Operating in the Caribbean
The aft cockpit ready for an alfresco luncheon
Something Wonderful from above
Caribbean lobster on the foredeck.
The flybridge helm and lounging area
Interior dining area
Master suite with access tothe forward cockpit are
A spacious forward cockpit is accessible from the
Sundeck with lounging pads
Fore Deck and the forward cockpit area
Morne Botha and Kayla Olivia Beecher
“For us, it’s not just a job but a way of life. It is a chance to finally just shut your brain off and live within the moment. And for as long as we are able, we will sail until the day we die... “
We are a couple passionate about sailing and the ocean, nature, animals, people, love, compassion and living life to the fullest. We are driven to inspire growth that goes hand in hand with change, to bring people together, create life changing experiences and show humanity a side of life that has been forgotten by society. Sailing is the one thing where the love for all comes together and you get to experience the untouched hidden beauty of life.
We strive for professionalism but at the same time give a home like feeling wherever we sail. It is not always the place that you call home but the people.
Your Skipper: Morne Botha
Qualified RYA Offshore sailor and certified cruising instructor. Currently captain of a 60 ft sailing catamaran doing all inclusive luxury charters. Boat builder with Two Atlantic crossings, Navigating the whole South African coast as the beginning of my career and two skipper positions in Croatia as skipper and host.
I have a passion for sailing, surfing, diving, rock climbing, playing guitar, hiking and anything to do with adventure. I love meeting new people, cooking and building relationships while sharing my passion with them.
Your Hostess: Kayla Olivia Beecher
Qualified hostess and stewardess with a BA degree in health sciences and social services psychology. Currently Chef/ First Mate on a 60ft sailing catamaran, with experience in the restaurant industry, au pairing, admin, customer service and relationship building. With a love for the Ocean and a drive to inspire children and adults to reach their dreams and claim happiness.
Life on the water is vastly different to everyday life on land and I would love to let others experience this and break away from their fears and normal ways. I would love to help children sail who are underprivileged or terminally ill and thus grow to give back to others and enable them the experience the beauty of our world.
We would be honored to share our love and passion with the opportunity as skipper and hostess. We believe that our presence will not just aid to the success of the company but also be responsible for great guest/crew relationships and keep clients coming back for an unforgettable experience.
Morné and Kayla will be joined by a stewardess for the 201/2022 season.
SOMETHING WONDERFUL accommodates 8 guests in 4 cabins.
The full-width master suite on the main deck has a queen size bed, en suite bath with shower and toilet and a private cockpit forward. The adjoining study and bedroom can be open or closed off from each other. On family charters a blow-up mattress bed for a child can be made up in the office.
Three guest cabins have queen-sized beds, en suite bathrooms and plenty of closet space. As an option, a Twin berth guest suite may be substituted for one of the queen cabins.
The crew occupies the stbd aft queen cabin which is slightly smaller than the other guest cabins. By prior arrangement, the crew will move to the twin cabin and make the aft queen available to guests.
SOMETHING WONDERFUL is fully air conditioned throughout.
8' headroom in the salon and master cabin
Guests aboard SOMETHING WONDERFUL for a birthday charter in April, 2023, wrote:
My 70th birthday was expected to be terrific as we headed to BVI to board 58’ Something Wonderful with three other couples. All are family and lifetime friends so the setting and company guaranteed a memorable trip.
All our many expectations were exceeded in the most stunning ways largely the result of our fantastic crew Morne and Kayla. These amazing young people thrilled us with their sailing experience, island knowledge and 5 STAR service all while sharing 7 uniquely different overnight moorings during our circumnavigation of Tortola.
Fantastic nights sleeping aboard some cool enough for fresh air blowing through the cabin portals or when hot an A/C system that works!! Awakening to pressed coffee and a gourmet breakfast is Something Wonderful everyday.
Mornings conclude with a sail to another exotic snorkeling or sightseeing destination. Another 5 STAR lunch by Kayla magically prepared aboard. We were truly spoiled.
Something Wonderful is in the minority in a sea full of catamarans in that the entire upper floor is covered by a hard top with zippered enclosures we left open all week. As Morne sailed us from the upper helm to our next destination it was our place of relaxation and music. Enormous seating with sunbathing deck and a bar kept us upstairs and outdoors all week, morning to evening. The views of the endlessly clear and vibrant blue/green waters captivated all 4 couples.
Our fantastic days concluded with another stunning dinner prepared by Kayla often with Morne’s help as they obviously enjoyed taking us to culinary heights we never expected. Wine and drinks abounded and singing and dancing made this birthday celebration my best ever and maybe the best ever for all our family and friends.
We will return … all of us …. for all the right reasons. Do not miss the opportunity to join Morne and Kayla aboard Something Wonderful.
Thank you for the trip of a lifetime from all of us!!!
Guests who had rescheduled from back during corona times wrote in 2022:
The absolute best part of this trip was not the crystal clear water, or beautiful sunsets, or the scenic views from all directions or spacious boat and rooms and terrific food.
By far the most wonderful part of our trip was the crew. It was more like we were on a family members boat than a crewed boat. The service was top notch. The food that came from the hand of Kayla was something you would expect at a 5 star restaurant.
There was not one occasion we felt unsafe with our captain at the helm. Safety was a top priority and he is obviously a professional captain with many hours, years, under his belt. We arrived as strangers but left with three more members of our family.
The first mate was everywhere when we needed him and predicted our needs before we knew we needed them. Water toys were awesome and way more than expected.
The crews knowledge of the area was very helpful and interesting. The boat was way above expectations. So much room for all 8 of our group and the 3 crew members.
Guests that were aboard SOMETHING WONDERFUL in 2022 finally sent through their review... a year later!
Our time with Kayla and Morne on Something Wonderful was nothing short of perfection! We had a fabulous, relaxing vacation and would repeat it again any time. The food prepared by Kayla was definitely ahighlight of the trip. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were always perfectly prepared and presented, and was some of the best food we've evereaten. Morne was a fantastic captain, answering our endless questions about where, when, how, etc. in regards to the boat and the geography. He also made the best afternoon cocktails for us each day. If you are thinking about booking with these fine people, do it now. You won't regret it!
John & Tracy
Guests aboard Something Wonderful April.16th-23rd.16
"We just returned from a 7 day charter in the BVI. We were a group of 8 couples and it was a first experience for all of us, so we really did not know what to except. We choose the Catamaran "Something Wonderful" ... as we boarded we discovered the first problem! The name of this beauty should have been "Something Extraordinarily Wonderful!" Then we met the Crew... Captain Paul, Chef Isabella and Third Mate Daniel. We were welcomed with such grace and refinement by each of them. They instantly made us feel at home. Each one were truly professional and passionate about their careers, but more so they became a part of the family and we learned a great deal from their expertise's. Captain Paul Johnson was a true Captain. We knew how seriously he took his responsibility and we always felt safe and in good hands. Paul plotted a journey that all 8 of us embraced as our best vacation ever. Paul would educate us about this beautiful BVI and each port was unique and special. Isabella wowed us everyday with new, fresh and exquisite cuisine. She too provided us a culinary experience we will never forget.. all the while handling this task with ease and such character. We did wonder before we boarded why we would even need a 3 crew member .. then we met Daniel. Daniel was equally as pertinent and provided the guest with impeccable service. All three crew members worked tirelessly - each sharing in the daily workings of the boat - and we could not help notice the level of discretion. Also it was an honor to see the level of respect they have for their Captain and rightly so. Paul was able to command his crew with great finesse. All three member truly made our experience one we shall always cherish and hope to do again. All of that coupled with what we all thought was to be the most fabulous catamaran. The color scheme was gorgeous, perfectly design in function , amble space and of course we felt the fly bridge was perfect! Every inch of that boat was spectacular! We have all decided after this glorious trip... that when choosing the next charter ... we felt it truly came down to The Crew! We would not want to set sail without this crew! We were blessed to have had both : A Something Wonderful Crew AND Boat! Thank you!"
Dear Sirs/ Madam,We just returned from a 7 days yachting trip to BVI. There were 8 couples and it was a first experience for all of us. The only problem we noticed as we boarded "Something Wonderful" was her name should be Something Extraordinarily Wonderful! We were greeted by Captain Paul Johnson, Chef Isabella and Deck Mate Daniel. It did not take long to realize that we had struck gold! Paul charted a journey that brought a new and exciting adventure everyday. He always educated us on our surroundings and we all felt like we truly learned something. We knew we were always in capable hands and felt safe... there was never a worry! Paul treated his crew with great respect and professionalism and all 3 work tirelessly with such finesse. Isabella was an exceptional chef. Everyday was full of a new and delicious culinary delight! She too educated us and we left eager to try her creations at home! Her soft spoken and refined manner was a pleasure to be around. She has a smile that could melt your heart. We truly appreciated the level of service that was provided to us. Daniel was their Deck Hand and he was nothing short of fabulous. He took such great care of all of us and did it with great skill. We were struck by our Crew's impeccable manners, level service they so graciously provided to us and how easy they were to get along with. The crew became part of our family and added to our complete experience. The boat was a beauty! We loved the color scheme and the detail in the design. It functioned so well and we could not have been more comfortable. Her equipment was state of the art. We were impressed to say the least. We thought Something Wonderful was the perfect boat! We left in agreement that this was by far our favorite trip we have ever taken and we felt blessed beyond words! As much as we loved the boat and hope to have the pleasure of sailing it again... it came down to our crew!! The 3 of them, all with their unique personalities that blended perfect together are what made our trip Something Extraordinarily Special!
December 20 – 27, 2014. Three generation family charter in the BVI
Dear SOMETHING WONDERFUL crew,
What an amazing Christmas week and an honor to be your first guests! The memories we all made this week will last a lifetime.
Graeme, Lauren and Zayne all went above and beyond to ensure we were fully pampered and happy every minute. They were always ready to do anything from getting movie night set up, water sports with the kids, running us into beach bars, serving yummy drinks of the day (Z Island Rum Punch) and on and on . . . . They helped us make some extra special memories that we will cherish, while getting photos of the whole week so we can take them home.
“Something Wonderful” REALLY was just that and we can’t wait to spend our next time with these wonderful people on this absolutely perfect boat!
Julie, Kevin, Robyn, Allie, Mackenzie & Maddie XOXO
(Grandpa Bruce and Grandma Jo, too)
Thank you “Something Wonderful” for this great trip. I hope to come back because the crew is so nice, the whole boat is filled with relaxations of fun activities and excitements. Wish I could stay!
(With charming drawings of a bowl of popcorn, paddle boarding and something that looks like zip lining.)
Favorite day with the crew Anegada & the Rose Ceremony
Favorite water activity Sling shot!!
Favorite dinner game Masks
Favorite dinner Beef tenderloin
Favorite lunch Spicy grilled shrimp
Favorite ‘funnies’ Dinghy get-aways