- 49ft (15.2m)
- 26ft 11in (8.2m)
- 4ft 11in (1.5m)
- Dean Catamarans
- Not known
- Captain Stefan Huebbe
- 8kts (15kph)
- Virgin Islands (British)
- 2x 80hp Craftsman
PEARL can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet. PEARL is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.
- Captain: Stefan Huebbe (45)
Stefan and Chloe have lived, cruised and worked together for over 10 years. They have sailed over 45,000 nm between them (including the Pacific, Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Mediterranean) on their own yacht and have hosted charters on 43-50ft monohulls and catamarans in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Stefan was born in Berlin, Germany, and developed a love of the wind and sea as a teenager, sailing his first dingy at the age of 16. He got his masters in Mechanical Engineering and has worked for Daimler-Benz, Procter & Gamble, GM and Connex; which lead him to a career in managing specialist multimillion dollar engineering projects in Australia - the only piece of land he considers home. His first love was always the ocean, however, so he decided to return to Europe the slow way; on his own yacht over the Pacific Ocean, getting as far as Bali before meeting Chloe, which changed his life's path forever.
Stefan continued sailing with Chloe over the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and the Mediterranean to the Canary Islands, where he decided it was time for a new project so started designing and building luxurious houseboats in Berlin. He loved the business but missed the ocean, so 13 houseboats later, Chloe and Stefan bought yet another sailing yacht to cruise the Caribbean.
In his free time, Stefan is a bit of a merman: spear fisher, free diver, kite surfer, surfer, windsurfer...and guitarist.Chef/Mate: Chloe Salder (38)
Chloe was born in London, England and had a professional career in project management before developing an aversion to chairs and retrained to become a teacher, working for various charities and universities. Her passion in education and anthropology led her to Bali in 2007, where she met Stefan and initially came aboard his yacht as crew... after 10 years and 18,000nm together, she has finally been promoted to first mate.
Chloe's extensive travels have inspired her international cuisine, which favours fresh, healthy, rainbow-colored and seriously flavorful recipes. Italian, Spanish and Greek food is at the forefront of her culinary repertoire, as well as more exotic influences from South East Asia, India and Morocco.
Chloe's lifetime dedication to yoga practice has led her to getting certified in teaching Ashtanga yoga. In her free time she can be found practicing yoga, playing the guitar, island-hopping on the SUP or freediving.
Guests aboard catamaran PEARL in June, 2018, with her new crew, Simeon and Alayna, wrote:
Thanks again to Simeon and Alayna for an amazing trip .... hard to wake up in CT today knowing yesterday at this time we were having Lobster Benedict for breakfast at Maho. You were both perfect hosts and made this a family vacation to remember. Simi -- You gave the gift of diving to my boys and that will be something they will have for the rest of their lives -- I think they are both hooked -- Zack is still talking about wrecks / sharks and his next dive. Let Alayna know we will be back on kale as well ... Zack gained 10 pounds on the trip eating like an actual human and off of his usual diet ... hahaha.
As far as the boat ... It was an incredibly comfortable place to explore the BVIs -- I would definitely spend time on her again.
We will definitely be back to sail with the both of you again!
Rob, Lucy, Taylor and Zack
Easter week guests aboard catamaran PEARL said:
Our family of 6 had an absolutely incredible week on Pearl. The boat was perfect for us and Ilan and Shani were amazing. Ilan is a very knowledgable and active Captain. He was constantly teaching us about the area and the marine life. Our kids were always engaged in activities and Ilan provided SCUBA instruction and took everyone diving. That was an experience they will never forget. Shani provided us with a constant stream of delicious meals and was sure that our every need was met. There was nothing we could have asked for that they couldn't have provided. We will cherish the memories that we made as a family aboard Pearl. Thank you Ilan and Shani!Recent guests aboard catamaran PEARL in February, 2018, wrote:Our week on the Pearl was nothing short of fabulous! We were definitely spoiled the whole week. The Pearl is very spacious and comfortable. The rooms had everything we needed and were a lot bigger than I thought they would be! The boat had a lot of room to spread out and relax. We loved sitting up front on the dolphin seats when we were sailing from island to island and relaxing on the bean bags with a cup of coffee, a book or a cocktail enjoying the views in beautiful coves.This was really a floating all inclusive resort. The food prepared by Shani was awesome! Every meal I said wow, this is delicious. Beautiful presentation and I liked that we were surprised every meal with something new and different. Ooh, I can’t wait to see what’s for dinner today! :). She really took the time to make each meal special. She is a very talented cook and we loved having a wide variety at each meal plus a happy hour snacks.Ilan was a great bartender making many different drinks for us. They had a wide variety and really any kind of drink you’d want. I think he made the best painkillers! Especially loved that they had drinks ready and waiting for us as they welcomed us on the boat the first day. That set the stage for the whole week!I felt very comfortable with Ilan as our captain. He was very knowledgeable of sailing, safety and all things boating! For those of us that wanted a sailing lesson, he was happy to give a lesson. Every morning he would show us where we were in the BVI and what was on the agenda for the day.Never having sailed in the BVI, I thought he put together a nice itinerary for us. We really left that up to him. I thought we went to all great places to stop to swim, anchor for the night, etc. and we got to see many different islands and enjoyed the sails. We did a nice loop around the islands.Ilan was also our dive master/instructor and took us on some great dives! It was great they had all of the dive equipment we needed and enough snorkel gear for everyone.Both Ilan and Shani were very accommodating and really made our week wonderful.I truly have nothing but positive things to say about the crew, the boat and the BVIs!We really enjoyed meeting you both and hope to see you again!JenniferNew Years week 2017/2018 guests aboard catamaran PEARL with Ilan and Shani wrote:We had a fabulous trip! Ilan and Shani lovely people. We really enjoyed getting to know them. The food was exceptional and we felt like we were in caring hands the whole time. The damage from the hurricane was not overly obvious and the islanders are making every effort to get their lives back to normal. I have zero complaints! Oh, also, Pearl is a very comfortable and well maintained boat.Thank you for you help with setting up this joyful family experience.Peace,Anne
__________________Guests aboard PEARL in early July, 2014 -
Thank you so much for everything you did in getting us set up for our vacation of a lifetime!!! We greatly appreciated your help too when we arrived in St. Thomas with a bag missing. It was nice to have your help in getting us to Red Hook and keeping in contact with Tamas and Sara.
Thank you for all that you did in answering all of our questions prior to our trip too. It was all extremely helpful and helped us to make the best decision ever in selecting Tamas, Sara and The Pearl!!!
We had a vacation of a lifetime!!!! Everything was absolutely perfect!!!! I don't know if I have the words to describe the memories that we created during the last week. These could not have been possible without Tamas, Sara and The Pearl!!! Tamas and Sara were so gracious and welcoming from the very beginning… They opened up their home to us and the services they provided were excellent!!! We so enjoyed getting to know them. We enjoyed everything about the trip. Some of the highlights included:
Tamas and Sara's approach to their jobs. They are positive and passionate about what they do and it showed up every minute of every day. Their attitudes, smiles and laughs were contagious!!!
The delicious food that Sara prepared was incredible!!!
The ever flowing drinks that Tamas prepared for "Happy Hour" were wonderful. Something different was prepared every day!!!
Our Happy Hour on the 4th of July had a special Red White and Blue theme drink along with some American Corn Dogs!!! So fun!!!
They were extremely knowledgeable about sailing which put us at ease of course. So we appreciated their expert sailing skills!!!
They were also very skilled at diving. We appreciated their patience with us since we are beginner divers. The dive spots they selected were perfect for our level of diving experience and we greatly appreciated them taking it slow and easy for us.
Their answer was always yes. No matter what we asked to see or do, they always said YES…. So we did everything we wanted to do!!!
And, the boat is too cool for words. Every place we stopped, we had so many people asking about the cool features of the boat. It was awesome!!! It was very comfortable and our beds were made and bathrooms were cleaned daily!!!
They took us to places on the islands that we didn't even know about such as Sydney's, Bubble Bath, Saba Rock etc..
I could go on and on but these were just a few of the highlights of our trip. It was truly the best vacation Richard, Jennifer, Travis and I have ever had.
Tamas and Sara are a very energetic couple and they are what made our trip both adventurous and luxurious all at the same time!!! It was everything we wanted and then some!!! I just can't say enough good things about Tamas, Sara, The Pearl and our vacation.
Thank you again for getting us in contact with Tamas, Sara and The Pearl!!!
If you ever have any specific questions about our fantastic trip, don't hesitate to contact us….
It's Monday, so I guess we better get to work so we can start saving up for our 2nd Vacation of a Lifetime. So when we contact you, just know that we will not be interested in any other crew or boat. So go ahead and make a note that we will only be interested in booking Tamas, Sara and The Pearl!!!
Thank you again,
Richard and Linda Hay
Guests aboard PEARL in January 2014
Hi PamelaWanted to thank you with your help for our trip. We had a great time on the Pearl. The Captain (tamas) and first mate (sara) would wonderful. My family had a great, memorable and fun trip. I was sick the entire trip but still managed to have a great trip. Tamas and Sara were wonderful in every way. The Pearl is "their" boat/home and it showed. The boat was spacious, the activities were exactly what we wanted when we wanted them. Overall we could not have asked for a better trip. I heard that the weather the week before was not too good and the week after was not too good so we planned it perfectly. Thanks for your help and wanted to let you know what a great time was had by all. Also, Windward passage was fine for a stopover and Oceana for dinner was excellent.Best to youSuzanne
From guests aboard PEARL in early January, 2014
We are back in Miami and still reminiscing of our time on PEARL. I am sure we are not the first clients to tell you how wonderful Tamas and Sara are, but it is definitely worth me telling you again!
Yes, it's their job to be accommodating and friendly and with a high end charter, we expected no less. But Tamas and Sara were so much more than that. The pre-charter preference sheet we filled out that asked what foods we liked, alcohol we liked, and what kind of activities we enjoyed was thoroughly looked over before they provisioned the boat for our week and it was obvious! Sara prepared meal after meal that we all loved! She knew Jake loved chicken, Ciera's favourite was vegetables and lamb, Randy's favourite was steak and over the course of the week, all 6 of us had our favourite food PLUS loved every meal she made! We joked with Sarah every meal, "how can you top this one?" She even accommodated me with my preferred breakfast shake of papaya, peanut butter, spinach and yogurt! Sara is such a wonderful cook and presents each meal with class. I think we all gained at least 5 pounds but we made a pact among our family that we could not complain about gaining weight or we would have to do a shot of tequila! (we still had to do a few)
Tamas knows what he's doing on that boat! We loved that he was willing to explain the sailing, the cleaning, the maintenance... whatever we wanted to know. Some sailors can be a bit conceited, but Tamas was knowledgeable without being a prick. He was always willing to "entertain" with the water sports, or pumping up the kayake, tube, etc.. Ciera and Ian really enjoyed having him take them diving.... We noticed and appreciated how hard both Sara and Tamas work all day, and even with that weariness they must have felt, they were always pleasant!
We felt better the nights that we got them to go out with us or sit down and play a card game and have drinks with us... they sooo deserved it by the end of a day! They are a fun couple and our family enjoyed our week aboard Pearl and we have some Fantastic family memories !
Thanks you too for helping arrange the whole thing.
- Bluray library, Bluray player saloon, Camcorder, CD library, Cell phone, Cinema, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Games console, Indoor audio system, iPod dock, Local TV, Media movie server, Outdoor audio system, Printer, Satellite phone, Satellite radio, Satellite TV, TV master cabin, TV outdoor, TV saloon, Wi-Fi, 15ft / 4.60m 60hp RIB, Assorted water toys, Beach games, Board games, Floating Mats, Inflatable floating island, Kayak, Kneeboard, Paddleboard, Swimming noodles, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Water skis - child, BBQ, Book library, Coffee machine, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light, Hammocks, Ice maker, Kosher, Special diets, Sun cushions, Sun loungers, Swim platform, Water maker
- Insured, Crew certified, Diving if certified, Diving lights, Snorkelling gear, Underwater lighting, Underwater still camera, Underwater video, Wetsuits, 1 Compressor, 8 Tanks, 5 BCs, 5 Regulators, Rescue diver,
Diving, gear are included.
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