Cruising Area of Something Wonderful
Something Wonderful Description
Among the many intriguing features of the Leopard 58, the expansive flybridge with seating for up to 10 people is one of the most exciting. This large flybridge is perfect for meals, lounging, and taking in beautiful panoramic views. The large open aft deck and forward cockpit offer ample space for alfresco dining or lounging. To enhance durability and beauty, the flybridge, the aft deck and forward cockpit are all covered in TekDek, a lightweight high impact simulated teak.
SOMETHING WONDERFUL accommodates 8 guests in 4 cabins.
The full-width Master suite has a king size bed, bath with shower and toilet and a study. The study and bedroom can be closed off from each other or open.
Three guest cabins have queen-sized beds, en suite bathrooms and plenty of closet space. As an option, a Twin berth guest suite may be substituted for one of the queen cabins.
SOMETHING WONDERFUL accommodates 8 guests in 4 Queen cabins (One of the queen cabins may be traded out for a Twin cabin).
The full-width master suite on the main deck has a queen size bed, en suite bath with shower and toilet and a private cockpit forward. The adjoining study and bedroom can be open or closed off from each other. On family charters a blow-up mattress bed for a child can be made up in the office.
Two guest cabins have queen size beds and en suite baths with a shower and toilet. One guest cabin has two twins and an en suite bath with a shower and toilet. The addition of a filler mattress makes one large bed in this cabin.
The crew occupies the stbd aft queen cabin which is slightly smaller than the other guest cabins. By prior arrangement, the crew will move to the twin cabin and make the aft queen available to guests.
SOMETHING WONDERFUL is fully air conditioned throughout.
8´ headroom in the salon and master cabin
Novurania 430 with 60hp engine and swim ladder
New Seabob F5
2 x glass bottom kayaks
2 x Stand up paddleboards
New Seabob F5
2 x Stand up paddleboards
4 cushioned floor seats that can be taken to the beach.
Streaming online media
TV saloon & all cabins
Outdoor theater with 82´ screen
Paul and Isabella are both divemasters. We can take up to 6 guests diving at one time. We will rent gear prior to the charter for whoever will be diving. Three dives will be included in the charter fee. Any dive after that will cost $30 per person.
Something Wonderful Crew Profile
Capt. Paul Johnson
Paul is from Greater Manchester, UK and has been sailing since the age of four. He was brought up dingy sailing and successfully campaigned many highly competitive seasons in dinghy classes. Paul has sailed the Caribbean, Pacific, East coast of the USA and the UK. With such a love for the sea it was only natural that Paul wanted to add the qualifications to match his experience and establish a career as a captain.
For two years Paul studied watersports activity leadership at Falmouth Marine School. He has a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore 200 ton and has undertaken an approved engineers course in the UK. He is also a PADI Divermaster and has a AIDA II Freediving certification.
Paul has been managing and running yachts for 15 years. One of the highlights was winning Best in Show at the British Virgin Islands charter yacht show in 2011.
Chef/1st Mate Isabella Matterson
Isabella is from Cape Town, South Africa. She has always had a love for the ocean and outdoors. Once she joined the Yachting Industry, Isabella found a love for sailing. She has sailed the East Coast of the USA, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the South Pacific. After gaining her sea time, she undertook her Capitan’s license and now holds a RYA 200 ton Yachtmaster Offshore.
Isabella’s passion for cooking started whilst living at home cooking for her family and friends. She became inspired to take on a culinary career while working with different yacht chefs aboard. She later attended a professional cooking course at Ashburton Chefs Academy in the UK.
Isabella always uses fresh local ingredients of the highest quality available. She will create a unique and exciting menu plan according to your preferences.
She also holds her PADI Divemaster and AIDA II Free Diver certification.
Paul & Isabella have been working and travelling together for over five years. They work seamlessly together to make your experience one of the best!
Joining SOMETHING WONDERFUL in April, 2020 -
Brad Evans and Amanda Hyatt
Born and raised in sunny Durban, South Africa, Brad has been around the water all his life, from surfing to spearfishing and diving. Coming from a background in five star hotels, Brad has managed high end bars and restaurants in London as well as spending the last five years learning the ins and outs of sailing and motor yachts. His qualifications as a Captain and Divemaster are only the start of his skills in ensuring the comfort and safety of guests on board. His life long passion for the water and his ability to make anyone laugh at a given moment makes his presence unforgettable. He now finds home in the Caribbean with extensive knowledge of ports from the Virgin Islands to Grenada and their rich histories. Having successfully completed many deliveries and four transatlantic crossings, he is also familiar with the Mediterranean and Europe. He is most happy when his guests are having their dream vacation while sharing their mutual love of the big blue.
Hailing from Virginia Beach, VA, Amanda’s passion for the water began young, brought up by the beach on her uncle’s 24ft sloop and thriving in all water sports from surfing to kiteboarding. Amanda has been in the service industry since she first began working in fine dining restaurants in her teens and catering festivals across the United States after college. After three years as crew in the Caribbean and a transatlantic crossing, she is excited to bring her culinary skills to the galley following formal culinary training at the Ashburton Chefs Academy in Devon, England. Not only is she capable of producing excellent meals, but is sure to keep the atmosphere aboard lively and organized. Also a PADI Rescue diver, she shares her love for recreation under the water with the guests as well. She loves to show them the laid back island culture and make sure they are well fed, focusing on wholesome, light and fresh fare. Amanda is very flexible and enjoys hosting what ever style service the guests prefer, catering to a variety of culinary cuisines and preferences. She is sure to make your time aboard an absolute delight.
Brad and Amanda met just before making a transatlantic crossing together and have successfully worked together for over two seasons in the Caribbean. Their ability to adapt to every guests unique needs have made them a popular duo. They find their interactive, thoughtful & fun style of taking care of their guests leaves them with a vacation they will never forget and a longing to return.
Something Wonderful CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Something Wonderful Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Mar 28, 2020||Apr 04, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 05, 2020||Apr 11, 2020||Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|May 09, 2020||May 17, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 22, 2020||May 29, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|May 30, 2020||Jun 05, 2020||Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay|
|Jun 07, 2020||Jun 13, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jun 23, 2020||Jun 30, 2020||Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI|
|Jul 23, 2020||Jul 30, 2020||Booked: Pointe a Pitre to Pointe a Pitre|
|Aug 05, 2020||Aug 12, 2020||Booked: St Vincent, Young Island* to Grenada, St Georges|
|Dec 01, 2020||Dec 08, 2020||Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Dec 09, 2020||Dec 16, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 27, 2020||Jan 03, 2021||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 27, 2021||Apr 03, 2021||Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
Something Wonderful Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $26,000
High price: $27,500
|Season||2-6 Pax||7-8 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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
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Something Wonderful Guest Reviews
Guests aboard Something Wondeful April.16th-23rd.16
´We just returned from a 7 day charter in the BVI. We were a group of 4 couples and it was a first experience for all of us, so we really did not know what to except. We choose the Catamaran ´Something Wonderful´ ... as we boarded we discovered the first problem! The name of this beauty should have been ´Something Extraordinarily Wonderful!´ Then we met the Crew... Captain Paul, Chef Isabella and Third Mate Daniel. We were welcomed with such grace and refinement by each of them. They instantly made us feel at home. Each one were truly professional and passionate about their careers, but more so they became a part of the family and we learned a great deal from their expertise´s. Captain Paul Johnson was a true Captain. We knew how seriously he took his responsibility and we always felt safe and in good hands. Paul plotted a journey that all 8 of us embraced as our best vacation ever. Paul would educate us about this beautiful BVI and each port was unique and special. Isabella wowed us everyday with new, fresh and exquisite cuisine. She too provided us a culinary experience we will never forget.. all the while handling this task with ease and such character. We did wonder before we boarded why we would even need a 3 crew member .. then we met Daniel. Daniel was equally as pertinent and provided the guest with impeccable service. All three crew members worked tirelessly - each sharing in the daily workings of the boat - and we could not help notice the level of discretion. Also it was an honor to see the level of respect they have for their Captain and rightly so. Paul was able to command his crew with great finesse. All three member truly made our experience one we shall always cherish and hope to do again. All of that coupled with what we all thought was to be the most fabulous catamaran. The color scheme was gorgeous, perfectly design in function , amble space and of course we felt the fly bridge was perfect! Every inch of that boat was spectacular! We have all decided after this glorious trip... that when choosing the next charter ... we felt it truly came down to The Crew! We would not want to set sail without this crew! We were blessed to have had both : A Something Wonderful Crew AND Boat! Thank you!´
December 20 27, 2014. Three generation family charter in the BVI
Dear SOMETHING WONDERFUL crew,
What an amazing Christmas week and an honor to be your first guests! The memories we all made this week will last a lifetime.
Graeme, Lauren and Zayne all went above and beyond to ensure we were fully pampered and happy every minute. They were always ready to do anything from getting movie night set up, water sports with the kids, running us into beach bars, serving yummy drinks of the day (Z Island Rum Punch) and on and on . . . . They helped us make some extra special memories that we will cherish, while getting photos of the whole week so we can take them home.
Something Wonderful REALLY was just that and we cant wait to spend our next time with these wonderful people on this absolutely perfect boat!
Julie, Kevin, Robyn, Allie, Mackenzie & Maddie XOXO
(Grandpa Bruce and Grandma Jo, too)
From Mackenzie, 11 years old:
Thank you Something Wonderful for this great trip. I hope to come back because the crew is so nice, the whole boat is filled with relaxations of fun activities and excitements. Wish I could stay!
(With charming drawings of a bowl of popcorn, paddle boarding and something that looks like zip lining.)
Favorite day with the crew Anegada & the Rose Ceremony
Favorite water activity Sling shot!!
Favorite dinner game Masks
Favorite dinner Beef tenderloin
Favorite lunch Spicy grilled shrimp
Favorite funnies Dinghy get-aways