COPPER PENNY Yacht Charter Catamaran
Copper Penny - An Innovative and luxurious offshore cruising catamaran, professionally crewed and available for charter in the pristine waters of the British Virgin Islands. Spacious, and well-equipped with both toys and technology, Copper Penny, a 2011 Lagoon 560, is the perfect vessel for experiencing the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Copper Penny accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 spacious cabins each with a queen sized bed and en-suite. Enjoy a Blu-Ray DVD on the 18" flatscreen tv in your room or keep in touch and read the news online via the boat's wireless internet. Watch your favorite college football team play on the 42 inch flatscreen 3-D TV in the salon or spend your time on Copper Penny completely unplugged - it's your vacation, your way. If you like to be active, we've got the gear. Strap on the waterskis, snorkel a reef teeming with tropical fish or throw a line in the water as we sail to Anegada - activities and options abound on Copper Penny. If you're a certified diver, your crew will happily schedule rendezvous dives for certified divers - you will definitely want to check out some of the great dives in the BVI like the Wreck of the Rhone or Diamond Reef. What more to say? Swimming, snorkeling, hiking, wakeboarding, tubing - or just relaxing with a book and one of the chef's specialty rum drinks. Copper Penny - what could be better?
Size / Year Built / Builder
56.0 Ft / 2011 / Lagoon
COPPER PENNY can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, walk around floor level , dry head shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, walk-around step up access on both sides , dry heads, shower and toilet. COPPER PENNY is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate head and shower.
A new Lift electric efoil & towable foil board for beginners
42' Satellite blueray TV, 3D movie capability
18' flatscreen TVs and Blue ray DVD players in each cabin
|Winter 2023 to 2024|
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Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however, the availability displayed in the calendars and rates, are indicative only and subject to confirmation at the time of your inquiry. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may apply 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.
Meet the Crew of Copper Penny
Captain Ben Raley and First Mate/Chef Rachel Haskovec are an energetic, professional yachting and charter host team. Together they have a deep passion for all of the adventures that the Virgin Islands have to offer and enjoy sharing them with others. As a couple they offer a charming graciousness that helps people to feel comfortable and fully relaxed. They work closely with every charterer to match their guest’s level of interest with the right level of activity, dining, and relaxation.
This year will be their eighth season chartering together in the BVI.
Captain Ben Raley
Ben was born & raised on the Gulf of Maine, and has harbored a love of the sea his entire life. Building his first rowboat with his father at the age of six, Ben knew that the ocean was where he belonged. At eight, he started sailing aboard a Rhodes 19’ and by the age of 18, he made his way from Portsmouth, NH to Hawaii via the Caribbean islands and Panama Canal aboard various sailboats. Eventually settling in Washington State’s Puget Sound, Ben taught sailing in a community sailing program during the summer months and apprenticed under a local shipwright in the winters. Finally, aboard his own 32’ sailboat, he was able to fulfill a dream of sailing back to New Hampshire. Adventures along the way to fund his dream included; working as a deckhand aboard ocean going tugboats hauling freight through Southeast Alaska, commercial fishing for giant bluefin tuna, delivering sailboats along the west coast of Central America, and working as mate aboard a luxury charter yacht based in Petersburg, Alaska where he learned the finer points of running top quality charters. Tropical seas calling him, Ben focused his efforts on the Virgin Islands and has successfully Captained three charter catamarans based in the BVI. Ben is excited to be aboard Copper Penny, sailing the crystal-clear waters and trade winds of the US & British Virgin Islands.
Ben is an avid angler, with a particular interest in fly fishing, and has spent many hours discovering techniques and places in the Virgin Islands that can be productive for catching Tarpon, Bonefish, and several other species of hard fighting saltwater fish; the best season for targeting these species is April-July.
As a kitefoiler and paraglider, Ben knows where the conditions will be best on any given day for sailing and sport. Ben's newest endeavor in the water sports world is hydrofoiling. He loves to teach others how to fly above the water. Copper Penny has recently acquired a Lift electric hydrofoil and a towable hydrofoil, both designed for novices to learn on.
Chef/Mate/Yoga Practitioner & Therapeutic Yoga Instructor:
Rachel was born with an adventurous spirit, and grew up hiking, camping, fishing, and eagerly exploring her love for the outdoors on the front range of Colorado, between Boulder and Fort Collins. With a degree in Business Administration from CSU, she worked in sales and marketing for a power tool company and relocated to Boston, quickly developing a passion for the ocean, enjoying swimming, SCUBA diving, sea kayaking and catching and cooking the freshest seafood. Her fascination with sailboats also started in New England, where she called on and worked with the manufacturing facilities of Hinckley Yachts in Maine and observed the construction process from start to finish of some of the finest yachts in the world.
Rachel has also pursued her passion for food and entertaining, working with the Culinary Institute of Montana where winters included skiing and working in fine dining establishments while the summer months involved rock climbing, rafting, and racing sailboats on the largest natural freshwater lake in the western US. Missing the salty air and vastness of the ‘big blue’, Rachel left the US to live and work aboard a sailboat and deliver her from Florida to Bocas del Toro, Panama. Eventually spending extensive time in Central America, Rachel founded Nicaragua Energetic Flow Yoga, working as a full-time traveling yoga instructor at six resorts on the Pacific side of Nicaragua. She also managed and cooked at a B&B guesthouse in the jungle outside San Juan del Sur. As an athlete and therapeutic yoga instructor, Rachel is adamant about using the freshest quality local ingredients to create healthy and delicious meals that feed the body, mind and the soul.
Rachel is a passionate Yoga practitioner and Licensed Yoga Instructor, specializing in therapeutic practices. Over the years in the VI Rachel has had access to beautiful beaches and outdoor venues where she loves to bring interested guests to start their day with a gentle class or meditation. Her teaching style reflects her belief that yoga should be accessible to everyone, whether they have been practicing for years or have never been to a yoga class. These activities can be incorporated into your charter aboard Copper Penny and can add another layer of excitement or relaxation to your experience.
Ben and Rachel will be joined in November, 2023, by "Bosun", a 50 lb 'Coconut Retriever'. "Bosun", the newest crew member of Copper Penny, is a 'Belonger' to the British Virgin Islands and spent the first 6 months of his life living aboard a charter boat with his best humans. He's happy to be returning to the BVI on S/V Copper Penny to bring as much happiness to your charter as your pets do at home.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability, individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party and particular dates, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This yacht offers an “All Inclusive” Rate:
Typically this includes all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Standard Ship's Bar which includes your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Fuel for the yacht and its tender, and the necessary water for the onboard facilities. Use of the Yacht’s onboard equipment and the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any food or beverages purchased ashore. Although optional, crew gratuity is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.