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

Beam

31 ft 10 in / 9.4 m

Builder

Fountaine Pajot

Crew

Captain: John Crafford + 2

Stabilisers

None

VAT Registered

Yes

Draft

5 ft 11 in / 1.5 m

Designer

Refit

Flag

United Kingdom

US Duty Paid

No

Amenities

General

  • BBQ
  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light
  • Kosher
  • Special diets
  • Swim platform

Electrical

  • 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

Toys

  • Kayaks multiple
  • Kneeboard
  • Paddleboards multiple
  • Tube - towable
  • Wakeboard
  • Water skis - adult
  • Water skis - child
  • Windsurfer - Adult

Tenders

  • RIB tender 11ft / 3.60m - 50hp engine

Diving

  • 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

Luxury charter yacht crew for BAMARANDI
Captain: John Crafford (47)
Captain: John Crafford

John 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, especially enthusiastic about sharing the undersea world with his charter guests. John is a qualified PADI Dive Instructor and has some additional specializations as well, including Nitrox.

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/Mate: Shirelle Paris (27)
Chef/Mate: 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. For her, there is no substitute for the freshest, local ingredients when designing a menu. She recalls, “We always used to host a lot of guests for dinner. Even as a really young kid I was there to help my mother prepare food for a crowd. I loved 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 caters to lots of different preferences, from Asian cuisine to American comfort food. As a trained nutritionist, Shirelle provides delicious yet healthy choices. She is especially creative when it comes to special or restricted diets. Shirelle will be attending the highly acclaimed Ashburton Cookery School and Chefs Academy for a month in August to further enhance her amazing culinary skills this summer and ready to welcome guests aboard Bamarandi for the upcoming season!

Shirelle's goal is to make Bamarandi 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."

A third crew member TBA will join Bamarandi.

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.

Luxury charter yacht layout diagram for BAMARANDI

Testimonials


Comments below are from guests of John and Shirelle on their previous charter yacht:

9-16 April, 2017 ~ Special Beyond Belief!

John & Shirelle,Where to begin? What an amazing vacation you provided us with, special beyond belief! Every day your smiles and warmth were so genuine and we cannot thank you enough. Even having sailed the BVIs before, the two of you made it seem like our first time; amazing coves, food & laughs. Thank you for your kindness and love towards our kids they are leaving with incredible memories. You both are so amazing at your jobs and always doing it with a smile!! And thank you for coming along on our Michael Beans adventure 😊 You made it bearable! Thank you again so much for absolutely everything. We will miss you both so, so much!! Love, Jenny, Jax & Jeff

Dear John & Shirelle,What an incredible week!! We cant begin to thank you for another vacation of a lifetime. You two were the best hosts and showered us with amazing food, company, conversation, beautiful rooms, wonderful snorkeling and so many fun adventures. You made sure our families made a million new beautiful memories and we thank you so much for every detail that made our trip so special. We miss you and hope to see you on another voyage soon!With love and gratitude.

2-8 April, 2017 - Spectacular!!

Our group of four couples spent a week and it was nothing short of spectacular! The boat is amazing with plenty of space on board for eight guests.Captain John and First mate Shirelle made this trip over the top fantastic focusing on what was important to each of us individually and as a group. We surfed, snorkeled, fished, kayaked,paddle boarded, wake boarded and laid around in the rafts while sipping rum drinks. Captain John was very knowledgeable of the area and helped map out our explorations nightly after dinner for the next day with plenty of options to choose from. Shirelle is a culinary expert serving family style meals that blew us away daily.She was even gracious enough to share recipes with us as if we could recreate them :) Together they are a awesome team that we cant wait to join them again soon. Its been a week since we have been home and we all still talk about the wonderful trip daily. Thank you for making it an amazing vacation!

25 March - 2 April, 2017 ~ So Impressed!

We can't thank you enough for finding this yacht for us! Not just the boat which was wonderful, but the crew who were incredible! John and Shirelle did a fantastic job of keeping us entertained and getting to see and explore everything the BVI has to offer! Shirelle is a phenomenal chef and each meal was better than the last! We were so impressed with her food and her spectacular personality.We couldn't have asked for a better vacation.The boat space was great - loved having the flybridge for the view and the breeze!We are veterans of chartering and this one tops them all. Especially thank you for being interesting, engaging and curious people.

9 -16th March, 2017 ~ Perfect!!

John & Shirelle,
Thank you for an amazing week. You met the challenge of our arrival in the incredibly unusual weather with much appreciated enthusiasm, we certainly hope you never have to dig out the red raincoat again, ever!

We loved the boat, everything was perfect! Shirelle wowed us with one fantastic meal after another and was so kind to share her recipes with us! Hopefully we can recreate them, if not, well just have to come back! We enjoyed all the food sooooo much we couldn't fit in another bite by the end of the trip The birthday dinner was a huge success.

We loved the adventures on the rolling seas, beautiful beaches and of course the eternal fishing in hope of catching more than a snack!

The entire trip was perfect, everything was well thought out and executed perfectly. Our nightly briefings on the next days excursion was fun ~ even though none of us could remember exactly what the plan was in the morning. We loved, loved, loved this trip and will do it again!

Josh, Philippe, Charlie, Luc & Becca

Thank you so much!! Seeing the sting ray on the dive was incredible, thank you so much for taking me. Izzy

Thank you so much!! This week was so, so amazing!! Becca

Thanks for all the cocktails and good memories! Luc

Well done! Philippe

9-16 March, 2017 - John and Shirelle Were Fantastic!

Feedback to Broker:

What was your first impression of the yacht? = Beautiful. Clean.
Comfortable. The deck space on the stern is wonderful for catching up with
each other and lounging around. The girls spent all their time on the bow
lounging on the hammocks and the wonderful seating area.

Was advertised equipment onboard and in good condition? - The boat was in excellent condition.

Did the skipper/hostess make you feel welcome and comfortable onboard? - YES!! John and Shirelle were fantastic.

Please provide specific comments regarding your skipper and hostess. - John and Shirelle were welcoming and respectful of our space on the boat. Over the week we developed a very good relationship with them. They are both great at what they do and make you feel comfortable and relaxed.

Were the meals and beverages as you expected? - The food was excellent. But there was far too much of it!! We literally ran out of room and hardly touched the last meals which we felt really bad about. :-)

If you made any special requests were they met? - Yes. We had a delicious birthday dinner our second night and Shirelle even made the cake I had sent the recipe for. They are still dreaming about that meal!!! And a few others!!!

Would you recommend this yacht for a charter vacation? - YES!!!! 100%

January 15-20, 2017 ~ Spectacular!!

Our family had the pleasure to spend four days with John and Shirelle. My mom, sister and I had so much fun! We went snorkeling off of several islands and saw some amazing reefs and unique fish. We went to a canopy tour on Tortola Island for the first time! It was a cool experience.

Each morning after breakfast our dear Captain John proposed several plans for the day and we chose what seemed the most interesting to us. Captain John is kind, funny and very helpful, even took us tubing. That was an adventure!

As we requested vegan and non-gluten meals, Chef Shirelle tackled the challenge with grace. She cooked delicious breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and of course dessert! Some of our favorite items: almond pilaf hummus, tuna (yes, we ate fish), quiche, endless tasty salads, key lime pie, so much! She is very sweet, kind and it was such a pleasure to have met her! The harmony on the catamaran was spectacular!

Please read this wonderful review ....
http://www.zlatapalmbeach.com/single-post/2017/02/17/Your-Next-Favorite-Vacation

Comments below are for the previous crew aboard Bamarandi, prior to mid July 2017

12 – 19 July 2017 - 43rd Wedding Anniversary!

One of the finest weeks of our lives spent with our children while celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary. Captain Donald, Audrey and Richard made it truly special!  I cannot say enough about their hospitality,expertise and skills making this truly a family experience to remember forever.  The food was sensational!  A must to repeat….. soon!  Thank you!

Captain Donald, Audrey and Richard.  Thank you for a wonderful week!  We have had a blast seeing all there is to see and do in the British Virgin Islands.  Thanks for all the special attention towards my son.  He will remember this trip forever.  Also thanks for all the delicious food and all the chicken cooked all week J  The ship was beautiful, but our experiences were made by the careful attention of the crew. Thanks for a wonderful vacation! 

Thank you so much for the great week we had in the BVI.  You are a fantastic captain, the food was amazing and the attention to detail by you and your crew was second to none.  All of the activities you suggested were perfect for our family and our vacation. 

T family (North Carolina, Pennsylvania - USA)

01 – 08 July 2017 ~ A Fabulous Vacation!

Captain Donald, Audrey and Richard.  We can’t say enough about our past week!  You guys went above and beyond to make our family trip unforgettable. If you are ever in the US, “It’s just a short trip to Alabama J  Cheers to you!

Thanks for bringing our family together for a fabulous vacation!  We can’t imagine a better crew  - ya’ll are the best!  Everything has exceeded our expectations!  The food, service and activities were over the top – we can’t wait to travel with ya’ll again! 

Thank you for an amazing trip! I had so much fun!  Maybe next time I’ll jump captain, more….  You and your crew, Audrey and Richard are an inspiration!  “In a blink of an eye”! 

A and P –families (Alabama - USA)

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)