45 ft Leopard
3 Queen Berths
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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.
Yacht Rates in USD
All inclusive rates are based on a 7 night charter (1 week) with food, beverages and standard bar, cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Taxes, relocation fees may be extra, see below for Charter Information
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.
CAPTAIN ONLY RATES: $9000 Plus all expenses (not available Christmas/New Years)
Deduct $125 PP from standard rate
Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners and standard ships bar. 5 night minimum. All other meals taken ashore at guest expense.
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS 2019/20: Holiday Pricing Dec 18-Jan 5 .
Christmas week Dec 18-28 Full Board, 1-6 guests $15,000 7 night minimum
New Years week Dec 29-onward Full Board, 1-6 guests $18,000 7 night minimum 2020/21
New Years $19,000.
Regular priced bookings shouldering the holiday weeks should end on/before Dec 18th and begin on/after Jan 6th.
New for the 2018/19 Season
Rates will continue to include diving for certified divers and equipment use and fills for included dives.7 night charter will include 7 dives for certified divers.
For any other type of charter or charters less than 7 nights we will include 3 dives. There will be no diving on the first or last day of charter
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. Diving Costs Free Ingwe Rates include up to 7 dives per week for Certified Divers. Includes equipment and fills for included dives.
PADI DIVE INSTRUCTIONS
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 itmes onboard for your arrival. Additional Fee’s apply.
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- Elec. Heads
- Full A/C
- TV/DVD & Stereo in Salon
- DVDs/Movies Many
- CD's Many
- Board Games
- Sun Awning
- Deck Shower
- Special Diets are available
- 26 Port Hatches
- Guests Smokes on Aft Deck Only
- Water Maker
- Sailing Instructiond
- Internet Access
- 14' Dinghy with 40 hp engine
- Water Skis for Adult
- Snorkel Gear
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Children Welcome no age limit
UK born, Daisy has been connected to the sea all her life. Her sailing career began at the age of 3 weeks old, on the Norfolk Boards. She spent her childhood sailing dinghies, and keel boats along the River Yare, and her teen years training with the RYA, at her local sailing club. During her early twenties Daisy balanced her time between sailing & school; graduating from the University of Kent with an Honors degree in International Relations, while also earning her commercial endorsements as a professional yacht skipper.
Foregoing the “proper” office type job, Daisy decided to take to seas, and has never looked back! Daisy has crossed the Atlantic four times, cruised both the eastern and western Atlantic shores, the majority of the Mediterranean and much of the Caribbean. She has held positions as 1st mate, sailing instructor, yacht captain, and yacht chef in the United Kingdom, Greece, Croatia, Antigua and the BVI.
Daisy loves entertaining guests and has a passion for cooking. A foodie at heart, Daisy’s culinary training has been in motion for some time. Being such a worldly sailor, Daisy has had opportunity to take cuisine specific courses in many food-centric hotspots. She prides herself transforming classic dishes, into fresh healthy meals, with a Caribbean twist. Having chartered with as many as 12 guests, Daisy can expertly adjust meals to meet a variety of dietary needs. Guests are sure to be charmed by the multi-talented Daisy, her easy going personality, wonderful galley creations, and expertise at the helm.
Jared – Dive Instructor/Water Sports
Jared was born and raised in Durban South Africa, a coastal town known for amazing beaches, abundant sea life, and adrenaline pumping water sports. Growing up, his days were spent swimming with the fishes, diving with the sharks, and chasing perfect waves. A trained patternmaker, Jared joined the family construction business, managing project development and design. Even though he enjoyed the hands on, fast paced challenges of his job, the ocean kept calling and Jared finally answered. Changing gears Jared became a PADI dive instructor and set off to work in the tourist rich, luxury resort area of Sodwana.
It was here Jared caught the travel bug himself, and began his quest to explore the best diving sites around the world. His travels eventually landed him in the BVI and well, what’s not to love? Working with the commercial dive shop in Tortola for the past three years Jared knows the BVI dive sights like the back of his hand. In fact, Jared was part of the team that brought the Kodiak Queen – the BVI’s newest artificial reef – to her final resting spot off Virgin Gorda.
A keen “anything water sports enthusiast” Jared will ensure our high energy guests are never left wondering what they should do next. He is an experienced dive instructor and scuba guide, loves to surf paddle and wake board. And when it is time to slow down and relax he is the perfect host – entertaining guests with creative cocktails, and swapping stories of his worldly travels, and diving adventures.
Jared and Daisy met in the BVI a few years ago. They quickly began holding hands, and were soon the quintessential island couple, complete with a great beach house, cute island dog, and jobs they loved waking up for. There is no question they were “living the island dream”. Unfortunately, the hurricanes of Sept 2017 forced Daisy and Jared to suspend their island routine. They headed back to the UK and South Africa to visit family, regroup, and plan their return to the Caribbean. As soon after the Charter Industry was back on its feet, Daisy and Jared headed to Antigua working as a Captain/Chef team for a large charter base. In a twist of luck Daisy & Jared reconnected with owners of Free Ingwe, and happily agreed to come home to the BVI- Daisy as Captain/ Chef while she work towards her dive master credentials and Jared as 1st Mate/ Dive Instructor while he completes his RYA Yacht Masters (Nov 2018).
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
Frozen Coconut Mojito
Vanilla Killa Painkillers
Salty Dog Punch
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 Flavoured Rums
el Jimador Tequilla
Jack Daniels Bourbon
Johnny Walker Black
Glenfidich Single Malt
Baileys, Kaluha, Grand Marina, Aperol
Soda & Mixers
Root Beer, Fresca, Mountain Dew
Juices: Orange, Apple, Grapefruit, Cranberry
We will be happy to stock additional brands upon request (surcharge will apply)
FREE INGWE GUESTS COMMENTS
May 5th – 12 2018
Daisy and Jared took wonderful care of 11 friends for our weeklong charter in Antigua. Daisy is not only a great captain, but she is also an AMAZING chef. Seriously. It’s impressive. Jared always ensured that we had a fun at every stop. He will plan any adventure. Daisy and Jared made our trip the best vacation we’ve have ever been on. Highly recommended.
28th April – 5th May 2018
I was invited to join a great friend for her 50th birthday trip on board a catamaran with ten other friends and a ‘skipper’. We were all a bit dubious about who this young man might be and whether he could cope with eleven peri-menopausal women with no sailing experience. It transpired that the ‘young man’ in question was a young lady called Daisy – And she coped brilliantly
.In fact more than that Daisy was incredibly competent at maneuvering this large catamaran in and out of beautiful turquoise bays, and into seemingly impossibly tight spaces on a dock. She was so cool about it all and made it look incredibly easy. Daisy was great fun as our skipper and quickly became one of our team – or perhaps we became her crew!
Daisy is incredibly competent, professional, fun, enthusiastic, calm and just the person one needs for a great week in the Caribbean.
I can’t wait for the next trip!
March 3, 2018
Our family of 4 charted with the amazing Daisy – Captain extraordinaire!!
Daisy’s food was just wonderful, and Jarod took great care of everything we asked for. Jared was patient and kind with our youngest making sure his first snorkeling outing was a great time. Nothing was ever too much trouble and we were treated like an honored guest every minute of the day. We honestly had the best time ever. If you ever have the chance to do a sailing trip with Daisy and Jared it will stay in your memory for ever.
February 20 2018
Seven of us went on a sailing boat for the day and were brilliantly looked after from start to finish by our skipper Daisy and Jared. They made us feel immediately relaxed by their skilled and competent seamanship. We were treated to delicious food, ample drinks and super snorkeling by a reef. We can definitely recommend it as they are a great team, very friendly and professional.
Patty Charter January 2018
The photos tell the story — happy group on board Free Ingwe.
, “The absolute highlight of our trip to America…Free Ingwe is in excellent condition, extremely comfortable and was a special home for us for our 6 night adventure! Erika created the most amazing meals for us – we never went hungry and she was so obliging for the fussy little members of the family…she was creative and never ceased to amaze us…Tyler made an excellent captain, involving the kids in sailing between the islands and being very informative. He found us good snorkeling spots and Thomas and I so enjoyed our dives with him. The kids have confirmed it to be the best part of our holiday and we thank both Erika and Tyler for their patience and time they spent with the kids, the games of uno, knot tying lessons, etc. It was a REAL holiday and we have returned home with many happy memories.”
This is my dream vacation and you two have made it all come true. I had a wonderful time. Thank you! Home sweet Boat.
You both are so much fun!! Thank you for a memorable,fantastic week. we had a wonderful week, great food, great company, new friends. Couldn’t ask for more.
-Sandy & Dennis
Fantastic Family Charter
We had such an amazing week. You two made the trip very enjoyable and added something extra to it every day. We hope to see you again next year.
– Julie, Taylor and Kevin.
We had such a great time!
Thank you so so much Greg and Michelle. Missing everything already, my morning view from the front of the boat, fabulous food, all the special places/beaches, the awesome snorkeling, gorgeous sunsets, rainbows. I can go on and on. You guys are the perfect crew. Tot ziens
Marissa Groeneveld Willems
Kudos to the crew Greg and Michelle. They made it so easy for our family to enjoy themselves. From all the places Greg took us, tips for snorkeling, taking our kids tubing to Michelle’s awesome cooking.
This was my favorite vacation ever! Such a beautiful and well kept boat! Captain Greg Evans and First Mate Michelle Collins are so professional, but made you feel so welcome!
Their knowledge of the islands was impressive! And I think I’ve made life long friends of the both of them!
I have been telling all my friends that this is the way to travel and if they want the best to call You!
Seriously you will not regret booking a trip with the group!
– MG Perdue
Definitely by far the best vacation our group has ever had! Thank you to Greg and Michelle for a fantastic time. We feel as if they are family that welcomed us home! Can’t wait until next year!
It was all we were hoping it would be! Michelle and Greg were a wonderful host/hostess. From Greg’s knowledge of the Islands and boats to Michelle’s fabulous cooking, everything was awesome. This trip is a definite must for anyone that really wants to get away from it all and get off the grid for awhile. Waters so blue and breezes so warm it was tough to get any better than it was.I know we missed a lot, so I am guessing we have to get back again soon and with the pictures we share, sounds like we will be joined by a few more! Thanks for all the help and adventures we had. See you all again VERY soon!
Brian and Sue
What an incredible week we had aboard the Free Ingwe this February. Pristine beaches and scenery that seemed too beautiful to be real. No fighting to save a lounge chair at these beaches, lots of space for all to share.
Michele and Greg were wonderful hosts, accommodating all our needs and then some. Beautifully prepared meals daily and most excellent tour guides!! Can hardly wait to do it all again! Thanks for the adventure!!
B. Aarts & Company
On a beautiful sunny day in late-January 2016, six friends boarded the Free Ingwe in St Thomas to sail around the British Virgin Islands for a week. A bucket-list item for some of us, we could not have been more excited … and we were not disappointed!
Free Ingwe is more spacious than you might imagine. Each couple had their own bedroom with Queen-size bed and private bathroom with shower. On deck, there is plenty of room to spread out … grab a cozy corner to read, sit at the back table to play cards, or take a position upfront to watch the
world go by. Life in the BVI is very casual, which could not be more suitable if you are looking for a laid-back, stress-free getaway. I could not be happier about our week and I would recommend this
adventure to everyone looking for a relaxing holiday filled with beauty, lots of water activities, great food, and a lot of laughs!
The Captains knowledge of the islands was imparted throughout the trip as we moored at our various locations, explored the sites, snorkeled, and spotted delightful sea and land creatures. The food we ate onboard served on the outdoor deck, was delicious, especially paired with a cocktail or two.
We can not wait to return!!
B. DeVroome. Ottawa Ontario
New Years 2015/16
Overall we had a simply superb vacation. Free Ingwe was ideal for our family. The boat was well maintained and it was clear that Greg showed a real sense of pride and accountability for the upkeep of the boat. Both Greg and Michelle could not have been a friendlier, more professional and hospitable crew. Food was thoughtful and appropriately tailored to meet our needs (including accommodating my relatively picky son). We would highly recommend Free Ingwe and the crew in particular for anyone looking to enjoy a charter.
Free Ingwe was a beautiful yacht with lots of amenities! It was very spacious and loved the decor. The beds/pillows were very comfortable as well. Sailing was a ton of fun! Loved the dolphin seats and green chairs on the front.
The whole experience was the highlight! Being boat owners, we never dreamed there would be so much space and that it would be so comfortable for a whole week! We were all pleased with the smoothness of the boat, the views were spectacular, the water was perfect a #1 vacation!! (Ben said this has been our BEST vacation outranking Alaska and Hawaii and Playa del Carmen)
Only thing to add possibly one more paddleboard, room permitting. And of course the mega-yacht slide ?
We loved the crew!!! Michelle and Greg were an exceptional pair as chef and captain. WE LOVED THEIR ACCENT and learning about South Africa was very memorable. Ben tried to sell them on being the next YouTube sensation! We appreciate all their efforts to make our vacation special! They are VERY gracious and patient host and hostess. Not sure how they put up with so many different guests and their personalities, but these two are pros!!
ALL the meals were delicious and well beyond what we are used to!! Highly recommend FULL board because Michelle is THAT GOOD!! Michelle put forth a tremendous effort to make each and every meal perfect and savory. We enjoyed the vast assortment of placemats, napkins, tablecloths and table runners more than we have at home!!! Greg set the table for most meals and did a wonderful job hopefully John and Ben learned a few things. We are not used to such fancy dining. It was really hard to not help with the dishes ha! And the cocktails and appetizers were yummy, too! Another treat we never indulge in at home.
Greg was fantastic at planning our itinerary each day and getting us there!! He picked great spots for dinner, snorkeling, diving and all the water sports. Weather sometimes got in the way, but we had fun and saw the sights. We especially loved the Captain Talk each morning explaining where we were going, local stories/history and what we shouldnt miss seeing at each location. Amazing how many dingy rides we went on!
Cultural exchange was immensely enjoyable!! Americans are really sheltered, so its wonderful to hear how things really are in other parts of the world!! Greg and Michelle have seen and done a lot for their young age and they are both great storytellers. We enjoyed their company immensely.
Christmas Day was wonderful! Michelle made a terrific breakfast (even better than previously awesome breakfasts!), decorated the table, the chocolate milk even had ribbon and bows, and Santa hats on Greg and Michelle! Michelle created a fabulous Christmas dinner for us the roast was perfection! And a super special South African dessert was the happy ending to a great day! It was odd not being at home on Christmas, but this was such a memorable trip we are so happy we dared to make a change ?
And.. we met Foxy! That was fun and he was very entertaining.