2018 47ft Catamaran Sleeps 8 Guests In 4 Cabins, Unforgettable vacation


From $17,700/week

Special Terms

Guests: 8

Length: 47ft

Cabins: 4

Built: 2018

Crew: 2


This beautiful, award-winning luxury yacht comes equipped with 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths. 3 Queen cabins and one bedroom contains 2 single bunks. Check out this description from SAIL magazine, where it just won Best Boat of 2018: The Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 catamaran is a space machine in the truest sense of the word. Like all sailboats, it can carry you through the water and across space and time using nothing but the power of the wind—thereby making it supremely quiet and smooth. Unlike most other sailboats, though, it manages to do this while providing a vast amount of living space as well—not to mention the fact it does so in a packa...



8 Guests

4 Queen Beds

4 Wash Basins

4 Cabins

4 Showers

Four queen cabins with ensuite bathrooms.
Entire boat is fully air-conditioned.

NOTE: for a six pack charter which takes only three cabins or less or people in the bunks, CREW take the port aft cabin. Forward starboard space is permanently stowage of toys like scuba equipment, tanks, compressor, hookah, snorkels, etc....




WiFi internet access


Bimini Top

Salon TV with satellite tv

Swim Platforms

Air conditioning and fans

Inverter Yes

Deck showers

Ipod/device docking station

Night Air conditioning and fans

Water Maker


Cockpit and flybridge speakers

Take home memories of the charter. Captain Brian, is an award winning photographer ready to capture all of the moments to remember forever. He is especially proficient at imaging underwater. Also being a videographer, those fast moving moments won’t be lost. All images taken during your charter can be made available to guests digitally with no copyright so they can do whatever they want with them, print the images huge for their living room or just post on social media. Whatever they decide to do with the imagery, they will never forget the Virgin Islands.”

Topside Digital Package (All images, photo or video, created during the charter above water): $750
Undersea Digital Package (All images, photo or video, created during the charter below water): $950
Complete Digital Package (everything): $1250
Individual Digital Topside Images: $75
Individual Digital Undersea Images: $95

Please arrange this beforehand if interested in any of these packages. Final decision can wait until the guests see what the package looks like.


Water fun

12.6' Center Console 30hp Dinghy

Floating Mats


Snorkeling Gear

Stand Up Paddle

Beach Games

Snorkel Gear
Floating Mat
3 SUP's
Hookah Dive Equipment
Fishing Rods
Beach Games
Board Games
Surfboard to be towed behind the dinghy

Captain has an underwater camera and video.


Share in the unique experiences of the Virgin Islands that Elena and Brian craft for you sailing aboard the spacious, wind-powered vessel, Black Tortuga.

With close to a decade of experience taking people “into the wild”, Brian shares his sense of adventure with guests. Raised in Utah and frequently found at sea, Brian is confronted with questions as to how he became an ocean-going captain. Most people forget there is a small ocean, the Great Salt Lake, in his desert home. His father taught him a love for all activities in and around water. Reading sea-faring novels from the golden-age of discovery inspired him to lust for the horizon and h...




<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #333399;"><strong>MORNING SELECTIONS</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Omelette</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Omelette fried with mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, fresh herbs, garlic, onion and zucchini</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Scrambled egg wrap</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Wrap filled with scrambled eggs, avocado, beans, spinach and a homemade sauce</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Pancakes</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Homemade fluffy pancakes (gluten free on demand) with topping of your choice</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Smoothie bowl</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Your choice of mixed fresh fruits, milk and topping with nuts, seeds and fruits</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>French toast</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Homemade bread soaked in milk and sugar, fried in a pan, topped with fresh fruits and vibrant coulis</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Breakfast sliders</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Personal sandwiches with homemade bread, eggs, cheese, avocado and garlic aioli</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Oatmeal</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Fresh oatmeal served with fresh fruits, nuts, chia seeds and dry fruits</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #333399;"><strong>AFTERNOON SELECTIONS</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Mexican mix</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Guacamole, cashew sour cream, mashed beans, grilled vegetables and chicken served with tortillas</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Captain's Gourmet Hamburger</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Homemade bread, grilled burger, freshly homemade sauces, caramalized onions, avocado</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em> </em><strong>Caribbean style dal</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Lentils drowned in curry, turmeric, spices, served with vegetables and rice</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> </em>Buddha bowl</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Quinoa, avocado, sweet potato, spinach, fresh tomatoes, beans, fruit and chicken</em><em> </em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Mushroom Risotto</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Traditional Italian risotto with mushrooms, white wine and parmesan</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em> </em><strong>Spanish salad</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Rice salad with fresh vegetables, olives, shrimps and chorizo</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em> </em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #333399;"><strong>HAPPY HOUR SELECTIONS</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Deviled eggs</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Boiled eggs, stuffed with mayonnaise, garlic and mustard</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> </em>Babaganoush and Hummus</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Traditional dishes from north Africa, grilled eggplants or mashed chick peas mixed with olive oil, spices, tahini and yogurt, served with fresh veggies</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> </em>Fritters</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Deep fried onions or other vegetables, served with a selection of sauces (homemade aioli, pomodoro, tartar etc...)</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Mediterranean Mix</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Tapenades (olive pastes), sun dried tomato paste, tzatziki, served with homemade foccacia</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Vol-au-vent</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Pastries filled with creamy mushrooms and fresh herbs</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Financiers</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Little salty cakes topped with sun dried tomatoes, parmesan and zucchini</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> </em>Verrines</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Small glasses filled with flavorful layers of complimentary tastes and colors</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #333399;"><strong>EVENING SELECTIONS</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Scallop Raviolis</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Raviolis filled with grilled scallops and basil in it's own jus, served with a spinach salad and homemade garlic bread</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Chicken Curry</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Grilled chicken served in an opulent curry sauce, vegetables and rice</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Pan Fried Fish Of The Day</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Pan fried fish caught today with Meuniere sauce, vegetables and rice</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> </em>Pad Thai</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Traditional Thai dish with rice noodles, vegetables, chicken and scramble egg</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> </em>Salmon en Papillotte</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Salmon oven steamed in parchment with spices and fresh vegetables, served with garlic mashed potatoes</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> </em>Chicken with Mustard</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Grilled chicken served with a smoked mustard sauce, vegetables and roasted potatoes</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> </em> Grilled Fish</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Whole fish grilled in the oven with crust and spices, served with roasted vegetables and couscous</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Herissons Chinois</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Steamed meat and rice balls, served with shoyu and vegetables</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong> </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #333399;"><strong>DESSERTS</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #000000;">Chocolate Mousse</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Light chocolate mousse with dark chocolate and aquafaba</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Cheesecake</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Cashew nut cheesecake, with Graham, fresh berry coulis/caramel/chocolate topping</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Tiramisu</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Traditional Italian tiramisu with sponge biscuit, mascarpone creme and coffee</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em> </em><strong>Berries Tarte</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Traditional French pie crust with vanilla cream, fresh berries and whipped cream</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> </em>Chocolate Soufflé</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Baked chocolate mousse</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> </em>Key Lime Pie</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Pie crust with lime cream and coconut whipped cream</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> </em>Apple Crumble</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Apples baked in the oven with sugar and cinnamon, topped with pie crumble, served with vanilla ice cream</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #333399;"><strong>COCKTAILS</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Mojitos</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Mint, lime jus, sugar cane, rum, sparkling water/soda</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> </em>Margarita</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Tequila, Cointreau, lime jus</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em> </em><strong>Tutti Frutti</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Mix of berries, vodka, lime jus and sugar</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Pina Colada</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Coconut milk, rum, pineapple jus, banana jus, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em> </em><strong>Apple Martini</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Vodka, Green apple schnapps, lime jus</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Caipirinha</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Lime, cachaça, sugar, soda/sparkling water (can be added fresh mixed fruits)</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Any additional cokctails available on request</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #333399;"><strong>STANDARD SHIPS BAR</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Soft drinks, sodas, water, beers and well drinks, cocktails are available  for your enjoyment.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Spirits </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Vodka brands: Tito’s, Stoli, Smirnoff</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Whiskey brands: Johnny Walker, Dewars, Jack Daniels</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Tequila brands: Souza, Milagro</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Rum brand: Cruzan</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Gin brands: Gordans, Tanqueray  </p> <p style="text-align: center;">Assortment of liqueurs.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Red and White Wines </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Pino Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend, Pinot Noir, Proseco</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Beer</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Bud, Coors, Corona, Miller, Caribe, Presidente</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Please let your broker know your preferred brand.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>If you require premium wines or spirits of your choice, please notify your broker and we will be happy to source it for you and have them onboard when you arrive. </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>These would be at an additional cost to you.</strong></p>



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Reviews (22)

May 2021 - broker provided survey

Name: Sal
Yacht: BLACK TORTUGA with Brian Christiansen and Elena Gandillon
Charter Dates: 04/24/2021 to 05/02/2021
Area Cruised: St. Thomas - USVI
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Both Brian and Elena were accommodating and attentive to all of our needs. They are two people extremely committed to the satisfaction of their guests.

2. Was the yacht comfortab...

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NYE mess

Thank you so much for an amazing trip! you both adapted to exactly what we wanted to do immediately! Some of the highlights were the beach bonfire, cliff jumping, snoobing?, the amazing food and cocktails, surfing, etc. So basically the entire trip was amazing. I think the tuna meal was my favorite and i'm always a fan of any and all desserts. Hopefully I will be back to see you both at some point...

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April 2021

We had a GREAT trip! Capt Brian and Elena were both very gracious and accommodating hosts on the BT. The perfect mix of excellent service and attention with fun, adventure and excitement! The boat was a perfect size for the four (six with the crew) of us. The boat was very clean and well maintained by Brian and can tell they are very particular! In a good way....I'd let them crew...

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Where shall I begin? I'm thinking I should start with "what happens on a boat stays on a boat!" I can't believe how many fun moments and adventures we had. Best snorkeling ever Island chillin, turtle sightings, game nights, hike, best food ever, underwater pics, learning free diving, beach tennis and much more! Thanks for the best girls trip ever! We love yall and cant wait for another adventure w...

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Thank you for everything you did to make our trip so memorable! I really enjoyed the snooba adventures and trying all of your desserts, I am going to try a couple of the recipes you sent! I appreciate your patience with our family and all of our injuries (the wasps!!) I hope to visit again some day!

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Love Always

Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. It has been an adventure of a lifetime and we are so grateful to share it all with you both.

It takes a crew to sail a boat, Brian and Elena make it a home. Thank you so much for another life changing experience! Jason & Jessica

Brian & Elena...words cant describe how thankful we are for making this such an amazing trip of a lifetime! You both wer...

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