Copper Penny 56 ft Catamaran

Low Season Rate
$27,000 Per Week
High Season Rate
$28,000 Per Week
Boat Length
56 ft Lagoon
Number of Cabins
3 Queen(s)
Number of People
1 - 6 Guests

Copper Penny – An Innovative and luxurious offshore cruising catamaran, professionally crewed and available for charter in the pristine waters of the British Virgin Islands. Spacious, and well-equipped with both toys and technology, Copper Penny, a 2011 Lagoon 560, is the perfect vessel for experiencing the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

This lagoon catamaran accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 spacious cabins each with a queen sized bed and en-suite. Enjoy a Blu-Ray DVD on the 18″ flatscreen tv in your room or keep in touch and read the news online via the boat’s wireless internet. Watch your favorite college football team play on the 42 flatscreen 3-D TV in the salon or spend your time on Copper Penny completely unplugged its your vacation, your way.  All cabins are  fully air conditioned through out. The crew has a separate head and shower.

If you like to be active, weve got the gear. Strap on the waterskis, snorkel a reef teeming with tropical fish or throw a line in the water as we sail to Anegada – activities and options abound on Copper Penny. Your captain is also a Padi Divemaster so if youre a certifiied diver, you will definitely want to check out some of the great dives in the BVI like the Wreck of the Rhone or Diamond Reef. Your weight integrated BC and dive computer make it easy.

What more to say? Swimming, snorkeling, hiking, wakeboarding, tubing or just relaxing with a book and one of the captains specialty rum drinks. Copper Penny what could be better?

Image of yacht layout for Copper Penny 56 ft Catamaran

Cruising Area

Pref. Pick-up Nanny Cay Marina BVI, Other Pick-up Red Hook (no Charlotte Amalie) USVI, Summer & Winter Ports BVI , Summer & Winter Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands, Yacht is based in BVI

Full Yacht Amenities

  • 42' Satellite blueray TV
  • 3D movie capability
  • 18' flatscreen TVs and Blue ray DVD players in each cabin
  • iPod/Device Hookups
  • Deck Shower
  • Bimini
  • Special Diets
  • BBQ
  • Hairdryers
  • 10 Port Hatches
  • Guests Smokes on sugarscoops only
  • Children are Welcome prefer 6 & water safe/swimmers
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet Access - Onboard WIFI
  • Green Initiatives - Make purified drinking water
  • Re-usable water bottles
  • Eco-friendly cleaners & soaps & shampoo
  • Reef-safe sunscreen
  • Cloth napkins
  • Recycling where possible
  • Educating guests about protecting our reefs and oceans
  • 14 ft Dinghy size with 60 hp engine
  • Water Skis for Adult & Kids
  • Kneeboard
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Tube
  • Wake Board
  • 2 x 1 man Kayaks
  • Floating Mats
  • Swim Platform with Boarding Ladder Beach Games
  • 2 x SU Paddle Boards
  • Fishing Gear
  • U/Water Camera
  • 2 Bladfish-adults only
  • underwater lights

Charter Information

Yacht Rates in USD

2 pax3 pax4 pax5 pax6 pax
S 202326,00026,50027,00027,50028,000
W 2023/2426,00026,50027,00027,50028,000
S 202426,00026,50027,00027,50028,000

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

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.

Holiday Season
Christmas week: up to 6 guests: US$34,000
New Years week: up to 6 guests: US$36,000

Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving

Crew Information

Image of crew for Copper Penny 56 ft Catamaran

Captain: Ben Raley & Chef / Mate: Rachel Haskovec (US)

Captain Ben Raley and First Mate Rachel Haskovec are an
energetic, professional yachting and charter host team. Together they
have a deep passion for all of the adventures that the Virgin Islands have
to offer and enjoy sharing them with others. As a couple they offer a
charming graciousness that helps people to feel comfortable and fully
relaxed. They work closely with every charterer to match their guest’s
level of interest with the right level of activity, dining, and relaxation.
This year will be their eighth season chartering together in the BVI.

Captain Ben Raley
Ben was born & raised on the Gulf of Maine, and has harbored a love of the sea his entire life. Building his first rowboat with his father at the age of six, Ben knew that the ocean was where he belonged. At eight, he started sailing aboard a Rhodes 19’ and by the age of 18, he made his way from Portsmouth, NH to Hawaii via the Caribbean islands and Panama Canal aboard various sailboats. Eventually settling in Washington State’s Puget Sound, Ben taught sailing in a community sailing program during the summer months and apprenticed under a local shipwright in the winters. Finally, aboard his own 32’ sailboat, he was able to fulfill a dream of sailing back to New Hampshire. Adventures along the way to fund his dream included, working as a deckhand aboard ocean going tugboats hauling freight through Southeast Alaska, commercial fishing for giant bluefin tuna, delivering sailboats along the west coast of Central America, and working as mate aboard a luxury charter yacht based in Petersburg, Alaska where he learned the finer points of running top quality charters. Tropical seas calling him, Ben focused his efforts on the Virgin Islands and has successfully Captained three charter catamarans based in the BVI. Ben is excited to be aboard Copper Penny, sailing the crystal-clear waters and trade winds of the US & British Virgin Islands.

First Mate/Chef Rachel Haskovec
Rachel was born with an adventurous spirit, and grew up hiking, camping, fishing, and eagerly exploring her love for the outdoors near her childhood home in Boulder, CO. With a degree in Business Marketing, she worked in sales for DEWALT power tools in Boston, quickly developing a passion for the ocean, enjoying swimming, SCUBA diving, sea kayaking and catching and cooking the freshest seafood. Her fascination with sailboats also started in New England, where she called on and worked with the manufacturing facilities of Hinckley Yachts in Maine and observed the construction process from start to finish of some of the finest yachts in the world. Rachel has also pursued her passion for food and entertaining, working with the Culinary Institute of Montana where winters included skiing and working in fine dining establishments while the summer months involved rock climbing, rafting, and racing sailboats on the largest natural freshwater lake in the western US. Missing the salty air & vastness of the ‘big blue’, Rachel left the US to live and work aboard a sailboat and deliver her from Florida to Bocas del Toro, Panama. Eventually spending extensive time in Central America, Rachel founded Nicaragua Energetic Flow Yoga, working as a full-time traveling yoga instructor at 6 resorts in the southwest corner of Nicaragua. She also managed and cooked at a B&B guesthouse in the jungle outside San Juan del Sur. As an athlete and yogi, Rachel is adamant about using the freshest quality local ingredients to create healthy and delicious meals that feed the body and the soul.

Together, Ben and Rachel look forward to sharing their passions with guests. Ben is an avid angler, with a particular interest in fly fishing, and has spent many hours discovering techniques and places in the Virgin Islands that can be productive for catching Tarpon, Bonefish, and several other species of hard fighting saltwater fish. As a surfer and kiteboarder Ben knows where the conditions will be best on any given day. Rachel is a passionate Yoga practitioner and Licensed Yoga Instructor. Over the years in the VI Rachel has found some unique and beautiful outdoor “studios” where she loves to bring interested guests for a yoga class. Her teaching style reflects her belief that yoga should be accessible to everyone, whether they have been practicing for years or have never been to a yoga class. These activities can be incorporated into your charter aboard Copper Penny and can add another layer of excitement or relaxation to your experience.

Sample Menu

Sample Menu

Day of Arrival

Welcome Aboard @ Noon

Caribbean Curry Chicken & Vegetable Roti’s, Fresh Mixed Greens & Fruit
Charcuterie of Cured Meats, Cheeses, Crackers, Fresh/Dried Fruit, Nuts, Olives
BVI Spiced Grilled Mahi
Coconut Pineapple Rice, Grilled Zucchini/Summer Squash, Fresh Mango Salsa
Chocolate Fondue (Savory & Sweet Dippers)

Day 2

Fruit, Granola & Yogurt
Thick Cut Brioche French Toast w/ Fresh Fruit & Rasher of Bacon
Fish Taco’s
Warm Corn/Flour Tortillas, Black Beans, Shredded Cabbage/Pickled Veggies, Avocado, Fresh Salsa, Lime Crema
Baked Brie, Apricot & Onion Chutney w/ Sliced Pears & Crisps
Boat Made Dry Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Sweet Potato Puree, Bacon & Brussel Sprout Hash
Wine Poached Pears, Sweet Whipped Mascarpone, Dash of Cinnamon & Slivered Almonds

Day 3

Fresh Fruit, Granola & Yogurt
Florentine Benedict w/ Canadian Bacon & Horseradish Cream Sauce
Cheeseburgers in Paradise or Pulled Pork Sliders & Dill SCrispy Parmesan Potato Wedges or Pulled Pork Sliders w/ Dill Slaw
Caprese Antipasto w/ Balsamic Glaze
Grilled Seafood
Wild Mushroom, Sage & Sweet Pea Risotto
Berries & Crème Patisserie, Orange Chocolate Shavings

Day 4

Fruit, Granola & Yogurt
Toasted Bagels w/ Lox & Cream Cheese. Hard Boiled Eggs or Peanut Butter & Preserves
Garlic Shrimp
Mediterranean Couscous Salad, Lemon & Feta Tzatziki w/ Warm Pita Bread
Sliced Veggies, Hummus/Eggplant Caponata & Crisps
Herbed Chicken Italiano, Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Mashers, Roasted Broccoli Florets
Sweet Cream Key Lime Pie or Lemon Curd Cheesecake, Raspberry Coulis

Day 5

Fruit, Granola & Yogurt
Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes, Sausage Provençale w/ Hot Buttered Rum Syrup
Turkey & Cheddar BLT’s w/ Kettle Chips, Mixed Greens & Fruit Salad
Popcorn w/ M&M’s or Roast Beef Bites w/ Arugula & Shaved Parm
Spanish Paella w/ NZ Green Lipped Mussels, Kielbasa & Grilled Shrimp over Saffron Rice
Fresh Baked Fougasse
Sticky Caramel Rum Cake A La Mode

Day 6

Fruit, Granola & Yogurt
Vegetarian/Sausage Frittata or Huevos Rancheros
Salad, Wraps or Fresh Croissants
Grilled Chicken, Crisp Romaine, Croutons, Shaved Parm, Light Vinaigrett
Guacamole & Queso w/ Tortilla Chips
Grilled Beef Tenderloin – Porcini & Rosemary Reduction
Grilled Asparagus, Loaded Baked Potatoes, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

Day 7

Toasted Breakfast Sandwiches w/ Cheesy Scrambled Eggs & Ham
Protein or Fruit Smoothies

“In all the seas, there are fast ships & slow ships, tall ships & small ships & ships that want to be, but the best ships are friendships between you & me.”

Bon Voyage!
Until Our Wakes Cross Again Shipmates……

Testimonials from guests on Copper Penny 56 ft Catamaran

Early March, 2020, guest aboard Copper Penny wrote:
I must admit Jerry & Dawn were the finds of our trip. Their help & assistance made the adventure a tip my family will cherish for years.
Both Jerry and Dawn kept the ship in tip top shape. Each worked full time from when they arose to when they went to sleep to keep the ship in fit shape. One does not realize what is involved in maintaining a catamaran.
The food was exquisite, planned and cooked by Dawn and Captain Jerry fully took his time in preparing and assisting my four adult children in their scuba diving.
I have visited and chartered here in 1982. Many things have changed, but the Virgin Islands allow for many alternate coves and bays. It continues be a very relaxing place to visit. The itinerary is determined by what each person desires. Jerry asked us what we were interested in and planned our sailings accordingly.
Dawn was very personable and she planned a menu that one would expect in a fine restaurant. Dawn is “perpetual motion’ as she has so much to accomplish within her day.
As I indicated, Dawn sent us a proposed menu taking into account our desires, likes and dislikes. The menu was like that of a fine restaurant.The Shanes
Vacation fun
Thanks for such a fun sail.
Thank you so much for everything, we had a fun time and you are the BEST.
Thanks Dawn for all the great meals we loved them all.
Uetrecht family
Dawn & Jerry we cant thank you enough for your hard work in making sure we all were treated like Kings & Queens.
Another incredible trip! Thank you
Charter guests aboard catamaran COPPER PENNY with Jerry & Dawn wrote:
To say we had an amazing time and loved everything is an understatement.
Jerry & Dawn were wonderful hosts and did everything we asked for and more. We had an idea of things we wanted to see but their knowledge of the area was a huge plus to help us craft the most enjoyable itinerary.
Even though the BVI is still recovering from the awful hurricanes of last year we thoroughly enjoyed the weather & water activities, Scuba diving & seeing some really cool stuff. We all felt comfortable with Jerry’s expertise to provide fun experiences but more importantly, safe ones.
Dawn’s meals & Jerry’s cocktails were highlights of the trip. We enjoyed variety the menu offered. Meeting our dietary special needs isn’t easy for anyone, Dawn took it in her stride and never made us feel like it was a bother.
Copper Penny was a beautiful vessel with many comforts of home. We all enjoyed our rooms, the dining areas & especially the bridge up top. It was great fun to sit up there enjoying the quiet of the sail while reading or listening to Jerry fill us in on areas we saw or watching the crew at work getting the sails in place and back again.
We would highly recommend the team of Dawn & Jerry aboard Copper Penny to anyone looking for a bucket list vacation.
Return Guests May 2018
Once again an unbelievable experience.
Return guests May 2018
Food was outstanding. Service was great. TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
Dawn your an absolute workhorse !!
This has been one of the most INCREDIBLE Trips.
Cant thank you two enough for your WONDERFUL HOSPITALITY.
Early March, 2018, guests aboard catamaran COPPER PENNY with Jim & Amanda Grant wrote:
Jim and Amanda were awesome. They are great people and were superb hosts. We found them to be very knowledgeable and they were always willing to answer our questions and provide information about what we were experiencing. They also struck a perfect balance of attentiveness without being overbearing.
We were waiting for there to be at least one so-so meal but it never came. Our only complaint (if it could be a complaint) was that the portions were too big for us to
finish! Delicious.
That was an amazing and memorable trip. We would highly recommend Jim and Amanda and the Copper Penny for anyone looking for a fun and relaxing adventure.
Don Madeo
Repeat guests with Jim & Amanda in July, 2017, on catamaran COPPER PENNY recently wrote:
This was our second charter with Jim and Amanda and it was fabulous. Words cannot describe how perfect our trip was. The two make you feel at home and are there for your every need. Jim took us on some of best adventures that anyone could dream of and Amanda could not spoil us enough with her food and drinks. When my husband and I, kids and friends, look back on these trips, we cannot help but smile and reminisce about the great times we had. Jim and Amanda have made each trip special; we were even blessed to have Captain Jim officiate our 25th wedding vow renewals on Anguilla. They are not only a captain and first mate to us, they are good friends. I guess to sum it all up – We are booking another trip with these two…that should tell you how awesome it was and how awesome they are!

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