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BLACK TORTUGA Yacht Charter Catamaran

All Inclusive

$18,200 - $21,500 per Week

Guests

8

Cabins

4

Crew

2

5 Average rating

Size / Year Built / Builder

47.0 Ft / 2018 / FOUNTAINE PAJOT

Summer Area

Virgin Islands

Winter Area

Virgin Islands

About

This beautiful, award-winning luxury yacht comes equipped with 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths. 3 Queen cabins and one bedroom contains 2 single bunks. Check out this description from SAIL magazine, where it just won Best Boat of 2018: The Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 catamaran is a space machine in the truest sense of the word. Like all sailboats, it can carry you through the water and across space and time using nothing but the power of the wind—thereby making it supremely quiet and smooth. Unlike most other sailboats, though, it manages to do this while providing a vast amount of living space as well—not to mention the fact it does so in a package that remains supremely pleasing to the eye. Approaching the Saona 47 from a distance, this emphasis on space is immediately apparent in the top deck, which measures nearly 100ft and is well equipped with sun lounges, not to mention a great view. Down a few steps is a large helm station with seating for two, and then down a few steps more you’ll find an immense afterdeck that flows into a wide cabin, a space that can entertain a dozen without any sense of crowding. Down again and you enter the boat’s private cabins, which are wider than those of many monohulls. In typical Fountaine Pajot fashion, everything is bright, open and contemporary, with neutral colors and clean-lined joinery that gives the boat the air of a fine urban apartment. The hulls are also fine below the waterline, but then flare rapidly to chines, which minimizes wetted surface for performance while maximizing interior space. Similarly, the long waterline translates into good average speed, while a high sail-area-to-displacement ratio means there’s plenty of power to drive the boat through the water. In other words, like the other models from this builder, the Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 is not only comfortable, but knows how to make tracks.

Accommodations

4 queen cabins with ensuite bathrooms.
Entire boat is fully air-conditioned.

NOTE: for a six pack charter which takes only three cabins or less or people in the bunks, CREW take the port aft cabin. Forward starboard space is permanently stowage of toys like scuba equipment, tanks, compressor, hookah, snorkels, etc.

Cabins
4
Queen(s)
4
Showers
4
Wash Basins
4
Heads
4

Amenities

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

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
No
CDs/Music
No
Books
No
Other Amenities
Take home memories of the charter. Captain Brian, is an award winning photographer ready to capture all of the moments to remember forever. He is especially proficient at imaging underwater. Also being a videographer, those fast moving moments won’t be lost. All images taken during your charter can be made available to guests digitally with no copyright so they can do whatever they want with them, print the images huge for their living room or just post on social media. Whatever they decide to do with the imagery, they will never forget the Virgin Islands.”

Topside Digital Package (All images, photo or video, created during the charter above water): $750
Undersea Digital Package (All images, photo or video, created during the charter below water): $950
Complete Digital Package (everything): $1250
Individual Digital Topside Images: $75
Individual Digital Undersea Images: $95

Please arrange this beforehand if interested in any of these packages. Final decision can wait until the guests see what the package looks like.

Water Entertainment

Water Skis - Adult
No
Water Skis - Kids
No
Jet Skis
No
Wave Runners
No
Kneeboard
No
Windsurfer
No
Snorkel Gear
Yes
Tube
Yes
Scurfer
No
Wakeboards
No
Kayaks - 1 Man
No
Kayaks - 2 Man
No
Floating Mats
Yes
Beach Games
Yes
Fishing Gear
No
Under Water Camera
No
Under Water Video
No
Stand-up Paddle Boards
3
Deep Sea Fishing
No
Offer Sailing Instructions
Yes
Dinghy
12.6' Center Console
Dinghy HP
30hp
Dinghy Pax
10
Sailing Dinghy
No
Swim Platform
Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type)
Yes
Fishing Gear Type
Trolling
# of Rods
2
Others
Subwing
Noodles
Snorkel Gear
Floating Mat
3 SUP's
Tube
Hookah Dive Equipment
Fishing Rods
Beach Games
Board Games
Surfboard to be towed behind the dinghy

Captain has an underwater camera and video.

Scuba Diving

Scuba
Onboard
Cost of Resort Course
$125
License Info
Instructor
Air Compressor
Onboard
Tanks
4
General Diving Info
Diving is offered onboard.
Hooka diving: no charge
Guests to rent their own equipment. Crew will help facilitate the rental and will make sure it is onboard in time for the charter.
Elena is a dive instructor

Coki Dive Center:
Contact: Peter
Cell #: (340) 998-4196

Diving Costs Information
Diving Costs:
$50 per person per dive
$75 per person per night dive
Up to 2 dives per day
Open Water Certification, client must have completed course work prior to charter. Confined water dives - $150 per person. Open water dives - $299 per person
Discover Scuba - $125 per person, minimum age 10
Refresher course -$125
Open Water Advanced Dive Course- $300
Hooka diving: no charge



Technical Details

Cruising Speed
n/a
Max Speed
n/a
Inverter
Yes
Voltages
110 V
Water Maker
Yes
Generator
Yes

Charter Types

Special Diets
Yes
Kosher Diets
Inq
BBQ
Yes
Gay charters
Yes
Nudist Charters
Inq
Crew Smokes
No
Pets Onboard
No
Guest Pets Allowed
No
Children Allowed
Yes
Minimum Age
Water safe
Guest Smokes
Yes, only on sugar scoops

Green Initiatives

Make drinking water tested for purity
Yes
Re-usable water bottles
Yes
Other Green Initiatives
Use of organic and local produce when available. Use of reusable water bottles. We use eco friendly cleaning products and soaps for guests, no plastic bags, no plastic straws, no plastic cutlery

Rates

 
Summer 2019
Winter 2020 to 2021
Winter 2019 to 2020
Summer 2020
Summer 2021
Winter 2021 to 2022
Summer 2022
2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax
$16,000 $17,000 $18,000 $19,000
$18,500 $19,500 $20,500 $21,500
$16,000 $17,000 $18,000 $19,000
$18,000 $19,000 $20,000 $21,000
$18,500 $19,500 $20,500 $21,500
$18,500 $19,500 $20,500 $21,500
$18,500 $19,500 $20,500 $21,500
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
Brian Christiansen - Professional Videographer
Nationality
USA
Year Born
1987
License
RYA Yacht Master

Crew

Name
Elena Gandillon
Nationality
Swiss
Licences
STCW, Dive Instructor
Languages Spoken by Crew
English, French, Russian and German

Brief

MEET THE CREW - 2019/20 SEASON
Captain - Brian Christiansen
Chef - Elena Gandillon

Share in the unique experiences of the Virgin Islands that Elena and Brian craft for you sailing aboard the spacious, wind-powered vessel, Black Tortuga.

With close to a decade of experience taking people “into the wild”, Brian shares his sense of adventure with guests. Raised in Utah and frequently found at sea, Brian is confronted with questions as to how he became an ocean-going captain. Most people forget there is a small ocean, the Great Salt Lake, in his desert home. His father taught him a love for all activities in and around water. Reading sea-faring novels from the golden-age of discovery inspired him to lust for the horizon and he eventually made his way aboard expedition ships plying all the planet's waters. Alongside working for National Geographic Expeditions, he operated specialty charters through the Lesser Antilles on his own sailing vessel. As a USCG 100ton rated captain, his attention to detail and professionalism are integral to safe operation of the vessel. As a fellow human with passions in outdoor pursuits, he is a perfect companion for fun activities if you want to try your hand at at anything from surfing and kiteboarding to freediving and kayaking. Holding a degree in film-making, working as a videographer and being a reward winning photographer; he can create, upon prior request, a media package of the events that make your trip remarkable.

Elena's spirit awakens in the open. After traveling to over thirty countries, her instinct draws her to beautiful and isolated places. Her love for nature led her from jagged mountain peaks of Switzerland into the deep blue of the Indo-Pacific. She became a PADI certified scuba instructor in Komodo so she can share her love of undersea life with others. Join her for some scuba diving or become certified while onboard and see what the hype is all about! Growing up in an international household, her culinary influences are mainly French and Swiss with added spice from her travels, specializing in creating heart-warming dishes from the simplest of ingredients. She aspires to cater her dishes toward individual diets and has perfected eco-friendly, plant-based menu selections. Placing great importance on the dining experience, speaking three languages, and versed in the art of conversation makes spending time with her a joy, no matter where you are from.

Elena and Brian met in Raja Ampat diving and sailing and are fully committed to spending every moment in each other’s company with their first love, the water. Blending luxurious yacht life and connecting with nature in easy grace, they ignite voyagers' passion for Caribbean beauty. Sailing in consistent winds on the azure waters of the Virgin Islands while visiting white sandy beaches with quaint hideaways is a perfect way to charter.
Come join them aboard Black Tortuga for the wind-powered charter of a lifetime. You will go home with more than memories - you will have inspiring stories of rewarding experiences.

With Elena and Brian, you are guaranteed an unforgettable week. As a team, they are perfectly matched to make your tropical getaway magical.


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“Take home memories of your charter. Your captain, Brian, is an award winning photographer ready to capture all of the moments you want to remember forever. He is especially proficient at imaging underwater. Also being a videographer, those fast moving moments won’t be lost. All images taken during your voyage can be made available to you digitally with no copyright so you can do whatever you want with them, print the images huge for your living room or just post on social media. Whatever you decide to do with your imagery, you will never forget the Virgin Islands.”

Topside Digital Package (All images, photo or video, created during the charter above water): $750
Undersea Digital Package (All images, photo or video, created during the charter below water): $950
Complete Digital Package (everything): $1250
Individual Digital Topside Images: $75
Individual Digital Undersea Images: $95

“Please arrange beforehand if you are interested in any of these packages. Your final decision can wait until you see what your package looks like.”



1 Yacht Reviews

5 Average rating

Review 1

Embarcation

Yacht Haven, St. Thomas, USVI

on 2019-07-03

Disembarcation

Yacht Haven, St. Thomas, USVI

on 2019-07-10

Crew:
Tommy Chiffriller & Alexis Flotteron 

How would you qualify skipper:
Captain Tommy was simply great! Not only was he clearly accomplished as a captain but his interaction with our families, and particularly our boys, was incredible. Really good guy and made a big difference in our trip experience.

How would you qualify rest of the crew:
Alexis, like Tommy was awesome for many of the same reasons - interaction with our families, the boys, etc. Also, she is a great dive master and prepared incredible meals morning, noon and nigh. The combo of these two made our trip great.

How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc):
Very nice layout, very up to date, clean and a beautiful boat.


How would you qualify the itinerary:
Awesome, had fun at whatever current spot we were while also looking forward to our next stop. Fun-filled days/journeys! Scuba, snorkel, etc

How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board:
Alexis was a great dive master and she and Tommy put us on some great snorkel spots.

How would you qualify the food and drinks:
Mentioned above - Alexis was incredible and prepared great meals and snacks!

How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip:
One of our best trips ever and will do it again!

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