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Enjoy timeless Italian luxury and performance on a Caribbean crewed yacht charter Pacific Wave while exploring the best of the BVI. Steer a true sail boat between quiet anchorages, sunbathe on acres of the finest teak deck, dive with professionals in crystal clear waters, then dine on award winning food under the stars in our boutique hotel afloat.
When Lynn and Mark welcome you onboard Pacific Wave as Owner Operators they make you feel at home immediately, taking care of you so that you can relax and really enjoy your vacation.
Pacific Wave won 2nd place as Best Monohull at The Tortola Charter Yacht Show & Chef Mark Miles took 1st place in the Chef Competition at The St. Thomas Charter Yacht Show. Mark also took 2nd place at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show Concourse du Chef. Mark has worked on road shows with some of the most renowned celebrity chefs. His style is tinged with global influences, but mixes Southern Mediterranean light cooking with classic cuisine and an intimate knowledge of qualify fresh local ingredients.
Pacific Wave is a successful blend of power and elegance, she is a stylish 72ft Italian custom built Sloop. She is extremely easy to handle and she is idea for both non-sailors & sailors. She is built of Aluminium and is extremely refined, stable and safe with all lines running outside of her huge cockpit. Her on-deck and below-deck layout provides spacious comfortable living ideal for honeymooners and families; her simple but sophisticated decor is an exquisite blend of practicality and elegance that only a designer of the fame of Gae Aulenti could achieve.
Yacht Rates in USD
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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
Not included is a crew gratuity at your discretion is usually 10 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the charter
St. Thomas pickup & drop-off at no additional cost – Pacific Wave never charges a delivery fee in the Virgins.
Pacific Wave is a great Family & Honeymoon Yacht! Honeymooners will receive a FREE bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Christmas/New Years weeks (18 Dec ’18 to 6 Jan ’19)
Christmas week charters must end by 27 December please.
Up to 6 guests: $22,000 – plus dockage & ship-to-shore comms
In the Grenadines the rates are Plus cruising permits and taxes, and plus bar beverages.
Scuba – Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only
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- Saloon incorporates a large flat screen tv with dvd & an Ipod docking station which you can listen to above and below decks
- fully air conditioned throughout
- Egyptian cotton bed lines towels & robes plus Molton Brown toiletries
- 100 DVDs/Movies
- 100 CD's
- Board Games
- Sun Awning
- Deck Shower
- 12 Port Hatches
- Children Welcom Minimum Age 6
- Water Maker
- Ice Maker
- Onboard WIFI
- Green Initiatives: Make purified drinking water & Re-usable water bottles
- Lots & lots of SAILING - 5 engine hours per 7 night charter
- We purchase Local Grown Fresh Organic Food
- Brand NEW low emission Yamaha 4 stroke dinghy engine
- 15 ft Deluxe Dinghy with 70 engine
- Water Skis for adults and Kids
- Snorkel Gear
- Wake Board
- 1 x 2 man Kayak
- Floating Mats
- Beach Games
- Fishing Gear
- U/Water Camera
- 2nd Rib 11ft Caribe with Mariner 10HP
- Sevylor Donut
- Dive Buddy Snorkel Equipment
- Electronic Star Finder
- Summer Base Port: Grenadines
- Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands Caribbean Leewards Caribbean Windwards
- Winter Base Port: BVI
- Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
- Pref. Pick-up Trellis Bay
- Scrub Is
- Other Pick-up Grenada
- Location Details: Based BVI - 1 Dec 2017 - 11 June 2018 Based in the Grenadines - 12 June - 31 Oct 2018 Based BVI - 1 Nov 2018 - 9 Jul 2019 Based in the Grenadines 10 July - 31 Oct 2019
- All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation
- Not included is a crew gratuity at your discretion is usually 10 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the 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 in the rates
- Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense
Captain: Lynn Griffiths & Chef: Mark Miles English Owner Operators
Lynn was born in Cheshire in West Central England but spent all her free time by the sea in a small coastal town in North Wales. From as early as she can remember she was on the water in some boat or another. Aged 14 she acquired her first 16ft speedboat which was in need of some TLC. Lynn removed all the yellow paint taking the hull back to bare Aluminium and restored it in beautiful Flag Blue. Her father had a successful construction company and as a schoolgirl Lynn kept the books for the family business. This led to a degree in accountancy following which she started a professional career as a Chartered Accountant. Lynn has worked in senior finance positions for some of the World’s biggest Insurer’s, such as Euler International, Endurance Worldwide & Groupama. Based in the City of London she travelled all over Europe and specialised in setting up from scratch new Insurance Companies..After work she loved her TVR sports car and golf. She was also a qualified aerobics instructor and in the evenings after work she taught aerobics for 12 years. For her vacations Lynn loved to travel to the Far East, Middle East, and golf courses all over Florida; always taking to the water wherever possible
Her busy career took her away from her first love of sailing but since 2001 she’s been back on the water qualifying with an “MCA Master 200 tons” licence and an “RYA Commercially Endorsed Yacht Master” ticket for sailing vessels and has been sailing full time for many years most of the time as Skipper of medium to large yachts. She owned her first yacht in the UK for four years (a lightweight Scandinavian built racer called Temptress) and cruised and raced her extensively up and down the south coast of the UK. She’s raced seriously at regatta’s such as Cowes Week, Cork Week, Antigua Race Week & St Maarten Heineken Regatta. She’s sailed on a 100ft Wally up and down the Caribbean and a large Oyster from Ireland across the Mediterranean to Croatia. Lynn was a Rear Commodore of the Little Ship Club, the oldest sailing club in the City of London. Along with social activities and club cruises she also organised popular weekend racing. She started a winter racing series that encouraged members back onto the water and re-vitalised the club
Lynn has intimate knowledge gained from years of experience of both Caribbean and Mediterranean sailing which includes both island cruising and full on racing. Lynn and Mark met at Antigua Race Week in 2004 and have been sailing ever since. Since purchasing Pacific Wave in June 2008 she has been sailing with Mark full time, travelling up and down the Caribbean every year from Puerto Rico to Trinidad.
Lynn is a keen diver and underwater photographer and is a qualified PADI Divemaster. Diving is now offered from Pacific Wave.
When not sailing or diving she is a keen golfer and accomplished horsewoman. She has an uncanny ability to find the best anchorages close to the best golf courses and the best stable yards.[/reveal]
Chef: Mark Miles English
Mark’s home county of Dorset in South West England was a good place to grow up and become involved in both sea and farming and, after his partner Lynn, it’s not surprising that his main passions are sailing and food. Mark’s adventures started early, aged 18 he did his first big sailing trip – 1,300 miles in an old C&N sloop from Lymington on the south coast UK to La Coruna in northern Spain and back. Also at the age of 18, and travelling alone, he walked 5,000 miles from Cape Town South Africa to Cairo Egypt. It took seven months, cost $300, and included being arrested for spying in Uganda. After this and some time running around in the British Army it was a welcome rest to go to college aged 24 and study Agriculture. While there he found enough spare time to become elected President of the Students Union – campaigning tirelessly for cheaper beer. After college he was a shepherd for large flocks of sheep in southern England and then he farmed in south west Portugal, growing vegetables and raising sheep. He was a Royal Bath & West of England scholar, travelling to Australia and New Zealand to study problems with drug resistance in sheep flocks. .After 6 years in Portugal he returned first to the Isle of Wight and then Cambridge UK, but travelled all over the world to buy produce and then sell it to UK supermarkets. He spent his free time dinghy sailing and racing at Grafham Water and on the Suffolk coast – and flying. Mark has been an aeroplane pilot for over 20 years and he likes to bring the discipline of flying to his everyday job as a professional sailor. In 2003 Mark returned to the Isle of Wight and went sailing full time but kept his toe in the agricultural water with sweet corn in Hereford and Christmas turkeys in Marlow. He now holds an “MCA Master 200 tons Unlimited Area” licence and “RYA commercially endorsed Ocean Master” tickets, both for sailing and power vessels.
Mark learned to dive age 13 in Malta and then with the British Sub Aqua Club. He dived wherever in the world his work happened to take him and he is a PADI Divemaster. Diving is now offered from Pacific Wave.
He speaks good Portuguese and gets along well in Spanish and French. Mark’s previous career in agriculture brought him close to food preparation as well as food production and he has worked on road shows with some of the most renowned celebrity Chef’s of today. His style is tinged with global influences but mix Southern Mediterranean light cooking with classic cuisine and an intimate knowledge of quality fresh local ingredients. Although self-taught his cooking has won awards at yacht shows in St Thomas, the BVI and Antigua.
Chef Mark Miles
We source the best organic locally grown vegetables & fruits wherever possible and local line caught fresh fish
Plain yoghurt with fresh fruits
Poached eggs & bacon on a muffin
Salmon topped muffin with scrambled eggs
Freshly made omelette of your choice
Fresh croissant with parma ham and emmental
Buckets of proper Italian coffee and fresh juice
Classic Niçoise salad
Chicken salad with tarragon and grapes
Mediterranean Chicken with sundried tomatoes & black olives
Feijao Verde – traditional Portuguese green bean soup
Grilled Vegetable Terrine
Mustard and herb coated chicken breasts
Avocado and king prawn salad
Charred bread with a pesto humous dip
Freshly made guacamole dip
Artichoke heart & warm bacon salad
Timbale of lightly cured tuna and avocado with a tomato and basil dressing
Warm field mushrooms cooked with fresh herbs and garlic in a filo cup
Gazpacho with Avocado Salsa
Warm tenderloin steak salad topped with blue cheese crumbs
Smoked salmon salad with a freshly made French vinaigrette
Dorada Stacks – layered egg plant, fresh basil, beef tomatoes, line caught dorado topped with a green salsa verde
Tamarind and lime chicken served with wild basmati rice
King shrimp cooked in cherry tomatoes, white wine with a hint of chilli served on a bed of fresh ink squid pasta
Home made traditional lasagne
Frenched lamb dressed with a mustard and Italian herb crust served on a bed of squash & sweet potatoes
Mahi Mahi stuffed with fresh basil & sundried tomatoes wrapped in proscutto ham
Fresh lemmon syllabub made with Bequia honey
Flambé apple tarte tartin with caramel ice cream
Summer fruit compote served with creme fraiche
Homemade cheesecake served with fresh mango sauce
Profiteroles with chocolate sauce
Fresh crepes stuffed with local fruits served with a chocolate fudge drizzle
Freshly made Italian Tiramisu
Caribbean Taster Menu – Antigua Yacht Show
Tamarind & Lime Chicken
with Wild Rice
Open Chicken Rotis
Line caught Dorado
stacked with Egg Plant, Tomatoes, Basil & Mozzerella with a Salsa Verde
Shrimp & Fresh Tomato Spinach Fettucine
Local Mustard Lamb
with Roasted Sweet Potato & Squash
Aubergine, Mozzerella & Basil Parcel
with Bequai Pure Honey & Piper Heidsieck Champagne
Iced Mango Soup
with Fresh Local Mangos
Caribbean Fruit Compote
Caribbean Fruits with Piper Heidsieck Champagne
Pacific Wave Traditional Naval Grog
Local Antigua Rum, Brown Sugar, Local Limes & Water
Pacific Wave Tamarind Mojito
Local Antigua Rum, Local Mint & Tamarind
PACIFIC WAVE GUESTS COMMENTS
18 – 25 March 2018 – USVI/BVI Family of Four
“Where to start?
The boat is beautiful. We knew we had picked the right one when people on other yachts came by just to photograph us.
The BVI lived up to the hype. We particularly liked the quieter anchorages on Norman and JVD, and the kids loved the secret beach you took us to on Virgin Gorda. The color of the water blew us away and we now have two enthusiastic young divers. Other vacation destinations just won’t compare – or have so many fish!
The cuisine was just the right mix for our active family – clean, fresh, healthy and delicious. The kids ate fish and loved it – they never eat fish! And l know I’ll ever be able to even poach eggs to the standard they’ve now become used to. Lunches were light but filling, and dinners well presented and tasty without being unnecessarily fancy. Good job chef!
The crew obviously know the area and where to go. We’ve done the BVI a lot but Lynn and Mark showed us a side we hadn’t seen before – picture postcard anchorages with just the pelicans for company. It was exactly what we had been hoping for.
Thanks guys for a great week onboard the awesome Pacific Wave. We’ll be back!”
George, Catherine, Simon & Hannah – Boston USA
10 – 17 February 2018 – USVI/BVI Honey Couple
“Dear Lynn & Mark
Thank you so much for making our honeymoon a special treat that we will remember forever. I was a little nervous of the sailing, as l haven’t done as much as my husband, but you guys were awesome. I learnt so much and we both had a fantastic time. I even took the wheel and loved it! Such a feeling of power ?
The BVI was beautiful, even though things looked a little mashed up in places. We enjoyed snorkelling and your expert guidance on where to go and what we might see made it extra special.
And the food! Just amazing what came out of that tiny kitchen. It was all delicious.
Can’t wait to come back next Valentines!”
Emma & Brad – New Jersey USA
28 December – 4 January 2018 – USVI/BVI Family of Five
“Dear Lynn and Mark
A lovely week, made so by your every attention, your good company and not to be overlooked Mark’s cuisine. To have found the BVI after Irma was, from our entirely selfish perspective, delightful, yet tempered by the knowledge that many suffered and lost. That said, to have seen these pretty islands uncrowded and at natures own ease, was of particular pleasure. Pacific Wave is a lovely boat.
All the best Claude.”
Claude, Amina, Aleksandr, Ursula & Marco – New Hampshire USA
18 – 25 November 2017 – Grenada/Grenadines Honeymoon Couple
“Dear Lynn and Mark,
A few words cannot do justice to the great times we had aboard Pacific Wave. However, in an attempt to do so… thank you for a great, fantastic, wonderful & relaxing time during our honeymoon week! The food and the drink were on par, if not better than Michelin 3 stars. The rum punch is the best on the islands.
We enjoyed being on a true, gorgeous sailboat & your handling of her. You both knew the best places to go both above and below the water. The turtles were the highlight of Brooke’s time snorkeling, and Lynn’s knowledge of the local marine life was outstanding.
Thank you both for a honeymoon we will treasure for the rest of our lives. I guarantee we will be back on the Pacific Wave with you two again soon.”
Brooke & Andrew – Scottsdale Arizona USA
17 – 25 June 2017 – USVI/BVI Family of Five
“Dear Lynn and Mark,
This was our first trip on a sailboat and in the BVI/UVSI. You made our trip memorable from the snorkelling in the caves, to the delicious food, and wonderful beaches. We could not have asked for a more experienced couple to make us feel comfortable and safe. We will never forget these memorable 8 amazing days sailing!
PS thanks for the pancakes
PPS Mom and Dad love the coffee
Much love Katie – age 11
Well as usual, Katie had the last word! Thank you, thank you, thank you. After decades of dreaming of sailing in the BVI, we’ve just watched it all come true these past 8 days.
We truly hope our paths cross again – either in these beautiful islands or maybe up north sometime. Safe travels always and please keep in touch.”
Ian, Karen, Will, Josh & Katie – currently in Philadelphia, USA but our hearts are in Nova Scotia Canada
9 – 15 April 2017 – USVI/BVI Family of Five
Dear Lynn and Mark,
What a fabulous week! We could not have asked for two more experienced and knowledgeable pairs of hands to charter us through the British Virgin Islands. And what a comfortable and well appointed boat to do it in we had no idea our accommodations would be so luxurious!
We loved all the quiet anchorages off the beaten track that you took us to. We all enjoyed boating and swimming off the boat. The kids learned to snorkel and kayak and are all quite pleased they got to drive the dinghy. And as we said every day, the food was amazing! The meals far surpassed our expectations and were graciously served every time. The kids told us that we need to bump it up when we get home!
Gary has been talking about sailing in the BVI for some 25+ years and we will now all have our own memories of crystal blue water, white sand beaches, sunny skies and wind in your face as you sail across the waters.
Thank you for helping to make this a wonderful and memorable experience for our family!
Chantal, Gary, Bianca, Carter & Dempsey Brooklyn, NY, USA
12 – 19 March 2017 – USVI/BVI Family of Five
Dear Lynn and Mark,
Thank you so much for the wonderful trip! Its not easy keeping 2 adults and 3 teenage boys happy but you did it! ? We had great weather and had great sails and fabulous snorkeling. Saw so many cool fish l cant even begin to list. And Mark prepared delicious meals everyday, which we ate hungrily after our snorkeling adventures. A great experience had by all!
Sarane, Peter, Ross, Ian & Colin Rhinebeck, NY, USA
This was one of my favourite trips. My favourite part was the spotted eagle ray. It was about 6 feet long but a gentle giant. It was so pretty and it went in circles around me for 10 mins.
Colin age 12 years
5 – 10 March 2017 – USVI/BVI 1 Couple
Lynn and Mark
We cannot thank you enough for sharing the Pacific Wave with Todd & me what a wonderful, much needed, relaxing time for us!
You are both such gracious hosts! The food & drinks were wonderful & we appreciated learning more about the history of the islands.
We cannot wait to share our memories back home with family & friends!!!
Todd & Julie – Colorado, USA