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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:

3 queen cabins with ensuite bathrooms and 1 twin bunks cabin with ensuite bathroom. The crew will vacate their queen cabin for the twin cabin if 4 queen cabins are requested for charter.
Queens: 3
Twin Cabins: 1

Charter Yacht BLACK TORTUGA : 2018 47 ft FOUNTAINE PAJOT Catamaran

Scuba Diving

Scuba: Onboard
License Info: Instructor
Compressor: Not Onboard
Dive Info:  
Diving is offered onboard.
Guests to rent their own equipment. Crew will help facilitate the rental and will make sure it is onboard in time for the charter.

Coki Dive Center:
Contact: Peter
Cell #: (340) 998-4196

Dive Costs:  
Diving Costs:
$50 per person per dive
$75 per person per night dive
Up to 2 dives per day
Open Water Certification, client must have completed course work prior to charter. Confined water dives - $150 per person. Open water dives - $299 per person
Discover Scuba - $125 per person, minimum age 10
Refresher course -$125



Water Toys

Dinghy: 12.6' Center Console
Dinghy HP: 30hp
Dinghy Pax: 10
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
PaddleBoard: 2
Float Mats: Yes
Boarding Ladder: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling
# Fish Rods: 2
Other Toys:  
Noodles
Snorkel Gear
Floating Mat
2 SUP's
Tube
Wakeboard
Hookah Dive Equipment
Fishing Rods
Beach Games
Board Games

Entertainment

Internet: Onboard WIFI
BBQ: Yes
VCR DVD: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Board Games: Yes
iPod: Yes
Other:  
Take home memories of the charter. Captain Brian, is an award winning photographer ready to capture all of the moments 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 charter can be made available to guests digitally with no copyright so they can do whatever they want with them, print the images huge for their living room or just post on social media. Whatever they decide to do with the imagery, they 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 this beforehand if interested in any of these packages. Final decision can wait until the guests see what the package looks like.
 

Amenities

Voltages: 110 V
AC: Full
AC Night: Yes
AC Surcharge: no
Hair Dryer: Yes
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.”



Rates

SEASON: 2 Guests 4 Guests 6 Guests 8 Guests
Winter 2018 to 2019$17,000 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000
Summer 2019$17,000 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000
Winter 2019 to 2020$17,000 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000
Winter 2019 to 2020$17,000 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000
Terms: All Inclusive
Turn Around: 48hrs preferred
Preferred Pickup: Yacht Haven Grande
Other Pickup: Red Hook or BVI


Price Details:

GENERAL NOTES:
SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 day rate, Dinner ashore at client expense. Includes boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and early start.

MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4 nights
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.
USVI based yacht.

HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client expense.
Discount $150 per person

LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client expense.
Discount $75 per person

CHIRSTMAS/NEW YEARS:
CHRISTMAS: 1-8 guests $25,000 Must end no later than Dec 28th
NEW YEARS: 1-8 guests $27,000 must begin no sooner than Dec 29th
Inquire for other dates

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Guests may take home memories of their charter. Our captain is an award winning photographer ready to capture all of the moments your guests would like 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 the charter can be made available digitally (with no copyright) and guests may do whatever they would 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.

Rate Terms:

All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by BoatLicenses: Paid by Boat


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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