The Recipe Description

The Recipe is a 2011 Lagoon 560 S2 cruising catamaran available for crewed charter vacations sailing based in Antigua in the Leeward Islands.

The yacht offers the best in high-tech sailing innovation and stylish, comfortable accommodations, and four separate social areas so there is always a choice of where best to enjoy the moment.

The catamaran´s spacious salon is surrounded by vertical windows offering 360-degree visibility and plenty of natural light. A large u-shaped lounge is the central social area and converts to an elegant space for formal indoor dining. The large up-galley has a convenient storage console that separates it from the salon. Open the large sliding doors and the living area flows outside to the spacious aft terrace. Here guests can relax under a large bimini that shades a table and seating for up to eight on The Recipe for maximum comfort.

Up a spiral staircase from the main deck, the flybridge is a popular spot with guests. Forward and away, the helm is surrounded by electric winches and all the necessary sail-control lines for the skipper. At the aft of the flybridge, there are cushioned benches for sitting and lounging and a great sunbathing area, all separated from the helm station. A canvas flybridge top helps protect everyone from the sun. This is a popular are which is ideal for sunning, sailing, and watching the sun go down

Heading forward, the yacht´s large foredeck provides wonderful spaces for sunbathing, perfect for experiencing the thrill of being under sail on this amazing sailing yacht.

Below deck, three splendid staterooms which accommodate six guests in luxurious comfort. The aft starboard master cabin features a full walk-around bed, desk and sitting area, and a large en-suite bathroom. The master cabin also has an in-room glass shower with a frosted shower stall, a large glass hatch that opens into the terrace area, as well as a walk-through hall that opens into the main saloon. The VIP Guest Queen cabin, aft to port, is entered through a companionway from the terrace, which provides a great deal of privacy. This has a glass hatch that opens into the terrace, as well as a walk-through to the main saloon. The forward guest queen cabin on the starboard side has a large window that provides an abundance of natural light. All cabins have abundant storage, hanging lockers, and shelves.

Join The Recipe and her wonderful crew for a fun, relaxing Caribbean yacht vacation.

Cruising Area of The Recipe

Pref. Pick-upAntigua, Jolly Harbour
Summer PortAntigua, Leeward Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Leeward Islands
Winter PortAntigua, Leeward Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Leeward Islands


Length56 Feet
Beam31 Feet
Draft6 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Num Hatch10
Guest SmokeOn back steps
Children AllowedYes
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity1200L
Max Speed12 knots
Cruising Speed8 knots
Fuel Consumption10 US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48 hours


Wash Basins3
TP in HeadsNo
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
Salon & Cabin Headroom: 7 ft.
Separate Crew Quarters

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Lomac/4.6m
Dinghy Hp40
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man KayakYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Fishing Rods3
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

Resort Course75USD per person per dive
Full Course365 USD
Air CompressorOnboard
Wet Suits5
Num Divers4
Dives/Week2 per day
Dive Lights1
Dive Costs
equipment is available for rent


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


Special DietsYes

The Recipe Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainColin McGurran
License200 MCA Sailing and commerical, PADI Advanced Open water
Mate/StewBex McGurran
LicensePADI Advanced Open water, STCW, Power Boat Licence, Comp Cre

Colin McGurran is a Michelin-starred chef who´s better known for cooking fish rather than catching them. He and his wife Bex form the dynamic couple who started their own business in the UK over 20 years ago.

They started out as publicans before purchasing their current restaurant and hotel, Winteringham Fields, awarded 1 Michelin Star, and their sister pub, The Hope and Anchor, Michelin Recommended, in Lincolnshire, UK.

Their passion for hospitality led to Colin becoming a regular on BBC programes such as Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen. But after a number of years of striving for success with their restaurants and projects back in the UK, they decided to take time out to sail round the globe with their daughters and dogs, and ended up home schooling their three daughters for the last three years while documenting their adventures online.

When travel plans became unbalanced by the pandemic, the McGurrans found a home for themselves in Antigua and are now keen to share the exquisite service they provided back home, onboard The Recipe. This incredible experience combines adventures of a life thyme with irresistible food, the perfect plaice, and top quality hosts. With its easy access to and from the UK and fabulous beaches, shopping and restaurants, Antigua has become a home from home, one that we look forward to sharing with you.

Colin and Bex met while Bex was at University in Canterbury, and Colin was spending time with the Forte Posthouse Group to train in various management roles before he took the leap into his own business. From Canterbury they moved to Yorkshire and their first Pub, The Woolpack Country Inn, which was where Colin cut his teeth on owning and running his first business.

From there they moved on to a 45-bedroom hotel in Wakefield, Faulty Towers, which they equate to the best learning period of their lives. It taught them how to deal with just about everything that could go wrong in a hotel/restaurant situation. After some time out with the birth of their first daughter, they moved to Lincolnshire and the home that is now Winteringham Fields.

Throughout their time together, holidays have been about chartering boats in the Mediterranean and Thailand. Colin has his Power Boat Day Skipper as well as Sail Boat qualifications. He is also Padi Certified, Advanced Open Water, a kite surfing enthusiast, and has an enduring love of all things ocean. Bex is Competent Crew Certified, with her Power Boat qualifications and Padi Certified, Advanced Open Water, loves kayaking, hiking and open water swimming. She is the perfect snorkel buddy for your Antiguan getaway.

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The Recipe Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
May 17, 2022May 24, 2022Booked: Antigua, Leeward Island* to Antigua, Leeward Island*
May 25, 2022Jun 03, 2022Unavailable: Antigua, Leeward Island* to Antigua, Leeward Island*

The Recipe Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $25,000

High price: $29,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2022 Summer$25,000$26,000$27,000$28,000$29,000
2022/23 Winter$25,000$26,000$27,000$28,000$29,000
2023 Summer$25,000$26,000$27,000$28,000$29,000

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.

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