Luxury sailing catamaran VISION is as comfortable as she is seaworthy. This Lagoon 57 is an ideal build for first time charter guests featuring unmatched stability and excellent speed under sail. The yacht has a spacious cockpit, sized for the entire charter party to be together. For sun and fun, huge trampolines on the bow let everyone enjoy an exciting ride over the water. For guests who want to hoist the sails and take a turn at the helm, the Captain is a patient instructor and VISION handles exceedingly well.
Step aboard VISION and be impressed with the great views, open social spaces, nautical blue and white furnishings,luxury linens and guest amenities. The cockpit is a favorite spot for al fresco dining, or cocktails and conversation in protective shade. Here guests can access the convenient drinks refrigerator anytime of the day or night. Whether dining, drinking or planning activities, the interior saloon with built in banquette seating offers deluxe cushioned comfort in an air-conditioned space.
VISION features spacious accommodations for eight guests in four cabins. Two queen bed cabins with under-bed storage, one double cabin and one forward cabin with twin bunk beds, the favorite of children but sized and outfitted for adult comfort. All cabins are en suite with electric toilet and separate shower. Cabins are equipped with air conditioning, fans and portholes for fully customizable temperature. Each cabin is also equipped with a USB charger for phones and iPads.
VISION is designed for water sports fun. Aft on both hulls steps lead directly into the sea, which makes getting on and off the yacht a breeze. There is also a boarding ladder to starboard. Whether guests are already divers or wish to learn, equipment on board is top notch and includes an air compressor, and tanks, BCs and regulators for eight guests. Four wetsuits are also available. Certified divers are treated to as many as five FREE SCUBA DIVES during the week, conditions permitting. VISION also carries snorkel gear, water skis, kayaks, wake board, tube and stand-up paddle boards.
Sailing catamaran VISION has an ideal layout, is meticulously maintained and carries an excellent array of toys. The crew are experienced professionals who have earned heartwarming testimonials.They anticipate the needs, and cater to the interests of every guest. For these reasons among many, guests who charter VISION once always hope to return.
DECK & SYSTEMS
Up to five dives during the week INCLUDED
Resort Course: INCLUDED, Open Water referral certification: $350
Gear available onboard is INCLUDED in charter price.
Captain has a personal Go Pro camera and is happy to film guests when diving with him. This is a special model with special Nikon lens and lights, so not for guests use.
VISION Crew Profile
Captain: Franco Corazza (56)
CAPTAIN FRANCO CORAZZA
Franco grew up in Porto Maggiore, a small Italian town about halfway between Ferrara and the Adriatic Sea. He has always been passionate about the water, perhaps inspired by his mother who had a great love of the sea. He was a keen diver, even as a child, and by 15 years of age had mastered deep water dives. The Underwater Club of Ferrara occupied his free time. He entered team and solo competitions and won numerous awards in various disciplines. It is no surprise that charter guests with a passion for diving are thrilled to be onboard with Franco.
His formal marine career began at the age of 19 when he embarked on the flagship Andrea Doria with the Italian Navy. At 21-years old he was hired by Costa Cruises and crossed the Atlantic on the last liner traveling the route from Genova to Buenos Aires. Next he explored the Caribbean, its sailing ships and crews, divers and adventurers. His wanderlust earned him the nickname Dreamer. With time and dedication his dreams became reality.
Franco is an accomplished seaman and an expert diver with professional experience in rigorous deep sea saturation diving. He generally excels at all sports, from hang gliding to mountaineering. Guests who relish an active charter, especially beneath the waves, will find Franco to be an excellent guide and patient instructor. He says, “The wreck of the Rhone is my favorite spot to share with guests, it’s the most beautiful dive in the British Virgin Islands. Not all guests are divers but there is a simple remedy, I can teach them!” Franco’s positivity is infectious. Whether guests prefer to play above or below the water line, they are sure to have the time of their lives aboard VISION.
Chef: Silvana Rolfini (52)
COOK/STEW SILVANA ROLFINI
Silvana grew up on the family farm in northern Italy among “many” brothers and sisters. A deep respect for family and tradition are her core values. As a child, she spent happy hours in the kitchen helping her mother prepare hearty meals for their large family. From here she memorized the recipes and techniques of classic Emilia-Romagna home cooking.
For fish lovers, the Caribbean offers fresh catch daily. Growing up near the Adriatic, Silvana’s favorite cuisine has always been fresh fish prepared in the many traditional styles of both northern and southern Italy. On board, she recreates these family style meals, sometimes with a Caribbean twist. Of course, Silvana is adept at planning meals per guest preferences, so meat lovers, vegetarians, or guests with any dietary restrictions – no worries!
Silvana enjoys cultivating her organic vegetable garden and especially eating the produce. She likes to make jams from wild fruit, walk on trails looking for mushrooms, and canoe in lakes and rivers. Her goal aboard Vision is to create a pleasant and comfortable environment for relaxation after a day full of activity. Onboard Vision with Silvana feels a lot like coming home.
Guests aboard catamaran VISION in mid March, 2016, said:
I can't find the words to describe how amazing Franco and Silvana are. They turned what was bound to be a fabulous vacation into an unforgettable experience. The boat was magnificent, the scenery sublime, but the hospitality, knowledge and comfort they brought to our trip was beyond compare. I think I speak for my whole party when I say it was the trip of a lifetime.
March 2016 ~ Exceeded Expectations!
Dear Silvana & Franco,
What a wonderful trip – exceeded expectations & that is saying a lot, as we had been super excited!! You treated us so well and adapted to our needs. Loved how you charged up the trip for good snorkeling, diving and sailing. Food was amazing! And we loved hearing your stories. Everything we needed, you jumped up and got. Such a great vacation, we did not work at all.We recognize how hard you worked, constantly!
Silvana; such an amazing amount of work you do.
Franco; also appreciate how you took care of us during dives. Just great all around.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
March 2016, A Wonderful Vacation!!
Dear Silvana & Franco,
Thank you for taking such good care of us (adults &children!). We enjoyed all the stories and information about the islands! If you ever need a deck hand, Logan is available!
Guests with Franco& Silvana over New Years, 2015/2016 said:
Amazing, Franco included my son and guided him in assisting with rigging the sails, etc. Mapping out the day's sailing with him every day. Franco was flexible with our wants and he made great suggestions.
Silvana was a wonderful hostess, very warm and she made the best desserts!
Fresh Wonder... I was so relaxed I couldn't drive my car when I got home <3 !
Franco was wonderful and was ready for anything.
Silvana kept everyone well feed and was so nice to us,though her English was not great, we all communicated well enough.
For a 20 year old boat it was well cared for and everything worked fine. The sailing was excellent.
We made up the itinerary as we went along and it was great.
Tubing, snorkeling, swimming, scuba, and sailing, we couldn't have done much more, it was great.
Silvana made great food and we had a great variety of drinks. Franco introduced a few new drinks as well.
Great time! We may do it again in a couple years.
December 2015 ~Renewed our Wedding Vows!
Dear Silvana & Franco,
It has been 4 glorious days and what can we say other than thank you, thank you, thank you for an unforgettable trip on our first catamaran cruise. You are both so delightful, so knowledgeable, so interesting and so much fun! So you brought magic to our trip which was already blessed with gorgeous surroundings, a piercing blue Caribbean Sea, the wind, the waves,a soft rain, and islands inhabited with warm natives, all contributed to a life-long happy memory.
Most of all, thank you for presiding over us re-taking our vows! Have we were outside Long Bay VI and within 15 minutes, Silvana changes to a perfect Maid of Honor dress with daisies; Captain “Father Franco” in his yellow pants and Kelly green shirt, and my wonderful husband and myself share vows to protect our love and marriage through the eyes of God and nature for the rest of our “time”. It was not only perfect in every way, it was fun &romantic & energizing.
Thank you both so much for accommodating our every wish and holding to our challenging demands of doing it all in 4 days! We did!! Thanks to you both!
Alisa & George
April 2015 ~ Beyond Words!
Dear Franco & Silvana,
We are beyond words to express the amazing time we had. This trip was truly a dream come true for our family.
Vacations come and go, but your hospitality, experience,cooking, knowledge of the islands, and most of all, friendship has fill our vacation with lasting memories.
Thank you for everything and till we see you again, safe travels and all the best to you both!
“Fair winds and following seas and long may your big jib draw!”
April 10, 2015 ~ An Amazing Journey!
Dear Franco & Silvana,
Thank you so much for an amazing journey! We had such a great time.
Silvana, the cooking was amazing. The tiaramisu was the best on any boat in the Caribbean, and all of Italy! Muy delicioso!
Franco, you are the best boat driver in all the seas! You took care of us and showed us all the beautiful places. This was the best vacation ever and we will never forget it!
March 25, 2015 ~ 9 Glorious Days in the BVIs
Franco & Silvana,
Thank you so much for a fabulous trip! We had nine glorious days of great sailing, snorkeling and relaxing. You were very generous with your time in allowing us to “help” with the sailing and you took us to some great spots for snorkeling.
Silvana’s cooking was phenomenal and we are going to miss your pasta lunches when we get home! We will be looking for you as crew again when we book our next trip to the BVI!
March 8, 2015 - My70th Birthday!
Thank you both for making my 70th birthday the best one ever! Hope to sail with you again.
|LENGTH||57ft (17.4m)||BEAM||30ft (9.1m)||DRAFT||4ft 6in (1.4m)|
|GUESTS||8||CREW||Captain Franco Corazza + 1||REFIT||2013|
|SPEED||7kts / 10kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Virgin Islands (British)|
VISION can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has 2 single beds, shower and toilet. VISION is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower. The cockpit cool drinks refrigerator is available 24 hours/day for guest convenience.
USB charger in each cabin for phones and iPads.
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