|Length:||76 ft Matrix|
|Cabins:||1 King, 3 Queen, 2 Twin(s)|
|Number of Guests:||1-12|
Tranquility a 76 foot Matrix offering fantastic accommodation for 12 guests in 6 cabins. A wonderful large yacht for families or groups. The yacht has 1 King berth, 3 queen berths and 2 cabins have twin beds. The master or king cabin is amidship, the 3 queens and 2 twin cabins are spacious and luxurious. The giant flybridge has a 360 view and the cockpit comfortably seats all the guests. Tranquility is a fabulous option to make your holiday the best ever. The King can convert to twins too.
Tranquility features a huge aft platform between the hulls that will raise and lower the dinghy, but can also do the same for 10 divers, or allow a group to use it as a resort shelf for sitting in 6″ of water in chairs, sort of bringing the beach to Tranquility! It will be similar to a “resort shelf” on a pool.
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
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.
Additional Rate Details:
Plus $500 each way for USVI ports ( pick ups and drop offs)
Christmas Week: up to 12 guests – $75,000
New Years Week: up to 12 guests – $85,000
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.
Resort Course $150. Full Course Referral cert: $350
License on board Instructor. Air Compressor Onboard
Dives/wk 5/week Diving Costs – Diving is included for certified divers
Resort courses: Included. Open Water Referral certifications: $350
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- Salon Tv/Stereo
- iPod/Device Hookups
- Deck Shower
- Special Diets
- Kosher please inq
- Guests Smokes on Transoms only pls
- Children are welcome - swimmers please
- Ice Maker
- Internet Access Onboard WIFI
- 17 ft Dinghy with 90 hp engine
- Water Skis Adult
- Snorkel Gear
- Wake Board
- 2 x 2 man Kayaks
- Swim Platform with Boarding Ladder
- Beach Games
- 2 x SU Paddle Boards
- Fishing Gear Guests need to purchase a fishing lic
- Tranquility features a huge aft platform between the hulls
- Pref. Pick-up Tortola Other Pick-up St. Thomas +$500
- Summer Base Port: BVI
- Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands & Caribbean Windwards
- Winter Base Port: BVI
- Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands& Caribbean Leewards
- Location Details: BVI for late October through into early July (and down island on request)
- Early July through August - Grenadines.
- 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).
Tranquility has Two Crews rotating every 4 months…
Patric Guyaz is Swiss and Mary Haddow is from the UK and their crew-
Patric and Mary have been sailing together for nearly 10 years and in that time have delighted and charmed their guests in over 150 charters over 55 000 miles with a holiday of a life time. Now aboard the paradise “Tranquility” they are continuing to do just that throughout the Caribbean.
Born in Switzerland Patric has travelled extensively following his love of sailing and diving.
As RYA Yacht Master he has sailed in many of our seas. In Europe, the Caribbean and also Australia where he was able to fulfill his love of off shore racing.
As a Dive Instructor Patric has taught and dived in some of the best locations in the world, including the Great Barrier Reef, the Red Sea, Maldives and also South Africa where he met Mary up by the Mozambique boarder.
In the BVI he spent 3 years teaching Sailing and Diving to youngsters within a summer camp program before moving on to Crewed Yacht Charters with Mary 10 years ago.
A great sense of humor, coupled with a professional and open and relaxed manner will make you feel special, safe and at home the moment you, your family and friends step aboard Tranquility.
There is no request to big “except the one regarding the elephant” and no cocktail too bizarre that Patric cannot cater to.
Mary was born in the UK and worked in the film business before giving up the camera for a cooker.
Having had the opportunity to travel the world, from Europe to Australia, Africa to India and the USA to the Caribbean she has had the chance to sample many of the world’s cuisines.
She takes great delight in sharing these flavors with you. Quality of produce remains the mainstay of her cooking and she will tailor any menus to suit you and your family’s requirements.
Also a qualified Dive Master she is happy to paddle about with you in the water, lunches permitting.
Flexible with a lively sense of humor and a kind heart, her aim is to make your stay as seamless and comfortable as possible.
Where holidays are precious we will give you memories to last a life time.
Patric and Mary are joined by by a stewardess and mate Georgiana and Jessie
2nd Crew are Tony Trappe (Capt) and Kate Purdy (Chef) who have been involved in the Crewed Yacht and Villa hospitality business in the British Virgin Islands since 1999. Tony was previously captain and Kate the chef of successful charter yachts in the BVI for eleven years, and provided over 150 high quality charters. This was followed by six rewarding years as Estate Managers and chef at Golden Pavilion, a luxury home away from home and rental villa on Tortola. Soon after arriving in the BVI they realized what a wonderful place it is and have made it their home ever since. They built a house here in 2011 in Little Bay, Tortola.
Kate and Tony love to show their guests the secret hideaways of the British Virgin Islands and their favourite haunts. They will show you some unique island experiences and their enthusiasm and love for the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean waters will shine out. The joy of the water, the sailing and the physical beauty of the islands has keeps them looking forward to every day. They love to share their knowledge of the islands and the seas with all their guests, thrilled that the profession that seems to have chosen them allows them to meet so many interesting people from around the world.
Tony and Kate chose to leave their successful, rewarding and demanding positions in the UK in 1997. They combined their knowledge and skills to sail their 70-year-old classic 32-foot wooden yacht from the UK, via France, Africa and South America to the Caribbean where they cruised for two years. Later, they also sailed their yacht Roxane, which they owned and maintained for 20 years, via Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas to Virginia where she now rests.
Tony born in Cheshire in the UK, Tony enjoyed an idyllic childhood, and took up sailing as a young boy when his father built a sailing dinghy in their garage. He went on to captain his first yacht at 16, delivering a boat along the south coast of England. Tony is now RYA Ocean Yacht master and BVI Boat Master 100 Ton License Grade 1 with over 40,000 sea miles.
In 1981 he was awarded a BSc (Safety and Hygiene) from the Engineering Department of Aston University which started a career as a Sales Engineer. This took him onto oil rigs, down coal mines, into sweet factories and every kind of industry in the UK. A career change led him into a rewarding time as a teacher where within three years he had a Masters Degree in Primary Education and employment as an Advisory Teacher. He went on to run a project for Greenwich Education Authority in London providing services to the 300 schools throughout Greenwich.
Tony continued his interest in sailing and when his thoughts turned to travelling he sought out and purchased his yacht Roxane in Spain. He lived on her whilst teaching in London where he met Kate (the lucky chap!).
Kate was born in Malta and spent her childhood in Northern Ireland, the UK and Hong Kong. As soon as she could, she left home and carried on travelling, spending several years working in the summers and travelling in the winters. Eventually after buying a house, she settled in London and took up sailing. Deciding that a boat would be much more interesting than a house, she bought a Dutch barge instead and lived on it in a marina in the centre of London. Being paired with Tony and winning in a dinghy race one day led to the start of their relationship which was celebrated with the winning prize of a lottery ticket on the first ever National Lottery. They won 10 pounds – and have been laughing about life together ever since.
Kate has been in the food preparation industry since 1984 and for several years was the manager of a small food retail chain throughout the railway stations of London. She has worked as a chef on yachts and in villas since 1999 and has loved pretty much every moment. She has attended a culinary course in France and has a food certificate from her early days in the food industry in London. Kate’s close involvement in life in France has enabled her to learn firsthand the delights and rewards of delicious French cuisine. She has expanded her culinary skill and knowledge throughout her life. Kate has recently contributed to a recipe book with other top chefs from the island and appeared on the local TV show “Gourmet Galley with Chef Lisa”. In addition to her chef and management duties at Golden Pavilion, Kate has also provided chef services for other prestigious villas and establishments, notably the Governor of the British Virgin Islands and the owners of Amway at Peter Island Resort.
Kate and Tony enjoy an adventurous and busy life together and embrace hard work with vitality and enthusiasm. Charming, fun and great company, they are complete all-round hospitality winners. They work well together under pressure and routinely handle all that the hospitality and sailing world may demand of them and have fun on the way.
Tony and Kate have had a home in Brittany in France since 1991 and when they are not in the BVI’s, they can be found drinking wine and eating cheese with their neighbours in France.
A sampler from Mary’s galley aboard Tranquility
Freshly Baked Bread, Fresh Fruit Platter, Yoghurts, Cheese Omelettes, Various Eggs, just How You Like It,
American Pancakes, Crispy Bacon, French Toast, Crepes, Tropical Fruit Smoothies, Croissants, Cereals, Muesli
Homemade Caribbean Crab Cakes with Spicy Remolade
Smoke Salmon And Chive Quiches with a Green Leaf & Herb salad
Chicken Wing Feast with Broccoli Salad
Teriyaki Steak Skewers with Bean Sprouts, Water Chestnuts & Chinese Leaf Salad
Baby Back Ribs & Wholegrain Rice Salad
Seared Tuna with Wasabi & Soy
Grilled Red Snapper with Mango & Pineapple Salsa & Warm Quinoa Salad
Homemade Spiced Lentil & Barley Burgers, Orange & Toasted Pinenut Salad(V)
Variety of Pizzas with Toppings of Your Choice (V)
Mozzarella & Basil Quesadilla Wedges
Tortilla Chips with melted Cheese and a spicy Salsa
Creamy Artichoke Dip
Spicy Prawn Skewers
Cheese Platter with assorted meats
Mini Pizzas with sweet peppers & Mozzarella
Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut sauce
Butternut Squash Soup
Mahi-Mahi with Parmesan & Lemon Risotto and Baby Asparagus
Raspberry Meringues with Mascarpone and Maple Syrup
Chicken Parmesan, Marinara Sauce, Pasta and Mange Tout
Freshly made Fruit Sorbet
Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Beef Tenderloin cooked to your liking, Baked Potatoes, Corn on the Cobs, Coleslaw, Homemade Red wine steak sauce
Fudgy Wudgy Chocolate Brownies
Asian Salad with Mango & Smoked Tuna
Ginger and Lime Salmon with Orzo and Green Beans
Grilled Scallops, Pea Puree and Pancetta
Pork Tenderloin with White Wine and Tarragon, Roast Potatoes and Julian Vegetables
Melon, Feta & Parma Ham Salad
Chicken Masala with Shitaki Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes & Crushed New potatoes
Halloumni (Grilled Squeaky Cheese) with Lemon & Capers
Fillet Mignon with Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables and Smokey Tomato Sauce
Cucumber & Poppy Seed Salad (V)
Roasted Butternut Squash with Burnt Aubergine & Pomegranate Molasses with French Beans, Mange Tout, Hazelnuts & Orange (V)
Pear & Almond Frangipani Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream
TRANQUILITY GUESTS COMMENTS
Early June, 2019 guests wrote the note in the image…
You matched us perfectly to the right boat and an Excellent crew!!
New Years week, 2018-2019 , guests aboard TRANQUILITY wrote:
Our trip was absolutely amazing and exceeded our expectations in every way possible. We rank it our top family trip, and we’ve taken quite a few of them.
First of all, THANK YOU for guiding us toward Tranquility and it’s crew. I am not sure how you read us so accurately but Patric, Mary, Josh and Emily were a perfect match for our group. They absolutely took our experience to the next level with their knowledge, professionalism, willingness to accommodate our requests, and their overall attitude and demeanor. Their work ethic was totally impressive and they kept everything running smoothly all week. When they had a few down moments we had a great time hanging out with them, playing games and enjoying all the water sports. It could not have been a better match for us.
Mary is a gourmet chef (even though Patric said she’s a “cook”) The quality of the food, the preparation, the presentation – all superb, and comparable to anything offered at a top-rated restaurant. This was the case with every meal! We were blown away and each meal we said ‘it can’t get better,’ but it did. We thought we’d dine on shore one or two nights but soon realized there would be no way to get even close to the quality of the cuisine on board.
Tranquility is a beautiful Catamaran and accommodated our group well. It’s very comfortable, all systems were in top working order, the crew kept it pristine and sparkling, and we felt we were in a floating resort. The availability of water toys was fantastic and we loved parking in the beautiful coves on our route. We snorkeled, kayaked, SUPed, used the Subwing, tubed, and during our last stop we did the sling shot. So much fun! Patric took the divers on 3 great dives.
We have lots of photos. I have attached a few. If you need more comments or more photos let me know.
Thank you. It was an over the top, epic trip.
Christmas week charter guests aboard catamaran TRANQUILITY said:
The trip was superb! Patric and the team killed themselves to entertain the kids with diving and the water sports. All of their personalities/attitudes/service was great. The food, Mary, was excellent. Dave and Fran were both dive instructors (and great young couple) so with Patric there was three on board. We would go in groups of 5 guests and 1 instructor. We did our last 2 open water with them and managed 4 other dives including Xmas morning at 8 am on the RMS Rhone. Not sure when we will do it again but I would go back to them.
Random sample testimonials
Thank you so much. I loved everything! Most of all spending time with you guys. It was so much fun.. P.S. I loved the Food it was the best.. Nathan, 6 years old..
What can I say it was a fantastic time we had on Tranquility and none of this would have been so special if it wasnt for you guys.. Thank you for all your hard work. Excellent Crew. Jason, December 2015
WoW! Amazing this week was the best rip Ive ever been on. So very thankful for all of the wonderful experiences that you have allowed us to have..
Dreifuss, December, 2016
I have never been so taken care of. All of you do a tremendous job. Anticipating our every need and desire. You work so hard, provide entertainment and take such great care of everyone on the ship and the ship itself. I love the standup comedy, the incredible cooking, the 200 cups of coffee that Serena made for me and Wills never ending work. Thank you for giving me unforgettable days of bliss. Russel, December 2016
I cant imagine having experienced this wonderful vacation without the four of you.. Don, December 2015
Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime. Patric the diving was a thrill. You made every moment a blast. Mary your cooking was a delight. Will, thank you for all the waterskiing. Serena you were there at every moment when something was needed. The Tranquility crew is absolutely incredible.
This has been a trip of a lifetime and you made it special with your care.. The meals were out of this world and the care you took to make us feel comfortable was also. We consider you part of the clan now. Wood, January 2016
I cant think of any words that could do this holiday justice. It has been fantastic form the moment we walked down that dock in the rain, to the boat.. All of you have made this the best holiday ever. You all are family now, and we will think of you, Tranquility and the BVIs often.. We hope we have given you some memories of a lifetime also. Pole dancing, long hair everywhere, our electrical expertise, endless wine tasting, yacht shopping via google and of course our own Dinghy captain with crew.. Jon, Jaci, Ashofrd, January 2016
We had the most amazing time of our lives! We hope you enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed you. This past week was full of adventures delicious meals, pampering. We felt like king and Queens, but most of all; we felt like family from the first day on board until the last. Thank you for all the memories that we will never forget.. Val & Craig Jan 2016
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my first trip to the BVIs beyond memorable Real perfection- the humor, the kindness, the help, the fantastic meals & service were the icing of the cake of looking at the beautiful waters and Islands. Meeting and seeing Lemurs for the first time, and me diving for the first time. You as a team are seamless and make for a magical vacation. Hope to find myself back with you one day. Benay, New York 2016
The Tranquility Crew created a magical parade for all of us, filled with great joy and happiness.. Elstrott, Jan. 2016
You guys rock, seriously! Thank you each and everyone of you for your diligence and long hours, and mostly for your patience. We had such an incredible week and its not easy to coordinate such a fantastic trip with so many individuals with so a huge range of likes and dislikes. You guys are really awesome in making it all work. Hope to see you guys next January again. William Feb, 2016
Thank you for an amazing time, this was a trip of a lifetime and we enjoyed every second! We will always remember our first trip to the BVIs Thank you again and again for making it so special Hope we cross paths again. Bianchini, Feb, 2016
Words can not describe how appreciative our group is to you all.
Mary, you are the true admiral of the boat. Galley Genius!!!
Serena, silent Assassin.. Keep up the great work.
Will, Team award for good sport wish you nothing but brilliance.
Captain, keep doing what your doing. You and everyone around you is nothing but perfection.. Seriously Thank you.. This was the trip of the lifetime and we always be grateful for you and our Tranquility family.. Hecht, March 2016
Thanksgiving week guests aboard TRANQUILITY said:
CHARTER REVIEW OF TEAM AND VESSEL
Name: Gordon & Lynley – Date: November 23-30, 2015
In a nutshell our experience onTranquility was a 10 out of 10. Patricand crew did an amazing job. Our comments below are somewhat in our comparison to our experience on a Lagoon 44 with 2 crew. To have a family reunion on a yacht in the BVIs was a once in a lifetime experience beyond anything our family could have dreamed of.
Comment on the comfort onboard Tranquility:
First class rooms, amenities, etc. were all great. Lots of space with 12 of us plus 4 crew.
Comment on the condition of Tranquility:
We specifically chose Tranquility as it is relatively new. Everything was working and when there were eany mechanical issues, Patric was a capable mechanic taking everything instride.
Comment on the cleanliness of Tranquility:
Spotless! And we appreciated the crew letting us help swab the decks to feel useful.
Comment on the congeniality of the Captain and crew:
They should win the BVI Congeniality award! They all engaged with our family from the young twin girls to the grandparents.
Comment on the service ofthe Captain and crew:
Stellar from 5:59AM to whenever we called it a night. Amazing to be able to keep this up fromdaybreak to end of day over an extended period of time.
Comment on the fun aspect of the Captain and crew:
Lets see snorkeling, scuba, paddleboarding, hiking, hammock, sailing, motoring, wakeboarding, tubing, Willy Ting, finding the best spot in each and every harbor, 11.5knots in a reasonable wind, dealing with left behind passports, slingshot! Nightly summary
Comment on the expertise of the Captain and crew:
Extremely experienced and willing to share insights with everyone.
Comment on the quality of your meals:
Each meal was better than the last. Quality was perfect. Marys first US Thanksgiving spread was beyond all expectations -> research and execution was amazing.
Comment on the presentation of your meals:
So good that we had to take photos every time J
Would you charter this yacht again? (Circle one) YES
Can you please let the owners of Tranquility know that theyhave a special yacht and an amazing crew. Patric & Mary ran a tight ship and made this a special week for us. Will and Serena were on top of their game. For our family, while we were the customers felt like we were with friends on Tranquility. I think they could see how much our extended family enjoyed themselves
Having departed from Tortola airport vs. St Thomas, if we are to do this again, I would always depart from Tortola. Its a unique experience to land at an airport and pretty much head straight onto the boat. While it makes it a bit more difficult to fly from Miami, it makes the arrival/departure easier and less work with passports, etc. It was interesting to see some of St Thomas, but arriving in Tortola feels like it buys you one more day on the water.
Payne, Family Reunion, November 2015
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! We didnt think we could top our experience of 5 years ago. But boy did you guys do that and more. Thank you for making this such a memorable time for everyone involved both young and old. Patric you are the host with the most you are unbelievably accommodating, witty and so upbeat all the time. I dont know how you do it. Mary you are incredible!!! Magnificent meals that were healthy, tasty and beautiful presented. A very hard act to follow. Serena and Will thank you for your friendly service.. You are the sweetest.