|Builder||PRIVILEGE ALLIAURA MARINE GROUP|
|Refit:||2015 major refit|
|Number of Crew:||4|
|4 Cabins:||1 King(s), 3 Queen(s)|
|Winter Area:||Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards|
|Summer Area:||Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards|
4 cabins: 1 King master suite with jacuzzi tub, 3 queen master suites. All cabins have private ensuite electric heads. Yacht is fully air-conditioned.
Beautiful upper deck lounge with 360 degree view, cockpit for alfresco dining and lounging, forward trampoline area for lounging and main salon for lounging and dining.
Salon has a 52" 3D TV linked to directTV and apple TV server.
|Voltages:||110v & 220v|
WiFi throughout the yacht
|Guest Smoke:||Aft deck only|
|Crew Pet Type:||N/A|
|Min Child Age:||None|
|Captain Name:||Anthony Trappe|
|Number of Crew:||4|
Tony and Kate 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.
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.
ADAM WILSON - 31 Years Old
After graduating college with a degree in Recreation Management and spending 4 years entertaining people above water onboard Carnival Cruise ships Adam decided to make a change and do the same thing underwater. He is a PADI MSDT Instructor, who loves anything and everything about the water, especially hanging out underwater with sharks and turtles. On his off time, you can most likely find him with a cold Bud Light in hand while playing any and all types of trivia, or back in California playing with his two little nephews. Adam is also a US Coast Guard Captain. After surviving both Hurricanes Irma and Maria on St Thomas, he thought it might be time to make a bit of a change and start working above the water again. This is his first season as First Mate onboard Xenia 74 and he will gladly show you around his favorite dive sites while out on charter. To him, it is the best of both worlds; being able to work above & below the water, as well as helping you to create once in a lifetime memories in the beautiful Virgin Islands. Come sail with us and experience it all.
KATIE O’CONNELL - 21 Years Old
"Hailing from New Zealand, where beautiful beaches are plentiful, Katie has always had a love for the ocean. Growing up, her uncle and aunt who worked on crewed yachts for many years filled her head with stories of sailing the Caribbean, where the water is crystal clear and there is always a Shaggy song playing somewhere. She was enticed. Before running off to become a sailor she completed a Bachelor of Communications (at her mother’s request!). Six months later Katie was on a one-way flight to the Virgin Islands where she stepped off the plane and onto Xenia 74.
On board, you can typically spot her with a wine bottle or cocktail shaker in hand (she makes an amazing painkiller!) or trying to create intricate napkin folds for the dinner table. When she isn’t on the boat you will find her at a beach bar sipping on a Bushwhacker or more likely patting a dog somewhere. She can’t wait to welcome you aboard with a glass of champagne!"
|Dinghy Hp:||40HP 2 stroke|
|One Man Kayak:||No|
|Two Man Kayak:||1|
|Swim Platform:||scoop stern|
|Fish Gear Type:||Trolling & casting|
|Num Fish Rods:||2|
|Under Water Cam:||Yes|
|Under Water Video:||Yes|
|Other Toys:||Underwater lights
8 man floating island
(2) Stand-up paddle boards
(2) Skidoo underwater scooters (top of the line)
(1) Subwing submersible tow device for free-diving and spinning
(4) floating mats with shade
(4) floating chairs
BVI Registered Fishing Vessel
Flybridge with plenty of seating, fridge and ice maker
|Num Dive Tanks:||8|
|Num Dive Lights:||4|
|Dive Info:||1 dive per day max. 3 per week.
Diving currently offered in VI only. Please inquire about other locations.
First Mate is the Dive Master. Diving is only for certified divers. If you have not dived in 5 years we ask you take a refresher course before diving from the yacht.
|Dive Costs:||Costs included for certified divers only. BCs, regulators, tanks, weight sets included.
If the yacht can not provide equipment for you, we will work with you to rent what is required.
Bring your own wet suit or rent one locally.
|Num Dvd:||Apple TV s|
|Num Dine In:||8|
|Other Entertain:||Every guest cabin has a 27" LED Apple TV with SatTV, hundreds of movies on our server.
Dishes are bone china.
Sheets are 800 thread count all Restoration Hardware.
Goose down comforters and pillows.
The crew for this charter was: