|Guest cabin configuration:|
|4 Double en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||Watersafe/6|
|Home port||Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
Pride is a spacious Lagoon 570 crewed catamaran built in Bordeaux France. The yacht is available for charter in the beautiful USVI and BVIs November through July and the Caribbean Grenadines August through October.
Pride offers three comfortable en-suite staterooms for guests and separate quarters for the crew.
Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Windwards
Pride can accommodate 8 guests in 4 beautiful queen staterooms with en-suite heads
Pride is fully air-conditioned.
All staterooms have memory foam mattress toppers as well as luxury linens
All staterooms as well as saloon have Flatscreens/DVD's
New! 2 stand-up paddleboards
Green initiative at guest request
All heads boast brand new state of the art electric toilets
All staterooms have lots of natural ventilation with multiple opening portholes, hatches and fans
All staterooms have individual A/C controls, CD, am/fm stereo, multiple reading lights
All staterooms and saloon have flat screens and DVD
Cockpit is the largest of any cat her size. Open and spacious, its a great place for dining, dancing, and cruising in total comfort. The Cockpit has new ultra white cushions, and pillows and teak flooring. Pride also has a cockpit ice-maker and mini-fridge for cold beverages.
Pride has two huge spacious trampolines with lounging cushions and teak bow seats.
Headroom in saloon is greater than 7 ft 8 in (we measured it). Stateroom headroom is greater than 6 ft 8in
Toys include two Stand up Paddle Boards, Floating matts, noodles, brand new snorkel equipment, beach toys.
Tow tubes, 2 Stand-Up-Paddle Board,, Floating giant turtle,, Multiple noodles, , 2 inflatable sharks,, various beach toys. Rendezvous deep sea fishing, , New toilets and plumbing, Lighting,, countertops, galley and saloon, New galley stove and refrigerator, New cushions,, New mainsail May 2017, All new Electronics and nav instruments,, May 2017 new Yanmar port engine,, New Dinghy Engine, New wine chiller in cockpit (took out mini frig), New Anchor, New flat screens in all staterooms, New curved flatscreen in Saloon, 2 new SUP boards
Luke & Bethany Whitley
Luke Whitley: Captain
With over 20 years of experience on the water, Luke’s is a capable and confident captain whose primary focus is always the safety of his passengers and the vessel.
Luke grew up in Northern Michigan and started his career in the marine industry as the Assistant Harbormaster of a luxury marina. During his time on the water he focused his attention on sailing, his true passion, by restoring several boats and successfully competing in hundreds of regattas.
After receiving a degree in Information Technologies and spending eight years as an IT Analyst, Luke decided to leave his office job behind and pursue a career full time in the yachting industry.
Since he was young Luke has had an interest in mechanics. His experience in the IT realm further helped him develop the skills he needs to diagnose and handle complex mechanical, electronic and system issues.
Luke has a 50-ton Masters license with sailing and towing endorsements and has experience as a captain on boats up to 70 feet in length. He is an advanced SCUBA diver and plans to work to become a Dive Master by the end of the winter.
Luke is very systematic, adventurous and knowledgeable. He has a thirst for learning new skills and mastering new challenges, while simultaneously being cautious and prepared.
Luke is passionate about the outdoors and loves SCUBA, paddle boarding, and driving motorcycles. In the winter he is an avid snowboarder and enjoys ice boating. He grew up hunting, camping, and fishing with his family. He truly enjoys meeting new people and learning about different cultures. ..read more
Bethany Whitley: Mate, Cook, Stew
Bethany also grew up in Northern Michigan and found her enthusiasm for boating when she met Luke in 2004. After spending several years learning the ropes, competing in regattas, and participating in restoration projects alongside Luke; Bethany was all in on making a lifestyle change and transitioning to boating full time.
Before working in the yachting industry Bethany had a successful career in Economic and Community Development. She worked with dozens of municipalities throughout Michigan to help improve the quality of life for their citizens. With a degree in Public Relations and Communications and a certificate in federal grant writing Bethany has a high degree of organizational skills which help to run each boating program she manages smoothly.
Bethany has her Merchant Mariner credentials, Standards of Training and Certified Watchkeeping certificates and is certified in SCUBA. She has a Level II Food Handlers Certificate and was formerly a trained open water lifeguard. In addition to crewing on yachts she also writes freelance sailing articles for Quantum Sailing.
Bethany has always enjoyed cooking. After managing a farmer’s market for several years, her style is influenced by fresh, local food prepared in a simple, yet elegant manner. She enjoys getting to know where the food comes from and the people who harvest it. The abundance of fresh ingredients offered in the Virgin Islands are a dream to work with and she looks forward to pleasing her guests with delicious seafood selections and specialty cocktails.
Bethany has a laid back and fun-loving, positive attitude. Her degree in Public Relations helps her remain sensitive to the needs of her guests. She understands how important vacation time is and will go above and beyond to help her guests have a wonderful experience aboard Pride. Whether it’s cooking a special meal or leading guests on a fun excursion she has the skills needed to ensure that you have a vacation to remember.
In her free time Bethany enjoys reading, and spending time outdoors hiking, snorkeling, and traveling to new places. She is a chocoholic and has a passion for animals and marine life.
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: 24
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Pride!