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BAMARANDI

67 ft / 20.4 m Fountaine Pajot - Sleeps 10 guests

From: $39,000 To: $49,163

Chartering in the Caribbean

About BAMARANDI

Operating in the Caribbean

The finest cruising experience yet imagined, BAMARANDI, elevates the enjoyment of a floating holiday to new heights. A Victoria 67, newly built and launched in 2015, she’s the newest addition to Fountaine Pajot’s Flagship fleet – their top-of-the-line luxury cruising cats. She’s sleek, elegant, and extremely spacious with an overall length of 67 feet and beam of 31 feet – truly, the ultimate in cruising comfort.

The popular flybridge concept has been expanded on this yacht to a state nothing short of magnificence. It is accessed from the cockpit with stairs on both sides that are highly secure. The 2-person helm, offset to starboard, provides the captain excellent visibility and easy access to winches, sheets, sails and traveler to ease the work of sailing. For guests aboard who have come to relax, the seating area is incredibly comfortable with benches, side tables, a relaxing sofa, and the convenience of a refrigerator and sink. The rise & fall tables can also be used for dining, making this a highly usable area not typically found on the FP 67. A large bimini provides an area of escape from the sun for those who want some shade and there is integrated lighting for evening cocktails. Additional side and rear covers can be used to block the wind for dining if desired, and of course, the large double lounge cushion for sun bathing make this a highly desirable space for the ultimate in relaxation, all enjoyed with awesome views of the surrounding scenery.

The large aft deck is shaded by the flybridge overhead and provides additional comfortable lounging spaces, as well as an elegant setting for formal dining. Three large sumptuous double pads are optimal for sunbathing or relaxing. A projector and large cinema screen can be viewed outside in the cockpit or inside in the salon.

Step into the saloon which features urban chic décor with gorgeous white leather upholstery, and lots of space for comfortable entertaining in air-conditioned comfort if so desired. The large relaxing seating area has an electric rise and fall coffee / dining table providing an additional option. The open galley is equipped with state of the art appliances, Wedgewood china, extensive crystal glassware, and Studio William cutlery - as used in many Michelin * restaurants and at 10 Downing Street!

Accommodation for 10 guests in 5 en-suite cabins: 1 King, 3 Queens, 1 Twin. Each cabin has independent A/C, Samsung LED flat screen TV and Sonos music system with access to the onboard server film library of over 300 films, 2 Bluetooth headphones for late night film viewing, tablet loaded with books and games, high quality bed linens and Bamarandi-branded towel sets including nice thick beach towels. The very large master cabin also has a desk, dressing table, and dressing area. Both the master and the salon have direct connection to the Direct TV satellite system.

The only way to improve on such a fabulous yacht is with an outstanding crew and BAMARANDI delivers there too. Captain & Chef Donald and Audrey Harper have established themselves as one of the top crews in the Caribbean charter market, evidenced by a long list of charter yacht show awards (Best of Show, Eco-Friendly, Culinary competitions), as well as many excellent comments from their guests. Audrey wowed the 2015 Antigua Show judges placing 3rd in the Chef Competition, and another award for table settings. This year they are joined by Tristan Spanier-Marson as deckhand and steward. 

BAMARANDI is equipped with a large array of water toys including, snorkel gear, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards/windsurfers, wakeboard, adult and children's waterskis and wakeboards, Zup board, a range of towable inflatables, plus a 50hp tender for towing. For guests interested in scuba diving, you won’t find a better choice than BAMARANDI as she offers a premium dive experience with a complete assortment of top-of-the-line equipment and accessories. (See specs for details.) Captain Donald is a licensed PADI Dive Instructor and loves to share his passion for diving and favorite local dive spots with guests.

If you’re wondering if there is a special meaning to the name BAMARANDI, there is indeed - it’s the name of a very special Captain’s Cocktail unique to this yacht. You will have to come aboard to taste and experience for yourself.

Bamarandi requires a 48 hour turnaround in between charters.

Aft Deck Evening Dining

Spacious Aft Deck

Main Salon

Flybridge Daytime Dining

Master Cabin with Desk and Dressing Area

Enjoy cocktails on the Flybridge Lounge

Master King Suite

Guest Queen Cabin

Guest Twin Cabin

Guest Bath

Galley

Flybridge Lounge offers fabulous views

Main Salon, Nav Station, Galley

Aft Deck Dining

Flybridge Lounge can be fully enclosed for incleme

Main Salon Full View

View from the Bow

Upper Flybridge Lounge

Lots of Water Toys

Big Screen for Movie Viewing from Cockpit or Salon

Welcome Aboard Bamarandi!

Specification

Length

67 ft / 20.4 m

Year Built

2015

Sleeping Guests

10

Cruising Speeds

10 kts / 18.5 km/h

Engines

2x 150hp Upgraded for Maximum power!

Beam

31 ft 10 in / 9.4 m

Builder

Fountaine Pajot

Crew

Captain: Donald Harper + 2

Stabilisers

None

VAT Registered

Yes

Draft

5 ft 11 in / 1.5 m

Designer

Refit

Flag

United Kingdom

US Duty Paid

No

Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light
  • Special diets
  • Swim platform
  • CD library
  • Cinema
  • DVD library
  • DVD player saloon
  • Indoor audio system
  • iPod dock
  • Media movie server
  • MP3 music server
  • Outdoor audio system
  • Satellite phone
  • Satellite TV
  • TV all cabins
  • TV outdoor
  • TV saloon
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kayaks multiple
  • Kneeboard
  • Paddleboards multiple
  • Tube - towable
  • Wakeboard
  • Water skis - adult
  • Water skis - child
  • Windsurfer - Adult
  • 10 Scuba tanks
  • 10 Bouyancy compensators
  • 10 Regulators
  • Crew can instruct
  • Crew certified
  • Diving if certified
  • Diving lights
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Underwater still camera
  • Underwater video

Crew Profile

Captain: Donald Harper (36)

PLEASE NOTE: Donald, Audrey & Richard will be onboard Bamarandi through July 2017. Crew after that time will be announced shortly.

BAMARANDI'S crew of three is a dynamic and welcoming team who instantly help you feel relaxed and right at home. Donald and Audrey, married for 20 years, met in South Africa and have spent recent years sailing in the Caribbean. Their great sense of humor, excellent hosting skills and vibrant zest for life promises to make your vacation an unforgettable experience.

CAPTAIN DONALD HARPER held several positions, from Managing Director and COO prior to following his dream of a joyful life at sea. Besides his love for his charming wife Audrey, sailing is his greatest passion followed closely by Scuba diving, fishing, and kayaking. As well as being an Offshore Captain and a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor, he is also quite the comedian and enchanting storyteller!

1ST MATE & CHEF AUDREY HARPER enjoyed a career as high school principal prior to becoming a charter yacht chef. Cooking has always been a passion of hers. With her dream of traveling the Caribbean and working as a Chef, she is delighted to meet any requirements of her guests with her delicious culinary treats. As an Offshore Captain and PADI Advanced Scuba Diver, she is hands on with boat handling and water activities. She holds a teaching degree in Education and an Honors Degree in Education Management, Law, and Policy. Audrey will take care of you!

DECKHAND/STEWARD RICHARD OOSTHUIZEN - Born in South Africa, Richard had a love for the water from a young age. He sailed J22's and catamarans on the lake in his home-town. The ocean was calling and he moved to Cape Town where he got involved in the hospitality industry in flagship hotels. Here he found his passion for people and really enjoys meeting and looking after guests on board. As a qualified electrician and with a great background in Safety and Security, he is a great asset to the Bamarandi team. He is an avid reader and he enjoys cycling, hiking, squash and golf. He is also a team player, a keen athlete, played rugby, action cricket and tennis at school. Richard's goal is to ensure guests have a wonderful time on board Bamarandi and he hopes to help make their stay an unforgettable one!

The Crew on Bamarandi have won 16 awards at the annual charter yacht shows including numerous awards in the culinary competition, table-setting, eco, and best of show in their category.

Layout

Accommodation for 10 guests, in 5 cabins which are all en-suite: 1 King, 3 Queens, 1 Twin. All have independently controlled AC, Samsung flatscreen LED TV with access to onboard server film library with over 300 films, Sonos music system also with access to server, 2 Bluetooth headphones in each cabin for late night film viewing, tablet loaded with books and movies. The very large master cabin also has a desk / dressing table and dressing area.

The crew cabins have their own heads.

 BVI Fishing License # 350004982

Christmas week 8 pax MIN rate plus 10% premium

New Years week 8 pax MIN rate plus 15% premium

All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. To prorate these rates:For 6 nights divide weekly rate by 7 and multiply by 6For 5 nights or less divide weekly rate by 6 then multiply by number of nights.

SPECIALS for weekly charters only:*$250 discount per child aged 12 and under, up to 2 children Repeat clients - 5% reduction. For charters booked more than one year in advance - 5% reduction!

*Only one special can apply, no discounts apply for Christmas or New Year's charters.

Delivery fees - return trips:BVI to SXM - $1500SXM to Antigua - $1000

Please inquire for delivery fees to other islands

Bamarandi uses an insurance approved charter contract - please ask for a copy when booking.

Testimonials

18 - 25 June 2017 - Incredible Memories!!

Donald, Audrey and Richard,

5 Charters in and everything keeps getting better.  You are truly family to us, and we look forward to next year with you in the BVI. The conversation, food, service, sights, experiences (boom jumps,scooters, dives, lost maps, early bedtimes), laughs and indelible memories will be cherished forever.  Till next time, be well, my friends.  This is not a goodbye… it is till I see you again.  Love you all!

Thank you for another fabulous holiday.  I enjoyed all of your new creations, Audrey and all of the dives, Donald and wonderful cocktails, Richard.  Thank you for all the new memories.  Until next time.

Donald, thank you for the amazing experiences on this trip!  You never seem to disappoint!  (I am jealous of your drone).  Audrey, thank you for all of the delicious food!  I think that the Tropical Chicken Salad is still my favorite.  Richard, if I ever decide to pop around to South Africa, I will be sure to message you.  By the way, I will dominate you in any game of your choice! 

Thank you for another amazing vacation.  I had so much fun doing the dives, jumps and the scooters!  I will miss you and can’t wait to see you again!

S family (Ohio, USA)

10 – 16 June 2017 ~ Outstanding!!

Donald and Audrey and Richard,

Our journey with you over the last week has been outstanding!  The memories created will last a lifetime and leave us boarding the plane back to Maryland with a plan for the next trip! For me there is nothing better in life to watch my husband and boys laugh and smile together.  You all certainly made that happen … 5 stars!  The amazing creative food, never ending cocktails, scuba, snorkeling, map briefings and great jokes and tales along the way …  As I’m sure you three sit back and observe “this” crew, we also did the same.  Each of you is a key element to the success of this wonderful vacation.  Donald –thank you for your vast knowledge of the sea and worldly wisdom and whit.  Audrey – thank you for the amazing gift of planning and preparing excellent cuisine that met and far exceeded our expectations.  Your attention to detail did not go unnoticed.  Richard – you will go very far in life … your smile, drive to work hard and constant ability to make us all new libations  … so fun!  Enjoy your journey.  So fair well for now – until we meet again!  If ever near DC, please don’t hesitate to call and look us up.  All our best.

Where to start?  Thank you, thank you for one of the most wonderful vacations!  Your care for us and your attention to detail was just perfect!  Donald – all the adventures you planned for us were a blast. Your knowledge about the different dives and the Baths made the experience that much better.  Taking us to Foxy’s (and meeting him!), Willy T’s (Diving and jumping off) and Soggy Dollar were perfect Hot Spots.  Your smile,energy and enthusiasm were infectious. Audrey – every meal was perfectly planned and so very delicious.  Thank you for taking such good care of us this week.  You made us feel more like family than just guests on the Bamarandi. Please call us when you are in Florida so we can meet for drinks and a little reunion.  And Richard – thank you for all you did to make our vacation perfect! Keeping us hydrated or “double parked”, you are the best!  Until we meet again!

P family and friends (Maryland, Florida – USA)

27 May – 03 June 2017 ~ Wow, wow, wow!!!!!!

Donald, Audrey and Richard.  Wow! What a vacation.  How did we get so lucky to get you as our crew??  I have done the BVI vacation with another outfit. It was good – but you put them to shame. In a sentence … above and beyond. It is so clear to me that you all have worked to exceed our expectations.  Thank you for that.  While you didn’t get to see that side of it,you had a bunch of stressed out people on board.  It melted away at minute one with the welcome aboard.  Thank you for pulling off the ultimate Disney for adults.  Richard, you are a lovely young man with a killer smile. You will go far in life.  Ya’ll are welcome ANYTIME in Texas.  I am confident we will see you again in the near future.

Wow, wow, wow!!!!!! Words cannot express how this venture has been and will be one of the most amazing, spectacular vacations of our lives … bucket-list for sure!! Donald – thanks for the adventures, stories and laughter.  Audrey – thanks for your amazing food, every meal.  Richard – best dark and stormy maker ever!  We look forward to being one of your repeat clients! 

Thank you for the best vacation EVER!  We have never been so sad to leave a place.  The diving, sailing, sling-shotting and sight-seeing were absolutely amazing, but they are nothing compared to the welcome, conversation and fun we shared with you all!  Thank you, Donald for the patience, guidance and wisdom during our scuba training sessions; to Audrey for the incredible food and never letting us even THINK about being hungry; to Richard for the awesome drinks and the incredibly hard work you put into making us feel at home.  We hope to see you all again sometime soon! 

How to say thank you for one of the best weeks of our lives?   We’re not quite sure.  Thank you for the many meals, the many laughs, and the many memories; thank you for each of the times you looked out for us and noticed a want or need we had that we didn’t even realize.  Donald – thank you for daring me to be bold.  Audrey – thank you for all of the special meals you made for me, pescatarian special.  Richard – thank you for making me feel totally welcome in a very new environment. Thanks for the best, best, best week!

P-family and friends (Texas - USA)



25 March – 01 April 2017 ~ A Wonderful Fun-Filled Trip!

Again, another wonderful fun-filled trip with the three of you!  You all make this vacation one of its own!  We love your company and your concern for us.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  Your passion,energy and zest for life is contagious! The adventures we had and the days filled with smiles and belly laughs,will be something we will never forget. We’ve had many wonderful travels, but this is our favourite!  It is not just the location, but, because you all were   here too!  Thank you for sharing your stories and caring for us so well. We adore you!

J family (Wisconsin, Sanibel - USA)

11-18 March 2017 ~ Great Memories!

Thank you so much for all the great times, amazing food and unsurpassed service, even today, as we are packing up to leave!  Some memories:  Audrey’s food – the best in the Caribbean,hand’s down, delicious at every turn. Donald’s seemingly endless amount of talents:  magic, diving, sailing, boat driving, local and global knowledge, humour and life experience.  So impressive!  Thank you for deciding to move here and start your nautical adventure!  We are so appreciative of your time, talents and care! Richard, thank you for everything! You are also so impressive – young, with such a bright future, yet,mature and so attuned to everything around you. You will go far!  Thank you everyone – and Bamarandi – what a beautiful catamaran!  Perfection!

L family (New York – USA)