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True Story

When you charter such an unbelievable vacation, you'll always have to assure people it's a True Story.

2016 Fountaine Pajot Victoria 67

Yacht Details

TRUE STORY is a FP Victoria 67. Newly built and launched in 2016. She is a great addition to Fountaine Pajot’s top-of-the-line luxury cruising cats. She’s sleek, elegant, and extremely spacious with an overall length of 67 feet and beam of 31 feet; truly, the ultimate in cruising comfort.

The flybridge is nothing short of magnificence. It is accessed from the cockpit with stairs on both sides.
For guests aboard who have come to relax, the seating area is incredibly comfortable with benches, side tables, a relaxing sofa, and the convenience of a wet bar. A large bimini provides an area of escape from the sun for those who want some shade and there is integrated lighting for evening cocktails. All enjoyed with awesome views of the surrounding scenery.

The large aft deck is shaded by the flybridge overhead and provides additional comfortable lounging spaces, as well as an elegant setting for formal dining. Two large sumptuous pads are optimal for relaxing.

Step into the saloon which features lots of space for comfortable entertaining in air-conditioned comfort if so desired. The large relaxing seating area has an electric rise and fall coffee / dining table providing an additional option. The open galley is equipped with state of the art appliances and kitchenware.

Accommodation for 10 guests in 5 cabins which are all en-suite: 1 King master cabin, 3 Queens, and 1 Twin. The master cabin has a desk/dressing table and a comfortable couch.

TRUE STORY is equipped with a large array of water toys. For guests interested in scuba diving, you won’t find a better choice as she offers a premium dive experience with a complete assortment of top-of-the-line equipment. Both crew are certified Divemasters who love to share their passion for diving with their guests.

Comfortably Sleeps

10

1 kings, 3 queens, 1 twins

Number of Cabins

5

5 ensuite bathrooms

Cost

Low Rate: USD 39000

High Rate: USD 49000

per week

Yacht Crew

CREW: JACO AND SIMONE DE WET

Jaco and Simóne both have a big passion for the ocean and the preservation of marine life.

Jaco grew up boating and living along the coast of South Africa; he went on his first week
long boat trip with his dad at the age of two and hasn’t turned back since. He has a long
history within the maritime world, both professionally and personally.

Born in Namibia and having grown up in a small coastal fishing town called Velddrif in South Africa, the ocean is
his second home. He is an avid fisherman whose spearfishing game is strong as is his
freediving and sense of humor.

Once he finished school, Jaco completed his Maritime Studies where he worked his way up
the ladder from Cadet to Chief Mate Unlimited on different vessels ranging from chemical
tankers to mining vessels, circling the globe at least four times, until he entered the yachting
industry in Monaco as Mate and Master.

Simóne, Jaco’s wife and right-hand woman, loves snorkeling and taking underwater footage.
She has a passion for cooking, watching sunsets and sailing the waters. Born in South Africa,
partly raised in England and partly raised in a small surf town in South Africa, Jeffreys Bay,
she learned that life along the coast is where her heart and soul was meant to be.

After completing school, she moved to Cape Town where she studied at Stellenbosch University
and completed three degrees within the Arts and Humanities field, completing her Masters
in General Linguistics and tutoring at the University in her final year at Uni.
She then moved to the big city and started working in Digital Marketing and Tourism.

After meeting her now, husband, Jaco, she discovered her love of boating and fell in love with life at sea. The two of
them headed to Monaco. Along their boating journey, they got married and found their way
to the US Virgin Islands.

Jaco and Simóne both have a big passion for the ocean and the preservation of marine life.
They have adventurous souls and know when to work hard and when to play hard. They are
always seeking a new adventure and aim to experience both the peace and tranquility of
being at sea as well as the exciting and explorative nature of everything the ocean provides.

Water Sports
  • Vector icon of a snorkel mask

    Snorkel Gear

  • Vector icon of an inner tube

    Tubing

  • Vector icon of a person on a wakeboard

    Wakeboard

  • Vector icon of person in a kayak

    Kayak

  • Vector icon of a floating carpet

    Floating Mats

  • Boarding Ladder

  • 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

Our week on True Story was nothing short of magical and exceeded our expectations on every level. Captain Chino and First Mate Noa are truly gifted at what they do. They made us feel right at home and relaxed from the moment we set foot on the boat until we sadly had to say our goodbyes at the end of the week.

True Story is like a floating villa that is equipped to make your trip as relaxing or as action packed as you’d like. Chino and Noa were effortlessly able to accommodate our entire group as we all engaged in different activities, including stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba, fishing, and tubing behind the dinghy. Each day brought us to a new gorgeous location and a new adventure.

The kids loved experiencing the transit sails either from the dolphin seats or the nets, occasionally getting splashed or happily getting drenched by a quick passing tropical rain burst. Some of the trip highlights were swimming with dolphins in Brewer’s Bay, scuba diving for lobster near Caneel Bay, paddling in Magen’s Bay, and tubing at dusk in Rendezvous Bay.

Each night we laughed and celebrated the day during Captain’s Cocktail Hour, where the adults enjoyed exquisite cocktails made by the captain and an amazing platter of hors d'oeuvres from Noa, all while enjoying 360-degree sunset views from the fly-bridge.

The food on our charter was also exceptional and led to many recipe requests. Pleasing the adults with delicious meals that are beautifully plated was one thing; however, winning over the group of picky kid-eaters was arguably the harder task. Noa easily delivered on both challenges and did so with a smile and with no visible stress. Her patience and love of the children was impossible to miss throughout the week.

In Summary, our time on True Story was easily one of our best and most memorable vacations to date. In addition to lifelong memories, we feel like we made wonderful friends in Chino and Noa and can’t wait to return to True Story.

- True Story Charter Guest

You both truly made my 60th birthday a trip to remember! Having never met us before our departure you both really stepped up and made our charter exceptional!
Thanks for making memories.

Fantastic - Personable - Great Chef - Great Captain

- True Story Charter Guest

What a wonderful experience. Your smile, knowledge and enthusiasm made our trip an adventure. We enjoyed your choice of locations and nightly coves. We looked forward to each meal for its variety, multicultural taste and freshness, not to mention the presentation.

The cocktails were never ending! We have done these trips before but never with such a great crew. We hope to see you again on our next cruise.

It was incredible!

- True Story Charter Guest

We absolutely loved our experience. Your hospitality was beyond our expectations! You thought of everything to make us happy and always did it with a smile! You are an amazing duo and we wish you many happy years ahead. Thank you for the spectacular cuisine to the great itinerary. Looking forward to our next visit.

- True Story Charter Guest

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