Cruising Area of Wild Cat
Wild Cat Description
Wild Cat 65 has been summed up quite simply as “the best of the best”. This new build is a high-performance yacht that is incredibly spacious and comfortable. Award-winning French catamaran designer Eric Lerouge was entrusted with state-of-the-art design. Interiors feature contemporary Scandinavian styling. Production was carried out in Latvia by expert professionals in the tradition of masterful ship building.
Experienced sailors will appreciate Wild Cat’s top-class sailing equipment, which includes Harken rigging and winches, Quantum Sails and trampoline, Raymarine navigation system, Yanmar engines, water desalinator, solar powered ventilation and hydraulic steering. Composite construction makes her light and fast. For most charter guests, what matters more is the excellent stability, safety and domestic comfort afforded by the twin hull design.
There are three leisure areas to relax and enjoy life at sea aboard Wild Cat. The broad, protected cockpit in the rear, with teak dining table for 10, is perfect for al fresco meals. The airy saloon and kitchen offers panoramic views. There is a wide screen television and modern sound and video system, which can be connected to any data carriers in all the most popular formats, including DVD and Blu-Ray. Forward, a generous trampoline is the favorite spot to ride the waves, sunbathe and enjoy the salty breeze.
Accommodations are flexible, with upper/lower double plus single berths in each cabin, perfect for parents with small children, as well as a settee. All cabins have luxury linens and soft goods, with en suite bath. Whether for couples, a group of friends seeking an exciting adventure, or a family dreaming of the perfect vacation, Wild Cat will exceed expectations.
JBL internal and external audio system
New Navtex, Satphone, alarm system, GSM signal antennas
Each of the four cabins have both upper and lower (single) berths, plus a settee.
Queen + single: aft/star 145x205 + 90x205 cms
Queen + single: aft/port 145x205 + 90x205 cms
Double+ single: fwd/star 135x195 + 65x205 cms
Double+ single: fwd/port 135x195 + 65x205 cms
Pullmans: fwd/star 70x190 + 70x190 cms
Salon Headroom: 7.2 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6.4 / 6.9 ft
Recently updated items:
New air conditioning units
New sofa and dining table
Extra engine generators
New ventilators and reading lights in cabins + new towels; bed linen
New cockpit seats
Body boards (3)
Surf boards (2)
Wakeboard for kids
Kiteboards available and extra kiteboard gear
Towable blow up toys (2)
Snorkels (14 sets)
New sun shade tent over the trampoline
Don´t see a toy you are looking for? Please ask, Owner is very amenable!
Wild Cat Crew Profile
Captain Reinis Ābele
Reinis grew up in Riga, the capital city of Latvia. Straddling the river Daugava on the shore of the Baltic Sea, the mariner tradition in this beautiful, ancient seaport runs deep. Living by the river, he spent most of his time with his parents and two brothers on the water, the third generation in a family of sailors. Although Reinis studied finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, his heart was in yachting. Rather than pursuing a desk job, he applied his skills as a harbormaster and marina developer, which allowed him to attend all of Northern Europe’s major boating events. He was also on the project development of Wild Cat. He knows the yacht inside out and maneuvers her effortlessly.
Guests find Reinis to be a bit of a Renaissance man, an extremely capable captain with a charming countenance and a somewhat astonishing skill set. In addition to his finesse at catching the wind in the sails, he is an accomplished car, motorcycle and motor boat driver. He speaks Latvian, English, Russian, German and conversational Spanish. He also enjoys trivia games, but beware the challenge, anyone that can master all those languages is going to be very tough to beat.
Reinis is kind, generous, lots of fun and wicked smart. He enjoys a bit of basketball or beach volleyball in port, but most of all he loves to sail. Charter guests who crave fast speeds and high-performance will be thrilled by the Wild Cat ride without sacrifice to stability and comfort. In the evening at anchor, Reinis will happily join guests at a card game, or discuss a variety of subjects in a variety of languages. However, if you’re not a good loser, we’d advise passing on board games like Trivial Pursuits.
Reinis has been sailing since 2010, with charter experience since 2013.
Stewardess Zanda Zarina
Zanda cannot be happy if she’s far from water, it’s in her blood. Oceans with wild beaches are most beloved, lakes and rivers are good too. She grew up in Riga, the capital city of Latvia. This sheltered harbor town, upriver from the Baltic Sea, has been home to mariners since antiquity. Whenever there was time to spend, she would spend it seaside, lakeside or riverside, building sand castles and jumping waves with family and friends.
Throughout her childhood, Zanda excelled at a variety of athletics, swimming, painting and dance. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Marketing and a Master’s in Communication and PR. She has also studied photography and kiteboarding, has PADI dive certification and holds a certificate to operate pleasure craft. She speaks fluent English, Russian, Latvian, basic Spanish and a little German.
“I love to be active; hiking, wakeboarding, SUP, mountain climbing, swimming, yoga and fitness, skiing and sailing of course. I’ve been kiteboarding for seven years. I’m not an instructor, but can assist and teach basics if needed. Also, I can be a dive buddy. For guests who are interested, I can plan and guide hiking excursions and trips to explore the island and local traditions. I love photography, it feels like an extension of myself. I use a professional Canon camera. Having professional photos from your charter vacation is a precious souvenir, so I volunteer as photographer for guests who would like photo memories.”
Zanda loves working with people. For the past six years, she’s worked her way around the globe in the hospitality and travel industries and as a professional photographer. She says, “Traveling has taught me to adjust and adapt in any culture or situation. I easily find common ground and get along with anyone, which I consider to be one of the most important skills in hospitality and life in general.”
CHEF PETRA HESS
Petra Hess is as beloved for her five-star cuisine as for her jovial character. Her friends describe her as having an infectious laugh, an outgoing personality and a generous heart. Petra has always been high-energy. As a child, she won trophies for equestrian jumping and admits she still loves to jump off heights, which perhaps accounts for her pleasure at piloting small planes. She graduated culinary school, studied cooking in Milan, Italy, worked with French and Italian chefs, won bartending awards, including a prestigious competition in Berlin. She has managed and owned restaurants in Paderborne and Bielefld, Germany.
Today what Petra loves most of all is Caribbean yachting, and sharing her passion with her charter guests. She says that her cuisine is her art. Preparing delicious meals, pairing them with the perfect wine, and seeing her guests’ enjoyment, is her pinnacle of success. While she can prepare pretty much everything to perfection, her favorite is fresh, delicately seasoned fish and seafood.
Petra has been getting rave reviews as a yacht chef for 24 years. Charter guests on board should prepare to gain a few pounds during their charter, or to increase their daily workout. Either way, repeat clients will advise you never to forgo anything that Petra prepares, or you’ll be missing out!
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Wild Cat Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Mar 01, 2020||Mar 07, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Wild Cat Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $30,000
High price: $35,000
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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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
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Wild Cat Guest Reviews
Guest Comments Below are for the Petra’s previous charter yacht:
Chef Petra´s previous charter catamaran
17-24 Feb, 2019 - A Fantastic Voyage!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience! When Nick invited us on this week long charter, we knew it would be great, but it turned out to be much more than we expected! Thank you for listening to how we were interested in spending our time and taking us to so many fascinating snorkeling spots! We were taken care of at every turn. And the food! Petra is a wonderful chef- what a treat for me to have delicious meals prepared everyday! Petra too listened to exactly what we enjoy eating to each meal was wonderful! And when we weren´t in the water, we enjoyed the company of you and Petra so much. Both of you- with your families- are welcome in Boston anytime- we sincerely mean that, and would love a surprise email or call that you´re coming!
Your questionnaire about our likes and dislikes before leaving was so detailed that we filled it out fully and were amazed at how faithfully you followed it! We discovered that you knew our preferences so well that all your suggestions were perfect. You were both so engaging and personable and sincere- we will always smile now whenever we hear the name of the yacht.
This week off was precisely what I needed and I think my parents would agree. The trip was fantastic. I have to say that what made this voyage better than most us how much you and Petra listened. It sounds small but every single piece of feedback or preference listed was acknowledged and acted on. It was five star, personalized service. We aren´t difficult people. But your handling of simply everything allowed us to relax- even my mom who doesn´t eat cheese!
Thank you so much for your friendliness, expertise, humor, stories and camaraderie for the past week. We will be back.
Petra your cooking was sublime. One of the best charters!
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15 - 20 May 2017 ~ A Beautiful and Memorable Sailing Trip!
The crew were really friendly and accommodating - we loved them all!! we became great friends by the end of our trip and many traded email/facebook/contact information with the crew!
Petra did an amazing job with such a small galley to work with for 8 guests, as the food was good and well presented! We were all in disbelief at the courses that came out every time. It was all delicious! Everyone was totally delighted with Petra´s menus and presentation of the food and the table settings.
The crew were an amazing and fun crew to sail with. They all worked together to make us feel welcome, and ensured each of us were having a great time and had our safety as a top priority. Thanks for helping us arrange a beautiful and memorable sailing trip that we will cherish for years to come!
23-30 April 2017 ~ 50th Birthday
When we received a phone call to join our family on a catamaran we did not know what to expect…. WOW! The crew made this experience unbelievable! They made us feel like family the second we stepped on the boat. The memories we made are the best yet. We can’t wait to come back. Thank you again for all the love and kindness you have shared.
Lisa & Jeffrey
Wow – Amazing – Thank you! You have made my “50th” birthday the best trip! A trip of a lifetime. Fifty couldn’t have been more fun! Jeff and I have felt like family from the moment we met you. Your food is fabulous, every meal! We love you and will cherish these memories forever. We will be back!!
Ronni & Jeff
8-15 April, 2017 ~ BVI´s ~ Unbelievable!!
Great times & awesome crew. Trip of a lifetime!!
Thanks crew for an unbelievable week. You are all THE BEST. Hope to do it again someday.
Because of Petra, (Captain & Stewardess) we had an amazing time! Thank you for making our trip an experience we’ll never forget! XXOO
Thanks for the amazing hospitality & service. You all certainly helped in making this an awesome adventure.
Thanks for the trip of a lifetime!
Perfection! Food, service, attentive, 1st class top to bottom!
Petra’s laugh makes me smile and is such an inspiration.
January 16-22, 2017 ~ Memorable!!
Hello to the wonderful crew!!!
These are some of my favorite photos from our trip! We all had an amazing time and couldn´t have imagined a better crew to sail with. Thank you all for making our trip so memorable. You were all amazing to work with and sail with.
2017 New Years Tandem Charter ~ BVI ~ Incredible!!
This has, by far been the most incredible trip for our family that I could have imagined. Petra & Captain We have grown to love you! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our family. Spending our evenings sharing dinners together and just relaxing watching the fish or looking at the stars was exactly what we had hoped for.
Much love to you all for the love you have shown us!
Heidi Mark, Mollie & Jack
Thank you for a wonderful trip. We had a great time. We will all go home with memories. Wishing you all good health, love & happiness for the new Year.
Thank you for all that you did to make our vacation a vacation to remember always.
Thank you so much for the amazing memories! Love you all.
Thank you so much for a fantastic vacation. The weather was perfect and the food was excellent. You guys were amazing. We all had a fabulous time.
November 5, 2016 ~ BVI ~ We will never forget!
What an experience this has been for our group! The Crew were the most gracious hosts. We never had to think about a thing because the crew took care of everything. We never had an empty glass, empty stomach or un-made bed. Petra’s cooking was unbelievable! We are amazed she can create the most amazing meals in her tiny kitchen. The Crew gave us the best information about where to go, what to do, and all the inside tips.
Thank you all for this trip of a lifetime! We will never forget this trip.
Stacy & Brian
It’s the last night of our charter, sailing around the BVI’s. We had such an amazing week I don’t know where to start!
Since the moment we stepped on the boat, my husband and I, along with 3 other couples that are all good friends, have had an awesome time. Everything to do with the boat was expertly handled by the Captain and we felt so safe with him at the helm. Petra was such an amazing chef; the food was just to die for. The crew kept us entertained all week. They took us to the best places in the island. We could not ask for a better vacation. We can’t wait to come again! Thank you!
November 5, 2016 ~ BVI ~ The Trip of a Lifetime!
Thank you for the most wonderful trip ever!
This has been the trip of a lifetime from the beautiful scenery to the amazing cooking. The snorkeling was awesome and we were able to see all the places we wanted. We so appreciated all the hospitality & fun. Hope to come back again soon!
November 5, 2016 ~ BVI ~ Best Experience Ever!
All I can say is “OMG”!!!! This has been the best experience EVER. I could have never imagined what an amazing trip this could be. We have had friends do similar charters, but this is beyond anything we were told. I cannot wait to go back and tell everyone what I know about this trip. The crew was very experienced, and the food was more amazing than imagined. Petra is an amazing cook! You guys have made this charter more than I could have thought. The expertise is beyond imaginable. This was a trip of a lifetime that will never be forgotten. I look forward to our next charter with this same crew. It was above and beyond anything..I already miss the crew and I have not even left the boat.
Kris & Mark
August 10-17, 2016, St. Maarten ~ Fantastic!
Our week was FANTASTIC! We were treated like kings and queens while exploring the incredible beauty of these islands. It was a rare chance for us to spend uninterrupted time together as a family. We ate delicious food at all meals and were tugged along on the tube all day by the Captain. It was one of the most incredible family vacations we’ve had! We had an expert captain, making us feel safe and taken care of at all times, and Petra tended to all our needs. We can’t wait to come back. In the meantime, we have incredible memories to take home.
Jon, Heather, Meredith, Max & Ellie
May 14-21 2016, Best trip ever!
To the best crew!
Thank you so much for taking great care of us, we had the best time and will miss you all.
Petra, we will mostly miss your energy and contagious laugh!
Donovan and Marie
Thank you so much, best trip ever!
Jim and Kelly
Thank you so much for such a wonderful week. You have been an amazing crew. Petra the food has been out of the world. I wish the very best for all of you and will pray that we get to see each other again. Steve and I have never been on a trip like this.
You guys rock. You always knew where to go and what to do and how to do it when we got there! You´re a great team. We love you
Steve and Claire
This has been a fabulous trip. The islands, the food, the company has been wonderful. Each stop became our next favourite so each time and stop was better than the previous. Our trip that was equal was white water rafting the Grand Canyon twice. You took such great care of us each day.
Thank you for a wonderful trip. Debbie and Chuck.
Virgin Islands - April 2016 - Last minute replacement charter
I´m not sure we have ever been on such a fun and relaxing trip. Claire and I felt ´no worries´.
The crew was first class. They knew exactly where to go, when to go and what to do when we got there. It was amazing to us how many folks knew Petra and how many folks she knew. On shore, or passing another yacht in the water, many folks seemed to know here and wished everyone well. Here cooking skills are incredible. We NEVER had a meal that was not over the top. She was great.
Again, I cannot stress enough how great our trip was. We will definitely plan another. Maybe this time with our children. Thank YOU for doing everything in your power to make this trip possible.
Steve & Claire
Virgin Islands - April 2016 - Last minute replacement charter
We had a fabulous time! Lynne, you and Joe went out of your way to please us given all of the issues that occurred with boats and crews. Petra was so helpful in many ways, helping plan our days, our routes and our meals. She was in close contact with me by phone and texting from the time I knew the yacht was to be our charter until we stepped bare footed on the boat. Petra even called me after we returned home to make sure we were all safe. Her menus and cooking were perfect from the presentation of the meals to enjoying the wonderful tastes! The charter was a trip to remember. So much beauty and peacefulness was seen in the BVI and many memories made amongst all of us including the crew. I hope to be able to do it again - it´s an experience of a lifetime!
Thank you again for taking such good care of us.
Jan 2016 BVI
This past week with you was by far our most memorable and fabulous trip to the BVI!! Not only was the scenery breathtaking, but your warmth, great sense of humor, and of course the exquisite cuisine made this a true week of heaven for families. We will never forget Captain or the super cool Petra whose personality and unforgettable laugh will stay with us forever. We would love to stay in touch. We promise to send you new customers and if you are in Miami or Minneapolis, you have a home to stay at, although we cant promise meals as good as Petras. Many Thanks!!
Dave, Michelle, Sophie, Ron Sonia, Sarah and Jacob.
January 4, 2016
Just wanted to tell you we had a fantastic cruise - easily our best ever - with Petra. But what really made the trip for us was Petra. Petra is, as you said, an amazing chef; every meal was special, lovingly prepared and beautifully presented. As a cruise director, Petra took us expertly under her wing, using her enthusiasm and knowledge of the islands to create an itinerary that maximized the amount of enjoyment we got from our time.
By the second day, we felt as though both of these fine people were old friends.