Escapade Description

The BALI 5.4 is already an exceptional 54-foot catamaran and is the flagship of the BALI range. Thanks to innovations and novel technologies this boat features cleverly designed spaces allowing everyone on board to enjoy the various different areas, with over 126m² of usable space, unthinkable on a catamaran this size.

---TOP OF THE RANGE---
On top of this, Escapade is the top of the range when it comes to the BALI 5.4. No expense has been spared and as soon as you step onboard you will be captivated by the exquisite craftsmanship, lavish amenities, and luxurious interiors that rival those of a five-star hotel.

--- SPACIOUS ---
Enjoy the warm breezes of the BVI and USVI, and the sunny seaside retreat onboard Escapade. Your adventure on this new Bali 5.4 provides an elegantly appointed and tranquil setting with all the creature comforts of home. The new ´Open Space´ design affords panoramic views from every viewing level whether it be the flybridge, foredeck or while dining in the main cockpit.

--- DREAM TEAM ---
The dream team crew, Helene and Eva welcome you aboard ESCAPADE, for an unforgettable adventure. Escapade offers 4 queen cabins and a twin cabin, to where the crew are more than happy to relocate should the fourth queen be requested. All cabins have en-suite facilities and full air conditioning. Escapade sports a highly functional hydraulic swim platform which is great for lounging on in the water or to use as your own personal beach club, along with ample snorkeling gear, fishing gear, a tube, wakeboard and woodfired grill. Escapade offers the perfect getaway, be it upbeat or lazy sailing, this Escapade is for you.

Don´t settle for an ordinary charter experience when you can have the most incredible adventure with Escapade, where luxury and unforgettable experiences come together!

Cruising Area of Escapade

Pref. Pick-upSoper´s Hole Marina, West End
Other Pick-upRed Hook/YHG, STT, USVI / SXM
Summer PortUSVI / BVI / Grenadines
Winter PortUSVI / BVI / SXM

Accommodations

Guests9
Cabins5
Crew2
Queen4
Single1
Showers5
Wash Basins6
Heads6
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
1 master queen cabin with dual entrances, one to the saloon and one to the aft deck. Jump straight into the Ocean from your bedroom!
The other 3 double cabins are all roomy and spacious, with full bathrooms. Two of which have separate showers.
All main cabins have full A/C and the temperature of each room is individually controlled.
Small single cabin available on request, entrance is through hatch on the deck. Great for children or teenagers.

Specification

Length54 Feet
Beam27.7 Feet
Draft4.8 Feet
Built2023
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Guest SmokeOn aft deck only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
InverterYes
Voltages110vac
Water MakerYes - 40GP
Water Capacity1320 L
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Max Speed12kts
Cruising Speed8kts
Turnaround48hrs preferred - inquire 24hr

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´
Dinghy Hp60
Dinghy Pax10
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsAft - Hydraulic Platform
Boarding LadderAft
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeMedium Tackle
Fishing Rods2
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
GoPro
Snuba Rig with 3 regulators for tankless diving.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
CDsYes
Other Entertainment
Starlink Internet
Traeger BBQ grill

Cuisine

Din-in10
Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes

Escapade Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainHelene
NationalitySwedish
Born1988
SpeaksEnglish, Swedish, Dutch
License• RYA Yacht master Offshore -Commercially endorsed • STC
Chef
ChefEva
NationalityDutch


Your Skipper: Helene

With over 8 years of professional experience as a skipper and chef aboard 45-62 ft. monohulls and catamarans, Helene has charted a dual career path in Marketing, PR, and Events. Now fully dedicated to yachting, she is driven by strong work ethics and aims to ensure guests´ satisfaction, taking great pride in her work. Sailing and the sea are her true passions, where she finds fulfillment in sharing the water´s beauty and ensuring guests´ safety and comfort.

Beyond sailing, Helene is deeply enthusiastic about exploring the underwater world, eagerly anticipating introducing others to its mesmerizing beauty. Her background in high-end events and film production, combined with her social media expertise, equips her with unique skills to tailor exclusive experiences for guests.

Helene eagerly looks forward to creating unforgettable memories for guests onboard, demonstrating her enthusiasm, dedication, and exceptional communication skills. Her ability to adapt to dynamic environments enhances her effectiveness in connecting with others.


Your chef: Eva

Hi, I´m Eva, your dedicated yacht chef, passionate about creating unforgettable experiences for my guests out at sea.
Four years ago I had my first experience with yachting in Croatia as a guest myself. I immediately fell in love with the
lifestyle and all the beautiful experiences that come with living out on the water.

Back in the Netherlands where I was working as an online editor for the biggest culinary magazine in the Netherlands, I decided that I wanted to pursue a more adventurous life. I took my love for cooking and creative experience as a culinary editor back to Croatia where I took my
first steps into becoming a yacht chef.

The following years were filled with adventures in Greece, Croatia, Italy, and French Polynesia. I love learning about new
cultures, especially their food traditions, so I can take this inspiration back to the galley for my cooking. I love
healthy nutritious food with fresh local ingredients. But my love for the Mediterranean will always shine through. I try to
keep my menu well-balanced with delicious indulgents as well. It’s your holiday after all!

For me, the most important thing on board is giving you the most memorable experiences as a guest. Whether this is a
breakfast overlooking the morning sun shining on the ocean surface, a dinner under the stars, or ensuring a special
day is celebrated well. My goal is to give my guests the most special time just like I had four years ago which made me fall
in love with life out on the water.

I hope to welcome you on board soon!

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Escapade Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 27, 2024Aug 03, 2024Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI
Aug 04, 2024Aug 07, 2024Transit: St Thomas USVI to Grenadines, West Indies*
Nov 02, 2024Nov 05, 2024Transit: Grenadines, West Indies* to St Thomas USVI
Nov 07, 2024Nov 12, 2024Unavailable: Boat Show, USVI* to Boat Show, USVI*
Dec 02, 2024Dec 09, 2024Hold: Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM to Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM
Dec 27, 2024Jan 03, 2025Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Jan 19, 2025Jan 25, 2025Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Apr 16, 2025Apr 21, 2025Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI

Escapade Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $28,000
(normal rate)
High price: $30,500
(normal rate)

Escapade Special Offer!
Discount: 5%!
Old price: $28,000 - $30,500 / week
New price: $26,600 - $28,975 / week (Save: $1,400 - $1,525 / week)
Book before: Dec/31/2024
Travel before: Dec/17/2025

Season2-4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax
2024 Summer$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000$30,500
2024/25 Winter$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000$30,500
2025 Summer$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000$30,500

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.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


***ESCAPADE is fully permitted to sail BVI waters***

SAINT MARTIN / SAINT BARTHS RELOCATION FEE:
Relocation fee of $2,000, minimum 72 hour turn required on either side of charter dates for boat transit. Please inquire for availability.

MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5

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.

HALF-BOARD OPTION:
$100 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.

CHILDREN DISCOUNT:
$100 discount per child.

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

GUEST PAX: 9 (9th guest must use the v-berth in the forepeak)

HOLIDAYS:
2024 Christmas: 7-night minimum $34,000 for 2-8 guests flat rate, must finish by December 26th.
2024 NEW YEARS: 7-night minimum $38,000 for 2-8 guests flat rate, must start December 28th or later.

EMBARKATION: 12PM
DISEMBARKATION: 12PM

TURN AROUNDS:
48-hour turn arounds required - inquire for 24-hour turns; each 24-hour turns will incur a $400 fee when approved

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE INCLUDES:
• Meals & Beverages onboard
• Fuel
• Mooring fees
• Private Yacht & Service of the crew (captain, chef/mate)
• Insurance for the yacht and the passengers (civil liability)
• Accommodation in private air-conditioned cabins each with an ensuite bathroom and bedding, towels, and beach towels.
• Snorkel gear
• Stand Up Paddle Boards
• Floating mats
• Tube
• Underwater Camera
• Wakeboards
• Kneeboards

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Cancellation insurance and private insurance.
• Airport transfers to/from yacht base.
• Personal Expenses.
• Tip

TIP:
It is customary to tip your crew at the end of your charter. The amount you leave is totally at your discretion and should be based on the level of service provided. The suggested gratuity is 15%-25% of the total charter fee.

GETTING TO THE BVI:

TENDER SERVICE: Yacht offers an inclusive water taxi transfer from Sapphire Beach Marina, St. Thomas for charters booked in the BVI, for all charters with a charter price exceeding $30,000. The tender, Onyx, is a 37ft tender complete with shade and AC. Onyx will first clear customs before joining the yacht in the West End, British Virgin Islands.

Guests will be dropped off at Sapphire Beach Resort, St. Thomas, USVI upon disembarkation from the yacht in BVI.

Guests are responsible for booking their own transfers on the water taxi´s website using a specific promo code. Please inquire for details upon booking if tender service is desired. This transfer is subject to availability on the day of booking. 5-night minimum required.
**Escapade will be USVI based for the 23/24 season, YHG ports preferred. She will be BVI-based for the 24/25 season, BVI ports preferred.

CONTRACT SPECIAL CONDITIONS:
The Charter Fee does include the British Virgin Islands (BVI) cruising taxes and permit, BVI National Park permits and BVI customs fees (collectively the ´BVI Fees´).
If the Yacht is NOT allowed entry into the BVI, FOR ANY REASON, during the time of charter, the charter will take place in the USVI waters.

Escapade Guest Reviews

Sailing the ESCAPADE

Four couples decided to explore the British Virgin Islands for a quick getaway before the holidays. We choose a 55 foot luxury catamaran called the ESCAPADE and it did not disappoint! This “cat” was comfortably appointed with 4 private cabins, full shower and bathroom and A/C when needed. There were many lounge opportunities on the bow, stern and upper decks. Captain Gavin and chief Marie took great care of us. The food was amazing, every meal was different. We did some off shore exploring, snorkeling, and learned a lot about the BVI. IF you’re looking for a new adventure, try a fun, casual barefoot sail on the Escapade.

The crew were great!

The crew were great! The food was fantastic and the service was second to none.
This was our first time on a charter like this and they were very good in handling us first timers.

JP and Eden are THE BEST crew to have!

JP and Eden are THE BEST crew to have! As soon as our family got on board, they immediately made us feel comfortable and at home. JP was so accommodating if we asked him to take us to certain bays. He knew the area very well and would take us to the best views, beautiful waters, and best snorkeling spots. Every day they would set up floats and rafts for us and pull out the paddle boards. JP even helped showed us how to do it! Every single meal by Eden was AMAZING. It was so nice not having to worry about what the next meal would be. Eden made every meal delicious and picture worthy! The presentation was beautiful! She was also so accommodating to my picky eater kids and made them special meals if they wanted. Drinks were always flowing and delicious! Not only did they both make my family feel so comfortable but they truly went out of their way to make us feel special. We truly felt like they were friends. We hated getting off the boat and leaving them. We will always remember that trip as our favorite! We can’t wait to book another trip and we will always make sure JP and Eden are our crew!

We lived like royalty for the week and can’t wait to do it again!

We had an amazing trip with JP and Eden. Eden is a fantastic chef and all of the meals she prepared were absolutely delicious. JP was a terrific captain/host and very attentive to ensure our entire group was having a great time. In addition to being a very capable captain, he took our kids tubing, was always available to take us to shore at a moment’s notice, and mixed up some amazing cocktails! We lived like royalty for the week and can’t wait to do it again!

Fabulous trip on ESCAPADE

My husband and I recently returned from an amazing trip to the BVI on ESCAPADE. We have chartered several catamarans in the past and this one is by far the nicest. This catamaran is brand new, absolutely beautiful, and extremely spacious. We spent nine days on this boat with 8 other people and we never once felt cramped. There are many areas to hangout together or escape for alone time. It is equipped with 4 paddle boards, an electronic swim platform and everything needed for the perfect Caribbean vacation. Also, the dinghy is large and has a fast engine which allows you to motor around with comfort and ease. The captain and chef were wonderful. Very accommodating and anxious to please. Every meal was gourmet and the chef made every attempt to wine and dine us. The captain enjoyed taking us to wonderful snorkeling spots, shuttling us to and from beaches, and assisting us whenever needed. I highly recommend ESCAPADE and we very much look forward to traveling on ESCAPADE again in the near future.

Charter on S/V Escapade

If you have not sailed on a Bali 5.4, you should, and I would absolutely choose S/V Escapade again. We have chartered numerous cats and own a Lagoon. Bali has really done something special with the way they have opened the boat up with the 5.4. We had 4 couples plus the crew onboard and you always felt like you had a place to socialize with all 12 people or find your alone time. The captain and chef on Escapade were fabulous. They made you feel like family and took super great care of us. The food was tremendous. The sailing was incredible (very awesome having a captain that actually wants you to be involved if you want). The itinerary was great, captain gave recommendations based on the weather but left it up to us. Captain steered us to super fun little hang outs that I didn´t know about in the USVI or BVI even though I thought I knew the area well. The Bali 5.4 makes the trip, it is an incredible boat. What made Escapade so special was how well the boat is kept, and the crew. The captain would routinely ask/suggest that if we wanted a happy hour swim platform he would lower the hydraulic dinghy platform and move the dinghy to the side giving a perfect play area (actually at any time of the day, but at happy hour having it just above the water line helped keep the drinks above the water line :-)). I can´t say enough good things about the chef. The main reason to crew a boat is to take away all the hard jobs, and she made putting out fabulous meals and snacks look easy (and we all know it is not). She also handled our group of extremely varied dietary requirements very well. It was a trip of a lifetime and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Our dream escape on ESCAPADE

We have enjoyed various trips to the islands, but this trip was like none other! We had four couples and the fabulous crew. I believe this SY is new and has all the creature comforts. The space on Escapade was perfect for the eight of us. If we all wanted to sit together, whether it was for meals or just playing cards at night, we could all gather around the dining table. But if you wanted some private time to sun bathe or have quiet conversation there were multiple places to take advantage of-and all with a beautiful setting. Our mornings we were greeted by the crew with our favorite coffee and discussions about where we were going to sail that day. At night, after one of the amazing multi-course meals prepared by the chef, we would lay out on the top deck and watch for shooting stars. Each meal was prepared carefully and was wonderful. The pitcher of pain killers was always welcome. We had a couple of windy days on the water, and at times a rocky boat doesn´t agree with me. The Escapade handled the waters so smoothly and I felt great the entire week. Our captain shared some great spots around the BVI´s. We snorkeled each day or explored around some of the islands. This boat has a remote control platform off the stern that we would use to get in and out of the water after snorkeling or paddle boarding, so convenient! It also holds the large dinghy when we set sail. I would say that this particular sailing yacht exceeded any of our other sailing experiences. It´s great for a group of friends or a family or two. We are already planning our next fun get away on Escapade!