Sail Away in the British Virgin Islands on a Catamaran
Updated: Feb 4, 2021
Thinking about sailing away from it all? Yacht Charter Catamaran Sail Away is a 2014 Lagoon 620 in pristine condition having just undergone additional refurbishment and upgrades. She is one of the few charter catamarans that can take 10 guests in 5 double cabins with queen beds and en suite bathrooms with separate showers. She is beautifully equipped with luxurious furnishings and extensive electronics and is the ideal boat for families or groups that want a luxurious, comfortable, and fast catamaran.
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With respect to water sports, Sail Away's tender lift is an ideal sunbathing platform while its 17' and 90 HP tender is perfect for waterskiing, wakeboarding, and kneeboarding. Besides snorkeling gear, fishing rods with a stand, she is also equipped with a flybridge with a cocktail table, cushions, mattresses, and a bimini. For Sail Away's scuba diving guests, rendezvous diving can easily be arranged.
Sail Away is available for charter throughout the year. She is based in the British and US Virgin Islands from November through May and in the Grenadines (based in Grenada) from June through October. Special arrangements have been made with the exquisite Scrub Island resort in the BVI to allow stress-free pick-up and drop off of charter guests, minutes from the Tortola airport at Beef Island, where they will be greeted and shuttled to Scrub Island by private launch and pampered as VIP guests with preferential care and exclusive discounts for any stay before and/or after the charter.
She has a wonderful crew of 3 who will exceed all your expectations including a renowned chef who will amaze you with her culinary skills and carefully adapt the menu to any dietary restrictions.
Charter Catamaran Sail Away is shining and ready for charters right now based in the British Virgin Islands. See Capt. Peter & First Mate/Chef Colleen's "New Sailing Itinerary for the 2021 Charter Season" and how they work with the current BVI government-imposed travel restrictions & covid testing. They certainly make it all look easy. If you are set on sailing the British Virgin Islands, this yacht is an excellent choice!
SAMPLE CHARTER ITINERARY
DAY 0 Arrive at Beef Island Airport with a negative Covid Test and receive a new test. A taxi will whisk you to Nanny Cay Marina where Sail Away will be waiting to settle you on the boat and sail to Benures Bay for sunset and a relaxing evening. DAY 1 Morning snorkel, swim, and/or paddleboard then sail to Deadman’s Bay, Peter Island, for lunch. You'll enjoy the afternoon "Turtle and Ray" snorkeling. It is excellent!
DAY 2 After Breakfast sail to Cooper Island anchor in Haulover Bay A beautiful lee-side bay for all watersports snorkeling or just chilling...
DAY 3 Sail to George Dog, lunch, and then onto Long Bay, Virgin Gorda. There are 4 dive sites and snorkeling and one of the beautiful sunsets
DAY 4 Before breakfast, we will motor to Valley Trunk Bay for our next PCR test. Snorkel and swim the baths and after lunch sail to Malone Bay for the night
DAY 5 After the results of the test, we can enjoy Leverick Bay, Prickly Pear, Oil Nut Bay, and Saba Rock and play in the famous waters of the Millionaire’s Paradise.
After lunch grab your book for a beautiful sail to Anegada, cocktails, and Lobster dinner on the beach.
DAY 6 A downwind sail over to Jost Van Dyke for the day on White Bay and evening dancing at Foxy’s Bar!
Day 7 After last swim and breakfast sail back to Nanny Cay or Trellis for Drop off the following day. (Note: The itinerary may be tailored to your desires, or even reversed. As always, anchorages are “weather permitting”.) See below for a chart of the territorial government approved quarantine anchorages to which we may navigate during the early portion of your charter.
The crews of Catamaran Sail Away look forward to welcoming you aboard SAIL AWAY. Should you have any questions or if there is anything else the crew or we can do to make your trip the most memorable, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Capt. Peter Leube and Purser Colleen Leube
Peter has followed varied and exciting professions ranging from salvage diving on the African Coast to cattle and game farming in Zimbabwe. For the past 16 years, he has been involved with the BVI Charter industry where he has earned the reputation of being a very popular and friendly Charter Captain. He has extensive sailing experience together with 6 ocean crossings and more than 100,000 sea miles and holds an RYA Yacht Master Ocean Certificate. Your safety will be in good hands. Peter is also a Scuba PADI diving Instructor and takes pleasure in showing his guests the fabulous dive sites that he has found in the Caribbean. He is the perfect charter Captain to take you on your next unique and unforgettable vacation!
Colleen was born in Rhodesia and has traveled and lived throughout Africa, Europe, and even Las Vegas! Before marrying Peter, she worked in the travel, airline, hotel, restaurant, tourism, and car hire industries. Her motto that "strangers are just friends we have not met" demonstrates her likable and outgoing personality. From an early age, she took a keen interest in cooking and her experience in restaurants and on successful charter yachts has refined her inventive gourmet talents. She has also trained at the Chez Gourmet School of Cooking which adds to her abilities as a warm and welcoming host.
Capt. Leon Venter & Purser Wendy Venter - Joining SAIL AWAY for November through March, 2022
Leon and Wendy Venter are South African and Zimbabwe-born. Both are outgoing and have a love for sailing and water sports, deciding to leave their corporate and business world behind in South Africa to pursue their love for the outdoors in the stunning Caribbean.
In South Africa, Leon had his own engineering business for thirty years plus, doing on-site machining for the sugar, petroleum, paper, and marine industries in South Africa and other African countries. Leon has been sailing recreationally since a young boy and has always had a passion for the sea and diving.
Wendy was involved in the corporate world of Mercedes Benz, being on the financial side for several years and with the Barlows Group previously. Her love for the outdoors, sailing since a young girl with her family in Zimbabwe and then South Africa, as well as her love for diving, made their decision to re-locate to the Caribbean, an easy one.
Wendy and Leon have sailed extensively up the East African coastline on their own catamaran and have raced several Vasco Da Gama yacht races, from Maputo in Mozambique to Durban in South Africa. Leon has his Master of Yachts Offshore to 200 tons Captain’s license as well as his South African Coastal Skippers License. Leon is a PADI certified Divemaster of several years. Both he and Wendy have been in the charter industry in the Caribbean since 2011, working from St. Vincent and the Grenadines to St. Martin and then the British Virgin Islands.
Leon and Wendy look forward to having you onboard the luxurious Sail Away, to pampering you and tempting your taste buds with the delights Wendy brings from the galley, indulging you in your favorite water sport, whether it be diving and re-living the history of the Virgin Islands, snorkeling with the abundance of sea life, testing your skills at paddleboarding, kayaking and exploring the coastline with your partner or just simply relaxing on the trampolines, soaking in the sun.
Lisa Mead - Your Chef on SAIL AWAY
Originally from Queensland, Australia, chef Lisa Mead has spent the past 25 years cooking between Australia, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean. She has created epicurean delights for all walks of life including royalty, heads of state, and celebrities on board luxury yachts, in 5-star villas and restaurants. In addition to her time spent living in South East Asia, where she gained valuable experience with the local cuisine if asked Lisa would describe her cooking as global, pulling from different cultures, using only the freshest of ingredients.
Currently, Lisa is being filmed in her own cooking show as chef and host of a series titled: Galley Gourmet With Chef Lisa.
About Us-Your Charter Yacht Brokers, Capt. Randy & Shelly Tucker:
We do not sell yachts like many other agencies so there is no conflict or distraction in our focus for your yacht charter. Our service is free to you. We travel extensively to boat shows and yacht charter shows year-round to personally view and inspect as many of the yachts.
6 Reasons Why We are Qualified:
1. As Members of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association and the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Yacht League, we maintain contact with the yachts to keep abreast of the very latest information on crew/yacht conditions and new yachts entering the arena.
2. We stay on top of local and Federal Government to keep informed about changes in our industry, as well as involving ourselves with the changes in the environment in which we offer charters.
3. We engage in open dialogue with local publications to help keep the government and the public aware of this important industry in our islands.
4. We attend multiple charter yacht industry shows in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, go aboard each of the yachts, meet the crews, attend association meetings and seminars. We'll happily share our notes about changes to the boats and crews and confirm any newly added features and upgrades as well as re-fits to the boat’s decor like new carpets, interior and exterior soft goods & fun new water-toys.
5. As a seasoned charter yacht Owner & Crew, we have access to the "inner circle" and know all the insider facts.
6. We've developed a longtime friendship with vendors of services such as local taxi drivers, ferry companies, good places to stay on land, great restaurants, and much more.