You are sailing the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. 2017 Lagoon 620 Sailing Catamaran ECLIPSE will wrap you in luxury during your Caribbean vacation. She can accommodate up to 8 guests. ECLIPSE has a beautiful teak interior, leather upholstery, an inviting aft deck with a wet bar, and a spacious fly-bridge with 360-degree tropical views. ECLIPSE will ensure complete relaxation on your Virgin Islands yacht charter getaway.
Captain Jim and Lisa Ringland welcome you aboard Catamaran ECLIPSE in the Virgin Islands.
U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain Jim Ringland was born in New Hampshire and attended Northeastern University School of Engineering. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed sailing, water skiing, dirt biking, camping, and hiking while in New Hampshire. In addition, Jim has won awards for downhill skiing and jumping, marksmanship, swimming, and business management. Jim is also a certified Scuba Master Diver.
Jim owned a successful home-building business and an automobile dealership. He gave it all up to cruise the islands on a sailboat and began his career chartering yachts in Florida and the Bahamas. After chartering as a single Captain in the Virgin Islands from 1983 to 1987, he moved back to New England to develop real estate, where he met his wife, Lisa.
Born and raised in Keene, New Hampshire, Lisa attended Franklin Pierce College for Business Management and Accounting. Also an outdoor enthusiast, Lisa enjoys sailing, snorkeling, hiking, and riding ATVs. She is also a certified Scuba Master Diver.
Lisa’s love of cooking began early with a stepfather who attended the New England Culinary Institute and enjoyed cooking alongside Lisa and her brother while teaching them the art. While working for a local CPA, she started her catering service specializing in private cocktail and dinner parties in the clients’ homes.
Captain Jim has enjoyed entertaining guests on yacht charters since 1983 as a single Captain and with Lisa in the Virgin Islands since the fall of 1990. Captain Jim and Lisa have welcomed guests on their yachts Renegade, Southern Comfort, Obsession, Runaway, and now ECLIPSE. Their knowledge and extensive experience navigating the waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands have set them apart from those offering crewed yacht charters in the Caribbean. This experience, combined with their attention to the care and needs of their chartering guests, ensures a fun, relaxing, and memorable Caribbean vacation experience.
Here’s some Fan Mail from June 2019 charter guests on the catamaran ECLIPSE
“We had a wonderful time! It was so very relaxing and well-planned.
Jim and Lisa were incredibly knowledgeable. We requested to have more of a quiet, crowd-free trip, and they certainly delivered. We were in coves that were essentially private and very soothing.
Captain Jim took us all tubing; the coves were wide open, and Lisa prepared terrific dishes. I have a severe allergy to casein, a dairy allergy. She researched and planned meals around it, and I have not personally eaten that well in a long time.
They were also very knowledgeable regarding dive sites. I was a little nervous diving into the Rhone due to the currents, but they knew it exceptionally well and were able to describe and explain what to expect. When we were done, the kids would ask questions about fish, and they knew everyone.
We also left with recipes and have already created Lisa’s homemade Pain Killer recipe.
We would love to bring friends along next time. Jim and Lisa went out of their way to make this a fantastic vacation. The proof is wanting to bring friends back with us to share the experience.
Just an overall very fun trip and one we will certainly do again!”