DECK & SYSTEMS
Guests pay for air fills ($20/tank) / Nitrox fills ($30/tank),
MIMBAW Crew Profile
Crew Profile Catamaran Mimbaw
Bastiaan Kroon, Captain
Bastiaan is one of few Captains who can claim an authentic lifelong passion for sailing. Bastiaan was born on a houseboat in the Dutch river De Vecht. At age 4, he was given his own sailing dinghy and fondly remembers the feeling of independence as he held the rudder in his hand. To complement his love of water, Bastiaan received his PADI open water scuba certification in Curacao 15 years ago. He has since dove in sites all around the world, and has qualified as a PADI dive master and scuba instructor.
Bastiaan is thrilled to be able to entertain guests aboard
Mimbaw. As an ex-professional cook he will amaze you
with his passion for exotic and local dishes. He is easy-going, caring and sociable and gets along well with many. He looks forward to showing you around his favorite nooks in the Caribbean.
Captain - PADI Dive instructor - Emergency First Response (CPR, first aid) instructor - STCW 95
Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish and a little bit of Chinese, Korean and Italian
Hobbies & Interests
Traveling, Sailing, Diving, Windsurfing, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Alpine skiing, Mountain biking, Inline skating, Ice skating, Flying sports planes, Rugby, Nature, Kayaking, Horseback riding, Singing, Dancing, Socializing and being your captain
Daniela comes from the delightful and tiny country named Austria. After her culinary education in the beautiful city of Vienna, with a focus on tourism, and several seasons working in Switzerland, in 2009 Daniela decided to leave Austria and persue her dream: A life in the beautiful Caribbean! Daniela has been working for 3 years on yachts, spoiling their guests with her culinary delights, fruity cocktails or showing them the breathtaking undersea life. With Daniela's motto, "Live Your Life! Sail and Dive!", she is more than happy to welcome you aboard Mimbaw for an Unforgettable and Fun Vacation!
Mimbaw May 12...
We loved our vacation, we think it was the best vacation ever.
Captain Bastiaan and Jenny were both awesome! Bastiaan seemed very knowledgeable about the area and sailing in general. They were both extremely friendly and attentive. I have only glowing positive reports on both. Bastiaan was fun, engaging, intuitive, knowledgeable, interesting and full of life. Jenny was courteous, helpful also interesting, a great cook ,knowledgeable and friendly.
The meals were great! Breakfast was served with cereal, yogurt, fruit, then came the eggs, bacon. We were also served pancakes and locks with bagels...Dinner was great every night, they paid attention to our preferences.
Mimbaw was very clean, the cockpit was comfortable and always had enough shade. They made sure of it with a cover over the trampoline.
We enjoyed Bastiaan’s stories and enthusiasm, Jenny’s food and cooking mined in with a sweet personality.
We found our time very relaxing.
The diving was a lot of fun, the only thing that could of made it better would be if the medical forms were emailed to us earlier, before we arrived on the boat. Bastiaan did a great job while we were in the water.
We would charter this yacht and crew again anywhere in the world!!!
We had an absolutely splendid time. I do not know when my mother was more relaxed. My girlfriend, Judy, even though she had some sea sickness still had a great time. It truly was a pleasure getting to know Bastiaan and Jenny, two very inspiring people. Again, honestly it was the best vacation of my life, so far!
Name of Yacht: Mimbaw Sailing Area: BVI Your Name (optional):
I would recommend this yacht for:
Romantic Getaway Families Party Week Couples Retreat
Honestly, I feel that Bastiaan is very professional and is an amazing host. He will take you out all night long if you wanted or he will set up a romantic private dinner on the beach for you. He will cater to whatever type of vacation you want. It sounded like they do a bit of everything and they are so relaxed and laid back that they can cater.
Were the sailing area and conditions suitable for this yacht?
Perfect - we were first timers and I would stress to Late Sail to encourage people to hit the BVIs over other islands for their first time. I am usually pretty extreme about my travel spots and I like to go to spots less traveled. I did not want to do the BVIs and wanted to something else like Antigua but honestly the BVIs were perfect. There were no long sails which was great because one person ended up having a little sea sickness. Honestly, longer sails at some of the other islands would’ve
been too much for everyone. We stopped at 14 different places and it was great to be able to jump around to a lot of little islands, bars, and snorkel spots.
Was this yacht a good fit for you and your crew?
Bastiaan is AMAZING. His stories and life is so interesting and we really got a long. He seemed like he was born to do sailing and yacht charters. We are an internationally minded group so we just loved Bastiaan and his background. We also loved Jennie’s Aussie spirit. They were just a PERFECT fit for us.
What did you like best about your charter?
Hands down - the crew. Bastiaan was so funny, warm, and welcoming - such an interesting character with an interesting history. He was so laid back about his boat, his toys, and we really felt like home. Jennie was also fantastic. They were great hosts and had fun friends. Their other friends worked super yachts and took us on some amazing boat tours. Now we want to go yachting - ha!
The food and drink and service was fantastic. Honestly we were a bit nervous since we are all foodies and cocktail fans from New York. We forgot our cocktail set and Bastiaan had everything we needed! It was impressive. Jennie cooked fabulous meals too.
What did you like least about your charter?
Honestly - there was nothing that I liked least - maybe the occasional cloudy weather, the harsh reality of grey New York post charter, etc.
Would you charter this yacht again and/or recommend it to others?
I would definitely charter this yacht again for Bastiaan, Jennie, and all their amazing toys. It was so fun and we have joked about doing my bachelorette party on the boat.
Yacht: MIMBAW with Bastiaan and Carol
Charter Dates: March 6 - 13, 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?
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
7. May we post this review on our website?
8. Additional comments on your charter?
This is the second time we've chartered a boat, first time with Captain Bastian and First Mate Darren. We had a fantastic time- the crew was very accomodating, friendly and fun! We will definitely come again and rebook with Mimbaw and Captain Bastian. Thanks for such a great time!
|LENGTH||42ft (12.8m)||BEAM||24ft (7.3m)||DRAFT||3ft 0in (0.9m)|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain Bastiaan Kroon & Chef Daniela Mack||REFIT||2010|
|SPEED||8kts / 10kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Virgin Islands (British)|
MIMBAW can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins.
The Master cabin has a queen size bed, and a shared shower and toilet.
2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, and a shared shower and toilet.
Eco-friendly bottom paint, new accent paint, 1500 Watt Solar Panels on the hard top, LEDs throughout, fans, and cabin-top lounging area
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