Champagne Description

Champagne is a brand new, modern, bright, spacious yacht. It has incredible interior living spaces, an extensive cockpit flowing into an innovative salon and lounge space making it truly astonishing. The guest cabins are also wonderfully bright and offer a quiet, comfortable place with ensuite bathrooms. It has generous relaxation spaces, on the foredeck, lounge deck and in the cockpit.

Cruising Area of Champagne

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


Length45 Feet
Beam24.77 Feet
Draft4.3 Feet
A/C NightYes
Bimini TopYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeYes, only on sugar scoops
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
Water MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Fuel Consumptionn/a US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48hrs preferred / 24hrs inquir
Engines2 x 50hp Volvo Penta D2 GE 9kW Generator


Wash Basins3
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
Climb aboard Champagne and enjoy the boldly modern, bright, spacious area onboard. The design accommodates incredible interior living spaces making her truly astonishing.

It offers an extensive cockpit opening into a spacious saloon incorporating the galley and lounge area.The guest cabins are bathed in light and offer a quiet, comfortable place with ensuite bathrooms. It is enhanced with incredibly generous relaxation spaces, on the foredeck, lounge deck and in the cockpit.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)10´
Dinghy Hp15hp
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel GearYes
2-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Boarding LadderYes - port transom
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeBasic Lures and Tackle/Trollin
Fishing Rods2
Fishing PermitYes
Other Toys
Snorkel Gear
Floating Mat
2 SUP´s
Tandem Kayak
Fishing Rods
Beach Games
Board Games

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

Air CompressorNot Onboard
Diving Info
Yacht offers onboard diving.
All equipment to be rented by the charterer. The crew will assist in having the equipment onboard prior to the charter start.
Dive Costs
$50 per person/dive


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Use of organic and local produce when available. Use of reusable water bottles.

Champagne Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
LicenseRYA Yacht Master, Divemaster
Chef/Frist Mate
Chef/Frist MateDonna


Captain Kevin & chef Donna

Captain Kevin´s professional background is in the SAP IT world, in 2010 he moved into international SAP consulting. Two years in Australia, then the next 6 years working for a company based in Switzerland focusing on SAP projects in the middle and far east. Donna has a background as a PA to a MD in an aeronautical engineering company including events coordination and
management - and later they both had a Video production company in south Africa focusing on underwater videography, photography and promotional DVD´s for companies.

In 2012 on their return from Australia, Donna and Kevin moved aboard their Catamaran in Richards Bay, South Africa. During the second half of 2014 they sailed their boat to Cape town to get prepared for a refit. Further preparation for a transatlantic crossing was carried
out by both Donna and Kevin completing their STCW courses and Kevin´s Yacht Master Offshore qualification. Donna has also completed her Day skipper. Kevin is a certified Dive Master - Naui, Donna is a master scuba diver also Naui. Donna loves to cook.

They provisioned for 50 days at sea and set off mid-December 2018 with two friends along for the trip as additional crew. 2019. The crossing went very well, stopping along the way at Saint Helena, Brazil, French Guiana and arriving in Grenada where their friends hopped off to return to South Africa, Grenada and to the BVI. Kevin & Donna then made their way back down the islands via St Martin, St Eustatia, st Kits and Nevis, Le Saints, Martinique, St Lucia, SVG and Grenada for the hurricane season last year. 2020 we visited Guadeloupe and Antigua.

They now spend their time hosting Virgin Islands charters and they love sharing their discoveries with guests!

**Captain Kevin and chef Donna are both fully vaccinated

Champagne Calendar

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Champagne Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jan 24, 2023Feb 01, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 08, 2023Feb 16, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 18, 2023Feb 22, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 25, 2023Mar 04, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 14, 2023Mar 21, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 22, 2023Mar 25, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 26, 2023Apr 02, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 03, 2023Apr 05, 2023Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 08, 2023Apr 15, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 16, 2023Apr 23, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 20, 2023May 27, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 13, 2023Jun 17, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 31, 2023Aug 05, 2023Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to St. Vincent - Blue Lagoon Resort and Marina
Aug 06, 2023Aug 13, 2023Booked: St Vincent, Young Island* to Grenada, St Georges
Aug 14, 2023Nov 03, 2023Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 04, 2023Nov 11, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 27, 2023Jan 03, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Champagne Rates / week

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

High price: $21,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2022/23 Winter$18,000$18,500$19,000$19,500$20,000
2023 Summer$19,000$19,500$20,000$20,500$21,000
2023/24 Winter$19,000$19,500$20,000$20,500$21,000
2024 Summer$19,000$19,500$20,000$20,500$21,000

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 Champagne.

Champagne Guest Reviews

This charter was the perfect blend of fun, adventure and relaxation!

Thank you for an amazing time on this charter, it was the perfect blend of fun, adventure and relaxation. We appreciate all your efforts to make it a special experience. It was so wonderful to feel or rather know we were in the hands of real pros - it was great to learn about the islands! Truly Donna is a wonder - It elevated the entire experience to be treated to such wonderful food, snacks and cocktails of course!

Safe and action packed experience!

It has been such a great experience traveling with you. You are the best team to host this great boat. We felt so secured and protected during our sailing, diving and in every activity.
The food was absolutely delicious, I’m sure we will be coming back soon, also I hope you can go visit us in Mexico so we could host you in our territory.

Thank you so much and keep the passion that move you to be so kind and fun.
You are the best!

Admire your attitude, service and kindness.

It was my first experience on a catamaran, I didn’t know what to except but I can tell you, you both guys make me feel so happy and welcome.

I admire your attitude, service and kindness.
I loved every meal you carefully prepared for us.

The sunset drinks were really perfect!
All was beautiful.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

This is, with no doubt, the best way to visit the USVI.

It has been a pleasure spending 3 amazing days with you onboard “Champagne”! This is, with no doubt, the best way to visit the USVI.

You are the greatest hosts, your food, and you passion made us feel very special and very pampered.

I can’t leave without saying that this experience will remain in my heart and memory for a very long time and by far it is one of my top 10 trips!

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

You are amazing!

When We Count Our Blessings, We will Count You And This Trip Twice

Words cannot fully capture our gratitude and appreciation for your warmth and hospitality aboard Champagne and into your lives. Our entire family had the trip of a lifetime with you.
Zach (17) relished his experience learning from and sailing with Kevin.....that tack was so memorable.
Josh (14) deeply appreciated the extra miles and effort enabling him to track down his school buddy. Bryce (12) most enjoyed all of the fun facts and stories shared... and of course Donna´s care and attention when the jellyfish left it´s mark! Emily (6) I´m not quite sure where to begin - the morning captain briefings, ´cooking lessons´ from Donna, ringing the bell, setting the table!!

The adventures and the food were equally exquisite and pair perfectly together!
Both of you went way above and beyond to care for us in the most genuine thoughtful and loving way. You instantly made us feel like family and so welcomed in your beautiful home and lives.

Thank you for each and every effort and attention to fine details and especially the food particularly, it was beautiful as it was delicious. Donna, you are so lovely and talented too,. A pure joy to be with!

Kevin, the memories you made for our family we will carry with us for a lifetime. Between the dailing, turtles, snorkel adventures, zup boarding, hiking, th subwing..... I´m not sure we could have dreamed of anything more wonderful!

Happy Thanksgiving 2022 .... thanks for such a wonderful week together. When we count our blessings, we will count you and this trip, twice

It Truly Meant A Lot

Thank you so much for making this trip so wonderful!
From the activities, to exploration, to the meals, there was never a dull moment. The diving was so cool too! I do have to say, Donna you are an amazing chef and every meal was so delicious that it is impossible to pick a favorite.

My favorite part was helping sail the boat and experiencing the tack and jibe of a big boat. Another activity I really enjoyed was the subwing. Finally, thank you for sharing your knowledge of the land and water with me. It truly meant a lot and I couldn´t be more thankful.

Thank you!

Our cruise was amazing! We will never forget you all!
Kevin the diving was terrific because you took the time to ensure we all were comfortable and safe. Donna your meals were AWESOME! Best breakfast ever. Both of you made sure we all felt cared for. Thank you for your patience and fun!

The most wonderful 10 year anniversary!

Thank you, Kevin and Donna, for the most wonderful 10 year anniversary trip. We could not have asked for a better Captain and Chef! You were so very patient with my young children and made them feel special with all the snack and boat toys. Our anniversary day was extra special - we love the decorations and celebration. Food was excellent and dessert was superb every night! my sons favorite thing was steering the boat and snorkeling. My Daughter loved the beach and paddle boarding. Thank you!

We all knew how hard you both worked to make it perfect and unforgettable!

Kevin and Donna, I don´t know how we can ever thank you enough for everything you did for us. It was always extraordinary and top shelf and even though you always made it look effortless. We all knew how hard you both worked to make it perfect and unforgettable! You both are so talented and knowledgable and your insights, educational and nautical experience will last forever. If we ever are able or lucky enough to do this again, hopefully you will welcome us back. We loved having you guys join in the ´craziness´ when possible. It was seven days of pure fun! As it should be. Hopefully you will consider a trip to our place. Please stay safe, healthy and just keep doing what you do so perfect. Hugs and love to you both

a heart felt THANK YOU goes out to Kevin and Donna for an experience never to be forgotten

On November 6, 2021, six guests embarked on a fantastic seven day cruise around the USVI. We boarded the 46 foot Cat “Champagne” and were greeted by our hosts Captain Kevin Dawson and his able 1st mate ( and wife ) Donna. I know that I speak for all of us that we had just entered into one of the most memorable, enjoyable, relaxing and educational experiences ever.

First, the boat was absolutely gorgeous, seaworthy and most important, comfortable with all the needed amenities. The staterooms were modern, roomy and first class. She most definitely was designed to give her passengers whatever they would want or need. Plenty of sun and viewing areas, along with places to avoid the sun if needed, but still offer great viewing and comfort. The solon, cockpit and gallery were all superbly designed for comfort and functionality. She came loaded with numerous water toys for exercise, exploring or just floating with that special cocktail.

The best and most important experience we all agreed that made the trip so memorable was our “first class” crew. Captain Kevin and Mate Donna never ceased to amaze. From the sunrise coffee, to full out and delicious breakfasts, tasty and healthy lunches, afternoon appys and the Captain’s “drink of the day”, leading up to dinners that would challenge any 4 and 5 star restaurants in the world. And if you still had room, a night cap in the serene silence listening to the water lap against the side of the boat. Pure heaven !! This crew knows how to please. They always made us feel at home and like “family”. You cannot practice this, and they make it look so easy, but we all saw how much they worked to make us all feel special.

On top of their entertaining and culinary skills, they are both experts in seamanship. Both were always in total control of their vessel, performing their tasks properly, efficiently and most importantly had safety as their highest priority. They are true professionals and a credit to their craft. The Ocean Yacht Club folks have hit a homerun with Kevin and Donna on board.

So a heart felt THANK YOU goes out to Kevin and Donna for an experience never to be forgotten. Hopefully someday our paths will cross, and we will again have the opportunity to be with our “extended” family. Until then, stay safe and healthy and our wishes for calm seas, favorable winds and smooth sailing.

The Best! Hands Down!

I just wanted to send out a MASSIVE thank you for allowing us to have such a fantastic holiday. I’m sitting here in Tortola at Sebastian’s on the Beach drinking a Painkiller while looking out at Jost Van Dyke while the sun is setting and thinking about how great of an experience it all was.

I’ve come to the Virgin Islands five times now, but this is my first time being on a crewed charter as a guest, and the crew completely blew it out the water. They were incredibly attentive and just lovely to be around. The Best! Hands down! Fabrizio´s attitude, understanding of the boat and guest dynamics, ability as a captain made the entire trip. I would recommend everyone ask for Fabrizio as I know I will. I have never grown to appreciate someone and what they bring into our lives as much as he did. 10/10 is too low, truly. Life is better with Fabrizio as a part of it. Wouldn’t do it without him.

We hiked, snorkeled A TON, relaxed, sailed, and really showed off the islands to my friends who have never been here.

Dani was lovely - and an incredible cook. The girls couldn’t stop talking about her food and we even gave her a list of recipes that we want so we can recreate some of her dishes. The food always seemed very appropriate for the activities done and mood of the day. Highlights were the poke bowl, scratch blueberry muffins, peanut butter pie, and pan fried grouper - but honestly it was all fantastic.

As I mentioned earlier, my friends had never done a holiday like this before, and were a little apprehensive at first, but they all had such a wonderful time and didn’t want to leave. Rachel practically tied herself to the trampoline this morning and had to be dragged off! We’re already thinking about our next trip back in the future.

The food, cocktails and snacks were exceptional...

We feel like we hit the jackpot having you and Donna as our hosts! The food, cocktails and snacks were exceptional. We appreciated you sharing your knowledge of the area and introducing us to some amazing coves around St. John and St. Thomas. If we decide to tour the islands again in the future, we’ll be sure to look you up!