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  • $250 off for each child age 15 and under. Does not combine with half board options. Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking. Max discount – 4 children.

    Regular Price: $35,000

    On Request

RESPITE AT SEA Yacht Description

RESPITE AT SEA yacht is a 56.00 ft long sailboat catamaran and spends the summer and winter season in St. Maarten/St. Martin. It was built by Lagoon in 2018. The yacht layout features 3 cabins and accommodates 6 guests. The cabin arrangement is following: 3 queen cabins.

and a generator.

Accommodation

RESPITE AT SEA features 3 guest suites, 3 with queen berths, all with full A/C and ensuite toilet and shower. Starboard forward cabin is reserved for crew.

Captain Only

Please inquire regarding rates Includes: Captain, Linens/towels, Dishes, Flatware, Cooking Utensils/Cookware, Toys Not Included: Fuel, Water, Customs/Immigrations, Food/Liquor/Ice, Mooring/Dock Fees, *Diving, Gratuity *Diving can be arranged Provisioning services can be arranged

Cabin Breakdown

Queen Cabins: 3

RESPITE AT SEA Yacht Details

56'

Length

6

Guests

3

Cabins

4

Crew

Lagoon

Built by

$33,000 - $35,000

Weekly price low-high season

8

Cruising Speed

10

Max. Speed

RESPITE AT SEA Charter Price Details

Season Name 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests 9 guests 10 guests 11 guests 12 guests
Summer 2022 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Winter 2022 to 2023 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Summer 2023 $33,000 $33,500 $34,000 $34,500 $35,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

RESPITE AT SEA yacht charter price

# of charter days Base Price APA (deposit for provisioning, fuel, docking fees, etc) Total Note
14 day charter 66,000$ to 70,000$ 13,200$ to 21,000$ 79,200$ to 91,000$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 33,000$ to 35,000$ 6,600$ to 10,500$ 39,600$ to 45,500$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 16,500$ to 17,500$ 3,300$ to 5,250$ 19,800$ to 22,750$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
33,000$ / 6 * 3 days = 16,500$
1 day charter 5,500$ to 7,000$ 1,100$ to 1,750$ 6,600$ to 8,750$ Please inquire, the possibility/availability of a 1 day charter needs to be verified.

All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.

Price Details

Price from: $33,000

High season rate: $35,000

Next Season Respite At Sea will be Chartering from December 1st 2022-August 31st 2023.
From Dec 1st 2022 - March 31st 2023 the crew will be Captain Tom Fores and Chef Hannah Rubino
From April 1st 2023 - August 31st 2023 the crew will be Captain Ross Matthews and Chef Daniella Cox



For charters confirmed as of March 1st 2022, BVI Customs fees and cruising permits are included in the rate.

For Charters with BVI Cruising Grounds, confirmed prior to March 1st 2022 an additional $250pp will be paid by the charterer for BVI Customs and Cruising Permits to Charter Caribe prior to the charter.


*6 Night Minimum*
Boat Requires 48hr Turns

HOLIDAYS:

2022

Christmas Flat Rate $42,000 inquire for pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must end on or before 12/26/2022
New Years Flat Rate 44,000 inquire for pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must start no earlier than 12/27/2022


HALF-BOARD RATES: Discount Applied First
(7/4/3 BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER): $150 off / person

***3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense*** 

***Does not combine with child discounts***



CHILD DISCOUNT: Discount Applied First
$250 off for each child age 15 and under. 
***Does not combine with half board options***

***Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking***

***Max discount - 4 children***



LESS THAN 6 NIGHT CHARTERS DIVIDE BY 6 RULE:
(Rate / 6 X #Nights)

***(Rate divided by 6N X number of nights*** For 6 nights divide rate by 7 X 6N.

No sleep aboard option. Next Season Respite At Sea will be Chartering from December 1st 2022-August 31st 2023.
From Dec 1st 2022 - March 31st 2023 the crew will be Captain Tom Fores and Chef Hannah Rubino
From April 1st 2023 - August 31st 2023 the crew will be Captain Ross Matthews and Chef Daniella Cox



For charters confirmed as of March 1st 2022, BVI Customs fees and cruising permits are included in the rate.

For Charters with BVI Cruising Grounds, confirmed prior to March 1st 2022 an additional $250pp will be paid by the charterer for BVI Customs and Cruising Permits to Charter Caribe prior to the charter.


*6 Night Minimum*
Boat Requires 48hr Turns

HOLIDAYS:

2022

Christmas Flat Rate $42,000 inquire for pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must end on or before 12/26/2022
New Years Flat Rate 44,000 inquire for pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must start no earlier than 12/27/2022


HALF-BOARD RATES: Discount Applied First
(7/4/3 BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER): $150 off / person

***3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense*** 

***Does not combine with child discounts***



CHILD DISCOUNT: Discount Applied First
$250 off for each child age 15 and under. 
***Does not combine with half board options***

***Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking***

***Max discount - 4 children***



LESS THAN 6 NIGHT CHARTERS DIVIDE BY 6 RULE:
(Rate / 6 X #Nights)

***(Rate divided by 6N X number of nights*** For 6 nights divide rate by 7 X 6N.

No sleep aboard option.

Price Terms

Inclusive

Amenities

Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Sat Tv: No
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: Yes
Crew Pets: No
Guest Pets: No
Camcorder: No
Number Dine In: 6
Water Maker: Yes 75 gal
Water Capacity: 260 gals
Ice Maker: Yes
Number Of Dvds: Yes
Number Of Cds: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Yes
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Yes
YachtNudeCharters: Yes
Hairdryers: Yes
Number Of Port Hatches: Yes
Smoking: Transoms only pls
Crew Smokes: No
Children Ok: Yes
Generator: 17.5 Kw
Inverter: 5000 W
Voltages: 110v & 220v
Hammock: No
Windscoops: No

Specifications

Tube:
Guests: 6
Maxspeed: 10
Draft: 5
Cruising Speed: 8
Helipad:
Ac:
Ac Night:
Built: 2018
Turnaround: 48
Cabins: 3
King:
Queen: 3
Double:
Single:
Twin:
Pullman:
Showers: 3
Basins: 3
Heads: 3
Electric Heads: 3
Jacuzzi:

Features

BBQ: Yes
AC: Full
Generator: 17.5 Kw
Internet: Onboard WIFI
Cruising Speed: 8
Max Speed: 10

Layout

Layout of RESPITE AT SEA

More Specifications

Flag: Marshall Islands
Homeport:
Resort Course:
Yacht Permit: 2
Yacht License: 2
Yacht Mca: 1
Yacht Insurance:

Diving Onboard

Tanks: 6
Number Of Dives: 5
Communication: Wifi is available in USVI waters and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds in the USA.
Air Compressor: Onboard
Bcs: 6
Number Of Divers: 6
Registrations Number: 6
Dive Costs: 3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.

Additional dives $50 per dive per person.
Scuba On Board: Onboard

Fishing

Fishing Gear:
Fishing Gear Type:
Rods:
Deep Sea Fishing:

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative:
Reusable Bottles:
Other Green Efforts:

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: 15 ft
Kayaks 1 Pax:
Kayaks 2 Pax:
Dinghy Hp: 50
Floating Mats:
Dinghy Pax: 8
Swim Platform:
Water Skis Adult:
Boarding Ladder:
Water Skis Kids:
Sailing Dinghy:
Jet Skis:
Beach Games:
Wave Runners:
Kneeboard:
Windsurfer:
Snorkel Gear:
Underwater Camera:
Scurfer:
Underwater Video:
Wake Board:
Paddleboard:

Other Entertainment

Stream2Sea Products Including-
Shampoo
Body Wash
Leave-In Conditioner
Body Lotion
Reef Safe 30SPF Sunscreen

Crew

Crew Information

Crew of RESPITE AT SEA|Captain & PADI Dive master Captain & PADI Dive master

Crew of RESPITE AT SEA|Chef & First Mate Chef & First Mate

Crew of RESPITE AT SEA|Captain & Chef Captain & Chef

Captain: Ross Mathews

Two Crews!
Tom & Hannah (December-March)
Ross & Dee (April-August)


Ross Matthews (Captain April 1st 2023-August 31st 2023)

Originally from South Africa, has always had an unwavering passion for sport, travel and the ocean. His first time on a boat was with his grandfather at age 3, and he can't help but wonder if this is where his sense for adventure and exploration stems from. They do say "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree". Ross moved to the UK at the age of 18 to travel Europe, go to school and start a more conventional career as a physical therapist, although this all changed while on a short road-trip in Australia. It was here that not only did he find his love for sailing, he also met Daniella and together they made it their mission to make a life out of doing what they really loved.

Daniella "Dee" Cox (Chef April 1st 2023-August 31st 2023)

Originally from the UK, was brought up in the city of Bristol. Her parents had a passion for the outdoors and most summer weekends were spent at her family caravan. She fondly remembers swimming in the lake, fishing with "paps" and cooking outdoors around the fire, all memories that have strongly shaped her lifestyle choice today. Dee, like many of her friends, began pursuing a more traditional path of University, to study Psychology, followed by a career as a Child Psychologist. However, a one year working holiday in Australia opened her eyes to a completely different lifestyle, one which reminded her of her fondness for the water and the outdoors. Ross introduced Dee to the boating industry and she hasn't looked back since.

Ross and Dee met in the small town of Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Their passion for travel, which brought them together over 5 years ago, continues to fuel their love for the tourism industry, sailing and exploring the world.
It all began at an award-winning adventure tourism company in the Whitsunday Islands (Australia). They have since chartered together in the Mediterranean and most recently the British Virgin Islands. After five years in the industry they have seen some of the most beautiful places in the world and couldn't be happier with their lifestyle choice.

Ross and Dee create a relaxed environment onboard and facilitate the fun had by all in a natural way. They always aim to make the charter personalised to each guests needs, and this shows as no two charters are the same. They enjoy spontaneity and love discovering beautiful new bays. Ross and Dee also love to entertain, whether that be with friends at home or guests on the boat. Dee's passion for cooking paired with Ross' story telling and personable nature makes them a strong team and great company for any occasion.

As a couple they share an interest in snorkeling, diving and marine conservation stemming from their time spent working on the Great Barrier Reef. When traveling, Ross and Dee believe a true way to appreciate a countries culture is through its food, thus are always intrigued to try new dishes. They share a love for food and although on charter Dee takes charge in the galley, Ross proves pretty handy on weeks off.

Together this enthusiastic and vibrant couple are excited to continue their journey in the charter industry and can't wait to see what else it holds in store for them.

Ross Matthews

•RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (com endorsement)
•MCA Approved Engine Course 1 (Sept 2020)
•STCW Basic Training
•PADI Dive Master
•AMSA Master <24 (Australian com qualification)
•CPR/First Aid
•Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism
•OCR SPS Diploma in Sports Massage (LEVEL 5) Full Drivers License

Daniella Cox

•Ashburton Culinary Certificate
•STCW95
•ENG1
•PADI Senior First Aid and Oxygen Administration
•PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
•Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene
•Recreational boat license inc. PWC
•Full Clean UK Drivers License
•Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2014)


Captain Tom Fores (Captain Dec 1st 2022-March 31st 2023)

Tom was born and raised in Northern California and grew up sailing in the San Francisco Bay. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at UC Santa Barbra. After working in the corporate world for 5 years he decided to change course and follow his passions for sailing and skiing. He completed his RYA Yachtmaster in 2017 in Barcelona and since then has sailed professionally in Croatia, Greece and Montenegro during the summer months. In the winter Tom spent his days skiing the beautiful mountains in Jackson Wyoming. Tom is passionate about creating unforgettable charter experiences for guests, through land exploration, scuba diving, snorkeling and water sports.


Chef Hannah Rubino (Chef Dec 1st 2022-March 31st 2023)

Hannah was born and raised just outside New York City in Westchester, New York where her love of food began. It’s no wonder Hannah is such a foodie, coming from a family that planned monthly food tours finding the best local restaurants throughout NYC. She had thought about turning her passion for food into a career, but as soon as she graduated from high school, Hannah traded snow for sunshine attending the University of Miami. After college, Hannah first went in the event planning industry which fused her knack for organization and craftiness. Becoming a chef was always in the back of her mind while she worked on boats in Croatia and Montenegro, and that’s when she decided to turn it into a reality. Hannah loves to fuse the foods of her heritage with the cuisines of the places she’s traveled. She also enjoyed the thrill of fishing, especially when she can cook and eat what she catches. Hannah can’t wait to create a journey for all her charter guests while they set to sail to explore the Virgin Islands.

Tom and Hannah fell in love sailing the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. They met in Croatia for work, but with Tom being skipper and Hannah running the events, they didn’t get a chance to connect. During a sailing trip together through Montenegro, they finally had chance to get to know each other and the rest is history. After falling in love, Tom and Hanna have traveled the world together from Croatia and Montenegro to Ireland and Morocco. Their adventurous spirits let them to fulfill their dreams to run charters together in the Caribbean. Hannah and Tom are ‘go with the flow’, and are experienced at tailoring each charter to be fast-paced or as relaxed as the guests desire.

Tom Fores
RYA Yacht Master Coastal License
STCW Basic Safety
First Aid Certified
VHF Radio License
PADI Dive Master

Hannah Rubino

Certified Maritime Hostess - QuarterDeck, 2019
Level 2 - Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering, 2019
STCW - Basic Safety Training
PADI Openwater Diver

<b>Crew fully vaccinated<b/>

Menu

Respite At Sea Sample Menu by Chef Daniella “Dee” Cox


Breakfast


All breakfasts are accompanied by a seasonal fruit platter, cereal/granola, yoghurt, toast/bagels and condiments


Smashed Avocado on Seeded Toast served with Homemade Pesto and a sprinkle of Feta Cheese


Classic Eggs Benedict served with Smoked Ham, Fresh Chives and Homemade Hollandaise Sauce 


Middle Eastern inspired Shakshuka with Baked Eggs, Cheese and Fresh Baguette 


Homemade American Style Pancake Stack with Berry Compote, Maple Bacon and Freshly Whipped Cream


Smoked Salmon wrapped Asparagus with Folded Eggs served on a Toasted Bagel


Continental Breakfast with Ham and Cheese Platter, Soft Boiled Eggs and Homemade Pastry


Breakfast Burritos served with Crispy Potatoes and Homemade Salsa


 


 


Lunch

Grilled Cajun Shrimp - Summer Orzo Salad & Fresh Basil Oil

Mediterranean Chicken - Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous Salad, Parmesan Crisp & Homemade Tzatiki

RAS Signature Lunch, Sashimi Yellowfin Tuna - Mango, Avocado, Honey Soy Edamame & Fried Wonton Wrappers

Mahi Mahi Tacos - Mango Slaw, Fresh Guacamole, Pickled Red Onions, Spicy Mayo & Lime

Homemade “Cheeseburgers In Paradise” - Caramelised Onions, Grilled Pineapple, Jalapeños & Brioche Bun

Homemade Salmon Fishcakes - Lemon Rémoulade, Green Salad & Beer Bread

Grilled Steak Salad - Kale, Fried Goats Cheese & Creamy Honey Dijon Dressing


 


Captain's cocktails served daily around sunset with a surprise appetiser from Chef Dee


 


Dinner


Surf and Turf with Garlic Potato Puree, Steamed Seasonal Greens and Red Wine Jus


Caribbean Classic - Jerk Chicken served with Charred Corn, Rice and Beans and Crispy Fried Plantains


Dijon Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Homemade English Yorkshire Pudding, Apple Sauce and Sweet Potato Puree 


Creamy Shrimp Risotto Topped with Grilled Lobster Tail and Fresh Parmesan 


Mediterranean Rack of Lamb with Homemade Chimichurri and Dauphinois Potatoes 


Grilled Mahi Mahi served with Coconut Rice, Pineapple Salsa and a Cilantro and Ginger Sauce


Slow Cooked Pork Ribs, finished on the grill with a Sticky Bourbon BBQ Glaze served with Roasted Potato Stack and Homemade Coleslaw


 


Dessert

Key Lime Pie with Honey & Lime Whipped Cream

Raspberry & White Chocolate Dome filled with Rich Chocolate Mousse

Individual Banoffee Pies

Creme Brûlée

Mini Pavolva with Fresh Berries

Oreo & Baileys Trifle

Classic British Apple Crumble with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


 


Sample Menu


Designed by Chef Hannah Rubino


Breakfast








Middle Eastern Shakshuka served with feta and toasted challah


Avocado toast topped with sprouts, a fried egg and local watermelon radish


Eggs Benedict on a warm English muffin with homemade hollandaise sauce


Soft scrambled eggs on crispy toast with prosciutto and shaved parmesan


Baked vegetable frittata with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella


Fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes served with blueberry compote and maple syrup 


Acai bowl topped with assorted fruits, coconut shavings and chia seeds 


 


Lunch


Tuna poke bowls served with warm sushi rice


Mediterranean beef kofte kebabs with a watermelon barley salad and a honey yogurt sauce


Blackened fish tacos with a pickled slaw, grilled pineapple, and a Mexican Kale Caesar Salad


Flank steak salad with vermicelli rice noodles and a Thai peanut dressing


Grilled chicken served over Israeli cous cous with roasted vegetables


Blackened Shrimp Cobb salad with a Jalapeño vinaigrette 


 


Appetizers


Homemade hummus served with crunchy pita chips and a selection of vegetables


Charcuterie & Cheese Board 


Caprese salad


Baked brie cheese with fig jam 


Flaky puff pastry tart filled with blue cheese, pears, walnuts, balsamic onions and rocket.


Ricotta crostinis with flaky salt and homemade herb oil


Homemade guacamole served with tortilla chips and vegetables


 


Dinner


Coconut curry crusted grouper with fried sweet plantains, coconut rice and slaw


Sous vide filet mignon with butternut squash puree, roasted baby potatoes and asparagus with a red wine reduction sauce


Mustard sous vide pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes and crispy brussel sprouts


Asian marinated salmon with black rice, carrot ginger puree, and miso glazed Chinese eggplant


Thai coconut curry poached snapper with cilantro lime rice, roasted broccoli with a lemongrass vinaigrette 


Overnight marinated Caribbean jerk chicken with rice and beans and tostones


Herbed scallops with creamy polenta and jammy tomatoes 


 


Dessert


Warm brownies with ice cream 


Raspberry and mango sorbet with chocolate covered strawberries


Key Lime Pie with fresh whipped cream


Tom’s famous apple crisp 


New York style cheesecake 


Kahlua Cake 


Coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate








 


*This is a sample menu for illustrative purposes. All recipes are subject to Guest preferences, Dietary Requirements and produce availability in the islands. Bon Appetit! 

Reviews

March 2022 BVI Charter
This crew is top of their game. So fun. So professional. Dee’s cooking rivals any high end restaurant we’ve ever eaten in and she delivered that level every. single. meal! Truly amazing. Ross made amazing cocktails and took us to secluded anchorages we have never seen and we loved every one. We had great sailing and we felt comfortable, pampered, safe and happy every minute we were on board. We would sail with these two anytime, anywhere. Respite herself is a beautiful and very comfortable boat. Not one complaint.
-Lisa
February 2022 BVI Charter
Chef Dee and Captain Ross,
This was our first catamaran charter sail and it was wonderful! The snorkeling, swimming, and sailboat are all amazing! First rate and top notch! However, what stands out the most were the impeccable meals, stellar service, and non stop attention to detail from both of you!! I cannot imagine a finer duo anywhere on the seas. I cannot sing your praises loud enough or long enough. You're both so sweet, accommodating and perfectionists in every way. Thank you both so much for a magnificent time and memory. Your futures are bright as you're both amazing together. We love you guys!
-Daryl and Arnie
February 2022 BVI Charter
Dee and Ross,
We can't truly express the extent of our regard for the amazing our amazing vacation and more specifically for the two of you. We feel like you guys are part of our family. Your professionalism and expertise were astounding, only exceeded by your charm and warmth! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We can see how much pride you take in your enterprise here on Respite at Sea. I hope the owners realize how good they have it with you as their champions! We will seek you out when we seek another trip to your paradise. In Texas we bid adieu to those we are leaving with the phrase "Happy trails to you!" Til we see you again, we can "happy waves."
With great admiration and fondness
-Skip and Suzette
January 2022 BVI Charter
My wife and I along with two other couples just got off the boat after one of our best trips ever due to the incredible experience that Dee and Ross provided.

Being in the service business I greatly appreciate the attention to detail, planning and hospitality. What we all knew was going to be one of our best trips ever was far exceeded with this past weeks amazing experience.

You have two of the most unbelievable hosts attending to every detail all while making you feel so special throughout each day.

Dee’s menu and cooking was nothing less than 5 plus Stars on every meal! Each surpassing the next.

Both their passion for what they do so well and their attentiveness to their guests is unequaled. It might be your boat, but they act as if it is theirs.

I am sure you are aware but wanted you to know. I could go on and on about our trip of a lifetime all while knowing each of us having traveled throughout the world to amazing places and exceptional service.

They are the absolute best in every way, and we look forward to hopefully being able to experience their amazing hospitality again sometime soon.

December 2021 BVI Charter
The week on The Respite was absolutely PERFECT.
Let's talk about the crew, our new lifelong friends Ross and Dee... I am really struggling to find words to capture how great these two individuals are and how much we value the experience Ross and Dee provided us. Let me do my best...

The love and passion that Dee put into each meal resulted in some of the best food we have ever had anywhere much less from a confined galley. Each meal blew our minds and was better than any restaurant we dined at during the trip and frankly most of the top restaurants anywhere in the world. I realize this sounds fabricated, but "Dee-licious" as we called her, could not be more talented or passionate about ensuring the group had top notch meals and service. Simply out of this world and we have pictures of each dish to remind us of how good we had it during our week onboard. Thank you Dee, you spoiled us for the week and we are forever grateful! Having the boat decorated for Kristina's actual Bday was incredibly thoughtful and speaks to your character as genuine and caring....

Onto Captain Ross... There is something special about someone who has a deep pride in his craft which is exactly how I would describe Ross. He ensured we saw all the key spots the BVI has to offer and made our experience magical. Ross is meticulous in all he does to ensure the experience each day beats expectations. He is very knowledgeable of the area and some of our favorite memories are sitting on the fly bridge with a Carib in hand listening to the history of the area. The passion Ross has for the boat and ensuring it's upkeep makes you believe he is the owner! Each drink poured and each dish cleared was met with a smile and a "Pleasure" from Ross that we will never forget. We will forever remember our morning map sessions with Ross where he outlined where we had been the previous day and where we were headed that day. Thank you Ross, we cannot have imagined a better Captain and now friend.

I think in summary there are a few thoughts... I considered Ross and Dee part of our crew by day 2. Seriously... we enjoyed having them part of the group and it was a treat to have them join in on all we did throughout the week. We all agreed that when Ross gets the chops to ask for Dee's hand in marriage our group will be there wherever/whenever in the world it goes down! (Sorry buddy, I had to get that in there!). The final testament to how special of a week we had was the tears my wife shed during our goodbyes...

I did my best, but I still don't think I did justice to our experience... The only other item is the Respite itself which was perfectly appointed and provisioned. We did not want for anything and were completely comfortable in the spacious rooms!
-John
July 2021 Charter
Good morning! It is hard to put into words how wonderful our vacation was. Ross and Dee are over the top! They work so well together and are so attentive. The food was incredible, and the presentation was so beautiful. Ross has some mad napkin folding skills! They were so respectful of the catamaran. You would have thought it was their personal property. The diving and snorkeling was fantastic. From the time we arrived until we reluctantly had to be dropped off they made us feel so welcome. We would definitely recommend them to friends or book another trip with them. Thank you so much for booking us with them!
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Thank you for taking such great care of our family.
Dee and Ross,
Thank you for taking such great care of our family. This trip will forever more be remembered as our “favourite vacation” of all time. There wasn’t a detail missed and we noticed all of them. We can’t wait to see you again, this will not be our last. We appreciate you more than you know, Mr Greminger.

Dee and Ross,
The cure for anything is salt water.... OR a superb meal from chef Daniella OR a perfectly chartered cruise to the most beautiful bay by Captain Ross. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime. You are now friends and mates, until next time. Bon voyage, Mrs Greminger.
This experience exceeded very high expectations!
Dee and Ross,
My favourite moment was arriving on this gorgeous boat to such a warm welcome full of so much promise. Your hard work, attention to detail, easy laughter and clear knowledge were all very much appreciated. You won’t be rid of us so easily - we will be back. Thank you for a week full of incredible memories, new family games and a relaxed husband! With Gratitude, Mrs Miller.

To our new friends, Dee and Ross,
This experience exceeded very high expectations! Thank you for the celebrating my 50th with me and introducing sailing to my children. Your hard work and good cheer is exemplary, as is your patience, attention to detail and fine cuisine! I am so confident we will meet again soon, with immense gratitude, Mr Miller.
We loved every minute of our week from morning to night.
Dee & Ross, what an amazing week! Thank you so much for a great 50th birthday celebration - it was perfect. It was really hard to pick a “rose” and even think of a “thorn” for the week, everything was unforgettable. Captain Ross, thanks for finding all the wildlife, starting our Instagram careers and boating lessons. Dee, always with a beautiful, warm smile and delicious meals. If only we had a “defuse card” to stop the exploding kitten/end of the vacation. We loved every minute of our week from morning to night. We wish you all the best and hope to sail with you again some day!
Respite at Sea is a wonderful craft and we look forward to more equally splendid excursions aboard her.
Respite at Sea is a wonderful craft and we look forward to more equally splendid excursions aboard her. But only the crew could of Respite could actually overshadow the boat itself.

Captain Rosco and Dee were just simply the best hosts that we could have possibly imagined and Tyler as first mate – he typically being a captain himself, only made the situation even more incredible! Rosco made us all feel at ease immediately with his affable nature but we knew when it came to on-board safety and sailing particulars he was serious and in total control and there would be nothing for us to concern. At the same time Dee was just nothing but wonderful in spirit and magnificent at preparing the trip’s meals! Meals, snacks, drinks, coffee, teas – everything was phenomenal! And Tyler was just an all-around everything whether assisting in sailing, food preparation, handling bags and gear, diving – he was right on point and a pleasure to be around. The entire trip was there immediately if we needed them and seemingly invisible if we didn’t.

Wherever and whenever we sail in the future we will hope that this crew is available on Respite at Sea!
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We had an amazing vacation!
We had an amazing vacation!

Dee and Ross could not have done one more thing for us to make it any more amazing. It was simply perfect! We all feel as though we made friends for a lifetime. They are fabulous and we loved them.

The boat is beautiful and spacious. Clean as can be. You could eat off the floors and you can tell they put so much effort into taking care of it.

The food was incredible. Dee made Gourmet meals every minute. JP (my 18 year old) actually tried new things every day and ate everything. He usually eats like a 10 year old!

Ross made delicious new cocktails every night like you get at a trendy bar.

We spent 99% of our time on the boat. We went to lovango. It was fine. We had a nice day and it was pretty, but I’m not sure it was worth the price to go and I dont think I would go back. Especially when you love the boat and crew as much as we did, you just want to spend every minute on the boat. We also went to lime out. The floating taco place. That was great. We all loved it. And the final place we went was dinghys. Fun cool beach bar. I guess they are trying to compete with soggy dollar type of bar. That was fun too. We just went for a short time for drinks.

They catered to us on every level, From meals, drinks, appetizers, water sports,(water skiing, seabobs wakeboarding, snorkeling), not to mention relaxing... my kids loved them as well. We didn’t sit still much...we actually cried when we said goodbye to our new friends. For us...the boat is important...but, the crew makes the trip. They certainly did not disappoint. We had a blast on every level.

Susan
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August 2020
My name is Jennifer Blotti and I live with my family in Switzerland. I enjoy traveling a lot and I work as a family travel blogger since many years. After several sailing vacation experiences, in August 2019 we were lucky to meet Daniella and Ross who took us on a catamaran to the Cyclades Islands in Greece. We did not hesitate to contact them again this year for our trip to Croatia because they are able to give us wonderful vacations. Daniella is not only an excellent cook, she is extremely careful to make everything perfect.
Her skills in the kitchen are incredible, she can transform everything into excellent dishes, from presentation to the variety of what she offers. She is very attentive to the preferences and needs of the customer. She has delighted us with always different dishes, she has managed to enhance the local raw materials, she has always satisfied our requests.
In addition, she always knows how to involve children (our 10 year old twins) in fun activities. It's nice to see her always with a smile. We have always felt very safe in skipper Ross' hands, even in the most difficult weather situations. Ross is very precise, responsible and skilful in finding solutions to every problem in order to make the customer feel at ease and will not let you miss anything. The unique places he has made us discover have been chosen with care, he informs about everything and these are the best qualities that a skipper can have. Ross has always organised fun activities for us, so as to involve the whole family. Ross is also a sunny person who always welcomed us with a smile. Last but not least, he knows how to prepare excellent cocktails!
I believe that Daniella and Ross are a winning couple, of the highest level, able to turn your holiday into a dream. And we hope to spend our holidays with them next year too.
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August 2020
We have just returned from our wonderful sailing holiday through the Cyclades Islands in Greece with our Family. Our holidays were unforgettable also thanks to the fact that the crew on board was exceptional. For this reason we would like to inform you that both the hostess Daniella Cox and the captain Ross Matthews, both assigned by your agency, have worked with extreme professionalism and enthusiasm, taking care to fulfill all our requests. Daniella has a particular talent for cooking, her dishes have proved beyond our expectations, always presented and served with care and love. Ross has always been careful not only to drive the boat but to make children participate and active, always demonstrating excellent professionalism and availability. Thank you very much.
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July 2020
I wished I could put 11/10 for these two. Dee and Ross went beyond expectations. Dee always had a beautiful smile on her face and cooked amazing food. She was always paying attention to details and was really caring with us. Rosco did a fantastic job at making sure we were always comfortable and informed on what was going on. From the moment we stepped foot on the yacht he made us feel comfortable and at ease. He has a super friendly and relaxed manner and really made the week for us.
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July 2020
I’ve had the pleasure of having some outstanding Captains and First Mates in the past, but Ross and Dee completely step changed any experience we ever had. Ross was phenomenal, from being an excellent, hospitable host to his ability to park his yacht in the smallest of spaces! He was a fantastic captain, always in control and always had a smile on his face. Nothing was too much trouble and Ross would jump at the opportunity to please the guests! Dee impressed us all, her breakfast spreads were outstanding, her lunches even more impressive and her dinners absolutely delicious. I have no idea how she made such elaborate feasts and so many items (all perfectly hot) in such a small kitchen. Her skill is truly impressive! Dee also ensured that each person’s tastes were met, tailoring our portions to our personal preferences. She also kept the yacht communal areas immaculate and provided great advice for each of the ports. These two did an outstanding job and we will be requesting them again next year without a doubt.
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July 2020
What a week, these two make an incredible team and I can’t thank them enough. Let’s start with Dee. She is an adorable bundle of energy with an uncanny ability to make her whole crew feel better about themselves just by bouncing around the yacht. A “Michelin-starred chef” projected to have more insta followers than Kylie Jenner by 2021, this girl could whip a King's banquet using only a billycan and a bunsen burner. I am already so jealous of her future children's lunch boxes. Now Rosco, what an absolute 11/10 legend- great banter, made everyone feel at ease on the boat very quickly, ensured everyone had a turn at helping out- whether it was tying fenders or lowering the anchor, whilst making everyone feel at ease doing so. Super chill guy with positive energy over absolutely everything. Would recommend Rosco and Dee to friends for any future trips and would 100% request them on any future trips of mine.
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June 2020
Rosco the salty sea dog was an absolute legend! Great wind awareness and sailing skills, he took the time to teach us a lot throughout the week. We had so much fun with him and Dee, both always smiling with an amazing ability to make you all feel like one big family. They make an awesome couple and a great team on the boat. Daniella went over and above with her hosting and made an incredible variety of fresh and delicious food - I was very impressed by the quality and variety and felt very lucky to have our own chef onboard, could not recommend them both enough.
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