|Guest cabin configuration:|
|2 King, 2 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||None|
|Home port||Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
Lovingly maintained, spacious and stunningly beautiful, Xenia offers complete comfort throughout with four air-conditioned en-suite guest cabins with luxury linens and DirectTV entertainment systems, a flybridge deck with sun lounge and 360 degree views, front deck with trampolines, a rich interior saloon and bar and her aft cockpit for alfresco dining.
Xenia was completely refit in 2014 from her mechanical systems to the electronics to linens and loaded with water toys for kids of all ages. This Privilege 615 catamaran is sure to please the most discerning clients.
Leave the details to us as you experience the fine cruising and unparalleled personal service offered aboard. Her crew's aim is to deliver the best sailing vacation ever, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Its adventure travel, fine cuisine and the ultimate relaxing vacation all rolled in one and all available at your own individualized pace.
Come explore the Caribbean or Bahamas aboard Xenia!
Home port: Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Windwards
Beautiful upper deck lounge with 360 degree view, cockpit for alfresco dining and lounging, forward trampoline area for lounging and main salon for lounging and dining. The yacht is complete air conditioned for comfort.
Salon has a 52" 3D TV linked to directTV and apple TV server.
Registered BVI fishing vessel, Underwater lights, 8 man floating island, 4 man floating island, Floating bar, (2) Stand-up paddle board,
Jos & Chrizaan
Jos started working in 2006 on sailing yachts in Cape Town doing day trips across Table Bay from the V&A Waterfront. During the same time period Chrizaan was managing a Scuba diving shop right across from where S/V Spirit of Victoria was docked. As fate would have it their love for the ocean drew them together and stories of wonderful opportunities abroad started filling their heads. One year later they started working together on Soulmate, a privately owned 44ft catamaran that was based in Turkey. From there they did two week trips up and down the Turkish coast as well as the Greek Islands. Jos and Chrizaan were hooked on the yachting life and all of the experiences and adventures it brought along with it.
After 5 years aboard Soulmate sailing the Mediterranean, Jos and Chrizaan set their sights on the Caribbean and soon ended up at The Moorings shortly after getting married. Here they started running a 62ft Leopard for 6 months followed by one of the new 58ft Leopards, Happy Hours II, for one year. After this they moved onto Soon Come, a 62 ft Sunreef. At this stage they had already done 150+ weeks of charters together.
The latest chapter in their yachting career is moving to the beautifully eye catching 61.5 ft Privilege catamaran Xenia. Jos and Chrizaan, together with Xenia, makes a team that needs to be experienced to fully understand how years of experience, deep love for the water and a luxury yacht work together...read more
Chrizaan grew up running around her father's restaurant and his passion for food has rubbed off on her. She takes pride in the dishes she prepares and always takes everyone's dietary requirements into consideration when designing your menu. Add to that the fact that she has been preparing amazing dishes out of small galleys for the past 7 years, you can rest assured that she will exceed your requirements, and her meals always ends up being the center of attention on their charters. She also has her certification from the Ashburton Chefs Academy. Chrizaan loves being underwater and enjoys taking guests snorkeling and pointing out all the wonderful sea life. Children enjoy learning from her and she always encourages them to take part.
On the other hand Jos is quite comfortable staying at sea level and his biggest passion which initially lured him into the yachting industry is surfing. During his time in the BVI he has already found the best breaks and you would not have to twist his arm much for him to share them. You don't need to be a surfer to have fun on the water as he always encourages water sports which range from tubing to wake skating.
There is no doubt that you will have one of, if not the best holiday of your lives aboard Xenia paired with the crew of Jos and Chrizaan. Come and experience for yourself why guests always return for more!
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 FIRM
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Xenia!
Jos and Chrizaan were amazing. They were very knowledgeable about the BVI and we did at least 3 or 4 different things each day. They were extremely pleasant and accommodating to all members of our party. The crew can make an enormous difference to the success of your week and our week was the very best.
Xenia was immaculate and very well cared for. The rooms were very spacious and there was a great back deck where we ate all our meals. Loved the separate showers for each room. King and Queen beds were awesome. The boat was very quiet, you couldn't hear stuff going on up on the decks in your bedroom.
Chrizaan is an amazing chef. Every meal was delicious and looked amazing. We all felt like we were dining in a five star restaurant each meal. She cooked all our favorite things.
We feel like we saw everything we wanted to see. Each day was customized by captain Jos to our desires.
John N, aboard Catamaran Xenia sailing the Virgin Islands
What an amazing trip with 2 of the most gracious crew and now friends. From our initial greeting i knew that we will be well cared for. From seeing all the sights to gaining at least 10lbs from all chrizaans fabulous meals. What a gift you two are to the Xenia. The passion you two have for making sure that each person on the trip had a memorable experience will stay with me for ever.
We look forward to another trip next year. Im hoping for many years of happiness to you both. It is very deserving for a couple who works very hard at pleasing others. Thank you for an amazing holiday with friends.
After a week like this the hardest part is to say goodbye. Our big dream about sailing the caribbean with all our parents and kids came true.
You made this week spectacular. Every minute of our time was infused with your loving care and endless effort to come up with the most brilliant itinerary to visit the most amazing spots. Chrizaan every dish you served was a master piece. Every drink had a special touch. Jos your artistic video and photos will be the best memory of this unforgettable week. We all want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Xenia 62 was in immaculate condition, hospital clean, well organized, well stocked and everything running as designed in excellent order. It was spacious, most comfortable and luxurious. The owner can take great comfort in knowing his yacht is being well run and well maintained by Jos and Chrizaan.
Most importantly we must compliment Jos and Chrizaan for their role. If one were looking for the perfect couple to represent the yacht's owner, to serve as a duet of ambassadors for perfection in every respect, that would be Jos and Chrizaan.
Jos and Chrizaan made the trip a memory of a lifetime. In some order of chronology, let me begin by saying they made great contact with us prior to our arrivals, gave excellent directions, were waiting for us upon our arrival and welcomed us aboard Xenia 62 with snacks and drinks. It just kept getting better each day.
Jos is a gentle giant, kind, professional, in-command, attentive, proficient and polite. He works extremely well as a team with Chrizaan. Often that is not always the case and especially in close quarters over extended periods of time it can be difficult to be on top of your game each day and manage the work with each other. They are clearly a great team together and it showed.
Jos is clearly well respected in each location we stopped at and was excellent in handling and guiding us through Customs clearings. Some would have merely dropped us off and pointed to the Customs office and left. Jos did not. He guided us through the process and clearly was well respected by the Customs officers. This too speaks very well of Xenia 62 and its owner. The ramifications of that can't be underestimated.
Chrizaan was simply over the top! Kind, gracious and fun. Each meal she prepared was a 6 star presentation and culinary delight. Not one menu was repeated!!
Her servings were ample, the quality outstanding, presentations were a work of art (so much so we started taking pictures of each meal as she and Jos served them to us). We were amazed at how skilled Chrizaan was to prepare essentially 30 meal servings per day (the eight of us and the two of them) at a 6 star level, each meal served on-time and prepared in a relatively small galley. That takes considerable planning, skill, coordination and timing to have everyone's meal so perfect each and every time.
They also were kind enough to have some birthday decorations and a special meal for two in our group who had birthdays during our trip. It's that kind of extra-mile attention to detail and kindness that separates our experience from the competition.
She serviced our rooms and kept them spotless in a way that if you were not focused on her, she completed those tasks before you even noticed.
Suffice to say both Jos and Chrizaan were up well before any of us and went to bed after we did. We are the all members of the Jos and Chrizaan Fan Club. They breed loyalty, dedication and repeat business.
It is clear that Jos and Chrizaan take great pride and pleasure in their work and that benefited each of us on our trip.
We simply can't say enough good things about our entire experience. We were so impressed and got along so well with Jos and Chrizaan that we invited them to stay with us should they ever find themselves in the Los Angeles area. That sums up our experience and respect for them. The owner of Xenia 62 is very lucky to have them as his representatives.
Have to tell you, you knocked it out of the park on this one! Everything is what we hoped it would be and more. Jos and Chrizaan are lovely, and food and hospitality and professionalism ideal. We are having a wonderful time and this boat and its quality are over the top. Thank you so very much for the recommendation. We are already talking about doing it again when the kids are in school so we would have more flexibility on timing and prices.
Thank you again for checking, it has been spectacular so far!
All the best
Our holiday on Xenia 62 was fantastic! It exceeded every one of our expectations. The boat is beautiful. The accommodations were perfect for our family. Jos and Chrizaan are wonderful hosts and very nice people. They are very professional, knowledgable, personable, and friendly. They took great care of us.
Jos and Chrizaan know the BVIs like the back of their hands. We planned a route every day, sailing to a beautiful spot for lunch and snorkeling, and then on to a perfect anchorage for the evening.
Jos skippers the boat effortlessly, as if hes done it all his life. He put Xenia 62 in the best part of the anchorages for whatever activity we intended to do. Chrizaan is a wonderful chef. Meals were five star. We couldnt figure out how such delicious food could come from such a small galley! She modified the meal plan to accommodate one of our childrens eating preferences without skipping a beat. Our eldest son paid Chrizaan the highest complement by asking if my wife could get the recipes and cook like this at home.
The whole experience was so wonderful that we didnt want to leave when our week was over. Surely well be back at some point.
Thanks for helping us put it together.
The Yacht, salon and staterooms far exceeded our expectations and were more like you would find on a boutique cruise ship, linens and amenities superior. the lustrous teakwood thorough out glowed with a honey hue, rich and warm,
as were the crew.
Gareth the perfect host and admirable and steadfast captain, keeping us in calm and silky azure waters and picturesque beaches and ports, no cruise ships in sight.
Kristine, the consummate hostess and chef, created epicurean delights from scratch with just the right fusion of sweet and savory, perfect medley of nutrition and flavor. The table was set elegantly each night with an array of colors and designs.
We expected a great trip but they both went above and beyond even taking underwater pictures of the family with colorful sea life making our experience a Magical Trip of a Lifetime.
Thank you, Champ, Peggy Sue, Casey, Christine, Gary, Juliet, and Emily
While I haven't chartered before, I am also in the service business and I know they delivered tremendous, world class service and as such I hope I have the opportunity to work again with you and your company and will hope to have the good fortune of seeing Gareth & Kristine again in the future.
The boat has a beautiful teak interior and is kept in mint condition.
Activities were numerous and fun for both generations in our family.
Each of us has voted for their individual preference:
Flexibility in schedule (Vanessa)
The anchoring locations (Maria)
The views (Ana)
The sailing part and helping with the sails and anchor (Nick)
The Soggy Dollar (Olivier)
Water skiing and hiking in Salt Point (Helena)
Kit surfing and the Bitter End (Phil)
Seeing the entire family so very happy (Jose)
We could go and on but we don't want Gareth to get too much of a big head, ha.
Thanks for creating these memorable moments for all of us
We wish you the very best
From all of us
The Cortes family
We will be there again next May and it is our intention to repeat the cruise on December 2015.
This was the best of our eight catamaran trips.
Fernando, Marcia, Antonio, Irma, Marcio, Claudia, Luiz & Lucia.
Each time we come back to the BVIs we think, how could this trip top the last one. Well you succeeded. The food stood out as the best EVER! The sailing on perfect winds was the best ever! Because everything was seen to by you guys we were truly able to relax, play games, and enjoy our family vacation. It is so difficult to disembark, but know that a little piece of each of us will remain with you.
Thank you for helping me make this our best trip yet. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Until then, our prayers and best wishes for safe travels and a wonderful life
The Texas C's.
Our deep and sincere thanks for creating a spectacular memory of such a beautiful place. From Normal Island, Peter Island, New Years with you, and Anageda, it was all spectacular.
The food, your skills and sailors and hosts, and all you did for us were much appreciated.
Thanks, may fair winds always bless your way
I found myself wondering how I could make all this wonderful adventure continue! You both are consummate professionals with great poise and style to boot. Karen and I will remember your great care an attention for many years to come! It is rare to not have any complaints about a vacationeverything was perfection. Kristine, your culinary creations could stand with the best restaurants and your attention to individual preferences was superb. Gareth, it was very clear early on our voyage that you love sailing and are an expert in all aspects of seamanship. You guys are a great team and we felt like royalty under your care. We love you guys
Bill and Karen
(and what a cute couple you are!)
Thank you so much for an amazing trip! Gareths love of sailing was wonderful to see and made this a true sailing adventure. Kristines contribution to the trip was unbelievable- the meals coming from the galley-everyone- was beyond wonderful! Especially considering she had to deal with two children (that eat nothing), a vegetarian, and a gluten free in the group- truly an amazing feat!
Thanks both of you have made this wedding trip for my son the best we have ever had.
Ric and Sue
Thank you so much for such an amazing trip!!!It was so much better than we could ever have hoped for, and not just because it was Marc and Mels wedding, but in large part because of your expertise in matching each group with the right boat and crew. All the yachts were spectacular and everyone really praised their crews all week. However, I need to put in a special plug for Gareth and Kristine on Bliss.
Ric and I have done several charters in the past, from bare boating to crewed and NONE came close to this trip. From the moment we stepped on board all our expectations were surpassed.
Though Bliss is a gorgeous and extremely comfortable catamaran, my biggest praise for the success of the trip goes to the crew themselves.
Gareth takes great pride in Bliss and keeps her in pristine condition. He really went out of his way to make everyone feel safe especially while trying new activities.my young grandchildren and a close friend learned to snorkel on this trip and he was always right alongside with the dingy to ease their fears. His love of sailing and knowledge of the area made for a great trip. We routinely sailed more than the other boats in our group and he brought us to a few different spots he knew we would enjoy when the itinerary with the others allowed. One night we moored at Monkey Point.we were the only ones there, the stars were spectacular and snorkeling was the best of the trip.
Poor Kristine had her hands full with our group (2 children that eat nothing, 1 vegetarian, and 1 no flour and sugar).Somehow she came up with the most amazing meals that fit our restrictions and that EVERYONE loved, even the kids ate better than I have ever seen. Ric was particularly impressed with all the desserts and sweet extras she made like greeting us with fresh chocolate chip cookies when we came back from a swim. Kristine is truly a top notch chef and her meals were better than most high end restaurants. I really wanted to take her home with me.
But most of all EVERYTHING they did for us they did so willingly and with a smile.like it was no problem at all. They were both great with the kids and us oldies too.They just made us all feel special and pampered all week. Gareth and Kristine are an exceptional team and are a great asset to Bliss.
Thank you is an understatement. You both treated me like royalty and were so patient and kind looking after the non sailor and at time non swimmer. I will have to go to the tailor to add inches to my waistband the food sun, wind, and laughter will be remembered always. Thank you both ever so much and I thank the yacht, she is a lovely ship and she kept us safe and sound.
Happy sailing, love you all
Kristine and Gareth
Thank you for your tireless efforts, perfect route, perfect food, perfect dives, perfect snorkeling, and perfect chef.
Please take care of our heart, it will be with you.
Certainly we will return and we will never forget this wonderful trip
Best Wishes, Love, Be happy and Take Care
Thank you for the wonderful trip. Everything was perfect! The itinerary, the food, the activities, and especially the attention and care we received. We will see you next year
Thank you for an awesome week! Both of you went out of your way to take special care of us. The children will never forget the tubing, cooking, snorkeling, kayaking, and detailed attention they received. We wouldnt think of chartering a boat again without you. Great Lobster!!!!!
See you next time
Anna and Jose
Our family thought everything about Gareth & Kristine was fantastic. They literally waited on us every hour we were awake. We felt guilty because of how hard they were working all the time. They absolutely understood our needs and concerns: From picky eaters with the kids to Mindi being concerned about rough seas. They continually optimized the itinerary to take into account potential weather and also learned more about our preferences as the first couple of days developed. We can’t imagine anything more they could have done.
Being aboard the Xenia, a Privilege 61.5 foot boat, was clearly a “top of the line” yacht! As we drove around other, similar sized boats during the week – we came to realize how “high end” the Privilege line is: More classic wood, less plastic, teak flooring on the outside vs just fiberglass, more high end electronics (Apple TV), TV’s in every state room, etc, etc. A very, very nice yacht!
Kristine was incredible! It was always a sit down, being served meal. From others that had chartered on other boats, I was expecting some food to be “set out, sorta buffet style”. The food was great each and every time. We commented a few times how we want her recipes and that she needs to publish a cook book! Everything seemed to be from scratch, example: she personally “glazed” pecans with her own candied mixture for a salad one day. The list is too numerous to mention.
It was just a wonderful experience and Gareth and Kristine were great! We can’t say enough good things. We definitely will call you if we consider chartering again.
Griff J, aboard Catamaran Xenia sailing the British Virgin Islands