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Catamaran Nutmeg, 50ft, 8 guests based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Weekly Charter Rates

From
$16,800 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To
$18,900 (8 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees.

Specifications

Guests Cabins Length
8 4 50ft
Guest cabin configuration:
2 Queen, 2 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer St. Francis
Built 2008
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age 5 YEARS
Home port Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
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Catamaran Nutmeg Overview

Nutmeg offers great value for family groups of up to 8 or up to 6 adults in four comfortable, attractive en-suite guest cabins. The yacht can also accommodate up to four couples with a bit of a squeeze.

Help yourself to a refreshing tropical drink or local beer at Nutmeg's corner bar. Relax in the spacious salon, shaded outside cockpit protected by a hard Bimini or sun on the front trampolines.

Let Nutmeg and her crew sail you throughout the secluded islands, islets and cays of the BVI archipelago and other beautiful Caribbean islands. Discover white sand beaches, offshore reefs, famous shipwrecks and emerald green mountains.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Home port: Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands

Green Initiative: Nutmeg offers containers for drinking water for refill from desalinated or large water bottle containers. The yacht does not buy small plastic water bottles. The yacht uses cloth napkins. We encourage our clients to open their hatches at night to avoid using the A/C. LED ceiling lights in salon and galley to reduce power requirements and heat output. We use biodegradable cleaning products. We limit packaging waste by purchasing in bulk.

Accommodation

8 guests in 4 cabins. (Families Only with kids for 7 & 8 guests)

The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet.

3 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet.

Heads are dry

NUTMEG is fully air conditioned through out.

Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.

Amenities

Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
BBQ
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Sun Awning
Water Maker

Water toys

WakeBoard
2-Man Kayak
Adult Water Skis
Knee Board
Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Tube
Fishing Gear
Dinghy: 13.3 ft
Dinghy Outboard HP: 50
Other equipment includes:

1 PADDLE BOARD


Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Paul & Ginette

GINETTE AND PAUL

What a fun story to share. A fellow Realtor who owned a RE/MAX franchise in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada had a dream of someday retiring from real estate and set sail for ports unknown. After 30+ years of a successful career in real estate, Paul and Ginette are living that dream everyday as professional charter yacht crew, and now they take the helm of the 2008 catamaran NUTMEG- accommodating up to 8 passengers, based in the British Virgin Islands.

What would cause a successful real estate family to sell everything and jump aboard their sailing sloop and head south. One of the conclusions was they wanted to reset their life course and create a balance they had not discovered in many years of owning their business. The experience they have had the last five years has far exceeded anything they could have dreamed about. When they decided to sail south from New Brunswick they never imagined that they would visit 51 islands, 17 countries and end up in Tobago in just one year. Paul was most concerned that his dream of the sailing life may not be fully embraced by Ginette. He should not have worried. She has embraced it even more than him.

Selling everything, being disconnected from "things", never watching television, and enjoying the most beautiful sunsets imaginable each evening has changed both of their lives. Ginette says that it took about six months to have all of the "stress" of their previous life finally melted away. Now every relationship and every moment in nature has taken on new importance. They definitely have brought a French Canadian flair to NUTMEG - from the cuisine to the wines. They will even assist you with learning a little French during your charter with them if you want !..read more

During the off-season Paul and Ginette travel back to Moncton, New Brunswick to spend time with their children and grandchildren.

Ginette and Paul will make you feel at home, while making sure your every need is attended to. They look forward to welcoming you and to making your holiday enjoyable to the fullest aboard NUTMEG.

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Availability for Nutmeg:

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.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

On Hold: Wednesday, 12 April 2017 to Monday, 17 April 2017: Option Taken: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Tuesday, 16 May 2017 to Friday, 31 May 2019: Unavailable: Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI* to Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI*

Hours required between charters: 48 hours

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Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Nutmeg!

 Guests aboard NUTMEG in January, 2017, wrote:
A HUGE thank you to our awesome crew of Paul and Ginette for making our vacation truly one of the best we have ever had. First, thank you for all your help and knowledge as to what boat and crew would be a great fit for our family. You were absolutely right on with everything!! As I had mentioned to you about the not so pleasant experience we had ten years ago when we chartered a sailboat with a captain in the BVIs, we were a tad nervous to give it another try. However, our experience was completely different this time. From the moment we rolled up to the dock, Paul and Ginette were there to greet us with open arms, take our luggage and escort us to the Nutmeg. After giving us the full tour of the beautiful catamaran and having yummy tropical beverages awaiting, they both did not stop for a second. We were treated to the most amazing, delicious meals (Ginettes meals and presentations were 5 star all the way), drinks and company that one could ask for! Paul and Ginette went out of their way to ensure that we all sit back, relax and leave everything to them. We really wanted to visit as many islands in the BVIs as we could, and Paul made that happen. And when our older kids wanted to go ashore in the evening for entertainment, Paul was so wonderful and patient shuttling them back and forth. I have to say that we all had a few tears when it was time to say good-bye to Paul and Ginette, and not only because they made our vacation extra special, but they both are the salt of the earth. We truly hope we get the chance to sail with them again!

Best, E & L

 Guests aboard NUTMEG in early January, 2014
Paul & Ginette,

Thank you so very much for everything you did for us and our family! We had a fantastic time. You provided us with a total BVI experience. This has been an incredible week! We've loved everything. Your knowledge of the islands, the best snorkeling spots ever made this such a complete vacation. You are both so genuine and accommodating to all of our varied wants and needs. We feel like we did it all - and loved it ever more than I imagined.

Ginette, your meals were delicious and it was obvious that they were prepared with love! You are a wonderful chef...we will miss you. Hope to come back next year!!

Tess, Jeff and family - Goodland, Indiana

 December 2013
Name: Cindy Molesworth

Yacht: NUTMEG with Paul & Ginette Richard

Charter Dates: December 27, 2013 - January 3, 2014

Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

Overall Rating: 5

5 being the highest 0 being the lowest

We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

Above and beyond friendly and accommodating!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

Yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?

No - the food wasn't good, it was FANTASTIC!!! Absolutely well presented!!!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

Beautiful areas! Capt. Paul knew exactly what we wanted and he made sure we were there!

6. Could we at Virgin Island Sailing, Ltd. have helped you further in any way?

No, everything was perfect!

7. May we post this review on our website?

Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?

This was the best vacation any of us have ever have. It was relaxing, It was adventurous, It was exciting and it was new! The Crew made us feel at home and at sometimes I even heard some of us call Ginnette "mom" LOL They worked so hard so we could sit back and relax! Thank you!!

 Guests aboard NUTMEG in late March, 2013
Paul and Ginette,

We have spent most of our time since our return home on Friday reflecting upon the unbelievable week we spent cruising the BVIs aboard S/Y Nutmeg. The beautiful bays, the turquoise water, the white sandy beaches, the coral, the fish, and the sunsets were all so magnificent. But, to have enjoyed this extraordinary natural beauty aboard Nutmeg was both a treat and a privilege. She is a beautiful and high quality yacht, solidly built, supremely comfortable above and below decks, and perhaps most importantly very well maintained. At the end of the day, however, a boat is just fiberglass, wood, plexiglass, engines, electronics, and other systems. It is the Captain and the First Mate who transformed our charter into a dream vacation.

Paul, your professionalism and seamanship skills were evident from the moment we left the dock at Village Cay to the moment we returned a week later. It was a pleasure to watch the calm and steady way that you moved around the boat, handled lines, and controlled most aspects of Nutmegs operation. Your local knowledge enabled us to enjoy a perfect itinerary which included just about each destination we had hoped to visit, yet we never felt rushed or concerned about where we would spend the night. It was also an absolute pleasure to discuss many aspects of boats and sailing with you while under way.

Ginette, you were the perfect First Mate. Your genuine warmth encompassed the entire family from the moment we stepped aboard. Your culinary skills are truly second-to-none. The whole family LOVED each and every meal. While we had provided you with some direction prior to the charter, we could not believe how you tailored each dish to everyones particular tastes. Your attention to detail and your special touches were also extraordinary. I smile every time I think of Nicoles little stuffed dog (Bluebell) sitting atop the pillow in her cabin after you made her bed.

In short, the two of you make an outstanding team. You anticipate each others moves and I was amazed at how you communicated without even needing to speak some of the time! You also have an unusual talent in that you quickly figured out what makes each member of our family tick and you catered perfectly to everyones wishes. In addition to providing us with an extraordinary charter experience, it was also a pleasure to get to know both of you. Rhonda and I really enjoyed our conversations with you about parenting, grand parenting, and everything in between.

This was a vacation that we will never forget for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much for everything that you did for helping create such wonderful memories.

With our warmest regards,

Richard and Rhonda

 May 2011
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

Paul and Ginette were both delightful. They went out of their way to meet our needs and make us feel at home. In hindsight, they had a real talent for being a special part of the trip without being central to the trip. If you have reservations about how two "strangers" in such a small area will impact your trip, you need not worry with these two.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

Extraordinarily clean - not what I think of when I think of a boat. Was also concerned about tight quarters for 4 couples, plus crew. Not a concern - I'm 6'3" and had all the room in the world.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

For the most part - without AC in May, it was a little warm. With the AC on, it was much better but we lost AC on one half of the boat for two nights. An isolated incident so hardly anything to consider.

4. Was the food good and well presented?

Wonderful and a great variety. Each meal was looked forward to buy our entire party and nver were we disappointed. Ginette was wonderful and the dinner ambience was perfect.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

Absolutely - and I feel like if we didn't, we could have directed Paul elsewhere and he would have accomodated and rationally explained why another plan might be better. He was well prepared and we didn't have to think too much about where we were going - and were never disappointed when we got there.

6. Could we at Virgin Island Sailing, Ltd. have helped you further in any way?

Great process eliminated most questions - where there were some, VI Sailing (Ellen and Mallorie) was very prompt with their response.

7. May we post this review on our website?

Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?

If you're considering a charter sail boat for your vacation, by all means do it. If you're considering the Nutmeg, by all means, charter them!

 July 2011
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

Absolutely

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?

it was excellent

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

yes

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?

don't think so

7. May we post this review on our website?

Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?

Ginette & Paul were fabulous. We were sorry we booked meals off the boat -- Ginette is an amazing chef. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with them and plan to return!

 Feb 4-11-12
Charter Dates: February 4 - 11, 2012

Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

Ginette and Paul were absoluetly fabulous! They were an essential part of our vacation. They made us feel so welcome; they catered to us, yet kept the atmosphere very casual and fun. Anything we asked for was taken care of.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

Nutmeg was a great vessel for our experience. Beautiful, inviting and relaxing, it was the perfect boat for our group. The cabins had plenty of storage and were very private. Interior was beautiful and well maintained. Our party of 8 had plenty of room inside and out, we never felt cramped or crowded.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

Yes, we did not even need a/c, the ocean breezes flowed thru and kept us cool and comfortable.

4. Was the food good and well presented?

I cannot say enough about the meals Ginette prepared. Before the trip, I said we will have 'a captain and a cook'. Now I say we had 'a captain and a CHEF'! She prepared wonderful breakfasts and lunches. Then every evening at about 5 pm she made a wonderful appetizer. Then dinner was 3 courses, including wonderful, handmade deserts! Her meals were beautifully presented, delectable, but not overly heavy and calorie laden. Delicious and FRESH! I was expecting a beautiful boat with awesome scenery, but I the cuisine was way better than I ever could have imagined.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

We LOVED the BVI! We all hope to return. Captain Paul knows all the best places to go: the very private, quiet, intimate beaches, and the popular tourist spots, both not to be missed.

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?

not that I can think of.

7. May we post this review on our website?

Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?

Our group also really enjoyed the 'adult beverages' Paul and Ginette served. From a wide selection of wines served with meals (or whenever!) to freshly prepared bushwackers and painkillers or the cocktail of your choice. I think our group may have broken the record for beer consumed, as well! We began planning our trip almost 2 years ago, and were hoping it would be a trip we would remember an cherish forever. Ginette and Paul fulfilled our dreams. Our trip could not have been better!

sailing itinerary Sample Itinerary

Enjoy the waters and anchorages that have made the British Virgin Islands the Sailing Capital of the Caribbean. The BVI archipelago contains a stunning variety of islands ranging from the coral atoll of Anegada with its endless white sand beaches to the main island of Tortola with its emerald green mountains.

There are the spectacular boulders of the Baths of Virgin Gorda and the picturesque village and beaches of Jost Van Dyke, along with the diversity and seclusion of the other 40 sister islands. Snorkel or rendezvous dive to explore the offshore reefs and underwater paradise.

Experience "Nature's Little Secrets", the islands, reefs, rich culture and music of the BVI and you will experience the magic of the Caribbean.

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