STARFISH

Yacht Type:
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Length:

46

Beam:

24.8

Draft:

4.5

Guests:

6

Crew:

2

Cabins:

3

Jacuzzi:

No

AC:

Full

Year Built:

2008

Builder:

Leopard

High Price:

$14,950

Low Price:

$9,500

Captain Name:

Sam Augspurger

Captan Nation:

USA

Wave Runners:

No

Snorkeling Gear:

8

Fishing Gear:

Yes

Onboard Scuba:

Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Yacht Description

Starfish is an immaculate and beautifully decorated 46′ Robertson & Caine Leopard catamaran. She sleeps 6 guests in 3 cabins with en suite heads and separate shower compartments. (A 4th cabin and head is reserved for the crew.) Captain Sam and Chef Jen are experienced world sailors who enjoy showering their guests with the very best in service, aquatic experiences and wonderfully pleasing menu selections tailored to your preferences.

Yacht Accomodations

3 Queen beds with ensuite dry heads (with electric toilets and separate shower compartment). (NOTE: 4th cabin and head is reserved for crew.)

Other Entertainment

GoPro action camera for underwater (and above water) videos and still shots.
Thick luxury hotel-quality Turkish bath and beach towels.
Aromatherapy bath products (shower gel, shampoo and conditioner) from Bath & Bodyworks.
Large Magma Grill
Commercial Waring Xtreme blender for the very best frozen drinks and smoothies (just like the bars use!)
Convection / microwave oven (in addition to gas stove and oven)
Automated external defibrillator (�AED�)
Oxygen tank
Blood Pressure Monitor
EPIRB

Other Toys

-1 two 2 person Ocean Duo kayak
-1 Ocean Kayak "Nalu" 12.5 hybrid kayak/paddleboard. (Stand up or sit down, the Nalu is stable yet maneuverable.)
-1 Ocean Kayak "Caper" rigid sit-on-top sea kayak
- NEW (2016) - 6 extra-large floating mat seats (aka "floating saddles") along with sturdy floating bar with cup holders and place for a cooler in the middle and a special connecting line to hook all together. (Perfect for that floating Happy Hour party!)
- NEW (2016) "AquaNaut NautBord" (Swim like a dolphin behind the dinghy! Check it out at nautboard.com).
-2 full-size floating mats for sunning and lounging
-6 super comfy extra-large marine-grade beanbags and ottomans for deck lounging
-NEW (2016) Cressi snorkel gear (including 3 Tribord full face masks in varied sizes , the very latest in snorkeling gear) (children's snorkel sized gear available as well)
-Lycra skinsuits in sizes from adult XS to XXXL for guests who desire additional sun protection or warmth.
-NEW (2016) neoprene snorkel booties (increases fin comfort while snorkeling).
-Hammock
-Styrofoam Noodles (with nets that can be attached for floating seats)
-Beach soccer ball; Beach football; Beach buckets, shovels and sand toys

Communications

... and while no one likes to think about work while on vacation, guests on Starfish enjoy internet access in the US and BVIs, as well as a scanner/printer/copier (with SmartPhone/iPad/laptop wireless connectivity) when work just cannot wait for the return home. All guests can check email and social networking pages. Additionally, Starfish has a BVI cell phone number that is provided to guests so that their family or friends can contact our guests in the event of an emergency or other urgent situation.

Crew Profile

Captain Sam Augspurger and First Mate/Chef Jen Augspurger are fun-loving lifelong sailors who spent many years exploring both the Caribbean and the South Pacific aboard their prior catamaran with their two (then) young teen daughters aboard. (Yes, families are welcomed on STARFISH!) Returning to the mainland and becoming landlubbers seven years after setting sail, Sam and Jen soon missed island life. As soon as both daughters were in college in Florida, they moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands. With the purchase of their current beautiful catamaran, STARFISH, they are ready to graciously host you and your friends and family aboard and show you the VERY BEST of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.

Captain Sam is a highly accomplished sailor and holds a 100 ton Masters license with Sailing and Towing Endorsements, as well as STCW, CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications. Sam is also a PADI Open Water certified diver. Just as he kept his family safe during their years at sea, Captain Sam is dedicated to keeping guests safe during their vacation. With literally tens of thousands of sea miles, as well as extensive safety and boat handling training and experience, guests can relax and enjoy themselves knowing that a mature and responsible captain is at the helm. First Mate/Chef Jen, who has sailed nearly as many miles as Sam, also has certifications in STCW, CPR, AED, and First Aid, as well as being PADI Open Water certified. In addition to being in charge in the galley, Jen is equally at ease at the helm of Starfish as well.

Captain Sam loves guests who are interested in joining him at the large helm bench seat to learn more about sailing, to share stories, or just to sit back and enjoy the breeze and the panoramic view of the beautiful scenery of the islands. Guests have commented that Captain Sam is a great conversationalist and they have truly enjoyed the relaxing, interesting conversations they had at the helm with Sam as they sailed to their next destination or over early morning coffee.

Overwhelmingly, guests rave about their meals aboard STARFISH! From her years of living aboard and sailing the world with her family, Chef Jen's cooking incorporates the use of fresh local ingredients from land and sea and the flavors of the many islands that she has visited. She delights in introducing guests to unique Caribbean flavors in her menus, but her menus can also accommodate those who yearn for down-home style comfort food (she grew up in the Midwest) or light, flavorful health conscious meals. Jen always enjoyed entertaining at home and aboard during their travels with their daughters, so her role as Chef aboard STARFISH is a natural extension of her interests. Jen's attention to all the small details, coupled with her gracious hospitality and veritable non-stop energy, enables her to provide her guests with the ultimate charter experience. Chef Jen speaks in-depth with guests a few weeks before their arrival to determine their dining preferences, any allergies or other medical conditions. She then works diligently to prepare a menu that incorporates the guests' dining preferences and any restrictions so that guests can just sit back and enjoy their meals without any worries!

Guests have commented that it is so refreshing to see a husband/wife team work together so smoothly. Sam and Jen met in college and have been married for over 25 years. Having sailed thousands of miles together, Sam and Jen make an excellent team. Both Sam and Jen enjoyed successful prior careers. Sam owned a swimming pool construction company in South Florida, and then later joined the corporate management teams for two large international corporations. Jen retired from the legal profession after 25 years in private and governmental service.

Sam and Jen have a zest for life and love meeting new people and guiding them in their travels so that guests enjoy their time aboard STARFISH to the fullest. Whether guiding guests on snorkeling treks, teaching guests new skills (like standup paddleboarding, kayaking, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, etc.), Sam and Jen are there to patiently help guests comfortably and safely enjoy the activity. Whatever is YOUR dream charter vacation, Sam and Jen are committed to making that a reality. Their goal: for you to leave STARFISH feeling completely satisfied, relaxed and appreciative of your stress-free vacation away from everyday life!



Crew Profile