Big Nauti Description

This “Multihull of the Year” award-winning catamaran sets the stage for an amazing getaway. Big Nauti is a brand new 2021 catamaran with numerous panoramic relaxing areas throughout the yacht.

It showcases a large foredeck that sports a relaxing lounge area and additional day beds for sunbathing. The foredeck has direct easy access to an impressive salon for endless happy hours onboard.

The platform linking the two sugar scoops allows for a large bench seat providing additional seating to the aft cockpit when the tilt-and-turn rear door is lifted.

Enjoy the large relaxing space of the sky-lounge with panoramic views of your beautiful surroundings.

With the “front door” open and the “garage door” raised, guests can move freely about the boat with no climbing or squeezing through narrow passages. It´s an open-space apartment afloat with exceptional ventilation for tropical breezes.

Big Nauti will accommodate 8 charter guests in 4 luxurious full double cabins each with ensuite bathrooms.
Forward in each hull is a dramatic double berth that gives the illusion of floating in space. The two aft cabins with double berths have access from the deck as well as the saloon and the port aft cabin is a larger master cabin.

Big Nauti is well equipped with an array of amenities to keep you entertained your whole vacation.

Cruising Area of Big Nauti

Currently available for USVI only chartersInquire for more information
Pref. Pick-upSt. Thomas, USVI
Other Pick-upTortola, BVI
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Specification

Length55 Feet
Beam28.8 Feet
Draft4.11 Feet
Built2020
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
InverterYes
Voltages110
Water MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Turnaround48 hours

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Showers4
Heads4
TP in HeadsNo
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
4 Queen cabins with ensuite bathroom.
The port aft cabin is a master cabin - much larger than the others. It has two entrances. One entrance enters from the sugar scoop and the other off the salon.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Yes
Dinghy Hp60hp
Dinghy Pax10
Adult WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
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 PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes/Stern
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type2 Trolling rods
Other Toys
2 ´Pizza Slice´ inflatables
1 ´Sea Turtle´ inflatable
1 ´Unicorn´ inflatable
1 ´Pinapple´ inflatable
1 ´Avocado´ inflatable

1 Subwing
1 Knee Board
2 Sup´s
Adult Waterskis
Floating mat
6 Lazy Bunz Floaties
2 Tubes

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Diving Info
Yacht offers onboard diving.
Guests to hire their own dive equipment.
Crew will arrange rental equipment on behalf of the guests and have it onboard when guests arrive

Scuba gear onboard for $150 per person/per week.
Scuba gear includes a BCD, regulator, weights and tank.
Dive Costs
$50 per person per dive

Entertainment

Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes

Cuisine

Din-in10
Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
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.

Big Nauti Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainWalmar De Wet
SpeaksEnglish
License500T Captains License, STCW,
Chef/Mate
Chef/MateTamika Du Preez
LicenseSTCW


Walmar grew up boating and living along the coast of South Africa; his first week long boat trip was with his dad at the age of three. He has a long history in the maritime world, both professionally and personally.
Born in Namibia and growing up in a small coastal fishing town called Velddrif in South Africa, the ocean is his second home. He is an avid fisherman and enjoys to free dive.
After completing school, Walmar pursued his love of the ocean undertaking Maritime Studies to become a merchant seafarer where he sailed as 2nd officer on chemical tankers world-wide. In 2017, after exhausting his time on tankers he chose yachting as an alternative and has had absolutely no regrets!
He holds a 500t Captains license and has completed many charters from Cape Town harbor as well as navigating across the Pacific from Panama to Yokohama and the Eastern trade routes through the Sues Canal, Europe and back to the States.

Tamika grew up in Melkbosstrand a small surfing town located on the west coast of South Africa. She has a very close bond to the ocean and the maritime industry as her father is a Master mariner who has completed many big salvage operations during his career. Growing up with a father figure heavily involved in the maritime industry has led her in the same direction.
After completing school, she found yachting to be the perfect entry to this amazing industry. Tamika started off her career in the Mediterranean where she worked for an American couple on a privately owned yacht as chef/stewardess. She then saw an opportunity to improve her skills and took on working for multiple high-profile owners in the Middle East offering Silver Service Charters.
She then returned to South Africa to join her now fiancé, Walmar, and after a year of running charter together they have changed tack to run charters in the Caribbean and further their journey together.

Walmar and Tamika can´t wait to share their love of the ocean and this beautiful chain of islands with you, ensuring the best possible time for everyone on board - filled with activities or just chillin´ (whichever is your preference) but guaranteed fun all week long.

**Captain Walmar and chef Tamika are both fully vaccinated**


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Big Nauti Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Dec 17, 2022Dec 24, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 27, 2022Jan 03, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 07, 2023Jan 14, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 17, 2023Jan 22, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 25, 2023Feb 01, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 03, 2023Feb 10, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 22, 2023Mar 01, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 11, 2023Mar 18, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 01, 2023Apr 08, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 22, 2023Apr 27, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 08, 2023May 15, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 17, 2023Jun 24, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 06, 2023Aug 13, 2023Booked: St. Vincent - Blue Lagoon Resort and Marina to Grenada, St Georges

Big Nauti Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $32,500

High price: $37,500


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2022/23 Winter$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000$34,500$35,000$35,500
2023 Summer$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000$34,500$35,000$35,500
2023/24 Winter$34,500$35,000$35,500$36,000$36,500$37,000$37,500
2024 Summer$34,500$35,000$35,500$36,000$36,500$37,000$37,500

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.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Big Nauti.

Big Nauti Guest Reviews

Exceeded Already High Expectations

This trip has exceeded the already high expectations! We were spoiled for the entire week. Tamika and Walmar, you two have been incredible hosts. I am grateful to have shared this incredible experience with you. We wish you the best and please keep in touch.

Forever Grateful!

Can not even explain how incredible this trip was due to your amazing personalities, cooking, suggestions and the experiences you created. We loved everything about the boat, food and the fun!
This was the trip of a lifetime! Thank you for everything. Forever grateful. With so much appreciation

Thank you for everything!

Wal and Tamika, What an amazing trip!
From the start you guys have been very attentive to every detail. On top of that, you guys are a stellar team and work so well together. You both have brought excellence and peace to this memorable vacation!
We love you!
Thank you for your positive attitudes and smiling faces everyday!
You made the birthday boy feel so special!
A birthday he will never forget.

What a fantastic trip!

Wal and Tamika are without a doubt the BEST! They truly made our family vacation aboard Big Nauti unforgettable- quite possibly the best vacation we have had as a family. We will miss you guys!
Couldn´t have been this amazing without you guys.
You are such a sweet peaceful couple . Your willingness to play with the kids and make them feel special will always stay with us!

Awesome!

This boat was even better than expected. This week was made special by the two of you.
Food and sailing was incredible, you made us feel welcome and even as family. I feel as though we have new found distant friends!
Thank you so much!

Excellent Sailing!

Thank you so much for everything. The boat was awesome but mostly because of the Dillion & Amanda!
Your amazing food, great personalities, excellent sailing and taking us to beautiful beaches was just fantastic! This was a bucket list trip!

Better than any picture!!

Thank you, Dillion and Amanda, for your fun personalities, great food and smooth sailing. We wish you too the best and plan to see you again!

A Beautiful Memory!

The happiest memory we all shared was seeing Big Nauti pull onto the dock in St. John. It only got better as the days unfolded. The Big Nauti, Amanda and Dillion have been a beautiful memory- filled with sights of ocean and mountains as Dillon took on his course- filled with delicious delicacies Amanda prepared.
We were blessed to have had this joinery together.
THANK YOU!

Every day was more beautiful than the last!

What a great week!
The views, food and hospitality were all incredible!
You both made this trip even more enjoyable.
It will be a voyage I´ll never forget!

Definitely a trip I won´t forget!

Such a wonderful week!
You two took care of every detail!

Such a great team!

You are both so talented!
Thank you!

Fun Adventure!

You put the ´Nauti´ in Big Nauti and I couldn´t be more appreciative!

At the end of the day, this boat is a mere vessel, its this amazing team that made this the best adventure!

A week of amazing fun, adventure and food!

Phenomenal At What You Do!

Thank you so much for a wonderful week on the water! A vacation I will always remember. You are both exceptional humans and phenomenal at what you do.

Dillon, thanks for teaching me how to wakeboard (my new favorite hobby). Amanda, thanks for cooking us all the exquisite meals and introducing me to chocolate caramel coffee creamer - I´m addicted :)

Thank You!

Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!

Every day brought a new adventure - from the beaches, to the amazing meals, to the many details that were not missed, you guys made this week better than we could have imagined.
Thank you!

And now we have two great friends.

Best Captain/Crew EVER!

AMAZING.
Such a great week with great friends, old and new!

You both made each day new and fun for us!
I´m not sure when you sleep because you were always on from before we woke up until after we went to bed!

Best Captain/Crew ever, without a doubt!

Hope to see you soon!

Best Weeks Of My Life!

One of the best weeks of my life! Captain Dillon and Amanda are gems and made it all possible. Snorkeling, swimming, sunsets, sailing, wakeboarding, cocktail hour - I will remember it all.

Dillon, thanks for taking us all over the islands and letting me sail. Amanda, every meal was a pagent - you are a supremely gifted chef - haven´t eaten that well in years.

It was wonderful getting to know you both and sending time together.

Most Fantastic Hosts!

Captain Dillon and Chef Amanda were the most fantastic hosts! Incredibly focused on making sure each member of our family had a great time. Wonderful meals thanks to Amanda. Always positive, engaging and smiling.
We had an incredible time
Thank you.

Amazing Trip!!!

Captain Dillon and Chef Amanda truly were the BEST! they made out rrip exceptional and unforgettable.

We relaxed, did some sight-seeing, the food was amazing and the experience wa sa special one that´s for sure.

we love everything about this boat and crew who truly became part of our family.
thanks for everything.

An Exquisite Experience.

Thank you both for an exquisite experience.

The food presentation was only out done by the variety of fresh flavors. The details from table settings, to bedrooms and bath set up, to the flowers were on point.

Most appreciated are the stories shared, the experiences you created and the memories you will both always be part of. You two crew an awesome catamaran but it would simply be a boat without your skills, talents, humour and the love that oozes from you two towards your guests and boat.

Hope To Be Back ASAP

I don´t want to leave this fabulous catamaran.
What a week - Dillon and Amanda were the best. They made us feel very special and the food was spectacular. The service was even BETTER!!

Love them both! Hope to back on this boat ASAP!!

Beyond Our Dreams

You have made our dream trip exceed BEYOND our dreams - absolutely incredible.

We´ve used all the words in our vocabulary to express our gratitude and awe.
We will never never ever forget this experience - you are truly the best crew in the Caribbean!

Fabulous!

Thank you so much for providing such a memorable experience on the Big Nauti.
Your attention to detail, planning and hospitality are so appreciated.
The Big Nauti is a fabulous vessel. The amenities were top notch. Loved the yeti cups and great towels and linens. These things truly set you apart.
And the meals!! Exquisite! Such creativity and truly appreciate the healthy menu with flavor to spare.
...´Til we meet again

Enjoyed Every Stop We Made.

Thank you so much for an amazing experience!
Everything exceeded our expectations. Amanda and Dillon, we are so grateful we had you two as our crew. Amanda your food was absolutely delicious! You both were so accommodating. Dillon, we enjoyed every sailing experience and every stop we made. We will never forget the memories made. Y´all are the best.

Thanks For Going Above & Beyond

What an amazing experience you provided our friends! Thank you for going above and beyond to meet our needs. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Mermaid Memories For Life!

Couldn´t be more thankful for Dillon and Amanda! Y´all are the best crew ever and made the experience! Thank you for allowing us to create memories that we will forever cherish.
Thankful that y´all knew the perfect spots to take us and the right things to suggest for our crew.

Amanda your food and service was amazing and Dillon perfect sailing. Y´all are top notch and the absolute best! Mermaid memories for life.

Doesn´t Begin To Cover It!

´Thank You´ doesn´t begin to cover it! We will always be forever grateful for everything you did to make our week filled with unforgettable memories, laughs and delish food and drinks! And this is just the beginning

A Highlight Of Our Family´s Adventures

Dillon and Amanda, thank you both for not only taking care of our tribe but for treating us as part of your ´boat family´ We´ve traveled across the world, but this past week will forever be a highlight of the Frank´s family adventures. Here´s to hoping this isn´t the last time we see you both!

Amazing Trip

Thank you for the most amazing trip across the US Virgin Islands! You definitely met all our needs! So kind, and you have the gift of service for sure.

Amanda, your cooking was unbelievable. you are a great chef. You are also the best first mate dillon could ask for!

A Real Treat.

A real treat as we had never sailed here.
The crew were always ready to serve with a smile and a calm presence! Thank you for the great trip. We will be sure to tell all about ´Big Nauti´ and its wonderful crew.

A Beautiful Yacht and Fantastic Crew!

What a beautiful cruise in a beautiful yacht and FANTASTIC crew. Amanda and dillon were the perfect crew - helpful and offered history of the USVI´s and great at finding the best moorings in St. John to allow us the escape to Paradise.

Great meals that were thoughtfully and nuturingly planned - great surprise with a lobster dinner, ceviche and horderves that could have been dinner!

Dillon´s capable sailing and guide to the Best of the Best in the USVI´s

Expectations were exceeded!

The yacht was brand new and in great shape. The rooms had plenty of space, the beds were comfortable and the A/C was very effective. Byron, Michelle and Scott were very pleasant and spent significant time with us after hours as well as going snorkeling and attending several meals off boat. They kept our drinks full at all times. We had a very good time. Byron was very familiar with all the best overnight spots and kept us in calm ports – which was not easy with three days of 20+ knot winds. Additionally, the crew accommodated us by picking us up in St. Johns which saved us time and money. Michelle is a true chef – the meals were excellent and filling. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all great. She even went above and beyond by making me a delicious 50th birthday cake. Our expectations were exceeded with the quality of the boat and the crew .

Big Nauti Sample Menu