Cruising Area of Altesse
Altesse is a beautiful Lagoon 560, able to accommodate 8 guests in either 1 master cabin and 3 queen size cabins, or 1 master cabin, 2 queen cabins and a bunk cabin (all en-suite). The yacht is bright and spacious, with comfortable interior and exterior lounging and dining spaces; multiple relaxation areas for guests to relish some peace and quiet, as well as space to enjoy time together as a group. Her exclusive signature features are her custom-built ‘champagne lounge’ extending over the water and a full-bimini covered flybridge dining table to enjoy cocktails and canopés whilst taking in the stunning 360 degree scenery.
Altesse features an onboard dive compressor, so guests can enjoy unlimited diving in harder-to-reach dive sites, with inclusive certified dive instruction. The yacht has a comfortable center-console 70HP dinghy, inclusive dive equipment, a variety of water toys (including an 8 person floating island, wakeboard, waterskis, mermaid tails, kayak and SUPs) and yoga mats (inclusive certified yoga and meditation instruction). Whether you’re looking for action and adventure or relaxation and serenity, Altesse, with her luxurious comfort and her warm, friendly and professional crew will make your Caribbean sailing dream come true.
Chloe and Stefan on catamaran ALTESSE, Runner-Up, Best Cat 56 ft and Over, at the 2019 BVI Charter Yacht Show!
Altesse offers 4 queen bed ensuite guest suites OR 3 queen bed guest suites and an ensuite bunk cabin, much loved by kids.
Dining table on Flybridge
BBQ on flybridge and cockpit
Custom built ´champagne deck´ - large multi-person sunbed to rear of cockpit
8 person floating sun island
Included in the charter price:
1. PADI Scuba instructor guiding all dives and executing all courses
2. Up to 6 dives per week (maximum 2 dives per day) for up to 4 certified scuba divers, including a mandatory refresher dive for those who have under 40 dives and/or have not dived within a year prior to the charter. Night diving is optional.
3. Discover Scuba Diving course for up to 4 non-certified divers, perfect for those who want to try out scuba without all the studying and examinations.
4. Free use of the onboard dive equipment (4x regulators, 4x BCDs with integrated weights (1xS/M, 1xL, 2xXL), 5x short wetsuits (1xS 1xM, 1xL, 1XL, 1XXL), 8x dive flashflights, weights and 8x Aluminium tanks which can be refilled with onboard dive compressor. Any additonal gear, such as other size BCDs or wetsuits, to be rented at client’s expense from a local dive shop.
5. PADI open water scuba course check out dives and certification for up to 4 students (excluding the theoretical part, which must be done prior to the charter via e-learning or referral via a dive shop of the client’s choice (to paid by the client directly to PADI).
Following is available at extra cost to the client:
6. Additonal dives: 50$ per dive/diver.
7. Any equipment required in additon to what is available onboard.
8. Any additional divers on open water course: $150 per person, excluding the theory part to be done via e-learning pr
Resort courses and referral certifications included!
Altesse Crew Profile
Stefan & Chloe: Sailing, working and loving together since 2007
Chloe and Stefan were liveaboard cruisers (sailing in the Pacific, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean and Caribbean) long before they started to run crewed charters in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015.
Captain Stefan (MScEng, RYA Yachtmaster, PADI Dive Instructor) was born in Berlin, Germany, and developed a love of the wind and sea as a teenager, sailing his first dingy at age 16 and is a keen surfer, kitesurfer and freediver. He got his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, which led him to a successful career managing specialist multimillion dollar engineering projects in Europa and Australia. However, his first love was always the ocean, so he decided to return to Europe the slow way; sailing solo on his own yacht, over the Pacific Ocean...and managed to get as far as Bali before meeting Chloe; which was to change his life´s course forever. After sailing all over the world together (over 45,000nm) for several years, it was time for a new project, so Stefan started designing and building luxury houseboats in Europe. 13 houseboats later, they decided it was a sailor’s life for them after all, and never looked back.
Chef Chloe Chand (BA Hons, RYT Yoga Teacher, PADI Rescue Diver) was born in London, England and had a professional career in project management before developing an aversion to chairs and retrained to become a yoga instructor and teacher, working for various charities and universities. Her passion for education, the environment, spirituality and anthropology has led her all over the world – living everywhere from Barcelona to Borneo. Chloe has trained at the prestigious Ashburton Chef’s Academy in the UK and her cuisine favours fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create healthy, rainbow-coloured and seriously flavourful recipes. European food is at the forefront of her culinary repertoire, as well as more exotic influences from her travels (including South East Asia, India and Morocco).
Chloe and Stefan have a soulful love of the ocean and sailing, which they enjoy sharing with guests. Their warm, upbeat personalities, exceptional hospitality and joie de vivre is all part of what will make your vacation unforgettably wonderful!
Relaxing in nature, yoga and watersports are at the forefront of what they offer. Unwind in a stunningly beautiful, carefree environment, leaving your ‘everyday’ behind you; sit back and soak up the sun with a Caribbean breeze in your hair; experience diving, free-diving, surfing, wake-boarding snorkelling and hiking – as well as other fun activities, such as scavenger hunts, murder mystery themed dinners, etc.
Chloe & Stefan share time and space with guests and enjoy being personable, making you feel comfortable and at home on your sailing vacation. Playing guitar and stargazing over a nice glass of wine and good conversation is part of what they provide to create a wonderful holiday atmosphere and memories which last a lifetime. Aboard Altesse, most guests arrive as clients but leave as friends.
Altesse CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Altesse Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Feb 15, 2020||Feb 23, 2020||Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Feb 24, 2020||Feb 26, 2020||Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Feb 27, 2020||Mar 04, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 05, 2020||Mar 06, 2020||Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Mar 07, 2020||Mar 15, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 16, 2020||Mar 20, 2020||Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Mar 21, 2020||Apr 01, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 02, 2020||Apr 03, 2020||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 04, 2020||Apr 11, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 12, 2020||Apr 18, 2020||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 19, 2020||Apr 26, 2020||Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Apr 27, 2020||Apr 29, 2020||Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|May 11, 2020||May 15, 2020||Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 16, 2020||May 21, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Saint John, USVI*|
|May 22, 2020||May 30, 2020||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 31, 2020||Jun 06, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jun 07, 2020||Jun 19, 2020||Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jun 20, 2020||Jun 27, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jun 29, 2020||Jul 06, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 07, 2020||Jul 17, 2020||Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 18, 2020||Jul 25, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 26, 2020||Aug 02, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Aug 03, 2020||Nov 10, 2020||Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Boat Show, BVI*|
|Dec 19, 2020||Dec 26, 2020||Booked: Beef Island, BVI* to Scrub Island|
|Dec 27, 2020||Dec 27, 2020||Hold: To be Announced/Decided to To be Announced/Decided|
|Feb 13, 2021||Feb 19, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 16, 2021||May 23, 2021||Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
Altesse Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $23,000
High price: $27,000
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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.
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Altesse Guest Reviews
Early November, 2019, guests aboard ALTESSE wrote:
This trip was bound to be memorable; sunshine, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, amazing food and the perfect getaway. What I wasn’t expecting was that we would be walking away with two new friends, who somehow feel like family in only 6 short days. All the late night chats and giggles, early morning greetings with smiles - we are going to miss your company the most! I honestly could not have dreamed of a better couple to have shared this special 60th milestone with. What an incredible week on the water - not a single dull moment and we all felt so at ease from the moment we stepped onboard. You are both such a treat to be around and we could not be more relaxed. You managed to give us a truly magical experience, touching our souls with your dedicated work, authentic attention and inspiring stories. This is one of the best experiences we have had - and you are the reason!
Full moon glowing, had us all beguiled.
Connected forever as one solid dream team!
Guests aboard Altesse with Capt Stefan & Mate Chloe, the Mittler party said:
When you are planning a big family event a year in advance - the danger is that you will “big it up” so much in your mind that when all reach the BVI, it doesn’t quite match what you planned/hoped for. Completely the opposite was our experience - with a fantastic crew, fabulous boat and great weather.
The itinerary was just what we wanted - and great anchorages - thanks to Stefan’s planning. Chloe’s meals were superb - and we do all love our food in this family!! Our preferences had carefully been taken account of, so it was just the sort of food we were looking for, and a real luxury being able to sit back and just wait for our next delicious appetiser/ cocktail or meal… added to all that the boat was immaculately clean and well cared for, there were so many activities on offer such as yoga, snorkelling, hiking – I even went tubing! Honestly I cannot rave enough!!!
So thank you - a great family experience - and a truly unforgettable 60th birthday for Steve
Guests aboard Altesse with Capt Stefan & Mate Chloe, the Forsyth party said:
Whether you’re looking to experience life on a sailing yacht, trying new water sports in the caribbean sea, exploring beautiful islands, or simply relaxing on the open waters, Chloe & Stef have so much to offer. Not only did they provide a high-quality, tailored experience where my interests as the customer were always put first, but looking back on the time we had, I found myself engrossed in such comradery that only true friendships are founded upon. It was bittersweet to move onto the next part of our trip as I was instantly nostalgic of the times we shared and still long for our next encounter. I most certainly wish for anyone to have this uniquely amazing opportunity. Thank you, Chloe and Stefan! Fair winds and following seas!
Guests aboard with Capt Stefan & Mate Chloe, the Etherton party said:
This was an amazing experience for us, sailing under wind power and feeling so comfortable in and around the water. You´ll share the space with a beautiful couple who are passionate about sailing and who are very good at accommodating land lovers like us. We had no experience sailing, but we were interested in learning and they really taught us a lot about operating the boat. Chloe and Stephan are just as happy to leave you to relax and let them do the work though. Steph has been sailing all his life and Chloe for years with Steph - we felt extremely safe all the time onboard. The boat comes with an adventure of a lifetime and is well equipped with everything needed to have a great time. Loads of options - we love diving and got the chance to see some beautiful fish, reefs and wrecks. We are also foodies and Chloe’s kitchen was another highlight for us - we shared restaurant quality food and excellent conversation. This has been the most memorable holiday and is undoubtedly the best way to see any destination where Chloe and Steph have a sailboat.
Guests aboard with Capt Stefan & Mate Chloe, the Maddick party said:
My family and I left with 2 new friends and many wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Stefan and Chloe are the ultimate hosts and from the moment they met us we felt welcomed, safe and spoilt rotten! Our time consisted of seeing a band, exploring islands, sailing, diving, going on hikes, snorkelling, surfing, SUP, playing games, doing yoga…and lots of wonderful meals!!! We absolutely loved every minute of our trip and wouldn´t hesitate to recommend this experience to anyone. Thank you so much el Capitans!!! (Both of you!) ❤
Guests aboard with Capt Stefan & Mate Chloe, the Nix party said:
Stefan and Chloe are such cheerful and thoughtful people. Chloe made awesome food, Stefan was a primo captain and divemaster. Hands down they were the best part of the trip.
Chef was incredible - I would describe the food as first class - colorful, flavorful, delicious. She was very attentive to our individual idiosyncrasies (my daughter not eating anything, my son wanting jalapenos on everything, everyone wanting to eat at different times, etc). Stefan and Chloe read us perfectly, picked the places off the beaten path and were always conscious of how the weather would impact things like our comfort, having meals, etc. They were just wonderful, making the vacation extra-special with a treasure hunt, murder mystery dinner and games. They really spoiled the kids which I appreciated. So accommodating and thoughtful in so many unexpected ways. I would trust them with my family again without hesitation.
Guests aboard with Capt Stefan & Mate Chloe, the Maddick party said:
The experience was extraordinary, Chloe and Stefan are the best hosts. They are cool, easy to ´live´ with, not boring or awkward at all, they´ll do everything to make you feel comfortable on the boat. During the day, they took us to beautiful locations, we used the paddle boards and the kayak a lot and they took us to more remote anchorages which felt very VIP :D. We enjoyed watching the stars while singing and playing the guitar, drinks flowed - perfect holiday atmosphere. The communication with Chloe was fantastic and she cooks amazingly well –everything was so delicious! Stefan is the Captain, he has a LOT of experience sailing, and you´ll feel very safe with him. I recommend this to everyone! Book it now, before somebody else does!