True Story Description

TRUE STORY is a FP Victoria 67. Newly built and launched in 2016. She is a great addition to Fountaine Pajot´s top-of-the-line luxury cruising cats. She´s sleek, elegant, and extremely spacious with an overall length of 67 feet and beam of 31 feet; truly, the ultimate in cruising comfort.

The flybridge is nothing short of magnificence. It is accessed from the cockpit with stairs on both sides.
For guests aboard who have come to relax, the seating area is incredibly comfortable with benches, side tables, a relaxing sofa, and the convenience of a wet bar. A large bimini provides an area of escape from the sun for those who want some shade and there is integrated lighting for evening cocktails. All enjoyed with awesome views of the surrounding scenery.

The large aft deck is shaded by the flybridge overhead and provides additional comfortable lounging spaces, as well as an elegant setting for formal dining. Two large sumptuous pads are optimal for relaxing.

Step into the saloon which features lots of space for comfortable entertaining in air-conditioned comfort if so desired. The large relaxing seating area has an electric rise and fall coffee / dining table providing an additional option. The open galley is equipped with state of the art appliances and kitchenware.

Accommodation for 10 guests in 5 cabins which are all en-suite: 1 King master cabin, 3 Queens, and 1 Twin. The master cabin has a desk/dressing table and a comfortable couch.

TRUE STORY is equipped with a large array of water toys. For guests interested in scuba diving, you won´t find a better choice as she offers a premium dive experience with a complete assortment of top-of-the-line equipment. Both crew are certified Divemasters who love to share their passion for diving with their guests.

Cruising Area of True Story

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

Specification

Length67 Feet
Beam32 Feet
Draft4.8 Feet
Built2017
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Gym/ExerciseYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeYes
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNot limited
InverterYes
Voltages220 and 110
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity1050 litres
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Turnaround48hrs

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew2
King1
Queen3
Twin1
Showers5
Wash Basins5
Heads5
TP in HeadsYes
Accommodation Details
True Story has 5 cabins. 1 cabin is a master suite with a king bed. 3 Queen Cabins and 1 cabin has 2 single beds.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)13´
Dinghy Hp40hp
Dinghy Pax10
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man KayakYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Kite Boarding Details
Kite boarding may be arranged by the crew for guests.
Boarding LadderYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling
Fishing Rods2
Other Toys
Deep Sea Fishing excursions may be arranged by crew for guests.

Captain is not a certified sailing instructor but is happy to teach guests the basics of sailing.


2 SUPs
Floating Mat
Snorkel Gear
Fishing Rods and Tackle
Tube
Wakeboard
Kayak

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks6
BCs6
Regulators4
Weight Sets10
Num Divers10
Dives/Week5
Diving Info
Yacht offers SCUBA DIVING onboard.
Yacht has scuba equipment onboard
Scuba gear includes a BCD, regulator, weights and tank.

3 dives per person are included in the charter rate.
Dive Costs
For certified divers:
• $50 per person, per dive, for additional dives
• All scuba dives are guided by the crew

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
CDsYes

Cuisine

Din-in10
Special DietsYes
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. 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.

True Story Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainJaco De Wet
SpeaksEnglish
License500T Captains License, STCW,
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateSimone De Wet
LicenseSTCW


CREW: JACO AND SIMONE DE WET

Jaco and Simóne both have a big passion for the ocean and the preservation of marine life.

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. He has a long
history within the maritime world, both professionally and personally.

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 strong as is his
freediving and sense of humor.

Once he finished school, Jaco completed his Maritime Studies where he 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.

Simóne, Jaco´s wife and right-hand woman, loves snorkeling and taking underwater footage.
She has a passion for cooking, watching sunsets and sailing the waters. Born in South Africa,
partly raised in England and partly raised in a small surf town in South Africa, Jeffreys Bay,
she learned that life along the coast is where her heart and soul was meant to be.

After completing school, she moved to Cape Town where she studied at Stellenbosch University
and completed three degrees within the Arts and Humanities field, completing her Masters
in General Linguistics and tutoring at the University in her final year at Uni.
She then moved to the big city and started working in Digital Marketing and Tourism.

After meeting her now, husband, Jaco, she discovered her love of boating and fell in love with life at sea. The two of
them headed to Monaco. Along their boating journey, they got married and found their way
to the US Virgin Islands.

Jaco and Simóne both have a big passion for the ocean and the preservation of marine life.
They have adventurous souls and know when to work hard and when to play hard. They are
always seeking a new adventure and aim to experience both the peace and tranquility of
being at sea as well as the exciting and explorative nature of everything the ocean provides.

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True Story Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 09, 2022Jul 16, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 18, 2022Jul 25, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 08, 2022Aug 15, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 16, 2022Oct 31, 2022Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 02, 2022Nov 07, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 10, 2022Nov 15, 2022Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 19, 2022Nov 27, 2022Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 19, 2022Dec 26, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 27, 2022Jan 03, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 11, 2023Mar 16, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 19, 2023Mar 26, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 10, 2023May 14, 2023Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 12, 2023Jun 18, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 23, 2023Jul 30, 2023Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

True Story Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $39,000

High price: $47,000


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax
2022 Summer$39,000$39,750$40,500$41,250$42,000$42,750$43,500$44,250$45,000
2022/23 Winter$41,000$41,750$42,500$43,250$44,000$44,750$45,500$46,250$47,000

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.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for True Story.

True Story Guest Reviews

We hope to 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!

What a lovely week!

What a lovely week we spent with Simone and Jaco. My kids were so well taken care of in plentiful dinghy rides and exhilarating tube/board rides! They were happy the whole trip and were never bored! Thank goodness!
Simone treated us so kindly with amazing food all week. She went as far as to make my nephews favorite! Such a nice surprise.
The cocktails at sunset were so lovely. Jaco really listened to our needs and brought us to some beautiful anchorages with lovely water/snorkeling and things to see!
Thank you for the best week ever!

Five Star Vacation!!

We had a wonderful time!
Everything was absolutely perfect.
Jaco & Simone were super friendly, knowledgeable and efficient!
Simone´s cooking was excellent!
It was a Five Star Vacation

One for the books!

Thank you for such a memorable week! Truly one for the books and a trip that will be talked about forever!

Thank you for a tip of a life time! absolutely unforgettable!

You both made this trip so fun and full of laughs! So many great adventures!
Just AMAZING!

A Magical Week!

Wow! What a magical week we had aboard True Story the week of Christmas. From the moment we stepped on board, Noa and Chino made us feel right at home.

The food was amazing and Noa continuously surprised us all week. She is like a ninja chef who was cooking when no one was looking. Each meal was a complete surprise and always delicious. From the homemade breads, healthy entrees and of course the fabulous desserts. Noa had my daughter helping her make charcuterie boards and taught us how to make her amazing smoothie bowls.

And Chino, what a gift he has at engaging everyone on the boat. He made separate connections with each one of us and taught us so many new games. My young adult boys are still playing Chinese Poker at home and I am now beating my husband at gin. Truly the best family time I could have asked for now that our kids are all off living on their own. Each day was an adventure seeing different islands in the BVI and USVI.

We enjoyed paddle boarding, fishing and a great hike on St. John. Thank you Chino and Noa for such a fabulous week. Can´t wait to connect with both of you again soon!!! You were all so accommodating with all of the crazy covid restrictions. We are so grateful you were able to make this trip happen. The safest covid trip around!!!

Luckiest to Have Chino and Noa as our Crew

On behalf of my family I am writing to tell you our experience aboard True Story was made excellent due to Chino and Noa. These two very special people will be considered friends for life.

Noa was the sweetest, most professional, most amazing chef whom always went out of her way to please. We were all blown away by her abilities to make the most delicious and beautiful meals. Chino was always positive and happy. Joined in our families game playing and constantly made us laugh, All the while staying in control and captaining the ship. He was a true leader every step of the way.

Our family all boasted that we were the luckiest to have had ChiNoa for our crew ( out of the three boats we were traveling with). ChiNoa were the hardest working couple. Always the first up in the morning and last to stay up at night. They constantly had suggestions for travel , remained in control, but couldn’t be friendlier in their approach.

My entire family would recommend ChiNoa and True Story to our friends and anyone inquiring. Our experience was made special because of Chino and Noa. We are truly grateful and appreciative and will forever hold them and this trip in our hearts.

What An Impact You had On Us1

´This is the first charter where we truly feel like we will be leaving our family behind when we depart. We hope you know how amazing you both are andwhat an impact you had on us in just a week´s time.´

´You guys were absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for all you did to make this charter so much fun for all of us. We will miss you guys!´

´ You are now our favorite crew and we don´t just say that to anyone! You made us all feel welcome and created such a fun charter! for us all.´

Gourmet Meal and Wonderful Smiles!

Thank you for the Walker Family Dream Vacation! Noa and Chino are the best crew in the Caribbean! We will always remember the amazing gourmet meals complete with floral garnishes, paprika tullies and all of the homemade breads. We are definitely taking new recipes to Indiana! We will miss Chino´s wonderful smile and competitive game nights. Hiring the two of you was our best decision ever! We will miss you and think of you often! maybe our paths will cross again someday!

The Best Crew!

What a great trip! Thank you for making it a wonderful week for us. it was wonderful to spend birthday celebrations and Father´s Day on your boat. You are a fantastic couple! Noa´s cooking was terrific! Love all the homemade breads, crepes and main courses. Chino has to be the best captain in all the USVI and BVI. We are looking forward to coming back again!

Wonderful Week.

Thank you both for a WONDERFUL week.
the food was amazing. We are all going home a little larger. :) We enjoyed all the snorkels and activities. We will miss the family meetings and game time. Master Chef was a huge hit and we loved Noa letting us share her kitchen. Everything was fabulous!!! We miss you guys already

One Of The Most Talented Chefs

We cannot express through words how much we loved our time on True Story. We along with our family of 7 adult children are seasoned travelers. We all were blown away with the attention to detail for our happiness that Noa and Chino extended to us.
The carefully navigated week by Chino and Noa allowed us to dive every day at a different location. Chino was always a step ahead of the plan.
It was very hard not to beg Noa to come home with us. She is one of the most talented chefs we´ve ever had and a delight to be with.
We planned a murder mystery dinner one night that they helped me orchestrate, and it could not have been more fun.
The True Story was the perfect size for our party of 9 adults. Each room had very comfortable mattresses, sheets and towels. The master was very roomy and had plenty of space. The size of the boat gave us a very smooth sail even in the rougher waters when sailing to new destinations. We had a very meaningful time and would rate it a perfect ´10´.

Two Of The Nicest People We Have Ever Met!

We had the pleasure of chartering with Chino and Noa. This was truly a trip of a lifetime! My husband and I were traveling with 4 teenagers that were very active. Chino and Noa made us feel at home from the moment we stepped on board. They became like family in the short time we had with them.The food was excellent! Noa definitely took our experience to a whole new level with her excellent cuisine.Chino was always keeping the kids entertained with water sports and his awesome dice game.They are both amazing with kids and two of the nicest people we haveever met.
We hope to keep in touch with them and would definitely love to travel with them again.We love them both as they made this a trip to remember.´

You Guys Are Epic!

We had a great trip. You guys are epic! We loved the trip.

No words!! Thank you for the experience, the most amazing that we have ever had!

Thank you so much for an amazing time. Both of you do such a great job. Hope to be back soon.

We Absolutely Loved Our Experience!

We absolutely loved our experience. Your hospitality was beyond our expectations! You thought of everything to make us happy and always did it with a smile! You are an amazing duo and we wish you many happy years ahead. Thank you for the spectacular cuisine to the great itinerary. Looking forward to our next visit.

It was incredible!

What a wonderful experience. Your smile, knowledge and enthusiasm made our trip an adventure. We enjoyed your choice of locations and nightly coves. We looked forward to each meal for its variety, multicultural taste and freshness, not to mention the presentation.

The cocktails were never ending! We have done these trips before but never with such a great crew. We hope to see you again on our next cruise.

It was incredible!

Made Our Charter Exceptional

You both truly made my 60th birthday a trip to remember! Having never met us before our departure you both really stepped up and made our charter exceptional!
Thanks for making memories.

Fantastic - Personable - Great Chef - Great Captain

Nothing Short of Magical!

Our week on True Story was nothing short of magical and exceeded our expectations on every level. Captain Chino and First Mate Noa are truly gifted at what they do. They made us feel right at home and relaxed from the moment we set foot on the boat until we sadly had to say our goodbyes at the end of the week.

True Story is like a floating villa that is equipped to make your trip as relaxing or as action packed as you’d like. Chino and Noa were effortlessly able to accommodate our entire group as we all engaged in different activities, including stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba, fishing, and tubing behind the dinghy. Each day brought us to a new gorgeous location and a new adventure.

The kids loved experiencing the transit sails either from the dolphin seats or the nets, occasionally getting splashed or happily getting drenched by a quick passing tropical rain burst. Some of the trip highlights were swimming with dolphins in Brewer’s Bay, scuba diving for lobster near Caneel Bay, paddling in Magen’s Bay, and tubing at dusk in Rendezvous Bay.

Each night we laughed and celebrated the day during Captain’s Cocktail Hour, where the adults enjoyed exquisite cocktails made by the captain and an amazing platter of hors d´oeuvres from Noa, all while enjoying 360-degree sunset views from the fly-bridge.

The food on our charter was also exceptional and led to many recipe requests. Pleasing the adults with delicious meals that are beautifully plated was one thing; however, winning over the group of picky kid-eaters was arguably the harder task. Noa easily delivered on both challenges and did so with a smile and with no visible stress. Her patience and love of the children was impossible to miss throughout the week.

In Summary, our time on True Story was easily one of our best and most memorable vacations to date. In addition to lifelong memories, we feel like we made wonderful friends in Chino and Noa and can’t wait to return to True Story.