BEST REVENGE 5
We knew BR5 would deliver an exciting sailing experience. But we saw no reason why our guests shouldn’t also enjoy the comforts of home while aboard. In designing BR5, we made sure to include features that would make their stay more comfortable and entertaining, including a spacious salon with a full wet bar, a separate seating area with three single-person “comfy chairs”, a dining table that converts into a cocktail table; and a state-of-the-art entertainment center with a large LCD screen; extra seating in the spacious cockpit that features luxurious thicker-contoured cushions; and easy-to-use fresh-water toilets just like those you might find at home.
Captain Nick Baxter & Chef/Mate Lucy Fletcher are two of the most gracious hosts in the business. You will enjoy luxury, comfort, and fabulous cuisine aboard BR5.
We also know that our guests want to get the most out of their escape to paradise. To that end, BR5 includes the most popular water-sports equipment, amazing audio and visual systems, and culinary offerings that are specialized to your taste.
We believe that we have created the perfect charter catamaran in BEST REVENGE 5, and that our fine crew and extensive customized features make BEST REVENGE 5 one of the most luxurious, comfortable and charterer-friendly yachts around. We invite you to come and spend a week (or more!) on board to see for yourselves.
As soon as you step into the interior of BEST REVENGE 5, the luxurious craftsmanship of her layout and design will become apparent. Her interior has been carefully designed to ensure the best use of the space, and the finish and materials were chosen to maximize comfort and attractive-ness. The seating includes a large couch / coffee table, as well as three “comfy-chairs”, all with deep, plush cushioning covered with an upgraded UltraSuede, so you don’t “stick” to the furniture when dressed in shorts, skirts or swimsuits.
The audio-visual entertainment system is as good as it gets on the water – a 45″ LCD screen TV, a DirecTV satellite system, a Sony Playstation 2, a progressive scan DVD player, VCR & CD players, an iPod dock, and an impressive library of DVDs. A full wet-bar area, complete with an ice maker and drinks’ fridge, is designed to cater to your every need at cocktail hour. And to absolutely insure every comfort, BR5 has an over-powered air conditioning system (zoned for each room) that will insure that you beat the heat in any weather.
Every aspect of the cabin interior has been carefully considered to provide a comfortable and spacious environment. Each of the four en-suite staterooms (two queens and two kings) feature a separate seating area with a mini-desk and independent mini-audio & video systems, and are adorned with customized embroidered linens and light, hypo-allergenic down-filled duvets, guaranteed to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. In each cabin, there is a hanging wardrobe and plenty of storage space, even for the most overzealous packer in your group!
The en-suite bathrooms are modern and spacious, with beautiful sea foam green marbleized counters. The futuristic multi-headed showers and state of the art toilets will make you forget that you are on a boat. No luxury has been spared.
Your personal chef Cat is truly an extraordinary chef. Her years of culinary experience and love of cooking will be evident in every meal that she prepares for you and your guests. She is enthusiastic about everything she cooks and offers a wide range of international cuisine in her repertoire. Her attention to every detail of each meal – from the use of fresh local ingredients to the artistic presentation – will be evident from your first meal on board. And both James and Cat complement her culinary excellence with presentation skills that would make a 3 star restaurateur jealous.
Your week’s menu will be completely catered to you and your group’s preferences and tastes, and Cat will ensure that all the meals that you receive aboard will be to your utmost satisfaction.
Please view the Sample Menu and pictures of Cat’s culinary magic.
BEST REVENGE 5 is fully stocked with nearly every piece of watersports equipment imaginable! There is truly something for everyone, from our towable two-man tube and beginner water skis for the kids to our high performance water skis, kayaks, paddle boards, wind surfer, and wakeboards for the more adventurous. James is a water sports expert and enthusiast and will be enthusiastic to get you in the water as soon as possible to help you learn new skills or master old ones. For those of you interested in a more relaxed pace, just grab a mask and snorkel and jump over the side to explore the many beautiful, pristine reefs teeming with fish. Or for a closer look at those reefs and sunken wrecks, we offer a custom Scuba diving package that will give you unlimited dives and a private instructor for the duration of your stay onboard. There won’t be enough hours in the day for you to enjoy every water sport from BR5, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try…
- Full surround sound system in salon w/progressive scan DVD player, VCR & multi-disc CD Player
- IPOD docking station in salon
- 5 speakers in salon, 4 in cockpit, 2 at forward deck/tramps
- Portable DVD Players in Each Cabin
- Separate stereo systems in each cabin.
- Nintendo Wii & Playstation 2 (10+ Games)
- Capresso Espresso Machine
- underwater lights
- 2008 New Nautica tender/dinghy
- 2009 New Cockpit Sunmats
- Windlass (Lofrans Albatross)
- Full Safety Eqpt. for each guest
- Custom Paddleboards (2)
- Water-Skis (adult & children)
- Masks, Fins & Snorkels for all guests
- Floating Sun Mattresses & Noodles
- Beach Equipment
- Two heated deck showers at transom
- Assorted Board Games
- 2 double inflatable kayaks
- VHF Radio
- Cellular Phone
- PC laptop with highspeed iternet access
- Autohelm GPS
- Cruising Spinnaker
Nick and Lucy are a dynamic and welcoming team who instantly help adventurers feel relaxed and right at home. Nick and Lucy met in South Africa, where they both hail from. They have an intimate knowledge of BEST REVENGE 5'S sailing areas and are a dedicated team ensuring that you have the best time possible while on your vacation. They love entertaining guests on board and take pride in anticipating every guest's needs. Whether you would like to try wake-boarding, slip into crystal clear water for a spot of snorkeling, or simply relax on deck with a good book whilst sipping your favorite cocktail, Nick and Lucy will be there to fulfill your needs. They have been together for 5 years, spending the most recent 4 years in the British Virgin Islands and St Maarten, Guadeloupe. With their great sense of humour, excellent hosting skills and infectious zest for life they are the perfect hosts ensuring their guests enjoy the ultimate holiday.
Captain Nick Baxter
Originally from the small town of Ficksburg, South Africa, Nick grew up sailing Hobie Cats, fishing and diving. His love of the ocean, nature and wildlife has been a constant motivator to share the joys of the great outdoors, particularly the ocean, with others. From a young age, Nick made the sea his home and passion. He is also an avid amateur photographer with a love of wildlife and underwater photography.
A safe, fun loving and skilled Captain and Dive Instructor, Nick is a fantastic guide to both the skills of sailing and the beauty of what lies beneath the waves.
Nick is an RYA Yacht Master Ocean Certified Captain as well as a Certified PADI Dive Instructor, with many specialities under his weight belt. He is both patient and extremely knowledgeable helping new divers feel at ease and ensuring an unforgettable experience.
First Mate & Chef Lucy Fletcher
Lucy - whose family hailed originally from Ireland - grew up in the heart of South Africa and has always had a passion for travelling. She soon concluded that the best way to travel was under sail! Since then, she has worked delivering yachts as a deckhand in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and as chef and 1st Mate on charter yachts. Lucy has a real passion for creating delicious dishes in the galley.
The foundations of her cookery come from the eclectic mixing pot that makes South Africa the rainbow nation - supplemented by her recent experiences as a yacht chef aboard sailing charters in the French West Indies. She loves trying new recipes and enjoys cooking internationally inspired cuisine and fosters a strong respect for the natural beauty in flavours and textures of the ingredients and products that are seasonally, locally available. Lucy is happy to meet any guest's requirements and put smiles on their faces with her delightful culinary treats. Note: Lucy can specialize her menus for any guest's requirements, including providing specific menus for any who are allergy sensitive and prefer "raw" or "vegan" cuisines.
The right hosts can make all the difference on a cruising adventure and, together, Nick and Lucy make a winning combination. With Lucy's enthusiasm for exquisite food, Nick's expert sailing, watersports and SCUBA diving knowledge, and BEST REVENGE 5'S superior quality, you will be hard-pressed to find a more fitting team. Most of all, Nick and Lucy enjoy hosting guests with warmth, real care and fun! Whether it's a quiet family get-away, or a lively group of friends, Lucy, Nick and BR5 (who we affectionately call "the third crew member") will transform your cruise into an unforgettable adventure.