INGWE, is the Shangaan tribal word for Leopard. This 45 ft. Leopard was built in 1998 by Robertson and Caine of Cape Town South Africa. Free Ingwe accommodates up to six guests in three cabins. Each cabin offers a queen sized bed with private bathroom and shower.
Free Ingwe is fully air-conditioned, though for most nights, you can enjoy the gentle Caribbean breezes flowing through the generous hatches. Each cabin has plenty of storage and hanging space although you don’t need to bring much more than swimwear and a pair of flip-flops.
Double BVI Boat Show winners “1st Runner – Up Best Catamaran” 2007 and “Most Innovative Approach to Chartering” 2005.
Yacht Rates in USD
For Fully Catered 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
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.
AIR-CONDITIONING: Each guest cain on Free Ingwe features ceiling fans and 4 window hatches designed to catch and distribute cool ocean breezes. Full night AC is available and will be run on guest request for a surcharge of $40 per night if required.
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum
CHRISTMAS ONLY: 1-6 pax full-board @ $15,675
Diving Costs: 1 PADI Dive Instructor & 1 PADI Dive Master
Additional dives $25 per person per dive plus air fills.
Equipment: Guests can bring aboard their own equipment or rent BC and Regulator from Free Ingwe for $125 pp/week.
Discover scuba resort course: $175 per person Open water referrals: $275 per person
Captain: Austin Marshal Nationality: US – 6’3 Modern Day Buccaneer- living the dream
Chef / 1st Mate Philippa King – 5”1 Irish girl with a bad case of wanderlust.
Having completed a law degree in bonny Scotland, Philippa fell off the straight and narrow and embraced her love of travel. She initially moved to Portugal and worked for a couple of seasons in a shore-based dive centre where she honed her underwater skills and found her sea legs. The next obvious step was a long passage to the warm waters of the Caribbean where she spent the next 14 months in the BVI, working as a Dive Instructor alongside six other crew on a 105 ft sailing boat. Philippa’s love of cooking was also put to well use on this large yacht where she worked alongside the head chef preparing meals for up to 27 guest each evening. Philippa has tons of experience adapting meals and menu plans to ensure delicious creative meals are suited to each guest’s dietary needs or preferences. Before joining Free Ingwe Philippa trained as a chef in Ashburton in the South of England, where she learnt to make a mean French toast.
Breakfasts served with fresh fruit, yogurts, cereals, coffee, tea & juice
Pan Roasted Potatoes, Pepper Bacon, and Eggs Any Style
French Toast Bread Pudding with Banana Flambé
Eggs Benedict with a Rum Hollandaise Sauce
Chef’s Frittata Creation (Shrimp, Asparagus, Pancetta & Wild Mushroom)
Savory Crepes Florentine
Pancetta Kale baked eggs
Fresh Baked French Croissants, stuffed with Spinach, Feta, Ham & Cheese
Dutch Soufflés with Fruit Compote
Plantain Pancakes with bacon maple syrup
Roasted Corn & Lobster Bisque accompanied by mixed greens and parmesan crisps
Traditional Island Roti served with cucumber mango salad
Captains Famous Cheeseburger in Paradise, sweet potato fries with truffle aioli
Sesame Seared Tuna served with calamari salad and wakimi greens
Yucatan fish Tacos, jicama cilantro coleslaw, tomato black bean salsa
Eluthera Style Conch Ceviche Salad
Greek Salad with Caribbean Jerk Chicken breast
Grilled Duck Breast Spring Rolls with balsamic raspberry dipping sauce
Chicken or Shrimp enchiladas creamy jalapeno sauce
Chipotle Pulled Pork sliders with loaded baked potato salad
Served with Captains Cocktail of the Day
Mediterranean Trio of Hummus, Olive Tapenade & Warm Feta dips served with crudités & roasted pita chips
Chef Cheese Board with assorted fine meats and Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers
Hot Crab Rangoon with wonton crisps
Capresse Skewers with cherry tomatoes, bocconcini, and local basil drizzled with fig balsamic glaze
Caviar Platter with Capers, Red Onion, and Crème Fraiche
Sautéed Mussels in a Saffron Wine Sauce with Sundried Tomatoes with fresh baguette
Served with bread baskets & appropriate wine pairings
Beef Tenderloin, garlic wasabi smashed potatoes, sautéed asparagus
Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Reduction and Baby New Potatoes Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese
Pecan encrusted Rack of Lamb, potatoes au gratin, crisp green beans
Penne ala Vodka Sauce with Sweet Italian Sausage
Coconut Curry shrimp served over Jasmati Rice
Ginger seared Mahi Mahi served over wild mushroom risotto
Caribbean Lobster with Rum Butter dipping sauce , Saffron Rice and Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Chicken Bow Tie Pasta with a Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce
Bahamian Style Grilled Whole Snapper with Ginger Vegetable Laces (or perhaps your fresh catch of the day!!)
Caribbean Lime Tart on a Cookie Crust
Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Whiskey Sauce
Grilled pineapple spears & coconut sorbet
Nutmeg Crème Brule
Chocolate Kahlua Mousse with Toasted Almonds
Mango Mascarpone Island Fruit Parfait
Coconut Panna Cotta with berry wine reduction
Margarita Cream Pie
Banana Rum Puffs with Chocolate Sauce
Special Occasion Cakes & Ice Cream ….please let us know of any special occasions you may be celebrating on board !!
FREE INGWE GUESTS COMMENTS
Thanks for another great week. I feel totally rejuvenated! Mel – great job getting Philip to try new dishes. They were all delicious, as we say, 4 square meals a day.
Matt – thanks for keeping all of the time easy and carefree.
Save time next year?
Thank you so much for a fabulous vacation! Definitely on my top five list. You are a great couple, so easy to be around and made all of us feel at home. It was a thrill to see Leigh Anne get her dive certification and then be able to dive with her. Matt you are a great divemaster and made us feel comfortable. What a wonderful place this is. We will hope to be back.
Fondly, Stephanie, Rick, Leigh Anne and Warren Reid
We didn’t know how fortunate we were when we booked this week on Free Ingwe! The boat and the BVIs are spectacular… But it’s the two of you – you personalities and skills – that made the trip so memorable and wonderful. Many, many thanks – and our very best wishes. Linda Brown
You guys are amazing! I am so happy we connected with you. There is nothing I would have changed this past week… Well, except for the Phase 10 game! Mel, your cooking was fabulous; I have never eaten like that in a one week stretch. Matt, your seamanship, knowledge of the area, and the marine life were all remarkable for us. We loved the anchorages, the drinks, and just hanging out with you guys. You really made it a wonderful vacation for us. Come see us in DC. We’ll be sure to track you down for our next charter! – Mark Brown
The Maes Charter – Salina, KS
Attention to all details of presentation, cleanliness, drinks, boat maintenance, diving and overall service. The selection of dive sites and the overall itinerary were excellent. A group is always apprehensive when selecting personnel to lead such and adventure. You both welcomed us into your world of yachting and made us friends. Thank you for your special friendship and may the wind fill your sails. – Jim and Marilyn Maes
A week of paradise – dreams do come true! Matt and Mel – you are an unbelievable couple, exceeding all expectations. Mel the meals were over the top. Your skillls are culinary chic : ) You both make your job seem effortless, which makes your guests so comfortable. Opening your home to total strangers is not easy, but you both are so gracious. Matt – what a guy! You do your job so well. I can go on and on – but bottom line – you both are the best. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime. Good luck and we wish you complete success. – Joe and Peggy
What an unforgettable week! You two are the best, great food diving , sailing and relaxation. And you planned the weather so well. We had a great time and hope to repeat sometime. Was much more than expected. Such a wonderful worry free vacation. – Mike and Debbie
The Sheehan Family, Sioux Falls, SD
This has been the best vacation ever! The first one where I was truly able to relax and soak it all in. You are so easy to be around… you have definitely found your calling!! Mel, your meals were unbelievably good. And you may have sparked a cooking buy in me! We’ll see : ) Matt, your bushwackers and painkillers were fantastic, and your captain skills weren’t so shabby either : ) All in all, thank you so much for this trip of a lifetime! Hopefully, I’ll be back someday! – Kate Sheehan