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TRANQUILITY - newly launched Matrix "Explorer 76" catamaran.  Caribbean for Spring 2014, and New England for Summer 2014.
  • Vessel Info
    Name:
    TRANQUILITY
    Type:
    Sail
    Year Built:
    2013
    Flag:
    Virgin Islands (British)
    Designer:
    Wherley
    Builder:
    Matrix Yachts
    Crew:
    Captain Patric Guyez, Chef & 2 crew
  • Dimensions, Speed, & Specifications
    LOA:
    76 ft (23.2 m)
    Max Speed:
    19 kts (35 kph)
    Cruise Speed:
    10 kts (18 kph)
    Beam:
    35 ft (10.7 m)
    Min. Draft:
    4 ft 11 in (1.5 m)
    Max. Draft:
    4 ft 11 in (1.5 m)
    Stabilisers:
    None
  • Accommodations

    Sleeps 12 in 6 Cabins

    TRANQUILITY, and Exploper 760 catamaran built by Matrix Yachts in Cape Town, can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. The amidships starboard Master Suite has a king size bed, shower and toilet. 3 Guest Suites each have a queen size beds, shower and toilet. 2 port side Guest Suites each have2  twin beds, a shower and toilet. TRANQUILITY is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.

    (TRANQUILITY maintains a full guest and crew safety locker, including an automated external defibrillator (AED), supplemental oxygen, and an EMS-level first aid kit.)

  • Ammenities
    Camcorder, CD library, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Indoor audio system, iPod dock, Satellite phone, Satellite TV, 16ft / 5.10m 100hp RIB, 0ft / 0.00m 0hp RIB, Board games, Kayaks multiple, Kneeboard, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Book library, Fishing gear - light, Hammocks, Kosher, Swim platform
  • Diving
    Insured, Snorkelling gear, 1 Compressor, 18 Tanks, 18 BCs, 18 Regulators, PADI, Diving is included for certified divers
    Resort courses: $150 (
    Extra dives for Resort divers: $75/diver/dive)
    Open Water Referral certifications: $350

  • Crew Profile
    Captain: Patric Guyez

    Born in Switzerland Patric has travelled extensively following his love of sailing and diving.

    As RYA Yacht Master he has sailed in many of our seas. In Europe, the Caribbean and also Australia where he was able to fulfil his love of off shore racing.

    As a Dive Instructor Patric has taught and dived in some of the best locations in the world, including the Great Barrier Reef, the Red Sea, Maldives and also South Africa where he met Mary up by the Mozambique boarder.

    In the BVI he spent 3 years teaching Sailing and Diving to youngsters within a summer camp program before moving on to Crewed Yacht Charters with Mary 10 years ago.

    A great sense of humour, coupled with a professional and open and relaxed manner will make you feel special, safe and at home the moment you, your family and friends step aboard Tranquility.

    There is no request to big – except the one regarding the elephant – and no cocktail too bizarre that Patric cannot cater to.

    Chef / Hostess: Mary Haddow

    Mary was born in the UK and worked in the film business before giving up the camera for a cooker.

    Having had the opportunity to travel the world, from Europe to Australia, Africa to India and the USA to the Caribbean she has had the chance to sample many of the world’s cuisines.

    She takes great delight in sharing these flavors with you. Quality of produce remains the mainstay of her cooking and she will tailor any menus to suit you and your family’s requirements.

    Also a qualified Dive Master she is happy to paddle about with you in the water, lunches permitting. Flexible with a lively sense of humor and a kind heart, her aim is to make your stay as seamless and comfortable as possible.

    Patric and Mary are joined by t a stewardess and mate.

    Arnold and Rica
  • Menu

    A sampler from Mary’s galley aboard Tranquility

    Breakfast

    FreshlyBaked Bread, Fresh Fruit Platter, Yoghurts, Cheese Omelettes,

    VariousEggs, just How You Like It,    

    AmericanPancakes,

    CrispyBacon,

    FrenchToast, Crepes, Tropical Fruit Smoothies, Croissants, Cereals, Muesli

    Lunch


    HomemadeCaribbean Crab Cakes with Spicy Remolade 


    SmokeSalmon And Chive Quiches with a Green Leaf & Herb salad


    ChickenWing Feast with Broccoli Salad


    TeriyakiSteak Skewers with Bean Sprouts, Water Chestnuts & Chinese Leaf Salad


    Baby BackRibs & Wholegrain Rice Salad 


    SearedTuna with Wasabi & Soy


    GrilledRed Snapper with Mango & Pineapple Salsa & Warm Quinoa Salad


    HomemadeSpiced Lentil & Barley Burgers, Orange & Toasted Pinenut Salad(V)


    Varietyof Pizzas with Toppings of Your Choice (V)

    Appetisers


    Mozzarella& Basil Quesadilla Wedges

    TortillaChips with melted Cheese and a spicy Salsa

    CreamyArtichoke Dip 

    SpicyPrawn Skewers

    CheesePlatter with assorted meats

    MiniPizzas with sweet peppers & Mozzarella

    BakedCamembert

    ChickenSatay with Spicy Peanut sauce 

    Dinners 

    ButternutSquash Soup
Mahi-Mahi with Parmesan & Lemon Risotto and Baby Asparagus
RaspberryMeringues with Mascarpone and Maple Syrup

    CapreseSalad 
Chicken Parmesan, Marinara Sauce, Pasta and Mange Tout
    Freshly made Fruit Sorbet

    Steaknight

    Shrimp and Avocado Salad

    Beef Tenderloin cooked to your liking, Baked Potatoes, Corn on the Cobs,Coleslaw, Homemade Red wine steak sauce

    Fudgy Wudgy Chocolate Brownies 

    AsianSalad with Mango & Smoked Tuna

    Ginger and Lime Salmon with Orzo and Green Beans

    Crème Brule

    GrilledScallops, Pea Puree and Pancetta
Pork Tenderloin with White Wine and Tarragon,Roast Potatoes and Julian Vegetables

    Lemon Tart

    Melon,Feta & Parma Ham Salad

    Chicken Masala with Shitaki Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes & Crushed Newpotatoes

    Mango Cheesecake

    Halloumni(Grilled Squeaky Cheese) with Lemon & Capers

    Fillet Mignon with Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables and Smokey Tomato Sauce

    Chocolate Mouse

    Cucumber& Poppy Seed Salad (V)

    Roasted Butternut Squash with Burnt Aubergine & Pomegranate Molasses withFrench Beans, Mange Tout, Hazelnuts & Orange (V)

    Pear & Almond Frangipani Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream

  • Testimonials

    Christmas week, 2016, charter guests aboard catamaran TRANQUILITY said:

    The trip was superb! Patric and the team killed themselves to entertain the kids with diving and the water sports. All of their personalities/attitudes/service was great. The food, Mary, was excellent. Dave and Fran were both dive instructors (and great young couple) so with Patric there was three on board. We would go in groups of 5 guests and 1 instructor. We did our last 2 open water with them and managed 4 other dives including Xmas morning at 8 am on the RMS Rhone. Not sure when we will do it again but I would go back to them.

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    Once again you provided an awesome vacation! This was an absolute phenomenal week. Thankyou all so much. 

    Nashelsky  Feb. 2016

    All I cansay is it was simply amazing.. It has been the trip of our life!  

    Payne, Family Reunion. November2015

    This is oneof the best trips I’ve ever been on. I’m glad to say I won’t forget you guys.

    Joneses, December 2015

    Thank you,will never be enough! You have put a song in our hearts that we will sing ourwhole lives.. constantly….. over and over...

    Alison, November 2015

    I will beg my Mom and Dad to come back!    

    Joey Bianchini, 8 years, Feb 2016

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    Thanksgiving week guests aboard TRANQUILITY said:

    CHARTER REVIEW OF TEAM AND VESSEL

    Name: Gordon & Lynley - Date:   November 23-30, 2015

    In a nutshell our experience onTranquility was a 10 out of 10.  Patricand crew did an amazing job.  Our comments below are somewhat in our comparison to our experience on  a Lagoon 44  with 2 crew. To have a family reunion on a yacht in the BVI’s was a once in a lifetime experience beyond anything our family could have dreamed of.

    Comment on the comfort onboard Tranquility:
    First class… rooms, amenities, etc. were all great.  Lots of space with 12 of us plus 4 crew.

    Comment on the condition of Tranquility:
    We specifically chose Tranquility as it is relatively new.  Everything was working and when there were eany mechanical issues, Patric was a capable mechanic taking everything instride.

    Comment on the cleanliness of Tranquility:
    Spotless!   And we appreciated the crew letting us help swab the decks to feel useful.

    Comment on the congeniality of the Captain and crew:

    They should win the BVI Congeniality award!  They all engaged with our family from the young twin girls to the grandparents. 

    Comment on the service ofthe Captain and crew:

    Stellar…  from 5:59AM to whenever we called it a night.  Amazing to be able to keep this up fromdaybreak to end of day over an extended period of time.

    Comment on the fun aspect of the Captain and crew:
    Let’s see…  snorkeling, scuba, paddleboarding, hiking, hammock, sailing, motoring, wakeboarding, tubing, Willy T’ing, finding the best spot in each and every harbor, 11.5knots in a reasonable wind, dealing with left behind passports, slingshot!  Nightly summary…

    Comment on the expertise of the Captain and crew:
    Extremely experienced and willing to share insights with everyone.

    Comment on the quality of your meals:
    Each meal was better than the last. Quality was perfect.  Mary’s first US Thanksgiving spread was beyond all expectations -> research and execution was amazing.

    Comment on the presentation of your meals:

    So good that we had to take photos every time… J

    Would you charter this yacht again? (Circle one)     YES    

    Can you please let the owners of Tranquility know that theyhave a special yacht and an amazing crew. Patric & Mary ran a tight ship and made this a special week for us.  Will and Serena were on top of their game.  For our family, while we were the customers felt like we were with friends on Tranquility.  I think they could see how much our extended family enjoyed themselves

    Having departed from Tortola airport vs. St Thomas, if we are to do this again, I would always depart from Tortola.  It’s a unique experience to land at an airport and pretty much head straight onto the boat.  While it makes it a bit more difficult to fly from Miami, it makes the arrival/departure easier and less work with passports, etc.  It was interesting to see some of St Thomas, but arriving in Tortola feels like it buys you one more day on the water.

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    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! We didn’t think we could top our experience of 5 years ago. But boy did you guys do that and more. Thank you for making this such a memorable time for everyone involved – both young and old.                                                                                                                          Patric you are the host with the most you are unbelievably accommodating, witty and so upbeat all the time. I don’t know how you do it.                                                                                                                                Mary – you are incredible!!! Magnificent meals that were healthy, tasty and beautiful presented. A very hard act to follow.                                                                                                                                                       Serena and Will thank you for your friendly service.. You are the sweetest.         Payne, Family Reunion, November 2016

    Thank you so much. I loved everything! Most of all spending time with you guys. It was so much fun.. P.S. I loved the food it was the best..  Nathan,6 years old..

    What can Isay it was a fantastic time we had on Tranquility and none of this would have been so special if it wasn’t for you guys.. Thank you for all your hard work. Excellent Crew.  Jason, December 2015

    WoW! Amazing this week was the best trip I’ve ever been on. So very thankful for all of the wonderful experiences that you have allowed us to have..                      Dreifuss,December, 2016

    I have never been so taken care of. All of you do a tremendous job.  Anticipating our every need and desire. You work so hard, provide entertainment and take such great care of everyone on the ship and the ship itself. I love the standup comedy, the incredible cooking, the 200 cups of coffee that Serena made for me and Will’s never ending work.  Thank you for giving me unforgettable days of bliss.  Russel, December 2016

    I can’t imagine having experienced this wonderful vacation without the four of you.. Don, December 2015

    Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime. Patric the diving was a thrill. You made every moment a blast. Mary your cooking was a delight. Will, thank you for all the waterskiing. Serena you were there at every moment when something was needed. The Tranquility crew is absolutely incredible.

    This has been a trip of a lifetime and you made it special with your care.. The meals were out of this world and the care you took to make us feel comfortable was also. We consider you part of the clan now.  Wood, January 2016

    I can’t think of any words that could do this holiday justice. It has been fantastic form the moment we walked down that dock in the rain, to the boat.. All of you have made this the best holiday ever. You all are family now, and we will think ofyou, Tranquility and the BVI’s often.. We hope we have given you some memories of a lifetime also. "Pole dancing", long hair everywhere, our electrical expertise, endless wine tasting, yacht shopping via google and of course our own Dinghy captain with crew..      Jon, Jaci, Ashofrd,  January 2016


    We had the most amazing time of our lives! We hope you enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed you. This past week was full of adventures delicious meals, pampering. We felt like king and Queens, but most of all; we felt like family from the first day on board until the last. Thank you for all the memories that we will never forget..   
    Val& Craig Jan 2016

    Thank youfrom the bottom of my heart for making my first trip to the BVI’s beyondmemorable – “Real perfection”- the humor, the kindness, the help, the fantastic meals & service were the icing of the cake of looking at the beautiful waters and Islands. Meeting and seeing Lemurs for the first time, and me diving for the first time. You as a team are seamless and make for a magical vacation. Hope to find myself back with you one day.  Benay, New York 2016

    The Tranquility Crew created a magical “parade” for all of us, filled with great joy andhappiness.. Elstrott, Jan. 2016

    You guys rock, seriously! Thank you each and everyone of you for your diligence and long hours, and mostly for your patience. We had such an incredible week and its noteasy to coordinate such a fantastic trip with so many individuals with so ahuge range of likes and dislikes. You guys are really awesome in making it all work. Hope to see you guys next January again. William Feb, 2016

    Thank you for an amazing time, this was a trip of a lifetime and we enjoyed every second! We will always remember our first trip to the BVI’s Thank you again and again for making it so special… Hope we cross paths again. Bianchini, Feb, 2016

    Words cannot describe how appreciative our group is to you all.  Mary, you are thetrue admiral of the boat. Galley Genius!!!                             Serena, silentAssassin.. Keep up the great work.   

    Will, Team award for good sport wish you nothing but brilliance.   

    Captain, keep doingwhat your doing. You and everyone around you is nothing but perfection..

    Seriously Thank you.. This was the trip of the lifetime and we always be gratefulfor you and our Tranquility family.. 

    Hecht,March 2016

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