|Guest cabin configuration:|
|3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Built||1997 (Refit refit in 2005/2012)|
|Home port||Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
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.
Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
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.
3 queen sized cabins with en-suite heads and showers and a/c
110 Volts through 3,5 KW DC/AC Inverter.
Fully air conditioned.
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.
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.,
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.
|Winter 2017 to 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|
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: 48
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Sea Chateau!
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 sailing the Virgin Islands