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THE BIG DOG

62 ft / 18.9 m Robertson and Caine - Sleeps 8 guests

From: $20,900 To: $29,000

Chartering in the Caribbean

About THE BIG DOG

Operating in the Caribbean

The Big Dog is a large and spacious 62' catamaran offering spacious comfort and plenty of lounging area. With 4 guest cabins each with queen berths, TV/VCR/DVD/Stereo, private ensuite electric heads and stall showers. Large main salon has a great bar for happy hour and formal dining area. She has a spacious aft deck for lounging and alfresco dining plus a topside flybridge with padded lounge area to enjoy the refreshing breezes and a spectacular 360 degree view. Forward she has huge trampolines with padded seat backs for comfort.

Alfresco dining

Spacious cockpit

Salon and bar

Happy hour spot

Queen guest cabin

Queen guest cabin

Queen guest cabin

Queen guest cabin

Guest bath

Guest bath

The magic galley

Top deck lounge

Caption

Queen guest cabin 2

Caption

Typical guest head

Typical guest shower

Inside salon

Happy hour bar

Airplane wreck dive

Specification

Length

62 ft / 18.9 m

Year Built

2003

Sleeping Guests

8

Cruising Speeds

8 kts / 14.8 km/h

Engines

Beam

30 ft 10 in / 9.1 m

Builder

Robertson and Caine

Crew

Captain: Frank Fox + 1

Stabilisers

None

VAT Registered

No

Draft

4 ft 11 in / 1.2 m

Designer

Refit

2014

Flag

Virgin Islands (British)

US Duty Paid

No

Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light
  • Hammocks
  • Special diets
  • Bluray library
  • Bluray player saloon
  • Cell phone
  • Games console
  • Indoor audio system
  • iPod dock
  • Local TV
  • Media movie server
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kayaks multiple
  • Kneeboard
  • Paddleboard
  • Tube - towable
  • Water skis - adult
  • Water skis - child
  • 10 Scuba tanks
  • 8 Bouyancy compensators
  • 8 Regulators
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Underwater scooter multiple

Crew Profile

Frank has led a diverse and different life. He was born on a ranch in the Nevada high dessert. Before he could walk he was riding horses and spent his teenage and early adult years riding the range, mending fences, breaking horses, and tending to cattle while working as a wrangler on local ranches. 

All that experience with ropes and lines came in handy when Frank decided to learn how to sail. His learning experiences occurred mostly in the San Francisco Bay. However, after doing some sailing in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida he decided the warmer weather was better, and when an opportunity arose for him to Captain a yacht from Peru into the Caribbean he jumped on it. He has been a successful charter boat Captain since 2011, and loves meeting and sharing the experience with guests. He holds his USCG 100T Masters License and STCW-95.

Although born and raised a dessert rat, Frank has always been called to the sea. He began scuba diving in 1989 and fell in love with the sport. He spent several years diving the West and Northwest coast from Washington to Southern California. Frank has been a PADI professional for over 25 years, and was a Dive Master and Assistant instructor prior to acquiring is PADI O/W Scuba Instructor certification in 2008 in Kona, Hawaii where he trained many people to dive. Frank is a natural born teacher and can help just about anyone feel at ease in the water.

Frank’s passions for sailing and diving are followed closely by his love for grilling. Frank and Denise were always in charge of family gatherings and put on a party every year for over 100 people where Frank acted as the “grill-master.” He has brought that art with him and you can look forward to grilling perfection on THE BIG DOG. 

Denise is a true Island Girl, having been born in the Azores. Her parents had her in the ocean before she could crawl. She traveled extensively as an Air Force “Brat.” Denise first learned to sail in a pond in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and then much later in life in the San Francisco Bay. Longing for warmer water she also spent time sailing in Florida. Denise also spent time as First Mate on a charter boat in Kona, Hawaii and loved taking her guests to swim and play with wild dolphins. 

Denise became a NAUI Scuba Instructor in 2005 and a PADI Scuba Instructor in 2008. She has been diving for over 25 years. Diving is her passion. She has a well-trained eye for finding things underwater that most people don’t see. Her greatest pleasure in life is sharing the underwater experience with guests whether it is on SCUBA or during her famous snorkel safaris. 

When she is not in the water with guests she spends her time as chef and stew making sure guests are well-cared for. Denise says that cooking is her other passion and believes it is a form of mediation. She provides a diverse menu specializing in fresh, local ingredients and has always received great praises for the meals she prepares. She is more than happy to accommodate most special dietary requests. Denise also holds a USCG 100 Ton Master License and STCW-95, as well as several ASA certificates, but while on THE BIG DOG she leaves those duties to Captain Frank. 

Frank and Denise are an amazing team and have sailed extensively through the Caribbean chain, having brought their previous boat from the west coast of Peru through the Panama Canal, into South America, and up the Caribbean Chain. They have shared many adventures and can’t wait to share your next one with you. 

Layout

THE BIG DOG can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 3 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet. All guest cabins equipped with AppleTv.  Crew has separate private cabin, shower & head.

Testimonials

August 2016

Thank you Frank and Denise for an amazing vacation spent with our family of six. We will never forget a minute of it.

Thank you for showing us the wonderful snorkeling sights, fun bars and shopping. You showed us a wide variety of activities, paid attention to what we liked most and catered our trip.

The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The boat was extremely comfortable and welcoming. 

Only positive adjectives can be used to describe our trip and we look forwad o being with and sailing with Frank and Denise again!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!


May 2016

If you are looking for an unbelievable week seeing breathtaking beaches and scenery, eating exquisite food and getting pampered, SAIL THE BIG DOG with Frank and Denise!!! We just returned and there are no words to describe our experience!! We had so much fun!!!!
The Taylor Crew


Testimonials form Ocean Jedi with Frank and Denise

“We loved it.  Frank and Denise are the best.  A family with 3 teenagers and 2 adults and there was something for everyone.  Four of us learned to scuba dive, my husband learned a little bit about sailing,  Kimberly loved the beaches.  The food was AMAZING.  We will be back.“    

The Weir Family charter

 

“We ventured from the land of ice & snow to escape reality fora week.  This was truly a “trip of a lifetime” for all of us.  Frank and Denise, our new friends, were extremely hospitable, knowledgeable of the sea, boat, diving, snorkeling, sailing, rum concoctions, fresh foods, delicious meals, fun expressions (Frankisms).  We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.“

The Everhart-Nelson charter

 

“Denise & Frank – if only words could describe the time we had with you!  WONDERFUL!...may say time of our lives, proof a natural “chemistry” as our parents don’t speak/understand English.  Amazing people, amazing food, amazing mood.  Every single second was “lived to the very bottom of our hearts.  THANK YOU/DEKUJEME!

Zaludova family from the Czech Republic

 

“We had an AMAZING time!! The boat was spectacular and Frank and Denise made the trip extra special.  (The one thing missing was boat cats.)  We wish we could stay another week and plan to return as soon as we can.  Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation.”

The Rice family (return guests each season)

 

“WOW!  Our family trip was the BEST it could be.  Capt. Frank and Admiral Denise you are amazing hosts.  Our dive trips, snorkeling, shore- excursions, food, island & dive knowledge, fun rum drink concoctions, sailing skills, compassion, kindness and all around people skills are stellar.  Once we learned the ropes and started to relax our vacation was the best.  We’ve done the Virgin Islands many times and this was by FAR the BEST.  BFF!!”

The Dellinger family

 

“Denise & Frank – you truly get the meaning of family. You quickly meshed in to our lives, as you were a part of our family.  And in turn you made our trip incredible!  The snorkeling, diving, paddle-boarding, kayaking, tubing, sailing and exploring were fabulous.  The patience you both had with our girls and looking out for their welfare helped us to fully relax and escape.  Thank you for making Jon’s birthday trip everything that we expected and more!  Please keep in touch.  We hope to see you soon. “

Wagner family charter


March 2015
Time flies when you are having fun! I can’t believe our week is already over. Loved the TBD bar and especially the honey martinis. Every bite of food was delicious and the rubbed pork out of this world! Can’t wait to come back to The Big Dog! Cheers, David

Dear Mike and Stephanie, Thanks so much for the wonderful trip! The views, the sailing and especially the food were amazing! We want basically all of your recipes. Although we figured out your main goal was to stuff us with good food at all times. We don’t mind! Thanks for knowing the right places to go and putting up with endless rounds of the 'high-low‘ game. Anne & Lauren

March 2015
Time flies when you are having fun! I can’t believe our week is already over. Loved the TBD bar and especially the honey martinis. Every bite of food was delicious and the rubbed pork out of this world! Can’t wait to come back to The Big Dog! Cheers, David

Dear Mike and Stephanie, Thanks so much for the wonderful trip! The views, the sailing and especially the food were amazing! We want basically all of your recipes. Although we figured out your main goal was to stuff us with good food at all times. We don’t mind! Thanks for knowing the right places to go and putting up with endless rounds of the 'high-low‘ game. Anne & Lauren

New Year 2014/15
Dear Mike & Stefani, A wonderful time had by all 22 of us. You turned a difficult assignment with two other boats into the most enjoyable vacation we have ever experienced. Your knowledge and attention to detail at every occasion made it amazing!! Hoping to return again to sail with you again. Wishing you all the best in 2015! The McKee/Willey/Fromson families“
 Dear Mike & Stefani, Thank you immensely for a fabulous vacation. We so appreciate your acceptance and patience in accomodating all 22 of our arguably crazy McKee family (especially those of us who are gluten free). We so enjoyed your company and sailing with you on the Big Dog was such a privilege! While some of us can be Klugscheissers, I hope you know you are always welcome to join any and all of our future adventures. As we head home, we will all be howling for The Big Dog. Madison McKee

Christmas 2014
Dear Mike and Stefani, I would never sail with anoyone else - you two are the best. Such an enjoyable and relaxing vacation. Can’t thank you enough for taking such good care of my family.           All the best, Susan"
 Dear Mike & Stefani - I had a fantastic voyage. So much fun learning about the boat & the islands. You both made the week extremely enjoyable!               I can’t wait to come back. Joe

June 2014
What a wonderful experience! Steph & Michael are gracious hosts. The food, cocktail, and daily sailing through the BVI has been nothing than „top notch“. Michael and Allison Freeman, Hattiesburg, MS
"Our week in the BVI’s exceeded all expectations! Stephanie and El Capitano were the hosts of all hosts. Every day was a beautiful adventure, complete with views and meals that would compete with the finest five star restaurants. We all enjoyed the snorkeling and many wonderful cocktails. The Walkers want to repeat this week again one day!" Mary Ann & Sparky Walker, Hattiesburg, MS
Stef & Michael have been wonderful host, chef and captain on a trip of a lifetime. We will bring back many memories and pounds, HA! The Big Dog is beautiful and very accomodating. Thank you for all!“ Dana Howard, Hattiesburg, MS

June 2014
Thanks for our trip of a lifetime! We really enjoyed ourselves!! The food, the sailing, the snorkeling, etc., etc., etc!! all absolutely memorable. Thank you so much for the hospitality and fun times! We look forward to another sailing adventure with you some day!   The Schulz Family

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