Sol Mates Description

Nothing says luxury vacation like a new Fountaine Pajot Saba 50. Sol Mates is the perfect blend of style, class, comfort and adventure. Featuring a flybridge with ample space to lounge and sunbathe as well as two cushioned seating areas on the foredeck, guests will never be more relaxed. The expansive cockpit includes sun shades and extra seating in addition to the dining table. Inside opens to a bright salon and indoor dining area and large galley. Sol Mates offers sleeping for 6 passengers in 3 Queen Cabins. All are ensuite with heads and showers. The Master Cabin is extremely spacious and luxurious!

Cruising Area of Sol Mates

Pref. Pick-upSoper´s Hole Marina, Tortola,
Other Pick-upRed Hook/YHG, STT - SXM
Summer PortBVI / USVI / SXM
Winter PortUSVI / BVI / SXM

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Heads3
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
Port Aft Cabin is a Master Suite
All Cabins are En-Suite with Showers and Heads
A/C in every Cabin

Specification

Length50 Feet
Beam28 Feet
Draft4.8 Feet
Built2018
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeOn deck only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
GeneratorYes
Turnaround48hrs preferred / 24hrs inquir

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12ft AB
Dinghy Hp25
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel GearYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsAft
Boarding LadderAft

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Diving Info
Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
Noodles
Floating Mat
Snorkel Gear
Beach Games
2 SUP´s
Subwing

Cuisine

Din-in8
Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Use of organic and local produce when available. Use of reusable water bottles.

Sol Mates Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainWesley
NationalitySouth Africa
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseYacht Master Coastal, STCW
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateLeandri
NationalitySouth Africa
LicenseSTCW, Food Safety & Hygiene L2


Captain Wesley -
I was born and raised in Langebaan on the West Coast of South Africa, a tranquil holiday destination for families, sailors, surfers and fishermen due to its stunning Lagoon and long white beaches. I grew up with a lot of respect for the water but with it came a deep love for what it offers. At leisure, we spend every possible moment on the water. We are very fortunate to have one of the Top rated Sailing academies our doorstep and in 2018 I decided to get qualified in the sailing industry that would allow me to live my passion. Elite Charters introduced me to the hospitality and charter industry in sailing where after my duties as Skipper and Operations Manager at Langebaan Luxury House Boats grew the love to serve guests.
My duties and responsibilities made me a professional in all different tasks on board but along came a strong enthusiasm to ensure a great guest experience. I am very much people-orientated with safety and comfort as priorities. I´m confident that Leandro and I as a power couple with our skills and experiences will create the most memorable holidays to our future guests.

Chef Leandri -
I grew up in the Western Cape Province of South Africa in the eastern shore of Langebaan Lagoon, 120km from Cape Town. My brother and I were intrigued with water sports and boating activities from a very young age as our father taught us respect for water with confidence to be on it. I got my powerboat SAS Skippers license at the age of 16, which allowed me to spend a lot of leisure time on the water. My love for children led me on the adventure to Au-pair in Amsterdam for a year after high school and traveled Europe. Back in SA,I started as a waitress at Sun Valley Wedding Ranch and worked myself up to wedding coordinator and Head of catering. I gained extensive experience in many different fields, learning the best customer care and organization skills one needs in the hospitality industry. In 2018 I headed back to Langebaan and did my stewardship courses at Atlantic Yachting with the idea to join my highly qualified brother in the sailing industry. Covid sets that dream back, but this is when I met Westley. Together we are super excited to join our yachting and hospitality skills and experiences to create unforgettable memories for our guests.

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Sol Mates Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Feb 17, 2024Feb 24, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 06, 2024Mar 09, 2024Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Mar 10, 2024Mar 14, 2024Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Mar 15, 2024Mar 22, 2024Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Mar 23, 2024Mar 30, 2024Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Mar 31, 2024Apr 01, 2024Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Apr 07, 2024Apr 13, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI
Apr 14, 2024Apr 19, 2024Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI
Apr 21, 2024Apr 28, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
May 20, 2024May 24, 2024Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Aug 07, 2024Oct 25, 2024Unavailable: Saint Marten, West Indies to Saint Marten, West Indies

Sol Mates Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $17,500

High price: $20,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2023/24 Winter$17,500$18,000$18,500$19,000$19,500
2024 Summer$17,500$18,000$18,500$19,000$19,500
2024/25 Winter$18,000$18,500$19,000$19,500$20,000

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


***SOL MATES is fully permitted to sail BVI waters***

SAINT MARTIN / SAINT BARTHS RELOCATION FEE:
Relocation fee of $2,000, minimum 72 hour turn required on either side of charter dates for boat transit. Please inquire for availability.

MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5

LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.

SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client´s expense. Includes; boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and early start.

HALF-BOARD OPTION: $100 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

HOLIDAY RATES:
2024 ​Christmas: Flat Rate, $20,000 must finish by December 26th.
2024 NEW YEARS: Flat Rate $25,000 Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th

EMBARKATION: 12PM
DISEMBARKATION: 12PM

TURN AROUNDS:
48-hour turn arounds required - inquire for 24-hour turns; each approved 24-hour turn will incur a $400 fee

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE INCLUDES:
• Meals & Beverages onboard
• Fuel
• Mooring fees
• Private Yacht & Service of the crew (captain, chef/mate)
• Insurance for the yacht and the passengers (civil liability)
• Accommodation in private air-conditioned cabins each with an ensuite bathroom and bedding, towels, and beach towels.
• Floating mats
• Stand Up Paddle Boards
• Snorkel Gear

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Special provisioning requests (inquire for further details)
• Cancellation insurance and private insurance
• Airport transfers to/from yacht base
• Personal Expenses
• Tip

TIP:
It is customary to tip your crew at the end of your charter. The amount you leave is totally at your discretion and should be based on the level of service provided. The suggested gratuity is 15%-25% of the total charter fee.

CONTRACT SPECIAL CONDITIONS:
BVI Fees are included in rate.
If the Yacht is NOT allowed entry into the BVI, FOR ANY REASON, during the time of charter, the charter will take place in the USVI waters.

Sol Mates Guest Reviews

Great week on Sol Mates with Capt. Westley and Chef Leandri

Just returned from a wonderful week on Sol Mates with Captain Westley and chef/mate Leandri. We sailed both the USVI and BVI. The location can’t be beat, the boat was great, and Westley and Leandri are fantastic people who made sure we were well taken care of. Leandri’s food was rich and filling - but if you’d prefer “light and healthy” she can do that too. (That just doesn’t happen to be our thing.) Just make sure you ask for her mushroom sauce! (It was so good we have poured it on everything.) It was truly a week where we worried and wanted for nothing. Thanks, iyacht Club for another fantastic vacation!!

Amazing & Relaxing week in the Virgin Islands

Our group of 3 couples had an amazing week in the Virgin Islands! Westley & Leandria were the best crew - anyone would be lucky to sail with them! The food was amazing- Leandria worked so well with two of our group having specialized diets. We never wanted for anything and had a great time enjoying the islands and always felt like we were in good hands with the crew! Our trip was the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation.

We honestly couldn´t have asked for a better crew

Lieselot and Daša, we had an amazing week onboard Sol Mates with you! We honestly couldn´t have asked for a better crew (that can also boogie with us!) Thank you for making us feel at home for the week and keeping us safe. We hope our paths cross again!

Thank you!!

You both were the most wonderful captain cutie and chef beautiful. You made us forget reality and live in a fantastic fantasy, Thank you!!

The food and hospitality were above and beyond

Thanks so much for an awesome week. We had so much fun getting to know each of you. You both made the experience one that we will never forget. The food and hospitality were above and beyond. Cant wait to come back! Thanks again!

What an amazing week!

What an amazing week! Thank you so much for all of our amazing experiences. This was truly a bucketlist trip and would not have been as wonderful without both of you. I cant wait to follow along your adventures!

The best capt and chef around

The best capt and chef around - thank you for an absolutely magical week! We loved seeing your beautiful home and adventuring around with you and one heck of a group. Feeling very grateful for a wonderful week and even more wonderful friends. We´ll be back soon - even if its only to keep beating Xander in Catan.