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.
High speed WiFi on board for guests 5 GB per charter.
(2)Stand-Up paddle board/Kayak combo
2 on board Naui Dive Instructors offering guided dives and full range of course instruction options. See DIVING section for more info.
Onboard UHF radio and handheld
After a few years of hectic schedules and 18-hour plus work days Tyler and Erika found themselves missing the water and each other. Erika was the first to bring up moving to an island, but Tyler was easily persuaded to replace his daily drive with a daily dive! The newlyweds have spent the last year exploring their new home island of Virgin Gorda while working for Dive BVI. Island life suits them as they enjoy sailing, diving and snorkeling the waters of the BVI and USVI together.
Tyler and Erika quickly jumped at the opportunity to become full time crew on Free Ingwe. It is the perfect platform for Tyler to share his passion for sailing and diving while Erika’s past experience will help her create custom itineraries and menus ensuring you will have only the best of experiences on board Free Ingwe.
Tyler Boruff: Captain & Scuba Instructor
Tyler grew up boating, wakeboarding and waterskiing on the waters of the Great Lakes and the Potomac River. When he was ten he sailed for the first time and he quickly became hooked. His passion for being on the water followed him to the East Coast where he owned his own fishing boat and served as first mated on several dive boats.
Tyler caught the scuba bug while wreck diving in the Graveyard of the Atlantic off North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. He completely immersed himself into the scuba world; he took on the role of assistant manager and training director at Rum Runner Dive Shop while also working as a service technician. In 2015 Tyler achieved the prestigious NAUI Course Director rating. Tyler also holds instructor ratings with SSI, and technical instructor ratings with NAUI and TDI. Tyler loves being in the water whether it’s cave diving in northern Florida, dry suit diving in Canada, or CCR diving here in the BVI.
Tyler also loves guiding snorkel excursions here in the BVI pristine sites, is a great fisherman, hands on wake board teachers and offers great tips for first time kaylers and stand up paddle baorders. He is now turned his interests to kite boarding and is eager to share this great sport connecting guests with with great instructors on Virgin Gorda or Anagada. In short Tyler loves being in, on and under the water - his enthusiasm and expertise will ensure you have the very best experiences with any water based activities you choose to try while on board Free Ingwe.
Chef,First Mate & Scuba Instructor
Erika has a love for entertaining, pouring drinks and, of course, whipping up great eats. The self-proclaimed foodie looks to her travels for inspiration for fresh and healthy, unique dishes. Erika has recently formalized her chef status by completing the professional chef certification from Rouxbe Cooking School.
One of Erika’s first jobs was at a dive shop where she was a travel coordinator responsible for planning private dive vacations around the world. Erika expertly handled all arrangements and for groups ranging in size as small as 6 to as large as 40. As these trips usually required the services of chef, Erika morphed her coordinator role with travelling chef. She became the ultimate trip host – making sure her guests were not only organized, but also happily entertained and well fed. This job proved to be the perfect training for Charter Yacht Chef/Mate.
Erika is also a scuba instructor and loves to lead underwater excursions. She is easily excited by turtles and squids and loves to make sure everyone gets to enjoy them as well on dives and snorkels. Some of her favorite teaching moments are with kids experiencing their first try scuba or their first snorkel.