58 ft Simonis
4 Queen & 1 Single Berth
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Braveheart is a crewed charter catamaran specializes in Scuba diving and has 4 equal queen staterooms. We can take up to 9 guests and we love couples, families or even 3 generations. Birthdays and anniversaries are special on Braveheart. Children are welcome and we offer lots of watersports to keep you involved in all the action. Just relax in the hammocks or a floating mat and watch the world go by.
Explore the tropical wonders of the Caribbean aboard Braveheart, an all-inclusive, luxurious, 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. Plus 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.
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
All inclusive rates are based on a 7 night charter (1 week) with food, beverages and standard bar, cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Taxes, relocation fees may be extra, see below for Charter Information
Xmas : up to 9 guests – $26,125per week
New Year up to 9 guests $ 26,975 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.
Diving is included for certified divers, guests rent or bring BCs and Regs ($150/set/week, includes wet suit), up to 10 dives/wk
Resort course: $150, includes 1 dive – $75/dive after
Certifications: Referral: $350, Full course: $450 + books (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.$150 gear rental for certified divers for the week, $150 resort course instructional dive, $75 each dive after first resort course dive per person.
Open water referral course is $350 and is 4-5 dives. Full course to be done e-learning, bookwork online before arrival, plus 1 training session confined water and 4 open water dives.
Books are $95+shipping, full course instruction is $450. Gear is included with all courses.
$45 BVI Fishing licenses are required to fish BVI waters and must be applied for at least 4 weeks in advance,
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.
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- Main Saloon: 26 " - Flat Screen LCD TV/DVD combo
- IPod dock station provided
- smart tv box with internet access and wifi
- Sun Awning
- Deck Shower
- Special Diets
- Guests Smokes On transom steps
- Children are Welcome 4 yrs - no diapers please
- Ice Maker
- Sailing Instructions
- Onboard WIFI
- Green Initiatives-Make purified drinking water with Re-usable water bottles
- Achieved the CYBA Green Award in 2012 & 2013
- Champion of the Ocean Award Tortola Boatshow 2016
- 15 ft Dinghy with 60 hp engine
- Snorkel Gear
- Ski-Tube & 3 person Transformer towable tube
- Wake Board
- 1x 1 man Kayak
- 2 x 2 man Kayaks
- Water Skis
- Hammock & Floating Mats
- Swim Platform with Boarding Ladder
- 4 x SU Paddle Boards
- Underwater lights for 3 paddleboards
- Fishing Gear
- U/Water Camera
- U/Water Video
- Sun Awning for trampoline
- A large floating island for lounging in the water,2 beach umbrellas and 4 beach chairs & new beach games
- 2 bean bag chairs for use on the deck
- 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.
Kieran Bown – Captain/ Dive Instructor
Kieran is originally from the UK. He holds an RYA Yachmaster Offshore 200 ton license and is a PADI Dive Instructor. His experience comes from previous jobs worldwide working as a dive instructor in many 5 Star resorts and live aboard dive vessels. Starting from a young age, Kieran sailed, kayaked and dived throughout Europe growing his passion for the ocean as well as learning valuable skills key to the successful running of sailing and dive charters. Running conservation camps in Fiji also taught Kieran the importance of a balanced marine ecosystem and he is happy to share with you his knowledge of corals, fish and other marine life.
Michelle Preciado – Chef/ Dive Instructor
Michelle is an ocean girl coming from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A place where her passion for the ocean and underwater life grew throughout her upbringing. She is an RYA Day Skipper and a PADI Dive Instructor. Working in 5 Star resorts in Puerto Vallarta as a dive instructor and photographer has allowed Michelle to follow her dreams of working by the ocean whilst working in the service industry. Michelle has also studied at the Ashburton Cooking School in Devon, UK to fine turn her culinary skills allowing her to provide you with the best quality food imaginable. She is delighted to bring to your table her international flare gathered from the many experiences she has had abroad and at home.
Kieran and Michelle began working together in Mexico as Dive instructors and underwater photographers. It was here that a great relationship was forged and they have continued to work successfully together in a variety of roles. Conducting a research project in the Turks & Caicos on humpback whales which resulted in record breaking encounters and unbelievable new data collected again showcased their talent. Once the whales left the Turks and Caicos, Kieran and Michelle decided to head south and begin a new adventure in the British Virgin Islands.
After several years of working on large catamarans in the British Virgin Islands, they have settled into the lifestyle, falling in love with the islands and making themselves at home. They are now very excited to welcome you onboard Braveheart and share all of their favorite dishes, dive spots, anchorages, hikes, beaches, and bars helping you make it the trip of a lifetime.
A sampler from Chef Michelle
Eggs Benedict & Creamy Hollandaise Sauce
Blueberry Pancakes drizzled in Maple Syrup
Spinach & Feta Quiche served with a Crispy Bacon
Omelets to Order served with Breakfast Sausages
Banana Cinnamon Waffles
Breakfast Crepes with fresh fruit and cream cheese filling
Kahlua Soaked French Toast accompanied by Breakfast Sausages
All Breakfasts are accompanied by Freshly Made Banana Bread, Fruit Platter, Bacon or Sausages
Cheese burgers in Paradise, homemade burgers on the grill with fresh buns and side of fries and green salad.
Fajitas – A Selection of Grilled Meat, Fish & Chicken accompanied with a traditional Mexican selection of “make your own” Tortillas, Frijoles & Pico de Gallo.
Blackened Shrimp Caesar Salad with Homemade Caesar Dressing & Homemade Focaccia Bread
Steak and Chicken Kebabs, Greek Salad and Homemade Tzatziki
Caribbean Chicken Salad served with Fresh Bread
Seared Mahi Mahi with Zesty Basil Butter and Fragrant Rice
A Selection of Spanish Tapas – (Ceviche, Albondigas, Crispy Goat Cheese Salad, Chorizo)
Wild mushroom risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella cheese, breaded, fried, drizzled with balsamic reduction and truffle oil
Chorizo and Prawn Skewers with Aioli
Vine Cherry Tomatoes filled with Peppered Goats Cheese & Basil
Sushi Sampler Plate
Shrimp Tempura with Rum Dipping Sauce
Pork and vegetable spring rolls with sweet chilli dipping sauce
All Canapés are served with Cocktail of the day and a selection of wines.
Braised breast of lamb, boulangere potatoes, green beans and grilled
Red Snapper with a grilled Veracruz Salsa accompanied with brown rice
Prosciutto and Brie Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cranberry Sauce
Filet Mignon with Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Sautéed Spinach, RoastedBalsamic Rosemary Potatoes & Cabernet Wine Reduction
Pan seared Ahi tuna sesame crusted over wild rice and drizzled with wasabi mayo and teriyaki glaze with a crisp wonton cracker and nori salad garnish
Salmon with lemon and herb butter, served with steamed green beans and parmesan garlic roasted asparagus
Grilled Jerk chicken, served with roasted vegetables and cous cous
Chocolate fondant pudding
Eclairs, Profiteroles, Raspberry Sorbet.
Panna cotta with glazed figs in a tuille basket.
Key lime pie
Flamed bananas with vanilla ice cream
Chocolate mousse with orange zest
Reviews for Keiran and Michelle, BRAVEHEART’s Summer Season 2018 crew
I spent 7 days with Kieran and Michelle cruising the BVI. They were such welcoming people! I remember them helping us board the boat from the dingy and being beyond helpful. Throughout the week they made very tasty cocktails, delectable food, and joined in on our 11 person group conversations. Kieran captained the boat from time to time and was a wonderful navigator. Additionally, they were incredible dive leaders- taking 3 of our group members down for the first time. Everyone enjoyed the diving with them so much! I would HIGHLY recommend them for a charter as I know they take such great care of their guests. By the end of the week, we felt like family and long friends.
-Danielle (St Paul, MN)
Kieran. The hardest thing to do in a confined space for a week is to keep the kids (ages 7-14) entertained and interested. Kieran did that wonderfully. At every stop all of the toys were instantly in the water and Kieran was ready to go with whatever they wanted to do. And he never got tired, if they wanted to be on the dingy for 4 hours, Kieran was there with energy and a smile. The new things he introduced us to were great, including the HaliJump, the SubWing, and the secret cliff jumping pool, all highlights. And I haven’t even talked about SCUBA yet, Kieran was awesome with the SCUBA, encouraging dives every day. By the end of the trip, he had certified two new divers, gave resort lessons to two more, and did multiple dives with the three pre certified divers. From beach dives to more advanced, everyone LOVED the diving. I can not say enough about Kieran’s great spirit, temperament, and energy.
Kieran was accompanied by Michelle, who is simply wonderful. I will start with the diving, Michelle loves to dive too and she was involved with all the dives. It was helpful to have both Kieran and Michelle on dives as we could break up the group based on skill level. From the boat standpoint Michelle was always on the spot. There was never a towel out of place, a glass half empty, or what you needed not instantly available. The fact is, Michelle is just a VERY nice person, and pleasant to be around at all times. She was warm and made the entire group welcome and comfortable. And, she was pretty funny!
Lugash Family. Santa Monica, CA
To whom it may concern:
My friends and I had the good fortune to have Kieran and Michelle as hosts on a recent trip to the BVI’s. As someone that has done many charters with crew and without in the BVI’s I can say they were extraordinary relative to other crews. Their attentive and helpful styles made our 5 day charter very special. As an experienced diver I found it particularly helpful to have Kieran and Michelle point out special dive sites and provide good company as dive buddies.
Post my trip with them I reached out for dinner as I wanted to stay in touch.
I am looking forward to sailing with them again.
Please contact me if you should have any questions.
Eric H. Waser
A group of 4 couples that booked Braveheart in March, 2014
We had a wonderful week on the Braveheart. Jerry and Dawn were fabulous. The accommodations were great and the meals exceeded all expectations! We had great weather, four of the passengers dove at least 4 times and we visited all islands we wanted.
Three generations enjoy Scuba diving on Braveheart
My wifes and my experience on Braveheart exceeded our expectations. Not having done one of these before, we didn’t know exactly what to expect, although some of our friends who had been on a similar charter, gave us some good insight. We had a fantastic time. I dont know if there are any changes I could suggest to make the experience any better. Jerry and Dawn could not have been better hosts. They guided us on what we should take advantage of, being so familiar with the area. They were extremely attentive to our needs and very accommodating when we adjusted plans that had been set. Jerry worked very hard balancing each of our own preferences. For me, it was scuba diving. Although, I was the only certified diver on the boat, as I mentioned previously, I was certainly satisfied with the number of dives I was able to do. Dawn worked tirelessly to make sure we were fed and our accommodations were clean and fresh. The meals that Dawn prepared were absolutely delicious. None left the table hungry. I would have zero hesitation in recommending Jerry, Dawn and Braveheart to any of my friends. Thanks and hope to do this again real soon.
A two family group of 8 that booked aboard Braveheart for Christmas 2013
In a word, our trip was just Fantastic! One of the best vacations we’ve had as a family. We saw all the highlights of BVI. The boat was really clean, the rooms were spacious, and it had everything you’d want including the scuba. My only regret is that we didn’t have more time to use all the toys more often. The crew was the best. Very friendly, very helpful, and very professional. Dawn is a great cook and she exceeded all of our expectations (eggs Benedict!). She even tried Mexican for the first time and it was great! David clearly was a big help to both Jerry and Dawn and he was super with the GoPro on the scuba dives and taking family pictures too. Captain Jerry is a real pro and his knowledge of the area was a real asset, especially to avoid the crowds and the swells (no one was sea sick!). He had great suggestions but never pressured us to do anything. Even his daily napkin folding lesson was optional! Glad we got to snorkel with the huge manta ray on the last day!
Brian and I would echo all of the comments above. This crew was so hospitable, they really know the islands extremely well, had great time management so that we never felt rushed or bored, and made sure we got to experience all that BVI had to offer. A highlight for us was Brian catching a tuna and Dawn making it up two ways, both sushi style as well as poke style. She really tried very hard to please all pallets. The girls loved being able to wake-board behind the dingy. That was fantastic. Jerry providing great afternoon cocktails, education on the Lion Fish, and snorkeling/swimming with a man-a-ray were all pretty cool as well. Thank you again for all your work on this. It was truly an adventure of a life time and the memories will live on.
Dear Dawn and Jerry,
Thank you very much for feeding us such wonderful food and bringing us to such amazing beaches ,we all enjoyed this trip very much! After all these days we have become good friends and loved to listen to all your sailing stories… we hope to see you in our part of town(Both Miami and New York) sometime soon… Thank you for keeping us safe, it was wonderful.
With Love Michelle, Ursula, Rick ,
A group of 4 couples that booked aboard in May, 2013
Back to reality has been brutal! I want to go back and have Jerry and Dawn take care of me again! We had a wonderful time- lots of laughs, activities and quiet time- what ever we wanted Jerry and Dawn made appear. The food was delicious, all our needs were met and everyone had fun. I think the best part for me was waking up every morning and smelling Dawn making breakfast. As the mother of 5- if you smell someone trying to “help” in the morning all you can think of is the cleanup you will have to do. It was so nice to have our meals announced and served – and no cleanup! And as that I am the planner for the group, it was great to have Jerry take over the reigns once we were on board. I hope this was helpful- we really had a great time- Thank you for all your help!
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. Im 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