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 queen 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.
Cruising Area of Something Wonderful
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
Stand up paddleboard
4 cushioned floor seats that can be taken to the beach.
Streaming online media
TV saloon & all cabins
Outdoor theater with 82´ screen
Novurania 430 with 60hp engine and swim ladder
New Seabob F5
2 x glass bottom kayaks
2 x Stand up paddleboards
Something Wonderful Crew Profile
Chef /1st Mate
Morne Botha and Kayla Olivia Beecher
“For us, it’s not just a job but a way of life. It is a chance to finally just shut your brain off and live within the moment. And for as long as we are able, we will sail until the day we die... “
We are a couple passionate about sailing and the ocean, nature, animals, people, love, compassion and living life to the fullest. We are driven to inspire growth that goes hand in hand with change, to bring people together, create life changing experiences and show humanity a side of life that has been forgotten by society. Sailing is the one thing where the love for all comes together and you get to experience the untouched hidden beauty of life.
We strive for professionalism but at the same time give a home like feeling wherever we sail. It is not always the place that you call home but the people.
Your Skipper: Morne Botha
Qualified RYA Offshore sailor and certified cruising instructor. Currently captain of a 60 ft sailing catamaran doing all inclusive luxury charters. Boat builder with Two Atlantic crossings, Navigating the whole South African coast as the beginning of my career and two skipper positions in Croatia as skipper and host.
I have a passion for sailing, surfing, diving, rock climbing, playing guitar, hiking and anything to do with adventure. I love meeting new people, cooking and building relationships while sharing my passion with them.
Your Hostess: Kayla Olivia Beecher
Qualified hostess and stewardess with a BA degree in health sciences and social services psychology. Currently Chef/ First Mate on a 60ft sailing catamaran, with experience in the restaurant industry, au pairing, admin, customer service and relationship building. With a love for the Ocean and a drive to inspire children and adults to reach their dreams and claim happiness.
Life on the water is vastly different to everyday life on land and I would love to let others experience this and break away from their fears and normal ways. I would love to help children sail who are underprivileged or terminally ill and thus grow to give back to others and enable them the experience the beauty of our world.
We would be honored to share our love and passion with the opportunity as skipper and hostess. We believe that our presence will not just aid to the success of the company but also be responsible for great guest/crew relationships and keep clients coming back for an unforgettable experience.
Something Wonderful CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Something Wonderful Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Aug 25, 2023||Nov 06, 2023||Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges|
|Nov 20, 2023||Nov 27, 2023||Booked: Saint Maarten, West Indies* to Saint Maarten, West Indies*|
|Nov 28, 2023||Dec 03, 2023||Transit: Saint Maarten, West Indies* to Tortola, West End, BVI|
Something Wonderful Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $31,500
High price: $35,500
|Season||2-4 Pax||5 Pax||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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS
Xmas week - up to 8 guests for 7 nights aboard: US$43,000
New Years week - up to 8 guests for 7 nights aboard: US$45,000
Charters outside the Virgins:
Regardless of whether or not a vessel may or may not include taxes in the vessel´s listed charter fees for Virgin Islands charters, in general, no fees, port dues, nor taxes are included in the charter fee for any charter outside the Virgin Islands unless otherwise agreed.
Something Wonderful Guest Reviews
Guests that were aboard SOMETHING WONDERFUL in 2022 finally sent through their review... a year later!
Our time with Kayla and Morne on Something Wonderful was nothing short of perfection! We had a fabulous, relaxing vacation and would repeat it again any time. The food prepared by Kayla was definitely ahighlight of the trip. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were always perfectly prepared and presented, and was some of the best food we´ve evereaten. Morne was a fantastic captain, answering our endless questions about where, when, how, etc. in regards to the boat and the geography. He also made the best afternoon cocktails for us each day. If you are thinking about booking with these fine people, do it now. You won´t regret it!
John & Tracy
Guests who had rescheduled from back during corona times wrote in 2022:
The absolute best part of this trip was not the crystal clear water, or beautiful sunsets, or the scenic views from all directions or spacious boat and rooms and terrific food.
By far the most wonderful part of our trip was the crew. It was more like we were on a family members boat than a crewed boat. The service was top notch. The food that came from the hand of Kayla was something you would expect at a 5 star restaurant.
There was not one occasion we felt unsafe with our captain at the helm. Safety was a top priority and he is obviously a professional captain with many hours, years, under his belt. We arrived as strangers but left with three more members of our family.
The first mate was everywhere when we needed him and predicted our needs before we knew we needed them. Water toys were awesome and way more than expected.
The crews knowledge of the area was very helpful and interesting. The boat was way above expectations. So much room for all 8 of our group and the 3 crew members.
Mid-March, 2023, guests in the BVI on SOMETHING WONDERFUL wrote
Hi Kayla and Morne,
We´ve been back a few weeks now from our fabulous trip to the BVI & on ´Something Wonderful´. I was just reflecting on how relaxing and memorable our trip was. We were so impressed with you and Morne. You were such a nice couple that really took care of everything! We really appreciated your attention to every detail and we still miss your delicious meals! We hope to go back one day and take more friends and family. We hope you both are doing well and we also hope you will reach out if you come to California. Take care and God Bless you both.
Allen and Alma
Guest Comments 2020
Brad & Amanda,
On behalf of our group, we want to thank you for a truly amazing experience. Honestly it was the best vacation we´ve ever had, and much/most can be attributed to you. Everyone felt safe every minute thanks to your combined skills and competencies. The food was absolutely fantastic! You anticipated every one of our needs, stopping at nothing to find and keep our beer supply stocked. Thank you so much and we hope to be lucky enough to sail with you all again soon!
-Kim & Mark
We felt so secure and cared for. What a fine experience to be with the two of you. Thank you, Thank you. Bon Voyage!
-Lynn & John
Beyond Spoiled Valentine´s Week 2020
Brad and Amanda,
Thank you for the incredible adventure in the BVI. The two of you made the week amazing with food, stories, information about the area and always planning each day to perfection. I loved every second!
Capt. Brad & Chef Amanda,
Best sail ever!
Best week ever!
Best food ever!
Loved every moment with you crew! So nice to do nothing. . Blessings to you and your future. Come see us!
-Gary and Karen
You three made us feel like royalty! From the food, the chats, the adventures, and the service! BEYOND LOVELY! May you enjoy many blessings.
Guest Comments Feb. 2020
Brad & Amanda,
You made our adventures onboard memories that will be on ´the best´ list for a lifetime! Amanda, your creativity from the galley reflected exactly how hard you are constantly working, but you do it with ease, style and grace, making us feel so cared for. Brad, you are a Rennaisance man. You have poise, confidence, understanding and a gentleman´s grace. You put all at ease immediately. Your drive will serve you well in all you do. As a team the two of you were a blessing to each of us in every way. We are leaving truly blessed.
-Cliff & Rebecca
Twins 50th Birthday Comments February 2020
Brad & Amanda,
Thank you so much for a great week of food, sailing, sun, snorkeling, sand, rum, etc. Your hospitality and friendlinenss helped bring all of us together for an experience that far exceeded our expectations. Thanks again!
- John & Mariya
Brad & Amanda,
Thank you for your overwhelming kindness & generosity & hospitality during our trip with you. Most of all thanks for creating memories of a lifetime!!!
-Jennifer & Trip
We had such a wonderful time with Brad & Amanda. What a great team they are!! The boat was amazing. They made our week trip so special as I was celebrating a 50th Birthday! We would do another trip with them anyday!
-Sonja & Dave
Captain Brad and First Mate Amanda are top notch!
You took great care of us and you are a lot of fun! Loved Amanda´s cooking. . I´ll miss it. Yummy!! Good luck in all your sailing. Thanks.
-Sanda & Dave
Something Wonderful is just That! 27 Jan 2020
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. 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. The captain was amazing. We knew how seriously he took his responsibility and we always felt safe and in good hands. He plotted a journey that all 8 of us embraced as our best vacation ever. He educated us about this beautiful BVI and each port was unique and special. The chef 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. The crew worked tirelessly - each sharing in the daily workings of the boat - and we could not help notice the level of discretion. The crew 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!´
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