- Guests 6
- Cabins 3
- Model Cat
- Year Built 2020
Charter Rates Per Week
|Rate Period||Terms||2 Guests||3 Guests||4 Guests||5 Guests||6 Guests|
|Winter 2022 to 2023||Inclusive||$23,000||$24,000||$25,000||$26,000||$27,000|
|Winter 2023 to 2024||Inclusive||$23,000||$24,000||$25,000||$26,000||$27,000|
Additional Rate Information
This vessel is legal to conduct charters in the BVI
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 3, inquire for less
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost.
Charter Fee include BVI Cruising Permit only. Charter guests will be responsible for entry and exit fees to the BVI.
SLEEP ABOARD: Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $500.00 per cabin, per night with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes boarding after 4pm & light breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense. Please select option upon booking. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year’s weeks.
HALF BOARD MEAL PLAN Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches & 4 dinners ashore at client expense.
2@$22,700 | 3@$23,550 | 4@$24,400 | 5@$25,250 | 6@$26,100
LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2@$22,850 | 3@$23,775 | 4@$24,700 | 5@$25,625 | 6@$26,550
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum
CHRISTMAS: 1-6 guests @ $32,000 must end on 12/26 or earlier
NEW YEARS: 1-6 guests @ $34,000 may not start prior to 12/27
BVI pickup at Village Cay in Road Town
**For BVI charters, guests pay their entrance into BVI and boat pays the cruising permit. Boat will pay for the BVI boat fishing license, but guests would be responsible to get their own personal license if they want to fish
Captain Only Rates: CAPTAIN ONLY: 1-6 guests $17,500 plus all expenses.
Includes: Captain, linens/towels/ dishes, flatware, cookware & toys.
Excludes: fuel, water, customs, food, liquor, ice, trash, mooring and dock fees & gratuity.
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Windwards, Caribbean Virgin Islands (US)
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Location Details: Charter Fee includes BVI Cruising Permit only. Charter guests will be responsible for entry and exit fees to the BVI.
If ever a couple was built for the close-quarters intimacy of full-time cruising, it’s Kevin and
Elizabeth King. These Leopard 50 owners have walked through life side-by-side since infancy.
“Elizabeth and I met in church in Fort Smith, Arkansas, when we were about two-years-old,”
says Kevin. “Our families were close. We went to church together, and our fathers eventually
became business partners. Elizabeth and I even have the same birthday – day, month and
After attending the University of Arkansas and working for their families’ telecom company, the
energetic, ambitious couple decided to go into business for themselves. They did so in their
usual way, together and full throttle.
“In 2005, we decided to start our own real estate brokerage,” says Kevin. “It took off like mad.
With Elizabeth’s marketing skills and my sales and recruiting experience, everything just
exploded. We became the number one volume real estate office in our region in just our third
Of course, that success came at a price. As much as they loved their work, Kevin and Elizabeth
knew they needed both a way to occasionally escape the demands of entrepreneurship and a
plan for their long-term future, i.e., retirement.
As it turns out, there was a one-word answer for both: Sailing.
“Elizabeth came up with an idea to go sailing,” says Kevin. She found a crewed charter in the
BVI, and we went and absolutely loved it.”
Loved it a lot.
Kevin, who never goes along for the ride, spent much of that first cruise learning the basics of
sailing from the crew. Over the next three years, the Kings immersed themselves in their new
passion. They took ASA courses and went on more cruises. Kevin even volunteered to crew on
passages up and down the East Coast.
The couple was pleasantly surprised by the welcome and support they received from their
“The sailing community is made up of a lot of good, caring people,” says Kevin. “They’re
like-minded. They enjoy sailing, obviously, but they also enjoy the sense of community and
helping others. It’s amazing how quickly you can make friends even during a pandemic.”
In 2019, the Kings put their seamanship to a life-changing test. They successfully crossed the
Atlantic via the Azores with their three kids on a friend’s Leopard 45. The trip sealed their
decision to go full-time and validated their 2018 decision to purchase a Leopard 50.
Kevin and Elizabeth took delivery of their 50 earlier this year and say it checks every box on
their design and performance list.
“We liked the Leopard a lot because of the forward hatch and the forward seating area,” says
Kevin. “We love the flybridge, too. The heavy displacement is important to us. The boat is solid,
like a tank. We’ve been in some pretty high winds being offshore, and it handles great. We’ve
never felt unsafe with the Leopard. Taking the option of the larger engine was a good call. We
use that added power a lot coming in and out of some inlets in Florida.”
The Kings’ Leopard, Southern Charm, is now pretty much home for Kevin, Elizabeth and their
daughter, who is finishing up high school remotely from the Leopard’s lounge area. While the
couple must occasionally spend time in Fort Smith as they wrap up the sale of their business,
they hurry back to Southern Charm as soon as possible.
The COVID pandemic has had a mixed impact on the King’s new-boat experience. On the
downside, the couple was forced to cancel a planned maiden cruise to the Bahamas, a cruise
to Acadia National Park in Maine, and visits by friends and family. But the corona-caused
acceptance of remote meeting options reduced the need for those trips back to Arkansas.
Once the all-clear sounds, the Kings would like to explore the Bahamas and circumnavigate
the world. Closer in, they look forward to introducing their friends and family to Southern
Charm and the world of sailing.
“Fort Smith is a border town with the Arkansas River wrapping around half of it, “ says Kevin.
“We have lakes all around the city, so lots of our friends grew up skiing and wakeboarding and
all that kind of stuff, but nobody’s really been on a big sailboat.”
The couple also plans to offer crewed cruises on Southern Charm. Kevin says they might do
ten or fifteen cruises a year, “just enough to cover some of our cruising costs.” And scratch
their entrepreneurial itch, no doubt.
When exactly all this might happen is still up in the air, given the continued health concerns.
And that’s fine with the Kings.
“We’ve kind of quit planning with COVID,” says Elizabeth. “We have a general idea of what
we’re going to do, and then we’re just pretty loosey-goosey from there.”
Adds Kevin: “We were on a treadmill with work for a long time. We want to spend some quality
time enjoying the slow route. Not hurrying on an agenda to get anywhere, but enjoying the
places we visit and taking the time to meet locals and enjoy the local food, and get to know
people a little bit instead of hurrying to get the next spot.”
One thing is certain, even in these crazy times. Whatever the future holds for Kevin and
Elizabeth, they’ll experience it hand-in-hand.
** Crew cannot accommodate full vegan diets **
*****CREW ARE FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19*****
-Please note the onboard WIFI is USVI only. WIFI is via Starlink.
-4 zone premium audio system w/ Bluetooth connectivity.
-universal plugs with additional plug-ins and USB connections beside each bed.
-Linen sheets and pillow cases with super-lightweight down comforters for the ultimate in sleep comfort.
-Individually controlled thermostat in each berth.
-High-end “Molten Brown” bath gel, shampoo, conditioner as well as hand soap and lotion.
-Dimmable cabin lights and individual reading lights.
-Lightweight “Turkish Towels” provided for guests beach towels in addition to all bath linens
-Guest Smokes: no
Southern Charm features 4 different social gathering areas which include the forward cockpit seating area, the Sky lounge the aft cockpit and salon area. Guests will enjoy the ability to sit with friends, family and guests in an area that accommodates 12 people at a time or a cozy 3-4 people for a more private setting. All cabins feature oversized queen beds with added comfort topper with high quality linen sheets. Each cabin has its own private head, bathroom with toilet (head), sink and walk-in shower with platseak comfort, non-slip flooring. Cabins also include a closet and drawers for storage.
All breakfasts served with fresh fruit, assorted juices, and your choice of cafe style coffee’s.
Artichoke and Ham Strata
Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich with Avocado Aioli Pan Fried Italian Breakfast Gnocchi
Crispy Breakfast Potatoes with Chili Garlic Oil and Herbs Captain Kevin’s Made To Order Omelettes Mushroom and Brie Strata
Traditional Eggs Benedict
Creamy Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Bacon, and Fluffy Pancakes
Maple Bacon Brioche French Toast Margarita Frittata
Sweet or Savory Crepes
Mexican Cobb Salad with Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette Tuna Poke Bowl
Cheese Burger in Paradise
Classic Niçose Salad
Caribbean Roti with Mango Chutney
Ahi Tuna Nachos
Mahi Reuben Sandwich
Chicken Caesar Salad Pasta
Bang Bang Mahi Tacos
Summer Salmon Salad
Baked Brie Crostini
Anti Pasta Tray Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice Stuffed Mushrooms Crostini Blistered Shisito Peppers Buffalo Cauliflower
Coconut Crusted Mahi with Pina Coloda Sauce Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Salsa BBQ Pork Sliders
Tippee’s Crab Cakes with with Maque Choux Perfect Pork Tenderloin Medallions Chilean Sea Bass
Maple Bourbon Braised Short Ribs Southern Charm Shrimp & Grits
Salmon Skewers with Herbed Viniagrette
Surf and Turf
Captains Creme Brûlée Bananas Foster Southern Banana Pudding Rum Cake
Homemade Ice Cream
Grilled Pineapple with Buttery Rum Glaze
Affagato Poundcake with Strawberries Key Lime Pie Chocolate Mousse Lemon Posset
Assorted Dessert Cocktails
GIN: Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire TEQUILLA: Milagro, Jose Cuervo RUM: Cruzan and Mt Gay Rum
BOURBON: Bulleit CHAMPAGNE: La Marca, Prosecco
WINES: Mid Range Red and White wines on request Wide range of juices and mixers
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