Ripple Description

Ripple is a 2016 Lagoon 620 catamaran featuring Lagoon´s stylishly upgraded Essence decor. The reputation of this yacht as the pinnacle of style and luxury is well earned. If you are looking to expand your horizons, and explore the world in new ways you have never imagined, then welcome to the experience of comfort and class that is Ripple. Ripple’s design is perfect for socializing with seemingly endless space both above and below deck. This yacht shows why it is the gold standard as the setting for a perfect guest experience. With multiple dining, living, sunbathing, and lounge areas to choose from, you will always have the space to sneak away for some shade or to read a book.... or you can choose to get as involved as you desire. As a larger catamaran, you can count on greater comfort while at sea, and a second-to-none sailing performance during navigations. The salon is extremely spacious, thanks to well thought out style and intelligent design with large windows ensuring all are able to enjoy the beautiful scenery from the salon in 360 degrees. It features a U-shaped sofa for lounging, and two adjustable tables that can be used as coffee tables or a dining table which can accommodate all guests comfortably. The exterior of Ripple is equally impressive. You can relax on the perfectly configured deck spaces that are equipped with areas for socializing without sacrificing privacy. There is no better way to revel under the Caribbean sun. The covered flybridge is home to a huge, comfortable, and sleek sofa and additional bench seat. It is the perfect space to enjoy the beautiful views, gorgeous sunsets, and witness the amazing milky way while at anchor. The comfort and views of the flybridge make it the best place to be while underway. The boat is fully equipped with snorkeling and scuba diving gear and an abundance of water toys. For guests interested in scuba diving, Ripple offers a premium off-the-boat diving experience. You couldn’t make a better choice as she comes with a complete assortment of top-of-the-line equipment. The captain is a full certified Dive master who loves to share his passion for diving with his guests. After an adventure filled day of water sports, swimming, diving, or on-shore excursions, enjoy the well-lit and large cockpit dining area as you enjoy a world class meal with your friends and family. Enjoy a handmade cocktail prepared just for you by your professional crew right there at the cockpit bar. Top-tier service is central to life onboard Ripple, and only adds to the exclusive feel of this impressive experience. You will know the meaning of peace, relaxation and class when you charter with us on Ripple. Swimming in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean you´ll wonder why you never did this sooner. Ripple hosts up to 8 guests in four queen-sized, air-conditioned cabins. Each cabin has its own, private ensuite bathroom with a separate shower. The master suite is elegant and roomy with excellent storage space, a desk, small sitting area, and its large ensuite bathroom with large glass shower stall and separate double vanity area. The master also has a private cockpit entryway allowing easy access to the aft deck for slipping out to gaze at the stars. This master cabin also has direct private access to the main salon.

Cruising Area of Ripple

Pref. Pick-upYacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas
Other Pick-upRed Hook, STT
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew3
Queen4
Showers5
Wash Basins5
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
Ripple accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 luxurious queen cabins all ensuite with electric heads and seperate shower stalls and individually controlled AC.
Fans throughout the boat.

Specification

Previous NameCallista
Length62 Feet
Beam32 Feet
Draft5.2 Feet
Built2016
Refit2023
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Gym/ExerciseYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeTransom steps
Guest PetsYes
Children AllowedYes
Inverter5000 and 2000 W
Voltages220V and 110V
Water Maker75gph/300L
Water Capacity1000L
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator19kw and 10Kw
Max Speed12
Cruising Speed8-10 Knots
Fuel Consumption2 US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
Rangeunlimited
Turnaround48
Engines2 engines 2 generators
Communications
•VHF
•Internet
•Cell Phone

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)15ft
Dinghy Hp50
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
ScurferYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Kite BoardingYes
Kite Boarding Details
If guests are interested in Kite boarding, the crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements. We carry two twin tip boards, 1 bar and 1 beginner harness as well a 10m and 12m kites
Swim PlatformsStern Scoops and platform
Boarding LadderStern Transom
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeVarious
Fishing Rods4
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Captain is not a certified sailing instructor but is happy to teach guests the basics of sailing. He is a PADI MSDT instructor and can offer Discover SCUBA courses for uncertified divers and more advanced dive courses including 15 specialties for already certified divers. We carry 9 tanks and have a compressor onboard too.

Beach set up with sun shade Shibumi and 8 deck chairs, cooler bags for drinks
Kneeboard
Wakeboard
Tube
Floating mat
3 Stand-Up Paddle board
4 Fishing rods and tackle
Selection of snorkeling gear for all guests
Snuba - Third lung - onboard
Spearfishing equipment onboard (USVI only)
2 Bote floating chairs
Underwater lights

It has a retractable dinghy/swim platform

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
Resort Course150
Full Course250
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks9
BCs12
Regulators9
Weight Sets9
Num Divers8
Dives/Week3
Diving Info
Yacht offers onboard diving.

Max 3 dives included, per certified diver, per 7 nights charter
Additional dives are $50 per certified diver

Scuba gear includes a BCD, regulator, weights and tank. Crew will arrange rental equipment on behalf of the guests and have it onboard when guests arrive
Wetsuits, if desired, need to be rented.
Dive Costs
Non certified, Discover SCUBA Diving experience, 150 per person plus materials, 2 dives included
Advanced Open Water Course, 200 per person plus material, 5 dives included.
Open Water Diver Referral Course, 250 per person plus materials, includes 5 dives
PADI SCUBA diver course, 200 per person plus materials, includes 3 dives.
15 PADI Specialty Diver courses offered, 150 per person plus materials, includes 3 dives

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
CDsMusic
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
CamcorderYes
Other Entertainment
250000usd Refit Summer 2023, Rybovich Boat Yard West Palm Beach
Starlink internet
Sonos sound system throughout, 3 zones
Karaoke machine with 2 microphones
4 hair driers
3 hair straigtheners
1 steam iron
shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, sun creams (reef friendly)
cabin and beach towels
Mid week linen change of cabins
Kite surfing
SCUBA diving
Beach set up with sun shade Shibumi and 8 deck chairs, cooler bags for drinks

Cuisine

Din-in8
Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
We won 1st place for the designer water competition at the VIPCA yacht show 2023 using our onboard water treatment system and soda stream units We use organic/locally grown produce when available. We provide guests with reef friendly sunscreen and bath products/toiletries. We provide filtered water to limit single use plastics. We provide re-usable water/beverage tumblers to limit plastic/disposable cup use. We use marine/reef friendly dish soap and cleaning products for the interior and exterior of the yacht.\ We use re-usable grocery bags. We are affiliated with ´Sailors for the Sea´ - Keeping our Waters Blue by Boating Green! Our crew are guided by this organization in reducing our footprint. We support ´Sailors for the Sea´ initiatives. We provide information to our guests on the best practices for ´Traveling Green´ Inspiring our guests on the importance of the preservation of our oceans and the beautiful islands in which we vacation. Maximize the use of sail power, to minimize engine emissions. We have a separate battery bank for the A/C (this means the generator does not have to run at night)

Ripple Crew Profile

Crew Number3
Crew SmokeNo
Crew PetsYes
Captain
CaptainMark Russell
NationalityUSA
Born1976
SpeaksEnglish French Korean Spanish
LicenseMCA Master of Yachts 3000GT, RYA offshore, STCW, Scuba Dive
Chef/Mate
Chef/MateShawna Taylor
NationalityUSA
LicenseSTCW


NEW CREW for the 2023/24 season
Mark Russell
Shawna Taylor
Damon Martin


Born in Japan, growing up in England with American parents, Mark has always been a voyager. Having started sailing at a young age, he completed his RYA day skipper course at the ripe age of 13 years old on a 32’ sloop sailing the French and English coasts. His passion for all things nautical led him to a degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology at the University of Plymouth where he completed his Yacht Master course and worked locally as a dive guide and RIB pilot. Soon wishing to explore further afield, Mark embarked on a career as a professional dive guide and instructor working all over the world and clocking up thousands of dives culminating in a 4.5hr dive to 260’ on a rebreather to explore a war wreck in Vanuatu. This was while working on his first luxury motor yacht. He then stayed in this sector on and off for the next 17 years earning MCA Master 3000 and Y4 engineer licenses. One notable break from luxury yachts was his time spent with the race vessel ‘Earthrace’. The team circumnavigated the globe in 60 days in a 78’ motor yacht with 4 crew and still hold the World Record to this day! Mark loves exploring the Virgin Islands and all the fun, culture and nature it has to offer.

Our chef Shawna grew up in Oklahoma on a cattle ranch and began cooking at a very young age, taught by all the women in her life. She has a passion for creating delicious meals influenced by her Southern and South Korean background.

Growing up in a land locked state she never imagined herself working on the sea but with her adventurous soul she took on a new challenge and joined the yachting industry, from where she became a second stew and quickly worked up to being a chief stew and then a chef. Her true love and passion is cooking. She has this ´overwhelming joy´ when cooking meals and seeing the smiles that her guests faces when enjoying her food This has inspired her to be the best chef she can be in the yachting industry.
She too has fallen in love with life onboard and is magnetically attracted to the ocean and the sea.

Damon, born and raised in the French Alps, grew up spending as much time as possible in the outdoors, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing, wake boarding and interestingly enough, sailing. From a young age he and his family would regularly go sailing in Greece, Turkey and the Caribbean. In his fourteenth year, the family bought a boat of their own and sailed her from Turkey, all the way to Jamaica over the course of a year. During his year of cruising, Damon bought himself a sailing dinghy and taught himself to sail. He also found a passion for fishing and caught many fish on long crossings, which never went to waste. It was a trip of a lifetime which left a lasting love and respect for the ocean.

Since then, Damon has become semi professional skier, competing in competitions throughout France. He did some sailing and scuba diving qualifications, worked on many construction projects in the alps, and has been working for the past few years in the high end hospitality industry, doing everything from waitering to mixology and even the occasional shift in the kitchen.

Damon has decided to focus his skills and qualifications on a career here in the US and British Virgin Islands and is looking forward to the new challenges this will bring.

This great trio look forward to welcoming you onboard Ripple this season and creating the best vacation memories for you, your friends and families.







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Ripple Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 29, 2024Jul 06, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 10, 2024Jul 14, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 16, 2024Jul 23, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 25, 2024Aug 02, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 04, 2024Aug 15, 2024Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Grenada, St Georges
Oct 27, 2024Nov 05, 2024Unavailable: St Vincent, Young Island* to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 06, 2024Nov 11, 2024Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 28, 2024Jan 04, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 11, 2025Jan 18, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 08, 2025Feb 15, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Ripple Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $37,000

High price: $40,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2024 Summer$37,000$37,500$38,000$38,500$39,000$39,500$40,000
2024/25 Winter$37,000$37,500$38,000$38,500$39,000$39,500$40,000
2025 Summer$37,000$37,500$38,000$38,500$39,000$39,500$40,000

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


BVI
Yacht is able to charter in the BVI
St. Thomas pick-up and drop-off.

CRUISING FEES
Bookings made AFTER Jan15, 2023, will include BVI Cruising Fees.
For all bookings made BEFORE Jan 15, 2023, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer.

MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4

LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: 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.

SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client´s expense. Includes; boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the
next morning and early start.

TURN AROUNDS: 48-hour turns are standard

HALF-BOARD OPTION: $150 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

HOLIDAY RATES
XMAS: Flat rate $45,000. Must end no later than Dec 27th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $48,000. Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th.

CHILDREN´S DISCOUNT
$200 discount per child under aged 12 up to a max of 3 children.

****Available for charters in GRENADA and the GRENADINES from August 15 to October 15,2024

Ripple Guest Reviews

Previous Yacht NameCallista
Blessed To Get this Team

How incredibly blessed we were to get this team. The layout of the boat is great which was the initial reason for the choice of Ripple. Although, what made the trip special and memorable was the team.

Captain Mark took the time to meet me at our place in Florida on his off week - classy. His easy going personality is perfect for our family.

Chef listened to our preferences and kept 2 big boys and the girls satisfied with a variety of delicious healthy and beautifully presented meals.

Damon, the jack of all trades made the trip for my adult children. It wouldn´t have been the same without him. He is a combination of fun and hard work.

All Were Amazing

You all were amazing! You made us feel we were all friends enjoying a great journey in the Virgin Islands.
Thank you for the great memories. Everything was so well planned.
Thank you for the delicious meals.
For the Best margaritas and other cocktails
For making sure the operation flowed so smoothly.

We will definitely be referring Ripple to our friends and family.
See you all soon

One Of A Kind Vacation

We truly had the most amazing experience on this trip. The energy and good vibes from the crew members made this trip that much more special.

Thank you for the AMAZING FOOD and wonderful hospitality. I know we will be talking about this trip forever!
this was certainly the ONE OF A KIND vacation.

Best Crew

Amazing!
I have never cried at the end of a vacation until now! I will miss this!

It was a great adventure.
Thank you to the Best Crew on the Best Boat.

Fun, Fun, Fun!

Fun! Fun! Fun! And then more fun!
One of the best trips ever.
Food was phenomenal! Shawna, you rock!
Service was over the top.
Mollie, thank you for the best drinks.
Marks thanks for keeping safe and all the beautiful views.
the fresh lobster was amazing.

What Incredible Service

Thank you for the memories of a lifetime! We enjoyed every minute. What incredible service with yummy food.

Jeff and I absolutely loved our dives. The marine life is so beautiful.

Your team is the BEST! Thank you for making this the trip of a lifetime. We hope to return for round #2

Amazing Trip

What an amazing trip. Exceeded all expectations! Food (me Shawna) was fantastic - great flavours and variety.
Mollie was there everytime we needed something and kept us more than entertained - and she is a great conch shell blower!

Thank you Capt Mark for a perfect itinerary and voyage - 3 great dives and smooth sailing. We hope to be back very soon and continue to stay in touch.

Over The Top!

There are no words to describe such a special trip for all of us. The trips, food, service and love was over the TOP! Thank you for sharing your journeys with us.
What beautiful memories.

Awesome Service

Mark, Mollie and Shawna
Thank you sooooo much for the best vacation ever! We came on as guests and are leaving as friends. We really appreciate the awesome service and great time!

Magical

We will never forget this adventure. The entire week was magical. We anticipated this for over a year and you made it come alive beyond our expectations.

There are few inflection points in life - THIS was one of them.
Thank you for being part of our DREAM!

Until Next Time!

Mark, Molly and Shawna
Thanks for the most AWESOME time! You guys know how to make everyone feel special and we had an amazing time.
Until Next Time!

Most Fab Crew!

The Most Fab Crew!
Mark, Mollie and Shawna, you have raised the bar in yachting and we will look forward to sailing with y´all soon... very soon:)

Amazing Experience

We so appreciate all you guys did for us. It was all an amazing experience.
We loved every minute of it.

We hope our paths cross again sometime soon. Anytime you are in Atlanta you have a place to stay and an awesome restaurant to eat at!!

Endlessly Thankful!

Thank you all for an amazing and unforgettable experience. We´re all endlessly thankful and impressed by your hospitality and kindness. This was our first time doing this and your turned our Caribbean adventure into a holiday of a lifetime.
Until next time and with much love and gratitude.

Memories to Cherish

Thank you for creating memories we will cherish for a lifetime. The beautiful islands, serene sailing, delicious meals and warm hospitality will be forever in our hearts.
You are the best crew!! We will miss you and wish you all the best.

Different Perspective

A trip of a lifetime. private caves, personal service, fabulous meals. A completely different perspective of the Caribbean. We would never have seen some of these locations had we not ´ridden on the Ripple´

Thank you

We Have Loved Every Minute!

Such a delightful week this has been. The sights and experiences were all fabulous, and Mark and Shawna treated us like family.
Mark is such a pro and makes certain we have the best possible experiences. Even when the weather didn´t cooperate, he found a way for us to enjoy every moment. Shawna´s delightful personality makes every bite of the delicious food she prepares even more enjoyable. We have loved every minute!

Everything and More

What a way to begin a new year! From the first welcome to the final mooring and meal, this experience was everything and more. Thanks to all three of you for your expertise, hospitality and playfulness. You made a lot of not-so-young people very very happy.

Far Surpassed Anything I imagined

I have dreamed of this for decades and this far surpassed anything I have imagined. Mark, Shawna and Euan, you are such beautiful people! I leave with so many memories I will cherish forever. I felt like royalty! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I may need to buy a karaoke machine! Jeff and I plan to return, to your boat, with our sons, daughter-in-law and maybe grandchildren.

Fantastic!

This was the best and most memorable trip ever. The crew of the RIPPLE are fantastic! Capt mark, Chef Shawna and First Mate Euan are the best I´ve encountered.
Will be back!

The Best!

Quite the adventure on the Ripple. The trip far surpassed all expectations I had coming in. You guys are clearly the ´Best´ I wish you all nothing short of the best with your future endeavors.

So Sad To Leave

The absolute best crew I have ever had. Never once were y´all in bad spirits or anything. 10/10 and I would recommend you to anyone. I am so sad to leave.

So Much Laughter And Fun

This was the most amazing trip ever. So much laughter, fun and alcohol :) Could not have asked for a better trip and crew. Ripple is the GOAT!

Amazing

This is cinnamon buffy over and out......this was such an amazing trip, the crew was so amazing.I will never forget this trip.

A Wonderful Week

What a wonderful week! Lot´s of laughs, beauty, great food and a few drinks. We are sorry the week is ending but we depart with wonderful memories and plans for another outing - we hope

Awesome Time!

Thanks for an awesome time! Captain Mark, Shawna and Euan were so attentive.
had some beautiful anchorages. Snorkeled the caves and Indians - beautiful. Meals/Hors D´Oeuvres were over the top. Each one better than the last. Euan helped us catch 5 fish which Shawna prepared for su (Sushi and Bakes) They were so friendly.
One of the most relaxing vacations I´ve had.
Thank you

Awesome Time!

Thanks for an awesome time! Captain Mark, Shawna and Euan were so attentive.
had some beautiful anchorages. Snorkeled the caves and Indians - beautiful. Meals/Hors D´Oeuvres were over the top. Each one better than the last. Euan helped us catch 5 fish which Shawna prepared for su (Sushi and Bakes) They were so friendly.
One of the most relaxing vacations I´ve had.
Thank you

Our Honeymoon Was So Special For Us

Thank you for this unforgettable week and making our honeymoon so special for us.
Mark, you are a good captain, navigating the bumpy seas between St. Martin and St. Barts with ease. The layout of the entire trip was perfect. Thanks for your can-do attitude and accommodating all our little extra wishes.

Kirsten, thanks for the unforgettable dives! Your up-beat nature really was amazing to be around. You found the perfect balance between professionalism and heart-felt service. We wish you all the best for your future - professionally and personally.

Ashley thank you for all the amazing meals you prepared for us with so much love. Your great soul is reflected in your dishes. I wish I could have had more of them.

All of you were amazing people and we are more than grateful that you were our crew for the week.

The Most Unforgettable Vacation

Our dear Ripple Family
What a special special vacation you guys have created for us!
Thank you so much for always putting our wishes on top of your list. All of you have shown us great level of hospitality! Truly impressed.

Thank you Mark, for being such an experienced responsible captain, who always kept
us safe and comfortable. Your cocktails rock!

Thank you Ashley for spoiling us with such amazing food with great ease both flavor wise and aesthetically. Your surely are a true artist with creations in the kitchen - to every detail of different daily presentations on the table also to your beautiful attitude towards life.

Thank you dear Kirsten, for taking such good care of us! Both from everyday life to the amazing experience under the ocean - you are so much fun!
And I am very much impressed how humble you are, dedicated to what you do and just so hard working! You are a good inspiration for many young people! Above all what a precious good heart.

Thank you all for surrounding us with love for these past seven days. This is THE MOST UNFORGETTABLE vacation of my life.

Take care all of you. Be the amazing way you all are.
Let us know when you pop by Switzerland one day. The delicious chocolate coated almonds await you!

Gratitude to You Both

We want to express our gratitude to you both for taking such great care of us during our stay on Ripple!
Your meals have been exquisite and delicious (to say the least) and the scuba diving memories we will hold on to for a lifetime.
Crazy you brought back 2 lobsters from a dive! What a wonderful experience sharing the lobsters together and getting to know one another. We will absolutely be back and in the meantime we will miss you both!
Thank you again.

Exactly What We Dreamed It Would Be!

Our stay on Ripple was exactly what we dreamed it would be. It was both relaxing and fun. The boat was beautiful, spacious, impeccably clean and equipped with everything from reef-safe sunscreen to scuba equipment fitted for our family, and every kind of toy in between. There were plenty of places for quiet, private conversations for 2, or comfortable, whole-family gatherings (we were 6 adults). (The fact that everyone had their own en suite bathrooms/showers was a huge selling point for us, too!)

Our Captain, Mark, was knowledgeable, professional, safety-conscious — but most of all, FUN! We left the itinerary up to him and he delivered the best scuba and snorkeling spots at the right times for great visibility considering how the ocean floor can get churned up with weather. He made sure that everyone was having fun, prepared specialty cocktails (e.g., ´Slippery Ripple” and “A Ripple In Time,” etc.), but was always cognizant of the line between stimulating activities and restful relaxation - both of which were needed by our group - and he always read the situations/moods perfectly.

Part of being completely relaxed and totally spoiled is not having to do so much as to even DECIDE what to have for dinner. Having received all of our preferences and aversions, Chef Nicole surprised us 4 times a day with meals perfectly catered to each of our palates - which was not easy as our preferences were varied, including one hard-core Vegan. Everything was super-fresh, beautifully presented, and marvelously delicious. I wish I could have taken her home! Her genuinely happy disposition proved that she was doing what she loved to do - and it couldn’t have been more appreciated by our group.

We have been to the US/BVI several times for bareboat and crewed charters — and cannot recommend this boat or the crew more highly.

Ripple is a Beauty!

Ripple is a beauty! From the moment we stepped aboard we were engulfed in luxury and relaxation. Mark and Nicole greeted us with chilled towels, light snacks, and a celebratory glass of champagne. Nicole’s culinary creations are a delightful treat. Our feasts were beautifully presented with fine details of matching table linens and table décor to compliment our colorful cuisine. Nicole was always cheerful, funny, and accommodating to all our needs (even ensuring fresh brewed coffee for this early bird). We were in good hands with Captain Mark to embark on many adventures underway. He was always spot on with preparing for our day’s activities with the abundance of toys aboard Ripple. Ripple is so spacious! With multiple guests, you can still find peaceful spots to relax as you sail to your next destination. Our bedroom was roomy, comfortable, and always clean. I feel at home on Ripple and can’t wait to come back again and again.

We Don´t Want To Leave

The best vacation ever. We don´t want to leave. Mark and Nicole made the trip insane. Nicole is the best chef and beyond kind. mark made us feel well looked after and was fantastic.
Love this bot and crew.

Dynamic Duo and Amazing Yacht.

Mark and Nicole
Words cannot describe what an amazing vacation this as on ripple. You both were wonderful and this entire experience start to finish was amazing. You made us so comfortable and you are both so much fun and esasy to be with. The food was over the top - out of this world, phenomenal - shall I go on?
We enjoyed every single meal and appetizers. The captain´s cocktails were amazing too.
The activities on board were so much fun - spear-fishing, sea scooters, scuba, snuba, tubing and just floating in the water. Mark is a master at everything and was so organized and helpful. He is a pro!
Thank you Mark and Nicole for an unforgettable week. We can´t wait to come back to Ripple and the Dynamic Duo.

Fabulous Vacation!

What a fabulous vacation we had on Ripple. Mark and Nicole were beyond amazing. We have never felt so welcome. The signature drinks were so good that we will try to recreate them at home. We can´t wait to tell our friends at home that they need to do this one day.
We were also so lucky to be here and enjoy and meet the band Willow Hill which played on the yacht to an audience floating. in the water. They are such an amazing band . Thank you again for everything. I will be dreaming about this vacation everyday.

Feeling Very Grateful!

I realize after 61/2 days of being taken care of by two such positive talented, knowledgeable people - we as a family have been blessed! You both compliment each other´s personalities. Always a smile, making sure that our comfort and safety were your priority. This has been a very special memory making trip!! Mark, you had so many great ideas for adventure. I loved the snorkeling, the cocktails, your attention to every detail. Your ´even keel´ personality made every day seem stress free. You are a gifted sailor, captain and a lovely human being. Thank you
Nicole, I love to cook - But! You are a true chef! Your meal planning was so creative and diverse. Everything was delicious and amazing. Your sauces! Accommodating my dietary restrictions had to be challenging - but you my friend, went ´overboard´! Your smile is infectious - every time you speak your face glows with positivity. God has blessed you with the gift of hospitality!
We have had an amazing week! It is all thanks to the two of you. Thanks to the two of you. Thank you for sharing all your gifts with us. Feeling very grateful!

Such a Wonderful Week

Mark, thank you for all your personal touches. Putting the toys in for us and taking them back out as well!! The snorkeling has been fantastic all week long. Thanks for making/taking 6 year old master Tyler on every trip during our week. Nicole, never have I been treated so well and your food was unbelievable. Holly and I have traveled all over the world and never had such a wonderful week. We both needed stress relief and you certainly went above and beyond. Thank you for taking such loving care of master Tyler. Our ages ranged from 6 to 70 and you handled everyone with great care!

An Amazing Time

Mark, thank you for showing us such an amazing time in the VI. Your patience with Tyler and us was remarkable, having a six year old on the boat definitely adds challenges and you handled it amazingly. Thankyou for all of the attention to detail and for tailoring the trip to our wants and needs.
Nicole, I didnt have one bite of food on the trip that I didn´t love. the amount of time that you spent in the galley making sure everything was perfect was unreal! Thank you for catering to all of our crazy needs and restrictions. I know it wasn´t easy and you had to make multiple plates at each meal and you pulled it off!
Thank you both for all the memories!

Was Proven Wrong!

We decided to do this trip with our 20 something kids and another family!! I was NOT looking forward to it! Well - I was proven wrong! From the second we pulled up to the dock the crew made our week incredible. Maybe it was the 1/2 surprise birthday cake to celebrate our daughters 241/4 birthday that set the mood!
The sailing was great. The food was great and my picky eating was accommodated! We were never without a drink in our hands either. the boat was beautiful too.
We cannot wait to do it again!

Wonderful Family Holiday in The VI

We are a family of 4 and nothing was too much trouble, the food was amazing (think high end restaurant quality) and we were always in the best position possible for any stop - the crew were absolutely superb.

We enjoyed a mixture of beach bars, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding, enjoying drinks in the floating seats and some retail therapy in the shops.

We could not recommend this vacation more highly - very relaxing and enjoyable. The crew should be recognized for wonderful service.

Aware of All Our Needs and Wants

We´ve booked sailing trips many times and this trip was absolutely the best of them. We had an amazing week aboard the catamaran, with the best crew we could have possibly gotten.

The crew was fantastic!They were incredibly aware of all our needs and wants. We had amazing, sophisticated meals and appetizers and great cocktails.

The captain is a very experienced sailor and he knew exactly where to take us depending if we wanted bars/people/movement or just a completely peaceful spot. We got along great and they were very helpful in making this a great trip for us, full of activities (paddle board, kayak, wakeboard etc). Cabins and overall boat were kept very clean all the time.

We definitely feel we got more than our money´s worth and would tailor our next sailing trip to match dates with this crew, on any yacht.

We Have Never, Ever Had Such An Experience

We are sitting on our patio back home, having drinks and thinking of you guys.

First, we want to thank you for waiting on us hand and foot during our vacation. We have never, ever had such an experience. We know that you guys are consummate professionals and it is all in the day´s work but we wanted to let you know how special it made us feel, each and every day.

We have had many sailing vacations, and every time we ourselves did the work required: the planning, the navigation, the sailing, the sail handling, water management, shopping, and the list goes on. And this time, you guys did all this and more for us. The atmosphere your provided, the quality of the food, the drinks, the place settings, the itinerary, the anchoring, the cleanliness of the boat; everything was incredible. You guys did it better than we thought it could be done.

So we wanted to let you know all of this and let you know how much we appreciate it and how much we enjoy our memories that week.

We hope you guys have great charters and great guests and a great season, we hope we cross paths with you guys again!

We Highly Recommend This To Others

First of all, we are not owners of a boat but recently we chartered for a week with other couples for my husbands 40th birthday. this trip was a ´bucket list´ type of vacation for my husband and I and it was even more amazing than expected!

The VI were beautiful and our crew was spectacular! they were so nice and took care of us hand and foot. It was so refreshing to be on vacation and not have to lift a finger if we didn´t want to. They were able to recommend the best places to visit and we enjoyed each and every one!

This was, hands down, the best vacation we have been on to date and we would highly recommend it to others!

Wonderful Holiday

Thank you Mark and team for a wonderful holiday, especially the e-foiling and great anchorages. A holiday to remember!

Best Holidays

We had so much fun diving and lobster hunting, one of the best holidays ever thank you!

Kids Had A Blast!

We absolutely loved the cruise to Anegada and the lobster and conch tour. The kids had a blast tubing and snorkeling with you at Norman Island and the Indians, thanks again Capt. Mark!

Turtle Spotting

Capt. Mark, you did a great job guiding us through the rough weather to St Barths and we really enjoyed the anchorages and turtle spotting as well as the dives we did with you, see you in the summer!