|Guest cabin configuration:|
|3 double en-suite guest cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||Swimmers only please|
|Home port||Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
Invictus is a 50ft Knysna crewed luxury performance catamaran with an arresting profile and sporty lines, available for charter with three private double cabins with roomy en-suite bathrooms for up to 6 passengers.
All cabins are bright and light with double beds, air conditioning and fans. The open-plan saloon offers multimedia system with flat screen, surround sound, iPod docking station with Apple TV and 360 degree views of the surroundings. With the sliding door open, the saloon and cockpit merge to create one large living, dining and relaxation area at anchor, mooring or under sail.
The wide transom steps at the stern and dive platform offer easy access for swimming and boarding the tender for trips ashore. The yacht comes loaded with water toys and scuba diving is available as an optional extra. Relax on the bows, on the trampoline or in the covered cockpit where the oval teak table seats up to 8 comfortably. The cockpit area is a nice venue for quality time enjoying sumptuous meals and sipping your favorite cocktails.
Home port: Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Stand-Up Paddleboard, Subwing, ZUP kneeboard
William & Kim
William Garnier - Captain/Dive Instructor and Kim Stoklasa - Chef/Mate
William was born into a family of naval tradition and was taken to sea before he could see over the steering wheel. This early introduction to sailing meant a career on the high seas was always likely, and so it has proved as he gained RYA Yachtmaster accreditation and has skippered boats in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Kite-boarding, diving, kayaking, windsurfing, surfing are just a few of the activities William enjoys. A sailing trip solo around the Atlantic in a rather small boat is testament to his adventurous spirit. You can ask him about that or just read the book he wrote! His love of the sea is infectious and you will enjoy catching his relaxed island vibe.
He loves to share his knowledge of the lesser known anchorages, private coves, and secluded beaches and will take you to visit and explore all the unique locations the Caribbean has to offer. As a PADI Dive Instructor he delights in certifying new divers, giving instruction and leading explorations into the tranquil underwater world of stunning reefs and wrecks.
Creative and fun-loving by nature, Kim's skills in the galley reflect herpersonality. She delights in mixing healthy fresh local produce with international dishes learnt from a life well travelled. On top of her German Baccalaureate, Kim has training in all aspects of food safety, hygiene and manyallergies. She is expert at creating the perfect atmosphere for guests on-board Invictus. Naturally at ease with people, Kim has managed high-end private and corporate events in cosmopolitan London, and worked with people of all ages as a sports instructor and animal behaviourist. Clearly not one to be type-cast, Kim is qualified on powerboats and can be relied upon to drive the dinghy for wake-boarding, and is always on-hand to capture all your special vacation moments on film. ..read more
Easy going and thoughtful, William and Kim encourage every guest to make full use of all Invictus has to offer, and look forward to welcoming you aboard.
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 hrs
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Invictus!
We had the most AMAZING experience!
One expects their crew to be competent and knowledgeable but William and Kim were leagues above our expectations. Beyond their exceptional professionalism, we found them to be friendly, engaging, intelligent and versed in dozens of topics and interests. They stunned our family with their talents and we found them to be highly inspirational and encouraging for us to further develop some new-found interests we discovered while onboard.
William and Kim lovingly maintain and care for the yacht. It is tastefully appointed. We loved the trampoline area with the beanbags and seating where we could enjoy the wind, water and sailing!
Kim's culinary abilities rival that of any fine restaurant chef. There was not one thing that wasn't to our liking and I think she had the keen ability to quickly dial-in to our preferences and tastes and matched them flawlessly. She graciously shared tips and recipes as well. The food was simply spectacular.
Our itinerary was flexible based on our interests and conditions. We actually liked that each day was a little bit of a surprise with new adventures. We were extremely pleased that William was willing to change up our schedule a bit to accommodate an extra unplanned day of kiteboarding.
We would have never found this charter without the aid of your website. William and Kim speak highly of your company and the service you provide- we couldn't agree more. We liked the uniformity in presenting the charter options so that we could evenly and consistently compare options. We will definitely highly recommend your website to our friends and family.
Kim R, aboard Catamaran Invictus sailing the Virgin Islands
My dream vacation came true. I had no idea we would have such amazing food + free diving experience + feel like we are on a new floating home + act so silly + enjoy the company of William and Kim (as we've made two new friends in just 7 short days)
I can't thank you enough - Bucket List ticked
Arron and Leola - Maine
William and Kim
Where do I begin? This vacation exceeded our every expectation in every way imaginable. From Kim's UNBELIEVABLE cooking to the the teaching of new "Dance Moves" to William's vast sailing knowledge and great stories. Most of all the wonderful memories that you both helped create and that will never be forgotten.
A million thank yous for a vacation of a lifetime!
Love, Pat and Kelly, Connecticut XO
It is less exciting to wake up in Wisconsin to 14 degrees, snow and ice than to daybreak on Invictus in the BVI.
No words can express the gratitude we feel toward the experience you delivered. You are an amazing team that work seamlessly together.It really exceeded our expectations every step of the way. Again , a sincere appreciation for everything you did for us. It was truly a memorable experience that we will cherish forever.
Kim, Dave and Max
Rare is the opportunity where one is able to interact to intimately with their crew when by the end you feel you have widened your circle of friends. William and Kim were the consummate hosts, tremendously professional and clearly capable. Their intelligence and knowledge in a vast array of areas made conversations delightful. We've learned so many new skills - from kiteboarding to finding the nirvana in free diving and were inspired by William to look into building our own wooden boat! In addition to Kim's numerous talents, obvious of which are the culinary - she often accompanied us on a number of hikes and showed us hidden gems to photograph. This exceptional team put together an unforgettable and memorable trip for us which we will fondly look back upon for many years to come.
Dave + Kim + Max
Thank you so much for an amazing trip! We would have never believed before we came aboard how wonderful both the journey and the crew would be. We are particularly grateful for how kind and caring you have been for Lexi and Nate - we will hear often from them how much they miss you and "can we do it again?" From amazing meals to amazing views to finding lost gold on Treasure Island, the trip was even better than what we expected (and we expected a lot). Thank you Captain William for being so kind, yet strong. I felt perfectly safe at all times with you (even with a Barracuda). You were wonderful with my kids. Thank you Kim for just being amazing! You are fun, smart, kind, gentle and giving. I wish you two every happiness, warm seas and gentle breezes - and write that book!
Pam, Geoff, Lexi, Nate and Marilyn. (Ages 85-6 years old)
In the photo, Lexi tried 14 new foods during her week on INVICTUS and was a awarded a signed certificate by Captain William Garnier and First Mate Kim Stoklasa
Thank you for a special vacation that we will never forget. We had the time of our lives. You made us feel welcome and comfortable from the first moment we came onboard. Blissful sails, fascinating snorkelling, toys for all - from the subwing and the ZUP to the paddle board - all prepped and ready with the dinghy at a moments notice, beautifully presented and super delicious meals- we are so grateful for the innumerable ways you took care of us. And all the while it was such a pleasure to spend time with you and get to know such interesting, funny, smart and all around lovely people. There could be no better hosts in all of the Caribbean.
Thank you again!
Jessica, Bertrand, Luc, Alex and Claire
Thank you so much for such a spectacular and memorable vacation! This has truly been the BEST vacation we have ever experienced. We so enjoyed all of the new experiences: the sailing, snorkelling,THE FOOD !( OMG- AMAZING!) Thank you Will for Adventure Island and all the laughs we shared. We always felt safe with you at the helm. Kim, I think we told you at least 100 times about your amazing food. This has been a culinary experience we will never forget!
Lets do it again soon!
Keith & Kristen, Jeff & Jamie
Thank you so much
Mark, Diane, Beth and Tommy
I truly wish there was a way I could articulate how amazing this vessel and crew are. William and Kim scheduled every day to exactly our interests.
We had a group of 4 and 2 are vegetarians. Kim catered every meal to fit in everyone's taste and preferences. I can only say if someone is chartering a catamaran in the USVI and BVI please don't hesitate to make the greatest decision you will every make toward a vacation-BOOK THIS CREW!
Tommy Tucker November 12th-16th 2016
KIM IS AN EXYTAORDINARY CHEF, SHE UNDERSTOOD PERFECTLY THE KIND OF MEALS WE WANTED, AND BY FAR SURPASSED OUR EXPECATIONS.
THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE IS UNFORGETABLE, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE CHARTER A CATAMARAN, AND IT WAS A DREAM, EVERYTHING WORKED OUT SO PERFECT, IT WAS AMAZING. THE QUIET PLACES, THE PEACE YOU HAVE SAILING, THE FAMILY TIME, IT WAS A VERY SPECIAL OPORTUNITY IN EVERY WAY.
WILL AND KIM WERE AMAZING. THEY WERE VERY WELL PREPARED, VERY PROFESSIONALS AT THEIR WORK, FULL OF ENERGY, NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH FOR THEM, THEY WERE ALWAYS READY. THEY WERE VERY GOOD COMPANY, GOOD CONVERSATION PARTNERS, AND IN EVERY WAY AMAZING PEOPLE. WERE THE BEST CREW WE COULD HAVE HAD. WILL WAS A GREAT SCUBA DIVING TEACHER, AND KIM AN AMAZING CHEF.
Nothing too much trouble
Volumes of wine always on standby
Imaginative and creative cooking
Taboo (William and Kim current champions)
Sun, sailing, snorkelling .....SUPERB!
Thank you William and Kim - we hd sooo much fun and we are already planning the next trip with you, on which we are demanding a Taboo re-match xx
Mark & Sam Smith
Silvana & Daniel
P.S. Snorkeling, Diving, Fishing, we did it all!
And a follow up e-mail from Daniel
Dear William and Kim,
Thank you very much for your mail. We had the very best time on INVICTUS, thanks to both of you. Snorkeling, diving, fishing, swimming, hiking, playing with water toys, and the food (fantastic chef, unforgettable experience) and wine selection. It is probably one of the best trips we have ever done, if not the best! Captain of the boat was incredible, always knew where to go.
Thank you both very much, best regards,
Graham, Susan, Thomas, Katharine and Mary
The crew were fantastic - friendly, fun, and engaging, but all very professional. They knew the waters well and were expert at handling the boat at all times. They were also very flexible with the planning, offering good suggestions every day.
The boat was perfect for us. It was roomy enough for us (2 guests, each with our own room) and there was plenty of space on the boat to be together or apart.
The food was really good. Every meal was tasty. Kim asked about favorite kinds of dishes and ingredients. When I happened to mention that I love cilantro, lo and behold, our next dinner had plenty of it, along with a salad the next day!
Every day was a perfect mixture of excitement and rest. We did some snorkeling, diving, hiking, wakeboarding, etc. Even tried surfing when we spotted some breaking water.
Sailing Directions continues to be a great brokerage to work with - always quick, helpful replies; always help finding the boat and type of crew/experience we're looking for.
Stephen S, aboard Catamaran Mimbaw sailing the Virgin Islands