$38,700 to $50,000 for up to 8 Passengers
Yacht Xenia74 Specifications:
Builder : PRIVILEGE ALLIAURA MARINE GROUP
Length: 75 Ft
Year launched: 2010
Passenger #: 8
Guest cabins: 4
King cabins: 1
Queen cabins: 3
Crew #: 4
XENIA 74 is the flagship of Fleet Xenia, the most awarded catamaran fleet in the caribbean, and is the only Privilege 745 available to charter in the Caribbean. She is a true luxury charter catamaran that combines both luxury and comfort for a wonderful sailing adventure. Accommodating up to 8 guests in 4 contemporary and well appointed lavishly furnished cabins, this deluxe catamaran has one king master cabin, (makes an extraordinary honeymoon suite) and three equal queen cabins.With a stellar crew of 4, XENIA 74 offers first class comfort and plenty of fun and breathtaking 360-degree views, set an upscale tone of understated elegance. There is an abundance of external living space on board: located above the main cockpit, the teak stairs will take you to the generous fly bridge with a second al-fresco dining area, complimented by further seating and sunbathing space. The higher bridge deck provides quieter and comfortable sailing. The spacious master cabin is truly spectacular, occupying the entire forward section of the yacht. The large, deluxe bathroom has dual sinks and a luxurious bathtub. The spacious bedroom has a romantic, king size bed and lovely settee, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book. Opening hatches over the bed allow guests to enjoy cooling trade wind breezes.XENIA 74 has three additional equal queen guest cabins, beautifully furnished with fine linens and designer toiletries. Each of the four cabins feature Hydro massaging showers and air-conditioning 24 hours a day.
4 cabins: 1 King master suite with luxurious bathtub, 3 queen master suites. All cabins have private ensuite electric heads. Yacht is fully air-conditioned.
Beautiful upper deck lounge with 360 degree view, cockpit for alfresco dining and lounging, forward trampoline area for lounging and main salon for lounging and dining.
Salon has a 52" 3D TV linked to directTV and apple TV server.
Kate and Tony love to show their guests the secret hideaways of the British Virgin Islands and their favourite haunts. They will show you some unique island experiences and their enthusiasm and love for the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean waters will shine out. The joy of the water, the sailing and the physical beauty of the islands has keeps them looking forward to every day. They love to share their knowledge of the islands and the seas with all their guests, thrilled that the profession that seems to have chosen them allows them to meet so many interesting people from around the world.
Tony and Kate chose to leave their successful, rewarding and demanding positions in the UK in 1997. They combined their knowledge and skills to sail their 70-year-old classic 32-foot wooden yacht from the UK, via France, Africa and South America to the Caribbean where they cruised for two years. Later, they also sailed their yacht Roxane, which they owned and maintained for 20 years, via Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas to Virginia where she now rests.
Born in Cheshire in the UK, Tony enjoyed an idyllic childhood, and took up sailing as a young boy when his father built a sailing dinghy in their garage. He went on to captain his first yacht at 16, delivering a boat along the south coast of England. Tony is now RYA Ocean Yacht master and BVI Boat Master 100 Ton License Grade 1 with over 40,000 sea miles.
In 1981 he was awarded a BSc (Safety and Hygiene) from the Engineering Department of Aston University which started a career as a Sales Engineer. This took him onto oil rigs, down coal mines, into sweet factories and every kind of industry in the UK. A career change led him into a rewarding time as a teacher where within three years he had a Masters Degree in Primary Education and employment as an Advisory Teacher. He went on to run a project for Greenwich Education Authority in London providing services to the 300 schools throughout Greenwich.
Tony continued his interest in sailing and when his thoughts turned to travelling he sought out and purchased his yacht Roxane in Spain. He lived on her whilst teaching in London where he met Kate (the lucky chap!).
Kate was born in Malta and spent her childhood in Northern Ireland, the UK and Hong Kong. As soon as she could, she left home and carried on travelling, spending several years working in the summers and travelling in the winters. Eventually after buying a house, she settled in London and took up sailing. Deciding that a boat would be much more interesting than a house, she bought a Dutch barge instead and lived on it in a marina in the centre of London. Being paired with Tony and winning in a dinghy race one day led to the start of their relationship which was celebrated with the winning prize of a lottery ticket on the first ever National Lottery. They won 10 pounds - and have been laughing about life together ever since.
Kate has been in the food preparation industry since 1984 and for several years was the manager of a small food retail chain throughout the railway stations of London. She has worked as a chef on yachts and in villas since 1999 and has loved pretty much every moment. She has attended a culinary course in France and has a food certificate from her early days in the food industry in London. Kate's close involvement in life in France has enabled her to learn firsthand the delights and rewards of delicious French cuisine. She has expanded her culinary skill and knowledge throughout her life. Kate has recently contributed to a recipe book with other top chefs from the island and appeared on the local TV show "Gourmet Galley with Chef Lisa". In addition to her chef and management duties at Golden Pavilion, Kate has also provided chef services for other prestigious villas and establishments, notably the Governor of the British Virgin Islands and the owners of Amway at Peter Island Resort.
Kate and Tony enjoy an adventurous and busy life together and embrace hard work with vitality and enthusiasm. Charming, fun and great company, they are complete all-round hospitality winners. They work well together under pressure and routinely handle all that the hospitality and sailing world may demand of them and have fun on the way.
Tony and Kate have had a home in Brittany in France since 1991 and when they are not in the BVI's, they can be found drinking wine and eating cheese with their neighbours in France.
NICO JANSE VAN RENSBURG - 23 years old.
Born and raised in the southern tip of Africa, I spent many a holiday on safari with my family where my love for the outdoors has grown deeper with every trip. But even in these early days the attraction of water was strong, and I ended up pursuing that as an open water swimmer. After school the oceans started calling and I soon realised where my true passion lay. I started my journey of yacht training and diving courses. I worked for a time on The Sustainable Seas Trust vessel, Boaz. This enabled me to accumulate not only invaluable experience but also notch up some sea miles. Following this an opportunity opened up for me working for a fleet of large charter catamarans in the fascinating country of Turkey. Today, learning not only yachtsmanship but the skills required in the hospitality industry.
I am a now a qualified RYA Offshore skipper and also an enthusiastic PADI Dive Master. Enjoying every moment above and below the waves I am now starting a new adventure with Xenia 74 and living my dream in the Caribbean. I cannot wait to share the wonders of the BVI and the reefs with our guests.
KATIE O’CONNELL - 21 Years Old
Hailing from New Zealand, where beautiful beaches are plentiful, Katie has always had a love for the ocean. Growing up, her uncle and aunt who worked on crewed yachts for many years filled her head with stories of sailing the Caribbean, where the water is crystal clear and there is always a Shaggy song playing somewhere. She was enticed. Before running off to become a sailor she completed a Bachelor of Communications (at her mother’s request!). Six months later Katie was on a one-way flight to the Virgin Islands where she stepped off the plane and onto Xenia 74.
On board, you can typically spot her with a wine bottle or cocktail shaker in hand (she makes an amazing painkiller!) or trying to create intricate napkin folds for the dinner table. When she isn’t on the boat you will find her at a beach bar sipping on a Bushwhacker or more likely patting a dog somewhere. She can’t wait to welcome you aboard with a glass of champagne!
2-Man Kayak (1)
Adult Water Skis (Yes)
Kids Water Skis (1)
Snorkel Gear (Yes)
Underwater Camera (Yes)
Other equipment includes:
Underwater lights 8 man floating island Floating bar (2) Stand-up paddle boards (2) SeaDoo underwater scooters (1) Wakeskate (1) Wakesurf (1) Subwing submersible tow device for free-diving and spinning (4) floating mats with shade (4) floating chairs BVI Registered Fishing Vessel Flybridge with plenty of seating, fridge and ice maker
Dive Tanks: 8
Captain's Scuba License: Master
Discover Scuba course: N/A
Dive Tanks: 8
Dive Regs: 8
Number of dives per week: 3
Night lights: 4
Dive costs: Costs included for certified divers only. BCs, regulators, tanks, weight sets included.
If the yacht can not provide equipment for you, we will work with you to rent what is required.
Bring your own wet suit or rent one locally.
1 dive per day max. 3 per week. 4 Divers Max.
Diving currently offered in VI only. Rendezvous in other locations.
First Mate is the Dive Master. Diving is only for certified divers. If you have not dived in 5 years we ask you take a refresher course before diving from the yacht.
Salon Stereo (Yes)
Salon TV (Yes)
Deck Shower (Yes)
Hair Dryer (Yes)
Board Games (Yes)
Sun Awning (Yes)
Ice Maker (Yes)