Amaya Description

AMAYA is a beautiful Sunreef 60, accommodating up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, each with their own individual AC controls and USB outlets. All cabins are en suite with electric flush toilets and stall showers.

This galley up version features a spacious cockpit for dining, which opens onto an expansive aft deck with panoramic views. The foredeck holds additional entertainment spaces with sunken seating, sunpads, and trampolines, easily accessible through the salon or along the outside. The covered flybridge with table provides another generous vista point, and is an ideal place for lounging and enjoying a cooling cocktail.

Cruising Area of Amaya

Pref. Pick-upNanny Cay, Tortola, BVI
Other Pick-upBVI Only
Summer PortBVI
Winter PortBVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Wash Basins4
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
AMAYA accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 Queen cabins, all en suite with electric flush toilets and stall showers. Each cabin is equipped with USB charging ports, basic toiletries, and hairdryers.


Length60 Feet
Beam33.46 Feet
Draft6 Feet
A/C NightYes
Bimini TopYes
Children AllowedYes
Voltages110V + 220V
Water MakerYES
Water Capacity185 Gallons
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator17.5 KW STBD and 11 KW Port
Cruising Speed7 Kts.
Fuel Consumption10 Litres/Hr
Turnaround48 hours Firm 72 better.
EnginesNew Batteries 2023
Starlink Internet

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)13ft
Dinghy Hp90HP
Dinghy Pax9
Adult Waterskis1
Kids Waterskis1
Sea BobsYes
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake Board1
2-Man Kayak2
Floating Mats1
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsTransom
Boarding LadderAFT
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeCastiing & Trolling
Fishing Rods4
Fishing PermitBVI # 750599
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Partial refit 2023/24
External paint correction completed. New foredeck lounge cushions & scatter cushions. New beach towels. New Air Conditioning system. New Fusion marine stereo with 4 areas to connect to. Starlink high speed internet implemented. All new water sports equipment. (more to come, TBC!)

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
Board GamesYes


Special DietsInq

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Green initiatives: glass, plastic & aluminium recycling, organic waste shared with local farms, local organic produce purchased where ever possible. Repurposed sail & rope beach bags. Marine safe sunscreen & Puracy toiletries provided. Eco cleaning products used as appropriate.

Amaya Crew Profile

Crew Number3
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainChristopher Biff Smith
LicenseRYA Yacht Master Commercial/STCW, 5 + years chartering in BV
ChefAmy Edmonds
LicenseRYA/Ashburten Cookery School, STCW, 5+ years charter in BVI

Amy & Biff have been sailing together since 2003 when they first met on a beach in Greece. They were supposed to meet at the ferry port of sleepy Porto Heli but Biff forgot to pick Amy up and she found him instead at the bar on the beach, entertaining his guests! That was the start of something special and they have worked, lived & sailed together ever since. Having always worked in the marine tourist industry they love meeting strangers who at the end of their vacation leave as friends!

Captain Biff learned to sail at the Cub Scouts at a tender age and was hooked! As soon as he was old enough to teach sailing he packed his bags & found his way to the Mediterranean coast of France to start his first overseas instructor job. Working his way around France and Spain he finally settled down in Greece running his own sailing school on the chic Greek Riviera. Cold winters of Europe called him to work in Kenya briefly before settling in the BVI’s running luxury charters in warm waters!

Having learned to cook at the age of 9 so she could watch ‘neighbours’ (Aussie Soap) on TV, Amy added windsurfing & then sailing to her interests after finishing university in order to travel. First working in Turkey, Italy & France Amy finally moved to Greece & met Biff. Wherever she travels she picks up local recipes and cooking techniques, which she refined at the renowned Ashburton & River Cottage cookery schools, both in Devon, UK. Fresh, seasonal & local produce are her favourite ingredients put together in a fusion of worldwide flavours for all to enjoy!

Between them, Amy & Biff have the experience & knowledge to steer you a course to a truly memorable vacation. With their water sports background they are able to teach even the most reluctant swimmers, sailors, paddle boarders to confidently make the most of their time on the water regardless of age. Their years working in family orientated resorts in Europe also lend them to be dab hands at arranging fun and relaxing family charters. Known for their flexibility & competence, your wish is their command.

Piers Reid
A third crew member, Piers Reid, rounds out the team. Piers holds a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Sail endorsement. He has been sailing professionally around the world since 2014. Piers is happy to lend a hand wherever needed; guiding you on a hike ormaking your favorite cocktail just to name a few.

Crew are fully vaccinated for Covid 19

Amaya Calendar

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Amaya Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Dec 20, 2023Dec 27, 2023Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Dec 29, 2023Jan 08, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Feb 23, 2024Feb 29, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI

Amaya Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $43,200

High price: $48,600

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2023/24 Winter$43,200$44,100$45,000$45,900$46,800$47,700$48,600
2024 Summer$43,200$44,100$45,000$45,900$46,800$47,700$48,600
2024/25 Winter$43,200$44,100$45,000$45,900$46,800$47,700$48,600

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


GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the ´divide-by-6 rule´ for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 6 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.

HALF-BOARD OPTION: $150 off per person. Includes all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, standard ships bar, snacks, canapes. All remaining meals and associated beverages are to be taken ashore at client expense.

Christmas/New Years Minimum 7 nights with maximum 8 Guests & 4 cabins only
CHRISTMAS: 1-8 guests @ $60,000
NEW YEARS: 1-8 guests @ $65,000
Christmas week to end by December 26th. New Years to begin no earlier than December 28th
7 night minimum or 48 hours between charters.

Please use BVI ports only. 48 hours between ALL charters.

Amaya Guest Reviews

9th - 15th June 2023 BVI

Dear Amaya Team, Aka Biff, Amy & Piers,
Well, what a fabulous time we’ve had. This has been a very special week with great friends in a place in the world we’d never been to. We discovered paradise – The BVI’s, but not just an island paradise, a place that we’ve learned about thanks to your skills and enthusiasm in showcasing the best places to go – the best beaches, bars, restaurants, sand spits etc. But we’ve also experienced amazing Caribbean foods & flavors with the expert skills of Amy with culinary creations and Piers with his expert cocktail skills, table décor etc!! Biff was so enthusiastic in everything he did – his love of yachts and sailing seems to be as much as his love of wanting everyone to experience the joy of being on the water.

He has imparted a huge amount of knowledge to us and shared his joy of the region.
It´s the care, diligence and genuine hospitality that’s been the best part of it all. We’ve felt like not only have all our needs been met but they’ve been over delivered upon & anticipated., And that’s what’s turned a fabulous sailing holiday into an incredible experience that would be hard to beat anywhere!
Thank you! Thank you for your generosity of spirit, your enthusiasm and your professionalism in every aspect of what you do.
Hugs to you all,
Misha & Nigel

Thank you, Biff, Amy & Piers,
Best Crew Ever!!!!
Best Cruise Ever!!!!
Amaya-zing time!
You work brilliantly together. Everything works flawlessly (or your group do brilliantly at making it look perfect!!!!) Your seamanship is so much fun to watch. Better still, over 3 seasons Amaya is in better condition and in much better care than she has ever been!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed their week, Our friends thoroughly enjoyed their week and Nigel & Megan enjoyed both!
Welcome to our family!!!!
Thank you, George.

Thank you for all of the amazing adventures, hikes, snorkelling & sailing/water sports. Thank you for all the amazing and beautiful arranged food and thank you for all the killer cocktails!
Love Tanja.

Dear Biff, Amy & Piers,
Thank you for making this a trip of a lifetime. I felt extremely comfortable & safe and Jeff & I enjoyed all the wonderful activities. The service was wonderful and the food beyond incredible! It was lovely sleeping at night to the sound of the sea and the catamaran is in incredible shape! I would recommend this trip to anyone, and it was truly an enjoyable and peaceful experience!!
Thank you for making this time so special for Jeff & I,
Love Lots, Jeff & Colleen xoxox

2nd - 8th June 2023 BVI

Dear Amy & Piers & Biff (AKA The ultimate, best to exist ever, crew!)

Thank you! Thank you! For all the laughs, water skiing smooth sailing and delicious dining. You’ve all made this vacation for me & my family so special and memorable. I had the best time ever! Thank you for sharing your passion for this beautiful place, culture, history & sailing with us. Have a great summer,
All the best, Zoe.

Dear Amy, Piers & Biff,
Thanks for a smashing week! The sailing was the smooth, the food superb, the conversation was scintillating, and the disposition was sweet!
I felt comfortable the entire ride and from sailing with a land lubber like me that is quite an accomplishment!
Thanks for showing us all the beauty that the BVI has to share! It was enriching to feel the passion you all have for this magical place.
With love & gratitude,
Zac & Steph

To Biff, Amy & Piers…….. from the guests who wouldn’t leave!
Thank you for what can only be described as a peak experience of a lifetime!
Favourite things about AMAYA….
No. 1, The “Amaya-zing” Crew!
No. 2, Your pirate stories
No. 3, Piers’ Painkillers
No. 4, Biff’s snorkelling excursions.
No. 5, All of Amys meals!
Thank you for letting us join you,
Megan & Nigel xxx

Palmer Charter 20 – 28th May 2023

Amy, Biff & Piers,
Thank you just does not convey the gratitude we feel for your hospitality. You each added your special touches and attention to provide an exceptional experience aboard the Amaya.
So…… Thank you for sharing your wisdom and knowledge of the islands, providing fabulous food & beverages and helping us to have a trip with the memories to last a lifetime! We wish you all the best and continued safe travels!!
Much Love to you all….
Rob & Renee

Biff, Amy & Piers,

What pure joy & bliss you provided to our Boat Worthy crew! From the minute we saw you waving to us from Amaya we felt at home! We learned so many things from each of you. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you and love you!!
Jill & Joe

To the best crew EVER!
Biff, Amy & Piers, you have been everything and more than anyone could ask for! From skill to personality, you are incredible! You have made every second so enjoyable and most importantly, very memorable! Biff, I will never forget your patience in teaching us to water ski. Amy you are so sweet & full of compliments and one heck of an amazing chef! Piers, thank you for always being there and being so kind. There will never be another crew as great as you all! We will never forget you and we will see you again in the future!
Steve & Sarah

Dear Crew Amaya; Biff, Amy & Piers,
As you know, Allison & I had experienced two previous BVI Charter trips but we had a cat charter on our bucket list. We began the Boat Worthy Crew charter with very high expectations and excitement – the 3 of you provided and experience exceeding both!!
To say this trip was a trip of a lifetime is an understatement with each day full of excellent service, fun, laughs and education.
As we love to say and toast, we must never lose our sense of gratitude and wonderment while we celebrate our fellowship, experiences & memories!!
With our love and Happy Sailing,
Evan & Allison

Spring Break April 2023

Thank you to Biff, Amy & Piers,
For what has been now voted the No. 1 Family Vacation we have taken. That is saying lot as it is hard to get our 4 kinds to agree on anything! You all made the trip extra special and we will see you again next year! David.

Amy, Biff, Piers,
Y’all knocked it out of the park with this trip. We all had an AMAZING time. Our family enjoyed every minute. Thank you for all that you did for us.
Much love & gratitude, Jess.

Thank you so much for the most amazing vacation and experience ever. I had the best time with my family & friends and the crew just enhanced our vacation. I appreciate everything that y’all did for us, so thank you. Love Georgia

Overall great experience and had loads of fun. I will miss everyone involved. Don’t be sad it’s ending, be glad it happened. Love Wilson

Thanks y’all Amy, Biff & Piers for making this trip so amazing! All the things we did over the week were so fun & cool! My most favourite trip ever! Burns

Hi, today is my birthday and I am realllllllly happy because I got to spend time with my family & friends. Love Lila.

March 2023

My sweet crew -

What a fantastic trip - two weeks of pleasure,laughs, adventures and most important to me,having met three wonderful and beautiful souls.
Amy, Piers and Tommy - you are an exceptional crew and delightful people. So caring and thoughtful - a trip I will treasure always.
Thank you for taking such wonderful care of me and my dearest friends. I love you all - Please keep in touch.
With love & affection & deep respect -

To Tommy, Piers and Amy,
There are no words which can describe adequately the amazing vacation we have had aboard the Amaya.
You all were incredibly warm, friendly and professional. But really fun too!
We feel we are saying goodbye to friends and we look forward to meeting again.
Everything was perfect!
Best regards and God Bless all of you.
Tony and Katherine

BVI Beyond all our expectations!

Thank You Thank You Thank You!
This was an incredible week mostly because your hospitality onboard made it so special. From the meals to the activities to the local knowledge to the sailing skills, it was beyond all our expectations. The boat is beautiful and the BVI are Paradise… but without this stellar crew it would only have been half as good.
You three make AMAYA the best Charter yacht in the Caribbean. Thank you! The Nunez B, W, H and E

BVI So much fun exploring

Dear Amaya,
Thank you so much for an incredible vacation. The children had so much fun exploring this beautiful catamaran. The adults enjoyed it very much as well. The frozen drinks and the food were incredible as well. Exploring the BVI with the Amaya crew was an overall amazing experience. We hope to be back very soon. The Acosta and Carmony family

Simply The Best

Dear Amaya March 26 2022
This past week has been perfect. We could not have felt more welcomed each and every day. Every meal was delicious – so much that our 11 and 13 year old, found themselves not only trying everything but eating it too.
We have never taken a trip like this before and plan on making it annual. The BVI’s are simply beautiful . Amaya has all the frys. Everyone loved the Seabobs. To say we admire Bruce, Begona and Jess is simply an understatement. They are simply the best! We feel so blessed to have gotten a week with them. They made our trip for sure. Thank you & and much love. Kath, Scott, Will and Emma - Connecticut

Happy New Year - with kids

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the most incredible week on the most luxurious boat with a world class captain and crew. This is our third charter and it was by far the nicest boat and the very best service. The captain,was so accommodating and bent over backward to meet our every need as was the outstanding chef. Not only were her meals delicious and presented beautifully, she listened 100% to our pre-charter menu requests. Tihana makes an excellent pina colada and is wonderful with kids. The kids loved cooking and hanging with the crew.