Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Willis Charter

Q : Was the condition of the yacht up to your expectations?
A : I have never been on a catamaran before and I loved it! Everything was great!

Q: Did you find your accomodations comfortable?
A: We were in the smaller cabin but it was sufficient considering the fact that we could go up front or sit around the table in back.

Q: Was the crew attentive to your needs?
A: Alan made us feel very comfortable and went out of his way to do even more than we needed.

Q: Did you enjoy the meals and beverages served aboard?
A: Alan did a great job and everything was delicious.

Q: Was the itenerary fun and exciting?
A: Absolutely - even better than I expected - we saw 6 islands in 6 days.

Q: Would you charter this yacht again?
A: Would love toThis was probably the best vacation I've ever been on. Alan was fun, entertaining and added to the trip. He gave us information and pointed out sights as we sailed.

The de Groen Charter

Dear Alan,On behalf of the whole de Groen family I would like to thank you and Ashley for a truly unforgettable sailing vacation in the BVI. From start to finish you planned a perfect trip for us. The itinerary was varied, very well organized and offered something for everyone: breathtaking beauty, incredible snorkeling, local color, an introduction to scuba diving, fantastic sailing (especially with your beautiful gennaker), enough beaching and swimming to get us through the long, cold Dutch winter and of course, incredibly delicious meals, snacks and cocktails. Anne-Elise is still talking about chocolate fondue under the stars aboard her “very own private yacht” and I marvel at the gourmet meals you magically produced from such a small kitchen! We enjoyed exploring the islands with you and appreciated your extensive knowledge of the area and the local “hotspots”. We felt supremely pampered and well taken care of and will always cherish our memories of our vacation aboard the Catalyst.

With many thanks,
Laura de Groen,
Enschede, the Netherlands

Laura A. Pawlow, Ph.D.

Spending 5 days sailing the Caribbean on the Catalyst was the most amazing vacation my husband and I have ever experienced! Not having grown up on the water, I have to admit I was pretty nervous about the idea of spending 5 days on a boat, but it turns out I had nothing to worry about. Captain Alan's competence completely put my mind at ease and the accommodations had all the comforts of home. The ship is clean and beautiful and our host was wonderful - he spoiled us with delectable meals every night and made sure we were comfortable and having a great time - I wanted to take him home with us! Our days were spent sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, and soaking up the sun, and after all that we'd wind down with a wonderful dinner, some cocktails, and conversation under the beautiful stars. We recommend the Catalyst without reservation to anyone thinking about a sailing vacation, and we can't wait to return ourselves!

Paul and Lisa 2007

Alan,Paul and I wish to thank you for showing us an exprience of a lifetime.Your boat is wonderful, service exceptional, and personality was a plus!Paul and I are frequent travlers, accustome to JW Marriott-Ritz Carolton service. While on vacation our objective was to rest and relax. We were looking for a unique sp├ęcial romantic relaxing exciting experience. You gave us that and so much more. We had no idea you would be a gourmet chef too!Next time we will be back with our children. We wish to give them this special experience of a lifeime too! If you ever have anyone who would like to call me, feel free to give them my cell. We have friends who do everything, and learned of your boat through them. It would have been a shame to have gone through life and missed this experience.Thank you for such an amazing time.

Kind Regards,
Paul and Lisa
Edwardsville, IL

Laura Waterworth 06/02/2008

Questioner:You were very helpful and extreamly patient very quick to respond to our requests. I appreciate that very much.We received all the information we requested.We will asolutely do another charter we had a blast!You couldn't of done anything any different or better.Catalyst was everything we had hoped for,we had everything we needed from music to water accessories. Mel and I especially love the floating lounge chairs.Our Captain Allan was Great! I think Allan quickly realized we loved the water and took us to spots whre we could snorkel. I also really liked the fact that he offered us options-from what island to visit to where we would have dinner.Allan was a great chef and always made enough food! We especially liked the guacamole.We rated the food and the ambiance aboard the yacht a 10 out of a 10.The only thing different would be for Allan to add a guest book so we could write our note in it.

Miller Charter,December 2006

Thanks to Captain Bob and Al for seven days on the Virgin Island seas.Rarely do vacation packages offer the level of personalized service and diversity of activities and vistas that we experienced aboard the Catalyst. Whether, seeking out remote sun drenched beaches or diving sanctuaries; local entertainment with ready-to party Foxy’s or soft sounds with Rueben at Ivan’s Stress Free Bar or dinning under stars…its all possible. Our hosts catered to our every whim conjuring up superb meals, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails on request. Like its namesake suggests, the Catalyst transformed and reenergized. ENJOY!

Tom and Janice

Fisher charter Jan13-Jan20-2008

We just wanted to Thank You and your first mate again for the beautiful week we spent with you on the Catalyst. We cannot stop talking about the gourmet meals and joke about was it Captain Alan or Chef Alan. We never expected such fine dining. Again, the food was of the highest quality restaurants any of us have ever visited.We were also pleased with the Catalyst and amazed at seeing the American and British Virgin Islands in a way that only an individualized cruise such as you supply, could do.You certainly know how to entertain and make your guests relax and enjoy. The variety of foods, swimming and sightseeing from land and sea in such a private atmosphere have made the Catalyst a preferred vacation to any other type of cruising or staying at a resort.Alan, I believe the pride you take in all aspects of being Captain, Chef and Owner of the Catalyst makes the experience unique to the Industry. Thank you and keep up the good work. We hope to be with you again.

Sincerely,
Don Fischer

Deurling Charter Jan26-Feb02-08

We recently returned from a charter with Alan Roberts on the Catalyst. The trip was outstanding in every way! I highly recommend Alan as a Captain and Chef. The food was creative, attractively presented and delicious! My husband and I had a medical emergency and he was extremely accommodating in altering his plans to take care of our needs. We look forward to returning again for a fun filled week with Captain Alan.

Carol Adelaar

Sunday, September 21, 2008

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