Altesse Description

Under new management, Altesse is a beautiful Lagoon 560 available for charter in the Virgin Islands. She accommodates up to 8 persons in three separate Queen State Rooms plus one Luxury Master 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 canapés whilst taking in the stunning 360 degree scenery. TOYS: 3 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, Floating Mats, 1 2-Person Kayak, 1 Adult Water Ski Set, 1 Kids Water Ski Set, 1 Wake board, 1 Knee board 1 Subwing, 3 Fishing Rods, & Onshore Games. DIVING: Offered Onboard

Cruising Area of Altesse

Pref. Pick-upYHG
Other Pick-upAYH
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Specification

Length56 Feet
Beam31 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2013
Refit2019
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch10
Guest SmokeTransoms only pls
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeSwimming age
InverterYes
Voltages220/120v
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity254 gals
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Turnaround48 hrs preferred, Inquire for

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
Altesse accommodates up to 8 people in 3 spacious queen cabins and 1 luxury master suite

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14.5
Dinghy Hp70
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel Gear12
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderStern
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling and Casting
Fishing Rods4
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks10
BCs10
Regulators10
Weight Sets10
Num Divers6
Dives/Week3
Diving Info
Altesse offers onboard diving. We include 3 dives a week and $50 per person for each additional dive up to 5 total for the week. We do not offer night dives. Up to 6 certified divers at a time, max 1 dive per day, payable aboard to yacht crew. The crew will discuss details during preference calls with guests. Crew provide individual cost estimates based on the guest´s requirements. We carry up to 10 sets of gear on board. We don´t carry wetsuits but we are happy to handle pick-up and return on the guests behalf.
Dive Costs
We include 3 dives a week and $50 per person for each additional dive up to 5 total for the week.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
Dining table on Flybridge
BBQ on flybridge and cockpit
Custom built ´champagne deck´ - large multi-person sunbed to rear of cockpit

Cuisine

Din-in8
Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
THIS BOAT OFFSETS THEIR CARBON EMISSIONS, uses homemade/biodegradable cleaning products, reef safe sunscreen and biodegradable, eco-friendly toiletries and reusable water bottles

Altesse Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainKennon Jones
NationalityUSA
Born1988
SpeaksEnglish(Native), Spanish(Advanced), French(Advanced), Mandarin (Intermediate), Italian(Intermediate), Indonesian(Basic), Russian (Basic), Arabic (Basic)
Years Sailing10
LicenseUSCG MASTER
Stephanie Johnson
Stephanie JohnsonChef / First Mate
NationalityUSA
Born1974
Years Sailing10
LicenseUSCG 100GT Masters License, Sailing Endorsement, STCW


Capt. Kennon Jones
Originally from Georgia, Kennon has been sailing since 2011 when he decided to buy a 23´ sailboat from craigslist for $500. It was all downhill from there as sailing fever took hold. He went on to complete a two and a half year double handed circumnavigation (2018 - 2020) aboard his 1971 Tartan 34C Temujin which he still lives aboard and cruises in the off season. With over 33,000 nautical miles of experience, he holds a USCG Master Near Coastal license and works as a freelance captain for deliveries, charters, and sailing/cruising instruction. Prior to making a living on the water, Kennon worked for the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and extensively cruised the Chesapeake Bay. He has a degree in Economics and Chinese (Mandarin) from Wake Forest University and speaks Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Italian as well as bits of Indonesian, Russian, and Arabic. When not sailing Kennon enjoys scuba diving, spearfishing, wakeboarding, reading, dabbling in data science, and continuing to avoid climates where socks are necessary (though an exception is made for snow skiing).

Chef Stephanie Johnson
Stephanie was raised in beautiful Oregon but has spent 20 years throughout the Caribbean. She feels lucky to be able to call both naturally beautiful spots home. After graduating with a Marine Biology degree Stephanie discovered the yachting industry which combined her love of adventure, marine life, sharing food, meeting new people, and generally celebrating life.

Stephanie and her husband owned their own 72ft boat for 15 incredible years. They chartered all winter and traveled in the off season. When her husband passed away she decided she wasn´t done being on the water and had more to learn and explore so, she is back for more adventure. She holds a 100ton USCG Captains license but, on Ventana, she is excited to share her cooking skills developed in the Pacific Northwest and honed on her travels around the world.

Stephanie´s cooking tends to be on the lighter healthier side bringing in as many of the local ingredients as possible. However, her motto in life is, “Everything in moderation, including moderation!”

Altesse Calendar

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Altesse Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Feb 08, 2023Feb 15, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 17, 2023Feb 25, 2023Booked: Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM to Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM
Feb 27, 2023Mar 05, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 16, 2023Mar 24, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 30, 2023Apr 08, 2023Booked: Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM to Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM
Apr 15, 2023Apr 22, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 24, 2023Apr 30, 2023Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
May 01, 2023May 08, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 13, 2023May 20, 2023Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
May 22, 2023May 26, 2023Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jun 08, 2023Jun 16, 2023Booked: Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM to Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM
Jun 17, 2023Jun 24, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 27, 2023Jul 04, 2023Hold: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jul 31, 2023Oct 31, 2023Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Dec 01, 2023Dec 09, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Altesse Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $28,200

High price: $33,500


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2022/23 Winter$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000$30,500$31,500$33,500
2023 Summer$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000$30,500$31,500$33,500
2023/24 Winter$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000$30,500$31,500$33,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.

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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Altesse.

Altesse Guest Reviews

June 2022

My family sailed with another family on the Ventana for one week in the USVI. Michelle with Epic was fantastic throughout the selection and planning process and her insight was invaluable and much appreciated. We will work with her again and have already recommended her to other friends. The Ventana is a Lagoon 52 foot catamaran and the boat was perfect for our group. I can’t say enough good things about Captain Kennon and Chef Stephanie. From the food and beverages to the service and itinerary, it was all phenomenal and we felt completely pampered for the entire trip. They worked tirelessly so that we could relax, adventure and truly enjoy our time on vacation. We commented that it seemed not just a job for them but a true joy for them to ensure that we were happy and having fun. We would love to sail with them again!

April 2022

Rating of Yacht & Crew:
(5 Being the Highest)5

Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes!

Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes

Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes. The crew was great! Kennon and Stephanie are awesome. We couldn’t have a better crew. We had both kids an adults. And everyone would say they are the best!

Was the food good and well presented?
Yes. It was delicious. You will not go hungry. Everything was made from scratch. We ate like kings and queens. We had a couple picky eater and one with a food allergy. The chief accommodated for everyone.8. Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
Cannot say enough good things. They were great.

Cruising Area. Did you like the area you chartered in?
Loved it. Each stop had something different but still beautiful

February 2022

Kennon and Stephanie,

It has been absolutely fantastic from the minute we met to the day of departure! Hope to see you again soon, love and hugs! We can’t thank you enough for your hospitality!

February 2022

They far exceeded expectations! These guys are truly professionals. We wanted far nothing for the entire trip, are made return, and what a great group…who knew it would turn out so well! Love, love, loved every minute. Look forward to our next excursion with Kennon and Steph friends for life! Mi casa es su casa!!

February 2022

Kennon and Stephanie,

This trip has exceeded expectations on every level. The boat is beautiful and the islands and water are spectacular but the crew of Kennon and Stephanie is what topped the charts! They are amazing taking care of every need, want and thought – they listen and try to do What they can to make the trip perfect and he succeeded at every turn. This was a special trip for Bob and Norma and it became a trip of a lifetime for all of us. We are forever grateful and this will stay in our memories forever!

February 2022

Kennon and Stephanie,

Thank you for exceeding expectations on every level. This bucket list trip was almost never happened was so many obstacles thrown away. We were positively thrilled when we actually stepped on board Ventana. And the thrills, surprises, and moments never stopped after we landed. Thank you Stephanie Kevin for everything. You are the best crew we could have asked for. Everything was outstanding! Meals were five star. Experience was six star! Hugs!