Operating in the Bahamas and the Caribbean
Aft Deck - plenty of lounge room
Cockpit service area
Top Deck/Fly Bridge
Top Deck/Fly Bridge
FOXY LADY 2017 and 2018 Winner of Best in Show BVI Charter Yacht Show
Jason and Kate share a passion for life on the water, exploring and sailing, captivated by the oceans secrets. They love what they do and their enthusiasm is tangible. They welcome their guests with warmth and charm, and look forward to introducing you to the paradise they call home.
They are both commercially endorsed Yacht Masters, with over 45 000 nautical miles between the two of them and multiple Trans Atlantic crossings. They have been chartering and sailing together as captain and chef for the past 3 years, from Panama and Columbia to the Virgin Islands, Bahamas and east coast of the USA. Jason completed a delivery in 2013 from Cape Town, South Africa to the Caribbean, around the same time Kate came across aboard her parent’s charter catamaran. Their yachting careers took them to Fort Lauderdale, where they met whilst working aboard Super Yachts. After working successfully aboard larger yachts, they decided it was time to branch out on their own in the Virgin Islands and are proud to be the team aboard Foxy Lady.
Jason grew up on the west coast of South Africa and is an avid sailor, surfer and free diver, with a love for fishing. He has a diverse set of interests, having studied at the Campus for Performing Arts prior to embarking on his yachting career, and plays classical piano and guitar. Jason is friendly, hardworking and goes above an beyond to make your trip a memorable one. Kate grew up cruising the Indian and Atlantic Oceans with her family, totaling 20 000 NM over six years, having left her home of South Africa at age 4. She has been in hospitality for the last 10 years and completed an International Hospitality Diploma with the Private Hotel School in Cape Town, before meeting Jason. She has worked as a chef aboard yachts ever since and absolutely loves it! She aims to surprise and delight all her guests with culinary treats and has an good eye for detail, passion for cooking and curiosity for life.
Together, Jason and Kate hope to share with you their love of the Virgin Islands, fascination with it’s history and the open, happy generosity that has become synonymous with charting with them.
Jason Van Groeningen
I can imagine no better charter boat experience than what we enjoyed on Foxy Lady with Jason, Kate, and Tayla. The boat itself was immaculate, spacious, beautiful, and comfortable. What really put our trip over the top was the crew. As a mom of three (ages 10, 8, and 5), vacations can be utterly exhausting for the parents! That was not the case this time. Every crew member took time to engage with our kids - they played board games daily, took them tubing, indulged their desire to chat about random topics, hosted a pirate party, swam with them (including a mermaid tail lesson!), put on an elaborate treasure hunt, gladly made grilled cheese or PB & J for the picky one, welcomed the kids’ endless “help” with setting the table, making drinks, sailing, or even fileting a fresh fish to make ceviche. When we snorkeled, they constantly checked on them to make sure they were comfortable and having fun, offering to take the youngest one back to the boat when she got tired so the rest of us could keep going. It was almost like combined they were an extra crew member assigned to look after the kids. They did this stuff seamlessly, cheerfully, energetically, and all the while seeing to their everyday duties and making sure we four adults felt equally spoiled.
We all adored our week on Foxy Lady and would recommend it to families who want to experience an adventure in paradise together.
Kate and Jason did a fabulous job of keeping all of our rooms, the salon and their busy kitchen neat and clean. They were also amazing at hanging our towels each time we came out of the water and making sure the deck was clean at all times. This is our 5th time chartering and both Jason and Kate were hands down our favorite crew! This is the top captain and chef we have ever had on our private charters. They were both attentive to what we wanted to do while taking into account the conditions of that day.
They organized a treasure hunt for our 4 year old grandson. Kate drew an amazing map based on the landscape of where we were, I think it was Peter Island. She burned the edges of the map and stuffed it into a bottle. They put it in the water at the front of the yacht so that it would float down and in front of my grandson allowing him to 'discover it'. Everyone jumped into the water and headed to shore. Poor Jason had to make at least 3 prior trips in to add additional clues and bounty. They turned our family trip into a magical adventure! The crews expertise was exceptional. They sometimes had some challenging winds to deal with. Jason handled the boat well in all conditions. Kate too.
We had a previous charter where the food was awful. Since then we have always specified that we wanted someone who knew how to cook. WOW can that girl cook. She sometimes had to make 3 different meals for one dinner. One for my grandson, one for someone who was allergic to the main course and the main course.
Would we charter this yacht again? YES!!!! We are heading back out with Jason and Kate in November and would not consider sailing with anyone else after being with Jason and Kate.
You guys are awesome !
The perfect crew mates at sea and in life. This was our first time on a week long boat trip and what a trip ! We did so many things it was unbelievable! I don't know how we fit so much in, in one week but we did and it just went way to fast ! We have had the most memorable vacation because of you and hope to see you again at sea or on land. You have a place to stay in Philly if your travels ever bring you there.
Best of luck Phil Moyer
Y'all are the Best !
Thank you soooo much for taking care of us and totally spoiling us. This trip was exceptional and such a pleasure. Loved the food, drinks, company and SPACIOUSNESS of the boat !!! It was unbelievable how open and airy Foxy Lady is. Such a bonus... We loved dressing up as PIRATES !!! Thanks for the Pirate Celebrations....
The seas are better because of you two !
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be able to experience something like this and hands down we know you're the finest crew out there ! Your attention to detail is unbelievable and your hospitality even better !
Thanks for making our family vacation an absolute blast
What a fantastic yacht! There is honestly nothing I can fault with Foxy Lady – the amenities and water sports were great, food was fantastic and crew lovely and friendly. I hope to be sending clients their way very soon!