Catamaran Sailing - BVI Charter

Cool Runnings Catamaran

Cool Runnings Catamaran, a Leopard 47 catamaran, has a great charter pedigree and comfortably accommodates up to 6 guests. Cool Runnings Catamaran is great family boat.

Cool Runnings Catamaran

45'Leopard catamaran
3 queen cabins/heads
Year round BVI
$14,950/6

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Cool Runnings Catamaran

Accommodations:
3 queen cabins
En-suite heads & showers

Amenities:
Air conditioning
Water maker

Water Sports:
Kneeboard - Tow tube
2 kayaks - Fishing gear
Floating Mats - Snorkel gear

Cool Runnings Sleeping
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Cool Runnings Dining

Meet the Cool Runnings Catamaran Crew:  Theo and Augusta van Rensburg

Theo and Augusta van Rensburg

We, Theo and Augusta van Rensburg, are South Africans (and Namibians!) who love traveling (either by sea, overland with our 4x4r, or by bicycle). Theo was a financial advisor at an Insurance Company, and also had a career as a Solar Engineer. He holds a Yachtmaster Ocean ticket and we have more than 15 000 sea miles under our belts. Augusta is a registered nurse, and also loves cooking and entertaining.

We spent time in Trinidad, Tobago, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and then ended in Florida where we fell in love with the American lifestyle, and Theo completed his Yachtmaster Ocean course. We then had the opportunity to Captain and chef/hostess aboard a 70’ Azimut motor yacht . Our yearning for the islands took us back to manage Eustatia island for American owners in the British Virgin Islands. There we met up again with Geoff and Bambi who were chartering Cool Runnings, and we spent the next 7 wonderful years on Eustatia in the North Sound. It was our home away from home. We made wonderful friends and gained extensive knowledge of life in the Virgins, the sea, the islands and the anchorages.

When the island was sold, we moved on and used the chance to cycle from Ushuaia in Argentina, to Santiage, de Chile. We returned back to South Africa in 2013 and for the next 2 years, worked on establishing a cheetah conservation farm, bordering the Namib Desert in Namibia. Once the project was completed, we returned back to our home base in Cape Town, where we once again got back on our touring bikes and took off on an extended trip that will take us right through South Africa and Namibia. While temporarily back in Cape Town, we met up once again with Geoff and Bambi during their off season break, and we all discussed the possibility of relieve crew duties during the charter season. Since we really miss life in the Islands we decided to join Cool Runnings as crew from the 2016 season and are looking forward and extremely excited to be returning once again to the blue waters of the Caribbean and sharing the beautiful islands with you on your sailing adventure.

Cool Runnings Catamaran Sample Menu

BREAKFAST

French toast and breakfast sausages
Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon
Selection of omelettes – “cool Runnings” style
Banana and honey pancakes

DINNER

Thai fish cakes with sweet chili sauce
Proscuitto grilled mozzarella kebabs
Blinis with smoked salmon
Camembert filo parcel with cranberries

Sweet chili and ginger swordfish steak 
Medallions of steak with green peppercorn sauce
Spicy pork skewers with peanut sauce

LUNCH

Salmon croquettes with tomato sauce and salad
Mushroom and onion quiche
Grilled shrimp kabobs with gazpacho
Tandoori chicken with tzatziki and pita bread

DESSERT

Key lime pie
Coffee crème Brule
Lemon-lime chilled soufflé
Double chocolate torte

Cool Runnings Catamaran Weekly Charter Rates

Rates include all meals and snacks, hard and soft beverages, 
and use of all water sports gear on board.

   2 guests  3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests
2016/17  $11,000  $12,000  $13,000 $13,500 $14,000

Christmas &/or New Years - Plus 10% and 4 guest minimum

 

Cool Runnings Catamaran Captain Only Rates:
Winter & Summer, 2016
$8000 for up to 6 guests, plus running expenses, provisioning and taxes

Cool Runnings Catamaran Guest Comments

Hi Ginny,  Our family of six, ages 7 to 50, had an amazing vacation sailing the BVI aboard Cool Runnings.  Geoff and Bambi are a perfect blend of seamanship and hospitality.  We chartered Cool Runnings as a "captain only" charter, but we heard enough about Bambi's meals and pampering while aboard that we'd love to come back with adult friends for a crewed charter.  The boat is immaculate, and we always felt safe and comfortable.  Geoff and Bambi are equipped and experienced to provide almost any adult or family group with an incredible experience!  Thanks again for matching us with them.  I'm still daydreaming about being back aboard! ~ Steve