Soon Come, luxury sailing catamaran
DECK & SYSTEMS
There is no additional charge for diving, it is included in the charter rate.
SOON COME Crew Profile
Sarah and Richard are highly experienced and successful charter crew having completed more than 70 charters in the BVI. Their clients love them and want to keep coming back as demonstrated by a 33% repeat booking rate. Their last employers also recognised their skills and expertise and in September 2012 they were presented with an award for ‘Crew of the Year’ from a field of 25 pairs of crew.
Richard is an accomplished yacht captain, sailor and divemaster. He has sailed extensively in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, but has developed an in-depth knowledge of the BVI, allowing him to adapt the charter to suit the guests on board and show them less frequented coves and bays as well as the hitting the top BVI spots at the best time of day. He has led more than 150 dives in the BVI and knows a large number of dive sites suitable for all levels of diver. Richard also competed international as a life guard, so always ensures everyone enjoys the water with the knowledge there is someone on hand to help if they feel ‘out of their depth’. Richard loves sharing his passion for sailing, diving, nature and the water with guests, ensuring they get the very most out of their trip.
Sarah is the epitome of the perfect First Mate and Chef. Like Richard, she is fantastic with people and makes everyone feel comfortable and at home. She is extremely energetic and enthusiastic, and Sarah loves the outdoors. Sarah is always up for an adventure, whether it's sailing, cruising, hiking, diving, snorkeling, or fishing. She is extremely neat and tidy, but as a qualified boat captain she also knows how to sail a boat and get her hands dirty when needed. Sarah is absolutely over the top in the galley. She has a natural affinity and love for cooking. Sarah delights in experimenting with new recipes and she is happy to meet all dietary needs. Sarah’s delightful meals, hard work ethic, and caring nature guarantees guests feel relaxed and at home on their vacation.
Sarah and Richard have been married for 9 years and work together perfectly as a team. This outgoing and friendly English couple create a unique environment on board; making others feel welcomed and part of their team. Their top notch professionalism shows from raising the first sail to catering to every individual need of those around them. They both take great pride in their work, and it shines through. Everyone who comes on board wants to come back and sail with them again and again.
SOON COME Specifications
SOON COME Testimonials
20 April 2013
"Dear Sarah and Rich, Of course there were beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise water, perfect weather and a beautiful sailing yacht to experience and appreciate, but in the (bitter) end, it was you two who made this experience absolutely perfect and unforgetable for our family. All of us so much enjoyed getting to know you guys and hope we have the opportunity to reconnect soon."
There was also a PS from the 17 year old daughter of "Sarah, your chocolate desserts healed my soul" and from the 11 year old son of "I had the best trip ever. It was really cool to go to a new island every day. I hope to come back soon."
Guests aboard Soon Come in early March, 2013
"This experience was absolutely fabulous, so much more than we expected. You are great hosts and our dining was like being in a fine restaurant. Thank you for making us feel like family."
Brenda and Gary, Fort Lauderdale
"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to experience the BVIs through your eyes. What a wonderful time! We have loved all our quiet time, dance time and sharing with you and our friends. You folks are a great couple and we will fondly remember the times we spent together."
Lee and Chris, Toronto
I wanted to write to you both to thank you for an amazing trip. I have already told all my friends that we all need to start planning so that we can book to come back. It was by far the best holiday I can think of. Thank you for the wonderful food and all your hard work and planning, you both FAR exceeded any of my expectations. I thought you were both fantastic.
"This was an extraordinarily important and special trip for us and Richard and Sarah's experience, sense of humour, sensitivity and proactive nature made this the trip of a lifetime. Richard, with his cool, confident experienced captainship on display, dazzled us with his seamanship and leadership, making an indelible mark on our trip. Sarah was the smile, soul and warmth of our trip. From our daily animated briefings, to our sumptuous meals, beyond description, Sarah was the oil and music that made our trip complete. Most important to us, Richard and Sarah are beautiful hosts (and people) who look forward to sharing their love of the BVI and sailing with others. We loved every minute of our trip and look forward to reuniting with this wonderful couple to enjoy the islands again."
Matt, Rhode Island
"Let me start by saying that this trip was by far the best our family has experienced. Although the ages of our family of seven range from 21 to 53, you somehow were able to make us all happy. Every place you took us to was amazing and interesting to all. You both are knowledgeable and generous with your expertise. There was NOTHING that we asked for that you did not provide and our expectations were hugely exceeded...and on that note the food was fabulous!! Watching you both put together three meals a day for seven people was like watching a waltz in perfect harmony. Not only was the food delicious it was beautifully presented.
Sarah and Richard, you both were so patient, you had to teach us so many activities we were not used to...snorkeling, paddle boarding, how to get in and out of a dingy, how to drink a painkiller (or three). It was a week of a million laughs. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
SOON COME Specifications
|LENGTH||62ft (18.9m)||BEAM||30ft (9.1m)||DRAFT||5ft 0in (1.5m)|
|GUESTS||8||CREW||Captain Richard Bowman & Chef Sarah Bowman||REFIT|
|SPEED||8kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG|
|ENGINES||2 x 110bhp|
SOON COME Accommodations
SOON COME can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a double bed, a single bed, shower and toilet. SOON COME is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.
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