Catamaran Gambit

Catamaran Gambit is a 2008, 50’ Lagoon catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI and USVI. She features accommodations for up to 8 guests in 4 Queen cabins or 3 Queen cabins plus 1 upper/lower Twin cabin. Catamaran Gambit is a Carefree Yacht Charters affordable pick for families, couples, divers or special occasions.

Here's what Doug & Val told Carefree Yacht Charters about life and charters on Gambit: "Living aboard Gambit, and the experience we offer charter guests, is a life style choice, as opposed to a job. We have no real retirement plans, no home base elsewhere. What we strive to achieve with each and every charter, is an extension of that freedom for their week aboard."

Noteworthy Details: Gambit and her crew of Doug and Val took the award for "Runner Up for Best Multihull Under 57 Feet" at the November, 2018 crewed charter yacht show in the BVI.

Rates from $15,300 to $23,500. View availability and rate details.

Contact Us

To learn more about this crew or for further details about GAMBIT, 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 50' Catamaran Gambit for Thanksgiving 2018 said: Lynne, Thank you for working what was magic in your pairing our family with Gambit for our recent Thanksgiving charter. The charter far exceeded our expectations...and that is saying something coming from 14 and 16 year old high school students !!! We would highly recommend (and already have !!!!) not only your knowledge of the charter industry and professionalism, but specifically the charter yacht Gambit and Doug and Val Fairfield to anyone who is seeking an “Over the Top” vacation of a lifetime. Sincerely, Hays O., Louisiana

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Availability

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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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)

Locations

  • Location Details: Based in the BVI - November 2018 to 4 July 2019 (5- 11 July 2019 relocating to The Grenadines) Based in the Grenadines 12 July to 31 August 2019. Please enquire for any other bookings after this period. NOTE: Charters should be booked North to So
  • Summer Base Port: Virgin Islands/Grenadines
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
  • Winter Base Port: Virgin Islands
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Preferred Pickups: Red Hook, St Thomas
  • Other Pickups: BVI
  • Turnaround: 24 hrs

Rates

Season Passengers
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Summer 2018 $15,300.00 $15,950.00 $16,600.00 $17,500.00 $18,400.00 $19,600.00 $20,750.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2018 to 2019 $16,500.00 $17,250.00 $18,000.00 $18,750.00 $19,500.00 $22,000.00 $23,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2019 $16,500.00 $17,250.00 $18,000.00 $18,750.00 $19,500.00 $22,000.00 $23,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Price Details

***BVI Cruising Permits/Licenses included for For the Winter 2018/19 and Summer 2019 NOTE: 8 Pax Rate is based on 3 Queen cabins and 1 upper/lower bunk cabin Summer 2018 For 8 pax charters - guests may request 4 Queen cabins at a rate of $22,000 Winter 2018/19 & Summer 2019 For 8 pax charters - guests may request 4 Queen cabins at a rate of $23,500 Half Board Rates For half-board please deduct $150 per person off the seasonal rate. Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, other meals ashore at client expense. (Not available for Christmas/New Years) GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights 8 days. For short charters please use the divide-by-6 rule for less than 6 nights. CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS: Christmas 2018 1-8 pax: $20,000 5 night Christmas rate for use of 3 Queens and 1 Twin New Year 2018/19 1-8 pax: $28,200 7 night minimum Christmas charters must end no later than the 28th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 29th December Please inquire for any delivery fees for "down island" charters.

Crew

YOUR SKIPPER AND HOSTESS

To ease you into life at a slower pace are Doug and Val Fairfield, an English speaking, husband and wife team from South Africa, with many years combined cruising, travel and charter experience.

Doug holds a Yachtmaster Offshore Qualification, reinforced with many ocean crossings and coastal voyages, not least those accomplished with his family aboard. Doug started sailing in his mid twenties, based off the east coast of South Africa, where sailing and weather conditions are notoriously unpredictable and the coastline hazardous. Having grown up on the ocean with
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Cabins & Amenities

GAMBIT Layout

Accomodation Details

Gambit offers sleeping accommodations in 3 queen size cabins and 1 twin bunk room. All offer AC and ensuite head and shower.
NOTE: If charter is for 4 couples crew can take bunk room. Please inquire for rate.

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

Amenities

  • AC: Full
  • Hairdryer: Yes
  • Water Capacity: 254 Gal
  • Water Maker: 500 Gal
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Specifications

    • Size: 51 feet
    • Builder: Lagoon
    • Year Built: 2008
    • Beam: 28
    • Draft: 4

    Entertainment

  • Kids okay: Yes
  • Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
  • iPod/Device Hookups: Yes
  • Salon Stereo: Yes
  • Salon TV/DVD: Yes
  • Sat TV: No
  • Board Games: Yes
  • Special Diets: Inq
  • Kosher: Inq
  • # Dine In: 8
  • BBQ: Yes
  • Crew Smokes: No
  • Guest Smoke: Transom Only
  • On-board Water Sports and Diving

    Diving

    Guests rent or bring their own wet suits, specialized gear and dive computers. Diving only offered in the Virgins.

    • License: Master
    • Costs: 3 Dives per week included in the rate for certified divers.
    • Number of Dives: 3 Dives pp
    • Tanks: 8
    • BCs: 8
    • Regulators: 8
    • Resort Course: N/A
    • Full Course: N/A
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Onboard
    • Wet Suits: 0
    • Dive Lights: 0
    • Night Dives: 0

    On-board Water Sports

    • Dinghy: 13ft AB
    • Dinghy Horsepower: 60
    • Water Skis: Yes (Adult) Yes (Kids)
    • Wake Board: Yes
    • Tube: 2
    • Knee Board: Yes
    • Snorkel Gear: Yes
    • Underwater Camera: No
    • Kayak: 2 (1 Man) 1 (2 Man)
    • Stand Up Paddle Boards: 2
    • Floating Mats: Yes
    • Beach Games: Yes
    • Fishing Gear: Yes
    • Gear Type: Trolling
    • Fishing Rods: 4
    • Jetskis: 0

    Reviews from our Carefree Clients

    A family that we booked aboard Gambit for Thanksgiving 2018 said:

    Lynne,

    Thank you for working what was magic in your pairing our family with Gambit for our recent Thanksgiving charter. The charter far exceeded our expectations...and that is saying something coming from 14 and 16 year old high school students !!!

    From the time we were greeted on the dock @ Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas by Doug and Val until we disembarked, our Thanksgiving holiday is one we will never forget. My "double nickel" birthday on Anegada was one for the memory books with a lobster dinner ashore to celebrate!! Capt. Doug's intimate knowledge of the ocean and the BVI's made each anchorage extra special. Val's hospitality made us feel right at home and the food was beyond delicious. 5 star cuisine while lounging in bathing suits...a life we could get used to real quick !!!!!! We would highly recommend (and already have !!!!) not only your knowledge of the charter industry and professionalism, but specifically the charter yacht Gambit and Doug and Val Fairfield to anyone who is seeking an "Over the Top" vacation of a lifetime.

    Sincerely,

    Hays O., Louisiana

    A family that we booked with Captain Doug and Chef Val on their previous 44' Catamaran in June, 2017 said:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the BVI aboard Katlyn! The scenery was beautiful, but Doug and Val made the trip fantastic. We definitely felt like we had made new friends by the end of the week and were a little teary eyed saying goodbye. We loved the bays they chose for us to stay in, offered us lots of hiking opportunities and snorkeling in some beautiful areas. We had great conversations and lots of adventures. Val made every meal feel gourmet. The food was excellent. She was very attentive to our preferences. We had a wonderful time.Definitely one of our favorite vacations. Hopefully we will have to opportunity to cross paths again with Doug and Val.

    We stayed at Marriott Frenchman's reef and Morning Star which was very nice. Doug arranged for a taxi driver he uses to pick us up to and from airport and charter which was wonderful. He was a great guy and fair pricing. Appreciated that touch as well.

    Thank you for all your help and was very thankful for the selection of Katlyn. I did pass your information along to someone else here in St. Louis. Hopefully they give you a call.

    Thank you,

    Angela B., Missouri

    A Single that we booked with Captain Doug and Chef Val on their previous 44' Catamaran in January, 2017 for two weeks said:

    As an almost full-time traveler, this has been a trip of a lifetime for me! It was made so by the excellent personalities of the crew - Val and Doug Fairfield. They are self motivated to make your charter a very successful one! You cannot find better people to work with!

    Doug emphasizes safety measures, leads various hikes, and keeps up on various ships maintenance work. Val's meals are done from scratch and are very tasty. The boat is in outstanding shape.

    I plan on chartering the Katlyn again and am looking forward to another great adventure.

    Charles B., Michigan