British Virgin Islands
51 ft sailing catamaran
Accommodates up to 8
4 Queen ensuite cabins
Great for 4 couples
VIENNA is a 2022, 51 ft Fountaine-Pajot Samana sailing catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI.
Vienna is brand new for the 2023 season and she is the first Fountaine Pajot Aura 51 Catamaran in a luxury crewed yacht charter in the BVI. The Aura 51 is the most modern catamaran design available today.
With four en suite staterooms, accommodating up to 8 guests – all with TV, stereo, and air conditioning. The salon has a center island dividing the galley on the port side from the dining table on the starboard side. There is also a lounge seat and chaise longue in the salon – perfect for reading or having a morning coffee.
The salon opens completely and seamlessly to the cockpit for picture-perfect dining around the large cockpit table and cockpit seating for fifteen or more. A few steps up to the helm position brings you to the large lounge area on the bridge deck where the generous social seating arrangement and a sunbathing deck provide a fabulous location from which to take in the surrounding tropical beauty – cocktail or coffee in hand.
Aft of the cockpit, wide transom steps and transom ladders give easy access to the cobalt Caribbean waters. There is also a ‘tender lift’- a platform between the two hull transoms that doubles as storage for the dinghy and a submersible dive and swim platform when lowered. Moving forward along the expansive and open side decks gives access to the foredeck seating area and bow trampolines – a great spot from which to catch up on chat with friends or immerse yourself in a good read.
*For Rates, see PRICING Tab below – Holiday weeks may differ, please enquire!
CAPTAIN SIMONE & CHEF/MATE VALENTINA
Valentina Vela and Simone Seri are both Italian, born and raised in Rome.
They met whilst working in a digital marketing agency and then moved to Ireland together where they gained extensive experience in various large multinational firms. Moving from Rome to Dublin was not their biggest change in life, as this happened a few years later when they chose to live and work at sea.
Ever since they have been having the time of their lives while working they have built up their extensive experience and their passion for the yachting industry has grown. They are looking forward to bringing their skills onboard Vienna.
Valentina was introduced to sailing at the tender age of 9. She attended the French sailing school “Les Glénans”, took her RYA sailing qualifications in Portugal, France and Gibraltar and crossed the Atlantic ocean with the ARC+ Rally. She is also an RYA Sailing Instructor, with 15 years of experience in the yachting industry, there’s no better person to show you the ropes and introduce you to the sailing world!
While Simone will share his passion for food with you!
As a child, Simone loved to help his grandmother cook and to this day he is still discovering the secrets of his family’s recipes. However, his culinary knowledge is not limited to Italy, having worked across the Mediterranean on multiple yachts, and spent 7 months travelling in South America, as well as Vietnam and Namibia, he has picked up flavours from around the world.
He’s also an RYA Day Skipper and when not busy in the galley you’ll find him working on deck, hoisting the sails or dropping the anchor.
Valentina and Simone both have their powerboat licences and all the necessary experience to take guests ashore to explore, have a desert island lunch or be whizzed around the bay on one of the many water toys aboard. They also enjoy recharging their batteries with yoga so why not join them for a sunset session on board?
When Valentina and Simone took this path, they had two goals in mind: to make their guests happy, and to learn every day from their guests and the fantastic community of people working in the sailing world!
- Strong Start: Italian Frittata with onion and zucchini
- It’s Worth the Wait: Creamy Scrambled
- Ringos: Round-shaped Sunny Side Up
- Soldiers on Duty: Soft-Boiled Eggs
- Twisted Greek: Mixed leaves, Peaches, Onions, Cucumbers. Seasoned with Figs Vinegar
- Baby Caribbean: Mango, Baby Spinach, and Toasted Hazelnuts, seasoned with Balsamic Grape Vinegar.
- Serena’s way: Fennels, Oranges, and Black Olives.
- Green Muscles: Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Cucumber
Med Love: Couscous with Fish and Courgette, Eggplants and Peppers, finished with Mint and Lemon Juice
Little Fusion: Tuna Tataki, marinated in Soy Sauce and Olive Oil. Served with Avocado and Lime Cream
Fruity India: Fruit Chicken Curry with Basmati Rice and Sesame Seeds
Fancy Surf’n’Turf: Vitel Tonne Cubes, Pan Seared and Garnished with Anchovies and Capers
- Cappuccino Panna Cotta
- Creme Caramel with Almond Brittle
- Tiramisu as it is supposed to be
- Cheesecake with Cold Fresh Fruit Coulis (cheese type matched to Chef’s mood)