Any day spent on the beautiful, expertly made Free Ingwe is a good one. The second you step onto this 45-foot vessel built in 1998, you will wonder why you waited so long. This spacious and sturdy boat is the perfect way to enjoy and explore the British Virgin Islands in style. You and your friends won’t be wanting for anything in terms of comfort, recreation and fun if you book a trip on this top-notch yacht.
Your satisfaction and relaxation are the most important things on this incredible boat, built by Robertson and Caine. The three queen guest cabins are built and designed solely with your enjoyment and comfort in mind. Convenient ensuite bathrooms give you beautiful solitude when you want it. Rinse off in your own shower after being pleasantly tired out by the many activities available on this ship. From snorkeling to kayaking to the onboard trampoline, there’s no way you’ll be bored for even a minute of your time on Free Ingwe.
After you’re tired out from the fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking and other recreational opportunities available on Free Ingwe, you can relax and spend time enjoying the stunning scenery and the company of your friends on the sizeable deck and cockpit. With onboard WiFi and stations for iPods, you’ll be able to use your technology and spend your leisure time any way you want. As the sun sets over Free Ingwe and the beautiful British Virgin Islands, the only thought in your blissful mind will be, “When can I book Free Ingwe again?”
Features of Free Ingwe:
• Maximum speed of 10 knots
• 45-foot length and 24-foot beam
• Holds six guests in three roomy cabins
• Ensuite bathrooms equipped with luxurious showers
• Full A/C for ultimate comfort
• Experienced and enthusiastic crew with a true love for the ocean
• Onboard scuba
• Docking stations for guests’ iPods
• Ample space for socializing and dining
Each cabin has private head with shower.
Spacious covered cockpit for dining and lounging plus large forward trampoline.
WiFi on board for guests with their own computer or smartphone.
(2)Stand-Up paddle board/Kayak combo
See DIVING section.
Onboard UHF radio and handheld
Born and raised in South Africa, Greg and Michelle have known each all their lives. They grew up in the same town, attended the same schools and shared the same circle of friends. After high school each sailed off in different directions to pursue careers in the Yachting world.
Greg and Michelle kept in touch as they hopscotched their way round the Caribbean and Mediterranean and as fate would have it the old friends were reunited when each accepted a position on a Mega Yacht based in Brazil. The rest as they say is history!
Together the couple have chartered in some of the most spectacular locations around the world including Mediterranean, Seychelles, Panama, St. Vincent & The Grenadines and the Virgin Islands (which they quickly fell in love with as their favorite place of all).
Loving the laid back charm of the Virgin Islands, Greg and Michelle jumped at the chance to join Free Ingwe.
Greg's love of sailing coupled with his engaging personality led to his first job as a sailing instructor in South Africa. Eager to gain more experience (and see more of the world) Greg joined on with a yacht delivery company, making several Atlantic crossings to charter bases in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and British Virgin Islands. It was on his first visit to the BVI the hook was firmly set! Greg aimed his sights to the crewed charter industry and advanced through the crew ranks, gaining valuable experience and exposure along the way.
From his early days as a deckhand on a 43 m Perni Navi to Captaining a Classic Schooner in the Seychelles Greg has pretty much done it all. His professionalism and strong work ethic coupled with his easy going personality and great sense of humor make him well loved by charter guests and fellow crew members alike. As a Padi diver master, avid fisherman, water sport enthusiast and excellent tender driver Greg ensures his charter guests have just as much fun in the water as they do while sailing and relaxing on-board.
Michelle began her career in the restaurant and hospitality industry landing a position with an exclusive catering company known for their high profile weddings and corporate functions. Although first hired for her high end service skills Michelle was quickly drawn to exquisite chef creations. She asked to join the kitchen staff as chef assistant and she never looked back. Michelle's formal chef training began at Antoinette's Cookery School, a small school in South Africa known for its culinary themed courses focusing on different cultures, countries and gastronomic experiences.
Michelle's reputation for impeccable service and emerging chef skills led her to her first chef/mate job cruising the Mediterranean on a private yacht. As the Med season ended Michelle learned of a position of a small cruise liner as Animation and Entertainment team leader. Always up for a new adventure Michelle joined MCS Cruise line for the winter season and continued to travel the high seas.
Described in a few words Michelle is easy going and sociable with a flair for making new guests feel like old friends in no time.