Cruising Area of Sagittarius
SAGITTARIUS is the perfect choice for a fabulous Caribbean sailing holiday. This luxury Privilege 65 catamaran was built by Jeantot/Lombard Marine, the prestigious French shipyard, in 1995 and went through a complete refit in 2012, making her an even more appealing choice today. Her wide beam of 33 ft. makes this yacht extremely spacious, accommodating 10 guests in great style.
The interior d´cor is contemporary with light wood flooring and wall panels, cream colored and luxury furnishings. The open salon offers multiple seating areas and features a wet bar, 3D TV entertainment center, formal dining, and wide sliding glass doors leading to the aft deck. The large windows create an airy light ambience by day and at night the upgraded lighting with blue accents create a feeling of refined luxury for socializing. She is fully air-conditioned throughout.
Very comfortable and stylish guest accommodations are in four large queen cabins plus an extra large master king cabin. All cabins feature a flat screen TV & DVD, settee/writing desk, fans, and AC controls. Each has its own private en-suite bath with dry shower stalls.
The aft deck offers plenty of shade and plenty of seating for relaxing and outdoor dining table. Two large transoms each have wide steps providing easy access to step into or out of the water. The massive foredeck is the place for sun-lovers, with 2 double sized safety trampolines for enjoying the action when underway. SAGITTARIUS offers the best in a stable sailing experience, with state-of-the-art sails, the latest in navigation technology, and 2 Yanmar 140hp engines. Average speeds are 9 knots, with exhilarating top speeds of 12 knots under sail.
The crew of SAGITTARIUS are at the ready to ensure your holiday is the trip of a lifetime.
Free WIFI access via antenna amplifier when connected to any public hotspot on land even if they are quite far. In case of urgent necessity a satellite connection is available at cost.
BVI -we have a powerful WiFi repeater, that can warrant unlimited WiFi when we are close to the Islands.
Grenadines- we can also provide a Digicel temporary subscription
4 spacious Queen cabins and one very large King cabin, each with en-suite bathrooms with dry shower stalls, settee/writing desk, fans and AC controls. Master has stereo/CD player/ipod dock.
Bed Sizes/Length and width
King: 2.1 M X 2 M
Queens: 164 X 200
The two crew cabins in the bow have two bunk beds each with electric vacuum toilet, shower, a/c - to accommodate four crew, in two cabins totally independent and separate from the guest area.
Safety equipment on board up to 16 pax.
LED Lighting indoor, outdoors and underwater
External Solarium with mattresses for 7 pax
5 Hairdryers on board - no need to bring yours!
Double USB smartphone charger in every cabin
New Bluetooth-enabled stereo throughout
New combo Mastervolt battery charter + inverter (useful for making espresso, cappuccino, and ice cream without using generator)
Please ask if guests wish to bring their own electrical devices as the devices must be able to change from 110 volts to 220 volts. Sagittarius has converters but the devices have to support 110/220v. If the device is made only for 110 volts it will not be possible to convert to 220 volts. For all other plugs such as a phone charger Sagittarius has plug adapters.
We have full water ski equipment both for adults and juniors. 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards (one 14 feet x 8´ for couples or heavier weight, and one fast 11 feet x 6´ for high performances).
Three sun bathing areas (two queen size and three single size in the roof, total 7 pax).
Two inflatables (3 seat banana and 3 seat sofa) and an inflatable high performance knee board.
Two 8-pax ocean class rafts.
Dinghy has Honda 4 stroke engine with roll bar for wake-board and tow-ring.
Emergency provisions, flares, EPIRB, SSB, three VHF, AIS, satellite communication.
No fishing in BVI Waters; Fishing in US Waters only.
Sagittarius has 5 big game fishing rods and 2 standard rods all with lures and equipment
Diving in Tobago Cays, Grenadines is only available through a local Dive Company.
Cristian and Ilona are both Dive Masters.
$45 per person per dive
Sagittarius Crew Profile
Winter Season 3 crew: Christian, Ilona and Chef Jack.
Summer Season 2 crew: Cristian and Chef/Stew Ilona
CAPTAIN CRISTIAN SEQUENZIA
Cristian Sequenzia, friends call him Cri (pronounced Cree), is the descendant of a proud and storied ancestry. He grew up in ancient Ortigia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic island is at the heart of the naturally fortified harbor of Siracusa, Sicily, Italy. It is the birthplace and homeland of many famous seafarers. Cri, with his knowledge and passion for seamanship, is a credit to these forefathers.
Cri was sailing with his father as far back as he can remember. He had his sea legs before he could run, and was swimming, diving and fishing as a small boy. After college, he went to work for a company that manufactured special parts for yacht construction. He specialized in carbon fiber composites, learning about yachts from the earliest stages of the build process.
In 2012, Cri brought his expertise to Sagittarius’ extensive refit. “When I had the offer to start working on Sagittarius I didn’t think twice. I quit my job to spend a year and a half on board, eight months of refitting and 10 months sailing around Europe and the Caribbean. I love sharing my passion for the sea with our guests; diving, snorkeling, swimming off secret beaches, exploring remote coves, pointing out turtles and birds´ nests. I also love having fun water skiing, wakeboarding, and every kind of fishing.” With his many talents and joie de vivre, guests on board Sagittarius are certain to love sharing in all the fun too!
MATE / STEW ILONA FRICOVA
Ilona grew up in an idyllic setting, in a storybook Czech village surrounded by woods. The family’s daily routine included caring for lots of animals and tending the garden. They shared a deep love and respect for nature, animals and people. Ilona’s parents had built a canoe, and the family enjoyed most holidays on rivers and lakes. Together they spent time canoeing, camping and fishing. Ilona got her first fishing license when she was just 10 years old, and she has been fishing ever since. Today, she happily shares fishing and fish prep tips with interested charter guests.
Ilona is very energetic. She excels at all types of sports, including tennis and swimming. She modestly mentions that she “collected a few trophies in snow skiing competitions in the Czech mountains”. She is also an avid diver with many certifications including Rescue and Deep Diver, and has achieved Yachtmaster Coastal Certification. She is a very patient instructor with guests of all ages interested in learning to snorkel, or manage the yacht toys. Family charters are her favorite, organizing activities for everyone to spend quality time together.
Four years ago, Ilona began sailing in the Canary Islands and the Balearics. She recognized immediately that yachting is an amazing facet of the hospitality industry. It ignited her passion. She said, “I kept thinking about people who are very busy, a rushed lifestyle with a stressful daily routine. Almost everyone has experienced this. It can be very difficult to slow down, escape from busy work routines. Everyone needs to relax. My goal is to help by providing guests the time and space to relax, to switch off and re-energize. That is the most important part of a good vacation. I take care to do my best for my guests to have fun and create unforgettable memories. And what a pleasure it is to consider this as a job!”
CHEF JACK ZOPPELLETTO - DOB: 1969
Cristian “Jack” Zoppelletto, grew up with two brothers in a hilly town in the north of Italy. He spent his childhood with family and friends by the sea in coastal Italy, boating, fishing and swimming. He went camping in the beautiful Dolomite mountains, climbing in the Alps and enjoyed collecting mushrooms and cooking.
Jack remained in his hometown of Vicenza for 30 years, working as a chef and as a restaurant owner, until accepting a position and moving to beautiful Lake Garda. Later he enjoyed prestigious positions as a chef, partner, owner and culinary instructor in Courmayeur, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Barcelona. He attended the Instituto Technico and further expanded his expertise with professional cooking classes, a sommelier and finger food course. While in Barcelona, he organized and taught Italian cooking courses.
Jack says, “I started as a yacht chef in 2014 because I love the sea and the Caribbean atmosphere, culture and very interesting local lifestyle. Plus, fishing, and preparing fish, is a favorite pastime. I find wonderful, fresh products in the markets too, especially fish. I like cooking all international dishes, but being Italian, I specialize in Mediterranean recipes. Guests are very excited with my typical Italian cuisine.” In fact, guests tend to rave about everything Jack sets on the table.
For foodies, a charter aboard SAGITTARIUS is a superb culinary experience. For guests interested in taking home a few cooking tips or recipes, Jack is super enthusiastic about teaching, and loves to share his knowledge and expertise. Whether guests are keen on a real hands-on experience, or prefer to discuss worldwide cuisine and culinary trends over a glass of specially selected wine, Jack is a consummate host.
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Sagittarius Reservations & Port Locations
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|May 28, 2020||Jun 10, 2020||Booked: Martinique, West Indies* to Union Island, Grenadines*|
Sagittarius Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $18,265
High price: $31,325
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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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Sagittarius.
Sagittarius Guest Reviews
5-9 June 2019 in Grenadines
Thank you Ilona for the detailed feedback!
I love that your great service does not stop at the client but also for the broker!
Glenn has already sent me an email sending his BIG THANKS for such a great trip.
10 day charter 19-29 April 2019 in Grenadines
We had a wonderful trip. Cristian, Ilona, and Bruno were terrific. It was a sad day when we had to leave them. They accommodated all of our many requests, and made excellent suggestions about our anchorages. Cristian was a very patient divemaster as well as being a very good yacht captain. Ilona is lovely young lady, and was our chief communicator for the wonderful meals that Bruno prepared for us. She was very welcoming and attentive to our needs. For example, she lined up a lunch reservation for us at Cotton House when we anchored at Mustique. I know that Bruno was ´filling in´ for the normal chef, but you would have never known it. His meals were all amazing, and we loved hearing his stories about his vegetable garden in Granada and how his mother taught him to cook. I know the Privilege 65 is an older yacht, but I thought it was in very good condition. The salon was handsome and well kept and the cabins were too. Ilona did a masterful job in keeping our cabins and the salon ´shipshape´ all the time. She and our daughter really had a great time visiting together and the two of them arranged the showing of a couple movies after dinner during the week. They were comedies, and we all had fun laughing together. It was as if we were one big family.
10 day charter 19-29 April 2019 in Grenadines
Yes, we are back home. Thanks so much for checking on us.
We had such a wonderful trip with you, Cristian and Bruno. Thank you again for all you did to make it such a special vacation for our family. We will never forgot what a grand time that we had with you.
All the best,
4-10 April 2019 - Email from Broker
My client was extremely happy with the recent charter.
4-10 April, 2019 Grenadines
We were extremely pleased with the yacht and onboard amenities and the yacht was well presented upon boarding and maintained immaculately throughout the charter. Captain Cristian made us feel safe in the execution of his professional duties, plus the Crew certainly made us feel very welcome to be onboard.
The crew all went above and beyond to cater for our every need and took the trouble to learn each individual´s preferences.
Captain Cristian absolutely made sure he achieved our requests and also made good suggestions.
Chef Bruno provided exquisite food made from the heart! We were all very happy with the service and quality of the food and beverages during the charter, especially the food.
Hostess Ilona is very professional and warm hearted.
16-23 March 2019 Grenadines
Fantastic trip. Crew was unbelievable. Couldn’t be happier. They went out of their way to make sure we were happy. Highly recommend. Would definitely use them and you again. Thanks. Mark
Congrats and thanks for making this such an amazing trip for these families- they are super experienced charterers all over the world so I feel this is quite a compliment to have such a positive review!
Again, thank you for your efforts and All the Best,
28 Dec - 4 January - St Lucia and Grenadines
Remembering the trip ... all I liked - the size and condition of the vessel, Captain Christian, responsible, punctual, Ilona Stewardess very attentive, friendly and helpful, the chef Jack funny, friendly excellent his food, nice company of three on the weeklong trip. The welcome was very warm and immediately define the course of the trip according to the weather. Size very comfortable - like bathrooms and space to organize luggage room. Ilona was always very timely to clean them and keep them tidy, we did not even realize what time it was.
The table was beautifully set for different meals, which were first class, the chef was brilliant every time. The crew were always attentive and happy, interested to see what we needed to have, fun and meet our requirements. Internet - they once solved it with their own equipment. We ask sail at night and it was a 3 hour trip unforgettable. Our sail captain Cristian gave us a lot of confidence and we saw he was in control.
Definitely we recommend this boat and its crew.
Late October 2018 in Grenadines
Our trip on Sagitarius was wonderful. The crew made it all come together and even provided much entertainment when it rained. The meals were wonderful. We never felt unsafe for one moment with our Captain Christian because he was observant of ever thing around us and we did not have to worry. Ilona the first mate was the most superb in her attention to everything and every detail that we felt like we were on a mega yacht. We highly recommend this crew and the yacht Sagittarius as the two combined made for an extraordinary and exotic charter.
Lawrence and Lisa
15-23 February, 2018 ~ BVI´s ~ Loved the Entire Experience!
The captain was super! He dealt with a port engine problem allowing us to continue our cruise (minor problem - repaired and now fully operational). As for the crew, a person couldn´t have asked for better service from all aspects of their duties.
Great work and great people. The itinerary was 5 star, we couldn´t have asked for more.
Chef Riccardo was very good as was his meal planning. Alexandra´s customer service at the bar and overall attention to us was outstanding. Couple that with her sweet personality she is an asset to any crew. We loved her!
We all loved the entire experience of our trip!
The ´S´ Family
29th August - 2nd September 2017, Grenadines
Thank you all for our wonderful holiday!❤
29th August - 2nd September, 2017 ~ Grenadines
It was amazing!
The crew were absolutely fantastic. Only thing wrong is we should have done
The food and service were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble.
I would recommend the yacht with the the captain and crew to anyone
8-15 May, 2017 ~ Grenadines ~ A Memorable Week!
Hi Pierro, Alexandra, Christian and Caroline,
It seems very strange to us not to be in your company and on the boat anymore!It is certainly more boring and quieter on land!!! We miss you all! Thank you so much to all of you for making such a memorable week for us. We really enjoyed everything and particularly the sunsets and quiet bays!!! Very beautiful and unforgettable.
Thank you again for all your very hard work.......We hope you have now manage to have your party and some well deserved sleep?! We are now just chilling in Mustique for a few days and will do some tours at the end of the week.
When we get home, we will sort some photos of our week to send to you.Looking forward to meeting you hopefully in October in Alba.
Many thanks again for such a special week.Hugs and best wishes to you and your great crew.
Julienne and Alexei
26-30 March, 2017 ~ BVI ~ Wonderful!
Note from broker:
Just thought you would like to know that Stacey sent me a very nice text this morning. They had a great time on Sagittarius and specifically stated the crew made the trip wonderful.
Thank you for all of your help and efforts in pulling off a last minute miracle with fisheries!
March 18- 25, 2017 - Absolutely Outstanding!
Hello Sagittarius Crew, Thank you so much for all your hard work in making what sounds like an absolutely outstanding charter experience for my clients. Please find below a their wonderful review. It was a pleasure working with you.
The Charter was amazing in every way. The Catamaran was beautiful, the crew was an absolute delight and we definitely have decided that any future vacations will have to be a charter. Please see my responses to the evaluation questions below. Again, we cannot say enough good things about our experience aboard the Sagittarius and the exceptional crew.
Were you able to locate and board your yacht easily and at the agreed time? - Yes, we actually were able to find the Catamaran in the marina the night before our charter.
How would you describe the state of your Charter Yacht? - The Catamaran was in amazing condition. Clean, decorated and adorned beautifully. Provisioned wonderfully. Everything exceeded our expectations at least ten fold.
Were all the advertised equipment onboard and in good condition? - Absolutely
How would you describe your Captain and Crew? - The Captain and Crew were outstanding and amazing. Words alone can not describe these wonderful people. They were extremely warm and welcoming. Knowledgeable, funny, fun to be with, caring and each of them went out of their way to assure that our group had an amazing holiday. Captain Piero was a gracious host, a skilled captain and navigator. Riccardo was an exceptional cook who made sure we never went hungry and created some of the best meals we have ever had. Not to mention his kind demeanor and personality. Christian was always on the go making sure that all of the systems were operational and that we always had what we needed. Last, but by no means least, Alexandra was a blessing. Her caring personality and bright smile made each and everyone of us feel as though we were her only concern. The entire crew and captain went well above and beyond to ensure we had a great time and each of them became part of our family.
Were you able to partake in the activities and itinerary you desired?
- Absolutely and then some. The Captain made wonderful recommendations well as provided expert insight on our itinerary choices.
What were your favorite activities and highlights during your Charter?
-I would say our favorite highlight was when the Yacht was under sail and not on power. The quiet peacefulness was awe inspiring. I would also say that our Captain and Crew, and our interactions with them were some of our favorite highlights as well. Guana Island was not too shabby either. :-)
How would you describe the quality of the meals and beverages served onboard? - All of the meals and beverages were top notch. Better than what one can get in most fine dining establishments. I would rate the meals as 5 star (our of 5) and the beverages as 5 out of 5 as well.
Please add any additional comments, whether its constructive criticism or describing your satisfaction and appreciation. - I think I speak for each and every guest when I say that we cannot express enough our extreme satisfaction and appreciation to BROKER and The Captain and Crew of the Catamaran Sagittarius for making our holiday dreams and wishes come true. Everything from the first contact with Jessica inquiring about charters, to the moment we stepped of the Sagittarius was phenomenal. We each have commented on how we can´t wait to do this again and how our vacationing experience from this point forward, has forever changed. Thank you all so very much for everything.
18-24 February, 2017 ~ 5 Star Experience!!
The captain was very knowledgeable about subjects and extremely accommodating with the itinerary. The food was gourmet and abundant, and the service was excellent!! There was an abundant and we ate lots of fish. We saw everything that we came to see. Thought there might be at least one more paddle board. (NOTE: new paddle board now on Sagittarius). The entire experience of our trip was 5 star, par excellance!!!!!!
The K Family
December 19-26, 2016 ~ Wonderful BVI Christmas!
All was wonderful!
Piero knowledge of the BVI was extensive and insightful.
Chef was amazing!
Hostess beautiful and helpful.
Maurizio was always on hand as well.
December 19-26, 2016 ~BVI ~ Wonderful!
Hi Captain and whole crew we had the best time! Thank you for giving us a wonderful vacation. Enjoy the amazing weather 🤗
28 Feb - 6 March Grenadines
Thanks again for an amazing charter. That was my first one and it was an absolute blast.
Aug 1-8, 2015, BVI
You guys have been amazing. I feel like we started the trip by becoming fast friends and ended as if we were family. We had the most amazing trip from the first sail to Anegada to the last day in the appropriately named Bitter End Yacht Club. The rope swing, wake-boarding, moonlight tube rides and diving were spectacular. Our favorite part was getting to know you two incredible people. Ill never forget our long chats on back deck. You guys are too kind!! We look forward to keeping in touch and we WILL see you again. Warm regards, Brandon, Jack, Meredith, Laura
Thank you for your hospitality. I loved everything about this trip! Getting to know you both was a special bonus to a wonderful trip. Glad to have new friends with sweet hearts. Best trip of my life. I will think of you often.
Love much, Meredith
From the moment we stepped on the boat we felt like we were at home! Captain Tony and Chef Paola have been extremely accommodating and absolutely wonderful. They have shown us many beautiful places here in the BVIs and have helped create many wonderful family memories, from snorkeling near Norman Island and Cooper Island, to wakeboarding and tubing in the ocean, and the list goes on! Captain Tony and Paola are always up for anything and are always willing to go the extra mile. We cannot express our thankfulness and gratefulness enough. Paola has made the most amazing food during our entire stay and has inspired our Italian food and homemade ice cream palates!
We have had many laughs and will carry many fond memories within us of the special Sagittarius, Captain Tony and Paola. They are like family to us and we hope to spend many more adventures with them in the future at sea.
Until we meet again!
Don, Tiffany, Brooks, Adriana
1-12 April 2015 BVI
´ The yacht is wonderful, and especially the crew that ennobles her is outstanding.
There is no starry restaurant or masterchef that bears comparison with the appetizers and the kitchen of Paola . The Captain is the soul of the Sea ... after Cristoforo Colombo.
We will miss you´
Note: ´masterchef´ is referred to the popular television ´chef competition´, and ´starry´ should be translated as ´michelin guide star´: in italian ´stellato´ refers to the ´stelle´ (the valuation stars, from one to three, that the Michelin Restaurants Guide attributes to the top restaurants).
Note from Broker:
Regarding the charter I can tell you that our clients were more than happy, they told this was the best holiday in their life food excellent, great crew, the boat is maintained in excellent condition, all works properly.