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I was lucky enough to find this beautiful catamaran for my vacation. Colin´s professionalism and Mercedes hospitality was appreciated from the first contact by e-mail. The reception was unforgettable, not expecting such a beautiful and spacious boat because you never really know what you´re getting from the pictures on the internet. All these first impressions with the hospitality of Colin and Mercedes made me feel at home from the start. Very clean and really nice cabin with double bed and plenty of room for all my things were perfectly placed. I was on my mobile 5 star hotel with changing breathtaking views and many activities waiting. The feel the wind while sailing, fishing and eating sea life, diving and to wrap-up the day, stepping on unspoiled beaches and bathing in crystal waters, meet new countries and cultures reachable only by boat was my dream for many years and all came true !! And so, all this and much more! It far exceeded my expectations !! Each day an adventure, the days are shorter. I want to thank Mercedes enthusiasm with sharing her knowledge of the local cultures, artists, and sea life with me was so special — Colin for his sense of humor and professionalism as captain. They made me feel safe on board at all times, besides being magnificent sailing instructors. The only downside was not being able to lengthen the holidays and have made the journey to Vanuatu. Well, there will be another opportunity, I will be back! There are holidays, and “Holiday”. This time I went alone, next time I have to go together and share these moments and big bed with my partner. Best time of my life!
Jim was a very accommodating captain. I felt like everything happened very smoothly and with precision. I would highly recommend this crew and yacht. Jess was amazing with food, the boat was always very clean, overall a great experience. Would go again.
Jess’s meals were creative and delicious. She had obviously reviewed our desires and her provisioning was great. The yacht itself met our expectations and was very clean and comfortable. We are already thinking about next year.
James, his wife Vanessa, and chef Jessica made this trip very special. The team made sure that everyone was well looked after, comfortable, well fed and always happy about everything, whether it be excursions to shore, restaurant choices, activities (scuba diving, snorkeling or just hanging out) or sharing their knowledge about the region. The food Jess (don’t miss her amazing French toast) prepared was wonderful. Cocktails were great (Jess went to great lengths to find a drink that matched our perfect idea of a tropical fruit mix — ask for a Hummingbird!) and the sailing was fun. Whatever we seemed to want the crew was excited to make happen.
To have enjoyed this extraordinary natural beauty aboard VSSL was both a treat and a privilege. She is a beautiful and exceedingly well-appointed yacht, solidly built, supremely comfortable above and below decks, and — perhaps most importantly — very well maintained. At the end of the day, however, a boat is just fiberglass, wood, plexiglass, engines, electronics, and other systems. It is the Skipper and the First Mate who transformed our charter into a dream vacation.
It is what I would call a solid 4.5 star experience. In other words, I give it a 9 out of 10.