VACOA, Lagoon 620 launched in Spring 2014, accomodates 10 guests in 5 double cabins (queen beds) with ensuite bathroom and separate shower. She has numerous high quality equipment (bedding, crockery, decoration, Bose system, home cinema, playstation, games, ect) and is the ideal boat for family or groups looking for a luxurious, comfortable and fast catamaran.
With respect to water sports, her tenderlift is an ideal sunbathing plateform while its 17" and 90 HP tender is perfect for waterskiing, wakeboarding and kneebording. Besides snorkeling gear, fishing rods with stand, she is also equipped with a flybridge with a cocktail table, cushions, mattresses and a bimini.
Based in St Marteen, VACOA is available for charter from December to April every year to sail in the islands located between the Virgin Islands and Grenada.
She has a wonderful crew of 3 members including a chef.
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VACOA Crew Profile
Captain: Jason Lemeiux (30)
Jason is a French Canadian with 15,000 nautical miles under his belt as skipper. He has an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore license and he's also a private pilot. In a somewhat less mechanical vein, prior to getting into yachting professionally, Jason was involved in equestrian management and transport in Quebec, with his own firm doing everything from horsetrailer sales to transporting and caring for horse, to importing and exporting.
Jason has cruised extensively throughout the Caribbean on some large motor and sailing yachts over the past 3 years.
Hostess: Lucinda Norris (27)
Lucy has been working aboard charter and private yachts from Palm Beach to the Virgins for the past year. Lucy takes care of the bar service and cocktail making, table service, and housekeeping on Vacoa.
Chef / Mate: William Dobson
"One great thing about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating"
My philosophy is simple- "love mother nature and respect your ingredients" Chef William
Chef William brings nearly two decades of hospitality expertise to the table. His portfolio expands to the Sheraton Hotels; Executive Chef for Hyatt International hotels and Chef de Cuisine for several high profile restaurant openings in the Caribbean. Chef William has served onboard yachts and in the private and charter sector since 2006. He has serviced in world class establishments since 1995.
Having chartered extensively throughout Europe, North America, the Caribbean and South East Asia, Chef William is very familiar with the top cruising destinations and where to source best quality ingredients even in the most remote locations.
From his experience around the world his inspiration and creativity introduces an International flair to the table, ranging from modern French, British, Italian, Greek, Thai, Indian, Fusion, Caribbean, Mexican, Chinese and Japanese styles. Chef William holds several diplomas including Hospitality Management, Professional Cookery and various other patiserrie and confectionary diplomas.
Chef William has been featured by Charterwave "the worlds most trusted yacht vacation site" in 2008 and more recently by Yacht Essentials Magazine in 2010.
Had a great time on board Vacoa. The crew was wonderful and the boat was a dream. From the great food and music to the beautiful waters and water sports, my trip with Vacoa was incredible. I would highly recommend this boat to anyone looking to enjoy sailing the beautiful waters of the Virgin Islands.
Charles S. - San Francisco
Just got back from being on this boat for a week! It was so much fun. The staff is extremely professional and courteous. If you've never been to the BVI's I highly recommend chartering this catamaran.
Meredith A. - Jacksonville Beach
Mid-June reviews for catamaran VACOA -
It was our first cruise with friends at the BVI, April 2017. We had an excellent holiday at the Vacoa. His crew was fantastic, Jason the captain always open to give us destination suggestions and access our requirements, we did many fun activities with the dinghy, Angie, the best, an eceptional chef delights us day by day with exquisite preparations and the best ever alway with a big smile, Lucy was a wonderful hostess kept us at all times solving any issue we requested, with the best encouragement and always cheerful. We had an amazing time at Vacoa and would love to go back.
Rosario B. - Santiago, Chile
Vacoa with our Chilean Flag. What an honor!
This is the second time that we vacationed on the Vacoa with friends and we had another fabulous week with great weather in the BVI! The crew kept us busy with multiple destinations and activities daily; we loved Oil Nut Bay, Scrub Island, Bitter End and the remote bays where everyone had a blast with multiple water activities! Captain Jason did an unbelievable job keeping us very active while Chef Will was back in the kitchen preparing fantastic breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners! Lucy, the second mate, was a joy to be with, she made delicious tropical drinks, cleaned up after us and kept us entertained! A great time was had by all!
Wendy M. - Marco Island
Message for the broker : I have no words (which everyone will tell youis unusual for me J)! The guests had a fabulous time on VACOA. The comments keepcoming.
“The crew was amazing and Christine was just incredible. We ate likekings all week. Claire and Xavier were so nice and wonderful. Thevacation was amazing! We loved every minute of it....the best vacation ever”.
“It was incredible! I’m readyto look for next year. Call me!”
The boat is in great condition and the salon and state rooms are well appointed.
Jason and Team did a wonderful job and the food blew away our expectations (which were high from our previous trip on another boat). I'd recommend getting off the boat for cocktails here and there but eating on board as none of the island restaurants can match the quality and presentation of the food.
They had plenty of sports equipment on board -- everything from water skis to wakeboard, to kayaks, to paddle boards, etc.... Full service boat with fantastic crew -- perfect match.
Charles G. - Dallas
Feed back from broker:
"My clients had a wonderful time aboard VACOA. Thank you very much to you and your excellent crew for an excellent charter!"
Charter 9th-16th May 2015 - St Marteen-St Barth:
Te envío como recuerdo dos fotos del grupo de navegantes argentinos, de la semana del 9-5 al 16-5-15. Hemos pasado una semana muy linda y nos hemos sentido muy satisfechos por las atenciones de toda la tripulación.
Un cordial saludo para los tres y espero nos podamos volver a re-encontrar.
Charter 19th-26th April 2015 - St Marteen:
Feedback from the broker :
« I finally got ahold of M. XXX to get a report on their sailing vacation in St Martin with Xavier and Clare and Christine on VACOA and he has only superlatives for the boat, crew and experience. He was ecstatic about the food, the service, Xavier’s energy and flexibility with doing water sports with the kids, playing DJ and helping guidethe itinerary choices.
They said they wouldcharter that boat again with that crew. »
Charter 05th -13th April 2015 - Tortola
« Our charter has been sensational! Xavier is very skilled and knowledgeable, first mate Claire has been wonderful, and chef Manuela extraordinary, fabulous cuisine.
All of the crew work well together. Susan and I speak French with them, some Italian with Manuela, but they are all fluent in English. They have been particularly patient and helpful with the grandchildren.
The boat itself is super, but the setup of the bathrooms could be better, which has nothing to do with the crew, of course.
I am glad that we held out for VACOA ».
|LENGTH||62ft (18.9m)||BEAM||33ft (10.1m)||DRAFT||5ft 1in (1.5m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2014||BUILDER||CNB Lagoon||DESIGNER||VPLP and Nauta Yachts|
|GUESTS||10||CREW||Captain Jason Lemeiux + 2||REFIT|
|SPEED||10kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||United Kingdom|
|ENGINES||2x Volvo 150hp|
VACOA can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins.
The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
4 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
VACOA is fully air conditioned through out. The voltage onboard is 220 volts. Smoking is allowed on deck. VACOA´s crew has a separate heads and shower. Guests are not allowed to bring pets onboard.
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