58 ft Simonis
4 Queen & 1 Single Berth
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Explore the tropical wonders of the Caribbean aboard Braveheart, an all-inclusive, luxuriously appointed, well equipped, modern 58ft performance catamaran. We accommodate 2 to 9 guests in fully air conditioned comfort in the Virgin Islands, St Martin or the Grenadines. The chef tailors the gourmet menu to your personal choices of cuisine. Relax whilst sipping a Caribbean cocktail in an idyllic anchorage and enjoy the sunset. Learn to scuba, windsurf, wakeboard, waterski, kayak, or fish, right from the boat. Braveheart has all of the modern conveniences, such as scuba compressors, water maker, ice machines, wifi, and en-suite a/c with separate controls, to be self sufficient and allow us to cruise without hampering your vacation time. The four private staterooms, each with en-suite dry head, electric toilet, and separate shower, and in room entertainment systems, accommodate up to eight guests. There is a single for the ninth guest. The 4 staterooms and single bunk make Braveheart perfect for 4 couples or 2 families with children to enjoy in spacious comfort. Crew quarters are to starboard midships with their own head & shower and 2 forward bunks with a separate deck entrance. There is an additional hot and cold water transom shower on the aft deck. Relax on the trampoline gazing at the stars and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime
Yacht Rates in USD
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
Taxes, relocation fees may be extra, see below for Charter Information
A/C all night is extra $75/night …crew discretion
Xmas / New Year: up to 9 guests – $23,100 per week
Charter Fee does not include a customary gratuity in the amount of 15-20% of the total charter fee payable to a deserving Captain and Crew upon the completion of a successful charter.
Scuba– License Instructor – Air Compressor On board
Diving Info It is recommended to do an open water referral course in lieu of a full course. Open water referral consists of pool skills and textbook work done prior to arrival. 5 Open water dives are required onboard to complete the course. 10 dives p/p max per week
Diving Costs Diving is included for certified divers, guests rent or bring BCs and Regs ($150/set/week), 12 to 14 dives/wk
Resort course: $100, includes 1 dive – $50/dive after |
Certifications: Referral: $250, Full course: $350 (includes gear)
NOTE: Dive fees apply to Windward Islands where available, some dive sites may require fees to shore-based dive firms which are not included in the charter fee.
- Electric heads,Full A/C
- Saloon has 26 " - Flat Screen LCD TV/DVD combo
- 4 Cabins have 15" LCD TV/DVD combo
- 12 Disk CD Changer
- IPod dock station provided & MP3 input available
- 200+ DVDs/Movies
- 200+ CD's
- Board Games
- Sun Awning
- Deck Shower
- Special Diets are available
- Hairdryers,14 Port Hatches,Guests Smokes On transom steps,Generator
- Water Maker
- Ice Maker
- Sailing Instructions
- 14.5 foot Dinghy with 60 hp engine
- Water Skis for Adult
- 2 Windsurfer
- Snorkel Gear
- Wake Board
- 2 x 2 man kayaks
- Floating Mats
- Swim Platform on Transom
- Boarding Ladder
- Beach Games
- Fishing 4 Trawling Rods
- 3 casting rod
- U/Water Camera
- Hammock & Floating Mats
- Sun Awning for trampoline
- Fully Stocked Bar
- Separate Shower in 4 guests staterooms enabling dry head Electric Heads,
- Satellite phone Wifi provided free in the Virgin Islands
- Guests must bring own laptop or PDA to access internet.
- Summer Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands Caribbean Leewards Caribbean Windwards
- Winter Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands Caribbean Leewards
- Summer Ports Beef Island also in the Grenadines
- Winter Ports Beef Island
- Pref. Pick-up Tortola or St. Vincent
- Other Pick-up Tortola or down-island
- Charter Information - All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation
- Charter Fee does not include a customary gratuity in the amount of 15-20% of the total charter fee payable to a deserving Captain and Crew upon the completion of a successful charter
- All guests over 18 yrs wishing to fish in BVI must purchase a BVI license prior to boarding contact us for information
- Children Welcome over the age of 3 (no diapers please)
- 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.
Captain Jerry from the USA has been sailing since he was 2 years old and has sailed extensively throughout the Northeast USA, and Caribbean and has undertaken several Trans-Atlantic crossings. He holds a 100 ton USCG Masters license and is also a NAUI Scuba Instructor and PADI Divemaster, as well as a US Sailing Instructor.
One of Jerry’s great loves is teaching and as an avid water sports enthusiast he enjoys sharing all his varied knowledge with friends and guests. Jerry teaches lots of SCUBA courses from first time resort courses to full or advanced diving certifications.
After residing in the Caribbean Islands for 13 years, Jerry is a good source of local knowledge and history which ensures every trip is unique, fun and interesting. He is gregarious and loves meeting people..
Dawn Mottram is British, coming from North Wales originally. She grew up on the coast and living by the sea she spent many happy hours with her family on boats. She passed her love for sailing onto her two children, who have taken to the sport as well.
Dawn has always enjoyed cooking for her family, friends and charitable events. She is a trained RGN nurse, specializing in pediatrics, community, and ophthalmic nursing, and has most recently worked as a medical equipment consultant.
Her career of helping people as a nurse inspired her to start fund raising for causes she believed in. As the years went on, the scale of her fund raising and the distances she went to, grew. Dawn’s passion for the outdoors has led her on cycling tours through Vietnam, hikes up the three highest mountains peaks of Great Britain, and numerous sailing events such as Cowes Week. She has taken part in many long distance offshore sailing races, most notably the Fastnet Race. Her largest fundraiser generated £100,000 for Sail4Cancer. She was involved in forming the first “all female” team to compete in the Non-Stop Around Britain and Ireland Race in 2006. One of her many duties onboard was as bowman and foredeck crew but she was also the cook. Her experiences of cooking on racing boats led Dawn to produce the Swell Food recipe book, for sailing enthusiasts. All proceeds were donated to Sail4Cancer, enabling children suffering from the affects of cancer to have sailing opportunities.
Her passion for sailing and traveling has led Dawn from London to the Caribbean. Her European, Mediterranean, and Asian influences will win you over with regards to her cuisine but it is her caring nature, attention to detail, and constantly striving to improve that will be the lasting impression that stays with you for years to come.
SAMPLE MENU from Chef Dawn Mottram
Berry crepe suizetes with fresh orange and honey sauce served with Chantilly cream.
Vanilla soufflé pancakes with blueberries and bananas served with warm maple syrup.
Peach and cinnamon flavored stuffed cream cheese French toast.
Sizzling egg frittata studded with fresh spinach, shitake mushrooms, tomatoes and chorizo sausages.
Bagels New York style with smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers and red onions.
Classic eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon and creamy hollandaise sauce.
Enjoyed with breakfast juices, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, muffins, cinnamon buns, freshly brewed coffee and tea
Pistachio crusted salmon cakes with cucumber yogurt raita dressing on a bed of fresh spinach leaves.
Assorted antipasto platter with warm crusty home made bread.
Best ever BBQ cheeseburgers served in a paradise setting on fresh baked rolls and
Moroccan chicken pita parcels and tomato, basil salad with pine nuts.
Greek feta cheese & onion tartlets with Caribbean pineapple coleslaw and Greek village salad.
Shrimp tortellini drizzled with a honey and mustard dressing .
Chicken and pineapple quesadillas with Asian pasta salad.
Sun-dried tomato and caper crostini.
Smoked salmon tortilla rolls.
Goat’s cheese rounds in toasted sesame seeds with tomato chutney topping.
Creamy honey dip with vegetable crudités.
Carpaccio of tuna and swordfish with a mixed herb salad and brown butter dressing.
Appetizers accompanied with cocktails
Captain Jerry’s Cocktails
Passion Fruit Martinis , Bushwacker, Mango Margarita, Painkiller, Baileys Banana Colada, assortment of fresh fruit Daiquiris and many more!
Gingered beef steaks with pineapple chili relish atop buttered noodles,
carrots Vichy and herb crisps.
Red snapper rolls stuffed with crab and mushrooms on a bed of saffron mash and parsnip strips.
Pineapple and cointreau pork tenderloin served with fresh grilled pineapple rounds and spiced potato balls.
Teriyaki tuna served with a mango and black bean salsa, baked acorn squash, wild rice & chive timbales.
Pan seared Sea Bass on a creamy beet root risotto.
Cajun spiced chicken breast seared in tequila served with lime, coriander, tomato & corn salsa, potato and sun dried tomato crisps.
Lunches and dinners served with specially paired choice of fine wines
Decadent rum chocolate mousse with raspberries and hazelnut biscotti.
Pineapple and chilli soup with fromage frais foam.
Amaretto strawberries drizzled in a fresh raspberry coulis and almond
Grilled peppered pineapple in fresh orange sauce with black pepper sesame tuilles.
Baileys Irish cream cheesecake.
Orange and coconut banana sizzles.
Relax with liqueurs and coffee
Special dietary requirements can be catered for
Children’s Sample Menu
Homemade pizza BBQ steaks, baked potatoes
Mini honey glazed ribs Chicken kebabs
Hot dogs Spaghetti & meatballs
Grilled cheese Lasagne
Sticky BBQ chicken wings Macaroni and cheese
Yogurt smoothies Frozen hot chocolate shake
Fruit kebabs with toffee sauce Melted marshmallows
Chocolate mousse Oreo biscuits and fruit bites
50th Birthday Celebration
Second outing with Braveheart, hope there will be a third! Thank you for a wonderful trip – loads of laughs & happy memories for my birthday Tim & Kate
Bucks. U.K Feb 22nd 2009.
8 person Dive charter
Awesome time, truly a class act charter. We all agree that this was a dream come true even for Bob & I as this is trip #5. Thank you for all your planning and presentation of food & fun. Your attention to all our needs and wants. Thank you for all the great memories. If you ever want to come visit you have a place to stay.
Feb 7th 2009.
Family Dive trip Jan 09
Beyond Fabulous! Great food, Great diving, Great hospitality Great everything
Thanks for the fantastic visit to the BVI! Thanks so much! Best vacation ever.
Phil, Patti , Kevin, Geoff , Erin
8 person dive charter 2009
We cant thank you enough for the most perfect trip. This is our third charter and our favorite. The crew was fantastic and every meal was delicious. Thank you Jerry for all the extra help and comfort helping us dive. I’m spoiled forever. Butch & Suzanne
June 08 Discover Scuba course
It’s been a few days since our charter. I want to come back desperately. I think I’m going to jump off of a building…
not really…. anyways, hope all is well. Thanks again for a great trip. Next time I come back I’ll be certified. Take care man
June 5th 2008
Family of five in tandem with Bareboat friends
Thanks for christening all the ” virgin” sailors. The kids had a blast with the new experiences- scuba, snorkel, wakeboarding, tubing. Call us anytime if you make it to San Diego or Calgary.
Marco, Patti, Raiden, Malcolm, Quintin
March 23rd 2008
2 families making 9 total with young kids
It is with heavy heart that we say goodbye. This was certainly a dream come true. Thank you for making our trip such a memorable one. I hope we will be back very soon. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.. each day you managed to amaze us even further with the great service, food and activities. Good-bye for now…hope to see you again soon Craig, Jenny, Jeff, Julie, Courtney, Sydney, Ryan, Addy, Casey
March 29th 2008
40th birthday party with 4 couples
Thanks for a great birthday Party!
Trip was all we had hoped for and more. Excellent food Dawn & Captain Jerry kept us laughing, got us all to the bottom and back breathing.
Great crew & trip! Hope I don’t have to wait until my 50th to do it all again. Steve
March 6th 2008
It is well overdue, but I wanted to thank you for providing us a great experience. Normally it is hard to please 7 others, but everyone had a great time. A lot of memories that will solidify our friendships. I am sure you will see some of us again. Beth (my wife) is already trying to figure out how she can set up a trip with friends.
Great crew, great boat, great food, great memories.
Nov 18th 2008
Feb. 25-March 03/12
Charter Dates: February 25 – March 3, 2012
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Extremely friendly, warm. gracious and inviting. They could not have done any more to accomodate our needs throughout our trip.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The yacht was pristine, the bunks and bath clean and spacious.
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Very well ventilated. We were very comfortable throughout the day and night.
4. Was the food good and well presented?
Beautifully prepared and presented. A wide variety of seasonal fruits, vegtables, fish, beef, port. Dawn is an amazing hostess.
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Loved the island hopping. Peter Island, Salt Island, The Dogs, Virgin Gorda, The Baths were special and fun to see. Tortola was a disappointment and the Marina Cay Hotel was ghastly and we would never recommend anyone stay there.
7. May we post this review on our website?
8. Additional comments on your charter?
Captain Jerry and Dawn were utterly delightful hosts. Jerry is a very experiences captain, familiar with the area lore and an excellent sailor. Dawn is an accomplished cook, an excellent complement to Jerry as the crew and also a knowledgeable resource for this adventure. They turned themselves inside out to meet the needs of the 8 adults traveling in this party. There were plenty of activities, beautiful scenery, great snorkeling, diving and the sailing was totally wonderful.The group that comprised our party are world travelers and have been to every continent, stayed in hotels and resorts all over the world. Everyone raved about this trip.