S/V Jade: 51 feet of luxury on water…

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Jade (Privilege 51’)

Sailing Itineraries

S/V Jade is available for private day sail, week long shared and private charter, sail and dive charters.


The minute you step aboard this large and beautiful blue-waters sailing catamaran you will feel your cares start to slip away..... paradise beckons. In fact you may already be there!

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This Privilege 51 from Jeantot Marine, the quality French builder that pioneered the multihull revolution, has been well looked after. She’s featuring four double guests cabins with large double berths, dressing tables, en-suite heads with walk-in showers, excellent ventilation and ample storage. The galley is located in the port hull and features a double sink, four burner stove, 2 refrigeration and 1 deep freezer and custom storage. The sunlit bridge-deck salon houses the navigation station to starboard, a central L-shaped settee and a dining table to starboard. Forward of the salon is the crew cabin. The "window wall" in the salon aft leads to the huge cockpit with teak tables on both side, seating, lounging and storage space everywhere. The cavernous stand up engine rooms are accessed from the aft cockpit, isolated from the living spaces.

The Crew


Traveling with my family opened my eyes to the vast world beyond England, and East Sussex countryside, my childhood home. Finishing A-levels I disappeared into the heart of Africa to teach English on a sugar-plantation and to travel a more beautiful land than I’d ever seen before (namely Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania). After my first ‘gap-year’ and a stint as manager of a gastronomic wine bar, India swept me away for a further ‘gap-year’.  South Asia taught me how to taste spices, people’s stories and cows all on the same deep breath… my second most beautiful land ever seen! This passion for discovering new cultures and places lead me to an Anthropology degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies, however I found discovery easier out of this London University….  I arrived on a boat after a further adventure, although this time across Europe, and realised that this was it!
My sailing career begins aged 21, with a fascination and profound respect for the sea and her mystery. I discovered a means by which to travel by wind alone, while building practical experience and qualifications year by year. Initially I sailed in Turkey as a first-mate, then a bold return ‘Winter-cruise’ from England to Morocco on tiny two-manned boat; followed by two Seasons in the Caribbean on crewed yachts from the Bahamas, BVIs, Leeward and Windward Isles, down to Grenada.  Apart from returning for a land-love-affair of six months to India to brush up my Hindi and tiger-spotting-skills managing an Eco-tented-safari camp in 2009, I have lived and worked at sea for six years.  I recently became an Ocean Yacht Master by crossing the Southern Atlantic by Sextant alone, and before moving to Tobago I worked on an 85ft wooden ketch in St Martin, a stiff competition for a 51ft catamaran… but as Franco rightly puts it, a mono-hull is just half a boat!  Operating as a Dive Master in addition to Captain allows me to work above and below water, an office that I never dreamt that I could be happier in, and I look forward to sharing it with you!


I’m from a small town in the Cotswolds which is one of the loveliest parts of the English countryside. After a fairly unsuccessful time at high school I jumped on a plane to New Zealand to see my mum's side of the family who I had yet to meet and actually have still not met in person. So I got off the plane on a stop over in L.A. and never made it back on the plane. Three years later I had travelled overland from L.A. to Colombia, living in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Colombia. Along the way I fell in love with the marine world, working as a Dive Master in Honduras and then was lucky enough to dive the Galapagos and every country in between.

In 2003, I returned to the U.K. to do a degree in Marine Biology, mainly being based abroad working for the Egyptian and Indonesian Environment Agencies trying to preserve their reefs from rapid development in Egypt, and from a nomadic maritime tribe in Indonesia who were dynamiting their reef to build a village at sea. After three years of enjoying myself at university it was time to pay back some of the debts and having worked in restaurants during my travels I started as a manager in a seafood restaurant in Oxford, and then moved on to open the first Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurant.

A year later I was back to studying rather than eating the fishes, and did a masters in tropical marine biology, working with the Wildlife Conservation Society in Papua New Guinea.  We were based on an island 400m by 200m for nine months trying to determine the effects of the rampant oil palm industry on New Guinea's reefs (which by the way are totally mind blowing), and also surveying reefs that were smothered by a volcanic eruption in 1994 that destroyed a city of 130,000 people.

Following this work I was granted a scholarship to do a PhD with the University of the West Indies also looking at the impact of pollution, specifically on plant eating coral reef fishes. Im currently half way through my doctorate but during a lull in funding for the research I very randomly came across Franco and Josy who got me started on my sailing career (well....more like a cooking career at the moment but getting there). I’m still active in coral reef conservation in Tobago, having recently advised the government on how to respond to a coral bleaching episode which is currently going on and how to build resilience against further bleaching events. So thats me and if I’m looking sweaty in the galley feel free to bring me a bombay and tonic, as long as Franco’s released the moratorium on my gin...


Length: 15.5m (51ft)
Beam: 8m (26.5ft)
Draught: 1.37m (4.5ft)
Construction: fiberglass on PVC core
Engine: (2) two 54HP Yanmar
Water Tanks: 200 gallons
Fuel Tank: 200 gallons
Semi-rigid “AB” tender (10 persons) with 30HP Tohatsu outboard.
Safety gear (IMO Standards)
Kayak, diving & snorkeling gear, fishing gear.
Two refrigerators and one deep freezer, 4 burner propane stove with oven, built-in microwave, engine driven & electric water heater.
Village Marine water-maker 25 gph
Electrical system: Yanmar 8kw genset, Xantrec inverter charger (1000W), (2) two 100 amp alternators, (10) 6V batteries.

Charter Rates

Private Day Sail in Tobago
Up to 8 guests: $ 1,200.00
Additional guests: $ 135.00

Sunset Cruise in Tobago
Up to six guests: $ 1,000.00
Additional guests: $ 105.00

Double occupancy for a week on a shared charter around Tobago
High season (week 01 to 17, 51 & 52): $5,250.00
Mid season (week 18 to 30 and 43 to 50): $4,600.00
Low season (week 31 to 42): $3,950.00

Single occupancy for a week on a shared charter around Tobago
High season (week 01 to 17, 51 & 52): $3,900.00
Mid season (week 18 to 30 and 43 to 50): $3,400.00
Low season (week 31 to 42): $2,925.00

Full boat rental for a week private charter around Tobago
High season (week 01 to 17, 51 & 52): $20,000.00
Mid season (week 18 to 30 and 43 to 50): $18,000.00
Low season (week 31 to 42): $15,000.00

The salon and chart table