Lady Marigot Description

AVAILABLE IN THE USVIs: OCTOBER 2024 - DECEMBER 2024 Lady Marigot is named after what the novelist James Michener called ´the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean´ - Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia. She is a spacious Privilege catamaran with an elegant finish, comfortable seating, and excellent sailing performance... our ship sails quick! What is more, since the boat rests high above the water, fewer waves splash against the bottom resulting in a smooth and speedy sailing experience. For guests who are looking to explore sheltered cays, quiet beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and bustling tropical markets, Lady Marigot and her crew will take you on an unmatched adventure to both the hidden gems and popular destinations of St. Vincent & the Grenadines! The captain and two crew, with years of hospitality and onboard experience, provide a truly authentic Caribbean charter. Each from St Lucia, all three have spent their lives sailing there, the Grenadines, and the Lesser Antilles. All of our crew have worked with Lady Marigot for over six years (relief-crew included!) and our chef has been with us for ten. Lady Marigot´s spacious decking offers sunbathing mattresses located either side of the cockpit; bean bags, trampolines, and plenty of room further forward; two seats at the bow to enjoy a glass of wine & watch for dolphins; and comfortable, unforgettable elegance all around! For active guests, there are tubes, inflatables, towable toys, snorkeling gear, yoga mats, and paddle boards. A 50HP tender allows for speeding to the smaller islands and beaches, such as the Tobago Cays´ Turtle Sanctuary or the beachside lobster BBQ. On entering the interior, the cherry-wood saloon has plenty of light, multiple seating areas - for coffee and dinner - a large TV, sofa, and a well-placed wet bar for the crew to prepare drinks and cocktails. With the galley down in the starboard hull, guests will have even more room to socialize and relax. Typically, guests dine outside in the expansive cockpit seating area. There are two King and three Queen cabins onboard. All cabins in Port and Starboard hull have ensuite dry shower and separate head. The cabins are spacious with plenty of storage, air conditioning, and child safe fans. Two crew would typically stay in the central queen cabin while the captain has his own separate accommodations forward. During 2022 - 2023 Lady Marigot has been equipped with new teak decks, new windlasses, new galley equipment, a new hull gelcoat, new rubber seals, new linens, new towels, and additional new water-sports equipment. In 2024 she received new hatches, new tender engine, new interior paneling for cleaner/fresher look, new kevlar rigging, upgraded galley and new propellors for faster motor sailing. Lady Marigot has been designed as a fast, luxurious yacht offering an opulent interior space, beautiful lines, and flat uncluttered decks with plenty of room to sunbathe. Sailing performance should not be overlooked - she will match and outpace even the lightest of catamarans on the water. Regardless of whether you are young at heart or old in spirit, we will craft the ideal, bespoke charter for you based on years of travel and nautical experience... Lady Marigot awaits!

Cruising Area of Lady Marigot

Pref. Pick-upUSVI / St Lucia
Other Pick-upSt Vincent and the Grenadines
Summer PortGrenada, Windward Islands
Winter PortSt Lucia

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew3
King2
Queen2
Showers4
Wash Basins4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
Two queen beds (2m x 1.6m) with ensuite dry heads forward, two king beds with ensuite dry heads aft. There is an additional queen bed centre of the yacht with an ensuite wet heads used by the crew.

Specification

Length17.82 Metres
Beam9.25 Metres
Draft1.75 Metres
Built2004
RefitUpgrades 2023
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Guest SmokeDesignated Areas
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNo Minimum Age
InverterYes
Voltages220v and 110v
Water MakerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator2 Generators
Max Speed10 kts
Cruising Speed8 kts
Fuel Consumption6.5Ltr/hr US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48hrs
Engines110HP Yanmar Engines
Communications
Hotspot for checking emails. Additional Data packages available.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Metres)Custom 12ft Zodiac with Centre Consol
Dinghy Hp50HP
Dinghy Pax6
Kids WaterskisYes
Snorkel Gear8
TubeYes
1-Man KayakYes
2-Man Kayak1
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes - 2 Sets
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Fishing Rods2 for Trawling, 2 for at Ancho
Other Toys
Adult and Children Inflatables;
Yoga mats;
Wide range of games including poker, cards, clue, scattegories, dominoes etc.

Freediving Equipment. The third crew is a very keen freediver and able to show guests how to freedive and catch fish.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
Washer / Dryer
Large Smart TV
Extra Large Music Speaker for the Bow

Cuisine

Special DietsInq
KosherInq

Lady Marigot Crew Profile

Crew Number3
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainFrancis McLawrence
NationalitySt. Lucian
Born70
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseBoat Master License, Celestial Navigation, STCW
Chef
ChefNeil
NationalitySt. Lucian
Born54
LicenseSTCW, Hospitality Training Course


Lady Marigot is managed by a fully Saint Lucian crew with years of sailing, hospitality, & operations expertise. Combined, the crew has traveled to all seven continents, over 100 countries, as well as multiple trans-Atlantic crossings. They have sailed all across the Caribbean and world, and specialize in the Leeward and Windward Islands.

With their mastery of Lady Marigot and unrivaled knowledge of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and the Southern Caribbean writ large, our crew will provide an unparalleled, unforgettable, and truly authentic charter experience!


Captain: Francis McLawrence

With over 46 years of captaining experience, Francis found his love for the sea at a young age - at just six months old, he crossed from St. Lucia to Barbados with his father. Never looking back, Francis spent every school vacation thereafter at sea. He has captained a wide-range of ships, from catamarans, power-yachts, to even tug-boats. Captain Francis has done it all - yacht charters, sport & commercial fishing, shipping, & pleasure sails. He has obtained an array of boating qualifications, including but not limited to Boat Master License, Celestial Navigation Certification, and Basic Electronics.

First trained to sail using a sextant and star charts, Francis is one of the few mariners who upholds the tradition of celestial navigation. He has traversed the entire Caribbean this way (no GPS!), as well as having crossed the Atlantic by catamaran.

Well read, Francis brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise onboard. He is well versed in Caribbean history, local flora and fauna (by land and by sea), and the evolution and traditions of sailing. Young at heart, Francis is always excited to learn and brings both energy and experience to every charter - as well as more than a few great stories!

In his free time, Captain Francis designs and builds custom ships made of recycled plastic, old dinghies, & plywood. He plays bass guitar and enjoys reading about science fiction, history, and anything by Graham Hancock.


First Mate: Lee Freeman

Lee has been working with Lady Marigot since 2018, when he joined as a deckhand. While sailing is one of his many strengths, Lee specializes in mechanical maintenance of all sorts. With a willingness to listen and learn, coupled with an acute ability to educate himself from any source (Youtube included!) Lee continues to excel. Affable and endearing, polite and well-mannered, his youthful cheer and unyielding work-ethic makes for an invaluable addition to any crew or charter.

​With the ocean as Lee´s principal passion, perhaps his greatest talent is free-diving and spear-fishing. Countless times he has returned to the boat with barracuda, fish, spiny lobster, and the like. Most daring of all, Lee usually spear-fishes at night, hundreds of yards off the coast of Saint Lucia in what is known as the St. Vincent channel.

When he isn´t onboard, ​Lee fixes cars in his free time and enjoys motorcycles, dirt-biking, and off roading.


​Chef: Neil Matty

Neil Matty, also known as ´Chef Trap´, has been working with Lady Marigot for over a year and cooking for 21. He began his culinary journey at the age of 15 and was inspired by his father, an executive chef on a cruise line. Chef Trap´s culinary repertoire is diverse, spanning Italian, French, Caribbean, African, Mongolian, Portuguese, Argentinian, Cuban, and Asian cuisines, with a particular interest in gastronomy. He spent 11 years honing his skills on cruise lines, with seven of those dedicated to exploring the diverse culinary landscapes of Africa.

Chef Trap has traveled to well over a hundred countries... and has the pins to prove it! He spent 15 days in the frigid tundra of Antarctica, and his favorite destinations are Portugal, Zimbabwe, Honduras, and Montenegro.

​Chef Trap loves watching anime. He was an international DJ while working on cruise lines and enjoys watching cricket and listening to soca music.

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Lady Marigot Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Dec 27, 2024Jan 03, 2025Booked: Dominica, Caribbean* to Dominica, Caribbean*
Jan 12, 2025Jan 19, 2025Unavailable: St. Lucia to St. Lucia

Lady Marigot Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $22,000

High price: $27,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2024 Summer$22,000$23,000$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000
2024/25 Winter$23,000$24,000$25,000$25,500$26,000$26,500$27,000

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.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


Overnight Rate: Weekly Rate divided by 6 multiplied by the number of Nights (based on 1200 - 1200)

Sleep aboard the night before the charter with dinner ashore - $250US / cabin. Includes welcome drinks, snacks, and breakfast the next morning.

Half Board Rate: Minus $250US per person onboard per week for Half Board (with 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners onboard and ships bar, snacks included).

Xmas / New Year Rate: $30,000US (1 - 8 persons) - Minimum 7 nights. New Year to start 27/12 onwards.

Lady Marigot Guest Reviews

Nov 18th 2023 - Fantastic

How was your Charter?
Fantastic. We have never been to the Caribbean to live onboard and it was a great experience. Lee and George were so wonderful and accommodating. The food prepared by George far exceeded our expectations, especially his Caribbean themed Thanksgiving dinner. We enjoyed the laid back nature of the Crew and Captain Francis was also awesome.
Do you have a favorite activity or Day?
We loved the uniqueness of each island we visited and the mixture of bars and restaurant on the island and the fun nights on the boat.
Could we have improved the experience?
Not for us! Travelling gas a group can be hard for the crew - they did a great job to accommodate everyone.

Samantha and Jeff

How was your charter?
Excellent!!!! Captain and Crew were professional and pleasant people. Couldnt be more pleased. Food was outstanding for the small kitchen workplace.
What was your favourite experience?
The evening lobster on the beach. Great vibes and great swimming and snorkelling.
How can we improve?
You got me on that one!! Thanks so much.

Mark and Deborah

How was your charter?
We had a wonderful experience!
What was the favourite activity?
Snorkelling and swimming were faboulous
How can we improve?
There were some hikes and land activities we´d wanted to do that didn´t come together. Advise guests to take dramamine early!

Louise

Mar. ´23

This week on the boat has been uniquely special. We’ve seen a slice of paradise each day of our voyage. Will treasure the memories. Captain Francis & the crew attended to our every need. The Grenadines are beautiful & varied, all gorgeous in their own way, one after another. Perfect itinerary! Extraordinary adventure! Many thanks.

-Scottie R. & company

Feb. ´23

Yet another perfect trip! So many memories made, new friends, once in a lifetime experience – thank you once again for a bucket list 10 days – I truly felt like Caribbean Royalty!!

-Tara W.

P.S. best crew ever!!

Thanks first for the wonderful “open arms” treatment, then for all the fun, laughter, libations, & sites to behold. Another special trip… whales, dolphins, catching tuna on both lines… best of all being with special friends for 10 days. Lady Marigot proved the perfect host!

-Mac ´the Iceman´

Feb. ´23

Thank you for the opportunity to make more memories and continued friendships aboard the “Love-Boat” (Mac & Tara’s engagement exactly three years ago!!) Memories always surface on Lady Marigot of places and people who we all enjoyed, together. Captain Ben did an excellent job navigating and having the comedy chef & crew duo of George & Devon act as our tour guides was an added bonus!

Every trip is always the “Best Trip Ever”’

-Al B.

NYE ´23

We had the most amazing time aboard Lady Marigot! The captain and crew allowed us to savor every moment of our sail around St. Lucia. The quarters were comfortable and spacious with the added benefit of having a full bathroom and shower for each room. The boat had several spots that were ideal for each time of day with a large open bow to relax at sail, a luxurious lounge in the stern for playing cards and enjoying meals, and a cozy salon.

I am already looking forward to our next trip!

-Will S.

Sep. ´22

We had an amazing time on the boat today!! The crew was great! Thank you so much for making this happen. Today was one of the greatest experiences that we have ever had!

-Kimberley B. & Michael T. (Honeymooners)

Apr. ´22

Thankful for the beautiful Lady Marigot & all her splendor. Nine days of relaxation, luxury, & being pampered. Nine days with wonderful women. Nine days with the marvelous, warm, & generous crew. Nine days of a truly unparalleled vacation. I don’t know what I loved most – the delicious food, the boat, the weather, the wine, the islands, or the people!

-Debbie B.

Nov. ´19

Have traveled halfway around the world to have the most magical experience! It has been beyond expectation, truly wonderful in every aspect. A trip / sail of a lifetime and memories forever.

Thank you!

-Amy from Australia

Feb. ´18

Special & many thanks for such a special time shared with great friends! Truly a foodie’s vacation with great ambiance bringing us all together. It will be great to go over our photos of this wonderful holiday.

-Joan

P.S. coming back to Lady Marigot felt like coming “home!!”

Nov. ´17

This was my second time on the boat. The weather was perfect, as was the company. Captain Francis, George, & Devon were excellent, especially helping four old ladies on & off the boat – they are ready for their careers in the nursing home, if they can be dragged away from the sea! As usual, there was more than enough delicious food & drink.

-Elinor

Mar. ´16

Oh my! Lady Marigot is so spectacular!! Sailing her on the awesome Caribbean Sea… ahh!!! The French say, “Je ne sais quoi” … well, there really are no words … thank you.

-Claire