DEEP BLUE

58 ft / 17.7 m Leopard - Sleeps 8 guests

From: $30,000 To: $42,000

Chartering in the Caribbean

About DEEP BLUE

Operating in the Caribbean

DEEP BLUE, a Leopard 58 catamaran, was designed from the ground up to be an open water yacht that places comfort and ‘wow factor’ at the top of the list, and most importantly be the ultimate stage for high end maritime vacations.  The obvious standout, is the simply epic flybridge, from which you have this jaw dropping stage to appreciate your surroundings, both whilst sailing and at anchor.

Aboard DEEP BLUE what really strikes you is how luxurious this yacht is, from the flybridge that became our breezy home, for food, drinks, relaxing, laughter and enjoying the unparalleled view.   The recurring comments are always that they felt like they were on a much more expensive mega-yacht.  Also that this was better in every way, than staying at a 5 star resort. This was reinforced with cabins that opened up onto their private deck level cockpit, and comfortably sitting 10 adults and 3 children around a table for dinner, on the lower aft deck.  

Going back to the flybridge (because its irresistible), here you can command all aspects for sailing this yacht from the central helm.  Visibility forward and side to side is great, and all lines lead back to helm through a neatly arranged bank of rope clutches and then onto the powered winches.  Push a button, and you’re sailing, solo if needed, with a self-tacking jib.  Here on the flybridge there is a wet bar, fridge and full sized BBQ, hence there being little need to leave this oasis.  The aft end of the flybridge is open plan, and can fit three sun loungers in comfort.  These can be cleared away, and you have space for yoga or in our case dancing.

Heading down the eight-step stairwell you come out into the aft cockpit, which has space for the large dinning table.  Aft of this is the ingenious hydraulic swim platform, which lowers the tender into water, and can be set an any height.  This means without the tender you can leave this semi-submerged, which works surprisingly well as a wet lounge, in calm waters.  Or semi-raised as an easy to board aft dock, for people and supplies.  When it’s time to set sail, you simply raise your tender out of the water, and you’re safe to make passage.

Heading inside, the salon is on the starboard side, where you have a very large seating area, with an expandable table.  Here you can enjoy fine dining within the comforts of the fully air-conditioned yacht, or at the end of night, watch movies on the large flat-screen TV.  On the port side is the generous galley, which is much larger than most yachts of this size, and provides plenty of preparation space in a fully wrap around configuration.  The full sized standing fridge freezer is something all large yachts should have.. 

Deep Blue's flybridge deck

Flybridge lounging area

Deck Seating

View of Aft

Foredeck lounging cockpit

Deck Dining

Main deck guest queen suite

Guest Bathroom

Aft guest queen suite

Starboard forward guest queen suite

Guest suite vanity

Water Toys

Saloon

Saloon seating set up as a table

Saloon area and charter table in the background

Deep Blue's galley

View of Aft

Specification

Length

58 ft / 17.7 m

Year Built

2016

Sleeping Guests

8

Cruising Speeds

9 kts / 16.7 km/h

Engines

Beam

30 ft / 9.1 m

Builder

Leopard

Crew

Captain: Dick Stuart + 1

VAT Registered

No

Draft

4 ft 11 in / 1.5 m

Designer

Somonis-Voogd

Refit

2023

Flag

British Virgin Islands

US Duty Paid

No

Amenities

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Outdoor shower
  • Light fishing gear
  • Ice maker
  • Indoor audio system
  • iPod dock
  • Outdoor audio system
  • Special diets
  • Sun Pads
  • Sun loungers
  • Swim platform
  • TV saloon
  • Water maker
  • Wi-Fi

Toys

  • Beach games
  • Kayak
  • Paddleboards
  • Swimming noodles
  • Water skis - adult

Tenders

  • 14 ft Highfield tender with 60HP engine

Diving

  • 7 Scuba tanks
  • 7 Bouyancy compensators
  • 7 Regulators
  • 1 Compressors
  • Dive Compressor
  • Diving if certified
  • Scuba Diving Equipment
  • Snorkeling Gear

Crew Profile

Luxury charter yacht crew for DEEP BLUE
Captain: Dick Stuart

Captain Dick Stuart and Chef/Steward Kim Richards combine their love for each other, love of sailing, and commitment to exceptional hospitality to guarantee guests wonderful memories aboard DEEP BLUE. They are passionate about the experience they deliver, cultivating a feeling of adventure and joy, that is sure to last far beyond your time in their care.

Dick Stuart, Captain:

Captain Dick Stuart, a mechanical engineer by training, enjoyed a successful career in construction sales management. He started his sailing career at the early age of 10 in an El Toro on Lafayette Reservoir in Northern California. Growing up, much of his time was spent sailing on San Francisco Bay and extensively bareboat chartering throughout the Caribbean. Captain Dick, in preparation for what he thought was a “retirement dream plan” continued to hone his sailing skills over the years.

He holds a 100 TON MASTERS WITH SAILING ENDORSEMENT, an FCC Marine Radio Operators Certification and a Dive Master Certification. Captain Dick has an excellent reputation as “the troubleshooting ninja”, and uses his knowledge of mechanical systems to anticipate all the “what ifs.”

Safety is Captain Dick’s priority for his guests, but FUN is his second! An adventure seeker and water lover, he moved to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico in 2017 and loves sailing the beautiful aquamarine waters and island hopping.

Captain Dick welcomes all guests with his famous Captain’s Cocktails nightly! He is an avid Cribbage player and will challenge the best!

Chef/Mate: Kim Richards

A former ER and Critical Care RN, Kim’s love for sailing began in 2012, the first time she set foot on a catamaran in the BVI. She has been “hooked” ever since! After completed sailing classes in Colorado and California, Kim captained several catamarans in Mexico and the Caribbean. She delights in creating the ultimate self-care venue for guests and sharing the magical experience of sailing the beautiful Caribbean waters!

An avid traveler, Kim has a great sense of adventure. Her adventures have taken her bungee jumping in New Zealand, skiing in the Alps, fly fishing in Montana and Utah, volunteering as a nurse in Ethiopia and Uganda, hiking in Patagonia and Class V white water rafting in Colorado. A fitness & yoga instructor for over 30 years, she lives an active lifestyle in whatever location she may be.

Kim exudes a tranquility to the guests that is based on her lifelong practice of yoga & meditation, allowing everyone the opportunity to absorb the soothing nature of the sea. Come along as she paddleboards to the shore for a yoga on the beach session!

An accomplished business owner, speaker and author, she understands the ultimate importance of customer service and has a keen eye for personal detail. Kim is extremely passionate about food and hospitality, ensuring every delicious meal is prepared according to guest preference. From her attention to detail to her carefully crafted meals and cocktails, Kim ensures your vacation experience far exceeds your expectations!

Layout

Luxury charter yacht layout diagram for DEEP BLUE

Testimonials

Early May, 2024, guests aboard DEEP BLUE wrote:

Comment on the comfort onboard DEEP BLUE                             Deep Blue was a perfect boat for our party of 4 couples.  The boat was roomy with ample shaded main and upper deck space to relax and take a break from the sun.  The beds were very comfortable considering the limited space.

Comment on the condition of DEEP BLUE                            Deep Blue was in excellent condition with all necessary needs functioning well.  The few minor items needing repair or replacement were promptly corrected by the captain.

Comment on the cleanliness of DEEP BLUE                            Deep Blue was very clean. Chef Kim saw to it that it was kept that way, servicing our sleeping and bathroom areas as needed.

Comment on the congeniality of your Captain and crew:
Captain Dick and Chef Kim were wonderful  Very congenial and a pleasure to have as our crew.

Comment on the service of your Captain and crew:
The service was top notch in every way!  No comments for improvement.

Comment on the fun aspect of your Captain and crew:
They were fun to have on board!  We enjoyed the captains impressive Safari Truck driving skills maneuvering through the challenging Virgin Gorda terrain to Cocoa Maya and the Baths.

Comment on the expertise of your Captain and crew:
Their expertise in maneuvering and mooring the boat in the bays was impressive.  

Comment on the quality of your meals:
The quality of the meals was off the chart!  Everything was served hot and tasty, particularly the surf and turf on our last dinner as we celebrated a birthday.

Comment on the presentation of your meals:
Along with the quality of the food the presentation was top notch, considering the limited galley space.  Chef Kim worked overtime to.

Would you charter this yacht again? (Circle one)    (YES)

We highly recommend Deep Blue along with Captain Dick and Chef Kim without hesitation.


Late April, 2024, guests aboard DEEP BLUE said:
Captain Dick / Chef Kim
I sincerely appreciate the adventure we experienced with you & Chef Kim. Being an Ocean / Beach enthusiast, one of the things I hadn't done was to go out on a CAT vacay!! Once out on the water with you & Kim the dream became a reality. More than I expected!! The problem will be --- now that I've gone with you both on Deep Blue, I wouldn't want to be with any other crew or on any other boat (CAT). Here's to our next trip...................
PS - next time take less pics of Mark and more of ME 😂😎🌴⛵
Sincerely,
Kerry


DEEP BLUE guests in mid-February, 2024, wrote:

We had a wonderful trip on the Deep Blue with Captain Dick and his wonderful wife Kim. The 58 foot Leopard Catamaran is fantastic, Captain Dick is outstanding at the helm and his wife Kim made fantastic food and beverage. They are simply wonderful hosts and we cannot wait to return. Their non stop efforts insured that a great time was had by everyone. Great Sailboat, perfect location, superb food and even better people. We cannot wait to sail with them again!

Handwritten fan mail from past guests for Capt. Dick and Chef/Mate Kim