Yacht for Charter
LAYSAN

71ft / 21.9M | Builder: Custom Line | Year: 2017
Yacht Charter LAYSAN

Yacht Charter LAYSAN By Custom Line

Length 71ft (21.9m)
Beam 8ft 10in (2.7m)
Draft 7ft 0in (2.13m)
Year Built 2017
Builder Custom Line
Designer Bill Dixon
Staterooms 4
Sleeps 8
Refit Not known
Cruising Speed 10kts (18kph)
Stabilisers None
Flag British Virgin Islands
Engines 2 x Yanmar 4LHA-DTP 200HP Diesel
Locations Caribbean
From: $44,258 plus expenses
Port Settee Day
Port Settee no stools
Beautiful Table Settings
Day Setting
Spcious Interior Dining
Salon and Galley
Comfortable Lounge Areas
Aft Deck Dining
Aft Deck at Night
Enjoy the night sky from Laysan
Warm Evening Lighting
Spacious Lounge Area
Modern Galley
Lounge Area alt view
Master Shower
Oversized Queen Guest Suite Aft
Queen Guest Suite Suite Forward
Beautiful Attention to Detail
Queen Guest Suite Suite Forward
Queen Guest Suite Suite Forward
Master Bath
Guest Bath
Walkway to the bow
Laysan-great fun under sail & at anchor
Lots of Fun Activities on Layson
Aeral View
Layson and tender
Charter Laysan for the Trip of a Lifetime!

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    2 Kings and 2 Queens and 1 Twin cabin. The two aft cabins have the King beds. The twin has upper and lower bunks that kids love, but this is not suitable for grown ups as climbing into the top bunk requires lithe agility. Rain Shower heads with glass door in port aft /fwd and starboard fwd bathrooms. Midship bunk cabin has enclosed shower head with glass door. All cabins have dimmable and reading lights as well as blackout shades, USB ports and independent A/C controls.
    Salon Headroom - 7ft
    Cabin Headroom - 6ft 5in
    Laysan has a special UV water treatment system. This is attached to the bar and ice maker to further ensure pure drinking water. 
    Laysan is best suited for 8 pax charters.
    9 and 10 pax only available to children under the age of 16 
    with accommodation in the Twin cabin. Not suitable for adults.
    Captain: Scott NunneryCaptain: Scott Nunnery

    SCOTT NUNNERY STARTED HIS MARITIME CAREER AT 17. GOING TO SEA AS A STUDENT OF OCEANOGRAPHY HE WENT ON TO ACHIEVE HIS MASTERS IN OCEANOGRAPHY AND SPENT 10 YEARS STUDYING CLIMATE CHANGE. SPENDING LONG PERIODS AT SEA IN SOME OF THE MOST REMOTE CORNERS OF THE WORLD COLLECTING DATA. IN 2000 SCOTT DECIDED TO TAKE HIS OWN ADVENTURE AND WENT TO SEA ABOARD HIS OWN 53’ ROBERTS SLOOP AND CIRCUMNAVIGATED THE GLOBE. SPENDING LONG PERIODS OF TIME IN THE PACIFIC AND INDIAN OCEANS IN SOME OF THE MOST REMOTE ARCHIPELAGOS. DURING THIS TIME AT SEA SCOTT BECAME A MASTER NAVIGATOR AND STARTED RUNNING PRIVATE AND CHARTER YACHTS ALL THE WAY UP TO 180’. AFTER SURVIVING THE TRAGIC TSUNAMI OF 2004 IN THAILAND, SCOTT MOVED ON TO THE MEDITERRANEAN AND RAN LARGE CHARTER YACHTS BETWEEN SPAIN AND TURKEY AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN. DURING HIS PROFESSIONAL TENURE AS A YACHT CAPTAIN, SCOTT CIRCUMNAVIGATED THE GLOBE FOR A SECOND TIME RACKING UP OVER 200,000 NM AT SEA. OVER THE NUMEROUS CHARTER SEASONS, SCOTT HAS BECOME FAMILIAR WITH JUST ABOUT EVERY ISLAND IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN AND THE SPECIAL LITTLE PLACES ONLY A CATAMARAN CAN GET TO. WITH OVER 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE SCOTT CAN ENSURE YOUR TRIP WILL BE SAFE AND ADVENTUROUS AND FULL OF SEA STORIES INTO THE NIGHT.


    Guest Comments from Neil & Karen's Previous Yacht Charter                                                                    

    Thank you & your crew for a wonderful week on Zingara. Jim & I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Where do we begin with the praise?
    The British Virgin Islands are such a beautiful backdrop for a holiday. You, your crew & Zingara make it a perfect holiday. Although we
    had been to the Virgin Islands before it was great to see some new places with terrific sailing mixed in. The snorkeling was also fabulous
    with beautiful fish to see. Your itinerary packed in lots of good fun. There were water sports for the active crowd & peaceful relaxation
    & reading for us lazy folk.
    Now for the food & service… we were so well taken care of. The meals were all delicious. The variety & flavors were fabulous & we were convinced we were eating healthier than we ever do at home.
    Karen is an excellent chef! The whole crew made us feel so welcome
    & pampered.
    As I said, it was a perfect holiday. My only regret is that I can’t visit you every month. Thank you, again & again.
    Lisa Chase B.
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    I just wanted to take a moment and thank you, Karen and your staff for
    providing us with an absolutely unforgettable experience. Your attention
     to detail, your care for us, your pride in Zingara and your gentle way
    of communicating, all combined to make our week together one of the most
     memorable of my life.

    As I think back on the week I remember your calm command of the boat at
    all times. I saw the dedication to safety as your number one priority
    but you did it without impacting our experience or sacrificing our
    enjoyment. You knew what experiences we would enjoy and you communicated
     that with a quiet professionalism that left us united in our desire to
    follow your direction.

    Karen’s meals were simply over the top. Each one was different and
    special. We remarked over and over that the meal planning was balanced
    yet just wonderful. Karen handled my special dietary need with
    professionalism and an understatement that allowed me to enjoy the trip
    without having undue attention focused on it.

    Both Darren and Frankie were there for us at every turn without being
    intrusive. Both showed genuine concern for us and made us feel welcome
    and at home throughout the entire trip. I told you at the beginning of
    the week, this trip was the first of its kind for me. You and your staff
     made it truly a “trip of a lifetime”. Thank you.

    Dana and Debbi D

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    Glad to hear from you: We have all had a very hectic time since we
    returned from Zingara . The gratuity was all of our pleasure, yourself
    Karen, Reita & Gys made the whole trip wonderful.

    The boat “Zingara” was itself a dream as were the other facilities, the
    diving, the”hobie cat” etc, and of course the wonderful scenery and
    location. Not to mention great food and copious wines.

    The thing that made the trip for Judith & I, was the huge effort
    that you all made to make us welcome and happy on board. Nothing was too
     much trouble for you, you were all so professional, smiling and willing
     to help with the slightest whim. Never a sharp word, just a lovely calm
     happy and ultra helpful smiling approach. You were brilliant with
    Mike`s boys.. We all had a great time.

    So what more can I say except…hope to see you again soon and, most sincerely, very many thanks to you all for a superb trip.

    Kind Regards

    Mervyn C

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    Though we travel a lot, this was our first charter, and the headline
    cost of Zingara was originally a little daunting. Now however, with the
    benefit of hindsight, it seems tremendously good value for what we did
    and the enjoyment had. The boat was stunning, the attention to detail
    and “shipshape” presentation extraordinary, and you and your crew were
    tirelessly welcoming and attentive. The “Grenadines Trip” was the
    highlight of our year; we are sold, and I cannot count the number of
    people to whom we have recommended the experience. We are going to try
    and charter something in the Ionian this summer, but hope to be back
    with you to cruise the BVI in 2014.

    Thank you again for a brilliant holiday.

    Have a happy Christmas and a plain sailing year ahead

    Mike, Susan and the H. Boys.

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    Gail and I are just packing to return home today from little Dix. Thank
    you for a wonderful adventure aboard Zingara. She was wonderful as were
    you and the crew. You all made sure our every need was met and truly
    know how to treat your guests. We will remember this trip forever. Again
     thanks from us both for a wonderful excursion.

    Rick Swisher

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    Julie and I had a great time with you, Karen, David, and Thryn. We have
    been talking about the trip ever since we left, it was fantastic. We
    have been to the BVI’s several times now and are looking forward to
    catching up with you and crew in Grenada either next year with just our
    family or in a couple of years with the Bs, Ss, Ss, and Ds. Thanks
    again for a great trip!

    Brice and Julie

    Ps. The dolphins on the second to last sail were spectacular, thanks for organizing that show!

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    Thank you for making our week aboard Zingara a relaxing and memorable
    experience. Please pass on our compliments to your terrific crew as
    well. They all worked hard to make our vacation special. till we meet
    again,

    Geoff and Sandie

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    First let me apologize for being so slow in writing to say thank you for
     the superb job that you did as captain and mate on our November British
     Virgin Islands yacht charter . My wife and I, and our friends, could
    not have been more pleased.

    You and Karen have the ability to work together so seamlessly to make
    the vacation relaxing and free of stress and responsibility. Your
    seamanship was outstanding. Having done some boating and sailing in the
    past, I was impressed with your attention to detail and safety. Your
    planning of the daily itinerary and activities made our trip most
    enjoyable—we saw all the “sights” but avoided all the crowds; never
    before on six trips to the BVI had I been able to visit Virgin Gorda and
     the caves of Norman island and have the sites essentially to ourselves.
     The special snorkeling sites were great.

    The mechanical skills you demonstrated in maintaining an uninterrupted
    schedule while dealing with bad generators, frozen control cables, etc.
    and never letting the guests have any interruption to their vacation was
     amazing. You and Karen always appeared relaxed, never showing the
    stress of the day—or the stress from the guests!

    Karen’s galley skills were amazing—each meal was a culinary delight,
    excellently prepared and skillfully presented—and always done with the
    appearance of ease.

    The pleasant and engaging demeanor that you both demonstrated was a key
    element in making our vacation so memorable. Even rainy days were
    enjoyable. Thank you both again for an excellent vacation!!

    Sincerely,

    Allan B. H., MD


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    Mr B. who was just aboard the catamaran is the CEO of one of the most
    popular hotels in Boston and owns a few restaurants in the city. He is a
     huge person in the hospitality industry and is fairly picky about food,
     accommodations etc.

    I was blown away by his comment to me quoting “this was hands down the
    best trip ever. It beat out all of the five star hotels I have stayed in
     over the past 40 years.”

    He was thrilled with Karen’s cooking and thought Neil's personality and
    knowledge were a prefect fit for a captain. He is already wants to book
    again for next winter.

    Thank you Neil and Karen ! (Broker)

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    Our most sincere thanks for creating a wonderful "getaway form it all" which was much needed and appreciated by us both.

    The weather, sailing, snorkeling, swimming, beautiful anchorages,
    laughter and of course, THE FOOD, THE FOOD, THE FOOD! Way beyond
    expectation! Thank you Karen!

    It is so relaxing being able to turn ourselves over to the yacht and you
     both. Your quiet confidence just knew where to take us and what to feed
     us.

    Walking a few hundred feet from the airport and climbing aboard for a week was a joy we will remember forever.

    We truly hope to see you both in Newport this summer! Please!

    I will try to send you some pictures next week. There are some good ones in my camera.

    Happy sailing,

    Chris

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    Thank you for being the most consummate hosts, skipper and cook! The
    yacht was beautifully maintained! The quiet, thoughtful way you planned
    our day, our wonderfully presented and superb meals, the great sailing,
    and your most enjoyable company was like sharing a sailing trip with
    good friends! Time went by so quickly, yet it seemed like a much longer,
     happier time together than it was!

    Bernard had some travel delays (flight cancelled in San Juan) and lost
    luggage (now found and delivered), but we made it back to our respective
     destinations safely. He truly enjoyed your recommendation for a
    hotel—El San Juan Hotel Waldorf-Astoria! Beautiful setting and wonderful
     sushi!

    Our invitation to come and visit or use our homes was sincere. We hope
    you will find time to do so. We usually return to New Brunswick in
    August or September to visit family. Do let us know your travel plans
    and hopefully we may get to see you there!

    Thank you again for a marvelous voyage!!

    Warmest regards,

    Terry and Bernard

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    Thanks again, Neil and Karen, for a great. This was Lora and my second
    sailing vacation to the BVI. This is also our seventh crewed charter in
    multiple locations. After talking with Lora, we believe this trip to the
     BVI was our best experience. We saw more on this trip than last time in
     the BVI, and we appreciated both the variety of stops during the sail,
    and the arrangement of time. We were kept busy, but not overly so.

    The meals were exquisite. Both Lora and I noted that each breakfast had
    some protein (meat or eggs), which was a first for our experience. The
    lunches and dinners were marvelous, and Karen did an outstanding job of
    the variety of the meals, the presentation of the food, and taste was
    amazing. She also did a great job with one guest who was
    vegetarian/vegan.

    There was also extra care given to our cabin, with daily checks on the
    restroom facility and the bedding. This was in addition to the customary
     Wednesday changing of bed linens.

    All in all, the “little extras” were a notch above our previous
    experiences, and a very pleasant experience. Thanks again so much for
    making our sailing vacation a wonderful time in the British Virgin
    Islands. Thanks,

    Mike T.

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    My husband Sam and I had the pleasure of a sailing excursion in the BVI,
     Captain by Neil and Karen Rock. We would highly recommend this
    experience to anyone who enjoys adventure, boating and fine dining.

    Neil's extensive experience and knowledge of the sea and surrounding
    area is second to none, from the sailing through all the various
    islands, to finding small coves and caves in spectacular reefs for
    snorkelling, to the quaint beaches and bars ,not to mention his endless
    knowledge of the history of the area both on land and sea.

    Karen's culinary abilities far surpassed any of our expectations. Her
    perfect presentation and balanced meals were enthusiastically awaited
    everyday from three meals daily, to snacks, and the much awaited deadly
    desserts served after every dinner. Hard to believe that anyone could
    prepare such 5 star cuisine while using a small galley on a boat.

    Neil and Karen made us feel very secure and at home at sea, and were
    always very attentive in taking care of us and insuring we saw
    everything we wanted and more. No detail was left undone. They are an
    amazing couple who work very well as a team together. Always very
    positive, happy and excited to share each days adventure.

    We would not hesitate in recommending Neil and Karen as host on any boating adventure that anyone wants or cares to experience.

    Sam and Sandie D.

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    Neil and Karen,

    I hope you enjoyed a relaxing week off after your week with us. We keep
    singing the praises of our trip to our friends and neighbors.

     I have written a few paragraphs about the trip as follows:

    "I recently enjoyed a fun filled week sailing the islands of the BVI ".

    Our party of five boarded in Tortola where we were graciously greeted by
     our Captain, Neil Rock and Karen, his wife and crew. After Neil's
    orientation about the boat and his experience, it was very apparent we
    were in good hands.

    Karen served us a scrumptious gourmet dinner the first night and
    continued to do so at every meal, including appetizers. We couldn't
    believe the magic she performed in a galley kitchen. She readily
    accommodated one of our group who has an aversion to fish. All this
    while handily performing her many other crew duties.

    Each evening Neil would discuss the plan/destinations for the next day,
    ever flexible to our wishes. He knew all the great snorkel spots and
    ferried us by tender to beaches, island bars and shopping. He tutored
    those of us wishing to sail with a turn at the helm.

    I believe the trip was memorable because of Neil and Karen. They were
    very professional and genuinely caring of their guests. I highly
    recommend this catamaran sailing vacation."

    Wishing you fair winds and following seas.

    Bev.

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    Thank you for the note. Michelle is making dinner while I draft our
    response. We really enjoyed the entire week spent on the yacht. There
    are so many things we enjoyed about the experience it’s hard to put it
    all in words, but I’ll try to note some of the best parts.

    We enjoyed the variety of attractions to which you brought us. The tempo
     of the itinerary was perfect for our group. The stops also allowed the
    group to split up and do independent activities whether on shore, in the
     water or on the boat. We never felt confined with the other guests or
    that there wasn’t enough space.

    The food was perfect. Karen did an amazing job with the menu variety and
     flavors. We anticipated every meal and left the table happy.

    I enjoyed the British humor that Karen downloaded on her IPod and that you played for us.

    I enjoyed your sailing and seamanship instruction. I hope to learn more
    in the years to come. It was nice to wake up in the morning, emerge
    topside and see where the boat was headed each morning. Your experience
    and foresight was obvious in how we beat the other boats and tourists to
     the attractions.

    We enjoyed getting to know the other guests and we all got along so well. It was a great pairing.

    The best part was you and Karen. You guys made the week a success and we
     appreciate your hospitality, thoughtfulness and professionalism.
    Michelle and I are kicking ourselves for not getting a photo with you
    guys. We returned home smiling and reminiscing about the previous week
    on the yacht. We’d do another charter in the future and can only hope
    it’s as great of an experience as a charter by Capt Rocky and Karen.

    Please feel free to use any of our comments as you see fit. Also, We
    live in a navigable harbor on the ICW a couple miles south of the
    Beaufort, NC inlet and we’ll be here until about June. If you are ever
    passing through the area and need anything including a place to stay or
    wheels please let us know. All the best to you and Karen.
                                   

    Regards, Bill and Michelle B.

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    We just returned from an amazing vacation sailing in the BVIs. We were
    onboard a sailing catamaran for a week with Neil and Karen as our crew.
    We could not have planned for a better time. This was our first sailing
    experience so we did not know what to expect. We knew the two other
    couples on the boat, which happen to be our good friends; and that added
     to our great time there. But what we didn't expect was how wonderful
    our captain and chef turned out to be. From the first night's dinner to
    the very last breakfast, the menus and food that Karen prepared was
    impressive, especially considering the small galley she had to work in.
    From steaks to fresh fish with delicious salsa at dinnertime to seared
    tuna for lunch, each gourmet meal had spectacular flavor and was
    delivered in such a way to look and feel like we were dining in a 5 star
     restaurant. The only hard part was watching Karen in the kitchen
    prepping and cleaning all of the time and not helping her (we offered
    but she insisted it was our vacation….we did get used to it pretty
    quickly, however) We appreciated that the menu, including the
    appetizers, were not only tasty, but healthy too. We also were grateful
    for the mid week linen change and the daily cleaning of our bathrooms;
    which kept our rooms smelling great, something that our friends had not
    experienced in the previous sailing vacations they had been on.

    Our captain, Neil, was a spectacular seaman whose many years of
    experience showed by the way he handled the yacht. He would always get
    close to shore or where we wanted to go so we did not have far to swim
    or cruise with the dinghy. We also could people watch then too, which
    was interesting considering it was difficult for vacationers who
    attempted to keep themselves dry by taking a dinghy into shore with
    large waves.

    Neil would make sure we got to the popular destinations, like the Baths,
     early enough when there was nobody else there. By time the crowds came
    we had done our exploring and were ready to leave. Our captain would get
     our input and then share his plan with us each day. We only had one bad
     weather day and our captain planned our journey so we still were able
    to get to the destinations that he knew we would enjoy. We really loved
    all of the beautiful places that Neil took us to snorkel. He was always
    looking for ways to make our vacation more exciting. Even when our
    friends left us on the boat while they went scuba diving, Neil planned
    for us to have a delightful walk about on an Island and a snorkel. Our
    captain would always make sure our boat was meticulously clean, taking
    garbage off it whenever he could. We had every imaginable liquor on
    board but Neil, halfway through our trip and much to our delight, went
    ashore and bought the beer that he heard we liked. He was always going
    ashore for ice to make sure our drinks and beer in the coolers were ice
    cold also.

    We always felt safe and spoiled in Neil and Karen's hands. We would
    highly recommend sailing anywhere with these two anytime. Big thank you,
     Neil and Karen, for making our vacation one of the most memorable ones
    that we have ever done!!!

    Dan and Bonita H.

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    Neil and Karen,

    We hope that this finds you well, afloat and enjoying fair winds. We
    have experienced a snow storm and cold temperatures. Rose says Hi.

    Our sailing vacation was a fantastic time. We had planned it for several
     months and our expectations were high. We were so pleased that the
    vacation not only met our expectations it exceeded them. The combination
     of gorgeous weather, breath taking scenery and our own private space to
     tour the islands was fantastic. Neil and Karen were excellent hosts for
     our adventure.

    Each day Neil would go over the plan for the day and each evening he
    would tell us the next day would be better-and it actually was. Karen
    was able to make wonderful meals within the confines of the kitchen she
    had at hand.

    They were genuine, real and friendly. When, not if, we go again we plan on requesting them for our journey.

    Scott and Rose S.

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    We recently returned from a delightful seven day sailing vacation in the
     British Virgin Islands. Our Captain Neil Rock and First Mate Karen
    Rock were first rate!

    It was always apparent that Captain Neil Rock made safety a top
    priority. This did not deter him from scheduling fun filled days and
    evenings. Numerous daily stops were made for snorkeling, swimming,
    beachcombing, sightseeing, cocktails and meals ashore. Neil was
    masterful at scheduling our stops to popular attractions at less crowded
     times. Captain Neil has a wealth of information about the Islands and
    was enthusiastic about each stop along the journey.

    In addition to her duties assisting the Captain, Karen found time to
    keep our cabins and bathrooms sparkling! She prepared delicious and
    nutritious meals that were beautifully presented. One of us adheres to a
     medically restricted diet and Karen graciously prepared separate meals
    that met these guidelines and were also delicious, creative, and
    nutritious. Karen was always helpful, positive and made every task seem
    effortless.

    This was our first sailing vacation and the positive experience we had
    makes us eager to plan future trips. Neil and Karen Rock have certainly
    set the standards high for future crews! We will always have wonderful
    memories of a special week.

    Bill and Janet R.

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    John and I went on our BVI cruise with my three children, aged 19, 21
    and 22. It was, without a doubt, the trip of a lifetime. This trip was
    John’s idea—he had gone before. Personally, I was a little nervous
    about the family spending six days living on a boat together. But after
     only a few hours, my worries were eased.

    Neil and Karen Rock, our captain and first mate, along with five yummy
    alcoholic drinks greeted my family when we arrived in Tortola on our
    first night. Neil and Karen gave us a run down of some important rules
    and some equally important plans for the week, which included
    snorkeling, hiking, and sailing around one of the most beautiful places I
     had ever seen.

    We did all of this and more. I must admit that we did our share of
    imbibing at beach-front bars. There is nothing like having a cold beer
    or an island rum drink with your bare feet resting in the sand. Neil
    and Karen were the best of hosts—they took care of everything. Found us
     wonderful entertainment, guided us through underwater caves, and cooked
     fabulous 5 star meals three times a day. Not to mention preparing
    delicious appetizers accompanied by exotic drinks every afternoon when
    we returned from our ever-changing adventures.

    In addition to a change to see all the beauty in the BVI, the vacation
    was an amazing bonding experience for the family. My kids always
    snorkeled ahead and find wonderful fish- sting rays, squid, even
    barracuda- and took great delight in pointing them out to us all. We
    spent the whole week living together on the boat—just us—and never had
    one disagreement or fight.

    The key to this great trip was without a doubt, our captain and first
    mate, who soon became friends. Neil and Karen could not have been more
    fun or welcoming. We were definitely spoiled and we would all love to
    have the opportunity to do this trip again – but only with Neil and
    Karen Rock!

    Yours truly

    Judge Lisa L.

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    We had such a fantastic time sailing with you - thank you both for all
    you did to make it an awesome experience! Truly the best vacation. Neil,
     your expertise made the snorkeling, sailing, and on-shore activities
    very special. I loved the fact that you knew when to be in a given place
     when others wouldn't be there, which really gave us a unique
    opportunity to explore without crowds and see the true beauty of the
    BVI.

    Karen, your meals were outstanding. You made us feel like royalty! I am
    amazed at what you can do in that limited kitchen and you do it so
    gracefully and with wonderful presentation.

    The two of you make a great crew and if ever we have the opportunity, we hope to sail with you again.

    I still feel like I am on the catamaran, my mind and body have not fully
     adjusted to being on land. Sure is an odd sensation! It is also a
    challenge to jump back into reality after a week like that. I keep
    thinking about what we were doing last week at this time. Certainly way
    more fun than grad school, house cleaning, laundry, and running the kids
     around!

    Again, thank you and I hope you are enjoying your break! Take care.

    Kris

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    Now that we are back home we have had a chance to reflect on our recent
    vacation. We cannot say enough about our trip with you. You both went
    beyond our expectations to ensure that this holiday was even more
    memorable and special than we had ever expected and we feel very
    fortunate that you were chosen to be our Captain and crew. I think that
     we saw twice as many beautiful anchorages than the average boat, thus
    we did not miss a thing on this trip.

    Neil, your knowledge of the geography and history of the islands teamed
    with your knowledge and experience of sailing made our trip even more
    enjoyable as at no time did we feel unsafe or insecure. Your confidence
     in everything that you did made it very relaxing for us.

    Karen, you performed all of your tasks with enthusiasm and knowledge.
    Your skills in the kitchen were admired by all. You had the ability to
    make us all feel special and we know that your cooking abilities were
    only a part of the job that you had to perform.

    This was our “bucket list trip” for the past 45 years and so we want to
    sincerely thank you both for making it “the best trip ever”.

    Michael and Linda K. (Mikie and Mumsie)

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    Like a kid in Disney Land, we were little kids being led around to see all the wonders of the BVIs.

    Karen spoiled us w all our favorite foods and even a few surprises that
    became our new favorites. Karen’s cooking was fine dining quality w
    fantastic presentation. Our beverage of choice was always ready, even
    before we realized we wanted it -from morning coffee to after dinner
    whiskeys. Happy hour hors d'oeuvres & drinks were waiting our return
     after afternoon outings.

    Captain Neil considered the weather, the area & our preferences and
    with perfect intuition, took us to all the best beaches, aligning our
    dives and snorkels as well as our sailing. We saw fantastic things we
    didn't know we wanted to see and then he took us ashore for the most
    amusing entertainment. We really felt like we only got the best of the
    best and, therefore, made the most of our precious vacation time. Above
    that, they were caring professionals of us, as well as the boat, caring
    for it as if it was their own. Such fun sitting next to them at the
    helm, with Neil explaining why they do what they do, and watching them
    sail!

    Our vacation was all about us and what we liked to do at our pace. Neil
    & Karen were the perfect guides that already knew the area to make
    that happen. Everything was just 'taken care of'. What an amazing
    vacation. Thank you!!

    ~Marsha

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    Our trip to the British Virgin Islands is hands down the best vacation
    that myself or anyone in my group said they had ever taken. We could not
     have asked for a more professional, knowledgeable and friendly crew in
    Neil and Karen Rock. None of us had any idea of what to expect with this
     trip and our captain and host did a wonderful job of creating an
    itinerary that allowed us to see more of the BVI than any of us ever
    could of on our own. It was quite obvious after a few conversations with
     Neil what an experienced captain he is, so we knew we were in safe
    hands the whole trip. We enjoyed learning about their sailing
    experiences together, about the BVI's and sailing in general. They
    always kept us informed of our upcoming stops, so we knew what to expect
     and Neil had our schedule down perfectly. For the popular snorkeling
    spots, Neil made sure we arrived at the best times as to avoid the
    crowds. Every stop we made was great, whether it featured great
    snorkeling, shopping, happy hour at a beach bar or just a view so
    beautiful it felt like we'd stepped into a post card, I am confident we
    saw the best of the BVI.

    None of us had any huge expectations of food, after all, the kitchen on
    the boat was small, what kind of huge productions could possibly be
    made? But with every meal, Karen never ceased to amaze us with her
    culinary genius. Not only was the food delicious, but the plating and
    presentation was also beautiful as well. The running joke amongst our
    group was that each dinner was "our favorite meal yet." Breakfast, lunch
     and dinner were always perfectly timed with our various stops of the
    day and in between, just as we were starting to think it might be time
    for a snack, as if she read our minds, Karen would produce trays of
    goodies for us. It sure was hard going back to the real world without
    Karen and Neil taking care of us. :)

    We had already decided after the first full day that we would be making a
     return trip and began talking about what we would do "the next time." I
     think my entire group is confident in saying that our first sailing
    vacations would not have been the same without Neil and Karen.

    Meg
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    It is with great pleasure we write this to sincerely thank you both for providing us with what was possibly the best travel experience we could
    have imagined. The time we spent sailing with you could not have been more amazing. From the moment we shook hands with you and boarded the catamaran, we knew we were lucky to have you two as our crew. You did not disappoint at any point during the vacation
    We appreciated the care you took to really listen to what our expectations were, the way you planned out each day according to our
    wishes, the knowledge of sailing you shared with all of us - it was more than apparent how passionate you are about what you do. Your team work was brilliant. And Karen, can we possible say enough about your fabulous meal preparation? We have never dined so deliciously in our lives! Your amazing menu, preparation, and presentation sent us home weighing several more pounds than when we left.
    We always felt attended to, we felt very safe, we could relax and enjoy ourselves with ease during the entire trip. We simply cannot speak with anything but absolute praise for your outstanding customer service. You provided us with a dream vacation and we will always treasure the memories we gained from traveling with you both. Thank you so very much.
    Butch A. & Misty S.
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    I just wanted to write this letter to express how wonderful you made our experience on our vacation. I have been on a couple of crewed sailing vacations, and you both are hands down the best captain/chef we have ever had.
    It is very comforting to know that Neil has had many years experience in chartering boats, and he demonstrated his expertise throughout the week that we sailed with you. You took us out of the storms and into calmer seas, and you had a great knack for getting us to our destinations before the crowds arrived. We never had to fight any crowds at any of the favourite destinations that people like to go to.
    Karen the food that you prepared for us morning, noon, and night was without a doubt to die for. It was simply amazing, and you catered to
    everyone’s food like and dislikes. The only down side to your delicious cooking was that I put on about ten pounds. You accomplished this is
    such a small galley, and had limited storage for all your food. You always had our rooms tidied, and bathrooms cleaned on a daily basis.
    I’m not sure how you found the time to get all this done for us. My hat goes off to you.
    You both were there for us no matter what the need may be. It was a pleasure having both of you as our captain /chef. I would highly
    recommend you both, and would love to sail with you again one day.
    Penny & Rob Mc.
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    When Ryan and I returned home from our trip to the British Virgin Islands we both realized that it was the best trip that we had ever been
    on. We have traveled quite extensively so that is really saying a lot!
    The beauty of the islands is undeniable and somewhat expected. However what certainly exceeded our expectations was what Neil and Karen were able to add to the enjoyment of our trip.
    Neil is the consummate captains He is utterly competent with his knowledge of sailing, the local as well as international waters but also
    knows where and even more importantly WHEN to get the most out of the BVI's. He took us to the best hiking, snorkeling, diving spots,
    restaurants and beach bars the islands had to offer.
    Karen is the consummate chef! She never ceased to amaze us with what she could produce out of such compact kitchen. There was just one gourmet meal after the next! All 6 of us on the charter agreed that the dining could not have been any better.
    Aside from Neil and Karen's talents they are an absolute pleasure to be with. It was a joy to be around them each and every day and we cannot imagine the trip without them. Thank you for making our trip the best it could possibly be, we will enjoy our memories of that week for the rest of our lives.
    Rhonda B.
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    My husband and I are still talking about what a wonderful time we had sailing the BVI's with Neil and Karen. We could not have asked for a
    better captain than Neil. He listened to our requests and set the mood of our week absolutely perfect. Both Karen and Neil were a wealth of
    information and we all enjoyed hearing about their past experiences in the BVI. My husband and I had taken a sail trip in 2007 to the BVI and
    were amazed how much more we saw and learned on this trip. Neil and Karen truly go overboard and work very hard to make your week
    delightful. They reminded us that this was "OUR" vacation.
    The food was some of the best I have ever had. What Karen can whip up in that small kitchen galley is incredible. She catered to our dietary
    needs very kindly and served us quite a variety of food, one delicious meal after another. This woman can really cook and her presentation is gorgeous.
    We thank Neil and Karen for a perfect week but, more importantly for their kindness, grace and hospitality.
    Scott and Amy M
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    Below are the guest comments for the previous crew Will & Nicole

    July 2018 - A Fantastic Experience!

    The captain was kind, warm hearted, an expert in his field, safety first, a great sense of humor. The food was absolutely amazing! Nicole exceeded all expectations of cooking for all of us! Remi is kind and on top of things. He’s also smart and what a great swimmer! The crew became our friends and we had a magnificent time! Everything was fantastic! Immaculate and clean, spacious, great decor. We had so much fun planning each day with our team. Our kids had a ball and my husband really enjoyed the diving! What a fantastic chef!

    This was an absolutely unforgettable trip! Not only was the boat amazing, the food out of this world, the team amazing, and the views breathtaking; we learned so much about the BVIs, different cultures and the team we were with.

    Laysan is simply a fantastic experience that we will do again with the most fantastic crew ever! Thank you so much Will, Nicole, and Remi!!  The G Family

    12-19 July, 2018 ~ Exceptional Virgins

    We had the most amazing time on Laysan with Captain Will, the most amazing Chef Nicole and the Remigator.  Thank you for always showing us te “better side” of the islands, secret snorkel spots, catching lobsters, fun on the paddle boards, dancing all night on the Anegada, amazing dinners, etc.  This was a trip of a lifetime!  And the crew made it even better.  It was really something special.My favorite beach was White Ba and my favorite island was Anegada. 

    Thank you!  Until we meet again.

    The best trip of my life!!  In my 18 years I have never had so much fun with such exceptional people.  The cooking is to die for!

    The “G” Family





    Ammenities
    Bluray player saloon, CD library, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Indoor audio system, iPod dock, Outdoor audio system, Satellite phone, Satellite radio, TV saloon, Wi-Fi, 17ft/5.2m Brig 70hp, Beach games, Board games, Floating mats, Kneeboard, Paddleboards multiple, Surf board, Swimming noodles, Tube - towable, Volley ball, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Water skis - child, BBQ, Coffee machine, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light, Ice maker, Kosher, Sun cushions, Swim platform, Water maker
    Diving
    Not Insured, Diving by arrangement, Snorkelling gear, Underwater lighting