|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 King, 4 Queen (one can convert to twin) en-suite Cabins with AC|
|Children Min. Age||Swimmers preferred|
|Home port||Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
King's Ransom is luxurious 76ft Matrix Yachts Silhouette catamaran, launched in 2008, with five guest cabins and 4 crew members.
King's Ransom has a very spacious master cabin forward with ensuite bathroom, Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and walk in closet. The four other guest cabins are all ensuite with individual AC controls.
The Silhouette has a vast amount of living space with a huge cockpit and saloon area. The catamaran also has a great deal of deck room, including a large fly bridge and huge trampolines forward. Access to the water is easy from her twin bathing platforms.
King's Ransom is based out of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and is also be available for charter in the Leeward Islands and the Grenadines on request.
King's Ransom is your ticket to great dining, relaxation, sailing and adventure in the Caribbean!
Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Home)
Trellis Bay, Beef Island, British Virgin Islands (Additional)
Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (Additional)
Young Island, St Vincent, Caribbean Grenadines (Summer)
Marina Fort Louis, St Martin, Caribbean Leeward Islands (Away)
Master en suite king cabin and 4 en suite queen cabins, one of which can be converted into a twin. All cabins have A/C and flat-screen TVs.
The master suite has a King size bed, settee, marble clad bathroom, spa bath, walk-in wardrobe, remote controlled blinds and panoramic view over the anchorage.
The four additional guest cabins have Queen size beds (one converts into a twin). Your crew have separate cabins, bathrooms and office.
Each cabin has been luxuriously appointed in wood and leather with ample storage cupboards. The beds are at knee level with walk around access and ensuite bath rooms with separate showers, wash hand basin, electronically operated toilets.
Pete & Niki
Pete has worked in the watersports industry for over 20 years and in that time has gained many qualifications and considerable experience; including RYA/MCA Commercial Offshore Yachtmaster, RYA Powerboat, Windsurfing and Senior Sailing Instructor, experienced BCU canoe and kayak coach, and PADI Open Water Diver.
He regularly skippers corporate regattas on the south coast of England and has completed many Atlantic crossings. For the past five years he has proven himself as a successful and capable Captain within the charter yacht industry, developing a fond following of satisfied guests. With his natural humor and personable, easy going nature you are assured an unforgettable time aboard Kings Ransom. From the 'champagne sailing' to sun soaked cocktails, Pete will make you feel at ease afloat, as he safely steers you through the beauties of Kings Ransom's Caribbean cruising grounds.
Niki holds a RIPH Level 2 Award in Catering Food Safety, is STCW 95 sea safety trained, is a PADI Open Water Diver, and has a Bachelor degree in Education. Over 10 years sailing experience including four years in charter, and extended cruising in Europe and the Caribbean.
Niki is passionate about her guests' culinary experience aboard and takes care to tailor food and wine menus to their preferences. She enjoys cooking with the freshest ingredients, incorporating local produce, where available, to create a variety of flavorsome, wholesome dishes that complement a sailing experience in the Caribbean. ..read more
Niki's sample menu reflects her careful use of fresh, local produce creating dishes full of flavor and skillfully served from the galley of Kings Ransom. Passionate about your culinary experience afloat, she invites you to a feast fit for kings!
We consider ourselves to be a very capable, thoughtful and flexible team who work hard to ensure you experience the vacation of a lifetime. From delicious dining and 'champagne' sailing, to the personal snorkeling tours and mixing Captain's cocktails, we are passionate about each and every aspect of our charter service. We feel privileged to spend each day in paradise, and take great care and pride in sharing 'natures little secrets' with you all, aboard the luxurious King's Ransom.
1st Mate & Dive Master:
Carl Coetzee started to follow his dreams as a freelance photographer for a local South African extreme sports magazine. Shortly after completing the Scuba Diving Open Water course his passion for photography followed him into the water. After a year of diving in the Cayman Islands every day he returned to South Africa to qualify as a Master Scuba Trainer. CJ subsequently joined a team of underwater filmmakers in Mozambique, and was fortunate enough to spend 6 months working on an educational documentary about over-fishing and the Shark Fin industry in Mozambique waters.
After completing Coastal Skippers course in Cape Town he left the Africa to work in the yachting industry in the Mediterranean, following which he ran a diving center in the South Pacific.
CJ continues to travel the world whist following his passion, his work now published in African Geographic, BBC, Scientific journals, multiple diving books and magazines.
Hostess & Masseuse:
Kim van Eyk, also hailing from South Africa. Fueled by adrenalin sports, Kim enjoys sailing, scuba diving and sky diving. After graduating Kim decided to travel, working as a Dive Instructor in Mozambique, and later in the beautiful Pacific Islands where she lived in and amongst rainforest, volcanoes and waterfalls.
Before jet setting she completed her RYA Coastal Skippers from Cape Town, which started her career in the yachting industry and has gained valuable experience working as stewardess on high-end luxury motor yachts. A trained massage therapist, Kim can relax and ease all your tensions with a Swedish massage.
King's Ransom sails with a full compliment of four crew members.
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.
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Kings Ransom!
The whole crew was incredibly friendly and fun to be with. They were fantastic at their individual duties. They made our trip a most memorable one. I could not imagine a better crew to be with for a week. They let us do whatever we wanted to and were very attentive to what we needed and did everything with a huge smile. We left there with 4 new friends.
King's Ransom far exceeded even our high expectations. It was like sailing a Ritz Carlton. It had tons of room even for our group of 9. It was kept immaculately clean and was incredibly comfortable. It took the waves very smoothly and had a very gentle roll at night. Fantastic.
We had three 5-star meals a day, plus snacks and apps. Niki is a very talented chef and to be able to prepare the quality of food we received on a sail boat is simply unbelievable. It was presented beautifully and we looked forward to every meal.
The great thing about it was that we woke up every morning and decided what to do and where to go. We enjoyed not having to work to some hard and fast itinerary that someone else set. We were free to go or stay where we were. There was no pressure from the captain to do or go anywhere, but he provided excellent information for us to make a very informed decision every day.
You did a fantastic job. I would definitely use Sailing Directions in the future.
Ken H, aboard Catamaran Kings Ransom sailing the British Virgin Islands
The answer to every question is the same: OUTSTANDING!
We all had a terrific experience, from booking through drop-off.
Bruce H, aboard Catamaran Kings Ransom sailing the Virgin Islands
Thank you very much for creating a very enjoyable atmosphere, your services were very professionally carried out and we cannot think of anything that yourselves or your crew could have done to improve the enjoyment of our treasured vacation.
Niki: the food quality, taste, services and presentation were excellent, you provided what we asked
for and gave us many options to choose from, perfect choices from a perfect chef.
Pete: based upon our day to day dealings, you are definitely a class act. You made us feel very much at ease, and secure in the knowledge that we were in very safe hands.
Thank you once again for giving all our family memories that will be treasured for the rest of our lives safe sailing, have a well-earned holiday back in England.
Chris C, aboard Catamaran Kings Ransom sailing the British Virgin Islands
We loved you all and how special you made us feel from sunrise to sunset. Can’t wait for another adventure, with much love and appreciation.
Having never been on a multi-day boat charter before, let alone to this part of the world, we had no standard or expectations…only excitement of what we hoped the trip would be. Because of the crews incredible hospitality and competence in handling this magnificent boat (and all of us!) we enjoyed a trip way beyond what we hoped it would be-a trip of lifetime. What was exceptional in our trip was the bonus of getting to know each and every one of you-the crew. Your kindness and friendship will be a lifelong memory-please allow us to return the favour someday and come visit us!
As said, no words can explain how wonderful you guys made our week at sea on Kings Ransom. Your attention to details, your constant diligence, and your thoughtfulness to servicing us is second to none. I can honestly say I have never been pampered like I was for this week. Your attentiveness to taking care of us was impeccable. The meals and signature dishes were succulent and worthy of being mentioned in Gourmet Magazine. Together as a crew, you created an experience that I don’t think can be replicated. I look forward to our next trip with you…you have defined excellence & perfection!
I think I have had the most luxurious holiday ever thanks to your hospitality! The food was delicious and thank you for catering for the vegetarians too! The massages were amazing and made me feel more relaxed than I have ever been before.
You’ve done it again…another amazing charter! Particularly enjoyed the sailing, especially getting the big blue spinnaker up on a down wind leg. All in all another fantastic and memorable voyage and can’t wait to return again!
It was an absolute pleasure to be back, it really felt like home again for just a week. You guys are just awesome as crew and as Captain Pete’s toast so eloquently said, “we’ve seen and experienced many ships on this voyage, but the best one of all is our friendship”. THANK YOU!!!
( 10+ )
2. Were Pete and Niki friendly, professional and accommodating?
I cannot imagine a more professional and welcoming crew. We absolutely loved our experience on King’s Ransom and the crew was a critical part of making the trip magical.
3. Was King’s Ransom comfortable and clean?
This is an outstanding boat. The photos do not do it justice. Not only is it spotlessly clean inside and out, the crew has thought of every detail to make the most of our experience on board. The comfort level is truly wonderful.
4. Was King’s Ransom well ventilated?
Absolutely. The temperatures in each of the cabins was perfect and are individually controlled. Even the wonderful smells from the kitchen were barely noticeable.
5. How was the cuisine?
We had high expectations for the food, but even those expectations were exceeded. Each meal felt like a 5 star dining experience. I am a bit of a foodie, so was impressed by the complexity of flavors in each dish, the clean methods of preparation, and overall healthy choices (except for the truly inspiring desserts J).
6. Any additional comments on your charter?
I cannot recommend this boat and crew more highly. Spending 7 nights in the relatively close quarters of a private yacht with a crew means that the ambiance onboard established by the crew can make or break the trip. This crew turned a terrific vacation into a truly memorable journey that my family will treasure for years to come.
Thank you so much for everything. It was the best week of my life. I loved every second of it. It was even better than last year! I loved the food, especially the brownies. I also enjoyed towing on the hot dog which we stayed on forever!
Could this years’ trip have been any better than last year? YES!!!
I have loved every moment of it, thank you all for a very special week and very sad to be saying goodbye…
Amazing…so much fun, so relaxed, so well fed and so much laughter.
King's Ransom is based from Tortola in the Caribbean's British Virgin Islands. Also available out of St Martin in the Leewards or St Vincent in the Grenadines. Please contact us for more details.