Sweet Ann Marie Description

You’ll find yourself doing a double take at how luxurious, beautiful, and elegant this yacht is. Sweet Ann Marie is impressive and sleek providing incredible versatility. She is the perfect platform for enjoying the Caribbean sunshine combining the highest possible standards, with optimum cruising, in relaxed comfort. Stepping inside Sweet Ann Marie, you will notice the elegance of the design and the quality of the wood. The Salon has both a beautiful indoor dining area and a comfy sofa ideal for relaxing and taking in a good book. Both areas providing ample room for lounging indoors if preferred. Immediately as you enter the salon you will notice the bar where your crew will prepare cocktails and drinks and still be able to take part in the conversations shared with their guests. There is a “down” galley which is spacious and fully equipped to allow your chef to prepare culinary delights which can be enjoyed either in the air-conditioned comfort of the salon, or al fresco in the cockpit. Her feeling of space extends throughout the accommodations - an owner’s suite and two king sized berths. The Privilege catamarans are renowned for the size and quality of their accommodations. The ensuite bathrooms are large and boast a separate shower stall each with a luxurious spa shower. The buzz is all about the master stateroom. ´She is clearly a luxurious sailing vessel but oh my, have you seen the owner’s suite!´ All additional space has been dedicated to this berth. Entry to the owner’s suite is through the short hallway which serves as both a dressing area and the entry to the ensuite bathroom. It has a desk, lots of stowage and a mini loveseat. Two steps take you up to the boudoir with an enormous walk-around berth, plenty of dresser drawers and overhead hatches. Oh, and lest we forget, Sweet Ann Marie has an outstanding exterior, too. The aft cockpit has ample seating for all guests, and you can easily walk from one side of the yacht to the other without ever setting foot, or disturbing the activity, in the cockpit. The flybridge has huge sunpads on which to lounge while keeping the captain company and enjoying the beautiful scenery and sunsets the Caribbean has to offer. For guests who prefer the outdoors, the foredeck and trampolines create fantastic large sunbathing and relaxation areas. The foredeck has an additional large sunpad for those wishing to soak up the sun while underway. Sweet Ann Marie is equipped with a full range of water toys including water skis, towable toys, snorkel gear and fishing equipment The combination of simplistic but superior design with her outstanding crew, results in the ultimate luxury Caribbean cruising experience.

Cruising Area of Sweet Ann Marie

Pref. Pick-upYacht Haven Grande STT, USVI
Other Pick-upRed Hook, STT
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
King3
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads4

Specification

Previous NameAnastasia
Length62 Feet
Beam30 Feet
Draft6 Feet
Built2008
RefitInterior 2017 Exterior 2019
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch18
Guest SmokeTransom steps
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater Safe
InverterYes
Voltages3KW 110 inverter with 110/220
Water Maker70gph
Water Capacity340g
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator2 - 17.5kw
Turnaround48 HOURS
Engines2 x 220 HP 6 CYL YANMAR Engines Backup Generator 17.5kw

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14ft
Dinghy Hp50
Dinghy Pax8
Kids WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man KayakYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Kite Boarding Details
If guests are interested in Kiteboarding, the crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.
Swim PlatformsStern Scoop
Boarding LadderStern
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeCast & Trolling
Fishing Rods2
Other Toys
Captain is not a certified sailing instructor but is happy to teach guests the basics of sailing.


Spear Fishing equipment (use in USVI only)
Wakeboard
Kneeboard
Tube
Floating Island
1 Stand-Up Paddle board
1 Tandem kayak
Selection of snorkeling gear for all guests
2 Fishing rods and tackle
Spike ball
Noodles

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Weight Sets6
Diving Info
This yacht offers Rendezvous diving.


Additional scuba diving equipment will cost an average of $150 per person/per week. Scuba gear rental includes a BCD, regulator, weights and tank. Crew will arrange rental equipment on behalf of the guests and have it onboard when guests arrive
Wetsuits, if desired, need to be rented.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
CamcorderYes

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherInq

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. We have a separate battery bank for the A/C (this means the generator does not have to run at night)

Sweet Ann Marie Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainAlan Owen
SpeaksEnglish
Years Sailing8
Years Chartering6
LicenseRYA 200T Yachtmaster Offshore, STCW
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateEleanor Thomson
Years Sailing6
Years Chartering6
LicenseSTCW


MEET YOUR CREW
Captain: Alan (Al) Owen
Chef: Eleanor Thomson


Al was born in South Africa. A country with an agreeable climate, warm water and therefore it should come as no surprise that at the age of 8 he was a regular at the local yacht club. That came in the form of racing in Optimist dinghies and so began his long association with boats and with water sports.

He moved to Ireland in 1997 and spent the next 8yrs as an outdoor instructor. Disciplines covered included sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle sports. Archery, indoor climbing, orienteering, mountain biking and swimming.

As a slight distraction he spent 13yrs as a police officer where he honed his skills in the art of dealing and communicating with people and their problems before returning to the world of boating.

Al has competed at national and international level in both dinghy and keelboat racing , and represented his country in kayak surfing at World Championships.

Offshore racing in J 24’s had whetted his appetite to pursue a career in a maritime setting and he enrolled on a Professional Offshore Yachtmaster course . He then worked as Flotilla Lead and bareboat Skipper for Sunsail, Dubrovnik, Croatia, before setting his sights on the Caribbean and fulfilling a lifelong dream to captain a yacht in paradise .
When at home you´ll find him hunting surf along the West coast of Ireland, either on a board, windsurfer or more recently his wing foil.


Eleanor grew up in the small seaside town of Dover in the Southeast of England. She grew up with a great appreciation of the outdoors, nature and adventure. Her mother, born and raised in Africa, and her father, having a military background, she has lived and worked internationally. As such, trotting round the world on her own adventure is something that has come very naturally to her!

At nineteen she left the UK to study Mandarin at Nanjing University in East China, a real-life highlight and a great food tasting opportunity. Since graduating Eleanor has travelled most of Far and South East Asia and has worked in China, organising cultural programmes for westerner students - a very rewarding role. She is passionate about authentic experiences and the best of local food and culture.

During the pandemic, she took a corporate travel job in London. It gave her a detailed understanding of the travel and hospitality industry, however she needed to get back to the frontline. She was keen to do something that combined all that she loves most; cooking, meeting great people, good weather, and an adventure! Since starting her dream job, she has worked as a chef on private charters in Greece and Croatia, and now the U.S. Virgin Islands.



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Sweet Ann Marie Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 07, 2024Jun 14, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 16, 2024Jun 23, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 30, 2024Jul 08, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 06, 2024Oct 29, 2024Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 06, 2024Nov 11, 2024Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 28, 2024Jan 04, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 31, 2025Feb 06, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 08, 2025Feb 15, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 22, 2025Mar 29, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Sweet Ann Marie Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $24,000
(normal rate)
High price: $26,000
(normal rate)

Sweet Ann Marie Special Offer!
Discount: 20%!
Offer: Sweet Ann Marie is offering 20% discounts for charters run through August 8, 2024. No additional discounts.
Old price: $24,000 - $26,000 / week
New price: $19,200 - $20,800 / week (Save: $4,800 - $5,200 / week)
Minimum nights: 6
Travel before: Aug/08/2024

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2024 Summer$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000
2024/25 Winter$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000
2025 Summer$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000

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


BVI
Yacht is able to charter in the BVI
St. Thomas pick-up and drop-off.

MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4

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.

TURN AROUNDS: 48-hour turns are standard

HALF-BOARD OPTION: $150 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.

HOLIDAY RATES: 2024/2025
XMAS: Flat rate $27,500. Must end no later than Dec 27th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $29,000. Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th.

CHILDREN´S DISCOUNT
$200 discount per child under aged 12 up to a max of 3 children.

Sweet Ann Marie Guest Reviews

Previous Yacht NameAnastasia
Forever Grateful For This Experience

Spent the most amazing week on the Sweet Ann Marie in the BVI.
Our Captain Al and chef/first mate Eleanor went above “and beyond” to make our experience the trip of a lifetime for our entire group.
Captain Al took us to all of the places off of the beaten path and showed us the most amazing scenery we have ever seen. And Eleanor made sure that EVERY meal and cocktails were a complete dining experience!!!
We are forever grateful for the experience that we shared with our friends!!!!

Phenomenal

Captain Al and Chef El are phenomenal!
They took us on amazing adventures and fed us the most amazing food. BOOK THE TRIP!
You will not be disappointed.

WoooooHooooo!!

Capt Al and Chef Eleanore
We don´t know where to begin, words cannot describe our true feelings of you two! You went far and beyond our expectations!

You carried us on the most amazing vacation ever!!!

No one could ever compare to chef Eleanor´s cooking! Besides that the table preparation was off the chart!
Capt Al knows how to show a great time and took us to the best islands! they treated us like family!

We will have the best memories of the best vacation ever. Nothing will ever compare to this one. You two will always be in our hearts forever.
We love you guys with all our heart, soul and mind - wooooohooooo what a trip of a lifetime.

This Trip Is One To Remember

The trip of a lifetime will never describe the week that was spent on the SWEET ANN MARIE!

Capt Al took us to the best of the BVI spots and bars. Each place being MORE AMAZING THAN THE NEXT!
....AND ELEANOR!!!!.. Every meal was the best dining experience - completely exceeding the previous meal every time.

Capt Al and El will forever be etched in our hearts for the best hosts! Thank you both for making this trip one to remember. We will bring our family on another adventure only with Al and Eleanor onboard. ;) Thank you for everything you guys showed us on our adventures.

Phenomenal

The trip of a lifetime! Capt Al and El are phenomenal. The best food and best adventures. I wish I could take El home.
Thank you both for being so accommodating and fun!

Everything We Could Have Imagined

Thank you for making this trip everything we could have imagined.

Hope to be able to do this again with the two of you sooner than later. Until then.... safe travels on all your future journeys!
Thank you for being part of my big 50!!

So Many Memories

We can´t say enough about your two. You have far exceeded our expectations and we have enjoyed your company.
Between Capt. Al´s knowledge and expertise and eleanor´s cooking skills, we couldn´t have asked for more.
You have given us so many memories to take home.
Love you guys

Will Never Forget

Capt Al and Eleanor jumped into action like a couple of ninja´s!
This has been a vacation we will never forget.

We felt like part of ´a family´.

Amazing Teamwork

You two were amazing!
Amazing teamwork....
Eleanor, your food was so DELICIOUS and beautifully prepared - ***** 5 Stars. I appreciate you not being scared to make the kids eat out of theri norm. Ansley has found some new favorite foods because of you!

Al. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to teach and explain the captain ways. Cason was in absolute awe of you the entire week! I´m sure he will be talking about you for years :)

Thank you guys for everything.

Tough To Put Into Words - Just Incredible

Tough to put into words just how incredible our week was aboard Sweet Anne Marie.

The weather wasn’t cooperating our first two days but Alan (captain) put a great plan together and kept us in great spots to ride out the wind a bit. Then from there he constantly had us on the move and kept us in the best spots. Perhaps the biggest thing was how he took our 8yr old boy under his wing for the week and made this trip something he will remember for years to come.

Our chef Eleanor was an absolute rock star for us, every meal was amazing and even our picky children devoured everything. She amazed us all week, every meal seemingly outdid the last one. She also made time for our kids and again made it so enjoyable for everyone on board.

This crew had basically become family by the end of the trip and I would highly recommend them for a group of friends or families bringing children. These two love what they do and it showed with how they treated our family.

We Don´t Want To Leave

Al and Eleanor
Thank you both for an amazing week. We feel extremely blessed to experience this beautiful vacation.

The bays were amazing - snorkel, swim, chill!
The food was absolutely delicious and amazing.

We don´t want to leave.
Thank You!!!

No Regrets!

Alan-Cap and E-Cook
Tremendous Experience. Cap and E were Awesome.
No Regrets!

Good Times, Good Food and Good People

Good times, Good Food and Good people!!
Thank you for a fun spring break.

Lifelong Memory

It´s hard to know what to expect when you are first timers for a week long sail with a crew you have never met before. - a multitude of scenarios could unfold. As optimistic as we were (It´s for sure our personality trend) that we would have an incredible experience. Al and Ella exceeded beyond anything we could have imagined.

Attention to detail whether in navigation or meal prep and delivery was superb - but even more importantly was the companionship and camaraderie.
You are both a joy to be with and will forever consider you friends.

Thank you so much for being a part of a lifelong memory for all of us.

Crew Were Amazing!

Alan and Eleanor were amazing. We brought our 16 month old and she had the best time of her life. We loved traveling as a family and the stops were absolutely beautiful. Food was AMAZING. An absolutely wonderful trip of amazing memories.

Thank you for the trip of a lifetime.

Trip Of Our Lives

Thank you for the trip of our lives. You have been so helpful and accommodating. We have loved our trip and have seen and experienced the most beautiful sites!

Broker Review

How did you find your crew? Were they friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating?
The crew was outstanding, Within minutes Eleanor and Alan seemed like old friends. They were friendly and interactive,very accommodating to Kat´s special needs after her fall before boarding. Their skills were apparent as they made everyday look effortless. After a bad charter experience last year, this crew restored our faith in the charter vacation.

Was the yacht comfortable, clean and well ventilated? What was your
favorite aspect of the yacht?
The yacht was the most luxurious we have been on. Neat, spacious and loved the modern heads. The fly-bridge was our favorite.

Was the food enjoyable and well presented? Did the chef customize the
menu to your preferences?
The food was incredible and very well presented. It was obvious Eleanor was talented and took pride in her cooking. Many pictures were taken. Our only preference issue was with beer selection which was quickly corrected.

Did you enjoy the itinerary and the area you sailed?
We did enjoy the itinerary and Alan made adjustments to have the AC worked on one day that did not interfere with our fun. He was also receptive to our requests for a couple of early morning sails that were fabulous.

Can we share your feedback with the yacht?
Yes, I hope they know how appreciative we are for their efforts.

Warm and Sincere

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
Alan and Eleanor are amazing. They took care of us and told us to have a good time - and we did! the sights were amazing and the food food was great.
We were welcomed aboard with open arms. The smiles were warm and sincere. The world was ours and they had the key that opened it to us. They warmly participated in all our adventures.
Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!

Wow! What a week!

Wow, what a week! Al and Ella made these past few days unforgettable - from the delicious, fresh food, to the excellent company. We couldn´t have asked for a better experience.

Sweet Ann marie is such a beautiful boat and took us around the USVI and BVI in safety and comfort. We enjoyed every moment; morning dips in the crystal clear waters, lime in the coconut cocktails at sunset (thank you Ella!), turtle spotting, game nights, adventures on shore..... the list could go on forever.

THANK YOU Ella nd Al..... We hope to stay in touch and hopefully travel together again sometime. You´ve both been an absolute joy to share our vacation with. :)

BROKER PROVIDED REVIEW

Charles is wonderful and a great host and great Captain and Eleanor is absolutely superb!! Best chef ever. She really hit it out of the park at every meal!

The weather was nice and the boat was super smooth. We didn’t want to leave. Charles knew exactly where to take us and we had a wonderful time!
Thank you for helping us with all the changes. All our guests loved the yacht and the crew. 10 out of 10.

A Gift!

Charles and Eleanor
We love you! Thank you for the most wonderful time in the BVI´s! Your energy and the love you shared was such a gift! The experience was a dream come true! What we shared was very special and both of you were a part of it. We truly enjoyed one night with Charles in Cruz Bay and the incredible meals onboard that Eleanor made. The best chef and captain ever!

What an incredible time

What an incredible time. Everything from morning til night was perfect. The caves, the conversations, swimming, kayaks, and so much to see. The best parts were coming back for the marvelous food! Best breakfast, lunch and dinners of all time! We truly loved everything and will miss this trip. Thank you to Captain Charles and well done and thank you eleanor for your creativity and talent

Highly Recommended

We came across charter vacations through a friend of ours that took her family on this trip. She said it was a bucket list trip and we had to do it. Since our family doesn’t get to travel often we decided to splurge!

Let me tell you, it was worth every penny! We did not know what to expect at all. The days start with a cup of coffee and relaxation, jumping in the water with the kids, delicious breakfast is served & the morning ended each day with a 1-2 hour sail. These easy mornings are just what we needed. Once we got to our destination we played around a little more and ate lunch, then all the adventure began. Our captain was flexible, our boat was loaded with all the fun water sports and he got them out at our request. He built our itinerary around our needs which were discussed several weeks prior. The crew was great with our kids. We all got to know each other and honestly, it was like hanging out with our good friends.

In the evenings, we took our showers and got to unwind with a nice meal and a glass of wine. By 9:00 each night we were all ready for bed! This trip was the perfect blend of relaxation, fun and adventure. The best part about it was that we did not have to make any decisions other than what we wanted to drink! I highly recommend this bucket list trip and we loved cruising with Captain Charles and Eleanor! If you are looking for something special this is definitely it!