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British Virgin Islands
56 ft sailing catamaran
Accommodates up to 8
3 Queen ensuite cabins with 1 twin bunks cabin
SCUBA diving onboard


20% OFF new charters booked through July 2024. Minimum 6 nights. BVI port only.

BLUEWINDS is a 56 ft Lagoon catamaran with accommodations up to 8 with ensuite bathrooms.

Bluewinds (ex-Playtime) is the perfect platform for experiencing the majesty of the Caribbean! An ongoing 2022/23 refit brings all new interior and exterior decor, new generators, a watermaker, tender, and a “boat load” of new gear, making Bluewinds the premiere Lagoon 560 chartering the British Virgin Islands and Greater Caribbean region. Accommodations are 4 guest suites, 3 with queen cabins, and 1 with twin bunks. The 4th queen cabin is available at a fee of $2,000.

No expense was spared in outfitting this gorgeous luxury sailing yacht which offers four guest cabins (for 8 guests), each with its own private bathroom, a salon with 360° windows, 2 dining areas, and a foredeck sitting area. Amenities and toys include TVs in each cabin, a 15-foot tender for wakeboarding, tubing, or zipping to gorgeous beaches, 2 standup paddleboards, 1 double kayak, a hydraulic swim step for easy water access, and snorkeling and diving gear. Bluewind’s elegant yet minimalist design provides the handling of a performance sailing catamaran while offering the ambiance and amenities of a world-class resort on the water. The spacious design of the cockpit and flybridge areas offer guests panoramic vistas, al fresco dining, and ample space for lounging, whether in the sun or shade.

If you are looking for world-class dining, sailing, diving, and adventure, look no further than BLUEWINDS!

Note: Previously named PLAYTIME.

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



Your Crew


Eben grew up in South Africa in a big city but most vacations were spent in the wild bushveld. His working career started as a project manager and later on in logistics. Eben started sailing later in life and as soon as he set foot on his first boat he was hooked. He went on to become a captain and managed a sailing academy.
Eben and Katie met on the north coast of Sicily in Milazzo in 2022 and it was love at first sight. Katie as an equestrian rider and Eben as a Captain both had a love of the water. After traveling together around Europe Eben convinced Katie to join him in the amazing world of sailing.

Eben has been chartering around the Mediterranean and the Caribbean for the last 9 years and Katie joined him in the British Virgin Islands in 2023. As soon as you step on board you will feel at home and you can sit back relax and soak in the Caribbean sun. Whatever your needs are, whether it is diving into amazing reefs, building sand castles on the beach, or enjoying cocktails at the beach bars, Eben and Katie will have you forgetting about the world outside the islands.

Katie was born in a small English village in the UK, her love for water and the ocean comes from the South coast of England. Her love for the ocean is matched by her love for horses as an equestrian dressage ride and her passion for cuisines from around the world. She enjoyed cooking from a young age with her mom who was a qualified chef. After completing her equine studies she worked in equine yards where she competed at a national level. She later worked at a culinary school where she further developed the skills that are incorporated into her beautiful cuisines.







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The fine points

  • Pricing
  • Availability
  • Amenities
  • Reviews
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  • Scuba
Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax11 Pax12 Pax
Winter 2023 to 2024$31,000$31,500$32,000$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000$0$0$0$0
Summer 2024$31,000$31,500$32,000$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000$0$0$0$0
Winter 2024 to 2025$31,000$31,500$32,000$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000$0$0$0$0
Summer 2025$31,000$31,500$32,000$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000$0$0$0$0

Holiday offers

Please note that Holiday rates are subject to change.

Christmas week: $38,000

New Year week: $38,000


  • 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
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cruising permits, national parks fees, fishing permits, taxes, and BVI port fees
  • Fuel for the yacht and dinghy


  • Shore activities such as dining, shopping, or special off-yacht excursions
  • Premium Beverages/Wines not normally stocked and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Airport Transfers
  • 4th Queen cabin available at a fee of $2,000
  • Crew gratuity; 15-20% of the charter cost


Highlighted dates are booked, on hold, or unavailable. We may be able to challenge the dates on hold. Please contact us for details. All other dates not highlighted are available. You can use the arrow icons to navigate through the months.

Dates Color Key
If no color is noted on calendar or in the detailed list below, the dates are available for your charter

  • Booked (Booked by another client group already)
  • Hold (Held by another client group, not yet booked, and can be challenged)
  • Unavailable (Blocked out by the Owner and unavailable to challenge)
  • Transit


  • Air conditioning and fans
  • Swim platforms
  • Heated deck showers
  • TV/DVD player all cabins & salon
  • i/Device docking
  • Board games
  • Cockpit icemaker
  • Barbeque
  • Reef safe sunscreen


  • 15′ RIB with 50 hp engine
  • Adult water skis
  • Wakeboard & tube
  • Snorkel gear
  • Floating mats
  • 1 x 2 Person kayak
  • 2 Standup paddleboards
  • Swimming noodles
  • Light fishing gear (USVI only)
  • Beach games
  • SCUBA diving onboard


  • Builder: Lagoon Catamaran
  • Year: 2014
  • Length: 56′
  • Beam: 31′
  • Draft: 5′
  • Flag: USA
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Average rating:  
 16 reviews
 by March 2024, Spring break family
We Loved Every Second

Seven days pass way too fast aboard Bluewinds. We loved every second. Thank you for the beautiful dives/snorkels thrilling waters sports, delicious meals (I cannot believe the home-made bread, pasta, bagels, buns, crackers, tortillas, ice cream – oh my!) Sunny sails, island excursions, flowing strawberry daiquiris, and relaxing moments. You work so hard to make sure your guests are happy. Thank you so much.

 by November 2020 Charter Guests
Amazing Week

We all want to thank you for this amazing week. The islands 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 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 the captain 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!

 by March 2020 Charter Guests
Trip Was Amazing

The trip was amazing. We all had boat loads-ha ha- of fun. The grandkids loved the crew as did we all.. They did their utmost to make the trip memorable and succeeded. The boat was amazing. We can't thank you enough for your last minute pull the catamaran out of the hat trick. They took us to places we remembered from our past trips and some we had not been to. All in all it was wonderful. The crew, the boat, the food- everything. Evenings after the kids went to bed when we weren't too tired ourselves, were chock full of games and drinks. Taboo, Pass the pigs, and a dice game the crew taught us brought on the laughs. Watching Jonah think he was steering the boat when it was on autopilot was hilarious. They had the grandkids write notes and put them in wine bottles and throw them overboard. We have videos and pictures to document our Island jaunts, including conch blowing with "The Pirate".

 by February 2020 Charter Guests
Boat Was Amazing

The boat was AMAZING! My wife shed real tears when we got off the boat and sail goodbye to the crew. We had the perfect week on the boat. We were so impressed with every aspect of the crew. Great captains, cooks, hosts, tour guides, dive instructors and now friends. Thanks for everything, it was perfect!

 by March 2020 Charter Guests
Postcard In Every Direction

Once we left harbor I realized the next 6 days would be a postcard in every direction. I like to be active and between scuba diving, wake-boarding, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking I had plenty to do. Each day was checking out a new beautiful and quaint island. Each meal was incredible, not just decent. It was a great bonus to have WiFi and be able to FaceTime with my wife and kids. A week that sadly flew by...

 by February 2020 Charter Guests
Favorite Vacation Ever

When I was trying to figure it out what to do for my 50th birthday, never did I dream it would turn out to be so magical & special.Planning it for 9 months with little understanding of the BVI & catamaran . There would have been no way imagine what a special trip & birthday it could be. Once we arrived , we were greeted by the sweet crew, our trip finally began to unfold & I began to relax & enjoy. The hostess/chef did everything to make our trip fabulous, special & her attention to every detail was just AMAZING. Her skill in the kitchen stole the show- no need to go anywhere else but "her table". Her kindness, trough fulness & generous desire to our trip so unique & my birthday unforgettful is soooo appreciated. I will never forget my 50th birthday! The captain, the master boat man always there to take care of me safely, got us to every beautiful location, made all our stops as different island seemless and was ready at a moment to put a SUP out, make sure that our wine glass were filled, music right and every detail attended absolute delight to share this trip with.Thank you from the bottom of my hearts, this one of my favorite vacation ever!

 by January Charter Guests
Double Thumbs Up Experience

My week on Playtime exceeded any expectations I had. The crew were professional, friendly, extremely helpful and pleasant to be around. The cooking was A+. Any special dietary needs were worked with care and consideration. We had vegetarian and non-vegetarian and some gluten free eating . The boat comfortably slept 9 men and the crew! Sailing was a joy. The crew were also well experienced in the islands and were able to lead us to exquisite diving and snorkel spots. They were also superb diving instructors for first time divers like myself. On day four of our trip some of us swam out to a mother and baby dolphin that were passing by. The dolphins swam near us and circled around us for about 15 minutes. It was a definite highlight. The crew also had rapport with customs which made dealing with passports much easier and more efficient. It was an amazing week! My friends and I were taken great of by an experienced, kind, fun, and thoughtful crew! This was a Double Thumbs Up experience. 5 Stars!

 by January Charter Guests
Fabulous Experienc

In one word, our experience was fabulous. The crew fulfilled all our expectations, they were friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and most of all, created just the right atmosphere for a wonderful vacation. Playtime was in tip top shape, clean and spacious, just the right size for three couples. If you remember, I was contemplating asking another couple to join us but you hinted that it would be best for three couples, and I am glad you did. The food was great, thanks to the chef for exceptional culinary skills. Every meal was tasteful, beautifully presented, and just the right amount.  As far as the itinerary, we told the crew what we were interested in (mostly snorkeling, diving, sailing and just relaxing) and they guided us to right spots. All of us felt that we will have to get back.

 by November 2019 Charter Guests
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 the BVI with you guys makes coming back to the real world seem like a bad idea.

 by August 2019 Charter Guests
True Trifecta

I want to take a few short moments to convey my utter respect to the yacht and crew. Finding talent is hard and they are quite a find. Young and responsible Captains, Chefs and Dive Instructors. A true trifecta. Our family just returned from what can only be described as the trip of our lifetime. The crew exceeded all expectations. From diving to dining, to dingying we had a blast. We were treated with friendly hospitality, professional courtesy, mechanical mastery, safety stewardship and local lore. I would recommend them to any of my friends gladly and will.

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  • Diving gear included
  • 3 dives included for certified divers
  • Additional dives are $50 per dive per person
  • Air compressor onboard

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