|Guest cabin configuration:|
|2 Queen, 1 Double, 1 Twin Bunk en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||None|
|Home port||Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
|Available for USVI pickups with more than 6 passengers|
ReAction is a 55ft Jeanneau Lagoon catamaran voted best catamaran at the 2008 Tortola charter yacht show. Although the yacht is slightly older it has been meticulously maintained and has a bright, airy and sophisticated interior. It is also bursting with water toys including a powerful 60hp dingy and SCUBA equipment.
The yacht attains speeds in excess of 16 knots, while its 30/foot beam provides unrivaled stability and comfort under sail. Heeling and rolling are virtually imperceptible. Its wide beam also furnishes huge amounts of deck and interior space.
ReAction features three Queen and one Twin guest rooms / each with ensuite bathroom / that will accommodate up to eight members in your party, and the elegant main salon will seat twelve people comfortably. The yacht is fully air/conditioned with separate controls in each guest cabin.
The unique layout of ReAction, with three queen size staterooms and one bunk room with two single beds is ideal for any combination of families with children, couples or singles. The spacious, shaded outside cockpit will seat ten at two tables, the aft deck also has two lounging mats for sunning and two fresh water showers for your comfort.
Home port: Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
<b>Yacht best caters for 6 passengers however family groups of 7 & 8 with children welcome.</b>
Standup Paddle Board (2), Knee board-Wake board, Water skis (Adult & Childrens), Double Kayak (1), Tube, Floating mats , Flat Screen Television with DVD library , Bose Stereo System with 5 CD Changer and iPod Dock/Compatible, Card & Board Games , Snorkel gear , ,
Terry & Ruth
Terry has been messing around on boats since he was a child. He started sailing dinghies and then moved onto larger boats. Despite being a qualified electrician he always yearned to turn his hobby into a career, and following his first trans Atlantic crossing with friends, he decided to do just that.
He is a commercially endorsed MCA Yachtmaster (both sail and power). He has also been both helm and launching authority for his local branch of Ireland's volunteer lifeboat service.
His other great passion is diving and he looks forward to showing the delights that the Caribbean has to offer to Reaction's guests. Diving is included for certified divers only. For uncertified divers, the crew can arrange a rendezvous with one of the local dive companies . For those guests who do not wish to dive, Terry and Ruth are really happy to bring their guests, young and not so young, snorkeling.
Ruth formerly worked as a teacher before joining Terry for a career in sailing. She has always enjoyed cooking and has taken cookery courses in places such as Rick Steins Seafood School in Padstow, England and Dunbrody House Cookery School in Wexford, Ireland amongst others. She cooks a diverse range of meals, and particularly loves using local fresh produce whenever possible. She is more than happy to accommodate any special dietary requests.
Together Ruth and Terry have run a 47' charter catamaran in the Bahamas and a private 70'monohull, both for long periods of time. They have crossed the Atlantic together 4 times, have cruised extensively around the Caribbean, Bahamas, Miami, the Mediterranean, Atlantic Islands and of course at home in Ireland. Most recently, they have been running a 56' charter catamaran in the beautiful BVIs and have come to know and love the area and its magnificent anchorages. They look forward to sharing them with you. ..read more
They are a very welcoming couple who work as a team in all aspects of the running of the boat. It is very important to them that each guest that they welcome on board reAction enjoys every moment of their stay and has a holiday to remember forever.
Casual Kosher diet and some specialty diets can easily be accommodated, please inquire.
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: 48 pref., 24 inquire
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard ReAction!
We had a trip of a lifetime and Terry and Ruth and reaction were absolutely brilliant. It was a great match for what we wanted and they could not have been better for us and especially the kids, who all came back having had a wonderful time in the BVIs and the sailing was fantastic, food terrific. Reaction is a great boat and very well equipped.
Unfortunately we nearly missed our flight back thanks to the terrible Liat Air who I never want to go near again! As they say time to spare, fly Liat Air
Thanks for all the help
David and Elizabeth
The entire yacht was gleaming, welcoming, and set a great tone. The cabins and beds were slightly larger than expected. The bathrooms were well designed and had all needed equipment. Terry & Ruth did a phenomenal job keeping everything tidy and clean. Towels were changed out during the week and everything was comfortable.
There was more than enough space for all six of us to spread out and relax. The front netting was a fantastic place from which to enjoy the boat under sail. The yacht had a great mix of lounging space with each of us being able to sun or shade at will.
I was never once nervous with Terry at the helm. He was patient and explained all questions thoroughly. He was incredible when interacting with the kids!
It is very apparent Terry knows the area well. He created a good mix of secluded coves and those with more activity. The dives were well thought out, as well as the snorkeling experiences.
Ruth is a treasure! How anyone prepares five star meals in a galley that small is beyond me! She went above and beyond to make sure everyone enjoyed every meal. The desserts were also INCREDIBLE
Ruth and Terry both did a great job with the two teenagers on board. The absolute best endorsement I can share is that the sixteen year old (very social and at first not thrilled with being away from friends) didnt want to go home!!
Without a doubt we hope to do it again in the next few years but only with Terry & Ruth!
The basics were all there. Great weather. Great scenery. Great shipmates.. our family. It was all made fabulous by the crew of ReAction. There are many things to compliment the team of Terry and Ruth Ross, but lets start with they treated us like family. We love the water but we were pretty much novices when it came to being on a ship for 7 days. Terry made sure we saw the great snorkeling and even accompanied us on many trips. We didnt have a great deal of wind, but Terry worked hard to get me some sailing time and some coaching on my love of being on the water. Ruth and Terry worked with our family to help my wife Patty who has memory problems to feel a part of the ship and to participate as much as she wanted. They demonstrated some real love and caring for Patty that we will always be thankful for.
Now to the important stuff. The food and drink were tremendous. Great variety. Incredible tastes. Plenty of portions. Not to mention the mean fruity rum drinks that Ruth would make up every afternoon if you requested them. Terry and Ruth made sure we saw the perfect combination of quiet ports and fun spots. Lots of fun in the water with our family doing paddle boarding; kayaking; and speed tubing not to mention the family driving contest. Ruth and Terry even providing drinks and spring rolls in the ocean for our own floating bar.
We have had a few family vacations with our kids. Less so now that they have their own lives and families, but this trip we always be remembered as something special. We were a family again maybe for the last time. Terry and Ruth made it extra special for all of us.
Steve O...one very happy customer!
Boat's name.......................................: ReAction
Charter start date................................: 12/19/14
Upon arrival the boat was clean...................: Yes
The boat was tastefully presented and decorated...: Yes
The boat was ready to board at the agreed time....: Yes
Upon arrival the boat was immaculate..............: Yes
The boat was not new, but in great shape..........: Yes
Comments-Overall condition........................: peak condition, belies it's age !
Was the boat kept clean during the charter?.......: Yes
Comments about boat cleanliness during the charter: immaculate !
Was all advertised equipment on board?............: Yes
Was the equipment in good condition?..............: Yes
Any toys particularly enjoyed.....................: snorkeling equip, sail boards
Comments-was the boat comfortable.................: very comfortable !
The captain was outgoing..........................: Yes
The captain was professional......................: Yes
The captain was friendly..........................: Yes
Comments-captain..................................: exceeded all expectations...tactful, diplomatic, accommodating !
Comments regarding any sailing instruction........: n/a
Did you feel free to choose each day's activities?: Yes
Comments regarding choosing each days activities..: very flexible !
Please describe the meals.........................: sumptuous, surpassing expectation, and accomodating individ. tastes
Were specifically requested drinks on board?........: Yes
Comments-regarding any requested drinks...........: in profusion
Did the meals reflect your requested preferences?.: Yes
Comments-provisioning requests....................: to a T !
The cook was outgoing.............................: Yes
The cook was professional.........................: Yes
The cook was friendly.............................: Yes
The cook was eager to please......................: Yes
Did you have any problems with your flights?......: Yes
Comments-were our descriptions accurate?...........: exceeded expectations, on all accounts... the reference to
the age of the boat superfluous....in top condition ! This is the 4th charter I have done, 3 in the BVI's, and both the
boat and the Rosses win on all fronts , hands down.
May we use you as a reference for this yacht?.....: Yes
Donald M., Brazil. May 2014
Cathy G., Indiana April 2014
Julia D., NY March 2014
Joanne, Keith and M., Connecticut, Feb 2014.
Beltran L., Chile, Jan 2014.
On behalf of the entire Glaser family, I wanted to relay the incredibly awesome experience that we shared aboard the ReAction this past week with Terry and Ruth Ross.
While this is the 2nd time that we chartered the ReAction, this was our first time that we experienced the incredible generosity , professionalism and shear delight that we enjoyed with Terry and Ruth. Not only were the meals completely gourmet, but the attention to detail.... on the boat, scuba diving, snorkeling, tubing and just sailing around, was second to none.
From cheerfully meeting us on the dock to hosting a birthday party for my sister, Terry and Ruth exceeded our expectations in EVERY WAY.
We look forward to another charter trip in the years ahead and after discussions with our family , we will charter whatever boat Terry and Ruth are working on !
Sincerely Bob and Dawn G
Charter start date: 2 March 2013
Upon arrival the boat was clean:Yes
The boat was tastefully presented and decorated: Yes
The boat was ready to board at the agreed time: Yes
The boat was not new, but in great shape: Yes
Was the boat kept clean during the charter?: Yes
Was all advertised equipment on board?: Yes
Was the equipment in good condition?: Yes
Any toys particularly enjoyed: Diving was well organised.
Comments-was the boat comfortable: Yes
The captain was professional: Yes
The captain was friendly: Yes
Comments-captain: He noted my early comment that I wanted to dive on the Chikuzen and a few days later said 'today is the best day to do it' based on the weather forecast.
Did you feel free to choose each day's activities?: Yes
Please describe the meals: Wonderful. Probably the best in the charters we've done.
Were specifically requested drinks on board?: Yes
Did the meals reflect your requested preferences?.: Yes
The cook was professional: Yes
The cook was friendly: Yes
The cook was eager to please: Yes
May we use you as a reference for this yacht?: Yes
Thank you for your thoughtfulness, care and professionalism. This has been a wonderful family vacation, perfect in every respect. Thanks to you, my high expectations were exceeded.
With warm regards, the T family, WA.
You two are the warmest, happiest, best caretakers we have had the joy of knowing. It was an awesome week. Thank you for your graciousness, constant good humour and love.
E.S and D.E, Mass.
Our boat was great, with large staterooms and baths, wifi, a wonderful outdoor dining table, all maintained in state of the art condition by Ruth and Terry
Ruth took to heart everything that we said [in our preference sheet] so that we not only ate the healthy meals that we prefer but the cooking, creativity and effort to 100% please us was extraordinary. Ruth, your cooking was just delicious, abundant, fun and a very important element to our terrific vacation with you. Not only were the meals that you prepared just great but you did it effortlessly with a constant, genuine real smile that reflected the kind and caring and highly capable person that you are
We were really honoured to get to know you as a superb professional, but more importantly as a special person, with an equally special husband, who we hope will take us up on our open offer, now, in 2 years or even 10 to visit us.
We have chartered many times and have always had a lovely experience. We understand the territory and the challenges of many on board in a rather limited space. Both of you, though, are at a level of sophistication about your business and about life, that is as good as it gets. We appreciated the spirit you brought to our vacation, Terrys very gentle firmness in insisting on certain matters of safety and the love that you have for each other which we could sense as you quietly sat together while Terry piloted our boat.
So from all of us to you, Ruth and Terry, with deepest gratitude for a very special 7 days together, and memories that we will carry with us always.
W, R and Family, Colorado.
In addition to all of the physical attributes/comforts of the boat itself, the vacation would not have been complete without the expert instruction and services of Ruth and Terry. We relied upon their knowledge of the BVis to plan each day- where to sail next, what to do when we arrived, dining alternatives for the meals we ate on-shore, water activities (snorkeling, swimming, fishing, kayaking, etc) for our entire family and so much more. The boys thought wake-boarding in the Caribbean Sea was fantastic! Their ability to handle the boat was expert but more impressive was how they encouraged and worked with my 3 sons to help them develop a greater working knowledge of sailing. Frankly, I was a bit concerned on the front end about spending so much time on a boat with a couple we did not know. But within a moment of meeting Terry and Ruth I knew were in great hands- and indeed their warmth, service, humor, and genuine interest in my family made all of the difference to us. They are a class act and I cant imagine spending a week sailing with a more enjoyable crew/couple!
- The F. family, March 2012
The Iversan Family