Sea Chateau Description

Sea Chateau is a Voyage 50 Mayotte Catamaran. It was especially designed by famed Naval Architect Alexander Simonis for fast, comfortable and fun island charters. Its extra wide beam offers outstanding stability, safety and exceptional space in its four staterooms with queen beds and en suite heads, huge saloon, cockpit and decks. The beautiful gourmet upper level galley shares its large panoramic-view windows with the saloon and bar that form an exceptional airy and bright integrated entertainment area, where you, your family and friends will enjoy the vacation of a life time. And when it comes to having fun in the water, the large non skid aft deck, and the two sugar scoop swim platforms with large s/s ladders and handrails make it extremely easy and safe for everyone to get in and out of the water and take part in all the fun. It also makes getting in and out of the dinghy a breeze. No stress, no worries, all fun and enjoyment.

Cruising Area

Pref. Pick-upYacht Haven
Other Pick-upVillage Cay
Summer PortVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Specification

Length50 Feet
Beam27 Feet
Draft6 Feet
Built1997
Refitrefit in 2005/2012
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
WindsccoopsYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch15
Guest SmokeOn aft deck
Children AllowedYes
InverterYes
Voltages110/220
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity180
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Max Speed10
Cruising Speed6
Fuel Consumption2,5 US Gall/Hr
Range250 NM
Turnaround48
EnginesEngines/Generators: 2 x Yanmar 50 Hp. 1X Phasor 8Kw. Generator. (No additional charge.)

Accomodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Heads3
Electric Heads3
Accomodation Details
3 queen sized cabins with en-suite heads and showers and a/c

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDs200
CDs200
Board GamesYes
Books10
Other Entertainment
Powerfull 8Kw. Diesel/Electric generator.
110 Volts through 3,5 KW DC/AC Inverter.
Fully air conditioned.
Water maker.
Large propane BBQ.
Two hot/cold deck showers.
Two expansive trampolines for sunbathing, stargazing, reading or simply taking a siesta.
Two large easy on/easy off sugar scoop swim platforms with secure ladders and handrails.
Large non skid aft deck for easy and secure boarding and disembarking, fishing, bathing, grilling, etc.
Large propane BBQ.
Several folding deck chairs.
Onboard WiFi

Cuisine

Din-in6
Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)16
Dinghy Hp70
Dinghy Pax6
Adult WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling, spinning and bottom.
Fishing Rods4
Under Water CamYes
Other Toys
Large, Easy on/Easy off Dinghy with powerful motor. (15 ft. Caribe/60Hp. Yamaha)
Several folding deck and cockpit chairs.
Two hammocks
Assorted Fishing gear.
Adult water skis.
Wakeboard.
Kneeboard.
Stand Up Paddle Board
Towing tube.
Floating mats.
Floating lounge chair.
Beach games.
Two person Kayak.
Extensive snorkel gear and experienced guides on board included.
Scuba diving by rendezvous with professional and experienced local diving companies. (Not included in rate)
Stereo system in salon, cockpit and forward deck.
AM/FM Radio. IPod and MP3 connection.
Large Flat Screen TV. Local Broadcasts.
DVD player and extensive DVD library.
Assorted table games.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Sea Chateau Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainByron Groenewald
NationalityS. Africa
SpeaksEnglish, Afrikaans
Years Sailing10
Years Chartering10
LicenseRYA Yacht Master Ocean 200, RYA Sailing Instructor, STCW
Crew
CrewDianne Kelliher
NationalityUS
SpeaksEng
Years Chartering10
LicenseYacht Chef Certificate, STCW


Barend (Byron) Groenewald grew up in Paarl, a beautiful small town in the wine country outside of Cape Town. Growing up with a very adventurous family, he had the privilege of enjoying the ocean and all it had to offer from a young age. At the age of 18, he pursued a dream of obtaining a captain´s license, which led to 10 years of experience sailing the worlds oceans as a professional, captaining vessels from sailing monohulls, catamarans, and power yachts.

Byron´s main passion in life is to share his love of the ocean with others that feel the same and expose those who have never had the chance. With his expertise in all water sports ranging from sailing, diving, wake boarding, waterskiing, free diving and fishing just to name a few. He can accommodate all levels of skill and a varying age group in enjoying the ocean and all it has to offer. Byron´s qualifications in the industry make him a great host and teacher in and on the ocean. Having completed his RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and Instructor courses, PADI Rescue Diver and wakeboard/ ski instructor, he is sure to assist all levels from beginner to advanced water sports enthusiast, ensuring that everyone gets the most out of the great wonders the ocean has to offer us.

After exploring and working in destinations about which he had always dreamt (the coast of Africa, the Caribbean, Mediterranean and most of South East Asia), Byron finally had the means to purchase his own sailing catamaran and pursuing his lifelong dream; chartering the beautiful South African-built sailing catamaran SEA CHATEAU.

If you can´t find Byron in or on the water, he surely can be found exploring the beautiful islands, always looking for the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems, or interacting with the vibrant locals on the islands, soaking in as much information and culture as possible.

Chef/first mate Dianne is American and grew up near Cape Cod Massachusetts where she obtained a degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in Counseling with a specialization in Special Education. Her passion for travel landed her a job as a therapist on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands in 2012, where she met Captain Byron. Her love for cooking started at an early age, being exposed to New England seafood and a family who loved fishing and being on the sea.

After working in the fine dining industry under world renowned chefs, Dianne decided to bring her passion for outstanding cuisine to Sea Chateau, focusing on freshness and local cuisine, striving to make Sea Chateau one of the most sought after charter yachts in the Caribbean, and sharing with guests why she fell in love with natures little secrets.

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Sea Chateau Bookings

Start DateEnd DateDetails
Oct 01, 2018Nov 30, 2018Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Dec 01, 2018Dec 08, 2018Booked: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI
Dec 19, 2018Dec 28, 2018Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Dec 29, 2018Jan 06, 2019Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jan 09, 2019Jan 16, 2019Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 08, 2019Feb 16, 2019Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Mar 01, 2019Mar 08, 2019Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Mar 09, 2019Mar 15, 2019Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Mar 24, 2019Mar 30, 2019Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
May 01, 2019May 08, 2019Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jun 01, 2019Jun 08, 2019Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jun 15, 2019Jun 22, 2019Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jul 01, 2019Jul 04, 2019Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Jul 06, 2019Jul 10, 2019Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Jul 11, 2019Jul 15, 2019Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Jul 17, 2019Jul 20, 2019Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Jul 21, 2019Jul 27, 2019Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jul 28, 2019Aug 03, 2019Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Aug 04, 2019Aug 31, 2019Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Sep 01, 2019Sep 04, 2019Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Sep 05, 2019Sep 10, 2019Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Sep 11, 2019Sep 14, 2019Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Sep 16, 2019Sep 20, 2019Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Sep 21, 2019Sep 30, 2019Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Oct 01, 2019Oct 31, 2019Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI

Sea Chateau Rates / week


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2018 Summer$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,000$16,000
2018/19 Winter$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,000$16,000
2019 Summer$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,000$16,000
New Year's$18,000$18,000$18,000$18,000$18,000
Christmas$18,000$18,000$18,000$18,000$18,000

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

Sea Chateau Rates / week


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2018 Summer$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,000$16,000
2018/19 Winter$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,000$16,000
2019 Summer$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,000$16,000
New Year's$18,000$18,000$18,000$18,000$18,000
Christmas$18,000$18,000$18,000$18,000$18,000

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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Those details will be addressed during the booking process. Inquire for more information.

Get more information about All Inclusive or send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Sea Chateau.

Sea Chateau Guest Reviews

June 2017

Dianne and Bryon,

What a brilliant way to spend a holiday. We had the time of our lives! X

Sandra Slack

January 2018

“Our group had complicated dietary restrictions and Dianne accommodated them flawlessly.”

Tom and Sharon

January 2018

“Barend’s knowledge of the BVI and his willingness to customize our trip such as letting us stay later than planned at an island was truly appreciated.”

January 2018

Dianne and Byron,

“We consider Barend and Dianne our friends as it was a pleasure to get to know each other better every day.”

Tom Dalinda

Seaman´s March 2018

So glad we did this trip! The sea turtles were just an added ´perk´ to the amazing views, food, and fun. We will never forget our time aboard the Sea Chateau. You two are simply wonderful. We loved the sailing and making of wonderful memories! #underselloverdeliver :)

Jarvis/Levin April 2018

We fell in love with you and the Sea Chateau this week. We are a forever changed family because of this experience. You showed us what it looks like to live a dream. Thank you!

Love, Jill, Kelly, Willow, and Saylor

Belcher´s March 2018

´We truly enjoyed every minute! Thank you! For making our first charter so special and memorable. All the best to you! Can´t thank you both enough for your hospitality. You guys are easy company. Can´t wait until we see you again!´

January 2018

Dianne and Captain Byron,

Thank you for guiding, protecting, and feeding us this past 7 days! You will always be a very fond memory to us, Much love and success for the future.

You are always welcome for a visit in Texas :)

Gary and Vickie

Williamson, Moore, Chavez May 2018

Byron and Dianne,

Thank you so much for the best time we´ve ever had! The food, the tours, the family feel was wonderful! We wish the very best for yo both and we would love to sail with you guys again!

Sabrina, Travis, Dean, Brooke, Lynne and Mike

Brock, Mahaffey, and Farish May 2018

For our first sailing experience, it was amazing! The food was just wonderful. We enjoyed how you two are living the dream!

Joe Mahaffey and Renaie Farish

Thank you so much for a beautiful experience. Everything was much more than we expected. All the best to you in your adventures in life.

Major Wayne and Melinda Brock

July 2018

Byron and Dianne,

Thank you so much for a perfect week!

Everything was wonderful from sailing and snorkeling to the food! We highly recommend your charter to anyone! Sadly, all good things must come to an end, good luck on all your future ventures!

Safe sails,
Gina, Scott, Cici, Tyler, Tripp

June 2018

Dianne and Captain Byron,

Many thanks for the beautiful memories created on your beautiful Sea Chateau! Your boat, delicious food, and fellowship are most memorable!

Carol and Bob

June 2018

This was our first BVI charter experience for all six of us and it will not be out last. The beautiful tropical scenery may have been damaged by the hurricanes, however, the spirit of the islands prevailed.

We enjoyed spending time with our hosts Byron and Dianne and wish them the best on future endeavors.

Looking forward to next time!

Jeff and Janet

July 2018

Dear captain Byron and chef Dianne,

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and your in providing my family with such an exceptional adventure. It has been my desire to get my family out on the water sailing for sometime now, and to be able to share that time on Sea Chateau made it extra special. Dianne, thank you for being the gracious host that you are! Your meals filled us up as did your smile, your conversations and your warm welcome. Byron, your sailing expertise was clear to see before we left the dock. You gave us the adventure go being on the high seas without feeling the slightest bit of concern. You made my family feel safe, secure, and special. As a dad and husband I can´t thank you enough, sir, you were always there always ready. It was a pleasure to sail with you. God speed!

Frank, Rhonda, Ryan, and Sammy

August 2018

Captain Byron and Dianne,

Our first sailing experience was amazing. Suspect a second to follow! Thank you for making us part of your family and adding some ´Bostonian´! The islands are beautiful, the food was amazing, and the captain is most gracious and sets a mean table!

Tim, Linda, Dick, Maureen, and Lisa

August 2018

Lord Byron and Lady Di,

The ´SHE´ Chateau was Shell-er-iffic! Thanks so much for memories of a lifetime. We appreciated your hospitality so much! Calm seas and smooth sailing!

Marian, Jo, Kimberlee, Heather, Erin, Lynne-Holly

September 2018

Dear Captain Byron and Chef Dianne,

Thank you for filling out souls, our spirits, our hearts and our tummies with goodness and the magic of the islands. You have a love and joy of what you do and that is very contagious . Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us and sharing your experiences. This will be a trip we will cherish and remember always. Come see us in Atlanta or Berbuda so we can reciprocate one day!

Much love,
Katherine and David

September 2018

Queridas Byron and Dianne,

You both are amazingly sweet and dear people with great skills that make hospitality have a whole new definition. Thank you both for opening your home and hearts to another stellar and most remarkable vacation we´ve had. Always remembering your beautiful smiles and hospitable spirits.

Susanna and Christopher

September 2018

Captain Byron and Chef Dianne,

Thank you for the best family vacation ever! This is a trip that we will never forget! Your hospitality was over the moon. Thank you for doing everything you did to accommodate the children and make lifetime memories. We are so blessed to have this opportunity and grateful that you were a part of it! We will definitely be back for trip #3 :) Grenada, The Grenadines, etc were amazing, best to you both!

The Watsad´s

Carlton, Shannon, Amelia, Knox, and Emma

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