Sandy Cinco Description

Sandy Cinco, a beautiful Ipanema 58 by Fountaine Pajot, is brand-new to chartering in the BVI after re-fitting from private ownership in 2023. With her spacious cockpit, 360° view, flybridge, elegant, saloon, comfy fore deck, luxurious cabins and luxury finishing touches, Sandy Cinco provides plenty of opportunities to be together as a group or find a private space to truly unwind and Mike and Lizzy are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome guests aboard to experience luxury living and spectacular sailing in the BVI.

Cruising Area of Sandy Cinco

Pref. Pick-upBVI
Other Pick-upBVI
Summer PortBVI
Winter PortBVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
King1
Queen3
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
The bright airy interior of Sandy Cinco is bathed in natural light from her large windows and port lights.

Sandy Cinco sleeps eight guests in 4 beautiful ensuite cabins: the king-size primary suite and three queen VIP suites.
All the cabins have low island beds with mattresses on sprung bases, memory, foam toppers and high-quality bedding to provide the utmost comfort.
Each cabin has temperature controlled air-conditioning and ensuite bathroom, including electric head, vanity unit, separate shower and complimentary toiletries.

The spacious saloon features a large adjustable height coffee table and a seating area that’s perfect for a movie night or watching Lizzy prepare her delicious meals.
The cockpit comfortably houses the adjustable alfresco dining table and a coffee table alongside two sunbeds and plentiful seating overlooking the sea.
The fully covered flybridge is almost entirely for guest relaxation with comfortable shaded benches close to the drinks fridge and the bar and offers wonderful views when sailing or at anchor.
At the bow there are two more sunbeds, beanbags, dolphin seats and brand-new trampolines for soaking up the sun.

Specification

Length58 Feet
Beam29 Feet
Draft4.5 Feet
Built2016
Refit2023
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch12
Guest SmokeAft steps only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe / Able to swim
InverterYes
Voltages220
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity280 GAL
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator13.5KW & 16KW
Cruising Speed7KTS
Fuel Consumption5 US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48 hours FIRM
Engines2x Volvo Penta D3-110 Main Engines 2 x Onan 13.5kW Gen
Communications
Starlink WiFi unlimited onboard in BVI
VHF, internet, cell phone

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14FT
Dinghy Hp60
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak2
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding Ladder2 x Aft
Beach GamesYes
Gear TypeNo fishing gear
Fishing PermitNone
Other Toys
14’ Highfield dingy with 60hp Honda outboard engine
Adult waterskis
Snorkel gear masks, snorkels and fins
1 person towable inflatables
Wake board
2 two-person kayaks
2 Inflatable floating Sunchill mats
2 Paddle boards
Noodles
Floating Swim line
Under water lights
Portable blue tooth speaker
Crew Guided walks
Crew Guided snorkelling
Non-fiction library
Extensive music library
Access to internet films/tv

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
Fly bridge fridge and additional cooler
Cockpit fridge, ships bar and sink
Fresh ground bean to cup espresso/coffee machine in saloon
USB sockets by beds
Euro - US socket adaptors
Air circulating fans in cabins
Complimentary toiletries and reef safe sun screen
Turkish swim towels
Bose Bluetooth music system
Fully enclosing cockpit and fly bridge awnings with multiple shade options

Cuisine

Din-in10
Special DietsInq
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Re usable water bottles/ refillable toiletries/ eco friendly cleaning products/ local organic produce where possible/ recycling

Sandy Cinco Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainMichael Hill
NationalityBritish
Born1976
LicenseRYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore
Chef/Mate
Chef/MateElizabeth Hill
NationalityBritish
Born1971
LicenseRYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore



Mike and Lizzy can’t wait to share their love and knowledge of the Caribbean and all it has to offer! Their excitement is contagious. They met racing yachts in their home waters over 10 years ago. After cruising around the Mediterranean; Greece, Croatia, France and the Amalfi coast they turned their love of sailing into a full-time career: moving to the British Virgin Islands to run crewed yacht charters in 2014.

With 100+ charters to their names, Mike and Lizzy have taken their guests sailing not only in the Virgin Islands, but also other amazing locations including St Martin-St Barths-Anguilla, Antigua-St Kitts & Nevis, Martinique-St Lucia and the unforgettable St Vincent and the Grenadines-Grenada.

Mike and Lizzy pride themselves on making guests feel safe, welcomed and pampered with their friendly, warm, professional approach and an eye for detail, leaving you with nothing to do except focus on the beauty of your surroundings and enjoy your holiday of a lifetime!

Mike loves the ocean and has been sailing all his life. His passion has gained him a list of maritime credentials and a wealth of knowledge on sailing and motor yachts. He likes to pass on his enthusiasm to everyone on board, encouraging and teaching others more about sailing. A great sense of humour combined with an open and relaxed manner, not to mention his skills behind the bar, ensures Mike gets all guests to enjoy every moment aboard.

Lizzy grew up cooking with fresh local produce in her family farm kitchen before her adventurous spirit took her to university, where she learnt to sail, and then around the world by land and sea! Her experiences influence her cooking and expand her repertoire. She added some finishing touches at the prestigious Ashburton Chefs Academy in the U.K., and now delights in 2 of her passions - serving up beautiful tasty food she knows her guests will adore and sailing!

Crew are fully vaccinated for COVID 19.

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Sandy Cinco Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Feb 17, 2024Feb 24, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Mar 02, 2024Mar 09, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Mar 15, 2024Mar 21, 2024Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, TBD
Mar 24, 2024Mar 27, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Virgin Gorda - Spanish Town
Apr 10, 2024Apr 18, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Apr 21, 2024Apr 27, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jun 04, 2024Jun 08, 2024Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jun 22, 2024Jul 06, 2024Booked: Martinique, West Indies* to Grenada, St Georges
Jul 08, 2024Oct 04, 2024Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Mar 08, 2025Mar 15, 2025Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI

Sandy Cinco Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $25,500

High price: $36,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2023/24 Winter$25,500$27,000$28,500$30,000$31,500$34,500$36,000
2024 Summer$25,500$27,000$28,500$30,000$31,500$34,500$36,000
2024/25 Winter$25,500$27,000$28,500$30,000$31,500$34,500$36,000

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


Sandy Cinco is a BVI based vessel. Please use BVI ports only.

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the ´divide-by-6 rule´ for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 6 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.

Christmas/NY 2023/24:
Christmas: 1-8 Guests $41,400 Charter ending by December 27th
New Year: 1-8 Guests $41,400 Charter beginning December 29th or later
7 Night minimum, 48 hour turnaround

Sandy Cinco Guest Reviews

BVI 28th December 2023 – 4th January 2024 “Words cannot express how absolutely magical this sailing vacation was“

We’ve been here a number of times and we thought we knew everything. But this voyage was on a new, and wonderful, level – the perfect itinerary, the amazing meals, the warmth and knowledge Mike and Lizzy bring to every hour of every day – thanks so much for a wonderful, wonderful week. DB

Mike and Lizzy, I truly have no words for how meaningful this trip has been for us. You guys made it so spectacularly fun and easy – we are SO grateful! We will be talking about this trip FOREVER. No exaggeration. We loved every minute. Last night we went over our favourite parts and we couldn’t even choose! So many memories. We will miss you both! But I have a feeling this isn’t the last you’ll be seeing of us XOXO SB

Thank you, Mike and Lizzy – we had the best, most magical week aboard the Sandy Cinco! SC

WE LOVE SANDY CINCO!! Seriously wonderful – beyond expectations. EC & LB

Mike and Lizzy, this was our first time sailing and it was beyond perfect. The boat, locations and food and drink exceeded everyone’s expectations! We can’t thank you enough. B&S C

Dear Mike and Lizzy – Words cannot express how absolutely magical this sailing vacation was… the perfect itinerary, the delicious meals (every single one of them), the attention to detail… down to the journey map to remind us of all the stunning places we visited, and the hospitality from the morning we boarded to the morning we disembarked. I was lamenting the end of our trip and Sophie shared this quote: ‘Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened!’ A million thankyous from us all. MB

BVI 19th – 26th December 2023 “Best Christmas and best holiday ever!”

An unforgettable week aboard Sandy Cinco! The boat was amazing and Mike and Lizzy were perfect! Thank you so much for giving our family the perfect week to gather and reconnect. We will be back! Happy New Year. LC

Best Christmas and best holiday ever! Mike took us to all the best spots and Lizzy fed us like Royalty – we can’t wait to be back on Sandy Cinco! CC

Best Christmas ever! Loved every second of being on Sandy Cinco. This is a holiday I will never forget and will have these amazing memories for ever! Thanks a million! CC

BVI 16th -24th November 2023 “Delightful fun and memories we won´t forget.”

This was our third trip as a family with Mike and Lizzy and they continue to amaze us with their knowledge of the BVI and of course Lizzy’s fabulous meals. We can’t wait until our next adventure! WS

Miss Lizzy, Thank you for cooking yummy meals for us! My favourite was the Thanksgiving dinner. Captain Mike, thank you for sailing us to different islands every day. My favourite island is now Anna Gardner! MS age 10

I like seeing the Sea Turtles! BS age 8

You exceeded our expectations as always. Thank you for the tremendous care you give to the boat and your guests. You both are the best. AS

We came with no expectations, so everything has been a new experience for us. Whether snorkeling the amazing reefs, seeing fish so colourful and the turquoise blue water. The boat and accommodations are luxurious and first class. Always a place for relaxing or even playing games if it is inclement weather. Then there is the food - wow! Better than any five-star restaurant! Mike and Lizzy made sure we had delightful fun and memories we won´t forget. CR & TR

23 -29 June 2023 BVI

BVI 23rd -29th June 2023 “The most magical few days.”

The most magical few days. From snorkeling in calm, amazingly blue waters to climbing over rocks and through caves at The Baths, Mike and Lizzy are the best hosts. Lizzy’s food was beautifully presented and tasted even better. Mike stories and directions were spot on! Even the rain did not dampen our trip. Thanks for a lovely holiday! TS

A once in a lifetime trip! Everything about the trip was amazing! The food was spectacular: every single meal was new and so delicious. I ate too much because I couldn´t stop eating the food Lizzy prepared. Mike did a spot-on job of keeping us away from crowds, finding the best snorkeling spots and setting us up for stunning sunsets. I cannot recommend Mike and Lizzy and the Sandy Cinco enough. The service was perfect, and they know how to give the best BVI experience. We can´t wait to come back! J&T S

Celebrating Kate’s birthday on the boat on the boat was special! Lizzy and Mike made sure the day was a memory not to be forgotten. Thanks for the decorations and the birthday cheesecake: Wow!!! KS

BVI 3rd – 9th April “The most relaxing and fulfilling trip”

This was an amazing trip! Thankyou for helping me make all of these fantastic memories! IA age 10

I am so grateful for this trip and that we had the chance to do it! Love JA age 8

Dear Mike and Lizzy, we are so grateful for an unforgettable week – the memories made as a family are precious to us. Thank you for all your hard work and making it appear effortless. We truly enjoyed getting to know you both. This has been the most relaxing and fulfilling trip we have had as a family. Lizzy – your cooking is unbelievable – a true treat each and every meal: amazing! C & S A

BVI 25th March – 1st April “The entire trip was a dream.”

Mike & Lizzy, your experience, expertise, humour and hospitality made this beautiful place even sunnier. Wishing you a lifetime of fond memories like the ones you’ve given us. MW

Thank you for making memories that will last a lifetime! Perfect itinerary! All my best KS

Thank you for making my birthday so good! The entire trip was a dream. You two are so lovely. Thank you! CB

Mike and Lizzy, what a magnificent trip! Thanks for your expertise, good humour and kindness. I wish you fair winds and following seas, TW

Thanks for a great week! RW

BVI 6th – 13th March 2023 “We had the best experience!”

Thankyou for such a wonderful trip. We will never forget it! All the best K&K S

Thank you for your unending hospitality. This has been a trip of a lifetime! I wish you all the best and hope we meet up again – we will miss you both. Love R&M

Lizzy – thank you for all the wonderful meals.
Mike – thank you for getting us around safely for all our travels! We had the best experience! J&J S

BVI 19th -23rd February 2023 “We loved everything about this trip.”

Thank you for helping us create wonderful memories with the girls. We loved everything about this trip. Thanks Captain Mike and Miss Lizzy for becoming part of our family! Love AR
Thankyou for welcoming us again and treating the girls so well. Thanks for an amazing memory for our family. MR
Thank you for all the fun things you did for us. I really enjoyed it. Love CG age 9
I liked the tube! OG age 5

“A brilliant memorable time”

You two are the definition of hospitality, sailing and local knowledge- an amazing experience! R&A B

Wow! Wow! Wow! Fantastic sailing, fantastic swimming and the food and drink was spot on. Mike and Lizzy – you both rock! Thank you for a brilliant memorable time .DB

What an amazing week of sailing, food, experiences and most of all laughter. Thank you. RB

Turquoise seas and turtles
Hon.....
Jan 24 2023
BVI 16th - 24th January 2023

BVI “A Mars“ton of fun”

Mike and Lizzy, Thank you for an incredible week and adventure in the BVI! You made a wonderful and safe opportunity for our family to unwind, dine on wonderful food and see the most beautiful part of the world. We greatly appreciate the attention to all of the details and the good stories. BM

Dear Mike and Lizzy, WOW! We have all had a fantastic voyage aboard the Lady Fiona! Your hospitality.....

BVI 16th -24th November 2023 “Delightful fun and memories we won´t forget.”

This was our third trip as a family with Mike and Lizzy and they continue to amaze us with their knowledge of the BVI and of course Lizzy’s fabulous meals. We can’t wait until our next adventure! WS

Miss Lizzy, Thank you for cooking yummy meals for us! My favourite was the Thanksgiving dinner. Captain Mike, thank you for sailing us to different islands every day. My favourite island is now Anegada! MS age 10

I like seeing the Sea Turtles! BS age 8

You exceeded our expectations as always. Thank you for the tremendous care you give to the boat and your guests. You both are the best. AS

We came with no expectations, so everything has been a new experience for us. Whether snorkeling the amazing reefs, seeing fish so colourful and the turquoise blue water. The boat and accommodations are luxurious and first class. Always a place for relaxing or even playing games if it is inclement weather. Then there is the food - wow! Better than any five-star restaurant! Mike and Lizzy made sure we had delightful fun and memories we won´t forget. CR & TR