Catamaran The Big Dog

Catamaran The Big Dog is a 2002, 62' Leopard catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI. She features a fly-bridge deck, a crew of 2, on-board diving for certified guests, and accommodations for up to 8 guests in 4 Queen cabins. Catamaran The Big Dog is a Carefree Yacht Charters affordable pick for families, couples, divers or special occasions.

Here's what Terry & Ruth told Carefree Yacht Charters about the "fun factor" aboard The Big Dog: "It's not a proper charter day unless we can hear laughter on or beside the boat! Terry can change from responsible captain to overgrown child at a moment's notice. Safety comes first of course, but 14 years of sailing and chartering means that we have no problem combining safety and fun!"

Rates from $24,000 to $34,000. View availability and rate details.

Contact Us

To learn more about this crew or for further details about THE BIG DOG, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281 or fill out our Quick Request Form.

What Our Carefree Clients Said

A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran The Big Dog in March 2023 said: Lastly, I should have mentioned in my comments that both Terry & Ruth spoke highly of you saying how detailed you are and how easy it is to work with you. Arden G., California



Season Passengers
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Summer 2024 $24,000.00 $25,000.00 $26,500.00 $28,500.00 $29,500.00 $33,000.00 $34,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Price Details

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. For short charters please use the divide-by-6 rule for figuring short charter premiums. Charters of less than 4 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire. A BVI pick up port other than Nanny Cay will be boarding from 2pm and drop off at a BVI drop off port other than Nanny Cay will be at 10am. HURRICANE SEASON: Please press client to purchase trip insurance. Please add hurricane clause as well to your contract. Yacht will allow client to rebook unused dates within 6 months of cancellation (excluding holidays. Yacht not responsible for clients shore side expenses if charter cancelled for named storm (this includes meals, hotels, transportation as well as air transport). CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR'S RATES: 1-8 guests: $36,000 - 7 night minimum - Nanny Cay Ports please Christmas charter must end no later than the 26th December. New Year charter cannot begin earlier than 28th December. DIVING: Yacht now offers diving from yacht, see DIVING section please. The Big Dog - BVI Based Please note that this yacht uses ports in the BVI. 72 hour turn please. The Big Dog does not accept tandems. Please inquire.


To find the best dates for your charter, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281 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: Available for British Virgin Islands only
  • Summer Base Port: Virgin Islands
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
  • Winter Base Port: Virgin Islands
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
  • Preferred Pickups: Nanny Cay, BVI
  • Other Pickups: BVI
  • Turnaround: 72 hours

Reviews from our Carefree Clients

A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran The Big Dog in March 2023 said:

Hi Lynne,

I'm so glad you asked us to do this follow up. Let's start from the beginning....that would be with you. Your follow-up, detailed, answered questions about anything and everything was a great beginning. Very happy we decided to go bigger and switch to The Big Dog! You must have known us a little by suggesting that. So, thank you for all that you did. Details were very important to me and I appreciated all your suggestions pre-board. 

My experience was by far better than I could have imagined. The boat fit all of us perfectly with enough room to find our own space, yet small enough for intimate meals. It was important to all of us to have our own bathrooms, so enough said about that. 

Let's talk crew -- Ruth & Terry... I do not know where to start as they were flawless, fun, communicative, smart, detailed+++! Every question we asked about the BVI's or the ocean in general they could answer. To watch the dynamic duo in their element was a spectacular flow of energy whether it was anchoring, sailing, making beds, meal prep, dive prep, cooking spectacular meals, showing us brilliant dive/snorkel spots and following us around to pick up after us made our journey unforgettable. I highly recommend choosing this crew hands-down! Terry's sense of humor (his April fools joke got us good!) suggesting to take slow-mo video from his dingy and his quick comebacks kept us laughing. Ruth's MOST AMAZING meals EVER!!! Nuff said! We are a group of well-traveled individuals, with sophisticated palates and she blew our minds night after night. They are a solid team and so refreshing to watch them do their thing, whatever it was.

Thank you to all of you! You guys make travel dreams come true.


Arden G., California

A multi-generational family that we booked aboard with Terry & Ruth on their previous 57' catamaran said:


Happy New Year to you as well. We would be happy to write a review for you. will not be accurate. We would have to invent a new language entirely of accolades and devoid of any negative words in order to encapsulate Ruth and Terry appropriately. Well, we'll need one negative word to say how we felt when we had to leave!

Thanks for your help and I'll work on a review soon when I have a moment to catch up!

Belle S., Texas

A multi generational family that we booked aboard with Terry & Ruth on their previous 57' Catamaran said:

Our charter trip was a fabulous experience! As first time charter guests we were astounded by Ruth and Terry's service! They were beyond patient with two inquisitive young boys who enjoyed themselves immensely. The food was A+++++!! Ruth performs like a first class chef in that tiny kitchen! Terry put us in all the right spots for diving, snorkeling and relaxing! We loved our trip and would recommend the reaction for a wonderful family experience!!!

Candice M., Louisiana


Crew Profiles:

Terry has been messing around on boats since he was a child. Growing up on the east coast of Ireland, he started sailing dinghies and soon graduated onto larger boats. Even as a qualified electrician and optical technician, Terry yearned to turn his sailing hobby into a career. After his first trans-Atlantic crossing with friends, he did just that. A commercially endorsed MCA Yachtmaster (both sail and power), Terry previously served as both helm and launching authority for his local branch of Ireland's volunteer lifeboat service.
With almost 40 years diving experience and

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Cabins & Amenities


Accomodation Details

4 guest staterooms, each with full A/C, flat screen TV, Apple TV & stereo, private ensuite bath with electric toilets and stall showers. Midships cabin is a wet head.
All guest cabins have access to 110v power at all times.

The Big Dog has installed UVC air sterilisation systems into the Air Conditioning units.
We also use a UVC steriliser on mattresses, pillows and hard surfaces between every charter, to ensure the safest possible environment for everyone on board.
UV-C light at appropriate dosages can eliminate many types of fungi, molds, bacteria, viruses (inc. SARS-COV-2) as well as other microorganisms. All pathogens can be eliminated from air passing through the Air Conditioning units.

These are just two of the many steps that we have taken to help keep our guests safe and comfortable during their wonderful vacation in the British Virgin Islands.

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: 0
  • Electric Heads: 4


  • AC: Full
  • Voltages: 110v
  • Hairdryer: Yes
  • Water Capacity: 225 GAL
  • Water Maker: YES
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Other Amenities:
    Wonderful and large salon bar for happy hour gatherings.
    Formal dining inside or alfresco dining outside.
    Padded top deck lounge area.
    All guest cabins have Apple TV.
  • Specifications

    • Size: 62 feet
    • Builder: Leopard
    • Year Built: 2002
    • Refit: 2018
    • Beam: 29'8
    • Draft: 5.5


  • Kids okay: Yes
  • Minimum Age of Kids: None
  • 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: No
  • # Dine In: 8
  • BBQ: Yes
  • Crew Smokes: No
  • Guest Smoke: stern steps
  • On-board Water Sports and Diving


    If you have not dived in 5 years we ask you take a refresher course before diving from the yacht.

    • License: Master
    • Costs: Diving included for up to 3 Certified divers. Max 1 per day/ 3 per week. No diving first or last day.
    • Number of Dives: 3 per week
    • Tanks: 8
    • BCs: 6
    • Regulators: 6
    • Resort Course: Not Available
    • Full Course: Not Available
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Not Onboard
    • Wet Suits: 0
    • Dive Lights: 0
    • Night Dives: 0

    On-board Water Sports

    • Dinghy: 15ft Ctr Console
    • Dinghy Horsepower: 60Hp
    • Dinghy Pax: 8
    • Water Skis: Yes (Adult) Yes (Kids)
    • Wake Board: Yes
    • Tube: 3
    • Knee Board: Yes
    • Snorkel Gear: Yes
    • Underwater Camera: No
    • Kayak: 2 (1 Man) No (2 Man)
    • Stand Up Paddle Boards: 2
    • Floating Mats: Yes
    • Beach Games: Yes
    • Jetskis: No
    • Other Toys: 2 Stand Up Paddle Board
      Lily Pad
      Hot Dog - 3 person Towable
      (1) - 2 person tube
      (1) - 1 person tube
      2 Sea Scooters

    Contact Us

    At Carefree Yacht Charters®, we specialize in arranging extraordinary crewed yacht charters in the BVI as well as other Caribbean destinations. For full details, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281 or fill out our Quick Request Form.