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The XENIA 74 luxury charter catamaran combines both luxury and comfort for a wonderful sailing adventure. Accommodating up to 8 guests in 4 contemporary and well appointed lavishly furnished cabins, this deluxe catamaran has one king master cabin, (makes an extraordinary honeymoon suite) and three equal queen cabins.
Offering first class comfort and plenty of fun and breathtaking 360-degree views, set an upscale tone of understated elegance.
There is an abundance of external living space on board: located above the main cockpit, the teak stairs will take you to the generous fly bridge with a second al-fresco dining area, complimented by further seating and sunbathing space. The higher bridge deck provides quieter and comfortable sailing.
The spacious master cabin is truly spectacular, occupying the entire forward section of the yacht. The large, deluxe bathroom has dual sinks and a Jacuzzi tub. The spacious bedroom has a romantic, king size bed and lovely settee, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book. Opening hatches over the bed allow guests to enjoy cooling trade wind breezes.
XENIA 74 has three additional equal queen guest cabins, beautifully furnished with fine linens and designer toiletries. Each of the four cabins feature Hydro massaging showers and air-conditioning 24 hours a day.
- Vessel Info
- XENIA 74
- Year Built:
- Year Refittted:
- Captain Tony Trappe, Chef & 2 crew
- Dimensions, Speed, & Specifications
- 74 ft (22.6 m)
- Max Speed:
- 14 kts (26 kph)
- Cruise Speed:
- 11 kts (20 kph)
- 2 x 320Hp Turbo diesels
- 36 ft (11 m)
- Min. Draft:
- 8 ft 2 in (2.5 m)
- Max. Draft:
- 8 ft 2 in (2.5 m)
Sleeps 8 in 4 Cabins
- AmmenitiesBluray player all cabins, Indoor audio system, Satellite phone, Satellite TV, TV all cabins, TV saloon, Wi-Fi, 14ft / 4.30m 40hp RIB, Beach games, Floating Mats, Inflatable floating island, Kayak, Paddleboards multiple, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Windsurfer - Child, BBQ, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light, Ice maker, Jacuzzi in master cabin, Special diets, Swim platform, Water maker
- DivingNot Insured, Seabobs multiple, Snorkelling gear, Underwater still camera, Underwater video,
- Crew ProfileCaptain: Tony Trappe
Tony and Kate have been involved in the Crewed Yacht and Villa hospitality business in the British Virgin Islands since 1999. Tony was previously captain and Kate the chef of successful charter yachts in the BVI for eleven years, and provided over 150 high quality charters. This was followed by six rewarding years as Estate Managers and chef at Golden Pavilion, a luxury home away from home and rental villa on Tortola. Soon after arriving in the BVI they realized what a wonderful place it is and have made it their home ever since. They built a house here in 2011 in Little Bay, Tortola.
Kate and Tony love to show their guests the secret hideaways of the British Virgin Islands and their favourite haunts. They will show you some unique island experiences and their enthusiasm and love for the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean waters will shine out. The joy of the water, the sailing and the physical beauty of the islands has keeps them looking forward to every day. They love to share their knowledge of the islands and the seas with all their guests, thrilled that the profession that seems to have chosen them allows them to meet so many interesting people from around the world.
Tony and Kate chose to leave their successful, rewarding and demanding positions in the UK in 1997. They combined their knowledge and skills to sail their 70-year-old classic 32-foot wooden yacht from the UK, via France, Africa and South America to the Caribbean where they cruised for two years. Later, they also sailed their yacht Roxane, which they owned and maintained for 20 years, via Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas to Virginia where she now rests.
Born in Cheshire in the UK, Tony enjoyed an idyllic childhood, and took up sailing as a young boy when his father built a sailing dinghy in their garage. He went on to captain his first yacht at 16, delivering a boat along the south coast of England. Tony is now RYA Ocean Yacht master and BVI Boat Master 100 Ton License Grade 1 with over 40,000 sea miles.
In 1981 he was awarded a BSc (Safety and Hygiene) from the Engineering Department of Aston University which started a career as a Sales Engineer. This took him onto oil rigs, down coal mines, into sweet factories and every kind of industry in the UK. A career change led him into a rewarding time as a teacher where within three years he had a Masters Degree in Primary Education and employment as an Advisory Teacher. He went on to run a project for Greenwich Education Authority in London providing services to the 300 schools throughout Greenwich.
Tony continued his interest in sailing and when his thoughts turned to travelling he sought out and purchased his yacht Roxane in Spain. He lived on her whilst teaching in London where he met Kate (the lucky chap!).Chef: Kate Purdy
Kate was born in Malta and spent her childhood in Northern Ireland, the UK and Hong Kong. As soon as she could, she left home and carried on travelling, spending several years working in the summers and travelling in the winters. Eventually after buying a house, she settled in London and took up sailing. Deciding that a boat would be much more interesting than a house, she bought a Dutch barge instead and lived on it in a marina in the centre of London. Being paired with Tony and winning in a dinghy race one day led to the start of their relationship which was celebrated with the winning prize of a lottery ticket on the first ever National Lottery. They won 10 pounds - and have been laughing about life together ever since.
Kate has been in the food preparation industry since 1984 and for several years was the manager of a small food retail chain throughout the railway stations of London. She has worked as a chef on yachts and in villas since 1999 and has loved pretty much every moment. She has attended a culinary course in France and has a food certificate from her early days in the food industry in London. Kate's close involvement in life in France has enabled her to learn firsthand the delights and rewards of delicious French cuisine. She has expanded her culinary skill and knowledge throughout her life. Kate has recently contributed to a recipe book with other top chefs from the island and appeared on the local TV show "Gourmet Galley with Chef Lisa". In addition to her chef and management duties at Golden Pavilion, Kate has also provided chef services for other prestigious villas and establishments, notably the Governor of the British Virgin Islands and the owners of Amway at Peter Island Resort.
Kate and Tony enjoy an adventurous and busy life together and embrace hard work with vitality and enthusiasm. Charming, fun and great company, they are complete all-round hospitality winners. They work well together under pressure and routinely handle all that the hospitality and sailing world may demand of them and have fun on the way.
Tony and Kate have had a home in Brittany in France since 1991 and when they are not in the BVI's, they can be found drinking wine and eating cheese with their neighbours in France.First Mate: Kerry Murphy
Kerry has a fun and outgoing personality and loves meeting people from all walks of life, differing backgrounds and of all ages.
In 2001 after working as a Fund Accountant for an Investment Management company in Liverpool, England, Kerry’s love of adventure and challenge inspired her to change her passions of sailing and diving into her career. She has sailed in many areas such as the Caribbean, East Coast of the US, Central America and the South Pacific, and her calm confidence and experience will ensure you are treated to the best Yacht Xenia has to offer.
Kerry is a qualified PADI Staff instructor. As well as teaching continuing education courses, she has greatly enjoyed introducing many new students to diving, including children. Kerry is a native of the UK and when not sailing and diving she enjoys traveling and trying new activities.
Her passion for adventure is infectious and will open a whole new world to you, her special guest!
Tarragon Herbed Breakfast Tart with Gruyere, Mushrooms, and Sunny Side Up Eggs
Scandinavian Cured Salmon with a Three Herbed Cream Cheese and Toasted Bagels
Classic Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon, Toasted English Muffins, and Hollandaise Sauce
*All Breakfasts Include Fruit Platters, Freshly Baked Pastries, and a Selection of Cereals and Yogurts*
Cider Marinated New York Strip Steaks, Grilled and Served with a Fresh Spinach Salad, Tangy Green Apples, and Imported Gorgonzola Cheese with a Maple Based Vinaigrette
Sesame Seared Ahi Grade Tuna Fillets Served upon a Bed of Seaweed Salad Accompanied by a Sweet and Spicy Wasabi Ponzu Sauce and Coconut Pistachio Basmati Rice
Pad Thai: A Fusion Version of a Classic Thai Dish with Cilantro Lime Sautéed Shrimp Tossed in with Peppers, Shallots, Rice Noodles and a Sweet Soy Sauce
Spicy Tuna Tartar on Wasabi Rice Crackers
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls
Mediterranean Pizza with a Garlic Hummus Base, Olives, Roasted Red Peppers, Artichokes, and Feta Cheese
A Trio of Bruschetta: Tomato Basil, Balsamic Mushrooms, and Olive Tapenade
Asian Influenced Grilled Mahi-Mahi with a Green Chili Coconut Sauce Accompanied by Rice Pilaf and Spicy Ginger Soy Seared Green Beans
Sizzling Grouper Fillets with Spring Onions and Ginger Shards Atop a Bed of Oven Roasted Asparagus and White Rice
Chicken Cordon Bleu with a Crunchy Garlic Thyme Crust Accompanied with Wild Rice and Balsamic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Peas
Vanilla Crème Brulee
Chocolate Fondant with a Whipped Topping and Homemade Carmel Sauce
Homemade Chocolate Truffles with Vanilla Chocolate Martinis
Brie Smothered in Raspberries and Baked in a Flaky Pastry Topped with Brown Sugar and Served with Apple Slices
November 2017 Thanksgiving
After a long day of travel, we are back home in San Francisco.My recommendation to you, Patty, is to recommend Xenia with your highest praises. Xenia 74 should be first choice for your charterers. The boat itself was clearly the finest in the Caribbean. And, while the boat and location are enough to make a very memorable trip, it was the crew that took the trip to extraordinary levels. I have no experience with other crews but I cannot imagine a better crew than Bernie, Matt, Angie, and Dessi.
Thanks for everything,
This charter was far and away above our expectations. Gareth and Christine were absolutely fantastic in every way. Gareth was a great captain and made us feel safe and comfortable at all times. Christine created a culinary experience that is impossible to put into words (mostly because my mouth was always full!). The yacht was clean and felt like it was brand new. I highly recommend the Xenia 74 to anyone.
New Years 2015/16
Gareth, Kristine, Susie & Julienne,
Thank you all so much for an absolutely wonderful week. The food was AMAZING and the hospitality so welcoming. Thank you for putting up with our antics, our very large appetites and late night dance parties. This has been the best way to ring in the New Year & we are all leaving feeling rejuvenated and maybe just a few pounds heavier:) Thank you for everything!
Happiest of New Years! Ken, Matthew, Max, Bo, Julia, Walker Cynthia and Lauren.
To Gareth, Kristine and Julienne,
Thank you all for a fantastic week! Every minute was a perfect and exactly what we needed.
We are going home with bi smiles, well rested and huge tummies.
Best of luck to all of you, happy holidays and hope to see you again soon.
Paul, Jan & Jerrianne
Gareth & Kristine,
Where do we begin! This was our dream two years ago & we actually experienced it. You both made it fabulous! Words can't describe the awesome experience we had! Keep up the good work and we also hope to see you again on board!
Barbara and Brad
Gareth & Kristine,
Really, there are no words to describe how amazing this vacation was. One of our very best ones ever! You made us feel like friends, not just guests & crew. In that spirit we INSIST that you visit us in California so we can wine & dine you and take you fishing on our boat! There is a yellow fin Tuna or Dorado with your name on it!
We can't wait to come back in March/April with the family and make even more incredible memories.
Kent & Lisa
February 2015 Being boaters and loving the water, we dreamed of a caribbean adventure in the British Virgin Islands to celebrate our beloved husband and fathers 70th Birthday. Our dreams came true on the sleek, elegant, relaxed and secure Xenia catamaran.
The Yacht, salon and staterooms far exceeded our expectations and were more like you would find on a boutique cruise ship, linens and amenities superior. the lustrous teakwood thorough out glowed with a honey hue, rich and warm,
as were the crew.
Gareth the perfect host and admirable and steadfast captain, keeping us in calm and silky azure waters and picturesque beaches and ports, no cruise ships in sight.
Kristine, the consummate hostess and chef, created epicurean delights from scratch with just the right fusion of sweet and savory, perfect medley of nutrition and flavor. The table was set elegantly each night with an array of colors and designs.
We expected a great trip but they both went above and beyond even taking underwater pictures of the family with colorful sea life making our experience a Magical Trip of a Lifetime.
Thank you, Champ, Peggy Sue, Casey, Christine, Gary, Juliet, and Emily
New Year 2014/15 Me and my family are one day back from the best family vacation of my life and want to thank you for your help in arranging a fantastic trip and connecting me & my family with Gareth and Kristine. Having never chartered a boat before, I wasn't sure what to expect but what I do know is that Xenia is a tremendous yacht and much more importantly, Gareth and Kristine are tremendous. They are true professionals who struck an incredible balance of knowledgable boat captains, safety marshals, incredible chef (Kristine in particular) sailing instructors, friendly yet firm when needed with kids, and generally very conscientious about all of our needs from drinks, to scuba, to water skiing, etc. We all would want them to join us in any game or event as they were so fun and interesting to be with. While always flexible, they also always had a good plan in place with several options depending upon our prevailing desires and energy level. Additionally, I had a personal goal of learning some sailing details and Gareth would continue to ask me to participate and show me aspects of sailing this beautiful boat when I'm sure it would have been easier to do it all himself.
While I haven't chartered before, I am also in the service business and I know they delivered tremendous, world class service and as such I hope I have the opportunity to work again with you and your company and will hope to have the good fortune of seeing Gareth & Kristine again in the future.
Christmas 2014 We are out of words to express what a wonderful charter you put us in. First Gareth and Kristine are extremely fun and professional. Never before have we had 17 exquisite meals in a row. What an accomplishment!
The boat has a beautiful teak interior and is kept in mint condition.
Activities were numerous and fun for both generations in our family.
Each of us has voted for their individual preference:
Flexibility in schedule (Vanessa)
The anchoring locations (Maria)
The views (Ana)
The sailing part and helping with the sails and anchor (Nick)
The Soggy Dollar (Olivier)
Water skiing and hiking in Salt Point (Helena)
Kit surfing and the Bitter End (Phil)
Seeing the entire family so very happy (Jose)
We could go and on but we don't want Gareth to get too much of a big head, ha.
Thanks for creating these memorable moments for all of us
We wish you the very best
From all of us
The Cortes family
December 2014 We loved everything about Xenia: The boat design, the comfortable cabins, the sailing, the lovely beaches, and above all, Garreth & Kristine attention and friendliness. Every moment was perfect, the food was wonderful, words cannot describe this magical week.
We will be there again next May and it is our intention to repeat the cruise on December 2015.
This was the best of our eight catamaran trips.
Fernando, Marcia, Antonio, Irma, Marcio, Claudia, Luiz & Lucia.
JANUARY 2014 Gareth and Kristine,
Each time we come back to the BVIs we think, how could this trip top the last one. Well you succeeded. The food stood out as the best EVER! The sailing on perfect winds was the best ever! Because everything was seen to by you guys we were truly able to relax, play games, and enjoy our family vacation. It is so difficult to disembark, but know that a little piece of each of us will remain with you.
Thank you for helping me make this our best trip yet. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Until then, our prayers and best wishes for safe travels and a wonderful life
The Texas C's.
JANUARY 2014 Kristine and Gareth,
Our deep and sincere thanks for creating a spectacular memory of such a beautiful place. From Normal Island, Peter Island, New Years with you, and Anageda, it was all spectacular.
The food, your skills and sailors and hosts, and all you did for us were much appreciated.
Thanks, may fair winds always bless your way
NOVEMBER 2013 Gareth and Kristine,
I found myself wondering how I could make all this wonderful adventure continue! You both are consummate professionals with great poise and style to boot. Karen and I will remember your great care an attention for many years to come! It is rare to not have any complaints about a vacation…everything was perfection. Kristine, your culinary creations could stand with the best restaurants and your attention to individual preferences was superb. Gareth, it was very clear early on our voyage that you love sailing and are an expert in all aspects of seamanship. You guys are a great team and we felt like royalty under your care. We love you guys
Bill and Karen
(and what a cute couple you are!)
NOVEMBER 2013 Gareth and Kristine,
Thank you so much for an amazing trip! Gareth’s love of sailing was wonderful to see and made this a true “sailing” adventure. Kristine’s contribution to the trip was unbelievable- the meals coming from the galley-everyone- was beyond wonderful! Especially considering she had to deal with two children (that eat nothing), a vegetarian, and a gluten free in the group- truly an amazing feat!
Thanks both of you have made this wedding trip for my son the best we have ever had.
Ric and Sue
Wedding charter NOTE: Guest comments from last boat Gareth and Kristin were on by the name of BLISS.
Thank you so much for such an amazing trip!!!It was so much better than we could ever have hoped for, and not just because it was Marc and Mel’s wedding, but in large part because of your expertise in matching each group with the right boat and crew. All the yachts were spectacular and everyone really praised their crews all week. However, I need to put in a special plug for Gareth and Kristine on Bliss.
Ric and I have done several charters in the past, from bare boating to crewed and NONE came close to this trip. From the moment we stepped on board all our expectations were surpassed.
Though Bliss is a gorgeous and extremely comfortable catamaran, my biggest praise for the success of the trip goes to the crew themselves.
Gareth takes great pride in Bliss and keeps her in pristine condition. He really went out of his way to make everyone feel safe especially while trying new activities….my young grandchildren and a close friend learned to snorkel on this trip and he was always right alongside with the dingy to ease their fears. His love of sailing and knowledge of the area made for a great trip. We routinely sailed more than the other boats in our group and he brought us to a few different spots he knew we would enjoy when the itinerary with the others allowed. One night we moored at Monkey Point….we were the only ones there, the stars were spectacular and snorkeling was the best of the trip.
Poor Kristine had her hands full with our group (2 children that eat nothing, 1 vegetarian, and 1 no flour and sugar).Somehow she came up with the most amazing meals that fit our restrictions and that EVERYONE loved, even the kids ate better than I have ever seen. Ric was particularly impressed with all the desserts and sweet extras she made… like greeting us with fresh chocolate chip cookies when we came back from a swim. Kristine is truly a top notch chef and her meals were better than most high end restaurants. I really wanted to take her home with me.
But most of all EVERYTHING they did for us they did so willingly and with a smile….like it was no problem at all. They were both great with the kids and us oldies too.They just made us all feel special and pampered all week. Gareth and Kristine are an exceptional team and are a great asset to Bliss.
NOVEMBER 2013 Dearest Gareth and Kristine
Thank you is an understatement. You both treated me like royalty and were so patient and kind looking after the non sailor and at time non swimmer. I will have to go to the tailor to add inches to my waistband the food sun, wind, and laughter will be remembered always. Thank you both ever so much and I thank the yacht, she is a lovely ship and she kept us safe and sound.
Happy sailing, love you all
Kristine and Gareth
Thank you for your tireless efforts, perfect route, perfect food, perfect dives, perfect snorkeling, and perfect chef.
Please take care of our heart, it will be with you….
Certainly we will return and we will never forget this wonderful trip
Best Wishes, Love, Be happy and Take Care
NOVEMBER 2013 Kristine and Gareth
Thank you for the wonderful trip. Everything was perfect! The itinerary, the food, the activities, and especially the attention and care we received. We will see you next year
JULY 2013 Gareth and Kristine
Thank you for an awesome week! Both of you went out of your way to take special care of us. The children will never forget the tubing, cooking, snorkeling, kayaking, and detailed attention they received. We wouldn’t think of chartering a boat again without you. Great Lobster!!!!!
See you next time
Anna and Jose