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Home Port | Tortola, BVI


Charter Catamaran, Philotimo is a beautiful Lagoon 63 power catamaran with an abundance of space both inside and out, giving guests the freedom to relax in a variety of different social areas. Philotimo boasts luxurious design, superior cruising performance and she is equipped with all the comforts you could need onboard which makes Philotimo the perfect charter option!
Make: Lagoon
Year: 2018
LOA: 63ft
Beam: 32ft
Draft: 3.1ft
Flag: BVI


SCUBA Diving not available onboard. Your crew will be happy to arrange diving with a local dive shop if you’re interested.


C A P T A I N | Gavin Ven De Berg
C H E F | Marie Perez

Meet the resident crew onboard Philotimo!

Captain Gavin

Having been around boats since the age of five, Gavin’s parents were in the process of refitting a boat for a circumnavigation. Due to a tragic accident which lead to the loss of his father, this dream had to be put on hold.

The boating world became his natural choice of career, where he went on to acquire the qualifications to become a certified sailing instructor. Gavin inherited the dream and his ultimate goal is to one day sail around the world. Free diving is his greatest passion with hobbies including surfing, fishing and most water sports under the sun. Gavin has been a charter captain in the British Virgin Islands for the past 8 years and knows the waters better than most. Gavin holds an RYA/MCA Yacht Master Ocean Qualification, a BVI Boatmaster and a SAMSA Yacht Master Commercial.

Some of his current sailing accomplishments are, across the North and South Atlantic, circumnavigated the Baltic Sea, eight seasons in the Caribbean, two seasons in the United Kingdom and France, up the East Coast of Africa, Durban to Kenya as well as stops in Madagascar and not to mention a surf/sail trip in Indonesia.

Gavin has recently returned to chartering in the BVI after living and sailing aboard his own vessel with his wife and two young girls around the Caribbean.

Chef Marie Perez
Marie was born on the Dominican Republic. In her teenage years she moved to Italy where she studied languages. She worked as interpreter/translator along with Web Marketing. Marie also loved cooking part time in restaurants, where she found herself in tune with her soul and real nature.

In 2010 she totally revolutionized her life by changing profession and started cooking on yachts in the US and British Virgin Islands.
Now she is a professional Chef, graduated with Merit in Devon-England at Ashburton Chefs Academy.
Marie is a super star in the galley specializing in tasting Italian, European, North America, Spanish Caribbean cuisine with a flair for unique presentation and gracious service. She gives her best when inspiration launches her at new “Marie’s Creations”, which are very original, tasty dishes, result of a passionate research into new ways to satisfy the most refine palates.

Marie has a passion for client service detail and loves to deliver those special touches that bring smiles to all her guests. You will be asking for her amazing recipes when you reluctantly leave Marie’s kitchen. She speaks English, Italian, Spanish and French but is best versed in the language of excellent service and tasty fun.


Below is a taste of what to expect onboard your charter. Your private chef onboard will tailor every meal to each guests preference.

Scrambled eggs, sausages

Fluffy omelets with ham, cheese and veggies

Pancakes,crepes with crispy bacon

Eggs Benedict

Fried eggs with ham

Caribbean French toast

Smoke salmon, cream cheese, capers

Breakfast is served with selection of teas, coffee, jams ,fruit, yogurt, smoothies, toast
Classic chicken Cesar salad with anchovies, Parmesan

Amigos fish tacos, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream

Pulled pork wraps ,Romanian potatoes salad, green salad

Beef Pithivier with fennel, courgetts and apple salad

Steak salad

Feta and sunblush tomatoes quiche and fresh garden salad

Seared tuna with linguine,pesto and green olives
Roasted butternut squash and ginger soup served with boat made dinner rolls

Caprese salad and arugula with balsamic glaze and Parmesan

Tuna tartare

Feta and melons salad with citrus dressing

Grilled zucchini cannolis with goat cheese and sundry tomato ,Italian pesto

Shrimp cocktail served on a bed of greens leaves

Roasted peppers and tomatoes soup
Sea bass with fennel , capers and lemon juice served with glazed potatoes and herbs oil

Pork lion cauliflower purée, caramelised pan fried scallops with curry foam and curry oil

Marrocan spiced chicken, fig and pistachio boudin with butternut squash green beans and chicken jus

Red curry shrimp, bamboo, potatoes and udon noodles

Pasta arrabbiata with arugula and garlic bread

Spiced cod fish in a bisque with courgette asparagus,mussels and saffron oil

Fillet mignon cooked to ordere,shallot tart tatin truffle mashed potatoes Madeira jus
Boat make brownies and ice cream and fresh fruit

Cheese cake , raspberry coulis

Caramelised pineapple, lime syrup coconut rice pudding

Panna cotta tropical fruit salad

Chocolate teardrops, chocolate mousse strawberry shards

Key lime pie, lime zest and whipped cream

Italian delicious tiramisu


All rates below reflect a 7 night all-inclusive charter. 5-night rates and additional package options available upon request.

2 GUESTS $37,000
3 GUESTS $37,000
4 GUESTS $37,000
5 GUESTS $37,500
6 GUESTS $38,000

Additional Rate Details:
All-Inclusive rates include: Yacht, crew, provisions, full ships bar, cruising permits, and fuel. Rate does not include crew gratuity. Gratuity is customary at 15-20% of the cost of the charter.


Capt. Gavin and Chef Marie are truly the Dream Team! Together they coordinated the most amazing trip for us. They are both professional, personable and FUNNY. We will miss Capt. Gavin's knowledge of all things and Chef Marie's yummy food and sunshine face. We miss you both already!
Friends forever!
Chris and Patti
MAY 2024

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