Ed Hamilton & Co.

KORU

  • Guests 6
  • Cabins 3
  • Model Cat
  • Year Built 2021

Rates Per Week

Crew Profiles

Specifications

Accommodations

Koru comes equipped with every comfort needed for a world class sailing charter and boasts a huge amount of open space unrivaled by any cruising catamaran in its size range. Watch movies under the stars on the huge, cushioned foredeck, eat breakfast on the flybridge, lunch in the forward lounge and dinner as the sun sets in the spacious outdoor saloon. Three large queen sized staterooms each with separate dry heads and showers as well as walk around beds. Watch the kids wakeboard with your toes in the water sipping on cocktails on the integrated swim platform. Sail in style with a large square topped main, self-tacking jib and a 90 sqm Code 0 for light air conditions.

Toys and activities on board include:
– 2 x Navbow Sublue Underwater Scooters
– 2 x Inflatable SUP’s
– Wakeboard
– Kneeboard
– 2 person tube
– Bote inflatable dock
– Noodles and other assorted water toys

Fishing
– 50lb Shimano 2-speed trolling reel and rod
– 30lb Shiman 2-speed trolling reel and rod
– Penn Spinmaster casting rod
– Assorted lures, jigs and tackle on board
– Lobster gear

Sample Menu

Breakfast
Zucchini corn fritters topped with an egg, bacon, and an avocado lime sauce
Caramelized bacon stuffed French toast topped with fresh berries and whipped cream
Middle Eastern inspired Shakshuka featuring baked eggs, fresh veggies, and feta cheese topped with local microgreens
Huevos rancheros featuring a spicy black bean spread, fresh salsa, cotija cheese and a fried egg on top of a crispy corn tostada
Southern style butter biscuits and sausage gravy
Fresh bagel bar served with smoked salmon, prosciutto, assorted vegetables and cream cheese
Eggs florentine featuring poached eggs, ham and sauteed spinach on top of an english muffin with home made hollandaise sauce
Lunch 
Crispy beer battered Mahi Mahi tacos topped with a Caribbean mango slaw
Sushi bowls featuring fresh tuna, jasmine rice, pickled cabbage, and seaweed salad served with a ginger dressing and spicy mayo
Filipino pork and pineapple adobo over a bed of steamed rice
Coconut fried shrimp Caesar salad served with homemade dressing, bacon, and homemade focaccia
Tuna Nicoise salad topped with seared sesame crusted tuna and a red wine dressing
Lump crab cakes served with a kale salad and chilli garlic aioli
Hawaiin beef burgers with grilled pineapple and onions served with seasoned potato wedges
Starters
Cured salmon with pickled salad and dill creme friache
Vegetable gyozas with chilli soy sauce
Halloumi carrot and orange salad
Seared garlic scallops with a mint and pea puree
Goats cheese pear and walnut tartines
Loaded chilli nachos
Main
Chilli shrimp linguine with homemade olive focaccia
Miso tuna poke bowls with rainbow veggies and sticky rice
Sticky pulled beef bang bang noodles
Lobster tail surf and turf with sweet potato puree and local greens
Lemony chilli salmon & pomegranate summer tabbouleh
Beer battered fish tacos with picked slaw and garlic aioli
Dessert
White chocolate and raspberry baked cheesecake
Summer berry eton mess with homemade meringue
Tiramisu
Raspberry brulee
Mixed cheese board with homemade chutney selection
Homemade cinnamon sugar churros & dulce de leche

 

Additional Rate Information

7 Night Minimum, Inquire for less than 7 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.

XMAS/NEW YEAR’S: 7 nights over Christmas $29,500 and New Year’s flat rate $31,000 for 2-6 guests. 2022 and 2023 New Year’s charters must start December 27th or later.

EASTER, JULY 4th and THANKSGIVING Weeks are flat rate of $25,000 for 2-6 guests.

Embarkation 12PM / Disembarkation 12PM

Departs from St. Thomas, USVI unless otherwise requested.

Additional Rate Details:
Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations.

HALF-BOARD RATES: Discount of $150 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense. Also see Local Fare option below.

LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN: Discount of $75 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.

Additional Rate Information

Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)

Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)

Location Details: Based out of USVI, available for cruising BVI 2022-2023 season

Charter Rates Per Week

Rate Period Terms 2 Guests 3 Guests 4 Guests 5 Guests 6 Guests
Winter 2022 to 2023 Inclusive $23,000 $23,500 $24,000 $24,500 $25,000
Summer 2023 Inclusive $23,000 $23,500 $24,000 $24,500 $25,000

Additional Rate Information

7 Night Minimum, Inquire for less than 7 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.

XMAS/NEW YEAR’S: 7 nights over Christmas $29,500 and New Year’s flat rate $31,000 for 2-6 guests. 2022 and 2023 New Year’s charters must start December 27th or later.

EASTER, JULY 4th and THANKSGIVING Weeks are flat rate of $25,000 for 2-6 guests.

Embarkation 12PM / Disembarkation 12PM

Departs from St. Thomas, USVI unless otherwise requested.

Additional Rate Details:
Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations.

HALF-BOARD RATES: Discount of $150 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense. Also see Local Fare option below.

LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN: Discount of $75 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.

Location Details

Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)

Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)

Location Details: Based out of USVI, available for cruising BVI 2022-2023 season

James had his first sail in 2015 in Hartlepool U.K. where there is a small yacht club and regatta community of private boaters whom he crewed with for fun as a hobby. In 2017, James decided to quit his office job and become a professional Yacht Captain. Since then he has chartered and sailed on the eastern approaches of Costa Del Sol, the Aegean, the Ionian, the Adriatic, the Lycian coast of Turkey, the Windward and the Leeward isles of the Caribbean!

James loves exploring new places especially bay stops in secluded anchorages and is always looking to find the spots that magazines don’t tell you about! He has a passion for Free diving and Scuba Diving. James says the underwater world is full of amazing experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life!

Captain James loves to stay active and busy but also understands the need to relax. Chilling by the beach, having a drink at the bar and watching the beautiful sunset is a great way to recharge the mind!

Cara was born and raised in Edinburgh. Growing up traveling through Europe in a van with her parents, she always loved the idea of living on the road. After studied an arts degree she left Scotland to explore the globe. Moving to Australia and getting her first job in a kitchen there was no turning back, she began her journey cooking across the world. In 2017 starting her yachting career and qualifying as a Scuba Diving instructor in Honduras, sailing became her full-time life. Traveling across 60 countries, and sailing in some untouched and remote corners, including Tahiti and Fiji, the British Virgin Islands has always had her heart.

Cara passion for food sparked from creativity, adventure and culture. She loves to bring in elements of local culture, and produce into her dishes, and get creative with flavors, plating and table scaping! Cara is a nutritionist and loves to make sure her food is as equally nourishing as delicious, as well as making sure we are eating sustainably and protecting our planet. Her favorite thing about living and cooking on a yacht is that you can catch something fresh and get it straight on the grill, it doesn’t get much better than that. Spending every day on the water, whether it is above or below sea level, is what keeps that smile on her face! She’s now spent two seasons on the islands and doesn’t plan to leave anytime soon.

Title Name Nation Born Languages
Captain James Ellwood British 1993 English
Crew Cara Whiteman British

Captain

James Ellwood

Chef/Mate

Cara Whiteman

Accomodation

Electric Heads 3

Ammenities

Ac Full
Hair Dryer No
Generator 13.5KW ONAN
Water Maker 63.36 gallons / 60
Ice Maker Yes
Internet Onboard WIFI

Electronics

Sat Tv No
Ipod Yes

General

Length 49 ft
Pax 6
Cabins 3
Year Built 2021
Cruise Speed 7.5 kts
Guest Smoke Sugar scoops only
Children Allowed Yes

Leisure

Dinghy 12 Ft.
Dinghy Hp 40 HP
Adult W Skis No
Jet Skis No
Wave Run No
Knee Board 1
Stand Up Paddle 2
Wind Surf No
Gear Snorkel Yes
Tube Yes
Scurfer No
Wake Board Yes
1 Man Kayak No
2 Man Kayak No
Float Mats Yes
Games Beach Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Dive Info Diving with Cpt. Keith as a certified PADI Divemaster

All guests must be certified Open Water divers as a minimum and have dived within 39.37 ft prior to charter. Otherwise, a refresher course is required before diving (can be completed on board).

Koru carries the following scuba gear:
8 x 21.12 gallons aluminium tanks
4 x ScubaPro Level BCD's (6.56 ft 0.26 gallons 1 Sml)
4 x Scubapro Mk2 Regulators
4 x Scubapro Genesis SPG Console (depth, pressure, compass)
15.84 gallons of soft weights
Masks and Fins

Koru does not carry wetsuits or dive torches. These, along with additional tanks, BCD's, regulators, masks, fins etc can be rented at Client expense. Please liaise with your Captain to organise any rental gear required ahead of time Cpt will facilitate the rental and delivery of equipment to the boat prior to charter with a local dive shop. Alternately, guests can bring their own gear (so long as service history within 1 year provided).
Dive Costs SCUBA
Included on board at the below additional costs:

$60 per person per dive

$85 per person per night dive (torches and wetsuits not included)

Other Specs

Beam 25.85 Ft
Draft 4.43 Ft
Queen 3
Pref Pickup St. Thomas, USVI
Turn Around 48 Hour Turn, Inquire for 24 H
Builder Catana
Vcr Dvd Yes
Salon Stereo Yes
Board Games Yes
Cam Corder Yes
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock Yes
Deck Shower Yes
Bimini Yes
Special Diets Yes
Kosher Inq
B B Q Yes
Gay Charters Yes
Nude Charters Inq
Engines 2 x Yanmar 57HP 1 x Onan 13.5KW
Inverter Yes
Voltages 12V / 110V
Water Capacity 1000L / 250 gal
Dinghy Pax 6
Kids Skis No
Sea Bob No
Sea Scooter Yes
Kite Boarding Yes
Kite Boarding Details Enquire about rendezvous kite boarding otherwise experienced kite boarders may kite from the boat
Swim Platform Yes
Boarding Ladder Off Scoop Steps
Dinghy Sailing No
Fish Gear Type Trolling and Casting
Num Fish Rods 3
Under Water Cam Yes
Under Water Video Yes
Green Make Water Yes
Green Reuse Bottle Yes
Scuba Onboard Onboard
License Info Master
Num Divers 6
Showers 3
Tp In Heads Yes
Ac Night Yes
Ac Sur Charge No
Deep Sea Fish Yes
Other Toys 40" 4K Smart TV - Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and more subscriptions
Beach shade and rugs
Snorkel vests
Water guns
Volleyball, football
Assorted board games
UNO, Catan, Ticket to Ride, Monopoly DEAL, Yahtzee, Chess, Checkers, Jenga
Dice, Dominoes, Horse Racing, Cards etc
Heaps of other fun stuff, too much to list it all here

Koru comes equipped with every comfort needed for a world class sailing charter and boasts a huge amount of open space unrivaled by any cruising catamaran in its size range. Watch movies under the stars on the huge, cushioned foredeck, eat breakfast on the flybridge, lunch in the forward lounge and dinner as the sun sets in the spacious outdoor saloon. Three large queen sized staterooms each with separate dry heads and showers as well as walk around beds. Watch the kids wakeboard with your toes in the water sipping on cocktails on the integrated swim platform. Sail in style with a large square topped main, self-tacking jib and a 90 sqm Code 0 for light air conditions.

Toys and activities on board include:
– 2 x Navbow Sublue Underwater Scooters
– 2 x Inflatable SUP’s
– Wakeboard
– Kneeboard
– 2 person tube
– Bote inflatable dock
– Noodles and other assorted water toys

Fishing
– 50lb Shimano 2-speed trolling reel and rod
– 30lb Shiman 2-speed trolling reel and rod
– Penn Spinmaster casting rod
– Assorted lures, jigs and tackle on board
– Lobster gear

Breakfast
Zucchini corn fritters topped with an egg, bacon, and an avocado lime sauce
Caramelized bacon stuffed French toast topped with fresh berries and whipped cream
Middle Eastern inspired Shakshuka featuring baked eggs, fresh veggies, and feta cheese topped with local microgreens
Huevos rancheros featuring a spicy black bean spread, fresh salsa, cotija cheese and a fried egg on top of a crispy corn tostada
Southern style butter biscuits and sausage gravy
Fresh bagel bar served with smoked salmon, prosciutto, assorted vegetables and cream cheese
Eggs florentine featuring poached eggs, ham and sauteed spinach on top of an english muffin with home made hollandaise sauce
Lunch 
Crispy beer battered Mahi Mahi tacos topped with a Caribbean mango slaw
Sushi bowls featuring fresh tuna, jasmine rice, pickled cabbage, and seaweed salad served with a ginger dressing and spicy mayo
Filipino pork and pineapple adobo over a bed of steamed rice
Coconut fried shrimp Caesar salad served with homemade dressing, bacon, and homemade focaccia
Tuna Nicoise salad topped with seared sesame crusted tuna and a red wine dressing
Lump crab cakes served with a kale salad and chilli garlic aioli
Hawaiin beef burgers with grilled pineapple and onions served with seasoned potato wedges
Starters
Cured salmon with pickled salad and dill creme friache
Vegetable gyozas with chilli soy sauce
Halloumi carrot and orange salad
Seared garlic scallops with a mint and pea puree
Goats cheese pear and walnut tartines
Loaded chilli nachos
Main
Chilli shrimp linguine with homemade olive focaccia
Miso tuna poke bowls with rainbow veggies and sticky rice
Sticky pulled beef bang bang noodles
Lobster tail surf and turf with sweet potato puree and local greens
Lemony chilli salmon & pomegranate summer tabbouleh
Beer battered fish tacos with picked slaw and garlic aioli
Dessert
White chocolate and raspberry baked cheesecake
Summer berry eton mess with homemade meringue
Tiramisu
Raspberry brulee
Mixed cheese board with homemade chutney selection
Homemade cinnamon sugar churros & dulce de leche

 

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