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BLACK TORTUGA

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BLACK TORTUGA

   
Length: 47 ft
Builder: FOUNTAINE PAJOT
Year Built: 2018
Max Guests: 8
Cabins: 4
# Crew: 2
Max Speed: n/a
Cruising: n/a
Fuel Use: n/a US Gall/Hr
Beam: 25.4 ft
Draft: 4.4 ft
Base Port: Virgin Islands
This beautiful, award-winning luxury yacht comes equipped with 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths. 3 Queen cabins and one bedroom contains 2 single bunks. Check out this description from SAIL magazine, where it just won Best Boat of 2018: The Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 catamaran is a space machine in the truest sense of the word. Like all sailboats, it can carry you through the water and across space and time using nothing but the power of the wind—thereby making it supremely quiet and smooth. Unlike most other sailboats, though, it manages to do this while providing a vast amount of living space as well—not to mention the fact it does so in a package that remains supremely pleasing to the eye. Approaching the Saona 47 from a distance, this emphasis on space is immediately apparent in the top deck, which measures nearly 100ft and is well equipped with sun lounges, not to mention a great view. Down a few steps is a large helm station with seating for two, and then down a few steps more you’ll find an immense afterdeck that flows into a wide cabin, a space that can entertain a dozen without any sense of crowding. Down again and you enter the boat’s private cabins, which are wider than those of many monohulls. In typical Fountaine Pajot fashion, everything is bright, open and contemporary, with neutral colors and clean-lined joinery that gives the boat the air of a fine urban apartment. The hulls are also fine below the waterline, but then flare rapidly to chines, which minimizes wetted surface for performance while maximizing interior space. Similarly, the long waterline translates into good average speed, while a high sail-area-to-displacement ratio means there’s plenty of power to drive the boat through the water. In other words, like the other models from this builder, the Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 is not only comfortable, but knows how to make tracks.
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Accomodations:

4 queen cabins with ensuite bathrooms.
Entire boat is fully air-conditioned.

NOTE: for a six pack charter which takes only three cabins or less or people in the bunks, CREW take the port aft cabin. Forward starboard space is permanently stowage of toys like scuba equipment, tanks, compressor, hookah, snorkels, etc.
Queens: 4

Charter Yacht BLACK TORTUGA : 2018 47 ft FOUNTAINE PAJOT Catamaran

Scuba Diving

Scuba: Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Compressor: Onboard
Dive Info:  

Dive Costs:  


Water Toys

Dinghy: 12.6' Center Console
Dinghy HP: 30hp
Dinghy Pax: 10
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
PaddleBoard: 3
Float Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder: Yes
Beach Games: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling
# Fish Rods: 2
Sail Instruct.: Yes
Other Toys:  
Subwing
Noodles
Snorkel Gear
Floating Mat
3 SUP's
Tube
Hookah Dive Equipment
Fishing Rods
Beach Games
Board Games
Surfboard to be towed behind the dinghy

Captain has an underwater camera and video.

Entertainment

Internet: Onboard WIFI
BBQ: Yes
VCR DVD: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Board Games: Yes
iPod: Yes
Other:  

 

Amenities

Voltages: 110 V
AC: Full
AC Night: Yes
AC Surcharge: no
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher Diets: Inq
Nude Charters: Inq
Guest Smoke: Yes, only on sugar scoops
Crew Smokes: No
Guest Pet: No
Children?: Yes
Min Age: Water safe
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Crew Profile

MEET THE CREW - 2019/20 SEASON
Captain - Brian Christiansen
Chef - Elena Gandillon

Share in the unique experiences of the Virgin Islands that Elena and Brian craft for you sailing aboard the spacious, wind-powered vessel, Black Tortuga.

With close to a decade of experience taking people “into the wild”, Brian shares his sense of adventure with guests. Raised in Utah and frequently found at sea, Brian is confronted with questions as to how he became an ocean-going captain. Most people forget there is a small ocean, the Great Salt Lake, in his desert home. His father taught him a love for all activities in and around water. Reading sea-faring novels from the golden-age of discovery inspired him to lust for the horizon and he eventually made his way aboard expedition ships plying all the planet's waters. Alongside working for National Geographic Expeditions, he operated specialty charters through the Lesser Antilles on his own sailing vessel. As a USCG 100ton rated captain, his attention to detail and professionalism are integral to safe operation of the vessel. As a fellow human with passions in outdoor pursuits, he is a perfect companion for fun activities if you want to try your hand at at anything from surfing and kiteboarding to freediving and kayaking. Holding a degree in film-making, working as a videographer and being a reward winning photographer; he can create, upon prior request, a media package of the events that make your trip remarkable.

Elena's spirit awakens in the open. After traveling to over thirty countries, her instinct draws her to beautiful and isolated places. Her love for nature led her from jagged mountain peaks of Switzerland into the deep blue of the Indo-Pacific. She became a PADI certified scuba instructor in Komodo so she can share her love of undersea life with others. Join her for some scuba diving or become certified while onboard and see what the hype is all about! Growing up in an international household, her culinary influences are mainly French and Swiss with added spice from her travels, specializing in creating heart-warming dishes from the simplest of ingredients. She aspires to cater her dishes toward individual diets and has perfected eco-friendly, plant-based menu selections. Placing great importance on the dining experience, speaking three languages, and versed in the art of conversation makes spending time with her a joy, no matter where you are from.

Elena and Brian met in Raja Ampat diving and sailing and are fully committed to spending every moment in each other’s company with their first love, the water. Blending luxurious yacht life and connecting with nature in easy grace, they ignite voyagers' passion for Caribbean beauty. Sailing in consistent winds on the azure waters of the Virgin Islands while visiting white sandy beaches with quaint hideaways is a perfect way to charter.
Come join them aboard Black Tortuga for the wind-powered charter of a lifetime. You will go home with more than memories - you will have inspiring stories of rewarding experiences.

With Elena and Brian, you are guaranteed an unforgettable week. As a team, they are perfectly matched to make your tropical getaway magical.


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“Take home memories of your charter. Your captain, Brian, is an award winning photographer ready to capture all of the moments you want to remember forever. He is especially proficient at imaging underwater. Also being a videographer, those fast moving moments won’t be lost. All images taken during your voyage can be made available to you digitally with no copyright so you can do whatever you want with them, print the images huge for your living room or just post on social media. Whatever you decide to do with your imagery, you will never forget the Virgin Islands.”

Topside Digital Package (All images, photo or video, created during the charter above water): $750
Undersea Digital Package (All images, photo or video, created during the charter below water): $950
Complete Digital Package (everything): $1250
Individual Digital Topside Images: $75
Individual Digital Undersea Images: $95

“Please arrange beforehand if you are interested in any of these packages. Your final decision can wait until you see what your package looks like.”

*****CREW HAVE HAD 1ST COVID-19 SHOT, SECOND SHOOT SOON COME****



Rates

SEASON: 2 Guests 4 Guests 6 Guests 8 Guests
Summer 2021$20,000 $21,000 $22,000 $24,000
Winter 2021 to 2022$20,000 $21,000 $22,000 $24,000
Summer 2022$20,000 $21,000 $22,000 $24,000
Winter 2022 to 2023$20,000 $21,000 $22,000 $24,000
Terms: All Inclusive
Turn Around: 48 hrs preferred
Preferred Pickup: St. Thomas, USVI
Other Pickup: Red Hook or BVI


Price Details:

GENERAL NOTES:
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 6, Inquire for less
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost.

If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.


$250 PER CABIN SLEEP ABOARD: Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Boarding after 4PM, welcome cocktails, then dinner to be taken ashore at client expense. Includes breakfast the next morning. Valid for 6 night charter or longer. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year's weeks.

HALF-BOARD OPTION:
7 nights ($150 off per person) - Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners aboard - with all other meals to be taken ashore at client expense
2@$19,700 3@$20,050 4@$20,4000 5@$20,750 6@$21,100 7/$21,950 8/$22,800

LOCAL-FARE OPTION:
7 nights ($75 off per person) - Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2@$19,850 3@$20,275 4@$20,700 5@$21,125 6@$21,550 7@$22,475 8@$23,400


CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum
CHRISTMAS: 1-8 guests @$28,000, Christmas must end no later than 12/76
NEW YEARS: 1-8 guests @ $30,000, may not start before 12/28


***SPECIAL OFFERS ***
None at this time.


Rate Terms:

All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by ClientLicenses: Paid by Client


All rates are for the entire yacht and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation.
An additional premium maybe applied for Holiday Periods such as Christmas and New Year.

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