessa had it all planned and we loved it. It was perfect for us. It was something for everybody.
The food onboard was excellent. We felt we were dining at the finest restaurant every day. Roland and Vanessa showed a professionalism far beyond what we have expected.
Watching their teamwork in everything onboard was a pleasure. They were always there for us assisting when it was needed or informing us about interesting matters.
We could not have gotten a better crew than those two.
Thanks again Roland and Vanessa for given us an adventure that we never forget.
R & SV
Thank you for taking care of our clients!
This past week has been filled with magical moments. We have been treated like royalty from start to finish! We cant begin to thank you enough for your hospitality, kindness, incredible food, excursions and the list goes on! However, the icing on the cake is our new friendship with the two of you! Thank you from the deepest parts of our heart for such a memorable trip! Cant wait for our paths to cross once again! Gratefully, Valerie, Jay, Patton, Anna, Joe and Patrick
What an amazing vacation for our bunch! This was our first time experiencing the BVI and what an introduction! The beauty of the islands, waters, marine life and local people; all spectacular!!
All our excursions, including the water sports, snorkeling, the island hopping were so enjoyable. Loved the history of the islands and the majestic baths! Our meals were beautifully prepared and certainly scrumptious. We are returning home heavier and spoiled!
You truly have offered us the most amazing time, we are so grateful and thankful for your sincere hospitality and friendship. We will return again adding, a few more days.
Sharon, Frank, Patrick, Lindsey, Marc, Chelsea, Josie and Garrett
The best of the best!
Thank you so much for our amazing week of adventure! It has been an unforgettable experience. Thank you for being so warm and accommodating. The food was so amazing! You are both such lovely people. Let me know when you are coming to Colorado and I can return the hospitality. Thank you so much!
Vanessa & Roland,
Thank you for a wonderful trip! You have been professional and friendly throughout the whole week particularly with a large group of women which can be challenging. Take care, Emily
Vanessa & Roland,
Thank you for an amazing trip and for putting up with all of our shenanigans. I know we are a lot to handle and you guys were such troopers! These girls trips have become incredibly special for me a time to laugh, to let loose, to bond, to love and be loved and you both were so wonderful at facilitating that atmosphere. Thank you from the bottom of my heart & I truly hope our paths cross again.
To Vanessa & Roland,
Thank you for such a wonderful trip. We really appreciated your tolerance for our group and I know we enjoyed having you guys around. We definitely lucked out on our captain and chef. And the food was great! Thanks again for everything and maybe well have another trip soon.
Dear Vanessa & Roland,
You have anticipated every need and given us an amazing trip on the Amazing Lady. The views were beautiful and food amazing. My favorite part was the caves. Your hospitality made everything easy.
Vanessa & Roland,
Thank yall for everything! There are no words to explain how much fun this trip was! Yall are so sweet! Please stop in Louisiana!
This trip was the best. It was educational and fun and we got to do so many fun things like the sling shot! THANK YOU. M.
I think you guys were amazing 1 crew! I was so excited to do the slingshot, tubing and everything else. The stories were crazy but apparently true. Everything was the best, the food, desserts, room and watersports and anything I missed. I will never forget the experience you guys gave us, and I definitely wont forget you! I love you guys so much! Jax
Roland and Vanessa, Thank you so much for everything it was an amazing trip and everything was absolutely perfect! You guys are the best, so much fun, the food, the knowledge and especially the laughs made this such a special trip. We will miss you so much! You both had such a positive impact on the kids. They will treasure this experience forever. Jenny
Dear Roland & Vanessa,
What can we say? You both made this week so amazing in every way your hospitality, the food, showing us sights we had never seen before & many, many laughs! We will treasure these memories forever and we are so grateful for the chance to meet you two. Please come visit us in Connecticut! Hope to see you again soon. Love, Malia & Dave
Roland and Vanessa,
Thank you so much for making this trip so amazing and unforgettable! As our 4th time in the BVIs, I dont think it could have been better!! Thank you for all the hard work you did to make this more enjoyable for us! The food was amazing and I loved the water sports. We cant say thank you enough. Both you and this trip will be missed.
This was truly the trip of a lifetime for all four couples and each of us want to return to the BVIs and the Amazing Lady sometime in the future. And, we all want Roland and Vanessa to come and stay with us if they are ever in Northern California!
P.S.: The Amazing Lady is a very apt name for a boat that could not have been better designed for comfort and style. She sailed smoothly and held her own one day under very windy and rough sea conditions!
Kathy and Art P. Maryland, USA
These two are amazing!!! We could not be happier! We are already planning out next charter! I'm serious!!!! Exceeds all expectations!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Vanessa and Roland were great. Roland was probably one of the best captains we have ever had. He is extremely funny and thoughtful. They took the time to get to know us and we really enjoyed their company. Greg H.
Roland and Vanessa were fabulous. We could not have asked for a more accommodating or friendlier crew! Vanessa's food was amazing and the presentation was stunning!! We had a wonderful time. Roland and Vanessa made it very special and I must say it is now a top 2 vacation. They went out of their way to make sure we had a fabulous time and catered to our every need. They were so personable and I now consider them to be our friends. We will definitely be taking this vacation again and I hope we are able to book Roland and Vanessa again.
Mimi T. BVI March 2014
Beautiful scenery. (understatement), beautiful friends, beautiful boat, fabulous captain and first mate. Thank you. Merci. Grazzi.
Vanessa & Roland, than you for an unforgettable vacation. Dan and I will always remember your thoughtfulness and care. Hoping we can sail with you again.
Dan & Elise
Vanessa & Roland, Wow! This trip was amazing adventures. Loved the food and your special attentiveness to us all. May you enjoy your sails as much as we did.
Felicia & John
Roland & Vanessa, Thanks for a fabulous trip! Everything was amazing.
Vanessa & Roland, Our 5th & favorite charter. We loved the itinerary, food, laughter, morning briefings, cocktails, I could go on and on. The best of everything by far. If you ever find yourself in Texas, Oregon or anywhere in the US we would welcome the chance to laugh with you both again. Thank you. Safe sails!
Ginger & Kendall
Trip was amazing. Great food, fun and sailing. Thank you. Loved that you joined in our fun!
Donna & Stan
V & R, Thank you for a wonderful trip which we will always remember fondly. We appreciate your good nature, patience and willingness to meet everyones needs.
Gary, Lisa and the clan
Dear V & R, our heartfelt thanks to you both for all your care and attention. I take my hat to both of you for making our time here brilliant. You are lovely and I would tell all my friends this experience has been a 10. A lovely experience for all.
Gary and Lisa
We have had a wonderful trip and hope to come back again. Roland & Vanessa are the best crew and sweetest couple.
Craig & Anna
Thanks for a wonderful time! You guys are the best! We hope to do this again with you!!!
Debbie & Tim
Thanks for sharing how awesome it is cruising in the BVIs! We had a fantastic time and loved it!
Having fun aboard Amazing Lady!
All the best to all
Roland and Vanessa know exactly what they’re doing and do it all with grace, humor and kindness. They were delightful to adults and teenagers alike, no small feat!
Everything on Flow is as comfortable as it can be. Our favorite aspect is that the yacht is big enough to provide many different areas to hang out so, despite having 9 of us (plus Roland and Vanessa), including five teenagers, no one felt crowded or cramped. We even kept offering to let the teenagers off the boat to go to restaurants and bars on shore by themselves and they consistently declined to leave!
Vanessa is a gifted chef. Seriously. We’ve had other experiences being cooked for in this way and she was the best ever.
If you are considering a vacation on a yacht crewed by Roland and Vanessa, just do it! You absolutely will not be disappointed! They are fun, kind, knowledgeable and incredibly service-oriented. Everyone loved them and would sail with them again in a heartbeat.
Hamilton S, aboard Catamaran Alive sailing the British Virgin Islands