Catamaran Blossom

48ft · 4 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Blossom Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $13,400 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $15,400 (4 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and Christmas & New Year weeks. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 4
Guest Cabins 2
Length 48ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 Master, 1 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Leopard
Launched 2013 (Refit N/A)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: water safe)
Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands

Catamaran Blossom Overview

Blossom is a 48ft crewed Leopard charter catamaran launched in 2013 that features a large master suite with ample storage and office desk which occupies an entire hull, plus a queen cabin. Both guest cabins have a private en-suite bathroom and entertainment system as well as individually controlled air conditioning.

In addition to a spacious cockpit the yacht has a covered seating area forward which makes an excellent private retreat. The yacht's helm station is raised which leaves the cockpit uncluttered.

Bright and airy throughout, Blossom is an ideal crewed catamaran for up to 4 passengers sailing the Caribbean Virgin Islands in comfort and style.

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Why you should book Blossom!

Blossom is a newer yacht with a large master cabin, forward covered seating area and is bright and clean throughout.

Green Initiative

Eco friendly products used when possible. Do not use disposable products like glasses etc. Filtered water available on board, no plastic water bottles. Solar panels.

Meet the Crew

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Jamie & Thea Young

Jamie was born in Zimbabwe and started out working life in the field of electrical engineering and building construction. After leaving Zimbabwe in 1984 with his wife Thea and their young children, they lived for 11 years in the beautiful wilds and outdoors of Botswana. Subsequently they spent 8 years in Cape Town and here Jamie started following his dream and with friends and family began recreational sailing around the unpredictable African wild East and West coasts and off Cape Town.

After landing a job as a Projects Manager in the UK, he and Thea moved to the United Kingdom where they have lived for 10 years. It was in these waters Jamie decided that a 9 to 5 job was not for him and so decided to pursue a professional sailing career in the yachting industry and in the process has sailed the strong tidal waters of the Solent off Portsmouth and Southampton and up the West and East coast of UK, including cross channel sailing to the Channel Islands, France and the Brittany coasts. He now holds the RYA Yacht Master Certification. In addition to sailing the coasts of South Africa, the U.K., he has also sailed in the Bahamas and the Caribbean islands of St Vincent and the more

Jamie’s electrical engineering, building and managerial background contribute to his captain’s skills, expert seamanship and in-depth understanding of the varied mechanical, electrical and digital systems aboard Yachts. Jamie also holds the PADI open water diving qualification and loves exploring the beauty below the waves.

Thea was born in South Africa and at a very young age moved to Zimbabwe, where she met and married Jamie. She pursued careers in retail merchandising, accounting and hospitality both in Africa and the UK. She has always loved cooking and whilst in Cape Town owned her own bistro. Thea loves sports and the outdoors, having played tennis and hockey at club level and enjoyed water skiing. Since moving to the UK, Thea took more interest in yachting, and immediately hopped on board with Jamie’s decision to pursue a sailing career and rekindled her love for cooking by attending the renowned Ashburton School of Cookery in England where she did the Mediterranean and Fish and Seafood courses. Thea is looking forward to putting her culinary and social skills to work for guests aboard Blossom sailing in the BVIs.

Jamie and Thea’s life experiences in Africa and the United Kingdom combined with their sailing, world travel and gourmet cooking, and not forgetting the best BBQ's / South African 'Braai's', and their warm hospitality, will guarantee you the vacation of a lifetime, every time, aboard catamaran Blossom.

Availability for Blossom:

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 hour, 48 pref'd

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Booked: Tuesday, 14 May 2019 to Tuesday, 21 May 2019: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
On Hold: Wednesday, 22 May 2019 to Thursday, 23 May 2019: Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
On Hold: Monday, 1 July 2019 to Friday, 31 December 2021: Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests
Summer 2019 $13,400 $14,400 $15,400
Winter 2019 to 2020 $13,400 $14,400 $15,400
Summer 2020 $13,400 $14,400 $15,400
Winter 2020 to 2021 $13,400 $14,400 $15,400
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and Christmas & New Year weeks. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Blossom!

Full Specifications for Blossom

Blossom Layout
Length 48ft
Beam 25
Draft 4.5
Designer Leopard
Launched 2013 (Refit N/A)
Guests Up to 4
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: water safe)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag British Virgin Islands
Max. Speed 10
Dinghy/Tender 14ft (40HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 6
Guest Cabins 2
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 Master, 1 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 2
Accommodation Description:

BLOSSOM can accommodate 4 guests in 2 guest cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed and shower. The guest cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. BLOSSOM is fully air conditioned through out. Cabins have 32inch televisions and memory foam mattresses.

Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Preferred Port Red Hook, STT
Other Port BVI inquire limited to 7
Hours Between Charters 24 hour, 48 pref'd
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock Yes
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Water Maker Yes
Ice Maker Yes
Voltage 110
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis Yes
Stand Up Paddle Board 2
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube Yes
Wake Board Yes
Knee Board No
1-Person Kayak 2
2-Person Kayak No
Float Mats Yes
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Fishing Gear Type Basic Trolling
Number of Rods 2
Deep Sea No
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV No
DVD Player Yes
Board Games Yes
Books Many
Captain Nationality Zimbabwe
Captain License RYA YM
Captain Years Sailing 6
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Yes
Kosher Available Yes

Reviews for Blossom with Jamie & Thea Young:

It is hard to put into words what a fantastic time we had and what a fantastic time that we had with Jamie and Thea on Blossom Catamaran. We wanted to do something different to celebrate our retirement after 37+ years of working and our time on the boat really hit a “grand slam”.

Jamie and Thea were a pleasure to sail with. Most importantly was their focus on operating the boat safely and very professionally. They did an excellent job spoiling us with our favorite foods, taking us to the best snorkeling spots, and suggesting activities that they thought we would enjoy. Jamie and Thea were always willing to adjust plans to meet our interests. Suggestions they made related to taxi drivers, restaurants, places to visit when we went ashore were all great. They were very comfortable to be with – easy to talk with and never made you feel like a request was unreasonable. I would choose to sail with Jamie and Thea again.

Blossom was spotless, exceptionally well maintained. We enjoyed having the windows open at night but knew the air conditioning was available if needed. Favorite aspect of yacht was sitting and watching the sunset from the table at back of boat.

Food was exceptional. Thea and Jamie had read our preferences and planned a menu based on our preferences – we felt very pampered. Amazing attention to detail in watching what we liked. Great variety and extremely well prepared – both in taste and presentation. We were with them for 2 weeks and got to try a great variety of meals – hard to pick a favorite as there were so many good ones.

Except for the first and last nights moored off St. John, we sailed within the BVI and primarily places that had good snorkeling, nature, or hiking – fit our interests well. We liked the variety of places. Jamie and Thea were great in getting us moorings that matched our interests. At Little Jost, we had prime area to watch Turtles. At Waterlemon Cay, we had best access to prime snorkeling area. At Cooper we were positioned to snorkel off the boat but still be able to take easy dingy ride to beach.

We really appreciated all the upfront information when we as “first timers” were trying to decide which boat and length of trip. Although we started due to finding Blossom Catamaran on internet, the other boat options that Sailing Directions provided as well as getting us connected with Jamie & Thea to talk about options helped us decide on best option for us. It was nice to have someone who was working to match our interests to boat & crew. We could always count on quick response. We felt very prepared for trip.

Jamie & Thea made the trip exceptional by their knowledge on sailing, great itinerary based on our interests, fabulous food, and just being fun to be with. As first timers celebrating a recent retirement, our trip convinced us that we need to repeat the experience. We had such a great time on charter that we are looking at options for friends to join us the next year.

Marilyn T, aboard Catamaran Blossom April 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

Jamie & Thea were wonderful hosts, and complement each other very well. Jamie was always gracious in accommodating our requests for water sports, or for being dropped or picked up ashore, for example. And he was very open to chalking out and changing itineraries as desired. Thea was cheerful and very friendly. They gave us the space we needed, yet were there whenever we needed them. By the end of it, they felt like family.

Blossom was very well maintained, and quite spotless. We each found our favorite spots whether it was lying on the front trampoline gazing at the starry night sky, or sitting in the front seats with the wind in our face, or lounging in the rear dining area. Blossom is perfect for a family of 4. The main bedroom suite has a fairly long hallway with closets and drawers, so there was enough room to park our stuff. Definitely advisable to just carry duffel bags, though - leave your large wheeled suitcases at home.

This was our first yacht charter, so we didn't quite know what to expect, food-wise. Turns out we were in for a very pleasant surprise. Thea is a superb cook, and we had great variety day after day, starting with the shrimp salad the day we first boarded, which was so welcome after our flight in that morning. It is amazing that so much variety was presented, given they had to stock up for the entire week. Thea was very willing to customize the food to our tastes. And to top it all, the food was very elegantly presented each day, whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner. Proper silverware, cloth napkins, candles, decorations on the table, and the plating was done with care.

The itinerary was great. Jamie & Thea showed us some key highlights of the British and US Virgin Islands. We saw great snorkeling spots, some caves, nice hiking trails. Some islands were more populated (like St. Thomas), or had a night scene (like Jost Van Dyke), whereas others were absolutely pristine (like Leinster Bay in St John). So we felt we got a real good mix of scenes. Also, the seas were never rough, so we got a fairly calm sailing throughout.

Since we were booking this blind, all online, without ever having met anyone at Sailing Directions, we were a bit concerned however, the people at Sailing Directions, specifically John Lane, proved to be very professional. Every aspect was fairly described in the website. We tried doing a yacht charter the previous year, but unfortunately our boat ended up getting damaged in the wake of the 2 hurricanes that hit that year. Sailing Directions promptly refunded all our deposit, without us even asking for it.

Will definitely recommend Sailing Directions to friends.

Nikhil G, aboard Catamaran Blossom December 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Reviews for Blossom with previous crew:

Blossom was absolutely perfect! We loved everything about the yacht. The food exceeded our expectations. Byron & Molly went above and beyond with everything. The itinerary was a great combination of everything we ask for.

Randy K, aboard Catamaran Blossom May 2017  sailing the Virgin Islands

Molly and Byron were great - very friendly, knowledgeable, fun and engaging. They very incredibly accommodating and they made the trip so fun.

Blossom was very comfortable, clean and well ventilated. Our favorite aspect was the comfort and spaciousness. It was an added bonus that all sunscreen and shampoo/conditioners/soap was provided.

The food was delicious! We really liked all the meals - plenty of snacks, many of them healthy. Molly is an excellent chef!

Byron took us to many interesting places - many a bit out of the normal tourist areas.

Molly and Byron were really great - they seemed to know when to be available and when to let us be - we enjoyed playing games with them and talking to them about all of their different experiences. They were really good with our two teenage boys as well.

We were very happy with Sailing Direction’s service - any issues that came up were addressed quickly. All questions were answered immediately.

John H, aboard Catamaran Blossom April 2016  sailing the Virgin Islands

Byron & Molly made our trip everything that it was. From before we even left their planning and preparation made us comfortable. They stayed in contact with us leading up to the cruise, to as soon as we landed and until we met at the boat. They welcomed us and immediately made us feel at home. They simply could not have done more for us. They were extremely warm and friendly every second of the trip. They always made sure we were relaxed and had anything we could ever want. They made sure our days were filled with whatever adventure we wanted and plenty of relaxation. I can't imagine another crew I would ever want to sail with other than Byron & Molly.

Blossom is a spotless, open and airy vessel. It is extremely comfortable no matter where you are on the boat. My favorite aspect of the yacht was the master cabin which was large and more room than I expected.

Every meal Molly made was well thought out and delicious. She made everything to our liking and requested preferences. She asked us for our input to make sure whatever she was making was to our liking. Her desserts were always a huge hit. Byron and Molly were very attentive during meals to make sure all was to our liking and to make sure we always had the perfect drink to accompany the meal.

Byron laid out an itinerary over an extremely busy New Year's week. Everywhere we went we never waited for anything. All of our stops were special in their own way and had magnificent views. I wouldn't change anything about the trip.

Sailing Directions itself did everything I could ever ask. We were matched with a perfect vessel and the support from the booking through the cruise was thorough and professional. Thank you again for everything!

Gerry L, aboard Catamaran Blossom January 2016  sailing the Virgin Islands

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