50ft (15.2m) St. Francis - Sleeps 8 guests.

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Nutmeg... putting a little spice in your life!


Welcome aboard Yacht Nutmeg!
Looking for some exotic flavor? An escape to paradise? Live out your dream of the ultimate getaway aboard Nutmeg and put some spice in your life. Let Nutmeg and her crew sail you throughout the secluded islands, islets and cays of the BVI archipelago and other beautiful Caribbean islands. Discover white sand beaches, offshore reefs, famous shipwrecks and emerald green mountains.

Enjoy your dream vacation sailing on a luxury catamaran to beautiful islands, enjoying tropical drinks, gourmet cuisine and beautiful sunsets with your favorite people.


  • CD library
  • Stereo system
  • Fishing equipment
  • DVD library
  • Local television
  • Air bed
  • Kneeboard
  • Adult waterskis
  • Swimming noodles
  • Wakeboard
  • Towing ring


  • Air-conditioned: Fully
  • Deck shower
  • Voltage: 110
  • Swim platform
  • Barbeque
  • Cell phone


  • Diving by arrangement / rendezvous
  • Snorkeling gear

NUTMEG Crew Profile



What a fun story to share. A fellow Realtor who owned a RE/MAX franchise in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada had a dream of someday retiring from real estate and set sail for ports unknown. After 30+ years of a successful career in real estate, Paul and Ginette are living that dream everyday as professional charter yacht crew, and now they take the helm of the 2008 catamaran NUTMEG– accommodating up to 8 passengers, based in the British Virgin Islands.

What would cause a successful real estate family to sell everything and jump aboard their sailing sloop and head south. One of the conclusions was they wanted to reset their life course and create a balance they had not discovered in many years of owning their business. The experience they have had the last five years has far exceeded anything they could have dreamed about. When they decided to sail south from New Brunswick they never imagined that they would visit 51 islands, 17 countries and end up in Tobago in just one year. Paul was most concerned that his dream of the sailing life may not be fully embraced by Ginette. He should not have worried. She has embraced it even more than him.

Selling everything, being disconnected from “things”, never watching television, and enjoying the most beautiful sunsets imaginable each evening has changed both of their lives. Ginette says that it took about six months to have all of the “stress” of their previous life finally melted away. Now every relationship and every moment in nature has taken on new importance. They definitely have brought a French Canadian flair to NUTMEG – from the cuisine to the wines. They will even assist you with learning a little French during your charter with them if you want !

During the off-season Paul and Ginette travel back to Moncton, New Brunswick to spend time with their children and grandchildren.

Ginette and Paul will make you feel at home, while making sure your every need is attended to. They look forward to welcoming you and to making your holiday enjoyable to the fullest aboard NUTMEG.



NUTMEG Specifications

NUTMEG Testimonials

Guests aboard NUTMEG in January, 2017, wrote:

A HUGE thank you to our awesome crew of Paul and Ginette for making our vacation truly one of the best we have ever had. First, thank you for all your help and knowledge as to what boat and crew would be a great fit for our family. You were absolutely right on with everything!! As I had mentioned to you about the not so pleasant experience we had ten years ago when we chartered a sailboat with a captain in the BVIs, we were a tad nervous to give it another try. However, our experience was completely different this time. From the moment we rolled up to the dock, Paul and Ginette were there to greet us with open arms, take our luggage and escort us to the Nutmeg. After giving us the full tour of the beautiful catamaran and having yummy tropical beverages awaiting, they both did not stop for a second. We were treated to the most amazing, delicious meals (Ginette’s meals and presentations were 5 star all the way), drinks and company that one could ask for! Paul and Ginette went out of their way to ensure that we all sit back, relax and leave everything to them. We really wanted to visit as many islands in the BVI’s as we could, and Paul made that happen. And when our older kids wanted to go ashore in the evening for entertainment, Paul was so wonderful and patient shuttling them back and forth. I have to say that we all had a few tears when it was time to say good-bye to Paul and Ginette, and not only because they made our vacation extra special, but they both are the salt of the earth. We truly hope we get the chance to sail with them again!

Best, E & L

Guests aboard NUTMEG in early January, 2014 -
Paul & Ginette,
Thank you so very much for everything you did for us and our family! We had a fantastic time. You provided us with a total BVI experience. This has been an incredible week! We've loved everything. Your knowledge of the islands, the best snorkeling spots ever made this such a complete vacation. You are both so genuine and accommodating to all of our varied wants and needs. We feel like we did it all - and loved it ever more than I imagined.
Ginette, your meals were delicious and it was obvious that they were prepared with love! You are a wonderful chef...we will miss you. Hope to come back next year!!
Tess, Jeff and family - Goodland, Indiana

Yacht: NUTMEG with Paul & Ginette Richard
Charter Dates: December 27, 2013 - January 3, 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.

Was the crew friendly and accommodating? 
Above and beyond friendly and accommodating!

Was the yacht comfortable and clean? 

Was the yacht well ventilated

Was the food good and well presented? 
No - the food wasn't good, it was FANTASTIC!!! Absolutely well presented!!!

Did you like the area you sailed? 
Beautiful areas! Capt. Paul knew exactly what we wanted and he made sure we were there!

This was the best vacation any of us have ever have. It was relaxing, It was adventurous, It was exciting and it was new! 

The Crew made us feel at home and at sometimes I even heard some of us call Ginnette "mom" LOL. They worked so hard so we could sit back and relax! Thank you!!

Guests aboard NUTMEG the last week of March, 2013
Paul and Ginette,
We have spent most of our time since our return home on Friday reflecting upon the unbelievable week we spent cruising the BVIs aboard S/Y Nutmeg. The beautiful bays, the turquoise water, the white sandy beaches, the coral, the fish, and the sunsets were all so magnificent. But, to have enjoyed this extraordinary natural beauty aboard Nutmeg was both a treat and a privilege. She is a beautiful and high quality yacht, solidly built, supremely comfortable above and below decks, and – perhaps most importantly – very well maintained. At the end of the day, however, a boat is just fiberglass, wood, plexiglass, engines, electronics, and other systems. It is the Captain and the First Mate who transformed our charter into a dream vacation.
Paul, your professionalism and seamanship skills were evident from the moment we left the dock at Village Cay to the moment we returned a week later. It was a pleasure to watch the calm and steady way that you moved around the boat, handled lines, and controlled most aspects of Nutmeg’s operation. Your local knowledge enabled us to enjoy a perfect itinerary which included just about each destination we had hoped  to visit, yet we never felt rushed or concerned about where we would spend the night. It was also an absolute pleasure to discuss many aspects of boats and sailing with you while under way.
Ginette, you were the perfect First Mate. Your genuine warmth encompassed the entire family from the moment we stepped aboard. Your culinary skills are truly second-to-none. The whole family LOVED each and every meal. While we had provided you with some direction prior to the charter, we could not believe how you tailored each dish to everyone’s particular tastes. Your attention to detail and your special “touches” were also extraordinary. I smile every time I think of Nicole’s little stuffed dog (Bluebell) sitting atop the pillow in her cabin after you made her bed.
In short, the two of you make an outstanding team. You anticipate each other’s moves and I was amazed at how you communicated without even needing to speak some of the time! You also have an unusual talent in that you quickly figured out what makes each member of our family “tick” and you catered perfectly to everyone’s wishes.  In addition to providing us with an extraordinary charter experience, it was also a pleasure to get to know both of you. Rhonda and I really enjoyed our conversations with you about parenting, grand parenting, and everything in between.
This was a vacation that we will never forget for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much for everything that you did for helping create such wonderful memories.
With our warmest regards,
Richard and Rhonda)

Charter Dates:  February 4 - 11, 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?
Ginette and Paul were absoluetly fabulous! They were an essential part of our vacation. They made us feel so welcome;  they catered to us, yet kept the atmosphere very casual and fun. Anything we asked for was taken care of.

2.  Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Nutmeg was a great vessel for our experience. Beautiful, inviting and relaxing, it was the perfect boat for our group. The cabins had plenty of storage and were very private. Interior was beautiful and well maintained. Our party of 8 had plenty of room inside and out, we never felt cramped or crowded.   

3.  Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes, we did not even need a/c, the ocean breezes flowed thru and kept us cool and comfortable.

4.  Was the food good and well presented?
I cannot say enough about the meals Ginette prepared. Before the trip, I said we will have 'a captain and a cook'. Now I say we had 'a captain and a CHEF'! She prepared wonderful breakfasts and lunches. Then every evening at about 5 pm she made a wonderful appetizer. Then dinner was 3 courses, including wonderful, handmade deserts! Her meals were beautifully presented, delectable, but not overly heavy and calorie laden. Delicious and FRESH! I was expecting a beautiful boat with awesome scenery, but I the cuisine was way better than I ever could have imagined.  

5.  Did you like the area you sailed?
We LOVED the BVI! We all hope  to return. Captain Paul knows all the best places to go: the very private, quiet, intimate beaches, and the popular tourist spots, both not to be missed.

6.  Could we have helped you further in any way?
not that I can think of.

7.  May we post this review on our website?

8.  Additional comments on your charter?
Our group also really enjoyed the 'adult beverages' Paul and Ginette served. From a wide selection of wines served with meals (or whenever!) to freshly prepared bushwackers and painkillers or the cocktail of your choice. I think our group may have broken the record for beer consumed, as well! We began planning our trip almost 2 years ago, and were hoping it would be a trip we would remember an cherish forever. Ginette and Paul fulfilled our dreams. Our trip could not have been better!

Captain Paul and Ginette,
Our trip with you surpassed all of our expectations. The boat is so beautiful and we had such a great time! Thank you for all the wonderful food. I have the pictures to prove how our taste buds exploded the whole trip. Thank you Captain Paul for keeping us safe. Would love to return some day!!
Brenda & Robbie C.
Charlotte, NC

Dear Ginette and Paul,
Thank you for making us feel so welcome in your home (Nutmeg). We appreciate the great care you gave us. We really loved the food you cooked for us this week.
The kids were so excited to do all of the water sports. They now have memories for a lifetime.
We hope to see both of you again on future sail!!!
David, Kelli, Zach & Bri D.
Frisco, TX

Paul and Ginette
We had a wonderful time aboard Nutmeg....Thank you!
The Captain and  First Mate were consumate hosts & guides that provided a great introduction to the islands!
The sailing and culinary experiences were memorable... We hope to see you both again.
Marilyn and Chris G.
Philadelphia, PA

Dear Ginette and Paul,
We have been dreaming about this trip for what seems like forever and here we are....ready to go home. But we have tons of wonderful memories to take back with us! The food was exceptional...much better than expected!
Most important  was the wonderful experiences you guided us through! The laughs we shared will be the most treasured. Take care and we truly hope to return for an encore trip soon.
Deno & Karen M.
Laurenceburg IN

Paul & Ginette
Thank you so much for making this such a wonderful we will never forget! Beautiful sceneries, sailing, fantastic foods and the best made it such fun.
Hope to be able to come back soon to experience this again. You two are wonderful people!!!
Jim & Lisa M.
Milford, OH

NUTMEG Specifications

LENGTH 50ft (15.2m) BEAM 26ft (7.9m) DRAFT 4ft 2in (1.3m)
YEAR BUILT 2008 BUILDER St. Francis DESIGNER Angelo Lavranos
GUESTS 8 CREW Captain Paul Richard + 1 REFIT
SPEED 7kts / 10kts STABILISERS None FLAG Virgin Islands (British)
ENGINES 2 x 54 Yanmars

NUTMEG Accommodations

NUTMEG can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins.
The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
3 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
Heads are dry
NUTMEG is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.


From the dock


Aft Guest suite

Aft Guest Suite

Al Fresco dining


Guest suite

Guest suite


Port side view

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