|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 Master, 2 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Allowed||Yes (Min. age: Water Safe)|
|Home port||Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
Nana is a 50ft Lagoon 500 launched in 2012 and available for crewed charters in the Virgin Islands. The yacht offers comfort and space while still offering a good sailing performance. The yacht is equipped with the latest technology and amenities and is crewed by an attentive and professional team. Nana is an ideal charter yacht for families, friends and company groups.
Aboard Nana you can enjoy all the good things that the ocean has to offer. Discover remote beaches, learn to sail, relax and take in a sunset in the bay of your choice, enjoy customized menu from your private chef, fish, dive, wakeboard, paddleboard or kayak. It’s up to you!
Home port: Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
3 Queen Cabins
All Cabins En-suite with Head and Shower
A/C in all Cabins at Night
Extra Handrails for Easy Movement Around Vessel
Towels, Linens, Basic Toiletries
Captain Dave isn't your stereotypical charter captain. A native Texan and West Point graduate, Captain Dave spent 10 years commanding M1 tank units all over the world and 25 years in the IT industry. Although his maritime interests were stimulated at West Point, where he became an accomplished scuba diver, it would be many years before attaining his U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Mariner with Sailing Endorsement license.
Now, an avid sailor, Dave, is captain of the Pentagon Sailing Club's Racing Squadron (2016-2017), racing in as many as 180 events since 2010. Sailing and racing along the Potomac, adjacent to the nation's capital, was a constantly exciting challenge due to random shallows and tour boats competing for the narrow channel. Every race was worthwhile, enjoying the capital's beautiful scenery, historical landmarks always in sight, and the wonderful camaraderie of his racing pals.
When he's not racing, he sails recreationally as often as possible in the Virgin Islands. In contrast to sailing near D.C., the Virgin Islands offer such exotic, stunning landscapes that Dave is exhilarated to share with his guests. Captain Dave is most at home behind the helm of Nana, when his guests are relaxing, and ultimately having fun. Come soak in the good times sailing with Captain Dave!
Chef and first mate, Janice always dreamed of being a mermaid..an now onboard Nana she gets the chance to be one! She spent a great deal of her childhood on Oak Island, NC where her family had a cottage. As a child she took part in sailing lessons, swimming on a team for several years, lifeguarding at her community pool and anything else that kept her in the water...read more
While attending North Carolina State University, Janice met her husband and college sweetheart, David Walters. They married shortly after and had two incredible children, Steven and Jessica, who became their world. The kids were practically raised on the water with the family spending almost every weekend and available weekdays entertaining friends and family on their boat.
Janice’s cooking was influenced growing up on the NC beaches. Steeped in the tradition of southern seafood recipes from Southport and Oak Island as well as “handed down” recipes from mom and grandmother, Janice’s cuisine is infused with the freshest of Caribbean fare.
Janice is eager to help guests experience their own personal daily adventures whether it is a great island hike to some of the ruins and mountain top vistas, a special snorkel or that favorite local hidden beach bar. Some of her fondest memories were that first sail to Anegada with her husband, the jeep ride to remote Cow Wreck Beach, and a beautiful anniversary walk down a 7-mile beach. These little and big moments she will always hold in her heart in memory of her husband. She strives to make sure guests see more of these Caribbean treasures than ever and will not be satisfied until they discover their own magical moments!
Janice also holds her USCG Captain’s 100 Ton Masters license, STCW95 and Red Cross/ CPR certifications.
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.
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Nana!
Matt & Tara couldn’t have been more friendly and welcoming!
Nana was a great boat, very comfortable for our group. Outdoor space was the best part of the boat.
The food was fantastic. Presentation was superb. Preferences were well customized, thanks Tara!
We tweaked the itinerary as we went along and found the best snorkeling and places to stay.
Sailing Directions were very organized and great to deal with. Information on the website was great. We would certainly recommend your services to others.
Nina H, aboard Catamaran Nana sailing the British Virgin Islands
The crew were great!! Nana is comfortable and we enjoyed eating at the outside table for meals. Food was amazing! Tara did a wonderful job customized to our preferences.
You were very helpful and made it easier for us to book this trip.
Suzanne S, aboard Catamaran Nana sailing the Virgin Islands
Matt and Tara were exceptional. Friendly, helpful and a pleasure. They knew when to "fade into the background" but also were very engaged with our group. We have been numerous times to the BVI but they brought us to some wonderful snorkeling sites we had not seen before.
The boat was very clean absolutely no complaints there. Very nice boat, good spaces.
The food was AMAZING! If you like good food, go on this charter! Menu was well customized, some of us had food allergies, and Tara made some separate custom meals as good as the rest. Everything from scratch. Only problem is the few pounds we each gained for the week - well worth it. Matt is a terrific drink mixer.
Very good itinerary--and they were willing to go to the places we also wanted to see.
Sailing Directions' service was problem free and appreciated. Would recommend Sailing Directions, The Nana, and Matt and Tara without reservation.
Jeremy D, aboard Catamaran Nana sailing the Virgin Islands