AD ASTRA

57ft (17.4m) Lagoon - Sleeps 8 guests.

From: $ 16,900 To: $ 21,890 Per Week. Operating in: Caribbean,

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PO Box 3252, Road Town, Tortola, , VG1110

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AMENITIES

  • CD library
  • DVD player
  • Local television
  • Air bed
  • DVD library
  • Stereo system
  • Fishing equipment
  • Wakeboard
  • Adult waterskis
  • Towing ring
  • Assorted water toys
  • Child waterskis
  • Dinghy: Nautica / 14ft 0in (4.0m) / 50HP
  • Beach games

DECK & SYSTEMS

  • Air-conditioned: Fully
  • Deck shower
  • Barbeque
  • Voltage: 12/120/110
  • Swim platform
  • Cell phone
  • WiFi and Internet
  • SATCOM

DIVING

  • aYacht is insured for diving
  • Guest must be certified
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Crew certification: Master
  • 10 scuba tanks
  • At least one crew member is a certified diver
  • 10 BCs
  • Diving from aYacht permitted
  • 10 regulators

DIVING

Diving: 3-5 dives during the week. Rent equipment - $150 per person per week

AD ASTRA Crew Profile

crew2016Meet the Crew

Stephen Varrow & Andrea Gonzalez

Captain Steve

Steve has spent his whole life living on or by the sea, at 16 he started as an apprentice with Princess Yachts which started his love for hospitality, sailing and everything to do with the sea.

Steve has been a professional sailor for over 15 years and his experience has included, teaching sailing courses in Spain, the Balearics and the BVI, delivering yachts all over Europe and the Caribbean, running charters for the prestigious Four Seasons resort and skippering charter and private yachts including a 90’ classic sloop in the Caribbean and Bahamas. He has over 50,000 miles as skipper including 5 transatlantic deliveries but his real love is sailing in the BVI and rest of the Caribbean, which he knows intimately, in fact he has navigated to every Island from Puerto Rico in the north to Trinidad in the south.

Dreaming of owning your own Catamaran one day? Steve will behappy to show you the ropes and let you get involved in sailing the boat during your vacation.

Steve is a keen wooden boat enthusiast and loves to compete in traditional sailing regattas during his free time. He is also a master carpenter specializing in joinery and furniture.

Steve is an RYA Yacht-master, IYT Master Unlimited, RYA, ASA and IYT sailing Instructor and PADI open water diver, he consistently receives outstanding customer reviews for his relaxed style, unflappable nature and friendly personality from everyone who sails with him.

Chef/Mate Andrea

Andrea grew up in Columbia and at an early age moved to Venezuela where she lived on the coast. Her love of water started at an early age when she took up synchronized swimming at her local club and she eventually went on to compete at the National level.  She then went back to college in Columbia where she studied international cuisine.

Her specialty is organic Latin cuisine as in South America all the produce is sourced and grown locally. She always tries to use organic and local produce in her cooking and loves to experiment with new recipes and ideas and is passionate about everything she does.

Andrea always has a cheeky smile on her face and guarantees all her guests will have fun on her charters, she has 14 years diving experience in the BVI and will be happy to show you those secret little spots that are not always known, she is skilled as an Stand -Up Paddleboard Instructor and also licensed powerboat Captain.

 
 
 

AD ASTRA Specifications

AD ASTRA Testimonials

Guests aboard with Michael and Jennifer on catamaran AD ASTRA in July said:

Our week was fabulous with Michael and Jen Lang aboard Ad Astra. Food/Meals = were astonishingly delicious. Fresh and wholesome with taste to die for in each meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. In fact, Jen's preparation and presentation of our meals rated FIRST CLASS in all categories! We truly looked forward to her each and every meal!Captain-ship: Michael knew everything about the waters and the yacht. Our sailing was superb in every way and we felt secure and safe! Yacht comfort was superb. Four bedrooms for the five of us: My husband and I, and our three adult sons shared accommodations. Ample bedrooms with showers and the yacht was in tip-top condition. Clean and so comfortable with our dining area a perfect setting outside. We enjoyed movies as well as the area inside being well suited for family time, games and conversation.The waters and islands in the BVI's and USVI's are incredible and so wonderful to enjoy. Summary: We would love to vacation again with Captain Michael and Jennifer Lang - Ad Astra - and we recommend it highly!

Dr. David and Donna D


Guests aboard AdASTRA for Thanksgiving Week, 2014

Thank your for a Thanksgiving we will never forget!! Thanks for the adventures, amazing food, teaching us to sail, and for giving us the perfect balance of relaxing in the sun and activity. It was the perfect week and so appreciate all your hard work. Good luck on finishing your boat-it’s going to be AMAZING! See you in the Grenadines!!

 

Love, The Keenan Family

Jeff, Lori, Amanda, Ali, and NIck


WITH CAPTAIN MICHAEL AND JENNIFER
New Years 2013/2014 aboard a similar 57' catamaran in the BVI: 
 
I just wanted to take a few minutes to review our experience on our recent trip on "Crazy Horse". As I mentioned, the Catamaran was in good shape for the age and the crew was exceptional in every way. Michael and Jenn made our trip an extremely memorable one. We have been on a lot of great trips over the years, but all 4 kids said it was the best one we have ever done. Lisa and I agree!! Both Michael and Jenn were very accommodating, attentive and pleasant to be around for the entire week. They sort of became part of our family. Jenn's cooking was unbelievable, each meal was perfect and exactly what we wanted. It was a wonderful surprise to have that kind of cooking and food presentation each day and at every meal. Along with the food, both Jenn and Michael made sure we had any kind of drink we wanted, along with a few of their special drinks each night. As for Michael, he did a great job of moving us around the BVI's. We were able to stick with our itinerary and got to see a lot of great places we had not been to before. He also became a tour guide and family photographer throughout the trip. Our family really appreciated all the photos taken and given to us in a slideshow at the end of our trip. It was a nice touch. They both seem to love what the do and are very passionate about it. So, if I had to rate them, I would give both of them an A+ for how they took care of us and made us feel very comfortable and welcomed. When we decide to come back and sail again, we will definitely search for them and try to join them for another great memory.
 
Michael and Jenn, Thank You!
 
Thanks again for setting this up last second. We had a  great time and created a family memory that will last a lifetime. 
-George 
 
Comments from a 3 generation family aboard AdAstra in April, 2014:
 
I've never wake boarded in a more beautiful place.
-Sam 

We have traveled with many leaders, but have never experienced such dedicated and capable leaders.  A wonderful trip!
-Ben & Miriam 
 
Thank you for a beautiful tour of the BVIs. Some of my personal highlights: snorkeling at Cockroach Island, Hanging out at Sandy Cay, view from Hogs Heaven, Sailing from Anegada to Jost, and for culture a dominoes game in some random bar at Cruz Bay. Great meals! Gorgeous waters! Something for everyone ages 18-90!
-Tamara 
 
For Jennifer and Michael,
Here's to living your dream, finding your tribes and traveling outside the system! Thank you for a great week of exploring the BVI, amazing food, and one technical miracle after another! Best wishes with Ad Astra, your own boat Anomalous, and an enjoyable year ahead.
-Ken  inscribed in a book donated to our library on Ad Astra.
 
 
Spring 2013/2014 aboard a 45' Catamaran in the BVI "Sybarus"
 
Michael and Jenn,
 
Thank you so very much for guiding us thru our 1st visit to the BVI's. We will remember each and every moment! You far exceeded any expectations we may have had and them much much more!
We all appreciated your efforts in taking us to places that we didn't ever know we wanted to see-so many laughs (mostly due to Jan and I being 'so funny." Both of you were so professional and make everything seamless-always calm! We will always remember this adventure! Keep on smiling and living such an adventure everyday together! You are welcome to our home in Canada anytime.
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
-Jo and Rick 
 
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June 2011..

We hope your charter lived up to your expectations.  We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation.  Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1.  Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
extremely. special effort was put into dietary requirements and special activity requests.

2.  Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
very. comfortable beds/linens, plenty of room to spread out on board. spotlessly clean. special amenities like ice maker/fresh water maker were appreciated.

3.  Was the yacht well ventilated?
yes. and AC cooled the cabins and salon at night.

4.  Was the food good and well presented?
fantastic - amazing meals were presented 3 times a day - and appetizers each afternoon. Divine desserts. Everyone gained a few pounds......

5.  Did you like the area you sailed?
yes  - was a pleasant change from the BVI's. Crystal clear waters and loads of fish. However, scuba diving and water toys not as readily available due to national park areas.

6.  Could we have helped you further in any way?
hotel suggestions

7.  May we post this review on our website?
Yes

8.  Additional comments on your charter?
2nd charter with AdAstra and her crew (previously in the BVI's). As the first time, boat was clean and well maintained and the crew extremely pleasant, fun-loving, and accommodating. Food was fantastic. Very much a plus for our group to have a dive compressor and dive gear on board.  Would definitely charter with this crew again.



AD ASTRA Specifications

LENGTH 57ft (17.4m) BEAM 30ft (9.2m) DRAFT 4ft 0in (1.2m)
YEAR BUILT 1998 BUILDER Lagoon DESIGNER Jeanneau
GUESTS 8 CREW Captain Stephen Varrow + 1 REFIT
SPEED 15kts / 20kts STABILISERS None FLAG Virgin Islands (British)
ENGINES 2 x Yanmar 50hp

AD ASTRA Accommodations

AD ASTRA can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins.
The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
2 Guest cabins each have 2 queen size beds, shower and toilet.
A Guest cabin has 2 upper & lower single beds, shower and toilet.
AD ASTRA is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.

 
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Exterior

Exterior

Exterior

The Saloon Lounging Area

Cockpit & Alfresco Dining Area

Dine in the cool breezes of the Caribbean

Aft Port Guest Suite

The Port Upper & Lower Single Berths Guest Suite

Exterior

Exterior

Having Fun

AdAstra's Saloon & Interior Dining Area

AdAstra's Spacious Cockpit

Aft Starboard Guest Suite

Forward Starboard Guest Suite

Guest Head and Shower

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