G3 Description

This brand new 2022 51´ Fountaine Pajot sailing catamaran is nothing short of extraordinary. G3 takes sailing charter yacht luxury to the next level as she boasts four large queen berths each with private ensuite baths including electric heads, vanity and separate showers. Cabins and yacht common areas offer wonderful natural lighting and great ventilation with full custom air-conditioning. The salon will seat all guests in comfort for lounging or dining with the exterior offering an alfresco dining experience to remember. Top deck seating and villa-style aft lounge area make this charter yacht one-of-a-kind. With numerous lounging areas to stretch out, there is plenty of space for gathering as a group or finding a private place for one or two to take all the Caribbean in.

Cruising Area of G3

Pref. Pick-upYHG
Other Pick-upAYH/RH
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Specification

Length51 Feet
Beam26.5 Feet
Draft4.26 Feet
Built2022
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Guest SmokeSugar Scoops only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe - bring life vest
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Turnaround48 hrs, Inquire for 24
EnginesEngines: Volvo 60s

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
(4) queen cabins, each with private ensuite bath with electric toilet, wash basin and separate shower stall. Spacious master stateroom has desk space, separate toilet room, and walk-in shower. All cabins have air conditioning, two fans, 110v outlets and dimmable recessed lighting.

Upper deck lounge has sectional couch and sunbed area with 360 degree view.

Forward deck has spacious lounge area with adjustable reclining seating, trampolines and sunning areas.

Aft deck offers lounge area plus alfresco dining area.

Salon offers lounge area with coffee table plus flat screen TV with many movies and USB capabilities.

Upgraded 4 zone sound system provides music throughout all indoor and outdoor areas.

Water Sports

Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle3
Swim PlatformsScoop Steps
Boarding LadderOff Scoops
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling & Casting
Fishing Rods2

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

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

Cuisine

Din-in8
Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Organic and local produce when available. Bio-friendly cleaning products.

G3 Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainKarl Gerbstadt
NationalityUSA
Born1986
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseUSCG
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateNikki Thompson
NationalityUSA
Born1986
LicenseSTCW


Karl Gerbstadt and Nikki Thompson are excited to charter onboard the brand new catamaran ´G3´. As experienced and enthusiastic crew they are sure to make your vacation one to remember! Karl hails from the waterways of the Chesapeake, Nikki hails from the shores of the Great Lakes; sailing and adventure have brought them together and now they will bring those experiences to you and much more!

Captain Karl is a fun, adventurous third generation sailor with a love for the Virgin Islands, its culture and history. Karl has called The V.I. home since sailing down from Massachusetts via Bermuda in 2012 on his father´s sailboat. Karl loves sailing, and he loves to share his passion with his guests. A week on the water with Karl is all it takes to catch the sailing bug, and he´s happy to share his knowledge. Karl enjoys entertaining, showing folks a great time, and sharing his enthusiasm with guests. Exploring the islands with Karl gives guests insights and adventures specifically tailored to their interests. A fun-loving and easy-going captain, Karl prioritizes safety and seamanship in all operations on board. Captain Karl is eager to share the gems of the Caribbean with anyone willing to join him.

Chef Nikki´s positive and enthusiastic personality welcomes guests aboard and puts everyone at ease. Her focus on hospitality ensures that each charter will be professional, fun, and carefree. Nikki has spent the last six years in the Caribbean working with experienced Captains sharpening her skills as a first mate. She grew up in the Great Lakes region helping to run the family owned yacht detailing company, which sparked her passion for boats and the sea.She brings her excitement for the Caribbean to each charter as well as to her culinary expertise. A well-rounded chef, Nikki focuses on fresh ingredients to inspire her dishes. Nikki loves to be creative in her execution while tailoring each menu to the specific charter. She is comfortable with specialty diets and enjoys introducing guests to new flavors and tastes.

This exceptional crew will make each charter special. Their local knowledge and focus on service are a recipe for the perfect charter. Onboard they create an atmosphere that allows you to sit back and relax and get the most out of your week onboard!

***BOTH CREW ARE FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19***

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G3 Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 01, 2022Oct 31, 2022Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Nov 01, 2022Feb 01, 2023Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Feb 25, 2023Mar 04, 2023Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Mar 11, 2023Mar 25, 2023Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
May 20, 2023May 27, 2023Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jul 29, 2023Aug 05, 2023Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*

G3 Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $26,500
(normal rate)
High price: $29,500
(normal rate)

G3 Special Offer!
Discount: 10%!
Old price: $26,500 - $29,500 / week
New price: $23,850 - $26,550 / week (Save: $2,650 - $2,950 / week)
Travel before: Aug/15/2022

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2022 Summer$26,500$27,000$27,500$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500
2022/23 Winter$26,500$27,000$27,500$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500
2023 Summer$26,500$27,000$27,500$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500
2023/24 Winter$26,500$27,000$27,500$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500
2024 Summer$26,500$27,000$27,500$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.

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 G3.

G3 Guest Reviews

April 2021

This experience has been so amazing! When my friends Regina and Jim told me our St. Barths trip was cancelled...but plan B was a charter sailboat in the USVI I was so happy - but - after spending a week with Nikki and Karl on the G2 - I am overjoyed with happiness and the wonderful memories we have all made together. All the food´ drinks and fun will be a memory that I will never forget! The G2 is lucky to have such a fantastic chef and captain in Nikki and Karl! They anticipated our every need before we even knew we needed it! We are all planning our next trip on a charter sail boat. Thanks for sharing your awesome G2 cat with others. ❤
-Sallye
Austin, TX

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April 23, 2021
One of the best vacations I have ever taken. Always wanted to charter a boat and sail the virgin islands. It did not disappoint!! Thanks to G2 and the outstanding efforts and skills of Captain Karl and Chef Nikki!! Sailing with Karl and Nikki was like being with good friends. So warm and friendly. Karl put together an awesome itinerary. He always knew the best place to go based on his extensive knowledge of these beautiful islands.
And the food!! OHH The Food!! Every meal whether it was breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner or dessert was amazing!! Chef Nikki was incredible!! What a great team they made!! I can´t imagine a better crew. I certainly hope that my wife and I can do this again someday and if we do, you can bet we will be calling Karl and NIkki!!
Thank you for such a wonderful experience. We love you guys!!

-Jim
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Best friends...Best Captain...Best Chef..
What else is there? We felt so safe with Karl at the helm and Nikki had perfect timing, perfect plating perfect and perfect menus! Can´t wait to recommend G2 to all my clients and friends. Thanks for an amazing week!

XO Regina

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Ditto, Ditto, Ditto!
We had such an amazing week. Thank you for your attention to details and the care we received.
See you again soon I hope.

-Jana

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Thank you G2 crew (Nikki/Karl)
This has been an unforgettable week. Great friends, great food, great weather, great sights. Everything was on point. Nilli/Karl along with good friends made this whole trip.


-Trish

February 2022

Overall, how would you describe your charter?_The charter was outstanding in every way. It was relaxing and we felt pampered in all respects. The boat was in great shape and the staff made everything perfect for us.

Was the crew professional, accessible and accommodating? Carl and Nikki were very professional and accommodating. I can’t believe all they were able to put out of such a small galley. The food was incredible and Nikki was wonderful about making sure that everybody was satisfied with meals and drinks. For his part Carl was great about offering to take us snorkeling or into the beach, etc. Both are very social and we enjoyed their company.

Was the yacht well maintained? Very well maintained; clean and everything worked

How did you find the quality and presentation of the meals? Shockingly above my already high expectations. We ate better than we would have had we found the best restaurants in every port. Great variety and balance as well as high quality.

Were you satisfied with the cruising itinerary? We were restricted to USVI due to COVID but Carl made the best of it by offering different locations and fighting poachers for the best moorings. There wasn’t a place in the USVI that I wanted to go to that we didn’t visit.

June 2021

Nikki & Karl -

As a single family for a week, there were plenty of personalities and needs to field.
The youngest, Norah and Bella wanted plenty of watersports while the rest wanted a combination of relaxation and snorkeling. You two were able to give a wide variety of activities for all of us to be able to have the most fantastic vacation we could have asked for. We began our trip off with a bang at Buck Island where we immediately saw turtles and were able to snorkel and old shipwreck. That night began a string ´out-of-this-world´ meals via Nikki. Nearly all of us finished every meal, and don´t even get us started on the desserts...it was a brawl to see who could sneak a spoonful of the others dessert when they weren´t looking. We will be dreaming of this food for months...years!

Below was our itinerary and a brief description of what we did.

Charlotte Amalie :
Began the adventure here where we were picked up and greeted with celebratory Prosecco.

Buck Island:
Snorkeling around a shipwreck

Christmas Cove:
Ordered lunch from a boat equipped with a pizza oven - yes, that´s right...pizza...from a boat!

Maho Bay:
An incredible number of turtles were found here.

Caneel Bay:
Honeymoon Beach was easily swimmable with the most beautiful water you will see.

Little Lameshur Bay:
Wonderful snorkeling can be found around the edges of the bay.
The most incredible stargazing can be seen here.

Coral Bay:
Limeout is here and perfect for lunch - great craft cocktails and out-of-this-world tacos.

Salt Pond Bay:
Luckily, Karl has far reaching friends who saved us a mooring for this bay that you cannot miss out on.

Magens Bay:
We ended our trip here with a day of water sports (tubing, paddle boarding and sub-winging).
We saw plenty of turtles and even saw Dolphins!


A huge thank you to this incredible crew, Nikki and Karl! We could not have asked for a better crew...thank you thank you for a vacation that we will not forget.


- Hannah, Conor, Bella, Norah, + Jolene & Rick

March 2021

Nikki & Karl,

Now is time to leave, and we don’t want to go. Who would want it?
Now, we will keep in our backpacks of unforgettable memories…
The impressive “G2´ aka “the Great Two” = G2.
You are an incredible captain & chef but more than that you are amazing people. You both work so hard to make our trip unforgettable.
How will we forget all the unique dishes, 5 stars.
How can we forget the brownies or the lemon pie with gluten-free crust (I didn’t even know you can do that).
How can we not remember the fish tacos with the hot sauce.
Karl, how can we forget your wisdom about the sea and the amazing sailing stories from your grandpa and dad. Thank you for protecting us, watching over in any swimming we did. Your eyes were over us like a protector angel.
Nikki, how can we forget your beautiful smile in the morning. How can we forget the unique breakfasts like from a magazine picture. How can we forget your creations. Now I’m in trouble coming back at home and Gabby ask me “How can I repeat Nikki’s meals?”
Guys, do you know why it was such a magnificent week? Because you put so much love and your whole heart into what you do for us. So in the day of gray skies after a long day of crazy passengers, look at each other and say loudly “We are the Greatest! The Greatest Two!”
You are the best! Thank you for your love, dedication, and beautiful smiles. We will carry these forever in our hearts.
We wish you smooth sailing, constant winds, and beautiful days.

-The Hxxxxs
3/20/21

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Thank you Nikki & Karl for everything!
Karl, you have taught me more than my teachers have taught me this whole month. Thank you for being so incredibly patient throughout this week with our constant lateness & bickering. I hope I can hear more of your music soon!
Nikki, I swear I have been blessed by the gods for being able to eat a slice of your key lime or rum fudge pie(or brownies oh.my.god.)(omg or banana bread)…all to die for!!!! I seriously think you put some magic or something in your food because it is ALWAYS insanely delicious.(maybe it’s love, omg I’m melting:)!) Thank you, as well, for always being so so sweet throughout the day, even while putting up with our incessant needs.
You guys are seriously the best. Houston in no way compares to the beautiful Virgin Islands, but if you are ever in town, you know where to stay.
We love you guys & thank you again for everything!

-Gabs
March 20, 2021

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This was a really great experience and I am grateful to have been with Nikki and Karl. Gabby pretty much summed it up. Thank you guys for making this the best possible week for us especially the food lol but more because both of you were very warm and welcoming. Thank you Nikki and Karl!!!!

-Sara A.
3/20/21

March 2021

What a once in a lifetime experience. Nikki and Karl have turned a 50-foot catamaran into a 5-star hotel. From swimming with sea turtles to enjoying decadent meals, these two provided world-class hospitality. Karl’s intuition as a captain, and his years of hard work really show. His seamanship made us feel safe, curious, and amazed each day. Nikki’s knowledge within the kitchen and beyond was delightful. She is a rockstar and a real steward of the environment, which helped us feel connected to the sea. This dream-team duo cultivated the vacation of a lifetime for our family, and we all have a friend-crush on both of them! We hope to meet again, whether on the high seas or dry land, for a reunion in the future. Thank you both for an unforgettable trip.

-The Bxx Family
March 31st, 2021

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Bye Felicia!
-Tiger

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Crushed it! Amazing!
-Mark

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We’ll miss you!!!
-Simone

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Nikki, I hope you get to live your dreams and swim with the orcas! Karl, I wish you luck in the exploration of the stars!

XOXO
-Vanessa

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Without a doubt this has been the best trip I’ve ever been on. I’ve traveled with the Bye family many times (and it’s been great each time) but having Capt Karl & Chef Nikki with us I feel we’ve added 2 new family members. The food has been outstanding & Karl brought us to fabulous places. I will truly miss our USVI family and feel sure we’ll meet again. Karl & Nikki added so much to this trip. I’ll remember this trip forever!

Much love,
-Carol C.

March 2021

The trip was outstanding. Boat was perfect. Crew was better. Karl was very good captain and low key. Nikki was ridiculously great chef. We gained almost ten pounds lol.