|Guest cabin configuration:|
|4 Queen en-suite cabins plus 2 single berths|
|Home port||Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, Caribbean Leeward Islands|
Launched in 2017, the luxury Sunreef catamaran Orion is a top-tier crewed charter yacht which is beautiful by design and boasts bold styling, spacious living areas and impressive seaworthiness.
A remarkably elegant and chic Sunreef 74 sailing catamaran, the yacht delivers supreme comfort in the most luxurious of surroundings for divine summer sailing holidays in the Caribbean. Featuring contemporary European interior design, Orion incorporates streamlined furnishings, high-end materials, elegant color touches and stylish accents that emphasize a feeling of timeless elegance.
The yacht's interior main deck area combines a fully equipped galley, designed in white, with a spacious saloon featuring a comfortable seating area with dark turquois velvet upholstery and 2 pizza tables, convertible into a large dining table for 10 guests.
Displaying excellent use of space, generously-sized living areas on board Orion are impressive. The yacht features 4 double staterooms with sophisticated interiors dominated by a palette of white and dark blue colors in the starboard hull and a combination of white and turquois in the portside hull. With natural accents of dark oak wood, the cabins reflect a soothing ambiance, perfect for relaxation after a day filled with charter excitement. Additionally, Orion offers one single port forepeak cabin with direct access to the front guest cabin, which is a perfect solution for parents with a child. For charters with 10 guests, there is an additional single en-suite cabin offered for one adult in the yacht's starboard forepeak.
Moments spent out on the deck areas of charter yacht Orion are ones which are sure to be relished. Guests may enjoy soaking up sun-kissed bliss lounging on her forward trampolines or relax in the shade while taking in spectacular vistas on her impressive fly-bridge, richly equipped with a Jacuzzi, a barbecue and a convertible dining table.
The aft deck, equipped with starry sky lights forming a constellation of Orion, also beckons pure delight whether watching the sun set with an aperitif in hand or while being spoilt with gourmet delicacies expertly-prepared by the yacht's passionate chef.
All enthusiasts of active outdoor activities, regardless of their age, will find Orion’s wide selection of water toys and sports equipment highly engaging. Ranging from kayaking, water skiing, paddle and surf boarding to scuba diving and snorkeling, there is a suitable fun water activity for every taste.
Inviting guests to savor special moments with friends and family and enjoy life to its fullest, while being attended by a professional crew of four, a private yacht charter vacation on board the incomparable luxury catamaran Orion is guaranteed to exceed expectations from the very first welcome aboard to the final farewell.
Home port: Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, Caribbean Leeward Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: W. Med -Naples/Sicily
4 double cabins with en suite bathrooms
1 single port forepeak cabin with direct access to a guest cabin via bathroom, perfect for a child (80x180cm bed)
1 single strarboard forepeak cabin with a bathroom, with hatch entrance only, fit for 1 adult (80x200cm bed)
16ft RIB Dingy, Kayaks, Adult Water Skis, Childrens Water Skis, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Surf Boards, Fishing Gear Trolling, Fishing Gear Casting, Fishing Rods, Suba Gear BCs and Tanks, Snorkel Equipment, Under water Dive Scooters, On Board Dive Compressor, Fitness Equipment TRX
Gareth & Kristine
Captain: Gareth Wood
Languages: English (fluent), French & Spanish (basic)
Gareth was born in a small coastal village near Cape Town where he spent his early years fishing, surfing and learning to sail. Having graduated from the University of Leeds in England, he moved back to his home in South Africa and after few years, decided to go sailing. Ten years later, he is still at it.
Gareth has skippered yachts all around the world, mainly in Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Mexico, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean. His charter experience features over 10 years of captaining on charter yachts ranging from 56 to 74 feet. Together with his fiance Kristine, they have created a reputable charter team with excellent guest feedback and a number of repeat clients who highly value their professional dedication and the highest level of service provided throughout the charter.
Gareth will be happy to share his passion of sailing and water sports, especially diving (Padi Dive Master), with guests of ORION to ensure that every minute of their charter is pure enjoyment.
First Mate: Kristine Andreassen
Kristine was born in Chicago, however, spent most of her young life between Tampa and the US Virgin Islands. Having grown up around her father's charter company in St Thomas and sailing yachts of all sizes, she has learned how to run successful charters, as part of a team, for all different types of guests...read more
Over the years, she has acquired rich experience as First Mate and Chef on yachts ranging from 58 to 74 feet, masterfully combining her outstanding sailing skills with a natural talent for cooking and a passion for water sports, especially diving. After 6 years of charter experience, Kristine has earned high appreciation of a number of repeat charter clients, delighted with her utmost attention to detail and full commitment to provide the top-notch level of service.
Kristine will be thrilled to welcome guests on board ORION and will make every effort at making their sailing experience a memorable one.
Chef: Ricardo Leon Guasso
Languages: English (fluent), Spanish
Ricardo’s cooking talent is a life-long passion which he has been developing since his youth years through obtaining a culinary university degree and holding a range of positions in restaurant and hospitality industry. Ricardo is a passionate chef who combines his outstanding cooking skills with genuine creativity which results in culinary masterpieces adapted to guests’ individual preferences. During his eventful professional career, Ricardo has served his expertly-prepared gourmet delicacies to a number of honourable guests, such as the President of Mexico, and world-famous celebrities, including George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston.
Steward: Nicolas Eduardo Guzman
Languages: English (fluent), Spanish
Nicolas’s professional experience in the position of Butler/Steward goes beyond the highest expectations. He has worked for a number of five-star hotels and villas where he provided professional standard of service to the most distinguished clientele. Always attentive to guests’ wishes and professional in every detail, Nicolas makes every effort at maintaining the highest level of service provided on board ORION, from the first minute of the charter until the final farewell.
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.
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Gareth & Kristine were friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. They were always available and nearby and frequently checking on us to see if we needed a drink, snack, something carried, wanted to do an activity, etc., but they were never intrusive. Very professional and organized. I was extremely impressed with their ability to give us a plan but then be totally responsive if they sensed that we wanted to modify that plan. They simply could not have done a better job.
The food was a 10 out of 10. Every meal could have stood its ground in the world’s best restaurants. Everything from how the table was set, to the plating, to the quality of the ingredients, to the use of spices, to the variety between meals, was impeccable. Everyone raved about it and we had no desire to leave the boat for meals elsewhere because of this.
The boat was spotless, comfortable and well-ventilated. The air conditioning in the staterooms was very capable as well so we always were comfortable temperature-wise. They cleaned the staterooms frequently while we were dining or doing activities but I never saw them doing this nor had it interrupt our flow. Everything on the yacht was in good working order, shining and beautiful. The best part of the yacht was the high-end finishes and spacious areas.
Sailing Directions' service was also flawless. Great crew. Great boat. Overwhelming smooth and positive experience.
William W, aboard Catamaran Xenia 74 sailing the Virgin Islands
Our group of 8 had a wonderful time! Gareth showed us his sailing expertise, which everyone loved! The food, honestly was out of this world delish! We snorkeled, dove, shopped, hiked, paddle boarded, ate and drank our way through the BVI! Both Kristine and Gareth were always up for anything and always smiling! We kept referring to the BVI as a Disneyland for adults! The Xenia 74 is the most beautiful, well-kept catamaran!
The food was seriously amazing!! I can’t have gluten and one other guest couldn’t have sulfites and Kristine did a great job accommodating everyone.
Gretchen G, aboard Catamaran Xenia 74 sailing the Virgin Islands
The trip was amazing and beyond! We loved it!!!
Thank you for guiding us to choose the Xenia 74 for our recent trip to the BVIs. We had the best time and it was truly our best family vacation ever! Our kids are still asking daily when we are going on another Xenia vacation! We can’t wait to book again. The boat was gorgeous, the crew exceptionally gracious and knowledgeable and the food was inventive and simply delicious!
Joia K, aboard Catamaran Xenia 74 sailing the Virgin Islands