Cruising Area of Sea Chateau

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

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.

Specification

Length50 Feet
Beam27 Feet
Draft6 Feet
Built1997
Refitrefit in 2005/2018
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.)

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Heads3
Electric Heads3
Accommodation 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


Owner/operator of Sea Chateau, 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 Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
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
Dec 27, 2019Jan 04, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Feb 04, 2020Feb 11, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 14, 2020Feb 20, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Sea Chateau Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $12,000

High price: $16,000


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2019 Summer$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,000$16,000
2019/20 Winter$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,000$16,000

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. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Sea Chateau.

Sea Chateau Guest Reviews

March 2019

What a wonderful piece of the world you have! Thank you for being so generous and sharing your home with us, we loved every minute of it!

Barkers

February 2019

Dear Dianne and Byron,

What an absolutely wondrous adventure the two of you have guided us through. Our first ever family sailing vacation and one that all of us will never forget! May the winds always be at your back wherever they take you. Such a lovely time aboard the Sea Chateau with such lovely hosts! Thanks for everything Byron and Dianne, these memories will always be cherished!

The People´s Republic :)

Mid February guests aboard catamaran SEA CHATEAU wrote of their charter...

Absolutely enjoyed every minute. It was an adventure that we will never forget. The islands were beautiful and the various anchorages provided great times for all. Yes, this was our first ever sailing experience so we did not know what to expect especially the sailing part. The winds and swell for the first couple of days proved “interesting´ for some of us as our sea legs weren’t quite ready for that. But hey, that’s sailing and part of the experience. None the less, Byron handled the boat with great skill to minimize the impact and picked anchorages as well to accommodate. We also can’t say enough about Dianne, she handled all our dietary needs and gave us exceptional cuisine.
We would not have changed a thing!
We were very happy with Dianne’s meals and their presentation. All of our dietary needs were carefully addressed and managed. We enjoyed the food and the drinks immensely.
We discussed the itinerary with Byron at the beginning of the charter. Anchoring at a different island/bay each day was exactly what we had envisioned. He laid out the route which made sense to us. Part of the itinerary was to visit Anegada. With the high winds and swells experienced in the early part of the cruise Byron discussed with us his recommendation to modify the itinerary by not making the crossing to Anegada as the swells would make it very uncomfortable for us. He put forward alternate anchorages and we were certainly fine with that.

January 2019

Dear Byron and Dianne,

We can´t thank you enough for making our vacation so successful, warm, and tasty. You will hear from us again soon to schedule our next cruise.

Tommy

Byron and Dianne,

Our charter with you exceeded all of our expectations! Your hospitality made us feel comfortable; the food was delicious, the weather divine. The mix of relaxation, sailing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and spending time with friends amidst wonderful hosts was fantastic. MANY thanks,

Laura Jean and Asher

Dianne and Byron,

What a perfect adventure this has been! A perfect way to see the BVI! We were definitely blessed to have met you Byron and Dianne. What wonderful hosts you have been. Fabulous food and tours. Love your home! xo

Deana and Brad

Byron and Dianne,

Our time on this boat was a gift. Thank you for making it so special and perfect. We will always remember the sunsets, sailing and friendship.

Cynthia

New Years 2019

Captain Byron and Chef Dianne,

As nice as the views, islands, food, drink, and activities were, your hospitality exceeded them all.

Thank you so much for an amazing experience! We had the best time on Sea Chateau and enjoyed the meals and all the islands! Cant wait to come back!

You guys are awesome. Very accomodating to any want or need we had the entire time. Byron is awesome and very knowledgeable of all the islands and activities. Dianne is amazing and the BEST cook I´ve ever experienced. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing their stories and their company. Will 100% do this trip again!

David, Heidi, Will, Leah, and Kathleen

Christmas 2019

Dear Dianne and Byron,

What a magnificent week we had in the BVI´s! Thank you both for sharing your home, your TLC, your expertise, your cuisine, and your hospitality with us. Simply amazing. To end 2018 with such an awesome trip is a dream come true. You both work so hard to make everything perfect; every detail to make us comfortable and happy is attended to by you both. We certainly kept you both on your toes! :) We hope to see you both again soon. Please come visit us in NC sometime when you take a trip back to reality! We wish you all the best in living your dreams each and every day. We are inspired to cook more (use more herbs!), cook better...even maybe go to cooking school. Each and every meal was something to look forward to. It was indeed a very merry Christmas season!

With gratitude,

Sally, Norman, William and Ellen

December 2018

Dear Dianne and Byron,

Thank you for making Anthony´s 40th birthday trip an unforgettable experience. The sailing, snorkeling, food and adventures were the BEST. Thank you for sharing your boat with us and showing us such special places. We all fell in love with the BVI´s. We can´t wait to come back and sail with you! Safe travels and know you always have a place to stay in Colorado!

Christine and Anthony

A super big THANK YOU Byron and Dianne for helping us celibrate Anthony´s 40th birthday :)

Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your sail free. Yes, we did on the Sea Chateau!

Million thanks!

Chad and Shellene

Captain Byron and Chef Dianne

Amazing!! Not sure what else to say. Can´t imagine sharing such an amazing place with better people! Wow! We love you!

Aleks and Jason

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!´

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

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 :)

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

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

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

Tom and Sharon

June 2017

Dianne and Bryon,

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

Sandra Slack

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