Catamaran Respite at Sea

Catamaran Respite at Sea is a 2018, 56’ Lagoon catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI and USVI. She features a fly-bridge deck, on-board scuba diving plus accommodations for up to 6 guests in 1 Master Queen Suite plus 2 Queen cabins. Catamaran Respite at Sea is a Carefree Yacht Charters mid-range, luxury choice for families, couples, divers or special occasions.

Here's what Ross & Dee told Carefree Yacht Charters about their favorite type of group: "We enjoy variety. Our ideal group is one that is up for an adventure and wants to get involved in activities. They are relaxed but also love a party or two. We both love children and have great patience, as well as older groups that are young at heart. Dee might not be a Michelin starred chef but rest assured she is always serving up delicious meals."

Noteworthy Details: At the St. Thomas Crewed Charter Yacht Show in November 2020, Ross and Dee of Respite at Sea walked away with a boat-load of awards including Runner Up for Best in Show (yachts 56' to 65'), Best Crew overall, plus Chef Dee took 3rd place in Desserts! We additionally had the pleasure of having lunch aboard during this show so be sure to ask us about that personal experience.

Rates from $33,000 to $35,000. View availability, rate details and current Special Offer.

Contact Us

To learn more about this crew or for further details about RESPITE AT SEA, 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 group of couples that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Respite at Sea in December 2021 said: Lynne - I volunteered to send this email on behalf of the group as we are all in agreement when we say the week on The Respite was absolutely PERFECT. This starts with the planning process through you which was organized, seamless, and transparent. The response times on our questions were quick and informative which is a testament to you and did not get lost on us. I honestly believe you had a good sense of our group and helped match the perfect boat and crew to our "vibe" through your dialogue with Heidi. This extends to helping plan Kristina's 40th party which also turned out to be fantastic and most likely out of scope for your remit, but you did it anyway. We simply cannot thank you enough.... John W., Oregon

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Rates

Season Passengers
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Summer 2022 $33,000.00 $33,500.00 $34,000.00 $34,500.00 $35,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2022 to 2023 $33,000.00 $33,500.00 $34,000.00 $34,500.00 $35,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2023 $33,000.00 $33,500.00 $34,000.00 $34,500.00 $35,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Special Offer

  • 56 feet
  • Accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins
  • Rates from $33,000 to $35,000
  • Save $250 on each child 15 or under at the time of the charter
  • May be prorated to 6 nights
  • Maximum of 4 child discounts

Price Details

Next Season Respite At Sea will be Chartering from December 1st 2022-August 31st 2023. From Dec 1st 2022 - March 31st 2023 the crew will be Captain Tom Fores and Chef Hannah Rubino From April 1st 2023 - August 31st 2023 the crew will be Captain Ross Matthews and Chef Daniella Cox *6 Night Minimum* Boat Requires 48hr Turns HOLIDAYS: 2022
 Christmas Flat Rate $42,000 inquire for pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must end on or before 12/26/2022 New Years Flat Rate 44,000 inquire for pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must start no earlier than 12/27/2022 
HALF-BOARD RATES: Discount Applied First (7/4/3 BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER): $150 off / person
 ***3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense***  
***Does not combine with child discounts***

 CHILD DISCOUNT: Discount Applied First $250 off for each child age 15 and under.  ***Does not combine with half board options*** 
***Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking***
 ***Max discount - 4 children*** 

LESS THAN 6 NIGHT CHARTERS DIVIDE BY 6 RULE: (Rate / 6 X #Nights)
 ***(Rate divided by 6N X number of nights*** For 6 nights divide rate by 7 X 6N. No sleep aboard option.

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.

Calendar

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

  • Summer Base Port: VI
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards, Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
  • Winter Base Port: VIrgin Islands
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards, Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
  • Preferred Pickups: Contact Clearing House
  • Other Pickups:
  • Turnaround: 48

Reviews from our Carefree Clients

A multi-repeat client group that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Respite at Sea in March 2022 said:

Hi Lynne,

This crew is top of their game. So fun. So professional. Dee’s cooking rivals any high end restaurant we’ve ever eaten in and she delivered that level every. single. meal! Truly amazing. Ross made amazing cocktails and took us to secluded anchorages we have never seen and we loved every one. We had great sailing and we felt comfortable, pampered, safe and happy every minute we were on board. We would sail with these two anytime, anywhere. Respite herself is a beautiful and very comfortable boat. Not one complaint. Now… if they could just sail us back to NY.

Thanks again… as always… for your help and guidance in making our charter come off without a hitch.

Till next time,

Lisa R., Connecticut

A group of couples that we booked aboard Respite Sea in December 2021 said:

Lynne - I volunteered to send this email on behalf of the group as we are all in agreement when we say the week on The Respite was absolutely PERFECT. This starts with the planning process through you which was organized, seamless, and transparent. The response times on our questions were quick and informative which is a testament to you and did not get lost on us. I honestly believe you had a good sense of our group and helped match the perfect boat and crew to our "vibe" through your dialogue with Heidi. This extends to helping plan Kristina's 40th party which also turned out to be fantastic and most likely out of scope for your remit, but you did it anyway. We simply cannot thank you enough....

Let's talk about the crew, our new lifelong friends Ross and Dee... I am really struggling to find words to capture how great these two individuals are and how much we value the experience Ross and Dee provided us. Let me do my best...

The love and passion that Dee put into each meal resulted in some of the best food we have ever had anywhere much less from a confined galley. Each meal blew our minds and was better than any restaurant we dined at during the trip and frankly most of the top restaurants anywhere in the world. I realize this sounds fabricated, but "Dee-licious" as we called her, could not be more talented or passionate about ensuring the group had top notch meals and service. Simply out of this world and we have pictures of each dish to remind us of how good we had it during our week onboard. Thank you Dee, you spoiled us for the week and we are forever grateful! Having the boat decorated for Kristina's actual Bday was incredibly thoughtful and speaks to your character as genuine and caring....

Onto Captain Ross... There is something special about someone who has a deep pride in his craft which is exactly how I would describe Ross. He ensured we saw all the key spots the BVI has to offer and made our experience magical. Ross is meticulous in all he does to ensure the experience each day beats expectations. He is very knowledgeable of the area and some of our favorite memories are sitting on the fly bridge with a Carib in hand listening to the history of the area. The passion Ross has for the boat and ensuring it's upkeep makes you believe he is the owner! Each drink poured and each dish cleared was met with a smile and a "Pleasure" from Ross that we will never forget. We will forever remember our morning map sessions with Ross where he outlined where we had been the previous day and where we were headed that day. Thank you Ross, we cannot have imagined a better Captain and now friend.

I think in summary there are a few thoughts... I considered Ross and Dee part of our crew by day 2. Seriously... we enjoyed having them part of the group and it was a treat to have them join in on all we did throughout the week. We all agreed that when Ross gets the chops to ask for Dee's hand in marriage our group will be there wherever/whenever in the world it goes down! (Sorry buddy, I had to get that in there!). The final testament to how special of a week we had was the tears my wife shed during our goodbyes...

I did my best, but I still don't think I did justice to our experience... The only other item is the Respite itself which was perfectly appointed and provisioned. We did not want for anything and were completely comfortable in the spacious rooms!

Lynne - please feel free to use any of this as a reference material!

Others, please add to whatever I have missed....

John W., Oregon

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I'm not sure that I can add much beyond John's comments, but here are a few things that come to mind. The organization and "systems" that were in place were super dialed in. We didn't see any of the back of house work - garbage, dishes, cleaning - everything was choreographed to be invisible to us and every item had a place, down to the swim fins and masks. Ross wouldn't even let us bus any of our own plates to the galley as it would screw up their "system". Great teamwork Ross and Dee!

Krystal and I echo everything John said....what an amazing trip.

Thanks,

Matt N., Oregon

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Chad and I agree with everything said above. It was the trip of a lifetime and we are so grateful for our new friends, Ross and Dee! We will treasure this amazing experience forever! xoxoxo

Heidi H., Washington

Crew

Ross Matthews (Captain April 1st 2023-August 31st 2023)

Originally from South Africa, has always had an unwavering passion for sport, travel and the ocean. His first time on a boat was with his grandfather at age 3, and he can't help but wonder if this is where his sense for adventure and exploration stems from. They do say "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree". Ross moved to the UK at the age of 18 to travel Europe, go to school and start a more conventional career as a physical therapist, although this all changed while
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Cabins & Amenities

RESPITE AT SEA Layout

Accomodation Details

RESPITE AT SEA features 3 guest suites, 3 with queen berths, all with full A/C and ensuite toilet and shower. Starboard forward cabin is reserved for crew.

Guest Cabins

  • Max Guests: 6
  • Total Cabins: 3
  • King Cabins: 0
  • Queen Cabins: 3
  • Double Cabins: 0
  • Single Cabins: 0
  • Twin Cabins: 0
  • Pullman Cabins: 0
  • Showers: 3
  • Heads: 3
  • Electric Heads: 3

Amenities

  • AC: Full
  • Voltages: 110v & 220v
  • Hairdryer: Yes
  • Water Capacity: 260 gals
  • Water Maker: Yes 75 gal
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Other Amenities:
    Stream2Sea Products Including-
    Shampoo
    Body Wash
    Leave-In Conditioner
    Body Lotion
    Reef Safe 30SPF Sunscreen
  • Specifications

    • Size: 56 feet
    • Builder: Lagoon
    • Year Built: 2018
    • Beam: 31
    • Draft: 5

    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: Yes
  • Kosher: Yes
  • # Dine In: 6
  • BBQ: Yes
  • Crew Smokes: No
  • Guest Smoke: Transoms only pls
  • On-board Water Sports and Diving

    Diving

    • License: Master
    • Costs: 3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.

      Additional dives $50 per dive per person.
    • Number of Dives: 5
    • Tanks: 6
    • BCs: 6
    • Regulators: 6
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Onboard
    • Wet Suits: 0
    • Dive Lights: 0
    • Night Dives: 0

    On-board Water Sports

    • Dinghy: 15 ft
    • Dinghy Horsepower: 50
    • Dinghy Pax: 8
    • Water Skis: No (Adult) Yes (Kids)
    • Wake Board: Yes
    • Tube: Yes
    • Knee Board: No
    • Snorkel Gear: Yes
    • Underwater Camera: Yes
    • Kayak: Yes (1 Man) No (2 Man)
    • Stand Up Paddle Boards: Yes
    • Floating Mats: 0
    • Beach Games: Yes
    • Jetskis: No
    • Other Toys: 2 Sea Bobs
      Flybridge dinning table
      Adult water skis available upon request
      2 Paddle boards that convert to one man kayaks
      Floating chairs x 2