|Guest cabin configuration:|
|4 Queen, 1 Single en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Home port||Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
At 72ft in length and 35ft wide, Laysan is the epitome of spacious luxury afloat. Her generous interior volume and exterior deck space will amaze and comfort you. Whether at sail, motoring or at anchor, Laysan defines stability and luxury. Laysan can also reach speeds of over 13 knots, which will make you feel as though you’re flying over the water. Charter Laysan with her professional crew to guide you on your yachting vacation of a lifetime!
Home port: Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Ben & Jaime
Captain Willem Knoetze
Willem originates from South African and holds a Yachtmaster Ocean 200-ton commercial captain license, with power and sail endorsements and many miles on a variety of yachts in his maritime career. His knowledge of the ocean, it’s creatures and his quest for the underwater unknown, will captivate any charter guest.
He is easy to warm up to, have an infectious laugh and guests know right away that they are in capable hands. He says, “I love it all, sailing, cooking, watersports and to be able to create wonderful memories is a very special gift”
Will’s a PADI Scuba instructor, an Emergency First Response instructor and also an Emergency Oxygen Provider instructor. He has chartered and delivered yachts throughout the Caribbean, Panama, Costa Rica, America, Africa and through the Mediterranean.
He enjoys sailing the mesmerizing Caribbean and combined with his local knowledge creates the perfect platform to take charter guests to the most idyllic and breathtaking anchorages.
Chef Nicole Bowman
Nicole is an American, with a natural born love since childhood for the lakes in Florida and creating food. Destined for the yachting industry, Nicole combined her passion for cooking and entertaining to earn a professional qualification from the Ashburton Chef academy in England.
She has always been drawn to the ocean and it’s wonders from early in her yachting career, she enjoys snorkeling and watersports and is also a competent first mate, master of photography and open water scuba diver...read more
Her attention to detail is not left unnoticed, creating masterpieces of delectable goodness in every meal. Nicole caters to every taste with local produce as she travels through the islands expanding her culinary ideas. She says, “Making vacations relaxed, fun and enjoyable for our guests is a wonderful feeling. After a memorable day, good wine, great food and laughter is the spice of life”
Willem and Nicole are an active and energetic couple and love the charter industry, the ocean is home to them and they enjoy sharing their knowledge with guests of all ages.
Their professional and caring approach to guest needs ensure each holiday to be a unique and memorable experience.
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: Flexible
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Laysan!