Catamaran Excess

70ft · 8 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Excess Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $32,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $35,500 (8 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 8
Guest Cabins 4
Length 70ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 King and 3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Sunreef
Launched 2011 (Refit 2018)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Water Safe)
Home Port Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard (see Specs tab)
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

Catamaran Excess Overview

Excess is a 70ft Sunreef yacht that accommodates up to 8 guests. Each of the 4 spacious cabins is well appointed with ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning. This yacht is ideal for families and couples cruising the Virgin Islands. With the expansive flybridge, forward lounging trampolines, and the fantastic, covered cockpit, there are plenty of sunny and shaded areas outside for relaxation with your group or on your own.

The interior is expertly designed with a focus on creating comfort and welcoming spaces aboard your home on the sea. The galley is located in the salon which creates an inviting, social living space. Lounge, relax, and dine while you enjoy the beautiful and tranquil Caribbean islands and waters.

Special Offer

Available sailing the Grenadines this summer
Excess is available sailing the Grenadines from Grenada August through October 2019.
Available now through 26 Oct 2019.
Confirm before 4 Oct 2019. Expires in 16 Days
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Green Initiative

Excess uses organic and locally sourced produce when available.

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Ben & Michelle Foglesong

Crew Profile:

Ben Foglesong

Captain Ben was always fascinated by the sea, he started scuba diving and sailing regularly while studying marine biology at UVA. He later moved to Florida to be closer to the water and earn his master’s degree from the University of Miami. During Ben's time in Florida he taught scuba diving and ran boats upgrading his USCG Master captains credential to 100GT. Ben is also an American Sailing Association sailing instructor and enjoys sharing the intricacies of sailing this amazing vessel with interested guest. He is very serious about the safety of his guests and yacht but this certainly does not impede his ability to have fun onboard.

During his time in Florida is where he met Michelle and the two have been inseparable since day one. After getting engaged they decided a life on the water in the Caribbean would suit them perfectly and began to work towards the big move. The two initially took jobs on the water cruising and diving. Daily snorkel and scuba trips were rewarding but they knew they wanted to get to sail more while sharing their culinary creations with people and EXCESS was the perfect fit. ..read more

Onboard Excess Ben enjoys sharing a wide variety of water activities with his guests including diving board, underwater scooters, wakeboarding, tubing, and many more. He is a highly credentialed PADI scuba and freediving instructor who is also classically trained in marine biology and enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge of the organisms and ecosystems we observe underwater with guests. Ben is a veteran with a background in fitness training who will gladly take you on a rewarding hike to some of the best views atop the islands or can put together and accompany you in a morning workout onboard, upon request. Ben also loves crafting your favorite cocktail and getting you comfortable in one of the vessels large exterior spaces or taking that perfect vacation photo for your group with his drone.

Michelle Foglesong

Michelle is known for her kind nature and positive outlook, in optimism there is magic” she often says.

Born on the Central East Coast of Florida, Michelle grew up with saltwater coursing through her veins. She spent the weekends cruising the waters of the inter-coastal with her family who taught her all about boating, sea life and fishing. Although boating was the highlight of every week, she never imagined it one day becoming a part of her career.

Cooking also became a passion for Michelle at a young age. She spent every Christmas break in Pennsylvania with her Italian grandmother and great grandmother. This time spent was invaluable as she learned all about the foundation of her families’ secret recipes. Even now when I visit we still spend 80% of the time in the kitchen (the other 20% eating)”, Michelle says. She continues, It’s so great that I can now give my grandmother a rest; cooking for her and proving that I was paying close attention all these years.”

Michelle loves to cook with fresh herbs, vegetables and lean proteins. Her favorite challenge is turning something some consider boring into something magnificent! She loves experimenting with combinations of French and Asian flavors that send the taste buds spinning. Guests aboard Excess are in for a tasty experience that will be remembered long after their charter.

When not in the galley you can find Michelle leading dives/snorkels, planning memorable events for any occasion or shaking up delicious cocktails. Basically, anything to make chartering on Excess the vacation of a lifetime.

Ben Started working in the Caribbean in 2013 and together with Michelle they have been chartering in the Caribbean Islands as a team since early 2016. They take pride in everything they do and enjoy applying their combined 20 years’ experience in hospitality with their local knowledge to create the perfect experience for your group.

Availability for Excess:

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 HR

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Unavailable: Thursday, 22 August 2019 to Monday, 30 September 2019: Unavailable: Grenadines, West Indies* to Grenadines, West Indies*
Transit: Friday, 1 November 2019 to Sunday, 10 November 2019: Transit: Grenada, St Georges to Yacht Haven Grand
Boat Show: Monday, 11 November 2019 to Thursday, 14 November 2019: Boat Show: Boat Show, USVI* to Boat Show, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 17 November 2019 to Friday, 22 November 2019: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Sunday, 24 November 2019 to Sunday, 1 December 2019: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Friday, 20 December 2019 to Friday, 27 December 2019: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 28 December 2019 to Saturday, 4 January 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 to Wednesday, 5 February 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Thursday, 6 February 2020 to Friday, 14 February 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 15 February 2020 to Saturday, 22 February 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 29 February 2020 to Saturday, 7 March 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Sunday, 8 March 2020 to Sunday, 15 March 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Friday, 20 March 2020 to Thursday, 26 March 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 4 April 2020 to Saturday, 11 April 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Thursday, 11 June 2020 to Thursday, 18 June 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 20 June 2020 to Saturday, 27 June 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Monday, 29 June 2020 to Monday, 6 July 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Special Offer

Available sailing the Grenadines this summer
Excess is available sailing the Grenadines from Grenada August through October 2019.
Available now through 26 Oct 2019.
Confirm before 4 Oct 2019. Expires in 16 Days

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests
Summer 2018 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000
Winter 2018 to 2019 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000
Summer 2019 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000
Winter 2019 to 2020 $32,000 $32,500 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000
*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 Excess!

Full Specifications for Excess

Excess Layout
Length 70ft
Beam 34
Draft 6
Designer Sunreef
Launched 2011 (Refit 2018)
Guests Up to 8
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Water Safe)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag USA
Max. Speed 12
Dinghy/Tender Walker Bay 15' center console (70HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 8
Guest Cabins 4
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 King and 3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 4
Accommodation Description:

EXCESS is one of the very few builds from Sunreef Luxury Yachts in the region. She is the seventh of the eleven Sunreef 70' sails ever built and just went through a refit in 2018. EXCESS is an up galley, owners edition. She has 1 larger master suite with pullman plus 3 spacious queen cabins, all with private ensuite heads with stalls showers and electric toilets fresh water flush. All cabins have individual A/C controls. Crew stays in the twin bunk room but is flexible if client needs bunk room crew will use 1 queen, this cabin is small and suitable for children.

The yacht is strikingly and uniquely styled and certainly has a presence no matter what bay it's anchored in. With her 70 ft length and 34 ft beam EXCESS boasts tremendous exterior and interior space which includes a full dining area for alfresco dining in the cockpit, flybridge with 360 dgree view and dining area plus sun pads, and an elegant salon with formal dining option. The salon seating area has a 65 inch flat screen TV along with updated top of the line surround sound in all common areas. The fore deck has bean bag seating, cocktail teak table, and large trampolines with pillows for relaxing in the sun. The fly bridge has a large teak dining table with wrap around seating as well as surrounding seating for sun lounging.The yacht has an extensive array of water toys such as sea scooters, diving board, stand up paddle boards, scuba diving, kayaks, wake boards, knee boards, free diving, various floats, and more.

Home Port Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Preferred Port YHG, STT
Other Port BVI inquire limited to 7
Hours Between Charters 24 HR
WiFi Internet Onboard WIFI
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock Yes
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Water Maker One @ 60GP
Ice Maker Yes
BBQ Yes
Voltage 110V and 220V
Other ASA instruction through 202 inquire for fee
Apple TV in master and salon
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis Yes
Stand Up Paddle Board 3
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube Yes
Wake Board Yes
Knee Board Yes
1-Person Kayak No
2-Person Kayak 2
Float Mats No
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Fishing Gear Type Trolling rods
Number of Rods 2
Deep Sea Yes
Underwater Camera Yes
Underwater Video Camera Yes
Other Water Toys Sub-wing
3 person float
Scuba Info Diving offered onboard
$50 per person per dive
$75 per person per night dive
Up to 3 dives per day
$299 per person for Open Water, client must have complete course work and all confined water dives
$125 per person for Discover Scuba, minimum age 10
Scuba Terms $50pp per dive for certified divers, instruction available at additional cost
Scuba License Instructor
Open Water Course $299 per student
Resort Course $125 per student
Personal BCs 7
Regulators 7
Weights 7
Number of Divers 8
Dives per Week See below
Night Dives 5
Dive Lights 5
Air Compressor Onboard
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV No
DVD Player Yes
Board Games Yes
Books Yes
Captain Nationality USA
Captain License USCG 200 GRT
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Yes
Kosher Available Inq

Reviews for Excess with Ben & Michelle Foglesong:

Our charter trip on Excess with Ben & Michelle was amazing. I don't think I could have made a better choice on a catamaran selection! The boat was spotless and well ventilated and air conditioned. From the moment we stepped on Excess to the time we left, Ben & Michelle were awesome.

We called Ben the "Indiana Jones" of the ocean! He was up for anything from taking us snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking and exploring to finding a beautiful, quiet cove to just kick back and relax, swim and read. My son caught live lobster on his dives with Ben and he prepared them fresh on the boat for us!

Michelle's cooking was exemplary. Fresh, beautifully presented and healthy!

Ben & Michelle are such easy going, fun and down to earth people which made it so easy for our family to settle right in and relax. They made it fun and adventurous for our 4 children ages 16-23.

Excess is a beautiful catamaran with a spacious master suite and plenty of room for our family of 6 to spread out and enjoy some alone time.

The quality family time that we experienced was the best part of our week. Hands down, our best family vacation ever with the most beautiful catamaran and the greatest crew in the Caribbean!

Toni H, aboard Catamaran Excess June 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

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