Valentina Description

Valentina is a wonderful 62´ Lagoon Catamaran built in 2013 and refit in 2023 and 2024. She offers 3 luxurious queen cabins and a double bunk cabin accommodating up to six guests, each pampered with their own private ensuite baths, complete with modern amenities like electric toilets, vanities, and separate showers. Valentina provides a number of luxurious spaces where one can recline, bask in the cooling trade winds, and enjoy a cocktail in the pristine cerulean waters. The salon, designed for comfort and space, can easily seat all guests for lounging or dining. The exterior of Valentina invites guests to dine alfresco, relax on the sofas on the flybridge, unwind in the lounge areas in the cockpit, or hang out in the sun on the forward deck on the trampolines. A serene lower deck lounge area, nestled behind the trampolines, also offers a peaceful sanctuary. With so many lounging spots, Valentina provides plenty of space for both group gatherings and secluded moments of relaxation, ensuring an idyllic escape for all.

Cruising Area of Valentina

Pref. Pick-upSt. Martin/Sint Maarten - SXM
Other Pick-upSt. Thomas, USVI
Summer PortThe Grenadines and Grenada
Winter PortSt. Martin/Sint Maarten - SXM

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Double1
Showers6
Wash Basins4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
Port forward: Large queen cabin
Starboard forward: Larger queen VIP cabin w/ desk
Starboard Aft: Largest queen master suite cabin, w/ desk and lounge
Port midship: Double bunk cabin (crew)
All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
Forepeak with bed, sink, shower, head

Specification

Length62 Feet
Beam33 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2013
Refit2024
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Gym/ExerciseYes
Sailing InstructionsASA
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeSugar Scoops only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age4
InverterYes
Voltages220V AC, 24V DC, Converters av
Water MakerYes- two
Water Capacity253.6 US Gallons
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Max Speed12 knots
Cruising Speed6 - 9 knots
Turnaround48 hours preferred
EnginesEngines: 2- Volvo Penta D3 150HP Generators: Cummins Onan Marine Diesel 17.5KW
Communications
Internet/Wi-Fi: Starlink Global Marine Coverage- Mobile Priority 1TB plan

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)2021 12ft Gala V36H
Dinghy Hp40
Dinghy Pax8
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
Tube2
Wake BoardYes
1-Man Kayak2
Floating Mats1
Standup Paddle3
Swim PlatformsScoop Steps and tender lift
Boarding LadderStern Sugar Scoops
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling and Casting
Fishing Rods2
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
3 Stand Up Paddle Boards
1 Wakeboard
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
4 Beach chairs
1 Beach Shade pergola
2 Mermaid´s tales
and lots of noodles and floating swimboards.
Onshore games include a volleyball net and kids´ toys.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks4
Num Divers6
Dives/Week4
Diving Info
Both Captain Josh and Chef Gustavo are PADI certified Divemasters.
Dive Costs
4 dives are included for certified open-water divers or above. Additional dives are $50 per person per dive, with up to 6 for the week. No night dives allowed.

The crew will arrange for dive equipment rental onboard. Clients understand that all rendezvous diving and gear rental is at their own expense.

Entertainment

Sat TvYes
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
CamcorderYes
Other Entertainment
REFIT DETAILS
June/July 2023, May 2024

New galley countertops and backsplash (May 2024)
New Lumar 44 hatches and hatch screens throughout (May 2024)
New Philips super-automatic espresso maker in galley
New 43’’ Samsung Smart TV in salon
New Samsung Smart TVs in all cabins
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 and salon
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
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 trampolines (Mar 2021)
New softgoods (inside and out) (Dec 2020)
New 80Kg Ultra Marine Anchor (Aug 2021)
Refit all nav electronics (Nov 2021)
New flybridge enclosure (Aug 2022)

Cuisine

Din-in8
Special DietsInq
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes

Valentina Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Crew PetsYes
Crew Pet TypeFriendly Dog
Captain
CaptainJoshua Ryan
NationalityUSA
Born1982
SpeaksEnglish, Portuguese, Spanish
License100T MASTER
Chef / First Mate
Chef / First MateGustavo Ryan
NationalityUSA
Born1992
License100T MASTER, STCW


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.


Gustavo Ryan
Originally from a farm town nestled in the 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 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, seeking new opportunities, I moved to 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 changed when I met Josh, and we decided to sail the world together. We left our ordinary lives behind to explore the unknown, learning something new every day. Onboard Valentina we had found our new home, but it wasn’t a place, it was an 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 DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 17, 2024Jul 24, 2024Booked: Grenada, St Georges to St Vincent, Young Island*
Aug 15, 2024Aug 22, 2024Hold: Grenada, St Georges to St Vincent, Young Island*
Aug 24, 2024Aug 31, 2024Booked: Saint Vincent to Saint Vincent
Nov 03, 2024Nov 10, 2024Transit: Grenadines, West Indies* to British Virgin Islands*
Nov 11, 2024Nov 16, 2024Boat Show: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Nov 30, 2024Dec 07, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Dec 21, 2024Dec 28, 2024Hold: Saint Marten, West Indies to Saint Marten, West Indies
Feb 06, 2025Feb 15, 2025Hold: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Apr 04, 2025Apr 12, 2025Booked: Saint Marten, West Indies to Saint Marten, West Indies

Valentina Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $29,000
(normal rate)
High price: $33,000
(normal rate)

Valentina Special Offer!
+ Free Flights!
Offer: To celebrate pride month all guests FLY FOR FREE when booked by July 31, 2024, for charters taking place anytime in 2024 or 2025. Standard 7-night charter rates apply with no additiional discounts. Complimentary roundtrip airfare will be provided for all guests in economy class on United or select partner carriers if possible, please inquire. Upgrades may be possible at additional expense. Offer valid worldwide.
Minimum nights: 7
Book before: Jul/31/2024
Travel before: Dec/15/2025

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2024 Summer$29,000$30,000$31,000$32,000$33,000
2024/25 Winter$29,000$30,000$31,000$32,000$33,000
2025 Summer$29,000$30,000$31,000$32,000$33,000
2025/26 Winter$29,000$30,000$31,000$32,000$33,000

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.

Valentina Special Offer 2!
Summer Special
Offer: GRENADINES SUMMERTIME SPECIAL: Sail the enchanting Grenadines islands from June through October 2024 and enjoy a discounted rate of $29,900 for 7 nights for up to 6 guests all-inclusive.
Minimum nights: 7
Travel before: Oct/31/2024

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


GRENADINES SUMMERTIME SPECIAL
Sail the enchanting Grenadines islands from June through October 2024 and enjoy a discounted rate of $29,900 for 7 nights for up to 6 guests all-inclusive.

BVI
This yacht is available to charter in the BVI and is legal to do so as a ´foreign-flagged, foreign-based vessel´ with up to 7 entries per session with up to an 8-night stay per entry. St. Thomas Yacht Haven Grande pick-up and drop-off.

Valentina is available for charters throughout the Leeward Islands (including the Virgins) from November through May, and in The Grenadines (St. Vincent to Grenada or vice versa) from June through October. Valentina´s Named Storm Special Conditions are required for charters from June through November.

REPOSITING FEES
Valentina is available throughout the northeastern Caribbean (Leeward Islands) with **NO REPOSITIONING FEES** for 7 nights or more, from November through May. Repositioning requires a 7-day turnaround.
The Leeward Islands include:
St. Martin/Sint Maarten, Anguilla & St. Barts
The USVI & BVI
St. Kitts & Nevis, Statia, & Saba
Antigua & Barbuda
Guadalupe

The Grenadines is also available during high season (November through May) but requires a $6000 repositioning fee and a 7-night minimum. Repositioning requires a 10-day turnaround. No repositioning fees apply to The Grenadines from June through October.

**Please contact us for detailed itinerary options and destination info.**

ALL-INCLUSIVE FULL BOARD 7-NIGHT RATES
Includes 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 7 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar, and snacks. Other meals and drinks ashore are at client expense.
2 guests for $29,000 | 3 guests for $30,000 | 4 guests for $31,000 | 5 guests for $32,000 | 6 guests for $33,000

LOCAL FARE: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 2 dinners ashore at client expense.
-For local fare, deduct $100 per person off the charter rate

*Please ask us about special offers on charters of more than 7 nights.*

LESS THAN 7 NIGHTS (1-6 guests):
6 nights: $29,000
5 nights: $27,000
4 nights: $25,000

2024/2025 HOLIDAY RATES: 7-night minimum
CHRISMAS: Flat rate, 1-6 guests, $39,900. Must end no later than Dec 27th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate, 1-6 guests, $39,900. Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th.

Rates are all-inclusive. Taxes, re-location fees, cruising permits, licenses, fuel, pick-up and drop-off docking fees, standard onboard supplies, and food and beverage (including alcohol) as specified in the charter agreement and on our menus are all included in the quoted rates.

Rates do not include flights, hotels, ground transportation, or food and drinks away from the boat. Crew gratuity of 15-20% is customary in the Caribbean but this is not included in quoted rates above.

Additional Options:
Starboard aft owner´s cabin is usually crew quarters. There are two queen forward staterooms and one midship cabin with two single bunk beds for guest usage. Crew will move from starboard aft queen cabin to midship cabin with two single bunk beds for the duration of a charter, for an additional $2,000.

A 3rd crew member can be added and accommodated in the forward crew peak for an additional $300 per day.

Dog on board: Crew are owner-operators and have their 5 year old, female (spayed), boxer-lab mix (her name is Linda) living on board with them. They adopted the dog when she was 3 months old while they were sailing the pacific coast of Costa Rica. They have meticulously trained and cared for her. Upon request, Linda may be boarded on land during a charter.

Turn arounds: 48-hour turn arounds are requested for charters not requiring repositioning.

LGBTQ Crew- gay owned & operated

Valentina Guest Reviews

March 2024

Josh and Gustavo are amazing. By the end of the week we truly saw them as part of the family. They created amazing memories for us and this will be a top vacation to remember. It would be impossible to choose even a few things as ´best´. All the water toys, the delicious food, unique cocktails and Linda. We felt so welcomed immediately. We were in beautiful locations each time. Favorite stop was The Baths. The boys had a blast climbing around the rocks and through the pools. The communication from the booking agent was basically non-existant until we were on the boat. She was then very inquisitive and asking how our time on the boat is going. Best quote ever from my 13 year old step son, “I don’t want to go home tomorrow. low key. It doesn’t seem like we have been on here for 5 days. We should have done 2 weeks!”

-Katie C.

September 2023

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!

-Erick Cavalli

August 2023

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

August 2023

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.

Claudia Muniz

August 2023

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