Catamaran Sea Chateau

50ft · 6 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

 7-Night Rates

From $12,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $16,000 (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

Specifications

   Guests    Cabins Length
6 3 50ft
Guest cabin configuration:
3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Voyage
Built 1997 (Refit refit in 2005/2012)
Children Allowed Yes
Home port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only

Special Offer

Child discount $250 per child 15yo and under
Family friendly Sea Chateau offers a weekly $250 discount per child 15 and under, maximum child discount $500.
Available now through 20 Dec 2019.
Confirm before 6 Dec 2019.
Main Salon Main Salon & Galley Cockpit Forward Deck En-Suite Guest Cabin En-Suite Head En-Suite Guest Cabin En-Suite Guest Cabin Catching tuna and mahi-mahi! Happy 70th! Lovely ladies tubing A beautiful day on Jost Sunset Guests snorkeling with Sea Chateau in background Perfect sundowner All smiles for Captain Byron Relaxation mode! Sea Chateau Layout

Catamaran Sea Chateau Overview

Sea Chateau is a Voyage 50 Mayotte catamaran. The yacht was designed by famed Naval Architect Alexander Simonis for fast, comfortable and fun tropical charters.

The catamaran’s wide beam offers outstanding stability, safety and space in its three guest staterooms with queen beds and en-suite heads, the yacht’s large saloon, covered exterior cockpit and decks.

The upper level galley shares its large panoramic-view windows with the saloon and bar that form an exceptional airy and bright entertainment area.

When it comes to having fun in the water, the large non skid aft deck and the two sugar scoop swim platforms with large ladders and handrails make it extremely easy and safe for everyone to get in and out of the water and take part in all the fun. It also makes getting in and out of the dinghy a breeze.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

   Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodation

3 queen sized cabins with en-suite heads and showers and a/c

Amenities

WiFi Internet: Available on board
Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
BBQ
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Sun Awning
Hammock
Water Maker
Kosher menu available
Other entertainment: Powerfull 8Kw. Diesel/Electric generator.

110 Volts through 3,5 KW DC/AC Inverter.

Fully air conditioned.

Water maker.

Large propane BBQ.

Two hot/cold deck showers.

Two expansive trampolines for sunbathing, stargazing, reading or simply taking a siesta.

Two large easy on/easy off sugar scoop swim platforms with secure ladders and handrails.

Large non skid aft deck for easy and secure boarding and disembarking, fishing, bathing, grilling, etc.

Large propane BBQ.

Several folding deck chairs.

Onboard WiFi


Water Toys

WakeBoard
2-Man Kayak
Adult Water Skis
Knee Board
Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Tube
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: Trolling, spinning and bottom.
Fishing Rods: 4
Dinghy: 15
Dinghy Outboard HP: 60
Other equipment includes:

Large, Easy on/Easy off Dinghy with powerful motor. (15 ft. Caribe/60Hp. Yamaha) , Several folding deck and cockpit chairs. , Two hammocks, Assorted Fishing gear., Adult water skis., Wakeboard., Kneeboard., Stand Up Paddle Board, Towing tube., Floating mats., Floating lounge chair., Beach games., Two person Kayak., Extensive snorkel gear and experienced guides on board included., Scuba diving by rendezvous with professional and experienced local diving companies. (Not included in rate), Stereo system in salon, cockpit and forward deck., AM/FM Radio. IPod and MP3 connection., Large Flat Screen TV. Local Broadcasts., DVD player and extensive DVD library., Assorted table games.,


Optional Half Board Details

All meals are included in the regular charter rate, however a 'half board' meal plan is available if you prefer to dine ashore:

Take $150 off the listed rates per person. 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at guests expense, all other meals and all breakfasts on board.

Green Initiative

6 Solar panels

Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Byron & Dianne

Barend (Byron) Groenewald grew up in Paarl, a beautiful small town in the wine country outside of Cape Town. Growing up with a very adventurous family, he had the privilege of enjoying the ocean and all it had to offer from a young age. At the age of 18, he pursued a dream of obtaining a captain's license, which led to 10 years of experience sailing the worlds oceans as a professional, captaining vessels from sailing monohulls, catamarans, and power yachts.

Byron's main passion in life is to share his love of the ocean with others that feel the same and expose those who have never had the chance. With his expertise in all water sports ranging from sailing, diving, wake boarding, waterskiing, free diving and fishing just to name a few. He can accommodate all levels of skill and a varying age group in enjoying the ocean and all it has to offer. Byron's qualifications in the industry make him a great host and teacher in and on the ocean. Having completed his RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and Instructor courses, PADI Rescue Diver and wakeboard/ ski instructor, he is sure to assist all levels from beginner to advanced water sports enthusiast, ensuring that everyone gets the most out of the great wonders the ocean has to offer us.

After exploring and working in destinations about which he had always dreamt (the coast of Africa, the Caribbean, Mediterranean and most of South East Asia), Byron finally had the means to purchase his own sailing catamaran and pursuing his lifelong dream; chartering the beautiful South African-built sailing catamaran SEA CHATEAU...read more

If you can't find Byron in or on the water, he surely can be found exploring the beautiful islands, always looking for the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems, or interacting with the vibrant locals on the islands, soaking in as much information and culture as possible.

Chef/first mate Dianne is American and grew up near Cape Cod Massachusetts where she obtained a degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in Counseling with a specialization in Special Education. Her passion for travel landed her a job as a therapist on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands in 2012, where she met Captain Byron. Her love for cooking started at an early age, being exposed to New England seafood and a family who loved fishing and being on the sea.

After working in the fine dining industry under world renowned chefs, Dianne decided to bring her passion for outstanding cuisine to Sea Chateau, focusing on freshness and local cuisine, striving to make Sea Chateau one of the most sought after charter yachts in the Caribbean, and sharing with guests why she fell in love with natures little secrets.

  Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6
Winter 2017 to 2018 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000
Summer 2018 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000
Winter 2018 to 2019 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000 $15,000 $16,000
*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

Availability for Sea Chateau:

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:

On Hold: Tuesday, 11 September 2018 to Tuesday, 25 September 2018: Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Wednesday, 26 September 2018 to Sunday, 30 September 2018: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Monday, 1 October 2018 to Friday, 30 November 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Wednesday, 19 December 2018 to Friday, 28 December 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 29 December 2018 to Sunday, 6 January 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 8 February 2019 to Saturday, 16 February 2019: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Friday, 1 March 2019 to Friday, 8 March 2019: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 9 March 2019 to Friday, 15 March 2019: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Sunday, 24 March 2019 to Saturday, 30 March 2019: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Wednesday, 1 May 2019 to Wednesday, 8 May 2019: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 1 June 2019 to Saturday, 8 June 2019: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 15 June 2019 to Saturday, 22 June 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Monday, 1 July 2019 to Thursday, 4 July 2019: Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Booked: Saturday, 6 July 2019 to Wednesday, 10 July 2019: Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Booked: Thursday, 11 July 2019 to Monday, 15 July 2019: Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Booked: Wednesday, 17 July 2019 to Saturday, 20 July 2019: Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
On Hold: Sunday, 21 July 2019 to Saturday, 27 July 2019: Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Sunday, 28 July 2019 to Saturday, 3 August 2019: Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
On Hold: Sunday, 4 August 2019 to Saturday, 31 August 2019: Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Sunday, 1 September 2019 to Wednesday, 4 September 2019: Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
On Hold: Thursday, 5 September 2019 to Tuesday, 10 September 2019: Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 to Saturday, 14 September 2019: Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Booked: Monday, 16 September 2019 to Friday, 20 September 2019: Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
On Hold: Saturday, 21 September 2019 to Monday, 30 September 2019: Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 to Thursday, 31 October 2019: Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI

Hours required between charters: 48

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

Reviews for Sea Chateau with Byron & Dianne:

Byron and Dianne were a delightful to spend a week with. Byron was very knowledgeable and glad to share his knowledge. I honestly don’t know what they could have done to make our trip any better.

The boat was kept very clean and they ran the air every night. It is a very solid boat.

The food was out of this world. My family did not even want to go to shore for dinner. Dianne is a very talented cook. Everything was fresh and healthy.

We enjoyed the Virgin Islands very much. There was just enough sailing and activities and the weather was perfect.

We found Sailing Directions’ very detailed website helpful in deciding which boat and where to go.

Ladson B, aboard Catamaran Sea Chateau April 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Additional reviews:

June 2017
Dianne and Bryon,

What a brilliant way to spend a holiday. We had the time of our lives! X

Sandra Slack
January 2018
“Our group had complicated dietary restrictions and Dianne accommodated them flawlessly.”

Tom and Sharon
January 2018
“Barend’s knowledge of the BVI and his willingness to customize our trip such as letting us stay later than planned at an island was truly appreciated.”

January 2018
Dianne and Byron,

“We consider Barend and Dianne our friends as it was a pleasure to get to know each other better every day.”

Tom Dalinda
Seaman's March 2018
So glad we did this trip! The sea turtles were just an added "perk" to the amazing views, food, and fun. We will never forget our time aboard the Sea Chateau. You two are simply wonderful. We loved the sailing and making of wonderful memories! #underselloverdeliver :)
Jarvis/Levin April 2018
We fell in love with you and the Sea Chateau this week. We are a forever changed family because of this experience. You showed us what it looks like to live a dream. Thank you!

Love, Jill, Kelly, Willow, and Saylor
Belcher's March 2018
"We truly enjoyed every minute! Thank you! For making our first charter so special and memorable. All the best to you! Can't thank you both enough for your hospitality. You guys are easy company. Can't wait until we see you again!"
January 2018
Dianne and Captain Byron,

Thank you for guiding, protecting, and feeding us this past 7 days! You will always be a very fond memory to us, Much love and success for the future.

You are always welcome for a visit in Texas :)

Gary and Vickie
Williamson, Moore, Chavez May 2018
Byron and Dianne,

Thank you so much for the best time we've ever had! The food, the tours, the family feel was wonderful! We wish the very best for yo both and we would love to sail with you guys again!

Sabrina, Travis, Dean, Brooke, Lynne and Mike
Brock, Mahaffey, and Farish May 2018
For our first sailing experience, it was amazing! The food was just wonderful. We enjoyed how you two are living the dream!

Joe Mahaffey and Renaie Farish

Thank you so much for a beautiful experience. Everything was much more than we expected. All the best to you in your adventures in life.

Major Wayne and Melinda Brock
July 2018
Byron and Dianne,

Thank you so much for a perfect week!

Everything was wonderful from sailing and snorkeling to the food! We highly recommend your charter to anyone! Sadly, all good things must come to an end, good luck on all your future ventures!

Safe sails,
Gina, Scott, Cici, Tyler, Tripp
June 2018
Dianne and Captain Byron,

Many thanks for the beautiful memories created on your beautiful Sea Chateau! Your boat, delicious food, and fellowship are most memorable!

Carol and Bob
June 2018
This was our first BVI charter experience for all six of us and it will not be out last. The beautiful tropical scenery may have been damaged by the hurricanes, however, the spirit of the islands prevailed.

We enjoyed spending time with our hosts Byron and Dianne and wish them the best on future endeavors.

Looking forward to next time!

Jeff and Janet
July 2018
Dear captain Byron and chef Dianne,

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and your in providing my family with such an exceptional adventure. It has been my desire to get my family out on the water sailing for sometime now, and to be able to share that time on Sea Chateau made it extra special. Dianne, thank you for being the gracious host that you are! Your meals filled us up as did your smile, your conversations and your warm welcome. Byron, your sailing expertise was clear to see before we left the dock. You gave us the adventure go being on the high seas without feeling the slightest bit of concern. You made my family feel safe, secure, and special. As a dad and husband I can't thank you enough, sir, you were always there always ready. It was a pleasure to sail with you. God speed!

Frank, Rhonda, Ryan, and Sammy
August 2018
Captain Byron and Dianne,

Our first sailing experience was amazing. Suspect a second to follow! Thank you for making us part of your family and adding some "Bostonian"! The islands are beautiful, the food was amazing, and the captain is most gracious and sets a mean table!

Tim, Linda, Dick, Maureen, and Lisa
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