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56 ft / 17.1 m Lagoon - Sleeps 8 guests

From: $21,900 To: $29,700

Chartering in the Caribbean


Operating in the Caribbean

Altesse is a beautiful 2013 Lagoon 560, able to accommodate 8 guests in 4 queen size cabins, or 3 queen cabins and a fun bunk room for kids. Lagoon 560s are widely acknowledged as the best charter boats on the market, due to their bright and spacious cabins, beautiful internal relaxation areas and wide range of comfortable lounging and dining spaces. 

But Altesse is even better. In 2015 she went through a full refit to specifically enhance the experience for charter guests, through additions such as full dining capability on the flybridge, enhancements to the interior to give her a sophisticated European twist and a custom built 'champagne deck' which extends the cockpit and offers a unique and hugely popular additional relaxation and jumping area. She also has a brand new 70HP dinghy, inclusive diving for up to five guests, all new water toys (including an 8 man floating island), new linen, crockery and furnishings throughout reflecting the refined taste of the French owner, not to mention a wine cellar including a range of superior French organic wine. So whether you want activity and exhilaration, or rest and relaxation, Altesse and her award winning crew, who have been chartering in the BVI for 5 years, will ensure that you get everything you wished for and more.

Altesse with one of the paddle boards in the water

An aerial view of ALTESSE

ALTESSE's stern - easy access to the water

Water sports gear in the water

Bow lounging area and the tramps

Aft Cockpit lounging and dining area

Flybridge dining area

ALTESSE's popular flybridge area

Altesse's custom-built "champagne lounging deck"

Enjoy ALTESSE's unique "Champagne Deck"

360 degree views from the saloon

Watersports galore!

Guest suite forward

Aft starboard guest suite

Guest aft port suite

The Skipper in charge of the grilling

ALTESSE's "Champagne Deck"

Anchored in Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke

Guest head and shower

Can we interest anyone in a fresh berry parfait fo

the aft cockpit with the "Champagne Deck"

ALTESSE's galley

ALTESSE's powerful tender

Your crew bringing you cocktails on the beach



56 ft / 17.1 m

Year Built


Sleeping Guests


Cruising Speeds

9 kts / 16.7 km/h



31 ft 10 in / 9.4 m




Captain: Richard Boman + 1



VAT Registered



5 ft 11 in / 1.5 m






US Duty Paid



  • BBQ
  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light
  • Hammocks
  • Ice maker
  • Sun cushions
  • Swim platform
  • Water maker
  • DVD player saloon
  • Indoor audio system
  • iPod dock
  • TV saloon
  • Wi-Fi
  • Inflatable floating island
  • Kayak
  • Kneeboard
  • Paddleboards multiple
  • Tube - towable
  • Wakeboard
  • Water skis - adult
  • Water skis - child
  • Insured for diving
  • 6 Scuba tanks
  • 6 Bouyancy compensators
  • Crew certified
  • Diving if accompanied
  • Diving if certified
  • Snorkelling gear

Crew Profile

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 less frequented coves and bays as well as the hitting the top BVI spots at the best time of day. He has led more than 200 dives in the BVI and knows a large number of dive sites suitable for all levels of diver. Richard also competed internationally as a life guard, so always ensures everyone enjoys the water with the knowledge there is someone on hand to help if they feel ‘out of their depth’. Richard loves sharing his passion for sailing, diving, nature and the water with guests, ensuring they get the very most out of their trip. 

Sarah is the epitome of the perfect First Mate and Chef. She has professional culinary training, but it is her passion and love of food that makes her the amazing chef that she is. She loves nothing more than to cook food which people adore and is happiest when she is adapting her menu to suit the tastes of those on board. Like Richard, she is fantastic with people and makes everyone feel comfortable and at home. Her biggest motivation is finding the extra personal touches that turn a great vacation into an unforgettable experience. She is extremely energetic and enthusiastic, and loves the outdoors. Sarah is always up for an adventure, whether it's sailing, running with guests, hiking, diving or snorkeling. She is extremely neat and tidy, but as a qualified boat captain she also knows how to sail a boat and get her hands dirty when needed. 

Sarah and Richard have been married for 12 years and work together perfectly as a team. This outgoing and friendly English couple create a unique environment on board; making others feel welcomed and part of their team. Their top notch professionalism shows from raising the first sail to catering to every individual need of those around them. They both take great pride in their work, and it shines through. Everyone who comes on board wants to come back and sail with them again and again.


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

Dining table on Flybridge

BBQ off the aft cockpit

Custom built "champagne deck" - large multi-person sunbed to rear of cockpit


Guests with Richard and Sarah on ALTESSE in early June, 2016, say:

Dear Sarah and Rich,

This boat is like the presidential suite at the world's finest hotel. The food similar to a 5 star restaurant, it's every single meal exceeding all of our expectations. The planning of the itinerary and the sailing felt like we were guided by locals who knew the greatest treasures of the land. But we have learned that the best and most special part of life are the people you meet along the way. Sarah and Rich, you are special, kind, generous, professional, outgoing knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. This trip was fabulous, but extra-special as we were so fortunate to spend our time with the two of you. 

 See you next year!

Peter, Mark, Diane, Carly, Jack and Hannah, June 2016

Guests with Richard & Sarah on Altesse in June, 2016, say:

Rich and Sarah,

This has been a FANTASTIC trip. Many special memories will stay with us. Highlights include:

- The baths with its stunning granite rocks

- Devils Bay, not only because of the beautiful colour of the water, but also because of the COLD CHAMPAGNE that you brought to us as the perfect time

- the marvelous snorkeling sites you guys points out, in particular the Indians and the Caves.

You are an amazing couple!

Thank you for making us feel as if we were at home. Sarah, thank you for being such fun and feeding us with exquisite dishes. Rich, thank you for all your guidance for the scuba team and for helping sailors enjoy the sailing. We are coming back next year, so we will not say 'adios', we will say 'hasta luego'.

Herman, Marina, Danny, David and Carlos. June 2016

Guests on ALTESSE in May, 2016 said:

Dear Richard and Sarah,

All of the amazing meals will be greatly missed next week when we are home, as will Richard and his ability to always find the best anchorages. You were both so willing to accommodate our every whim.We will miss the most amazing turquoise water, white sand and spacious boat we could imagine.You are both, without question, deserving of the "crew of the year" award and we are so glad it was you who were at the helm.

Greg, Laurie and Friends, May 2016

Guests aboard Altesse in mid-March, 2016 said:

Richard and Sarah, what a great week! I think I speak for the entire group when I say this was the best vacation ever. We loved the incredible snorkeling with beautiful fish, coral, turtles and rays; We loved the pristine beaches, with us often as the only inhabitants; We loved the hiking and indescribable views; We loved our daily briefs, discussing the itinerary for the day and awaiting the menu to see what each meal was for the day.; We loved how beautiful and immaculate you kept the boat; and we especially loved Captains cocktail hour and hearing about your travel and adventures, with your knowledge of the BVI making our trip; and finally, the meals....OMG! It is impossible to pick a favourite meal as each was so special on its own. We are in great awe of the skills you show creating three gourmet meals (plus evening "nibbles") every day.

What a great week!!

Allen, Michelle, Denise, Meghan, Mika and Brendan

Guests aboard ALTESSE in late February, 2016...

It's hard to review the Altesse if only because we don't want anyone else to know how great it is!! But here's what I thought:  The Altesse was literally immaculate.  Richard and Sarah take real pride in maintaining it perfectly everyday- it was extremely conducive to a diverse array of preferences and activities with plenty to do.

A serious highlight of the trip was that Sarah's an incredible chef. The food was perfectly tailored to our preferences with no effort spared and each dish was total perfection- I'm talking about picture worthy food! Even Richard pitched in on the grill a couple times and it was fantastic.

Richard is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and just sailing in general- he has great ideas about anchorages,and takes pride in taking folks to places he thinks they'll love-he taught us to water ski-makes great pain killers and has some great stories!

There really is no describing how perfect it was- and I can't imagine that there's a better crew or even a better pair of humans to spend your vacation with than Sarah and Richard Bowman.

As long as they are on the water we will be back every year at least once.

Brandi, Catherine, Jeri and Amy, February 2016

Guests aboard ALTESSE for New Years week, 2015/2016 said:

Our trip on Altesse was magical. Of course the BVIs provide the foundation, with natural beauty at every turn, but to top it off Altesse is lovely and immaculate, with open deck spaces and multiple, comfortable cushioned areas for conversation, reading, sunning and afternoon naps. The four staterooms are spacious, comfortable and private. That said, Captain and Chef Rich and Sarah are the reason our vacation was truly special. They are a seamless team, radiating intelligence, warmth and charm on a daily basis. They attended to our every need, even before we knew we "needed" it. They guided us to stunning anchorages and wonderful snorkeling/dive sites. Sarah's meals were each an event; delicious, creative and beautifully presented. We could write MUCH more, but there is no need to add to perfection! We will definitely sail with Rich and Sarah again

Eric, Anna, Alen and Kitty,  January 2016

Guests aboard ALTESSE for Christmas week, 2015

Thanks for a great week aboard Altesse! Highlights for this group included fun games for the kids, lounging and jumping of the champagne deck, tubing and paddle board surfing, teenage dinghy driving, the "miracle" of the watermaker and of course the daily institution of captains cocktail hour. The food was Unquestionably the best we have had in the BVIs. Sarah incorporated all our food preferences, preparing meals that appealed to adults as well as kids, including homemade ice cream and an astounding Christmas Dinner complete with a whole roasted turkey and no fewer than seven sides.

Jen, Bar, Sawyer and Eli - December 2015

A cheery can-do attitude from Capt Rich and 1st mate Sarah regarding new daily options made life aboard very pleasant, worry-free and lots of fun! Positive attitude prevails aboard the good ship Altesse and we enjoyed it so much we are already planning our return trip😀

Mark - December 2015


"Richard and Sarah,

There are no words for how amazing this trip and you both were. Every day you surprised us with something even more incredible. By far the best trip of my life! Thank you for everything"
Jennifer, Maryland

"Richard and Sarah,
What an amazing experience. Your lovely hospitality, personalities, food, organization,patience and story of your life shared with us will be cherished in my heart! Really appreciate you two as hosts and feel blessed to have such an amazing team/couple to look after us. Hope to cross paths again in the future, on a boat, on an island, email, worldwide web or however the universe decides to reconnect us.
Thank you so very much."
Steve and Desiree

"Richard and Sarah,
The experience we've had with you both in the middle of paradise has been amazing.We are in no way ready to go home! Thank you for sharing your home and making our experience truly unforgettable."
Chris and Alisha

"We had the week of our lives, this week in paradise! Sarah and Rich, made our holiday extraordinary!!  We don't know how we are going to go back to life without nibbles and captain's cocktail hour  All the food was fabulous and better than we could have ever imagined, whilst the other tourists were envious of our personal tour guides and champagne on the beach.  Words are not enough to thank you for making our trip so special."
Joyce and Mike, Kansas

"Dear Sarah and Rich,
We came here for a family celebration and ended up with two new friends! Thank you for your attention, kindness, patience, professionalism, wit and humour, you work so well together. The baths was one of our best days ever."
Lisa, New Jersey

"Richard and Sarah,
I just wanted to thank you guys for the amazing experience which words cannot describe or do justice to. I've been blessed to see the things you've shown me this week and thank you so much for going the extra mile...simply incredible is what comes to mind."
Jon, Maryland

"Rich and Sarah,
Thank you so much for the amazing sailing trip. You two are a wonderful crew and I know I'm not just speaking for myself when I say I had an absolutely fabulous time. I'm so happy to share Christmas and this week with you, this will go down as a once in a lifetime trip! Thank you again."
Corinne, New York

"Richard and Sarah, you are lovely! The trip has been stunning, we leave sadly, but with incredible memories: my first dive, a huge pod of dolphins to squeal about, gorgeous meals, yummy drinks, huge smiles and sun kissed skin. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Heather, Maryland

"Sarah and Rich,
We just wanted to reiterate how much gratitude we have for you guys after suchan amazing week. We truly think of you as inspiring and we are reevaluating how we want to spend our lives now that you have shown us a snippet of yours. Thank you so much for the best week of our lives. We truly hope you will have us back someday."
Jessy and Alex, New Jersey

First of all,the charter was amazing.  The boat was incredible and beautifully maintained.  It was such a lovely yacht, and it truly stood out among all the other boats on the Caribbean. Richard and Sarah were a wonderful team and were extremely gracious and accommodating of our family of 5.

Sarah is a phenomenal cook.  It is astounding what she can whip up in that tiny kitchen.  Every meal was superb, and Sarah was very perceptive and thoughtful about her food preparation, taking care to include or exclude certain ingredients depending onthe person including a picky vegetarian!

The sights that we saw were breathtaking, and Richard and Sarah took care to cater to our family’s special requests of finding more private beaches and spending many hours tubing and pulling the paddleboard for the kids (ages 14, 12 and 10). Richard even made extra stops for fuel to support these activities.  The scuba opportunities were also incredible and my husband and daughter were able to take 3 separate dives during the trip.  We could literally do most anything that was possible, and with the paradise-like backdrop, it was an ideal family vacation. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves even me, the self-proclaimed land animal.  Even I couldn’t resist jumping in that gorgeous water at any opportunity.

This trip truly offers something for everyone. We would certainly sail again with Richard and Sarah, and look forward to visiting the British Virgin Islands in the(hopefully) not so distant future :) I highly recommend this charter!"
Alli and Byron, Sacramento

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PO Box 3252

Road Town, Tortola

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