Excess 70ft Catamaran

Yacht Details

Length: 70 ft Sunreef Yacht
Cabins: 4 Queen(s), 1 Pullman
Number of Guests: 1-8
High Cost: $35,500
Low Cost: $31,700

Yacht Description

EXCESS is one of the very few builds from Sunreef Luxury Yachts in the region. She is the seventh of the eleven Sunreef 70′ sails ever built and just went through a refit in 2018. EXCESS is an up galley, owners edition. She has 1 larger master suite with pullman plus 3 spacious queen cabins, all with private ensuite heads with stalls showers and electric toilets fresh water flush. All cabins have individual A/C controls. Crew stays in the twin bunk room but is flexible if client needs bunk room crew will use 1 queen, this cabin is small and suitable for children.

The yacht is strikingly and uniquely styled and certainly has a presence no matter what bay it’s anchored in. With her 70 ft length and 34 ft beam EXCESS boasts tremendous exterior and interior space which includes a full dining area for alfresco dining in the cockpit, flybridge with 360 dgree view and dining area plus sun pads, and an elegant salon with formal dining option. The salon seating area has a 65 inch flat screen TV along with updated top of the line surround sound in all common areas. The fore deck has bean bag seating, cocktail teak table, and large trampolines with pillows for relaxing in the sun. The fly bridge has a large teak dining table with wrap around seating as well as surrounding seating for sun lounging.The yacht has an extensive array of water toys such as sea scooters, diving board, stand up paddle boards, scuba diving, kayaks, wake boards, knee boards, free diving, various floats, and more.

Excess accommodates up to 9 guests in 4 spacious well-appointed cabins with 4 ensuite bathrooms. Ideal for families and couples. Excess has a galley up creating a unique and welcoming living space. Lounging, relaxing and dining area have all been designed with focus on comfort and showcasing the tranquil surroundings.

Yacht Rates in USD

 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax 9 pax
S 2019  32,000 32500 33000 33500 34000 34500 35000 35500
W 2019/20  32,000 32500 33000 33500 34000 34500 35000 35500

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.

DELIVERY FEE: For charters outside of the Virgin Islands, delivery fees may apply for St. Martin or down island.
9 PAX FAMILY CHARTERS: 9th berth is a pullman attached to the master suite, sharing the master bath.

HALF-BOARD: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, other meals to be taken ashore at client expense.
2/$31,700 3/$32,050 4/$32,400 5/$32,750 6/$33,100 7/$33,450 8/$33,800 9/$34,150 (see note on 9 pax charters above)

LOCAL FARE: Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, other meals to be taken ashore at client expense.
2/$31,850 3/$32,275 4/$32,700 5/$33,125 6/$33,550 7/$33,975 8/$34,400 9/$34,825 (see note on 9 pax charters above)

CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS: 7 NIGHT MINIMUM APPLIES
CHRISTMAS: 1-9 guests @ $41,000, can note end later than 12/28
NEW YEARS: 1-9 guests @ $44,000, can not start before 12/28
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Scuba Onboard

Resort Course $125 per student, Full Course $299 per student
License Instructor, $50 per person per dive, $75 per person per night dive, Up to 3 dives per day, $299 per person for Open Water – client must have complete course work and all confined water dives, $125 per person for Discover Scuba – minimum age 10

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Yacht Amenities

  • Salon Tv/ Stereo
  • iPod/Device Hookups
  • Sun Awning
  • Hammock
  • Deck Shower
  • Bimini
  • Special Diets
  • Kosher Inq
  • BBQ
  • Hairdryers
  • 20 Port Hatches
  • Guests Smoking allowed on sugar scoop
  • Children are Welcome water safe
  • Water Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Sailing Instructions ASA
  • Onboard WIFI
  • Green Initiatives- Make purified drinking water
  • Re-usable water bottles
  • Organic & Locally sourced produce when available
  • solar panels to decrease the reliance on generators. Green cleaning products
  • 15ft Walker Bay Dinghy with center console & 70 hp engine
  • Water Skis for Adult & kids
  • Kneeboard
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Tube
  • Wake Board
  • 2 x 2 man Kayaks
  • Swim Platform with Boarding Ladder
  • Beach Games
  • 3 x SU Paddle Boards
  • Fishing Gear
  • U/Water Camera & video
  • Fishing Permit for BVI in process
  • Sea Scooters
  • Sub-wing 3 person float

Cruising Area

  • Pref. Pick-up Yacht Haven G in St Thomas
  • Other Pick-up BVI inquire limited to 7
  • Summer & Winter Ports USVI
  • Summer & Winter Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands/Caribbean Leewards/ Caribbean Windwards

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).
  • Excess toys in water
  • Come aboard BVI Yacht Charter Excess 70ft Catamaran

Crew

Captain and Crew of Excess 70ft Catamaran, a 70 ft Sunreef Yacht Caribbean Yacht Charter

Crew Profile

Ben Foglesong & Michelle Foglesong are both from USA

Captain Ben was always fascinated by the sea, he started scuba diving and sailing regularly while studying marine biology at UVA. He later moved to Florida to be closer to the water and earn his master’s degree from the University of Miami. During Ben’s time in Florida he taught scuba diving and ran boats upgrading his USCG Master captains credential to 100GT. Ben is also an American Sailing Association sailing instructor and enjoys sharing the intricacies of sailing this amazing vessel with interested guest. He is very serious about the safety of his guests and yacht but this certainly does not impede his ability to have fun onboard.
During his time in Florida is where he met Michelle and the two have been inseparable since day one. After getting engaged they decided a life on the water in the Caribbean would suit them perfectly and began to work towards the big move. The two initially took jobs on the water cruising and diving. Daily snorkel and scuba trips were rewarding but they knew they wanted to get to sail more while sharing their culinary creations with people and EXCESS was the perfect fit.

Onboard Excess Ben enjoys sharing a wide variety of water activities with his guests including diving board, underwater scooters, wakeboarding, tubing, and many more. He is a highly credentialed PADI scuba and freediving instructor who is also classically trained in marine biology and enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge of the organisms and ecosystems we observe underwater with guests. Ben is a veteran with a background in fitness training who will gladly take you on a rewarding hike to some of the best views atop the islands or can put together and accompany you in a morning workout onboard, upon request. Ben also loves crafting your favorite cocktail and getting you comfortable in one of the vessels large exterior spaces or taking that perfect vacation photo for your group with his drone.

Michelle is known for her kind nature and positive outlook, “in optimism there is magic” she often says.

Born on the Central East Coast of Florida, Michelle grew up with saltwater coursing through her veins. She spent the weekends cruising the waters of the inter-coastal with her family who taught her all about boating, sea life and fishing. Although boating was the highlight of every week, she never imagined it one day becoming a part of her career.

Cooking also became a passion for Michelle at a young age. She spent every Christmas break in Pennsylvania with her Italian grandmother and great grandmother. This time spent was invaluable as she learned all about the foundation of her families’ secret recipes. “Even now when I visit we still spend 80% of the time in the kitchen (the other 20% eating)”, Michelle says. She continues, “It’s so great that I can now give my grandmother a rest; cooking for her and proving that I was paying close attention all these years.”

Michelle loves to cook with fresh herbs, vegetables and lean proteins. Her favorite challenge is turning something some consider boring into something magnificent! She loves experimenting with combinations of French and Asian flavors that send the taste buds spinning. Guests aboard Excess are in for a tasty experience that will be remembered long after their charter.

When not in the galley you can find Michelle leading dives/snorkels, planning memorable events for any occasion or shaking up delicious cocktails. Basically, anything to make chartering on Excess the vacation of a lifetime.

Ben Started working in the Caribbean in 2013 and together with Michelle they have been chartering in the Caribbean Islands as a team since early 2016. They take pride in everything they do and enjoy applying their combined 20 years’ experience in hospitality with their local knowledge to create the perfect experience for your group.

Yacht Layout

Yacht Layout of British Virgin Islands Charter Excess 70ft Catamaran

Sample Menu

Chef Michelle is also an accredited Plant-Based Chef and can prepare meals to suit any dietary preference or restriction.
Breakfast
Croissant French Toast with Whipped Ricotta and Strawberry Coulis
Blue Lump Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with remoulade aioli
Farm Fresh Hash with Fried Egg, Heirloom Tomatoes and Fingerling Potatoes
Whole Wheat Cereal Bread with Avocado and Fresh Salsa
Chocolate Chip & Sea Salt Pancakes

Lunch
Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Gingered Pear Stir Fry
Soba Noodle bowl with Thai peanut sauce and Jumbo Red Shrimp
Ahi Tuna Stack with Avocado, Bell Pepper & ginger infused sushi Rice
Roasted Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
Grilled Sirloin Burgers with Rosemary French fries and Smashed Cucumber Salad
Moroccan Chicken Brochettes with Chickpea Salad
Mexican Fish Tacos with Smashed Guacamole and Lime Crema

Starters
Strip Steak Crostini with Herbed Goat Cheese & Crispy Shallots
Seared Sea Scallops in a Bacon Cream Sauce
Goats cheese & garlic mushroom flatbread
Shrimp stuffed marinated mushrooms
Passion Fruit Wilted Spinach Salad
Garlic crusted Mussels in the half shell
Scallop Ceviche in a watermelon consumme

Mains
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Garlic Pommes Puree
Cedar Plank spiced Salmon with bacon brasied cabbage
Prawns & Scallops in a Champagne Buerre
Crab Crusted Fresh Wahoo
Chicken Dijon with Pecorino Risotto
Pappardelle Carbonara
Filet Mignon with mushroom peppercorn sauce
Captain Caught Caribbean Lobster over Paella

Desserts
Cappuccino Soufflé with Brandy Whipped Cream
Fresh Strawberry Phyllos with Cream Cheese Mousse
Chocolate Fondant with Glazed Raspberries & homemade ice cream
Fresh Beignets
Frozen Key Lime Pie

Testimonials

June 2019
Dear Ben & Michelle,
We really cannot thank you enough for rescuing our vacation! What a great vacation it was! You both helped to make this week all we had hoped it would be! Thank you for your patience, accommodation of even the slightest request, and mostly for the sweet friendship! Lucy and Andee will always remember this time, as will Shawn and I. We wish you both much success and happiness in the coming years and hope to sail with you both again soon! Best anniversary ever!

Love,
Stephanie, Andee, Shawn & Lucy
Captains of the Year
Ben & Michelle-

Words can’t even begin to describe our experience on Excess. The boat is absolutely gorgeous! From the moment we boarded we were welcomed warmly, and it continued throughout the entire trip. Your hospitality was beyond amazing, Michelle – the food was seriously delicious, and you were wonderful dealing with a variety of tastes! As Sarah said “the best cheesecake in the world!’ Thank you both for being warm, kind & patient. You are truly amazing at what you do and we honestly could not have asked for two better people to make our vacation beyond memorable. We can’t wait to come back!!

Emily, Michael, Sophie & Sara
June 2019
Ben & Michelle-

Where to begin… the week has been so very special and fun for our family!! Your hospitality and kindness from day one helped our family settle in and relax immediately! This has been the most relaxing and peaceful vacation ever just watching all the sunsets and cruising along from island to island@ The snorkeling spots were amazing with the most beautiful and colorful fish and sea turtles. Thank your for creating such an incredible diving experience and the really cool lobster eating!

The week of allowing bananas on the boat will never be forgotten by us or you I’m sure!!

Thank you for the many firsts and great memories that surely our family will remember for a lifetime.

Please get in touch if you are ever this way. We would love to treat you both to some mid-west hospitality!

Hopefully we will meet again, but until then…safe travels!

All the best,
Tom, Toni, Tyler, Taylor, Trevor & Tanner.
June 2019
Ben & Michelle,
Thank you for all the incredible adventures, experiences, fun, laughter & memories created on this amazing week. You both have made our vacation extra sweet an special. You’ve become friends! We look forward to our next journey with you next summer and you are always welcome to come visit us in Big Sky.

All our love,
Tracie, Chris, Kylie & Jaiden
May 2019
Ben & Michelle,
What a week! Thank you for being so incredibly hospitable and helping to make this a trip of a lifetime. We will never forget the experiences we shared with you and the memories created on AND off Excess. There were a lot of firsts! Ben, thanks for going night diving for Meg’s cellphone, and for teaching us all how to scuba dive! Can’t believe we saw a frog fish, or that you and Tyler saw that octopus! We were beyond impressed with Michelle’s cooking, it was absoutly delicious! We snorkeled through caves, swam off cliffs, saw extraordinary sunsets, and we will never forget any of it. You both have not only been amazing hosts and guides, but you have also become friends and we look forward to staying in touch. We will miss you!
Love,
Katie, Tyler, Meg, Ricki + John
5 stars!
We chartered Excess for a week. All seven of us agreed it was the best vacation that we have had. Our group was adventurous and the crew on Excess showed us things that we would not have normally seen. We snorkeled a 150 year old ship wreck, jumped off rocks, hiked on the islands and much more. We hit 11 islands in the week and never felt rushed. The food and drinks were outstanding as well. I am typically a picky eater but all of the meals prepared were amazing. Anything we needed Ben and Michelle were there before asking. I highly recommend chartering with this crew!
Grateful and Appreciative
Our weeklong cruise to celebrate Amy’s 60th birthday came with many unexpected gifts: family, camaraderie coral reefs with exotic fish, sting rays, sea turtles and dolphins, hiking and snorkeling to curious ruins, excursions to local-establishments and a variety of water activities to happily keep us in the Caribbean for hours.
But it is your hospitality, your exceptional meals, your attentiveness, you companionability and your willingness to indulge us in all of our requests that made this trip memorable for a lifetime. We are grateful and appreciative.
Until we meet again, travel well our friends of the sea!

Our Time on Excess Was Truly Special
Our time on excess was truly special. You both took such good care of our family and for that we thank you very much. The meals were delicious! The tours of the BVI’s spectacular!….each bay became our new favorite. Ben having you in the water snorkeling with us made it all the more fun – thank you for sharing your BVI world with us.

You Two Were Certainly The Highlight!
We have traveled the world and discovered our favorite place – under the sea! thank you for taking us to special reefs and sharing your knowledge of fish and flora. Ben, we loved watching you free dive and point to the unusual. We appreciate your patience, especially when rescuing Owen off the coral reef. Michelle, we loved your warm welcome and excellent meals. Your wonderful food was the start and end to each special day. When we look back on this trip, you two are certainly the highlight!

Thank you!
Thank you for hosting us in your lovely home and showing us around the neighborhood. Your gracious hospitality made me feel comfortable and welcome. I don’t think I could have asked for anything more during this trip, except for maybe a whale sighting! May all your seas be calm and your journeys safe.

Singularly Wonderful!
We had the most amazing time on Excess! Ben & Michelle made it a singularly wonderful experience! The open sea and wonderful coves made it an extraordinary journey. Ben led us on some wonderful snorkeling excursions, including the most amazing dive off of St. James island. We saw loggerhead turtles, sting rays, triggerfish, cow fish and a black tip reef shark.

Michelles meals were so enjoyable. She killed it with the chicken curry, tuna poke bowl and soba noodles.

My family and I are so thankful for the generous hospitality and graciousness!

March 2019 – New York, New York
The fun never stopped
From the moment our trip began on Excess we have laughed, smiled, screamed (in a good way) and enjoyed every moment of our week. We all have collective favorite memories as well as individual moments and experiences that will stay with us for many years to come. Ben and Michelle are excellent hosts and awesome people! Their friendship will remain long after the delicious food, stories and spectacular views begin to fade.

April 2018 – Louisville, Kentucky
So many adventures!
We chartered Excess for a week. All seven of us agreed it was the best vacation that we have had. Our group was adventurous and the crew on Excess showed us things that we would not have normally seen. We snorkeled a 150 year old ship wreck, jumped off rocks, hiked on the islands and much more. We hit 11 islands in the week and never felt rushed. The food and drinks were outstanding as well. I am typically a picky eater but all of the meals prepared were amazing. Anything we needed Ben and Michelle were there before asking. I highly recommend chartering with this crew!