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Champagne

Yacht Details

Champagne is a brand new, modern, bright, spacious yacht. It has incredible interior living spaces, an extensive cockpit flowing into an innovative salon and lounge space making it truly astonishing.

The guest cabins are also wonderfully bright and offer a quiet, comfortable place with ensuite bathrooms. It has generous relaxation spaces, on the foredeck, lounge deck and in the cockpit.

Comfortably Sleeps

6

3 queens

Number of Cabins

3

3 ensuite bathrooms

Cost

Low Rate: USD 16000

High Rate: USD 21000

per week

Yacht Crew

MEET THE CREW FOR SEASON 2021/22:

Captain Kevin & chef Donna

Captain Kevin’s professional background is in the SAP IT world, in 2010 he moved into international SAP consulting. Two years in Australia, then the next 6 years working for a company based in Switzerland focusing on SAP projects in the middle and far east. Donna has a background as a PA to a MD in an aeronautical engineering company including events coordination and
management – and later they both had a Video production company in south Africa focusing on underwater videography, photography and promotional DVD’s for companies.

In 2012 on their return from Australia, Donna and Kevin moved aboard their Catamaran in Richards Bay, South Africa. During the second half of 2014 they sailed their boat to Cape town to get prepared for a refit. Further preparation for a transatlantic crossing was carried
out by both Donna and Kevin completing their STCW courses and Kevin’s Yacht Master Offshore qualification. Donna has also completed her Day skipper. Kevin is a certified Dive Master – Naui, Donna is a master scuba diver also Naui. Donna loves to cook.

They provisioned for 50 days at sea and set off mid-December 2018 with two friends along for the trip as additional crew. 2019. The crossing went very well, stopping along the way at Saint Helena, Brazil, French Guiana and arriving in Grenada where their friends hopped off to return to South Africa, Grenada and to the BVI. Kevin & Donna then made their way back down the islands via St Martin, St Eustatia, st Kits and Nevis, Le Saints, Martinique, St Lucia, SVG and Grenada for the hurricane season last year. 2020 we visited Guadeloupe and Antigua.

They now spend their time hosting Virgin Islands charters and they love sharing their discoveries with guests!

**Captain Kevin and chef Donna are both fully vaccinated

Water Sports
  • Vector icon of a snorkel mask

    Snorkel Gear

  • Vector icon of an inner tube

    Tubing

  • Vector icon of a floating carpet

    Floating Mats

  • Boarding Ladder

  • Beach Games

  • Vector icon of a paddleboard

    SU Paddle Boards

  • Vector icon of a fish with a hook near it

    Fishing Gear

  • Vector icon of a scuba diver

    Onboard Scuba Diving

What people are saying

We feel like we hit the jackpot having you and Donna as our hosts! The food, cocktails and snacks were exceptional. We appreciated you sharing your knowledge of the area and introducing us to some amazing coves around St. John and St. Thomas. If we decide to tour the islands again in the future, we’ll be sure to look you up!

- Champagne Charter Guest

I just wanted to send out a MASSIVE thank you for allowing us to have such a fantastic holiday. I’m sitting here in Tortola at Sebastian’s on the Beach drinking a Painkiller while looking out at Jost Van Dyke while the sun is setting and thinking about how great of an experience it all was.

I’ve come to the Virgin Islands five times now, but this is my first time being on a crewed charter as a guest, and the crew completely blew it out the water. They were incredibly attentive and just lovely to be around. The Best! Hands down! Fabrizio's attitude, understanding of the boat and guest dynamics, ability as a captain made the entire trip. I would recommend everyone ask for Fabrizio as I know I will. I have never grown to appreciate someone and what they bring into our lives as much as he did. 10/10 is too low, truly. Life is better with Fabrizio as a part of it. Wouldn’t do it without him.

We hiked, snorkeled A TON, relaxed, sailed, and really showed off the islands to my friends who have never been here.

Dani was lovely - and an incredible cook. The girls couldn’t stop talking about her food and we even gave her a list of recipes that we want so we can recreate some of her dishes. The food always seemed very appropriate for the activities done and mood of the day. Highlights were the poke bowl, scratch blueberry muffins, peanut butter pie, and pan fried grouper - but honestly it was all fantastic.

As I mentioned earlier, my friends had never done a holiday like this before, and were a little apprehensive at first, but they all had such a wonderful time and didn’t want to leave. Rachel practically tied herself to the trampoline this morning and had to be dragged off! We’re already thinking about our next trip back in the future.

- Champagne Charter Guest

On November 6, 2021, six guests embarked on a fantastic seven day cruise around the USVI. We boarded the 46 foot Cat “Champagne” and were greeted by our hosts Captain Kevin Dawson and his able 1st mate ( and wife ) Donna. I know that I speak for all of us that we had just entered into one of the most memorable, enjoyable, relaxing and educational experiences ever.

First, the boat was absolutely gorgeous, seaworthy and most important, comfortable with all the needed amenities. The staterooms were modern, roomy and first class. She most definitely was designed to give her passengers whatever they would want or need. Plenty of sun and viewing areas, along with places to avoid the sun if needed, but still offer great viewing and comfort. The solon, cockpit and gallery were all superbly designed for comfort and functionality. She came loaded with numerous water toys for exercise, exploring or just floating with that special cocktail.

The best and most important experience we all agreed that made the trip so memorable was our “first class” crew. Captain Kevin and Mate Donna never ceased to amaze. From the sunrise coffee, to full out and delicious breakfasts, tasty and healthy lunches, afternoon appys and the Captain’s “drink of the day”, leading up to dinners that would challenge any 4 and 5 star restaurants in the world. And if you still had room, a night cap in the serene silence listening to the water lap against the side of the boat. Pure heaven !! This crew knows how to please. They always made us feel at home and like “family”. You cannot practice this, and they make it look so easy, but we all saw how much they worked to make us all feel special.

On top of their entertaining and culinary skills, they are both experts in seamanship. Both were always in total control of their vessel, performing their tasks properly, efficiently and most importantly had safety as their highest priority. They are true professionals and a credit to their craft. The Ocean Yacht Club folks have hit a homerun with Kevin and Donna on board.

So a heart felt THANK YOU goes out to Kevin and Donna for an experience never to be forgotten. Hopefully someday our paths will cross, and we will again have the opportunity to be with our “extended” family. Until then, stay safe and healthy and our wishes for calm seas, favorable winds and smooth sailing.

- Champagne Charter Guest

Kevin and Donna, I don't know how we can ever thank you enough for everything you did for us. It was always extraordinary and top shelf and even though you always made it look effortless. We all knew how hard you both worked to make it perfect and unforgettable! You both are so talented and knowledgable and your insights, educational and nautical experience will last forever. If we ever are able or lucky enough to do this again, hopefully you will welcome us back. We loved having you guys join in the "craziness" when possible. It was seven days of pure fun! As it should be. Hopefully you will consider a trip to our place. Please stay safe, healthy and just keep doing what you do so perfect. Hugs and love to you both

- Champagne Charter Guest

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