- Guests 8
- Cabins 4
- Model Cat
- Year Built 2021
Charter Rates Per Week
|Rate Period||Terms||2 Guests||3 Guests||4 Guests||5 Guests||6 Guests||7 Guests||8 Guests|
|Winter 2023 to 2024||Inclusive||$48,900||$51,400||$51,900||$54,400||$54,900||$57,400||$57,900|
Additional Rate Information
CREW GRATUITY: The prices do not include a tip for your crew.
It’s customary to tip your crew at the end of the charter, the standard for good service is 15%-20% of the charter fee.
Christmas and New Years week
Up to 8 guests $66,585. Minimum 7 nights. Christmas week to end by December 27th.
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Captain Graham Gips & Chef/Mate Kristiann Gips
Your Captain and Chef are native Texans who have been married since 2007. Avid travelers, Kristiann and Graham have lived on four continents and visited over fifty countries. Their experiences have taught them that great vacations are made up of many small details.
After 10 years in the corporate world, the Gips reached a point where they could focus on what they love to do most: travel, host guests, and sail. They purchased a 44’ catamaran, Allende, upon which they sailed over 30,000 nautical miles. After seven successful seasons, Graham and Kristiann were thrilled to upgrade their charter program aboard the luxurious Colibrí.
Dive instructor and stewardess Stacey Law is the newest addition to the crew. Stacey is a fun, warm and energetic individual who excels at making guests feel welcome. She has had fascinating life experiences during her own extensive travels, and her stories surprise and delight.
Consummate hosts, Graham, Kristiann and Stacey find great pleasure in working as a team and creating lasting memories for their guests. All crew are CPR/First Aid certified and fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Captain Graham Gips
Graham is an engineer by training who spent a successful career in the oil and gas industry. While working abroad, he learned to sail on a 20ft racing dinghy with Kristiann as crew. They raced weekly for several years, topped the local podium and earned the chance to compete internationally.
While he has a competitive streak, Graham is a detail-oriented and safety-conscious sailor who puts the comfort of his guests first. He knows the islands well and can craft an itinerary that suits everyone aboard. When the anchor is set each evening, Graham then turns his attention to crafting cocktails to your taste.
Chef Kristiann Gips
Before joining the yachting industry, Kristiann ran a successful catering company. She honed her culinary skills by accommodating a wide variety of preferences and dietary needs each day. In 2021, Kristiann further refined her skills by training at the acclaimed Ashburton Cookery School in England.
Kristiann loves to combine gourmet delicacies with local ingredients for new twists on classic dishes. She works with the Captain to plan a menu that perfectly complements the activities on your sailing itinerary. When she’s not in the galley, Kristiann enjoys escorting guests on snorkel safaris.
Stewardess / Dive Instructor Stacey Law
Stacey has worked as a professional diving instructor since 2017 in various locations around the world including Indonesia, Philippines, the UK and the British Virgin Islands. In 2022, she joined a liveaboard dive yacht for a season in the Turks and Caicos and a season snorkeling with Humpback whales in the Dominican Republic.
Stacey loves interacting with guests, sharing interesting stories and really takes the time to ensure comfort for all, both in and out of the water. She has a particularly strong knowledge of the local dive sites in the British Virgin Islands and enjoys encouraging guests’ interest in the underwater world.
Professional espresso machine
Ceramic BBQ and smoker
Primary suite with King-size bed and 3 queen cabins all ensuite with electric heads and shower stalls. Each cabin is equipped with a hairdryer and toiletries. Primary cabin has a safe.
Sailing is a surprisingly hungry business. In addition to three meals a day, you’ll find drinks and snacks delivered just when you need them. Your chef also has a full repertoire of vegetarian meals, and can accommodate most any dietary requirement with sufficient notice.
Breakfast is accompanied by espresso-based coffees, tea, freshly-squeezed orange juice and your choice of a tropical fruit smoothie or fresh fruit platter.
A cold breakfast of Greek yoghurt with homemade granola, honey and preserves is always available.
Crabcakes benny on homemade English muffins, passionfruit Hollandaise
Sweet or savory buckwheat crêpes
Greek frittata with dill, sundried tomatoes and feta, sausage meatballs
Breakfast tostadas, fresh pico de gallo
Banana pancakes with maple-rum syrup and crispy bacon
Avocado toast on sourdough bread, poached eggs, watermelon radish and lemon
Fried eggs over vegetable rösti, breakfast sausage
Niçoise salad with almond-crusted wahoo
Cheeseburgers with grilled pineapple-jalapeño relish, homemade brioche buns
Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls with shrimp and peanut sauce
Tuna poke with wonton chips
Falafel pie in phyllo crust, Greek salad
West Indian chicken roti, locally-grown salad with papaya seed vinaigrette
Baja fish tacos, hibiscus-cabbage slaw, homemade corn tortillas
Lobster campechana with plantain chips
Grilled Caesar salad with parmesan crisp
Wasabi greens salad with pear, soy-sesame dressing
Family-style cheese and charcuterie board
Tropical Mahi Mahi ceviche
Wedge salad with blue cheese dressing
Thinly-sliced grilled flank steak with ancho mole, black beans and grilled plantains
Spice-crusted pork tenderloin medallions, cauliflower mash, corn ribs, Madiera jus
Line-caught wahoo, butternut puree, pineapple chimichurri, curry aioli and pickled red onion
Homemade tagliatelle, cocoa-rubbed beef short rib ragu
Za’atar-spiced red snapper, saffron cream sauce, couscous, asparagus
Reverse-seared filet mignon, potatoes Dauphinois, haricot verts
Grilled lamb lollipops, caramelized onion and spinach biryani, cucumber raita
Caramel almond cake
Carrot cake, ginger-cream cheese icing
Mexican chocolate mousse
Apple crisp with homemade vanilla ice cream
Key lime pie with coconut crust
Chocolate fudge tart with caramelized pineapple, lime zest and rum whipped cream
Juice, sodas, ice tea, beer, seltzers, rum punch & well drinks are available all day for your enjoyment.
House spirits include Grey Goose vodka, Tanqueray gin, BVI Gin, Bulleit bourbon, Milagro tequila, local rum, and an assortment of liqueurs.
Wines are paired with both lunch and dinner, according to your taste.
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