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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.
- XENIA 74
- Year Built:
- Year Refittted:
- Captain Bernard Coetzer, 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: Bernard Coetzer
Bernie and Angie are an adventurous and easy-going couple with an exuberant passion for nature and the ocean. Together they will make any vacation an unforgettable and a once in a lifetime experience for your family and loved ones. Bernie met Angie as a teenager and taught her to sail and surf. They both share similar passions and their company will make everyone on board feel warm and at home.
Bernie’s love for sailing and water sports was instilled in him at an early age by his father, who was the commodore of the local yacht club. Bernie’s sailing career began as early as the age of 8. Bernard is a professional and reliable MCA certified Captain with MCA Officer of the Watch, MCA Master, and B.V.I Class One licenses. Gaining extensive yacht charter experience working on-board top-rated sailing and motor yachts of up to 200 feet, his capabilities handling dynamic situations with the utmost of ease combined with his familiarity of the best ports and anchorages in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and south Pacific and easy going demeanour have earned him an excellent reputation in the industry. A certified open water diver, he loves spending time out on the water and finds great pleasure surfing, wake boarding, diving, and fishing during his free time. Bernie’s enthusiasm, experience and relaxed personality will add to an unforgettable vacation for all guests on-board.
Bernard and Angie are looking forward to welcoming you to XENIA.Chef: Angelique Coetzer
Angie has grown up in the outdoors and her love for nature and an active lifestyle was rooted deep within her from an early age. She was brought up around powerboats and learnt to water-ski as a young girl. Angelique is a vibrant and delightful hostess and chef with an impeccable attention to detail and innate talent in the kitchen. Inspired by her creativity and fervent passion for food and wine, she has become a pro at preparing delectable dishes that have proven to impress even those with the most discerning palates. In just the few short years Angelique has been in the industry, she has earned two awards, one for the Best Dessert and another for Best Overall Dish at the 2013 BVI Charter Yacht Show. She also has experience working as an instructor providing surf lessons for girls and is great with children. She has obtained a PhD in Geology from the University of Stellenbosch and is enthusiastic to share her knowledge of the natural history of the beautiful islands and surroundings. Her friendly and outgoing personality promises to help you relax and make you feel at ease on-board.Stew/Deck hand: Matt Gregory
Matt is an energetic, hardworking young man whose love and passion for the ocean has been instilled in him since day one, growing up along the beaches and waterways of the north coast of Durban, South African.
Because Matt has grown up on boats, he could hone all ocean based skills ranging from wake-boarding to diving, as well as stand up paddling, jet skiing and surfing. Matt's passions are not solely based around yachting as he reigns from a vast background of sports coaching and education, great for charter families with children. He has a keen eye for detail and readily available to attend to your every need.Stewardess: Dessi Starhovska
Growing up along the coast of Cape Town in South Africa, Dessi has always felt most at home along the shoreline exploring hidden beaches and coves. She has traveled the world extensively and thoroughly enjoys meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.
After studying marketing she worked as an event manager within a multinational firm and realized that she has a gift for creating enjoyable and memorable experiences for her clients.
By combining her passion of the ocean with her love for the service industry, Dessi has found great joy in being a valued crew member and bringing people into a warm and welcomed environment.
Dessi’s kind and caring personality ensures that each client aboard feels relaxed and comfortable at all times. Her servicing, housekeeping and finishing skills are exceptional, and she will diligently take care of every detail.
Dessi has a dynamic personality and a consistently positive energy and she will go through great length to meet a request and deliver service of the highest standard always.
Your charter aboard the yacht with Dessi tending to your every need, is sure to be an unforgettable one.
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