A new launch for September, 2010, AVALON represents the latest achievement in charter catamaran design from Lagoon. 5 spacious queen-berth guest suites, all en-suite, an open and airy saloon with a nearly 360 degree view, and a wide flybridge all come together to create floating elegance, style, and utility. Combine these excellent design factors with an outstanding and experienced crew and you find AVALON, a little bit of chartering-heaven, floating in the British Virgin Islands.
DECK & SYSTEMS
AVALON Crew Profile
Alex and Carla
Experienced, fun and committed to first class service. Together Alex and Carla represent over 20 years in the charter business and over 10 years in high end food service. Alex ran a 140’ Topsail Schooner for 12 years on a first class charter vessel and has extensive knowledge on not only what makes yachts run well but what makes vacations fun with lasting memories.
Alex is a knowledgeable, charismatic, friendly, seasoned sailor who has sailed over 260,000 miles including 15 ocean crossings. His vast knowledge of sailing, including a MCA/RYA Master Ocean Certification (commercially endorsed), is coupled with a detailed understanding of the Caribbean Islands and knowledge of little known beautiful spots.
Carla is a superstar in the galley specializing in tasty Italian, European, North American and Spanish cuisine with a flair for unique presentation and gracious service. She has a passion for client service detail and loves to deliver those special touches that bring smiles to all her guests. You will be asking for her amazing recipes when you reluctantly leave Carla’s kitchen. Carla speaks English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese but is best versed in the language of excellent service and tasty fun.
From guests aboard Avalon in June, 2011:
Dear Paul and Mel,
I cannot tell you how many times I think of you two and wonder ........how did they do everything they did??!!! Our children are back in school and all reports written about the summer ( as teachers always make students do ) are all about the big boat trip ( which is rather discouraging considering how much effort I put into the other 10 weeks ). You worked so hard, but made it look so effortless. You were constantly meeting our every need ....and thinking of TONS of fun pampering treats we never even imagined!
Paul, to you we say thank you for all the fun snorkeling and diving excursions, the tube and wake boarding, the exotic boat drinks, superb dinning service, entertaining stories, magical sunsets ( yes , it did seem that you even arranged those ) and sailing! Mel , to you we thank the 10 delicious pounds we gained, cooking lessons, clean cabins ( we still cannot figure out when you tidied up everything ) , great anchoring, and stories about England and Paul (oops, maybe we won't admit we know those !) It sounds as if Mel is getting less praise, but not so, her food counted for a lot ... it was truly fabulous!
You are a fantastic team that works together like a well oiled machine, or an old married couple....always making us feel like we were part of the family ( and by the end of the too-short week we felt as if we were leaving family). Now is probably a good time to apologize for the overly emotional goodbye (I know how you Britt?s hate that mushy stuff) and you were probably right refusing our pleas to come home with us. We do still have that spare room...ahem.
Seriously, thank you for your outstanding service. We have the utmost respect and praise for the two of you. You are both tops in your field and we are very fortunate to have spent this time with you.
Pete and Heidi and Family
Melbourne , Florida
From guests aboard Avalon in mid February, 2011
Trina the trip was fantastic on all fronts. Avalon is perfectly appointed and smartly laid out (still felt spacious even with 8 guys who tend to tread somewhat heavily).
I can't say enough about captain Paul and Mel. While we weren't exactly sure what we were looking for in a captain, Paul did it all and made it look easy. He charted a perfect course for the team, delivered 5-star service at every turn and was a great dude to hang out with. As for Mel, her cooking blew us away. Not only did the quality of ingredients exceed expectations but her creativity and execution made us feel as if we were in a top notch NYC restaurant.
From guests aboard in February, 2011
We returned on Sunday evening from a week in the BVI aboard Avalon with captain Paul Johnson and chef Marie. Our week was absolutely perfect -- every need was anticipated and met, the boat was absolutely spotless and the meals were some of the best we have ever had. Paul could not have taken better care of the boat if it were his own, and we are all missing Marie's wonderful food. Though we know it was stressful for Paul, the unexpected departure of Mel and subsequent arrival of Marie was seamless and handled in a remarkably professional manner. Paul's maturity is commendable. Thanks for a fabulous week -- we're already talking about our next trip but it will be hard to match our week aboard Avalon!.
From the Thierer family, early January, 2011
Dear Paul and Mel,
Happy New Year! We hope your second charter was as fun as your first one. We really enjoyed the trip ? the relaxing, water sports, chilling, snorkeling, diving, the food, and especially your service. You can count on seeing us in the future.
Best wishes for a great new year.
Mark, Nasrin, Jon and Stephanie
From the Carlsons, Christmas week 2010
Hi Paul & Mel:
Happy New Year from the first graduating class of Avalon! We can?t think of enough superlatives for week we had with together with the both of you and we can?t wait to do it again! In the mean time, let us know if you would like to use us for a ?proper? reference/referral (sorry Paul?my girls can?t help themselves to use your characterization all the time for it?s the only right way to do something).
We thought you might appreciate the fish we caught that we could eat at our place in Florida on New Year?s Eve?a 27? black grouper! I?m sure Mel you could have prepared it much better than we, but we certainly enjoyed it.
We have a number of photos we?d like to send you of Avalon to use as you wish. Your card doesn?t have the Road Town mailing address so, please let me know where you would like the Flash Drive sent.
All the best for 2011!
|LENGTH||62ft (18.9m)||BEAM||33ft (10.1m)||DRAFT||5ft 0in (1.5m)|
|GUESTS||8||CREW||Captain Alex Mulder & Chef Carla Mulder||REFIT|
|SPEED||8kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||United Kingdom|
AVALON can accommodate 8 guests in 5 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 2 Midships Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 2 Forward Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet. AVALON is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
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