Catamaran Copper Penny

56ft · 6 guests · Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Copper Penny Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $26,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $28,000 (6 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and the premium weeks of Christmas & New Years. 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 6
Guest Cabins 3
Length 56ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Lagoon 560
Launched 2011 (Refit 2020)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: 6 & water safe/swimmers)
Home Port Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)

Catamaran Copper Penny Overview

Copper Penny - An Innovative and luxurious offshore cruising catamaran, professionally crewed and available for charter in the pristine waters of the British Virgin Islands. Spacious, and well-equipped with both toys and technology, Copper Penny, a 2011 Lagoon 560, is the perfect vessel for experiencing the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

Copper Penny accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 spacious cabins each with a queen sized bed and en-suite. Enjoy a Blu-Ray DVD on the 18" flatscreen tv in your room or keep in touch and read the news online via the boat's wireless internet. Watch your favorite college football team play on the 42 inch flatscreen 3-D TV in the salon or spend your time on Copper Penny completely unplugged - it's your vacation, your way.

If you like to be active, we've got the gear. Strap on the waterskis, snorkel a reef teeming with tropical fish or throw a line in the water as we sail to Anegada - activities and options abound on Copper Penny. If you're a certified diver, your crew will happily schedule rendezvous dives for certified divers - you will definitely want to check out some of the great dives in the BVI like the Wreck of the Rhone or Diamond Reef.

What more to say? Swimming, snorkeling, hiking, wakeboarding, tubing - or just relaxing with a book and one of the chef's specialty rum drinks. Copper Penny - what could be better?

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Green Initiative

Drinking water made on board.
Reusable water bottles available for use on board.
Eco-friendly cleaners, soaps and shampoo.

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Ben & Rachel

Meet the Crew of Copper Penny

Captain Ben Raley and First Mate/Chef Rachel Haskovec are an energetic, professional yachting and charter host team. Together they have a deep passion for all of the adventures that the Virgin Islands have to offer and enjoy sharing them with others. As a couple they offer a charming graciousness that helps people to feel comfortable and fully relaxed. They work closely with every charterer to match their guest’s level of interest with the right level of activity, dining, and relaxation.

This year will be their eighth season chartering together in the BVI.

Captain Ben Raley

Ben was born & raised on the Gulf of Maine, and has harbored a love of the sea his entire life. Building his first rowboat with his father at the age of six, Ben knew that the ocean was where he belonged. At eight, he started sailing aboard a Rhodes 19’ and by the age of 18, he made his way from Portsmouth, NH to Hawaii via the Caribbean islands and Panama Canal aboard various sailboats. Eventually settling in Washington State’s Puget Sound, Ben taught sailing in a community sailing program during the summer months and apprenticed under a local shipwright in the winters. Finally, aboard his own 32’ sailboat, he was able to fulfill a dream of sailing back to New Hampshire. Adventures along the way to fund his dream included; working as a deckhand aboard ocean going tugboats hauling freight through Southeast Alaska, commercial fishing for giant bluefin tuna, delivering sailboats along the west coast of Central America, and working as mate aboard a luxury charter yacht based in Petersburg, Alaska where he learned the finer points of running top quality charters. Tropical seas calling him, Ben focused his efforts on the Virgin Islands and has successfully Captained three charter catamarans based in the BVI. Ben is excited to be aboard Copper Penny, sailing the crystal-clear waters and trade winds of the US & British Virgin Islands...read more

Ben is an avid angler, with a particular interest in fly fishing, and has spent many hours discovering techniques and places in the Virgin Islands that can be productive for catching Tarpon, Bonefish, and several other species of hard fighting saltwater fish; the best season for targeting these species is April-July.

As a kitefoiler and paraglider, Ben knows where the conditions will be best on any given day for sailing and sport. Ben's newest endeavor in the water sports world is hydrofoiling. He loves to teach others how to fly above the water. Copper Penny has recently acquired a Lift electric hydrofoil and a towable hydrofoil, both designed for novices to learn on.

Chef/Mate/Yoga Practitioner & Therapeutic Yoga Instructor:

Rachel was born with an adventurous spirit, and grew up hiking, camping, fishing, and eagerly exploring her love for the outdoors on the front range of Colorado, between Boulder and Fort Collins. With a degree in Business Administration from CSU, she worked in sales and marketing for a power tool company and relocated to Boston, quickly developing a passion for the ocean, enjoying swimming, SCUBA diving, sea kayaking and catching and cooking the freshest seafood. Her fascination with sailboats also started in New England, where she called on and worked with the manufacturing facilities of Hinckley Yachts in Maine and observed the construction process from start to finish of some of the finest yachts in the world.

Rachel has also pursued her passion for food and entertaining, working with the Culinary Institute of Montana where winters included skiing and working in fine dining establishments while the summer months involved rock climbing, rafting, and racing sailboats on the largest natural freshwater lake in the western US. Missing the salty air and vastness of the ‘big blue’, Rachel left the US to live and work aboard a sailboat and deliver her from Florida to Bocas del Toro, Panama. Eventually spending extensive time in Central America, Rachel founded Nicaragua Energetic Flow Yoga, working as a full-time traveling yoga instructor at six resorts on the Pacific side of Nicaragua. She also managed and cooked at a B&B guesthouse in the jungle outside San Juan del Sur. As an athlete and therapeutic yoga instructor, Rachel is adamant about using the freshest quality local ingredients to create healthy and delicious meals that feed the body, mind and the soul.

Rachel is a passionate Yoga practitioner and Licensed Yoga Instructor, specializing in therapeutic practices. Over the years in the VI Rachel has had access to beautiful beaches and outdoor venues where she loves to bring interested guests to start their day with a gentle class or meditation. Her teaching style reflects her belief that yoga should be accessible to everyone, whether they have been practicing for years or have never been to a yoga class. These activities can be incorporated into your charter aboard Copper Penny and can add another layer of excitement or relaxation to your experience.

Ben and Rachel will be joined in November, 2023, by "Bosun", a 50 lb 'Coconut Retriever'. "Bosun", the newest crew member of Copper Penny, is a 'Belonger' to the British Virgin Islands and spent the first 6 months of his life living aboard a charter boat with his best humans. He's happy to be returning to the BVI on S/V Copper Penny to bring as much happiness to your charter as your pets do at home.

Availability for Copper Penny:

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

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Booked: Saturday, 18 May 2024 to Saturday, 25 May 2024: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Unavailable: Sunday, 26 May 2024 to Monday, 27 May 2024: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Sunday, 2 June 2024 to Saturday, 8 June 2024: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Unavailable: Tuesday, 11 June 2024 to Wednesday, 12 June 2024: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Thursday, 13 June 2024 to Wednesday, 19 June 2024: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Unavailable: Thursday, 20 June 2024 to Friday, 21 June 2024: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
On Hold: Monday, 15 July 2024 to Wednesday, 31 July 2024: Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
On Hold: Thursday, 1 August 2024 to Thursday, 31 October 2024: Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Thursday, 26 December 2024 to Friday, 27 December 2024: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Saturday, 28 December 2024 to Saturday, 4 January 2025: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Sunday, 5 January 2025 to Monday, 6 January 2025: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
On Hold: Friday, 31 January 2025 to Saturday, 8 February 2025: Hold: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Unavailable: Friday, 7 March 2025 to Saturday, 8 March 2025: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Sunday, 9 March 2025 to Saturday, 15 March 2025: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Sunday, 16 March 2025 to Monday, 17 March 2025: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Unavailable: Thursday, 20 March 2025 to Friday, 21 March 2025: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Saturday, 22 March 2025 to Saturday, 29 March 2025: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Unavailable: Sunday, 30 March 2025 to Monday, 31 March 2025: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Tuesday, 1 April 2025 to Saturday, 5 April 2025: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Sunday, 6 April 2025 to Tuesday, 8 April 2025: Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 12 April 2025 to Saturday, 19 April 2025: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Sunday, 20 April 2025 to Monday, 21 April 2025: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests
Summer 2023 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000
Winter 2023 to 2024 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000
Summer 2024 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and the premium weeks of Christmas & New Years. 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 Copper Penny!

Full Specifications for Copper Penny

Copper Penny Layout
Length 56ft
Beam 31
Draft 4
Designer Lagoon 560
Launched 2011 (Refit 2020)
Guests Up to 6
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: 6 & water safe/swimmers)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag BVI
Dinghy/Tender 14 FT (70HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 6
Guest Cabins 3
Guest Cabin Configuration 3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 4
Accommodation Description:
COPPER PENNY can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, walk around floor level , dry head shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, walk-around step up access on both sides , dry heads, shower and toilet. COPPER PENNY is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate head and shower.
Home Port Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Preferred Port Nanny Cay
Other Port No STT
Hours Between Charters 48 hours
WiFi Internet Onboard WIFI
Hammock No
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Ice Maker Yes
BBQ Yes
Voltage 110
Adult Waterskis 1
Kids Waterskis 1
Stand Up Paddle Board 2
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube 1
Wake Board 1
Knee Board 1
1-Person Kayak 2
Float Mats 4
Sailing Dinghy no
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Fishing Gear Type fly/trolling/spincasting
Number of Rods 2
Deep Sea No
Other Water Toys 2 Stand-Up Paddleboards
A new Lift electric efoil & towable foil board for beginners
Underwater lights
42' Satellite blueray TV, 3D movie capability
18' flatscreen TVs and Blue ray DVD players in each cabin
free internet
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV Yes
DVD Player Yes (170 DVDs)
Board Games Yes
Books 50
Captain Nationality USA
Captain License USCG 100 ton Master
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets Yes
Caters to Special Diets Yes

Reviews for Copper Penny with previous crew:

We had a great trip. Jim and Amanda were fantastic! Jim did an excellent job getting us around the islands in a safe and comfortable manner. He was flexible about our weekly plans and sat with us every morning to plan the day. Amanda was pleasant, professional and amazingly efficient. Their knowledge of the islands was invaluable in helping us plan our week. Additionally, they were just fun to be around. We would sail with them again.

Copper Penny was an excellent craft that has been extremely well maintained and clean. The cabins were comfortable and spacious. Our favorite aspect of the yacht was the fly bridge. We spent a good bit of time up there having cocktails and enjoying the view.

The food was excellent. Well plated, good portions and very tasty. The chef followed what was on our preference sheet.

This is the second time I’ve used Sailing Directions and every aspect of the transaction has been very professional.

Tarek B, aboard Catamaran Copper Penny February 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Our vacation was amazing. Jim and Amanda were so much fun. There aren't many people that can keep up with our family's sense of humor -but Jim - well he sure did! He felt like part of our family.

Amanda did an amazing job with the vast requests of foods-thanks! Catamaran vacations are definitely our family's favorite - I can't say enough about the experiences we had with Jim and Amanda!

Lisa M, aboard Catamaran Copper Penny January 2017  sailing the Virgin Islands

Our trip aboard the Copper Penny was wonderful. Everything about the boat was 1st class. The three cabins were clean and very spacious. The quantity and quality of the food was excellent. We all gained 6-8 pounds on the trip. We would book this boat again.

Dennis M, aboard Catamaran Copper Penny June 2014  sailing the Virgin Islands

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