Aquanimity Description

Aquanimity is your perfect charter option - a new model and stylish design. The yacht is equipped with four queen sized cabins, all with en-suite facilities and AC. This new model of Catamaran has an abundance of interior and exterior space with multiple sunbathing decks and an open plan layout. Aquanimity is ideal for relaxing with privacy and socialising on board.

Cruising Area of Aquanimity

Pref. Pick-upYacht haven Grande STT, USVI
Other Pick-upRed Hook, STT
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Wash Basins3
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads6
Accommodation Details
Aquanimity is equipped with x 3 queen and 1 twin bunk cabin.
The twin bunk cabin is ideal for for kids. The space is much tighter than the queen cabins.


Length48.23 Feet
Beam26.25 Feet
Draft4.26 Feet
Bimini TopYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeTransom steps
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity153.97 Gl
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Fuel Consumption197.97 US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48hrs preferred / 24hrs inquir

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)13ft
Dinghy Hp15HP
Dinghy Pax10
Snorkel GearYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Kite Boarding Details
If guests are interested in Kiteboarding the crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.
Swim PlatformsAft
Boarding LadderAft
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeLight Tackle
Other Toys
Captain is not a certified sailing instructor but is happy to teach guests the basics of sailing.

SunChill Floating mat
1 Stand-up Paddle Board
Selection of snorkeling gear for all guests
Fishing rods and light tackle
Kettle bells gym equipment

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Diving Info
Yacht offers rendezvous diving.

All certified divers are required to present their certification cards and inform the crew if any rental equipment will need to be arranged. If guests are interested in trying scuba diving, the crew will arrange a Discover Scuba Diving. The crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.

The crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.

Rendezvous diving average costs with equipment
1 Tank Dive - $100
2 Tank Dive - $140
Night Dive - $150
Discover Scuba Diving - $160


Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Other Green Initiatives
We use organic/locally grown produce when available. We provide guests with reef friendly sunscreen and bath products/toiletries. We provide filtered water to limit single use plastics. We provide re-usable water/beverage tumblers to limit plastic/disposable cup use. We use marine/reef friendly dish soap and cleaning products for the interior and exterior of the yacht.\ We use re-usable grocery bags. We are affiliated with ´Sailors for the Sea´ - Keeping our Waters Blue by Boating Green! Our crew are guided by this organization in reducing our footprint. We support ´Sailors for the Sea´ initiatives. We provide information to our guests on the best practices for ´Traveling Green´ Inspiring our guests on the importance of the preservation of our oceans and the beautiful islands in which we vacation. Maximize the use of sail power, to minimize engine emissions.

Aquanimity Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainGino Barale
NationalitySouth African
LicenseRYA Yacht Master Offshore, STCW
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateNikita Du Preez
NationalitySouth African
LicenseSTCW, Power Boat License, Olive Branch Culinary School

CAPTAIN: Gino Barale
CHEF/FIRST MATE: Nikita Du Preez

Gino grew up in the bush, travelling across Southern Africa with his parents. Any chance they got they were out camping in remote locations, which is where his great sense of adventure came about. Gino was introduced to sailing through his father, which is where he began to compete in multiple races, working his way up from crew to skippering his own boat.

After 3 years of racing keelboats, Gino found himself in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean enroute to Rio De Janeiro competing in the Cape 2 Rio Ocean race. This ended up being a 3-month journey, sailing from island to island in Brazil once they got there before starting the passage back home to Cape Town, South Africa.

Nikita found her love for cooking at a young age in the kitchen with her dad where he taught her all the tips and tricks to cooking a delicious meal. With time, this slowly ended up becoming weekly competitions in the house in who created the better dish.

Nikita decided from the get-go she would not be spending her life in an office but rather exploring the world. After discovering the beauty of sailing and life on the water, Nikita quickly booked her course to become a stewardess and culinary courses to increase her culinary skills, which led her to working as a sole chef/stew in Cape Town, South Africa on a superyacht. This is where both her passion for the sea and cooking aligned and she knew her career choice was right.

Gino and Nikita, being friends since high school and having created endless adventures, memories, and stories together, decided to join forces and run sailing charters out of Cape Town. Realizing how well they work together they made their way to the Virgin Islands for another adventure together.

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Aquanimity Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
May 29, 2024Jun 05, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 07, 2024Jun 11, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 15, 2024Jun 22, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 08, 2024Jul 15, 2024Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Aug 08, 2024Nov 04, 2024Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 06, 2024Nov 11, 2024Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 23, 2025Mar 02, 2025Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 08, 2025Mar 15, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Aquanimity Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $18,000

High price: $22,600

Season2-3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2024 Summer$18,000$19,000$19,500$20,000$20,400$20,700
2024/25 Winter$19,000$20,000$21,500$22,000$22,300$22,600
2025 Summer$19,000$20,000$21,500$22,000$22,300$22,600

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.


Yacht is able to charter in the BVI
St. Thomas pick-up and drop-off.

Charter rate includes BVI Cruising Fees.


LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.

SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client´s expense. Includes; boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and early start.

TURN AROUNDS: 48-hour turns are standard

HALF-BOARD OPTION: $150 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

HOLIDAY RATES: 2024/2025
XMAS: Flat rate $24,000. Must end no later than Dec 27th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $26,000. Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th.

***BUNK CABIN IDEAL FOR CHILDREN, TEENAGERS or SINGLE ADULTS (Please note this room is small and has been discounted accordingly)

Aquanimity Guest Reviews

Amazing Pair!

Gino and Nikita
We can´t thank you enough for an amazing week! This was our first charter and you truly made it exceptional! You are an amazing pair that works so well together and we instantly felt like family with you.

You have set the bar high and there is no way I would consider a charter with any other couple.

Nikita your food was AMAZING! We did not expect that at all and were blown away each evening.

Hospitality and Kindness

The BVI´s may be our new favorite vacation spot. Loved being able to slow down for a week and hit different spots daily. The absolute best part was the hospitality, kindness and energy of Gino and Nikita. You two work together like a well oiled machine and are such a pleasure to spend time with. You may be the only 20 year old I know who has sailed the Atlantic (though tough go on 3rd place)

THANK YOU for being so kind and for allowing us to chill with you for a week.
We will see you again soon.

Wonderful Hosts

We cannot say enough about how incredible our week with you has been.
Every location you took us to and every meal was perfect.
You have both been wonderful hosts and ensured we all had the time of our lives.
Emily and I absolutely plan to sail with you again.
We wish you both all the best.

Their Warmth, Energy and Knowledge Made Every Part Enjoyable

The memories our family made this week aboard Aquanimity with Captain Gino and Chef Nikita will last us a lifetime. This crews warmth, energy and knowledge made every part of our trip interesting and so enjoyable.
As parents of young kids aboard, Gino and Nikita´s skill and professionalism instantly put us at ease, and they are a joy to know and so much fun to be around.
They make the best of every situation and their adaptability ensures a great time no matter what you are doing.
It is hard to think of highlights on a trip this great, but for us, the under-the-radar spots mights have to be the favorites (like secret shipwrecks!), as well as the Indians, Soggy Dollar Beach and Nikita´s beautiful breakfasts.
We can´t wait to tell our friends and family what a wonderful time we had this week in Gino and Nikita´s capable hands.

Our kids ages were Jane (8) and Jack (6)

Gino and Nikita Were Incredible!

Probably the best vacation I have ever been on. Gino and Nikita were incredible. So much fun to be around.
Gino on top of everything nautical detail. Nikita the consummate chef.
I wish they were my kids. The best trip!!

This Trip Covered It All

Words alone cannot even begin to describe our week on Aquanimity! Captain Gino at such a young age has experience WAY beyond his years. He is so very knowledgeable he makes you feel safe and secure in all he does. He´s also a wonderful helper to first mate Nikita.
Nikita, what can I say about this delightful first mate/chef.
Her meals are beyond incredible starting with very tasty appetizers, continuing with scrumptious entrees, finishing off with delicious desserts + snacks in between.

Both Gino and Nikita are such a joy to be with, you want to make them part of your family. All our stops sailing throughout the BVI were such incredible experiences we couldn´t wait to see what the next day would bring.

We shared this whole experience with such great friends and our crew have become new friends. It´s not WHERE you go in life, it´s WHO you go with.
This trip covered it all!
Until next time......


OMG!!! What an awesome vacation!!!
Can´t believe how awesome our crew was!!!
Can´t say enough!!!

Gino was so amazing as a captain I would recommend this crew and company to everyone!!!
We want to bring our crew home. Nikita is such an awesome chef and they both work together very well. Can´t wait to come back.
Love,love, love

Fantastic Memories

Many thanks to Gino and Nikita for a wonderful week of fantastic memories.

Unforgettable Time!

We had an amazing week with our incredible crew, Gino and Nikita.
Enjoyed great snorkeling: favorites were the Indians and Dog Point.
Meals on the boat were delicious:favorites were shrimp salad, mussels, potato pancakes, lamb chops.
Best boat stops: Saba Rock, Soggy Dollar, Cooper Restaurant and Rum bar.

It was a blast getting to enjoy this week while our crew anticipated our wishes and ensured we had an unforgettable time!
Thank you.

Amazing Time

Gino & Nikita
Thank you so much for the most amazing time with you two. The food was great and the two of us really enjoyed our time together. We will definitely be telling all our friends about our amazing time so we can join you again soon.

Vibrant Energy

Gino and Nikita, thank you so much for a wonderful time together. The food was great and atmosphere even better. You guys brought such a vibrant energy that made us feel comfortable and welcome. We truly had an amazing experience. The kids enjoyed learning to sail and we thank you for being so patient with them. Can’t wait to come back.

A Memorable Time

Gino and Nikita
A sincere thank you for a truly beautiful time on the water. The kids were so excited by the sailing experience and enjoyed every moment, they could not stop talking about it! Thank you for making our time memorable with the food, service and for being so welcoming. Hope to join you guys soon again!

Never Forget

Bertie and Teresa
Thank you so much for making this a trip we will never forget!


You two are the BEST crew we could have asked for!
Cooking was AMAZING and the exploration was incredible.
You two felt like part of the family.
Thank you again and happy sailing

Good Company

Thank you for an amazing time! Appreciate the hospitality!
Crazy storm upon arrival. Would not want to experience that one again ;)
A very nice trip - good meals and great company.

Was A Blast

Thank you for your hospitality, amazing food and guidance! The sea turtles, floating, exploring and sailing was a blast!

Incredible And Amazing

What an amazing way to ring in 2024!
Thank you so much for making this week so - incredible and amazing for all four of us - it is a trip we will never forget.

the food, the sights, the company - all SO good, all enjoyable. Your efforts to make the week magical are deeply appreciated. Being a pirate is hard work :)
Hope the New Year brings wonderful things to you both. I´m not good at goodbyes, so I´ll say ´until next time´
all our thanks and appreciatin and hugs.

Such a Memorable Vacation

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you on Aquanimity. Everything was perfect - the itinerary you planned for us, all the food you prepared for us and, most importantly, the time we spent getting to know you both. Thank you for such a memorable vacation. if you are ever in D.C. please look us up.

It was Just perfect

Bertie and Teresa
This was our first trip to the US Virgin islands and the British Virgin Islands and it was just perfect. You two are just lovely, wonderful people. I will not say bye but instead see you later. If you ever want to come to Arkansas, our home is your home. You have a place to stay.


Bertie and Teresa
You over delivered on ALL our requests and expectations!!
THANK YOU so much.


OMG! What an awesome trip.
The two of you made the memories even better. The stories! The meals! I´m seriously overweight now :)
Lots of love and

50th Birthday

Thank you both for an amazing 50th birthday adventure! Could not have spent my 50th in a better manner. I am so appreciative that you let out the whales for our adventure :)
THeresa, the food was absolutely delicious. Now I will have to go back and be disappointed in my meals. Bertie, thank you for your diligence and knowledge of boating. I am grateful that I could beat you all at Mexican Train . Over all a trip of a lifetime. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I also appreciate your help with Scott moving arouns the islands and boat.

Just Exceptional

Much gratitude for a truly wonderful and memorable week at sea on Aquanimity! Everything surpassed our expectations!

This trip was many years in the making and will was well worth the wait. Just exceptional!
Thank you Bertie and Theresa for a magical vacation!

So Much Fun!

This was definitely one of the most adventurous vacations my family has ever been on. It was so much fun. The beaches were awesome, so was the snorkeling. The food was INCREDIBLE! So thankful for Aquanimity!

What A Trip!

What a Trip! Thank you for going above and beyond to make out rip wonderful. From the morning cup of joe to the laughs and delicious meals - everything was perfection. Don´t forget to call us up if you want to visit NC.

Great Sights, Great Company

Great sights, great company, a story for every occasion, and friends in every bay. With a shared bottle (or three) of sparkly to round out all the perfect cocktails at the end of a nice long week.

We´ll take some of that with us when we think of the islands, and carry back plenty of Theresa´s cooking expertise to our own kitchens. And nobody can dodge wake like Bertie!

Cheers ´til next time!

Thanks A Million

Thanks a million for all your efforts in providing us with an outstanding trip!
Bertie, you are a fantastic captain. We lobed all the beautiful places you took us to! Theresa, you are a 5 star chef! Really appreciate all your hard work. All the meals and snacks were outstanding.

Hope we have an opportunity to sail with you again one day.


wos! We met two amazing people this week! Now two amazing Friends! This week was such an incredible journey. The food, the fun, the ruym and everything else in between. the islands are truly a better place with you in it.

´There was a couple name Theresa and Bertie
Always making water because we were all dirty.
The food was so good
And so was the mood.
For they both throw a really great party!´

Thank you both.

What an exquisite trip!

What an exquisite trip! Thank you for the warm hospitality…amazing food…and an incredible experience. Theresa and Bertie we would love to stay in touch!

Thank you for a great vacay! We so enjoyed your company!

Thank you for a great vacay!

You two are a wonderful team. We so enjoyed your company! Captain Bertie, thanks for the steadfast efforts throughout and Teresa, oh my! From your increible meals to beautiful presentations…not to mention the Birthday celebrations!

Thank you everything!

Thank you for making memories with us!

Thank you for making memories with us!

What a fabulous relaxing trip! Captain, you are top notch and Teresa, you are beautiful inside and out! We will surely refer you to others! Until we meet again!

Beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and the most amazing food!

Our trip was fantastic! We enjoyed ourselves - beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and the most amazing food! There wasn’t a meal that we didn’t love. Theresa and Bertie were the most wonderful hosts. They catered to our every need and wish.

We look forward to our trip with you to South Africa!

Gracious Hosts.

What more gracious hosts there could be?
Teresa and Bertie know hospitality. There are none better. From the expert captain, the ´penalty´ shots, the chef extraordinaire, the incredible islands, and spending our 50th wedding anniversary onboard. Could not have asked for anything more.

Unforgettable Experience

We love y´all. What a fantastic experience for our family. You anticipated our every need long before we thought to ask. We felt safe in the wisdom of our legendary Captain Berite, and loved by the exquisite Chef Teresa. Teresa´s gourmet food made the experience of every meal something to look forward to. We have never eaten this well for a week straight. The food was tasty and healthy.

We loved the knowledge of the Virgin Islands shared by Bertie, and his willingness to share his opinions on virtually any topic.

We don´t want any other Captain and Chef. Thank y´all for the unforgettable experience - of a lifetime!

Awesome Time!

Awesome time!
Enjoyed the whole week.
Great crew.
Will do again in a heartbeat.

Best Crew and Tour Guides

Teresa and Bertie
Thanks for showing us a great time and being the best crew/tour guides! We had so much fun and it´s definitely one for the books. I´ll never forget Teresa´s cooking. Bertie, you are a lucky man :)

Food and Company were Excellent.

Thank you. for one of the most amazing experiences of our lives! Teresa and Bertie, you are the hosts with the most! Food and company were both excellent. We will miss you.

Amazing Hospitality

Love you both! Thank you for your amazing hospitality and friendliness! This trip was amazing. I can´t wait to come back and party with both of you. Wish you all the best.

Thank You

Thank you so much for an amazing charter! Your hospitality, incredible meals and funny wit made it just perfect.
The snorkeling was some of the best we have ever experienced. We are so grateful for all of it

Memories Of A Lifetime

Hard to imagine that a simple ´Thank you´ properly meets the tall order of how much you both have inspired me to live life on my terms and let the water call my name as loudly as it did for the both of you!
Seriously THANK YOU!
I pray that you both continue to have safe travels - with company that keeps you smiling. Memories of a lifetime. Please let´s stay in touch.

It was a Privilege

Thank you so much for sharing your boat and the USVI with us. Your recommendations were perfect from the hikes with beautiful views to the quiet bays for snorkeling to the quaint shops. We truly enjoyed our very relaxing vacation. Thanks Captain for a smooth ride. Teresa, your food was amazing and beautifully presented. I will definitely use some of your techniques to up my game :)
We also enjoyed the game nights. It was a privilege to spend the week in your company.