Catamaran Altesse

Catamaran Altesse is a 2013, 56' Lagoon catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI and USVI. She features a fly-bridge deck, on-board diving for certified guests and accommodations for up to 8 guests in 1 Master Queen Suite plus 3 Queen cabins. Catamaran Altesse is a Carefree Yacht Charters mid-range, luxury option for families, couples, divers, or special occasions.

Noteworthy Details: Captain Stefan and Chef Chloe took the award for "Runner up, Best Catamaran over 56 feet" at the November 2019 crewed charter yacht show in the BVI!

Rates from $23,000 to $28,000. View availability and rate details.

Contact Us

To learn more about this crew or for further details about ALTESSE, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281, toll free at (888) 670-6884 or fill out our Quick Request Form.

What Our Carefree Clients Said About Us

A family that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse for Christmas, 2018 said: Hi Lynne, We can’t thank you enough for all that you did to ensure that our vacation on Altesse was nothing short of AMAZING! Your quick responses to any of our questions, your guidance on selecting the best boat for our family, and your helpfulness in the entire charter process. It was truly a trip of a lifetime! Thank you for everything Lynne…it couldn’t have been more perfect! Cheryl K., Illinois




Season Passengers
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Summer 2020 $23,000.00 $23,500.00 $24,000.00 $24,500.00 $25,000.00 $26,000.00 $27,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2020 to 2021 $24,000.00 $24,500.00 $25,000.00 $25,500.00 $26,000.00 $27,000.00 $28,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2021 $24,000.00 $24,500.00 $25,000.00 $25,500.00 $26,000.00 $27,000.00 $28,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2021 to 2022 $24,000.00 $24,500.00 $25,000.00 $25,500.00 $26,000.00 $27,000.00 $28,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Price Details

USVI pick-ups &/or drop-offs: Plus $400 each way (Note: Delivery fee waived for July, 2019 charters) Christmas / New Years: 6 guests: US$31,500 and 7 or 8 guests: US$33,500 No Sleep-Aboards Please Charters outside the Virgins: Regardless of whether or not a vessel may or may not include taxes in the vessel's listed charter fees for Virgin Islands charters, in general, no fees, port dues, nor taxes are included in the charter fee for any charter outside the Virgin Islands unless otherwise agreed.


To find the best dates for your charter, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281, toll free at (888) 670-6884 or fill out our Quick Request Form.


Highlighted dates are booked, on hold, or unavailable. We may be able to challenge the dates on hold. Please contact us for details. All other dates not highlighted are available. You can use the arrow icons to navigate through the months.


Dates Color Key

If no color is noted on calendar or in the detailed list below, the dates are available for your charter. Dates can change quickly, so please contact us as soon as possible to begin booking your charter. Highlighted colors mean:

  • Booked (Booked by another client group already)
  • Hold (Held by another client group, not yet booked, and can be challenged)
  • Unavailable (Blocked out by the Owner and unavailable to challenge)


  • Location Details: Based BVI Legal to pick up in the BVI USVI pick-ups &/or drop-offs: Plus $400 each way (Delivery fee waived for July, 2019 charters!) Please Note: NO Red Hook drop-offs until the Cruz Bay Customs House reopens
  • Summer Base Port: BVI
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Winter Base Port: BVI
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Preferred Pickups: Nanny Cay, Trellis Bay
  • Other Pickups: Red Hook, StJ
  • Turnaround: 48 hours firm

Reviews from our Carefree Clients

A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse in April, 2019 said:

Hi Lynne,

We had an excellent trip! Both Altesse and At Home in the Tropics were fabulous. Thanks again for all your help. I'm happy to provide my thoughts about the charter.

As usual, we had a top notch trip with Altesse and Richard and Sarah. They are excellent hosts and it shows in how pristine they keep Altesse and everything associated with their voyages. They are easy to communicate with and they keep all the preference information in mind when preparing for trips. Richard is a great captain - always keeping the sailing enjoyable and finding anchorages and moorings where others can't (it pays to know people!). Sarah starts the morning with ideas for each day that we could choose from and with this being our second cruise they took us to amazing new spots and some favorites as well. The cuisine was amazing. We had a huge variety of food, tailored to our tastes with something different to experience each day. Sarah's presentations are always elegant. Sarah and Richard provide the perfect experience - joining in with our group on many occasions for hikes or island exploration and also giving us many ideas for things to enjoy on our own.

I can't say enough about the ease and experience of Carefree Charter services. Everything was a breeze, from booking the catamaran (with great suggestions from Lynne) to getting information on island accommodations and a variety of excursions (fishing, tours, etc.). Lynne was always available and very responsive to any request. She is also very knowledgeable about the vessels, the crews, the islands, etc. which made for a great experience. Information on the booking and payments was excellent, making it easy for us to navigate our group through the process.

Thanks again for making our second BVI trip a great success!!

Lynne B., Louisiana

A family that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse for Christmas, 2018 said:

Hi Lynne,

We can't thank you enough for all that you did to ensure that our vacation on Altesse was nothing short of AMAZING! Your quick responses to any of our questions, your guidance on selecting the best boat for our family, and your helpfulness in the entire charter process. It was truly a trip of a lifetime!

Altesse is a beautiful boat - impeccable and had everything we could have ever wanted - the champagne deck is awesome! But what really made the trip for us were Rich and Sarah. We cannot say enough about them - Rich was an excellent captain and always made sure we moored in just the perfect spots to watch the sunsets. He is so knowledgeable on all of the islands and shared many fun and interesting stories about the BVI. He and Sarah created the perfect itinerary for our family ensuring that we could experience as much of the BVI as possible in our 7 day charter. They made us feel at home immediately and pampered us the entire time. One of the major highlights of the trip was Sarah's extraordinary cooking - we looked forward to every meal! I don't think we have ever had such delicious food - and the presentations were incredible - so beautiful that we felt a little guilty digging in! I don't know how you could ever find a more thoughtful and engaging crew. We all said we would like to return to Altesse with Rich and Sarah next year. They gave us the perfect Christmas!

Thank you for everything Lynne - it couldn't have been more perfect!

Cheryl K., Illinois

A family that we booked aboard for Altesse for 11 nights in June, 2018 shared their Altesse guest book entry with us. As they told us on a glowing follow up call regarding their experience, they felt this entry truly said it all:

After reading the Altesse guest book, every conceivable glowing adjective and positive comment has been previously stated. We ditto all those comments.

We are only left with creating our own Altesse Customer Survey:

Hospitality & Service: 10 Stars

Suites & Accommodations: 10 Stars

Leisure & Water Sports: 10 Stars

Food & Beverage: 10 Stars

Overall Experience: 10 Stars

Rich & Sarah Bowman: 100 Stars

Thank you Rich & Sarah for sharing your home with us for a magical 11 day experience. The Altesse is a beautiful yacht but Rich and Sarah transform it into a luxury resort and truly royal holiday we will never forget. You have exceeded every expectation, your dedication to excellence is stunning, and your taste, style, and service is impeccable. We would love to reciprocate in the future and share our homes in Virginia and Florida with you. Warmest Regards,

Bart & Lynn W., Virginia


Stefan & Chloe: Sailing, working and loving together since 2007

Chloe and Stefan were liveaboard cruisers (sailing in the Pacific, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean and Caribbean) long before they started to run crewed charters in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015.

Captain Stefan (MScEng, RYA Yachtmaster, PADI Dive Instructor) was born in Berlin, Germany, and developed a love of the wind and sea as a teenager, sailing his first dingy at age 16 and is a keen surfer, kitesurfer and freediver. He got his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, which led
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Cabins & Amenities


Accomodation Details

Altesse is accommodate 8 guests in 1 master queen cabin, 2 VIP queen size cabins, and an amidships suite with upper & lower single berths, much loved by kids.

Guest Cabins

  • Max Guests: 8
  • Total Cabins: 4
  • King Cabins: 0
  • Queen Cabins: 3
  • Double Cabins: 0
  • Single Cabins: 0
  • Twin Cabins: 1
  • Pullman Cabins: 0
  • Showers: 4
  • Heads: 4
  • Electric Heads: 4


  • AC: Full
  • Voltages: 220v
  • Hairdryer: Yes
  • Water Capacity: 254 gals
  • Water Maker: Yes
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Other Amenities:
    Dining table on Flybridge
    BBQ on flybridge and cockpit
    Custom built "champagne deck" - large multi-person sunbed to rear of cockpit
  • Specifications

    • Size: 56 feet
    • Builder: Lagoon
    • Year Built: 2013
    • Refit: 2019
    • Beam: 31
    • Draft: 5


  • Kids okay: Yes
  • Minimum Age of Kids: 5 - Swimmers only pls
  • Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
  • iPod/Device Hookups: Yes
  • Salon Stereo: Yes
  • Salon TV/DVD: Yes
  • Sat TV: No
  • Board Games: 0
  • Special Diets: Yes
  • Kosher: Inq
  • # Dine In: 8
  • BBQ: Yes
  • Crew Smokes: No
  • Guest Smoke: Transoms only pls
  • On-board Water Sports and Diving


    Included in the charter price:

    1. PADI Scuba instructor guiding all dives and executing all courses

    2. Up to 6 dives per week (maximum 2 dives per day) for up to 4 certified scuba divers, including a mandatory refresher dive for those who

    • License: Instructor
    • Costs: Resort courses and referral certifications included!
    • Number of Dives: 6/week
    • Tanks: 10
    • BCs: 4
    • Regulators: 4
    • Resort Course: Included!
    • Full Course: Referral included
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Onboard
    • Wet Suits: 0
    • Dive Lights: 18
    • Night Dives: 7

    On-board Water Sports

    • Dinghy: 14.5
    • Dinghy Horsepower: 70
    • Dinghy Pax: 8
    • Water Skis: Yes (Adult) Yes (Kids)
    • Wake Board: Yes
    • Tube: Yes
    • Knee Board: Yes
    • Snorkel Gear: 12
    • Underwater Camera: Yes
    • Kayak: 0 (1 Man) 1 (2 Man)
    • Stand Up Paddle Boards: 3
    • Floating Mats: No
    • Beach Games: 0
    • Jetskis: No
    • Other Toys: 8 person floating sun island
      Gym gear