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GAMBIT Yacht Charter Catamaran

All Inclusive

$17,000 - $22,800 per Week

Guests

8

Cabins

4

Crew

2

Size / Year Built / Builder

51.0 Ft / 2008 / Lagoon

About

2018 Runner Up for Best Multihull under 57ft in the Annual BVI Charter Yacht Show Gambit is a Lagoon 500, owned and operated by Doug and Val Fairfield, who have been offering charters in the Caribbean since 2014. Flagged and based in the BVI, this means that despite the closed entry ports, Covid protocols, and travel restrictions, we are able to continue offering BVI charters. There has never been a better time to vacation in the BVI, uncrowded and peaceful, like it was thirty years ago. Yes, the testing and retesting is tedious, but once vaccinated, one test on arrival and two days quarantine aboard is all it takes to visit. The following brochure is a sample of what Gambit has to offer ~ please feel free to ask questions and chat to your broker about options. As owner operators, we can be flexible and accommodating. Gambit relocates to the southern Caribbean during the summer (hurricane) months and is available for charter in the Grenadines in August and November. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Accommodations

Gambit offers sleeping accommodations in 3 queen size cabins and 1 twin bunk room. All offer AC and ensuite head and shower.
NOTE: If charter is for 4 couples crew can take bunk room. Please inquire for rate.

Cabins
4
Queen(s)
3
Twin(s)
1
Showers
4
Wash Basins
4
Heads
4
Electric Heads
4

Amenities

Helipad
No
Deck Jacuzzi
No
Air Conditioning
Full
Sun Awning
Yes
Hammock
No
Wind Scoops
No
Deck Shower
Yes
Bimini
Yes
Hair Dryers
Yes
Port/Hatches
16

Onboard Entertainment

Salon TV/DVD
Yes
Salon Stereo/Music
Yes
Board Games
Yes
Dine In
8
Sat TV
No
iPod/MP3 Hookups
Yes
DVDs/Movies
Yes
CDs/Music
Yes
Other Amenities
Fishing in the USVI only.

Water Entertainment

Water Skis - Adult
Yes
Water Skis - Kids
Yes
Kneeboard
Yes
Windsurfer
No
Snorkel Gear
Yes
Tube
2
Wakeboards
Yes
Kayaks - 1 Man
2
Kayaks - 2 Man
1
Floating Mats
Yes
Beach Games
Yes
Fishing Gear
Yes
Under Water Camera
No
Under Water Video
No
Stand-up Paddle
2
Sea Bobs
No
Sea Scooters
No
Dinghy
13ft AB
Dinghy HP
60
Swim Platform
Stern Scoops
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type)
Transom
Fishing Gear Type
Trolling
# of Rods
4

Scuba Diving

Scuba
Onboard
Cost of Resort Course
N/A
Cost of Full Course
N/A
License Info
Master
Air Compressor
Onboard
Tanks
8
BCs
8
BCs Regulators
8
Weight Sets
8
No. of Divers
6
Dives per Week
3 Dives pp
General Diving Info
3 free dives included in Gambits rate for 7 night charters only.
Maximum amount divers is 6.
Maximum dives per day is 1.
Extra dives at a cost of $55
Diving is for certified and current divers only.
Diving Costs Information
3 Dives per week included in the rate for certified divers based on 7 night charter. Extra dives at a cost of $55.
Guests rent or bring their own wet suits, specialized gear and dive computers.
Diving only offered in the Virgins.
Rendezvous diving in the Grenadines at guest expense.

Technical Details

Inverter
2x1850
Water Maker
500 Gal
Water Capacity
254 Gal
Ice Maker
Yes
Generator
11.5kw

Charter Types

Special Diets
Inq
Kosher Diets
Inq
BBQ
Yes
Gay charters
Yes
Nudist Charters
Yes
Crew Smokes
No
Pets Onboard
No
Children Allowed
Yes
Guest Smokes
Transom Only

Green Initiatives

Make drinking water tested for purity
Yes
Re-usable water bottles
Yes

Rates

 
Summer 2021
Winter 2021 to 2022
Summer 2022
Winter 2022 to 2023
2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax
$17,000 $18,500 $20,000 $22,750
$17,000 $18,500 $20,000 $22,750
$17,000 $18,500 $20,000 $22,750
$17,000 $18,500 $20,000 $22,750
Rates are per week

Please Note:
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.

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Captain

Name
Doug Fairfield
Nationality
South African
Year Born
1957
License
Yachtmaster Offshore, Padi Dive Master

Crew

Name
Valerie Fairfield
Nationality
South African
Year Born
1959
Licences
Padi Advanced Open Water
Languages Spoken by Crew
English

Brief

YOUR SKIPPER AND HOSTESS

To ease you into life at a slower pace are Doug and Val Fairfield, an English speaking, husband and wife team from South Africa, with many years combined cruising, travel and charter experience.

Doug holds a Yachtmaster Offshore Qualification, reinforced with many ocean crossings and coastal voyages, not least those accomplished with his family aboard. Doug started sailing in his mid twenties, based off the east coast of South Africa, where sailing and weather conditions are notoriously unpredictable and the coastline hazardous. Having grown up on the ocean with surfing as his main sport, sailing was a natural progression for him. Weekends were occupied with local and coastal racing as well as family sailing with the children. In 1995, in pursuit of our joint ambition to travel to remote places, we left on an extended 6 year cruise aboard our 30 foot monohull, (later upgraded to a 43 foot monohull), together with our two children, then 4 and 6 years old. This adventure took us across the Indian Ocean and back to South Africa, and then across the Atlantic to the USA, finally returning to South Africa at the end of 2000 for a period of regular land based life. During our cruising years we explored remote archipelagos, traveled by yacht many miles up the Amazon River, visited new and unique places, experienced diverse cultures and were exposed to many and varied challenges and opportunities. In 2012, the urge to move on again resulted in the acquisition of Katlyn, our first catamaran, and once again we set off across the Atlantic from Cape Town, spending a year en route, before establishing ourselves in the charter industry in the Caribbean. Along the way we have developed an awareness, appreciation and respect for the ocean, the sky and the weather in all its diversity. Most recently, we have been reminded of the majesty of mother nature as we have sailed Gambit the 4500nm from Italy to the Caribbean, to replace Katlyn, destroyed by hurricane Irma.

Doug has been an avid adventure sport enthusiast throughout his life. He is an advanced skydiver with 2500 jumps, and was the chief instructor at the local skydive club prior to his involvement with sailing; he is an experienced paraglider, loves scuba and free diving, as well as water and snow skiing and has completed a number of arduous long distance marathons. He is a natural storyteller and entertainer with a great sense of humor, a charismatic and attentive host, willing to go the extra mile to ensure you get the most out of your vacation.

Val grew up on a vast dairy farm in the Drakensberg farming district of South Africa, and attended boarding school, before qualifying as a private secretary and then a primary school teacher. She traded horse riding and hiking for sailing, and was perfectly positioned to home school the children while cruising. She is a qualified scuba diver, and enjoys snorkeling, skiing and hiking, and living the island life. She takes pride and pleasure in creating inviting spaces through tasteful choice and use of fabrics and decor, and is an accomplished seamstress. This is evident in the decor aboard Gambit, redecorated since arriving in the BVI a few months ago. Many years of challenging galley responsibilities have enabled her to become a competent and creative chef aboard, fine tuned by various short courses in culinary arts.

Doug and Val have a passion for traveling and a special affinity for the African bush, it’s wildlife, beauty, solitude and wide open spaces, and have been fortunate to do an extended three month 4x4 camping safari with roof top tent through some of the most unspoiled and rugged areas of Southern Africa. The freedom of traveling without boundaries inspired a six week camper van tour of New Zealand last year, wild camping without the constraints of official campsites in the winter wonderland of mountains and fjords. During this time we took the opportunity to try our hand at dog sledding, abseiling and caving. We have spent a month touring Sri Lanka traveling by train and staying in local B&B’s, visited Egypt and driven off the beaten track through the Western Desert, camping in the splendor of the White Desert en route. We have driven across the USA and would love to follow this up with a longer RV trip in the not to distant future.
After many years sailing together, (mostly with children aboard), and in excess of 70 completed charters, we team up on deck to offer you a fun filled sailing vacation, and when the anchor is down, a companionable, relaxed yet attentive atmosphere is created for you to escape your normal routine and create memories which will live with you forever.

We would love the opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you in the BVI, offer you our hospitality aboard Gambit, and show you around some of our lovely anchorages and must see spots that we’ve come to call home.

Crew are fully vaccinated for Covid 19.

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