A wine of the most superior grade, or the vineyard that produces it.
“The best of the best!”
ABOUT GRAND CRU
There is usually a reason for a boat being given a particular name, and in the case of Grand Cru that reason is obvious…She is simply “the best of the best”. Grand Cru is a 46-foot luxury catamaran, one of the Leopard 4600’s built in South Africa by shipbuilders Robertson and Caine. She has been lovingly up-fitted for private charter, and has on board every amenity imaginable for total comfort and entertainment…water-maker, ice machine, and chilled beverage coolers begin the list.
Grand Cru is designed to accommodate six guests and a crew of two. Each of the four cabins is air-conditioned, and has a private bath, each with its own enclosed shower. A queen bed, sumptuous linens, ample storage space, and a skylight and large window make each cabin comfortable and bright.
On the main deck, the breezy and relaxing open-air cockpit is the gathering place for al fresco dining, lively happy hours, breathtaking vistas, or simply a comfortable place to get out of the sun. The indoor saloon gives a full view of the beautiful island scenery and provides additional space for dining or watching a favorite DVD. Music adds to the ambiance and the party, and can be heard from any area of the yacht. And with Grand Cru’s library of over 20,000 tunes, your favorites are guaranteed! For those who do want to stay connected to the outside world, WIFI is on board and available to guests who bring computers, iPads or Smartphones.
Kayaks, a stand-up paddleboard, and a full array of snorkel equipment make every anchorage an adventure. With Grand Cru’s powerful console dinghy and a variety of water toys available, guests may choose to add even more excitement to their trip. And of course, if sailing, sightseeing, relaxing and being pampered is what you’re after, your crew is dedicated to helping you have your dream vacation.
You are invited to experience “the best of the best”. You are invited to experience GRAND CRU!
DECK & SYSTEMS
GRAND CRU Crew Profile
Captain: Peter Small
Upon meeting Peter and Bobbi you get the feeling that you have just reunited with some special, long-time friends. Their easy-going demeanor, sense of humour, and love of meeting new people create an immediate atmosphere of warmth and relaxation for their guests. As you sit and visit with Pete and Bobbi while enjoying that first welcome aboard cocktail, you will sense their love of the islands, sailing, the water, and adventure. You will also begin to understand why their delightful partnership, extensive experience, and many talents and skills have caused them to be dubbed by many "The Grand Crew".
Although Pete and Bobbi have sailed together all over the world, they first visited the British Virgin Islands in 2005 on their own sailing vacation. They fell head-over-heels in love with the islands, the people, and the lifestyle. Making the decision to leave the 9 to 5 work world, they returned to the BVI's in 2007 as a full-time Charter Yacht Crew. For the last 5 years, Pete and Bobbi have been exclusively aboard Grand Cru, entertaining more than 600 delighted guests on over 120 charters. Understandably, many of their charters are repeat bookings from guests who ask for them by name…and only them!
It is easy to understand why charterers arrive in the BVI's with high expectations…expecting their yacht to be beautiful, their accommodations spotless and comfortable, their cuisine fabulous, and their hosts gracious. Pete and Bobbi do not disappoint! Pete's mechanical and technical skills keep Grand Cru sailing smoothly, and he and Bobbi work tirelessly to keep the yacht immaculate and well appointed. As for cuisine, Bobbi's culinary skills never fail to impress even the gourmets in the group, and she somehow manages to delight even the pickiest young guests. Want to learn a bit about sailing? Pete is an amazing, patient teacher, and will let guests do as much or as little sailing as they wish. Want to simply sun on the trampoline with a cushion and cool drink? Pete and Bobbi are a sailing team that makes it all look easy.
Hailing from Poole, England, Peter Small grew up on the water, and began sailing as a young boy. His father purchased his first sailing yacht when he was 7, and Pete and his dad alone completed the delivery trip! Since then, Pete has spent as much time as possible "at sea". Following his passion for sailing, Pete became a RYA Yachtmaster in 1982, not realising that the hobby he loved so much would one day become a profession. Pete's sailing expertise, knowledge of the islands, and warm personality have made him a favourite among BVI Captains!
Chef: Bobbi Williams
Bobbi Williams, chef and hostess on Grand Cru, is convinced that she has found her true vocation in life! Also from Poole, England, Bobbi is an accomplished chef, has perfected her skills in culinary classes, yet brings a love for traditional home cooking to the table. Her travels throughout the world have exposed her to many cooking styles and international flavors, which are evident in her exquisite presentations. The "hostess" part of Bobbi's title is also well earned, as she continually works…successfully… to make every guest comfortable, entertained, and happy!
GRAND CRU Specifications
GRAND CRU Testimonials
Peter and Bobbi
We had the good fortune of meeting you 2 years ago. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed getting to know you. We were able to take another sailing vacation this year and had to have the best damn crew in the world.
Getting to sail with you is a true blessing and the best part is our growing, wonderful, beautiful friendship with you two. You made our trip the best and we look forward to more adventures with you in the future.
Carol, Frank, Lance, Lexi, Steve and Sabrina
Thanks Donna, sorry there is so many at once!
A poem from a charter guest
TO NEW FRIENDS
A couple named Bobbi and Pete
By chance we happened to meet
They sailed the ocean blue
On a craft named the Grand Cru
There expertise did always prevail
Not once did they ever fail
The daily fare they did prepare
With excellent taste and wonderful flair The week we had was so well spent Every destination they chose was a special event Our hearts are full and bellies set It was a trip that we'll never forget!
Peter and Bobbi - thanks so much for an absolutely perfect vacation! You showed us new places in the BVI we had never seen. We have come away completely relaxed, your boat is beautiful, the food was awesome... Getting our son to eat and delight in your pumpkin soup was a highlight!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We look forward to seeing you again before too long
Jim, Kris and Family
Pete and Bobbi, what an incredible trip!! I have never had more laughs and fun, the gourmet food, the activities and perfect attention to everything is enough to spoil anyone.
Thank you for a lifetime of memories with friends new and old!
Love Court, Cathy, Flossie and Kathy
On our first charter with you 3 years ago we met you guys!! Since then we have grown to know you as friends and couldn't wait to come back!
We had yet another fantastic trip and will be return again!!
Take care and keep in touch
Rebecca, Beth, Ric and Randy
Peter and Bobbi
How sad we are to say goodbye but we have so many wonderful memories from our fabulous week! Thank you for the beautiful views, the delicious meals and the great wine, the laughs and the smooth sailing!
We hope to do it again soon..... Until then.... Cheerio!
Jenn, Drew, Agent Q and Kathleen
Peter and Bobbi
This has been an extraordinary week!! Truly perfection was achieved, thanks to you both. From your generosity of spirit to the delicious food and expert sailing, we six had the most marvelous time.
We had so much fun and we are sad to leave but hope we will return, so until then, thank you, thank you thank you!!!
Leigh and Family
Thank you so much for the fantastic trip. The fare and hospitality even exceeded the world class beauty of the surroundings.
We so enjoyed your company and appreciate the degree to which you tailored the trip to our family's expectations and wishes. Everything was perfect.
We hope you look us up on your next swing through the States.
Best regards and fair winds!!
Tom & Family
Pete and Bobbi
Thanks for a fabulous week. The food was wonderful, the wine spectacular. The trip to Anegada was amazing, a wonderful day of sailing and people watching at Cow Wreck Beach.... It was worth the walk! The lobster dinner under the stars on the beach was on of the best times of the vacation too.
We look forward to sailing with you again many times
After traveling the world several times, countless vacations and myriad adventures, my family and I can confidently state " This is the best vacation we have ever had "
Peter and Bobbi are warm. Gracious, amazing hosts filled with 'joie de vivre' . The delicious wines and gourmet cooking never stopped until we finally begged for a temporary break of feasts.
The sailing, snorkelling and beaches were visual and sensoral delights for our eyes and our souls.
With reluctance we depart from the Grand Cru, Peter and Bobbi and are already planning a return visit next year.
The Burleson Family
A note to all Grand Cru passengers:
Be prepared for a wonderful time with Bobbi and Pete - you will never meet anyone more kind hearted. The boat and all of its toys was perfect. Be prepared for wonderful meals! We had a perfect week full of fun and relaxation.
Laura and Jon
Dear Bobbi & Peter
Thank you so much for a beautiful and truly memorable week. You are wonderful hosts! It is a trip that our family will always treasure
Please stay in touch!
Laura, Jon, Zack, Max and Hannah
Welcome to our beloved Grand Cru - our home from home. W hope that your time on board is as spectacular as the gorgeous blue Caribbean water, as comfortable as the soft white sand and as fun as the best of the (often memorable) beach bars.
We leave you in the capable hands of our crew (and best friends), Pete and Bobbi. Enjoy their fabulous food and drink (NOT the week to diet!), play with the.....
GRAND CRU Specifications
|LENGTH||46ft (14.0m)||BEAM||25ft (7.6m)||DRAFT||4ft 5in (1.3m)|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain Peter Small + 1||REFIT||2012|
|SPEED||7kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Virgin Islands (British)|
GRAND CRU Accommodations
GRAND CRU can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins with a minimum age of 5.
The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
GRAND CRU is fully air conditioned through out. The voltage onboard is 110v volts. Smoking is allowed on deck. Transoms only please GRAND CRU´s crew has a separate heads and shower. Guests are not allowed to bring pets onboard.
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