Interested in Chartering This Yacht?
Step aboard sailing catamaran LAYSAN and you will be immediately impressed by the beauty of the design, immense amount of living space and pervasive atmosphere of calm. But there’s so much more than meets the eye.
LAYSAN was designed by Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design, one of the world’s leading yacht design studios, with input from the Owner, himself a superyacht captain. This collaboration produced an extraordinary performance vessel. From cutting-edge hull design to high-tech, efficient engineering systems, to sophisticated styling, both interior and exterior, LAYSAN is in a class of her own.
LAYSAN has a layout with social spaces that are designed to accommodate large parties. The yacht is an excellent option for groups of friends and extended families keen to share the yachting adventure without ever feeling cramped. The innovative design allows for flexibility, being together, or finding an intimate space.
Charter LAYSAN if you love to sail. This is a yacht built for fun. She can reach speeds of over 13 knots, which will make you feel as though you are flying over water! Watch the surf rush underneath the trampolines. Soak in the sun and salt air on luxurious sun pads. Immerse yourself in paradise.
- Year Built:
- Virgin Islands (British)
- Bill Dixon
- Serenity Shipyard
- Captain Willem Knoetze, Chef & 1 crew
Dimensions, Speed, & Specifications
- 72 ft (22 m)
- Max Speed:
- 13 kts (24 kph)
- Cruise Speed:
- 10 kts (18 kph)
- 2x 200hp
- 34 ft (10.5 m)
- Min. Draft:
- 7 ft 3 in (2.2 m)
- Max. Draft:
- 7 ft 3 in (2.2 m)
Sleeps 10 in 4 Cabins
AmmenitiesBluray player saloon, CD library, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Indoor audio system, iPod dock, Outdoor audio system, Satellite phone, Satellite radio, TV saloon, Wi-Fi, 17ft / 5.20m 70hp Brig, Beach games, Board games, Floating Mats, Kayak, Kayaks multiple, Paddleboard, Paddleboards multiple, Swimming noodles, Tube - towable, Volley ball, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Water skis - child, BBQ, Coffee machine, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light, Ice maker, Kosher, Sun cushions, Swim platform, Water maker
DivingNot Insured, Diving by arrangement, Snorkelling gear
Crew ProfileCaptain: Willem Knoetze (43)
Willem originates from South African and holds a Yachtmaster Ocean 200-ton commercial captain license, with power and sail endorsements and many miles on a variety of yachts in his maritime career. His knowledge of the ocean, it’s creatures and his quest for the underwater unknown, will captivate any charter guest.
He is easy to warm up to, have an infectious laugh and guests know right away that they are in capable hands. He says, “I love it all, sailing, cooking, watersports and to be able to create wonderful memories is a very special gift”
Will’s a PADI Scuba instructor, an Emergency First Response instructor and also an Emergency Oxygen Provider instructor. He has chartered and delivered yachts throughout the Caribbean, Panama, Costa Rica, America, Africa and through the Mediterranean.
He enjoys sailing the mesmerizing Caribbean and combined with his local knowledge creates the perfect platform to take charter guests to the most idyllic and breathtaking anchorages.Chef and Stewardess: Nicole Bowman (36)
Nicole is an American, with a natural born love since childhood for the lakes in Florida and creating food. Destined for the yachting industry, Nicole combined her passion for cooking and entertaining to earn a professional qualification from the Ashburton Chef academy in England.
She has always been drawn to the ocean and it’s wonders from early in her yachting career, she enjoys snorkeling and watersports and is also a competent first mate, master of photography and open water scuba diver.
Her attention to detail is not left unnoticed, creating masterpieces of delectable goodness in every meal. Nicole caters to every taste with local produce as she travels through the islands expanding her culinary ideas. She says, “Making vacations relaxed, fun and enjoyable for our guests is a wonderful feeling. After a memorable day, good wine, great food and laughter is the spice of life”
Willem and Nicole are an active and energetic couple and love the charter industry, the ocean is home to them and they enjoy sharing their knowledge with guests of all ages.
Their professional and caring approach to guest needs ensure each holiday to be a unique and memorable experience.
Menu"ON BOARD LAYSAN YOU CAN EXPECT FRESH AND CREATIVE CUISINE CATERED TO YOUR TASTE. ALL FOOD IS LOCALLY SOURCED AND PREPARED BY A TRAINED PERSONAL CHEF. WE TAKE FARM TO TABLE ONE STEP FURTHER WITH SEA TO TABLE, PREPARING UP THE FRESH CATCH OF THE DAY ANY TIME WE CATCH A FISH. OUR FOOD WILL SUIT ANY TASTE AND CATER TO ANY DIETARY PREFERENCE. PREPARE TO DINE ON GOURMET CUISINE, FROM MOUTHWATERING HORS D'OEUVRES, AMAZING MAIN COURSES AND DELECTABLE DESSERTS"
Breakfast ~ All breakfast served with fresh breads, toast, muesli, yogurts, eggs to order, a fruit platter, and a bloody mary bar.
California Avocado Toast topped with a poached egg.
Smoked salmon atop a yeasty muffin with a herb and cheese smear.
Creme Brule French toast served with Nicole's famous Rum Syrup and crispy bacon.
Quiche made with artisanal blended cheeses and spinach.
Fluffy Buttermilk Blueberry pancakes topped with whipped butter, warm syrup and a side of sausage links.
Lunch ~ All lunches served with fresh bread
Crab Cakes Island Style with a sweet and spicy pineapple remoulade.
Beet and Gorgonzola Spinach Salad with candied walnuts and a citrusy dressing.
Firey Fish Tacos with a crunchy corn salsa and cooling slaw.
Pineapple Grilled Shrimp Skewers over a bed of greens with Ginger dressing
Caribbean chicken salad with fresh fruit and salad greens.
Baked Brie with toasted almonds. Refreshing watermelon mint salad.
Heirloom tomato stack with a sweet balsamic glaze. Creamy butternut squash soup.
Coconut encrusted shrimp with pina colada dipping sauce.
Dinner ~ Accompanied by wine pairings.
Lemony Shrimp over a nest of squid ink linguine dotted with robust cherry tomatoes served with garlicky crostini’s.
Braised pork tenderloin accompanied by infused mash and roasted vegetables.
Seared Tuna with a refreshing wakame salad over a bed of greens with a zesty wasabi dressing.
Grilled snapper with sticky coconut flaked rice accompanied by a tangy mango salsa medley.
Salmon, glazed to perfection, on a bed of savory potato fondants with flavorful local vegetables.