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GAMBIT Yacht Description


2018 Runner Up for Best Multihull under 57ft in the Annual BVI Charter Yacht Show

Gambit is our clean, beautifully appointed Lagoon 500 catamaran, owned and operated personally. We, Doug and Val Fairfield, have been offering charters in the Caribbean since 2014 and would love the opportunity to welcome you to the British Virgin Islands to show you the wonders of one of the world's most sought after cruising destinations. Gambit is flagged and based in the BVI, and is compliant with all VISR regulations, which eliminates uncertainties regarding reliability, entry ports and cruising grounds. Due to Covid as well as the newly enforced commercial charter directives for foreign flagged vessels, there has never been a better time to vacation in the BVI ~ less crowded, more authentic, peaceful and rejuvenating. The following brochure is a sample of what Gambit has to offer ~ please feel free to ask questions and chat to your broker about options. As owner operators, we can be flexible and accommodating. Gambit is available for charter in the BVI from November to July each year. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Advertised by DMA Yachting, the impressive charter yacht GAMBIT is a 51 ft sailing catamaran. The highlights of GAMBIT are her well-chosen interiors and inviting socializing areas. GAMBIT spends the summer and winter season in US Virgin Islands. She was constructed by the ship builder Lagoon in 2008. An elegant refit was delivered in 2021. The well-planned yacht layout features 4 generous cabins and easily accommodates a maximum of 8 guests.

GAMBIT is introduced primarily as a sailing catamaran. The the core layout is spread out from the main saloon, which connects to the aft deck. The aft deck features a variety of seating areas and that's where most of the delicious meals are served. The tastefully decorated cabins offer unbeatable views in the morning and are located just below deck. The cabins offer designer mattrace beds and feature ensuite bathrooms. Multiple portholes supply a sunny feeling, with the option for darkness and privacy.

and a generator.

Accommodation

Gambit offers sleeping accommodations in 3 queen size cabins and 1 twin bunk room. All offer AC and ensuite head and shower.

What is the cabin arrangement of GAMBIT?

  • 3 VIP cabins
  • 1 Twin cabin

GAMBIT

Coffee bar with modern coffee machine, and help yourself snack bar
Coffee bar with modern coffee machine, and help yourself snack bar
  • Weekly price:
    $24,000 - $29,000

    Low Season | High Season

  • Length: 51'
  • # of Guests: 8
  • # of Cabins: 4
  • # of Crew: 2
  • Builder: Lagoon
  • Built Year: 2008
  • Refit: 2021
Foreward cabin with en-suite, light and airy, but with block out curtains and blinds for your comfort and privacy
Foreward cabin with en-suite, light and airy, but with block out curtains and blinds for your comfort and privacy

GAMBIT Charter Price Details

Season Name 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests 9 guests 10 guests 11 guests 12 guests
Summer 2022 $24,000 $24,000 $24,000 $25,000 $26,000 $27,500 $29,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Winter 2022 to 2023 $24,000 $24,000 $24,000 $25,000 $26,000 $27,500 $29,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Summer 2023 $24,000 $24,000 $24,000 $25,000 $26,000 $27,500 $29,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Winter 2023 to 2024 $24,000 $24,000 $24,000 $25,000 $26,000 $27,500 $29,000 $0 $0 $0 $0

GAMBIT Yacht Charter Price

# of charter days Base Price APA (deposit for provisioning, fuel, docking fees, etc) Total Note
14 day charter 48,000$ to 58,000$ 9,600$ to 17,400$ 57,600$ to 75,400$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 24,000$ to 29,000$ 4,800$ to 8,700$ 28,800$ to 37,700$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 12,000$ to 14,500$ 2,400$ to 4,350$ 14,400$ to 18,850$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
24,000$ / 6 * 3 days = 12,000$

All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.

Price Details

Price from: $24,000

High season rate: $29,000

Gambit is a BVI based yacht currently accepting BVI ports only.
48 hours between charters except between Christmas/New Years.

Gambit currently accepts a minimum of 7 nights for charter. No short charters please.

Half Board Rates
Please inquire for rates.

Sleep-aboard
Inquire for availability. Rate is calculated as 1/2 the regular daily rate 7 night min. Discounts do not apply. Non Comm.

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights 8 days.

Christmas 2023 - 1-8 pax- $33,350
New Year 2023/24 - 1-8 pax $34,800
7 night minimum.
Christmas charters must end no later than the 26th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 27th December

Gambit is a BVI based yacht. Permits and fees are included in the BVI only. Other locations fees will be extra.
Please inquire for any delivery fees for "down island" charters.Gambit is a BVI based yacht currently accepting BVI ports only.
48 hours between charters except between Christmas/New Years.

Gambit currently accepts a minimum of 7 nights for charter. No short charters please.

Half Board Rates
Please inquire for rates.

Sleep-aboard
Inquire for availability. Rate is calculated as 1/2 the regular daily rate 7 night min. Discounts do not apply. Non Comm.

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights 8 days.

Christmas 2023 - 1-8 pax- $33,350
New Year 2023/24 - 1-8 pax $34,800
7 night minimum.
Christmas charters must end no later than the 26th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 27th December

Gambit is a BVI based yacht. Permits and fees are included in the BVI only. Other locations fees will be extra.
Please inquire for any delivery fees for "down island" charters.

Price Terms

Inclusive

GAMBIT Yacht Charter Locations

Summer Season

Winter Season

Amenities

Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Sat Tv: No
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: No
Crew Pets: No
Number Dine In: 8
Water Maker: 500 Gal
Water Capacity: 254 Gal
Ice Maker: Yes
Number Of Dvds: Yes
Number Of Cds: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Yes
YachtNudeCharters: No
Hairdryers: Yes
Number Of Port Hatches: 16
Smoking: Transom Only
Crew Smokes: No
Children Ok: Yes
Generator: 11.5kw
Inverter: 2x1850
Voltages: 115v and 230v
Hammock: No
Windscoops: No

Specifications

Tube: 2
Guests: 8
Draft: 4
Helipad: No
Ac: Full
Ac Night:
Built: 2008
Turnaround: 48 hrs Firm
Cabins: 4
King:
Queen: 3
Double:
Single:
Twin: 1
Pullman:
Showers: 4
Basins: 4
Heads: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Jacuzzi: No

Features

BBQ: Yes
AC: Full
Generator: 11.5kw
Internet: Onboard WIFI

Layout

Layout of GAMBIT

More Specifications

Flag: BVI
Homeport: BVI
Resort Course: N/A
Yacht Permit: 1
Yacht License: 1
Yacht Mca: 1
Yacht Insurance: Navigate

Diving Onboard

Tanks: 10
Number Of Dives: 3 Dives pp
Dive Info: Diving only offered in the British Virgins.
3 Dives per week included in the rate for certified and current divers based on a 7 night charter.
Maximum amount divers is 6.
Maximum of 1 dive per day.
Guests rent or bring their own wet suits, specialized gear and dive computers.
Diving is for CERTIFIED and CURRENT divers only. If divers have not dived within the last 3 years, a refresher course must be done before diving. This can be done before through a certified dive operator or onboard GAMBIT at a cost of $150 per diver.

Communication: Uncapped WiFi
Full Course: N/A
Air Compressor: Onboard
Bcs: 8
Weight Sets: 8
Number Of Divers: 6
Registrations Number: 8
Dive Costs: 3 Dives per week included in the rate for certified divers based on 7 night charter.
Extra dives available at a cost of $115 and dependent on guest itinerary.
Diving is for CERTIFIED and CURRENT divers only. If divers have not dived within the last 3 years, a refresher course must be done before diving. This can be done before through a certified dive operator or onboard GAMBIT at a cost of $150 per diver.
Guests rent or bring their own wet suits, specialized gear and dive computers.

Scuba On Board: Onboard

Fishing

Fishing Gear:
Fishing Gear Type: Trolling
Rods:
Deep Sea Fishing: No

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative:
Reusable Bottles:
Other Green Efforts:

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: 13ft AB
Kayaks 1 Pax: 1
Kayaks 2 Pax: No
Dinghy Hp: 60
Floating Mats:
Dinghy Pax: 7
Swim Platform: Stern Scoops
Water Skis Adult:
Boarding Ladder: Transom
Water Skis Kids:
Sailing Dinghy:
Jet Skis:
Beach Games:
Wave Runners:
Kneeboard:
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear:
Underwater Camera: No
Scurfer:
Underwater Video: No
Wake Board:
Paddleboard: 2
Crew

Crew Information

Captain: Doug Fairfield

YOUR SKIPPER AND HOSTESS

To ease you into life at a slower pace are Doug and Val Fairfield, an English speaking, husband and wife team from South Africa, with many years combined cruising, travel and charter experience.

Doug holds a Yachtmaster Offshore Qualification, reinforced with many ocean crossings and coastal voyages, not least those accomplished with his family aboard. Doug started sailing in his mid twenties, based off the east coast of South Africa, where sailing and weather conditions are notoriously unpredictable and the coastline hazardous. Having grown up on the ocean with surfing as his main sport, sailing was a natural progression for him. Weekends were occupied with local and coastal racing as well as family sailing with the children. In 1995, in pursuit of our joint ambition to travel to remote places, we left on an extended 6 year cruise aboard our 30 foot monohull, (later upgraded to a 43 foot monohull), together with our two children, then 4 and 6 years old. This adventure took us across the Indian Ocean and back to South Africa, and then across the Atlantic to the USA, finally returning to South Africa at the end of 2000 for a period of regular land based life. During our cruising years we explored remote archipelagos, traveled by yacht many miles up the Amazon River, visited new and unique places, experienced diverse cultures and were exposed to many and varied challenges and opportunities. In 2012, the urge to move on again resulted in the acquisition of Katlyn, our first catamaran, and once again we set off across the Atlantic from Cape Town, spending a year en route, before establishing ourselves in the charter industry in the Caribbean. Along the way we have developed an awareness, appreciation and respect for the ocean, the sky and the weather in all its diversity. Most recently, we have been reminded of the majesty of mother nature as we have sailed Gambit the 4500nm from Italy to the Caribbean, to replace Katlyn, destroyed by hurricane Irma.

Doug has been an avid adventure sport enthusiast throughout his life. He is an advanced skydiver with 2500 jumps, and was the chief instructor at the local skydive club prior to his involvement with sailing; he is an experienced paraglider, loves scuba and free diving, as well as water and snow skiing and has completed a number of arduous long distance marathons. He is a natural storyteller and entertainer with a great sense of humor, a charismatic and attentive host, willing to go the extra mile to ensure you get the most out of your vacation.

Val grew up on a vast dairy farm in the Drakensberg farming district of South Africa, and attended boarding school, before qualifying as a private secretary and then a primary school teacher. She traded horse riding and hiking for sailing, and was perfectly positioned to home school the children while cruising. She is a qualified scuba diver, and enjoys snorkeling, skiing and hiking, and living the island life. She takes pride and pleasure in creating inviting spaces through tasteful choice and use of fabrics and decor, and is an accomplished seamstress. This is evident in the decor aboard Gambit, redecorated since arriving in the BVI a few months ago. Many years of challenging galley responsibilities have enabled her to become a competent and creative chef aboard, fine tuned by various short courses in culinary arts.

Doug and Val have a passion for traveling and a special affinity for the African bush, it’s wildlife, beauty, solitude and wide open spaces, and have been fortunate to do an extended three month 4x4 camping safari with roof top tent through some of the most unspoiled and rugged areas of Southern Africa. The freedom of traveling without boundaries inspired a six week camper van tour of New Zealand last year, wild camping without the constraints of official campsites in the winter wonderland of mountains and fjords. During this time we took the opportunity to try our hand at dog sledding, abseiling and caving. We have spent a month touring Sri Lanka traveling by train and staying in local B&B’s, visited Egypt and driven off the beaten track through the Western Desert, camping in the splendor of the White Desert en route. We have driven across the USA and would love to follow this up with a longer RV trip in the not to distant future.
After many years sailing together, (mostly with children aboard), and in excess of 70 completed charters, we team up on deck to offer you a fun filled sailing vacation, and when the anchor is down, a companionable, relaxed yet attentive atmosphere is created for you to escape your normal routine and create memories which will live with you forever.

We would love the opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you in the BVI, offer you our hospitality aboard Gambit, and show you around some of our lovely anchorages and must see spots that we’ve come to call home.

Crew are fully vaccinated for Covid 19.

Menu

********


Meal times are always a significant aspect of any vacation!


On Gambit we aim to provide our guests with attractive meals


which are both appetizing and nutritious, whilst accommodating your


dietary requirements, likes and dislikes as best we can. We focus on preparing


meals using a combination of locally obtained produce such as fresh fish,


chicken, meat, tropical fruit and vegetables, rather than importing exotic


ingredients and out of season foodstuffs. We serve breakfast, a light lunch


and dinner in the cockpit or at the saloon table, with chilled water,


fruit juice, tea or coffee to accompany it.


 


In addition we have our ‘Captains Bar’,  providing you with that perfect glass of


chilled wine, a cold beer or soda, a selection of standard spirits and


mixers, or a sundowner cocktail.


SAMPLE MENU


* Breakfast *


A fruit platter, tropical juice, coffee and tea await you in the


morning followed up with something from the galley:


~ Fluffy cheese omelettes with a variety of fillings,


slices of avocado and crispy bacon ~


~ Creamy scrambled eggs sandwiched between grilled hash browns,


caribbean grilled bananas and roasted tomatoes ~


 ~ Eggs benedict served on an English muffin and topped


with dijon hollandaise sauce and micro greens ~


~ Continental inspired selection of cold cuts,


croissants, muffins, and boiled eggs ~


~ Golden french toast, decadently topped with cinnamon apples,


dried cranberries and coconut rum sauce ~


~ Cold smoked salmon with poached eggs over


baby spinach leaves and crisp potato cubes ~


 ~ Breakfast sausages, caramelized onions, and


over easy eggs done how you like them ~


~ Toast and preserves ~


**


* Lunch *


This is usually a casual, relaxed meal served family style at the


cockpit table during a break in activities and sailing.


~ Alfresco dining with an assortment of cold cuts and salads,


crispy artisan loaves, chutneys, mustards and condiments ~


~ Sweet thai chilli wraps filled with chicken, greens, sprouts and peanuts ~


~ Bruschetta with red pesto, feta cheese and avocado topping ~


~ Hamburgers from Doug’s barbecue, build your own with a medley of fillings ~


~ Mexican wraps individually created with a variety of fillings ~


~ Grilled buffalo wings accompanied by tropical coleslaw and a tossed salad ~


~ Melty mushroom cheese toasts with a crunchy citrus flavoured carrot salad ~


~ Chef’s quiche with a Caribbean salad ~


**


* Dinner *


~ Lightly floured pan-fried mahi-mahi served with sautéed potatoes,


veggie tendrils and a creamy lemon butter sauce ~


~ Shrimp platter on a bed of garlic fried rice drizzled and topped with lime wedges ~


~ Fragrant thai coconut curry served with jasmine rice and tropical mango salad ~


~ Slow roasted lamb shanks, crushed potatoes and mange tout,


served with a deglazed red wine sauce and mint jelly ~


~ Grilled spinach and blue cheese stuffed chicken medallions topped


with a creamy sauce and served with steamed vegetables in season ~


~ Linguine with red wine bolognaise, crispy garlic bread and Italian salad ~


~ Barbecued steak, served with potato gratin and warm beetroot salad ~


~ Oriental stir fry incorporating colourful peppers, and


bright greens served on a bed of penne ~


~ Pork tenderloin medallions flambéed and served with a Mount Gay


Jamaican Rum sauce and colorful roasted veges ~


~ Barbecued tuna steaks marinated and served with a


sesame ginger lime sauce, and couscous tossed veggies ~


~ Asian inspired salmon with quinoa and black bean medley ~


**


* Desserts *


~ Flambéed banana crepes, dusted with nutmeg


and topped with ice-cream ~


~ Torched Berry brulee ~


~ Rich dark chocolate mousse sprinkled with mint sugar ~


~ Passionfruit mousse over a honey crumble ~


~ Home made pavlova with colorful berries and chantilly cream ~


~ Apple and cinnamon crumble topped with whipped cream ~


~ Poached pears in a red wine reduction with a scoop of vanilla ice cream ~

  • GAMBIT

    Price Terms: Inclusive

    Price from $24,000/week

    High season $29,000/week

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    Yachts in US Virgin Islands for Winter/Spring 2024 are 43.7% reserved. If you are considering a charter in this time period, inquire now!


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