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Voyage 500 500 (2001)

André and Alison


  • 50 feet

  • 6 guests

  • 3 cabins

  • 3 heads

  • Captained

André and Alison


Description

Turquoise Turtle is a Voyage 500 Sailing Catamaran offering private charters with 3 ensuite queen cabins. She has a spacious salon and cockpit for dining and entertainment, and two large trampolines forward for lounging in the sun and enjoying the fresh ocean breeze. She offers lot of water toys for young and old at heart. There is also water access from a drop down ladder on the bow.

Our relaxed, friendly atmosphere will set the pace for your dream holiday!

We want you to feel at home as you enjoy crystal clear waters, hearty, fabulous food, and experience local cocktail mixes or your favorite beverage while you relax and watch the sunset. Come make the Turquoise Turtle your Home At Sea!

Ideal for relaxing aboard, snorkeling in Caribbean waters, exploring nearby islands by kayak or SUP, or strolling on long white sandy beaches. ​Come sail with us and experience true South African hospitality!


Details

  • Manufacturer
    Voyage 500
  • Model
    500
  • Year
    2001
  • Guest Capacity
    6
  • Cabins
    3
  • Single Beds
    0
  • Double Beds
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Number of engines
    2
  • Horsepower per engine
    50

Crew

Andre and Alison Stroebel are from South Africa and have been married for 33 years. They love the sea and are either on it, in it or under it. They started sailing together even before they were married and raced Hobie Cats as a hobby. Soon they started sailing larger catamarans off the unpredictable east and west coasts of South Africa. In 2011 they left South Africa on the Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro Yacht Race on their catamaran Rat Catcher, crossing the Atlantic and ending second in their class. Since then they have been cruising in the Caribbean and are excited to share their experiences with you. They are both qualified SSI Dive Masters. Andre started his career as a helicopter pilot in the South African Air Force and after 25 years service started flying commercially doing offshore flights to the oil rigs off the Canadian east coast in Newfoundland. He has over 7000 flight hours. He also has over 25 000 sea miles accumulated off the South African coast, Atlantic crossing and sailing the Caribbean and east coast of Florida. He has a South African Sailing Yacht Master Offshore certificate with a 100 ton South African Maritime Safety Authority rating, STCW and First Aid. Alison started sailing on Optimists in Zimbabwe and then crewed for her Dad on a Flying Dutchman. She knew she had found her true love when she discovered André also loved the sea and sailing. From when they first met they had a shared dream of sailing the world. Alison is a Registered Nurse and specialized in Neonatal premature babies and then in the Operating Room. She is qualified in Basic life Support, CPR and First Aid. She has her offshore Captains license and has over 20 000 sea miles having sailed the South African coast, crossed the Atlantic and sailed extensively in the Caribbean, Bahamas and the Florida coast. She loves being on, in or under the water and especially enjoys sharing her love of snorkeling and diving with new adventurers pointing out the amazing critters under water. Alison has a special affinity to children her best reference is the fact the little ones invariably climb in her lap and go to sleep. With their traveling Alison has incorporated a touch of different cultures in her menu. She loves creating dishes with a strong South African and African traditional food influence with a touch of Mediterranean. In true African tradition you won't go hungry at this table. If you are interested in learning to sail a Catamaran Andre is always keen to show you the “ropes” and give you some sailing instruction. With Andre and Alison’s experience of the islands, love for the sea, South African hospitality, with lots of outdoor BBQ’s (South African Braai’s), they are ready to make your Caribbean charter dream come true.

Amenities

  • Stove / grill
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • Autopilot
  • Radar
  • Diving
  • Air conditioning
Navigation & Safety
  • Autopilot
  • Radar
  • Chart plotter
  • GPS
  • Generator
  • VHF Radio
  • Tender/Dinghy
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • EPIRB
  • Torch light
Entertainment
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • Speakers on deck
Comfort
  • Stove / grill
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Fresh water maker
  • Freezer
  • Inverter
  • Warm water
  • Cockpit table
  • Outdoor shower
Sports equipment
  • Snorkeling
Activities
  • Diving
  • Dining
  • Overnight stay


1 Review

  • Lenka
    Lenka
    June 28th, 2021

    Our four days with the Turquoise Turtle around St. John Island were relaxing, exciting, and pampering at the same time.

    Mr. Andree and Mrs. Alison are fantastic. They planned this trip for us and made sure there was something special for everyone. Sailing crash-course for dad, sleeping under the stars for mom, trip in the dingy to the mooring platform for the little one and an extra snorkeling tips for our teenager.

    “Michelin star chef” Alison was somehow able to present an exceptional culinary experience in each meal. We had meals originated in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Germany with authentic spices and all paired with a complementing vine. We also stopped on a floating Tiki bar and had some authentic Virgin Island tacos. Captain Mixologist Andree can fix any Virgin Island’s drink and more. Disclaimer: Low caliber drinkers (like me) - stay away from the “Painkiller” because later in the evening, the dots on a Domino block will be difficult to count.

    Snorkeling was the main activity for us during this trip. We tried to snorkel as much as we could. We saw just about all marine life we could see in the Virgin Islands - rays, turtles, squid, octopus, crabs, lobsters, corals, eels and millions of fish. Dive master Alison led us to her favorite spots and pointed out the camouflaged creatures. We learned about the octopus’s garden as well as that dolphin can fart. This was an existential intel for our little one. Also, we have acquired Alison’s secret recipe for a mask “spit”. The hot outdoor shower after each dive was a bliss. We are already planning our next scuba diving trip with this five star “crew”  Thank you Andree and Alison.


Boat Owner

André and Alison

Member since July 2020

We do all inclusive charters minimum days 5 nights no maximum. We love the sea and love sharing it with you.

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Location and Destination Guide

Usually this boat operates around Road Town, VI.

Looking for a yacht charter in the USVI? Dream sailing destinations don’t come much dreamier than the US Virgin Islands. A Caribbean hang out with an American vibe, sailing in the US Virgin Islands, or USVI, is even easier with a Sailo yacht charter.

The US Virgin Islands archipelago consists of three main islands, St John, St Croix and St Thomas.


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