LAGOON 450 GYPSY PRINCESS - Biff and Amy are a multiple-award winning crew, and also known, around the BVI, as the most fantastic hosts. We could not recommend them more highly for chartering there. They are now the crew of a lovely Lagoon 450, GYPSY PRINCESS.
Since the November BVI Boat Show, Gypsy Princess has completed the last of the projects in her extensive refit. Captain Biff & Amy have overseen the development of Gypsy Princess, to a high spec'd crewed charter dream!
NEW for this season on Lagoon 450 GIPSY PRINCESS:
Water maker with mineraliser and chiller, so fresh, cold drinking water is always available from our new cockpit faucet.
Generator, so we can all enjoy A/C at whatever temperature we want.
Entertainment system with 'zoned' speakers in the salon, cockpit, helm & now in the forward cockpit.
40hp tender, powerful enough to offer tow sports enhanced by Biff's careful instructions.
Water sports toys including 2x inflatable SUP, wake board & kids & adults waterskis, masks & snorkels.
Bean to Cup coffee machine, low on waste, high on taste!
Cabin linens & outdoor cushions for your ultimate comfort!
All new mast & rigging with beautiful blue or white mast & deck lights.
And much, much more
Lagoon 450 Gypsy Princess is sustainability conscious and we admire their great efforts to keep their charters green and to protect the environment. The latest addition to these efforts is: high quality eco, bamboo linens for all cabins.
The catamaran can accommodate up to 6 guests in three en suite queen cabins and is available for charters in the British Virgin Islands.
Catamaran Lagoon 450 GYPSY PRINCESS: The Sustainable Yacht Charter
GYPSY PRINCESS crew continue in their efforts to be as eco & socially minded. Here are few words from the team, Amy and Biff:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
We invite our guests to beautiful British Virgin Islands, the area that we call home and want to keep it as beautiful as it is for many generations to come.
Here are just a few of the initiatives we are practising to reduce our impact on this amazing part of the world.
• Reduce our waste.
We supply re-usable water bottles for all guests to use aboard & take home.
We purchase marine friendly cleaning & personal hygiene products in bulk and refill.
We collect all our organic waste and pass it onto local farms for their compost efforts.
• Reuse what we can.
Glass jars, yoghurt pots etc are re-used for many applications aboard.
Old towels & linens are passed on to local animal charities for reuse.
• Recycle glass, aluminium & plastics.
Recycling is slowly becoming easier in the BVI. We have been recycling glass & aluminium for a few years now and we can now recycle plastic also!
• Support local business & charity.
We give unused food from charters to Family Support Network to distribute to those in need in the BVI.
We purchase as much produce from local farms and businesses as we can, to support the local economy and reduce our carbon footprint. For the 2017/18 & 19 charter seasons we pledged to give a percentage of our gratuities to grassroots charities supporting the redevelopment of the territory after Hurricanes Irma & Maria in Sept '17.
For season 2020/21 we pledge to give one day of our time to local charities & initiatives for every charter we do.
• Association of Reef Keepers.
We have linked with ARK BVI to help monitor the health of the marine life from corals to turtles in the BVI. We have assisted with tagging & data collection of the turtle population here in the BVI, there are now two turtles which we have named Gypsy & Princess living on Peter Island. If you are interested in a day helping ARK during your vacation please ask us about how we can fit this in.
• How YOU can make a difference?
With the help of the CYS & Pack for a Purpose you, our future guests, can help those in need in the BVI. Whether children, families or animals there is a project you can help with if you just have a small amount of space in your luggage.
WINTER & SUMMER RATES 2022/2023 - Caribbean Virgin Islands.
Weekly charter rate: $15,200 (2 passengers)
Weekly charter rate: $16,200 (3 passengers)
Weekly charter rate: $17,200 (4 passengers)
Weekly charter rate: $17,700 (5 passengers)
Weekly charter rate: $18,200(6 passengers)
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR WEEKLY CHARTER RATE:
Christmas 1-6 guests: $25,000 - 7 night minimum, full-board option only. No specials apply. (Charter must end no later than the 26 December.)
New Year 1-6 guests: $25,000- 7 night minimum, full-board option only. No specials apply. (charter cannot begin earlier than 27 December.)
HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners OR all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners.
Remaining meals and associated beverages to be taken ashore at guest expense.
Weekly charter rate: $14,900 (2 passengers)
Weekly charter rate: $14,950 (3 passengers)
Weekly charter rate: $15,750 (4 passengers)
Weekly charter rate: $16,950 (5 passengers)
Weekly charter rate: $17,300(6 passengers)
Prices include: All services, food and standard bar, all water sport activities, taxes and cruising licence fees.
Extra costs are: vintage wines, champagne, special requests, dockage, harbour dues, onboard communications, airport transfers and crew gratuity.
CYBA/MYBA terms will apply.
Payment conditions: 50% of the charter rate within 7 days of signing the charter agreement, remaining 50% plus VAT, at least 5 weeks before the beginning of the charter.
Amy & Biff have been sailing together since 2003 when they first met on a beach in Greece. They were supposed to meet at the ferry port of sleepy Porto Heli but Biff forgot to pick Amy up and she found him instead at the bar on the beach, entertaining his guests! That was the start of something special and they have worked, lived & sailed together ever since. Having always worked in the marine tourist industry they love meeting strangers who at the end of their vacation leave as friends!
Captain Biff learned to sail at the Cub Scouts at a tender age and was hooked! As soon as he was old enough to teach sailing he packed his bags & found his way to the Mediterranean coast of France to start his first overseas instructor job. Working his way around France and Spain he finally settled down in Greece running his own sailing school on the chic Greek Riviera. Cold winters of Europe called him to work in Kenya briefly before settling in the BVI’s running luxury charters in warm waters!
Having learned to cook at the age of 9 so she could watch ‘neighbours’ (Aussie Soap) on TV, Amy added windsurfing & then sailing to her interests after finishing university in order to travel. First working in Turkey, Italy & France Amy finally moved to Greece & met Biff. Wherever she travels she picks up local recipes and cooking techniques, which she refined at the renowned Ashburton & River Cottage cookery schools, both in Devon, UK. Fresh, seasonal & local produce are her favourite ingredients put together in a fusion of worldwide flavours for all to enjoy!
Between them, Amy & Biff have the experience & knowledge to steer you a course to a truly memorable vacation. With their water sports background they are able to teach even the most reluctant swimmers, sailors, paddle boarders to confidently make the most of their time on the water regardless of age. Their years working in family orientated resorts in Europe also lend them to be dab hands at arranging fun and relaxing family charters. Known for their flexibility & competence, your wish is their command.
Following the passing of Hurricanes Irma & Maria, this year, Biff and Amy have pledged to give 50% of their gratuities to grass roots BVI charities in support of the recovery in the Virgin Islands. PAW (Promoting Animal Welfare) Adopt A Roof, Free Food For Kids & the Plant a Tree Initiative