Free Ingwe 45 ft Catamaran

Low Season Rate
$14,500 Per Week
High Season Rate
$17,500 Per Week
Boat Length
45 ft Leopard
Number of Cabins
3 Queen Berths
Number of People
1 - 6 Guests

Free Ingwe is a 45 ft. crewed charter Leopard catamaran built in 1998 by Robertson and Caine of Cape Town South Africa.  INGWE is the Shangaan tribal word for Leopard.

Free Ingwe is fully air-conditioned, though for most nights, you can enjoy the gentle Caribbean breezes flowing through the generous hatches. Each cabin has plenty of storage and hanging space although you don’t need to bring much more than swimwear and a pair of flip-flops.  She accommodates up to six guests in three cabins which all have queen sized beds with private bathroom and showers.

Double BVI Boat Show winners “1st Runner – Up Best Catamaran” 2007 and “Most Innovative Approach to Chartering” 2005.

Image of yacht layout for Free Ingwe 45 ft Catamaran

Cruising Area

Summer & Winter Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands, Summer & Winter Ports BVI & USVI, Pref. Pick-up Village Cay Marina Road Town, Other Pick-up Trellis Bay & Red Hook St Thomas

Full Yacht Amenities

  • Elec. Heads
  • Full A/C
  • TV/DVD & Stereo in Salon
  • DVDs/Movies Many
  • CD's Many
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Sun Awning
  • Deck Shower
  • Bimini
  • Special Diets are available
  • BBQ
  • Hairdryers
  • 26 Port Hatches
  • Guests Smokes on Aft Deck Only
  • Generator
  • Water Maker
  • Sailing Instructiond
  • Internet Access
  • 14' Dinghy with 40 hp engine
  • Water Skis for Adult
  • Kneeboard
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Tube
  • Wake Board
  • 1 x 2 man Kayaks
  • Floating Mats
  • Swim Platform
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Beach Games
  • Fishing Gear - 2 Trolling rods and 2 Hand line Rods
  • BVI Licence for fishing
  • U/Water Camera
  • Surfing on request
  • iPod docking station guests welcome to bring own ipods
  • WiFi free on board for guests with their own computer or smartphone
  • 2 x Stand-Up paddle board/Kayak combo

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).

Yacht Rates in USD

2 pax3 pax4 pax5 pax6 pax
S 202314,50015,25016,00016,75017,500
W 2023/2414,50015,25016,00016,75017,500
S 202414,50015,25016,00016,75017,500

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.


Rates will continue to include diving for certified divers and equipment use and fills for included dives.
7 night charter will include 5 dives for certified divers. (No diving first or last day).
For any other type of charter or charters less than 7 nights we will include 3 dives.
As always, the number of dives completed is dependent on weather conditions and desired itinerary/guests activity preferences.
Instruction available $175 DSD
$350 PADI Open Water Referral
Discover Scuba ($175) includes course skills

PADI Open Water Referrals ($350)
Participant must complete e-learning and pool skills prior to arrival.

Specialty Courses ie Wreck Diving Certifications available – please inquire

Dive Equipment: Guests are welcome to use equipment on board Free Ingwe free of charge. We offer 8 BCD’s ranging in size from adult XS – XL. Regs, weights and Compressd Air Tanks.

If guests require additional items (kids sized dive gear, Nitrox, wet suits) we can arrange weekly rentals with a local Dive shop and have items aboard for your arrival. Additional Fee’s apply.

Crew Information

Image of crew for Free Ingwe 45 ft Catamaran

Captain Alan Roberts and Captain / Chef Randeen Cayer

Alan (chef, captain, dive master)
Alan's love of the water started early, on family sailing vacations on Cape Cod and Lake Huron in the North Channel, where you can find some of the best fresh water sailing in the world. Alan spent over 20 years in the restaurant & bar industry in Canada where he learned the fine art of cooking in some of the country's finest restaurants. Alan also worked as a bartender and club manager before opening his own nightclub in the Market area of the Nations Capital. Eventually Alan decided to trade the hustle and bustle of city life for the warm waters and relaxed paced of the Caribbean. Alan is now in his 15th season of chartering in the Virgin Islands and has learned all of her secrets to make your week the most amazing vacation ever.

Randeen (chef, captain)
Randeen grew up in the chilly prairie lands of the far north. One ridiculously cold day she thought to herself "there must be a warmer place to live" , so she quit her job, bought a ticket and moved to the islands (it helped that her children were grown and she had a job that she could do online). Randeen has worn many hats throughout her working career- but her favorite is now a beach hat. Randeen's experience in corporate event panning and customer service guarantees that even the smallest details of your vacation aboard Free Ingwe will be well planned for. Randeen's menu is best described as Caribbean comfort food- tried and true meals with island twist. She expertly adapts meals and menu's to meet a variety of dietary considerations. When not in the galley Randeen happily acts as cruise director/ tour-guide leading the way on island hikes, beach bar reconnaissance and retail therapy missions.

Ritz (Admiral the dog)
Ritz joined the Free Ingwe team 6 years ago and has been living his best life ever since. This hypoallergenic fluff ball enjoys long walks on the beach, dingy rides and napping in the sunshine. Like most of our guests pancake day is his favorite day of the week.

Sample Menu


Served with fresh fruit, cereals, yogurts, coffee, tea, juice & Mimosa of the Day
French Toast Souffle with & Sticky Rum Sauce
Poached Egg Avocado Toasts with Chorizo Jam
Savory stuffed croissants, banana bread and tropical fruit parfaits
Breakfast burrito with Sweet Potatoe Hash
Breakfast Bagel Bar
Classic Eggs Benedict with homefries


West Indian Roti w/ Mango chutney and Crisps
Sirachi-Lime Chicken Salad Served in Grilled Pineapple Bowls
Seared Ahi Tuna Tower
Captains Grilled Burgers in Paradise w/ home made chips
Crab Cake Sliders with Spicy Jicma Slaw
Coffee Rubbed Salmon local Greens Salad

Canapés & Starters

Charcuterie & Fine Cheeses
Shrimp Ceviche with Plantian Bites
Crudities with Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Chips with Fresh Guacamole and Pineapple Salsa
Caprese Salad Crisps
Mussles Thia Coconut Cream Sauce
Savory Mango & Cheddar Palmiers


Served with Chef’s wine pairing
Coconut Curry Shrimp over Sweet Basmati Rice
Filet Mignon Grilled Asparagus, Garlic Wasbi Mashed Potoates
Captains Catch of the Day with grilled Vegatables
Island Spiced Pork Tenderloin, Sweet Potato Stacks & Blistered Green Beans
Creamy Sundried Tomato & Chicken Pasta
Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi with Wild Mushroom Risotto
Beach BBQ – Ribs,Corn on the Cob and all the fixings

Captains Cocktail of the Day [reveal heading=”%image% Read More”]

Mango Margarita
Frozen Coconut Mojito
Vanilla Killa Painkillers
Tropical Sangria
Salty Dog Punch
Maui Mule
Free Ingwe Fizz
Beer, Mixed drinks and Classic cocktails as requested
Standard Ship Bar Offers

Domestic: Budwieser/Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite
Local: Caribe, Presidente, Presidente Light
Craft Selections from Frenchtown Brewery

Cruzan Light/Dark
Cruzan Flavoured Rums
Stoli Vodka
Tanqueary Gin
el Jimador Tequilla
Jack Daniels Bourbon
Johnny Walker Black
Seagrams Whiskey
Glenfidich Single Malt
Baileys, Kaluha, Grand Marina, Aperol

Soda & Mixers

Tonic/Soda Water
Ginger Ale/Beer
Root Beer, Fresca, Mountain Dew
Juices: Orange, Apple, Grapefruit, Cranberry
We will be happy to stock additional brands upon request (surcharge will apply) [/reveal]

Testimonials from guests on Free Ingwe 45 ft Catamaran

January 2023 Ladies Trip

Randeen and Alan,

Just wanted to thank you again for such a WONDERFUL week!! I have raved about how delicious the food was, and how beautiful were your presentations of it! We were spoiled, never raising a finger to get a cup of coffee, a glass of Prosecco, or anything!! You two gave us excellent advice on what to do, where to go – hiking, snorkeling, bar hopping, etc. Every day was a great adventure! So glad that you joined us in the card games Randeen!! And Alan’s rum drinks were outstanding!! It was the best vacation yet – beautiful views, great sailing, gorgeous water and beaches!
We look forward coming back next year!!
Give Ritz a hug from me!
Thank you again,

Review to VI Sailing:
Rating of Yacht & Crew: 5

Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
WONDERFUL!! We could not have asked for a better crew!!! They were fun, informative, waited on us hand and foot. GREAT experience!!!

Was the food good and well presented?
OMG YES!!! Over the top!!!

Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
We had SO much fun!! Attentive on all activities, whether we were on front of boat or in the water or during meals. They made excursions seamless and handled all activities extremely well!!

January 2022
What an incredible adventure! We did it all! Randeen Cayer and Alan were amazing. They anticipated our every need, were so knowledgeable about all the locations we visited, and were such hospitable hosts. They even jumped in to our silly board games! Randeen makes a delicious (yet dangerous) rum punch, and we probably enjoyed a bit too much of it! Highly recommend, we hope to sail with them again soon!
New Years Week 2021 – 22

What a great trip!!! The crew and this boat are fantastic!!! Every meal prepared was delicious and they are so knowledgeable about the islands!!!! This is our 4th trip on Free Ingwe and we will be back. P.S. Ritz is the sweetest, and cutest, dog!!!!

I love this boat and crew. Amazing time and service. Food is top notch as well as the fellowship. Hats off to Captain Alan and chef extraordinare Randeen! The first mate Ritz makes it complete.

June 2021 USVI Charter
Area Cruised: St. Thomas – USVI
Overall Rating: 5
5 being the highest 0 being the lowest1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
We had Randeen & Alan as crew. They were amazing and extremely accomodating
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
yes, it was very comfortable and clean
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Every cabin had multiple vents to allow fresh air into your cabin and Alan always made sure we had a breeze.
4. Was the food good and well presented?
Food was incredible. Randeen is an amazing chef. Everything was delicious and very well presented.
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
yes, the USVI was wonderful. Alan found several amazing places.
6. Could we at Virgin Island Sailing, Ltd. have helped you further in any way?
No, everything went well overall given the circumatances.
7. May we post this review on our website?
8. Additional comments on your charter?
Randeen, Alan, and the boat were amazing. I would highly recommend them to anyone. They were extremely gracious and accommodating. They wanted to make sure that every little thing was perfect. We would sail with them anytime.
Family Vacation 2021
After postponing our trip twice due to COVID (was supposed to be in May 2020) we were finally able to go on our weeklong trip on Free Ingwe thanks to Randeen Cayer and Alan.
It has been years since just the 5 of us were able to be on a vacation together (without anyone else) and the wait was well worth it!Randeen and Alan became like part of our family. They made us feel so relaxed and were very good at helping us figure out where we wanted to go next. They know the area so well and took us to some amazing places. We got to swim with many, many sea turtles, sting rays, tons of fish and even a whole school of over 112 squid (everyone laughed at me because I counted them).Every single dish they served us was top of the line in looks and taste, better than most restaurants we’ve been to. There were rarely any leftovers from our group!! The drinks were so tasty, too.Free Ingwe was the perfect catamaran for our family and we will definitely go on the Free Ingwe again. For reference – our kids are 26, 24 and 21 and they said it was one of their favorite vacations ever! The most relaxing one by far.We highly recommend Free Ingwe and are so thankful to Randeen and Alan for an amazing week in the US Virgin Islands

April 27- May 3rd
How did you enjoy your cruising vacation?
We LOVED it. It was the best vacation we’ve ever had. We want to do it again for sure and wish we were there now. It was the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure and I got some of the best sleep I’ve ever gotten gently rocking away on the boat each night.How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they Courteous? Helpful? Friendly? Attentive? Knowledgeable?
Fantastic. They were so attentive, fun, friendly, and accommodating. They had so many great ideas on fun things to do and overall delivered a high level of service to us. We appreciated how down to earth they were. You could tell they really enjoyed what they were doing – it showed in every respect. Hanging out with them was so great – we all hit it off easily and immediately. We would definitely sail with them again in the future.Tell me about your meals? Did the menus meet your expectations? Did your Chef and Crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets?The food was amazing. The menus definitely exceeded our expectations and we were never hungry – there were full meals, snacks, appetizers seemingly all the time. We were never left wanting for anything. They did their best to follow the preferences. You never know exactly what will be available in the islands at any given moment, but overall there was nothing we said we should avoid that was served. We were super happy with all of the food overall. We did end up a little short on liquor/beer – we had to make a pit stop for more at one point. We tried to represent that on our sheet, but maybe didn’t convey just how much we enjoy our drinks.How is the yacht? Is she clean and well-maintained? Were your cabins comfortable? Was the cockpit comfortable? Was there enough shade?

The yacht itself was definitely clean and was generally in good working order. Our cabins were definitely comfortable – I got some of the best sleep ever in that bed. Storage space is a little tight of course, but it was definitely workable. We didn’t spend much time in the cabin anyway besides sleeping. The cockpit was awesome. Room for everyone plus a ton of shade. We definitely enjoyed relaxing there while at anchor or transiting.

What did you like most about the yacht? What did you like the least?

Available amenities were a huge plus – water toys, fishing gear, scuba and snorkel equipment and many other options were all great. The cockpit layout was also great for us.

How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation?
The pace and itinerary were perfect. I think typical cruises are a day longer than we did and in hindsight that additional day would have been nice. We made it to Anegada which was our biggest hope and we were very thankful and happy we were able to.
Would you charter this yacht again? If not, please explain:

Yes we would definitely charter Free Ingwe again. It was a great balance of price and amenities. We would always shop around a bit, but I would say we’d have a hard time not going with this boat and crew again.

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