Enjoy timeless Italian luxury and performance on a Caribbean crewed yacht charter onboard Pacific Wave while exploring the best of the BVI. Steer a true sail boat between quiet anchorage, sunbathe on acres of the finest teak deck, dive with professionals in crystal clear waters, then dine on award winning food under the stars in our boutique hotel afloat.
When Lynn and Mark welcome you on board Pacific Wave as Owner Operators they make you feel at home immediately, taking care of you so that you can relax and really enjoy your vacation.
Pacific Wave is a successful blend of power and elegance, she is a stylish 72 ft Italian custom built Sloop. She is extremely easy to handle and she is idea for both non-sailors & sailors; she is built of Aluminium and is extremely refined, stable and safe with all lines running outside of her huge cockpit. Her on-deck and below-deck layout provides spacious, comfortable living ideal for honeymooners and families; her simple but sophisticated décor is an exquisite blend of practicality and elegance that only a designer of the fame of Gae Aulenti could achieve.
Pacific Wave has a new Caribe Deluxe 15ft tender with Yamaha 70hp four stroke engine for use in the Virgin Islands with all the toys to keep the family amused. We also carry lots of eco-friendly watersports & fishing equipment as well.
Pacific Wave is fully MCA compliant with annual safety re-inspections by independant MCA approved surveyors, and is Owner Operated.
Pacific Wave won 2nd place as Best Monohull at the Tortola Charter Yacht Show, and Chef Mark Miles took 1st place in the Chef Competition at the St. Thomas Charter Yacht Show. Mark also took 2nd place at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show Concourse du Chef. Mark has worked on road shows with some of the most renowned celebrity chefs. His style is tinged with global influences, but mixes Southern Mediterranean light cooking with classic cuisine and an intimate knowledge of quality fresh local ingredients.
Based in BVI – Winter 2012-13 (20 Oct 2012 – 30 Jun 2013) • Based in Grenadines – Summer 2013 (1 Jul – 31 Jul 2013)
DECK & SYSTEMS
Certified divers – UNLIMITED FREE BVI DIVING with Dive Masters Lynn & Mark from Pacific Wave’s NEW Caribe 15ft Deluxe Dinghy with Yamaha 70hp engine. (Equipment rental additional & air fills charged at $10 per tank).
This is for any duration.
PACIFIC WAVE Crew Profile
Captain Lynn Griffiths - English - Owner Operators Pacific Wave History
Lynn was born in Cheshire but spent all her time by the sea in a small coastal town in North Wales. From as early as she can remember she was on the water in some boat or another. Aged 14 she acquired her first 16ft speed boat which was in need of some TLC. Lynn removed all the yellow paint taking the hull back to bare Aluminium and restored it in beautiful Flag Blue. Her father had a successful construction company and as a schoolgirl Lynn kept the books for the family business. This led to a degree in accountancy following which she started a professional career as a Chartered Accountant. Lynn has worked in senior finance positions for some of the World's biggest Insurer's, such as Euler International, Endurance Worldwide & Groupama. Based in the City of London she travelled all over Europe and specialised in setting up from scratch new Insurance Companies. After work she loved her TVR sports car and golf. She was also a qualified aerobics instructor and in the evenings after work she taught aerobics for 12 years. For her vacations Lynn loved to travel to the Far East, Middle East, and golf courses all over Florida; always taking to the water wherever possible.
Her busy career took her away from her first love of sailing but since 2001 she's been back on the water qualifying with an "MCA Master 200 tons" licence and an "RYA Commercially Endorsed Yacht Master" ticket for sailing vessels and has been sailing full time for many years, most of the time as Skipper of medium to large yachts. She owned her first yacht in the UK for four years (a lightweight Scandinavian built racer called Temptress) and cruised and raced her extrensively up and down the south coast of the UK. She's raced seriously at regatta's such as Cowes Week, Cork Week, Antigua Race Week & St Maarten Heineken Regatta. She's sailed on a 100ft Wally up and down the Caribbean and a large Oyster from Ireland across the Mediterranean to Croatia. Lynn was a Rear Commodore of the Little Ship Club, the oldest sailing club in the City of London. Along with social activites and club cruises she also organised popular weekend racing. She started a winter racing series that encouraged members back onto the water and re-vitalised the club.
Lynn has intimate knowledge gained from years of experience of both Caribbean and Mediterranean sailing which includes both island cruising and full on racing. Lynn and Mark met at Antigua Race Week in 2004 and have been sailing ever since. Since purchasing Pacific Wave in June 2008 she has been sailing with Mark full time, travelling up and down the Caribbean every year fro Puerto Rico to Trinidad.
Lynn is a keen diver and underwater photographer and is a qualified PADI Divemaster. Diving is now offered from Pacific Wave.
When not sailing or diving she is a keen golfer and accomplished horsewoman she has an uncanny ability to find the best anchorages close to the best golf courses and the best stable yards.
Chef: Mark Miles English
Mark’s home county of Dorset in South West England was a good place to grow up and become involved in both sea and farming and, after his partner Lynn, it’s not surprising that his main passions are sailing and food. Mark's adventures started early, aged 18 he did his first big sailing trip - 1,300 miles in an old C&N sloop from Lymington on the south coast UK to La Coruna in northern Spain and back. Also at the age of 18, and travelling alone, he walked 5000 miles from Cape Town South Africa to Cairo Egypt. It took seven months, cost $300,and included being arrested for spying in Uganda. After this and some time running around in the British Army it was a welcome rest to go to college aged 24 and study Agriculture. While there he found enough spare time to become elected President of the Students Union - campaigning tirelessly for cheaper beer. After college he was a shepherd for large flocks of sheep in southern England and then he farmed in south west Portugal, growing vegetables and raising sheep. He was a Royal Bath & West of England scholar, travelling to Australia and New Zealand to study problems with drug resistance in sheep flocks. After 6 years in Portugal he returned first to the Isle of Wight and then Cambridge UK, but travelled all over the world to buy produce and then sell it to UK supermarkets. He spent his free time dinghy sailing and racing at Grafham Water and on the Suffolk coast - and flying. Mark has been an aeroplane pilot for over 20 years and he likes to bring the discipline of flying to his everyday job as a professional sailor. In 2003 mark returned to the Isle of Wight and went sailing full time but kept his toe in the agricultural water with sweet corn in Hereford and Christmas turkeys in Marlow. He now holds an "MCA Master 200 tons unlimited area" licence and "RYA commercially endorsed ocean master" tickets, both for sailing and power vessels.
Mark learned to dive age 13 in Malta and then with the British Sub Aqua Club. He dived wherever in the world his work happened to take him and he is a PADI Divemaster. Diving is now offered from Pacific Wave.
He speaks good Portuguese and gets along well in Spanish and French. Mark's previous career in agriculture brought him close to food preparation as well as food production and he has worked on road shows with some of the most renowned celebrity Chef's of today. His style is tinged with global influences but mix Southern Mediterranean light cooking with classic cuisine and an intimate knowledge of quality fresh local ingredients. Although self-taught his cooking has won awards at yacht shows in St Thomas, the BVI and Antigua.
PACIFIC WAVE Specifications
PACIFIC WAVE Testimonials
"To Lynn & Mark
My wife and l have been sailors all our lives. This is the best sailing we have ever done. The boat is awesome. The weather was fantastic. Every meal on Pacific Wave was perfect. Lynn & Mark are top notch sailors. Probably the best owner operator team we know of for chartering. I have sailed all over the UK, Europe, Hawawi, and off western Canada, but my wife, Jan and l like the BVI the best so far. This was such a great experience it convinced us to buy a new boat ourselves."
Vince & Jan
13-20 May 2013, BVI - 1 Couple from California USA
"To Lynn & Mark
Thank you for sharing your very special yacht with us. We had a lovely experience getting to know the beautiful BVI on Pacific Wave. The Rhone was a dive we will never forget!
Best wishes for fair winds & a million bubbles on your dives!"
Marisa & Raoul
3-10 May 2013, BVI - 1 Couple from London UK
Thank you for a wonderful adventure. Lot's of new experiences above & below the water line. The canucks will definitely return to the BVI's some day. All the best.
PS. Thanks Mark for the meals, the snorkeling & the drinks together onboard."
Michael, Lynne, Shelby, Tristan, Brett & MacKenzie
28 April - 2 May 2013, BVI - Family 2 Adults & 4 Teenagers from Toronto Canada
Hi Lynn & Mark
Thank you very much. The Waldrons wrote glowingly about their cruise with you on Pacific Wave...
"Wonderful trip Sylvia... boat was great, accommodations really comfortable, food was excellent... Lynn and Mark made us very much at home, and we really enjoyed cruising the BVI... we had been there before at a resort, but being in various anchorages really was enjoyable, and the sailing was something different for us, and we all learned a little bit. Everything we had hoped for....
Thanks. I look forward to sending more of our clients to cruise with you.
23-30 March 2013, USVI/BVI - Family 2 Adults & 2 Children - Broker Reference
"Lynn & Mark
What a fabulous week of experiencing the BVI onboard Pacific Wave! We came having had all the "resort" experiences, and were hoping to have a different kind of vacation, and l can truly say our expectations were exceeded. The two of you made our stay so comfortable, with the fabulous food (thanks Mark), the great accommodation, and all the fun activities. As a family, the chance to spend time together in such beautiful surroundings, without the distraction of home, has been a gift. I know the snorkelling that the boys did will be something they will remember forever... and Shane will certainly relish being rummy champ! For Wendy & myself, l think being able to sit and enjoy the solitude and surroundings of all the great anchorages was a highlight, and an inspiration to get even more out of our motor boat at home! Thanks Lynn for going horseback riding with Wendy, a trip would not be complete without a hack! Maybe next time we will play golf instead though! Most of all thanks for making us feel so welcome onboard Pacific Wave, & for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us. Hope to see you up our way in Long Island Sound!"
Cheers Jeff, Wendy, Austin & Shane
23 - 30 March 2013, USVI/BVI - Family 2 Adults & 2 Children from New York USA
"To Lynn & Mark
An amazing week and a half sailing the BVI. The food is amazing - probably the best chef in the BVI is on the Pacific Wave. But also the willingness to entertain two beach bums trawling the bars of the BVI. Brilliant to sail such a beautiful big boat with all the other boats taking pictures. Thanks Mark for teaching me to snorkel. Mel has done some of her best diving on the Rhone with Lynn. Don't want to get off."
Melanie & Adrian
2-13 March 2013, USVI/BVI - 1 Couple from London UK
"Dear Lynn & Mark
You have given us the most wonderful holiday, complete perfection in all we were spoilt with, the best boat to be privileged to be on the attention to our care, and the enjoyment has been "2nd to none". The best gourmet food we have ever had. So many memories to cherish! This comes to thank you most sincerely with love and good luck always."
Alexander & Julia
"Dear Lynn & Mark
We echo all that Julia has said. It has been an unforgettable week full of treats the way you have looked after and FED us has been unbeatable. THANK you for it all not least the interesting stories about the Caribbean!"
Love William & Anne
"Dear Lynn & Mark
Can we take Mark and his cooking & Lynn and Pacific Wave home to Berwickshire to sit on the Tweed? Contrary to reports Scotland is boiling hot all the time and we're sure you will be blissful! It was an INCREDIBLE couple of weeks, thank you both so much. We feel like different people heading home and are so lucky to have had you both looking after us. You are complete stars. Hopefully (very much) this won't be the last time we see you!"
Love Rupert & Louisa
17-28 February 2013, BVI/USVI - 4 Couples from Scotland & Hertfordshire UK
"To Lynn & Mark
Just wanted to say this is absolutely the best holiday we've ever had... and we've had plenty!
Thank you soooo much for your hospitality and defo. the Fab Food!"
XX Janette & Leigh
16 - 30 January 2013, USVI/BVI - 1 Couple from London UK
"Captains, oh my Captains, Lynn & Mark
THANKS For .....
XX Amazing Food, let me repeat, THE FOOD!!
XX Adventures ....
XX Showing us Peter Island, what a "postcard place"
XX Snorkelling at Mosquito Island
And not to be forgotten, all the Pacific Wave Rum Punches!!!!"
Hugs from Sofi, Stockholm - Sweden, Nick, Verbier - Switzerland, Irene & Klaas, Austin Texas - USA
7 - 14 January 2013, USVI/BVI - 2 Couples Sweden/Switzerland & USA
"Dear Lynn & Mark
Upon arriving to the Pacific Wave we saw a beautiful yacht. Upon leaving, we saw it as that and so much more. We saw times of laughter, gourmet foods, exciting destinations, days of sailing adventures, fun explorations, and the gentle waves of the sea. What really made our experience amazing was the caring crew that took us on our journey. We have such wonderful memories of our voyage with you. We will forever remember the great times, delicious desserts, and awesome crew of the Pacific Wave xxx"
Elli, Jayson, DeLisa & Barry
27 December - 3 January 2013, USVI/BVI - Family 2 Adults & 2 Children from North Carolina USA
"Dear Lynn & Mark
Our first experience on Pacific Wave 2 years ago was so superb it's hard to believe it could be bettered.... but this week has been perfect. We all feel totally spoiled by our two very gracious hosts, nothing overlooked or too much trouble. Thank you both for a magnificent experience!"
Helen, Suzanne & John - Melbourne Australia
Michael - New York USA
24 November - 1 December 2012, USVI/BVI
"Dear Mark & Lynn
Thank you so much for sharing your yacht with us. We have had an incredible week onboard Pacific Wave; she is absolutely beautiful! Mark, we cannot believe how you can produce such fabulous cuisine in such a tiny kitchen! Lynn, you really made us feel at home. Your knowledge of the USVI and BVI is truely remarkable. Thank you both for this enjoyable week. We will never forget it!"
Sincerely Lisa, Steve, Sophie, Charlotte & Lydia xxx
28 June - 5 July 2012, USVI/BVI - Family from Texas USA
"Thanks so much. We have had a great time. We enjoyed each island and the diving was great. We really enjoyed the wreck of the Rhone. You let us snorkel at great places and we loved it. It was fun watching Hall & Kassey wakeboard in the 'ocean'. Mark the food was wonderful, as l am sure you could tell because we ate it all. It is very beautiful and we loved it. Best, first & only 50th Birthday i've had." Courtney & Mark
"Thanks so much for your hospitality. We could not have asked for a better crew. Thanks for teaching me how to sail & for making such great food. It was a wonderful experience, and l would recommend you to anyone. Thanks." Miller
"Thanks for sharing the Pacific Wave with us. I had a great time. Thanks." Hall
"Thanks so much for taking us around to different islands and for telling us the best places to snorkel. I have loved every minute on your gorgeous yacht. Mark you are an amazing cook! Oh and l LOVED sitting on the bow while we sailed! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate Dads 50th Birthday!" Love Kassey
Courtney, Mark, Miller, Hall & Kassey
20 - 25 June 2012, USVI/BVI - Family from Birmingham AL USA
"What a great week full of beautiful scenery, lots of sun and great fun! I can't imagine a better way to spend the week. Thank you so much for your hospitality. Pacific Wave is beautiful, and the weather was great. I am the tannest l have been in years (success!) Thank you again." Britton
"Dear Lynn & Mark
What wonderful memories you have made for our family and our friends. Thank you for opening your yacht to us and sharing all the wonders of the BVIs. Should you visit Florida, USA in the future, we would love to have you as our guest! Safe travels!"
JD, Cindy, Britton, Keaton, Emily & Caroline
20 - 27 May 2012, USVI/BVI - Family from Florida USA
"This was a perfect week! The weather was amazing and the mood was perfect. Between waterskiing with Mark and wondering around Peter Island this was an extremely and unbelievably fun experience. Thank you so much."
"What a fantastic week. Sun, wind, and a little rain one day made the sailing interesting and all the activities in between kept us busy while not under sail of course. I can't not mention the food which was way above expectations (i.e. unbelievably good) and on offer around the clock! Needless to say the next outing on the Solent will only serve to highlight how special the BVI, Pacific Wave and her crew/owners are. Thanks from all of us."
Tim, Marie-Luce, Julia, Margot & Victoria
10 - 17 April 2012, BVI - Family from London UK
"Dear Lynn & Mark
A great week in celebration of my 50th Birthday. I didn't actually think i'd live this love, so this is just icing on the cake. Good friends, great crew, fantastic food and beautiful destinations combine to make this a truly memorable week.
Thanks to Mark and Lynn for your gracious hospitality, gentle demeanour and tolerance of our lack of temperance".
Dick, Scott, Ed & Gerry
31 March - 6 April 2012, USVI/BVI - CT USA
"Dear Lynn & Mark
Thank you for everything! Everything we had hoped to experience and so much more! The Pacific Wave was perfect for our family of five, elegant, cosy, peaceful to the extreme. You read our minds as to what we wanted to do each day, including nothing at all. Thank you for sharing your wonderful craft with us, for your easy humour, and great care. Sophie thanks you for answering an un-ending stream of questions about everything. Every meal was a treat, how you keep out doing yourself l will never know. We can't endorse you more highly. Thank you for the adventure!"
Mike, Holly, Nichole, Colton & Sophie
19 - 26 March 2012, USVI/BVI - Family from Georgia USA
"Dear Lynn & Mark
You guys made my week so fantastic! I love how l got to stay with you while the others went diving. I hope that l can come back to PACIFIC WAVE!! Mark - l loved your cooking! You have been spoiling us all along!!! You are very kind and nice! Lynn - You are a great Captain! I loved snorkelling with you! You have been extremely great! You guys are the most enjoyable people in the World!
I will really miss you!
Love Nina (9 years old!)
"Dear Lynn & Mark
Ren (11) and Nina (9) said it best, 'Pacific Wave is a beautiful boat, but Lynn & Mark made our trip!' Thank you for making our family so comfortable on your gorgeous yacht. As Nina points out, you two make the perfect team! Some of the memories we will treasure the most:
- Dolphines welcoming us to Peter Island
- Mark's Egg, Bacon & English muffin breakfasts
- Lynn snorkelling with Nina and teaching her about fish, coral, sea cucumbers and more ...
- Hollie, Red & David becoming certified Padi divers!
- Ren taking the helm in 15-20 knot winds with encouragement from Captain Lynn
- Mark pulling Nina waterskiing & Ren wakeboarding
- Spotted Eagle Ray jumping out of the water off of Tortola (1st for us, 3rd time for Lynn)
- Gourmet dinners onboard Pacific Wave followed by stargazing - Venus, Jupiter, Mars
Most of all we will remember your amazing hospitality!
Thank you Lynn & Mark for the most memorable week, we hope to do it again. Until then if you find yourself in Kansas City, your KC family looks forward to repaying your amazing hospitality!
Hollie, David, Ren & Nina
10 - 17 March 2012, USVI/BVI - Family from Kansas City USA
"Dear Lynn & Mark
Thank you so much for making our honeymoon the most amazing time. We will look back on our week with you, each and every year, with such fond memories. Lynn you are truely a great sailor. Thanks so much for teaching Ash as much as you could in a week and for encouraging me to take the helm! We will also go away with great memories of your Pacific Wave cocktail! Mark, you amaze me! The meals you can create in a yachts' galley is a feat which not many could do! The food has been exquisite in taste and presentation. You have inspired me to learn to make homemade pasta! That will be one of my culinary challenges for 2012!
The knowledge you both possess on the BVI adds so much to your guests cruise. Knowing the best places to go, see, eat, etc., dependant on a guests needs is invaluable.
I definitely think this is the most relaxed I have ever left a holiday and it's all thanks to you both. You are such wonderful people who took wonderful care of us.
Thank you so much for sharing Pacific Wave with us!"
Holly (Aussie) & Ash (Kiwi)
10 - 17 February 2012, BVI - Honeymoon Couple from Houston USA
"Dear Lynn & Mark
Thank you for a fun week of sailing! We very much enjoyed sailing and visiting the islands. Your knowledge of the islands and beaches was very helpful. Thanks to Mark for all the meals. The menu was fresh, creative and delicious! Thanks for sharing Pacific Wave, she is a beautiful vessel. We had a great week and appreciate your hard work. Wishing you fair winds and friendly seas!
Mary, Lee Ann, Jason, Jeanne & Steve
21 - 28 January 2012, Antigua - St Maarten via Nevis, St Kitts & St Barths, 3 Couples Utah USA
"Boy time flies while you're having fun, we had a blast as this week flew by! Mark & Lynn you made us feel comfortable from the very first day we stepped onboard Pacific Wave. We enjoyed our relaxed dining experience with fantastic gourmet meals. We loved the snorkelling and perhaps in the next few years we'll progress to diving. Thank you Lynn & Mark for your excellent knowledge both on land, at sea and under the water. I cannot believe how much fun we have had! We had a great week because we felt secure with your professionalism and at ease with your hospitality. Hope to see you again soon."
John, Lisa, Lewis & Sarah
28 December - 4 January 2012, BVI, Family of 4 Newfoundland Canada
"What a fantastic week! Thank you so much for a wonderful time. You two have truly made our experience in the BVI what it was. Pacific Wave is such a beautiful boat with lovely accommodations. It was all the best: scuba diving on Christmas Eve; snorkeling on Boxing Day; introducing us to 'Ting' (we have to figure out how to import it into the US); sailing in glorious trade winds - yet still seeming to find us a hidden protected cove each night. And the food! Thanks so much for a great Christmas - we only hope Richard Branson can join us next time".
Lily, Hannah, Daniel, Cecile & Kirk
21-27 December 2011, USVI & BVI, Family of 5 New York USA
“Thanksgiving will forever in the future (particularly the meal) be a less exciting holiday! Excellent itinerary, to be repeated soon!"
"This has been a week in paradise in every way! Thank you so much Lynn & Mark - please stay in touch"
"After a close encounter with the local night life we set sail for a relaxing week with Pacific Wave. The days drifted by blissfully fuelled by a plentiful supply of rum punches and a five star menu executed to perfection by samuria chef supreme Mark. Weather perfect, turtles friendly, scuba & snorkel most successful - a great vacation onboard Pacific Wave. Thank you!"
"For a pregnant women to start her entry in the guest book raving about the food may be a bit cliched... but with food like this...! We started off the week with Mark's Dorado Stacks, sailed through every starter and entree sent up the stairs and demolished the most amazing Thanksgiving spread! I and everyone onboard enjoyed every bite and will try our hand at the Dorado Stacks back at home thanks to the Dining on Deck Cookbook which features Mark's recipe. During the occasional 'non-eating' moment, this pregnant woman even took the wheel under Lynn's supreme guidance. Thank you both Lynn & Mark for a spectacular week, next time we'll rig up the playpen in the dinghy!"
"Our vacation onboard Pacific Wave started with a bang! An aggressive drinking night at the Fat Turtle (in Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas) followed by a week of well needed relaxing on the open seas. Caribbean Thanksgiving might be the only way to do it! Thank you Mark & Lynn for an unforgettable Holiday!"
19 - 26 November 2011, Party of 5 adults - New York - USA
“Dear Lynn & Mark
Thank youso much for such a lovely trip! The food was delicious, the service was fabulous, and we are leaving you tanned, rested and relaxed! You've set the bar pretty high for our newly-married life - we expect smooth sailing forever!
We had such fun watching the epic battles between the pelicans and the tarpon, diving the RMS Rhone, and eating that delicious vegetable terrine!
Thank you again for giving us such a wonderful start to our honeymoon!"
Liesel & Ian
13 - 18 Novmeber 2011, BVI Honeymoon Couple, New York USA
"Lynn & Mark
The past week has been what us Paddies call 'the craic!' .... Great times, great food, great laughs and a great advernture!
Never in the entire history of 'navigation' have two 'land-lubbers' been more saddened by hearing 'land ahoy' on the day of their departure!
See you both soon we hope, (whether UK, West Coast of Eire of back here).
Bon voyage, safe trip, god bless you both and all who sail with you.
Tom & Pauline
28 October - 4 Novmeber 2011, BVI, 1 Couple London UK
“Lynn & Mark
Thank you so much for the loveliest week ever! Just stepping on the boat from a long plane ride, and immediately being swept up and away to the most beautiful islands, was an experience that we will always remember and cherish!
Great food, charming company, lots of laughs and contented sighs. What a miraculous week! Thank you so very much!”
David & Meredith
11 – 18 June 2011, USVI & BVI, 1 Couple Austin USA
“Happy 50th Birthday to Wendy!
Mary and Peter, Howie and the Birthday girl arrive onboard the Pacific Wave!
Lynn and Mark so friendly and welcoming! Pacific Wave Grog, naps, and wonderful food! Such a nice time, such special friends!
How lucky we are to have such friends! Here’s to many more birthdays!
Grog, Spotted Eagle Rays, Turtles, Snorkels, Great Food, Best Friends, Wonderful crew
Beautiful yacht– Pacific Wave!
Mary & Peter
“Lynn & Mark
Wow! – that was the shortest week ever! It was just a week ago when l boarded your beautiful yacht to celebrate my big 50th – shhh!!! Birthday. The days have gone quickly as each day was filled with delightful fun memories. Loved all the stories of places we visited, loved the amazing yummy meals – eggplant stacks, tamarind chicken, the bacon, Howie’s English breakfast, most especially the Grog – forever to be known as a ‘Pacific Wave’ at my house!
The turtles, the rays, my huge sand dollar were all fantastic, but the best part of the trip for me was spending time with dear old friends and meeting two special new ones. Good luck with all your ventures and travels and l hope to be with you again soon!
All the best and many, many thanks xxxxxx”
“PS Thanks for your help with boats and touring the English countryside. Oops! Forgot to thank you for the very special birthday card in my stateroom upon arrival and the chocolates”
“Lynn & Mark,
After ringing the bell for having you place the most dinner reservations at the most restaurants for the same date in the most different countries, our cruise in the BVI with some of our intended guests was ‘crack on’! Thank you.
From Sopers to Norman, to Peter, to Marina Cay via Guana, Mosquito and Biras Creek, to Anegada for Lobsters and Grog and return, to Marina Cay via Leverick Bay and Great Dog, you spoiled us with fine cruising, good food, and a hell of a lot of fun!
We will join you again, and please sail with us aboard the next SY True.
Should you find yourselves in New England (Boston/Newport) or New York. Please look us up.
Howie – CCA, NYYC, MYC, RKYC
Howie & Wendy – Ipswich MA USA
Peter & Mary – Cape Cod USA
29 April - 6 May 2011 BVI 2 Couples
“Lynn, Mark & Pacific Wave!! Hmmmm ……. after reading all the wonderful accolades from previous guests, all we can say is “ditto”. But, there have been no words written yet to truly convey how we all have been touched by this experience at sea, and the privilege of sharing time with you both onboard Pacific Wave. We always felt much more than your guests, we felt like your family.
Seeing new places and adventures is only remembered by the people you share them with and how they made them special. When we received the sudden news of my mothers failing health and hospitalization; the genuine concern and empathy from you helped all of us cope with, and process the reality of what awaits us back in Toronto.
On a much lighter note, wow, what a great thrill it was to meet Kate and for us to complete our Scuba Diving certification! I only hope that Lynn, you and l will have the opportunity to dive together one day very soon. There is so much more l want to say, but writing a novel was not in the itinerary!
So, when you visit us at the cottage in Muskoha, or our home in Toronto, we can all pick up our friendship then. The purpose of life is to experience joy. How or with whom is very individual. But, just know that for 9 days in March, you both brought much joy in ours.”
19 - 28 March 2011 US & BVI, Family Party of 2 adults + 3 teenagers, Toronto, Canada
“As we are anchored alone in White Bay on this beautiful evening, we can’t help but have wonderful memories of our week on your sailboat. Your knowledge of the BVI’s made each sail and anchorage special – most had fantastic snorkeling, and the seclusion that helped us to relax and have fun.” – Brian & Mona
“Thank you for sharing Pacific Wave with us for a spectacular, but relaxing week of sailing, snorkelling, gourmet cuisine, ‘Dark ‘n’ Stormies’, secluded harbours, and the Best of the BVI - a great privilege for us to be guests onboard. Please do call or email if you will be in New York or Connecticut.” – Chet & Suzanne
5 - 12 March 2011 BVI, Party of 2 Couples, Connecticut USA
"... Pacific Wave’ was an oasis of welcome. An excellent first night dinner of Mahi Mahi followed next morning by a good sail to Norman Island and snorkelling in the caves - such a wonderful anchorage, the full moon rising was spectacular. The dolphins off Great Harbour were a true highlight – swimming with a pod of 17! A heavy squall on the way to North Sound gave us a sense of adventure before reconnecting with landside at Bitter End then Mosquito Island snorkelling before a good run back to Marina Cay. What an incredible trip. The BEST of ALL our charters!” - Martyn
“When you have adult children leading busy lives in New York you have to offer a pretty spectacular vacation to pull them away – and we did! Pacific Wave with Lynn & Mark exceeded everybody’s expectation in every way! Thank you so very much – we certainly hope to be back!” - Grete
“We’ve swum, we’ve sailed, we’ve learned about the Rhone, we’ve been up close and personal with dolphins, we’ve had the most amazing meals …. not to mention a rum punch or two, we’ve enjoyed a private beach and a glass or two of vino on board Pacific Wave – in short – an absolutely fantastic week’s holiday. We’ll be back! Thank you!” - Magnus
“An amazing trip exceeding my high expectations. Wonderful sailing on a magnificent boat around the many sights the BVI has to offer. Doubtless the best swimming pool in the World, enjoyed with knowledgeable hosts. Fantastic sailing and the secret to the perfect Pavlova too! Many thanks” - Kerry
“This was an incredible trip! Pacific Wave and the BVI’s teamed up to provide fun, sun, and close encounters with magnificent fish and dolphins. Lynn and Mark made this trip as relaxing as possible and have forever ensured this as one of our best vacations. We will send pictures for the book!” - Anna
17 - 22 February 2011 BVI, Party of 5 Adults, Philadelphia & New York USA
“We had warned the children that living on a boat felt like living in a small place – you have both made the beautiful “Pacific Wave” feel like a very large place indeed such has been the most welcoming and relaxed way you have both looked after us from the very start. We were just sitting here, drinking our Rum and Cokes (Sarah and Guy!) and getting very nostalgic about our last night on Pacific Wave – we were discussing if a sailing holiday was something to be repeated - emphatic ‘yes’ all around. You both work consistently hard to look after your guests, relentlessly asking if we have all that we need – the food did indeed present itself in an unrelenting gastronomic delight Mark – thanks, amazing what is produced from the galley! As for “Pacific Wave” – well we chose her on her looks and we have not been disappointed, she sets the bar high. On top of all this, what a nature trail …. Endless fish of course, but additionally swimming with pelicans, helping baby leather back turtles, finding struggling tarantula’s, catching tuna for supper and so on and so on… Thanks masses from Guy and Sarah...”
“Thank you very much for a fantastic 7 days! I loved the snorkelling and thought the wakeboarding was great fun. It was wonderful to learn about winching and catching the tuna was an added bonus! Many thanks” – Oscar, aged 14
“Thank you both so much for this week. It has been fantastic and I have particularly enjoyed the snorkelling, waterskiing, drinking Ting and sunbathing, but to be honest l have loved it all! I will miss everything here when l go back to England, but l would like to come back here again to ‘Pacific Wave’ very soon! Thanks masses again for the great food as well. X” - Phoebe, aged 12
“Thank you both for an excellent week on the ‘Pacific Wave’. It was a highlight of the whole year. Many of the activities l enjoyed are; snorkelling (once l finally got into the water!), looking for shells on some beaches, and many others. The food was delicious all through the week, and it was very relaxing sunbathing. Thank you again for a great week xxx .” - Immy, aged 10
28 December - 4 January 2011 BV, Party of 2 Adults & 3 Children from the UK
"That was great fun, and amazingly organized, not always the easiest thing to achieve when confronted with two quite small, opinionated children. Lynn ran PACIFIC WAVE with absolute, but understated authority, very reassuring. Mark worked the boat, cooked brilliantly for all demands, and had Rory clinging to him like an adoring limpet. PACIFIC WAVE was great. We have sailed quite a lot of boats and she handled beautifully and had a lovely 'feel' to the helm. Very splendid! Finally the BVI lived up to their billing with great weather, good (and very friendly) winds and spectacular anchorages. A great experience, and long may PACIFIC WAVE prosper." - Mary & Patrick
"Thank you again for a great week, and for being so accommodating of the whims and behavior of James and Rory. If you ever want to cruise Suffolk on a 26 foot yacht, you are welcome to borrow ours. Mark you could show Lynn all those riverside pubs." - Antony
"What a fantastic holiday, & beautiful boat! Thank you for looking after us all so well & putting up with all of our different -- & often conflicting requests. The boys will have quite a shock when they get home to our small boat; Rory will just have to use his imagination to dream up what he will build us! Thank you." - Jo
"Wonderful holiday for three generations. Lovely sailing, fantastic meals and a splendid Christmas! Thank you both so much." - Mary
"Thank you! We had lots of fun. Love, James & Rory"
21 - 28 December 2010 US & BVI, Charter Party of 4 adults & 2 children
“In all ways, a perfect voyage – boat, crew, routes, harbours, food, company, the islands, weather, more food – you have given us a spectacular gift, and we have been happy in your care. Back next year!” - Michael, New York USA
“This week has fulfilled – and exceeded – our dreams of a perfect holiday in the Caribbean. The most wonderful, relaxed, pampered and altogether far-too-short few days! Mark, you astounded us with your creative culinary skills and Lynn, your organization and sailing. Thanks, both of you.” - Suzanne, Helen & John, Melbourne Australia
27th November – 4th December 2010, USVI & BVI, Party of 4 Adults
“An absolutely perfect vacation! You are a wonderful couple and gave us the best vacation! Best ever!” - Patricia
“We appreciated so much to be sailing on a ‘real’ sailboat with such a serious, and pleasant crew, that took such good care of the boat, as well as of the customers. The sailing was great. The food was great (thank you Mark in particular). Lynn, you were a fabulous skipper this week. And thank you for letting us participate in the sailing and the handling of the boat, in particular our teenagers Carl & Jenny, they appreciated that a lot. We hope to be back soon!” - Sigbjorn
“Thanks for giving me the best time of my life! Sailing with you on your yacht was like visiting paradise! It was really inspiring as well! Now I’m already planning to crew on a boat next year! I hope we will see each other soon! Hopefully we can stay with you in the BVI next year! Best wishes and thanks” - Carl
31st October – 7th November 2010 Grenadines, Party of 2 Adults & 2 Teenagers from Stockholm Sweden
“We had a lovely time, we though it was the best holiday ever!” - Ally & Loulou, Age 7 & 6 years (Loulou celebrated her 6th birthday onboard Pacific Wave!)
“We had the best time ever! It was our dream holiday and it lived up to every expectation we had. Thank you Lynn & Mark for such a lovely time. Please come for dinner at Wisley Chase when you are passing through next time. All our love xxx” - Icola, Matteo, Ally & Loulou
23 – 30 October 2010 Grenadines, Family Party of 2 adults & 2 young Children from England
Lynn & Mark, Thank you both so much for a trip of a lifetime! We didn’t say because Hill doesn’t like all the attention, but it was Hill’s 40th birthday cruise and it could not have been more special – thanks to both of you. A perfect first cruise of many to come!" - Maggie
"Pacific Wave is truly a Queen of the Sea. Your attention to detail made for the most enjoyable trip. Mark you turned non-eaters into feasters. Now it’s double time in the gym. A+1 for professionalism.” - Hill
24 – 31 July 2010, Grenadines, Party of 2 adults, Florida, USA
"Thank you both for a really enjoyable sailing experience. This was Phyllis’ first sailing trip and she could not have had a better crew – you have made a convert of her (my thanks for this!). Pacific Wave is a very special boat (I’m very jealous) and you both made us feel very relaxed at all times (a great achievement given the market turmoil!!). Your knowledge of the area was a great benefit and snorkeling (the first time for Phyllis) in the Tobago Cays was marvelous. And talking about enjoyment, Mark’s meals were fantastic - we feel very spoiled. Thanks for everything – you are truly great hosts. Please do come visit us next time you are in the UK – we would love to see you both there. Warm regards, Peter & Phyllis"
May 2010 Grenadines, Party of 2 Adults, London UK
“On behalf of the grown-ups… thank you for EVERYTHING! We felt special and spoiled the entire week. The anchorages were perfect – many were new to us in spite of several other bareboat charters in the BVI. The boat is special and gorgeous. And the food was beyond our wildest dreams. For all of us (kids too), some highlights are: Avery’s first water ski, Wreck of the Rhone by snorkel!, Seeing one (or more) sea turtles each day, The sail from White Bay to Sopers Hole, Our ‘private beach’ on Mosquito Island, Keeping us away from the ‘bad fish’, Our night out together at Biras Creek & Saba Rock, Beatrix sleeping under the stars!, Isabel’s love of kayaking and starchy food … swimming around the boat, Getting to know you both a little and swapping tales. Thanks for the passage! We hope that you’ll come North. It would be our pleasure to host you and show you around land or sea – in Rhode Island or Massachusetts. Fondly, Meg, Jonathan, Carter, Avery, Beatrix & Isabel "
April 2010 BVI, Party of 3 Adults & 3 Children (ages 15, 13 & 8 years) from Massachusetts, USA
“We leave you rested and full of memories to keep for a lifetime! From the moment we stepped aboard until our day of departure you made us feel so welcome and comfortable, attending to our every need. Thank you for allowing John to share the helm (he was in his glory), for filling us with your amazing meals, and showing us the beauty of both the US & British Virgin Islands. It was such a pleasure to get to know both of you, and we thank you for sharing Pacific Wave with all of us. If you ever bring Pacific Wave to Nantucket please let us know perhaps we can return a bit of your wonderful hospitality. Best wishes to you both. Fondly John, Donna, Lauren, Sara, Emily & Anne"
April 2010 USVI & BVI, Party of 2 Adults & 4 Children, New Jersey USA
“Thank you so much for making our inaugural sailing trip so very special! We had such a blast and will never forget our time together on Pacific Wave. You two were such gracious hosts. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Much love, Mark, Elisabeth, Caroline & Walker"
“This has been the best sailing trip I’ve ever been on, (it has been since it’s the first), but I’m sure it will be the best if l go on more. Thank you!” Caroline – age 11
March 2010 USVI & BVI, Party of 2 Adults & 2 Children, Boston, MA, USA
“Sailing on Pacific Wave has been a relaxing, fun time. I have to admit that l approached this adventure with a bit of trepidation – would l be able to enjoy the voyage while worrying about ‘mal de mer’. Knowing that l had lots of support eased my concerns. You all were terrific. Your knowledge of the boat and the area helped me relax. Wonderful food, comfortable accommodation, and most of all, great company created lovely, memorable times. Merci.” - Barbara
“Barbara & l thoroughly enjoyed this 7-day sail. You both were just wonderful – sailing skills, attention to your guests & lovely personalities. We so appreciate your professionalism, friendship, attention to every need, wonderful meals, and a fine ‘horses neck’ (Dark & Stormy). Thank you. We recommend you highly, had a wonderful time and are grateful for your great hosting & captaincy. Thank you.” - Jim (AKA Jimmy Bob)
“We have spent years bareboat chartering. What a pleasure it has been having you to plan our day sails with us, and providing such wonderful meals. It has been a spectacular voyage. OK many superlatives have come your way from our entire crew. They are well deserved. But let me add what might be a unique thought. Pacific Wave and its crew created an atmosphere where three couples, friends but not yet comrades, turned the corner and developed feelings for each other that are deeper, richer and more enduring. What a gift we received from each other. The sun, the ocean, & Pacific Wave were essential. The two of you provided the ingredients to work the magic, thank you both.” - Michael
“Aboard Pacific Wave, a beautiful and elegant yacht handled by Lynn & Mark, a beautiful and elegant couple! Nonpareil service, sensational food, wonderful comradery ... All in all a week to long remember. And, the added touch of captain to mate, and mate to captain referring to each other as ‘Darling’. You two are wonderful and deserve nothing but fair winds and smooth seas. Fondly, Tony & Carol
February 2010, Sint Maarten / St Barths / Anguilla, 3 Couples from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
“Dearest Lynn & Mark, We were lucky to be with you for our honeymoon charter. We searched long and hard for the right boat and crew for this most extraordinary moment in our lives. We placed our trust in you, and in Pacific Wave, and we were rewarded one-hundred fold! We are so grateful to have spent this blissful week with you upon your magnificent yacht. She is a unique and singular experience floating in the World. She was meant for you and Mark, and we are blessed to have sailed with you both. Lynn, you are our captain. Mark, you are a culinary inspiration. And now, you are our friends. We wish you and Pacific Wave the future you deserve, and send you our love and gratitude.” - Jennifer & Scott
January 2010 BVI, Honeymoon Party of 2 Adults, Boston, USA
“Thanks so much for welcoming the gang onto PACIFIC WAVE for such a wonderful cruise from St. Thomas to Virgin Gorda and back. Highlights were many, too many to list, but here are some: Fabulous Captain(s) & Chef/Crew – a great team! Upwind trip from Cooper Island to Virgin Gorda; Run from Virgin Gorda to Peter Island; Great snorkeling & tubing; The Coffee Grinders; Calm, unique anchorages; The Sharp (Tarpon in disguise) in Francis Bay; The Barracuda at Christmas Cove; The Sting Rays at Norman Island; Eggs (Poached), Tamarind & Lime Chicken, Summer Fruit Compote, Garlic & Tomato Shrimp, Salads & Salad Dressing. Everything served was delicious, nutritious and fresh, and in exactly the right portions. Thank you so much for making this our BEST VACATION. If you’re ever inclined to visit ‘New England’, we’ll be offended if you don’t call us. We could even visit Newport RI and look at sail boats!” - Eliot, Katrinka, Anneke, Eliot Jr, John & Abigail
26th December 2009 – 2nd January 2010, USVI & BVI, Party of 2 Adults & 4 Children from Boston USA
“We had a splendid time. Circum-navigating Tortola, we snorkeled, swam, water-skied, ate (amazing food), and sailed! Gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful boat and the most wonderful, capable, friendly captain and mate! Thank you!!” - Marc & Julia, New York
“What was more fun? Wakeboarding around Le Chiffre’s mega yacht, the divine poached eggs and bacon or seeing the genoa unfurl on the passage from Sopers Hole to Norman Island? Getting the balance between looking after your guests and bothering them and letting them have a go at sailing and being in control is a fine art – which you do really well! The boat is of course beautiful! The excellent cooking solved the Caribbean food problem completely and left even the best restaurants (Biras Creek) in the shaded. Thank you for a first class week! We hope to sail with you again sometime.”
- Simon, London
Also had an excellent time! I loved wakeboarding, being under full sail and seeing the dolphins!” – Thomas, London
18 – 25 December 2009 USVI & BVI, Party of 2 adults + 2 children
“Eight fabulous days aboard Pacific Wave, thank you Lynn and Mark. Very unfortunate that some of our party were forced to depart early, but all the more reason to come back again soon. The meals were outstanding and the islands and snorkeling just gorgeous. Pacific Wave is unsurpassed!” - Ian
“In the face of unexpected events, Lynn & Mark accommodated our needs and gave us a ‘home’ to return to. The last few days of sailing have been outstanding. The boat is immaculate, and the food - a continually unfolding gastronomic delight! I shall miss all the company, the laughter, learning about shepherding. Come to Canada. We sail there too! Thank you” - Diana
November 2009 BVI, Party of 6 Adults from Canada
“Our second voyage on Pacific Wave, this time with the three kids. A magical trip again. You showed us beautiful scenery, stunning anchorages, wonderful times. And … the kids loved it! I have rarely seen them engaged to this extent. Thanks again for your hard work and companionship. We always feel safe with you guys.” - Guy, Isabelle, Mike, Steve & Lara
July 2009 BVI, Family of 2 Adults & 3 Children from Belgium & England
“Great trip, everything was wonderful, thank you! Good times, lots of laughs, enjoyed the ‘Forests’ (Pacific Wave special rum punches), all our meals, snorkeling, etc. Willie T’s quite the show ha ha! Happy Birthday me and Mark! (Christine celebrated her birthday onboard, the same day as Mark celebrated his). Enjoy!” - Bob & Christine
June 2009 St Martin / St Barths / Anguilla / BVI / USVI, One couple from New Jersey, USA
"One word only: MAGIC … We had a fantastic cruise thanks to your very professional skippering, your attention to detail and service. THANKS!" - Guy & Isabelle
April 2009 St Lucia & the Grenadines, one couple from London, England
"Lynn, Mark & Helene you all gave us a great and memorable week aboard Pacific Wave. She is a beautiful, seaworthy boat and sails magnificently, a rare combination. Our sail to Nevis, Monserrat, Guadeloupe & Iles des Saintes was tremendous fun. You all looked after us wonderfully and worked so hard in some fairly lumpy seas. Mark’s work both above and below decks amazed us. Out one minute working the boat, the next producing terrific meals. We have both sailed all our lives and therefore really appreciate the hard work you put into making our week with you special. Let us know if you bring Pacific Wave North we would love to see you there too. Thank you all for a really terrific week." - Hugh & Helene
February 2009 Antigua / Nevis / Monserrat / Guadeloupe / Les Saintes, one couple from New York, USA
"As a final touch to our two week holiday to Antigua Lynn & Mark took us all (6) on a fantastic adventure on their beautiful boat. We started off from Falmouth Harbour and set sail towards Green Island for a wonderful and delicious lunch followed by a nice swim and chilled rose wine on deck. Thursday morning we had our ‘Scandinavian’ morning swim and tea, breakfast of fruits and croissants, before yet again setting sail to Carlisle Bay where ‘hundreds’ of turtles welcomed us and we had a lovely lunch and more rose! We‘ve had a wonderful time with you both. Thank you so much for giving us this amazing final touch to our holiday. Lots of love xxxx” - Pernille, Gina, Tonja, Jan P, Oystim, Axel
January 2009 Green Island, Antigua, Party of 3 Couples from Oslo, Norway
"A fabulous day out for the whole family. Lynn and Mark made us very welcome and it felt as though the boat was our own! A delicious lunch whipped up by Mark went down very easily along with a superb glass of white wine. Thank you both very much." - John, Christine, Helen, Nicholas, Elisabeth, Jennifer, Thizackerley & Somja
January 2009 Antigua, family party from London, England
"Fantastic day to Green Island, Antigua. Absolute highlight for whole family from age 7 to 70! Lynn & Mark made our charter a totally relaxing, special experience." - Alison, Mark, Giles, Eliza, Seb, Laura & Packer
December 2008 Antigua, family from England & Connecticut, USA
PACIFIC WAVE Specifications
|LENGTH||72ft (21.9m)||BEAM||19ft (6.0m)||DRAFT||12ft 8in (3.9m)|
|YEAR BUILT||1986||BUILDER||Yacht Officine Pesaro SRL||DESIGNER||Giorgetti & Magrini|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain Lynn Griffiths & Chef Mark Miles||REFIT||2012|
|ENGINES||Caterpillar 350hp Turbo|
PACIFIC WAVE Accommodations
The saloon incorporates a large flat screen tv with dvd & an Ipod docking station which you can listen to above & below decks.
4G WIFI is provided throughout the BVI.
PACIFIC WAVE can accommodate 6 guests in 3 Guest Suites.
The Master Suite boasts a full width Stateroom with 2 double berths & ensuite. The two Guest Suites have twin upper/lower berths & both cabins are ensuite.
All guest toilets are Tecma electric fresh water flush (so NO hand pumping and NO bad smells).
PACIFIC WAVE is fully air conditioned throughout.
The Crew have separate companionway/access & separate shower and toilet facilities.
No expense is spared to ensure that Pacific Wave's guests enjoy a luxury vacation with annually renewed luxury Egyptian cotton bed lines, towels & robes, and Molton Brown toiletries.
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