|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 Master Queen, 3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Home port||Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
The Privilege shipyard in France has just finished its third Privilege 745. This is the largest catamaran built by Privilege. The architect Marc Lombard said he designed a very stable boat that could satisfy both sail and power yacht fans. She can average 15 knots sailing and 12 knots motoring.
Step into Matau's salon whose stunning décor has more than a dash of art deco style with pale wood, white leather upholstery and sophisticated black and red accents. The perfect setting for cosmopolitans and martinis with Noel Coward songs playing in the background.
The interior was designed by Dierdre Design a multi-awarded Design company. There is ample room inside, with an impressive Master suite with its own full-size jacuzzi tub. Matau has accommodation for eight in one king and three queen en suite, air-conditioned cabins. All guests' state rooms have true walk-around berths.
There are so many choices on deck - the trampolines, aft deck, bridge deck, the teak beach, and broad steps aft (for easy water access) - that everyone will find their own favorite spot for sunning and relaxing.
Matau is the ultimate crewed catamaran for luxury, space and 5 star service.
Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Home)
Marina Fort Louis, St Martin, Caribbean Leeward Islands (Winter)
Young Island, St Vincent, Caribbean Grenadines (Winter)
Four private, en suite guest cabins including one queen, master suite and three queen cabins. All with A/C.
Exceptional is the word for the king bed master stateroom. Its en-suite bath, as large as one of the guest cabins, offers the luxury of a full-size jacuzzi tub.
Marques & Teal
Captain Marques Hall
Marques is truly passionate about the ocean. He has been sailing from the age of ten and never stopped. He has been a SCUBA Instructor for over 12 years and working as a professional captain for almost 10 years. After living and traveling on their classic wooden sailboat Marques and stewardess Teal Hetrick were married in Teal's home state of Alaska. They are true adventurers who are now undertaking a trip around the world. Committed to excellent service, Marques prides himself on giving you the best trip of your life and will pull out all the stops to let you realize the perfect sailing charter. Marques loves to take his guests SCUBA diving, snorkeling, kite boarding and of course sailing. Having spent the last 10 years learning how to give guests their dream vacation, Marques knows how to deliver.
Chief Stewardess Teal Hetrick
Teal is one of the happiest and kindest people you will ever meet and her great attitude is truly contagious. She grew up in the wilderness of Alaska and moved to the Caribbean Virgin Islands in 2006 to play collegiate basketball. Having grown up in a family-run inn, Teal has been involved in the service industry her entire life. When she realized that taking care of guests is what she truly enjoys, Teal applied her years of experience to earning a degree in hospitality. Later on she discovered sailing and found she could combine her two passions crewing on charter yachts. Teal has a true passion for the ocean and is a certified diver and expert hiker. She has an inborn talent for somehow always spotting the most amazing wildlife. You will never want for anything or have to lift a finger with Teal taking care of you...read more
Chef Debbie Schembri
Debbie hails from the island of Malta. She discovered her passion for creating fine cuisine while working in restaurants and attending university. After graduating with a degree in English, Debbie moved to England to work at Jamie Oliver's restaurant, Jamie's Italian, in London.
She had always been eager to see the world. When opportunity knocked she signed on as chef to deliver a 53 foot mono-hull sailboat across the Atlantic from Spain to St. Martin. Her very first sailing experience!
Debbie uses a wide range of techniques and blends healthy ingredients with a bit of Mediterranean flare to her culinary style. She joined Matau in September of 2014.
Mate Ben Neville-Rolfe
Ben, Matau's engineer and first mate, is extremely talented. He completed a five-year mechanical apprenticeship in England, his home country, before moving to Australia to work in the farming industry. He stayed 'down under' for a year and then accepted an offer as fleet mechanic for a charter fleet in Greece. Ben signed on as MATAU's engineer in Grenada in July of 2014.
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Matau is available for charter throughout the Caribbean, including the British Virgin Islands out of Tortola, the Leeward Islands out of St Martin and Antigua, and the Grenadines out of St Vincent. Matau is flexible and can cater to any itinerary request.
Here is a brief overview of a possible itinerary in the Grenadines:
With the Caribbean Tradewinds it's fabulous to start your charter in Young Island Cut, St Vincent, and end in St Georges, Grenada. No matter what time your flight comes into St Vincent it's less than an hour's sail to Bequia!
At Young Island Cut there is a fantastic climb to the top of Fort Duvernette to see an old historical fort including cannons From Her Majesty's Royal Navy. The spectacular view of the surrounding reefs and of course your private charter yacht!
Bequia is still filled with a working harbor of fisherman, whalers, ferries and any kind of yacht you can imagine. There is the Turtle Sanctuary that can take you on a tour to the other side of the island.
Diving and snorkeling is plentiful! There have been sightings of rays, dolphins, whales and even a sea horse!
Bequia's markets, stores and town are built on the harbor's edge and walking the curved beach is a truly Caribbean experience.
On your sail out of Bequia to Mustique, you will see an unusual home built in the cliff side called Moonhole. This was built by the architect Tom Johnston long ago and is now unlived in.
Enjoy Macaroni Beach in Mustique - most times you can have it all to yourself. This beach has been rated one of the top 10 beaches in the world. An open air taxi tour is always fun for those who want to know the "who's who" of Mustique's homes and properties.
Snorkeling along the long beach and reef in Britannia bay is refreshing and around the corner Lagoon Bay is terrific. The best happy hour on the island for the view is Firefly. They have courtesy pick-ups and the view, drinks etc cannot be beat. Another chance to look down over your private charter yacht at sunset.
Onward to the famous Tobago Cays. If you can possibly swing spending two days here, it is worth it. There is much to do and see in this area and is not to be missed. Just the color of the waters will take your breath away! Sailing out to Petit Tabac (where a scene From the first Pirates of Caribbean was filmed) gives you the feeling of being marooned yourself! There is a turtle sanctuary, plenty of beaches and the snorkeling is endless. The evening's event is a BBQ while watching the sunset over Mayreau, All specially prepared for you on the beach under the stars.
Mayreau has a very special anchorage called Salt Whistle Bay. It has a horseshoe beach, palm trees rustling in the Caribbean breeze and also a narrow beach to see beyond to the ocean. A walk up to the top of Mayreau after lunch, when the sun is past its zenith, will display shades of every kind of the color blue. Overlooking all the reefs in Tobago Cays it is worth the hike up!
A short sail to Union Island where one of the most unusual islands exist .... Happy Island. This is man made by a local named Jante who is a delightful host. Although not very big in size it's big in Caribbean style!
Sandy Island, Caricaou is not to be missed. For being nothing but a sand bar, it has a lot to offer. The snorkeling here is wonderful on the east end. Pelicans perform all around you like a dance.
On the sail down to Grenada you can stop and have lunch at a desolate harbor only a few miles from Grenada's active volcano, Kick-em-Jenny.
Grenada is a magical place. The locals here offer the best hospitality in the Caribbean. I always recommend that guests spend 1 full day here since there is so much to experience. Grenada highlights include the Seven Sisters waterfalls, the Botanical Gardens, the Chocolate Factory and numerous monkeys. And please do not miss a walk around the Carenage for a true sense of a West Indian City and culture.