Sip Sip Description

Sip Sip is the perfect charter vessel for both adventurous and leisurely guests. Sip Sip offers an impressive range of water activities and toys, including a brand new LIFT3 eFoil board, two SeaBobs, complete SCUBA diving equipment, and a compressor onboard. Guests can enjoy SCUBA diving, snorkeling, kayaking, kiteboarding, paddle boards, and fishing with a professional dive master onboard. There´s also a floating mat/dock for those who prefer to relax. Captain Chris leads the fun, and all activities are included in the charter. Sip Sip is the perfect place to relax and unwind with something for everyone. From hammocks and floating chairs to spacious areas like the teak-decked cockpit, bow area with cushions and nets, and flybridge with seating and sun pads, you´ll be spoiled for choice. Plus, the drinks cooler is perfect for enjoying sundowners with your loved ones. Join us aboard and let us help you create unforgettable memories. Get ready to relax in style and comfort aboard Sip Sip. The full-beam saloon is bright and spacious with wrap-around windows, adjustable coffee tables, and a hidden galley. You´ll enjoy stunning views from each queen-sized bed in the finished cabins, which also have ensuite bathrooms, TVs, and ample storage. The master cabin has a private relaxation area, too. Sip Sip underwent major upgrades in 2020 and 2023, including new engines, generator, air conditioning, lithium-ion batteries, teak decking, and more. So, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your charter week without any worries.

Cruising Area of Sip Sip

Pref. Pick-upTortola, BVI
Other Pick-upSt. Thomas, USVI
Summer PortTortola, BVI
Winter PortTortola, BVI

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Heads3
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
The two queen cabins are spacious with walk-around queen beds and plenty of storage. All cabins offer individualized air conditioning, and private en-suite bathroom with separate shower and electric toilets. The master cabin is the size of two standard cabins and has direct access to the cockpit and saloon, providing a work space, several closets, dressing area with couch, smart TV and plenty of storage and extra room.

Specification

Previous NameSips Sip
Length62 Feet
Beam33 Feet
Draft6 Feet
Built2010
Refit2020, 2023
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeYes - only at aft back steps
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeAll ages are welcome
InverterYes
Voltages220/110/24
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity800 L
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Max Speed9
Cruising Speed7
Fuel Consumption5 US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
Range480 nnm
Turnaround48 hours
Communications
High speed satellite WiFi
Live and streaming TV in saloon and every cabin
Boatwide sound system

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)13 foot AB tender (2020)
Dinghy HpYamaha 60hp 4 stroke (2020)
Dinghy Pax6
Adult Waterskis1
Kids Waterskis1
Sea BobsYes
Snorkel Gear8
Tube2
Wake Board1
2-Man Kayak1
Floating Mats1
Standup Paddle2
Kite BoardingYes
Kite Boarding Details
3 sets, including 3 boards, harness and bar, kites, 6, 7, 12
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Fishing Rods2
Deep Sea FishingYes
Fishing PermitYes
Other Toys
New LIFT3 eFoil board

New SeaBobs (2)

SNUBA and SCUBA diving - full onboard gear, compressor and guide

Hydraulic swim platform for water level lounging

Inflatable couch and chairs - great for beach, mat/dock, swim platform or additional bow seating

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks3
BCs3
Regulators3
Weight Sets3
Num Divers3
Dives/WeekUnlimited
Night Dives5
Dive Lights3
Diving Info
3 x SCUBA (2 + guide) - full onboard gear, including compressor
2 x SNUBA - full onboard gear
Dive Costs
No charge - included in charter price

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
Toiletries
Turn down service
Ice makers
Refreshment refigerators

Cuisine

Din-inYes
Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes

Sip Sip Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Captain
CaptainChristian Klopper
NationalitySouth Africa
SpeaksEnglish and Afrikaans
LicenseRYA/MCA yacht master offshore commercially endorsed
Chef/mate
Chef/mateLida Fourie
NationalitySouth Africa
LicenseChef training at Ashburton Cooking Academy in London


Over the last four years, Chris and Lida have worked on luxury charter yachts in some of the most opulent destinations in the world, including the Maldives and the Caribbean, and they are particularly knowledgeable about the BVIs. The couples enjoy working together as a team, easily anticipating each other’s needs, and sharing a desire to take the best possible care of guests to ensure their holiday exceeds all expectations.

Christian Klopper
Having grown up by the sea on South Africa’s Western Cape, a career on the water seemed a natural step for Chris whose first role in yachting was with a sailing academy. After completing his captain’s qualification, he conducted deliveries and worked as a bosun before joining the charter industry with his long-term partner Lida. Chris is an all-round water sports enthusiast who enjoys surfing, kite surfing and wakeboarding. He is also an experienced Dive Master who loves to spend time leading guests on tours of the underwater world.

Lida Fourie
Lida grew up in the same town as Chris and primarily worked in hospitality as a waitress, bar manager and chef before she joined him in yachting. Professionally trained in fine dining catering by the Ashburton School in London, Lida is an experienced chef who strives to meet her guests’ wide-ranging culinary requirements. She enjoys sourcing the best quality ingredients from local ports to produce creative and well-balanced menus and is always keen to meet each individual guest´s needs. Whatever style of food she is asked to prepare, Lida is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure memorable meals for all.



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Sip Sip Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 18, 2024Jun 25, 2024Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Jul 17, 2024Jul 21, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Aug 03, 2024Aug 10, 2024Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Jun 09, 2025Jun 15, 2025Hold: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI

Sip Sip Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $34,000

High price: $37,500

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2024 Summer$34,000$35,000$36,000$36,750$37,500

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


The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter, all inclusive with captain, chef and all toys/amenities
The Christmas / New Year´s rate is $50,000 / week (December 15th - January 3rd)

Sip Sip Guest Reviews

Previous Yacht NameSips Sip
Trip Advisor Review of Chris and Lida

From the very beginning Painkiller and conference about the trip, Chris and Lida were superb hosts to our family on our anniversary trip. Chris was attentive to our input on where we wanted to go in the BVIs and also made suggestions that were special and not stops we had otherwise considered. Lida was amazing in her delivery of three extraordinary and different meals every day along with beautiful tasty appetizers each late afternoon before amazing dinners. We had a birthday while on board and Chris and Lida went out of their way to make that day special complete with a freshly baked birthday cake, birthday banners and music and an amazing sea bass dinner. Have already talked up the trip with a number of landlubbers back home.

bvi july 2023

We had high hopes that this trip would be a great experience - and honestly the trip exceeded anything we could have imagined. The boat was immaculate and very comfortable, and the crew quickly felt like dear friends (shout out to Chris and Lida - twenty somethings from S. Africa who were fun and energetic - providing some of the best meals we´ve ever had, were engaging and so attentive to whatever we wanted to try and do, and took us to many great locations throughout the Virgin Islands). With kids from 18 to 25 - we did plenty of water sports, from tubing and wake boarding - to riding on Sea Bobs and Efoils - and were having so much fun we even booked an extra night while on board - truly the best family vacation we´ve ever taken.

June 2023 BVI

Our family had the trip of a lifetime on Sip Sip this past June. We arrived by dingy to rum punches on the stern, served with a smile by Lida. Our luggage was immediately whisked away. Captain Chris took us all on a tour of the boat. The boat has a sleek and modern vibe that makes it feel like a floating, spa oasis. We slept in a queen cabin and it was the most comfortable charter bed I’ve ever slept on. The bathrooms are enormous and there is plenty of storage for a weeks worth of clothes and necessities. Our son slept in the bunk room with a friend and it was perfect for them.

Lida served up a gourmet breakfast every morning and incredible dinners each evening. Most of our lunches were spent at beach restaurants on the different islands. We had some complicated food requests on this trip and Leda made sure that my husband had the correct food for each meal and made them delicious.

Chris and Lida are expert sailors, hosts and staff (staff wrong word?). They made the vacation by offering suggestions as to locations to stop and explore and providing us with the space we needed to relax when under sail. The boat itself has many areas to spread out and read, sunbathe, or even work ( if you have to!).

The highlight for the parents and the kids were the “toys” on board. Each day we would find a place to snorkel, SeaBob, hydrofoil, paddle board and dingy. We know from experience that some yacht charters charge extra for these perks but they are included on Sip Sip which is fantastic.

The BVI’s are the best family vacation destination and when you explore it on Sip Sip you’re going to make memories for a lifetime!

Dana, Ben and Charlie Grunow

Christmas 2023 new year 2024

The cruise was really top-notch: the boat was very well maintained, spotless, and you couldn´t tell it was old enough.
As for the crew, as you said, they were fantastic.
They´re lovely, very professional, very keen to do well and make sure everyone has a good time. We will be. Delighted to see them again if we return to the region!