|Guest cabin configuration:|
|4 Queen, 1 Double en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Designer||Fountaine Pajot Sanya 57|
|Children Allowed||Yes (Min. age: none)|
|Home port||Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
Sailing aboard catamaran Alive is an incredible all-inclusive Caribbean sailing vacation experience, with every amenity taken care of by your professional crew. The yacht offers excellent volume for her length and comfortably accommodates 10 passengers in 5 guest staterooms, each with private en-suite bathroom and shower stall. The yacht has a large cockpit dining area with seating for 10, a comfortable saloon, flybridge with helm station and sunbathing pads as well as forward trampolines.
Experience a customized gourmet menu and fresh cocktails as you relax and watch the stunning Caribbean sunsets. You'll discover that a crewed catamaran sailing vacation is one of the best vacations available, complete with your own professional Captain and Chef ready to cater to your every need. Let them handle all the logistics, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the delights of a sailing adventure with friends or family where you will find time for fun, rejuvenation and relaxation.
Swim, scuba or snorkel in the clear blue Caribbean waters, explore the fabulous white sandy beaches lined with palm trees and exotic tropical plants. Or simply just relax under the warm sun and listen to the waves gently lapping against the yacht.
Home port: Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
WiFi Internet: Onboard WiFi
Air Conditioning: Full
Communications: Yacht has internet access for email purposes and will supply a total of 5GB for the duration of the charter. For receiving larger files, surfing the internet etc, additional GB can be topped up easily with charter clients credit card on the spot throughout the charter period. The Captain can use the onboard local cellphone to request additional GigaByte space.
Each increment of 5 GB for approximately US$105 . Depending on usage this can be topped up as many times as needed. Wifi is ONLY available in BVI waters. Also carries ; VHF and Handheld VHF, Cellphone, Garmin GPS
Fishing Rods: 2
Dinghy: Center console
Dinghy Outboard HP: 30hp
Other equipment includes:
Stand Up Paddleboard, Noodles, Dinghy ladder
Scuba Terms: $35 per dive for certified divers for up to 4 dives per week.
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Dive Tanks: 15
Captain's Scuba License: Master
Dive Regs: 11
Number of dives per week: 1/6
Catamaran Alive uses biodegradable cleaning agents and encourages Reefsafe products. Discreetly placed solar panels assist in boosting energy levels. Rain catcher. Biodegradable corn bags are used in place of traditional black plastic bags. Hygienic Aluminum bottles are used instead of plastic bottles. Further, this state of the art yacht is fitted with a modern reverse osmosis filter system and produces its own clean and great tasting drinking water.
Dave & Emily
Captain David Lennon:
I am from the lovely green isle of Ireland. I learned to sail in Dublin bay as a child and always had an affinity with sea. A love of outdoor adventure has led me to enjoy and love many activities including kitesurfing, spear fishing, free diving, scuba diving and sailing.
I have extensive experience working in the hospitality, leisure and the maritime industries over the years. A quick glimpse of some of the roles I have worked in range from a commercial fisherman off the Northern Australian coast, a kitesurfing instructor to dive master.
I consider myself a very outgoing character and connect with guests easily. I really enjoy sharing memorable experiences above and below the water.
Chef / First mate Emily Verastegui:
I am from the beautiful Caribbean country of Venezuela. Growing up on the beach, I consider myself a bit of a water baby. I enjoyed free diving and learning to scuba dive at a young age. I love to cook and have a strong connection to food and hospitality as my grandmother owned a restaurant. I obtained a degree in Industrial Relations and a diploma as a Life Coach in Caracas. I then worked in the corporate industry for a few years.
On moving to Ireland to study English and to further my career I met Dave and learned to sail.
I traded in my high heels for a life on the water! As well as my passion for cooking I love to free dive, scuba dive, kitesurf and practice yoga when I have time, as I'm yoga instructor also.
One of my favorite things is to see people gathered around the table enjoying the food I have prepared for them. Learning to create new and exciting dishes is an ongoing passion of mine.
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 hours
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Alive!
Noam and Dalit were wonderful. We have been on several guided trips (non-sailing), so our expectations were high, and they exceeded our expectations. They kept us engaged from morning until night. Very friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating.
Alive was like a floating hotel. Our favorite aspect was the fact that we could enjoy group time in various spots on the yacht and then retreat to our spacious bedroom / bathroom.
Dalit is an amazing cook. Every meal was delicious. She definitely customized the menu to meet our needs.
The itinerary was perfect for our group ranging in age from 17 to 57. There was something for everyone every day.
Very satisfied Sailing Directions' service.
Kathy P, aboard Catamaran Alive July 2017 sailing the British Virgin Islands
Our crew was extraordinary! They were an integral part of our trip and made the difference between an experience that went from good to exceptional. They were intuitive about how to engage with us, always available but never obtrusive.
Noam’s versatility and flexibility allowed him to tailor our experiences from extreme sports for a few of us, to scuba diving, snorkeling or just lounging for the rest.
Dalit was exceptional, her meals were on time, excellent, innovative and healthy (which is exactly what we had asked for in our request sheet). She also did little things that we wouldn’t have thought of (like pack us snacks while we were on the beach) or just make sure that we had plenty of champagne when were away from the boat. She got an ovation at every meal! We were always sated, but never stuffed. Our food was fresh, healthy and delicious.
My survey responses do not adequately reflect how much of an impact Noam and Dalit had on our cruise. There were so many ways and so many times that Noam and Dalit went above and beyond the call of duty that it would take several pages to enumerate everything that they did.
Alive was beyond comfortable! Before the cruise, I was concerned that we would be on top of each other, but my fears were assuaged as soon as we got on the boat. There was ample storage, amenities I certainly didn’t expect, and plenty of room to spread out on your own. My favorite aspect of the ship was spending time with Noam and Dalit sailing the boat. They were generous with their extensive knowledge and patient with my novice skills. I spent hours at the helm and loved every minute of it!
I loved the fact that we were off the beaten path. We would pull into a deserted bay that was breathtaking, drop anchor and spend the night. It was just incredible! Noam’s experience in area and ability to consider our preferences and the changing weather also made a huge difference.
Aaron M, aboard Catamaran Alive April 2016 sailing the British Virgin Islands
When Noam and Dalit picked us up, they were immediately engaging and delightful. Their personalities and style fit our group just perfectly. Noam was extremely knowledgeable about the islands, was a master at determining where we should visit and on what day, and was also a skilled master diver. He shared his passion for sailing with us, and taught us about sailing throughout the week. We always felt protected and comfortable in Noam's care throughout the week, knowing that he was cautious and assessing the situations around us allowed the group to relax and let him take control. Noam always anticipated what the group may need (food, drink, adventure, exercise) and modified the days and the itinerary throughout the week to accommodate the group's vibe. It was perfect.
Dalit was also just as skilled at sailing, very knowledgeable about our destinations, and EXTREMELY skilled at her culinary creations. First, she has a delightful personality, to which we all loved immediately. Second, we anticipated and CRAVED Dalit's meals. We were in awe at how she could pull a very elegant meal together in a small kitchen, and with such efficiency! We absolutely devoured each and every morsel of her meals and to be frank, were extremely sad returning home without her :-) Like Noam, Dalit also anticipated the group's needs (snacks, drinks, music, etc.) and provided us with a delightful experience.
Alive was extremely comfortable, very clean and well ventilated. This was my husband's and my first trip on a catamaran for a full week. I was worried about feeling claustrophobic after staying on the boat for a week but never felt cramped or dirty. Dalit and Noam take care of the ship like it is their own, they kept it very clean, tidy and comfortable.
My favorite part of the yacht was the sun deck (for morning or evening sunrise/sunset) and the rear dining table for sharing memories or one of Dalit's amazing meals!
The meals were INCREDIBLE. We had asked that our meals be healthy and fresh. She delivered above and beyond. The menu was absolutely customized to meet our group's expectations.
While we had a list of "must do's" on the trip Noam was able to plan our itinerary depending up on the ability to sail, the crowds, wave pattern, etc. It was a delightful trip, great islands, and I cannot wait to return again!
Kelly & Stacy
Aaron M, aboard Catamaran Alive April 2016 sailing the British Virgin Islands
Roland and Vanessa know exactly what they’re doing and do it all with grace, humor and kindness. They were delightful to adults and teenagers alike, no small feat!
Everything on Flow is as comfortable as it can be. Our favorite aspect is that the yacht is big enough to provide many different areas to hang out so, despite having 9 of us (plus Roland and Vanessa), including five teenagers, no one felt crowded or cramped. We even kept offering to let the teenagers off the boat to go to restaurants and bars on shore by themselves and they consistently declined to leave!
Vanessa is a gifted chef. Seriously. We’ve had other experiences being cooked for in this way and she was the best ever.
If you are considering a vacation on a yacht crewed by Roland and Vanessa, just do it! You absolutely will not be disappointed! They are fun, kind, knowledgeable and incredibly service-oriented. Everyone loved them and would sail with them again in a heartbeat.
Hamilton S, aboard Catamaran Alive August 2015 sailing the British Virgin Islands
Roland and Vanessa were perfect; they could not have been more friendly, more attentive or more accommodating. We would definitely want to charter with them again. The food was amazing, delicious and beautifully presented. Everyone is talking about 'doing it again'.
Cindy P, aboard Catamaran Alive June 2014 sailing the British Virgin Islands