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
Port Aft Cabin is a Master Suite
All Cabins are En-Suite with Showers and Heads
A/C in every Cabin
Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only
Use of organic and local produce when available. Use of reusable water bottles.
Sol Mates Crew Profile
Meet the crew for season 2022/23!
Born and raised in Ghent, Belgium, Lieselot studied engineering. Straight out of University, Lieselot decided she needed to add a little more adventure to her life. She packed her bags and headed to South Africa to obtain her Yacht Master - in hindsight the best bold decision she ever made! For the following four years, she combined a career as SAP consultant with sailing, until she transitioned to a full time captain in 2019 and has not looked back since!
Lieselot has been cruising all over the world, from Thailand, The French Polynesia, the Mediterranean, Bahamas, the Caribbean. Lieselot is a true lover of the outdoors, with a passion for running. Her goal on every charter is to deliver an unforgettable experience, whether you’re looking for a relaxing sunny vacation or an active adventure, Captain Lieselot looks forward to ensuring your charter experience will be one that you´ll never forget!
Chef Simon Sjogren
Hello there! I am Simon Sjogren, a passionate cook with roots in Gothenburg, Sweden. My love for cooking started at the young age of 15 when I began working at a local steakhouse and since then, I have never looked back. With years of experience under my belt, I have honed my skills and developed a unique style of cooking that blends traditional Swedish flavors with influences from all around the world.
Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to travel to different parts of the globe, tasting and learning about the various cuisines and cooking techniques of different cultures. These experiences have allowed me to broaden my culinary horizons and have served as inspiration for many of my dishes.
In addition to my experience working in restaurants, I also started working as a private chef on yachts in the Mediterranean three years ago. It was during this time that I discovered my love for working in a more intimate setting, creating personalized menus and catering to the specific tastes and preferences of my clients. This experience ultimately led me to expand my horizons and start working on yachts as a whole, where I can combine my passion for cooking with my love for travel and adventure.
Whether I am cooking for guests or crew, I strive to provide an exceptional culinary experience that exceeds expectations. From intimate dinners to large-scale events, I am always up for a challenge and take great pleasure in creating meals that leave a lasting impression!
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Sol Mates Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Aug 07, 2023||Nov 01, 2023||Unavailable: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Nov 08, 2023||Nov 12, 2023||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Nov 25, 2023||Dec 02, 2023||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Dec 15, 2023||Dec 21, 2023||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jan 07, 2024||Jan 14, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Feb 17, 2024||Feb 24, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 15, 2024||Mar 22, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Mar 23, 2024||Mar 30, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Apr 08, 2024||Apr 13, 2024||Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI|
|Apr 14, 2024||Apr 19, 2024||Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI|
|May 20, 2024||May 24, 2024||Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable|
Sol Mates Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $22,000
High price: $25,500
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
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.
Christmas: Flat Rate, $25,500 must finish by December 26th.
NEW YEARS: Flat Rate $34,000 Must begin no sooner than Dec 27th
48-hour turn arounds required - inquire for 24-hour turns; each approved 24-hour turn will incur a $250 fee
ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE INCLUDES:
• Meals & Beverages onboard
• 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
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:
Beginning May 21, 2023 for all NEW bookings the Charter Fee does include the British Virgin Islands (BVI) cruising taxes and permit, BVI National Park permits and BVI customs fees (collectively the ´BVI Fees´).
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
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!
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.