Sasha, a 2009 Lagoon 500, can accommodate up to 6 guests in 3 comfortable and light double cabins, each with private bathroom and head.
Her spacious covered cockpit will allow you to enjoy French or International cuisine or relax, sheltered from the wind.
Sasha has an easy accessible steering station on her flybridge, wide trampolines for sunbathing and a luminous saloon offering panoramic view.
On Sasha you can take advantage of the best of the Caribbean and its crystal waters. The yacht is fully equipped for scuba diving and both members of the crew are certified divers. They will share with you their passion for the sea and enable you to discover the best dive sites in the safest conditions.
Some of exterior pictures have been taken by Nicolas Claris.
DECK & SYSTEMS
2 dives (with equipement) /diver included in the charter fee.
Additional dive (whith equipement) priced US$ 40 / diver / dive
PADI Discovery scuba diving (beginners) :
US$ 70.00 for 1 dive
US$120.00 / course including 2 dives on two of our beautiful dive sites
(This is NOT a CERTIFICATION COURSE. This intro to scuba includes instruction, and all dive equipment.)
PADI Open water referral:
US$250 / course including 4 open water dives, all equipment and certification registration.
SASHA Crew Profile
Jim is a mechanical engineer and worked for a long time in medical robotics. He has travelled a lot and even lived in the U.S. for two years.
He started to take an interest in sailing when he was twelve. At the age of eighteen, he had a sailing Federal Monitor degree. Since then, he has been sailing recreationally and has always had a passion for the sea and diving. Jim has his STCW95 Sailing 200 tons Captain's Licence (Sailing Yacht Master). He also has his PADI Dive Master with more than two hundreds dives. His two kids are divers and sailing lovers too.
Jim knows the beauties of the Caribbean sea, especially in the BVI, St Martin, St Vincent, Grenadines, Martinique and Guadeloupe areas.
Sylvia was originally a qualified nurse and has also worked as a pharmacist for more than twenty five years. She is a first aid instructor.
Sylvia is a sea and nature lover ; she has been diving for the last twenty years in oceans and seas all over the world. She has seen almost every underwater creature and will be happy to share her knowledge of fauna and flora with you.
In order to teach her three children how to dive, she decided to pass her FFESSM “Federal Monitor” degree in 2000. She upgraded it to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor in 2009. She has done over two thousand dives and will be able to guide certified divers as well as teaching beginners or snorkellers.
Above all, both of them are conscientious and will give you great sailing and diving experiences in a safe and secure way. In addition, their boat -Sasha - is equipped with oxygen-therapy equipment, heart start defibrillator and all necessary medicines. Sylvia and Jim have first aid & rescue training as well as basic medical knowledge. You will leave the shore in the best and safest conditions.
Being born in France gives them a few advantages in the world of cuisine.
Sylvia and Jim will be happy to help you discover the secrets of French cooking and also international flavors collected from around the world. Gourmet surprises and great wines will amaze your senses.
Guests will be welcomed on board and will soon will feel at home. Sylvia and Jim will be your guides and show you the best of the islands, above and under water. They will be delighted to provide you with the most beautiful vacation of a lifetime.
Charter on November 2-9, 2016 in the Virgins / American party of 6
A wonderful yacht Sasha, fully found stable, comfortable, safe, reliable with no restrictions on her use enjoyment;
Mastered by two real professionals, with all the expertise, talent, skill and experience needed to take her and all her guests wherever in the Virgin Islands.
With that special grace possessed by the best and most cultural and sensitive of people, quick to anticipate the needs and preferences of their guests.
We anticipated every meal on board with great joy and the secure feeling that we would be surprised, delighted and very well fed. The quality abundance, flavor and presentation of every offering by Chef Jim a Sylvia surpassed.
Our gustatory expectations were always exceeded… We have never eaten so well; we have never been served so kindly; we have never been so thoroughly satisfied with every aspect of a cruising adventure.
Destinations were carefully chosen; mooring and anchoring were done very quiet.
There was never anything of uncertain or disagreement by or between the crew.
It was as every executed maneuver had been done 10 000 times.
Everything is perfect working. Plenty of water, etc…
The cruising facet happened when a guest became ill with multiple bacterial infections of the ear-throat-tong regions.
Co capt Sylvia is a registred pharmacist and keeps certain essential drugs on board. Voila !
This guest unable to control his Houston Physician, without any access to local physicians was saved in a full course of Amoxicillin under the care of Sasha. He did not have to abandon the cruise. He suffered minimally, and no other cruise participants (5) were affected.
So, happy? YES!
So repeat ? YES!
June 7-14, 2016 / GRENADINES / family of 5
Wow!! I'am afraid will be unable to express the level of service we were given because 1st class is not even close.
Jim, Sylvia work together like clockwork, anticipationg every need before it is even thought about. Exceptionaly knowledgeable about the Grenadines.
And the food was outstanding !
One of the best dives we ever been a part of.
Thank you to you both and we hope to sail with you again!
All the best !
April 1-8, 2016 / BVI'S / family of 4
The girls are really sad to be home and several times yesterday they told me how much they miss you. Thanks for such a memorable family vacation. Look forward to keeping in touch and to our next one with you. I am already sending info to friends on you and your boat.
You can use some of our photos. .
Thanks again for the good time we had together.
S. W. A. L. A. G.
We had a fabulous week withSylvia and Jim.
They are very special people and are actually missing themright now.
Our grown kids and my husband had 3 fantastic dives with Sylvia and Jim,both are very professional divers and they all felt very safe with them.
Their cooking (especially Jim's) was awesome, they both made deliciousmeals and with my hungry crew every plate was cleaned.
Can't say enough good about the week. We would certainly love to sail withthem again in the future. Only downside was the Tortola pickup, would ratherhave Redhook or Charlotte Amalie.
J - C
Merci beaucoup !! S H
What a great time ! You are a wonderful team. Sasha is a great boat and you handle it well. The food was great and diving could not been better. Most of all your hospitality exceeds all! Congratulations. S B
Jym & Sylvia,
Merci, merci, merci! C'est très bon ! You have been awesome hosts! What a wonderful trip, the food, the wine, the desserts, all perfect ! We also loved the diving. Thanks for letting me hold your hand. Remeber to me + visit we will try to do the same for you ! Merci ! P + R H
Our few days together was filled withsuperlatives – amazing, awesome, wonderful! My thanks to both of you for makingsure we went everywhere on our ‘list’ as well as diving, kayaking andsnorkeling every day. You and Sasha are the best ! K.
We appreciate this precious time being able to spend all together and you both made this happen with so much fun.
All our wishes granted.
Before this trip, we liked diving but now we love it! Thanks to you !
" To our dear friends Sylviane and Jean Yves, We have had incredible vacations, we will remember forever our week on SASHA. Thank you for everything you have done in order to provide us an exceptionnel experience. A lot of laughs, some good meals, good wines and don't forget Captain Jim's famous "painkillers". We had a lot of fun.
Thanks for your patience training us how to scuba dive. We promise that next time, we will stay very close to each other, mostly you know who !!!
Thanks, thanks for everything. Joan & Dean Jane & Dick Mark & Becky OTTAWA, CANADA "
Charter March 14-21, 2015 / BVI'S / 2 guests
When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was:
All directions given before were very precise as we met in Village Cay Marina and on time.
What did you think about your accommodation?
Cabins, beds, bathrooms: There was only 2 of us on a 50’ cat, therefore we had plenty of space.
Salon, cockpit, deck space:
Extremely spacious and comfortable.
Was the boat kept clean during your charter (your cabins, the bathrooms/heads, your towels, bedding, the cockpit, the galley)? Simply spotless ..!!!!
Did you miss anything on board?
We would love to have lot more available time – like another week or so – but we had to fly back home.
What did you enjoy the most on board?
Everything – equal – for 24 hours, even sleeping there was wonderfully relaxing….
Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
Wow, Jean-Yves was like brother I never had. It was like being with your best friend ever….!!! Tracy had very wet eyes when it came to departure time….
What do you think about your itinerary, the places and bays you visited and the activities you have done?
Just perfect. Very relaxing, never rushing – lust like being in a paradise, doing whatever your heart desires…
Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
We couldn’t stop him from feeding us. Seriously – JV was just too much – always surprising us with different menus and desserts were just out of this world.
Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity) ;
I can’t..! You need to experience it yourself but it would be very hard for any chefs of the greatest hotels to compete with JV.
And for certain – he would be a winner, specially on his boat.
Do you feel the meals and drinks reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet?
Yes and much more.
If you had children in your party, what did the crew do to make their vacation special (food, games, toys, etc)?
No kids anymore in my life, as now is the time to truly enjoy our vacation time.
Did you receive enough information from us before your trip, was the description of the yacht and crew accurate? Yes.
Would you sail with us again? Yes.
Any other notes or special remarks you have:
Thanks to our Captain - Jean-Yves – we were able to get introduced to underwater diving, which was something I had never thought I’ll be able to do. JV was very professional, patient and overall great teacher.Tracy and I are very thankful to him for this incredible adventure.
Charter 21st February-02nd March, 2015 - BVI's
« Sylvia, Jim,
Notre séjour sur le « Sasha » s’achève. Vous nous avez fait vivre un joli rêve à nous quatre. La plongée en bouteille a été un moment fort… Vous êtes disponibles, joyeux, patients et avenants. Restez comme vous êtes ! Merci pour tout.
On pense déjà à une nouvelle aventure avec vous vers les Grenadines. Alors à bientôt…
Bon vent… »
Charter February 15th-20th, 2015 - BVI's
« Jim, Sylvia,
Our first trip on Sasha and for me to BVI was magnificient ! You both make each island stop an adventure, full of fun ! We enjoyed some of the beautiful spots you could share. Sailing was one of our favorite parts, especially the night sail. Oh, and every meal better than the one before. Thanks so much for making this a special trip ! »
Charter February 7th-14th, 2015 - BVI's
Crewed Charter Boat Review
Yacht : SASHA with Jim and Sylvia
Charter Dates : February 7-14, 2015
Area Cruised : Virgin Islands
Overall Rating : 5
5 being the highest, 0 being the lowest
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating ?
Excellent – Very friendly and accommodating – noticably more than previous charter (which was good).
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean ?
Yes- sleeps 6 in comfort and rooms & bath were cleaned, beds remade throughout trip.
3. Was the yacht well ventilated ?
Yes – We had no need for A/C throughout.
4. Was the food good and well presented ?
Excellent – They are skilled French chefs, with variety to content, sizable portions and attentive to individual tastes – presentation was restaurant quality.
5. Did you like the area you sailed ?
Very much – good variety in harbors and locales with plenty of activity, especially with diving & snorkeling.
6. Additional comments on your charter ?
Jim and Sylvia provided a 5-star service in all facets of the charter – food, accommodations and activities. Their expertise in sailing and diving made the trip comfortable and rewarding for everyone. Their willingness to accommodate varying preferences, nedds and changes was refreshing. I would heartily recommend Jim and Sylvia to anyone wanting to charter. If your needs include diving and snorkeling, they should be your first choice. Because they are fairly new to BVI, Sasha with Jim and Sylvia may not be that well known… that will soon change, they are truly a hidden gem.
Charter 28th December 2014 - 04th January 2015 - BVI's
"Chers Jim and Sylvia,
Merci pour une semaine merveilleuse. Les plongées incroyables avec les tortues de mer, les barracudas, les parrot fish, les oursins, les trumpet fish. En plus, les repas délicieux, les parties de carte et l’occasion de se détendre entièrement !!
Vous êtes adorables et si gentils ; nous espérons que vous aurez une bonne année avec tous les gens qui auront la chance de voyager sur la belle Sasha !
Bisous, Kiss, Hug."
Charter December 18-27 - BVI's
« Time has past by in a fly...
We've enjoyed a fabulous journey with Jim and Sylvia. The food was delicious, Jim has turned into a magician in the kitchen !
Our introduction to scuba diving was mastered by Sylvia with great patience and enthusiasm.
We will always remember our common Christmas party at Jost Van Dyke, the common discovery of the original "painkiller" as well as the stability of mourings...
Thank you very much for making our 50th birthdays such a great happening ! We hope we do not have to wait for 60 for another turn... »
Charter on December 1-5, 2014 in the BVI'S / Party of 3
"Bien arrives a Antigua. Encore merci pour tout. C etait fabuleux. Elisabeth
"Well back to Antigua. Again thank you for all. It was fabulous"
|LENGTH||50ft (15.2m)||BEAM||28ft (8.5m)||DRAFT||4ft 5in (1.3m)|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain Jean Yves MEUNIER "Jym" + 1||REFIT|
|SPEED||10kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Virgin Islands (British)|
|ENGINES||2 Yanmar 75 CV|
SASHA can accommodate 6 guests in 3 double cabins equipped with 3 Queen size beds and private heads & showers.
Separate crew quarter.
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