Cruising Area of Seahome

Pref. Pick-upSt Maarten
Summer PortSt Maarten
Winter PortVirgin Islands

Seahome Description

Sailing vessel Seahome is a 2016 Lagoon 620 catamaran, featuring Lagoon´s stylish upgraded Essence decor. She is spacious and elegantly appointed with a sprawling interior that features luxurious leather accents throughout. Seahome hosts up to 10 guests in five queen-sized, air- conditioned cabins. The headroom is 6´9ʺ and all the beds are fitted with custom made memory foam mattress for the ultimate restful experience at sea. Each cabin has its own, private en- suite bathroom with a separate shower and soft, fresh towels.

Outside, the sweeping deck, shaded flybridge, and cushioned sunbeds allow guests ample choice and space to relax and absorb the breathtaking 360° views while at anchor or sailing. When the winds are favorable, Seahome can be seen flying her striking spinnaker sail, with gennaker and jib sails providing picturesque sailing in alternate wind conditions. The cockpit at the aft of the boat features an expansive dining table that provides center stage for an array of delicious dining experiences on week-long, all-inclusive charters.
Every trip is specifically tailored to the guests´ requirements and a unique menu is designed to accommodate the dietary needs of all individuals on board. The newly upgraded bar area is generously stocked, serving handcrafted cocktails daily and providing a space for creative guests to try their hand at mixology, whenever the inspiration strikes. The boat is fully equipped with snorkeling and scuba diving gear, an abundance of water toys, a brand new 70hp Yamaha powered AB tender, stand-up paddles boards, hammocks and more. A swim ladder with a hot and cold water shower on the aft transom makes getting in and out of the ocean a seamless pleasure.

The boat comes fully crewed with an experienced captain who doubles as a divemaster, accompanied by long time fellow crew members who provide services as a first mate/stewardess and as a chef. Having all grown up along the coastlines of Cape Town in South Africa, the ocean has been a long time playground to all the crew members aboard

Seahome. Whether you are after an exuberant experience of fun outdoor activities, relaxing with your family and friends over some board games under the radiant Caribbean sun, or some quiet time in lesser populated locations - the Seahomies have over 19 years of combined experience and local knowledge in these areas to cater to your ultimate luxury yacht charter experience.

Specification

Length62 Feet
Beam33 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2016
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersInq
HairdryerYes
Num HatchMany
Guest SmokeTransom only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeInquire
Inverter24/110v - 60Hz - 2 x 2800 VA
Voltages110 & 220V
Water MakerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Max Speed12 knots
Cruising Speed8.5 knots
Fuel Consumption6 US Gall/Hr
Turnaroundmin 48 hours
Engines150hp twin Volvo engines 2 x generators

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew3
Queen5
Twin1
Showers5
Wash Basins5
Heads5
Electric Heads5

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Books20+
Other Entertainment
2 x Sunlounger Pads for Foredeck
Flybridge and Foredeck cushions in dark grey and graphite shades
4 x Ocean LED under-water spot lights
Flybridge Fridge
USB sockets in cabins
Fans in Cabins, Galley and Salon
SMART TVs in the salon and 2 aft cabins
Xbox with car racing games
Yoga Mats
MEGA Mable


2020 Upgrades!
Re-gel coated hulls and superstructure.
New tender - AB, 15ft 70hp Yamaha engine
Brand new, top of the range Fusion indoor/outdoor sound system
Vibrant, improved interior, including a refit of the galley, new decor in all the cabins, and installation of Samsung SMART TVs in both aft cabins.

Cuisine

Din-inSea
Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)15ft
Dinghy Hp70hp Yamaha
Dinghy Pax10
Adult WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim Platforms2
Boarding LadderStern
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling Rods
Fishing Rods2

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks16
BCs8
Regulators8
Weight Sets8
Num Divers8
Dives/Week6
Dive Lights8
Diving Info
Gear included in price. Wetsuits, if desired, need to be rented.
Dive Costs
Cost per dive per person: $75

Seahome Crew Profile

Crew Number3
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainShane Taylor
NationalitySouth African/Italian
Born1991
SpeaksEnglish, French, Afrikanns, Dutch,
Years Sailing2012
Years Chartering2012
Crew
CrewRowan Macdougall
Years Sailing2012
Years Chartering2012


Captain Shane Taylor

Qualifications
RYA YACHTMASTER Offshore (Comm. endorsed)
RYA Powerboat Level 2
PADI Divemaster
RYA Short Range Radio License
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Certificate
Super Yacht Maintenance and Etiquette Training
Single Handed Sailing Instructors License
Crowd Control and Management Training
Proficiency in Life Raft Training
STCW´10 (Exp. 2022)
ENG 1 (Exp. April 2021)
International Drivers License

Captain Shane spent his childhood in Hout Bay, Cape Town, and started sailing when he was 12 years old, building experience in the waters across the Cape Peninsula. Before getting his captain´s license, Shane studied advertising, photography and cocktail mixology. He worked for many years as a water sports instructor by day and a DJ by night. In 2012, he completed his RYA Yachtmaster´s, allowing him to enter into the charter industry in 2013 with the ideal combination of skills, and he has been working as a charter yacht captain for the past 7 years.
His love for travel has opened doors for him to charter in some of the most sought-after locations across the globe, including the Mediterranean, the Bahamas and many of the Leeward and Windward Caribbean islands.

Diving has found a huge place in Shane´s heart thanks to the vastly populated Caribbean waters that exhibit some of “Nature´s Little Secrets”. His zealous enthusiasm for experiencing sea life from a diver´s perspective would have him living there, if not for the problem of there being a limited oxygen supply underwater. Shane is always keen to show his guests the best of everything, above and below the waterline. He has the sort of easy-going personality that makes everyone feel comfortable and his charisma is endlessly entertaining.

Chef Rowan Macdougall

QUALIFICATIONS
Darlington College – City and Guilds Dimploma VRQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery
ServSafe Food Handlers Certificate 2020
UK Food Safety Standards Level 2 Certificate 2020
BVI Food Safety & Hygiene Course 2019
US Sailing Safe Powerboat Handling Course 2017
STCW ´10 Exp. 2025
ENG1 Exp. 2024
International Drivers License

Rowan is Seahome´s highly organized, passionate, and dedicated chef from Northern England. He has been honing his skills in restaurants for the past eight years, working in gastro pubs, French brasseries, island resorts and even working for a Michelin starred chef. After a few years of learning his trade in London, he set his eyes on sunnier places and moved to the British Virgin Islands to work on a remote eco resort in their bustling kitchen. Eventually, with 5 busy seasons, a hurricane or two and a healthy dose of Dark and Stormy´s under his belt, he ranked his way up to Head Chef. Then, after completing an Atlantic crossing on a 44´ catamaran in 2020 with girlfriend, Erin, he set his sights on expanding his experience to the yachting world.

He enjoys creating, planning, and producing fresh, healthy meals and he loves to cook with local ingredients, mixing fantastic Caribbean produce with a European touch that St Maarten and St Barth´s abundantly provide. He is well trained in maintaining a clean and hygienic galley and implementing strict food safety standards. He can easily adjust meals to accommodate allergies and special dietary preferences with his wide range of cooking know-how. His cooking style is broad, but he enjoys preparing Caribbean, Mediterranean, and vegetarian cuisine in particular. His continuously evolving menu never fails to amaze guests as he serves up delicious and unique dishes inspired by fresh produce and local flavours.

First Mate Erin Lotz

QUALIFICATIONS
Sense of Taste Chef School – City and Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Food Safety
ServSafe Food Handlers Certificate 2020
BVI Food Safety & Hygiene Course 2019
STCW ´10 Exp. 2022
ENG1 Exp. 2024
International Drivers License

First Mate and Stewardess Erin has a passion for flavoursome food, crafty cocktails and excellent customer service. Hosting a sensational celebration is in her blood, as she comes from a line of engaging entertainers and fanatical foodies. Throughout school and while at university, she worked at many of Cape Town´s most loved restaurants, honing her skills with people, fine wine and excellent food. In 2017, she completed qualified as a professional chef at The Sense of Taste Chef School. Thereafter, she joined Shane and his wife for a successful charter season in the BVI, followed by 2 years at one of the BVIs most popular resorts, Cooper Island Beach Club.
With an array of different positions under her belt, she is proficient in many roles aboard a luxury yacht and rises to meet all tasks that come her way. Erin´s sparkling personality, kind and gentle manners and witty banter make her a delight to engage with. She cares deeply about promoting nature, connecting with people and living life with a glass more than just half full.

Food fundis, Rowan and Erin, have a knack of making guests feel more than just fully catered to. They share a passion for delivering unbeatable flavour experiences and for learning about new food combinations and recipes. Born hemispheres apart, they met the BVI in 2018, and in June 2020, they sailed together over 3000 miles from the Virgin Islands to Falmouth, England. At the end of 2020, the dynamic duo joined up with Shane, thus forming the formidable team that operates on board Seahome today.

Together, these three Seahomies use their love for wining and dining, entertainment, and sailing to provide an unforgettable experience aboard, where an atmosphere of safety and professionalism allows their guests to immerse themselves in the carefree and fun-loving Caribbean vibe. Impeccable reviews testify to their popularity and professionalism, and they are eager to host an exceptional trip for you and your loved ones on board the beloved Seahome!

Seahome Calendar

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Seahome Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Feb 28, 2021Mar 06, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 08, 2021Mar 15, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 03, 2021Apr 10, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 17, 2021Apr 24, 2021Booked: St Martin to St Martin
Apr 26, 2021May 03, 2021Booked: St Martin to St Martin
May 08, 2021May 15, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 17, 2021May 24, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 02, 2021Jun 10, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 18, 2021Jun 24, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 26, 2021Jul 03, 2021Booked: St Martin to St Martin
Jul 13, 2021Jul 21, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 24, 2021Jul 31, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 01, 2021Oct 31, 2021Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable
Dec 27, 2021Jan 03, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 12, 2022Feb 19, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 11, 2022Mar 18, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 20, 2022Mar 27, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 30, 2022May 07, 2022Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Seahome Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $40,000

High price: $44,000


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax
2020/21 Winter$40,000$40,500$41,000$41,500$42,000$42,500$43,000$43,500$44,000

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 Seahome.

Seahome Guest Reviews

May 2017

A group of couples that we booked aboard with Shane & Anne on their previous 58´ Catamaran in May, 2018 said:
The Annex rocks! The boat was wonderful. It was very clean, comfortable, spacious and well-maintained. The accommodations exceeded all our expectations.

The make or break aspect of any charter is the crew and they were magnificent. Shane, Anna, and Erin are incredible people and immediately made us feel at home. They took care of everything we needed and even put up with all of our shenanigans. Shane is an experienced captain and spent time every day talking to us about the day´s sail. He would provide options and make suggestions based on what we wanted to do. At the end of the week, we all felt like we made some great new friends and, since a few of us are from Cleveland, it was great when they showed us their love for our favorite Cavalier, Lebron James!

Erin´s food was delicious and Shane´s cocktails were epic! There was something different at every sitting and she always prepared us a unique snack between meals.

We can´t wait for the chance to charter another trip with the crew of The Annex and can´t recommend them enough!

Ron, Tracy, Vernon & Bethany, Texas

A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard with Shane & Anne on their previous 58´ Catamaran in January, 2018 said:
Lynne:

Not surprisingly, we enjoyed another fabulous vacation with Shane and Anne. Erin is certainly an excellent addition to the team. Erin´s culinary skill, creativity, ambition and desire are remarkable!

What made our time on the Annex so memorable (just like last time) is that it makes us feel so relaxed and so special. We feel pampered and yet completely laid back at the same time. Shane and Anne cater to us completely and adjust to whatever is needed or desired. This time around, it was eye opening to see the post-hurricane damage and recovery efforts. It was also great fun to play around with the cool toys on the boat and to enjoy lots of excellent snorkeling. Having sailed the BVI two years ago, the scenery and experience this time was no less interesting, beautiful, relaxed or enjoyable. As we mentioned to Shane and Anne, we have never before repeated a vacation until this one and we did not come back because the boat was new - we came back because we knew we would experience a perfect vacation with Shane and Anne. And we did. When we think of our favorite vacations, sailing with them is invariably the first image that comes to our minds.

So, to summarize:

Food/Drinks: Amazing!

Catamaran: Luxurious and Fun!

Hospitality: Unparallelled!

BVI: Gorgeous, even as they rebuild!

January 2016

Diane B., New York
A group of 2 friends that we booked aboard with Shane & Anne on a previous 45´ Catamaran in January, 2016 said:
My husband and I both wrote reviews which you will see below so that you could see both points of view which both arrive at the same thing:

OURS: This was ABSOLUTELY a vacation of a LIFETIME! Shane and Anne were instrumental in making that happen.

HERS:

Our sailing trip was a Christmas gift from my husband for Christmas 2014. He told me to research which boats I was interested in to sail the British Virgin Islands. After much web search I found the Gypsy Princess which seemed very interesting. They seemed to have a lot of the toys that we might like to use including paddle-boards which I had always wanted to try. After reading about the Captain and First Mate (Shane and Anne) I decided that they seemed like they would be a fun couple to sail with. They were brokered with Carefree Yacht Charters. We contacted Carefree Charters and began the process of booking our trip.

Lynne at Carefree Yacht Charters was very helpful throughout the simple process. We were kept informed throughout and sent friendly reminders when our deposits were due which was nice for us to plan into our budget for the year. She even kept us informed about extras like fishing permits in case we were interested. We were not but if you are it´s important to get your permits in advance. We were sent forms to fill out with our preferences for meals and activities. This was helpful too so that we didn´t have to make those types of decisions during our vacation. It made it feel more like a vacation when my husband and I weren´t looking at each other saying ´what do you want to do?´ with the other responding ´I don´t know, what do YOU want to do?´ It also is helpful for our Captain and First Mate to plan their shopping for our meals since there are limited opportunities for them to do so. We were told that Shane and Anne would be in touch with us within a couple of weeks of our trip to answer any questions we may still have and to ask any questions they may have.

A couple of weeks before our trip Shane called and we did have a few questions about outlets, phone use, wifi, etc. He was very capable of answering our questions and put us very much at ease. He said that he anticipated that the weather would be good for most if not all of our trip and they looked forward to meeting us. He mentioned that he noticed in our paperwork we had submitted to Carefree Yacht Charters that we were going to be staying in St. John a couple of nights before they were scheduled to pick us up in St. Thomas. He asked if we would rather be picked up in St. John instead of St. Thomas which is where we were originally scheduled. This was so helpful and we are so thankful that they did that for us. It saved us another ferry ride and a long taxi ride and at least another hour and a half of traveling.

12:00 pick up at St. John and Shane and Anne are right on time. We were so excited! A few safety things were explained to us immediately and how to use things like the toilets and showers and then we were on our way. Shane gave us a brief itinerary and explained, of course, that at sea these things are always subject to change. We told him that we were very easy going about this trip and are here to relax.

Anne had delicious snacks waiting for us which was just the beginning for MANY DELICIOUS meals, snacks, cocktails and desserts. We had only booked half-board so that we could try out some restaurants on the islands but had we known what a fantastic cook Anne is we would have absolutely booked full-board. We did dine at a couple of really good restaurants but still nothing compared to Anne´s cooking.

Shane´s sailing abilities and knowledge of sailing and the area made us COMPLETELY at ease. We are much older than he and Anne but truly felt completely safe every minute we were with them. Shane knew all the in´s and out´s of every beach, mooring, dock, etc... He knew when we needed to head out from one spot to get the best spot at the next. He knew which restaurants to go to on all the island. He knew when and where there would be live music on different islands. He knew how we could get around if we wanted to spend time at any of the islands. He knew where we would spot things like turtles and different kinds of fish. I´m not at all a swimmer but was very much able to enjoy kayaking, paddle-boarding (yes, I did it and love it), relaxing on the beach, relaxing on the boat, eating and reading a novel. My husband is a swimmer and was able to snorkel and get as much exercise as he wanted by swimming.

HIS:

I cannot think of a better way to enjoy the British Virgin Islands. Shane and Anne made our experience incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating. This was no small feat considering that (1) we are used to packing lots into our vacations, almost never resting in our quest to maximize new experiences, and (2) one of us doesn´t really like to swim or to be in water where things are swimming with you! But for this vacation, we threw caution to the wind and asked our hosts to design everything for us. We opted for half-board (half meals on the ship and half meals on shore) and asked our hosts to design an itinerary which brought us to cool places and introduced us to great places to eat on the islands.

And so we come to our first, and perhaps only, problem. Absolutely nothing compared to Anne´s cooking. From breakfasts to snacks to dinners, she outdid herself. There was not a single meal that left us unhappy. So, although dining on the islands was nice (for example, the Sugar Mill on Tortola was really nice), nothing quite compared to an excellent meal on the boat. We don´t think that Shane´s delicious afternoon cocktails did anything to enhance our perception of Anne´s meals, but they didn´t hurt! So, our advice is go full board.

Shane´s itinerary was fabulous. Just enough sailing to see how it´s done, but plenty of time to relax, snorkel and soak up the sun. Which brings us back to concern (1) and (2) above. Enjoying the beauty of these islands (whether sailing, moored in a beautiful bay or taking brief excursions to shore) was never boring! There were five of us traveling together and we each found time to enjoy each other´s company and to find our own quiet time. Shane was always ready to accommodate our interests at a moment´s notice. Despite our own tendencies, we were able to relax and enjoy. For that, we are grateful! Our non-swimmer was perfectly at home on a flotation device in Shane´s home-made containment zone and he even succeeded in getting her to try stand-up paddle boarding!

The boat, itself, was beautiful. Plenty of room for enjoying time together and plenty of spaces to enjoy some private time reading a book, sun-bathing or star-gazing. Things just seemed to work naturally and we all felt very much at home, and we were all convinced that this was due to the hospitality and preparation of Shane and Anne.

And now a little more about them. They each turned 25 years old during our trip. We were endlessly impressed with their professionalism, friendliness, caring, maturity and poise. We would be honored to call them our kids! Shane´s knowledge, command and self-assurance were inspiring. Anne´s sweet, considerate attention to detail and culinary skills were impressive. Most impressive, perhaps, was the sense that these two would fit beautifully with any combination of passengers - an older crowd (like us), families with children or a group of college kids. We suspect they´d be able to make any group of passengers incredibly happy and well cared-for. Regardless, they seemed to us to be a perfect combination as hosts.

They were happy to hang back and let us enjoy our group of 5, but they were equally comfortable joining our group and sharing stories that made everyone´s experience more enjoyable.

Diane B., New York

Seahome Sample Menu