Catalyst

Yacht Details

Length: 44 ft St Francis Marine
Cabins: 2 Queen berths & 1 Double berth
Number of Guests: 1-6
High Cost: $11800
Low Cost: $8000

Yacht Description

Come and explore the crystal clear waters of the British and US Virgin Islands. Sail aboard Catalyst, your own private luxury term charter catamaran. Catalyst is a 44 foot ‘Saint Francis’ catamaran with 3 staterooms, all with full en-suite baths. It’s spacious salon, cockpit and deck create the perfect setting for island hopping in the Caribbean. From the moment you step aboard Catalyst you will realize you are in for a special week of adventure and relaxation. Forward Port & Stbd with A/C are queen berths ensuite head & shower/tub.

Captain Alan Roberts has been the owner of Catalyst for 4 years. He will guide you through the US and British Virgin Islands, showing you its hidden gems, along with its more famous spots. When you book an all inclusive vacation on Catalyst, all your dining is taken care of with 3 gourmet meals a day along with fabulous tropical cocktails. Every day is a new adventure, as we sail to fantastic white sand beaches. Snorkel or dive one of the oceans pristine coral reefs or explore a well known ship wreck.

Each evening brings a new anchorage. Rejuvinate with a dip in the warm sea. Enjoy a vibrant caribbean sunset with cocktails and appetizers on the spacious foward deck. Dine alfesco, and perhaps experience the local night life ashore. Visit hotspots, like the Soggy Dollar Bar, world famous Foxy’s Tavern, the Bomba Shack, or the Willy T, off Norman Island. Or choose to simply enjoy the stars on deck. Sail Catalyst, the fastest way to get on island time!

 Yacht Rates in USD

 

2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
S 2014 8000 8900 9600 10700 11800
W 2015 8000 8900 9600 10700 11800
S 2015 8000 8900 9600 10700 11800
W 2016 8000 8900 9600 10700 11800

Rates are All Inclusive for crewed charters except for A/C  which can run all night on request with a $40 per night charge.
Taxes, re-location fees, cruising permits and licenses may be extra. Please verify with clearing house.
Cruising Permit: Paid by Boat  Licenses: Paid by Boat

Captain Only Rates:
$6,000 up to 6 guests, plus all expenses including all taxes and permits. Yacht starts with full fuel and water tanks, client pays to top-up at end of charter.

 

CAPTAIN ONLY FULL BOARD:
All inclusive, the only difference in this charter is that it will be a crew of one. Along with being Captain and dive instructor, the captain will take the role of chef on these select 2-4 pax charters. By choosing this special charter, the guest will get a discount of $500.00, and the absence of the 2nd crew member will be transparent. Plus A/C can run all night on request with a $40 per night charge.
RATE: 2/$7,500, 3/$8,400, 4/$9,100

CAPTAIN ONLY HALF BOARD:
Captain only, includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners, happy hour snacks, domestic beer & wine, sodas and standard ship’s bar. Note, meals would be casual. Plus A/C can run all night on request with a $40 per night charge.
RATE: 2/$6,680 3/$7,345 4/$7,710 5/$8,325 6/$8,990

NEW YEARS 2013-2014: 7 night minimum.
RATE: 1-6 pax Captain Only $10,000 plus all expenses

Scuba

Resort Course $150.00 per student       Full Course     $250.00 per student for referral certification

Diving Info     1 dive per day is included for certified divers, Guests rent BC’s and Regs. Alan is a PADI instructor and can tailor courses to specific group.

NOTE: Catalyst has an Emergency Oxygen Medical Kit aboard.
Diving Costs     $150.00 per student    $250.00 per student for referral  certification.
$350.00 per student for Advanced   certification.
$130.00 per week for BC and Reg sets.

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Yacht Amenities

  • TV/DVD & Stereo in Salon,iPod Hookups
  • 250 of Videos
  • 250 CD's,Camcorder
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Windscoops
  • Deck Shower,Bimini
  • BBQ
  • 24 Port Hatches,Guests Smokes on Deck Only
  • Children welcome no age limit
  • Internet Access Onboard WIFI
  • Make purified drinking water
  • Re-usable water bottles,Solar panels
  • wind scoops to limit need for A/C
  • earth friendly paper products
  • biodegradable cleaning products and local and organic vegetables when available,16 ft Dinghy size with 60 HP engine
  • water Skis for Adult
  • Kneeboard
  • Snorkel Gear,Tube
  • Wake Board
  • 2 man Kayaks,Floating Mats,Swim Platform
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Fishing Gear 3 Rods
  • Hammock
  • 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards
  • AC can run all night on request for $40 per night,Sirius Radio

Cruising Area

  • Summer Ports & Winter Ports Virgin Islands
  • Summer Operations & Winter Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Pref. Pick-up Red Hook St Thomas
  • Other Pick-up Tortola BVI

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
  • 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
  • Catamaran charter Catalyst is available for captain only, half board, and full board rentals for your British or US Virgin Islands sailing vacation.
  • Come aboard BVI Yacht Charter Catalyst

Crew

Captain and Crew of Catalyst, a 44 ft St Francis Marine Caribbean Yacht Charter

Crew Profile

Alan Roberts, Captain, host and some times chef has a background of over 20 years in the hospitality industry in Canada, where he has learned the fine art of cooking in some of the country’s finest restaurants. Alan has also spent many years bartending at some of the more entertaining establishments up north, and has brought the art of pouring and mixing drinks to a new level.

Alan’s love of the water started early, on family sailing vacations on Cape Cod and continued later, on the Canadian side of Lake Huron in the North Channel, where you can find some of the best fresh water sailing in the world. Alan’s passion of the Caribbean, and entertaining friends has brought him to Catalyst, where he can’t wait to fire up the blender and show you some of the most beautiful spots on the planet. Together, Alan and his First Mate will make sure you have a memorable trip — relaxing and enjoying lazy days at an easy going island pace!

Yacht Layout

Yacht Layout of British Virgin Islands Charter Catalyst

Sample Menu

CATALYST SAMPLE MENU – All menus are cutomised to your preferecnes

Breakfast: Fresh Fruits, Yogurt, Cereals and Fresh Baked Muffins

Pancakes with Warm Syrup

French Toast with Powdered Sugar

Scrambled Eggs and Omelets to order

Veggie Frittata

Fruit Juice * Coffee * Tea
Lunch

Salad from Heaven with Seared Chicken
Catalyst quesadilla with mango salsa
Sweet Italian Sausage Roll with Grilled Vegetables
Crab and Shrimp Quiche and Salad

Cocktail Hour Hors D’oeuvres

Many options to include:
Brie and Roasted Garlic
Smoked Mussels on Veggie Dip
Hummus with Garlic Chips
Salmon Pate’
Cheese, Fruit, Chips, Dips, Nuts, Cookies

Dinners
Ceaser Salad
Grilled tuna steaks with olive & caper salsa
Buttered Asparagus, Fresh French Stick
Key Lime Pie
Seafood bisque
Fillet Mignon with Wine Sauce and Stuffed Mushrooms
Shrimp risotto, Steamed Leeks, Fresh Baguette
Water Island Rhum Cake with Pecan Sauce
Grilled Pesto Shrimp
Pork Tenderloin with a Port wine sauce
Steamed Rice, Broccoli Florets, Grilled Crosti

Bananas Rhum Flambe with Vanilla Sauce

Testimonials

CATALYST GUESTS COMMENTS
APRIL 2012
Captain Alan and Catalyst:
Our family just returned from a week long charter aboard Catalyst. Captain Al navigated the beautiful Caribbean Sea with skill and knowledge. He demonstrated fine culinary skill, keeping this family of five, with three teenage boys, well fed and hydrated for the duration of our charter! This being our second charter in the Virgin Islands, Captain Al made it a whole new experience for us. He sought out new harbors, dive sights, restaurants and activities. Here are a few we’d like to share:
Activities: Daily scuba diving was a highlight. Dive master Alan took us to new dive sites each day. Wakeboarding was a blast.
Kayaking, snorkeling, and beautiful beach exploration ranked high on our list.
Meals: Captain Al can serve up a feast. The boys are still raving about the fabulous meals he prepared. The bar is well-stocked. For those evenings we chose to eat out, Captain Al always had great restaurant suggestions.
The catamaran: Catalyst was spacious and the pictures online are accurate. The bean bag pads over the trapeze were incredible for sunning and lounging!
Recommendation high for Catalyst and Captain Al!

Read More

January 2012 – 40th Anniversary cruise
Alan,

Celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary on the Catalyst was our best

vacation ever. The Virgin Islands provide a beautiful setting for

such a special time and you helped us get the most out of them. From

the charm and serenity of places like Cooper’s Island to the

adventure and stunning beauty of Virgin Gorda every stop was perfect

and unique. This is the vacation against which all of our others will

be measured.

And the S/V Catalyst makes the prefect base from which to enjoy the

islands. The outstanding captain and crew, spacious quarters, wide

variety of water toys and especially the bean bag beds in the

trampoline make this an exceptional vessel. But the most exceptional

feature of the Catalyst is the food that comes out of her galley.

Every meal, snack and beverage was worthy of a five star restaurant

with service to match. You’ve managed to create a vacation

fantasyland and we consider ourselves fortunate to have been able to

enjoy some time there.

Thanks,
Byron and Marilyn
Christmas December 2011
Monica and I, our twin 10 year olds, Jack and Olivia and my mother,

Nancy recently set sail with Captain Alan for a week on the Catalyst.

We travel often and have enjoyed beach vacations throughout the

world, but nothing compared to this. The British Virgin Islands are

beautiful and Alan is an outstanding captain, chef and fantastic

guide. He and the entire experience truly exceeded our expectations.

Upon arrival, we kicked of our shoes and never put them back on for a

week. We awoke each morning to the smell of fresh coffee and bacon or

pancakes. We then sailed from island to island for a day of hikes,

snorkeling, inner tubing, wake boarding, stand up paddle boarding and

beach activities. When we were on the boat, there was plenty of room

to spread out. Each afternoon we’d have cocktails and snacks on the

boat and frequented Foxy’s, the Willy T, Myett’s and the like each

night.
Alan outdoes himself with the food and drinks, so be sure to take

advantage of his skills as a chef.

We had never stayed on a boat and are not sailors, yet we were

comfortable the entire trip. We never once worried about the safety

of our kids and they absolutely loved the experience. They are

already asking when we can do it again. If you are considering a trip

aboard the Catalyst, I can highly recommend it. This was a truly

unique experience.

Sean
Lewis…Feb. 2010
Well what can I say. This was one of the best vacations I have ever

had! My two brothers and I went down to the B.V.I. hoping for a good

time, and ended with a great time. Our Captain, ( Allan Roberts )

bent over backward to be sure we were enjoying ourselves. Not only

did he ask us what we wanted to do, but made suggestions as to what

we might do, (otherwise we would have missed a lot). As well, he is a

patient and understanding divemaster, ( we are qualified, but

sporatic divers ) And set the dives to our abilities starting at

beginner to more advanced, always making us comfortable, and being

sure that the dives were enjoyable and interesting.
The work that he put in to getting us to see all that was the B.V.I.
in the time we were there was amzing, as was the food! You gotta try

a Catalyst Burger! Breakfast lunch and dinner are worthy of a 5 star

restaraunt, but consumed not overlooking the water, but on the water.
Thanks Allan!

Garrison Jan. 2010
Dear Gail,

I just want to take a moment to thank you for getting me set up with

Captain Alan Roberts on “Catalyst”. Gwen and I just got back from our

second annual trip with Al. It was as spectacular as the first, and

then some….At my request, we snorkeled twice a day. Never the same

spot twice, and each dive more spectacular than the last. Gwen is

afraid of boats, water, and fish, yet, just like last time, she came

away begging me to do it again next year. One of the hard things I

have a hard time describing to my friends, is the feeling you get

from having a “postcard view”, in all directions, every moment, of

every day, for an entire week. After dinner, we lay on the soft

trampoline type bow, gazing at stars, with a balmy breeze soothing

our minds, bodies, and spirits.

Somehow every gorgeous bay had something special to offer. We walked

the most beautiful beaches we’ve ever seen, on islands ranging from

secluded, to deserted. We took the most spectacular hike I’ve ever

taken, from quiet bay, to secluded polished rock shoreline, then

elevating and narrowing to it’s completion atop a jagged cliff, with

a 200 foot drop to wave beaten rocks, and a panoramic view as far as

the eye can see….. We’re not big party animals, but when we wanted to

socialize a bit, Al just set us up in a great beach place with live

music, and a nice mix of locals, and fellow “happy” sailors.

My lame descriptive ability couldn’t possibly do justice the food Al

conjured up. By day three, I was completely embarrassed by the amount

of “food worship” we were heaping on him…..Seriously, he must have

thought we’d just come off a 40 day hunger strike or something. I

doubt “Oprah” gets food as good as that! The swordfish with mango

salsa was amazing. The mahi mahi with some crazy reduction sauce was

beyond description. Snack time with Al’s famous guacamole dip, and a

fruity little rum drink, always works for us as well.

I just want to finish by saying that the most important ingredient on

this trip, is Captain Al. He takes this amazing paradise of a

location, and allows you to fully experience, and enjoy it, in your

own personal way. He’s extremely knowledgeable, congenial, confident,

and witty. Yet he always seems to be at the edges of your “vacation

of a lifetime”. He’s not trying to be the show. He’s allowing you to

enjoy the “real show”, which is this spectacular group of islands,

and the waters surrounding them. He’s always there when you need him,

yet he’s “NEVER” there when you don’t need him. Gwen and I think the

world of him!!!!! His patience, humility, and ego-less presence, make

him a pleasure to be around. He has our profound thanks, and we thank

you for putting us together.

My apologies for rambling, but it was all so wonderful, that I get a

bit excited describing it. I am including my phone number, and would

drop whatever I’m doing, just to speak with anyone interested in

sailing with Al Roberts aboard “Catalyst”. I couldn’t possibly

recommend him in strong enough terms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Sailing!

St. Paddys Day – 40th Birthday Cruise March 2011
When my wife and I started seriously looking into chartering a Cat

for my 40th, we only made a few searches before we kept going back to

Cpt. Alan’s page with his boat Catalyst. We’re so glad that we went

with our gut on this. We had an amazing time. The trip was so much

more than we had expected.
After more than a year of built up anticipation and fantasizing about

it, one fears that you’ll be let down by what actually happens. Not

the case here. We hit St. John, Sandy Spit, Cane Garden Bay, Jost Van

Dyke (for St. Patrick’s Day), Cooper, Virgin Gorda, and Norman

Islands. Including visits to The Baths, Bitter End, Pirate’s Bight,

and the Willy T. As well as a full moon party in Trellis Bay, lots of

snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. We fit so much into this

trip, it felt as though we had been on board for two weeks!
As for our dear Captain Alan, he’s not only adept at handling his

vessel, but superb at handling a group of raucous 40 somethings

looking for fun. He’s got a very professional style that shows he’s

always anticipating guests needs and perfectly customizing their

experience. He worked with us, applying his knowledge of “island

time”, in creating an itinerary that took care of our few specific

requests. Also, he’s a masterful concierge. Planning for taxis,

making reservations for dinner or tours, providing us with all

options at every harbour, bay or mooring. As his wards, we knew we

were in very capable, and somewhat “salty”, hands.
As previous reviews have claimed, he is a master of cuisine. Our food

experiences were always better on the boat. How does he do it? It was

all well thought out, perfectly presented, and tasted superb. Some of

our highlights were: Seared Sesame Ahi, Catalyst Burgers, Grilled

Brats w/ Caramelized Onions, Coconut Curry Shrimp & Rice, Filet

Mignon over Wasabi Potatoes with Roasted Asparagus and a Balsamic

Redux, and pretty much every breakfast, no matter how simple or

involved. There’s nothing like waking up on a boat and realizing

you’re not at home, going up on deck with your coffee and just

soaking it in, knowing that you’re in for another amazing day, and

then BAM! Time for breakfast. There’s also a magic cooler that

resides behind the Captain’s chair. It had a way of replenishing

itself with ice and beer all week long; all the while as we tried our

best to empty it!
After our week of exploration, revelry, and relaxation, Catalyst was

more more than just our boat, it was our home. Alan had become a

friend, and all of us had fallen in love with the Virgin Islands and

the water that surrounds them. We’re left with so many memories and

great satisfaction in our commitment to sail with Catalyst. Thanks so

much to you Alan. It was indeed a trip of a lifetime.

Woody J.
Charlotte, NC

March 2009
Sailing on Catalyst was an amazing, Outstanding, once in a lifetime

(I hope not) experience. I can’t say enough about this trip to do it

justice. The boat was beautiful, comfortable and stocked for any of

our meals and then some. The itinerary was wonderfully planned and

executed. The food that Alan prepared was fabulous, varied,

delectable, and suited for our specific tastes. The dining was so

varied and spectacular, as to be impossible to describe.

But what truly made this trip perfect was the “CREW”. Alan creates an

environment that is so relaxed, comfortable, enlightening, enriching,

friendly and fun, that I felt I was sailing with “family” (Only way

better). Not only did he treat us wonderfully, he was extra

ordinarily respectful and kind to Laura (His crew for the trip). She

was absolutely sweet, kind gracious and helped in every way possible.

Gwen and I would recommend a vacation aboard the Catalyst in the

strongest possible terms. I only wish Alan and Laura could understand

the depth and richness of the experience they provided to us. It is a

gift that we will always treasure!!!!!!

Most sincerely and gratefully yours

Gregg J Garrison

March 4th, 2009

2009 Mark, Stephanie, Taylor and Natalie Clifford
Alan,
It’s been the better part of a year since our sail aboard Catalyst

but all of us still reminisce about the fantastic time we had.

Sitting here at home watching the snow fall has me day-dreaming about

another relaxing cruise through the BVI with complete confidence in

our captain’s skills, both at the helm and in the galley. Our two-day

stop in Anegada was unforgettable as were our stops at Norman Island,

Jost Van Dyke and Leverick Bay. But it was your recommendation that

led us to two spots we hadn’t seen on our two previous trips to the

BVI, Sandy Spit and Cane Garden Bay, both of which were absolutely

beautiful. These great memories will certainly last a lifetime and we

all look forward to the next time we see you aboard Catalyst.
Cheers,
Mark, Stephanie, Taylor and Natalie Clifford Blairstown, NJ USA

Laura A. Pawlow, Ph.D.
Spending 5 days sailing the Caribbean on the Catalyst was the most

amazing vacation my husband and I have ever experienced! Not having

grown up on the water, I have to admit I was pretty nervous about the

idea of spending 5 days on a boat, but it turns out I had nothing to

worry about. Captain Alan’s competence completely put my mind at ease

and the accommodations had all the comforts of home. The ship is

clean and beautiful and our host was wonderful – he spoiled us with

delectable meals every night and made sure we were comfortable and

having a great time – I wanted to take him home with us! Our days

were spent sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, and soaking up the

sun, and after all that we’d wind down with a wonderful dinner, some

cocktails, and conversation under the beautiful stars. We recommend

the Catalyst without reservation to anyone thinking about a sailing

vacation, and we can’t wait to return ourselves!
The de Groen Charter
Dear Alan,

On behalf of the whole de Groen family I would like to thank you and

Ashley for a truly unforgettable sailing vacation in the BVI. From

start to finish you planned a perfect trip for us. The itinerary was

varied, very well organized and offered something for everyone:

breathtaking beauty, incredible snorkeling, local color, an

introduction to scuba diving, fantastic sailing (especially with your

beautiful gennaker), enough beaching and swimming to get us through

the long, cold Dutch winter and of course, incredibly delicious

meals, snacks and cocktails. Anne-Elise is still talking about

chocolate fondue under the stars aboard her “very own private yacht”

and I marvel at the gourmet meals you magically produced from such a

small kitchen! We enjoyed exploring the islands with you and

appreciated your extensive knowledge of the area and the local

“hotspots”. We felt supremely pampered and well taken care of and

will always cherish our memories of our vacation aboard the Catalyst.

With many thanks, Laura de Groen, Enschede, the Netherlands

Willis Charter
Q : Was the condition of the yacht up to your expectations?

A : I have never been on a catamaran before and I loved it!

Everything was great!

Q: Did you find your accomodations comfortable?

A: We were in the smaller cabin but it was sufficient considering the

fact that we could go up front or sit around the table in back.

Q: Was the crew attentive to your needs?

A: Alan made us feel very comfortable and went out of his way to do

even more than we needed.

Q: Did you enjoy the meals and beverages served aboard?

A: Alan did a great job and everything was delicious.

Q: Was the itenerary fun and exciting?

A: Absolutely – even better than I expected – we saw 6 islands in 6

days.

Q: Would you charter this yacht again?

A: Would love to

This was probably the best vacation I’ve ever been on. Alan was fun,

entertaining and added to the trip. He gave us information and

pointed out sights as we sailed.
January 2011
Spending a week on a sailboat, exploring the BVIs has always been a

dream of mine – one that I had long before I met my husband and got

married four years ago. Unfortunately for me, I married a man who is

not a fan of boats and has a past experience with sea sickness that

prevented him from sharing this dream of mine. However, as my 40th

birthday was approaching, and we were discussing what we could do to

celebrate, my sweet husband had a change of heart and told me to go

ahead and book it!

You can imagine my excitement – I was beyond thrilled, and didn’t

waste a minute. I immediately went to the Virgin Island Sailing

website and started researching boats and discussing options with

Gail. Within a week, I had our charter booked, our plane tickets

purchased and our hotel room in St. Thomas reserved for the night

prior to boarding the boat.

I originally was looking at monohulls but after reading reviews and

talking with Gail, I decided that a catamaran would be the best

option for me and my husband, taking into consideration his concerns

about living on a boat for a week and being sea sick. We were told

that a catamaran would be much more stable and have a lot more living

and hanging out space. I also spent quite a bit of time researching

different captains. If we were going to be on a boat for a week with

another person, I wanted to make sure it was with someone that we

would enjoy and get along with.

Picking Alan Roberts and the Catalyst was definitely one of the best

decisions that I made – one that made our trip not just unbelievably

great, but truly fabulous! Since there were just two of us, we did

the Captain Only option – full board which turned out perfectly.

Despite all my husband’s concerns and anxiety about the trip, we both

ended up having an absolutely fabulous time. Neither one of us got

sea sick. My husband took one Bonine a day as a precaution and I wore

sea band, but we both felt great every day. The catamaran turned out

to be a wonderful choice for us. The boat was stable while sailing,

and we couldn’t believe all the room we had on the boat. There was

plenty of room for lying in the sun, hanging out on the boat at

night, reading, dining, sleeping etc. Our favorite spot on the boat

was on the trampolines – we would lay there while sailing, enjoying

the occasional splashes from the waves and would spend evenings there

gazing at the stars. Our bedroom and bathroom were more than

adequate, and my husband raved about the quality of sleep and the

amazing dreams he had each and every night – something that rarely

happens back home on solid ground.

As wonderful as the Catalyst was, Captain Alan was the icing on the

cake! From the moment we stepped on board, he was there to help us

feel comfortable and to have an amazing vacation. He took into

consideration our wishes for our vacation and then served as our

guide to turn our desires into reality. Each day, we sailed to a

different island and had a completely different and amazing

experience every place we went. We snorkeled most every day, I tried

the stand-up paddle board, I water skied – and actually got up on my

first try (not on my second or third, but oh well…..), we hung out in

the floating water chairs, we hiked and visited sugar cane ruins, we

hung out on beautiful sandy, white beaches, we visited beach bars,

shops and restaurants, heard some great reggae bands and saw the most

amazing scenery in the world. When we realized that we were there

during the week of the full moon, Alan helped to rearrange our

itinerary so that we could attend the amazing Full Moon Party at

Trellis Bay which was quite the experience – not one to be missed!

Alan was a fabulous tour guide, making sure to take us to all the

“must see” spots and then to other areas off the beaten path. He was

also able to accommodate other “special requests” such as my

husband’s desire to watch or hear the football playoffs – Alan and my

husband enjoyed the games on Sirius radio on the boat, and Alan even

radioed one of the beach bars to see if they were showing the games.

And when I decided that I needed to get at least one run in during

the week, he took me over to an island and pointed out a good running

trail. My husband and I were impressed with Alan’s knowledge of the

area and his ability to make sure that we had everything we needed

while also giving us more than enough privacy and space to enjoy

activities on our own. He always seemed to be there when we needed

him, and conveniently out of sight when we didn’t.

The highlight of the trip and what made our choice of the Catalyst

and Alan the absolute right one was the food – the food was

unbelievable! We were blown away by every meal – breakfast, lunch,

happy hour snacks and dinner were all something we anticipated each

day. We constantly told Alan that he needs to open his own restaurant

or, at the least, publish a cookbook full of Catalyst recipes. Every

meal we ate was better than the last, and each meal was better than

the food we typically get in the nicest restaurants in our town. I

don’t know how he does it, but he works magic in the Catalyst’s small

galley kitchen. My husband and I have never eaten so well in our

lives and it was definitely a wake up call when we arrived home and

had to cook for ourselves again. Between the food and the fabulous

drinks – margaritas, pina coladas and bushwhackers – that Alan mixed

up for us, we were in foodie heaven!

While we saw many other bigger, newer or more expensive boats during

our trip, my husband and I realized that everyone else on those boats

were seeing the exact same sights that we were and having the same

experience, but we felt certain that they weren’t eating nearly as

well or enjoying the company of their captain as much as we did ours.

We would definitely recommend the Catalyst and Captain Alan to anyone

considering a sailing trip through the BVIs and hope to return

ourselves some day!

Christy
Raleigh, NC

We recently returned from a charter with Alan Roberts on the

Catalyst. The trip was outstanding in every way! I highly recommend

Alan as a Captain and Chef. The food was creative, attractively

presented and delicious! My husband and I had a medical emergency and

he was extremely accommodating in altering his plans to take care of

our needs. We look forward to returning again for a fun filled week

with Captain Alan.

Carol Adelaar