Joy Description

Since its debut in 2016, the new Lagoon Seventy 7 catamaran has been in record-breaking demand.
Built in France by CNB and designed by a super-star team of VPLP, Patrick Le Quément and Nauta Design, the Seventy 7 is the new flagship for builder Lagoon and boasts gentle and precise lines for a refined and harmonious overall look.

As an unbeatable choice for a bespoke yacht charter holiday, JOY combines pedigree design with luxurious styling, a spacious onboard layout and exceptional performance to create a perfect all-round yacht that is ideal for every kind of adventure on the water.
Finished to the highest standard, with superyacht DNA in its design, she offers extensive onboard spaces for its guests to enjoy.
Large open spaces, with an easy flow, make the most of the catamaran’s huge volume and huge windows flood the yacht with light.
Located on the main deck the huge main saloon forms the heart of the yacht, with sofas, a bar, dining space and entertainment systems.
Beautiful accommodation is on offer, with versatile configurations to suit a wide range of group sizes and modern and luxurious spaces for guests to retreat to.
A particular highlight is the master cabin, which includes a large ensuite, desk space, walk in wardrobe and generous living area.
Direct access from the main saloon and out on to the cockpit and foredeck adds to the exclusivity of the master cabin space.

Just like the interior, the three main exterior spaces are huge and provide the perfect base for outdoor living. Leading directly out from the main saloon, the large aft cockpit is home to a dining space, extensive seating and direct access up to the flybridge and down to the transom.
The forward cockpit includes informal lounge seating, perfect for sheltered relaxation, and provides direct access on to the trampoline net for relaxing and sunbathing. Moving upwards, the flybridge with hardtop - ideal for protection from the heat of the day - is yet another beautiful space with a navigation station, sunpads, seating and unspoiled views across the water.

SY JOY being a luxury catamaran for charter is perfect for water lovers and an especially impressive feature is the transom beach club, which opens up at water level to create a base for swimming and water sports, or as a tender dock or prime spot for guests to relax and enjoy the close proximity to beautiful, crystal clear waters.
A full sail inventory allows guests to appreciate the serenity of sailing between beautiful destinations.
A perfect all-rounder yacht, it is no surprise that the Lagoon Seventy 7 has been such an instant success story.

Cruising Area of Joy

Pref. Pick-upHuahine, French Polynesia
Summer PortTahiti, French Polynesia
Summer OperationsSouth Pacific
Winter PortCaribbean - St. Martin TBC


TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
1 Master Suite, 2 Double Cabins, 1 Cabin with upper & lower berths
All with en-suite bathrooms


Length77 Feet
Beam36.1 Feet
Draft6.3 Feet
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Children AllowedYes
Inverter2 x Inverters 24/220V 5000VA
Voltages12V & 220V
Water Maker280L
Water Capacity1600L
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator2 x ONAN Generators (19Kva), o
Max Speed10
Cruising Speed9
Turnaround72 hours
Engines2 x Volvo Penta D4-180 Engines; 2 x Onan Generators (19Kva), one upgrade to 27KW; 2 x Inverters 24/22V 5000VA

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Ocean Master Deluxe OM 500 with Honda Engine 100HP
Dinghy Hp100HP
Adult WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man Kayak2
2-Man Kayak1
Standup Paddle3
Swim Platforms1
Other Toys
1 x Foiling Surf Board
1 x Banana Boat
Dive Equipment
Beach Toys

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorOnboard
Num Divers4
Diving Info
Dive Equipmen: Diving Compressor Bauer Junior II 220V/50Hz, Dive gears (BCD, Reg, dive computer, mask and fins); waivers requested.

Remark on scuba diving: Rendezvous only.
Clients are more than welcome to use onboad scuba dive equipment but with an instructor (RdV diving).
There is no wetsuit for rent onboard, but the clients can rent from local dive shop.

For diving in French Polynesia cruising area (Tuamotus Islands): It is important to know that the dives around Tuamotus are at the passes near town and if they wanted to see the rest of the atoll then there are no scuba dive sites.


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes


Special DietsInq

Joy Crew Profile

Crew Number4
CaptainCarl CJ Coetzee
NationalitySouth African
LicenseSTCW 95 - RYA MCA Yachtmaster Offshore
LicenseSTCW 95-Certificate of Advance Cooking & Specialist Dietary

CAPTAIN: Carl CJ Coetzee
South African

CJ’s passion for the ocean stretches back further than he can remember. Born out of a childhood of summers spent visiting his grandfather’s house on the beach in Cape Town, he always knew he wanted a life by the sea. Starting his career as a dive instructor and professional underwater photographer and videographer, CJ spent many years working with thousands of clients, not only training them how to dive, but sharing his love for the ocean and guiding them to some of the most spectacular underwater locations and majestic marine life.

After many years under the sea, CJ decided to make the move into yachting to expand his experience and build his career. Taking his experiences from large superyachts to smaller award winning charter catamarans, CJ now has 8 years of working experience around the Caribbean, Mediterranean, South East Asia and French Polynesia to make him the perfect captain for any yacht charter.

With experience of transatlantic crossings on spectacular sail yachts, finding Manta rays in the Benguela current off of Mozambique, discovering overhead barrels on never heard of islands lost in the Indian ocean or swimming with Tiger sharks in the Bahamas CJ has a knack of finding the most spectacular treasures that mother nature has to offer.

With a laid back and very friendly disposition, he leads a team of dedicated and professional crew to ensure that all of his guests have the opportunity to enjoy an once in a lifetime experience.

“I am very fortunate to be able to live a life that most could only dream of, however there is no greater joy than sharing that with others, either in, or out of the water.”

CHEF: Danica NEL
South African

Danica comes from an active family all the way from Kwa Zulu, Natal, South Africa. She has a bubbly personality and is a social chef that loves to interact with clients to share her passion and her recipes. She loves to experiment with international cuisines ranging from Thai to Caribbean and Italian to everything in between, bringing her own unique flourish and finishing touches to each dish. Her passion for cuisine was born at a young age having been raised in a very culinary household in a Mediterranean family where food always formed the centrepiece of every day and where she was always surrounded by delicious smells and tasty morsels coming out of the kitchen.
After attending design school, Danica decided she wanted to spread her wings and combine her creativity with the culinary world in a career as a yacht chef. She trained at The Super Yacht Culinary Academy in Cape Town, followed by an internship under a Michelin star trained chef where she took her skills to the next level. She has since been sailing and cooking her way around the British Virgin Islands, where she perfected her charter chef game. After arriving in remote French Polynesia, Danica has enjoyed exploring the islands, adding some local recipes and ingredients to her vast repertoire along the way.

STEWARDESS: Lexi Fletcher

Lexi is upbeat and charismatic, with a calm disposition and can do approach that makes her a welcome team member in any situation and a great asset on board JOY.

With experience early in her career serving cocktails and later moving on to client servicing in the marketing industry, Lexi has extensive practice delivering to the highest standards with flourish and flair over almost 15 years. She understands the importance of the smallest finishing touches and prides herself on providing a truly personalized service for guests.

Working closely with Captain CJ and Chef Nikki, Lexi will make sure that every aspect of your trip is taken care of so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy a once in a lifetime holiday on board JOY.

Having lived on three continents, Lexi has developed a deep passion for travel and has been lucky enough to visit some of the most beautiful places in the world. A keen diver and hiker, she delights in exploring everything that the natural world has to offer, both above and below sea level.

South African

Luke grew up on the East Coast of South Africa with a real passion for the ocean. He has loved surfing and free diving since he was a young boy, so being immersed in and under the water became part of his everyday life. After finishing school Luke went on to study law, but then decided a sailing career was what inspired him most, so he allowed the winds to blow him in a new direction and towards a life on the sea.
Luke’s first onboard job was as 1st Mate on a 72ft ketch cutter mono-hull that took him sailing around the East coast of Africa. After that adventure, he sailed the British Virgin Islands as a charter captain for four years, jumping between 49ft - 65ft sailing catamarans. He loved the experience so much and wanted to explore he more of the world, and what better place than on one of Lagoon’s flagship 77 foot sailing catamarans in French Polynesia.
As an active waterman, Luke loves introducing guests to enjoy a new adventure on board, whether its snorkelling, wakeboarding or banana boating!

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Joy Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Oct 18, 2023Oct 28, 2023Booked: Papeete - S.Pacific* to Bora Bora, Tahiti*
Oct 31, 2023Feb 02, 2024Transit: Tahiti to Caribbean - Port TBD

Joy Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $55,000

High price: $60,000

Season2-8 Pax
2023 Summer$60,000
2023/24 Winter$55,000

Yacht terms: Plus Expenses
The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Unused APA money will be refunded. Inquire for more information.


June: $58 000 + 30% APA + 5% tax
July-August: $60 000 + 30% APA + 5% tax
September - October: $58 000 + 30% APA + 5% tax
November : $55 000 + 30% APA + 5% tax

One week minimum - Less than one week charter on request and depending of the calendar.
Delivery fees may apply.
If the APA paid is not sufficient to cover extra expenses, the balance has to be paid on board by the client directly to the captain at cost.
At the contrary, any leftover on the APA will be refunded in cash by the captain at termination of the cruise.

CARIBBEAN (Feb-April 2024) - ST MARTIN - port TBC
Week: €60 000 + 30% APA - TBC


Joy Guest Reviews

Charter on June 10-17, 2023 in French Polynesia - A group of 8 from Arizona

We had an unbelievable time on this charter! The crew blew us away with their level of service.
We just spoke with the rest of our charter group, and they are very excited to start planning for our next charter.
CJ was a spectacular captain and we would like our next captain to have similar knowledge about diving and marine biology.
The size of the catamaran was perfect during this charter.
There are no words to describe how wonderful things went!
We are at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora for a few days before we head home.
We actually invited the crew to join us for drinks last night because they were so fantastic!

I wanted to reach out to thank you and the entire crew for a fantastic vacation.
We have been pleased by all the 2 person crews of our 3 prior ~50-foot charters and expected the same, but you far exceeded our high expectations. There is no comparison to be made with the televised soap opera expectations.
You have the perfect Captain demeanor; confident and in command, without being superior.
Your passion for the sea and its creatures is clear and inspiring, adding to our sense of adventure.

Lexi also could not be more perfectly charming, engaging, and helpful. The perfect steward.

Luke and Danika too were both a total pleasure to be around and helpful in every way. Danika´s culinary skills are world-class-delicious.

Hoping to charter with you again and/or cross paths in the future.
Please forward our thanks and contact info to the rest of the crew and let them know they are always welcome to stay with us in Old Town Scottsdale.

Warmest regards,

March 11-18, 2023 - Huahine - Bora Bora / group of 6 from USA

Broker´s report
Exceeding expectations !!!
Capt CJ and crew are absolutely fantastic!
Already talking about booking another one next year!

Charter on April 2-9, 2023 / French Polynesia / American family of 8

The crew of JOY were well beyond our expectations. Captain CJ, a friendly South African, and his lovely wife Lexi, a Brit from Yorkshire have been in these islands on JOY for 5 years and know these waters exceedingly well. Luke, also a fully qualified Captain, was the ship’s engineer and did a great job keeping us safe and his partner Danica was the chef. We provided a bit of a challenge with three kids and a few dietary restrictions from some of the passengers. The meals were served family style, and were absolutely wonderful. Luke and Danica were also from South Africa.
The yacht was spacious, incredibly well laid out, and was finished beautifully. We had not been on a catamaran before. My wife and I have been on perhaps 25 or more cruises, but the catamaran was a real treat for us. It was incredibly steady during some windy crossings.
The absolute highlight of the trip was snorkelling these warm crystal blue oceans. Captain CJ took us to spectacular locations, where we swam with black tipped reef sharks. They are from about 3 feet to 7 feet, and are curious, but seem to be harmless. They bumped our legs to see if we should be lunch, and they swam right up to us. It was a bit nerve wracking at first, but as we got used to them, it was an incredible experience. We swam with endless types of tropical fish. Sort of like snorkelling in your dentist’s aquarium. Safety was always paramount, and the crew took incredible care of us. No one ever rushed us, and CJ always explained in great detail prior to us leaving the catamaran what we were to expect.
Getting into, and out of tenders is always tricky, particularly for us at age 70, but they made it safe and effortless. We snorkelled most days in spectacular locations.
There was one narrow channel between two islands where there was a slow moving current, a sort of lazy river. We snorkelled that lazy river two or three times each and saw endless tropical fish and colourful coral. The water is simply the best we have ever seen, and we have snorkelled around the world. All of the islands are surrounded by a coral barrier reef, perhaps two kilometres offshore. The water within this barrier reef is very calm. We went to a couple of local art galleries and a couple of pearl farms. This area produces amazing black pearls very sought after by jewelers around the world.
We were sad to say goodbye to the crew. We felt that we had made true friends, and we look forward to sailing with them again, perhaps in a different part of the world. After we got off the yacht at Bora Bora, we are at the Four Seasons Bora Bora in their world famous over water bungalows for 5 nights. It is everything you would expect from a tropical, world famous Four Seasons.
This was a world class trip, made particularly memorable by the crew and the yacht JOY”.

Charter on April 29 - May 6, 2022 in the Tuamotu - American group of 8

We have been having a fantastic time!
Life doesn’t get any better than on the Joy

Thank you CJ and your team for the great charter.

Charter on August 9-18, 2021 / Tahiti - Bora / American group of 4

Thank you for the check up. All is fabulous!
We are very much enjoying the trip. The crew and food have been fabulous. It´s exactly what we needed!!
We can´t thank you enough for helping us put this trip together..oh and we were able to swim above a male whale ...
It was amazing!

from the broker, W. Family Hawaii / May 31 – June 10, 2021, Hunahine – Bora Bora

´Sailing vessel JOY is very aptly named...she is a beautiful, comfortable, unforgettable, modern, catamaran.

The fantastic experience we were lucky enough to have in French Polynesia for 10 days was something our family will never forget.

JOY is well appointed with every amenity and all the ocean toys you could need.
The captain C.J. and crew Lexi & Jorge were exceptionally pleasant, engaging and very accommodating. They seemed to anticipate all of our needs and requests.
Chef Jen exceeded our expectations! Every meal was creative and delicious. We were constantly telling each other what a treat it was to have this level of proficiency in our young chef! (and we are a family of restaurants and wine producers...not an easy bunch to surprise.)
Overall, we whole heartedly recommend this trip and this boat and crew to everyone!!

The W. Family, Maui, Hawaii´

Thank you both for all your assistance with the last two charters on JOY. Both clients had excellent experiences and we look forward to sending many more charters to CJ and his crew on JOY.

Charter November 5 - 14, 2020 Rangiroa - Tikehau / 2 Americans

Wow, what a magical adventure the last 9 days have been. The deepest gratitude to every human on this special boat, JOY, for ensuring that our trip was one of the most amazing and tranformative trips of our lives. We leave today feeling as if we not only made 6 new beautiful friends but life long adventure buddies.
Thank you for making us free the family keeping us safe, showing us the beauty of French Polynesia and keeping us in fits of laughter.

Lexy you may be one of the funniest humans i´ve ever met. Your jou of life, lightearted attitude and witty humor were a big highlight of my trip.
Thank you provideed me with so much safty, knowledge and some deep belty laughs.
Thank you!

There´s so much more I would like to share but words weren´t created to express my deep gratitude for the trip you are made possible. from dancing with daolphins encounters, delicious food and incredible company. This the best trip I have ever been on and will forever live in my heart.

We see how hard you worked to make this happen and we look forward to the many adventures we will share together.
So much love and beams of lights.

One month charter on JOY - Rangiroa to Bora Bora - Aug.-Sept. 2019

This has been the most remarkable vacation - a month on a boat with an unknown crew - and for the crew unknown guests, was a step in the dark - it has proved to be one of the best decisions of our lives. Four weeks on a very special boat, crewed by four very special people has been a JOY and a privilege. CJ’s sailing skills took us to perfect locations at every stage - avoiding “bombies” all the way. Every member of the crew has contributed significantly to our enJOYment - never an empty glass and such quality and variety of meals that deserve Michelin stars.

CJ’s knowledge of the likely locations of the different areas to view, from tiny fish to 4 metre manta rays is uncanny! We have had the most memorable sightings of whales, manta, sting and eagle rays as well as dolphins off the bow and sharks swimming around us. I don’t possess adequate superlatives in wishing to say a huge thanks to CJ, Lexi, Fabiana and Pablo - you have all been stars and made our dream a reality. From our hearts, thank you all.

Bill & Hayley

Romantic Anniversary Charter_Bora Bora-Raiatea_28.09.-05.10.2019

Dear Crew,

Thanks you so much for this amazing cruise on a beautiful catamaran. Joy is top of all the perfect words for an unforgettable holiday, with a perfect crew, very professional, however being very friendly, and also with amazing food, very healthy and tasty. Thanks again for everything and hope to be [back] aboard very soon.

Marina & Sylvian