Beautiful bristol condition Leopard 62 offering 4 queen staterooms each with ensuite bath (electric toilet, stall shower) and full air-conditioning. Large top deck padded lounge with backrests and full shade. Forward trampolines have custom backrests for guest comfort. Loaded with toys.
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SEA LEOPARD Crew Profile
SEA LEOPARD has to highly professional crew who have been with the yacht for years. Each couple serves 4 months on and 4 months off. They will also return for a repeat client at request.
CREW #1: PETER AND DARCY WHITNEY
Peter and Darcy Whitney are both originally from the Eastern Sierra’s of California. They departed for Annapolis, Maryland to Florida over 17 years ago where they outfitted their 42 foot monohull with refrigeration, electronics, sails and much more. After 3 months of outfitting the boat, they left for 2 ½ years on their travel adventure that included the Bahamas, Caribbean, South American, Central America, and Mexico, and eventually arriving at San Diego, California.
They have been working in the charter industry over 14 years and with over 285 charters under their belt, have traveled with guests from Puerto Rico to Grenada operating both monohulls and catamarans. They have been with the 62-foot Robertson & Caine ‘Sea Leopard’ catamaran since 2004 and their goal is to share the islands that have become so much apart of their life.
Specializing on more of the relaxed, luxury side, they tailor to each charter’s needs to ensure that your vacation is memorable for a lifetime . . . full of adventure, laughter, great food, and wonderful sailing.
Darcy has been working in restaurants and with chefs since she was 13 years old. She’s been a waitress, hostess and restaurant manager. She worked for 5 years with one of the most prominent chef’s in Southern California where she learned most of her culinary skills. Darcy is able to adapt to most requests from guests with regard to dietary restrictions, kid’s preferences, gourmet and vegetarian foods.
She learned to sail from her husband, Peter, and enjoys being the 1st mate. Darcy will help you learn a bit of sailing or if you chose to sit back and relax, she’ll ensure that all of your needs are being met from cocktails under sail to going for a good hike. Darcy enjoys a great book, working out, swimming, hiking and rock climbing.
USCG licensed and with sailing experience that spans over forty years and countless sea miles, Peter has sailed just about everything from sabots to a three-mast schooner. He is also accomplished on the race venue, campaigning his personal boat at Lake Tahoe, San Francisco Bay, and Miami Mid Winters, Florida. Peter also has published articles in local and national magazines. Now based in The British Virgin Islands, his knowledge of the Caribbean will ensure you a fun and fantastic holiday.
CREW #2: STEWARD AND SAMANTHA COLWILL:
Captain Stewart is a qualified "master of Yachts-Unlimited Oceans" with a whole wealth of experience. Having sailed his whole life, he is also a 'PADI Rescue Diver', and a 'MCA Approved Engineer'. He adores being on and in the water, and is happy to share his stories of adventure and nautical tips with you. Stewart also holds a Honors Degree in 'Hotel & Catering Management'.
Chef/Hostess Samantha is qualified as a 'Professional Gourmet Chef', and she has passion. Her kitchen is always clean and zen-like, allowing her to focus on stylish, fresh dishes, all bursting with flavor and color. Using quality ingredients, Samantha gets a kick out of creating inspiring and beautiful meals, with a clean flavor profile, that entices your taste-buds with every bite. Samantha is also a commercially endorsed 'Yacht Master' and holds a Master 'Chief Hostess' qualification.
Samantha & Stewart take pride in their reputation for unequaled customer service, and their eye for detail. From skills in mixology, to high-end housekeeping with turn-down service and mints on your pillow. Their genuine love for what they do, and their gentle personalities are dedicated to helping you fulfill your perfect vacation.
Darcy and Peter Whitney
Captain and Chef/Hostess
Stewart and Samantha Colwill
Captain and Chef/Hostess
SEA LEOPARD Specifications
SEA LEOPARD Testimonials
Team Peter & Darcy: Gavin charter 2012
Spending a week on the Sea Leopard with Darcy and Peter Whitney is by far our most favorite vacation. Our first trip was in 2006 with three other couples. It was a reunion of four roommates who attended Princeton University, and we sailed around the BVIs for a fun-filled week. The boat itself is beautiful and has every amenity, but moreover it is was the expertise of the Captain and chef that truly made the vacation extraordinary. Peter is a superb captain - we felt we were in the best of hands navigating the islands, and he always knew the best places to explore and moor that were off the beaten path. How invaluable to have our own personal guide to the islands?! And we cannot say enough about Darcy Whitney, our amazing chef and hostess. Darcy spoiled us for a week with truly gourmet food and drink at every seating. Her attention to detail and also her ability to cater to some specific dietary restrictions was remarkable. Many in our group are 'foodies', and we look forward to a week with Darcy knowing we will be amazed by her innovative and delicious cuisine. Moreover, she really understands her guests, and can recommend excursions, activities, hikes and shopping along the way. It's like traveling with your own concierge. Spending a week on the Sea Leopard will set the bar for your future vacations - it did for us.
Can we recommend a vacation on the Sea Leopard with Darcy and Peter Whitney? Unequivocally YES! The truest testimony is the fact that we have sailed with them on this magnificent catamaran three times over the years - in 2006, 2008 and in 2012. Each trip has been better than the last. We truly feel there is no better way to see the islands, and no better way to truly unplug and relax. You will be spoiled by the attention to detail and the gourmet food, all while discovering the best of the BVIs.
Dr. and Mrs. Gavin Muir
Team Peter & Darcy: The perfect vacation 2012
…It's hard to put in to words how amazing our vacation was with Peter and Darcy on the ‘Sea Leopard’! We had so much fun the first time that when we returned home we booked another trip specifically with Peter and Darcy on the ‘Sea Leopard’. We couldn't of asked for a better captain and crew! On our first trip, Peter and Darcy, shared their favorite locations with us as well as letting us choose some places that we had heard of and wanted to visit. On our second trip, they put together an itinerary that included our favorite places and some new locations. Peter and Darcy encouraged us to experience all of the things that we had imagined and more. Whatever we wished to do or places we wished to go, they made it happen. It seemed so effortless!
On the first trip they had us playing games one night before dinner, a rope game for the men and Twister for the women. On the second trip they planned a special theme night catered just for our group. Everyone had so much fun! Special attention was made to tailor our trips to our group and needs. If we wanted, Peter and Darcy were there for us without any effort, from handing us a towel as we stepped back on the boat after an exhilarating snorkel or preparing a special cocktail at our request.
Darcy is an exceptional host and chef. The meals were always over the top, five star dining every night. We looked forward to her amazing creations and presentations at every meal. As a matter of fact, we requested on both trips that Darcy provide us with a recipe book! Darcy had even prepared snacks for our group for in between meals (look for the box of chocolate bars in the fridge).
Peter is an awesome host and captain. He always catered to our requests, open ocean sailing, transport to the bars and shops, water skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding and kayaking.
Peter and Darcy maintained the boat as if it was their own home. They’ve kept it immaculate and well maintained. The boat was big enough so we could have our private time or close enough for everyone to enjoy each other's company. By the middle of the first trip, we felt as if the ‘Sea Leopard’ was our own boat.
We hope for the opportunity to do this trip again, but we would never consider doing it with any other crew but Peter and Darcy on the ‘Sea Leopard’…
Dean, Karen, Bob and Tammy
Team Peter & Darcy: 2012 holiday
Sailing with the Whitneys on the ‘Sea Leopard’ is a world-class experience. Darcy and Peter are masters of catering to your groups individual needs while providing a fun-filled sailing experience for everyone onboard. The accommodations are lovely, the food is five star and the service is excellent. And the best part is that Peter and Darcy are great fun to be with! They know the BVIs like no other crew and they will take you to places that other boats won’t go – you will experience the best of the BVIs on board the ‘Sea Leopard’. This is by far the most magical vacation I have ever experienced, it is the one where I feel most relaxed, most pampered and most unplugged – I look forward to returning to the ‘Sea Leopard’ again and again….
Team Peter & Darcy: 2012 This vacation was TOO SHORT!
The time spent on Sea Leopard is simply TOO SHORT! We enjoyed our third trip in the past three years, and once again we left wanting more. We have already booked an 8 day trip for 2013. Peter and Darcy are an excellent team and make the boating experience memorable in many ways.
Peter is a highly competent captain and easily manages the boat in all ways. Darcy’s culinary expertise makes every meal a pleasure. Together they make a week on ‘Sea Leopard’ a relaxing and fun vacation worth coming back to year after year.
Thanks again for another great time. We are counting the days until we return in 2013.
Miami Beach, FL
SEA LEOPARD Specifications
|LENGTH||62ft (18.9m)||BEAM||DRAFT||4ft 0in (1.2m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2004||BUILDER||Robertson and Caine||DESIGNER|
|GUESTS||8||CREW||Captain Rotating Crew: Peter Whitney or Stewart Colwill & Chef Rotating Crew: Darcy Whitney or Samantha Colwill||REFIT|
|SPEED||8kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||United States|
|ENGINES||2 Yanmar Diesels|
SEA LEOPARD Accommodations
SEA LEOPARD can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, stall shower and electric toilet. All 3 guest cabins have a queen size bed, stall shower and electric toilet. SEA LEOPARD is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.
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