If you are looking for an excellent recommended Kiteboarding charter in the BVI, then we may have just what you seek. LE REVE L620 ESSENCE is equipped with a training kite along with 11,14, and 17-meter kites. In addition, Captain Dirk is happy to offer basic instructions.
Experience the art of living aboard LE REVE. She’s an owner’s edition of the Essence line, which is the epitome of luxury.
The three spacious air-conditioned staterooms are fitted with high-end materials and furniture, which allows for a nearly unprecedented level of comfort. Guests can enjoy their gourmet meals in our luxurious cockpit seating area. Then lounge with a cocktail on the massive sun deck afterward. The gull-wing bridge deck design allows for greater comfort and smoother sailing, despite heavy seas.
Le Reve is equipped with an impressive array of water equipment. Including but not limited to skis, paddle boards, snorkeling gear, kiteboarding gear, and SCUBA with a compressor.
Despite the outstanding quality of life aboard, performance is not sacrificed. With its twin 150HP Volvo engines and 1500+ square foot mainsail. Undoubtedly, LE REVE can easily reach and maintain top speeds in various conditions.
Meet Captain Dirk and First Mate Sandy DeLo and share in their passion for boating, fun, and adventure.
After receiving his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dirk then started his career in education, ultimately working his way into the technology field. His land-based career allowed him to work in locations around the globe, such as Switzerland, Brazil, and China. His last post before casting off the dock lines was serving as Chief Technology Officer for a New York City-based global education company.
Dirk started sailing solo at five years old and crossed the Pacific Ocean from LA to Honolulu at 14 as part of a racing crew. Subsequently, he has been leading yacht charters worldwide for over 25 years!
Some of his favorite destinations are French Polynesia and the British Virgin Islands which he first visited in 1981. He is an avid water sports enthusiast and will be happy to lead you on SCUBA dives. Snorkeling, tubing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, kayaking, SUPing, and deep-sea fishing are all in the best locations. In addition, he can also provide an introduction to kiteboarding.
Dirk also has a Mavic Pro drone aboard and will be happy to record breathtaking footage of your dream vacation aboard Le Rêve.
Captain Dirk is a highly experienced US Coast Guard certified 100 Ton Master Captain. In addition, he is a PADI Divemaster and an award-winning bartender mixing up craft cocktails for the guests.
Captain/Chef Sandy began sailing in college and has never looked back! She loves entertaining and introducing people to the seafaring lifestyle. Before taking to the ocean, she too led the Corporate life. Having worked Internationally in Australia, Italy, London, and Thailand. She spent 25 years on Wall Street in technology in executive roles for a Fortune 100 Firm. As well as a few extra years as a Management Consultant in Technology. These experiences have played into the professionalism she brings to managing her galley and understanding the needs and desires of guests on board.
Sandy has been cooking since the age of 10, and she loves to get creative in the galley and serve tasty snacks and beautiful meals to the guests. In addition to serving as Chef aboard, Sandy is a PADI Divemaster and a USCG Certified 100 Ton Master Captain with blue water experience on the high seas. Some of Sandy’s favorite spots are the Virgin Islands (especially Waterlemon Cay!) and the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas.
In 2007, with hired crew aboard, Dirk and Sandy started offering charters in the Virgin Islands aboard the first “Yacht Catatonic,” a Lagoon 440. In 2013, they deepened their commitment to yachting, adding a 38’ day charter motor yacht in New York to the fleet. 2015 brought a second motor yacht operating day charters to the Cool Cat Charters fleet and the charter operation was in full swing.
Catatonic 440 enjoyed a reputation as one of the most popular, fun, and busiest charter sailing yachts in the US and British Virgin Islands for ten years. Sadly, the Catatonic 440 was lost in Hurricane Irma but gave way to ownership of the Catatonic 500, a gorgeous 2011 Lagoon 500. Sandy and Dirk proudly operated Catatonic 500 themselves, in the Virgin Islands in the Winter and Spring seasons and in New England in Summer.
Sandy and Dirk are now owners/operators of the amazing 2017 Lagoon 620 Essence Edition, Le Rêve, where their professional C-suite background, intimate knowledge of sailing and the islands, experience in hospitality, and history in the marine industry, combine to provide the penultimate experience for their charter guests. Please join us in “Sailing the Dream!”
For an informative article, visit How Best to Charter in the BVI