|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 Master Queen, 2 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||None|
|Home port||Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
Lady Katlo is a luxury 62ft Lagoon 620 crewed catamaran in the owner's version, offering unparalleled space throughout for entertaining, dining, relaxing and sunbathing.
Lady Katlo sleeps up to six guests in three luxuriously appointed guest cabins, each with queen size beds, deluxe linens and bedding. Each cabin has its own private bathroom. Additional comforts of home include air conditioning and a flatscreen with a library of thousands of movies accessible from your cabin and the salon.
Four large public areas make your Caribbean sailing vacation the ultimate in versatility where you can entertain a group or relax in private. The large salon boasts stunning 360-degree views that fill the area with natural sunlight. The salon offers comfortable seating for up to 8 for dining. A lounging area of the salon is set up with two separate couches, one with a chaise. The galley is positioned down in the port hull aft so the entire salon is available for entertaining. A large, flat screen TV stows discreetly away when not in use.
The flybridge deck and helm is located directly above the aft deck and salon. The flybridge provides spectacular views and a great place to escape to read or relax. This area is outfitted with seating between the twin helms, with an additional seating area in front of the helm stations and a sun lounging area directly behind the mast. The helms are covered with a Bimini shade cover, but the rest of the flybridge area is open for bright sunlight during the day and star gazing by night.
The aft cockpit near the rear of the boat is protected by a hard roof and features an outside dining area and large daybed, refrigerator, and icemaker. This area is perfect for getting a respite from the sun, lunch, dinner or happy hour, all in the fresh air of the Caribbean.
Throughout Lady Katlo you'll find features that ensure comfort and entertainment. The audio visual system allows inputs via Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth audio for smartphones and tablets and auxiliary input. The entertainment options also include a very large collection of music and movies that can be played in the salon or individually selected in each cabin. A selection of Kindle books, board games, and beach games are also available.
A large capacity, 75 gallon per hour water maker means you can take long, leisurely hot showers in purified water. There are no stops for water fill-ups on this cruise!
Lady Katlo is fully air conditioned so you'll always have a cool area to retreat to. The salon and each of the cabins has their own air conditioning units and thermostats, so you can set what's comfortable for you. There are also two refrigerators, a freezer, an ice maker, and a grill on board to limit stops for provisions.
While on vacation, we know it's important for our guests to remain connected to home, and so Lady Katlo is equipped as its own WiFi connectivity hotspot with complimentary Internet connection for all of your wireless devices.
Charter rates include delicious gourmet meals with a variety of styles in cuisine including tropical flavors and twists. Each meal is prepared when and how you prefer. Enjoy extravagant multi-course dinners with a perfectly paired wine from our hand-selected wine list. Or enjoy casual lighter meals with refreshing tropical drinks. It is your choice! The charter also offers an open ship’s bar with your preferred selection of spirits, beers, juices, and soft drinks.
Join catamaran Lady Katlo and crew for a luxurious, gourmet sailing vacation in the Caribbean. Your all-inclusive Caribbean yacht charter can be as exciting, relaxing, or romantic as you want it to be.
Home port: Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
The Master Suite has a walk around queen bed (65"W X 80"L) and private lounge area.
Two VIP Guest Staterooms have walk around queen beds (60'W x 80"L)
All Staterooms have en-suite head with electric toilets and separate shower stalls and one Play Station 3 game console, one per cabin & Apple TV.
The crew have a separate companionway and facilities. Fully air conditioned throughout.
2 x Jimmy Sykes SUP's Scout special edition (standard) and Woodpecker (racing) both with carbon fiber paddles., , Surf Boards: Long, fun, short and fish + tuition, , Floating Water lounge with sun shade, Floating cooler and stereo, Halyard flying,
Matt, Hillary & Richard
Lady Katlo has a crew of three with a year-round with a gourmet Chef plus a Captain and Hostess team .
Matt & Hillary Wilson
Matt was born in the quaint sailing town of Annapolis, Maryland. He grew up spending most of his time outside and around the water, which fueled his interest in biology and nature. His adventurous personality took him to Australia where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Marine and Freshwater Sciences. While studying in the land down under he became an avid diver, surfer and spear fisherman, passions which would eventually draw him to the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Pursuing his diving career led him to complete his Dive Instructor course and move to the British Virgin Islands. Matt enjoyed exploring the Caribbean islands and met his wife, Hillary, along the way.
He continued to work throughout the islands captaining dive boats, teaching diving, and gaining experience on the water. This prepared him with the knowledge to start working as an engineer on boats in and around St. Maarten and eventually joining Lady Katlo as her captain.
Hillary grew up in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, happily spending summers in and on the water on the beautiful lake in her backyard. When the cold winters came, she visited her grandparents on their yacht in the Bahamas and developed a love for the ocean and traveling. She pursued Photography and Environmental Studies at the University of Missouri where she went on to complete her Bachelor's Degree...read more
Hillary's desire to explore and learn new things has given her a range of useful qualifications. After traveling and working in many countries, her love for the sea led her to the Caribbean where she met her husband, Captain Matt, while obtaining her PADI Divemaster. Caring for people comes naturally to Hillary and she has found the perfect fit for her talents traveling around the world and working in the hospitality and diving industries. While living in St. Maarten, Hillary and Matt bought a 1968 sailboat in need of a refit. Hillary's eagerness to learn more about sailboat mechanics led her on a yearlong restoration project and gave her invaluable hands-on experience. Seeking to combine her passion for sailboats and experience in hospitality, she eagerly joined Matt in becoming part of the Lady Katlo team.
Chef Richard West
Richard grew up in the West Midlands of England where he gained a passion for food working in his family’s delicatessen from the age of fifteen. He went on to culinary school and since then he has worked thirty years in the catering industry.
He was classically French trained then went on to work for Michelin Star winning chef Andreas Antona for seven years, learning and cooking modern British cuisine. After this he moved to renowned country house hotel, the Elms in Abberley, Theme Valley and then to the Cotswold House Hotel. Here he gained a passion for local organic produce while under the guidance of the national chef of the year Steve Love.
Next he moved to London to work for the highly acclaimed chef Marco Pierre White who had just become the youngest chef ever to earn three Michelin Stars. Marco is now considered the godfather of modern cuisine. Richard spent two years under his guidance learning as much as he could. He took these skills the kitchens of many top restaurants and five star hotels in London during the next eighteen years. He has entered many culinary contests in the UK and as come away with many medals and accolades.
Richard has also traveled to South East Asia where he was invited to work at the famous Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Singapore to promote British cuisine. While in South East Asia, he came to love the Asian cuisine and went to Thai cooking school in Chang Mai.
In an effort to explore a new part of the world, he moved to the Caribbean to work at the Last Resort Restaurant in the British Virgin Islands where he met Captain Patrick. When the chef position became available on Lady Katlo, he was the first person Patrick called, and Richard jumped at the chance to move on to the water.
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
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Lady Katlo!
Matt, Hillary & Richard exceeded our expectations and we couldn't have asked for a better crew.
Everything was lovely aboard the yacht and the water pressure in the showers was especially impressive compared to other boats we have been on.
The food was delicious. We asked the chef to make his favorite dishes and he did. The food was wonderful!
Will definitely contact Sailing Directions when we are ready to do another sailing trip and we have already recommended you to our friends.
Machie M, aboard Catamaran Lady Katlo sailing the Virgin Islands
Amazing! Far exceeded expectations! The boat was awesome!
The vacation was PERFECT. Matt and Hillary are the perfect couple. We called them Ken and Barbie. Never been treated better!!! Chef Rich was incredible also. Best food in our lives. Really! We all agreed that Rich was the best chef ever!
Daniel F, aboard Catamaran Lady Katlo sailing the Virgin Islands
Comments...Very competent, friendly and fun to be around. He did everything he could to find calm harbors with the high winds we had. He was very attentive to making us very happy.
Rest of the crew: 5/5
Comments... Unbelievably NICE. Hiliary was always there to assist our needs. Richie is an GREAT chef and prepared gourmet meals (we are foodies and appreciated his efforts). We cannot say enough good things about this crew. They made the trip very enjoyable.
How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc) 5/5
Comments...Phenomenal yacht, kept in top condition by the crew.
How would you qualify the itinerary 5/5
Comments...The weather was not cooperating and we could not get to some of the anchorages we had hoped to, but that was because of the weather.
How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board 5/5
How would you qualify the food and drinks 5/5
Comments...As noted above....the BEST. I have chartered about 10 crewed charter boats, and this food was without question, the best.
How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip 5/5
Comments...It exceeded our high expectations.
Can we share this feedback on our website? Yes
Last year we planned this trip to celebrate Bob and John's 60th birthday. LADY KATLO was suggested by Jim after meeting you on the dock the year before. We came with some expectations to see the BVI and spend time with family. Little did we know what we were about to experience. att, you are the true Captain, you made us all feel safe and your sailing expertise was amazing. Hillary, you are adorable, your caring and kindness shows with everything you do - you put so much care into everything from dinner settings to our cabins. Both you and Matt are very special couple. You compliment each other and truly show how much you care about your charter, the boat and each other. Richie, what can we say? Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner with dessert - your "brilliant" (I love the British). We looked forward to each and every meal. You are a talent and so moddest with your craft. The food photos taken were just as important as the views. You are a gentleman and most professional and it shows with every pate served. To all 3 of you, we are truly blown away with your hard work. You are present and work with ease and unity, you made this trip on we will never forget. Please keep in touch and come visit us. (Richie, I promise I won't cook!). Warm wishes and smooth sailing. Holly, Bob, Linda, John and of course Jim!
Our Best, Kim, Bud, Lee, Kate, Will & Em
All of the above! Your ability to provide first class service in a relaxing "family" atmosphere was masterful and deeply enjoyable. Thank you! Bud
Thanks guys! I had an awesome time floating around with you! The food was awesome!
You guys are so cool!
Thank you so very much I had so much fun! I did so many new things thanks to you guys. Sunday snorkeling, Monday paddle-boarding, Tuesday tried Shrimp, Wednesday I drove the boat, Thursday hiking, Friday night swimming with Tarpon, Saturday I caught a fish with my hands and Sunday I saw an Eagle Ray! Thanks again I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed you guys and the food
Hi this is Kate! Thank you for having us and allowing us to do so many new things. And thank you Richie for cooking vegetarian for me every meal. It was amazing!
- Kate & Lee
"Great food, great fun, phenomenal service and fun sailing. Second time on Lady Katlo and each trip is better than the last! As always, Matt and Hillary are simply amazing. Not sure the owner of that boat has any idea what kind of gems he has on his hands, but he probably should. They are awesome. So accommodating, great with the kids, always up for anything with a smile and a wonderful attitude. So very sad to leave. We will be back!" -- Langley
"Our trip on Lady Katlo was nothing short of fantastic. We are most appreciative of Hillary, Matt and Richie - you are real pros at what you do. No complaints, we had a ton of fun and were REALLY Sad to leave." -- Hilary
Hillary, Richie and Matt are wonderful hosts. The food was fantastic and Matt and Hillary are the most pleasant people to be around..
Thank you! Connie and Mike
Thank you for such a wonderful sailing trip. Everything was wonderful!!
Enjoyed Lady Katlo! We had a wonderful crew and the food was outstanding!
Thank you all for a great experience!
Cheryl & David
Everything about the trip was outstanding. The two crews absolutely made the trip Im sure there are other good boats and crews out there, but ours were over the top, crazy good. Obviously, the BVI is a special place, with lots of options for things to see and do - throw in large quantities of excellent food and drink and you have the recipe for a once in a lifetime trip.
The Perry and Eyster family from New York and Lancaster, PA."
The best food in the world!
Hilary is COOL
Matt knows how to turn a wheel
Thank you! Luke
Thank you guys so much for the past week! Richie's food was crazy good, possibly the best food I have ever had. Matt knows how to sail which is good, and thanks Hilary for cleaning our room when it smelled bad. Amazing trip!
Thank you! Nick
This was the most amazing trip I have ever been on! I had so much fun learning about sailing a big sailboat when my only experience was sailing a four foot long opti. Matt is an amazing sailor and Hilary is so nice and fun to hang out with! Richie is hilarious and an amazing cook! I will be craving his food every morning at home. I really hope to come back next year! Again, this was amazing and thank you so much!
(hopefully) See you next year! Lexie
Fantastic! Unforgettable! Amazing Thank you Matt, Hilary & Richie for giving our family and friends the most exciting and flawless Spring vacation. Your kindness and can do approach to everything was evident from the moment we climbed aboard. You all went above and beyond Richies gluten-free cooking absolutely the best. Hilarys cheerful manner and doing everything for us behind the scenes and also front and center down to doing Nicholas and Maxs laundry1 Her afternoon cookies & the Rice crispy treats, Matts expertise on the boat in all kinds of ways beyond sailing (which is of course unmatched).
We went to the best snorkeling spots ever. Saw Sea Turtles, bubbly pool, (Necker Island with champagne toasts), water-skiing, big dinners on the boat and so many more memories to last forever.
We thank you , we applaud you and we sincerely hope to do it again in 2016!
Until then all our best Hilary S.
It will be hard to top this trip!!
Words can not begin to describe what a wonderful experience we have had with Matt, Hilliary & Ritchie on the Lady Katlo! The attention to every detail while aboard has been truly amazing. The anchorages, the cuisine and a host of other special touches have made this our best trip ever!
We hope that all or any of you contact us if you venture west so that we may show you some Canadian hospitality.
Fondest regards, Jill & Brian
This was the best week EVER! Every day was pure bliss. Waking up and enjoying our coffee looking out at the turquoise sea, snorkeling, eating Ritchie's delicious meals, the "Fireworks" on New Years. It was all just perfect. Matt and Hilliary were perfect hosts and were a delight to spend time with. If you ever find yourselves in any of our various cities, you are always welcome to give us a call and we can return the hospitality.
Sarah & Steve
Thank you for the best week!
Comment on the comfort onboard Lady Katlo: LK was spacious and tastefully decoratedmore modern than overdone which was to our tasteso very comfortable. The photos were not misleading.
Comment on the condition of Lady Katlo: LK had just come from being redone in Fl Lauderdale and we were its first clients, so it was really like being on a brand new vessel.
Comment on the cleanliness of Lady Katlo: Perfectly spotlessour rooms were cleaned every day, sheets and towels changed mid-week, crew worked throughout to keep the common areas and the boat itself tip-top.
Comment on the congeniality of the Captain and crew: Captain Patrick is a doll and so were the crew. Super friendly.
Comment on the service of the Captain and crew: I thought we had a few ideas for our trip and had emailed them to the Captain earlier. But we soon realized that he had thought out a lovely tour of all the islands trying to make sure we got to see all the best spots the BVI had to offer in our limited time there. His organization was perfect!
Comment on the fun aspect of the Captain and crew: As a family of 5 we looked for fun mostly in our water sports, not really bars or restaurants, and The Captain and crew made sure we had access to anything we wanted to tryand we did a bunch of itso yes, loads of fun.
Comment on the expertise of the Captain and crew: I know nothing about sailing so It is hard for me to judge, but I would have to say the we felt in highly skilled and professional hands. I understand that the captain as well as Emily (I think she might be called the steward?) both had transatlantic crossings under their belts, as well as multiple solo sails on their own boats. Expertise: check!
Comment on the quality of your meals: OMG!! Chef David was AMAZINGwe ate so well we never wanted to leave the boat to go ashore, and so we never did! (The 2 times we did eat in a restaurant it was nowhere near the caliber of the food on LK) So accommodating too, since the kids like meat and the parents fish, but never felt like an effort to make everyone happy. OK, I admit it, took photos of the food, it was beautiful.
Comment on the presentation of your meals: See above. Oh and the table was beautiful without the food as well.
Would you charter this yacht again?
YES YES YES
One last thing
Initially I went along with my husbands desire to charter a boatnot against it, but thought it would be a one-off, great experience. The quality of the experience from our first conversations with the broker to being helped through customs by the Captain and getting back to St. Thomas was perfect. We are both hooked, and will be looking to
charter again. And again.
The Caribbean provides a sunny climate, warm trade winds and calm seas for those looking to escape the northern hemisphere’s icy winter. The crew of Lady Katlo will work directly with you to select islands of interest to you and your sailing party. The captain can provide a wealth of information about the best islands to visit given your interests and the calmest waters to sail in if that is a concern to you, although the Caribbean is generally a calm sailing arena.
Not sure where to start in deciding your island destinations? The crew are there to help guide you and ensure that your vacation will exceed expectations.