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 with our state of the art eFoil carbon surfboards. If you are looking to explore the incredible underwater life, our fully certified Dive Master 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 Hein, 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

Pref. Pick-upYHG, St. Thomas, USVI
Other Pick-upRed Hook, STT
Summer PortUS Virgin Islands
Winter PortUS Virgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew3
King1
Queen3
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
The yacht is equipped 3 queen cabins and 1 king cabin. All with bathrooms ensuite

Specification

Length67 Feet
Beam32.28 Feet
Draft5.58 Feet
Built2021
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeYes, on sugar scoops only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNone
InverterYes
Voltages220 V
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity1100 litres
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Max Speed10 kts
Cruising Speed9 kts
Turnaround48hrs
EnginesEngines: Twin Volvo D3-150 2 X 150HP Generators: 2 x Fisher Panda 15000i Generator Capacity: 10.8 KW

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´ Highfield Center Console
Dinghy Hp60HP
Dinghy Pax10
Adult WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Kite Boarding Details
If guests are interested in Kiteboarding, the crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type2 Trolling, 2 Spinning
Fishing Rods4
Fishing PermitUSVI and BVI
Other Toys
Kneeboard
Adult Water Skis
Tubing
Wakeboard
Kayak
Floating Mats
Boarding Ladder
Beach Games
SU Paddle Boards
Fishing Gear
Onboard Scuba Diving
Water Scooters
eFoil Carbon Surf Boards

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks20
BCs10
Regulators10
Weight Sets10
Num Divers8
Dives/Week3
Diving Info
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.

Entertainment

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

Cuisine

Din-in8
Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

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. 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 Number3
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainJaco De Wet
NationalitySouth African
Born1992
SpeaksEnglish Afrikaans
License500T Captains License, STCW, Scuba Dive Master
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateSimone De Wet
NationalitySouth African
Born1991
LicenseSTCW, Scuba Dive Master, IYT Superyacht Chef Certificate


CREW: JACO AND SIMONE DE WET
STEWARD: HEIN VAN EEDEN

With Jaco, Simóne, and Hein 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 Dive Masters 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 Hein, an experienced sailor, Dive Master, and renowned mixologist from Langebaan, South Africa. As your deckhand and steward, Hein will create countless ocean adventures that will become lifetime memories for you and your family whether that be learning to free dive, spearfish, or surf on our new eFoil carbon boards. He can´t wait to regale you with his stories, and hear about your ocean dreams, as he crafts you the most delicious cocktails each day.

For Jaco, Simóne, and Hein 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 DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Feb 28, 2024Mar 10, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 16, 2024Mar 23, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 25, 2024Mar 31, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 16, 2024Apr 23, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 07, 2024May 14, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 25, 2024Jun 01, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 03, 2024Jun 10, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 16, 2024Jun 24, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 30, 2024Jul 07, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 10, 2024Jul 14, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 18, 2024Jul 25, 2024Booked: St Martin to St Barths
Jul 27, 2024Jul 27, 2024Transit: Yacht Haven Grand to British Virgin Islands*
Jul 28, 2024Aug 02, 2024Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Aug 03, 2024Aug 03, 2024Transit: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
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
Nov 12, 2024Nov 19, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 21, 2024Nov 30, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 28, 2024Jan 04, 2025Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 15, 2025Feb 22, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 08, 2025Apr 21, 2025Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Tru North Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $49,500

High price: $55,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2023/24 Winter$49,500$50,500$51,500$52,500$53,500$54,500$55,000
2024 Summer$49,500$50,500$51,500$52,500$53,500$54,500$55,000
2024/25 Winter$49,500$50,500$51,500$52,500$53,500$54,500$55,000
2025 Summer$49,500$50,500$51,500$52,500$53,500$54,500$55,000

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.

CRUISING FEES
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.

HOLIDAY RATES: 2024/2025
XMAS: Flat rate $60,000. Must end no later than Dec 27th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $63,000. Must begin no sooner than Dec 29th.

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

Tru North Guest Reviews

Broker Review

I’ve received a glowing review from my clients onboard Tru North last month. Simone, Jaco and Hein went above and beyond to impress this group that has been chartering in the BVI for a few years now. I think they found their favorite crew yet!

“First things first, Tru North is a GORGEOUS catamaran!! An amazing layout with stunning finishes that is maintained so attentively by the delightful crew as if the boat were their own. We were all so comfortable in our beautiful cabins. The only small hiccup (of no fault of the crew!) was an issue with the lights in the master cabin the last night of charter. Some of the accent lights were flashing as we went to bed and then turned completely on in the middle of the night. We were unable to get them to turn off. Jaco was extremely apologetic when I notified him, but again, just one of those things out of anyone’s control. Luckily, I sleep like the dead (especially after swimming with sea turtles all day!) and my husband had a little liquid assistance in the sleeping department in the form of Coors Light.

This crew is awesome!!!! Jaco and Simone are a fantastic team, and the addition of Hein just takes it to a whole new level. They are so kind and friendly, so very attentive but in a quiet and unassuming way. They were always at the ready to oblige any request that hadn’t already been anticipated (which was often the case!) but in a way that felt very much like our group was just there on our own, enjoying our time together. Mastering the perfect balance between that extremely high level of service but not ever intruding or being overbearing is not really something that can be taught easily and they all three have the magic touch. Not even to mention the vast knowledge the Captain and crew must have to be able to do this job so masterfully, in terms of boat mechanics, navigation, etc. As a group of boat owners ourselves, it’s truly astounding! An example that comes to mind is when I was snorkeling and called up to Andy to hand me his GoPro and he told me the battery was dead. Not to worry...Jaco to the rescue! He had charged and replaced the battery, so I was good to go.

Chef Simone is an absolute delight both in and out of the kitchen. Her meals were varied, flavorful and plentiful with an eye for presentation. She accounted for every person’s preference effortlessly. The table was always a sight to behold, especially at dinner when we enjoyed a different table setting each evening! We also enjoyed Hein’s stunning sunset cocktail offering, in addition to his attentive service all day making sure we all had a drink of our choosing in our hands.

Our entire group was just blown away by the attention to our navigation preferences and well as safety. Jaco was so attentive and communicative every step of the way, which allowed us to cover so much ground (or water). Due to weather conditions, it took us three stops at The Baths to finally be able to make safe entry. He was so nonchalant about the pivoting that was obviously required to get us there and even accompanied our group (along with Hein) to make sure our day remained a safe and uneventful adventure. The week was quite windy and Jaco always went above and beyond to find us the perfect serene cove to enjoy, even if it meant moving to an entirely new area. He and Hein always effortlessly had any and all water toys at the ready and in perfect working order. I think the men finally felt like they mastered the efoils! I know Jake very much enjoyed scuba diving in those beautiful waters while the rest of us snorkeled to our hearts’ content. Jaco and Simone also accompanied us during our afternoon on St John. Simone advising us on the best places to shop and Jaco helping the men on their plans to avoid shopping by barhopping.

All in all it was an absolutely magical week!! A week we are hoping to repeat with this crew on this magnificent vessel much sooner than later. I will leave you with a message for our amazing crew…. baai dankie! Until next time. ❤️”

BROKER REVIEW

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

English Translation:

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!!!
Martin

- 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!

Unforgettable Trip!

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!

OMG!

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.

THANKFUL!

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!
TOTAL PROS!
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!