Copper Penny 56 ft Catamaran

Yacht Details

Length: 56 ft Lagoon
Cabins: 3 Queen(s)
Number of Guests: 1-6
High Cost: $25,500
Low Cost: $23,500

Yacht Description

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?

Yacht Rates in USD

 2 pax  3 pax  4 pax  5 pax  6 pax
S 2019  23,500  24000  24500  25000  25500
W 2019/20  23,500  24000  24500  25000  25500
S 2020  23,500  24000  24500  25000  25500
W2020/2021 24500  25500 26500

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.

Christmas and New Years 2019/2020 $28,500.00 for up to 6 guests.

Charters outside the Virgins:
Regardless of whether or not a vessel may or may not include taxes in the vessel’s listed charter fees for Virgin Islands charters, in general, no fees, port dues, nor taxes are included in the charter fee for any charter outside the Virgin Islands unless otherwise agreed.

Holiday Season 2020/2021 – up to 6 guests: US$29,900

SCUBA Onboard

SCUBA DIVING ON COPPER PENNY
The Virgin Islands are ideal waters to dive in. The water temperatures remain constant between 79F in winter & 85F in summer months. Average dive visibility is 80Ft. The BVI has over 75 dive sites that range in depth from 50 – 85Ft. No wetsuit is necessary in the summer and a 3mm shorty is suitable for winter months. A dive skin or rash guard is advisable to wear anytime.
With reefs teeming with large fish and healthy corals, the Virgin Islands are the ideal place to SCUBA dive. There are many shipwrecks to explore including the RMS Rhone and the Chikuzen. The water is crystal clear and most dive sites are protected from the waves providing for comfortable entry and exit from the water. The Virgin Islands sits atop a plateau so most dives are fringing reefs and shallow pinnacles, the reef face is protected by excellent mooring systems, maintained by the BVI’s National Parks Trust.
DIVING WITH CAPTAIN JERRY 

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Captain Jerry Blair is a NAUI SCUBA Instructor with over 3000 dives in the Virgin Islands and will take you to dive sites not on the usual routes. He offers several dive programs on Copper Penny to suit all levels of divers from beginners to Certified divers. Up to 2 dives per day maximum and normally not more than 12 dives for the week are possible with a normal itinerary but may limit other activities and sailing to non-diving destinations.
DISCOVER SCUBA
Jerry offers the Discover Scuba diving- Resort Course for those wishing to try scuba diving or wanting to dive again but are not certified divers.
Discover Scuba diving course- there is a small pamphlet to read, quiz, short video, and a short lecture on the basics of scuba and swimming underwater followed by a 35-45-minute dive on a shallow reef (max 40 feet) after getting the guests acclimated in the shallow water.
CERTIFICATION CLASSES
If you would like to get certified on your vacation there are a couple of options: Get certification started at home and finish onboard Copper Penny with Open Water Referrals or the e-learning full certification program.
E-Learning certification requires getting text books and instructional videos ahead of time and completing the quizzes and exams online prior to your arrival on Copper Penny. Jerry can follow your progress online as you go and help answer questions. Once onboard there is a day needed to do shallow water skills on the beach before you go on your 4-5 required open water dives.
BEST OPTION – Open water referral – This is the best of both worlds, take the classroom exams and pool sessions at home and do your 4-5 “check out dives” in the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Scuba Instruction is additional as follows:
Discover Scuba- $150 per person for 1 dive and lecture. Up to 4 students per dive allowed. Additional dives are $75 each. Students can dive all week with Jerry but are not certified at the end.
Open Water Referral- $350, Bring paperwork from home instructor, gear and instructor included onboard
Full Certification E-Learning- $400 + Books ($95 plus shipping), gear and instructor included
Advanced Certification- Gear included, 6 dive minimum, $250
Dive gear rental is free for certified divers and included with all courses.
Diving Costs Up to 3 dives during the week are included, as are “Discover Scuba” resort courses. 

 

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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

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

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 ask us for information
  • 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
  • Hurricane Season is from 1st June to end of November and it is imperative that all guests purchase trip insurance. Yacht's are not responsible for clients shore side expenses if charter cancelled for named storm (this includes meals hotels transportation as well as air transport) Most yachts will allow client to rebook unused dates within 6 months of cancellation (excluding holidays).
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Crew

Captain and Crew of Copper Penny 56 ft Catamaran, a 56 ft Lagoon Caribbean Yacht Charter

Crew Profile

Captain Jim Grant & Chef Mate Amanda Grant for Winter USA
& Captain Jerry Blair & Chef / Mate Dawn Blair for Summers USA/UK

Jim & Amanda Grant – Your Winter Season Crew aboard COPPER PENNY (November, 2018, through February, 2019)

Jim and Amanda are ready to welcome you aboard the catamaran COPPER PENNY. They are an outgoing couple who love to entertain, and look forward to leading their guests on new and exciting adventures

Jim and Amanda’s love for adventure drew them together, and they were married in 2000. When they met both were weekend whitewater raft guides and kayakers. Soon they discovered sailing and bought a boat. After 7 years of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, they decided to leave corporate America for the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. They sailed for two years aboard their own boat exploring the Caribbean.

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Jim, your captain, is a Canadian who grew up sailing on Lake Ontario. His family has always owned boats and Jim began his sailing instruction while attending summer camp. As a young adult Jim moved to Virginia, were he became bareboat certified and began chartering. In his corporate life Jim was a stockbroker. He was televised on Charlottesville, Virginia’s NBC 29 nightly news for seven years sharing his market commentary with viewers. While working as a stockbroker, Jim found time to become a delivery captain for a Lagoon catamaran dealership, and began transiting the East Coast of North America. There he found his love for the open ocean. He obtained his United States Coast Guard Masters License, and later obtained a MCA 200-ton Offshore Certificate. Jim is also a certified PADI Dive Master, and looks forward to taking you diving. In addition Jim enjoys windsurfing, kite surfing, and skiing.

Amanda, your chef, is from Virginia. She grew up as a competitive swimmer and spent time backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Later, she discovered triathlons, and spent many hours training and competing. Jim introduced her to sailing, and life was never the same. She began sailing the Chesapeake every weekend, and accompanying Jim on some of his deliveries. Amanda’s career as an engineer was demanding and gratifying, but soon she began dreaming of warm waters. During her years sailing the Caribbean, she developed a love for cooking and exploring local cuisine. To prepare for life as a charter chef, Amanda attended a mega-yacht cooking school in Fort Lauderdale, where she honed her skills. She looks forward to serving you beautifully presented delicious meals. In addition, Amanda is a certified PADI Dive Master, and a kayak instructor. Amanda’s other interests include windsurfing, kite surfing, and skiing.

Jerry Blair and Dawn Mottram – Your Spring & Summer Season Crew aboard COPPER PENNY

Captain Jerry has always had a love of the ocean and this is what has driven him to make a career in the crewed yacht industry. Jerry has spent the last three decades sharing that passion with his guests, helping them experience what the beautiful islands and seas of the Caribbean have to offer.
Captain Jerry has been running charters in the Caribbean for 26 years. Prior to Copper Penny, he has been an owner/operator of two very successful charter yachts, spanning over 2 decades. With more than 500 crewed charters under his belt, he has a wealth of experience and loves sharing his knowledge with others. He always has a good story at hand, is gregarious and loves meeting people.
Jerry has been sailing his whole life and comes from Baltimore Maryland USA, where he grew up sailboat racing on the Chesapeake Bay. He also sailed on the collegiate sailing team at St Mary’s College of Maryland. Jerry is a former US Sailing keelboat instructor. He has sailed extensively throughout the Northeast USA, Caribbean and has undertaken several Trans-Atlantic crossings. He holds a 100 ton USCG Masters license and has been a NAUI Scuba Instructor and PADI Divemaster for 25 years now.
Jerry is the first to get the party started with some of his signature cocktails, mocktails and Happy Hour blender specialties. Dawn and Jerry love touring vineyards in their spare time and enjoy selecting and pairing wine to compliment the onboard menu. When off charter they reside in the UK with their family and granddaughter.
One of Jerry’s great loves is teaching and as an avid water sports enthusiast, he enjoys sharing all his varied knowledge with guests of all ages. Jerry teaches lots of SCUBA courses from first time resort courses to full or advanced diving certifications.
Jerry is concerned with environmental issues especially to do with the coral reefs and is the Director of Reef Guardians BVI, which is a local non-profit group, fighting to save the coral reefs and manage the invasive Lionfish population in the British Virgin Islands. Jerry received the Champion of the Ocean Award in 2016 in recognition of his work protecting coral reefs. Come join Jerry on a Lionfish hunt and do your part to Save the Reef and learn more about marine life in the Caribbean Sea.
Due to the many years Jerry has spent living in the Caribbean, he is a great source of local knowledge and history. This ensures every trip is unique, fun and interesting and because of this he can also take you to ‘off the beaten path’ secret location and remote anchorages, making your trip even more special.

Dawn Blair is British, born in North Wales amongst miles of coastline and a backdrop of mountains including the famous and spectacular Snowdonia range, where her love for nature and the outdoors grew from. Living by the sea she spent many hours with her family on boats. She passed her love for sailing onto her two children. Dawn has always enjoyed cooking for family, friends and charitable events. She is a trained RGN nurse, specializing in pediatrics, community, and ophthalmic nursing, and worked as a medical equipment consultant.

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Her career of helping people as a nurse inspired her to start fundraising for causes she believed in. As the years went on, the scale of her fundraising and the distances she went to grew. Dawn’s passion for the outdoors has led her on cycling tours through Vietnam, hikes up the three highest mountains peaks of Great Britain, and numerous sailing events. She has taken part in many long distances offshore sailing races, most notably the Fastnet Race. She was involved in forming the first “all female” team to Sail in the Non-Stop around Britain and Ireland Race. Her experiences of cooking on racing boats led Dawn to produce the Swell Food recipe book, for sailing enthusiasts. All proceeds were donated to Sail4Cancer, enabling those suffering from the effects of cancer to have sailing opportunities.
Dawn believes the ocean is a big playground and loves to scuba dive and enjoys underwater photography. She is enthusiastic and likes to encourage children to learn about the importance of caring for our oceans and the beauty and fun they can provide. Along with Captain Jerry she supports Reef Guardians.
As a nurse Dawn has gained an understanding of the importance to cater for varied dietary requirements. All menu preferences including food allergies, likes and dislikes, diabetic, gluten, vegetarian and lactose to name a few she caters for. She continually strives to provide exquisitely presented nutritious and balanced meals.
Her passion for sailing and travelling has led Dawn from London to the Caribbean. Her European, Mediterranean, and Asian influences will win you over with regards to her cuisine but it is her caring nature, attention to detail, and constantly striving to improve that will be the lasting impression that stays with you for years to come.

Yacht Layout

Yacht Layout of British Virgin Islands Charter Copper Penny 56 ft Catamaran

Sample Menu

Samples from the galley of Chef Amanda, your Fall/Winter chef on COPPER PENNY
Breakfast
Coconut Crusted French Toast
Eggs in Ham Baskets w/Sausage
Assorted Mini Egg Quiches
Spinach and Potato Frittata
Breakfast Egg and Veggie Burritos
Green Chili-Cheese Egg Bake
Coffee, Teas, Tropical Fresh Fruit Platter, Juice, Cereal, Yogurt and Bagels

Lunch
Baked Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
Seared Herb Crusted Ahi Tuna
South African Curry Babotie (Bobotjie)
Padang Baked Coconut Shrimp
West Indian Crab Cakes & Calamari
Thai Curry Chicken
Traditional Indian Roti

Hors D’oeuvres
Smoked Salmon Roses w/ Goat Cheese
Basil and Roasted Red Pepper Bites
Crusted Ahi Tuna w/ Ginger and Wasabi
Greek Salad Kabobs with Tatziki
Thai Chicken Satay w/ Pineapple Mango
Oven Baked Thai Coconut Shrimp
Mini Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

Entree
Prosciutto and Brie Stuffed Chicken Breast
with Cranberry Sauce

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Herb and Parmesan Crusted Red Snapper
over Roasted Veggies
Lime Marinated Grilled Mahi Mahi with
Jamaican Papaya Chutney
Drunken Pork Tenderloin with an
Infusion of Orange Brandy
Caribbean Mango Chicken with Cilantro
Coconut Chili Dressing
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary,
Chocolate and Wine Sauce

Dessert
Blueberry Crème Brule with Chocolate
Hazelnut Wafer Rolls
Dark Chocolate & French Vanilla Éclair
with Whipped Cream
Black Forest Kahlua Chocolate Cheese Cake
Dutch Chocolate Lava Cake with Fresh
Fruit and Mint
Mini Fresh Fruit Trifles with Amaretto Custard
Creamy Peanut Drumstick Pie
All served with Coffees, Tea and Fine Liqueurs

Samples from Dawn, your Spring/Summer Chef on COPPER PENNY

BREAKFASTS
Tropical Calm delicious orange, melon and papaya juices to start the day
Sizzling Sundried tomato frittata with Thyme and Parmesan shavings
Leafy Apple Sail Away, Fluffy Chevre Omelet’s, Ogen Melon and grape platter
Classic Eggs Benedict & Canadian bacon with creamy Hollandaise sauce
New York style Bagels with Smoked Salmon and Capers. Pineapple & Orange Frappe
Continental breakfast with Croissants, Warm Banana Bread, Yogurt and fresh fruits
Vegetable Quichettes, Baked egg & Bacon cups, Pear & Ginger Muffins
All breakfasts are served with choices of Coffee, Tea, Fruit Juices, Toast and preserves, Cereals, Fruit of the day.

LUNCH
Crab cakes topped with Pistachio & Avocado butter, served on Moroccan carrot salad
BBQ cheeseburgers served in a paradise setting with salad toppings and Caribbean coleslaw on a homemade bun
Shrimp & Tortellini Salad with Honey Mustard dressing and Rosemary Focaccia breads
Italian platter with assorted meats, salami, Pastrami, cheese selection and Olives served with salad and ciabatta breads
Coconut crusted chicken on black bean & baby tomato salad cups, drizzled with lime aioli.
Lionfish (or Chicken) Tacos with Fresh Guacamole, Papaya Cilantro Salsa

HORS D’OEUVRES

Duck & Lemon grass Kebabs Olive crostini Chilli Prawn Skewers
Walnut topped Baked Brie with crudités and crackers Goat cheese and pepper flatbreads
Ahi Poke Maguro – Hawaiian style ceviche Mini Manchego tarts with Romesco sauce
Served with Jerry’s famous alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails
Passion Fruit Martini Pomegranate Margarita Papaya Creamsicle
Rum Berry Mojito Lime in De Coconut I Dream of Jeannie Martini

Just to name a few!

ENTREES
Caribbean Snapper and Crab rolls on a bed of Creamed Cassava with Corn Shak
Black Angus Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Bloody Mary sauce, Horseradish mash and seared Zucchini
Mahi Napoleon with Rasta rice and Basil Tomato vinaigrette
Prosciutto wrapped chicken on Sesame Noodles with Ribbon Vegetable Medley
Pork tenderloin with a Coco Thai Sauce, Butternut Squash Gratin and Coconut rice timbales
Seared Teriyaki AHI Tuna with Mango and Black Bean Salsa, Sweet Potato Cups and Medley Caribbean Roasted Vegetables.
All meals can be adapted to suit taste and Dietary requirements.

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DESSERTS
Baked Lime Cheesecakes with Rum Cream and Sesame Seed Snap
White Chocolate Tower with Dark Chocolate Mousse
Pineapple Tarte Tatin with Caramel Drizzle and Orange Mascarpone
Coconut Crème Brulee and Almond Sable biscuits
Luscious Lemon Pots and Homemade Chocolate Truffles
St Emilion Au Chocolate with Brandy Infusion and Cocoa Tuiles
All served with Fine Wines, Liqueurs and Coffee

CHILDREN’S MENU Suggestions
Rainbow Pizzas Toasted Pita Pockets
Vegetable and Cheese Pastry rolls Squished Tomato Pasta Sauce
Chicken Mini Nuggets Sweet & Sticky Noodles
Fish Cake Fingers Sausage and Veg Kebabs
Sunshine Burgers
Homemade Brownies, Cookies and Cakes available

Testimonials

We LOVE YA ALL!!
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
ONCE AGAIN an UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE.
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:

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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!
Early March, 2017, guests aboard catamaran COPPER PENNY said:
NAME: Ross Wallace
YACHT: COPPER PENNY
CHARTER DATES: 1-9 March, 2017
Was the crew friendly & accommodating?
Exceeded all expectations. Jim and Amanda were professional, friendly and attentive to all passengers needs. They even took us on some special side trips that added immensely to the overall experience.
Was the yacht comfortable & clean?
COPPER PENNY was pristine and well-maintained throughout. The large flybridge greatly expanded living area.
Was the food good & well presented?
This is the area that blew us away the most as Amanda delighted us at every meal with gourmet fare presented beautifully. This was truly over-the-top quality.
Do you feel your vacation lived up to the expectations set by your Broker?
Exceeded all expectations!
Additional Comments on your charter.
I would not hesitate a moment in recommending COPPER PENNY and Jim and Amanda.
Guests aboard COPPER PENNY on late January, 2017, said:
Name: Stacy Mangum
Yacht: Copper Penny

How did you find your crew, Jim & Amanda Grant were they friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating?
From the very first phone conversation to the last hug on the dock, Jim was friendly, warm and very engaging!!! He was extremely entertaining and seemed to have an intuitive gift for what was needed at the time he’s a great conversationalist who can discuss a broad range of subjects. I immediately felt like he was my new friend.
Amanda is absolutely precious and so accommodating, helping Jim in any capacity!!! If she’s not in the kitchen preparing the next scrumptious meal, she’s assisting Jim in whatever he needs regarding the boat. She is “a jewel!!!!” We all fell in love with her

Was Copper Penny comfortable, clean and well ventilated? What was your favorite aspect of the yacht?
Copper Penny was impeccable!!!! Jim and Amanda take pride in keeping her clean!!! I literally walked up the stairs one night around 9:00 after forgetting something and found Amanda on her hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor!!! What a testimony to an extremely strong work ethic!!! It’s hard to say what the favorite aspect was but I will say as a group we seemed to gravitate to the fly bridge with its gorgeous views and wonderful breezes. Just fun hanging out with Captain Jim too!!!

Was the food enjoyable and well presented? Did the chef customize the menu to your preferences?
The food was simply amazing!!! Not only was it scrumptious but the presentation was most impressive!!! We basically didn’t have limitations on our preference sheet and we’re open to trying new dishes. Amanda even baked us a chocolate cake with each of our Anniversary years written on top such a thoughtful way to end the celebratory trip. The impressive thing is she was always in a mode of preparation for our next meal and I would observe her cooking through even (what we considered) rough waters she never missed a beat!!

Did you enjoy the itinerary and the area you sailed?
We found each day unique and interesting !!! Jim planned just the right mixture of beach walking, bar hopping, snorkeling, hiking, shopping, floating, skiing, kayaking, and simply vegging, drinking adult beverages, listening to our favorite tunes, enjoying conversation and observing a part of God’s creation we had never experienced with our lifelong friends and our new friends, Jim and Amanda!!!

We are all six interested in a repeat trip together with Jim and Amanda in the next three years. Stanley and I are in the process now of trying to organize another group for next January, hopefully the same week or at least around the same time. This trip would be a little different in that it could be some of our customers/friends. The trip last week was our very best friends with whom we’ve traveled for years. The upcoming trip would be with folks we have never traveled with so that’s a little caveat of sorts in my mind in planning.

The only potential change we would make is to eliminate the first night stay in St Thomas. With earliest possible flights out of Jackson and connecting flights into St. Thomas it may be impossible. However, the money we spent in St. Thomas could go to an extra night on the boat if we could make it happen.
Easter Week 2016 guests aboard Copper Penny said:
The food: Beyond expectations. We can no longer fit into our clothes.
Bryan and Ava could not have been more accommodating and welcoming!!
All were so pleased with all aspects of the trip that they tried to figure out a way to bring Bryan and Ava home with us!!!
Well worth the investment 🙂
The BEERS Group, MONTANA
Kent and I had a wonderful time during our week with you. Our memories and adventures will last for many years to come! The food was beyond 5-star Ginny.truly impressed! You both took such good care of us and made sure our every need was met. We had such a good time snorkeling, sailing, paddleboarding and just hanging out!

Julie and Kent Beers

A vacation of a lifetime – Gord, excellent captain, gracious host, very knowledgeable tour guide, and entertainer. Ginny, extraordinary chef with every meal ***** the taste, presentation and variety for 7 days was so perfect. The stories of their travels and of the BVI were fascinating. Both Gord and Ginny went out of their way to provide sodas, drinks, beers and food choices we indicated. We both enjoyed the snorkeling immensely the equipment fit perfectly and the sites we visited were great. We loved the tour of Virgin Gorda and the Baths the Pirate entertainment Saba Rock Tarpon feeding sailing around the islands and all the local flavor of the Soggy Dollar and Foxys. I really enjoyed the hike from the Bitter End. Kenny was fascinated to learn about sailing and the boat equipment. I must repeat A Vacation Experience of a Lifetime!

Kenny and Dianne

How can we top this! Its been such a great trip with great people. Good times! Fantastic food! Such a memory of a lifetime! The mix of activities: snorkeling, hiking, shopping, visiting local bars. Gord and Ginnys individual attention to the interests of our party made it a vacation tailored just for us! A great Captain, a fantastic Chef! Perfect people to place your vacation and leave all the details to them. Thanks Gord and Ginny for being the best!

Ann and Greg
Ginnie, Kat, Caroline and Lindsey
Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip through the BVI. It has been such an amazing sail accompanied by exceptional food and drink. Your hospitality and generosity has truly made this an unforgettable vacation and we cannot thank you enough for all you have done for us. Hope to see you again in the near future. From the girls!
Nancy & Sharon, Jan & Kim, Cecilia & Beau
What a fabulous trip! The two of you helped to make each day memorable. Great snorkeling and superb food. My best trip ever! I would go anywhere with Gord and Ginny Thank you so much for all your hard work. Your attention to detail was amazing. We are so happy for this trip to remember you made it special!

Karen, Doug, Scott and Wendi, CHICAGO
Thanks Gord and Ginny for an amazing week away from the maddening crowd. We are grateful for your part of our great escape. WE WILL BE BACK!!!
The Lecamps, SWITZERLAND
Captain Gord and Ginnylicious – I will dream of this wonderful week for many years to come. Thanks for making it so fun, relaxing and yummy! — Audrey Lecamp

Thank you both for a great week in paradise! The attention to detail and ALL THE WATER TOYS made this week FANTASTIC! Thanks Ginny for the amazing food and hospitality, and Gord for organizing our kayaks, paddle boards, windsurfs, skiing, wake boarding and sailing. Adventures beyond all of our dreams!

May the best of winds be in your sails and we hope to see you again soon either in paradise, or in Switzerland.

The Daughurtys, TEXAS
Arrrrrgghh! Darr I say twas times a gud had all by da mates and wenches on board da boat!

We truly enjoyed every minute of our trip on Copper Penny! Thank you for everything – the food was wonderful and we loved hearing the travel stories. You both took very good care of us and were excellent hosts! We had a blast and a wonderful honeymoon.

The Luetkemeyers Jefferson City, MO
Gord & Ginny, Thank you for an amazing, unforgettable week full of adventures and relaxing – the vacation of a lifetime! From the sailing to Willy T’s to Foxy’s and all the way to the Bitter End – it was all new to us and we will never forget it. And we will never eat this well ever again – the food was absolutely awesome. Thank you so much!

Karen, Rob, Kris, Kevin and Katie Saltiel, TEXAS
Thanks so much for an amazing Christmas adventure! We all loved the Christmas secret package game! Ginny, thank you for all the yummy food and for taking such great care of us! Gord, you are an amazing captain. Thanks so much for showing us the best of the BVI. We had so much fun and will NEVER forget this wonderful vacation!
Curt & Nikki, MN
December 2, 2013

Thanks so much for an amazing week. Ginny-your cooking is incredible and Gord-you made this such a relaxing adventure. We had fun learning about the BVI and playing games with Ginny. What a fun week with great friends and the best way to celebrate our 20th!
Bill & Darci IOWA
What an incredible way to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, right down to the special cake and champagne too! Thanks for sharing stories of your sailing experiences and your knowledge of the BVI. The snorkeling was unbelievable and the beaches were beautiful. Thank you Ginny for all the amazing meals you prepared for us. We had such a good time on the trip and will forever enjoy the memories.
Pat & Sharon
Cap’n & Chef Extraordinaire! Thanks for spoiling us with smooth sailing and exceptional food. This was a fantastic way to see the BVI. Your familiarity with the area made it all so much more interesting. The food and drink was plentiful and made us feel like royalty. We had a wonderful time thanks to you too! Happy Holidays!
Bob & Denise, DALLAS, TEXAS
We really appreciated the fine experience we had and a great deal of it was due to your outstanding service. Can’t tell you enough how impressed we were–I can’t imagine a greater crew in existence. You are both very fine people and we have the utmost respect and admiration for your skill and devotion to your craft.

I hope to see you again on the CP and if you’re ever in Austin, please let us know–you have a place to stay and we would love seeing you.
Ron and Heidi, Mike and Cindy, Hollyann and Aubrie
We would like to thank you for opening your boat and sharing this way of life with us. This was the trip of a lifetime for our families and would like to thank you for making it special. We will be back.
Uetrecht May 2018
Dawn & Jerry we cant thank you enough for your hard work in making sure we all were treated like Kings & Queens for the week.
Another OUTSTANDING TRIP.
Sonya Tucker PEACHTREE CITY, GA
Can’t say enough good things about Gord and Ginny. They were professional, fun to talk to, skilled in their own roles, and had a good sense of when to engage and when to leave us to ourselves. They were very safety oriented and knowledgeable about the whole sailing adventure. Gord and Ginny were great with wonderful experience and stories they could share about their travels around the world. They both focused on making the trip enjoyable for us. They made the trip what it was. Awesome. The food was outstanding. Ginny is not just a cook and first mate; she is a true CHEF! The meal presentations were beautiful, the food choices were varied, fresh and interesting. Outstanding cuisine! The sailing vacation was everything we had hoped for and more. We had a fantastic time and would recommend this trip to others.

Tina Aubuchon, WACO, TX
It was very reassuring to receive an email from Ginny prior to departure. She took care of our last minute dietary requests and made us feel that everything was in order for our trip. Ginny and Gord are your most valuable asset in this biz. Highly skilled and attentive to the needs and wishes of guests, we cannot imagine that any charter at any price could match the top drawer service and hospitality they provide. We are referring friends at every opportunity. Gord & Ginny planned our itinerary in a way that met the desires of our group. Because of their superior sailing skills, we enjoyed 3 weeks worth of fun and sights in only 1 week. Ginny prepared wonderful meals and snacks, accommodating difficult special dietary requests. The meals magically appeared at the perfect time, just as we were all ready to eat. Best of all the food was both delicious and healthy. Ginny and Gord made this an unforgettable trip of a lifetime for us – our best vacation ever! Ginny and Gord are a delightful and amazing couple. We treasure our special time together and new friendship. This pair is truly your best asset in this business!!! We are referring our friends at every opportunity, so long as Ginny and Gord are crew.
Irene Sanders, GRANDE VALLEY, ON
Everything was exceptional. Captain Gord and Ginny were amazing guides. They are seasoned Sailors and Gord’s expertise with handling the catamaran, his keen eye for weather variations, his expertise on the water, and his diligence in caring for his passengers is exemplary! Ginny’s ability to entertain and feed the guests is second to none. She is truly a gifted Chef in First Mate’s clothing! Ginny’s skills as a Chef are exemplary. She was able to maintain her duties as a First Mate as well as feed the people on board with excellent meal plans and presentation! It is because of Captain Gord and Chef Ginny that we will be back for sure! Their friendliness, skills, attention to detail, and overall love of the BVI made this the most memorable vacation for us!
Barry Power Elkhart, IN
Best crew out of 4 previous cruises. Extremely personable friendly professional. Like talking with a friend. Flexible and knowledgeable as adverse sea conditions required changes. Ginny is a gourmet chef extraordinaire, an amazing cook. As a cook myself I got some great inspiration for my future meals. She needs to publish a cook book.
Teri Stucki ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Five Star accommodations are jealous of “The Ginny & Gord Experience”. My husband and I had the time of our lives sailing with Ginny & Gord! They are gracious, fun and delightful in every way. We quickly became comfortable with the hospitality and fun atmosphere created by our hosts. Our every wish was scheduled for us as we enjoyed breakfast each morning. Our days were filled with diving, snorkeling, land tours, entertainment and even quiet time to relax under the stars. Their sailing skills are expert and the food was fabulous. Honestly I cannot understand how 2 people could do so much. The level of hospitality and service they provided could not be duplicated by a much larger crew.
Gary Forster EDMONDS, WA
The BEST crew ever – we have comparisons and have sailed with others. Gord and Ginny were by far the most professional, capable, attentive, and wonderful crew we have ever had the pleasure to know and to sail with. The food was beyond great! Gords skills are beyond anything. Their relationship with each other and us was perfect. I cant say enough great and excellent things about them. I would never want to be with another crew!
Liz Kohler NORFOLK, VI
We had the time of our life sailing with Ginny & Gord! They are expert sailors and navigators. They are also extremely sweet and fun people, as well as very patient with difficult guests. We always had a great time, and we always slept well knowing Gord and Ginny had all of the sailing and navigation under control. Ginny is an amazing and creative cook. She prepares delicious meals with fresh and local ingredients. The crew are both excellent tour guides, and they took us to all of the best spots in the British Virgin Islands.