CATSY

62ft (18.9m) Sunreef - Sleeps 8 guests.

From: $ 23,000 To: $ 30,250 Per Week. Operating in: Caribbean,

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Welcome aboard CATSY, a luxury charter catamaran designed and built in 2008 by Sunreef in Gdansk. CATSY is a study in modern naval architecture, combining the necessities of both guest comforts and quality sailing. Comfortable for up to 8 guests, CATSY?s guests accommodations include to aft Queen berth guest suites, and two forward double berth guest suites. She is of course air-conditioned throughout, and amenities include satellite TV in the saloon, and a 270 degree view of the blue Caribbean from inside! Of note is CATSY?s large, shaded flybridge lounging area and helm station ? it?s a particular favourite with charter guests, as this design combines some of the more popular aspects of motoryachts with the thrill of sailing. The bridge deck features CATSY?s saloon and galley, and the interior lounging areas, and the covered aft lounging cockpit, where most of her guests enjoy partaking in the sumptuous alfresco dining opportunities the tropical Caribbean climate provides. Truly, one of CATSY?s outstanding features is her amazing amount of usable exterior guest space, from the cockpit aft to the trampolines forward, with the flybridge lounge to all the interior cabins, much has been contained in her 62 feet of length.

CATSY?s features extend beyond mere architecture ? She is fully laden with modern water sports equipment and a large rigid-inflatable tender with a sturdy 70 horsepower outboard engine. This keeps CATSY?s guests active with waterskiing, the towing-tube, wakeboarding and kneeboarding, though she also has a full compliment of non-motorized activities, including kayaking, snorkeling and 2 new stand-up paddleboards. For dive certified charterers, CATSY offers several scuba diving opportunities during your week aboard. All of these activities are at a mere arm?s length away, just step down to the sea via the convenient stairstep swimplatforms on the stern of either hull.

The entire CATSY charter package includes her award-winning crew, professional charter mariners that seek to accommodate the guests? every need, while maintaining a safe and eco-friendly environment aboard.

AMENITIES

  • CD library
  • DVD library
  • Stereo system
  • Fishing equipment
  • iPod Dock
  • DVD player
  • Satellite television
  • Air bed
  • Wakeboard
  • Towing ring
  • Kneeboard
  • Adult waterskis
  • Dinghy: Hard Bottom / 15ft 0in (4.5m) / 70HP

DECK & SYSTEMS

  • Air-conditioned: Fully
  • Deck shower
  • Voltage: 110/220v
  • Swim platform
  • Barbeque
  • WiFi and Internet
  • Cell phone

DIVING

  • aYacht is insured for diving
  • Guest must be certified
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Crew certification: Master
  • 6 scuba tanks
  • At least one crew member is a certified diver
  • 6 BCs
  • Diving from aYacht permitted
  • 6 regulators

DIVING

DIVE MASTER DISCOVER SCUBA LEADER.
"Discover Scuba" resort course... INCLUDED!

Diving & gear are included - up to 5 dives during the week, for up to 5 certified divers.
(Sorry, no night dives please)

CATSY Crew Profile



Jim and Amanda are ready to welcome you aboard the catamaran CATSY. They are an outgoing couple who love to entertain, and look forward to leading their guests on new and exciting adventures.


Jim and Amanda?s love for adventure drew them together, and they were married in 2000. When they met both were weekend whitewater raft guides and kayakers. Soon they discovered sailing and bought a boat. After 7 years of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, they decided to leave corporate America for the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. They sailed for two years aboard their own boat exploring the Caribbean.


Jim, your captain, is a Canadian who grew up sailing on Lake Ontario. His family has always owned boats and Jim began his sailing instruction while attending summer camp. As a young adult Jim moved to Virginia, were he became bareboat certified and began chartering. In his corporate life Jim was a stockbroker. He was televised on NBC 29 nightly news for seven years sharing his market commentary with viewers. While working as a stockbroker, Jim found time to become a delivery captain for a Lagoon catamaran dealership, and began transiting the East Coast of North America. There he found his love for the open ocean. He obtained his United States Coast Guard Masters License, and later obtained a MCA 200-ton Offshore Certificate. Jim is also a certified PADI Dive Master, and looks forward to taking you diving. In addition Jim enjoys windsurfing, kite surfing, and skiing.


Amanda, your chef, is from Virginia. She grew up as a competitive swimmer and spent time backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Later, she discovered triathlons, and spent many hours training and competing. Jim introduced her to sailing, and life was never the same. She began sailing the Chesapeake every weekend, and accompanying Jim on some of his deliveries. Amanda?s career as an engineer was demanding and gratifying, but soon she began dreaming of warm waters. During her years sailing the Caribbean, she developed a love for cooking and exploring local cuisine. To prepare for life as a charter chef, Amanda attended a mega-yacht cooking school in Fort Lauderdale, where she honed her skills. She looks forward to serving you beautifully presented delicious meals. In addition, Amanda is a certified PADI Dive Master, and a kayak instructor. Amanda?s other interests include windsurfing, kite surfing, and skiing.



 

CATSY Specifications

CATSY Testimonials


CREWED CHARTER BOAT REVIEW

 

Name: David Keliehor

Yacht: CATSY with Jim & Amanda Grant

Charter Dates: July 3-11, 2014

Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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?

  That's an understatement. We were spoiled by Jim & Amanda the entire week!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

  Every Day

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

  Yes, and AC was nice and cold. Jim kept the generators cranking!

4. Was the food good and well presented?

  Better than ever. Last year we went to shore for dinner and we said "never again". Amanda's "chef Tel" menu was superior.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

  Awesome. Tried several new spots this year. Jim and Amanda got the Boys involved and they loved it.

6. Additional comments on your charter?

  Booked Year #3 while on board. Enough said.

The Keliehor Family David, Stacie, Max & (Dingy Man) Au





Name: David Keliehor

Yacht: CATSY with Jim & Amanda Grant 

Charter Dates: June 19-26, 2013

Area Cruised: Virgin Islands


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? 

Outstanding



2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? 

Fabulous



3. Was the yacht well ventilated? 

A/C was cold and comfortable at all times.



4. Was the food good and well presented? 

Better than we have ever had. Tried a restaurant one evening which was a huge mistake. Amanda is a great Chef.



5. Did you like the area you sailed? 

Beautiful



6. Could we have helped you further in any way? 

Good job



7. May we post this review on our website? 

Yes



8. Additional comments on your charter? 

Great job working through our decision with us. We are booking two weeks next year instead of one.








From guests aboard CATSY in late February, 2013

What a fantastic trip!!  Jim and Amanda exceeded our expectations!!  I have taken quite a few vacations in my life and both my wife and I agree, this was the best vacation we have ever taken!  

If I had to put in writing everything that we loved about Jim and Amanda I wouldn't get anything done today. :)  Let's just say they left nothing to be desired.  They took care of us like family!  




Thanks again!!

The Murietta family


 





Yacht: CATSY with Jim & Amanda Grant

Charter Dates: November 17-24, 2012

Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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?

Jim and Amanda where very friendly and accommodating. They customized the charter to all of our likes and wants.



2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

The yacht was immaculate and very comfortable.



3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

It was very nice having the sitting area up top which is where we spent most of our time.



4. Was the food good and well presented?

Amanda prepared excellent food and customized it to the tastes and likes off everyone in our group.



5. Did you like the area you sailed?

We totally enjoyed where we sailed.



6. Could we have helped you further in any way?

Letting us know that the boat couldn't sail at dark and your flight should get in early in the day would of been useful.



7. May we post this review on our website?

Yes



8. Additional comments on your charter?

We can’t say enough how enjoyable this vacation was and the terrific job Jim and Amanda did. Jim and Amanda where wonderful hosts to all of us. They designed an itinerary that fit our group perfectly. Each day was something different and had activities for everyone. Amanda is a wonderful chef. She made great tasting meals for the adults while also making a kid friendly version. Jim and Amanda know the best places to go and when to be there. No matter where we went Jim was able to make it seem like we were the only ones there. On night we were the only boat anchored in a picture perfect bay. It will be very hard to surpass how wonderful this vacation was.
 

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From the Peckhams. aboard Catsy in early April, 2012...



How did you enjoy your cruising vacation?

It was amazing and better than we had hoped!



How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they courteous? Attentive? Knowledgeable?

Jim and Amanda were awesome.  Both very knowledgeable, fun to be around, attentive and very engaging.  They were truly the perfect match for our group.  Both went above and beyond to ensure a great experience  for our group.



Tell me about your meals? Did the menus meet your group’s expectations?

All the meals were incredible and better than we had expected.



How is the yacht? Is she clean and well maintained? Were your cabins comfortable?

Gorgeous, spacious and very well maintained!



How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation?

Perfect!



Would you charter this yacht again? If not, please explain.  If yes, what are the key reasons?

Definitely yes!  Loved Jim and Amanda and the boat.  Their energy, attentiveness and excellence in assessing and meeting our groups desires and needs was exceptional.



Additional comments:

Everything was perfect!  We couldn’t have asked for or expected anything better! 







Name:  Angel 

Yacht:  CATSY with Jim & Amanda

Charter Dates:  March 4-10, 2012

Area Cruised:  Virgin Islands



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?

Yes, the crew was very friendly and accommodating.



2.  Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

Yacht is very comfortable and VERY clean.  Jim takes a lot of pride in keeping everything clean and in great shape.



3.  Was the yacht well ventilated?

Yes, we ran the airconditioning in the evenings, so the cabins were very comfortable for sleeping, during the day, ventilation was not a problem



4.  Was the food good and well presented?

The food was excellent (and beautifully presented)  Amanda did a fantastic job!  We had one vegetarian and one gluten free person on the trip and Amanda was able to masterfully modify the dishes for these needs.



5.  Did you like the area you sailed?

Yes, the crew was very knowlegable regarding our likes and dislikes and were able to change plans midstream when the weather didn't cooperate with some initial plans



6.  Could we have helped you further in any way?

As we were first time visitors, more assistance with the best way to get to the BVI (either via St. Thomas, San Juan etc)  Also, as we had a stop over in Tortola prior to the charter commencing some guidance regarding where to stay, or dine would have been helpful.  But overall, you were very easy to deal with



7.  May we post this review on our website?

Yes



8.  Additional comments on your charter?

Amanda and Jim work hard at making this a true vacation.  We didn't have to think about anything, from meals, to activities, to just plain fun and relaxation.  I highly recommend them as crew and the boat Catsy is roomy, comfortable, and very well maintained.  Excellent hot water!




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Nancy,



I am back from our week long sailing vacation. Thank you so much for arranging the week and the flights and the many details.



The week not only met our dreams, but blew them away. The boat was clean, modern, roomy and sailed beautifully.



Jim and Amanda were the ultimate hosts. My baggage didn't arrive, it became Jim's problem and a one hour round trip in the rain, in the dingy to pick it up later, was done without a thought to complain. When Kathy's insulin pump died,(not from a swim in the ocean), again Jim made it his problem, and another trip in the dingy to get insulin without a complaint. Jim made us feel welcome, and made sure we had our every wish fulfilled.



The only decisions we really had to make all week were whether to have a Bloody Mary or Mimosa with breakfast or Red or white wine with dinner.



The itinerary included all the hot spots we had read about in the travel guides. We visited party coves and experienced the Will T and Soggy Dollar Bar, scenery unparalleled, snorkeling areas that were breathtaking, Natural sites like the Baths, and secluded isolated anchorages.



Amanda's should never be called a cook. She is a five star rated chef. Never in my life have I experienced 7 consecutive days of food that made me say "Oh Wow" at every meal and every course. Salad nicoisse with grilled tuna and a killer homemade dressing, or chicken roti for lunch, pina colada pancakes or rum infused french toast for breakfast, grilled Mahi Mahi in an amazing tropical marinade, beef tenderloin for dinner as just a sampling of the menu. And the desserts..........homemade cheesecake, key lime pie, and chocolate birthday cake.



They made reservations for us on our one night out for dinner and we had the most amazing lobster dinners in the Caribbean.





Not only can I recommend this boat a crew, but I am already plotting a way to spend another week with them. (they have committed to the Bliss next year.



Thank you again for finding Bliss and arranging a extraordinary week for me and my family. This is an experience they will never forget.

Mike T.



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This was one of the best vacations that we have ever taken. Amanda and Jim were both outstanding. Amanda’s meals were amazing, great variety and Amanda did an amazing job tailoring her menu to our particular dietary needs. She also doubled as a great underwater guide. She came diving and snorkeling with us and was very knowledgeable about all the different species. Jim was a great captain and master of ceremonies. He put together the perfect itinerary and kept us moving with lots of great activities. He was also like a private instructor helping us windsurf, water ski and scuba dive. We got on the boat after a very busy week for our wedding and Jim did the extraordinary step of even getting some laundry done for us!



Can’t say enough positive things about them both. They are total pros. The boat is a fantastic. She is in perfect shape, very well maintained and has amazing amenities. The sat tv and internet was a nice surprise that we ended up using even though we thought we would not. The sound system was great and all the “toys” were in great shape and a lot of fun. The dive equipment was brand new and in great shape. I really can’t think of anything that was missing.



The pace and itinerary of our vacation was perfect. After a long hectic week for our wedding, Jim knew and executed the perfect mix of relaxation and activities. We often anchored at out of the way places which afforded great privacy.



Jim and Amanda are a great team and we had a lot of fun hanging out with them. Our charter was only 2 people so we obviously had a lot of attention but I bet Amanda and Jim would be an amazing team for larger groups as well. We are already trying to get a group together to charter with them again.



Matthew and Nichole



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Dear Amanda and Jim,



After having a few weeks to reflect on our wonderful vacation we are only more positive that it was the most perfect week we have ever spent together as a family! Far from cell phones, TV, and the pressures of life, we were able to completely relax and connect with each other and the amazing locations, flora and fauna of the BVI.



Your enthusiasm and obvious love of life on the water was contagious. We learned so much from you and we carried home with us splendid memories! (snorkeling with the myriad fish we now know the names of, finding the cannons, swimming through the tunnel, hanging out with sea turtles, seeing the lurking barracudas, hiking to the pirate lookout, our own private beaches and secluded bays, fancy frosty drinks and amazing appetizers after a riotous afternoon of tubing, wakeboarding and kayaking, star lit gourmet dinners, fabulous desserts, we could go on and on...) Quite often you just read our minds, like when you whisked us from Anegada to Norman Island just to find the perfect sunset.



We thank you for your many kindnesses to us that went above and beyond the call of duty. Our week with you will never be forgotten and we are determined to reconnect with you in the future.



Have a great summer!

With sincere gratitude,

Steve, Liz, Betsy, Steven, Hannah, and Claire Smith


CATSY Specifications

LENGTH 62ft (18.9m) BEAM 31ft (9.4m) DRAFT 5ft 3in (1.6m)
YEAR BUILT 2008 BUILDER Sunreef DESIGNER Sunreef
GUESTS 8 CREW Captain Jim Grant & Chef Amanda Grant REFIT
SPEED 8kts / 12kts STABILISERS None FLAG Virgin Islands (British)
ENGINES

CATSY Accommodations

CATSY can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins.
The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
2 Guest cabins have a double bed, shower and toilet.
A Guest cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
CATSY is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.

Kids: Swimmers age 5 and older please.

 
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Enjoying a day's sailing

Launching from spinnaker halyard flying

The expansive stern watersports area

More of the saloon lounging area

Amanda's Galley

Alfresco dining

Another guest suite

Catsy's flybridge lounging area

The port guest queen suite

The Big Jump!

Lounging on the tramps

Catsy's saloon

Another saloon view

Guest suite

Guest head

The interior dining area

The starboard aft guest suite

Catsy's saloon

More of the saloon area

Amanda & Jim in the Lake Placid Triathlon, Summer

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