Home Port | Tortola, BVI



Home Port | Tortola, BVI


Charter Catamaran Copper Penny accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 spacious cabins each with a queen sized bed and en-suite. Enjoy a Blu-Ray DVD on the 18″ flatscreen tv in your room or keep in touch and read the news online via the boat’s wireless internet. Watch your favorite college football team play on the 42, flatscreen 3-D TV in the salon or spend your time on Copper Penny completely unplugged, it’s your vacation, your way. If you like to be active, we’ve got the gear. Strap on the waterskis, snorkel a reef teeming with tropical fish or throw a line in the water as we sail to Anegada – activities and options abound on Copper Penny. Your captain is also a Padi Divemaster so if you’re a certifiied diver, you will definitely want to check out some of the great dives in the BVI like the Wreck of the Rhone or Diamond Reef. Your weight integrated BC and dive computer make it easy.

All Inclusive week charters in the British Virgin Islands available. Inquire below for specific dates and location. We respond quickly!
Model: Lagoon
Year: 2011
LOA: 56.0ft
Beam: 31.0ft
Draft: 4.0ft
Flag: BVI


SCUBA Diving is not available onboard. The Crew will be happy to arrange rendezvous diving with a local dive shop.


C A P T A I N | Ben Raley
C H E F | Rachel Haskovec

Meet the resident crew on Copper Penny!

Captain Ben Raley and First Mate/Chef Rachel Haskovec are an energetic, professional yachting and charter host team. Together they have a deep passion for all of the adventures that the Virgin Islands have to offer and enjoy sharing them with others. As a couple they offer a charming graciousness that helps people to feel comfortable and fully relaxed. They work closely with every charterer to match their guest’s level of interest with the right level of activity, dining, and relaxation.
This year will be their eighth season chartering together in the BVI.

Captain Ben Raley
Ben was born & raised on the Gulf of Maine, and has harbored a love of the sea his entire life. Building his first rowboat with his father at the age of six, Ben knew that the ocean was where he belonged. At eight, he started sailing aboard a Rhodes 19’ and by the age of 18, he made his way from Portsmouth, NH to Hawaii via the Caribbean islands and Panama Canal aboard various sailboats. Eventually settling in Washington State’s Puget Sound, Ben taught sailing in a community sailing program during the summer months and apprenticed under a local shipwright in the winters. Finally, aboard his own 32’ sailboat, he was able to fulfill a dream of sailing back to New Hampshire. Adventures along the way to fund his dream included; working as a deckhand aboard ocean going tugboats hauling freight through Southeast Alaska, commercial fishing for giant bluefin tuna, delivering sailboats along the west coast of Central America, and working as mate aboard a luxury charter yacht based in Petersburg, Alaska where he learned the finer points of running top quality charters. Tropical seas calling him, Ben focused his efforts on the Virgin Islands and has successfully Captained three charter catamarans based in the BVI. Ben is excited to be aboard Copper Penny, sailing the crystal-clear waters and trade winds of the US & British Virgin Islands.

Ben is an avid angler, with a particular interest in fly fishing, and has spent many hours discovering techniques and places in the Virgin Islands that can be productive for catching Tarpon, Bonefish, and several other species of hard fighting saltwater fish; the best season for targeting these species is April-July.

As a kitefoiler and paraglider, Ben knows where the conditions will be best on any given day for sailing and sport. Ben’s newest endeavor in the water sports world is hydrofoiling. He loves to teach others how to fly above the water. Copper Penny has recently acquired a Lift electric hydrofoil and a towable hydrofoil, both designed for novices to learn on.

Chef/Mate/Yoga Practitioner & Therapeutic Yoga Instructor:
Rachel was born with an adventurous spirit, and grew up hiking, camping, fishing, and eagerly exploring her love for the outdoors on the front range of Colorado, between Boulder and Fort Collins. With a degree in Business Administration from CSU, she worked in sales and marketing for a power tool company and relocated to Boston, quickly developing a passion for the ocean, enjoying swimming, SCUBA diving, sea kayaking and catching and cooking the freshest seafood. Her fascination with sailboats also started in New England, where she called on and worked with the manufacturing facilities of Hinckley Yachts in Maine and observed the construction process from start to finish of some of the finest yachts in the world.

Rachel has also pursued her passion for food and entertaining, working with the Culinary Institute of Montana where winters included skiing and working in fine dining establishments while the summer months involved rock climbing, rafting, and racing sailboats on the largest natural freshwater lake in the western US. Missing the salty air and vastness of the ‘big blue’, Rachel left the US to live and work aboard a sailboat and deliver her from Florida to Bocas del Toro, Panama. Eventually spending extensive time in Central America, Rachel founded Nicaragua Energetic Flow Yoga, working as a full-time traveling yoga instructor at six resorts on the Pacific side of Nicaragua. She also managed and cooked at a B&B guesthouse in the jungle outside San Juan del Sur. As an athlete and therapeutic yoga instructor, Rachel is adamant about using the freshest quality local ingredients to create healthy and delicious meals that feed the body, mind and the soul.

Rachel is a passionate Yoga practitioner and Licensed Yoga Instructor, specializing in therapeutic practices. Over the years in the VI Rachel has had access to beautiful beaches and outdoor venues where she loves to bring interested guests to start their day with a gentle class or meditation. Her teaching style reflects her belief that yoga should be accessible to everyone, whether they have been practicing for years or have never been to a yoga class. These activities can be incorporated into your charter aboard Copper Penny and can add another layer of excitement or relaxation to your experience.

Ben and Rachel will be joined in November, 2023, by “Bosun”, a 50 lb ‘Coconut Retriever’. “Bosun”, the newest crew member of Copper Penny, is a ‘Belonger’ to the British Virgin Islands and spent the first 6 months of his life living aboard a charter boat with his best humans. He’s happy to be returning to the BVI on S/V Copper Penny to bring as much happiness to your charter as your pets do at home.


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

• Coconut Crusted French Toast
• Eggs in Ham Baskets w/Sausage
• Assorted Mini Egg Quiches
• Spinach and Potato Frittata
• Breakfast Egg and Veggie Burritos
• Green Chili-Cheese Egg Bake
• Coffee, Teas, Tropical Fresh Fruit Platter, Juice, Cereal, Yogurt and Bagels
• Baked Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
• Seared Herb Crusted Ahi Tuna
• South African Curry Babotie (Bobotjie)
• Padang Baked Coconut Shrimp
• West Indian Crab Cakes & Calamari
• Thai Curry Chicken
• Traditional Indian Roti
• Smoked Salmon Roses w/ Goat Cheese
• Basil and Roasted Red Pepper Bites
• Crusted Ahi Tuna w/ Ginger and Wasabi
• Greek Salad Kabobs with Tatziki
• Thai Chicken Satay w/ Pineapple Mango
• Oven Baked Thai Coconut Shrimp
• Mini Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups
• Prosciutto and Brie Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cranberry Sauce
• Herb and Parmesan Crusted Red Snapper over Roasted Veggies
• Lime Marinated Grilled Mahi Mahi with Jamaican Papaya Chutney
• Drunken Pork Tenderloin with an Infusion of Orange Brandy
• Caribbean Mango Chicken with Cilantro Coconut Chili Dressing
• Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary, Chocolate and Wine Sauce
• Blueberry Crème Brule with Chocolate
• Hazelnut Wafer Rolls
• Dark Chocolate & French Vanilla Éclair with Whipped Cream
• Black Forest Kahlua Chocolate Cheese Cake
• Dutch Chocolate Lava Cake with Fresh
• Fruit and Mint, Mini Fresh Fruit Trifles with Amaretto Custard
• Creamy Peanut Drumstick Pie


7 nights, All-Inclusive:

2 GUESTS $26,000
3 GUESTS $26,500
4 GUESTS $27,000
5 GUESTS $27,500
6 GUESTS $28,000

CHRISTMAS Week – up to 6 guests: $34,000
NEW YEAR Week- up to 6 guests: $36,000

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

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.



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