Water Skis Adult:
MEET YOUR CREW:
Andrew and Renata are excited to be aboard Libra, and exploring the Virgin Islands, following their last charter season in The Bahamas, where together they delivered exceptional guest experiences. Andrew’s playful and positive nature, combined with his passion for all things boating, watersports and even a splash of cocktail making, perfectly compliment Renata’s hosting skills, attention to detail and passion for all things food. They are both about as environmentally conscious as it gets, and enjoy looking for new ways to deliver charters as sustainably as possible.
From Johannesburg, South Africa, Andrew isn’t your normal city suburbanite. Andrew is sporty and adventurous, hence the reason he came across sailing. He has been sailing since 2012, where he first sailed across the Indian Ocean. From the beginning Andrew was hooked, deciding he would become a Captain one day.
Andrew completed his Yachtmasters in the icy cold, stormy waters of Cape Town while at the same time studying a postgraduate degree in business. Thereafter, he furthered his experience as a first mate for a year in Malaysia and Indonesia. Not long after, Andrew captained his first yacht in Thailand, after which he also chartered an array of sailing yachts in Croatia.
Andrew, a water sports enthusiast, is an experienced diver, spear-fisher, wake-boarder and surfer. Besides being an active soul, Andrew is a jack of all trades and you’ll find his down-to-earth nature magnetic – join him for a Captain’s Cocktail under a beautiful Caribbean sunset while Renata cooks up some local delicacies.
Renata, born and raised in coastal northern New Zealand, has always been close to nature and the water. Seeing her mother’s passion for food and garden-to-table cooking from a young age, she experienced the joy that surrounds a beautifully prepared family meal.
Moving to Europe in her mid-twenties, Renata spent time living in London and Amsterdam, relishing the chance to travel, taste and cook during holidays from her corporate job. It was in Europe that she fell in love with sailing, and decided to take the leap to combine her passions of cooking and being on the water. She completed her Day Skipper certification, and after formalizing her culinary skills, began hosting charters in Croatia and Greece. Following a busy summer in the Mediterranean, she realized her dream of crossing the Atlantic Ocean by sail, managing the provisioning and cooking for the nine people onboard.
Renata’s favorite dishes include a mix of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Asian, all influenced by the classic New Zealand cuisine she grew up with. In saying that, she is always excited to discover new flavors, spices and cooking styles, and loves to try new things. She enjoys exploring local food markets to find new and exotic ingredients, and looks forward to sharing these discoveries with you in the Virgin Islands.
Andrew and Renata can’t wait to welcome you aboard Libra to experience the beautiful Virgin Islands, and to create memories of a lifetime!
Captain Andrew and Chef Renata are both fully vaccinated
Can we live on the boat forever? The food was amazing and the activities were so much fun!
Gracious and Fun!
Seamless attention to detail, interesting and varied meals, but most importantly gracious and fun conversations. Your company was the best part of our journey.
We had the Best Time on Libra. We enjoyed this experience very much. Ren’s food was awesome. Andrew created a beautiful voyage. We hope to be able to come back soon!
What a great week! Jill & I have taken a charter through the BVIs several times but this trip was the first for our “Wild” family, (10 pax)! We had high expectations, but Andrew & Ren on Libra surpassed them all. The weather was perfect. The food was outstanding, and the service was 1st Class. Thank you guys for a memorable first trip for my family to the BVI. We look forward to a return trip!
How lucky are we?!
It is impossible to put into words the gratitude and joy we have experienced on board of Libra this week!
You two have created an adventure we will never forget and the opportunity to meet you both was an unexpected bonus.
It is rare to meet two incredibly hard working, passionate and authentic humans.
Your zest for life, humanity and this beautiful world is truly inspiring!
You made seven women very happy with the pampering and undivided attention.
Lida's Culinary skills are 5 stars!
The Libra is impeccably clean and kept top notch.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU
Every Detail Was Incredible
Thank you for making this week one of the best for everyone onboard. The natural beauty of the islands and serenity of the boat would have always made for a nice vacation, but the two of you have turned this trip into one we will be talking about for years to come.
Your genuine enjoyment of having us here made us have such a better appreciation of the sea. Every detail on this trip has been incredible from the table settings to delicious meals to knowing all of the best coves on the island - it is hard to imagine what this trip would have looked like without you.
We hope to be here with you again sometime very soon.
So Very Special
Thank you for an incredible week. We agreed that it was YOU TWO that really made is a vacation. This was so very special for us.
Best Week On Libra!
Thank you for the best week on Libra! We had so much fun - all thanks to both of you.
Everything from the food, to the watersports, to the snorkel spots, to the cocktails and cappuccinos was just perfect!
I think after this week, we can all say that "Boat Life Is The Best Life".
Thank you for everything you did to make this a trip of a lifetime for us and one we will never forget.
Best Of Times
Thank you so much for the most amazing week. Despite five straight days of rain, we had the best of times. Your energy and enthusiasm for the USVI and its waters was certainly contagious.
Lida, the food was outstanding - everything from the cocktails to the meals and snacks were delicious.
Chris, your passion for and knowledge of sailing is amazing. Thank you for entertaining all of our questions. And your energy was unending.
Thank you both for an incredible experience - we'll surely be back.
Our New Best Mates!
To our new best mates, Chris and Lida
Your two have made this holiday such an incredible time and we cannot thank you enough! We are so happy to have met the two of you and spent a week together becoming friends. Your choice of beaches, snorkel spots and food were all excellent. Lida please come cook for us forever please?!
Cant wait to explore more with you all in the future.
Such An Escape
Thank you for such an incredible journey this past week. The USVI served us such an escape after a challenging past year and for this world.
Your kindness and hospitality truly made this special place blossom. The adventures (especially turtle and eagle ray sightings) were moments of pure joy and happiness.
We so enjoyed getting to know you both. Cheers to new friends near and far - we can't wait to explore with you both again one day soon!
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
What a wonderful week we had and so much is due to your amazing hospitality and hard work. From the beautiful bays and beaches to the wonderful food, we will remember this trip for years to come. My personal favourite was Little Lamshur Bay - simply gorgeous!
I could never get David to the USVI but I think he has been converted and is now a big fan.
So many Memories Were Made!
You both made our family getaway that much more special by becoming our extended family for a week.
Your hospitality, captivating personalities and your positive energy are amazing! Never stop being YOU.
We loved hearing the passion in your stories of South Africa and hope to get there some day to see if ourselves.
Be it the cappuccinos, delicious meals, PAIN KILLERS, games played after dinner or just life on Libra, you made it special for me and my dear family. Many memories were made!
Wow! Words do not do justice to explaining the amazing job you two did this week. I will now forever say my first sailing experience was a 10/10. Both of you have unexplainable, unyielding charisma. I can truly say we are leaving as friends.
The way both of you love your job and love people is so evident. No bad day aboard Libra!
I cant say thank you enough!
What A Week!
What a week! After 3 previous sailing trips, our expectations were VERY high. Chris and Lida FAR exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful trip and consider you both friends!
It was awesome starting mornings with fresh coffee and cappuccino. The food was fresh and amazing.
We were the envy of every other boat thanks to the "reverse cabungee" and incredible water sports experiences.
I also appreciated the depth of the conversations and personal connections.
It's almost as if you could read our minds and anticipate our every desire in advance.
Thank you both for making such a memorable holiday for us.
Truly A Passion For People!
Thank you all so much for the best week EVER! I could not imagine ever sailing with anyone else again. Y'all were so hospitable, patient and joyful. Every expectation was exceeded.
I am excited to leave this trip with two new friends in y'all and cannot wait to see y'all again - there WILL be an "again".
Y'all are the hardest workers I have ever met and truly have a passion for people, service and your jobs. Keep on!
Gratitude For You Both
There are no words to describe the amount of gratitude I have for both of you. You made us feel like family from the moment we boarded the boat. There was no request that was ever any trouble for you. Your knowledge and work ethic are not common in our previous trips.
Thank you for making this one of the most memorable holidays to date. We cannot wait to see you two again.
Experience to Refuel Our Spirits
Thanks for a great week!
A wonderful experience to refuel our spirits with nature and our connection with our family.
may God bless you and continue to give you the joy and strength to continue giving your guests so much joy and peace.
An Amazing Week!
Thank you so much for an amazing week on Libra. While obviously the setting is absolutely gorgeous, we especially enjoyed our time with the two of you.
Lida, your cooking is delicious and proves that Peyton actually will eat ! :) Thank you for sharing your recipes - we will let you know how we do.
Chris, we love your energy. Not only do you have every fun sea toy available at a seconds notice but you do it with such a happy, fun-living vibe. We have never seen someone take such meticulous care of water toys)
We will truly miss the both of you the most from this trip. We will also miss our morning cappucchino's and endless cocktails.
It was a "pleasure" meeting you guys.
I Could Not Be More Satisfied
My experience was nothing short of outstanding. The crew is top notch as is the yacht. I could not be more satisfied.
Indeed, we had a wonderful time with your very professional crew, Chris and Lida. Chris, is at the top of his game and most certainly the best skipper that I have had the pleasure of meeting.
Feel Like Family
We relaxed and were taken care of to perfection. Our team and boat were fantastic! Chris and Lida made us feel like family.
Thank you for providing everything we could possibly desire: fun, adventure, great food, sublime cocktails, family time and your companionship. Though our time was short, we look forward to living with you on the Libra and sailing many oceans.
We loved Every Moment
Thank you for taking such great care of us. Whether it be making great cocktails, preparing delicious meals or attempting to throw us off the tube, we loved every moment - this has been an awesome adventure! P.S Get ready to ski in Tahoe!