Cruising Area of Groovy

Pref. Pick-upGrenadines
Other Pick-upSt Lucia, Grenada
Summer PortGrenadines
Winter PortGrenadines / Grenada

Groovy Description

GROOVY is a Robertson and Caine Leopard 44 ft. catamaran based in the Grenadines.

Outside, she has two dining areas aft and forward, trampoline and loungers for relaxing and aft bathing platform with easy water access. She is equipped with plenty of water toys, inflatables, kite surfing equipment, snorkeling gear, games on board, a screen and projector, drone, underwater camera.

Inside, Groovy is equipped with air conditioning and fans throughout with two double cabins ensuite as well as a twin cabin ensuite with forward small crew berth which is ideal for two or three children (or 2 adults!) sharing.
The crew use the forth ensuite berth.

The boat has water maker, commercial icemaker, cockpit drinks cooler, good refrigeration for ice cream and a large bbq - an ideal boat for enjoying meals and time on board. The crew Australian captain Steve and Polish Chef Monika run Groovy professionally yet informally with a relaxed and flexible approach.

Specification

Length12.98 Metres
Beam7.25 Metres
Draft1.2 Metres
Built2011
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
A/C Surcharge$40 US / night
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
WindsccoopsYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersInq
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeOn the transom only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age1 year
InverterYes
Voltages220 and 110
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity1000 litres
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Max Speed9 knots
Cruising Speed7 knots sail
Fuel Consumption2 US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48 Hours
Engines2 x yanmar 40Hp & 1 x 5KW generator

Accommodations

Guests7
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen2
Twin2
Pullman1
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
Electric Heads4

Entertainment

Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
Projector on board for watching movies, Drone for filming guests during water sport activities.

Cuisine

Din-inYes
Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Metres)Rib Tender
Dinghy Hp20
Dinghy Pax6
Snorkel Gear8
Wake BoardYes
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes on the stern
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling Rods
Fishing Rods3
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes
Other Toys
Kitesurfing Equipment on board - this boat would also be ideal for kite- surfers with experience also who would like to learn more from the captain.
**Wake-boards for Kids Use Only**

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Groovy Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainSteve
NationalityAustalian
Born1966
SpeaksAustralian, English, Polish, Greek , French.
LicenseYachtmaster Offshore
Crew
CrewMonika
NationalityPolish
LicenseRYA Coastal Skipper


Captain Steve
Steve’s sailing experience goes back to when he was a wee lad (childhood) as a cadet in Royal Australian Naval Reserve Cadets, competing and even winning junior class sailing regattas. His professional career led him to the waterfront where he could combine his work with his passion. Being a surfer, wakeboarder, scuba diver and general water man leads to becoming involved in the water-sports business in tourism and studying for maritime commercial licenses.

Moving on to a more serious professional life of responsibilities he takes on a position as Brisbane city ferry boat captain. After a few years of this routine lifestyle his adventurous spirit leads him to new opportunities, leaving Australia he ends up in Greece, sailing the Greek islands as a charter yacht skipper. It is in Greece that he discovers kiteboarding and very quickly he becomes one of the first kitesurfers on Kos island.

After Greece, Steve and Monika took the challenge of a Transatlantic on board Groovy. Having sailed through the Grenadines for many seasons prior, they have the opportunity to share their local knowledge of the area to take you to the best secluded beaches, snorkeling and diving locations, and private anchorages.

While Steve has the qualifications and experience to keep his boat to the highest of standards, his style of skippering is informal and he has the flexibility to change itineraries as and when is required. He prefers being on the sea to on land, enjoys meeting new people and of course exploring new locations along the way.


Chef / Hostess: Monika
Monika´s dream and a passion for travelling to exotic locations lead to her choice of studies, tourist industries, enabling her to enter into a professional career in tourism to see the world. After graduation, she left Poland to work and live in various countires. Her path begins in Tunisia leading to France and Cape Verde. It´s on Sal Island in 2008 that she discovers kiting and later, sailing. She has travelled a lot of the world including Africa and Asia working as a tour leader for 10 years.

She was also previously a nanny and incredibly good at entertaining children. For 6 years before she and Steve started chartering and sailing together, she worked aboard large luxury yachts as a chef and gained experience as a deckhand and hostess.

Monika is a fantastic host and her food and meals are always fresh and well presented with no worries about catering for special diets, gluten-free or any other food restrictions.

Working together as The Dream Team, Steve and Monika draw on their experience of year´s of freelance work on different boats to set-up and maintain Groovy so that guests can all have an easy and pleasant trip. Combined with Monika´s delectable food and Steve´s amazing sense of humour, sailing expertise, any guest is bound to have an amazing vacation.

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Groovy Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Aug 26, 2019Oct 15, 2019Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Dec 28, 2019Jan 04, 2020Booked: Saint Vincent to Saint Vincent
Jan 26, 2020Feb 01, 2020Unavailable: Bequia, Grenadines* to Bequia, Grenadines*
Feb 04, 2020Feb 11, 2020Booked: Carriacou, Grenadines* to Grenada, St Georges

Groovy Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $8,950

High price: $14,950


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6-7 Pax
2019 Summer$11,655$12,105$12,555$13,005$13,410
2019/20 Winter$12,950$13,450$13,950$14,450$14,950

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 Groovy.

Groovy Guest Reviews

One week was definitely not enough!

Thank you for a great trip. It was the best way to celebrate David’s 60thief birthday. We had a great time kite boarding, snorkeling with the turtles, stingrays and sharks. The snorkeling was one of the best we’ve had. We loved the food, from breakfast, lunches to happy hour and dinner. What a fantastic trip! We look forward to crossing paths when we are sailing our own Leopard 39! Fair winds and safe travels! David and Tricia Ferguson
One week was definitely not enough! It brought back such great memories sailing the blue waters with you. It will always be a trip we remember. Thank you for the dinghy rescues!! Safe travels
Jude and Rone Mohr

Thanks for a fun trip!

Steve and Monika- thank you for everything you two are the best! Everything was above and beyond. The food attention to detail, cleanliness, helpful, information…sense of humor, Bannana Gram… I hope we meet again but if not I’ll carry a part of you in my heart. Mary

Monika & Steve Thanks for wonderful adventure, Steve’s patience with helping me with snorkeling will always remain with me. Monika the meals and your creative presentation was wonderful. Thanks for a wonderful week long adventure in the Groovy.

Monika and Steve.
Thank you For being so thoughtful and helpful, and forgiving our diverse group a grand adventure.
Bill

An experience of a lifetime!

I really enjoyed the trip we did lots of things such as swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding and watching the turtles and the eagle rays, you guys are so nice and it was very enjoyable. Thank you we loved the trip (except for grandma throwing up) Love Eden

It was wonderful trip beyond expectations. Lovely being with you. We hope to make more trips with you in the future. All the best and good lack, much regards, Eileen

What was destined to be a great family trip (down memory line)-in footsteps of grandpa Big Jim, was made extra special thanks to great care of Monika & Steve. Thanks much! Helena De Bakker

Super fragilistick expyalledociusly Groovy! Thx for everything Steve and Monika, it was experience of life time!! Hans

Thank you

The boat was tastefully presented and decorated: Yes
The boat was ready to board at the agreed time: Yes
Upon arrival the boat was immaculate: Yes
Was the boat kept clean during the charter? Yes
Was all advertised equipment on board? Yes
Was the equipment in good condition? Yes
Any toys particularly enjoyed: Floats, paddle board, snorkel gear & kitesurfing equipment
Comments-was the boat comfortable: Yes
The captain was outgoing: Yes
The captain was professional: Yes
The captain was friendly: Yes
Comments regarding any sailing instruction: I´m sure he would have
Please describe the meals: Spectacular! We eat like royalty. Monika is a terrific cook.
Were specifically requested drinks on board? Yes
Did the meals reflect your requested preferences? Yes
Provisioning requests: Yes, they went out of their way to match our requests
The cook was professional: Yes
The cook was friendly: Yes
The Boat & crew exceeded the description. The crew really knew the Grenadines well and could not have been more professional and engaging. The Grenadines - Spectacular sailing, quieter less crowded islands and anchorages.

We lived a movie!

A wonderful trip with great friends and terrific crew! There aren’t enough positive descriptions to use. So nice to take a break from the snow and work and just enjoy the life. Alex

For so many years Jack and I have dreamed about chartering a sailboat in Caribbean. You made our dream come true! We had perfect vacations with great friends, amazing food and a wonderful crew! Thank you so much. Chris

We boarded a vessel named Groovy and for 10 days we lived a movie. Thanks for a most memorable adventure. Jack

A glorious 10 days of sailing, laughs and stories, memories to last for years. Jim

25th Feb 2019 - Big Thanks

“We are not crying because something has finished we are smiling because we lived through it” Monika & Steve, Big thanks for: *captaining which was caressing our hedonism letting us be the pirates of delight* Navigating the azimuths of windy perfection * Plush escortizm nautically extending borders of our imagination. It was great to lose ground under our feet together with you… Kite Freaks

13th Feb - Wow!

WOW! We had an incredible experience! Kitting was excellent. The captain Steve and mate Monika were wonderful. Service was impeccable. These two are just lovely people. Food, sailing, kiting, great people- can’t wait to return.
Gary

24th Jan - A bounty of food, fun, laughter, friendship, cocktails and camaraderie

Together we have thought of our week and key words….these are our memories keywords:
Safety- from the moment we stepped on the boat we felt safe…thank you
Lobster hunting- almost got that big one at Frigate Bay
Paradise in oasis- sitting on the beach napping in our stripy towels
Climb every mountain- and we did. The views were amazing and we discovered more then we dreamed of
Fishing (Monika stop laughing) really- despite Ryan’s skills we ate so much wonderful fish
Swimming with the turtles in Tobago Cays.
All in all a bounty of food, fun, laughter, friendship, cocktails and camaraderie.
Thank you!
Sharon, Sheila, Lindsey, Bob, Rayan, Harry

5th Jan 2019 - A fantastic Week on the water

The end of fantastic week on the water with Steve and Monika! Our boys were treated to a fantastic experience and we all enjoyed the “intense” rest + relaxation provided on Groovy. Every day and each island was more beautiful then the next. Who knows we might even be inspired to try kite surfing at some time in the future! It will be hard to leave but we will cherish the memories from our visit dearly. With love from the McGrath family from Huston, TX

28th Dec 2018 - Sailing with Santa!

Monika & Steve, Greeted us on the gang plank with hugs and a pristine boat. With in 15 minutes of sailing Steve get caught 3 Barracuda. One we through back and kept the other two. One hour later a pod of dolphin. Approximately 30 dolphins that swam by our boat for 15-20 minutes. What an inspiration to see those majestic animals. The 8 hours sail turned into 10 and we were thrilled with smooth seas. The blue skyies and sun beating down warmed our hearts after the cold snows in USA.
We spend the holidays with Monika and Steve and the memories made are numerous! We played games like Code Names, Dummy Rummy, ….and of course Steves Drinking Game.
Monika took us to Christmas Mass in Mayreau at Immaculate Conception when the parish was on FIRE with the Holly Spirit and Father playing TRUE and FALSE with us. The choir was uplifting. The tamborine was always on key the choir not so much. The singe of peace lasted 5 minutes with everyone hugging. SO FUN!
The night before Christmas Eve was spent with Black Boy & Debbie eating lobster with our feet in the sand. Yummy.
We could go on and on but space prevents us from rambling. Before I close I must mention Tobago Cays watching the kite surfers in the most incredible Turquoise water we ever seen.
Steve kept us entertained with stories, helped us learn sailing and taking care of the best fishing in the sea, introducing us to new cultures
Monika, she was AMAIZING. The food was incredible. One of the most delicious meals was the Barracuda that we caught earlier. The fresh fruit from the islands was perfect for the side or for desert. She always had a hot cup…or java ready in the morning, snacks just when we were ravenous …and served us the most delectable, healthy, satisfying food the entire cruise.
Our cruise with Steve and Monika was a trip of a life time. Their kindness humor and attentiveness brought our family closer together than ever. As we stared at the stars every evening, we feel we have added two stars to our lives ..
Monika and Steve!- Katherine, William, Lighann, Helen, Bridget

3rd Dec 2019 - Polish Power!!

POLISH POWER HAHA - Loved the trip! Best Captain & Cocaptain ever! I hope to see you soon. Thanks for everything!
Hendersons

Willing, efficient, and helpful.

“Our thanks to Steve and Monika-possibly the best crew we have had in our 10 years with the Club. Willing, efficient and helpful they are exactly what ´customer care´ is all about. They made for a very special holidays and we wish them well in their future endeavors.”- Evan & Jill

Amazing Time, Loved Every Minute

“Thank you for an amazing time loved every minute. FYI. Love that Vegemite! Everything was amazeBALLS! Thanks for your help with learning some sailing and appreciated your local knowledge. Love “-KK&D

Great Hosts..Amazing Stories!

“Dear Monika and Steve. What an amazing holiday! The kids had their turtles and beaches we had the sail and Thomas had his “Monika’s” barracuda and tuna! Thanks for the great meals, the great sunsets, bringing us to the islands, ferrying us to the beaches, lending us all your gear etc. etc. etc. but most of all, for being such great hosts and telling such amazing stories that make up your amazing lives! Always great to hear Aussie slang so far away from home! Cya soon….some time, somewhere! Don’t be a stranger! Cheers” – Thomas, Jin, Joey, Summer

I Caught My First Fish!!

´Thank you for making a very enjoyable stay. I really enjoyed fishing and snorkeling which was possible because of you. My greatest memory was when I caught my first fish. You have made me feel welcome and thought me things that will help me when I am on a boat. I wish that you only get nice people. Thank you for letting me have an amazing summer. “-Isaac (12 yrs. old)

We Are Expected for Return to See More Wonders of the Caribbean

“Dear Monika and Steve. Thanks for coping so well with sailing with us, despite the fact that we are so ”English”. We had an amazing time and we are expected for return to see more wonders of the Caribbean. Lastly thank you for taking care of Isaac. Monika tracking down the Ting and Steve being an amazing coach to a very old boy. Thank you and save sailing.´ Debbie & Isaac

Our Favorite Thing We Did was EVERYTHING

“Dear Monika & Steve. Thank you for all the fun we had on this trip. Our favorite thing we did was EVERYTHING. Like , sailing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, playing Uno, island tripping, and last but not least the dinghy rides. Thanks again for the trip Groovy!´ Love, Sophie and Holden (5 yr. old & 7 yr. old)

A Pleasure to be Aboard Your Beautiful Boat

“Dear Monika & Steve. Thank you so much for the best 2 days. Amazing food and a pleasure to be a board you beautiful boat thank you so much.” Ron & Sara

Amazing Way to Celebrate my 60th Birthday

“Dear Monika & Steve. Thank you so much. An amazing way to celebrate my 60th birthday which I shall never forget. “Relaxation” redefined. Cheers.”- Kevin and Catrina

We Felt Safe in Your Hands

“Dear Steve & Monika, Thank you so much for the amazing experience even in the rough seas! (We felt safe in your hands!) the delicious food and your company was first class which made for a fantastic trip. Can’t wait to come back and do it again.´ From, Rob Carline Emily and Sally

Perfect Crew, Perfect Boat, Perfect Excursions

“What a fantastic 3 days we had! The perfect crew, on a perfect boat, taking us on a perfect excursions. Thank you so much for the memories and the companionship…and the rum punch! Much love from. Lincoln, Nebraska.”- Anna, Patrick, Elisa, Mike and Carl

The Only Way To Travel

“Such a fantastic time. The only way to travel… Lovely food and company. All our love.”- Wayne and Zara

Best Crew in the Grenadines

“To the best crew in the Grenadines. Thank you for the best food, great banana opponents and being willing victims for the “Bernadette” cocktail… May it live on in the memory of this voyage. Lots of love” –Bernadette & Sean Dowling

I Have Been Their Guest for the Last 6 Years!

Steve and Monika are the people that make every holiday an adventure! There is always too much fun things to do and to experience. The time is never enough. I have been their guest for about 6 years now and not a single trip was the same. Both Monika and Steve are very skilled at what they do and they make me and my friends feel comfortable and safe every time we get on board. This might sound a bit exaggerated so I will mention their downsides too. Monika´s food is too good, so getting used to the food back at home is hard. Steve makes boating so easy that you might think you could sail a boat like that too. - Marty

From A Winner of America´s Got Talent

´To Groovy. What a day! Thank you so much for a splendid cruise!” -Paul Zerdin (winner of America got Talent) & Robin Mellor

Fun Times

Our thanks to Steve and Monika - possibly the best crew we have had in our 10 yrs with the club. Willing ,efficient and helpful they are - thats what ´customer care´ is all about. They made this a very special holiday and we wish them well in their future endeavors.
Sincere Thanks
Evan and Jill

Thank you

We can´t thank you enough. We so enjoyed seeing the Grenadines from your perspective. The chance to unplug and relax has done wondered for our stress heads. We appreciate your expert hospitality and wont hesitate to tell our friends they should book Groovy. Thank you.
Trevor (June 2018)

Great Company

“A really lovely week with great company and hospitality form Steve and Monika - despite the 24 hour delay via Thessaloniki on arrival. Thank you all very much. Bon voyage!”- Simon & Jenny

It´s You Guys Who Make It Special

´Thank you so much for the amazing time I had on ´Groovy´ You have a great boat- so comfortable! but truly its you guys who make it special. I had a fab time on a trip I will never forget. Very best wishes, until next time!´ -Anna

We Saw Turtles, A Whale, And Kitesurfed!

“Thank you so much for such a beautiful time in the Caribbean- we saw turtles, a whale and kitesurfed ( some better then others!) And to top it all off, Monika you´re the best bloody cook ever!! I wish you lots of luck on your Caribbean adventure; sorry we won’t be with you to see it all!”- Katherine & Ronan

Chance to Unplug and Relax Has Done Wonders for Our Stress Levels

“Dear Steve and Monika. We can thank you enough for stepping in at the last hour and saving our charter. We so enjoyed seeing the Grenadines from your perspective. The chance to unplug and relax has done wonders for our stress levels we appreciate your expertise and hospitability. And wouldn’t hesitate to tell our friends they should book the Groovy.´ Sincerely, Trevor and Tanya Walker

Trip to Remember

Dear Monika & Steve,
Thank you so much for the amazing time i had on ´Groovy´. You have a great boat - so comfortable !- but truly its you guys who make it special . I had a fab time on a trip i will never forget.
Very best wishes, until next time! .

Anna

Best Holiday ever

Dear Monika & Steve,
What a great week lots of sailing excellent wind and delightful company from you both.
Your hosting is superb and absolutely appropriate to our team- you fed us well.
So much good sailing gen!
Fantastic Experience - thank you

Best Wishes Nigel and Alison

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