Kings Ransom Description

King´s Ransom, a Silhouette 76 cat with a master full-width king suite, 3 queen suites, and a suite with either a queen or two twin berths.

Cruising Area of Kings Ransom

Pref. Pick-upVillage Cay Marina BVI
Summer PortBVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortBVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Specification

Length76 Feet
Beam38 Feet
Draft5.5 Feet
Built2008
Refit2022
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
JacuzziYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch12
Guest SmokeTransoms only pls
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeSwimmers preferred
InverterYes
Voltages110v/220v
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity500 gals
Ice MakerYes
Generator2X20Kw
Max Speed19
Cruising Speed10
Turnaround24 hours, 48 preferred

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew4
King1
Queen4
Showers5
Tubs1
Wash Basins5
Heads5
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
King´s Ransom features a main-deck, king-berth, master suite, and 4 queen berth guest suites. The midships starboard queen suite may be converted into two twin berths.
All the guest heads are electronically operated.
King´s Ransom is fully air-conditioned throughout and each guest suite has its own flat-screen TV & DVD player.
WiFi available throughout King´s Ransom...

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)18 ft
Dinghy Hp90
Dinghy Pax8
Dinghy SailingYes
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man Kayak2
2-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim Platforms2
Boarding LadderStern
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Other Toys
Hobie ´Wave´ Sailing Cat

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
Full CourseRendezvous
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks5
BCs5
Regulators5
Weight Sets10
Num Divers5
Dives/Week2
Diving Info
Included for certified divers

Entertainment

Sat TvYes
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDs150+
CDsMP3s
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
WiFi available on request...

Cuisine

Din-in10
Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes

Kings Ransom Crew Profile

Crew Number4
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainStuart Brink
NationalitySouth African
Born1978
SpeaksEnglish, basic Portuguese, basic Spanish, Hebrew.
Years Chartering15
LicenseRYA YM 200 ton
Chef/Mate
Chef/MateMichelle Brink
NationalitySouth African
Born1985
Years Chartering5


Meet the crew
When boarding Kings Ransom, you´ll be met by a fully trained crew who are warm, welcoming, and ready to make your luxury sailing trip everything you´ve dreamed of…and more.

Stuart Brink - Captain
(+- 12000 Nautical Miles)
Stuart started surfing when he was just 5-years old. Combine this with an upbringing that
includes building a 32´ sailing yacht with his father and his dedication as a crew member of
the National Sea Rescue Institute in South Africa for 15 year, we like to say that sailing
and the ocean form part of his DNA.
Stuart is very adventurous and will make your journey unbelievably fun while he ensures your safety. If you enjoy water sports, then this is your guy! As our captain, Stuart pays
extreme attention to detail. Your comfort is his priority and with his added years of
experience in the hospitality industry, this skill comes naturally to him.

Michelle Brink - Chef
(+- 9000 Nautical Miles)
Michelle has always had a passion for adventure. She is also a “creative” at heart and
loves spending time in the kitchen. Her skills allow her to incorporate beauty and design
into everything she does. Whether it is cooking, presentation, table settings or photography,
Michelle adds splendour to everything she touches.
Over the past few years, the ocean has become an important part of her life. From sailing
and surfing to snorkelling and diving, Michelle is all about discovery, having fun and
meeting new people.

Sam Carter - Steward
(+- 5000 Nautical Miles)
Sam is our incredible steward (not to be confused with our captain, who is also an incredible Stuart) and is here to help make sure your trip with us will be unforgettable. Originally, he is from the farmlands in New Zealand and comes equipped with a fun accent and useless facts about sheep. With over 8 years´ experience in some of his country´s top accommodations and attractions, Sam is always ready to go the extra kilometre, which is of course further than the extra mile.

Aldo Jonker - Deckhand
(+- 6000 Nautical Miles)
Aldo is the deckhand and divemaster on Kings Ransom. He is from South Africa, where he has moved around the country and has lived on farms for most of his life. He loves the outdoors and all kinds of sports. From studying agriculture and farming to then becoming a dive instructor, he realized that his primary passion is for the ocean. He found his way into the yachting industry and has not looked back since! Aldo has a calm and relaxed nature but still maintains high safety standards and will take you on amazing dives and all sorts of epic water sports adventures.

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Kings Ransom Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Mar 11, 2023Mar 18, 2023Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Mar 27, 2023Apr 03, 2023Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
May 19, 2023May 26, 2023Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*

Kings Ransom Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $52,000

High price: $59,400


Season2-4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax
2022/23 Winter$52,000$52,900$53,800$54,700$55,600$57,500$59,400
2023 Summer$52,000$52,900$53,800$54,700$55,600$57,500$59,400
2023/24 Winter$52,000$52,900$53,800$54,700$55,600$57,500$59,400

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.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Kings Ransom.

Kings Ransom Guest Reviews

Fan mail for the crew of KING´S RANSOM, from guests aboard in mid March, 2015 -

Pete, Niki, Martina and Daniel,
We want you to know that our cruise was the BEST EVER trip we have ever taken. It was a blast!
I can´t believe I was worried about the children running out of things to do and our family being too close for a week to ever speak to each other again. Quite the opposite!
You kept us moving discovering,playing, sightseeing,shopping, doing card tricks and eating (Oh yes, we did enjoy eating at breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner).
You kept our itinerary running smoothly for the whole family - all ages, all interests and all already formed ideas. A time for everybody and that´s not easy! You never disappointed, only impressed.
We hope to catch up with you one day and continue our new friendship. Best of luck on the Med and on your new boat. Keep in touch.
Sincerely,
Bobby, Mary, Bonnie, Tom, Thomas, Connor, Mary Louise, Reese and Gracie.

April 2013

We had a wonderful time!!!!
Love love the crew! They were fantastic. Harley had two ear infections and the crew was so wonderful with her. Just can´t say enough. Niki is a wonderful chef. Food was fantastic. We enjoy every morsel.
The BVI´S were just breathtaking. The perfect recommendation in both....Kings Ransom and BVI´S.
The boat was not only perfect but so much fun. Thank you for that!!!!
We are not home yet, we are all travelling American Airlines and the entire airlines shut down. We are stuck in San Juan for the night.
The trip was one we will never forget and will have many wonderful memories.
Thank you again.
Best Regards,
Rhonda

January, 2013 flotilla charter

I am happy to report that the 2013 charter was extremely successful and, after fourteen consecutive programs involving yacht charters, this one was possibly the best yet according to many of the repeat guests. A great deal of coordination, cooperation and willingness to help on all fronts was shown by all the crews and Pete and Niki did an excellent job both before and during the charter. Their thorough attention to the details of the charter and the needs of all the guests plus their helpful communication was much appreciated. Their enthusiasm and often humourous attempts to engage the other yachts in friendly competition helped foster a fun spirit throughout the catamaran fleet.
It is well known that this charter places a great emphasis on dining and, with guests switching yachts for dinners, stimulates a good natured and unstated competition amongst the yachts. Niki and everyone on Kings Ransom did an outstanding job and received great comments from both their home guests and those that visited for dinner on the dine-around nights. This feat is not to be taken lightly considering the competition throughout the fleet.
We have received emails and letters from the Kings Ransom guests saying how wonderful the crew were and how happy they were with the yacht, the meals and the service.
Kings Ransom and her crew did a great job throughout the program and I will be pleased to provide positive references and recommendations for the yacht and the crew. We will be pleased to have Kings Ransom, Pete, Niki and the crew on future charters for these and any other clients.
Thank you again to everyone in the Kings Ransom family for such excellent service.

Guests aboard KING´S RANSOM in January, 2013

´´The Kings Ransom Magnificent! BVI magical! The food-delicious and beautifully presented BUT the crew ´tops the lot´. Thanks a million for a fantastic time´´
Liz & Mike January 2013

Yuletide Guests for December, 2012

´´I could not imagine a better place, better people or a better boat on which to unite as a family. You have helped us enjoy each other and our precious family time together-a rare gift. For the rest of our lives we will remember each of you and how easy it was to be with you and the wonderful care you took of us. Thank you so much for your expert sailing, your great sense of humor and your excellent taste in music! We had a wonderful vacation thanks to your efforts.´´
The Fisher family,
Christmas 2012

A family charter for Thanksgiving week

´´The crew of this ship has shown our family love, respect, patience, and generosity. We will be forever grateful for your endless ours of hard work in order to give us the trip of a lifetime´´
The Klotz family
Thanksgiving 2012

Guests aboard KING´S RANSOM in July, 21012

Thank you both very much for creating a very enjoyable atmosphere, your services were very professionally carried out and we cannot think of anything that Yourselves and/or Andy along with Sara could have done to improve the enjoyment of our treasured vacation.
Niki: the food Quality Taste Services and Presentations were excellent, you provided what we asked for and gave us many options to choose from, perfect choices from a perfect Chef
With some Children as Guests, Banter was more or less a perquisite of the package, but the banter that you both gave to the Children was clever and thoughtful, and it came across as, you both genuinely enjoying your success at making some Childrens eyes and mouths wide open.
We as Well Travelled Grand Parents are fully aware that we should have left all Table Clearing away to you and your Crew, many times you all reminded us that it was part of your service, however, irrespective of how much we paid for the charter neither Hazel nor I, wanted the Children to lack the courtesy of a Helping-Hand
Pete: based upon our day to day dealings, you are definitely a Class Act you made us feel very much at ease, and secure in the knowledge that we were in very safe hands.
Your Parents must be very proud of you; we have never regretted not having a Son; however one in your mold would have been a blessing (Yes Yes Niki roughly speaking you would have made a great fourth Daughter).
I have not mentioned Andy or Sara much above, as a separate letter is going to them, it goes without saying that they both served you well, With regards to the Children, Andys entertainment efforts were well over and above the line of duty. His interaction with us was excellent.
Sara provided the On Board Services that as Guests we could not have asked for a more thoughtful, mindful person to look after our needs
Thank You once again for giving all our Family memories that will be treasured for the rest of our lives
Safe Sailing, have a well-earned holiday back in England, Niagara Falls is only sixty miles from our home so if next July/August you would like to visit us please do not hesitate to email us, only cost to you- your airfares, VIP upon landing & leaving our nearby Toronto International Airport.
Best Wishes
Hazel & Chris
Ontario, Canada

Kings Ransom

Euros, Emily, Arnold & Rica,
I cannot think of a better way to spend Christmas than on the Kings Ransom with my family and this brilliant crew. All ten of us from Max (2 yrs) to Murray (70+ yrs) have had the trip of a lifetime. Everything (and I mean everything) was First Rate. The cabins were as good, if not better than a five star hotel. The attention to detail provided by each of you was more than we could have hoped for. I dont know if we could have fit one more activity into our trip. The scuba diving was a real treat. However, what we enjoyed the most was spending eight great days with our family in the beautiful BVIs, knowing that our every need and want would be taken care of by the most competent Euros, Emily, Arnold & Rica.

Euros, Emily, Rica & Arnold
Thank you for the best vacation that we have ever taken! Everything exceeded our expectations! Kings Ransom is incredible, Emilys food was spectacular. The activities, diving and snorkelling were phenomenal. Every day just got better and better, ending with an extraordinary show and performance by whales, Ricas slide show of our week and Euros trumpet playing at the Last Resort! Wow, what a way to end our vacation! Thank you again for your hospitality and a week that we will remember forever.
Katherine & Dirk Pieper

June 2011

We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
We were never told ´no´.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The yacht was beautiful, spacious, and very clean.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
We had AC on all the time. Never felt hot.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
A gourmet meal every time!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes, we told the Capt. where we wanted to go and even though we did not have a lot of time he made it happen.

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
There were some questions that VI Sailing did not know the answers to.

7. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?
The crew made the trip. This is definately a ´Can Do´ vacation. They were extremely accomodating and friendly. We had 3 small boys and they were VERY upset when the trip came to an end. We will definately be coming back! Thank you Euros, Emily, Arnold, and Rica!

Kings Ransom

Euros, Emily, Arnold & Rica,
I cannot think of a better way to spend Christmas than on the Kings Ransom with my family and this brilliant crew. All ten of us from Max (2 yrs) to Murray (70+ yrs) have had the trip of a lifetime. Everything (and I mean everything) was First Rate. The cabins were as good, if not better than a five star hotel. The attention to detail provided by each of you was more than we could have hoped for. I dont know if we could have fit one more activity into our trip. The scuba diving was a real treat. However, what we enjoyed the most was spending eight great days with our family in the beautiful BVIs, knowing that our every need and want would be taken care of by the most competent Euros, Emily, Arnold & Rica.

Euros, Emily, Rica & Arnold
Thank you for the best vacation that we have ever taken! Everything exceeded our expectations! Kings Ransom is incredible, Emilys food was spectacular. The activities, diving and snorkelling were phenomenal. Every day just got better and better, ending with an extraordinary show and performance by whales, Ricas slide show of our week and Euros trumpet playing at the Last Resort! Wow, what a way to end our vacation! Thank you again for your hospitality and a week that we will remember forever.
Katherine & Dirk Pieper

aug.4-11-12

Name: Patricia
Yacht: S/V Kings Ransom
Date: August 4-11, 2012


Comment on the comfort onboard Kings Ransom:
- If we were to rate a from 1-10 it would be a 10, it was excellent

Comment on the condition of Kings Ransom:
- The boat has excellent conditions

Comment on the cleanliness of Kings Ransom:
- No problem at all spotless

Comment on the congeniality of the Captain and crew:
- Very attentive

Comment on the service of the Captain and crew:
- Excellent

Comment on the fun aspect of the Captain and crew:
- Very fun and accommodating

Comment on the expertise of the Captain and crew:
- Excellent

Comment on the quality of your meals:
- Top Notch

Comment on the presentation of your meals:
- The presentation where just excellent


Would you charter this yacht again? (Circle one) (YES) NO




Kings Ransom Sample Menu