Valentina is a breathtaking 62´ Lagoon Catamaran crafted in 2013. She showcases two luxurious queen cabins and a cozy bunk cabin accommodating six guests, each pampered with their own private ensuite baths, complete with modern amenities like electric toilets, vanities, and separate showers. Valentina presents a medley of luxurious spaces where one can recline, bask in the cooling trade winds, and enjoy a cocktail in the Caribbean´s pristine cerulean waters. The salon, designed for comfort, can easily seat all guests, be it for leisurely lounging or indulging in delightful dining experiences. The exterior of Valentina invites guests to partake in alfresco dining, luxuriate in the seating area on the top deck, and unwind in the lounge adjacent to the helm. Additionally, a serene lower deck lounge area, nestled behind the trampolines, offers a peaceful sanctuary. With its abundant lounging spots, Valentina provides ample room for both group gatherings and secluded moments of relaxation, ensuring an idyllic escape for all. TOYS: 3 Stand Up Paddle Boards, 3 Sea Scooters, 1 Bote Inflatable Dock Hangout Quad Rectangle, Snorkeling Gear, Floating Mats, 2 1-Person Kayaks, 1 Inflatable Mat, 2 Inflatable Tubes, 2 Fishing Rods, and lots of noodles and floating swim boards. Onshore games include a volleyball net and kids toys.
Cruising Area of Valentina
Starboard Aft owners cabin is crew quarters. There are 2 queen forward staterooms and one midship cabin with 2 single bunk beds for guests usage.
3 Stand Up Paddle Boards
3 Sea Scooters
1 Bote Inflatable Dock Hangout Quad Rectangle
2 1-Person Kayaks
1 Inflatable Mat
2 Inflatable Tubes
2 Fishing Rods
and lots of noodles and floating swim boards.
Onshore games include a volleyball net and kids toys.
Eisneglass Weather Protection
New galley refrigerator, Samsung- full sized residential refrigerator with water and ice dispenser
New Philips super automatic espresso maker in galley
New 43’’ Samsung Smart TV in salon
New Bouch dishwasher in galley
New larger cooktop in galley
All new high-quality crystal drinking glasses and stem ware
All new high-quality plates, bowls, and serving dishes
All new high-quality knifes (our silverware is already very good so no need to replace that)
All new high-quality pots and pans
New high-quality cloth napkins, place settings, tea lights, electric candles, etc..
New quilts, pillows, linens, towels for all cabins
New high output 220V hair dryers in each cabin
New high-quality custom 8’’ memory foam mattresses in all cabins
New decor for all cabins
New rugs for salon, all cabins, and welcome mat
New sink fixtures for all cabins
New LED accent lights in salon and cabins
New high powered 24V quiet fans in all cabins
New reading lamp shades in all cabins
New 1600AMP hour lithium battery bank
New Victron battery monitor and display screen
New Scheiber light switching system and display screen
Solar upgraded again (now at 2.4Kw)
New high end Fusion sound system with speakers an individual zone player in each cabin. Surround sound in salon, cockpit and on flybridge. 12 customizable sound zones. RGB light speakers for all exterior speakers. 2 Series 3i 8.8’’ Marine Wake Tower Speakers point to forward deck and trampolines. Two 2000W 8 channel amps supply max sound power. Controlled by two Apollo™ MS-RA770 Marine Stereos with Built-in Wi-Fi
New Schenker Watermaker ZEN 100L/H 24V Touch Panel, 27gal/H
Teak replacement on sugar steps
New solar tented haul windows for galley and all cabins (this was a huge investment and makes the boat look really nice)
New solar tent for all salon windows
Extensive cosmetic gel coat and fiberglass work completed
New security camera in cockpit
All new water toys, inflatables, beach day equipment and toys, deck loungers, hammocks, ect.
New triangle sail style sun shades for flybridge lounge and forward/trampoline deck
Replaced 23 bronze through-hauls
Fixed port shafts
Replaced the shaft seal
Retooled our tender lift
Recent past upgrades:
2021 GALA V360HL Tender w/ 2021 Yamaha 40HP, New tender and tender lift chocks (Aug 2021)
New galley sink fixtures (July 2022)
Both battery chargers have been replaced (Apr 2019, Mar 2020, Sep 2021) and we have a brand-new spare on board
New watermaker membranes (Oct 2022)
New solar (Sept 2022)
New starboard high output alternator (Sept 2022)
New matching sail covers for all three sails (Sept 2022)
Sails restitched (Sept 2022)
Main lateral shrouds replaced with Navtec Kevlar (Aug 2022)
New flybridge enclosure (Aug 2022)
New Alkin Scuba compressor w/ 2 tanks (Dec 2021)
4 Multicolor Seablaze underwater lights (Dec 2021)
***Refit all electronics. Removed E-Plex. Replaced old Ray marine equipment with all new Garmin products (new radios, antenes, and pepwave included) and Simrad autopilot. New nav and helm station dashboards (3 total) (Nov 2021)***
New bridle lines (Nov 2021)
New water pump towers (Oct 2021)
New Mastervolt inverter (Sep 2021)
New 80Kg Ultra Marine Anchor (Aug 2021)
New blue cockpit lights (Aug 2021)
Both Balmar furler systems rebuilt (Apr 2021)
New trampolines (Mar 2021)
New softgoods (inside and out) (Dec 2020)
New Raritan Ice Maker (Dec 2020)
Cotek SP2000-224 Pure Sine Wave Inverter (Sep 2020)
Valentina Crew Profile
Chef / First Mate
Captain Joshua Ryan
Growing up as a 90´s child in the vibrant California East Bay area and Sacramento Valley region, my childhood was filled with the thrill of competitive gymnastics. However, it was during the summertime, away from the gym, that my true passion for boating and water sports blossomed. Spending countless hours at the lake and wakeboarding with my family ignited a lifelong love affair with open waters.
While I may have caught the sailing bug a little later in life than some, it certainly hit me hard and fast. The enchantment of sailing captured my heart during a sailing excursion as part of a cruise in 2018. From that moment on, I sought out numerous sailing trips, including a transformative 7-day charter with Gustavo, my future husband, in the mesmerizing Angra dos Reis region of Brazil - an experience that forever holds a special place in my heart. On a bit of a whim, I visited the Fort Lauderdale boat show in October 2018, ultimately leading to the purchase of Valentina in Marina Del Ray, CA, just five months later.
In pursuit of warmer waters and the allure of better and more affordable margaritas, Gustavo and I embarked on a remarkable journey down the Pacific Mexican coast, welcoming the addition of our fur baby, Linda, during our exploration of the Costa Rican volcanoes. Our adventurous spirit then propelled us to transit the Panama Canal and become captivated by the splendor of the San Blas Islands.
While we were basking in the beauty of the San Blas, the world was abruptly halted by the arrival of Covid-19. For four months, we found ourselves quarantined in the lush jungles of Puerto Lindo, Panama, tied to a mooring. With perseverance and a touch of good fortune, we obtained special clearance from the coast guard, enabling us to embark on a non-stop seven-day sail to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, a destination with fewer restrictions and better tacos.
As Covid-19 protocols began to ease, we resumed our journey, navigating through the waters of Florida, the Bahamas, and twice around the enchanting eastern Caribbean, including memorable stops in Los Roques, Venezuela, and the ABC Islands in 2022. Following our journey through The Thorny Path in early 2023, we decided to make the eastern Caribbean our home and share our passion for sailing by offering extraordinary charters throughout the Leeward and Windward Islands.
Come embark on an unforgettable adventure with us aboard Valentina, where we combine our love for sailing, expertise in the travel and hospitality industry, and commitment to creating exceptional experiences. Whether you seek relaxation, thrilling water sports, or immersive cultural encounters, our charters promise to exceed your expectations. Join us on Valentina and discover the true meaning of luxury, freedom, and the joy of sailing in paradise.
Originally hailing from an untouched farm town nestled in the picturesque state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, I spent my formative years surrounded by rolling hills, lush forests, freshwater rivers, waterfalls, and abundant greenery. Despite being far from the ocean, my vivid imagination transformed the vast blue sky into a boundless sea of wonder. Later, as a teenager, I embarked on a new chapter by relocating to Brasilia, the vibrant capital of Brazil, where I completed high school and entered the realms of customer service and government public welfare projects for three enriching years.
In 2008, I embarked on an entrepreneurial journey and established an IT support service catering to small businesses within my community. This endeavor not only empowered local entrepreneurs but also fostered a sense of collaboration and growth. Eventually, in 2013, with an unwavering thirst for fresh opportunities and thrilling escapades, I bid farewell to Brazil and set my sights on the United States.
Since my arrival in the USA, I have immersed myself in various domains, including the restaurant industry, hospitality, and customer service. Rooted in my unwavering passion for service, I take pride in my keen attention to detail, sincerity, and the Brazilian concept of ´aconchego´ - a warm and cozy atmosphere.
My life took an extraordinary turn when destiny brought Josh and me together and we embarked on an amazing sailing journey. One day we simply left the ordinary life to sail the world and experience the joy of discovering the unknown, with the faith and courage to learn something new every day. Onboard Valentina we had found our new home, but it wasn’t a place, it was a marvelous ongoing adventure.
As a Brazilian, I naturally possess the gift of gab and relish in the opportunity to connect with our guests, understand their preferences, and unveil the wonders of the Caribbean Islands that have captivated our hearts. I am also delighted to share glimpses of my culture, starting with brewing traditional Cafézinho (classic Brazilian coffee) and baking homemade Pão de Queijo (Brazilian cheese bread) using cherished recipes passed down from my vovó (grandmother). For sundowners, we serve delectable Caipirinhas in an array of delightful tropical flavors. If you´re open to learning, you might even leave with the ability to impress your friends by speaking some Portuguese or mastering a few Samba dance moves.
Join us on this remarkable experience as we embrace the essence of hospitality, cultural exchange, and the pursuit of lifelong memories aboard Valentina. Together, let´s sail towards extraordinary horizons.
Linda ´Special Pawjects Officer´ (onboard dog)
Within one glorious and lucky day my life changed from being an orphan amongst the mountains and coffee plantations of Atenas, Costa Rica to being the most important member of my new family and sailing the world aboard Valentina. I was living in a shelter that a kind woman was running from her small home. There were 16 of us dogs, and 25 cats, which made for a very full house and never enough food! On the day I was adopted I didn’t even have a proper name yet, but my Papai (daddy) kept calling me “Que Linda, Que Linda”, which I guess means something in Portuguese or Spanish or something… so I shortened it to Linda and now that’s my name. People often ask what kind of dog I am, and to be honest I don’t really know. I suppose I’m the spoiled kind.
I hadn’t yet seen the ocean when my dads brought me home to Valentina. The dark smooth reflective flooring off the back of sugar steps looked interesting and I saw another dog there, so I went to investigate. Just as I was reaching my paw down to meet this other pup, I fell through the floor! After my dads fished me out, they explained how water works. Well, now I know better, and now I am a water aficionado. I have honed my swimming skills and beach detective prowess. I am happy to help you chase off those pesky lizards, and I always captivate onlookers with my impressive fishing talents. I have even caught a few. I love treats, nice people, kids of all ages, and all other dogs- big and small. I try to make friends with cats too, but they are a little mean and kind of scare me sometimes.
I am privileged to have collected more passport stamps in my four short years on this earth than most humans do in an entire lifetime. Since leaving Costa Rica I have been everywhere with my dads on Valentina. My dads say that I was originally supposed to help with security onboard, but I just want to play and be everyone’s friend, or just take a nap. That doesn’t stop me from being effective, however. Upon seeing me onboard most local islanders think twice before approaching our floating sanctuary. This helps discourage those with less than pure intentions, and I am an excellent judge of character. I can smell intent from a mile away and I am not shy about telling my dads when something smells fishy.
As we set sail to explore picturesque beaches and vibrant snorkeling spots, I am eager to share my zest for life and playful spirit with you. Join me aboard Valentina, where the allure of the sea merges with the joy of discovering hidden treasures. Let us embark on a voyage together, where the splendor of the ocean meets the warmth of companionship. Welcome aboard!
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Valentina Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Nov 29, 2023||Dec 11, 2023||Boat Show: Boat Show, Antigua* to Boat Show, Antigua*|
|Jan 31, 2024||Feb 09, 2024||Unavailable: Saint Marten, West Indies to Saint Marten, West Indies|
Valentina Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $31,700(normal rate)
High price: $34,000(normal rate)
Valentina Special Offer!
Holiday Special & Free Flights!
Offer: Join Valentina in St. Martin this season for the holidays! Josh and Gustavo are now offering their holiday charters this season at $39,900 and including economy airfare on United for all guests! That’s right! If you book either a 2023 Christmas or New Year’s charter in St. Martin Valentina will book and pay for your flights!
Minimum nights: 7
Travel between: Dec/17/2023 - Jan/06/2024
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
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
**Valentina will be available for charters in The Grenadines from July 31st through November 1st. She will then transit to the Virgin Islands to conduct charters in the Virgin Islands and the Leeward Islands November 2023 through July 2024. Inquire for details**
FESTIVE SEASON SPECIALS IN ST. MARTIN & ST. BARTS: Escape to the luxurious paradises of St. Martin and St. Barts this holiday season with Josh and Gustavo on Valentina. Embrace the ultimate getaway with an unbeatable discounted rate of $39,900 for Christmas or New Years. As an additional enticing bonus, complimentary airfare with United will be provided by Valentina for all guests, ensuring a seamless travel experience. That’s right, if you book a 2023 holiday charter with Valentina in St. Martin, your flights are covered! Inquire for details prior to booking for flight qualifications.
SPECIAL 4-NIGHT CHARTER OFFER: Rates starting from $24,000*. *Based on 6 guests with the full board meal package. *Requires a 4-night minimum at $6000 per night. *Some conditions and restrictions apply. *Charters more than 4 nights follow standard pricing protocols based on standard 7-night rates. This means a $1334 discount for a 5th night ($28,333 for 5 nights)!
LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5
HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense. 2@$31,700 | 3@$32,050 | 4@$32,400 | 5@$32,750 | 6@$33,100
LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$31,850 | 3@$32,275 | 4@$32,700 | 5@$33,125 | 6@$33,550
SLEEP ABOARD: Available for half of the daily rate. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner ashore is additional. Select option upon booking. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year´s weeks.
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum, Saint Martin SXM. CHRISTMAS: 1-6 pax $42,000 NEW YEARS: 1-6 pax $44,000
Special- 4 Night Charter Offer
Rates starting from $24,000*.
*Based on 6 guests with the full board meal package.
*Requires a 4-night minimum at $6000 per night.
*Some conditions and restrictions apply.
*Charters more than 4 nights follow standard pricing protocols based on standard 7-night rates. This means a $1334 discount for a 5th night ($28,333 for 5 nights)!
Valentina Guest Reviews
I had the incredible opportunity to sail aboard Valentina, and I must say it was an unforgettable experience. From the moment I stepped on board, I was in awe of the sleek design and spaciousness of the vessel. The catamaran offered a level of stability that I had never experienced on a sailboat before.
Valentina´s interior was nothing short of luxurious. The spacious cabins were elegantly appointed with comfortable seating, large windows that offered breathtaking views of the ocean, and all the amenities one could ask for. One of the highlights was the expansive deck. Whether I wanted to soak up the sun on the trampolines or relax in the shade under the canopy, there was a perfect spot for every mood.
The crew was both knowledgeable and friendly, ensuring that every moment of the journey was enjoyable and safe. They were eager to share their expertise about sailing and the local area, enhancing the overall experience.
I can’t wait for my next Valentina adventure!
Our recent charter experience onboard Valentina was absolutely fabulous. It began with a complete and easy to follow itinerary that guided us seamlessly throughout our journey. Information was provided on how to pack, and what we were about to experience was all detailed in our package, including how to get to and from airports, hotels, taxi’s and then on to the boat.
Once on the water it was obvious that the captain and crew had a lot of experience sailing and entertaining guests. The food was delicious, the places we went were breathtaking, and the islands we visited captivating. Meals were presented elegantly and featured custom dishes some with fish caught from the locals that morning. Other nights barbequing off the back of the boat were equally as amazing with the smell driving our appetites to new levels.
The boat was beautifully decorated with plenty of room on all 3 levels for guests to be together as well as areas to be alone. When we weren’t sailing or visiting a local island we were in the water floating on a party island watching the sunset, snorkeling around the reefs, swimming alongside turtles and stingrays, paddleboarding or tubing in the Atlantic. There were lots of things to do!
This was truly a once in a lifetime adventure. We had a wonderful trip and an experience that will last a lifetime.
John Nitzberg & Keri Lee
We had the pleasure of experiencing an unforgettable journey with Josh and Gustavo on Valentina. We can’t say nice enough things about our time with them. From start to finish, the service exceeded all expectations, making our trip to St Martin in April an absolute dream.
Gustavo and Josh are an incredible team, and their attention to detail truly was amazing. Every part of our charter was expertly planned and coordinated. The yacht was beautiful (and huge), and our meals were top notch every time we sat down to eat.
Some of the highlights of our trip were the guided tours they hosted through the city and villages, allowing us to explore the local scene and immerse ourselves in St. Martin’s vibrant carnival culture. Having them as knowledgeable guides enriched the experience in ways I can’t adequately express.
And then there is their adorable dog, Linda. She added an extra layer of warmth to our adventure. Linda’s fun and friendly presence on the boat made every moment even more entertaining. Her company was truly a unique and heartwarming touch.
Our charter with Valentina was nothing short of exceptional. We have so many unforgettable memories. I wholeheartedly recommend chartering with Josh and Gustavo on Valentina, and I can’t wait to book with them again next year.
Dear Gustavo and Josh,
We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to you both. We are waking up from a beautiful dream, filled with endless beauty. Every minute spent with you was nothing short of incredible. It felt like a magical journey, where we experienced personal growth, learned from one another, and discovered new customs and cultures. The food was delicious and became a central part of our amazing experience. We enjoyed new foods and styles that we do not have the opportunity to try at home and they were all wonderful.
We want to extend our deepest thanks to both of you. Without your presence and influence, we would have never been exposed to such wonders. The memories we created together will be valued forever and cherished in our hearts. Thank you, for making each day special and bringing so much joy into our lives.
As we return to reality, we will continue to embrace each memory fondly and with appreciation.
Odete & Batista Grignani