This “Multihull of the Year” award-winning Bali 5.4 catamaran sets the stage for an amazing getaway. Big Nauti is a brand new 2021 catamaran with numerous panoramic lounge areas positioned throughout the yacht. She showcases a solid foredeck that boasts a large relaxing lounge area and additional day beds for sunbathing. Enjoy the large, relaxing and comfortable space afforded by the covered flybridge with panoramic views of your beautiful surroundings.
Through a full-sized door located on the foredeck there is direct easy access to an impressive walk-through salon that features a large retractable “garage door” creating an impressive open-concept feel to this large living area. With this aft door raised, guests can move freely about the boat with no climbing or squeezing through narrow passages. The aft of the vessel affords a long sumptuous bench seating that completes this space with room to lounge or get ready for water-based activities. It’s an open-space apartment afloat with exceptional ventilation for tropical breezes and is quickly becoming one of the most popular new interior boat designs.
The boat is fully equipped with snorkeling and an abundance of water toys. For guests interested in scuba diving, she offers a premium off-the-boat diving experience and is equipped with scuba diving gear. The captain is a Divemaster and can lead guests on their dives and share his passion for diving with them. After an adventure filled day of water sports, swimming, diving, or on-shore excursions, enjoy the well-lit and large dining area as you enjoy a world class meal with your friends and family. Enjoy a handmade cocktail prepared just for you by your professional crew right there in the salon bar. Big Nauti is well equipped with an array of amenities to keep you entertained your whole vacation.
Big Nauti will accommodate 8 charter guests in 4 luxurious queen cabins each with ensuite bathrooms and separate showers. The forward cabins and the starboard midships cabin are dramatic queen berths that give the illusion of floating in space with views of the beautiful Caribbean waters from the comfort of your bed. The port aft large master cabin is spacious offering ample moving room and storage. It has private access from the deck as well as from the saloon and features a separate shower and vanity areas.
4 ensuite bathrooms
MEET YOUR CREW:
Captain: Heiko Franken
Chef: Rebecca Wu
Heiko, born and raised in Germany, is an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. He left his job in IT management in 2014 to begin his dream to travel. Initially intending to be away for about a year, he soon realized that going back to an office-based job did not feel right for him anymore. Since then he has travelled throughout South and Central America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa and Australia. During this time he visited 30+ countries, speed-hiked the Camino de Santiago, hiked up 5000m high mountains, learned to speak Spanish, went scuba and freediving around the world and had many more beautiful experiences above and below the water. He is a Freediving Instructor and PADI Divemaster. Heiko loves to be out in the blue of the ocean and enjoys sharing his passions as a guide by creating safe and unique experiences.
Rebecca was born and raised in New York City but has lived all around the world since 2004. After graduating from NYU in 2002 with B.A. in Economics & Psychology, Rebecca worked in the financial services industry in New York and Hong Kong. A trip to Australia in 2005 changed her life – she learned to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef and fell completely in love with scuba diving. Two years later, she left the concrete jungle and trading floor for real jungles and sea floors. She spent two months diving her way around the Philippines, three months on a marine conservation expedition in Madagascar and four months completing her Divemaster internship in Malaysia. Afterwards, life took an unexpected turn and she found herself living in Sweden for a year, where she discovered her love for sailing and life afloat. Still holding onto her dream to teach scuba and share the underwater world with others, she put her plans for sailing to the Caribbean on hold to become a PADI Instructor in 2009. She has worked in Thailand, Hawaii and Indonesia for more than a decade in nearly every facet of the scuba diving industry, from guiding and instructing to dive center and resort management to working on a liveaboard. She loves life in the tropics, surrounded by water, nature and wildlife and thrives on sharing her passions with her guests.
Heiko and Rebecca met in Utila, Honduras while they were doing their Master Freediver course in 2015. After several years of working in different countries and flying across oceans to see each other, they decided to create a life together in 2020. Their mutual love for the ocean, travel and exploration led them to obtain their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualifications together in Gibraltar in 2020, sailing thousands of miles along the coasts of Spain, Portugal and Morocco, dodging the infamous orcas along the way. Shortly afterwards, they crewed their first yacht together in the USVI and have been flourishing as team ever since.
They are passionate about providing a highly professional level of service in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere while creating the most memorable experiences for their guests. They love getting to know you and tailoring each charter to your preferences and desires, allowing you to kick back, relax and enjoy. With a deep love and respect for the natural world, they maintain a strong focus on environmentally aware hospitality and best practices to ensure minimal impact on the environment.
The food is a big part of your experience on board and you can expect to be well taken care of by this food loving duo. Rebecca is a self-taught chef with a passion for gastronomy and the culinary arts. Her cuisine is primarily Mediterranean and Southeast Asian and is full of fresh ingredients and bright flavors. She draws a great deal of inspiration from her multi-cultural upbringing as well as nearly two decades spent living and traveling all around the world. You’ll also find Heiko in the galley baking authentic German-style bread or creating swoon-worthy desserts that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. They are happy to cater to a variety of dietary requirements and in particular, specialize in vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
Heiko and Rebecca are back for their fourth charter season in the Virgin Islands after three successful seasons running a total of 47 charters. This dynamic couple is excited to be on Big Nauti for 2023/24 and look forward to welcoming you aboard, showing you the wonders of the Virgin Islands and creating memories to last a lifetime!
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