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AMAZING BLUES

56 ft / 17.1 m Lagoon - Sleeps 8 guests

From: $23,000 To: $31,050

Chartering in the Caribbean

About AMAZING BLUES

Operating in the Caribbean

AMAZING BLUES perfectly describes this gorgeous new 2015 Lagoon 560 S2 cruising catamaran sailing in the Caribbean blue seas. She offers the best in high tech sailing innovation plus stylish and comfortable accommodations, with four fabulous and separate social areas so there is always choice of where best to enjoy the moment.

Inside the spacious salon, find yourself surrounded by vertical windows offering 360-degree visibility and plenty of natural light. A large u-shaped lounge is the central social area and converts to an elegant space for formal indoor dining. The large galley has a convenient storage console that separates it from the salon. Open the large sliding doors and the living area flows outside to the spacious aft terrace. Here guests can relax under a large bimini that shades a table and seating for eight or more.

Up a spiral staircase from the main deck, the flybridge is a popular spot with guests. The helm is forward, surrounded by electric winches and all the necessary sail-control lines for the skipper. Aft, there are cushion-covered benches for sitting and lounging and a great sunbathing area, all separated from the sail maneuvers area. A canvas top helps protect everyone from the sun.

The immense foredeck provides wonderful spaces for sunbathing on large comfortable pads, perfect for experiencing the thrill of being under sail on this amazing sailing yacht.

Below deck, splendid staterooms which best accommodate eight guests in luxurious comfort. The aft starboard master cabin features a full walk-around bed, desk & sitting area, large ensuite bath, and access to both the aft terrace and main salon. The VIP cabin aft to port is entered through a companionway from the terrace, which provides a great deal of privacy. Two more queen cabins are forward, with a twin cabin amidship.

AMAZING Catamarans

Aft Deck Dining

Guest Cabin

Main Salon Dining

Aft View

Guest Bath

Lovely Details

Guest Cabin with Ensuite Bath

View from front

Forward Guest Cabin

Side View showing Flybridge

Water Toys Galore

Main Salon Details

Foredeck Lounge

Beautiful Caribbean Sunset

SeaDoo's provide great underwater fun

Lounging on the Flybridge

Lots of games - plenty of fun!

Specification

Length

56 ft / 17.1 m

Year Built

2015

Sleeping Guests

8

Cruising Speeds

8 kts / 14.8 km/h

Engines

Beam

31 ft 10 in / 9.4 m

Builder

Lagoon

Crew

Captain: John Crafford + 1

Stabilisers

None

VAT Registered

No

Draft

5 ft 11 in / 1.5 m

Designer

VPLP

Refit

Flag

Virgin Islands (British)

US Duty Paid

No

Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light
  • Ice maker
  • Sun cushions
  • Sun loungers
  • Swim platform
  • Water maker
  • Games console
  • iPod dock
  • Media movie server
  • MP3 music server
  • TV master cabin
  • TV saloon
  • Wi-Fi
  • Assorted water toys
  • Beach games
  • Floating Mats
  • Kayak
  • Kneeboard
  • Paddleboards multiple
  • Swimming noodles
  • Tube - towable
  • Wake skate
  • Wakeboard
  • Water skis - adult
  • Water skis - child
  • Crew certified
  • Underwater scooter multiple

Crew Profile

Captain: John Crafford (46)

CAPTAIN JOHN CRAFFORD

John Crafford grew up on a farm near the Kruger Park in northeastern South Africa. Surrounded by acres of wilderness, he learned to ride a motorcycle before he could ride a bicycle. Growing up he spent loads of free time aboard the family boat catching fish and lobster and having fun. The family always stayed near the ocean. When John was not out with them on the boat he was honing his surfing skills. He remembers, “As a kid I always used to sit on the rocks after surfing and wish I had a yacht that I could just sail straight toward the horizon until I hit land again.”

John has sailed extensively throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean including St Martin, St Barth's, Anguilla, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Guadeloupe. He is a keen diver and is especially enthusiastic about charter guests who want to explore the undersea world either. When underway with a nice stiff breeze, he goes full sail, letting the yacht slice through the waves, often with guests enjoying a turn at the helm. At the end of an exciting day there’s nothing more sublime than relaxing on the aft deck, tropical cocktail in hand, and discussing tomorrow’s adventures.

As a charter Captain, John’s goal is to create a homey environment where people feel safe and comfortable. “People have always complemented us on how relaxed they felt on our yacht. We aim to create a vacation where CEO's, doctors, A-listers and Type A’s can just let go and feel like kids again.” His motto: A positive life is a happy life.

Chef: Shirelle Paris (26)

CHEF SHIRELLE PARIS

Shirelle was raised in Israel, in a small town where people cared a lot about nature. Her family grew their own organic fruits and vegetables. She believes that there is no substitute for the freshest, local ingredients when designing a menu. When she was 20 years old she moved to a picturesque surfing town in the coast. There, she was completely captivated by the vastness and beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. She plunged into watersports with zeal; sailing, paddle boarding, diving, and snorkeling.

On shore, cooking was always an important event in her family. She recalls, “We always used to host a lot of guests for dinner. From the time that I was a young kid I was there to help my mother with meal preparation for the crowd. I enjoyed being in the kitchen with her. She was a very talented, creative cook and taught me all different types of cuisine from all over the world.” While Shirelle’s favorite culinary style is Mediterranean, she can easily cater to lots of different preferences, from Asian cuisine to American comfort food.

As a stewardess, Shirelle aims to make Amazing Blues a home away from home for her guests. The yacht has a superb layout, whether guests want to be together, or find a little personal space. There are lots of toys on board and Shirelle is a patient instructor for guests who want to try something new. She says, “I am really relaxed and easy going. Whatever guests need I’m there for them. I love making people happy and serving great food is my way to show happiness and love.

Layout

AMAZING BLUES has luxurious accommodations for 8 guests in 4 cabins all with ensuite shower and toilet facilities. 

1 x master cabin with a queen size bed.

1 x VIP cabin with a queen size bed.

2 x guest cabins with a queen size bed.

1 x guest cabin with twin beds (upper and lower berths).

(If guests require 3 Queens and 1 twin cabin, the crew will happily switch from twin cabin to queen cabin).

The two aft cabins have direct access to the aft deck and walk-around queen beds. The forward guest cabins have a large window which provides an abundance of natural light. Twin cabin is midship. All cabins have abundant storage, hanging lockers, and shelves. 

Cabin Rates are based on double occupancy. If individuals require a cabin each, the double occupancy rate applies.

AMAZING BLUES is fully air conditioned throughout.

Enjoy Xbox 360, big screen TV and media server in saloon.

COMMUNICATIONS:
VHF Radio - Emergency Satellite Phone

**Onboard WiFi in BVI ONLY (does not apply to other islands) Internet: first 5GB included thereafter$79 per 5GB. This is not a fast internet service or 100% coverage. This allows guests to check e-mails each day, but insufficient to download huge files or watch movies on-line. Guests may wish to purchase additional wifi packages to suit their needs.

FISHING:

Commercial Fishing License no VI-T 746842


Testimonials


September 18-25, 2016 ~ Virgin Islands ~ Perfect!

Overall Rating: 5.  (5 being the highest 0 being the lowest.)

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? Crew was very friendly and accommodating. We could tell they truly enjoy hospitality.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Yacht was gorgeous and well taken care of.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented? Food was perfect for our tastes. Fabulous chef....great presentation

5. Did you like the area you sailed? Perfect

6. Additional comments on your charter? I would highly recommend Captain Will and Chef Kenetha, Amazing Blues is a fabulous vessel and this was probably the best charter ever. The crew took great care of us and was highly professional.

Peter


August 6-13, 2016 – Amazing BVI!

Amazing week with an amazing captain!  Will was awesome and attended to our every need.  The water sports, visits to the islands, food and boat were wonderful!  Rene worked to accommodate us with all meals - Delicious!! We will be back!

"Here's to tall ships.  Here's to small ships.  Here's to all the ships on the sea.  But the BEST ships are friendships!"

Thanks Will & Rene for a GREAT week!

Dana, Hope, Scott, Kim, Gene & Deana

July 15 - 22, 2016 - Amazing!

It was very interesting all the places that Will took us and it was very nice.  The food was excellent, very colorful and it was so very tasty.  We got to celebrate Will’s birthday with a cake that was delicious!

The crew was the BEST, and this ship is amazing because of Will & Billy!  We shared many fun days and saw many gorgeous places.

Thank you all very much for the excellent adventure.  You made it wonderful, as was the food and the memories.  We will be back next year!!

Andrea, Dario, Franco, Delfina, Silvana, Jose, Federico & Julia


June 5 - 11, 2016 - Complete Satisfaction!
I just wanted to send a short note relaying our satisfaction with the catamaran charter we undertook last week. Satisfaction is an understatement, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The boat was fantastic, we appreciated the fine furnishing, spacious ( for a boat) rooms, ample seating area and comforts on board. Will, the captain was really great for our group. He interacted fantastically with our varied group (children, young adults and my husband and I), always providing great ideas be it sailing, snorkeling, water sports or island activities. His knowledge of the area was very enlightening and we thoroughly enjoyed having him as our captain. Sher was our last minute chef and worked out great also. John and I dine out considerable in fine restaurants all over the world and we were very impressed with her culinary skills, she also was extremely gracious in accommodating my unusual diet and the children's finicky diets. Again—we want to convey our appreciation for the fine work everyone did to make our family vacation so special.

20-29 May 2016 -BVI_ Had the time of our lives
Our Amazing Blues BVI Adventure was truly a “once in a lifetime” experience! The boat was perfect and offered a wide range of water sports to accommodate all eight of us and allowed us to adapt to the great diversity of our needs, as we motored and sailed through the BVI’s. With all the creature comforts and activities offered, the highlight of the trip was the gracious and professional crew! One of our trip goals was diving in the BVI’s. Will, certified dive master, crafted excellent dive plans that gave us the opportunity to fully experience the variety of underwater life all around the reefs. He was knowledgeable of reef life and was able to point out the many different highlights of the various creatures, plus the unique features of each dive site, like sunken ships, geographic anomalies, and current dive conditions. For those on the boat that were not divers, Will created opportunities to snorkel, paddle board, or use the water scooters. Another highlight of the trip was the phenomenal chef. Everyone savored the many delicious meals. The meals and snacks could not be resisted. The crew made the experience. Always focused on safety and making each experience unique and memorable. This experience can only be described as FANTASTIC!!! What a wonderful time. You two were great. Enjoyed very much. Thank you so much. Your friends, Lynda & Dave

An awesome experience. The crew could not have been more accommodating. 
Randall & Vickie

Had the time of our lives, fantastic crew. Going home with lots of memories. 
Randy & Jeanette

Special places, special crew. What a pleasure to know you and spend time together in and out of the water. Unforgettable. Thank you isn’t enough. Tim

Thanks for the coral and reef experience. Kirt

March 2016 - BVI - Loved Every Minute!
Captain Will did a great job. He knows the BVI landscape and how to be in the right place at the right time. He was also a very good boat handler and a good sailor. I highly recommend him to any of my friends. The food, drinks, service,leisure activities and overall experience were all excellent!Many grateful thanks to Captain Will and Rene. Bravo!! Richard

We love Amazing Blues and will have the blues when we leave. Captain Will and Rene are perfect! Debra

Thank you for taking such good care of us! We had a lovely time and loved every minute of it!Amy and David

March 6-11, 2016 - Fun times!
Pick up at the west end, meet and greet and off to Norman Island! Snorkeling and swimming, lots of fish! The Privateer Bay Caves were awesome!Every meal was 5 star, thank you Chef Rene! Your hard work was greatly appreciated! Captain Will & Rene made our week perfect!Island adventures on Virgin Gorda; a hike to the baths and the cab ride was fun (chickens, goats, giant boulders!) Anegada Island never disappoints! Lovely bay, and dinner on the beach with everyone was a great way to end the day.Too many fun times to list them all! Amazing Blues was the best week! Thank you to Captain Will and Rene!!Michael, Ursula, Austin, Mary, Bill, Theresa, Madeline, Kaylea and Monica

Guests aboard AMAZING BLUES in mid February, 2016, said:

Will and Rene were fabulous. Very friendly, accommodating and willing to customize our trip at any point. Food was great. Both crew members can cook and they were very willing to customize. All in all our family had the trip of a lifetime.

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