Scorpio is a fantastic yacht to charter. She is a fast sailing yacht, yet her spacious accommodation and high levels of equipment make for luxurious living.
Built in 1996 at the Fred Shultz Yard in Cape Town, South Africa, Scorpio is a Sovereign 51 designed by Phil Southwell. She accommodates 3 guests in 2 aft cabins, both are extremely well ventilated by a large ceiling hatch to funnel breeze plus opening ports on 3 sides. The larger Guest Double Cabin has a queen sized bed and en-suite bathroom. Guests using the adjacent Single Cabin can share the double cabin facilities or those of the crew off the Saloon. The Saloon is spacious and comfortable. On deck a separate helmsman's cockpit aft leaves a spacious centre cockpit with table for al fresco dining which offers guests ample space to relax.
Scorpio is also fully equipped for scuba diving for certified divers.
DVD player saloon
Indoor audio system
Diving if certified
Underwater still camera
Accommodation and Layout
SCORPIO can accommodate 3 guests in 2 cabins.
The Master cabin has a double bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet.
A Guest cabin has a single bed.
Crew has a separate heads and shower.
SCORPIO is available throughout the Lesser Antilles
Richard and Jan have a wealth of sailing experience having spent years sailing the temperate waters of the North European Atlantic coast and the warmer climes of the Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic, then sailed over 6,000 miles circumnavigating the Caribbean Sea. Richard has been sailing since childhood and holds an MCA approved Masters Offshore Certificate for Sailing Vessels up to 200T as well as being an ASA (American Sailing Association) qualified keel boat sailing & navigation instructor for ASA 101-103-104-105. Since 2009, Richard & Jan have been providing crewed charter vacations aboard their yacht, Scorpio. As owner-operators they pride themselves on the service they offer as well as the facilities and condition of their yacht. Unusually, they do not confine their charters to one particular area; you can charter Scorpio almost anywhere throughout the Caribbean Leeward & Windward Islands, from the ever popular, sheltered waters of the British & US Virgin Islands in the north to the less well trodden paradise of the Grenadines at the southern end of the island chain and all points in between. Richard & Jan are both keen scuba divers; Richard holds a PADI professional Dive master qualification and Jan is a PADI certified Rescue Diver; both have first-aid training. Richard will be delighted to show you the fantastic undersea world of the Caribbean, either snorkelling or scuba diving. For those not qualified but who would like to try scuba diving, Richard can provide a PADI Discover Scuba course. Whether admiring the spectacular coral reef or exploring sunken wrecks, the wonders below the waves are not to be missed. Sailing & diving aside, Richard doubles as your waiter, barman, guide and all-round Mr. Fixit, while Jan does all the hard work providing your delicious meals! Jan’s style of cooking is varied –wherever possible, she likes to use local ingredients to provide meals with a Caribbean flavor but retains and reproduces all the wonderful flavors of Mediterranean cooking experienced in her earlier travels.Richard and Jan both gave up successful professional careers to pursue their dream afloat. Richard worked in major UK distribution businesses and Jan in human resources in both public & private sectors. Not only did they thrive in this professional environment requiring the provision of high quality services to very demanding customers but they actually enjoyed the challenge.They look forward to welcoming you as guests aboard Scorpio and to providing the vacation of a lifetime in the beautiful Caribbean Sea.