Cruising Area of Ad Astra

Pref. Pick-upNassau/Red Hook/St. Geo
Other Pick-upTortola/St. Vincent
Summer PortSt. Thomas/Grenada
Winter PortBahamas/St. Thomas

Ad Astra Specification

Length56 Feet
Beam29 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2020
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Nude ChartersInq
HairdryerYes
Guest SmokeOn sugar scoops only
Children AllowedYes
InverterYes
Voltages110V
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity1200L - 315 GAL
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Max Speed12 Knots
Cruising Speed8 Knots
Turnaround24 Hours

Accommodations

Guests12
Cabins7
Crew2
Single2
Double5
Showers6
Wash Basins6
Heads6
Electric Heads6
Accommodation Details
Ad Astra is best suited for 10 guests in 5 double cabins. She can sleep two additional children in the fully outfitted forepeaks. There are 4 Queen guests cabins and one cabin with two twins. The crew takes the starboard aft cabin. Port aft cabin and two forepeaks have wet heads.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
Board GamesYes

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14 ft. Highfield Center console with Turbo Swing for watersports and ladder assembly
Dinghy Hp60
Adult WaterskisYes
Snorkel Gear12
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes/Stern
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypePoles, tackles and rod holders
Fishing Rods4
Other Toys
Other amenities include:
Board Games
Apple TV

Beach Games
Smash Ball
Kuub
Bocce
Frisbee
Football
Volleyball

Water Toys
Trident sea scooters
Wake Board
E-Lift Electronic Foil
Giant Unicorn
Giant Lilly Pad floating mat
Sub Wing (2)
SUP´s (2)

Fishing Gear -
Two (2) Penn Spinfisher VI 7´ Heavy rods with Penn 8500 reels.
Two (2) Paraflex Stand-up conventional rods - 5 Ft 9in Xxh with Penn Senator 116L reels.
Also have hand lines on board.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Ad Astra Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainBradley Winslett
NationalityUSA
SpeaksEnglish, and Chef Julie is fluent in French and Spanish, as well.
LicenseUSCG 1600T Master, Open Oceans, 2nd Mate Unlimited
Crew
CrewJulie Vigneault
NationalityUSA
LicenseSTCW, First Aid, CPR


Brad started his sailing career when he was 10 years old. He didn’t realize that it was going to be a way of life at that age, but has made his way around the world sailing and working on various type of sailboats, ships, yachts, and anything in between that floats. Growing up racing sailboats on a national level, he quickly moved up the leader board. Racing on the Varsity Team at Texas A&M at Galveston, he secured a Sloop National Championship, and was a podium finisher at numerous National Events. Outside of college sailing, he has been involved in multiple JBoat World Championship campaigns, Olympic class Regattas and qualifiers (Laser Class), many National Championship’s (dinghy’s and keelboats), offshore big boat racing (including a Traspac), and still loves to take a sunfish out on a Sunday Afternoon.

After a taking long sabbatical that involved searching for isolated waves on the Pacific coast of Central America with a surfboard and a hammock, he attended the Merchant Marine Academy, obtaining a Merchant Mariners Officers License, where he began working on commercial ships. Having completed a few Pacific crossings on cargo vessels, and getting rides from helicopters to 935’ Dill Ships in the Gulf, he realized he belonged back on the sunnier side of the industry- sailing vessels and private yachts. Since then, he has worked on private yachts and sailboats, the latest ones being a 50ft catamaran, where he ran surf charters off of the Pacific side of Nicaragua for two years after delivering her from St. Maarten, and a private 100’ motor yacht that he was co-captaining.

Safety culture is second nature to him and you will feel comfortable and confident as you cruise the islands with Brad. He has also spent years teaching and coaching sailing, and loves to share his knowledge to all of his guests, so feel free to get some sailing lessons while you are onboard!

Other fun facts: Brad played a major role in starting and developing the Abaco Junior Sailing Association, a nonprofit, where he created a curriculum, coached sailing, and oversaw operations in the Abaco, Bahamas for years. He has made family and friends in the Abacos and looks forward to the out islands rebuilding, and helping every chance he gets. When not on a boat, you can find him Kitesurfing, Surfing, diving (PADI certified), fishing, and spearfishing. If you catch him on land, he loves to ride motorcycles, bicycles, and enjoys to stay healthy, active, being surrounded by good music, people, and dogs!

Chef Julie began her journey in the Hospitality Industry as a Flight Attendant. Over the following 10 years she expanded her skills, working in the Food and Beverage industry as a waitress and restaurant manager. More recently her talents have been featured in the Film & Set design world, working on many commercials, movies and series as an Assistant Food Stylist and Prop Master.

Her passion for cooking was fortified while operating her own B&B on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Living near Quepos town, the capital of sport fishing, she has also been cooking on charters and for professional fishing teams. Creativity is what makes Julie such a wonderful chef and host. For her, creating a mouth-watering menu is just half of the battle, she also offers highly attentive service to guests, a great ambiance and has an eye for detail. Julie speaks French, English and Spanish, enjoys photography and is always eager to learn new things.

Additionally, she has Co-Founded a now Nationally renowned NGO for Ocean Conservation and created the first National Clean-Up Day in Costa Rica. As a passionate Ocean lover Julie maintains an active lifestyle in water sports including; surfing, kite surfing, free diving, stand-up paddling or practicing yoga on the beach. She is a fitness enthusiast and is adventure-ready at all times.

Brad and Julie are so excited to have you join them on board Ad Astra and they look forward to sharing their love of the water with you and yours!


Ad Astra Calendar

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Ad Astra Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Oct 31, 2020Nov 11, 2020Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to St Thomas USVI
Nov 12, 2020Nov 15, 2020Boat Show: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Nov 24, 2020Nov 29, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 19, 2020Dec 26, 2020Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Dec 27, 2020Jan 03, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 12, 2021Jan 17, 2021Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Feb 07, 2021Feb 13, 2021Hold: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Feb 16, 2021Feb 21, 2021Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Feb 25, 2021Mar 04, 2021Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Apr 03, 2021Apr 10, 2021Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
May 31, 2021Jun 05, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jun 12, 2021Jun 19, 2021Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Jun 20, 2021Jun 27, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jul 06, 2021Jul 13, 2021Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 17, 2021Jul 24, 2021Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Jul 25, 2021Aug 01, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 27, 2021Jan 03, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Ad Astra Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $25,000

High price: $30,000


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax11 Pax12 Pax
2020 Summer$25,000$25,500$26,000$26,500$27,000$27,500$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000
2020/21 Winter$25,000$25,500$26,000$26,500$27,000$27,500$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Ad Astra.

Ad Astra Guest Reviews

Best Vacation We´ve Ever Had!

It was the best vacation we’ve ever had! And that comes from me and my wife, all three of my kids, and all of our guests. The boat was great, but Julie and Brad really made the trip special. Thanks so much for helping us organize it. A+ job! Captain Brad did an amazing job putting together the perfect itinerary. Considering all of the restrictions due to COVID, he deserves special appreciation. We didn’t miss a beat.The one thing that all of the guests have been raving about was the food. The meals were perfectly customized, impeccably presented, and incredibly enjoyable! It truly was the perfect vacation. The captain and crew could make or break a yacht charter. Brad and Julie made the trip so much better than we ever could have expected! The food was amazing, Brad was incredibly knowledgeable about sailing, and their energy was infectious! They were non-stop entertainment for the kids. It was unanimous among the guests – this was the best vacation any of us have ever had!

Unbelievable Vacation!

Dear Brad and Julie,
Just a quick note to thank you guys again for an unbelievable vacation for Kevin and I, our family and friends. The memories that were created this week will stay with us forever -mostly due to your hard work spoiling all of us with food, drink, water sports, a beautiful boat to relax on and good company. And a huge thank you for all of your attentiveness and flexibility with different food preferences....and for tolerating Joe’s incessant (but funny) sarcasm...and for hanging out with all the kids. We just now landed in Boston, but have been talking about what a great trip it was all day!

Best of luck to you guys wherever Ad Astra takes you next!


Thanks guys!


-Jen

Ad Astra Sample Menu