AVALON – Best in Show 2011 Tortola Charter Yacht Show
A new launch for September, 2010, AVALON represents the latest achievement in charter catamaran design from Lagoon. 5 spacious queen-berth guest suites, all en-suite, an open and airy saloon with a nearly 360 degree view, and a wide fly bridge all come together to create floating elegance, style, and utility. Combine these excellent design factors with an outstanding and experienced crew and you find AVALON, a little bit of chartering-heaven, floating in the British Virgin Islands
Yacht Rates in USD
Xmas / New Years: US$38,115 for up to 8 guests, 7 nights aboard.
Rates are based on a 7 night charter (1 week) all inclusive of food and standard bar, cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Not included is a crew gratuity at your discretion is usually 10 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the charter
Alex and Carla
Alex is a knowledgeable, charismatic, friendly, seasoned sailor who has sailed over 260,000 miles including 15 ocean crossings. His vast knowledge of sailing, including a MCA/RYA Master Ocean Certification (commercially endorsed), is coupled with a detailed understanding of the Caribbean Islands and knowledge of little known beautiful spots.
Carla is a superstar in the galley specializing in tasty Italian, European, North American and Spanish cuisine with a flair for unique presentation and gracious service. She has a passion for client service detail and loves to deliver those special touches that bring smiles to all her guests. You will be asking for her amazing recipes when you reluctantly leave Carla’s kitchen. Carla speaks English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese but is best versed in the language of excellent service and tasty fun.
Roast Red Pepper & Tomato Soup served with fresh baked Focaccia
Roast Chicken and Pepper salad with Balsamic Nectarines and Toasted Cashews
Mediterranean Stuffed bread with Sun Dried Tomato and Feta Salad
Goats Cheese & Red Onion Tartlets with a Watercress Salad
Mexican Cheese Quesadillas with Guacamole
Linguine Pasta with Wild Mushrooms
Salad of Balsamic Beef with Rocket and Avocado
Red Onion Marmalade and Cheddar Crudités
Sesame Prawn Toast with Sweet Chilli Dip
Grilled Asparagus in Crispy Prosciuotto
Garlic Mushrooms with Goats Cheese and a Balsamic Glaze
Fresh Salsa with Bruschetta and Olives
Satay Chicken with a Peanut Dipping Sauce
Oriental King Prawns with Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables and Cous Cous
Rum Steaks with a Mushroom Cream Sauce and Parsley Crushed Potatoes
Garlic Seared Scallops with a Risotto of Pea and Asparagus
Thai Chicken Red Curry with Poppadums, Mango Chutney and Cucumber Raita
Herb Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Pesto Mash and Asparagus
Roast Duck Breast with Ginger and Cardamom Jus and Basmati Rice timbales
Shrimp Pad Thai
White Chocolate and Brownie Torte
Individual Pavlovas with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream
Fried Rum Bananas with Crème Fraiche
Chocolate and Cognac Mousse
Millesfeuilles des Fruit
Key Lime Pie
Guests aboard AVALON in June, 2011
I cannot tell you how many times I think of you two and wonder ……..how did they do everything they did??!!! Our children are back in school and all reports written about the summer ( as teachers always make students do ) are all about the big boat trip ( which is rather discouraging considering how much effort I put into the other 10 weeks ). You worked so hard, but made it look so effortless. You were constantly meeting our every need ….and thinking of TONS of fun pampering treats we never even imagined!
Paul, to you we say thank you for all the fun snorkeling and diving excursions, the tube and wake boarding, the exotic boat drinks, superb dinning service, entertaining stories, magical sunsets ( yes , it did seem that you even arranged those ) and sailing! Mel , to you we thank the 10 delicious pounds we gained, cooking lessons, clean cabins ( we still cannot figure out when you tidied up everything ) , great anchoring, and stories about England and Paul (oops, maybe we won’t admit we know those !) It sounds as if Mel is getting less praise, but not so, her food counted for a lot … it was truly fabulous!
You are a fantastic team that works together like a well oiled machine, or an old married couple….always making us feel like we were part of the family ( and by the end of the too-short week we felt as if we were leaving family). Now is probably a good time to apologize for the overly emotional goodbye (I know how you Britt’s hate that mushy stuff) and you were probably right refusing our pleas to come home with us. We do still have that spare room…ahem.
Seriously, thank you for your outstanding service. We have the utmost respect and praise for the two of you. You are both tops in your field and we are very fortunate to have spent this time with you.
Pete and Heidi and Family
Happy New Year! We hope your second charter was as fun as your first one. We really enjoyed the trip – the relaxing, water sports, chilling, snorkeling, diving, the food, and especially your service. You can count on seeing us in the future.
Best wishes for a great new year.
Happy New Year from the first graduating class of Avalon! We can’t think of enough superlatives for week we had with together with the both of you and we can’t wait to do it again! In the mean time, let us know if you would like to use us for a “proper” reference/referral (sorry Paul…my girls can’t help themselves to use your characterization all the time for it’s the only right way to do something).
We thought you might appreciate the fish we caught that we could eat at our place in Florida on New Year’s Eve…a 27” black grouper! I’m sure Mel you could have prepared it much better than we, but we certainly enjoyed it.
We have a number of photos we’d like to send you of Avalon to use as you wish. Your card doesn’t have the Road Town mailing address so, please let me know where you would like the Flash Drive sent.
All the best for 2011!