Tru North Description
Imagine for a moment you are seeking a Tru getaway that is easy, leaves you feeling refreshed, and creates memories you´ll be eager to share and relive. Tru North is here to help you plan and experience yacht life aboard our Fountaine Pajot Alegria 67 - a top-of-the-line luxury cruising cat, built and launched in 2021. She is truly the ultimate in cruising comfort.
With Tru North, we believe details matter. We are here to curate the perfect itinerary with you, including yacht and island experiences, meals, and more so that you and your guests can be as active or relaxed as you wish during your stay.
For those looking to take in the magnificent waters, Tru North offers an array of water toys for all ages whether you are keen to catch a prized fish, slow down with a paddle, or speed up by tubing behind our 60 horsepower dinghy. If you are looking to explore the incredible underwater life, our fully certified Divemaster crew members will lead you to sights unseen after equipping you with our own dive compressor - a unique feature of Tru North that allows for daily dives.
If relaxation and comfort is what you are after, Tru North features several lounge areas for you to sit or fully stretch out and rest or converse while taking in the amazing views of the surrounding scenery slowly drifting by. The sizable bimini provides a large area of escape from the sun for those who want some shade, and if you need to download a book or podcast to indulge with, our charging pods and Starlink internet keeps you connected.
Tru North believes in providing the highest level of hospitality for you and your guests. Our open galley is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances where you can get your morning Nespresso, afternoon captain cocktail, and enjoy our freshly prepared meals designed with you in mind. Our air-conditioned suites with walk-in showers, 600-thread count sheets, bathrobes, Turkish towels, and eco-friendly bath products will leave you feeling refreshed every day. And when you´re ready to dine on-shore we are here to guide you to unique local spots while helping you look your best with beautiful in room lighting, hair dryers, and an onboard iron to smooth away wrinkles from your travels.
Our three seasoned crew members - Jaco, Simone, and Euan, are your official guides and cannot wait to bring your yachting vacation dreams to life. They look forward to welcoming you aboard Tru North for your Tru getaway.
Cruising Area of Tru North
The yacht is equipped 4 queen cabins. All with bathrooms ensuite
If guests are interested in Kiteboarding, the crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.
1 x Zup Board
1 x Wake Board
1 x Kneeboard
1 x Adult Water Skis
2 x Floating Mats
2 x Inflatable SUP´s
1 x Inflatable Kayak
2 x Sea Scooters
2 x Trolling rods
2 x Spinning rods
Yacht offers onboard diving.
Max 3 dives included, per certified diver, per 7 nights charter
Additional dives are $50 per certified diver
Wetsuits, if desired, need to be rented.
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.
Tru North Crew Profile
CREW: JACO AND SIMONE DE WET
With Jaco, Simóne, and Euan as your guides aboard Tru North you´ll immediately feel at ease. They are warm, joyful, and you´ll always feel reassured when in their care or listening to their beautiful accents as they regale you with stories of their ocean travels.
Jaco grew up boating and living along the coast of South Africa; he went on his first week-long boat trip with his dad at the age of two and hasn´t turned back since. Born in Namibia and having grown up in a small coastal fishing town called Velddrif in South Africa, the ocean is his second home. He is an avid fisherman whose spearfishing game is as strong as his freediving, sense of humor, and captain´s cocktails.
Jaco is an accomplished man of the seas having worked his way up the ladder from Cadet to Chief Mate Unlimited on different vessels ranging from chemical tankers to mining vessels, circling the globe at least four times, until he entered the yachting industry in Monaco as Mate and Master. Be sure to ask him about his most daring adventures when you meet and let him know if you want to experience sailing hands-on - he is your perfect guide to hoist the sails.
Simóne was born in South Africa and split her time between England and a small surf town in South Africa, Jeffrey´s Bay, where she learned that life along the coast is where her heart and soul was meant to be. Her dedication and pursuit of learning has helped Simóne garner a wealth of experience in a variety of domains from creating masterpiece meals, to capturing underwater footage, and more - all which she can´t wait to share with you. Be sure to express your culinary wishes and let her know if you want to join her in the galley to take part in a unique food focused experience - especially if you´ve caught that night´s dinner.
Jaco and Simóne fell in love with sailing, and then with each other, having married along the way in their travels. Their passion for the ocean and preservation of marine life inspired them to become Scuba Divemasters and they would love to guide you through some of the most exclusive dive locations in the Virgin Islands.
Rounding out our seasoned crew is Euan, an English born lad who grew up in Umhlanga, South Africa. With a desire to venture beyond the beaches, he fell in love with yachting and fishing when he wasn´t playing academy level soccer. As an accomplished man of the sea, Euan would love to tell you tales of his 57 kg yellowfin tuna catch or his National Geographic level experience stargazing while on night watch. Better yet, he´d be happy to guide you to create stories like that to take home to share with family and friends.
For Jaco, Simóne, and Euan, their home is truly the ocean and they cannot wait to welcome you to their home which will quickly become your own aboard Tru North.
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Tru North Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jun 10, 2023||Jun 19, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 16, 2023||Jul 22, 2023||Transit: Yacht Haven Grand to St. Vincent - Blue Lagoon Resort and Marina|
|Jul 23, 2023||Jul 30, 2023||Booked: St. Vincent - Blue Lagoon Resort and Marina to St. Vincent - Blue Lagoon Resort and Marina|
|Aug 21, 2023||Oct 31, 2023||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 05, 2023||Nov 10, 2023||Boat Show: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*|
|Nov 11, 2023||Nov 14, 2023||Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 27, 2023||Jan 03, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 10, 2024||Jul 14, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Tru North Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $47,000
High price: $50,000
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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
*****Yacht is able to charter in the BVI
St. Thomas pick-up and drop-off.
Rates include BVI Cruising Fees.
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.
XMAS: Flat rate $57,000. Must end no later than Dec 26th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $59,000. Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th.
$200 discount per child under aged 12 up to a max of 3 children
No ´Captain Only´ offered on this yacht.
Tru North Guest Reviews
Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yacht was impeccable and amazingly clean.
Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
The crew as by far the best crew we have had in our charter history. Jaco and Simone are professionals of the highest level. They are without a doubt one of the best crews Sailing the BVI.
Was the food good and well presented?
Food was amazing and presentation was always first class. Simone always took extra time to decorate the table and do plate presentation.
Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
Yacht is exceptionally maintained. Crew is exceptional in all aspects. By far one of the best yachts and crew sailing in the BVI´s. Could not think of a single negative comment. Our trip was everything we had hoped for. We are experienced Charterers and this was simply the best we could have ever asked for. The crew! Just can not say enough nice things. They are over and above what is expected of a normal crew. Well done by all.
Incredibly Good Time
This week I had an incredibly good time. What I liked the most was the fishing. Thank you for transmitting your wisdom of fishing, although I would have loved to be able to catch a tarpon with my sweet hands.
Thanks to Jaco, a man of peace, adventure, and marine experiences, as well as someone who has a good heart. I will never forget this week. When we went to The Baths, Jaco (and I know this in my heart) helped us become adventurous men.
We were fascinated with the delicious food from Simone. Dish after dish she changed our lives. Simone with her wisdom and abilities in the kitchen truly touched our palates. Thank you for everything!!!
- Thank you so much Simone for preparing a delicious vegetarian menu and thank you Jaco for the Shirley Temples! We loved it! Happy Easter! - Emma :)
- Thanks for a week of unforgettable adventures and delicious meals! We loved every minute of this journey which was so special!!! Max
- We wish you guys the very best! Fernando
Just Relax and Enjoy
Thank you for a truly amazing week! It´s been perfect in every way...fun relaxing, and great food!!!
You have thought of everything - all we had to do was relax and enjoy!
As you know our trip almost didn´t happen as our oldest daughter and her husband cancelled for a great reason. Now we all can´t wait to come back to stay with you next year with all the family including the blessing of a new baby granddaughter too!
Thank you Jaco and Simone for a truly wonderful and memorable week!
Wonderful memories with friends and family, made better by our super hosts!
Amazing trip. Wonderful memories with friends and family, made better by our super hosts, Simone and Jaco! Every detail was well planned and executed, and the food and drinks were awesome. Thank you for the waterski tows and for finding us calm water! :) Excellent trip to unplug and enjoy everything the Virgin Islands have to offer!
Until next time…
We Loved Every Minute
We loved every minute and hate to say goodbye to our new friends Jaco and Simone. Thank you for anticipating our every need and whim, your tremendous hospitality will not be forgotten. Wish you much happiness and success in life…we knows, we may be back again and hopefully have both of you as crew!
The result - a magnificent unforgettable vacation experience!
Thank you for everything! - You made it a pleasure to sail with you for the past 7 days. Your knowledge and experience of where to visit, swim, snorkel, scuba dive, eat, drink and anchor were invaluable. We marveled at your teamwork - seemingly smooth and effortless - from sailing and putting up and setting down anchors, and of course food preparation. The food was absolutely outstanding! Every meal scrumptious - and artfully mastered! The yacht is a gorgeous state of the art catamaran maintained in pristine condition. The result - a magnificent unforgettable vacation experience for our family and other close friends!
What a PHENOMENAL trip!
What a PHENOMENAL trip. Thank you Jaco and Simone for the lovely trip full of beautiful sights and fantastic food. Can’t think of a better way to start 23’. All the best to both of you and - note to future passengers - we tried to move in for good but figured you didn’t want to add 9 more of us to your charters! :)
Thank you again!
Thank you so much for such a memorable Christmas vacation! The food was outstanding and I can´t pick which meal was my favorite. You took us to some beautiful places and we can´t wait to visit again! Thank you for introducing Ryan to ´new´ fruits and vegetables and fixing Wang after we broke him :) This was an unforgettable trip and it wouldn´t have been possible without the two of you!
You two are such wonderful people that quickly made this an unforgettable trip. I feel like we made two great friends in just 7 days. Thank you for taking us to and helping us explore all the beautiful places you know and making each one a personal and memorable experience. And OMG, the food will forever live in my dreams. Thank you so much.
The Morgan family was blessed to have you as our crew. You are fun, hard working, creative and one perfect couple to make a family feel welcome aboard. The special touches you added for Christmas were unexpected and appreciated. Simone, your meals were sooo good and the presentation fantastic. Jaco, never a dull moment on the water with you at the helm. We are thankful for all of your talent and hard work to make our Christmas family vacation so wonderful. THANK YOU!
Thank You for an Amazing Trip!
Thank you so much for an amazing trip! The food was amazing and we loved every second of it. The scuba diving was fantastic as was the snorkeling. Jaco and Simone were simply fantastic and you both exceeded our expectations. ´thank you´ isn´t sufficient!
What a wonderful trip.
Sailing Was Amazing!
We boarded the boat knowing little about boating and sailing and it was amazing!!
Jaco and Simone exceeded our expectations. We learned so much about sailing the local islands and loved every minute of it!
Thank you so much for helping us create amazing memories with our families.
We will be back.
Thank you Millions!
The host and hostess with the MOSTEST! Jaco and Simone made our trip the BEST. Sun, amazing views, perfect breakfast, lunch, dinner and a perfectly nailed charcuterie board every day made our entire crew feel like ´primary´
oh, and there were a few drinks to really help relax the ladies and some of the boys. We´ve felt at home for the last week and don´t want the time to end. While we have to go home, we´ll still be living here in our minds and hearts.
Jaco and Simone might be steering a beautiful boat but the two of them are amazing. We admire your courage, passion and commitment to making our vacation an overwhelming success!
See You In The Future!
Congratulations to the best Captain of the Caribbean! Amazing Yacht!
´ Thank you for this whole trip, it was very nice, we were attended in the best fashion by Joaco, Simon and Cata. We hope to see you in the future, on another trip!! We will be waiting for you in Argentina! Big hug! thank you!