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The finest cruising experience yet imagined, NENNE (a Swedish name which means strong and brave like a lion), elevates the enjoyment of a floating holiday to new heights. A Victoria 67, newly built and launched in 2017, she's the newest addition to Fountaine Pajot's Flagship fleet, their top-of-the-line luxury cruising cats. She's sleek, elegant, and extremely spacious with an overall length of 67 feet and beam of 31 feet; truly, the ultimate in cruising comfort.
The popular flybridge concept has been expanded on this yacht to a state nothing short of magnificence. It is accessed from the cockpit with stairs on both sides that are highly secure. The 2-person carbon fibre helm, offset to starboard, provides the captain excellent visibility and easy access to winches, sheets, sails and traveler to ease the work of sailing. For guests aboard who have come to relax, the seating area is incredibly comfortable with benches, side tables, a relaxing sofa, and the convenience of a refrigerator and sink. The rise & fall tables can also be used for dining, making this a highly usable area not usually found on an FP 67. A large bimini provides an area of escape from the sun for those who want some shade and there is integrated lighting for evening cocktails. Additional side and rear covers can be used to block the wind for dining if desired, and of course, the large double lounge cushion for sun bathing make this a highly desirable space for the ultimate in relaxation, all enjoyed with awesome views of the surrounding scenery.
The large aft deck is shaded by the flybridge overhead and provides additional comfortable lounging spaces, as well as an elegant setting for formal dining. Two large sumptuous pads are optimal for relaxing. A projector and large cinema screen can be viewed inside from the cockpit or saloon.
Step into the saloon which features urban chic decor with gorgeous leather upholstery, and lots of space for comfortable entertaining in air-conditioned comfort if so desired. The large relaxing seating area has an electric rise and fall coffee / dining table providing an additional option. The open galley is equipped with state of the art appliances, fine china, and extensive glassware. There is an extra chart plotter and helm station at the chart table from where the boat can be steered.
Accommodation for 10 guests in 5 cabins which are all en-suite: 1 King, 3 Queens, and 1 Twin which can be configured to King upon request. Each cabin has independent A/C, Sony and Apple flatscreen LED TV with access to onboard server film library with over 500 films, Bose hifi music system, high quality bed linens and towel sets including nice thick NENNE-branded beach towels. The very large master cabin has a desk/dressing table and a comfortable couch.
The only way to improve on such a fabulous yacht is with an outstanding crew and NENNE delivers there too. Captain & Chef Donald and Audrey Harper have established themselves as one of the top crews in the Caribbean charter market, evidenced by 16 charter yacht show awards in categories including Best of Show, Culinary, Table-setting, and ECO-friendly. The most important accolade this crew receives on a regular basis is numerous rave reviews from their guests.
NENNE is equipped with a large array of water toys including, snorkel gear, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, wakeboard, adult and children's waterskis, a range of towable inflatables, plus a 100hp tender for towing. For guests interested in scuba diving, you won't find a better choice than NENNE as she offers a premium dive experience with a complete assortment of top-of-the-line equipment, an onboard dive compressor. (See specs for details.) Captain Donald is a licensed PADI Dive Instructor and loves to share his passion for diving and favorite local dive spots with guests.
For an interactive tour of the Victoria 67, please visit the Fountaine Pajot website at http://www.catamarans-fountaine-pajot.com/en/sailing-catamarans/catamaran-victoria-67/
- Year Built:
- Fountaine Pajot
- Captain Donald Harper, Chef & 1 crew
Dimensions, Speed, & Specifications
- 66 ft (20.4 m)
- Max Speed:
- kts ( kph)
- Cruise Speed:
- 8 kts (15 kph)
- 2x Volvo D3 150hp
- 30 ft (9.4 m)
- Min. Draft:
- 4 ft 11 in (1.5 m)
- Max. Draft:
- 4 ft 11 in (1.5 m)
Sleeps 10 in 5 Cabins
Accommodation for 10 guests, in 5 cabins which are all en-suite: 1 King, 3 Queens, 1 Twin which can be configured to King. All have independently controlled AC, Sony TV and Apple TV with access to onboard server film library with over 500 films and Bose hifi music system. The very large master cabin has a desk/dressing table and a comfortable couch.
1990mm long X 1818mm wide
6'6" X 5'11 3/4"
Queen Guest cabins:
2000mm long x 1562mm wide
6'6 3/4" X 5'1 1/2"
Twins 6'6 x 2'4"
The port crew cabin can only be accessed via the forward deck and the starboard crew cabin can be accessed from inside the boat (if the twin cabin is not used during the charter) or we lock the door and the third crew member enters from the forward deck. The crew cabins have their own heads.
Nenne requires a 48 hour turnaround in between charters.
AmmenitiesDVD library, Indoor audio system, iPod dock, Outdoor audio system, Satellite TV, TV all cabins, TV saloon, Wi-Fi, 0ft / 0.00m 100hp Williams, Beach games, Kayaks multiple, Kneeboard, Paddleboards multiple, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Water skis - child, BBQ, Deck shower, Fishing gear - heavy, Ice maker, Special diets, Swim platform, Water maker
DivingNot Insured, Crew can instruct, Crew certified, Diving lights, Snorkelling gear, Underwater still camera, Underwater video, 1 Compressor, 10 Tanks, 10 BCs, 10 Regulators,
Regular Dives: $35 per person per dive
Resort Course (Discover Scuba Diving): $135 (including 1 dive)
Open Water Referral (Check Out Dives) $300: Do your pool and class work at home, come with your referral letter from your instructor, and complete your open water dives on the yacht. (Including 4 dives).
Crew ProfileCaptain: Donald Harper
NENNE's crew of three is a dynamic and welcoming team who instantly help you feel relaxed and right at home. Donald and Audrey, married for 20 years, met in South Africa and have spent the last 8 years sailing in the Caribbean. Their great sense of humor, excellent hosting skills and vibrant zest for life promises to make your vacation an unforgettable experience.
CAPTAIN DONALD HARPER held several positions, from Managing Director and COO prior to following his dream of a joyful life at sea. Besides his love for his charming wife Audrey, sailing is his greatest passion followed closely by Scuba diving, fishing, and kayaking. As well as being an Offshore Captain and a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor, he is also quite the comedian and enchanting storyteller!1st Mate and Chef: Audrey Harper
1ST MATE & CHEF AUDREY HARPER enjoyed a career as high school principal prior to becoming a charter yacht chef. Cooking has always been a passion of hers. With her dream of traveling the Caribbean and working as a Chef, she is delighted to meet any requirements of her guests with her delicious culinary treats. As an Offshore Captain and PADI Advanced Scuba Diver, she is hands on with boat handling and water activities. She completed a CTH Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills and a Pastry and Puddings Plus certificate from the prestigious Ashburton Cookery School in England. She holds a teaching degree in Education and an Honors Degree in Education Management, Law, and Policy. Whatever your culinary needs, Audrey will take care of you!Deckhand / Steward: Richard Oosthuizen
DECKHAND/STEWARD RICHARD OOSTHUIZEN - Born in South Africa, Richard had a love for the water from a young age. He sailed J22's and catamarans on the lake in his home-town. The ocean was calling and he moved to Cape Town where he got involved in the hospitality industry in flagship hotels. Here he found his passion for people and really enjoys meeting and looking after guests on board. He successfully completed his RYA Day skipper license and Powerboat Level 2. As a qualified electrician and with a great background in Safety and Security, he is a great asset to the Nenne team. He is an avid reader and he enjoys cycling, hiking, squash and golf. Richard's goal is to ensure guests have a wonderful time on board Nenne and he hopes to help make their stay an unforgettable one!
Classic Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon/ Canadian Bacon and Creamy Hollandaise Sauce
Continental Breakfast with Charcuteries and Cheese
Banana Waffles with Maple syrup, Fresh Berries and Bacon Roses
Three Cheese Frittata, with Herb-roasted Tomatoes
New York Style Bagels with Smoked Salmon, Cream cheese,Capers and Red Onions
Cinnamon and Maple Syrup French Toast served with Parma Ham
Spinach, Leek and Mushroom Quiche
All served with Coffee, Teas, Fruit Juice, Cereal, Fresh Local fruits, Yoghurts and an assortment of Bagels and Breads
Mojito-Lime Grilled Shrimp served with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Olives, Spinach and Feta Pasta Salad with Creamy Basil Pesto Dressing
Thai Tuna Salad with Soy and Honey Dressing served with Warm Baguette
Pineapple and Ginger Braised Ribs, Creamy Coleslaw and Chickpea Salad
Grilled Chilli Lime Chicken Fajita Salad with Soft Burritos
Crab Cake Stacks, Marinated Mushroom, Gourgette and Spinach Salad
Local Fish Taco Salad with Guacamole, Sour Cream and Jalapenos
Grilled Chicken with Pineapple and Mango Salsa, Potato wedges and a Green Salad
Local and Imported Cheese Platter with Red Onion Marmalade
Black and Green Olive Tapenade served on Crostinis
Creamy Spinach Pastry Wheels
Smoked Local Fish Dip with an Assortment of Crackers
Jalapeño Poppers with Homemade Ranch Dressing
Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip with Tortilla Wedges
Mini Quesadillas with Guacamole and Salsa
Caramelized Pear and Rocket Salad with Blue Cheese
Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers with a Balsamic Reduction
Creamy Garlic, Onion and Tomato Mussels with Toasted Bread Fingers
Chargrilled Asparagus Salad with Honey and Wholegrain Mustard Vinaigrette
Polenta with a Saltfish Ragout
Portobello Mushroom and Pesto Melt with Warm Roasted Pine Kernels
Beet and Goats Cheese Salad on a Stick
Ginger Sesame Salmon, Rice Noodles and Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables
Grilled Spiny Lobster Tail with Garlic Lemon Butter, Ginger Lime Butternut and a Green Salad
Orange Brandy Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Balsamic New Potatoes, Walnut, Cranberry and Spinach Salad
Grilled Marinated Steak with a Mushroom Sauce, Sweet Potatoes, Avocado and Orange Salad
Rosemary Marinated Rack of Lamb with Herb Butter, Basil Gnocchi, Sautéed Asparagus
Tray-baked Chicken with Tomatoes on the Vine, Sweet Potato Mash and a Seasonal Salad
Honey and Mustard Grilled Mahi-Mahi, Lemon Basmati Rice, Aubergine and Lentil Salad with Goat's Cheese and a Balsamic Reduction
Balsamic Marinated Berries with Homemade Meringues and Cream
Cappuccino Cheese Cake with Chocolate Sauce
Caramelised Pineapple Tarts with Homemade Coconut Ice Cream
Local Lime Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream
Passionfruit Mousse with Chocolate Sauce
Poached Pears with an Amaretto Sabayon Sauce
Roasted Banana Pudding with Meringue
All served with Local Coffees and Fine Liqueurs
6-13 January,2018 in BVI - Diving Certification family charter
Richard, Audrey & Donald,
This past week spent with my brother and family, and with you three has been one of the best weeks I’ve ever had! You all did everything possible to make sure every detail was taken care of. The food was incredible! (Audrey, maybe, just maybe I will be inspired to cook again!) Donald, you kept us laughing and took care of making sure we were entertained and safe – all at the same time. Richard, you noticed everything that needed doing and it’s done before anyone knows it needed doing! 😊 Thank you all for an incredible experience. Next time I know I still won’t dive but I will be an experienced snorkeler– oops – I mean “professional”! Please let me know if you are in Atlanta or Colorado any time! We would love for you to visit! And I do hope to be back on your boat again!
You’re the 3 most awesome professionals I’ve ever had the privilege to know! You may not know this,but we have talked about doing this trip for 30 years! Life & responsibilities got complicated and we’re just now realizing this dream. And now that it’s over, I can’t believe what we’ve been missing all these years! You three are amazing,each setting the bar so high in your very different rolls. Donald – you are most definitely “the most interesting man in the world” with your vast knowledge of virtually every topic covered this week, not to mention keeping us all laughing the whole week! Audrey – good grief the food was amazing down to the very last detail. I will bethinking about almost every dish you made for quite awhile, and wishing I could just eat at “Audrey’s” again someday. Richard - what can I say? You are the man filling needs before they are even recognized as a need. And you have the most gracious spirit about you. A joy to be around!! You three will see this family again someday! Thank you so much for the best week EVER! Here’s wishing you 3 a lovely break followed by an amazing rest of 2018 with your individual lives and your charters.
Being in the “service business” all my professional life,I know what it means to “delight” one’s customers. You 3 went beyond the “delight” the customer many times that these families have decided you are “professional delighters”.
Seriously, you made all aspects of our trip so fun, easy,varied, relaxing and meanwhile….a trip that we4 will not forget. I really appreciate you and we hope/plan to see you in the next 2 years.
P.S. Thanks for getting my wife and I remarried…that was not in the brochure!
It is hard to put into words how incredible these past 7days have been! Donald, thank you for the continuous belly laughs, getting us all scuba certified and sailing us around the BVIs! Audrey – no words. Your artistry and creativity with food is so enjoyable, as well as your sweet & caring spirit. Richard, you are the man! Thank you for being an incredible host who always had a smile on your face! The three of you are a dynamic and incredible team. I honestly had as much fun getting to know ya’ll as much as the trip. If you are ever near Portland, OR please visit. Josh and I would love to host you. We will be seeing you guys again!
Thank you for making this trip unforgettable. No matter where life takes us, you will always be a part of some of our best memories. I am personally anticipating some new, exciting and good things for 2018and your kindness, service and selflessness was the first of these things –thank you.
May the Lord bless you. May he cause his face to shine upon you. May he lift up his countenance on you, and give you his peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
I can’t put into words what an unbelievable experience this last week was for all of us. All of you went above and beyond on every aspect of the trip and we can’t thank you enough! Aside from the incredible food, stories and adventures we will value the friendship that we have found and will run into you all in the future. You are all so genuine and it was the human, relational part of the trip that made it unforgettable for me. Audrey, continue to keep “Captain Don” in check! Hope to see all of you soon.
I thank every single one of you for the greatest, most relaxing, and energizing weeks of my life. This was an unbelievable trip filled with absolutely unforgettable memories & experiences. It’s funny to think back how short, yet long this week lasted. The “personal” aspect that each one of you brought to the trip is what made the trip so special to me. Keep providing incredible experiences to everyone blessed enough to take this week. Richard, keep eating cereal bud. It’s the best food category by far! I hope to see all of you soon.
The M Family (Arkansas, USA)
December 27, 2017 – January 4, 2018 – Family New Year Charter– Truly First Class!
Richard, Audrey & Donald,
WHAT a trip! We had such a blast out on the Nenne, certainly no something this group will forget. Audrey, OMG your food – let me know as soon as you release a cookbook. Despite all the healthy options, I’ve eaten enough of everything to put on 10 lbs. Donald – your jokes are almost as good (read:bad) as Bruce’s…kept us laughing the whole trip. And Richard, amazing drinks/hospitality/literally everything else required on the boat. Plus, what a phenomenal G-Easy rap star quality. I hope we can come back and sail again with you three soon!
Richard, Audrey & Donald,
Y’all made this week on of the best in my life. Totally truly first class, amazingly attentive and looked out for every need. Thank you for being such great loving people. The world need more people like you. Thank you for making me feel welcome and having my back.
Donald, Audrey & Richard,
Thank you for the best week ever. You all really out did yourselves. I will be singing Business Time for years toc ome. Thanks for the incredible diving,meals, drinks & most importantly, shooters! Here’s to the best 2018!
Dear Donald, Audrey & Richard,
I came aboard with fears of claustrophobia and boredom. Boy, was I wrong!! Thank you for pampering me in ways I could not imagine and for teaching me to slow down and relax again! This has been the vacation to top all the others! The food has been incredible,and each meal anticipated with joy. Audrey, you are amazing! Donald,you are an amazing captain and all-around jokester/host! Thank you for all the humor and fun. Richard, you are such a great bar tender and non-stop host! Thank you for all the kindness and smiles. It’s been memorable, can’t wait to come back.
Donald, Audrey & Richard,
We had the best time on our first week long sail. We will be back for sure! Every meal was amazing, drinks were always flowing and activities a plenty. We will absolutely be back for another amazing adventure!
P.S. I would LOVE any recipes you are willing to share.
This has been one of the best weeks I have had and I owe it to you guys! Your knowledge of this part of the world has made me so envious. Audrey, I appreciate your cooking me separate meals every day. I love every one!
N Family and friends(Georgia, California - USA)
Nenne is a brand new yacht available for charter starting December, 2017. Comments below from Guests of Donald and Audrey and crew on Previous Yachts 2014-2017.
CONSISTENT RAVE REVIEWS FOR THE HARPER CREW!!
12 – 19 July 2017 - 43rd Wedding Anniversary!
One of the finest weeks of our lives spent with our children while celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary. Captain Donald, Audrey and Richard made it truly special! I cannot say enough about their hospitality, expertise and skills making this truly a family experience to remember forever. The food was sensational! A must to repeat….. soon!
Captain Donald, Audrey and Richard.
Thank you for a wonderful week! We have had a blast seeing all there is to see and do in the British Virgin Islands. Thanks for all the special attention towards my son. He will remember this trip forever. Also thanks for all the delicious food and all the chicken cooked all week. The ship was beautiful, but our experiences were made by the careful attention of the crew. Thanks for a wonderful vacation! Thank you so much for the great week we had in the BVI. You are a fantastic captain, the food was amazing and the attention to detail by you and your crew was second to none. All of the activities you suggested were perfect for our family and our vacation.
T family (North Carolina, Pennsylvania - USA)
01 – 08 July 2017 ~ A Fabulous Vacation!
Captain Donald, Audrey and Richard. We can’t say enough about our past week on the yacht! You guys went above and beyond to make our family trip unforgettable. If you are ever in the US, “It’s just a short trip to Alabama ” Cheers to you!
Thanks for bringing our family together for a fabulous vacation! We can’t imagine a better crew - ya’ll are the best! Everything has exceeded our expectations! The food, service and activities were over the top – we can’t wait to travel with ya’ll again!
Thank you for an amazing trip! I had so much fun! Maybe next time I’ll jump captain, more …. You and your crew, Audrey and Richard are an inspiration! “In a blink of an eye”!
A and P –families (Alabama - USA)
18- 25 June 2017 - Incredible Memories!!
Donald, Audrey and Richard,
5 Charters in and everything keeps getting better. You are truly family, and we look forward to next year with you in the BVI. The conversation, food, service, sights, experiences (boom jumps,scooters, dives,lost maps, early bedtimes), laughs and indelible memories will be cherished forever. Till next time, be well, my friends. This is not a goodbye… it is till I see you again. Love you all!
Thank you for another fabulous holiday. I enjoyed all of your new creations,Audrey and all of the dives, Donald and wonderful cocktails, Richard. Thank you for all the new memories. Until next time.
Donald,thank you for the amazing experiences on this trip! You never seem to disappoint! (I am jealous of your drone). Audrey, thank you for all of the delicious food! I think that the Tropical Chicken Salad is still my favorite. Richard, if I ever decide to pop around to South Africa, I will be sure to message you. By the way, I will dominate you in any game of your choice!
Thank you for another amazing vacation. I had so much fun doing the dives,jumps and the scooters! I will miss you and can’t wait to see you again!
S family (Ohio, USA)
10– 16 June 2017 ~ Outstanding!!
Donald and Audrey and Richard,
Our journey with you over the last week has been outstanding! The memories created will last a lifetime and leave us boarding the plane back to Maryland with a plan for the next trip! For me there is nothing better in life to watch my husband and boys laugh and smile together. You all certainly made that happen … 5 stars! The amazing creative food, never ending cocktails, scuba, snorkeling, map briefings and great jokes and tales along the way … As I’m sure you three sit back and observe “this” crew, we also did the same. Each of you is a key element to the success of this wonderful vacation. Donald –thank you for your vast knowledge of the sea and worldly wisdom and whit. Audrey – thank you for the amazing gift of planning and preparing excellent cuisine that met and far exceeded our expectations. Your attention to detail did not go unnoticed. Richard– you will go very far in life … your smile, drive to work hard and constant ability to make us all new libations … so fun! Enjoy your journey. So fair well for now – until we meet again! If ever near DC, please don’t hesitate to call and look us up. All our best.
Whereto start? Thank you, thank you for one of the most wonderful vacations! Your care for us and your attention to detail was just perfect! Donald – all the adventures you planned for us were a blast. Your knowledge about the different dives and the Baths made the experience that much better. Taking us to Foxy’s (and meeting him!),Willy T’s (Diving and jumping off) and Soggy Dollar were perfect Hot Spots. Your smile,energy and enthusiasm were infectious. Audrey –every meal was perfectly planned and so very delicious. Thank you for taking such good care of us this week. You made us feel more like family than just guests. Please call us when you are in Florida so we can meet for drinks and a little reunion. And Richard – thank you for all you did to make our vacation perfect! Keeping us hydrated or “double parked”, you are the best! Until we meet again!
P family and friends (Maryland, Florida – USA)
27May – 03 June 2017 ~ Wow, wow, wow!!!!!!
Donald,Audrey and Richard. Wow! What a vacation. How did we get so lucky to get you as our crew?? I have done the BVI vacation with another outfit. It was good – but you put them to shame. In a sentence …above and beyond. It is so clear to me that you all have worked to exceed our expectations. Thank you for that. While you didn’t get to see that side of it,you had a bunch of stressed out people on board. It melted away at minute one with the welcome aboard. Thank you for pulling off the ultimate Disney for adults. Richard, you are a lovely young man with a killer smile. You will go far in life. Ya’ll are welcome ANYTIME in Texas. I am confident we will see you again in the near future.
Wow,wow, wow!!!!!! Words cannot express how this venture has been and will be one of the most amazing, spectacular vacations of our lives … bucket-list for sure!! Donald – thanks for the adventures, stories and laughter. Audrey – thanks for your amazing food, every meal. Richard – best dark and stormy maker ever! We look forward to being one of your repeat clients!
Thank you for the best vacation EVER! We have never been so sad to leave a place. The diving, sailing, sling-shotting and sight-seeing were absolutely amazing, but they are nothing compared to the welcome, conversation and fun we shared with you all! Thank you, Donald for the patience,guidance and wisdom during our scuba training sessions; to Audrey for the incredible food and never letting us even THINK about being hungry; to Richard for the awesome drinks and the incredibly hard work you put into making us feel at home. We hope to see you all again sometime soon!
How to say thank you for one of the best weeks of our lives? We’re not quite sure. Thank you for the many meals, the many laughs, and the many memories; thank you for each of the times you looked out for us and noticed a want or need we had that we didn’t even realize. Donald – thank you for daring me to be bold. Audrey – thank you for all of the special meals you made for me, pescatarian special. Richard – thank you for making me feel totally welcome in a very new environment. Thanks for the best, best, best week!
P-family and friends (Texas - USA)
15-22May 2017 ~ So Many Happy Memories
Donald,Audrey and Richard. Thank you for making such a special week into an amazing one! Your care, enthusiasm, fun, food, drinks and jokes! were all fantastic.You made our “family” week one that we’ll remember with great affection all our lives. So many happy memories. Thank you!!
Best week of my life! Thank you for making this week so special for us. Donald,thank you for the sailing, snorkeling, wakeboarding and all of the jokes!Audrey, thank you for all the delicious food – and with no calories?! Rich,thank you for all of the drinks and just for taking care of me all week! Thank you again!
Thank you for such an amazing experience and for being such fun and kind hosts. It has been an incredible week, the boat, food, experiences and company have exceeded expectations. Donald has been hilarious. I hope I remember the jokes and card tricks! Audrey, the food has been delicious and Richard has been so kind and hard working! I hope we all stay in touch. Thank you for everything.
Thank you all for an amazing week, and for making a great week,perfect. The boat was immaculate and every detail catered for. Most of all though, you were profound,kind, understanding and most of all, lots of fun! I can barely remember everything we crammed in to one short week, but I know we made the most of every moment and thoroughly enjoyed it. Richard, you are the absolute professional, thank you for your hard work all week. Audrey, you are the most amazing chef, you made food taste so delicious and beyond me,especially with zero calories! And Donald , thank you for being our guide,being so fun, and looking after us all week long. We will never forget you all! Lots of love
Words fail me – how to describe such a wonderful memorable week under all your care!The amazing food, fantastic energy, looking after our every need. The fun, the laughter, the jokes, activities too numerous to mention,spectacular meal times(my clothes shrunk – how did that happen??) lol. Really big big thanks to you all for making this such a special holiday. I can only wish you much continued success. Love, love, love
L family (England and Dubai)
05-12May 2017 ~ Will Definitely Be Booking Another Trip
Dear Donald and Audrey and Richard, Wow! What an amazing week. We can’t thank you enough for making our trip so memorable! We might never be able to vacation any other way! We will definitely be booking another trip! A few highlights from the week, were the amazing food – thank you Audrey, the amazing drinks – thank you Richard, the belly laughs – thank you Donald, the board meeting, Bitter End yacht hike, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, tour of the Baths, dolphins at Willy T, back island tour of Peter Island, meeting Foxy’s,Painkillers at Soggy Dollar Bar, dancing on the Fly Bridge, unlimited drinks and memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you, thank you for everything –ya’ll have been the best!!!
I don’t even know where to start – this trip has been amazing! 18months of anticipation and it was so worth it! My favourite times were spent actually on the boat and not the islands. Audrey – your meals were much better than any meal we could have gotten at any fancy restaurant. Donald – you were like watching a stand up comedy show – 24/7. Richard – you are still coming home with us, you just don’t know it yet. Thank you all for the wonderful service this week. We will be back hopefully sooner rather than later!
What an incredible trip! Thank you so much for your expertise and perfect planning.Your stories and adventures you took us on, the laughs we shared and the incredible food and drinks all made for the best vacation. Thank you so much!
Wow!This was my first ever live-aboard sailing trip, and you have truly set an astonishing bar for me! Our group of 8 has had an exceptional week under your care, and I have a huge list of friends at home who will be coming back! Thanky ou all for your phenomenal hospitality, and a lovely budding friendship! Weare all hoping we will be able to host you one day if you can tear yourself away for a visit to Canada.
What a week! I literally had the best time of my life. I met some great new friends,renewed some old and spent time with family. Audrey, Donald and Richard, you were incredible! Clearly we all want to come back again as we aren’t able to take you home with us. Audrey, never again will we have a meal off the boat …ever! Please stay in touch! We will all miss you.
S family and friends (North Carolina, Toronto – USA, Canada)
08-15 April 2017 ~ Another Fantastic Trip!
We have had an amazing trip! Richard, we are so happy to have met you. You have a very kind heart. I’m sure you have inherited all your father’s best qualities!We wish you happiness. Donald and Audrey, my heart is heavy today.The first charter we spent with you – on the last day I hugged Audrey and said I don’t know if I will ever see you again. I know now we will always remain in contact.I feel we have made lifelong friendships with you both. So today, I won’t say goodbye – I’m saying – see you (soon) hopefully. We will miss you and think of you often as we remember these amazing memories we have made with the Dynamic Harpers! We love you guys! Next year, let’s meet in the BVI.
Another year and so many new memories made! Thank you for another fantastic trip. The food was incredible; you have once again outdone yourself,Audrey! Richard, you took very good care of us! Donald, always the entertainer!We love you and miss you already. We truly cherish our time on the boat with our friends! Here’s to friendship and love! Until next time!
We thought this was going to be a “once in a lifetime” trip, and each year we comeback! It is an absolutely amazing trip, never to be forgotten! You both definitely fit right in our group, good or bad. Till next time, Harpers –Cheers!
Another amazing adventure! Why does it have to come to an end? Each year when we leave I am certain we will meet again. There are doubts though –what if we never see you again? The memories made on our ocean trips are surreal and have given us such joy. I am proud to call you friends. Until we meet again …
Thank you so much for everything! Never in my wildest dreams would we have thought we would take a trip like this one. What a blessing to get this chance! We have a great group of friends we travel with and now we have three more great friends!Hope to see you again!
A-friends(Minnesota and Montana - USA)
25 March- 01 April 2017 ~ A Wonderful Fun-Filled Trip!
Again,another wonderful fun-filled trip with the three of you! You all make this vacation one of its own! We love your company and your concern for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Your passion, energy and zest for life is contagious! The adventures we had and the days filled with smiles and belly laughs, will be something we will never forget. We've had many wonderful travels, but this is our favourite! It is not just the location, but, because you all were here too! Thank you for sharing your stories and caring for us so well. We adore you!
J family (Wisconsin, Sanibel - USA)
11-18 March 2017 ~ Great Memories!
Thank you so much for all the great times, amazing food and unsurpassed service, even today, as we are packing up to leave! Some memories: Audrey's food the best in the Caribbean, hands down, delicious at every turn. Donald's seemingly endless amount of talents: magic, diving, sailing, boat driving,local and global knowledge, humour and life experience. So impressive! Thank you for deciding to move here and start your nautical adventure! We are so appreciative of your time, talents and care! Richard, thank you for everything!You are also so impressive young, with such a bright future, yet, mature and so attuned to everything around you. You will go far!
L family (New York USA)
26 February - 05 March 2017 ~ A Wonderful Birthday Week!
When we boarded, we were clients. When we left, we were friends.Audrey, you cooked up a storm in the kitchen, all the while chatting away I enjoyed our girlie talks! You all shared so much of yourselves with us,generous in spirit and kindness. Donald with his stories, so varied and interesting, some tall ones that Audrey corrected. So much knowledge you have as a couple, well balanced and a terrific team. Never once did we watch TV or even read a book! Richard, you are just at the beginning of your career, but already we can see that you are arising star. A gentle soul, don't change and a good dancer too! Not once did we feel you were working for us, even though the service was outstanding just show what a good job you did. We loved teasing you at dinner, Audrey, singing: We love you, Audrey, oh yes, we do!
We were here with friends we truly love and adore, to celebrate a 60thbirthday.You helped us create memories we will re-live and re-tell and re-call for many,many years to come. You have woven yourselves into the fabric of our minds,forever. We treasure the time we spend with our friends as we stay in different countries. At no time did we feel that you encroached on our precious moments.Thank you for a wonderful week, all our love!
F group (England, Scotland, Spain)
18-24 February 2017 ~ Far Surpassed Any Expectations!
What a wonderful time away we all had. It far surpassed any expectations we may have had, and will be the topic of choice when discussing our best memories for years to come.
From the first time we stepped on deck, we were welcomed with open hearts. Donald and Audrey worked tirelessly to ensure we were always comfortable, entertained,and extremely well cared for and well-fed! We were so impressed with their level of professionalism and competence. They were always mindful of our children, whether it was looking out for their safety while playing with all the amazing toys, instructing and leading them in scuba diving, or just spending time entertaining them with Caribbean stories, history and card tricks! Of course, the kids enjoyed their time with Richard as well,who made our stay so comfortable, they were wishing he would come home with us!! The boat itself is lovely and modern. It was meticulously kept and very comfortable for our large family of 7. There's just something so relaxing about being gently rocked to sleep each night!
J family (New Jersey USA)
July 14 - 21, 2016 ~ Our 4th Charter with the Harpers!
Dear Donald, Audrey and Caitlin
What can we say?? This is our 4th charter with The Harpers, and every time the experience is better and more enjoyable than the charter before. You are not just crew; you are our second family, our Caribbean Soul Mates! The highlights for us are: the succulent food, the indescribably beautiful views,water colors and anchorages, the spectacular Bamarandi (crystal wine glasses, huge master bedroom all the comforts of home. Simply a regal vessel!), the stories,conversations and many laughs! This is undoubtedly our favorite type of vacation, and we hope to share many charters with you in the future. See you next year! Love,
S Family (Ohio - USA)
June 25 - July 2, 2016 - Virgin Islands ~ Ship of Dreams!
The D family:
Donald,Audrey and Caitlin
Thank you so much for allowing us to share your beautiful ship of dreams! We also enjoyed your unbelievable hospitality, the exquisite cuisine and the kindness you showed us every single day. You made our vacation not only interesting but fun! I am grateful that the time we spend with our good friends was also spend here with you - our new friends. Please visit us if you ever have need to visit Pittsburgh or Long Island! Again - it was all a lovely dream - thank you. The D family
The D young adults:
Thank you so much for making our trip so enjoyable! You were all so kind and were sure to check that we were having the best time ever in the BVI. I now know that Donald has the best stories and is an amazing hiker,Audrey is an amazing cook and Caitlin is so good at Celebrity. I really enjoyed being on the boat and thank you again. Keep me in the loop!
Thank you so much for sharing magic tricks all hours of the day,serving 5 star meals,making a mean cocktail, and for waking me up when I fell asleep tanning! Most importantly, thank you for being an amazing family!
The R family:
Dear Donald, Audrey and Caitlin
Thank you all so much for making this holiday so special. A perfect birthday gift,surpassing all our expectations. Donald - thank you for planning such great activities for all of us. And for keeping us entertained with your stories and jokes. Audrey - thank you for the most delicious meals and exquisite presentation. You have inspired me! (please send recipes) Caitlin - thank you for looking after us so incredibly well. Always around to assist us and thinking ahead of our every need. You totally spoiled us. Thank you for being a fantastic team. Together you kept us safe,entertained and relaxed. So, so many great memories for us to share with our friends. Please come and visit; London,Aspen, Saint Andrews, LA. We will never forget the special holiday with you.Safe sailing down south. Thank you and we wish you all the very best.
Well,I haven't had this much fun since I met Enema Sanchez A Go go (The Conquerer )some years ago. Every moment was magical and I will always remember this trip as the best one ever. All of you are so competent, so much fun and so good natured that even Enema could find nothing to fault had she been able to join us :-) Who knows, we might come do this again. All the best and safe sailing.
The R young adults:
What a special trip, so many beautiful places. Outrageous fun to be had. Donald is like a big kid, always willing to have fun and make the best of every situation. BVI will be in memory for ever. Beating my twin brother on a wakeboard, doing a 180 degree board slide. Way to make my Dads 60th a meaningful one. Awesome crew with great personalities. Hopefully we can comeback in the future to have some more shenanigans. Safe travels.
Thank you so much for providing all the essentials for us to have an amazing trip!The food was delicious, the service was speedy, the activities were so much fun and the jokes/stories were fascinating! I am so glad we got to share these memories with you all! I hope we can all meet again!!
Wow! What a trip! You guys are truly unbelievable. Caitlin's charm and hard work,Donald's hilarious stories and lastly Audrey's incredible food.Because of you all this has to have been the best vacation of my life. So thank you guys and I hope to come back soon, thanks for the fun times.
D family Pennsylvania, USA
R family Colorado, USA
June 13-20, 2016 Virgin Islands ~ We loved it!!
Dear Donald, Audrey and Caitlin
From the minute you greeted us on the dock we knew we were going to have a wonderful vacation. The warm welcome, gor11geous boat and delightful hospitality exceeded our expectations and only got better and better each day.Thank you for giving us an amazing week for our family and friends to truly relax and create such beautiful memories together. The Caribbean is a very beautiful place to explore and enjoy but what made our vacation so special was the happy and joyful feeling we all felt in your company. We hope to plan another vacation with you again in the future and really hope that if you ever make it to California, you will stop in to visit us. Thank you again for treating us to such a wonderful vacation, one that we will always remember!
We have had a host of superlatives on this trip from the spectacular boat,pristine environment, perfect weather, fun, excitement, activities, meals and it goes on. But, the best of the best was you three! You kept us safe,entertained with Donald's great stories and Audrey's truth serum for Donald. The food was perfect; Caitlin's service was exquisite and her sweet voice unforgettable. Most of all, your stories and lives taught our children and us the value of being virtuous and following your dream. I thank you for everything and mostly for that. I hope we meet again.
R Family (California USA)
Donald, Audrey and Caitlin
What a wonderful week! Thank you for giving us such a fabulous holiday!We enjoyed every minute of it. You spoiled us rotten and it is going to be so hard to go home to normal life. The food was amazing, activities were so fun,the boat was perfect, and we love that we made three new friends. We would love to have you come visit us in California! Looking forward to another boat trip in our future. God bless.
Difficult to express how much we enjoyed the week. You are a very special family. More than just our hosts providing an excellent boating week,you brought us into your lives with extraordinary wit, wisdom and good humor.You're also so generous and patient. Thanks for a special, memorable week.
F Family (California USA)
Some of the young adults:
All of you made this trip as amazing as it was! I loved everything from your five star service and amazing food to Donald's super cool stories. This truly was my favourite vacation, all thanks to you. Thank you so much.
Thank you for going above and beyond to make this vacation an unforgettable one! I am definitely going to miss the delicious food, hilarious stories, and super fun adventures. It is admirable and inspiring that you were able to leave your home and do something that truly makes you happy. Hopefully we will go on another boat trip together soon! Sincerely,
It has been my dream for a while to explore the Caribbean. Thank you so much for making this experience exceed all my expectations (which weren't low to begin with). You guys have truly made this vacation one I will never forget! Donald was talking about how life is just an accumulation of all your experiences.This experience was truly a special one and the best week of my life so far.One of my favourite parts of the trip was listening to all your guys crazy,exciting and funny experiences. I wish all of you the best and hopefully this isn't the last time we see each other. Thanks again.
Thank you for such an unbelievably amazing week. I have been fortunate to have had a few really amazing vacations and trips, but I can absolutely say that the quality of service you three provided is the finest I have ever experienced.Your combination of friendly, welcoming, and beautifully humble personalities really set you apart from other hosts. You guys made us feel so welcome, so comfortable, and we were delighted to spend our week with you. We will miss you and the beautiful sailboat so much! Best Regards.
Rand F Families from C alifornia (USA)
June 4-11, 2016 BVI - Had a Blast!
Dear Donald, Audrey and Caitlin,
What can we say? We loved our experience so much the first time we had to come back! Thank you for everything. We are hoping to see yall in the near future. Love to all of you!
We had a wonderful trip! Thank you (again) for making it so memorable!Also, thank you for making it so great for the children!
Thank you for the wonderful experience. Every aspect was enjoyable and stress free.Y'all made the week fly by. The tours were fun, food was awesome and the service was delightful. We had a blast and enjoyed seeing y'all again!
Our first time on a boat and you set the bar very high!! Thank you all so much fora wonderful experience. Hope to see you in Texas in the future. We will get the smoker fired up and cork some wine!
L Family (Texas - USA)
May 24-31, 2016 ~ Memories of a Lifetime
Donald,Audrey and Caitlin. Thank you so much for the amazing kindness and impeccable service. We have so many great memories. We laughed so hard our cheeks will hurt for weeks. Looking forward to seeing you all next year, or sooner if you can come and visit us all in Boston! R and S
Dearest Crew! You have given us the memories of a lifetime! Thanks for renewing our spirit of adventure and helping us to rediscover our youth. Happy sailing until we meet again Fondly, E and J
Dear Donald, Audrey and Caitlin. Thank you for such an amazing week.The food, the laughs and the dancing! Its going to be tough to go home. You spoiled us too much! Hope we can come sailing again with our new friends.Cheers, J and D
Thank you for sharing your paradise with us this week!The food was amazing, the laughs abundant and the adventures fun-filled. Hope to sail again someday soon!Cheers! J and T
M Friends (Boston USA)
May 10-16 2016 ~ Amazing Vacation!
Dear Donald, Audrey and Caitlin, you guys were amazing. I had a great time, thank you for everything, it is going to be hard going back to reality,you were the best!!! :-) The food was delicious, the pampering was incredible.F and A
Dear all, this has been an amazing vacation. Your warmth,professionalism,attentiveness to detail and funny stories have been very much appreciated. I hope we will meet again!! You are the best!! Thanks for everything -
I and L
Thanks Donald, Audrey and Caitlin for a wonderful vacation! The trip,scuba, snorkel and beaches were amazing, and so was the food, the drinks and company. All the best, D and J
Dear all, you were all wonderful! You really made a great difference in making this a fantastic trip. Everything was perfect, the food, the scuba, the places we visited; everything! This trip would not have been as wonderful if it weren't for your great personalities. Thank you so much for everything! C and F
S Friends (Lima - Peru)
April 23-30, 2016 ~ Best Week of our Lives
Words cannot describe the week you provided. The crew made the trip fun, exciting and comfortable. The level of food, knowledge and service was extraordinary! Gill and I had a fantastic time! We feel like you are part of our family now. We hope to stay in touch and sail with you again someday! Love,B&G
The last week of April 2016 is going down in the books as the best week of our lives. Donald, we will miss your morning stories most of all. Thank you for making us laugh and showing us the best beaches that BVI have to offer.Caitlin, your 80s and 90s playlist made our hearts smile.You were terrific and we are going to miss that smile and certainly that shot paddle you kept on refilling for us on the last afternoon. Audrey, you have the secret to keeping passengers happy. Thanks to your Michelin star cooking we did not have a mutiny. Thank you for your kindness, and for making sure this gem stays as intact as possible (the Caribbean water and all its creatures,especially turtles). We will miss you all and cannot wait to see you some day for a new adventure. With gratitude, I&A
It was a vacation for the record books. Donald, the raconteur extraordinaire;Audrey, the culinary queen; and Caitlin the stewardess supreme.I never had my needs and wants so (seemingly) effortlessly anticipated and met and surpassed.I caught a fish, rode a turtle, jumped off a cliff, had the most romantic date-night in history, and drank myself into a sublime stupor. Thank you for your kindness, professionalism, and all around wonderfulness. Cheers, R
Caitlin,Audrey and Don; what an amazing week with all of you. This will always be remembered as the week on the boat. All of you are complete professionals and you made it very easy to relax and take it all in. I have the five extra pounds to prove it! We will be back. Love A
Don,Audrey and Caitlin, thanks to all of you for taking our eight trouble makers on a great St Barts, St Martin and Anguilla tour. Amazing service; great knowledge of the area and some of the best food we have had!Caitlin was lightning fast at helping us. This was our first trip on a cat and it was an incredible vessel!Lets do BVI or Galapagos next. Best, S&R
W Friends (Washington DC USA)