Blue Passion

Yacht Details

Length: 60 ft Sloop
Cabins: 4 double berths
Number of Guests: 1-8
High Cost: $17000
Low Cost: $13500

Yacht Description

Blue Passion is the first Fifth Generation Oceanis 58 to charter in the Caribbean. She is fully equipped to deliver a top quality charter.

We can offer you a luxury all – inclusive cruise around the beautiful Caribbean, with the option to create your personal itinerary.
Onboard the brand new luxury sailing yacht (built in 2010) there are four en suite cabins with all the creature comforts you can expect from a five star cruise.

The crew owns their yacht and invites groups or individuals onboard to meet others and share the cruise of a lifetime.

During your cruise with Blue Passion you will have the opportunity to use watersports equipment such as Waterskiing, Kayaking, Snorkeling equipment and Fishing gear. There is also a powerful RIB to reach sites out of reach from the yacht.

Blue Passion has four en suite double cabins. In the bathroom you have electric toilets (no hand pumping) and a shower guard to separate the shower from toilet.

Her saloon is incredibly spacious, in fact the same size as a 50′ catamaran, and able to seat 12 people comfortably and with her electronic gadgets, L.E.D. floor lighting, courtesy lights and real leather sofas you will be impressed by her luxurious atmosphere. This is why Blue Passion won best monohull in the BVI Show 2010

On deck she offers a double sized sunbathing mattress to relax on. In her huge cockpit 12 people can sit around and enjoy her sailing performance. On her stern you will find a spacious aft deck perfect for landing fish, preparing to go diving and access for swimming.

Yacht Rates in USD

2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax
S 2014 13500 14250 15000 15500 16000 16500 17000
W & S 2015 13500 14250 15000 15500 16000 16500 17000
W 2016 13500 14250 15000 15500 16000 16500 17000

Rates are all inclusive of food and standard bar,  cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat in BVI
Taxes, re-location fees, cruising permits and licenses may be extra.

Children welcome no age limit

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

HALF-BOARD:
SUMMER: 1-8 pax @ $12,000
WINTER: 1-8 pax @ $13,000
Half-board includes: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, snacks and ships bar. All dinners ashore at guest expense.

XMAS 2013 / NEW YEAR’S 2014:
1-8 PAX @ $20,000   7 night minimum, all-inclusive.

Premium Single Malt Scotch and Cuban Cigars are available at an additional charge.

HONEYMOON SPECIAL: $10,000 Entire yacht for clients use, crew will sleep forward in crew quarters. Includes one full case of house bubbly and either a resort course dive for non-certified divers or a 1 tank dive for certified divers.

ONE CHILD SALES FREE: One child age 5 or younger sails free on any 7 night charter offer valid year round.

SCUBA:   Diving is allowed from boat with Dive Master Greg accompanying clients.
Only cost is equipment rental cost and air fills.

Equipment is $140 per week per diver and includes 2 tanks.  Additional tank fills are $6 each.

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Yacht Amenities

  • 4 double cabins with an option for one aft cabin to convert to a twin cabin
  • All cabins are ensuite with separate showers and electric toilets
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Ice maker on board
  • There is no TV on Blue Passion but there is a DVD player on the boat's laptop The client's are welcome to use this to watch movies either from their cabin or in the Salon / deck
  • where they can also connect to surround sound too
  • iPod Hookups,100 +DVDs/Movies,Books,Board games
  • Awning
  • Hammock
  • Deck Shower
  • Bimini
  • Special Diets by arrangement
  • BBQ
  • Hairdryers
  • 22 Hatches,Guests Smokes On Deck
  • Generator
  • Ice Maker
  • Sailing Instructions
  • Internet Access Onboard WIFI,15 ft Dinghy with 70hp engine
  • Water Skis for 1 Adult
  • Snorkel Gear,Tube
  • 1 x 2 man Kayaks
  • Swim Platform,Boarding Ladder on Transom
  • Beach Games
  • Fishing Gear for trawling
  • U/Water Camera
  • Make purified drinking water Re-usable water bottles
  • 2 Noodles
  • Shakespeare "Ugly Stick" rod capable of holding 60-140lbs
  • Penn Senator 6/0 reel with a 80lbs test line X2,5 ft aluminium gaff
  • 200lbs hand line "meat line",Large selection of lures; squids rapallas
  • SkyScout Personal Planetarium connects to the GPS to view the constellations You have to try this toy!
  • safe available for guests to use for their valuables
  • WiFi access for up to 5 laptops in BVI and French Islands
  • VHF Mobile phone Satellite phone
  • Use biodegradable & organic cleaning products plus organic and locally grown produce when available

Cruising Area

  • Summer Operations: Caribbean Virgin Islands Caribbean Leewards Caribbean Windwards
  • Winter Operations: Caribbean Virgin Islands Caribbean Leewards Caribbean Windwards
  • Pref. Pick-up BVI/USVI
  • Other Pick-up Leeward Windward Grenadines

Charter Information

  • All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation
  • 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
  • Children welcome no age limit
  • All guests over 18 yrs wishing to fish in BVI must purchase a BVI license prior to boarding ask us for information
  • Marina dockage if applicable upon the request of the charter guests is not included
  • Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense
  • Come aboard BVI Yacht Charter Blue Passion

Crew

Captain and Crew of Blue Passion, a 60 ft Sloop Caribbean Yacht Charter

Crew Profile

CAPTAIN GREG LANGRIDGE

Born in St Albans in the UK, Greg started sailing from the age of 10 and gained his RYA Offshore Yachtmaster (Commercially Endorsed) qualification when he was 18. Greg has worked on a number of different boats, including North Sea hydrographic survey boats, undertaking sea trials on Round The World Challenge boats and as the delivery skipper on a wide variety of boats to different Mediterranean locations. He also spent several seasons as a flotilla skipper in Greece and Croatia, gaining his Cruising Instructors qualification along the way.

Greg is a qualified PADI Dive Master. For guests wishing to dive, rendezvous diving can be arranged with a local dive company for dives around the beautiful reefs and bays in the Caribbean. The underwater environment is a beautiful but fragile one and he supports the PADI AWARE project which seeks to conserve the underwater environment for others to enjoy.

Greg’s dream has always been to own his own luxury yacht charter company. A year spent in the Caribbean as skipper on a luxury 57′ catamaran gave him a real insight into what makes a successful and enjoyable sailing holiday for people and he has used this knowledge and experience to set up Blue Passion Sailing with his partner VANESSA LANGRIDGE

Born in Brest, North West Brittany, Vanessa started sailing on a Hobie catamaran in France and since meeting Greg, she has developed a love of and passion for sailing, gaining a huge amount of experience on boats of different sizes and in different countries. An experienced chef, Vanessa likes to use local fresh food wherever possible to produce beautifully cooked meals for her guests.

As First Mate, she is able to assist Greg in sailing the boat when necessary as she holds the MCA STCW 95 and the RYA Powerboat certificate.

The experience of working as hostess aboard a 57′ luxury catamaran in the Caribbean with Greg proved invaluable in setting up Blue Passion Sailing – recognising and providing those special touches that make a sailing holiday on board Blue Passion a truly memorable experience.

Together, they make an excellent team, both sharing the same passion for sailing – living the dream!

Yacht Layout

Yacht Layout of British Virgin Islands Charter Blue Passion

Sample Menu

STARTERS

Baked Goat cheese rolled with speculoos biscuits, served on a bed of Mache with a sweet and sour dressing.
Scallops Carpaccio accompanied with fresh Papaya and a caramelised balsamic vinegar.
Smoked Salmon brushetta served with a lemony mustard sauce and a traditional herb creamed cheese.
Cheese Souflé.
Spiny Lobster Tail flamed with Cognac and served in a lemon sauce.
Camembert fondu accompanied with a sweet Mango chutney.
Pan fried foie gras with a zesty orange sauce.
Spiced Crab layered with diced kiwi and caramelised Mango.
Tomatoe, Basil and Melon Gaspacho.

MAIN COURSE

Steamed Mahi-Mahi filet marinated with capers, red onion and white wine, served with Basmati rice, Glazed Baby Carrots in a sweet ginger sauce.
BBQ grilled Beef Sirloin Steak with a Broccoli, Potato and Roquefort Puree and a creamy Mushroom peppercorn sauce.
BBQ grilled King fish steak marinated with fresh Basil, Coriander and lime juice, with Baby Potatoes and Hollandaise sauce,
Sautéed Asparagus in a Garlic and Parsley Butter.
BBQ grilled Pork tenderloin marinated with cracked Peppercorns & Spices, served with a traditional French Ratatouille and a Brandy and Garlic sauce.
Tilapia filet cooked in Bombay spices and a Tomato & Coconut milk sauce, accompanied with fried Onion and Turmeric spiced Basmati Rice.
BBQ grilled Lamb Cutlets glazed in a Honey Barbecue sauce, caramelised Bell Peppers and a Sweet Potatoe Pie.

DESSERTS

Vanilla Creme Brulee.
Poached Pear drizzled with dark chocolate sauce.
Exotic fruit Cheesecake and a Passion Fruit coulis.
Creole Tiramisu
Apple Crumble pie.
Chocolate Mousse.

Testimonials

BLUE PASSION GUESTS COMMENTS
December 2011
To Broker

thank you for your birthday wishes and thank you for having recommended “BLUE PASSION”.

It is an immaculate boat with an extremely professional, efficient, polite crew who also have engaging personalities.

There is nothing that can be improved.

Greg and Vanessa are passionate with what they are doing and they do it perfectly. I would also like to commend Vanessa’s cooking and food presentation skills.

Keep well yourself and happy holidays!

Yours,

Alex
JUNE 2012 – Fabulous Family Adventure & 20th Anniversary

“This week was possibly the best week of my life!! I had so much fun! Isabel”

“I had had a great time I loved scuba diving for the first time. I will miss Blue Passion and I hope to return someday. Ben”

“I saw a southern stingray. Lydia”

“Thank you Vanessa and Greg for a lovely lovely week abord Blue Passion. Your gracious hosting of us made the week truely memorable. Best wishes to you in all your adventures and hopefully we will see you again! Dad Bret”

“Vanessa and Greg, Thanks to you we will always remember our 20th anniversary – it was a fantastic time with our kids, and romantic too (thanks for movie and crepes night!). We were thrilled that your energy for exploring and activity matched our own, as there was truly never an unwanted (we had all the rest and relaxation we wanted to) …. moment. Delicious food, clear warm waters, tons of underwater adventure and life on a boat – it was fabulous.
Best wishes to you! Mom Anna”

BVI CHARTER NOVEMBER 2010
A wonderful crew and a great boat
May you always have fair winds and blue skys
And remember your first charter and sailing is a water sport. Food was awesome. The best charter in BVI we will always book your boat….

Had a wonderful time on vacation with my son Adam and his partner Jason. Always I will remember this vacation with the wonderful crew, and of course the great meals. Best wishes on your new venture The Blue Passion which is beautiful…..

Thank you for making this vacation a great experience to share with my father. So glad to share your first charter experience aboard Blue Passion. You guys are the ones who make the yacht from the delicious meals to the great sailing. I wish you nothing but great success with Blue Passion and look forward to returning with my kids & wife….

All I can say is Amazing!! This is my First Entry in this log and I know it won’t be the last. Being your First Charter guest is Exciting and I am sure everyone to follow will agree with me that the whole vacation is perfect. Food-wine-company, everything was perfect.
Thanks again….

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Christmas Charter 2010
To Greg and Vanessa
This was our first monohull SXM->NEVIS experience and it was amazing – excellent boat with more excellent crew.
Food was to die for. Would love to head further south on another voyage.
Highlight for me was Nevis and our night sail to SXM!
Best of luck in the Carib, may the seas be kind. See ya in the South Pacific.
Don

Vanessa + Greg
Thank you for your warm hospitality and wonderful sailing adventure !! Loved the delicious meals and fun spending our first Christmas sailing the Caribbean and island hopping ! Your boat is just terrific and wishing you the best of luck and much success !
Kindly, Patty

Vanessa and Greg,
Thank you for an excellent week of delicious food and continuous activities. Especially for all those late nights picking us up from shore and always patiently waiting. Best of Luck with your sailing adventures and I hope to see you all again soon.
Ben

Vanessa and Greg,
What can I say, you both have been a joy to be around and made our family trip ever better than expected. The food was excellent, the sailing (night sail) was great. I hope we are able to do another voyage together. Good Luck !!
Chris

Blue Passion,
Wow ! What an amazing vacation with you two. From the excellent dinners, scuba diving and late night sail there was not a dull moment. You both were such a wonderful crew. Thank you Thank you ! Hope to see you guys soon.
Ashley

Vanessa & Greg,
Thank you so much, you are the best ! Hope to sail with you again.
Best of luck.
Ed

January 29th 2011
We had a full day adventure with the most hospitable and competent crew we could have hoped for. Thank you !
It shows that you take excellent care of your beautiful boat and we loved your tastefully presented snacks and drinks.
Inka + Benek
We are looking forward to coming again.”

Valentine Charter BVI Feb 2011
Letter to Broker
We had a lovely time on Blue Passion. Greg and Vanessa did a great job, excellent sailors, and she is a french cook. Delicious gourmet meals. We highly recommend them. more later. rushing off on another trip. Thank you for finding them. We highly recommend them. Thank you,

Letter to crew: Dear Vanessa and Greg
We enjoyed our Valentine Sail with you and your beautiful yacht “Blue Passion”.
We loved the sailing and all the places we anchored.
Your meals onboard were very elegant and delicious !
Thank you so much for a most memorable time.
L & B.

12-20 March 2011 – BVI
I wanted to drop you a line to let you know that we had an amazing vacation with Greg and Vanessa. We love them like family after a week of divine treatment and fabulous camaraderie.

They are the perfect hosts, incredible sailors and made every day an adventure.
We all said it was the most relaxing holiday ever and they made this possible.
Vanessa is a fabulous cook. We are all foodies and she made every meal special and delicious. When it came to allergies, she was on it and made really great alternatives…which of course we all would sample.

The boat was spotless, an absolute dream to be aboard and frankly I was really suprised by the sheer size. We never felt like we were on top of each other. It was a treat to be the best boat in the harbour/anchorage…we were rockstars.

Every day Greg would sit us down and have a plan based on conversations he would have with each of us. We had our list and every day we were checking things off with them and had the best time doing so. It was also a really great way to manage the crowd, we all felt we had a voice but at the same time were surprised with the amazing experiences Greg would create for us.

We will definitely sail with them again.
I spoke with them about an interisland trip through the Caribbean…I think you should reach out to all of your clients and sell this type of adventure. It is unique, off the beaten track and is the type of thing that many people would love to do, especially if they have done the BVI’s a few times already.

Another idea I had was that flying via St. Martin would be better then the 12 hour trip each way to the BVI’s. It was a pain with ferry’s and connections and expensive. Doing a direct flight with a pick up and a 12 hour sail to the BVI’s would have been way better. I also think that journey of that size would be really cool for sailors who really want to sail.

Thanks so much for helping to create the best vacation ever…if you ever need a referral, feel free to share this email or have your guests contact me directly.

Best,
Kate, Cam, Gordon, James, Corinna, Brian and Anne

BVI charter March/April 2011
Thank you so much for a week full of discovery, great times, divine food and great company. Your baby “Blue Passion” is a beautiful boat and offers every possible convenience and comfort of home. The sailing was great and the memories we have will be always looked upon with fondness. Thanks for being a great crew!!!
We had a great time on blue passion. Vanessa and Greg were great hosts, very mature and concientous. Food was great as was daily routing and all the little small efforts that were made to make our trip special (ie taking photos of us scuba diving, catching fish lunches, etc. Everything was first class. R & C

8th charter in Grenada and The Grenadines, 25th May – 01st June 2011,
Grenada, May 2011
This was our first sailing holiday and our first time to the Caribbean and I must say that it was simply the best holiday ever. Greg and Vanessa looked after us so well, with fantastic food every day, beautiful new places to explore and attention to detail second to none. They made us very welcome on their beautiful yacht Blue Passion and we quickly felt at home and very relaxed.
Not being sailors, we were initially apprehensive but soon felt completely at ease; Greg’s expert and competent seamanship skills and the way he and Vanessa work so well together as a team (whether sailing or preparing the fabulous food) soon dispelled any worries we may have had. With Vanessa’s patient support and encouragement, I learnt to snorkel and saw some simply amazing things underwater – thank you for that wonderful experience!
The highlights – too many to list but… visiting unspoilt islands with white sands and clear blue water…snorkelling with the turtles…diving on reefs… freshly caught red snapper barbecued for lunch…West Indian meat pie…Captain’s cocktails, especially Head on the Deck!… stargazing at night at the millions of stars…and last but by no means least, great company and good fun with Greg and Vanessa!
We will definitely be back for another excellent holiday on Blue Passion with a fantastic crew – thank you both so much!

K.L & A.L,
J.D & M.D.

9th charter in Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, 02nd June ¡V 10th June 2011.
Dear Greg and Vanessa,
Wow! Amazing! Sensational!
These words cannot describe what you have done to make our trip absolutely magnificent!
Thank you so very much for introducing us to the beauty of St Vincent and The Grenadines aboard Blue Passion. This vacation was filled with everything we had hoped for and then some!
The two of you have created a brilliant experience for those who are fortunate enough to sail with you.
Greg-Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge about the art of sailing and hopefully something will stick (don¡¦t be surprised if you get phone calls in the middle of the night to refresh our memory).
Vanessa-You are adorable and your zest for life is infectious! You have spoiled us with food prepared to perfection and those desserts were ooh-lah-lah!!! You should be very proud of yourself ļ
We loved the snorkelling, the cocktails, the accents, the conversation and all the laughter we shared together.
We are looking forward to next time!!!
Love,
P. and L.
P.S.- Always remember : ¡§at¡¦s 5 o¡¦clock somewhere¡¨ Cheers!

31st July – 14th August 2011 – The Grenadines
We came in search of marine adventures, and you gave us a wonderful new one every day! From lobsters, to dolphins, rays, the unforgettable swim with turtles, nurse sharks, eels and even snakes; lovely sails, beautiful dives. – The list goes on and on.
Thank you for the delicious meals, the killer cocktails, and all the good laughs. Blue Passion is a spectacular boat, and you are a terrific team. We will hope to see you again soon, and in the meantime, wish you all the best with the coming season. We will definitely be back!
Fondly, A’s family.

Engagement Party of Lisa & Valerie
Dear Greg & Vanessa,
Thank you for making our special occasion The most memorable day of our lives… Your Boat, your cuisine and your uplifting spirits are amazing. We will definitely be back. All the best on your Boat Show entry and your upcoming wedding.
Always Valerie & Lisa

May God Continue to Bless you Both as you continue to Bless the lives of others!!!

March 2012
Dear Greg & Vanessa,
Our stay was so (so so so) amazing we visited many beautiful islands and caught some fish J (2 snappers). I most enjoyed the great 3 hours sail and the company of you two.
We made the stay for me, your enthusiasm and energy was great even when we woke you guys up at 6am.
Vanessa, your food was absolutely great, the chocolate cake was fantastic, just like every meal that came out the kitchen.
I wish you the very best for the future.
Good luck with the wedding, I really really hope to come back to the beautiful boat, Blue Passion.
Good luck with the sailing, enjoy your lives. I also hope that Greg will catch many more fish accounting for the ones we lost J.
THANK YOU FOR AN UNFOGETABLE TRIP. Will
January 2012
Hi Vanessa and Greg, just to let you know that W. called me yesterday to thank me profusely for choosing BLUE PASSION for his charter. Apparently he had an absolutely fantastic time. Thanks to both of you for doing your usual amazing job. I’m sure he will be booking again soon! Super job guys, and thanks again.
March 2012
Dear Greg & Vanessa,
We can recommend Blue Passion for corporate Strategy Events. With the fine French cuisine and super sailing, the insight was so much better! For sure we are now setting course to a very profitable future and hopefully come back again. Thanks Vanessa & Greg.
July 2012
“Vanessa and Greg/Captain Greg/Skip,
Have had a great week with YALL and am going to miss the lifestyle a lot. Can’t explain how much we will miss chef Vanessa’s soon to be prize winning meals. We saw a lot of great things this week, even the bottom of the ocean thanks to Captn Greg.
Stay adventurous and enjoy it because we will miss sailing around with yall more than you know. I want to hear future stories of a little baby Greg (named after us, not captn). Best of luck in the future and hopefully there will be a next time!

My best of you Always!!

Thanks so much for all the yummy food!

I will forever say rubbish instead of trash. Had a great time and best of luck to both of you!
Love.”
AUGUST 2012 – Vargo Family Charter
“Thank you all so much for hosting us on your lovely boat. The boys have been looking so forward to riding on it. We loved the food and beer and islands.
We learned “ringo” and “rubbish” and “properly” we loved snorkelling everywhere. Kate loved her oat meal.
We enjoyed our nightly drinks – esp margaritas.
Andrew enjoyed water skiing for the first time. We all really enjoyed scuba diving for the first time. We enjoyed seeing the Tarpon in the lights at Saba Rocks.
I liked sleeping up on top, it was awesome. “

“Thank you for making oatmeal ? I had a great time this week and I’m going to miss you guys.”

“Beautiful vessel, Beautiful week! “

“Greg & Vanessa, Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing trip! I enjoyed your boat and company a lot. We’ll be back. Thanks.”

“It was a LOVELY week,
I had a LOVELY time,
Vanessa made LOVELY food,
There was LOVELY weather,
Scuba diving was LOVELY…
Good luck on your upcoming wedding! So much fun! ? “
AUGUST 2012 – Etienne Family Charter
“This was the best trip ever! You guys were wonderful hosts! The food was exceptional, the locations were beautiful, and the sailing was excellent. Thank you for taking us on our first Blue Water Passage to St Croix! The fishing was great, too” Thank you for the wonderful trip, the wonderful service, and all the marvellous experiences!”