|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 King, 4 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||Yes|
|Home port||Young Island, St Vincent, Caribbean Grenadines|
SAGITTARIUS is the perfect choice for a fabulous Caribbean sailing holiday. This luxury Privilege 65 catamaran was built by Jeantot/Lombard Marine, the prestigious French shipyard, in 1995 and went through a complete refit in 2012, making her an even more appealing choice today. Her wide beam of 33 ft. makes this yacht extremely spacious, accommodating 10 guests in great style. The interior décor is contemporary with light wood flooring and wall panels, cream colored and luxury furnishings. The open salon offers multiple seating areas and features a wet bar, 3D TV entertainment center, formal dining, and wide sliding glass doors leading to the aft deck. The large windows create an airy light ambience by day and at night the upgraded lighting with blue accents create a feeling of refined luxury for socializing. She is fully air-conditioned throughout. Very comfortable and stylish guest accommodations are in four large queen cabins plus an extra large master king cabin. All cabins feature a flat screen TV & DVD, settee/writing desk, fans, and AC controls. Each has its own private en-suite bath with dry shower stalls. The aft deck offers plenty of shade and plenty of seating for relaxing and outdoor dining table. Two large transoms each have wide steps providing easy access to step into or out of the water. The massive foredeck is the place for sun-lovers, with 2 double sized safety trampolines for enjoying the action when underway. SAGITTARIUS offers the best in a stable sailing experience, with state-of-the-art sails, the latest in navigation technology, and 2 Yanmar 140hp engines. Average speeds are 9 knots, with exhilarating top speeds of 12 knots under sail. The crew of SAGITTARIUS are at the ready to ensure your holiday is the trip of a lifetime.
Home port: Young Island, St Vincent, Caribbean Grenadines
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Bed Sizes/Length and width
King: 2.1 M X 2 M
Queens: 164 X 200
The two crew cabins in the bow have two bunk beds each with electric vacuum toilet, shower, a/c - to accommodate four crew, in two cabins totally independent and separate from the guest area.
Safety equipment on board up to 16 pax.
2 x SUP's and Boogie Board., , Junior Water skis to fit person up to 120lbs., , Dinghy has Honda 4 stroke engine with roll bar for wake-board and tow-ring., , No fishing in BVI Waters; Fishing in US Waters only
Piervittorio Trebucchi greets you with a sparkle in his eyes. You sense right off that your charter aboard Sagittarius will be superb. Piero, or Peter in English, grew up in Desenzano, on Lake Garda, the perfect place for a boy to learn to sail. He had a natural talent for catching the wind, which earned him racing trophies in local sailing club competitions and fueled his sailing passion.
When Piero earned a university engineering degree and went on to become a successful entrepreneur in computer applications and environmental technology in consumer electronics eco-sustainability. He also enjoyed yacht racing, placing third overall in his first transatlantic race, the Transat des Alizes, from Portugal to Guadeloupe. In 2012, Sagittarius came in Open category with sixth fastest time among 230 participating boats in the ARC transatlantic regatta.
Sailing is Piero's first passion, but he is also accomplished at free-ride skiing, scuba diving, and auto racing on asphalt, ice and even the sands of the Sahara. His hobbies include reading books, especially comic books, and listening to jazz, soul, classical and classic rock. And of course, as a typical Italian, he is a connoisseur of great food and fine wine.
Piero has cruised with family, friends and charter guests throughout the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. His two beautiful little girls have grown up aboard sailing yachts. He can boast life-long friends the world over. He loves being a Captain and sharing his enthusiasm for the Caribbean islands' most beautiful moorings, folklore and local culture...read more
His yacht, Sagittarius, is a testament to his engineering skill and environmental innovation, including green energy through photovoltaic panels and wind generators. Piero has realized a dream, successfully merging his passion for sailing and his eco-engineering acuity into his livelihood. Great reason for a sparkle in the eyes!
CHEF RICARDO LENER
Ricardo has a profound passion for cooking. He has been working in restaurants since he was 16 years old. He is a master at pleasing a variety of tastes but his real forte is his native Italian cuisine, including regional and national gourmet specialties. In addition, he is happy to provide special diets, kosher, gluten free etc.
Ricardo is also a professional sommelier. Oenofiles will especially appreciate perfectly paired wines with each delicacy that he creates. Ricardo is adept at seasonal menu planning according to guest preferences. He provisions the freshest ingredients from local markets. His goal is always to please the palate of charter guests, from sophisticated haute cuisine to home style cooking.
Ricardo is equally enthusiastic in the creative, exotic preparation of seafood or steak as a gourmet burger with fries, or traditional Continental recipes. Kids love pizza and pancake faces. Everyone delights in waking up to the aromas of freshly baked breads and cakes.
Here's a brief video of Chef Riccardo at work in the galley preparing a lunch time dish
In addition to his native Italian, Ricardo speaks English, Portuguese and basic German.
Previous guests comments:
-Riccardo's food was unbelievable, every meal was such a great experience.
-Riccardo was quick to meet our dietary and culinary needs. Excellent food.
-Chef Riccardo provided delicious and inventive culinary treats at each meal. Bravo Chef! We loved it all.
STEWARDESS - ALEXANDRA SUCALA
Alexandra has a happy energy that's contagious. She's also a pro at remembering the little things, so her guests always feel well taken care of. Working in the hospitality and restaurant industries in her native Romania honed her professional service abilities. As a professional bartender she mastered an extensive cocktail repertoire.
She first realized her passion for learning about new places and cultures when she moved from Romania to Parma, Italy, to attain a university degree in Fashion Design. In Parma her first job was as a barista,. She learned a bit of Italian while fixing all sorts of delicious coffee drinks, and had the pleasure of serving travelers from around the world. Next she worked as a waitress and sommelier at a top Parma restaurant. This position fueled her passion for wine and perfect pairing and five-star service.
When Alexandra made the decision to join the yachting industry, she obtained professional yachting certifications. These include: Super Yacht Hospitality for Interior, RYA Power Boat Level 2, RYA radio license and CIEH Food Safety Level 2. In 2014 she got her first position as a stewardess on a large, busy charter catamaran in the Mediterranean. She kept the yacht immaculate for the guests, and added a beautiful flair with her flower arrangements and different table decorations at every meal.
Alexandra's manly skills are evidenced on board Sagittarius in her expert housekeeping, flower arranging and silver service. She receives consistently excellent feedback from the guests. She loves to meet new people and enjoys traveling to new countries to experience different cultures. She speaks English, Italian and Romanian.
Previous guest comments:
- Alexandra was there at every turn to provide expert hospitality - she is a professional hostess - thank you!
- Alexandra does not have the word "no" in her vocabulary.
- You are the sweetest person and were always there to help with anything. Great Bartender!
MATE/DIVEMASTER - MAURIZIO MINISINI
Maurizio Minisini's friends call him "Mauri", and describe him as the consummate gentleman with a heart of gold and a zeal for competitive sports. He grew up in Udine, a small city in north east of Italy, between the mountains and the sea. As a six-year-old he was already commanding his sailing dinghy in match races and racing down the ski slopes. As a teen he added motocross to his trophy shelf and became a pro snowboarder. He is a Tango Instructor in Italy, and considered one of the best dancers in Italy and some European countries.
Mauri earned a degree in Economics and a Master in Finance. But predictably this high energy gent was not cut for the corporate cloth. He travelled to Central America and worked as a Dive Master for a few years. (He can also teach waterskiing and snorkeling.) Next he headed to Greece and joined the yachting industry as the First Officer on a Benetti Classic 112. Landing a similar position on a Perini 156 solidified his decision to quit the office forever. He never looked back.
In addition to all of his other accomplishments, Mauri now has his Captain's License. Charter guests on catamaran Sagittarius will not find a more competent and delightful crew for great sailing and water sports fun. When it's time to relax, ask Mauri to recount his many adventures worldwide, (in Italian, Spanish or English) including his hobby of restoring wooden boats and travels in his Land Rover Defender, a self-modified out-road vehicle especially for traveling in African deserts. Or beg a slow Tango lesson under the stars.
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 hours or TBD
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Sagittarius!
Piero knowledge of the BVI was extensive and insightful.
Chef was amazing!
Hostess beautiful and helpful.
Maurizio was always on hand as well.
Thank you for your hospitality. I loved everything about this trip! Getting to know you both was a special bonus to a wonderful trip. Glad to have new friends with sweet hearts. Best trip of my life. I will think of you often.
Love much, Meredith
We have had many laughs and will carry many fond memories within us of the special Sagittarius, Captain Tony and Paola. They are like family to us and we hope to spend many more adventures with them in the future at sea.
Until we meet again!
Don, Tiffany, Brooks, Adriana
During my holiday there was another captain, Tony (the new one) is arriving now and hes very professional (hes also dive master).
The hostess, Paola, is a very kind person and she cooks very well.
Im sure that all clients will be satisfied!
There is no starry restaurant or masterchef that bears comparison with the appetizers and the kitchen of Paola . The Captain is the soul of the Sea ... after Cristoforo Colombo.
We will miss you"
Note: "masterchef" is referred to the popular television "chef competition", and "starry" should be translated as "michelin guide star": in italian "stellato" refers to the "stelle" (the valuation stars, from one to three, that the Michelin Restaurants Guide attributes to the top restaurants).
Note from Broker:
Regarding the charter I can tell you that our clients were more than happy, they told this was the best holiday in their life food excellent, great crew, the boat is maintained in excellent condition, all works properly.