Cruising Area of Gypsy Princess

Pref. Pick-upNanny Cay, BVI
Other Pick-upTrellis Bay, BVI/ Yacht Haven
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Gypsy Princess Description

Fabulous 2012 award winning 45´ Lagoon catamaran featuring 3 queen guest cabins each with private ensuite head with separate shower stall, full air conditioning and the most luxurious french linens available. Top flybridge seating and padded sundeck plus foredeck cockpit for the perfect happy hour setting around.

Specification

Length45 Feet
Beam25.9 Feet
Draft4.5 Feet
Built2012
Refit2018
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Num Hatch18
Guest SmokeOn aft Deck Only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNone
Inverter2500w
Voltages110V and 220V
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity92GPD
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator11KW 2018 New
Turnaround48 pref.
Engines2 54HP diesels 11Kw generator brand new 2018
Communications
WiFi onboard is limited.

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Heads3
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
3 Queen cabins with private heads and stall showers. Please note that the starboard forward double berth can be split into a twin V-berth.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDs20
CDsiTunes
Board GamesYes
BooksLots
Other Entertainment
Padded sun deck on top of flybridge.
Extra large seating on flybridge.
Sunken forward cockpit in front of mast for perfect happy hour.

Cuisine

Din-in6
Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)13
Dinghy Hp40
Dinghy Pax6
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Snorkel Gear10
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak1
Standup Paddle2
Swim Platformsyes - 2 stern scoops
Boarding LadderSTERN
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type2 Trolling and 1 spinning
Fishing Rods3 Total
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Registered BVI fishing vessel
Stand Up Paddle Boards (2)
Underwater blue lights
Towed inflatable toys
3 hammocks

Amy is a sailing, windsurfing and paddle board instructor, Biff is a sailing, powerboat, wakeboard and waterski instructor.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Gypsy Princess Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainChristopher (Biff) Smith
NationalityUK
Born1977
SpeaksEnglish
Years Sailing6
Years Chartering4
LicenseRYA Yacht Master
Crew
CrewAmy Edmonds
NationalityUK
Years Sailing4
Years Chartering4
LicenseRYA Day Skipper, Ashburton Cookery Certificates


Amy & Biff have been sailing together since 2003 when they first met on a beach in Greece. They were supposed to meet at the ferry port of sleepy Porto Heli but Biff forgot to pick Amy up and she found him instead at the bar on the beach, entertaining his guests! That was the start of something special and they have worked, lived & sailed together ever since. Having always worked in the marine tourist industry they love meeting strangers who at the end of their vacation leave as friends!

Biff
Captain Biff learned to sail at the Cub Scouts at a tender age and was hooked! As soon as he was old enough to teach sailing he packed his bags & found his way to the Mediterranean coast of France to start his first overseas instructor job. Working his way around France and Spain he finally settled down in Greece running his own sailing school on the chic Greek Riviera. Cold winters of Europe called him to work in Kenya briefly before settling in the BVI’s running luxury charters in warm waters!

Amy
Having learned to cook at the age of 9 so she could watch ‘neighbours’ (Aussie Soap) on TV, Amy added windsurfing & then sailing to her interests after finishing university in order to travel. First working in Turkey, Italy & France Amy finally moved to Greece & met Biff. Wherever she travels she picks up local recipes and cooking techniques, which she refined at the renowned Ashburton & River Cottage cookery schools, both in Devon, UK. Fresh, seasonal & local produce are her favourite ingredients put together in a fusion of worldwide flavours for all to enjoy!

Between them, Amy & Biff have the experience & knowledge to steer you a course to a truly memorable vacation. With their water sports background they are able to teach even the most reluctant swimmers, sailors, paddle boarders to confidently make the most of their time on the water regardless of age. Their years working in family orientated resorts in Europe also lend them to be dab hands at arranging fun and relaxing family charters. Known for their flexibility & competence, your wish is their command.

Following the passing of Hurricanes Irma & Maria, this year, Biff and Amy have pledged to give 50% of their gratuities to grass roots BVI charities in support of the recovery in the Virgin Islands. PAW (Promoting Animal Welfare) Adopt A Roof, Free Food For Kids & the Plant a Tree Initiative

Gypsy Princess Calendar

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Gypsy Princess Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Apr 20, 2019Apr 26, 2019Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Apr 27, 2019Apr 28, 2019Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
May 14, 2019May 19, 2019Boat Show: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
May 22, 2019May 27, 2019Booked: Tortola, TBD to St Thomas USVI
May 29, 2019Jun 04, 2019Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jun 15, 2019Jun 22, 2019Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Aug 01, 2019Oct 26, 2019Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Dec 28, 2019Jan 04, 2020Booked: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI
Feb 05, 2020Feb 15, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 22, 2020Mar 28, 2020Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to St Thomas USVI

Gypsy Princess Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $14,800
(normal rate)
High price: $17,200
(normal rate)

Gypsy Princess Special Offer!
Fam. Special!
Offer: 1 child age 6 or under sails free. Limit 1 free child per charter. Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking.

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2018/19 Winter$14,800$15,400$16,000$16,600$17,200
2019 Summer$14,800$15,400$16,000$16,600$17,200
2019/20 Winter$14,800$15,400$16,000$16,600$17,200

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 Gypsy Princess.

Gypsy Princess Guest Reviews

March 2019

Biff & Amy,

Thank you so much for an incredible week! You make everything look so effortless, yet it’s easy to see how much hard work goes into everything you’ve planned for us. It has been so fun to watch the kids experiencing new things – from jumping off the roof of the boat to chasing fish & turtles undersea to mastering their conch blowing skills, to scrambling around The Baths.
You asked what our highlight was of the trip and I couldn’t come up with one, but the more I thought of it I think the highlight has been hanging out with you guys while sailing, going over charts in the morning and most definitely cocktails & nibbles! Hope to see you again soon! Alyce.

Biff & Amy:
The team has had an unbelievable week of the best & tastiest of the BVI. With just enough context to bother our hosts, we were able to enjoy spots that stoked wonderful memories and also experience brand new adventures. All in a setting that’s unmatched, completely detached from our day to day, and thoroughly inspiring for the Ory Family in many different ways. The variety of experiences, attention to Ory tastes (both noted on the forms and observed real time), something for everybody, the ability to take my ‘expected’ and multiply it by 2 daily…….. all made for a week that will enhance our lives. Hats off for your skills as hosts, chefs, pilots, technicians, cleaners, event coordinators, instructors, motivators and wonderful leaders. Every motion this week has had a purpose, that was most remarkable. So many memories and experiences for Mom, Dad, Louise, Henry & James to take with us the rest of our lives.
Cheers, Michael & Alyce.

March 2019

Biff, Amy, Gypsy Princess… Queen….King….Sultan!
We have had an awesome time sharing the BVI’s with you. You two are very special and now hold a special place in our families hearts. We have had a great time and you are great tour guides, Captain & Chef. The Devil is in the detail & I appreciate you going the extra mile to make sure our family had a phenomenal time. Your lust for life is contagious and I will remember this week forever. We arrived as strangers but leave as family. What more could we ask for. Thanks for making one week feel so special, I can’t thnk you enough for the friendship. Peace be with you, Stuart.
P.S You are the best! We will be back, life is about the journey and you gave us a great ride (sail!)

Biff & Amy,
This past week has been extraordinarily fun! Thank you both for making sure we were having the best time possible. Gypsy Princess is such an amazingboat & I could stay here forever. The snorkelling has been so beautiful and the water was super warm. You guys are really funny & made me laugh all the time. Amy – your cooking was delicious (&healthy) and your desserts….mmmmm. Biff – you are so good with people like we saw with that woman yesterday. You always know how to solve any problem. Thanks for a great trip!
Dawson

Dear McGyver & Julia,
Thank you for everything you have done for each of us this week. You embraced our family with such care and warmth. You even thought Stuart was funny, usually an acquired taste. Biff, like McGyver you can make anything work and teach even the most challenging among us anything you set your mind to. Amy, like Julia Childs, what you produced every meal out of that tiny kitchen is truly a culinary milracle. You accommodated Graces desire to remain healthy and gluten free effortlessly, and made the rest of us enjoy it aswell. Gluten free pancakes and brownies – simply spectacular. It has been an amazing week and we were able to fully relax knowing we were in such caring & capable hands. Xoxo Deborah

Dear Biff & Amy,
Thank you so much for making Spring Break os fun. You always made sure we were happy. Biff thank you for teaching me to waterski, it is definitely something I will do again. Amy thank you for making such amazing food. I felt like I was going to a 5 star restaurant every day. Everyday where ever we went I knew it would be beautiful, either for the snorkelling spots where we swam with turtles or just the natural beach. When we left home I didn’t know how great this vacation would be and let’s just say it passed my expectations. Thank you for everything you did to make this week special.
Grace

February 2019

“Dear Amy & Biff,
Where do we being to thank you for this wonderful experience?! From Amys authentic and gracious hospitality and cooking to Biff’s leadership skills, it was the very BEST! Thank you for sharing your home, knowledge and friendship with us. We had a blast and the Gypsy Princess is forever etched in our memories.
Come & see us in Minnesota! xo Anne & Dave, Lois & Tom´

February 2019

Amy & Biff,

These simple words cannot express our thanks to you both for making our week on the gypsy Princess such a special one! We loved every minute of this week. Your attention to detail was amazing; from the entertaining stories to the local folklore – we’ll remember it all. Amy the food was beautifully presented and so delicious. Thank you, our new friends! God bless you in your adventures ahead, Love Betsy.

Amy & Biff,
You have made our dreams come true. Your attention to detail, enthusiasm, knowledge (rum tasting!) seamanship, culinary skills and service are beyond compare. But mostly you are both WONDERFUL people. You are welcome in our home in California anytime! We will remember this trip forever! Love John.

Dear Amy & Biff,
We have loved this trip with you both so much! You both have made this trip so amazing. Amy your meals are so delicious, so yummy, such a compliment to our trip. Biff, I loved all your instruction to sailing, to snorkelling, to NAVIGATING! Thank you! We loved it all. John was dreaming of this vacation for 40 years, it’s been so much more! Thank you, Peggy.

January 2019

Amy & Biff,
Thank you for a wonderful 10 days on Gypsy Princess. You made us discover many new beautiful anchorages – sailing was terrific! Biff, thank you for uncovering lobsters and sharks and swimming with me, not counting the terrific pictures of marine life that will now serve as my screen saver. Amy, you are an angel, always smiling and a great chef. We enjoyed all your meals, artistically presented and deliciously yummy.
We very much enjoying being with you both and are already thinking of next year.
Martine.

Amy, Amy, Amy & Biff,
I hope that you develop a taste for tomato juice and ice tea – try mixing them together!
And many thanks for the wonderful food & caring for us along the way. A great vacation.
Chuck.

Gypsy Princess was everything that we expected. The crew are first class, helpful, available and enjoyable to be with. Amy was particularly adept in accommodating my special dietary needs.

New Year 2018/19

Biff & Amy,
This is the first time for me to write ´2019´. It was the best choice I´ve made all year, to be on GP with the two of you!
Having never sailed on a crewed boat, this was a leap of faith for me. Thank you for catching us and making my dream a reality. We will be back!
Beyond the superior professionalism, there is a true spirit of love for this place. I appreciate your passion for the sea (or ocean?!)
Our amazing meals were the perfect setting for our family pondering. The sailing lessons were very appreciated by all..... We now realize what good hands we´ve been lucky enough to have guide us.
I hope 2019 brings you both all you´ve dreamed of. I hope you continue to live this beautiful life together.
I think you from the bottom of my heart, the top & all around!
Please keep us in mind as you move around the world, we would love to know where you are and what adventures you are having.
Be well, be happy and most of all be secure in the knowledge that you both have touched my family and have given us some of the best moments we will ever have together. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Melissa.

Dear Amy & Biff,
Wow! What an incredible week this has been! I cannot compliment you both enough for your amazing service. You’ve set a high bar to follow. I appreciated hearing tales of the pirates and plantations as well as hurricane recovery. You are both fine people and I feel honoured to have met you.
Thanks for the wonderinf meals, sailing lessons, creative cocktails & nibbles etc! Anegada was an amazing place to celebrate the New Year. Snorkelling, sea turtles, rays and all of the beautiful fish that we saw were just some of the highlights. And thanks for making sure that all of us could participate and enjoy. Vicki.

Amy & Biff,
You two are a breath of fresh air! Thanks for making a once in a lifetime experience even better. Your history lessons, stories and sailing made the trip even more special. I hope we one day meet again! Good Luck, Happy New Year and smooth sailing, Doug.

Amy & Biff,
This has been AMAZING. What you do is AMAZING. How you do it is beyond AMAZING. Happy 2019! Take care, hope to sail with you again, John.

Christmas 2018

Dear Amy & Biff, Thanks for being so fun, knowledgeable and making this a wonderful vacation. I haven’t felt this relaxed in a long time. Cocktails & Nibbles for life! Love Annie.

Amy & Biff, What a wonderful adventure! This vacation has far exceeded our expectations! You two are truly ‘can do’. You are both professional, knowledgable and incredibly fun. I do appreciate your patience with me being a little unsteady. Biff – you were adventurous and made everyone try harder. Amy – your food was fabulous, then boat was clean and well maintained. We loved that you found us sea turtles, which you know are near to our hearts. Lastly, the best part of the vacation was meeting the two of you!
Thsnk you for making this Christmas special and one we will never forget. We WILL See you again! Love Nancy

Amy & Biff, thank you so much for making this a unique and special experience. As a family we had so much fun and will look back on this trip for years to come. You guys went to every length to make sure we were comfortable, happy and we greatly appreciate it. Also thank you for the new wealth of pirate knowledge!
Thank you again and enjoy your time on the high seas. Griffin

Amy & Biff, Thank you both so much for the best Christmas ever! I had so much fun learning to ski, tubing, tanning and going to the pirate show! I also loved learning about the boat and hearing your stories! Also the food was so delicious, I don’t know how I’ll go back and eat regular food! Again, thank you so much and I hope we get to come back soon! – Maggie.

December 10-17, 2018

Amy & Biff, Our time on this earth is short and time passes more quickly with age. Each of you embrace life and work with an inspiring passion and energy. Thanks to you both for sharing your life experiences for boating, cooking, sailing and history with me & my family. No matter what challenges you face during lifes journey, always keep moving forward – downwind with the spinnaker full. God bless you both until we see you again and forever.
Best Always, Jackie, Pete, Kayla & Nick. The Stark Family, Memphis, TN, USA
P.S when the shit goes down, both of you have a spot in my militia. But if I can only choose one, Amys Gourmet cooking trumps sailing and knot tying, Sorry Biff! I think the guys in speedos on JVD were looking for a third!

Amy & Biff, Thank you once again for the trip of a lifetime! (Or hopefully every other year trip!) The food was always amazing! You guys are so awesome and patient with me, always giving me the extra pair of hands or stability so I wouldn’t hurt myself or woman overboard. We all enjoyed sailing, snorkelling and most of all just relaxing on the GP! Best wishes to you in the future and we hope to see you in New Orleans sometime! You are both an inspiration to all of us! Jackie.

Biff & Amy, Your talent, dedication to your craft, are second to none. As someone to whom this whole enterprise – sailing, luxury, week long vacations – is quite foreign, your ceaseless warmth and personality made we feel completely at home from the moment I stepped aboard GP. I hope that you continue to share your knowledge and passion with those around you (guests & everyone else) for many more years to come. Please do come see us in New Orleans and do us the honour of returning your hospitality. I promise it won’t disappoint, Cheers, George.

Biff & Amy, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This was the most wonderful vacation I’ve ever had! You both are wonderful and I’m so grateful to have been able to get to know you and learn from you. I hope you’ll come to see us in New Orleans soon, Kayla.

November 2018

Dear Amy & Biff,
What an amazing adventure you have given us! Thank you for our first memories of the BVI. From working with Xenia to ensure our group stayed together, to stepping aboard the immaculate GP, to our ‘storytimes’ while learning to sail, to the incredible food, to Biff’s watersports instructions, snorkelling in Pirate caves and so much more…… you two made us feel so at home, welcomed and safe. I don’t think we’ve ever felt so relaxed and pampered. Everythign was truly magical and we owe it to you. I can’t wait to bring the kids back to meet you and you MUST come to stay with us in Southern California!
Thanks again for making Cal’s 50th Birthday celebration so special. We will never forget that double rainbow sunset with ‘erotic nipples’ Good Luck on the rest of your season. We know it will be hard to beat The Shulmers & PRick!!!
Love Cal & Jackie

Dear Biff & Amy,
Thank you both so much for the most amazing week. We have truly enjoyed spending our days with you! We will miss hearing the bell ring to start our day, having erotic nipples together & talking about the adventures Biff took us on, hearing pirate stories while being spoiled with gourmet food. We so appreciate how clean the boat is kept, how safe we have felt and how much fun we have had! Our cheeks are sore from smiling!
Can’t wait to share this experience with our kids by bringing them to meet you! Loved our worry free week of Vitamin Sea!
Love Chad & Jen

Thanks Biff & Amy for making our trip so amazing. They way you guys invited us into your home and catered to our every whim is fantastic & indulgent & I can’t thank you enough. You make the difference between a great holiday and an amazing life experience. Keep up the amazing work. Take care of each other & the GP.
Cheers Mates! Rick

Amy & Biff,
You’re the best! Had a great time aboard.
All the best, Patrick

April 2018

Biff & Amy,
Thank you so much for our amazing vacation. There were so many firsts for us that we will remember forever. Your hospitality was like nothing we have experienced. The BVI is my new favourite place on earth thanks to you guys! Amy you are an amazing chef from fish taco’s to Dave’s B’day cake, it was all superb! Biff, snorkelling at Oil Nut Bay was unforgettable……. Swimming with all the turtles and a shark was AWESOME!
Thanks again for the fabulous week. Good Luck with the rest of your season and boat upgrades, take care

Biff & Amy,
Thank you both for an amazing and exciting vacation. And a special thank you for making Davids Birthday so special, I’m sure he will always remember! You’ve welcomed us and made us feel at home. The food has been wonderful! Thank you again for everything and wishing the very best!
GP Rocks!!

Biff & Amy,
Thank you both for making our vacation amazing! You made every effort to make us feel at home and it is greatly appreciated. Amy, thank you for the great food you prepared all week. Biff thank you for the fantastic snorkelling and for “letting me drive your dinghy” !!!
Best wishes to you.

March 2018

To Biff & Amy
Thanks you so, so, so much for being so nice on the trip. It was amazing. My favourite part was seeing the dolfins.
Sincerely Lauren #bvistrong

To Biff & Amy
Thank you Amy for making such great food and thanks you Biff for teaching me to waterski and wakeboard. I hope you have a great rest of your chartering career.
Cole. #bvistrong

Biff & Amy,
The past week has been tremendously fun & interesting. You both made our trip that much more special because of your enthusiasm. I am sincerely glad to have had such a great crew. Biff you’ve given me a renewed appreciation fir all things seamanship. I can’t wait to get home & practise/pass along some of the information you’ve given me. Amy your knowledge of local history gave character to the islands and was a highlight of mine.Thanks also for accommodating my love for onions and cabbage. To both of you fair winds and following seas, Ben.

Biff & Amy,
Thank you so much for the wonderful vacation. Your hospitality & generosity was greatly appreciated!!
Amy the ‘burnt’ eggs were to die for at every meal. The food & service was exceptional day in and day out. Yum!
Barnacle Biff, the best pirate I have ever met. Hands Down. Thank you for spending so much time with the kids in the water and in the class room.
Gypry Princess is the absolute dream! Good Luck with the rest of your sails and wherever they take you.
Thanks Again!

Amy & Biff,
Well I can’t than kyou both enough for helping create a truly magical family vacation and honeymoon!
The kids were so thrilled to try all the new things I really appreciate Biff taking the time to get the kids comfortable in the water – I never though Lauren would get going as enthusiastically as she did. The dolphins & shark were over the top!
Amy – the kids so enjoyed all your stories, as did I. It’s nice to have a crew with so much local knowledge and makes learning fun & entertaining.
You both are wonderful teachers and a great team. It was such a pleasure to spend the week with you both!

March 2018

AMAZING HONEYMOON!
Huge thanks to Biff and Amy for making our honeymoon so special.
Neither of us are sailors or water babies so the experience for us was very new coming from London.

Biff was incredibly patient and gave us confidence to swim and snorkel at ease. We always felt safe and as a result were able to push our boundaries.

Amy is an absolute angel - kind, gentle and incredibly informative and knowledgeable about local pirate history and wildlife; not to mention her superb abilities as a chef. The quality of food - up there with some of the fine dining we have ever had.

Thank you both a million for surpassing our expectations and giving us the best honeymoon.

Our love and best wishes...
Lisa and Peter

June 2017

We are back from the boat trip:( it was amazing !!! Even better then the last trip. The crew are the best , she is such a great cook and they both were so much fun ! I truly can´t say enough about them and the boat!
Till next year...

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