Cruising Area of Yes Dear

Pref. Pick-upYHG
Other Pick-upCompass Point, Red Hook, BVI
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Yes Dear Description

Award Winning Chef: 2018 USVI Charter Yacht Show - 1st Place Dessert in Culinary Competition
58ft catamaran with 5 guest cabins, each with ensuite private head with vanity, electric head and shower). Crew have separate cabin with private head. Large foredeck with plenty of lounge area. Huge cockpit for dining and lounging.

Specification

Length58 Feet
Beam31 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2007
Refit2012
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch11
Guest SmokeOutside
Children AllowedYes
InverterYes
Voltages110
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity400 gals
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes x2
Max Speed12
Cruising Speed9
Turnaround48hrs pref
Communications
WIFI available
NO PC
Recommend personal cell phones

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew2
King1
Queen4
Showers5
Wash Basins5
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
Port Fwd - King/Master - 6´0´W x 6´10´L
Port Aft - 4´10´W x 6´10´L
Stbd Fwd - Queen 5´3´W x 6´10´L
Stbd Mid Ship - 4´10´W x 6´10´L
Std Aft - 4´10´W x 6´10´L

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
DVDs20
CDs30
Board GamesYes
Books20
Other Entertainment
Bose surround sound system

Cuisine

Din-inYes
Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)16ft RIB
Dinghy Hp70hp
Dinghy Pax10
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak2
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes 2
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling & spinning
Fishing Rods2
Under Water CamYes
Other Toys
Noodles
Giant 48´ pink flamingo water toys

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
Resort CourseInquire
Full CourseInquire
LicenseInstructor
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Num Divers6
Dives/WeekNo max, de
Diving Info
$35 per dive, per diver, payable aboard to yacht crew.

Nicola is a dive instructor and can lead certified divers on dives.

Diving is available for up to 6 guests at a time, max 4 dives per week.

The crew are happy to handle gear rental, pick-up and return on the guests behalf. Crew will discuss details on preference calls with guests. Gear rental is at the guests´ expense; crew provide individual cost estimates based on the guest´s requirements.

For 7 divers or more, the crew can also arrange rendezvous diving with local dive operators.
Dive Costs
Charges for diving:
$35 per person per dive
Rental and tank refills

Free refresher and first dive for free (guests pay for gear and tank fill)

Inquire for more information on becoming certified or Discover Scuba courses.

Yes Dear Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainHarold Artrip
NationalityUSA
Born1971
SpeaksEnglish
Years Sailing6
Years Chartering2
License100T USCG, 200T RYA/MCA Yacht Master Offshore
Crew
CrewMaya Padila
NationalityUSA
Years Sailing2
Years Chartering2
LicenseSTCW


Crew through Summer 2021

Harold is an avid skydiver, scuba diver, fixed wing and helicopter pilot, and on multiple trips to East Africa, he searches for adventure everywhere he goes.

Even at a young age, Harold found adventure as he started his private yachting industry in Key West where he worked for several families over the course of 15 years. His summers were spent in New England and his winters were spent in the Caribbean and Mexico. Harold continued his Captain exposure in Hawaii as a Master of Hawaii´s nicest sailing catamarans. He holds not only his US Coast Guard 100 ton sail endorsed masters license for 30 years, but also the Royal Yachting Association´s Yachtmaster Offshore license.

More recently, after 3 years in Hawaii, Harold chose to move to the Virgin Islands to be closer to his 17 year old daughter who resides in Florida.

Throughout his sailing and charter career, with an extensive knowledge of many oceans, Harold makes sure that his guests have a wonderful and safe time, no matter where on the sea they go! With an ability to lead and prioritize guest experiences, Harold is the perfect guide for your upcoming adventure!

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Yes Dear Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 10, 2021Jun 14, 2021Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint John, USVI*
Jun 15, 2021Jun 22, 2021Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jun 23, 2021Jul 04, 2021Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jul 05, 2021Jul 11, 2021Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jul 13, 2021Jul 19, 2021Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jul 21, 2021Jul 26, 2021Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*
Jul 27, 2021Oct 31, 2021Unavailable: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*
Nov 04, 2021Nov 11, 2021Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 13, 2021Nov 19, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 27, 2021Dec 04, 2021Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Dec 27, 2021Jan 03, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 07, 2022Jan 15, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 02, 2022Apr 09, 2022Hold: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Apr 12, 2022Apr 19, 2022Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*
May 15, 2022May 22, 2022Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Yes Dear Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $19,700
(normal rate)
High price: $27,000
(normal rate)

Yes Dear Special Offer!
Discount: $1,000!
Offer: Yes Dear is offering a $1,000 discount on any charter taking place between Nov. 11 and Dec. 15, 2021. Can not be combined with any other special offer and does not apply to existing bookings.
Old price: $19,700 - $27,000 / week
New price: $18,700 - $26,000 / week
Minimum nights: 6
Travel between: Nov/11/2021 - Dec/15/2021

Season2-4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax
2021 Summer$20,000$22,500$23,000$23,750$24,500$26,500$27,000
2021/22 Winter$20,000$22,500$23,000$23,750$24,500$26,500$27,000
2022 Summer$20,000$22,500$23,000$23,750$24,500$26,500$27,000

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.

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 Yes Dear.

Yes Dear Guest Reviews

Broker provided questionnaire - August 2020

Name: Corey
Yacht: YES DEAR with Kyle & Nicola
Charter Dates: 08/01/2020 to 08/08/2020
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Kyle and Nicola were a fantastic crew. This was our first live aboard charter and they went our of their way to accommodate our passion for diving and adventure (including cliff diving!). They are both very easy going and a pleasure to be around.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The yacht was spotless and very comfortable, especially the bedrooms.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
The yacht has tons of hatches and was very well ventilated. We only used the AC during the evenings.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
The food was beyond our expectations. Nicola is an excellent chef. The quality and presentation of the food was equal to any fine restaurant we would have enjoyed on land.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
We sailed from St. Thomas to St. Croix to St.John. The sailing was excellent and Captain Kyle did a great job of ensuring the ride was comfortable.

6. Additional comments on your charter?
Kyle and Nicola really deserve special recognition. They were a last minute crew change that took us on at a time when most crews were already heading south. They had little time to prepare for us and yet, pulled off a fabulous trip.

Life Doesn´t Get Any Better!

Hands down the best vacation ever! Kyle and Nicola are just fabulous hosts as they chartered me and my friends around the beautiful Virgin Islands. Each day we stopped at a new snorkel or dive spot. ReAction was everything we expected and looks just like the pictures. My favorite part was the hammock Kyle put up on the front fo the boat - I even slept there one night! Kyle was great at being flexible on where we went and making excellent suggestions on what beaches were best on which days and what restaurants served excellent local cuisine. Make sure you try the local lobster. Nicola always had a mug of coffee ready for me as soon as I woke up and the meals were great. Between the food, the drinks, the salt water and sunshine, and good vibes, you will not regret booking a sailing charter on ReAction.

Love, Love, Love

We have been sailing with Kyle on two separate trips and are scheduled to go again this Christmas and cannot wait! Kyle is an amazing captain and person and we just can´t go too long without seeing him! Kyle has been sailing forever and knows his stuff!! If you want an experienced, safety conscious, fun and accommodating crew, this is your boat! the trip itself is magical. Everyday is a new adventure ...waterskiing, snorkeling, dinghy slingy, bar hopping, island exploring or just hanging out on the big mat! We are planning on getting scuba certified on this next rip just to add to our adventure. Playing games at night and dance parties are super fun too! My 20 something year old children were apprehensive before we went on the first trip. Their concern was close quarters and they thought they would be bored. They were so wrong! You can be as active or lazy as you want to be! They beg to go back every year! The food and drinks prepared on the boat are amazing. We actually make Kyle´s breakfast frittata at home now! this is a perfect trip to spend quality time with your family!

My Favorite Place

Thank you for an amazing trip. The BVI is my favorite place in the world so thank you for making my return trip so great. The food was incredible and Kyle you have great taste in music (I have added many more songs to my beach playlist)

Fantastic!

Captain Kyle and First Mate Nicola are fantastic!! Their knowledge of the islands, sailing experience, and passion for what they do assured us a fabulous experience. The meals were always incredible, the sailing, snorkeling and island experiences-wonderful! I highly recommend your next catamaran adventure with ReAction Ventures!

Awesome Time

I had an awesome time on ReAction. You were both wonderful hosts and made me feel comfortable right away. it was great to be able to hang out with you on NYE, scuba diving and ´dinghy slinging´.

Week Filled with Family and Friends

Thank you! What a fun relaxing week filled with family, friends, some rain :), good food and good atmosphere. Thank you for everything. I´m sure we will see again down here.

Went Out Of His Way!

We as family had the pleasure of spending a week with Captain Kyle. An adventurous spirit with safety as always number one. He consistently went out of his way for us and accommodated every want and need without hesitation, even last minute (or second). I would highly recommend Kyle as your captain should you be looking for an expert on the local spirit, adventure, great cocktails and all around fun.

Awesome Trip

Thank you very much for an awesome trip. Your local knowledge and incredible service made for an incredible time. Can´t wait to get back for our next cruise.

You Exceeded our Expectations!

You exceeded our expectations right from the start! The delicious Painkillers, Cliff Jumping, Dinghy Slingy, snorkel spots, private coves... more dinghy slinging where all WENT TO THE TOP! What an amazing week it has been with our family and dear friends! The perfect getaway after an extremely stressed and scary week. Our ´home´ this week has been Absolutely amazing! Thank you, thank you for EVERYTHING! Come visit us in Dallas so that we can play more Mah Jong!

Cannot Wait to be Back!

The kids absolutely loved ´Dinghy Slinghy´, Rock Jumping into Grottos and watersports activities. The parents were happy to sneak away to a deserted beach while the kids were entertained! They played games together (and lost a lot of cards) and ate wonderful meals on the aft deck. We are still raving about the food and gave a standing ovation at the end of the week.
The trip has only been over a short while, and we are all wishing we were back together again - cannot wait to be back!

New and Exciting Adventures on Every Trip

For three years straight, I have done an annual girls trip with Kyle on his catamaran and it is always the thing I look forward to most ALL YEAR! Kyle and Nicola are the best hosts and true locals so you get everything -- from the nicest boat in the water, to awesome water toys and sports, plus local must-see places and recommendations for the most fun in the islands.

Boat-wise, the catamaran is the way to travel! Kyle is a fun captain and he and Nicola always go the extra mile to get you to the best snorkeling locations (in some places you would never even know about, hello Lovongo!) diving locations, or just hanging out drinking mimosas on the magic carpet. Sometimes we get a little crazy and go wakeboarding off the dingy, or do the dingy-slingy that launches you 30+ feet into the air (you will have to ask them about that one). Also, trips to Soggy Dollar and Foxy´s are always in order and always the best time.

Island-wise, they will make you feel like a local, too. I´ve found out about some amazing hiking trails and island restaurants and bars that I would never have known about if it wasn´t for them. There´s so much to do I feel like no matter how many times I visit, our girls trip always sails us in another direction with new and exciting adventures and I cannot recommend them enough!

Changed My View of Vacations!

Captain Kyle and Nicola changed my whole view on vacations!! Prior to our vacation with Captain Kyle I would have always chosen a mountain vacation, but only because I never knew how fun boat life is. Kyle knows all the secret and not so secret spots so you get a super well rounded vacation of both fun parties at the Soggy Dollar and snorkeling around islands with no one else in site. Speaking of water sports this boat has it all!!! As someone who is not comfortable in water not only did I feel safe the whole time but I also got over my fear enough to try wakeboarding and the dingy sling! Both activities are a defiant must if you want the true boat life experience. I cannot imagine going on a boat with anyone other than Captain Kyle and Nicola.

You Bet I Plan To Be Back!

I highly recommend vacationing with Kyle and Nicola! They are the absolute best and taught me so much about boating in the islands. The first night we were there, Kyle made the best shots, we learned how to tie knots and enjoyed the wonders of living on our own private yacht. The next morning Nicola took us out into the water for some snorkeling adventures and as someone who doesn´t love to swim, she always had an eye on everyone and made me feel super safe. You bet I plan to go back!

Thanks for the Adventures!

Thank you fro an awesome week on ReAction! Everything was so tasty and I had a blast throughout the stay with you guys.

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