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The Big Dog – Catamaran

Stylish & Lounging galore!

  • 62 ft Leopard sailing catamaran
  • Accommodates up to 8
  • 4 Queen en-suite cabins
  • Scuba diving onboard

THE BIG DOG is a large and spacious 62 ft catamaran offering spacious comfort and plenty of lounging area. With 4 guest cabins each with queen berths, TV/VCR/DVD/Stereo, private ensuite bathrooms with stall showers. Large main salon has a great bar for happy hour and formal dining area.

She has a spacious aft deck for lounging and alfresco dining plus a topside flybridge with padded lounge area to enjoy the refreshing breezes and a spectacular 360° view. Forward she has huge trampolines with padded seat backs for comfort.

With so much space, you will not be disappointed when your experienced  EPIC crew guides you through “Nature’s Little Secrets” in style.

*For Rates, see PRICING Tab below – Holiday weeks may differ, please enquire!

Pricing
Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
Summer 2020$21,900$22,400$22,900$23,400$23,900$24,900$25,900
Winter 2020 to 2021$21,900$22,400$22,900$23,400$23,900$24,900$25,900
Summer 2021$21,900$22,400$22,900$23,400$23,900$24,900$25,900

Holiday offers

Christmas week: $30,000

New Year week: $30,000

*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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Crew

Captain Terry & Chef/Mate Ruth Ross

Terry has been messing around on boats since he was a child. He started sailing dinghies and then moved onto larger boats. Despite being a qualified electrician he always yearned to turn his hobby into a career, and following his first trans Atlantic crossing with friends, he decided to do just that.
He is a commercially endorsed MCA Yachtmaster (both sail and power). He has also been both helm and launching authority for his local branch of Ireland’s volunteer lifeboat service.
His other great passion is diving and he looks forward to showing the delights that the Caribbean has to offer to Reaction’s guests. Diving is included for certified divers only. For uncertified divers, the crew can arrange a rendezvous with one of the local dive companies . For those guests who do not wish to dive, Terry and Ruth are really happy to bring their guests, young and not so young, snorkeling.

Ruth formerly worked as a teacher before joining Terry for a career in sailing. She has always enjoyed cooking and has taken cookery courses in places such as Rick Steins Seafood School in Padstow, England and Dunbrody House Cookery School in Wexford, Ireland amongst others. She cooks a diverse range of meals, and particularly loves using local fresh produce whenever possible. She is more than happy to accommodate any special dietary requests.

Together Ruth and Terry have run a 47 charter catamaran in the Bahamas and a private 70 monohull, both for long periods of time. They have crossed the Atlantic together 4 times, have cruised extensively around the Caribbean, Bahamas, Miami, the Mediterranean, Atlantic Islands and of course at home in Ireland. Most recently, they have been running a 56 charter catamaran in the beautiful BVIs and have come to know and love the area and its magnificent anchorages. They look forward to sharing them with you.

They are a very welcoming couple who work as a team in all aspects of the running of the boat. It is very important to them that each guest that they welcome on board reAction enjoys every moment of their stay and has a holiday to remember forever.

Casual Kosher diet and some specialty diets can easily be accommodated, please inquire.

Cuisine

BREAKFAST

  • All breakfasts served with fresh fruit, juice, toast, cereal, freshly brewed coffee or tea.
  • Eggs Benedict with your choice of smoked salmon or canadian bacon.
  • Maple and Pecan baked french toast
  • Egg Quesadillas served with fresh tomato and avocado salsa.
  • Sausage, crispy bacon and creamy scrambled eggs.
  • Granola, yoghurt and fresh fruit parfait.
  • Spinach and feta frittata.
  • Provencal style baked eggs.

LUNCH

  • Caesar salad with homemade dressing and croutons. Served with chicken or shrimp.
  • Salade Nicoise with seared fresh tuna.
  • “Build your own burger”; homemade beef patties with a range of sides to chose from!
  • Shrimp and smoked salmon salad with horseradish cream and ginger lime vinaigrette.
  • BBQ ribs, served with potato salad and green salad.
  • Crab and avocado tian.
  • Tuna tartare with avocado and wonton crisps.

APPETIZERS

  • Filo wrapped shrimp with sweet chili dipping sauce.
  • Mini pizza pinwheels.
  • Tomato and fresh basil bruschetta.
  • Mezze platter of hummus, tapenade, tzatziki and olives.
  • Conch fritters with spicy cocktail sauce.
  • Buffalo wings with celery and blue cheese sauce.
  • Spinach and artichoke dip with garlic pita triangles.

DINNER

  • Filet mignon  with caramelised onion and red wine sauce, oven roast potatoes, roast broccoli and almonds and cauliflower puree.
  • Pistachio crusted mahi mahi with leek puree, asparagus and parmesan polenta discs, with beurre blanc sauce.
  • Pork tenderloin in a creamy orange sauce, baked rice, steamed green beans and mangetout.
  • Chilean sea bass with moroccan salsa, mint and walnut couscous, cauliflower with cumin and almonds.
  • Pasta a la vodka with garlic shrimp skewers and fresh green salad.
  • Asian buffet of seared marinated salmon, hoisin beef, asian style noodles, edamame, stir fried mixed vegetables.
  • Thai green curry with chicken, steamed jasmine rice.

DESSERT

  • Key lime pie.
  • Chocolate rum fudge pie and fresh whipped cream.
  • Individual baked fruit crumbles
  • Creme Brulee
  • Tiramisu
  • Bananas Foster with ice cream
  • Pineapple and Szechuan parfait, griddled pineapple, dark Cuban rum caramel
Amenities

AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning & fans
  • Swim platforms and heated deck showers
  • Watermaker & generators
  • Surround sound audio system
  • iPod/device hookup
  • TV in saloon & in all cabins
  • Wi-Fi onboard
  • Ice maker & Water maker
  • Barbeque

WATER FUN

  • Assorted water toys
  • Kneedboard & 3 different tubes
  • Water skis & child water skis
  • Floating mats
  • 2 x 1 person kayaks
  • 1 stand up paddleboard
  • Snorkelling gear & swimming noodles
  • SCUBA diving gear for certified divers

SPECIFICATIONS

Model: Leopard
Length: 62′
Beam: 29′08″
Draft: 5′ 5″
Year Built: 2002 Total REFIT 2018
Engines: 2 x 240 HP
Flag: BVI

Scuba

Scuba Diving Onboard

  • Gear included
  • Diving for certified divers
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 9 reviews
by February 2020 Charter Guests on Epic Yacht Charters
Everything Was Perfect

After a year of looking forward to this trip, the planning, the hype, etc... The risk was we would have built things up too much. Not the case. Quite the opposite. Everything was perfect.
The cruising, snorkeling, diving, etc.. all great meals, snacks and booze all 5-star. Thank you for taking the time to make our trip so special. We all leave with a beautiful shared memory.

by February 2020 Charter Guests on Epic Yacht Charters
Incredible

The entire yacht was gleaming, welcoming, and set a great tone. The cabins and beds were slightly larger than expected. The bathrooms were well designed and had all needed equipment. The crew did a phenomenal job keeping everything tidy and clean. Towels were changed out during the week and everything was comfortable. There was more than enough space for all six of us to spread out and relax. The front netting was a fantastic place from which to enjoy the boat under sail. The yacht had a great mix of lounging space with each of us being able to sun or shade at will. I was never once nervous with the captain at the helm. He was patient and explained all questions thoroughly. He was incredible when interacting with the kids!  It is very apparent that he knows the area well. He created a good mix of secluded coves and those with more activity. The dives were well thought out, as well as the snorkeling experiences. The chef is a treasure! How anyone prepares five star meals in a galley that small is beyond me! She went above and beyond to make sure everyone enjoyed every meal. The desserts were also INCREDIBLE The crew both did a great job with the two teenagers on board. The absolute best endorsement I can share is that the sixteen year old (very social and at first not thrilled with being away from friends) didnt want to go home!!  Without a doubt we hope to do it again in the next few years but only with this yacht and crew.

by March 2020 Charter Guests on Epic Yacht Charters
Incredible Week

We think of you both so often. Once again, we had the most incredible trip with you on the Big Dog. We keep thinking about all of the delicious meals, the incredible swims, snorkeling, paddling, cocktails, sunshine, we are so grateful to you both for all that you do to make it so heavenly for our whole family. Friends for life.

by February 2020 Charter Guests on Epic Yacht Charters
Sailing In Paradise

Mere words are insufficient to describe the incredible trip and wonderful honeymoon with our friends and the two of you. Your wit, charm, hospitality and fabulous food will stay with us for many years. Thank you for making our sailing trip in paradise so special.

by Tommy Tucker on Epic Yacht Charters
This Vessel Was Amazing

I truly wish words could articulate how amazing this vessel and crew are. We had a group of 2 and 2 are vegetarians. The chef catered every meal to fit everyone's taste and preference. I can only say if someone is wishing to book this yacht and crew, please don't hesitate to make the greatest decision you will ever make booking this yacht and crew.

by February 2019 Guests on Epic Yacht Charters
Best Vacation

I wanted to take some time to thank you again for the great trip we had a couple of weeks ago. It was by far the best vacation I have ever been on and I think everyone in our group feels the same way. Your hospitality was greatly appreciated. You both did an excellent job handling our crazy group. Every meal you prepared was excellent. Every place you took us was a great time. Everybody in our group enjoyed spending time with you. I can’t wait to do it again. A trip in BVI with you guys makes coming back to the real world seem like a bad idea. You are welcome to use this as a testimonial if you would like to. I would also be happy to let your bosses or brokers know how much we enjoyed the trip. Just forward me some contact info. if you would like me to do that. Thanks again! I hope that we can go on a trip with you again someday.

by May 2019 Charter Guests on Epic Yacht Charters
Trip Of A Lifetime

We had a trip of a lifetime and the crew and The Big Dog were absolutely brilliant. It was a great match for what we wanted and they could not have been better for us and especially the kids, who all came back having had a wonderful time in the BVIs and the sailing was fantastic, food terrific. The Big Dog is a great boat and very well equipped. Thanks for all the help.

by July 2019 Charter Guest on Epic Yacht Charters
Extra Special Trip

I just wanted to send you a note and offer to have it or any part of it included in any reviews that you provide from customers using The Big Dog. The basics were all there. Great weather. Great scenery. Great shipmates.. our family. It was all made fabulous by the crew of The Big Dog. There are many things to compliment this team, but let’s start with they treated us like family. We love the water but we were pretty much novices when it came to being on a ship for 7 days. The captain made sure we saw the great snorkeling and even accompanied us on many trips. We didn’t have a great deal of wind, but he worked hard to get me some sailing time and some coaching on my love of being on the water. They worked with our family and demonstrated some real love and caring for us that we will always be thankful for. Now to the important stuff. The food and drink were tremendous. Great variety. Incredible tastes. Plenty of portions. Not to mention the “mean” fruity rum drinks that they would make up every afternoon if you requested them. The crew made sure we saw the perfect combination of quiet ports and fun spots. Lots of fun in the water with our family doing paddle boarding; kayaking; and speed tubing not to mention the family driving contest. They even providing drinks and spring rolls in the ocean for our own floating bar. We have had a few family vacations with our “kids”. Less so now that they have their own lives and families, but this trip we always be remembered as something special. We were a family again maybe for the last time. The Big Dog and her crew made it extra special for all of us. Thanks

by February 2019 Charter Guests on Epic Yacht Charters
Dream Voyage

A very special mention to the crew who run a fantastic Catamaran The Big Dog, that is not new but looks and feels as if it had been launched yesterday. The crew make every moment seem special and we would not hesitate to chose them for a next charter. Thank you for making our dream voyage come true.

** 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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