Catamaran Gambit

50ft · 8 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Gambit Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $5,040 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $75,000 (8 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 8
Guest Cabins 4
Length 50ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 3 Queen, 1 Twin Bunk en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Lagoon
Launched 2008 (Refit 2016)
Children Allowed Yes
Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard (see Specs tab)
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

Catamaran Gambit Overview

2018 Runner Up for Best Multihull under 57ft in the Annual BVI Charter Yacht Show.

Gambit offers 4 en-suite cabins for guests. The yacht offers a full range of diving gear for diving in the Virgin Islands. The catamaran is based in the Virgin Islands over the winter and available in the Caribbean Grenadines over the summer.

Step aboard Gambit and experience the Caribbean with her experienced, friendly crew.

Formal dining inside, or as a casual table for games and activities Galley up, on the port side, with surround view for the cook Coffee bar with modern coffee machine, and help yourself snack bar Quality co-ordinated linens and finishes Guest cabin with ensuite, light and airy, but with block out curtains and blinds for your comfort Bunk cabin ensuite -  perfect for kids or for crew when the guests opt for 4 queen cabins Forward ensuite head with vanity, shower and head Foredeck lounging and conversation pit.  Large shade awning available for afternoon siesta Comfortable cockpit and bar with teak floor for alfresco dining Fly bridge and helm seating for the whole party.  Seats 8 for that Sunset color wash, highlighting the barbecue! Night fall, ambient setting Full moon wave from the flybridge.  Cockpit shade awnings are down to screen the west setting sun Family time as viewed through sliding window from inside creating indoor/outdoor flow 2018 Best Multihull Under 57ft - Runner up Gambit Layout

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Doug & Val Fairfield


To ease you into life at a slower pace are Doug and Val Fairfield, an English speaking, husband and wife team from South Africa, with many years combined cruising, travel and charter experience.

Doug holds a Yachtmaster Offshore Qualification, reinforced with many ocean crossings and coastal voyages, not least those accomplished with his family aboard. Doug started sailing in his mid twenties, based off the east coast of South Africa, where sailing and weather conditions are notoriously unpredictable and the coastline hazardous. Having grown up on the ocean with surfing as his main sport, sailing was a natural progression for him. Weekends were occupied with local and coastal racing as well as family sailing with the children. In 1995, in pursuit of our joint ambition to travel to remote places, we left on an extended 6 year cruise aboard our 30 foot monohull, (later upgraded to a 43 foot monohull), together with our two children, then 4 and 6 years old. This adventure took us across the Indian Ocean and back to South Africa, and then across the Atlantic to the USA, finally returning to South Africa at the end of 2000 for a period of regular land based life. During our cruising years we explored remote archipelagos, traveled by yacht many miles up the Amazon River, visited new and unique places, experienced diverse cultures and were exposed to many and varied challenges and opportunities. In 2012, the urge to move on again resulted in the acquisition of Katlyn, our first catamaran, and once again we set off across the Atlantic from Cape Town, spending a year en route, before establishing ourselves in the charter industry in the Caribbean. Along the way we have developed an awareness, appreciation and respect for the ocean, the sky and the weather in all its diversity. Most recently, we have been reminded of the majesty of mother nature as we have sailed Gambit the 4500nm from Italy to the Caribbean, to replace Katlyn, destroyed by hurricane Irma. more

Doug has been an avid adventure sport enthusiast throughout his life. He is an advanced skydiver with 2500 jumps, and was the chief instructor at the local skydive club prior to his involvement with sailing; he is an experienced paraglider, loves scuba and free diving, as well as water and snow skiing and has completed a number of arduous long distance marathons. He is a natural storyteller and entertainer with a great sense of humor, a charismatic and attentive host, willing to go the extra mile to ensure you get the most out of your vacation.

Val grew up on a vast dairy farm in the Drakensberg farming district of South Africa, and attended boarding school, before qualifying as a private secretary and then a primary school teacher. She traded horse riding and hiking for sailing, and was perfectly positioned to home school the children while cruising. She is a qualified scuba diver, and enjoys snorkeling, skiing and hiking, and living the island life. She takes pride and pleasure in creating inviting spaces through tasteful choice and use of fabrics and decor, and is an accomplished seamstress. This is evident in the decor aboard Gambit, redecorated since arriving in the BVI a few months ago. Many years of challenging galley responsibilities have enabled her to become a competent and creative chef aboard, fine tuned by various short courses in culinary arts.

Doug and Val have a passion for traveling and a special affinity for the African bush, it’s wildlife, beauty, solitude and wide open spaces, and have been fortunate to do an extended three month 4x4 camping safari with roof top tent through some of the most unspoiled and rugged areas of Southern Africa. The freedom of traveling without boundaries inspired a six week camper van tour of New Zealand last year, wild camping without the constraints of official campsites in the winter wonderland of mountains and fjords. During this time we took the opportunity to try our hand at dog sledding, abseiling and caving. We have spent a month touring Sri Lanka traveling by train and staying in local B&B’s, visited Egypt and driven off the beaten track through the Western Desert, camping in the splendor of the White Desert en route. We have driven across the USA and would love to follow this up with a longer RV trip in the not to distant future.

After many years sailing together, (mostly with children aboard), and in excess of 70 completed charters, we team up on deck to offer you a fun filled sailing vacation, and when the anchor is down, a companionable, relaxed yet attentive atmosphere is created for you to escape your normal routine and create memories which will live with you forever.

We would love the opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you in the BVI, offer you our hospitality aboard Gambit, and show you around some of our lovely anchorages and must see spots that we’ve come to call home.

Availability for Gambit:

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 hrs

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
Available weekend day:
Caribbean off season:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Booked: Friday, 14 December 2018 to Friday, 21 December 2018: Booked: Beef Island, BVI* to Beef Island, BVI*
Booked: Friday, 28 December 2018 to Friday, 4 January 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
On Hold: Sunday, 6 January 2019 to Sunday, 13 January 2019: Hold: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
On Hold: Monday, 14 January 2019 to Friday, 25 January 2019: Hold: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 1 March 2019 to Friday, 8 March 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 17 March 2019 to Friday, 22 March 2019: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Sunday, 24 March 2019 to Saturday, 30 March 2019: Booked: To Be Decided - Caribbean to To Be Decided - Caribbean
Booked: Monday, 24 June 2019 to Wednesday, 3 July 2019: Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Transit: Friday, 5 July 2019 to Thursday, 11 July 2019: Transit: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Saint Vincent
Booked: Friday, 12 July 2019 to Friday, 19 July 2019: Booked: Saint Vincent to Carriacou, Grenadines*
On Hold: Monday, 22 July 2019 to Monday, 29 July 2019: Hold: Bequia, Grenadines* to Union Island, Grenadines*
Booked: Thursday, 1 August 2019 to Thursday, 8 August 2019: Booked: Bequia, Grenadines* to Union Island, Grenadines*

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Winter 2018 to 2019 $16,500 $17,250 $18,000 $18,750 $19,500 $22,000 $23,000
Summer 2019 $16,500 $17,250 $18,000 $18,750 $19,500 $22,000 $23,000
Winter 2019 to 2020 $16,500 $17,250 $18,000 $18,750 $19,500 $22,000 $23,000
*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

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

Full Specifications for Gambit

Gambit Layout
Length 50ft
Beam 28
Draft 4
Designer Lagoon
Launched 2008 (Refit 2016)
Guests Up to 8
Children Allowed Yes
Air Conditioning Full
Flag BVI
Dinghy/Tender 13ft AB (60HP)
Guest Cabins 4
Guest Cabin Configuration 3 Queen, 1 Twin Bunk en-suite cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 4
Accommodation Description:
Gambit offers sleeping accommodations in 3 queen size cabins and 1 twin bunk room. All offer AC and ensuite head and shower.
NOTE: If charter is for 4 couples crew can take bunk room. Please inquire for rate.
Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Preferred Port Red Hook, St Thomas
Other Port BVI
Hours Between Charters 24 hrs
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock No
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Water Maker 500 Gal
Ice Maker Yes
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis Yes
Knee Board Yes
Stand Up Paddle Board 2
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube 2
Wake Board Yes
1-Person Kayak 2
2-Person Kayak 1
Float Mats Yes
Beach Games Yes
Underwater Camera No
Underwater Video Camera No
Underwater Video Camera No
Scuba License Master
Air Compressor Onboard
Personal BCs 8
Regulators 8
Weights 8
Number of Divers 8
Dives per Week 3 Dives pp
Dive Info Guests rent or bring their own wet suits, specialized gear and dive computers. Diving only offered in the Virgins.
Dive Costs 3 Dives per week included in the rate for certified divers.
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV No
DVD Player Yes
Board Games Yes
Captain Nationality South African
Captain License Yachtmaster Offshore
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Inq
Kosher Available Inq
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