You’re sitting on the beach in the Caribbean staring out at the ocean when you notice a 62 foot catamaran sail by. You can just make out the name of the vessel because of the backlit name plaque: London Sky. You hear music and laughter bouncing across the water. All of a sudden your dream vacation seems dull. You thought you were on the best vacation sitting on the beach and drinking, but it turns out that chartering a yacht would have been better.
When you take out the London Sky, your vacation goes to a whole new level. This particular vessel can hold eight guests in its four cabins that each have their own en-suite bathroom. The interior of the ship is completely air conditioned, so you can be comfortable no matter the weather. The sleeping area is nice, but it’s not what your vacation is about when you sail the London Sky.
What can you do on a vacation aboard this catamaran?
• Set the mood for the day or evening with the indoor/outdoor mood lighting.
• Listen to the music you want and watch TV with the Bose surround sound system.
• Let the child in you out by using the inflatable water slide, onboard scuba diving equipment, paddle boards, Seadoo sea scooters, night vision goggles and trampoline lounge area.
• Relax indoors in the salon area.
• Take the relaxing outdoors in one of the many different lounging areas. You can find your own spot at the aft dining deck, the top deck fly bridge lounge or the forward deck sunbathing area.
• Take in the 360-degree views from the fly bridge lounge.
• Get your exercise even when the boat is moving with the Go Cycle electric bikes.
To put it simply, when you charter a yacht for your vacation, you get exactly what you want. Do you want to relax the whole time? You can. Do you want to go on a snorkeling adventure? You can. When you get the London Sky you get three knowledgeable crew members that can help you take the vacation of your dreams.
Huge salon, spacious aft deck, forward trampoline lounge area and top deck fly-bridge lounge with 360 degree view.
WiFi - clients receive up to $300 worth of internet, if usage exceed this it is at client expense. WiFi in the US and British Virgin Islands is not unlimited as in the states.
Safe in each guest cabin for valuables
110v shaver sockets in each guest head
Washer/Dryer for emergencies
Electric lift large screen TV in salon
HiFi/DVD home cinema Bose system
Fully enclosed fly-bridge with teak flooring
Bose speakers (4) on front deck and (4) on top deck with separate sound system
Multi-color lights throughout the boat
Backlit name plaque on side of boat
Inflatable water slide - FUN! This slide takes 3 hours to inflate so it is inflated one time during the charter and left up for 24 hours as the yacht can't sail with it inflated.
2 Stand-up Paddle Boards
Underwater LED lights
4 Seadoo sea scooters
2 Go Cycle fold up electric bikes
Night vision goggles
Hydraulic gangway for easy dock boarding
Anthony (Tony) Trappe and Kate Purdy
Tony and Kate have been involved in the Crewed Yacht and Villa hospitality business in the British Virgin Islands since 1999. Tony was previously captain and Kate the chef of successful charter yachts in the BVI for ten years, and provided over 150 high quality charters. This was followed by six rewarding years as Estate Managers and chef at Golden Pavilion, a luxury home away from home and rental villa on Tortola. Soon after arriving in the BVI they realised what a wonderful place it is and have made it their home ever since. They built a house here in 2011 in Little Bay, Tortola.
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 Yachtmaster and BVI Boat Master 100 Ton Licence 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 first hand 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.
3rd Crew Member TBA