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Crewed Charter Yacht, RESPITE AT SEA features 3 guest suites, 3 with queen berths, all with full A/C and ensuite toilet and shower. Starboard forward cabin is reserved for crew. All Inclusive week charters in the USVI & BVI available. Inquire below for specific dates, location and itinerary.
Make: Lagoon
Year: 2018
LOA: 56.0ft
Beam: 31.0ft
Draft: 5.0ft
Flag: BVI




SCUBA Diving available onboard!

• 3 Dives p/week included in the charter rate. Additional dives $50 p/person p/dive.
• All SCUBA gear is provided by the yacht at no additional charge.


C A P T A I N | Ross Mathews (Apr – Aug 2023)
C H E F | Daniella Cox (Apr – Aug 2023)

C A P T A I N | Tom Fores (Dec. – Mar 2023)
C H E F | Hannah Rubino (Dec. – Mar 2023)

Ross Matthews (Captain April 1st 2023-August 31st 2023)
Originally from South Africa, has always had an unwavering passion for sport, travel and the ocean. His first time on a boat was with his grandfather at age 3, and he can’t help but wonder if this is where his sense for adventure and exploration stems from. They do say “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”. Ross moved to the UK at the age of 18 to travel Europe, go to school and start a more conventional career as a physical therapist, although this all changed while on a short road-trip in Australia. It was here that not only did he find his love for sailing, he also met Daniella and together they made it their mission to make a life out of doing what they really loved.

Daniella “Dee” Cox (Chef April 1st 2023-August 31st 2023)
Originally from the UK, was brought up in the city of Bristol. Her parents had a passion for the outdoors and most summer weekends were spent at her family caravan. She fondly remembers swimming in the lake, fishing with “paps” and cooking outdoors around the fire, all memories that have strongly shaped her lifestyle choice today. Dee, like many of her friends, began pursuing a more traditional path of University, to study Psychology, followed by a career as a Child Psychologist. However, a one year working holiday in Australia opened her eyes to a completely different lifestyle, one which reminded her of her fondness for the water and the outdoors. Ross introduced Dee to the boating industry and she hasn’t looked back since.

Ross and Dee met in the small town of Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Their passion for travel, which brought them together over 5 years ago, continues to fuel their love for the tourism industry, sailing and exploring the world.
It all began at an award-winning adventure tourism company in the Whitsunday Islands (Australia). They have since chartered together in the Mediterranean and most recently the British Virgin Islands. After five years in the industry they have seen some of the most beautiful places in the world and couldn’t be happier with their lifestyle choice.

Ross and Dee create a relaxed environment onboard and facilitate the fun had by all in a natural way. They always aim to make the charter personalised to each guests needs, and this shows as no two charters are the same. They enjoy spontaneity and love discovering beautiful new bays. Ross and Dee also love to entertain, whether that be with friends at home or guests on the boat. Dee’s passion for cooking paired with Ross’ story telling and personable nature makes them a strong team and great company for any occasion.

As a couple they share an interest in snorkeling, diving and marine conservation stemming from their time spent working on the Great Barrier Reef. When traveling, Ross and Dee believe a true way to appreciate a countries culture is through its food, thus are always intrigued to try new dishes. They share a love for food and although on charter Dee takes charge in the galley, Ross proves pretty handy on weeks off.

Together this enthusiastic and vibrant couple are excited to continue their journey in the charter industry and can’t wait to see what else it holds in store for them.

Captain Tom Fores (Captain Dec 1st 2022-March 31st 2023)
Tom was born and raised in Northern California and grew up sailing in the San Francisco Bay. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at UC Santa Barbra. After working in the corporate world for 5 years he decided to change course and follow his passions for sailing and skiing. He completed his RYA Yachtmaster in 2017 in Barcelona and since then has sailed professionally in Croatia, Greece and Montenegro during the summer months. In the winter Tom spent his days skiing the beautiful mountains in Jackson Wyoming. Tom is passionate about creating unforgettable charter experiences for guests, through land exploration, scuba diving, snorkeling and water sports.

Chef Hannah Rubino (Chef Dec 1st 2022-March 31st 2023)
Hannah was born and raised just outside New York City in Westchester, New York where her love of food began. It’s no wonder Hannah is such a foodie, coming from a family that planned monthly food tours finding the best local restaurants throughout NYC. She had thought about turning her passion for food into a career, but as soon as she graduated from high school, Hannah traded snow for sunshine attending the University of Miami. After college, Hannah first went in the event planning industry which fused her knack for organization and craftiness. Becoming a chef was always in the back of her mind while she worked on boats in Croatia and Montenegro, and that’s when she decided to turn it into a reality. Hannah loves to fuse the foods of her heritage with the cuisines of the places she’s traveled. She also enjoyed the thrill of fishing, especially when she can cook and eat what she catches. Hannah can’t wait to create a journey for all her charter guests while they set to sail to explore the Virgin Islands.

Tom and Hannah fell in love sailing the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. They met in Croatia for work, but with Tom being skipper and Hannah running the events, they didn’t get a chance to connect. During a sailing trip together through Montenegro, they finally had chance to get to know each other and the rest is history. After falling in love, Tom and Hanna have traveled the world together from Croatia and Montenegro to Ireland and Morocco. Their adventurous spirits let them to fulfill their dreams to run charters together in the Caribbean. Hannah and Tom are ‘go with the flow’, and are experienced at tailoring each charter to be fast-paced or as relaxed as the guests desire.


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

Respite At Sea Sample Menu by Chef Daniella “Dee” Cox

All breakfasts are accompanied by a seasonal fruit platter, cereal/granola, yoghurt, toast/bagels and condiments

•Smashed Avocado on Seeded Toast served with Homemade Pesto and a sprinkle of Feta Cheese
•Classic Eggs Benedict served with Smoked Ham, Fresh Chives and Homemade Hollandaise Sauce
•Middle Eastern inspired Shakshuka with Baked Eggs, Cheese and Fresh Baguette
•Homemade American Style Pancake Stack with Berry Compote, Maple Bacon and Freshly Whipped Cream
•Smoked Salmon wrapped Asparagus with Folded Eggs served on a Toasted Bagel
•Continental Breakfast with Ham and Cheese Platter, Soft Boiled Eggs and Homemade Pastry
•Breakfast Burritos served with Crispy Potatoes and Homemade Salsa
•Grilled Cajun Shrimp – Summer Orzo Salad & Fresh Basil Oil
•Mediterranean Chicken – Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous Salad, Parmesan Crisp & Homemade Tzatiki
•RAS Signature Lunch, Sashimi Yellowfin Tuna – Mango, Avocado, Honey Soy Edamame & Fried Wonton Wrappers
•Mahi Mahi Tacos – Mango Slaw, Fresh Guacamole, Pickled Red Onions, Spicy Mayo & Lime
•Homemade “Cheeseburgers In Paradise” – Caramelised Onions, Grilled Pineapple, Jalapeños & Brioche Bun
•Homemade Salmon Fishcakes – Lemon Rémoulade, Green Salad & Beer Bread
•Grilled Steak Salad – Kale, Fried Goats Cheese & Creamy Honey Dijon Dressing
•Surf and Turf with Garlic Potato Puree, Steamed Seasonal Greens and Red Wine Jus
•Caribbean Classic – Jerk Chicken served with Charred Corn, Rice and Beans and Crispy Fried Plantains
•Dijon Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Homemade English Yorkshire Pudding, Apple Sauce and Sweet Potato Puree
•Creamy Shrimp Risotto Topped with Grilled Lobster Tail and Fresh Parmesan
•Mediterranean Rack of Lamb with Homemade Chimichurri and Dauphinois Potatoes
•Grilled Mahi Mahi served with Coconut Rice, Pineapple Salsa, Cilantro and Ginger Sauce
•Slow Cooked Pork Ribs, finished on the grill with a Sticky Bourbon BBQ Glaze served with Roasted Potato Stack and Homemade Coleslaw
•Key Lime Pie with Honey & Lime Whipped Cream
•Raspberry & White Chocolate Dome filled with Rich Chocolate Mousse
•Individual Banoffee Pies
•Creme Brûlée
•Mini Pavolva with Fresh Berries
•Oreo & Baileys Trifle
•Classic British Apple Crumble with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


7 Nights, All Inclusive:

2 GUESTS $35,000
3 GUESTS $35,500
4 GUESTS $36,000
5 GUESTS $36,500
6 GUESTS $37,000

Christmas Week: $42,000 flat rate
New Year Week: $44,000 flat rate

Additional Rate Details:
All-inclusive rates include: yacht, crew, provisions, full ships bar, cruising permits, fuel. Rate does not include crew gratuity. Gratuity is typically 15% to 20% of the cost of the charter.

All rates are for the entire yacht and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation.


This crew is top of their game. So fun. So professional. Dee’s cooking rivals any high end restaurant we’ve ever eaten in and she delivered that level every. single. meal! Truly amazing. Ross made amazing cocktails and took us to secluded anchorages we have never seen and we loved every one. We had great sailing and we felt comfortable, pampered, safe and happy every minute we were on board. We would sail with these two anytime, anywhere. Respite herself is a beautiful and very comfortable boat. Not one complaint.
MARCH 2022

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