Some Kind of Wonderful Description

Some Kind of Wonderful is an exceptionally stunning custom-built Fountaine Pajot. Newly built and launched in 2016, she is a remarkable Flagship and top-of-the-line luxury catamaran designed for the most astute traveler. With her custom carbon fiber mast and boom, Kevlar standing rigging, extended hulls and keels she is lighter, faster, and stronger than the standard Victoria, ensuring guests reach their destinations quickly and smoothly whether under power or sail. Some Kind of Wonderful is strikingly sleek, extraordinarily elegant, and exceedingly spacious with an overall length of 72 feet and beam of 31 feet. She is the epitome of cruising luxury. Previously privately owned and professionally crewed, Some Kind of Wonderful is new to the charter fleet in 2023. The luxuriously appointed interior and notable design of Some Kind of Wonderful have been perfected for socializing with never-ending space both above and below deck. With a multitude of dining, living, sunbathing, and lounging areas to choose from, guests are presented with numerous options to create timeless memories in a spectacular retreat. The salon is open and airy with large windows that ensure beautiful 360-degree scenery. The salon features an inviting sofa for lounging or watching movies on the large cinema screen. The open galley has seemingly endless counterspace and is equipped with all new state-of-the-art appliances, fine porcelain tableware, and elegant glassware. The exterior of Some Kind of Wonderful is most impressive! The highlight of the yacht is the exceptionally large flybridge with dual access points for safe and convenient movement onboard. There is ample space for the captain to maneuver at the helm, with nearby seating to allow guests who want to be a part of the sailing experience to stay close to the action. The flybridge boasts an oversized c-shaped sofa, 2 cocktail tables, 2 bench seats, 2 lounge/day beds, and versatile awning. The flybridge´s 2 convenient refrigerators maintain deliciously cold beverages and cocktails to enhance the picturesque views, tranquil sunsets, and evening breezes. The substantial aft deck is shaded by the flybridge overhead and provides 2 additional bench seats, 2 lounge/daybeds, as well as an elegant setting for formal dining. The foredeck with 2 additional lounge/daybeds, 2 bow pulpit seats, and 2 trampolines is a wonderful place for lounging, spotting turtles or dolphins, and immersing in the incredible views while underway. Some Kind of Wonderful accommodates 8 guests in 4 cabins: 1 king primary suite, 2 queen suites, and 2 twin beds that can be converted to a king upon request. Each cabin has a private ensuite bathroom with separate dry shower stalls, independent air-conditioning, complete with the finest quality bed linens, towel sets, and beach towels. The primary suite is vast and elegantly appointed, with additional seating/lounge area, a television, a desk/dressing table, king size bed, and the ensuite bathroom with separate oversized glass shower stall and double vanity. Some Kind of Wonderful is equipped with all new water toys including stand-up paddleboards, double kayak, 360 hangout, snorkel gear, knee board, tube, water skis, and more. The extended tender platform converts to a swim platform for easy access to water activities. After an adventure-filled day of sailing, water sports, swimming, or on-shore excursions, appreciate the well-lit and immense cockpit dining area as you enjoy an extraordinary meal with your friends and family. Take pleasure in a handmade cocktail prepared just for you by your professional crew. You will appreciate firsthand the meaning of serenity, relaxation, and elegance when you charter with us on Some Kind of Wonderful. Your experienced Captain and accomplished Chef await your arrival in paradise to create unforgettable moments and memories to last a lifetime.

Cruising Area of Some Kind of Wonderful

Pref. Pick-upSt. Thomas, USVI
Other Pick-upTortola, BVI
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
King1
Queen2
Twin1
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
1 king, 2 queens, 1 Twin/bunk cabin.

Specification

Length72 Feet
Beam32 Feet
Draft7 Feet
Built2016
Refit2023
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
DeckshowerYes
HairdryerYes
Guest SmokeAft Sugar Scoops Only
Children AllowedYes
Inverter5000W
Voltages220 Eur
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity270
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generatoryes 15Kw
Max Speed10-12
Cruising Speed10
Turnaround72 hours - Inquire for less
EnginesTwin 150 HP Volvo Fisher Panda 15Kw generator

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14FT
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Kneeboard1
Snorkel GearYes
Tube2
Wake Board1
1-Man KayakYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Fishing GearYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
1x wake board - kids and adults
1x Knee board - kids and adults
1x subwing
1x 1-2 person tube
1x 3 person tube
1x water skis adult
2x SUP
1x Kayak
Snorkel gear for kids and adults
360 float

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
CamcorderYes

Cuisine

Special DietsInq
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
We use organic/locally grown produce when available. We provide guests with reef friendly sunscreen and bath products/toiletries. We provide filtered water to limit single use plastics. We provide re-usable water/beverage tumblers to limit plastic/disposable cup use. We use marine/reef friendly dish soap and cleaning products for the interior and exterior of the yacht. We use re-usable grocery bags. We are affiliated with ´Sailors for the Sea´ - Keeping our Waters Blue by Boating Green! Our crew are guided by this organization in reducing our footprint. We support ´Sailors for the Sea´ initiatives. We provide information to our guests on the best practices for ´Traveling Green´ Inspiring our guests on the importance of the preservation of our oceans and the beautiful islands in which we vacation. Maximize the use of sail power, to minimize engine emissions.

Some Kind of Wonderful Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainLukata Samuel
SpeaksEnglish
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateBenita Marshall


Capt. Lukata Samuel
Lukata Samuel is a 100 ton Master Captain born and raised in the beautiful Virgin Islands with endless knowledge of the Virgin Island and surrounding islands. He began sailing at 8 years old at the St.Thomas Yacht Club where he found a love for sailing and continued learning and teaching . With his mind set, Lukata traveled to St. Vincent and Grenadines to teach sailing to the local youth. After this, he then began working on day charters in the Virgin Islands as well as in Puerto Rico.

Aside from sailing, Lukata is a locally known runner and triathlete and has competed in multiple triathlon events in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In their down time Lukata and Benita can be found competing in sailing races, volunteering in the local community as well as basking in the sun at some of their favorite hidden beaches. You can also catch them at the sailing and wellness program where they provide the fundamentals of sailing as well as the building blocks to a healthy lifestyle to the youth of St. Thomas.

Lukata has a passion for sharing the beautiful island experience with his guest while they indulge in the Caribbean lifestyle. He is determined to push the bounds of the ocean and create a tropical oasis experience for the guests. Lukata brings a diverse package to every charter. He provides farm fresh provisions, special Island tours, local eateries, local artists and much more to bring you deep into the islands food, fun, and culture . He loves it when his guest have a dream like island experience as this has been his pleasure and pride of his . “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience” a quote that he strongly leads his life by. Come be Irie and catch the wind of wonders on Boketto as Captain Lukata sets sail on a lifetime experience in the Virgin Islands.





Chef Benita Marshall
Captain & Chef Benita Marshall is a flare of bright energy and a lover of sunset swimming & fresh pesto. With 2+ years of experience and upwards of 1000 nautical miles on near coastal waters as well as carrying her USCG Master 100 ton, Benita truly feels one with the ocean and is has surrendered to wherever the waves take her. Hailing from all over the Caribbean with family roots in several islands from Cuba to Trinidad, Benita considers herself “your local island explorer” of food, fun, culture and of course waves.

Benita comes alive in the kitchen and has the best time making art in the galley. With over 5 years in the culinary and restaurant industry, Benita is well versed in various diets and allergies, and believes that whatever you put into your body, should always make you feel better. “Making sure the guests dance when they eat” has always been her thrill and something she looks forward to when preparing delicious food. Benita and Lukata also help operate their local family farms of Meder Mogzit and Greenridge Guavaberry and provide a “farm to table” approach to dining so the freshness and love will always be tasted.

Rising to the motion of the ocean and the light of the sun is always something Benita wants to do for the rest of her life. Benita is a certified yoga and pilates instructor and believes that health is truly wealth, so mindful movement, meditation and breathing are some the things she loves to connect with her guests on. Benita is passionate about feeding the spirit within as well as having fun almost every second of her life, so you probably find her in prayer and meditation at 6am to doing flips off the boat 3 hours later.

Benita and Lukata offer a wide range of activities from farm tours, historic hikes to meeting with local musicians and artists as well as memorable experiences off land for all their guests to take as intangible souvenirs. With their Caribbean essence, Lukata and Benita indulge their guests in a behind the scene experience of culture, food, fun and the true “island life”.



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Some Kind of Wonderful Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
May 22, 2024Jul 20, 2024Unavailable: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Jul 21, 2024Nov 01, 2024Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Nov 06, 2024Nov 12, 2024Boat Show: Boat Show, USVI* to Boat Show, USVI*

Some Kind of Wonderful Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $38,000

High price: $44,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2024 Summer$38,000$39,000$40,000$41,000$42,000$43,000$44,000
2024/25 Winter$38,000$39,000$40,000$41,000$42,000$43,000$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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


HOLIDAYS
CHRISTMAS: Flat Rate $49,000 must end no later than Dec 27th
NEW YEARS: Flat Rate $52,000 must begin no sooner than Dec 29th

BVI COMPLIANCE FOR THE 2023/2024 SEASON
Cruising Grounds: ​​British Virgin Islands & U.S. Virgin Islands
​Pick Up/Drop Off: St. Thomas or Tortola
Yacht: BVI-Based
Crew: Permanent Annual Work Permits
​BVI Customs & Cruising Permit Fees: Included </font>

MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5, Inquire for less
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.

HALF-BOARD
7 nights ($150 off per person) - Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners aboard - with all other meals to be taken ashore at client expense
2@$37,700 3@$38,550 4@$39,400 5@$40,250 6@$41,100 7@$41,950 8@$42,800

LOCAL FARE
7 nights ($75 off per person) - Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2@$37,850 3@$38,775 4@$39,700 5@$40,625 6@$41,550 7@$42,475 8@$43,400

SLEEP ABOARD: Available for half of the daily rate. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner ashore is additional. Select option upon booking. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year´s weeks.

Some Kind of Wonderful Guest Reviews

May 2024 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

Dear Beni & Ziggy,
What a wonderful week! So much to do and to see and to experience!! From St Thomas & Brewers Bay to a personal history tour in town, we had a glorious time! You found us some fabulous snorkel spots and some fabulous “party” spots. We enjoyed every minute and wish you well on your next big adventure!
Love the Scisms

May 2024 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

To Benny & Ziggy,
Gunnar and I are so incredibly grateful for you both on this trip. This was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for us and you both have made our honeymoon unforgettable! You both work so well together as partners in life as well as work . We wish you both the very best in your futures and I hope your honeymoon is as memorable and special as ours was. Every ounce of effort was noticed and appreciated. From the INCREDIBLE food , to the picture perfect drinks and all the attention in between. Hopefully this isn’t a goodbye but see you soon !
With all the love in the world,
Becca & Gunnar

May 2024 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

Benita & Ziggy ,
I had no idea what to expect, but you guys made this vacation so comfortable and relaxing. Your cuisine was beyond compare! I knew once I booked this trip in Oct ‘23 I would love it once I saw the picture of you both.
There was nothing more I could have expected, I don’t think there is anything I could change except packing less (lol) . You guys should buy you own charter and do this yourself.
Let us know of all your plans!
-Ann& Larry S.

April 2024 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

Captains!
B&Z we had an outstanding time with you aboard Boketto! Thanks for the memories, GREAT meals and most importantly the laughs and friendship we all shared.
Peace& love +following seas,
Line Guy (Eric)

April 2024 - Crew Review from Previous Boat

Benita (the boss) Lukata (our Captain)-
What fun you both are. We had a wonderful week with you - thank you so much, good luck with a bigger boat, marriage, babies! You both will make such wonderful parents! I want to hear when this all happens. Again - our fondness thanks. Fondly and lots of hugs, Cheri

March 2024 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

Our family is Vegan SOS (no salt, no oil, no added sugar) Benita did an amazing job cooking , preparing and presenting a wonderful wide variety, beautifully presented and amazingly tasteful food. Every morning, lunch and dinner was a treat for all of our senses. Lukata was an amazing captain making sure all of us were happy and doing active/fun things . For example using the under water scooter, towing the kids behind the RIB motor boat, snorkeling, lounging in the water, setting us up with movies on the tv, playing Monopoly or card games, etc. We were looking for the experience of a lifetime before the kids go off to college and we found it with Benita and Lukata. We owe you both a sincere debt of gratitude. We hope you both live long, happy, prosperous, lives with much love, Christopher, Colton, Carina, Tiffany

March 2024 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

Dear Lukata & Benita , our vacation to the Virgin Islands was OVER THE TOP!!! You two were the best hosts our 25 year anniversary celebration. All of your special touches did not go unnoticed. The table was set beautifully each day and each day was made even more magical with your decorations with ABOVE & BEYOND service . I’m not even sure where to begin as of describing the meals that were so lovingly prepared with the freshest of fruits and vegetables from the family farm and seafood cooked to perfection!!! You even took into consideration our love of steak and cooked the tenderest portion surrounded by the medley of flavors the sautéed spinach and the best home fries ever!!! AND THE LOBSTER!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! We knew that we were in for a treat when the cheese board welcomed us on board. Lukata you showed us the very best secluded spots to make each adventure better than the last. You set a perfect private beach day for our anniversary. You had the toys ready for us to paddle board, float and even an underwater motorcycle. (So cool)!! Your bartending was exquisite ! Over all you both made us feel like family. TRULY! We look forward to sharing our experience and traveling with you again soon! Love you both dear family! Joy and Brent, March 10, 2024

February 2024 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

Dear Benita & Lukata,
Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing adventure. I especially admire your pleasant and cheerful disposition. Life and health are a blessing as well as friendship, thank you for sharing both. Respectfully, Micheal

February 2024 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

Dear Ziggy & Benita,

Thank you for such an amazing week. You two made this an amazing trip, one I will never forget. Thanks for all the love and car you gave us. Benita your cooking is “so so good” , no restaurant down here can compare to your cooking! If you want to share the vegan key lime pie recipe, I would love to have it. You know how to reach me. I look forward to our next adventure.....

December 2023 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

A trip of a lifetime. I enjoyed every second of this adventure: the food , the drinks, the snorkeling, and most of all the best company and crew turned family. -Victoria

December 2023 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

My dear friends- thank you so incredibly much for such an amazing experience from start to finish. You two gave me and my family, the adventure of a lifetime. This was my favorite vacation EVER , and will truly be one of my most treasured memories. -Alyesse

April 2023 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

Dear Lukata & Benita, thank you for the wonderful experience we have enjoyed aboard the Boketto and all around St. Thomas and St. John. You have welcomed and loved us like family and fed us like royalty. We will take home memories and photos that we will cherish, and we will remember most fondly the live you showed us.
Best wishes and full sails- Jason & Kristin

April 2023 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

All we can say is WOW! What an incredible experience. This was part 3 of our honeymoon and we didn’t think it could get any better. Lukata & Benita you simply made this magical ! The food . The knowledge. The service. Simply impeccable! We can’t wait to tell our friends! All the best now & in the future!
Fleming & Ambre James

March 2023 - Crew Review from Previous Yacht

Benita & Lukata
Thank you for memories made for our family. We will cherish these times in our hearts always. Keep your love kindness and spirit at the forefront of all you do!

Much gratitude, Erin, Michael, Brendan (7), Clair (5) & Emery Brown . Fort Collins, Colorado