Sol Mates Description

Nothing says luxury vacation like a new Fountaine Pajot Saba 50. Sole 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. Sole Mates offers sleeping for 6 passengers in 3 Queen Cabins. All are ensuite with heads and separate showers. The Master Cabin is extremely spacious and luxurious!

Cruising Area of Sol Mates

Pref. Pick-upCrown Bay Marina, STT, USVI
Other Pick-upRed Hook/YHG, STT - West End,
Summer PortVirgin Islands / Grenadines / Windward
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

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

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen4
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Heads3
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

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12ft AB
Dinghy Hp25
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel GearYes
Floating MatsYes
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
Tube
Snorkel Gear
Beach Games
Tandem Kayak
2 SUP´s

Cuisine

Din-in8
Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Sol Mates Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainAlex LeBegue
Born1989
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseUSCG 100 Ton Master Captains License
Crew
CrewTaylor Austin
LicenseSTCW


MEET THE CREW!

Captain: Alexander Lebegue / Chef/First Mate: Taylor Austin

Qualifications: USCG 100 GT w/ Sailing Endorsement, ASA 106, STCW

Your skipper, Captain Xander, grew up near St. Louis before moving to Arizona to study finance at Arizona State. He spent his initial years out of college behind a desk working for a large wealth management firm. During a trip to Croatia he fell in love with sailing and quickly realized that office life wasn´t going to be in his future forever.
In 2016 Xander moved to Chicago, purchased an old sailboat, and spent summer evenings and weekends on the water, sailing around Lake Michigan. After a couple seasons he decided that the short Chicago summers and splitting time between the office and the lake wasn´t enough so he left the finance world to pursue a career in sailing.
Xander has spent most of his time sailing in the Caribbean, Adriatic, and Great Lakes. His favorite part of the day is when the engines are off and you´re truly sailing. Xander is always happy to show guests the ropes and teach a thing or two about sailing. His goal on every charter is to deliver an unforgettable experience and leave guests with a passion for sailing.

Your chef/first mate, Taylor, was born in Sydney, Australia but grew up in Los Angeles, California. While pursuing a degree in Art History at TCU, she spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy studying Italian Gastronomy and Culture. It was during this time that Taylor realized her passion for food and allowed her to refine her culinary skills.
After graduating Taylor began working for a family in the US, preparing meals and helping care for their child. She was fortunate to accompany the family on extended trips around Europe and Africa, exposing her to more unique cuisines and cooking methods.
Having visited 45+ countries, Taylor loves drawing on her experiences traveling to create inventive dishes in a wide array of culinary styles focusing on simple, local ingredients. In 2018 Taylor decided to go from kitchen to galley and started working as a chef on boats. She has worked on sailboats in the Adriatic and Caribbean. Her goal on every charter is to ensure some of your favorite memories are the beautiful sunsets and the amazing food accompanying them.

Xander and Taylor first met while working on charters in Croatia before moving to the Caribbean. We are both passionate about yachting and love delivering the best possible charter for all our guests. The Virgin Islands have so much to offer and we can´t wait to show you some of our favorite spots!

**Captain Xander and chef Taylor are both fully vaccinated**

Sol Mates Calendar

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Sol Mates Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Nov 30, 2021Dec 03, 2021Unavailable: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Dec 11, 2021Dec 18, 2021Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Dec 20, 2021Dec 26, 2021Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Caneel Bay, St John, USVI*
Dec 27, 2021Jan 02, 2022Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Jan 16, 2022Jan 24, 2022Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Feb 08, 2022Feb 15, 2022Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Feb 19, 2022Feb 27, 2022Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Mar 03, 2022Mar 10, 2022Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Mar 12, 2022Mar 19, 2022Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Mar 20, 2022Mar 27, 2022Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Mar 30, 2022Apr 08, 2022Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Apr 09, 2022Apr 16, 2022Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Jun 18, 2022Jun 19, 2022Unavailable: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Jun 20, 2022Aug 15, 2022Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Grenada, St Georges
Aug 16, 2022Oct 31, 2022Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Crown Bay, St Thomas*

Sol Mates Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $17,000
(normal rate)
High price: $18,500
(normal rate)

Sol Mates Special Offer!
Discount: 10%!
Old price: $17,000 - $18,500 / week
New price: $15,300 - $16,650 / week (Save: $1,700 - $1,850 / week)
Minimum nights: 5
Travel before: Dec/19/2021

Season2 Pax3 Pax4-5 Pax6 Pax
2021/22 Winter$17,000$17,500$18,000$18,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.

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.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Sol Mates.

Sol Mates Guest Reviews

Xander and Tay exceeded our expectations

Amazing trip! Thank you so much for all your hard work. This has been such a stressful year with covid and quarantine. We definitely needed a break from all of it. You helped us accomplish all we wanted to do - beautiful hikes, great snorkeling, wonderful beaches. Taylor, the food was delicious!! Thanks to both of you for all your hard work! Christmas Eve dinner was the best! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. it will definitely be one of our favorite Christmas memories. And of course after each great day of fabulous food and fun adventures we played playing Settlers of Catan. We are definitely going to have to return if nothing else, to try to beat Xander. Thanks for such an amazing week!! Xander and Tay exceeded our expectations everyday, Hands down best Christmas vacation ever.

the absolute best!!!

Captain Xander was the absolute best!!! Always super helpful in suggesting plans, super calm and collected amidst a few boat issues we had, and always encouraging of a good time. Not to mention he found us some awesome swim spots and amazing places to eat. We all met as strangers and left as friends. We definitely know our experience would not have been nearly as amazing if it weren’t for him. We can’t wait to request him next time!!

Accommodating and understanding

Xander´s knowledge about the boat, the sea, each island and yacht week was stellar. He was exceptionally helpful in communicating updates, recommending things to do/dinner venues and booking said venues. He was really great at reading overall energy levels of the group and matching them. Also hyping us up when needed! He was accommodating and understanding - reminding us all that it was our trip and tailoring it to us.

I really can’t imagine having a better, more receptive, and friendly skipper!

Captain Xander was amazing. He struck the perfect balance between professionalism, safety, and fun during a seriously challenging week due to the Corona Virus situation. The whole time maintaining a positive attitude and checking in with each of us personally to still give us the best vacation possible. Personally, I was interested in learning about sailing, and Xander was more than happy to nerd out with me, which was great. Even though it was my first charter, I really can’t imagine having a better, more receptive, and friendly skipper!

Not only were the meals always different, but always fresh, always creative and so well thought out..

I LOVE TAYLOR. That’s my girl!!!! Food was fire, so so good always. Not only were the meals always different, but always fresh, always creative and so well thought out. We had so many different options, everyone always had enough. We kept saying she couldn’t top one meal, and then she’d top it with the next one. If we ate a lot at breakfast, she was flexible about lunch time. She was very attentive and was quick on her feet to making use of what was available. She was super friendly, talkative, energetic, bubbly, funny, and we loved hanging with her. Especially me I got to talk to her a lot and she was awesome. Up early, working hard, on task, cleaning up, not leaving any messes, washing dishes right after meals, and always so helpful to us on setting up/coordinating dinners and hanging with us. Really feel like I made a genuine friend with her too.

The food was Michelin 3 stars

When I think of peaches I think of Taylor. Her energy and smile alone made the week that much more fun. Her food was Michelin 3 stars. She was always on point with everything, from getting our tables set up to helping us with jet skis. Taylor is an Aussie but moving to the US and I can´t wait to reunite with her in October.

The food was amazing. Taste, quantity, quality was all taken well care of.

She made us feel at home. The food was amazing. Taste, quantity, quality was all taken well care off. She always had a smile on her face which made it even more special. Thank you Taylor!

We highly recommend you as perfect hosts for any group

We challenged you to free us from quarantine and pandemic induced claustrophobic blues while also keeping us safe. You were wildly successful! Xander sailed us to beautiful hidden harbors and secluded beaches without requiring us to look at our watches or a calendar for that matter. Xander accommodated our desire to feel productive by accepting less than effective gestures of help in anchoring and mooring making us feel like contributors despite increasing his workload. Taylor´s meals were inspired, delicious, and beautiful gourmet courses. When the local restaurants shut down mid week, new onboard menus were planned and delivered without missing a beat. Not only were you competent at adjusting to unplanned curveballs, you did so in a way that made it seem like the plan all along. By the end of the trip we were calling you ´mom and dad´ despite us being twice your age. You were the coolest ´parents on the boat´ since you fed us a never-ending stream of painkillers. We highly recommend you as perfect hosts for any group looking to dip their toes in the water and adolescence, secure that you´ll keep them from drowning in either.

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!!

We cannot thank you enough

Thank you for a week filled with amazing memories. From Swish to Smirnoff ices, Tito´s to turtles, swells to sensational food, and everything in between. We cannot thank you enough for becoming part of the group and feeling like family. We hope to adventure with you again - and dine on Taylor´s incredible food again!

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.