Yacht Details

Length: 85 ft Hatteras
Cabins: 3 Queen Berths & 1 Twin
Number of Guests: 1-10
High Cost: $27200
Low Cost: $19200

Yacht Description

Custom Cruising, Caribbean Style, European Flair –  These are the hallmarks of motor yacht OBSESSION, a Hatteras 85 cockpit power yacht. Veteran crew team Arno and Petra Hess bring their years of knowledge and skills to one of the most reputable motor yachts chartering in the islands.
Join Arno and Petra in the Virgin Islands or the St. Martin/St. Barths areas for the yachting vacation of your dreams. Please accept our invitation to experience what it would be like to choose your vacation of a lifetime aboard the Motor Yacht Obsession. Set your watches to tides and the winds, instead of appointments and deadlines. Leave the traffic lights, rush hours and commuting behind. Let the view through crystal clear waters determine whether to snorkel a colorful reef, dive a wreck or fish for tuna or wahoo while cruising the pristine waters of the Caribbean.

1. On the upper deck a queen cabin with view windows. A private bathroom with stall shower is down 3 stairs, off the common hallway.
Yellow bedspread.
2. Forward cabin with 1 queen bed, 1 upper single bed, 1 lower single bed, and ensuite bathroom with stall shower. Green bedspreads.
3. On the lower deck aft, one cabin with one queen bed and ensuite bathroom with stall shower.
4. On the lower deck aft, one twin cabin with side by side single beds, also with ensuite bathroom. .
5. In common main salon, new leather sofa has a full size pull-out bed.

Yacht Rates in USD

2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax 9 pax 10 pax
S 2014 19200 19700 20200 21200 22200 23200 24200 25200 26200
W 2015 20200 20700 21200 22200 23200 24200 25200 26200 27200

Rates are all inclusive of food and standard bar, cruising permit: paid by client  & licenses: paid by client
Taxes, re-location fees, cruising permits and licenses may be extra.

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

For Xmas/New Year:
Up to 6 guests: US$27,000
7 & 8 guests: $28,000
9 & 10 guests: US$30,000

Also: up to 8 guests: US$18,000 plus expenses (+30% APA)
(Not for the Holiday Season)


Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only





Yacht Amenities

  • 46" Flat screen TV/DVD Player Stereo
  • Direct TV Satellite in Salon and IPod
  • 100 DVDs/Movies
  • Board Games
  • Sun Awning
  • Deck Shower
  • Bimini
  • Special Diets
  • BBQ
  • Hairdryers,16 Port Hatches
  • Guests Smokes on aft fishing deck only
  • Children welcome no age limit prefer Watersafe
  • Generator
  • Water Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Brand new 18'ft. tender with 115hp 4 stroke engine
  • Water Skis for Adult
  • Kneeboard
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Tube
  • Wake Board
  • 2 x one man Kayaks
  • Floating Mats
  • Swim Platform
  • Boarding Ladder Aft
  • Fishing Gear
  • 3 Mountain bikes and a stationairy trainer
  • 3 Blue Underwater LED Lights off stern which attracts fish for a great show at night
  • Controlled AC in every cabin
  • Leather sofa/ Full Size pull-out bed in salon
  • A second tender - 14'ft. with 60 hp is available by special request

Cruising Area

  • Summer Base Port: Virgin Islands
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands ,Caribbean Leewards
  • Winter Base Port: Virgin Islands
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands ,Caribbean Leewards
  • Obsession picks up and drops off in St Thomas
  • however they will go to West End Tortola
  • other Tortola ports may have a extra charge.

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 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 in the rates
  • Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense
  • Obsession is a 85 ft Hatteras motor yacht available for fully crewed rental for the perfect BVI and Caribbean sailing vacation.
  • Come aboard BVI Yacht Charter Obsession


Captain and Crew of Obsession, a 85 ft Hatteras Caribbean Yacht Charter

Crew Profile

There are 3 crew members onboard Obsession

Captain Arno Hess of Switzerland, traded his engineering career, his interest in a pro sportswear company and his hobby of motorcycle racing to pursue a life on the sea. After his father purchased the historic classic yacht Hitauk, Arno set about restoring her to a beautiful luxury cruiser. Upon completing her restoration, and after obtaining his 400 ton Captain’s License, sailed her across the Atlantic and has been happily providing countless charters aboard Hitauk for many years in the waters of the Caribbean. In July the owners of motor yacht Obsession approached him to run their yacht in charter. They were drawn to him through knowledge of his skills of Captaining many different types of vessels and to his long-term familiarity with the very beautiful waters of the Virgin Islands. Arno and his wife Petra, a highly skilled chef, accepted the position, making way for a happy blend of Captain, accomplished chef and sleek motor yacht. Since then, Arno and Petra have fallen in love all over again, but this time with Obsession

Chef Petra not only has a contagious laugh and engaging personality but her cooking is enticingly delicious. As a professional chef and previous owner of two restaurants in Germany, Petra’s talents totally transform Obsession into an intimate and elegant floating villa. Additionally, her experience working on several mega-yachts as chef over her many years in these islands, brings to her skills a wonderful melding of creativity and flexibility.

With their lively dispositions, ready smiles and their knowledge of and deep passion for the beauty of the sea and these tropical islands, ensures a predictable result. You will have the time of your life aboard Obsession!

A third Freelance crew member will be available for charters with 5 guests or more…

Yacht Layout

Yacht Layout of British Virgin Islands Charter Obsession

Sample Menu

Chef Petra Presents: Motoryacht Obsession Menu a la Carte

Delectable beginnings

Zucchini Cream Soup with petite croutons

Mediterranean Shrimp on Baby greens

Baked Portobello Mushroom with Balsamico glace, tossed with Pecorini
Romano Cheese

West Indian Pumpkin Soup with a fresh ginger infusion

Shrimp Quesadilla with Jalapeno Pepper Cheese and a light touch of fresh Pesto

Watercress & Baby Mixed Green Salad
Served with savory bacon, toasted pine nuts, splashed with fresh orange
dressing and garnished with shavings of Gruyere Cheese

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Succulent Entrees

(all meals served with fresh home baked bread)

Grilled Salmon With Dill and Potato Chip Crust
Lemon Mousse Lime sauce reduction
Baked Leek & Roasted Pepper Penne Pasta Soufflé

Black Angus Tenderloin of Beef Filet Pan seared with red wine butter reduction
Served with mushroom and potato tart

Baked Shrimp stuffed Grouper
served with fresh Dill sauce
Swiss Potato Dumplings

Grilled Scallop Salad (also available for lunch or as appetizer)
Served on a bed of Arugula & Spinach, garnished with Toasted Almonds and
drizzled with Mango Fruit Dressing

Oven Baked Rack of Lamb encrusted with Fresh Herbs
Steamed Broccoli, Baked Butternut Squash and Elephant garlic Mashed

Sauteed Sea Bass on Zinfandel Risotto with roasted Zucchini & Tomato Napoleon

West Indian Chicken Curry served on Basmati Rice with ginger honey glazed
baby carrots and Haricot Vert

Blackened Tuna Obesseion
Risotto infused with champagne and oven-roasted mix of colorful peppers

Sweet Endings

Fresh Strawberries marinated in Pernod enhanced with poire vert, Served
on Vanilla Ice Cream

Chocolate Pate with Fresh Raspberries & Crème Anglaise

Island Lime Cheesecake with almond crust, Vanilla Crème & lime zest center, Topped with Lime Curd

Swiss Carrot Cake with White Icing finish with a Kirsch Infusion

Apple Brown Butter Tart on a Calvados Mirrow

Caribbean Banana Flambe’Grand Marnier with Mango Sorbet, topped with fresh
fillets of Oranges


From Guests aboard Obsession over Thanksgiving Week, 2012:
Arno, Petra, and Marie
What an absolutely wonderful vacation we had with you aboard Obsession. Each of you added such a special “sauce” to the trip. The cooking, every single meal was spectacular – from the homemade bread and pasta, to the fresh fish, fillet, chocolate pate and delicious Thanksgiving Dinner. Your kindness, organization, knowledge of the islands, and the enthusiasm is something that made the trip special and won’t be forgotten. Petra, we miss your laugh already! It is contagious. Thank you for everything, the trip was a blast and you three are an awesome crew!
Many thanks
Vicky, Ryn, Kate, Todd, Brady, Collen, Donna & Steve

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The Rodzik family, aboard Obsession in mid-March, 2012
Obsession offers great value,boat is older and smaller but owner operator is working hard to improve.
Gail and I enjoyed the owners as they offers a good time and professional,nothing out of line and reliable and safe.
The children on the boat had a great time ,enjoyed the crew,food and clean.the crew took very good care of the kids,
Very accommodating for transferring meals ,cocktail hour and guest back and forth.
I would recommend this boat to others who are looking for value and smaller size ,with good owner operators.
\”OMG!\” – Aboard in April, 2011
OMG- We have to leave. Reality sucks.
What a wonderful week the Texans have had!!!
Our experience with the WONDERFUL Petra, Zorro(aka: Arno) and COWBOY (aka: Hubertus). This week has surpassed ALL vacations taken on the larger ships. I cannot say how great the food has been (Excellent) patience with guests(superb) and just over all time spent with everyone has been GREAT!
Until next year, have a safe, wonderful and healthy time. We will see Petra in October when we take the Texas girl cruise.
Love to All, the Texcan
Guests aboard in February, 2011
Hard to put into words the time we are having. Arno is just as you described, but I would add that he is so good at what he does… He has immense talent and since my family is on his boat in an unfamiliar place, I want him just like he is. That is focused, serious, in charge of Obsession and dedicated to his trade. We are so confident in him and his decisions.
Petra too is like you described. She is so charming, sweet and passionate and her talents are put to good use. The food is consistently excellent and the quality evident. We are so happy. She makes sure we are all happy, all the time. Hubertus is amazing… In addition to working non-stop on Obsession taking care of seemingly everything, he plays card games with us late each night and my girls absolutely love him. We too love this guy. A great addition to your crew.
I am extremely picky… So to is Heidi. We teach our children that life is not about things, but rather experiences and relationships.
Accordingly, we place great importance on all the details of such experiences and people and the relationships we share with them is so important. This experience so far is beyond our expectations and we are enjoying our time with our family and your crew is phenomenal! Vacation is about relaxing and quality time with our family… We have all that plus amazing food and unbelievable new sights! It will be hard to top this vacation. Thank you… This trip is quickly becoming one of our favorite, if not the best!

Witting charter
How did you enjoy your cruising vacation?
Best vacation I ever had, by far. The boat is in immaculate condition; Arno keeps it pristine. Arno and Petra know the BVIs well, it is very wise to listen to their recommendations. We enjoyed a great mix of adventure, serenity, and party-going…all we had to do is let them know what we were in the mood for, and they more than accommodated us and always with a smile.

How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they courteous? Attentive? Knowledgeable?

Arno and Petra are top notch. As we progressed through the BVI, we came across many other charters and it was evident we had the most experienced captain and Petra was the most respected, friendly, and experienced CHEF. We never regretted yachting with this crew. Petra keeps the yacht spotless when you are on board; cleans your cabin daily. Arno maintains the yacht perfectly; he knows the boat inside and out.

Tell me about your meals? Did the menus meet your group’s expectations?
The food was spectacular; we expressed our culinary desires up front and they delivered on everything. The presentation of the meals was surprisingly creative given the space Petra works in to prepare multi course gourmet meals. Home baked bread almost every day, wonderful desserts, and very creative entrees.

How is the yacht? Is she clean and well maintained? Were your cabins comfortable?
Yacht is extremely well maintained; looked brand new – no worn upholstery, everything was very stylish and had an interior decorator’s touch including the custom made hand soaps. Cabins are more than comfortable.

How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation?
Pace was perfect, itinerary was great. We are very flexible, which is key to this kind of vacation. Your experience is dependent upon “non dependable” factors such as weather, etc. You must be willing to say “We’re here for “x” days, take us where you’d like..here’s what we like to do and experience”.
I would not recommend trying to spend most of your time motoring among the islands; pick an Island to visit for the day, get there early to find good mooring, and then enjoy the beauty of your surroundings. Be flexible for last minute changes…the unexpected always brings great memories and excitement.

Would you charter this yacht again? If not, please explain. If yes, what are the key reasons?
Absolutely; I won’t use any other. I’m already planning my next vacation with them. If I can’t go with this crew on this boat, I won’t go.

Additional comments:
We had some great memories due to Arno and Petra. We lost a credit card on the bottom of the ocean, and were able to find it. We had terrific SCUBA diving; Arno knows this sport and is safety minded – listen to his recommendations. Arno loves to dance! …just ask him! Everyone in BVI knows Petra, I think she owns the Islands.

Thank you!!!
Olliver charter
We must thank you for making us so welcome. Petra’s laugh is so funny, it’s wicked. Skipper’s is ok, too. The food was fantastic. I have never had a holiday like this so did not know what to expect. For me it has been fab. As you know, Jeff my lovely new husband likes it cold and air conditioned. I love it hot hot hot. We would love to come back and celebrate one of our anniversaries here if that’s ok with you. You have our email address so if you ever want to come to the UK you only have to drop us one.
Email that is. Arno you have a very special wife look after her as you should look after someone that special. You make a great couple. From me, Lynn, Arno I would like to thank you for the diving instruction.

All our love, the Olivers, Jeff & Lynn
Kojic charter
Arno and Petra,
We would like to thank you for the great charter. Arno was an excellent Captain and Petra was a great chef and hostess. Her dishes were delicious and she always made sure we were please with her choices. The trip was possible only because of Arno and Petra. We truly appreciate the great service this crew provided.
Jasne, Zoran, Sandra and Nened Kojic

Hann charter
This has been our best vacation ever! Bar none! Every detail was taken care of perfectly! The food was excellent and your hospitality wonderful. This definitely will not be our last trip with Arno and Petra. We can’t wait to come again. Please plan a trip to Charlotte to come and see us very soon! Thank you for everything!

Marie and David Hann
McKay charter
You have spoiled us tremendously! Now that we have seen the Caribbean with you we cannot do it any other way! We have thoroughly enjoyed the trip as well as you company. We will definitely be back! Thank you for such an incredible trip!


Dave & Chris McKay, Ocala, FL
May 2011
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?
They were outstanding in every way

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
very well-all bedrooms had great AC

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Again-outstanding. Petra is a fabulous cook along with Arno’s homemade rolls and pasta

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
yes-loved it

6. Could we at Virgin Island Sailing, Ltd. have helped you further in any way?
no-thanks for your help

7. May we post this review on our website?

8. Additional comments on your charter?
It would be impossible to describe how much fun our group of 6 adults had on the Obsession!! We were pampered every minute while on the yacht with exceptional food at breakfast , lunch and dinner. Petra came up with fabulous ideas for breakfast-french toast , her Grandma’s pancakes, omelets and more; lunch included some of the most beautiful salads I have ever seen; dinners were creative and always fresh with many homemade items from both Petra and Arno. As for the yacht-Hubertos was incredible keeping us comfortable in our rooms always with fresh towels, clean beds and of course a turn down service with goodies on our pillows! He was always available to take us in the dinghy to explore the islands, snorkel or for a local drink at the many fun bars. Our entire group would love to be able to return again someday for a repete of our most favorite vacation ever. It was nothing less than a dream vacation come true!!

July 2011
Truly incredible experience. My first visit to the Caribbean and enjoyed imediately. Our hosts were incredible”Obsession ” a great boat. Meals were fantastic and overall first class service at all times.Would highly recommend.
Dave and Jean Keith Penticton B.C.Canada


To Petra,Arno, Hubertus & Claudia
Thank you so much for making our trip so special. Memories for a lifetime.You are the best crew we could have.Your service and meals were first class. We all felt so at home thanks to you all. Hugs Norma Jean+ Doug Kenyon, Penticton, B.C.Canada

July 2011

To our Obsession crew,
Thank you so much for making our vacation Kelly Rae &” Doo- cans” pre- wedding celebrations so special. We felt utterly spoiled. arno’s braided bread, Petra’s down- to- earth care and fun loving attitude(Willy-T’s here we come), the snorkeling trip with Hubertus( Fabiola), and sweet Claudia attending to every detail. It was a true pleasure to hare our 4 days and so many laughs with such a wonderful family. All the best! Hugs & back rubs
Stevie & Clayton, Ontario, Canada
Nov. 2011
Nov. 2011

Arno & Petra
What a great surprise 5th anniversairy get away!!
I am so thrilled Jim found y’all + yacht Obsession.
We have had so much fun, food, drinks+ sun. Not to mention the fabolous dancing Arno + I did-You are right – we could be sisters just think how much excitement there would be Petra, your food was great+ we really enjoyed your company!!
Thank you so much for giving us a great time. What a fabulous adventure.Bless you both. Much love Jim + Cheryl Yarbrough
June 2011
Arno, Petra and Hubertus

You R-O-C-K!

Arno-You kept as on the path and kept us safe-a consummate captain you are and we thank you!
Petra-thank you for the gift of your beautiful laugh and for making us fat……
We blame you!!! So much fun you are!
Hubertus-you bring us comfort big and small and laught a pleny.What a joy you are!
All these things combined with your love for each other and the love and the welcome you poured out on us has been such a blessing. You are our newVI family and we can’t wait to see you again!
Much love to you all Ty, Deb, Cody,Jaden


Dear Petra, Arno and Hubertus,

Thank you so much,guys, for making our Honeymoon so special and unforgetable
It was my first time I’ve overstayed on such a gorgeous boat and my first time of diving! whow! that was fun! You are great people with a good heart and great sense of humor and also rich taste! I love the way you decorate the boat! It is absolutely beautifyful. Petra, I enjoyed the food. So much.You are so talented in cooking, Yummy. Especially your fish and bread! Arno, thank you for being so helpful and patient with us. We had fun diving.I hope you had fun too, even if you got a little sunburnt.Oops!Hubertus, you are so careful and hospitable! Thank you for taking care of all little things and details.It made our trip even more convenient.
All three of you make a really awesome team!!!
Very professional, relaxing, adventurous and fun!, We will see you again! Good luck to you & Have a beautiful life in paradise
Olga Todd
Thanks for making a dream come true on our honeymoon.First Class service from start to finish!
Brandon Todd
Charter Dates: June 27 – July 5, 2012
Name: Debbie
Yacht: OBSESSION with Arno & Petra
Charter Dates: June 27 – July 5, 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?
Yes they were very accommodating and friendly.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes, They were very clean above my expectations.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes all bed rooms had a/c and back seating area always had a nice breeze when the wind blew

4. Was the food good and well presented?
The food was 5 stars. Arno, Petra and Walter all cooked not only great looking food, but great tasting too. The table was set with different table setting each and every meal. The food was beautifully displayed on very pretty dishes

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes, Arno was right about every sailing decision we made. He even left at the right times to get the smallest waves and winds. He was very proud of his ship and takes great pride in maintaining the ship.

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
No all my questions were answered in a quick and professional manner. They made a perfect match for my family with the boat that was recommended for my active family

7. May we post this review on our website?

8. Additional comments on your charter?
Petra, Arno and Walter, I booked this trip for my family because we had so many things to celebrate at the same time. For many years I have been wanting to take a trip like this. You have made this the best family vacation I have ever been on. From the moment we stepped on to your boat you made us all feel welcome and at home. We had lots of laughs and funny stories. The food was five star and you made each dish with pride and love. Arno your pizza, bread, pasta and ravioli were all wonderful. Walter your breakfast you made was very tasty. Petra each and every dish was not only set beautifully on the dish but was fresh and tasted great. The service on the ship was top notch. We were grateful that Walter was chosen to help you with our charter. He made great efforts to make sure all our entertainment needs were met. From telling us the history of the areas we visited, to taking us to the beach, snorkeling, scuba diving, wake boarding, sight seeing, and shopping you did it all. The three of you make a great team. Thank you Thank you Thank you for a great trip and I only hope some day we can motor with you again. Debbie

Nov. 17-24-12
Charter 17.11-24.11.2012

Arno, Petra,Marie

What an absolutely wonderful vacation we had with you aboard Obsession. each of you added such a special ” sauce”to the trip. The cooking,every single meal was spectacular- from the homemade bread and pasta, to the fresh fish, filet, chocolate pate and
delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Your kindness, organization, knowledge of the islands, and the enthusiasm is something that made the trip special and won’t be forgotten. Petra, we miss your laugh already! It is contagious. Thank you for everything, the trip was a blast and you three are an awesome crew!
Many thanks( than she drew a heart)- Vicky, Ryn, Kate, Todd, Brady, Collen, Donna & Steve