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Altesse – Catamaran

A Customized Vacation

  • 56 foot sailing catamaran
  • Accommodates 8 guests
  • 4 queen cabins or 3 queen cabins and 1 set of bunk beds
  • Diving available for certified divers

Lagoon has once again struck gold with the layout and luxury of this Lagoon 560 catamaran.  A unique feature of this yacht is that guests can choose 4 queen cabins or have one of those cabins as a set of bunk beds to accommodate 2 families or single persons.  Altesse has also been customized with an extension to the flybridge offering more space that includes an extra BBQ and dining area that can sit all guests.  An additional “champagne deck” also offers a spacious area for sunbathing or relaxing. 

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Reviews

Holiday Of A Lifetime

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you for the holiday of a lifetime. So many special moments and memories. I will never forget the moment we were surprised with bubbles at The Baths. Such delicious food - I will definitely take away some ideas, but am sure I won't ever be able to match up to your standards in the kids eye's! Thank you for being so wonderful win the kids, your humour and intuitive way with them really made the trip. Thank you!!! PS See you again soon! Love from Alex, Katie, Archie, Poppy and Oliver, Connecticut

Truly Special

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thanks for a great week aboard Altesse! Highlights for this group included fun games for the kids, lounging and jumping of the champagne deck, tubing and paddle board surfing, teenage dinghy driving, the "miracle" of the watermaker and of course the daily institution of captains cocktail hour. That said, Captain and Chef Rich and Sarah are the reason our vacation was truly special. They are a seamless team, radiating intelligence, warmth and charm on a daily basis. They attended to our every need, even before we knew we "needed" it. They guided us to stunning anchorages and wonderful snorkeling/dive sites. Sarah's meals were each an event; delicious, creative and beautifully presented. We could write MUCH more, but there is no need to add to perfection! We will definitely sail with Rich and Sarah again.

Just Magical

★★★★★
5 5 1
Our trip on Altesse was magical. Of course the BVIs provide the foundation, with natural beauty at every turn, but to top it off Altesse is lovely and immaculate, with open deck spaces and multiple, comfortable cushioned areas for conversation, reading, sunning and afternoon naps. The four staterooms are spacious, comfortable and private.

Literally Immaculate

★★★★★
5 5 1
It's hard to review the Altesse if only because we don't want anyone else to know how great it is!! But here's what I thought: The Altesse was literally immaculate! Richard and Sarah take real pride in maintaining it perfectly everyday- it was extremely conducive to a diverse array of preferences and activities with plenty to do. A serious highlight of the trip was that Sarah's an incredible chef. The food was perfectly tailored to our preferences with no effort spared and each dish was total perfection- I'm talking about picture worthy food! Even Richard pitched in on the grill a couple times and it was fantastic. Richard is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and just sailing in general- he has great ideas about anchorages,and takes pride in taking folks to places he thinks they'll love-he taught us to water ski-makes great pain killers and has some great stories! There really is no describing how perfect it was- and I can't imagine that there's a better crew or even a better pair of humans to spend your vacation with than Sarah and Richard Bowman." As long as they are on the water we will be back every year at least once.

A Five Star Hotel on the Water

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you so much for the wonderful trip introducing my husband and children to the beauty and wonders of the BVI and sailing. First and foremost the boat is spectacular - roomy, tastefully decorated and spotless - a five star hotel on the water with Sarah, a top rate chef providing interesting and delicious meals all week long. Secondly, your knowledge of the islands and various activities including paddle board races, snorkeling spots and hints, coaching on helming the boat, hikes and the history of the islands brought true enjoyment for all. Lastly thank you for your kindness and patience with our young, large group - you made it a trip that none will forget.

Best Vacation Ever

★★★★★
5 5 1
I think I speak for the entire group when I say this was the best vacation ever. We loved the incredible snorkeling with beautiful fish, coral, turtles and rays; We loved the pristine beaches, with us often as the only inhabitants; We loved the hiking and indescribable views; We loved our daily briefs, discussing the itinerary for the day and awaiting the menu to see what each meal was for the day.; We loved how beautiful and immaculate you kept the boat; and we especially loved Captains cocktail hour and hearing about your travel and adventures, with your knowledge of the BVI making our trip; and finally, the meals....OMG! It is impossible to pick a favourite meal as each was so special on its own. We are in great awe of the skills you show creating three gourmet meals (plus evening "nibbles") every day. What a great week!!

Top Notch!

★★★★★
5 5 1
We all want to thank you for this amazing week. The BVI are indeed one of the most beautiful places on earth. Beautiful islands, perfect beaches and many things to do. It’s a perfect combination of relaxing and being active with watersports and amazing hikes. Your catamaran, Altesse, is perfect, the best we saw during the whole trip. You can comfortably sit on the front sofa area, in the shady cockpit, on the special champagne deck, or on the flybridge with the breeze. Also the rooms are big and comfortable and way beyond our expectations. TOP NOTCH! Like always it is the people that really make the difference. Your service, your cooking and your good mood is beyond exceptional. But really special is your personal touch: you try to find out what we want and fulfil our wishes even the ones we didn’t say out loud. And you for that! You are also an inspiring couple. The life choice you both made, the joy you have in the ‘small things in life’, the body language between you two when you are sailing, the tender care that Rich takes of the boat….we could go on. Thank you so much! We will remember you and this experience forever and this certainly not be our last visit to your paradise!

So Accommodating!

★★★★★
5 5 1
All of the amazing meals will be greatly missed next week when we are home, as will Richard and his ability to always find the best anchorages. You were both so willing to accommodate our every whim. We will miss the most amazing turquoise water, white sand and spacious boat we could imagine. You are both, without question, deserving of the "crew of the year" award and we are so glad it was you who were at the helm.

Many Special Memories

★★★★★
5 5 1
This has been a FANTASTIC trip. Many special memories will stay with us. Highlights include; The baths with its stunning granite rocks. Devils Bay, not only because of the beautiful colour of the water, but also because of the COLD CHAMPAGNE that you brought to us as the perfect time. The marvelous snorkeling sites you guys points out, in particular the Indians and the Caves. You are an amazing couple! Thank you for making us feel as if we were at home. Sarah, thank you for being such fun and feeding us with exquisite dishes. Rich, thank you for all your guidance for the scuba team and for helping sailors enjoy the sailing. We are coming back next year, so we will not say 'adios', we will say 'hasta luego'.

Like a Presidential Suite!

★★★★★
5 5 1
This boat is like the presidential suite at the world's finest hotel. The food similar to a 5 star restaurant, it's every single meal exceeding all of our expectations. The planning of the itinerary and the sailing felt like we were guided by locals who knew the greatest treasures of the land. But we have learned that the best and most special part of life are the people you meet along the way. Sarah and Rich, you are special, kind, generous, professional, outgoing knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. This trip was fabulous, but extra-special as we were so fortunate to spend our time with the two of you. See you next year!

Altesse stands by herself

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thanks for a truly extraordinary and memorable week. We couldn't have conceived of a more perfect vacation/50th birthday and anniversary celebration with our dearest friends. You two are the perfect team - a phenomenal marriage of grace, energy and exceptional capability. From Sarah's 5 star cookery; Captains cocktail hour and itinerary to Richard's handling of the yacht; dive mastery; and your combined tour guiding, there simply aren't enough superlatives to capture all the perfect moments. Your home -Altesse - stands by herself: gorgeous and enormous, and your neighborhood - the BVI - what a match! It was a pleasure and a privilege to get to know you and share the week. You guys are awesome and no doubt our paths will cross again!

Trip of a lifetime!

★★★★★
5 5 1
This trip was the trip of a lifetime! I never dreamed how spectacular it would be. Your attention to detail and hospitality can't be beat. The food was amazing and the boat was impeccable! Thank you so much for celebrating our 40th birthdays. Thank you so much for an amazing week, it was beyond my expectations. Everyone should experience this at least once in their life!

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Amenities

AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning and fans
  • Swim platforms and showers
  • Heated deck showers
  • Watermaker and generator
  • Free Broadband WiFi Internet Access
  • Digital HD flat screen TV
  • Custom made “champagne deck” large multi person sunbed in rear of cockpit
  • Full surround sound system
  • DVD and CD players
  • iPod docking station
  • Cockpit and flydeck speakers
  • Cockpit ice maker
  • Barbecue cockpit and flybridge

WATER FUN

  • 14.5’ rigid inflatable boat w/70 hp engine
  • Water skis for adults & kids
  • Knee board, wake board, & Tube
  • Snorkeling gear
  • 8 person floating sun island
  • 2 x Stand Up Paddleboards
  • Light Fishing gear
  • Inquire for SCUBA diving options

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Model:  Lagoon Catamaran
  • Year:  2013
  • LOA:  56′
  • Beam:  31′
  • Draft:  4’11’
  • Engines:  2 x 110 hp
  • Flag:  BVI
Your Crew

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CAPTAIN STEFAN & CHEF/FIRST MATE CLOE

Stefan and Cloe have lived, cruised and worked together for over 10 years. They have sailed over 45,000 nm between them on their own yachts (including the Pacific, Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Mediterranean) and have hosted charters on 43-50ft monohulls and catamarans in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Capt. Stefan Hübbe
Stefan was born in Berlin, Germany, and developed a love of the wind and sea as a teenager, sailing his first dingy at the age of 16. He got his masters in Mechanical Engineering and has worked for Daimler-Benz, Procter & Gamble, GM and Connex; which lead him to a career in managing specialist multimillion dollar engineering projects in Australia – the only piece of land he considers home. His first love was always the ocean, however, so he decided to return to Europe the slow way; on his own yacht over the Pacific Ocean, getting as far as Bali before meeting Chloe, which changed his life’s path forever.
Stefan continued sailing with Chloe over the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and the Mediterranean to the Canary Islands, where he decided it was time for a new project so started designing and building luxurious houseboats in Berlin. He loved the business but missed the ocean, so 13 houseboats later, Chloe and Stefan bought yet another sailing yacht to cruise the Caribbean. In his free time, Stefan is a bit of a merman: spear fisher, free diver, kite surfer, surfer, windsurfer…and guitarist.
Chef/Mate Chloe Chand
Chloe was born in London, England and had a professional career in project management before developing an aversion to chairs and retrained to become a teacher, working for various charities and universities. Her passion in education and anthropology led her to Bali in 2007, where she met Stefan and initially came aboard his yacht as crew… after 10 years and 18,000nm together, she has finally been promoted to first mate.
Chloe’s extensive travels have inspired her international cuisine, which favours fresh, healthy, rainbow-colored and seriously flavorful recipes. Italian, Spanish and Greek food is at the forefront of her culinary repertoire, as well as more exotic influences from South East Asia, India and Morocco.
Chloe’s lifetime dedication to yoga practice has led her to getting certified in teaching Ashtanga yoga. In her free time she can be found practicing yoga, playing the guitar, island-hopping on the SUP or freediving.
Stefan and Chloe are looking forward to welcoming your clients aboard the luxury, custom-built ALTESSE.

Sample Menu

BREAKFAST

  • Eggs Benedict: Parma ham and poached eggs on an English muffin
  • Eggs Royale: Smoked salmon, poached eggs and spinach with hollandaise sauce on an English muffin
  • French toast: Bourbon and peach French toast
  • Bagel: Caramelized apple and camembert toasted bagel with walnuts (vegetarian)
  • Vegan tops: Almond butter and banana open tops with cranberries

LUNCH

  • Paella de mariscos: Spanish seafood paella with saffron rice and a side summer salad
  • Gyros: Greek lemon and oregano pork souvlaki with homemade tzatziki and Greek salad
  • Fajitas: Mexican-spiced mahi, chicken or vegetables with salsa, sour cream and guacamole (vegetarian)
  • Charcuterie platter: French-style cured meat and cheese platter accompanied by chutneys, pate, olives, artichokes and French bread
  • Rainbow salad: Colorful salad with cherry tomatoes, roasted butternut squash, chickpeas, yellow peppers, spinach, cucumber, red cabbage and other fresh salad leaves, accompanied with hallumi fries or sweet chili chicken

APPETIZERS & STARTERS

  • Baked figs stuffed with goats cheese and Parma ham, sprinkled with fresh mint
  • Garlic pan-fried shrimps with cubed mango bites
  • Lebanese: Baba ganouj, lime and coriander hummus with warm pita bread
  • Italian: Courgette involtini with ricotta, prosciutto and fresh basil
  • French: Baked brie with cranberry confiture

DINNER

  • Caribbean mahi / grouper: Macadamia and coconut crusted oven-baked fillet with a pineapple salsa on a bed of wild rice
  • Tuscan chicken: Creamy spinach and parmesan cheese sauce served on a bed of tagiatelle
  • Sicilian pork tenderloin: Slow-cooked pork tenderloin in a marsala wine and mushroom sauce, served with garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes
  • Oriental salmon: Chinese five-spice, honey and orange salmon fillet with ginger, pak choi and sugar snap noodles
  • Moroccan chicken: Chicken and apricot tagine served with almond and raisin couscous
  • French steak: Steak fillet with blue cheese (or peppercorn) sauce with dauphinoise potatoes and rocket or watercress salad

DESSERT

  • Rum panna cotta with a pomegranate glaze
  • Polvito: Canary Islands desert with dulce de leche (caramel), meringue, biscuits and cream
  • White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake
  • Passion fruit whipped cream
  • Chocolate avocado mousse
Pricing
Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
Winter 2019 to 2020$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$26,000$27,000
Summer 2019$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$26,000$27,000
Winter 2020 to 2021$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$26,000$27,000

*Please enquire about increased rates for Holiday weeks and other destinations

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Use of the yacht with our Professional Captain and Chef and additional crew
  • All Onboard Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizer, Dinner and Dessert
  • Snacks – Fresh Fruit, Popcorn, Granola Bars, Chips, Chocolates and more
  • Beverages – Water, Juices, Sodas, Coffee, Beer, Wine and a Fully Stocked Bar
  • Water Sport activities
  • Broadband Wireless Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cruising taxes and permits, BVI licenses and port fees
  • Fuel for the yacht and dinghy

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Shore activities such as dining, shopping or special off yacht excursions
  • Premium Beverages/Wines not normally stocked and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Airport Transfers
  • BVI individual fishing permits
  • Crew gratuity; 15-20% of the charter cost
Availability

Availability

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  • Unavailable (Blocked out by the Owner and unavailable to challenge)
  • Transit

** Epic Yacht Charters BVI provides the most updated information on yachts available but cannot guarantee any details are 100% correct until we verify with the specific yacht.

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