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, award winning crew, 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 choice for families, couples, divers, foodies or special occasions.

Here's what Rich & Sarah told Carefree Yacht Charters about their general service style on Altesse: "Our whole aim is to give people their best vacation ever and I'm delighted to say that we nearly always achieve this. What that means in practice is different for different groups and working out what will make the difference for those on board is what motivates us. It might be surprising someone with a bottle of champagne delivered on a beautiful beach, or finding a hidden track that leads to the best view of the island or simply making someone's favourite dish on their birthday. We love to spend time with our guests and swap stories and experiences, but we also understand that it is your vacation and a big part of it is often spending time with the people you travelled with, so we aim to make sure all the details are in place to allow you to have the time and space to make unforgettable memories with your loved ones."

Noteworthy Details: Captain Rich and Chef Sarah of Catamaran Altesse won Runner Up for Best Catamaran under 57' at the 2016 BVI crewed charter yacht show!

Rates from $23,000 to $27,000. 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




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.


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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 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
  • Other Pickups: Red Hook, StJ
  • Turnaround: 48 hours firm


Season Passengers
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Winter 2018 to 2019 $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

Price Details

USVI pick-ups &/or drop-offs: Plus $400 each way (Note: NO Red Hook drop-offs until the Cruz Bay Customs House reopens) Christmas / New Years: 6 guests: US$30,000 and 7 or 8 guests: US$32,000 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.


Sarah and Richard are highly experienced, award winning charter crew who have completed more than 100 charters in the BVI and been presented with an award for Crew of the Year in 2012. Even more important than that their clients love them and want to keep sailing with this professional, enthusiastic and dedicated couple.

Richard is an accomplished yacht captain, sailor and divemaster. He has sailed extensively in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, but has developed an in-depth knowledge of the BVI, allowing him to adapt the charter to suit the guests on board and show them
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Cabins & Amenities


Accomodation Details

Altesse offers 4 queen bed ensuite guest suites or 3 queen bed guest suites and an ensuite bunk cabin, much loved by kids.

Guest Cabins

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


  • AC: Full
  • Voltages: 220v
  • Hairdryer: Yes
  • Water Capacity: 254 gals
  • 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
    • Beam: 31
    • Draft: 5


  • Kids okay: Yes
  • Minimum Age of Kids: 5
  • 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: 0
  • # Dine In: 8
  • BBQ: Yes
  • Crew Smokes: No
  • Guest Smoke: Transoms only pls
  • On-board Water Sports and Diving


    Altesse offers 2 complimentary dives for up to 4 guests including all equipment (but not wetsuits) in a week long charter

    • License: Master
    • Number of Dives: 2/week
    • Tanks: 4
    • BCs: 4
    • Regulators: 4
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Not Onboard
    • Wet Suits: 0
    • Dive Lights: 0
    • Night Dives: 0

    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: 0
    • Kayak: 0 (1 Man) 1 (2 Man)
    • Stand Up Paddle Boards: 0
    • Floating Mats: No
    • Beach Games: 0
    • Fishing Gear: Yes
    • Gear Type: light
    • Jetskis: 0
    • Other Toys: 2 Stand-up Paddleboards
      8 person floating sun island

    Reviews from our Carefree Clients

    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 fol

    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

    A group of couples that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse in March, 2018 said:

    We had a really great time and loved the boat.

    Sarah and Richard were great hosts, delivering a boat in excellent condition and wonderful experiences, drinks and meals all week. We were fortunate to have great weather but did experience some huge swells coming in from the north that meant we had to adapt our itinerary on the fly but they were able to hit all the spots we wanted and keep in calm waters for virtually the entire trip. There were a few good sailing days and I actually got to spend a fair amount of time at the helm, which was amazing and unexpected.

    We were able to find a last minute replacement for Ross and Saskia. Our friend Jolyon, who we picked up at Norman Island on Monday. This was accommodated seamlessly and very much appreciated. One final comment - my wife signed her first book deal while on board and unprompted, Sarah produced a lovely celebration to mark the occasion, which my wife Kristine loved.

    All in all, a fantastic week. It's not easy to please 7 fairly different people but they did. While being very gracious and accommodating, Sarah and Richard run a tight ship (a good thing). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

    Thanks for your help in setting it all up.

    A. Robinson, New York

    A family that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse in June, 2017 copied us in on this email to the crew:

    We had an awesome time with you guys!! Anna said it was her best trip EVER and we've tripped around quite a bit!!! The two of you are the ULTIMATE charter Captains!!! I can't imagine anyone being any better. Sarah, you are so incredibly capable of all you undertake. Rich, you're the Ultimate Captain- you were BORN to do this. The vessel was in absolutely perfect condition in every way both aesthetically and functionally. Altesse is ideal for its mission. She's awesome! You guys were so attentive to us, always thinking of ways to make it great for us. P.S. : If you ever need a referral for any reason, send them to me!

    Steve S., Florida