Cruising Area of Penny Jo

Pref. Pick-upNassau, Bahamas
Other Pick-upInquire
Summer PortNassau & Exuma Islands, Bahamas
Summer OperationsBahamas
Winter PortNassau & Exuma Islands, Bahamas
Winter OperationsBahamas


Wash Basins3
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
3 queen berth guest cabins each with a private en-suite electric head, stall shower and sink/vanity. All heads have dry stall showers.
All cabins have individually contract air-conditioning for each cabins comfort.
Top desk fly-bridge with lounging, dining, and seating with a 360-degree view.
Forward cockpit and solid sun deck and dining area.
Aft cockpit with seating and dining accommodations.
Main deck has a bright and airy main salon (fully air-conditioned) as the galley direct access to the forward cockpit lounge area.
In tru Bali catamaran style, the salon back wall lifts and side windows slide forward to open up the entire space for an alfresco dining experience and panoramic views.

Crew have separate queen cabin and head.

All queen berths are 5´w X 6´6´L

Penny Jo Specification

Length45 Feet
Beam24.3 Feet
Draft4.43 Feet
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Bimini TopYes
Num HatchLots
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeAge 7 years and up
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity211 G
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Cruising Speed8 Knots
Turnaround48, inquire for less
Engines2 X 57HP Yanmar 9Kvw Onan Generator

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)11 Ft
Dinghy Hp25 HP
Dinghy Pax5
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Boarding LadderS/S ladder of scoop steps
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeOffshore & casting
Fishing Rods2
Fishing PermitNot required (included)
Other Toys
10 ft. floating dock
Floats / Noodles

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Diving Info
**Please indicate if guests are interested in diving when placing a hold. If guests plan to dive, crew must know at the time of booking ( or at least 3 months in advance). Guests must arrange in advance on their own and coordinate the itinerary with our captain.
Dive Costs
Staniel Cay Adventure
Cost $2,400 + tip (covers the gear and taxes, not included additional charge of 5% if credit card is used)


Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
CDsiPod bluet
Other Entertainment
We understand that our guests like to stay connected to family and friends, Penny Jo is equipped with Starlink satellite-based internet for texting, emails and wifi calling (not included is social media, streaming or video services like Facetime, etc which are high data usage services). Therefore, even if cell service is out of range, usually connections can be made via the boat Starlink wifi to make a wifi call or text.


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Reef safe/eco-friendly sunscreens, toiletries and cleaning products.

Penny Jo Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainBart Oosthuizen
NationalitySouth African
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster
Chef/mateKatie Ludwig

Captain Bart
Captain Bart was born and raised in South Africa and grew up along the southern coast of the country, the infamous Garden Route. Bart spent times in his childhood sailing small catamarans in the Knysna Bay area with family. This early exposure formed a lifelong love of being on the sea and of sailing.

Having always been around boats when he was younger, he decided to change up his lifestyle after a bout as a quarry manager for 8+ years after high school. He did his sailing YachtMasters license in his homeland back in 2019. Upon completion, he has served on various large yachts in different locations, including the Bahamas and the East Coast of the US. Easy going and always up for a chat, he loves sharing experiences and is always happy to talk sailing and boats. As an ex- Skydiving instructor and keen scuba diver, you are sure to hear some exciting stories. Bart believes that safety is always the primary focus when preforming his captain duties, and that having respect for the environment will always provide for an optimal, fun-filled trip. Bart can’t wait to experience more trips throughout The Bahamas with new faces in sunny, favourite places.

Chef Katie
Penny Jo welcomes Katie, a Canadian chef who comes from a university town an hour west of Toronto, Ontario. Her love for food and cooking hatched from a young age. Her Nan (also Katie) shared her wealth of knowledge and family recipes from the time she could walk and hold a wooden spoon. Many summer days were spent canning jams, jellies and preserves, baking fresh pies and hosting family gatherings where our efforts could be enjoyed by all.

Throughout high school, Katie worked part time in the hospitality industry. Serving in a local banquet hall, as well as several local fine dining kitchens. Once Katie finished high school, there was only one real path which all of her friends and family knew was before her; Chef school. Katie attended a private French culinary institute in Canada, Stratford Chef’s School.

Upon graduation, Katie worked several private chef gigs throughout North America. This gave her off seasons in between her contracts to go and travel, which is a major hobby and love of hers. She took her time to explored Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Central America solo and with friends. This broadened her scope in cooking, giving her new flavours and ingredients to unwrap and understand.

Once the travelling itch was satisfied, Katie began to explore new avenues to merge her existing career with other hobbies and passions like travel and scuba diving. This is where interest and recommendations came for the yachting industry. She travelled to South Africa to complete her yachting qualifications in 2021, where she met Captain Bart in Cape Town through the local yachting community. Our first Captain and Chef couple’s job came quickly upon completion of my STCW yachting course. We began our journey together on an 80” Motor Yacht in the jewel of the Caribbean, The Bahamas. We spent a year and a half on sister ships for that same company and explored all down the chain of the Caribbean including Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and St. Maarten.

Captain Bart and Chef/First Mate Katie look forward to sharing their personal experience and brand new adventures with all who join aboard PennyJo this 2023/2024 season in The Bahamas.

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Penny Jo Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 11, 2023Nov 08, 2023Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Nov 09, 2023Nov 16, 2023Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Nov 18, 2023Nov 24, 2023Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Nov 26, 2023Dec 03, 2023Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Dec 05, 2023Dec 11, 2023Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Dec 15, 2023Dec 26, 2023Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Dec 28, 2023Jan 04, 2024Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Jan 06, 2024Jan 13, 2024Booked: Bahamas - Nassau to Bahamas - Nassau
Jan 14, 2024Jan 20, 2024Booked: Bahamas - Nassau to Bahamas - Nassau
Jan 21, 2024Jan 24, 2024Unavailable: Bahamas - Nassau to Bahamas - Nassau
Jan 27, 2024Feb 02, 2024Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Feb 25, 2024Mar 02, 2024Booked: Bahamas - Nassau to Bahamas - Nassau
Mar 08, 2024Mar 15, 2024Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Mar 28, 2024Apr 05, 2024Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Apr 20, 2024Apr 27, 2024Booked: Bahamas - Nassau to Bahamas - Nassau
Apr 30, 2024May 07, 2024Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Staniel Cay, Bahamas*
May 08, 2024Jul 16, 2024Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Jul 17, 2024Dec 31, 2025Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*

Penny Jo Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $17,700

High price: $25,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2023 Summer$18,000$18,500$19,000$19,500$20,000
2023/24 Winter$21,500$22,000$22,500$23,000$23,500
2024 Summer$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.
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.


For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.

RATES ARE PLUS 14% TAX (4% Bahamian tax and 10% VAT. )

Please inquire for availability.
Relocation fees are + 14% tax
Nassau - No relocation fee
Staniel Cay (7 night minimum) - $800 one-way - $1,600 round-trip
Georgetown (9 night minimum) - $1,500 one-way - $3,000 round-trip
Marsh Harbor (9 night minimum) - $1,500 one-way - $3,000 round-trip

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum. Rates are plus 14% tax
CHRISTMAS 2023: 1-6 guests @ $28,000 - rate applies to any charter that starts 12/16 or later. Must end by 12/27/23
CHRISTMAS 2024: 1-6 guests @ $30,000 - must end by 12/27/24
NEW YEARS 2023/2024: 1-6 guests @ $30,000 - charter may not start prior to 12/27/23
NEW YEARS 2024/2025: 1-6 guests @ $33,000 - charter may not start prior to 12/28/24

Penny Jo Guest Reviews


Wow! wow, wow – So professional, thoughtful and skilled. You made for an exceptional experience. Can’t even express how special this was for us, particularly at this time. Bart – your skill in handling the boat & planning routes & timing always gave us confidence for safe travel. Katie – your culinary talents are exceptional! Every meal was special and over the top!!!

- Jari & Garry


We can’t say enough about our amazing adventure with this crew (Bart and Katie)! Perfect weather and fabulous meals!

- George & Susan


Had a fabulous time…Bart and Katie were welcoming and accommodating. Thank you for an awesome week in the beautiful Exumas.

- Gay & Burke


Thank you for 2 incredible weeks. Captain Bart and Chef Katie were just wonderful. Great food, great locations and the best snorkeling.

- Ron & Lori


Capt’n (Bart), where would we be without you – literally! Not only do we love the time we spend with you, we love the comeraderie… Katie, you make the trip! (you also make the most delicious and memorable meals we could ever image.) Thank you for greeting us always with a smile and making our trip better than we even hope.

- Joe & Barbara, Donald & Janet, Rebecca & Joe


How can we describe how AMAZING this was?? Katie and Bart, thank you so so so much for a super magical time. (Best food in the Bahamas was cooked on this boat, btw.) We can’t wait for the next grand adventure.

- Cebca & Joe