Colibri Description

Luxury catamaran Colibrí offers bespoke, all-inclusive charters for up to eight guests. As Fountaine Pajot’s flagship model, Colibrí provides luxurious accommodation in four comfortable cabins (1king-size primary suite and 3queens). The 67’ yacht has generous private spaces and multiple social areas for couples, families, and groups of friends to gather. The forward cockpit and cushions on the trampoline are a favorite spot while sailing and the spacious flybridge provides 360° views. The large cockpit dining table provides comfortable seating for all guests and accommodates the tailored creations of your personal chef. After an active day, guests love to relax in the onboard jacuzzi! Proudly based in the British Virgin Islands, your experienced crew delights in sharing both the star attractions and the secret gems of their home waters. Avid naturalists, they’ll be happy to guide you on snorkel safaris, dives and adventures ashore. During shoulder season, charters may be offered in other Caribbean cruising grounds. The crew’s reviews speak for themselves: you’ll want to return to your vacation home on the water again and again. Experience seamless service, modern luxury and a sense of adventure aboard Colibrí!

Cruising Area of Colibri

Pref. Pick-upNanny Cay
Other Pick-upNanny Cay
Summer PortBritish Virgin Islands
Winter PortBritish Virgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew3
King1
Queen3
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
Primary suite with King-size bed and 3 queen cabins all ensuite with electric heads and shower stalls. Each cabin is equipped with a hairdryer and toiletries. Primary cabin has a safe.

Specification

Previous NameUntethered
Length67 Feet
Beam33 Feet
Draft5.58 Feet
Built2021
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
JacuzziYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
HairdryerYes
Guest SmokeNon Smoking Yacht
Children AllowedYes
Inverter5000w (220v) 3000w (110v)
Voltages110 & 220
Water MakerX 2
Water Capacity317 Gallons
Ice MakerYes
Generator1 x 12KW & 1 x 21 KW
Turnaround48 HOURS
EnginesVolvo 2 x 150 HP, 1x 12 kW and 1x 21 kW generator

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´ Highfield
Dinghy Hp50 HP
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle4
Swim Platformstransom
Boarding LadderStarboard aft
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling rods where permitted
Fishing Rods2
Fishing PermitBVI Yes #750593
Other Toys
2x Efoil Fliteboards
2 man Jacuzzi tub on foredeck featuring 8 jets with underwater colour-changing neon lights.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
Full CourseOpen Water Referral $350
LicenseInstructor
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks10
BCs8
Regulators8
Num Divers8
Dives/Week5
Night Dives8
Dive Lights8
Diving Info
Colibrí offers diving with crewmember Matilda Money-Kyrle, an Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Three dives per week are included for certified divers. Non-certified guests can experience a
complementary Discover Scuba Dive. Referral Open Water Certifications (guests arrive with pool and
classwork completed at home) and other training courses are also available, please inquire.

All guests interested in diving, certified or not, must complete a medical evaluation form and a liability
waiver BEFORE arriving. A doctor’s release may be required depending on health conditions or
concerns. Certified divers are required to provide proof of certification to their highest level of training
before diving onboard Colibrí.

Divers are encouraged to purchase dive insurance, we recommend Diver’s Alert Network: https://dan.org
Dive Costs
1. During a seven-day charter onboard Colibrí, certified divers may participate in a maximum of five
dives/week (one on each full charter day), three of which are complimentary. One Discover
Scuba Dive is complimentary for each non-certified guest. Additional dives are charged at
$50/dive/diver.

2. Dives include tank fills, all gear including weights and dive lights, briefings and a scuba instructor
serving as a guide.

3. Open Water Referral $350/person.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsMovies - f
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
Miele Coffee station
Professional espresso machine
Ceramic BBQ and smoker

Cuisine

Din-inSa
Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
PH Balanced mineralized water on onboard. Refillable insulated cups. Eco & reef safe soaps.

Colibri Crew Profile

Crew Number3
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainGraham Gips
NationalityAmerican
Born1982
LicenseUSCG 100 Ton
Chef/Mate
Chef/MateKristiann Gips
NationalityAmerican
Born1983
LicenseUSCG 100 Ton, Ashburton Chefs Academy Graduate


Your Captain and Chef are native Texans who have been married since 2007. Avid travelers, Kristiann and Graham have lived on four continents and visited over fifty countries. Their experiences have taught them that great vacations are made up of many small details.

After 10 years in the corporate world, the Gips reached a point where they could focus on what they love to do most: travel, host guests, and sail. They purchased a 44’ catamaran, Allende, upon which they sailed over 30,000 nautical miles. After seven successful seasons, Graham and Kristiann were thrilled to upgrade their charter program aboard the luxurious Colibrí.

Dive instructor and stewardess Matilda Money-Kyrle is the newest addition to the crew. Matilda is an encouraging and enthusiastic individual who excels at inspiring guests to try new activities. Her years of working in the service industry and her experience on superyachts make her a valuable addition to the team.

Consummate hosts, Graham, Kristiann and Matilda find great pleasure in working as a team and creating lasting memories for their guests. All crew are CPR/First Aid certified and fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Captain Graham Gips

Graham is an engineer by training who spent a successful career in the oil and gas industry. While working abroad, he learned to sail on a 20ft racing dinghy with Kristiann as crew. They raced weekly for several years, topped the local podium and earned the chance to compete internationally.

While he has a competitive streak, Graham is a detail-oriented and safety-conscious sailor who puts the comfort of his guests first. He knows the islands well and can craft an itinerary that suits everyone aboard. When the anchor is set each evening, Graham then turns his attention to crafting cocktails to your taste.

Chef Kristiann Gips

Before joining the yachting industry, Kristiann ran a successful catering company. She honed her culinary skills by accommodating a wide variety of preferences and dietary needs each day. In 2021, Kristiann further refined her skills by training at the acclaimed Ashburton Cookery School in England.

Kristiann loves to combine gourmet delicacies with local ingredients for new twists on classic dishes. She works with the Captain to plan a menu that perfectly complements the activities on your sailing itinerary. When she’s not in the galley, Kristiann enjoys escorting guests on snorkel safaris.

Stewardess / Dive Instructor Matilda Money-Kyrle

While earning her degree in Geography, Matilda worked as a water sports instructor in the UK taking guests paddle-boarding, kayaking and cliff jumping. Unwilling to give up a life on the water, Matilda then worked a Mediterranean season onboard a 50m yacht. She achieved her PADI instructor qualification in Thailand and loves sharing her knowledge of diving and marine life. Her knack for teaching will inspire confidence as you try new activities aboard!

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Colibri Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 17, 2024Jun 22, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Virgin Gorda, BVI*
Jun 29, 2024Jul 05, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jul 13, 2024Jul 19, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jul 20, 2024Oct 25, 2024Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Nov 09, 2024Nov 15, 2024Boat Show: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Nov 16, 2024Nov 21, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Nov 23, 2024Nov 30, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Dec 20, 2024Dec 27, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Dec 28, 2024Jan 03, 2025Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jan 05, 2025Jan 11, 2025Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jan 13, 2025Jan 20, 2025Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jan 25, 2025Jan 30, 2025Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Feb 03, 2025Feb 21, 2025Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Mar 22, 2025Mar 27, 2025Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Apr 05, 2025Apr 12, 2025Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
May 17, 2025May 22, 2025Booked: TBD to TBD
Aug 02, 2025Aug 08, 2025Booked: TBD to TBD

Colibri Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $48,900

High price: $57,900

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2024 Summer$48,900$51,400$51,900$54,400$54,900$57,400$57,900
2024/25 Winter$48,900$51,400$51,900$54,400$54,900$57,400$57,900
2025 Summer$48,900$51,400$51,900$54,400$54,900$57,400$57,900

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.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


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 4 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.

Colibrí is a BVI-based yacht and crew.
BVI Cruising Permits and Taxes included
48 hours between charters preferred, inquire for less.
NOT able to pick up or drop off in the USVI

Christmas and New Years week 2024/25
Christmas Week = Up to 8 guests $66,585. Minimum 7 nights.
New Years Week = Up to 8 guests $66,585 May accept 6 nights pro-rated

Charters outside the British Virgin Islands:
Regardless of whether or not a vessel may or may not include taxes in the vessel´s listed charter fees for British Virgin Islands charters, in general, no fees, port dues, nor taxes are included in the charter fee for any charter outside the British Virgin Islands unless otherwise agreed.

Colibri Guest Reviews

Previous Yacht NameUntethered
Christmas week 2023

o How would you describe your Captain and crew?
Epic hosts! They clearly love what they do (because it’s a lot of work!) but you end up feeling like you’re hanging out with friends (who are amazing cooks, cocktail makers and sailors).

o Tell us about your meals.
Every meal exceeded expectations. Beautifully prepared, delicious, well varied. The homemade breads were beyond compare.

o Now, do you remember what you liked best about this trip?
Everything. But the dive experience was incredibly special, the sailing was restorative and the time with friends and family was special every day.

o Thank you. Please tell us how did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation?
It was perfectly set to our needs. The crew customized each day as it came depending on our current desires. The only thing was that I needed a few more days because it was tooooo good.

Tabbert charter in April 2023

´Graham and Kristiann crafted our personalized trip-of-a-lifetime seamlessly. We simply let them know how we were feeling each day and they presented us with options to conjure the exact right experience, even if we didn’t know what we wanted! Adventure? Night-snorkel a reef with denizens of the deep, stalk bonefish on the flats of Anegada, or hike up the ridges of Norman Island to admire mountaintop vistas. Seclusion? Anchor in a deserted cove and claim a private beach as your own or while away an evening by a bonfire on a secluded island paradise. Feeling a bit more social? Peruse the most expansive collection of rum in the Caribbean on Cooper Island or visit the world-famous waterholes of Jost Van Dyke. All of the above? They catered to our pleasure, arranged it all on our behalf and oftentimes joined us to ensure we had the best possible experience.

Kristiann’s wizardry in the kitchen delighted us morning, noon, and night. From a nicoise salad made with freshly caught tuna to the local flavor of chicken roti, Kristiann uses fresh local ingredients that perfectly complement your surroundings. I’m not sure how she has time to do it all, but in addition to her multi-course meals, Kristiann also serves delectable homemade treats daily, including sweets, focaccia bread, and even pasta! Every one of our amazing meals was beautifully presented and paired perfectly with wine, candles, and starlight. Dinners aboard Colibri are experiences we’ll never forget.

The crew´s attention to detail is pervasive. They immaculately maintain the vessel, both inside and out. Our cabins were always spotless, thanks to daily cabin service and turndown. They even offered onboard laundry service, which was an unexpected and much appreciated perk!

Graham and Kristiann´s ability to predict our wants is truly unique. From a morning cappuccino with just the right amount of cinnamon to a house-made painkiller awaiting us following a guided snorkel, our every whim was met, whether we were aware of it or not.´
Matt & Kelly

´Service onboard Colibri was fantastic and the boat was impeccably clean during our stay.

Our trip included activities options to cater to our collective preferences for each day. The crew was very flexible and made sure that even when our group decided to do different things we were all equally accommodated, including a tender service to different locations.

Food and drinks were exceptional. Kristiann is a highly trained and skilled chef offering diverse meals tailored to our preferences and prepared using fresh ingredients from local farms. Graham and Kristiann served a variety of amazing cocktails that we really enjoyed.´
Dan & Carol

January 2023 BVI

Third charter in the history book! Every time is different--experiences & dining. The ´Lamborghini´ boat is off-the-charts amazing! Thank you for taking care of our every need and some we didn´t even know we needed. Can´t wait to come back next year...we will be counting the days.
-- Debbie & Alan

New Year 2022/23 BVI

“What a way to ring in the New Year! Thank you for a most wonderful family trip. We loved it all, from the sailing to the paddleboarding, tubing and snorkeling….and of course the food and drinks! It will be hard to top this…guess we will just have to keep coming back!”
— Katherine & Ryan Fowler

Christmas 2022

“I’m overcome with emotion reviewing the week we just experienced. You two make Colibrí a second home full of love, laughter and joy.

We had so many amazing meals and excursions. It’s hard to pick a top three because each day brought such a level of care and specialized experiences.

Thank you a million times for making this trip so perfect.”
— Holly & John

December 2022

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful, truly amazing vacation. We absolutely love sailing and exploring with you! We love Colibrí and are so happy for the two of you and your new opportunity. You both put your hearts into what you do and we can definitely tell by our experience.”
— Noël & Dustin

Reviews for Graham and Kristiann from their Former Yacht

You guys have gone above and beyond to ensure we had the trip of our lives. Your hospitality and attention to detail every second since we’ve been aboard is unsurpassable. From Kristiann’s amazing meals to the personally guided tours—you guys have taken care of us around the clock.”
— Kelly, Matt, Carol, Dan & Cat

Reviews for Graham and Kristiann from their Former Yacht

“Thank you all for the best vacation the Kay fam has ever had! We truly do not want to leave. Thank you for putting up with our millions of questions and showing us so many beautiful places. The snorkeling was the most amazing we’ve experienced. The dining experience onboard is second to none! Every meal was perfection—delicious and beautifully designed to our palates. We will miss these amazing meals. We hope we can come back for another fabulous week with y’all!”
— The Kay Family

Reviews for Graham and Kristiann from their Former Yacht

“To Graham—
We really appreciate your professionalism and eye for safety. You are an excellent Captain and allowed us to truly relax even with the young ones aboard. Thank you for sharing your home with us this week and your beautiful backyard and pool!

To Kristiann—
You are the real deal—cooking, scheduling and crewing. Watching you and Graham work together is inspirational. Thank you also for getting our family around the table. Good food, good conversation and no devices!”
— Kelly & Matt

Reviews for Graham and Kristiann from their Former Yacht

“We had a fantastic experience! My wife and I took our 2 children (13-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl) on a 9-day charter. Captain Graham and Chef/First Mate Kristiann welcomed us to their home. They were eager to assist with any and all water activities including snorkeling, paddle board, kayak, hammock, the floating unicorn, etc.

The food was amazing. Kristiann made almost everything from scratch and made it seem effortless. Each meal was expertly prepared with consideration for each individuals likes and dislikes. The presentation was artistic and the timing was impeccable. Each morning started with gourmet coffee.

We ended each evening with a discussion about the following days activities. Graham and Kristiann had options at every destination to meet our expectations. They could get us on the best mooring or anchorage in crowded locations or tuck us into a secluded cove if that is what we preferred for the day.

If it was possible to sail we were sailing. Graham and Kristiann love to sail. They had the spinnaker in the air several times on our trip. The 2 of them have clearly spent a lot of time together on the water. They worked together like a well-oiled machine.

Graham and Kristiann own Allende and it shows. We have chartered multiple times in BVI and their professionalism stands out in my eyes. They were willing to pick us up early and keep us on board late when our flight was delayed. Their attention to detail with boat care and maintenance was obvious. They knew the boat inside and out and were prepared to handle any situation that arose.


You will not be disappointed if you book a trip with them.. I feel like we have made new friends with Graham and Kristiann and hope to keep in touch with them in the coming years. Keep living your dream!”
— Derek J