Cruising Area of Braveheart (58 Ft)

Pref. Pick-upTortola or St. Vincent
Other Pick-upTortola, down-island
Summer PortBeef Island, also in the Grenadines
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortBeef Island
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Braveheart (58 Ft) Description

Braveheart specializes in Scuba diving and has 4 equal queen staterooms. We can take up to 9 guests and we love couples, families or even 3 generations. Birthdays and anniversaries are special on Braveheart. Children are welcome and we offer lots of watersports to keep you involved in all the action, or just relax in the hammocks or a floating mat and watch the world go by.
Explore the tropical wonders of the virgin islands aboard the 58ft catamaran Braveheart, an all-inclusive, luxuriously appointed, well equipped,modern live aboard dive boat. We accommodate 5 to 9 guests infully air conditioned comfort.The chef tailors the gourmet menu to your personal choices of cuisine.Relax whilst sippinga Caribbean cocktail in an idyllic anchorage and enjoy the sunset.Learn to scuba, windsurf, wakeboard, waterski, kayak, or fish, right from the boat. Braveheart has all of the modern conveniences, such as scuba compressors, water maker, ice machines, wifi, and en-suite a/c, to be self sufficient and allow us to cruise without hampering your vacation time. The four private staterooms, each with en-suite dry head, electric toilet, and separate shower, and in room entertainment systems, accommodate up to eight guests. There is a single bunk for the ninth guest on the port side amidships.The 4 staterooms and single bunk make Braveheart perfect for 4 couples or 2 families with children to enjoy in spacious comfort. Crew quarters are to starboard midships with their own separate head & shower and2 forward bunks with a separate deck entrance. There is an additional hot and cold water transom shower on the aft deck.Relax on the trampoline gazing at the stars and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime.

Specification

Length58 Feet
Beam29´ Feet
Draft5.5 Feet
Built2000
Refit2014
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
WindsccoopsYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch8/14
Guest SmokeOn transom steps
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age4 yrs - No diapers please
InverterYes
Voltages220 volt and 110 volt
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Max Speed12
Cruising Speed8
Fuel Consumption3 US Gall/Hr
Range600 miles
Turnaround24 to 48 hours
EnginesVolvo D255 x 2 Norpro 15Kw x 1
Communications
Wifi provided free in the Virgin Islands. Guests must bring own laptop or device to access internet.
VHF Radio
Auto Pilot with wifi access to onboard charting

Accommodations

Guests9
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Single1
Showers7
Wash Basins5
Heads5
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
On Catamaran Braveheart, all 4 cabins are equal in size and accommodations. The berths are mirror images of each other side to side; the Starboard and Port Forward Cabins are the same and the Port and Starboard Aft Cabins are the same. In addition there is a single berth on the port side midships that accommodates the 9th guest.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDs200+
CDs200+
Board GamesYes
Books20
Other Entertainment
Main Saloon: 26 ´ - Flat Screen LCD TV/DVD combo
4 Cabins: 15´ LED TV/DVD combo in each cabin
IPod dock station provided & MP3 input available, smart tv box with internet access and wifi included onboard
Fridge
Freezer
2 x Hammock
Separate Shower in 4 guests staterooms enabling dry head
Electric Heads
Hairdryers provided

Cuisine

Din-inYes
Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)15 foot
Dinghy Hp60
Dinghy Pax09
Adult Waterskis1
Snorkel GearYes
Tube3
Wake Board1
2-Man Kayak2
Floating Mats6
Swim PlatformsTransom
Boarding Ladder1 off Transom
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type4 Trawling Rods, 3 casting rod
Fishing Rods7
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
15´ Dinghy with 60hp Outboard
Ski-Tube & 3 person Transformer towable tube, Water Skis
Wakeboard & 2 Kayaks
4 Stand Up Paddleboards (underwater lights for 3 paddleboards)
Hammock & Floating Mats
Sun Awning for trampoline
Fully Stocked Bar
A large floating island for lounging in the water behind the boat.
2 beach umbrellas and 4 beach chairs & new beach games
2 bean bag chairs for use on the deck or cabin top

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
Resort Course$150 for 1st dive, then $75 thereafter
Full Course$500
LicenseInstructor
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks15
BCs10
Regulators8
Weight Sets13
Num Divers9
Dives/Week12-14 per
Diving Info
It is recommended to do an open water referral course in lieu of a full course. Open water referral consists of pool skills and textbook work done prior to arrival. 5 Open water dives are required onboard to complete the course. 12 dives p/p max per week
Dive Costs
Diving for certified divers is included for 12 to 14 dives during the week. Guests rent or bring BCs and regs ($150/person rental for the week)
Dive Instruction is available -
Resort courses are $150 per person, and $75 each for additional dives.
Open Water referral certifications are $350 per person extra
Open Water without referral certifications are $500 plus the costs of e-learning materials.
Advanced Diver course: $350 per person extra

NOTE: Dive fees apply to Windward Islands where available, some dive sites may require fees to shore-based dive firms which are not included in the charter fee.

Braveheart (58 Ft) Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainKieran Bown
NationalityUK
Born1991
SpeaksEnglish Spanish
Years Sailing42
Years Chartering25
Crew
CrewMichelle Preciado
NationalityMexico
Years Sailing10
Years Chartering8


Capt. Kieran Brown and Chef/Mate Michelle Perciado

Kieran Bown – Captain/ Dive Instructor
Kieran is originally from the UK. He holds an RYA Yachmaster Offshore 200 ton license and is a PADI Dive Instructor. His experience comes from previous jobs worldwide working as a dive instructor in many 5 Star resorts and live aboard dive vessels. Starting from a young age, Kieran sailed, kayaked and dived throughout Europe growing his passion for the ocean as well as learning valuable skills key to the successful running of sailing and dive charters. Running conservation camps in Fiji also taught Kieran the importance of a balanced marine ecosystem and he is happy to share with you his knowledge of corals, fish and other marine life.

Michelle Preciado – Chef/ Dive Instructor
Michelle is an ocean girl coming from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A place where her passion for the ocean and underwater life grew throughout her upbringing. She is an RYA Day Skipper and a PADI Dive Instructor. Working in 5 Star resorts in Puerto Vallarta as a dive instructor and photographer has allowed Michelle to follow her dreams of working by the ocean whilst working in the service industry. Michelle has also studied at the Ashburton Cooking School in Devon, UK to fine turn her culinary skills allowing her to provide you with the best quality food imaginable. She is delighted to bring to your table her international flare gathered from the many experiences she has had abroad and at home.

Kieran and Michelle began working together in Mexico as Dive instructors and underwater photographers. It was here that a great relationship was forged and they have continued to work successfully together in a variety of roles. Conducting a research project in the Turks & Caicos on humpback whales which resulted in record breaking encounters and unbelievable new data collected again showcased their talent. Once the whales left the Turks and Caicos, Kieran and Michelle decided to head south and begin a new adventure in the British Virgin Islands.

After several years of working on large catamarans in the British Virgin Islands, they have settled into the lifestyle, falling in love with the islands and making themselves at home. They are now very excited to welcome you onboard Braveheart and share all of their favorite dishes, dive spots, anchorages, hikes, beaches, and bars helping you make it the trip of a lifetime.






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Braveheart (58 Ft) Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 15, 2019Nov 10, 2019Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Boat Show, BVI*
Nov 11, 2019Nov 18, 2019Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Dec 28, 2019Jan 04, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jan 05, 2020Jan 12, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Feb 16, 2020Feb 23, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Feb 29, 2020Mar 07, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 14, 2020Mar 20, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 07, 2020Apr 14, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 18, 2020Apr 25, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 26, 2020May 03, 2020Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jul 03, 2020Jul 09, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Saint John, USVI*

Braveheart (58 Ft) Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $20,000

High price: $23,750


Season2-5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax
2019 Summer$21,500$22,000$22,500$23,000$23,750
2019/20 Winter$21,500$22,000$22,500$23,000$23,750

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.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Braveheart (58 Ft).

Braveheart (58 Ft) Guest Reviews

Mid-April, 2019, guests on BRAVEHEART wrote:

When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was:
We were excited to be there and happy to finally be there. The yacht was clean and inviting.

Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
Kieran was all of the above plus more. He had great ideas and was very knowledgeable.

Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
Michelle was also all of the above plus more. She created wonderful dishes and was very aware of our daughter’s gluten intolerance

Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity)
All were delicious. We had more then enough and it was always served with a wonderful presentation.

Reviews for Keiran and Michelle, BRAVEHEART´s Summer Season 2018 crew

Crew Review
I spent 7 days with Kieran and Michelle cruising the BVI. They were such welcoming people! I remember them helping us board the boat from the dingy and being beyond helpful. Throughout the week they made very tasty cocktails, delectable food, and joined in on our 11 person group conversations. Kieran captained the boat from time to time and was a wonderful navigator. Additionally, they were incredible dive leaders- taking 3 of our group members down for the first time. Everyone enjoyed the diving with them so much! I would HIGHLY recommend them for a charter as I know they take such great care of their guests. By the end of the week, we felt like family and long friends.
-Danielle (St Paul, MN)

Crew Review

Kieran. The hardest thing to do in a confined space for a week is to keep the kids (ages 7-14) entertained and interested. Kieran did that wonderfully. At every stop all of the toys were instantly in the water and Kieran was ready to go with whatever they wanted to do. And he never got tired, if they wanted to be on the dingy for 4 hours, Kieran was there with energy and a smile. The new things he introduced us to were great, including the HaliJump, the SubWing, and the secret cliff jumping pool, all highlights. And I haven’t even talked about SCUBA yet, Kieran was awesome with the SCUBA, encouraging dives every day. By the end of the trip, he had certified two new divers, gave resort lessons to two more, and did multiple dives with the three pre certified divers. From beach dives to more advanced, everyone LOVED the diving. I can not say enough about Kieran’s great spirit, temperament, and energy.
Kieran was accompanied by Michelle, who is simply wonderful. I will start with the diving, Michelle loves to dive too and she was involved with all the dives. It was helpful to have both Kieran and Michelle on dives as we could break up the group based on skill level. From the boat standpoint Michelle was always on the spot. There was never a towel out of place, a glass half empty, or what you needed not instantly available. The fact is, Michelle is just a VERY nice person, and pleasant to be around at all times. She was warm and made the entire group welcome and comfortable. And, she was pretty funny!
Lugash Family. Santa Monica, CA

To whom it may concern:

My friends and I had the good fortune to have Kieran and Michelle as hosts on a recent trip to the BVI´s. As someone that has done many charters with crew and without in the BVI´s I can say they were extraordinary relative to other crews. Their attentive and helpful styles made our 5 day charter very special. As an experienced diver I found it particularly helpful to have Kieran and Michelle point out special dive sites and provide good company as dive buddies.

Post my trip with them I reached out for dinner as I wanted to stay in touch.

I am looking forward to sailing with them again.

Please contact me if you should have any questions.
Eric H. Waser

A group of 4 couples that booked Braveheart in March, 2014

We had a wonderful week on the Braveheart. Jerry and Dawn were fabulous. The accommodations were great and the meals exceeded all expectations! We had great weather, four of the passengers dove at least 4 times and we visited all islands we wanted.

Three generations enjoy Scuba diving on Braveheart

My wifes and my experience on Braveheart exceeded our expectations. Not having done one of these before, we didn´t know exactly what to expect, although some of our friends who had been on a similar charter, gave us some good insight. We had a fantastic time. I dont know if there are any changes I could suggest to make the experience any better. Jerry and Dawn could not have been better hosts. They guided us on what we should take advantage of, being so familiar with the area. They were extremely attentive to our needs and very accommodating when we adjusted plans that had been set. Jerry worked very hard balancing each of our own preferences. For me, it was scuba diving. Although, I was the only certified diver on the boat, as I mentioned previously, I was certainly satisfied with the number of dives I was able to do. Dawn worked tirelessly to make sure we were fed and our accommodations were clean and fresh. The meals that Dawn prepared were absolutely delicious. None left the table hungry. I would have zero hesitation in recommending Jerry, Dawn and Braveheart to any of my friends. Thanks and hope to do this again real soon.

A two family group of 8 that booked aboard Braveheart for Christmas 2013

In a word, our trip was just Fantastic! One of the best vacations we´ve had as a family. We saw all the highlights of BVI. The boat was really clean, the rooms were spacious, and it had everything you´d want including the scuba. My only regret is that we didn´t have more time to use all the toys more often. The crew was the best. Very friendly, very helpful, and very professional. Dawn is a great cook and she exceeded all of our expectations (eggs Benedict!). She even tried Mexican for the first time and it was great! David clearly was a big help to both Jerry and Dawn and he was super with the GoPro on the scuba dives and taking family pictures too. Captain Jerry is a real pro and his knowledge of the area was a real asset, especially to avoid the crowds and the swells (no one was sea sick!). He had great suggestions but never pressured us to do anything. Even his daily napkin folding lesson was optional! Glad we got to snorkel with the huge manta ray on the last day!

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Brian and I would echo all of the comments above. This crew was so hospitable, they really know the islands extremely well, had great time management so that we never felt rushed or bored, and made sure we got to experience all that BVI had to offer. A highlight for us was Brian catching a tuna and Dawn making it up two ways, both sushi style as well as poke style. She really tried very hard to please all pallets. The girls loved being able to wake-board behind the dingy. That was fantastic. Jerry providing great afternoon cocktails, education on the Lion Fish, and snorkeling/swimming with a man-a-ray were all pretty cool as well. Thank you again for all your work on this. It was truly an adventure of a life time and the memories will live on.

AUGUST 2013

Dear Dawn and Jerry,
Thank you very much for feeding us such wonderful food and bringing us to such amazing beaches ,we all enjoyed this trip very much! After all these days we have become good friends and loved to listen to all your sailing stories... we hope to see you in our part of town(Both Miami and New York) sometime soon... Thank you for keeping us safe, it was wonderful.
With Love Michelle, Ursula, Rick ,

A group of 4 couples that booked aboard in May, 2013

Back to reality has been brutal! I want to go back and have Jerry and Dawn take care of me again! We had a wonderful time- lots of laughs, activities and quiet time- what ever we wanted Jerry and Dawn made appear. The food was delicious, all our needs were met and everyone had fun. I think the best part for me was waking up every morning and smelling Dawn making breakfast. As the mother of 5- if you smell someone trying to ´help´ in the morning all you can think of is the cleanup you will have to do. It was so nice to have our meals announced and served - and no cleanup! And as that I am the planner for the group, it was great to have Jerry take over the reigns once we were on board. I hope this was helpful- we really had a great time- Thank you for all your help!

50th Birthday Celebration

Second outing with Braveheart, hope there will be a third! Thank you for a wonderful trip loads of laughs & happy memories for my birthday Tim & Kate
Bucks. U.K Feb 22nd 2009.

8 person Dive charter

Awesome time, truly a class act charter. We all agree that this was a dream come true even for Bob & I as this is trip #5. Thank you for all your planning and presentation of food & fun. Your attention to all our needs and wants. Thank you for all the great memories. If you ever want to come visit you have a place to stay.
Feb 7th 2009.

Family Dive trip Jan 09

Beyond Fabulous! Great food, Great diving, Great hospitality Great everything
Thanks for the fantastic visit to the BVI! Thanks so much! Best vacation ever.
Phil, Patti , Kevin, Geoff , Erin
Jan 2009.

8 person dive charter 2009

We cant thank you enough for the most perfect trip. This is our third charter and our favorite. The crew was fantastic and every meal was delicious. Thank you Jerry for all the extra help and comfort helping us dive. Im spoiled forever. Butch & Suzanne
Feb 09

June 08 Discover Scuba course

Hey Jerry,
It´s been a few days since our charter. I want to come back desperately. I think I´m going to jump off of a building...

not really.... anyways, hope all is well. Thanks again for a great trip. Next time I come back I´ll be certified. Take care man
Matt
June 5th 2008

Family of five in tandem with Bareboat friends

Thanks for christening all the virgin sailors. The kids had a blast with the new experiences- scuba, snorkel, wakeboarding, tubing. Call us anytime if you make it to San Diego or Calgary.
Marco, Patti, Raiden, Malcolm, Quintin
March 23rd 2008

2 families making 9 total with young kids

It is with heavy heart that we say goodbye. This was certainly a dream come true. Thank you for making our trip such a memorable one. I hope we will be back very soon. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.. each day you managed to amaze us even further with the great service, food and activities. Good-bye for nowhope to see you again soon Craig, Jenny, Jeff, Julie, Courtney, Sydney, Ryan, Addy, Casey
March 29th 2008

40th birthday party with 4 couples

Thanks for a great birthday Party!
Trip was all we had hoped for and more. Excellent food Dawn & Captain Jerry kept us laughing, got us all to the bottom and back breathing.
Great crew & trip! Hope I dont have to wait until my 50th to do it all again. Steve
March 6th 2008

4 couples

It iswell overdue, but I wanted to thank you for providing us a great experience. Normally it is hard to please 7 others, but everyone had a great time. A lot of memories that will solidify our friendships. I am sure you will see some of us again. Beth (my wife) is already trying to figure out how she can set up a trip with friends.

Great crew, great boat, great food, great memories.
Tom
Nov 18th 2008

June 2015

Fabulous crew. lots of knowledge and very friendly. Extremely accommodating, professional and FUN.
Went to places we were not aware of.
Wonderful healthy food. Wonderful family experience.Wish we could stay.

August 2015

You far exceeded our EXPECTATIONS!. LOVED IT ALL.
Best Vacation. Best Crew. Best Memories.
Some of the most beautiful corals ever.

Dec 2015

Fantastic vacation. Great snorkeling, paddle boarding, sightseeing,beaches, bars and food!.Operations could not have been smoother.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Jan 2016

A DREAM week. thank you Jerry and Dawn for sharing so much knowledge of the BVI and stories.
Irreplaceable. Loved the attentiveness, information, education, stories ...

Feb 2016

Awesome trip was awesome. We all loved it and both of you were terrific. we enjoyed the food, the diving the kayaking..EVERYTHING!
The most perfect vacation. Thank you Dawn & Jerry you are the best Hosts.

2016 families from 2 continents vacationing on Braveheart

You and Dawn made it so special for us.Having sailed in the BVIs several time, this should not be taken lightly.One of our best ever!!I loved the education about the environment,the flexibility but still with safety first.The fact that Scott got to steer the boat, whoa.Think you made his journey.Dawn what a small powerhouse of a gal.I want your abs.All that you did to take care of us and help with the sailing was amazing!!!! When do you people sleep?

May 2016 40th celebration

what an amazing 40th, UNFORGETTABLE!! You are so FABULOUS. Thank you for making such special memories, the delicious food and amazing hospitality. It´s hard to imagine we could have had a better time.

2016. Honeymooners RETURN 20 yrs later

Great week to CELEBRATE our 20th Anniversary and meet Jerry AGAIN from our Honeymoon. Thank you for a really wonderful week & helping us celebrate, just like the first time around.

June 2016

This was an awesome trip. The dives were excellent - Great visibility. The food was fabulous

Braveheart (58 Ft) Sample Menu Picture