Cruising Area of Sail Away
Sail Away Description
Sail Away is a 2014 Lagoon 620 in pristine condition having just undergone additional refurbishment and upgrades. She is one of the few charter catamarans that can take 10 guests in 5 double cabins with queen beds and en suite bathrooms with seperate showers. She is beautifully equipped with luxurious furnishings and extensive electronics and is the ideal boat for families or groups that want a luxurious, comfortable and fast catamaran.
With respect to water sports, her tenderlift is an ideal sunbathing plateform while its 17´ and 90 HP tender is perfect for waterskiing, wakeboarding and kneebording. Besides snorkeling gear, fishing rods with stand, she is also equipped with a flybridge with a cocktail table, cushions, mattresses and a bimini. For Sail Away´s scuba diving guests, rendezvous diving can easily be arranged.
Sail Away is available for charter throughout the year. She is based in the British and US Virgin Islands from November through May and in the Grenadines (based in Grenada) June though October. Special arrangements have been made with the exquisite Scrub Island resort in the BVI to allow stress free pick up and drop off of charter guests, minutes from the Tortola airport at Beef Island, where they will be greeted and shuttled to Scrub Island by private launch and pampered as VIP guests with preferential care and exclusive discounts for any stay before and/or after charter.
She has a wonderful crew of 3 who will exceed all your expectations including a renowned chef who will amaze you with her culinary skills and carefully adapt the menu to any dietary restrictions.
SAIL AWAY, Lagoon 620 launched in Spring 2014, accommodates 10 guests in 5 double cabins (queen beds) with en suite bathroom and separate showers.
The queen beds dimensions are 81´x 63´.
Converters for the electric plugs.
Smart TVs in each guest cabin.
1 wake skate
A 4-rider towing ring
2 bean bags (cushions Fatboy) on the deck, one square for 2 persons and one rectangular for 1 person.
Sail Away Crew Profile
Leon and Wendy Venter are South African and Zimbabwe born. Both are outgoing and have a love for sailing and water sports, deciding to leave their corporate and business world behind in South Africa to pursue their love for the outdoors in the stunning Caribbean.
In South Africa, Leon had his own engineering business for thirty years plus, doing on-site machining for the sugar, petroleum, paper and marine industries in South Africa and other African countries. Leon has been sailing recreationally since a young boy and has always had a passion for the sea and diving.
Wendy was involved in the corporate world of Mercedes Benz, being on the financial side for several years and with the Barlows Group previously. Her love for the outdoors, sailing since a young girl with her family in Zimbabwe and then South Africa, as well as her love for diving, made their decision to re-locate to the Caribbean, an easy one.
Wendy and Leon have sailed extensively up the East African coastline on their own catamaran and have raced several Vasco Da Gama yacht races, from Maputo in Mozambique to Durban in South Africa. They have sailed their own catamaran from Durban on the east coast of Africa, around the tip of Africa, up to Walvis Bay, Namibia, crossing the southern Atlantic Ocean to St. Helena and Ascension. Upwards to Suriname in South America and upwards to the bottom of the Caribbean chain, to Trinidad. Leon has his Master of Yachts Offshore to 200 tons Captain’s license as well as his South African Coastal Skippers License. Leon is a PADI certified Instructor of several years and Wendy has her Small Powerboat and Rib MCA certification. Both he and Wendy have been in the charter industry in the Caribbean since 2011, working from St. Vincent and the Grenadines to St. Martin and then the British Virgin Islands. Leon and Wendy have sailed various yachts from the British Virgin islands to Florida and back to the Islands, loving the adventures the trips had to offer.
Leon and Wendy look forward to having you on board the luxurious Vacoa, to pampering you and tempting your taste buds with the delights from the galley, indulging you in your favourite water sport, whether it be diving and re-living the history of the Virgin Islands, snorkeling with the abundance of sea life, testing your skills at paddle boarding, kayaking and exploring the coastline with your partner or just simply relaxing on the trampolines, soaking in the sun.
Chef Lisa Mead
Originally from Queensland, Australia, chef Lisa Mead has spent the past 25 years cooking between Australia, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. She has created epicurean delights for all walks of life including royalty, heads of state and celebrities on board luxury yachts, in 5 star villas and restaurants. In addition to her time spent living in South East Asia, where she gained valuable experience with the local cuisine, if asked Lisa would describe her cooking as global, pulling from different cultures, using only the freshest of ingredients.
Currently Lisa is being filmed in her own cooking show as chef and host of a series titled: Galley Gourmet With Chef Lisa.
Joining Sail Away in November, 2019
Mike and Lizzy Hill have been sailing together for nearly 10 years – in fact they met as crew racing on a yacht! Together they have sailed around Greece, through the Dalmatian islands of Croatia, along the picturesque Amalfi coastline of Italy and the timeless French Riveria within the Mediterranean, and in the Caribbean from the Virgin Islands, to the Leewards Islands including St Martin and St Barts, and onwards to the Windwards Islands including the stunning Grenadines. They have so far logged in excess of 30,000 Nm and over 100 charters. Most of this time has been enjoyed on charter yachts providing luxury vacations. Welcoming guests aboard with a friendly, warm attitude and an eye for detail they consistently provide holidays of a lifetime for their delighted visitors
Having sailed from an early age, Mike’s passion for boating in general has gained him a wealth of knowledge on sailing & motor yachts up to 80’ long. He likes to pass on his enthusiasm to everyone aboard, encouraging and teaching others more about sailing. Mike has been lucky to have sailed in many areas of Europe and the Caribbean, including logging over 20,000nm in the last 4 years alone on crewed yacht charters. A great sense of humour combined with a professional approach, an open and relaxed manner, not to mention his skills behind the bar, ensures Mike gets guests to enjoy every moment aboard.
1st Mate Lizzy
Following a degree in Outdoor Pursuits where Lizzy learned to sail, she travelled the world by land & sea. The experiences Lizzy had at this time influenced her expanding repertoire. She adding finishing touches at the prestigious Ashburton Chefs Academy in the UK, Lizzy now takes great delight in serving her charter guests and of course, sailing!
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Sail Away Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jun 22, 2019||Jun 29, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 30, 2019||Jul 14, 2019||Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Bequia, Grenadines*|
|Jul 15, 2019||Jul 25, 2019||Booked: Bequia, Grenadines* to Grenada, St Georges|
|Jul 26, 2019||Oct 31, 2019||Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges|
|Nov 09, 2019||Nov 16, 2019||Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Nov 22, 2019||Dec 02, 2019||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Dec 05, 2019||Dec 14, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 15, 2019||Dec 15, 2019||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Dec 27, 2019||Jan 03, 2020||Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Jan 11, 2020||Jan 18, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jan 24, 2020||Jan 31, 2020||Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Feb 07, 2020||Feb 07, 2020||Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Feb 08, 2020||Feb 15, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Feb 17, 2020||Feb 20, 2020||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 22, 2020||Feb 29, 2020||Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Mar 14, 2020||Mar 21, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 22, 2020||Mar 22, 2020||Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 31, 2020||Mar 31, 2020||Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 01, 2020||Apr 08, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 30, 2020||May 05, 2020||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 22, 2020||Jan 01, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Sail Away Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $30,000
High price: $38,000
|Season||2-4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||7 Pax||8 Pax||9 Pax||10 Pax|
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.
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Sail Away Guest Reviews
Guests aboard VACOA in early July, 2017, said
Just returned home from a fabulous family 7 day vacation aboard Vacoa. Our family consisted of 9 people ages 13, 14, 17, 18, 25, 27, 50, 59. Fun for everyone from the water activities, destinations, cocktails and the food, we could not have been happier! Captain Jason, Steward Lucy and Chef Louis, treated all of us with professionalism and enthusiasm. Every request was greeted with a smile. We can´t wait to book our next trip aboard Vacoa! Thanks again for an incredible time!
May/June guests on VACOA said:
This is the second time that we vacationed on the Vacoa with friends and we had another fabulous week with great weather in the BVI! The crew kept us busy with multiple destinations and activities daily; we loved Oil Nut Bay, Scrub Island, Bitter End and the remote bays where everyone had a blast with multiple water activities! Captain Jason did an unbelievable job keeping us very active while Chef Will was back in the kitchen preparing fantastic breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners! Lucy, the second mate, was a joy to be with, she made delicious tropical drinks, cleaned up after us and kept us entertained! A great time was had by all!
January, 2017, VACOA guests said:
We chartered Vacoa in the BVI in January of 2017 and enjoyed every minute of it. The boat is a 620 Lagoon (our second trip on the same model) and I would not charter in the BVI on any other model of boat. The fact that the top deck can accommodate all 10 guests beats any other boat in its class.
The boat is in great condition and the salon and state rooms are well appointed.
Jason and Team did a wonderful job and the food blew away our expectations (which were high from our previous trip on another boat). I´d recommend getting off the boat for cocktails here and there but eating on board as none of the island restaurants can match the quality and presentation of the food.
They had plenty of sports equipment on board -- everything from water skis to wakeboard, to kayaks, to paddle boards, etc.... Full service boat with fantastic crew -- perfect match.
Charter July 02-09, Tortola-Tortola
Message for the broker : I have no words (which everyone will tell you is unusual for me J)! The guests had a fabulous time on VACOA. The comments keep coming.
The crew was amazing and Christine was just incredible. We ate like kings all week. Claire and Xavier were so nice and wonderful. The vacation was amazing! We loved every minute of it....the best vacation ever.
It was incredible! Im ready to look for next year. Call me!
Charter June 15th- 22th 2016, Tortola-Tortola
Comment from the broker:
I just wanted to send you an email and tell you how proud I am of Xavier and his crew on VACOA! He is such a pleasure to work with. My clients had the best trip ever on board with them.
Thank you for all your assistance!
Charter 17th to 24th of April 2016, Tortola-Tortola
This charter was by far the best I have been on to date...maybe it was the yacht? Maybe it was the crew? Both were amazing and better than expected. The yacht´s condition was impeccable, the accommodations definitely met with our expectations, perhaps even better. We did not fully appreciate the upper deck of the yacht; I think we hung out there most of the time. We also did not realize we had a fourth crew member which was terrific! The crew was phenomenal. Xavier and Claire were so professional and accommodating to all of your wishes. Christine our chef was 5 star!! Every meal was delicious and special - what she was able to accomplish with such limited provisions was truly amazing. The final dinner our last night was a special treat - surprise Pirate Party!! Maxim was our 4th crew member and such a delight. He really took care of all of us...day or night!!
The week went by so fast even though it was 7 days on a boat...we went to every location we wanted plus some. Xavier knew exactly when the best times would be for snorkeling, seeing turtles, exploring the Baths (when all of the people had left); he even knew how to keep us out of the stormy weather! We enjoyed hiking on the islands, tennis at two resorts, sailing at Bitter End and spa treatments on shore. They really did an amazing job keeping all of us happy.
Charter 19th to 26th of March 2016, Saint-Martin - Saint-Martin:
I just want to thank you for your advice and organization of my charter onboard VACOA during our Easter break.We had a fantastic tour onboard a great boat, run by a very professional, knowledgable and service minded crew. My family and I enjoyed every minute and we will certainly come back in not too distant future. I can easily recommend this boat with existing crew to anyone that want to have a time of their life experience. Thank you
Charter 24th to 31th of January 2016 - Tortola - Tortola
Just a quick check in after a most delightful week on the water with great friends and a fantastic crew! The chef Christine was also over the top on professional skills and food quality/presentation, and always pleasant and open to teaching us about her dishes and how they were prepared. As a business owner myself, I know it is important to get prompt and direct feedback and consider this a 100+ score, simply blew us away! It goes without saying that the captain and crew had our comfort and hospitality in mind 24/7; and clearly a crack sailing team.
Charter 08th to 18th of December 2015, St Vincent-Grenada
Well done! The Vacoa and crew were perfect for our team of six non-adventurers. I have already recommended them to other friends. I know we will be in touch again next year.
Charter 25th of November - 2nd of December 2015 Tortola-Tortola
My clients had a wonderful time aboard VACOA. Thank you very much to you and your excellent crew for an excellent charter!
Charter 9th -16th May 2015 - St Marteen to St Barth
Te envo como recuerdo dos fotos del grupo de navegantes argentinos, de la semana del 9-5 al 16-5-15. Hemos pasado una semana muy linda y nos hemos sentido muy satisfechos por las atenciones de toda la tripulacin.
Un cordial saludo para los tres y espero nos podamos volver a re-encontrar.
Charter 19th-26th April 2015 - St Marteen
Feedback from the broker :
I finally got ahold of M. XXX to get a report on their sailing vacation in St Martin with Xavier and Clare and Christine on VACOA and he has only superlatives for the boat, crew and experience.He was ecstatic about the food, the service, Xaviers energy and flexibility with doing water sports with the kids, playing DJ and helping guide the itinerary choices.
They said they would charter that boat again with that crew.
Charter 5 -13 April 15 - Tortola
Our charter has been sensational! Xavier is very skilled and knowledgeable, first mate Claire has been wonderful, and chef Manuela extraordinary, fabulous cuisine.
All of the crew work well together. Susan and I speak French with them, some Italian with Manuela, but they are all fluent in English. They have been particularly patient and helpful with the grandchildren.
The boat itself is super, but the setup of the bathrooms could be better, which has nothing to do with the crew, of course.
I am glad that we held out for VACOA .
Charter Sicily Islands 23-31th of August 2015
I have just talked with the client, she is plenty satisfied with their cruise on board of MAITAS.
The captain Marco and his crew has work very hard to offer to all the party an unforgettable cruise.
They have appreciated their professionalism, the discretion , the long experience and the excellent cousin .
I want thank all the Team , I will give only super positive feedback on the boat and I hope to have soon other clients.
June, ´17, guests aboard catamaran VACOA said
It was our first cruise with friends at the BVI, April 2017. We had an excellent holiday at the Vacoa. His crew was fantastic, Jason the captain always open to give us destination suggestions and access our requirements, we did many fun activities with the dinghy, Angie, the best, an eceptional chef delights us day by day with exquisite preparations and the best ever alway with a big smile, Lucy was a wonderful hostess kept us at all times solving any issue we requested, with the best encouragement and always cheerful. We had an amazing time at Vacoa and would love to go back.
Vacoa with our Chilean Flag. What an honor!