|Guest cabin configuration:|
|2 Double en-suite, 1 Double cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||No minimum|
|Home port||Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
Katlyn is a South African built catamaran with an established pedigree. She has sailed over 70,000 nautical miles over a period of 15 years, proving that she is both a reliable ocean cruiser as well as a comfortable home. With a spacious cockpit, plenty of seating with stylish outdoor cushions, a swim platform, expansive trampoline for sunbathing, and plenty of awnings to provide shade, the exterior is attractive and user friendly.
Sliding doors lead from the cockpit into the saloon, where to starboard there is leather upholstered seating for 6 around a lovely bamboo topped dining table. The expansive chart table and navigation station are to port, with stairs leading down into the port hull where the galley is nestled amidships. Throughout, Katlyn is tastefully decorated in crisp white, subtle blues, and sandy beige finishes, creating a feeling of tranquility and space, reflecting the crystal clear tropical waters and pristine beaches. A major refit ensures that the yacht is contemporary and up to date in design.
Katlyn is available for crewed, inclusive charters in the Caribbean Virgin Islands sailing from Tortola.
Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Boogie Boards, noodles, stand-up paddleboard
Doug & Val Fairfield
To ease you into life at a slower pace are Doug and Val Fairfield, an English speaking, husband and wife globe-trotting team from South Africa, with many years combined cruising and charter experience. Together we have crossed the Indian and Atlantic Oceans twice, travelled by yacht many miles up the Amazon River, and explored remote archipelagos across the globe. During our voyages, we raised and home schooled our children aboard, and have enjoyed a life living beyond the limits and safety of the norm. Along the way we have developed an awareness, appreciation and respect for the ocean, the sky and the weather in all its diversity. Doug holds a Yachtmaster Offshore qualification, and is a charismatic, adventurous and attentive skipper and host, willing to go the extra mile to ensure you get the most out of your vacation. Val, with her attention to detail, takes care of your culinary requirements and accommodation, as well as assisting Doug with the sailing.See reviews
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: 72 hours
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Katlyn!
I just wanted to reiterate how much fun we had on our trip. Doug was very accommodating regarding taking us to all the spots we wanted to see. My nickname for him was Dash (name of a character on the cartoon movie the Incredibles). He was always there in a flash to pick us up in the dingy.
Jay and he got along very well and had quite a bit in common. Val was so nice but we didn't get to see her as much as she was too busy in the kitchen always preparing our next meal, which we always loved. Our food was very healthy and fresh which is how we like to eat. We felt like we found new friends even though we may never see them again. Our experience was truly amazing and we keep talking and thinking about our trip. On day 3 Jay did say he would do it again, which is a great sign since there are so many places he wants to see and he rarely wants to go to the same place twice (except St. John, which he loves). We were having so much fun and talking about our trip
so much that we have given 4 people we met your contact info. so hopefully we will send you more business.
I'm not sure who sees the review or if it's just for your benefit but if you would like for me to redo it, I will. The main thing is that we just want you to know what a great time we had and what a great job they did. Thanks for recommending them, Andrew! We wish we could vacation more often. Work is getting ready to get very busy again.
Hope you are well. Stay in touch!
Tracie & Jay Cheseldine
Amazing trip! It was a time to remember for sure! I loved the stories you guys have. You are amazing people and I am positive you will have a delightful life counting backwards from 80. Thank you for introducing me to new foods and drinks, and completely superb places like the pools. I learned a lot within these few short days and experienced such beautiful things with great people. Thank you so so much. ~ Jordan
Dana The tramp on the tramp
Jesselyn The best hooker (buoy!) on the tramp
Chris The Horse
Andrea the one who didnt know a lamb was a sheep
Thank you for the most wonderful time of our life. Als dream of sailing has really brought him such pleasure. I have loved my time learning about the ocean. Your love of life and family will be remembered in a very special way. You and Val have become part of the family. Thank you! If you ever come our way, please come and stay and we will show you some of Texas. Al and Darla.
WOW! AUSGEZEICHNET! Chef, Boss Lady, Captain, Bar Tender, Personalities PLUS!
This has been the BEST vacation! Your boat is great and you are so personable...so fun to chat, share stories and get to know you. Val what wonderful meals..every one a big hit! And thank you for taking me under your wing to snorkel with me and enjoy time with us. Doug as well! What a captain you are! So efficient, you made us feel safebut we also loved the adventure. Both of you showed us how determined you are to put us first, and tend to our needs and wants and make our trip first class! We are happy, happy sailors and have come away with new friends! DANKE! Hope our paths cross again at some point. Hugs. ~ Marianne
Beautiful waters, great sailing days, super snorkeling, baths, bubbly pool, 5 star breakfast, lunch and dinners, snacks, refreshing drinks, sweet Katlyn, and the manner in which you served us.all well beyond measure!! And yet you offered us even more! Your love for your country, the love of your family, your desire to treat all with dignity and honor, and the obvious commitment, respect and love for each other! We feel fortunate and blessed to have crossed paths with you two! Our hope is to see you again. If you are ever near Texas..(golf included)! ~ Nawanda and Dean
Captain Doug The life lessons you graciously taught our children made this vacation one we will carry with us throughout life. To me, this week was not about vacationing in the most beautiful waters, but about time spent together laughing and sharing. You made this bigger than reality. I could not have dreamt of it better. For that I love you and you will be part of us forever.
Admiral Val You are by far the most beautiful woman I have ever met. Your smile and laughter are your gifts (cooking a close second) and God has blessed my family with them not only this past week but forever in our souls. Without you, this week would have only been a great vacation. You made it a home and a family. You are now loved deeply in Mississippi please visit and bring your laughter with you. It will be missed ~ Stacey
I cannot express my gratitude for sharing your home with us! I had the best time this week! Definitely the best vacation ever! ~ Maggie