Catamaran Copper Penny

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

From $23,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $25,500 (6 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. 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 2012)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: 6 & water safe/swimmers)
Home Port Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands

Catamaran Copper Penny Overview

Spacious, luxurious 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 flat screen 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 flat screen 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 waterskies, 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. Your captain is also a PADI Dive master so if you're a certified diver, you will definitely want to check out some of the great dives in the BVI like the Wreck of the Rhone or Diamond Reef. Your weight integrated BC and dive computer make it easy.

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

The 360 view saloon Lots of room for Alfresco dining Setee and Interior Bridgedeck for Happy Hours Master suite Port forward guest suite Starboard forward guest suite Starboard lounging on Foredeck Tubing & Fun Water Tous Strolling along the Beach Swimming with the Fish Diving on Sunken Wrecks Waterskiing and Kneeboarding Mutiny on Copper Penny Blowing the Conch at Sundown Underwater lights and camera Copper Penny Layout

Why you should book Copper Penny!

One of the most experienced crews in the BVIs who are extremely active and act as a private guide on your adventure. Copper Penny is fun, not formal!
Free Diving including Resort Courses.
The Food! Healthy, delicious, beautifully presented and no dietary preference is a problem.

Accommodation

Three private, en suite guest cabins including one queen, master suite and two additional queen cabins. All with A/C and 18" flatscreen TVs with blue-ray players.

SCUBA available on board SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: Up to 3 dives during the week are included for certified divers, as are "Discover Scuba" resort courses.
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Dive Tanks: 8
Captain's Scuba License: Master
Dive Regs: 6
Divers: 6
Number of dives per week: 3/week

Green Initiative

Copper Penny provides quality drinking water made on board and tested for purity, avoiding disposable plastic water bottles. Copper Penny provides reusable water bottles.

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Jim & Amanda Grant

Jim and Amanda's love for adventure drew them together and they were married in 2000. When they met both were weekend whitewater raft guides and kayakers. Soon they discovered sailing and bought a boat. After 7 years of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, they decided to leave corporate America for the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. They sailed for two years aboard their own boat exploring the Caribbean.

Jim, your captain, is a Canadian who grew up sailing on Lake Ontario. His family has always owned boats and Jim began his sailing instruction while attending summer camp. As a young adult Jim moved to Virginia, were he became bareboat certified and began chartering. In his corporate life Jim was a stockbroker. He was televised on NBC 29 nightly news for seven years sharing his market commentary with viewers.

While working as a stockbroker, Jim found time to become a delivery captain for a Lagoon catamaran dealership, and began transiting the East Coast of North America. There he found his love for the open ocean. He obtained his United States Coast Guard Masters License, and later obtained a MCA 200-ton Offshore Certificate. Jim is also a certified PADI Dive Master, and looks forward to taking you diving. In addition Jim enjoys windsurfing, kite surfing, and skiing. ..read more

Amanda, your chef, is from Virginia. She grew up as a competitive swimmer and spent time backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Later, she discovered triathlons, and spent many hours training and competing. Jim introduced her to sailing and life was never the same. She began sailing the Chesapeake every weekend and accompanying Jim on some of his deliveries.

Amanda's career as an engineer was demanding and gratifying, but soon she began dreaming of warm waters. During her years sailing the Caribbean, she developed a love for cooking and exploring local cuisine. To prepare for life as a charter chef, Amanda attended a mega-yacht cooking school in Fort Lauderdale, where she honed her skills. She looks forward to serving you beautifully presented delicious meals. In addition, Amanda is a certified PADI Dive Master, and a kayak instructor. Amanda's other interests include windsurfing, kite surfing, and skiing.

Jim & Amanda are ready to welcome you aboard 56 Lagoon Copper Penny! They are an outgoing couple who love to entertain and look forward to leading their guests on new and exciting adventures.

Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6
Summer 2018 $23,500 $24,000 $24,500 $25,000 $25,500
Winter 2018 to 2019 $23,500 $24,000 $24,500 $25,000 $25,500
Summer 2019 $23,500 $24,000 $24,500 $25,000 $25,500
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. 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

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: 24 hours

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Unavailable: Sunday, 18 November 2018 to Sunday, 18 November 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Unavailable: Sunday, 25 November 2018 to Sunday, 25 November 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Transit: Monday, 26 November 2018 to Wednesday, 28 November 2018: Transit: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Saint Maarten, West Indies*
Booked: Thursday, 29 November 2018 to Sunday, 9 December 2018: Booked: Saint Maarten, West Indies* to Saint Maarten, West Indies*
Transit: Monday, 10 December 2018 to Wednesday, 12 December 2018: Transit: Saint Maarten, West Indies* to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Sunday, 16 December 2018 to Sunday, 23 December 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Thursday, 27 December 2018 to Thursday, 3 January 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 5 January 2019 to Sunday, 13 January 2019: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Thursday, 17 January 2019 to Thursday, 24 January 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 25 January 2019 to Saturday, 2 February 2019: Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Unavailable: Sunday, 3 February 2019 to Sunday, 3 February 2019: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Friday, 8 February 2019 to Friday, 8 February 2019: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 9 February 2019 to Sunday, 17 February 2019: Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Tuesday, 19 February 2019 to Thursday, 28 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 9 March 2019 to Saturday, 16 March 2019: Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Booked: Saturday, 18 May 2019 to Saturday, 25 May 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Transit: Sunday, 26 May 2019 to Saturday, 1 June 2019: Transit: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Saint Lucia, West Indies*
On Hold: Sunday, 16 June 2019 to Wednesday, 26 June 2019: Hold: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Booked: Tuesday, 5 November 2019 to Thursday, 14 November 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 16 November 2019 to Monday, 25 November 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 8 December 2019 to Sunday, 15 December 2019: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 11 January 2020 to Saturday, 18 January 2020: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Wednesday, 5 February 2020 to Thursday, 13 February 2020: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 to Friday, 28 February 2020: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Yacht Haven Grand

Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6
Summer 2018 $23,500 $24,000 $24,500 $25,000 $25,500
Winter 2018 to 2019 $23,500 $24,000 $24,500 $25,000 $25,500
Summer 2019 $23,500 $24,000 $24,500 $25,000 $25,500
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. 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
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Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Copper Penny!

Reviews for Copper Penny with Jim & Amanda Grant:

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

Reviews for Copper Penny with previous crew:

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

Full Specifications for Copper Penny

Copper Penny Layout
Length 56ft
Beam 31
Draft 4
Designer Lagoon 560
Launched 2011 (Refit 2012)
Guests Up to 6
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: 6 & water safe/swimmers)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag BVI
Dinghy/Tender 14 FT (60HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 6
Guest Cabins 3
Guest Cabin Configuration 3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 4
Accommodation Description Three private, en suite guest cabins including one queen, master suite and two additional queen cabins. All with A/C and 18" flatscreen TVs with blue-ray players.
Home Port Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Preferred Port Nanny Cay
Other Port Red Hook (no Charlotte Amalie
Hours Between Charters 24 hours
Sun Awning No
Hammock No
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Ice Maker Yes
BBQ Yes
Adult Waterskis 1
Kids Waterskis 1
Wave Runner No
Knee Board 1
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube 1
Wake Board 2
1-Person Kayak 2
Float Mats 4
Sailing Dinghy no
Beach Games Yes
Underwater Camera Yes
Other Water Toys 2 Stand-Up Paddleboards
2 Bladfish-adults only
underwater lights, underwater camera
42' Satellite blueray TV, 3D movie capability
18' flatscreen TVs and Blue ray DVD players in each cabin
free internet
Scuba License Master
Resort Course Included
Air Compressor Not Onboard
Personal BCs 6
Regulators 6
Weights 6
Number of Divers 6
Dives per Week 3/week
Dive Info SCUBA DIVING ON COPPER PENNY
The Virgin Islands are ideal waters to dive in. The water temperatures remain constant between 79F in winter & 85F in summer months. Average dive visibility is 80Ft. The BVI has over 75 dive sites that range in depth from 50 – 85Ft. No wetsuit is necessary in the summer and a 3mm shorty is suitable for winter months. A dive skin or rash guard is advisable to wear anytime.
With reefs teeming with large fish and healthy corals, the Virgin Islands are the ideal place to SCUBA dive. There are many shipwrecks to explore including the RMS Rhone and the Chikuzen. The water is crystal clear and most dive sites are protected from the waves providing for comfortable entry and exit from the water. The Virgin Islands sits atop a plateau so most dives are fringing reefs and shallow pinnacles, the reef face is protected by excellent mooring systems, maintained by the BVI's National Parks Trust.
DIVING WITH CAPTAIN JERRY
Captain Jerry Blair is a NAUI SCUBA Instructor with over 3000 dives in the Virgin Islands and will take you to dive sites not on the usual routes. He offers several dive programs on Copper Penny to suit all levels of divers from beginners to Certified divers. Up to 2 dives per day maximum and normally not more than 12 dives for the week are possible with a normal itinerary but may limit other activities and sailing to non-diving destinations.
DISCOVER SCUBA
Jerry offers the Discover Scuba diving- Resort Course for those wishing to try scuba diving or wanting to dive again but are not certified divers.
Discover Scuba diving course- there is a small pamphlet to read, quiz, short video, and a short lecture on the basics of scuba and swimming underwater followed by a 35-45-minute dive on a shallow reef (max 40 feet) after getting the guests acclimated in the shallow water.
CERTIFICATION CLASSES
If you would like to get certified on your vacation there are a couple of options: Get certification started at home and finish onboard Copper Penny with Open Water Referrals or the e-learning full certification program.
E-Learning certification requires getting text books and instructional videos ahead of time and completing the quizzes and exams online prior to your arrival on Copper Penny. Jerry can follow your progress online as you go and help answer questions. Once onboard there is a day needed to do shallow water skills on the beach before you go on your 4-5 required open water dives.
BEST OPTION – Open water referral - This is the best of both worlds, take the classroom exams and pool sessions at home and do your 4-5 "check out dives" in the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Scuba Instruction is additional as follows:
Discover Scuba- $150 per person for 1 dive and lecture. Up to 4 students per dive allowed. Additional dives are $75 each. Students can dive all week with Jerry but are not certified at the end.
Open Water Referral- $350, Bring paperwork from home instructor, gear and instructor included onboard
Full Certification E-Learning- $400 + Books ($95 plus shipping), gear and instructor included
Advanced Certification- Gear included, 6 dive minimum, $250
Dive gear rental is free for certified divers and included with all courses.
Dive Costs Up to 3 dives during the week are included, as are "Discover Scuba" resort courses.
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV Yes
DVD Player Yes (170 DVDs)
Board Games Yes
Books 50
Captain Nationality USA
Captain License RYA
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Yes

   Sample Itinerary

Copper Penny is available in the Virgin Islands sailing from St Thomas in the USVI or Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Your itinerary is completely flexible and the crew are on hand to help you decide on the next island, beach or bar.

3D Tour of Copper Penny

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