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SAYANG

55 ft / 16.8 m Jeanneau - Sleeps 6 guests

From: $8,900 To: $14,300

Chartering in the Caribbean

About SAYANG

Operating in the Caribbean

Sayang is a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54DS sailing yacht.  Built in 2005, she is air conditioned throughout and maintained in an immaculate condition for your maximum comfort and safety.
 
Sayang is operated by a skipper and a firstmate/hostess.  The crew is multilingual (English, French, German and Italian), has professioal backgrounds ranging from marketing management to teaching music and has an ear for almost everything.
 
Whether it be sailing round the islands, laying back on your luxurious yacht soaking up the sun, snorkelling, diving or fine dining on board or in local restaurants, Sayang's crew will tailor an itinerary according to your wishes.

Saloon

Saloon

Saloon

Galley

Saloon

Master Cabin

Guest Cabin

Guest Cabin

Bathroom

Stern View

Bow View

Side View

Cockpit

Side View

Specification

Length

55 ft / 16.8 m

Year Built

2006

Sleeping Guests

6

Cruising Speeds

9 kts / 16.6 km/h

Engines

Diesel engine

Beam

15 ft 1 in / 4.6 m

Builder

Jeanneau

Crew

Captain: Paul Crossby + 1

Stabilisers

None

VAT Registered

No

Draft

6 ft 6 in / 1.7 m

Designer

Refit

2014

Flag

Virgin Islands (British)

US Duty Paid

No

Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Deck shower
  • Hammocks
  • Special diets
  • CD library
  • Cell phone
  • DVD library
  • DVD player saloon
  • Indoor audio system
  • Local TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kayak
  • Kneeboard
  • Tube - towable
  • Wakeboard
  • Water skis - adult
  • Diving by arrangement

Crew Profile

Crew Profiles:
There could be no better place for Ratna and Paul to meet than on a sailing holiday in the Caribbean. They have now been married for close to 10 years. Keen travelers, they have seized every opportunity to go sailing in most parts of the world, including the Mediterranean, North and South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, South China sea and the beloved Caribbean waters. Having worked for many years in the IT industry, they decided to turn their passion for sailing into a way of life, and Spice and Soul was born in 2004.

Born in Malaysia, Ratna was brought up in a boarding school in the UK. Ratna holds diplomas in music and catering. Having lived in various countries during her childhood and worked in the family restaurant business, Ratna has developed a love of good food from all over the world and has a passion for meeting and entertaining people. Ratna caught the sailing bug later on in her life and has obtained the RYA day skipper license.

A British national, Paul has lived in France, Belgium, Germany and Singapore and holds a master of science degree in physics and a diploma in marketing. He has been sailing for as long as he can remember, starting off with the family sailing dinghy, and gradually moving on to larger yachts. A water sports fanatic, Paul is a PADI certified scuba diver and is a qualified skipper to the RYA yacht master standard.

Ratna and Paul look forward to welcoming you on board and sharing with you their love of the Caribbean, gastronomy, and sailing.

Layout

SAYANG can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
Alternatively, Sayang's two forward qeen cabins may be merged to form one large Master King Suite.
Likewise, the aft guest suite may be converted to two twin berths.
SAYANG is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.

Testimonials

Guests aboard SAYANG in mid July, 2016, said:

Ratna and Paul,

Thank you very much for a wonderful week sailing in the beautiful BVIs. You are lovely hosts, enjoyable companions, and a consummate professional sailing team. We always knew we were in good hands. Ratna, your meals were delicious, particularly your wonderful Asian curries. Paul, we learned so much about the islands, their history and inhabitants. Thanks too for the sailing lessons. It will take a few more trips before we are confident on our own, but we enjoyed our time at the helm.Lovely getting to know you both. Thanks for giving us a wonderful 25th anniversary trip.

Stephanie and Henry Bond

Kansas City

Guests aboard SAYANG in early July, 2016, said:kauper

Thank you for a wonderful time in paradise. Our families will cherish the memories forever.

Greg, Seattle, WA, USA 

Dear Paul and Ratna, 

Thank you for so very much for providing such a memorable and outstanding sailing experience for our family. In the sun and the rain, in the wind and the calm, we all created memories we will cherish forever! Ratna – Yum! The food you prepared was excellent – and Paul – your navigation and recommendations for island hopping, snorkelling, etc. were greatly appreciated. 

Thank you.  Lauren, Natalie, & Suzie, Seattle, WA, USA 

We enjoyed sailing with you. Thank you so much for sharing your islands with us, and your beautiful boat. Our family will cherish this holiday.

Alex and Jim, Central Pennsylvania, USA

Mid-June, 2016, guests aboard SAYANG said:

Dear Paul and Ratna,

 Thank you so much for an amazing 9 days aboard the beautiful yacht Sayang! We have loved every minute of it, and your knowledge, skill and professionalism played a big part in that. Ratna, the food was wonderful and you did a brilliant job in catering for one vegan and one non-vegan! I think we all discovered some new favourites! Paul, your knowledge of the islands is superb and we really appreciated the quiet, beautiful and calm anchorages you found for us. See you soon! 

Richard and Emma Barkey

Warwickshire & London

Guests aboard SAYANG in early April, 2016 said:

Dear Paul and Ratna,

Thank you so much for the fantastic trip and tour of the beautiful BVI. Of course the food was exceptional and your company also! We loved your malay flair with the meals. Good coffee and good beds!!!

William and Joyce Price - Charlotte, NC,USA 

Unforgettable is an understatement. I have been wanting to do this for years and I could not have imagined a more perfect trip.

Carly Price - New York, NY, USA 

Dear Paul and Ratna,

Thank you for a wonderful trip. It has been a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget. Every meal was a fine dining experience.

Thanks again.

Ginny Martin - MS, USA

Guests aboard SAYANG in mid-March, 2016, said:

So many things stand out about this trip! Our family made some incredible memories here with you and your beautiful boat! The food was so very good! The hospitality was first rate! But I think one thing that really stands out for me is how passionate you are about your work, this boat and these islands. “Purists” is the word that comes to mind. This was greatly enjoyed by my entire family but very much appreciated as parents of young children. A great example! Thank you, come visit us in Houston!

Becca and Scott Schwinger

TX USA 

I will try to make a short list: amazing food, awesome bedrooms, high luxury, outstanding crew. Obviously hands down best vacation ever, …etc., ….Charles Schwinger

I absolutely loved the pace. Nice to take a break from the busy schedules. Loved the destinations and activities, but my favourite part of the trip may have been the food. How Ratna made all of it in that kitchen amazes me! Ratna and Paul were so sweet and helpful! Gonna miss staying on the boat! Thanks Paul and Ratna!!

Cara Schwinger 

Guests aboard Sayang in late February, 2016 said:

Dear Paul and Ratna,

beanlandThank you both for a wonderful experience. One week went by very quickly. You both are great hosts, passionate and very friendly people. This was my first sailing experience and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Ratna, you are a great host, excellent food, and very caring. Paul, I was very pleased with your passion for sailing and patience. Overall, it was a great experience. Definitely want to bring my family sailing. I would recommend you guys to anybody who wants a sailing experience.

Dr. Ramesh V. Kare, Westford

Sayang,,,, Sayang is a name I will never forget. I was in the BVI before, but I never saw the BVI before. Paul and Ratna exposed all the hidden beauty. Ratna’s cooking was incredible. Paul’s seamanship is equally superb. Swimming and snorkelling every day and the food, did I mention Ratna’s cooking? Watch out for the Suzy fish!!!

Jonathan Chachko, Cream Ridge, NJ 

Sayang! Outstanding and unforgettable. Paul and Ratna are so passionate. We were always looked after and made comfortable. The food was beyond expectations. I very much appreciated the opportunity to take the helm t/o the entire trip. And thank you for showing us the BVI gems.

David Beanland M.D., Concord 

I will keep this short and sweet. You guys are AMAZING!

Robert Gilardetti MD, Boston 

New Years guests aboard SAYANG with Paul & Ratna said:

Thank you so much Paul and Ratna for such an amazing time. A very special thank you for keeping my anxious mother sane - not an easy task! Your food and hospitality was more than I could have ever asked for, and I will miss every minute of this amazing adventure! Thank you again.
Ellie Olsen
Dear Paul and Ratna,
Thank you for taking such good care of us! We had a marvelous time-eating Ratna’s delicious food, listening to Paul’s endless fascinating knowledge of all things BVI, and of course sailing, swimming, and snorkeling. We had a tough time getting here (late by a day) but you made it all worth it! If you are ever in Boston, you have a welcoming place to stay we would love to reciprocate! Thank you thank you for everything.
Hilary Olsen
Thank you Paul and Ratna!It has been a wonderful sunny week here in the BVI! The food, sailing and beautiful places have been so enjoyable. You have made this a great adventure. Thank you again!
Maggie Ryan
Thanks to Paul and Ratna for providing us a lovely and thoughtful sailing experience. We loved your boat and your company and it was great fun exploring new places with you.Thanks
Jeff Olsen
Thank you Paul and Ratna! You were kind, funny, accommodating and great hosts. We loved hearing about the history and geology of the islands, not to mention the fantastic food and anchorages. Very much appreciated.
Sam Olsen
Thanks to both Paul and Ratna for a wonderful trip. The food was fantastic, the weather was great, and minus the first day (for me) the sailing was awesome. It was fantastic.
Tom Olsen

Guests aboard Sayang/August.1st-7th.15 said: 

Dear Paul and Ratna,I am the granddaughter of a pilot and am not comfortable on the water. I married a man who grew up on the water - sailing, water skiing, fishing, surfing.You have turned a reluctant sailor into someone who appreciates the beauty of the water and the sailboat catching the wind. Paul, I appreciate all the history you taught us about the islands and the capable way you handle your boat. Ratna, your cooking was amazing. It made the boat seem like a luxury hotel. Thank you both for sharing your home with us and for helping us make some amazing family memories! Please call us if you ever visit Texas.Tracy Wilkerson Paul and Ratna, This was a ‘bucket list’ item for our family, and you both made it all that I had hoped it would be. It made a huge difference having such an experienced, competent, knowledgeable and educated crew, with whom we had many interesting conversations, and in whom we felt well taken care of. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us (the boat and the BVI). Please get in touch with us if you are ever near Houston.Richard Wilkerson Poem by Will Wilkerson and Ota: Snorkel a fish, blue fish, a way to goCast up my lucky blue hat. Tortola?No-News-Norman, O lose the night quiets on to the Pillar of Salt.Peter dog? Peter dog island? I’m sure the rain will comeOn and on around the bendI hope it’s not the Bitter EndAh! To lick the salty red shells of Anegadaand live to tell the tale!



Guests aboard Sayang/July 25th-31st.15 said: 

Thank you for making our first family experience on a yacht SO amazing! Teaching us to helm, the history and stories of the B.V.I, special places to snorkel, things to see, putting up with certain fears of jellyfish and sharks! Endless patience and good humour. Hope to see you and Ratna in Northumberland.Love from Jo, Simon, Ed, Millie and Hetty RiddellNorthumberland, United Kingdom We loved seeing the pod of dolphins and canoeing with them - very special and magical! Thank you for our sailing lessons - a patient teacher! We loved the en route history lessons!Ed, Millie and Hettie xxx



Guests aboard Sayang/July 16th-24th.15 said:

Thank you for listening to our “style” and creating an amazing experience in the BVI. Quiet anchorages, beautiful sunsets, peaceful sails, fascinating snorkeling, and intellectual conversations!Looking forward to sailing away again…… until……Blessings and LIVE every moment Rachia and VickiePensacola, Florida 



Guests with Paul and Ratna in mid-June, 2015, said:

Dear Paul and Ratna, Thank you so much for a wonderful time and great adventures. Loved our great meals. Thank you again.

Bob and Teri 
Fort Myers, FL
 
To Paul and Ratna,
Thanks for showing us all the beautiful islands of the BVI. Loved all the inside scoops. Food was great too! Had a great time.
Anne and Brett 
Garner, NC

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June 6, 2015 Guests aboard SAYANG, the Jeanneau 54 sloop with Paul and Ratna said:
The last day of the greatest vacation ever. Reflecting on the highlights. Feeling like we experienced all the BVI has to offer, while knowing there is so much more.
When we return, it will only be with Paul and Ratna, as it was the crew that made the vacation. Though we don't have experiences to measure this by, it would be difficult to imagine a captain more focused on providing an experience of genuine pleasure. We were continually in awe of Ratna's ability to create fine dining out of the air. We all agree that meals on the boat were better than meals on shore - which were also delicious.
Thanks to Paul and Ratna for making the BVI the BVE (Best Vacation EVER).

The Bartlett Party - Kim and Curt Shannon, Jeff and Stacy Bartlett, Adrienne and Brandon Baker, Margaret and Charles Murray
Fort Worth, TX, USA
  


JULY 11, 2013
 
Dear Paul and Ratna,
Thank you for providing the perfect way for us to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary! You are true professionals who anticipate and provide for every need (or want). We cannot say enough about the superb food – breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!! You are gracious hosts, wonderful teachers, fine entertainers, and great human beings. Thank you for sharing your home and your part of the world with us. It was an amazing trip.
 
Living the Dream
Craig and Cheryl Collins
Suwanee, GA
USA


JUNE 8-15, 2013

Paul and Ratna – We all turned 40 this year which could have been an emotionally scarring event but you SAILED us away on the Sayang and shared with us the treasures that are the BVIs. Ratna, the food was amazing – but we truly appreciate of your sage advice and the fact that you knew our limits – the day we stepped onto the boat. You kept us safe and nourished- Thank you!! Paul – you are a gentle giant and a hell of a Captain! Your stories not only taught us about the BVIs, but kept us entertained. Thank you so much for welcoming us so graciously into your home. We will never forget our time on the Sayang,
Steve, Jen, Jeff and LeeAnne



APRIL 22-29, 2013

Thank you for your great hospitality. We enjoyed our beautiful sailings as we toured the amazing islands. To Ratna - your culinary skills are fabulous - truly enjoyed all our meals and drinks. And Paul - your sailing skills are truly amazing!
 
Donna, Dave, Susan and Rick
White Rock, B.C.
Canada



APRIL 22-29, 2013
 
Paul and Ratna,
 
Thank you both so much for a wonderful and memorable week on board your beautiful boat. I am so glad you talked us out of following the guidebooks and instead took us off the beaten track to some truly spectacular places. Snorkelling at Cooper Island and Mountain Point was the best we have ever experienced.
 
Paul – thank you for some great sailing, sharing your knowledge of the islands and for ferrying us around in the dreaded dinghy!
 
Ratna – we were constantly impressed by every meal – you are a wonderful chef!  And the wine choices have been superb.
 
We very much hope to be back!  Wishing you fair winds and calm seas in your little slice of paradise.
 
Fay and Lee
Brighton,
UK


March 30-April 6, 2013 - 10th Anniversary Charter

One week on Sayang
Not nearly enough
Our 10th anniversary
Spent in heaven’s cuff
From the tops of hills
To the sunken decks below
A beautiful boat in paradise
 
Ratna with her quiet nature and strong mind
She is the heart of this vessel
The food was sublime, not to mention the drink
However, to cross her, a mistake, I think
 
With Paul at the helm, we were safe and secure
Though perhaps a bit more dangerous, sir?
From stormy waves to tranquil bays
Our dreams of sailing, you fulfilled our days
 
Our week in your home
Was a beautiful dream
You delivered the turtles
And the chocolate ice cream
Your Sweet Heart and now ours
We treasure these quiet hours
From coral reefs to island peaks
Thank you for this beautiful week
 
Brian and Jennifer May
Indiana, USA



March 28,2013

Thank you, Paul and Ratna – for sharing your beautiful boat, your stories and part of your lives. We have had a wonderful time, perfect weather, lovely quiet locations, and fabulous food Ratna! You managed to put up with early rising parents and late night teenagers. We are bringing home very fond memories of a special vacation!
 
Warmest regards,
Michelle, Ham, Julia, Olivia and Stephanie
Cambridge, MA and Wyckoff, NJ
 
Dear Paul and Ratna,
I loved the long sails and calm quiet nights on Sayang. It was the perfect vacation! Thank you so much for taking care of us and I hope to make it back to the BVI someday.
Julia
 
Paul and Ratna,
I had a great time staying with you on Sayang. Someday I might live on a boat myself! Thank you so much for your hospitality and kindness. One of my best vacations yet!
Olivia
 
Dear Paul and Ratna,
Thank you for your generosity and love throughout the entire trip. This has been one of my most memorable vacations thanks to you! Hope to see you soon and I wish you the best.
Love,
Stephanie

 

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