Catamaran Laysan

72ft · 10 guests · Tortola, British Virgin Islands

 7-Night Rates

From $38,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $41,500 (10 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

Specifications

   Guests    Cabins Length
10 5 72ft
Guest cabin configuration:
4 Queen, 1 Single en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Serenity Shipyard
Built 2017
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Yes - 5 years old)
Home port Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard

Special Offer

Up to $6,500 discount for the next 10 reservations
For the next 10 charters bookings, Laysan is offering a special rate of $34,000 for up to 8 passengers, discounted from $40,500, which is a savings of $6,500.
For 10 passenger groups there is a special rate of $40,000.
Valid any time in 2018 or 2019 for new 7-night reservations outside of Xmas/New Year holiday weeks.
Available now through 15 Dec 2019.
Confirm before 31 Dec 2018.
Spacious Main Salon Dining Area of Main Salon Spacious Aft Deck Hors d'oeuvres on Aft Deck Oversized Queen Guest Suite Aft Queen Guest Suite Suite Forward Master Bath Guest Bath Formal Dining Appealing Salon Decor Optional Sun Shade for Aft Deck Galley Features lots of Stainless 17 ft RIB with 70 HP engine Lots of Water Toys View from the Helm Foredeck sun pads Laysan-great fun under sail & at anchor Charter Laysan for the Trip of a Lifetime! Laysan Layout

Catamaran Laysan Overview

At 72ft in length and 35ft wide, Laysan is the epitome of spacious luxury afloat. Her generous interior volume and exterior deck space will amaze and comfort you. Whether at sail, motoring or at anchor, Laysan defines stability and luxury. Laysan can also reach speeds of over 13 knots, which will make you feel as though you’re flying over the water. Charter Laysan with her professional crew to guide you on your yachting vacation of a lifetime!

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

   Home port: Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

Laysan Video

Accommodation

4 Queens and 1 Twin cabin. The two aft cabins are oversized Queens. The Twin is an oversized upper and lower bunk berth. Rain Shower heads with glass door in port aft /fwd and starboard fwd bathrooms. Midship bunk cabin has enclosed shower head with glass door.

All cabins have dimmable and reading lights as well as blackout shades, USB ports and independent A/C controls.

Salon Headroom - 7ft

Cabin Headroom - 6ft 5in

Amenities

WiFi Internet: Available on board
Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
BBQ
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Sun Awning
Ice Maker
Water Maker
Kosher menu available
Other entertainment: 2 Deck showers

Guest pets allowed with a security deposit

50" UHD Samsung flat screen TV

Blueray Player

AppleTV

Samsung TV

Sonos Surround Sound (salon and cockpit) Laysan LAN

2 8-person life rafts

Underwater lights at the stern


Communications: LED reading lights in cabins
USB plugs

Water Toys

WakeBoard
Adult Water Skis
Kids Water Skis
Knee Board
Floating Mats
Tube
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: Light
Fishing Rods: 2
Dinghy: 17ft Brig RIB
Dinghy Outboard HP: 70 HP Suzuki 4 stroke
Other equipment includes:

Inquire for Onboard Scuba Diving, 2 x Stand Up Paddleboards,


SCUBA available on board SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: Gear rental approx $180pp, includes 3 dives, additional dives $50pp per dive.
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Captain's Scuba License: Instructor
Divers: 6

Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Willem, Nicole & Remi

CAPTAIN WILLEM KNOETZE

Will Knoetze is a Captain that is very easy to warm up to. He has an endearing smile, an infectious laugh, and guests know right away they are in very capable hands. His in-water experience began as a child growing up in South Africa: going fishing, building rafts, and playing pirate games in the rivers and lakes around the family farm with his brother and sisters. As an expert seaman, scuba diver, and amateur treasure hunter, his playful pirate spirit still runs deep. Will’s tight-knit family, most especially his uncle, inspired his love of the ocean. He says, “Despite having a great job in the IT industry, I had to leave to follow my passion for sailing. Since I was young I loved the ocean above and below the surface. The oceans kept on pulling so I jumped (in) at the opportunity and found my calling in life.” He is also a history buff, and snorkeling, spear fishing and underwater photography enthusiast. Fellow enthusiasts aboard Laysan can anticipate some truly memorable experiences.

Will holds a Yachtmaster Ocean 200-ton commercial captain license with power and sail endorsements and has captained many charter yachts throughout the Caribbean including St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Panama, Grand Turk and the Bahamas. He says, “Laysan is a special catamaran, she has style and charm, spacious accommodations, fantastic deck space, loads of toys, and a super friendly, knowledgeable crew dedicated to memorable moments and unforgettable holidays for guests.” That all adds up to one fabulous charter!..read more

CHEF NICOLE BOWMAN

Nicole is a Florida girl with a natural born love of sun and sea. She practically grew up in the surf and has always been mesmerized by the ocean and the creatures that live in it. Nicole was destined for the yacht charter industry. She loves boating, diving, water sports, and most of all working with people. She says, “Being on the water is second nature to me. There is nothing more amazing than waking up every morning in a beautiful tropical paradise!”

Nicole has been organizing parties, vacations, celebrations and entertaining friends and family for years. Destined for the yachting industry, Nicole combined her passion for cooking and entertaining to become a professional chef. She earned a Certificate of Professional Cookery from the Ashburton Chef Academy in England, along with other culinary accreditations. Her attention to detail is not left unnoticed, creating masterpieces of delectable goodness in every meal. Nicole caters to every taste with local produce as she travels through the islands expanding her culinary ideas.

If guests want a helping hand with their water sports fun, Nicole is ready to assist. she's a certified diver, excellent snorkeler and can hook a fish with a keen eye. Her goal is to help make every charter spectacular, above and below the water line. She says, “Making vacations relaxed, fun and enjoyable for our guests is a wonderful feeling. After a memorable day, good wine, great food and laughter is the spice of life!"

MATE REMI LECLEZIO

Remi Lelcezio grew up on the enchanting island of Mauritius. His family had a beach house on the southern coast. Growing up on an island surrounded by perfect white sand beaches and the stunning blue Indian Ocean would make anyone an ocean lover. Ever since Remi can remember he has been on or under the water, surfing, sailing, free-diving, spearfishing, and scuba diving. He says, “I was lucky enough to attend a school that offered sailing as a sport. I started sailing on small optimists, then lasers, L26, L36. As I grew bigger, so did the boats I learned to sail. Last year I attended the Cannes Royal sailing regatta in France. We sailed on a 59m Schooner, which was awesome!”

Being close to nature, Remi developed a strong belief environmental conservation and protection. He earned a Bachelor Degree of Social Science in Geography and Environmental Management. He worked in the hospitality industry for two years as a waiter and bartender. Last year he spent working in France, where his fluent French was an asset. He gained professional experience on several different yachts. Not only does Remi know the charter rules and regulations, he’s also skilled at caring for and pleasing people.

Remi likes to do whatever it takes to help create a fabulous vacation for his guests. He lends a hand whenever guests are in need of a little help and happily shares his favorite water sports tips and techniques. He is very patient with children and has a magical ability to make them laugh. Most importantly, he pays attention to detail, because he says, “sometimes it’s the small things that make a big difference”.

Will, Nicole, and Remi invite you to come share their passion for the ocean and the Caribbean islands. “Laysan is our pride and joy, she is a 2017, performance sailing catamaran with luxurious accommodations and lots of toys and gear. You decide the pace and activities of your holiday and we’ll be there to make your dreams a reality. We look forward to meeting you soon.”

  Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Winter 2018 to 2019 $38,500 $38,500 $38,500 $39,000 $39,500 $40,000 $40,500 $41,000 $41,500
Summer 2019 $38,500 $38,500 $38,500 $39,000 $39,500 $40,000 $40,500 $41,000 $41,500
Winter 2019 to 2020 $38,500 $38,500 $38,500 $39,000 $39,500 $40,000 $40,500 $41,000 $41,500
*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 Laysan:

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.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Booked: Saturday, 15 September 2018 to Tuesday, 2 October 2018: Booked: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Booked: Saturday, 6 October 2018 to Tuesday, 16 October 2018: Booked: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Transit: Wednesday, 17 October 2018 to Tuesday, 23 October 2018: Transit: Grenada, St Georges to British Virgin Islands*
Boat Show: Friday, 2 November 2018 to Sunday, 11 November 2018: Boat Show: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Boat Show: Saturday, 1 December 2018 to Tuesday, 11 December 2018: Boat Show: Antigua Yachtshow to Antigua Yachtshow
Booked: Friday, 21 December 2018 to Friday, 28 December 2018: Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Booked: Saturday, 29 December 2018 to Saturday, 5 January 2019: Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, TBD
Booked: Saturday, 19 January 2019 to Saturday, 26 January 2019: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Friday, 15 February 2019 to Monday, 18 February 2019: Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Booked: Sunday, 3 March 2019 to Sunday, 10 March 2019: Booked: Saint Marten, West Indies to Saint . Kitts*

Hours required between charters: Flexible

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

Extra features of Laysan
There is a huge sun awning for the foredeck with big sun pads. It’s an oasis up there with the breeze coming up the trampolines.
July 2018 - Comments to the broker
The captain was kind, warm hearted, an expert in his field, safety first, a great sense of humor. The food was absolutely amazing! Nicole exceeded all expectations of cooking for all of us! Remi is kind and on top of things. He’s also smart and what a great swimmer! The crew became our friends and we had a magnificent time! Everything was fantastic! Immaculate and clean, spacious, great decor. We had so much fun planning each day with our team. Our kids had a ball and my husband really enjoyed the diving! What a fantastic chef!

This was an absolutely unforgettable trip! Not only was the boat amazing, the food out of this world, the team amazing, and the views breathtaking; we learned so much about the BVIs, different cultures and the team we were with.

Laysan is simply a fantastic experience that we will do again with the most fantastic crew ever! Thank you so much Will, Nicole, and Remi!!

The "G" Family
12-19 July, 2018 ~ Exceptional Virgins ~
We had the most amazing time on Laysan with Captain Will, the most amazing Chef Nicole and the Remigator. Thank you for always showing us the “better side” of the islands, secret snorkel spots, catching lobsters, fun on the paddle boards, dancing all night on the Anegada, amazing dinners, etc. This was a trip of a lifetime! And the crew made it even better. It was really something special. My favorite beach was White Ba and my favorite island was Anegada.

Thank you! Until we meet again.

The best trip of my life!! In my 18 years I have never had so much fun with such exceptional people. The cooking is to die for!

The “G” Family
2-9 June, 2018 - Spectacular!!
This was our first family vacation on a boat and also in the BVI. Hands down everyone had a wonderful time. The boat was just perfect. We had a party of 8 that fit very comfortably. The awning upfront with the nets and chairs was just lovely. The cabins were spacious with compartments for everything. You can tell this boat was expertly custom built and appointed. It has a comfortable elegant feel. Sailing in the open water is almost like gliding. Awesome.

As much as we all liked the boat, it doesn’t compare to the crew. Will, Nicole and Remi absolutely made the trip magical. Will made sure we were taken care of from the moment we left for the boat. He gave us detailed instructions on how to navigate from the airport to the taxi’s and boat ferry to get to the boat. When we arrived, he swept us away to a secluded cove and the adventure began. At the beginning, Will and crew discussed options for the week and most importantly they listened to our interests for the vacation. After that, they took us on a journey of a lifetime.

Will’s knowledge and experience was most impressive. We all enjoyed watching him maneuver the boat with ease. His knowledge and stories of the islands were spectacular. It’s like he knew every cove and seaway in the whole BVI including the history. The amazing part was he has that knowledge all over the world. It was fun just hearing him talk about other places.

Nicole kept us all very well feed and happy. From meals to snacks to drinks, it was all first class. Her attention to detail made the trip. She obviously scoured over our preferences to ensure we were all well taken care of. It is a luxury to eat her meals and share her stories. She is full of life and a pleasure to be around.

Remi. What can I say. He is basically the kindest person I have ever met. He genuinely cares about everyone on the boat. Crew members included. He was always there ready to explore, help and have fun.

The Laysan is simply the whole package: service, amenities, food, friendliness, experience and knowledge. Everything you want for a vacation. Spectacular!!!

Sincerely,
Shane, Julie and family
24-31 March, 2018 – BVIs – Precious Memories!
Will & Nicole,
Thank you for an amazing voyage!! Your attention to detail was incredible and made everyone feel right at home. This was truly an experience to remember with our children and friends. Laysan is a beautiful vessel, but it was both of you that made the difference!

Thank you for making this one of, if not, the best adventure we’ve every taken! From swimming to hiking, to dancing and water sports! Everything was awesome. We loved making precious memories with our family and special friends that have become family. The laughter we shared will love on forever. We appreciate all the little details. Celebrating a special anniversary & graduation could not have been better. You are both beautiful human beings, thank you! If you are ever in Miami, let us know, our home is always open to you!

The “V” Family

P.S. Thanks so very much for being so awesome with the kids!!
September 2017 ~ Absolutely Amazing!
I wanted to take a few moments to share with you my appreciation and joy spending a week aboard Laysan last week with David, my husband, Lars and other siblings. We had an amazing vacation on your beautiful boat! The design of the interior (spacious, inviting, but efficient) and exterior of the boat was perfect for a guest. The beds were comfortable, bathrooms were easy to move around in and the shower water was hot, and the common space in and outside of the boat accommodated all of our activities so well. We enjoyed taking advantage of all of the toys on the boat as well - scuba diving, paddle boating, swimming, sunbathing, yoga, and eating and drinking yummy food.

The icing on this journey was the crew. They were absolutely amazing!

We feel very fortunate to have spent a week on your the wonderful Laysan! Thank you for sharing your dream boat with us!

Linda and Lee
July 2017 ~ Merci mes Amis!
LAYSAN is a beautiful, new and very comfortable sailing catamaran. The crew was the consummate hosts! We enjoyed every moment on board and our week ended much too soon! The meals were delicious and so beautifully presented! We look forward to sailing with you again in the Caribbean. Merci mes amis, àbientôt! - July 2017
The following comments are for Willem and Nicole on their previous charter yacht
Captain Will and Chef Nicole just recently joined the new yacht, Laysan
3-10 June, 2017 BVI
Thank you so much for our adventure in the BVI. Will & Nicole – You are the best! Best wishes to both of you and Happy Sailing!
Love Annie, Kyle & Charlie

Will & Nicole,
You thoroughly enabled our clan to be highly adventurous, extremely well fed and appreciative pirates for the week. We would easily select you and your CAT over a Russian super-yacht and crew of 70 any day of the week! One word sums up the whole week: AMAZING!
Best wishes to the two of you on your personal adventure.
Cyle, Cameron, Carter, Cindy & Craig
April 30 - May 9, 2017
What an Amazing Experience. Thank you from our hearts and way beyond words. Will & Nicole, for every minute!! Thank you for taking such good and special care, you never stop amazing us. We take you both in our hearts and you’ll stay there in a very special place for this wonderful gift you made possible!!

Will & Nicole, what a wonderful crew, they are 2, but care and support like 4. We won’t forget you and wish only the best for your future life. Keep both a surprise!

It was a wonderful experience, full of “amazing” details and moments. The food/meals were prepared with love and dedication, on top and first class quality. Many thanks Will and Nicole for your compassion.

Will & Nicole,
Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks for this “Amazing” trip, full of love. We could see the wonderful people you are and we are very lucky things happened for something special. Thank you very much!! Love you!

Excellent boat and wonderful crew!! Thank you for all the time you dedicated to us. Very special and different meals. Hope to be with you again in the near future!

Thanks much for all your kindness and care! We had a wonderful time!

It has been a wonderful experience. It is hard to find a crew like Will and Nicole that really love what they do, no matter the hard work. You guys never lose your smile and your sense of humor. We will treasure this fantastic vacation!

Marco, Cecilia, Paul, Martha, Cesar, Joey, Mirtha, Victor, Julia & Aurelio
March 18-24, 2018
A+ experience. Captain Will and Nicole are terrific. They are clearly experienced sailors and very focused on providing a great customer experience. We felt safe and very comfortable with them.
They are fantastic with children and transformed our 5 kids (who never spent time on a boat) into enthusiastic sailors and snorkelers. We would happily book this crew on another charter in the future.

C & S Families
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