Cruising Area of Respite At Sea

Pref. Pick-upContact Clearing House
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands

Respite At Sea Specification

Length56 Feet
Beam31 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2018
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeTransoms only pls
Children AllowedYes
Inverter5000 W
Voltages110v & 220v
Water MakerYes 75 gal
Water Capacity260 gals
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator17.5 Kw
Max Speed10
Cruising Speed8
Turnaround48
Communications
Wifi is available in USVI waters and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds in the USA.

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Heads3
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
RESPITE AT SEA features 3 guest suites, 3 with queen berths, all with full A/C and ensuite toilet and shower. Starboard forward cabin is reserved for crew.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)15 ft
Dinghy Hp50
Dinghy Pax8
Kids WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man KayakYes
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
2 Sea Bobs
Flybridge dinning table
Adult water skis available upon request
2 Paddle boards that convert to one man kayaks
Floating chairs x 2

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks6
BCs6
Regulators6
Num Divers6
Dives/Week5
Dive Costs
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.

Additional dives $50 per dive per person.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
Stream2Sea Products Including-
Shampoo
Body Wash
Leave-In Conditioner
Body Lotion
Reef Safe 30SPF Sunscreen

Cuisine

Din-in6
Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Respite At Sea Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainRoss Mathews
NationalitySouth African
Born1989
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster Offshore, PADI Dive Master
Crew
CrewDaniella Cox
NationalityUnited Kingdom
LicenseAshburton Culinary Certificate, PADI Advanced Open Water Div


Ross Matthews
Originally from South Africa, has always had an unwavering passion for sport, travel and the ocean. His first time on a boat was with his grandfather at age 3, and he can´t help but wonder if this is where his sense for adventure and exploration stems from. They do say ´the apple doesn´t fall far from the tree´. Ross moved to the UK at the age of 18 to travel Europe, go to school and start a more conventional career as a physical therapist, although this all changed while on a short road-trip in Australia. It was here that not only did he find his love for sailing, he also met Daniella and together they made it their mission to make a life out of doing what they really loved.

Daniella ´Dee´ Cox
Originally from the UK, was brought up in the city of Bristol. Her parents had a passion for the outdoors and most summer weekends were spent at her family caravan. She fondly remembers swimming in the lake, fishing with ´paps´ and cooking outdoors around the fire, all memories that have strongly shaped her lifestyle choice today. Dee, like many of her friends, began pursuing a more traditional path of University, to study Psychology, followed by a career as a Child Psychologist. However, a one year working holiday in Australia opened her eyes to a completely different lifestyle, one which reminded her of her fondness for the water and the outdoors. Ross introduced Dee to the boating industry and she hasn´t looked back since.

Ross and Dee met in the small town of Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Their passion for travel, which brought them together over 5 years ago, continues to fuel their love for the tourism industry, sailing and exploring the world.
It all began at an award-winning adventure tourism company in the Whitsunday Islands (Australia). They have since chartered together in the Mediterranean and most recently the British Virgin Islands. After five years in the industry they have seen some of the most beautiful places in the world and couldn´t be happier with their lifestyle choice.

Ross and Dee create a relaxed environment onboard and facilitate the fun had by all in a natural way. They always aim to make the charter personalised to each guests needs, and this shows as no two charters are the same. They enjoy spontaneity and love discovering beautiful new bays. Ross and Dee also love to entertain, whether that be with friends at home or guests on the boat. Dee´s passion for cooking paired with Ross´ story telling and personable nature makes them a strong team and great company for any occasion.

As a couple they share an interest in snorkeling, diving and marine conservation stemming from their time spent working on the Great Barrier Reef. When traveling, Ross and Dee believe a true way to appreciate a countries culture is through its food, thus are always intrigued to try new dishes. They share a love for food and although on charter Dee takes charge in the galley, Ross proves pretty handy on weeks off.

Together this enthusiastic and vibrant couple are excited to continue their journey in the charter industry and can´t wait to see what else it holds in store for them.


Certifications:

Ross Matthews

•RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (com endorsement)
•MCA Approved Engine Course 1 (Sept 2020)
•STCW Basic Training
•PADI Dive Master
•AMSA Master <24 (Australian com qualification)
•CPR/First Aid
•Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism
•OCR SPS Diploma in Sports Massage (LEVEL 5) Full Drivers License

Daniella Cox

•Ashburton Culinary Certificate
•STCW95
•ENG1
•PADI Senior First Aid and Oxygen Administration
•PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
•Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene
•Recreational boat license inc. PWC
•Full Clean UK Drivers License
•Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2014)

Crew fully vaccinated<b/>

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Respite At Sea Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jan 17, 2022Jan 27, 2022Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Feb 03, 2022Feb 10, 2022Booked: Cruz Bay, St John, USVI* to Red Hook
Feb 12, 2022Feb 19, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Feb 21, 2022Feb 28, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 04, 2022Mar 12, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 18, 2022Mar 25, 2022Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, TBD
Mar 27, 2022Apr 05, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Apr 09, 2022Apr 16, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Apr 18, 2022Apr 24, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Apr 26, 2022Aug 02, 2022Unavailable: Greece to Greece
Aug 03, 2022Aug 13, 2022Unavailable: Greece, Athens* to Greece, Athens*
Aug 29, 2022Sep 08, 2022Unavailable: Greece to Greece
Sep 09, 2022Nov 30, 2022Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable

Respite At Sea Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $16,000
(normal rate)
High price: $30,000
(normal rate)

Respite At Sea Special Offer!
Fam. Special!
Offer: $250 off for each child age 15 and under. Does not combine with half board options. Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking. Max discount - 4 children.

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2021/22 Winter$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000
2022 Summer$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000
2022/23 Winter$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000
2023 Summer$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000
2023/24 Winter$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000

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.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Respite At Sea.

Respite At Sea Guest Reviews

December 2021 BVI Charter

The week on The Respite was absolutely PERFECT.
Let´s talk about the crew, our new lifelong friends Ross and Dee... I am really struggling to find words to capture how great these two individuals are and how much we value the experience Ross and Dee provided us. Let me do my best...

The love and passion that Dee put into each meal resulted in some of the best food we have ever had anywhere much less from a confined galley. Each meal blew our minds and was better than any restaurant we dined at during the trip and frankly most of the top restaurants anywhere in the world. I realize this sounds fabricated, but ´Dee-licious´ as we called her, could not be more talented or passionate about ensuring the group had top notch meals and service. Simply out of this world and we have pictures of each dish to remind us of how good we had it during our week onboard. Thank you Dee, you spoiled us for the week and we are forever grateful! Having the boat decorated for Kristina´s actual Bday was incredibly thoughtful and speaks to your character as genuine and caring....

Onto Captain Ross... There is something special about someone who has a deep pride in his craft which is exactly how I would describe Ross. He ensured we saw all the key spots the BVI has to offer and made our experience magical. Ross is meticulous in all he does to ensure the experience each day beats expectations. He is very knowledgeable of the area and some of our favorite memories are sitting on the fly bridge with a Carib in hand listening to the history of the area. The passion Ross has for the boat and ensuring it´s upkeep makes you believe he is the owner! Each drink poured and each dish cleared was met with a smile and a ´Pleasure´ from Ross that we will never forget. We will forever remember our morning map sessions with Ross where he outlined where we had been the previous day and where we were headed that day. Thank you Ross, we cannot have imagined a better Captain and now friend.

I think in summary there are a few thoughts... I considered Ross and Dee part of our crew by day 2. Seriously... we enjoyed having them part of the group and it was a treat to have them join in on all we did throughout the week. We all agreed that when Ross gets the chops to ask for Dee´s hand in marriage our group will be there wherever/whenever in the world it goes down! (Sorry buddy, I had to get that in there!). The final testament to how special of a week we had was the tears my wife shed during our goodbyes...

I did my best, but I still don´t think I did justice to our experience... The only other item is the Respite itself which was perfectly appointed and provisioned. We did not want for anything and were completely comfortable in the spacious rooms!
-John

July 2021 Charter

Good morning! It is hard to put into words how wonderful our vacation was. Ross and Dee are over the top! They work so well together and are so attentive. The food was incredible, and the presentation was so beautiful. Ross has some mad napkin folding skills! They were so respectful of the catamaran. You would have thought it was their personal property. The diving and snorkeling was fantastic. From the time we arrived until we reluctantly had to be dropped off they made us feel so welcome. We would definitely recommend them to friends or book another trip with them. Thank you so much for booking us with them!

Thank you for taking such great care of our family.

Dee and Ross,
Thank you for taking such great care of our family. This trip will forever more be remembered as our “favourite vacation” of all time. There wasn’t a detail missed and we noticed all of them. We can’t wait to see you again, this will not be our last. We appreciate you more than you know, Mr Greminger.

Dee and Ross,
The cure for anything is salt water.... OR a superb meal from chef Daniella OR a perfectly chartered cruise to the most beautiful bay by Captain Ross. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime. You are now friends and mates, until next time. Bon voyage, Mrs Greminger.

This experience exceeded very high expectations!

Dee and Ross,
My favourite moment was arriving on this gorgeous boat to such a warm welcome full of so much promise. Your hard work, attention to detail, easy laughter and clear knowledge were all very much appreciated. You won’t be rid of us so easily - we will be back. Thank you for a week full of incredible memories, new family games and a relaxed husband! With Gratitude, Mrs Miller.

To our new friends, Dee and Ross,
This experience exceeded very high expectations! Thank you for the celebrating my 50th with me and introducing sailing to my children. Your hard work and good cheer is exemplary, as is your patience, attention to detail and fine cuisine! I am so confident we will meet again soon, with immense gratitude, Mr Miller.

We loved every minute of our week from morning to night.

Dee & Ross, what an amazing week! Thank you so much for a great 50th birthday celebration - it was perfect. It was really hard to pick a “rose” and even think of a “thorn” for the week, everything was unforgettable. Captain Ross, thanks for finding all the wildlife, starting our Instagram careers and boating lessons. Dee, always with a beautiful, warm smile and delicious meals. If only we had a “defuse card” to stop the exploding kitten/end of the vacation. We loved every minute of our week from morning to night. We wish you all the best and hope to sail with you again some day!

Respite at Sea is a wonderful craft and we look forward to more equally splendid excursions aboard her.

Respite at Sea is a wonderful craft and we look forward to more equally splendid excursions aboard her. But only the crew could of Respite could actually overshadow the boat itself.

Captain Rosco and Dee were just simply the best hosts that we could have possibly imagined and Tyler as first mate – he typically being a captain himself, only made the situation even more incredible! Rosco made us all feel at ease immediately with his affable nature but we knew when it came to on-board safety and sailing particulars he was serious and in total control and there would be nothing for us to concern. At the same time Dee was just nothing but wonderful in spirit and magnificent at preparing the trip’s meals! Meals, snacks, drinks, coffee, teas – everything was phenomenal! And Tyler was just an all-around everything whether assisting in sailing, food preparation, handling bags and gear, diving – he was right on point and a pleasure to be around. The entire trip was there immediately if we needed them and seemingly invisible if we didn’t.

Wherever and whenever we sail in the future we will hope that this crew is available on Respite at Sea!

We had an amazing vacation!

We had an amazing vacation!

Dee and Ross could not have done one more thing for us to make it any more amazing. It was simply perfect! We all feel as though we made friends for a lifetime. They are fabulous and we loved them.

The boat is beautiful and spacious. Clean as can be. You could eat off the floors and you can tell they put so much effort into taking care of it.

The food was incredible. Dee made Gourmet meals every minute. JP (my 18 year old) actually tried new things every day and ate everything. He usually eats like a 10 year old!

Ross made delicious new cocktails every night like you get at a trendy bar.

We spent 99% of our time on the boat. We went to lovango. It was fine. We had a nice day and it was pretty, but I’m not sure it was worth the price to go and I dont think I would go back. Especially when you love the boat and crew as much as we did, you just want to spend every minute on the boat. We also went to lime out. The floating taco place. That was great. We all loved it. And the final place we went was dinghys. Fun cool beach bar. I guess they are trying to compete with soggy dollar type of bar. That was fun too. We just went for a short time for drinks.

They catered to us on every level, From meals, drinks, appetizers, water sports,(water skiing, seabobs wakeboarding, snorkeling), not to mention relaxing... my kids loved them as well. We didn’t sit still much...we actually cried when we said goodbye to our new friends. For us...the boat is important...but, the crew makes the trip. They certainly did not disappoint. We had a blast on every level.

Susan

August 2020

My name is Jennifer Blotti and I live with my family in Switzerland. I enjoy traveling a lot and I work as a family travel blogger since many years. After several sailing vacation experiences, in August 2019 we were lucky to meet Daniella and Ross who took us on a catamaran to the Cyclades Islands in Greece. We did not hesitate to contact them again this year for our trip to Croatia because they are able to give us wonderful vacations. Daniella is not only an excellent cook, she is extremely careful to make everything perfect.
Her skills in the kitchen are incredible, she can transform everything into excellent dishes, from presentation to the variety of what she offers. She is very attentive to the preferences and needs of the customer. She has delighted us with always different dishes, she has managed to enhance the local raw materials, she has always satisfied our requests.
In addition, she always knows how to involve children (our 10 year old twins) in fun activities. It´s nice to see her always with a smile. We have always felt very safe in skipper Ross´ hands, even in the most difficult weather situations. Ross is very precise, responsible and skilful in finding solutions to every problem in order to make the customer feel at ease and will not let you miss anything. The unique places he has made us discover have been chosen with care, he informs about everything and these are the best qualities that a skipper can have. Ross has always organised fun activities for us, so as to involve the whole family. Ross is also a sunny person who always welcomed us with a smile. Last but not least, he knows how to prepare excellent cocktails!
I believe that Daniella and Ross are a winning couple, of the highest level, able to turn your holiday into a dream. And we hope to spend our holidays with them next year too.

August 2020

We have just returned from our wonderful sailing holiday through the Cyclades Islands in Greece with our Family. Our holidays were unforgettable also thanks to the fact that the crew on board was exceptional. For this reason we would like to inform you that both the hostess Daniella Cox and the captain Ross Matthews, both assigned by your agency, have worked with extreme professionalism and enthusiasm, taking care to fulfill all our requests. Daniella has a particular talent for cooking, her dishes have proved beyond our expectations, always presented and served with care and love. Ross has always been careful not only to drive the boat but to make children participate and active, always demonstrating excellent professionalism and availability. Thank you very much.

July 2020

I wished I could put 11/10 for these two. Dee and Ross went beyond expectations. Dee always had a beautiful smile on her face and cooked amazing food. She was always paying attention to details and was really caring with us. Rosco did a fantastic job at making sure we were always comfortable and informed on what was going on. From the moment we stepped foot on the yacht he made us feel comfortable and at ease. He has a super friendly and relaxed manner and really made the week for us.

July 2020

I’ve had the pleasure of having some outstanding Captains and First Mates in the past, but Ross and Dee completely step changed any experience we ever had. Ross was phenomenal, from being an excellent, hospitable host to his ability to park his yacht in the smallest of spaces! He was a fantastic captain, always in control and always had a smile on his face. Nothing was too much trouble and Ross would jump at the opportunity to please the guests! Dee impressed us all, her breakfast spreads were outstanding, her lunches even more impressive and her dinners absolutely delicious. I have no idea how she made such elaborate feasts and so many items (all perfectly hot) in such a small kitchen. Her skill is truly impressive! Dee also ensured that each person’s tastes were met, tailoring our portions to our personal preferences. She also kept the yacht communal areas immaculate and provided great advice for each of the ports. These two did an outstanding job and we will be requesting them again next year without a doubt.

July 2020

What a week, these two make an incredible team and I can’t thank them enough. Let’s start with Dee. She is an adorable bundle of energy with an uncanny ability to make her whole crew feel better about themselves just by bouncing around the yacht. A “Michelin-starred chef” projected to have more insta followers than Kylie Jenner by 2021, this girl could whip a King´s banquet using only a billycan and a bunsen burner. I am already so jealous of her future children´s lunch boxes. Now Rosco, what an absolute 11/10 legend- great banter, made everyone feel at ease on the boat very quickly, ensured everyone had a turn at helping out- whether it was tying fenders or lowering the anchor, whilst making everyone feel at ease doing so. Super chill guy with positive energy over absolutely everything. Would recommend Rosco and Dee to friends for any future trips and would 100% request them on any future trips of mine.

June 2020

Rosco the salty sea dog was an absolute legend! Great wind awareness and sailing skills, he took the time to teach us a lot throughout the week. We had so much fun with him and Dee, both always smiling with an amazing ability to make you all feel like one big family. They make an awesome couple and a great team on the boat. Daniella went over and above with her hosting and made an incredible variety of fresh and delicious food - I was very impressed by the quality and variety and felt very lucky to have our own chef onboard, could not recommend them both enough.