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Guests: 8
Crew: 3
Price from: $30,000


Philotimo can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 cabins; 1 master and 2 queen cabins and one twin, all cabins offer ensuite facilities.


Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Sat Tv: No
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: Inq
Crew Pets: No
Number Of Dvds: Yes
Number Of Cds: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Inq
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Yes
YachtNudeCharters: Inq
Crew Smokes: No

Price Details

● ADDITIONAL FEES: Cruising Permits, customs fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all charter locations.


● LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.

● SLEEP ABOARD:1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client's expense. Includes; boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and early start.

● HALF-BOARD OPTION: $100 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client's expense.

● LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client's expense.

● TURN AROUNDS: 24-hour turn arounds available for $250 per charter, otherwise 48-hour turns are standard

● CABINS: Crew relocation from queen cabin to single, bunk, or forepeak cabins for $250 per charter night

● 2021/2022 HOLIDAY RATES:

CHRISTMAS: 10% surcharge to be applied to standard charter rates. Must end no later than Dec 26th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $43,000 Must begin no sooner than Dec 27th.


Guests: 8
Draft: 3.11
Helipad: No
Ac: Full
Ac Night: No
Built: 2017
Turnaround: 48hrs preferred / 24hrs inquir
Cabins: 4
Queen: 3
Twin: 1
Showers: 4
Basins: 4
Heads: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Jacuzzi: No

BBQ: Yes
AC: Full
Internet: Onboard WIFI


More Specifications

Flag: US
Homeport: Virgin Islands / Grenadines / Windward
Yacht Permit: 2
Yacht License: 2
Yacht Mca: 1

Other Entertainment

Movies/shows available for guests entertainment onboard

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: 16ft Honda Rib
Kayaks 2 Pax: Yes
Dinghy Hp: 60HP
Floating Mats: Yes
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: Yes
Paddleboard: Yes


Captain: Hugh O'Brien

Meet the crew!

Captain Hugh O'Brien (60) Anglo Irish

Born in England and then lived in more than a dozen countries across Europe, Asia and
The Americas. Now a permanent US Resident living in the Caribbean & Florida, predominantly in the US and British Virgin Islands.
Hugh started competitive sailing and ocean racing in the UK & France in 1987 (35 years of ocean sailing experience). He completed his intensive Royal Yachting Association (RYA) YachtMaster 500 Ton Sail & Power Commercial License in 2002 at the prestigious UK Sailing Academy, and worked as a Captain & Chef in commercial yachting in the Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, USA & Japan. Hugh also ran 5 Star Sailing with a 50 ft Beneteau Sloop as a Captain Chef in the Virgin Islands from 2007-2011.

A 20 year career in Marketing & Sales for American IT & Database companies saw Hugh working in some 20 countries and heading up operations in Europe, US, Asia & Latin America. In 2017, Hugh purchased a new 60 ft Beneteau sloop (Ocean Star) with his business
partner Nick in Charleston, leading to the maiden season for the yacht and crew in the
Virgin Islands for 2018. Hugh attended culinary classes and schools in France, Japan and America, and specializes in Mediterranean, Latin American and Asian fresh food dishes with premium ingredients.

Hugh is a light social drinker but non smoker, no drugs, no criminal record, clean
licenses and a broad sense of humour especially when trying to catch fish!

Chef Mate: Vivian Swietelsky (58) American Swiss

Vivianne, or “Chef ViVi” is based in St Thomas & Miami. She is known for her authentic interpretations of the world’s great cuisines – American, Mediterranean, Southeast Asian, Indian & Latin American – as well as for being an outstanding pastry chef and
cocktail mixologist.

For as far back as she can remember, Chef Vivi has been passionate about food and the artistry of its preparation. Born in the U.S. to an Italian father and a Venezuelan mother, she grew up in the United States, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Mexico, and is fluent in five languages. Her family life revolved around the enjoyment of great food and her mother taught her to cook instinctually, from the heart.

Another one of Chef ViVi’s passions is sailing, and she has enjoyed working on sailboats around the world. She also has an ASA Certificate for Offshore Sailing gained in the U.S. Virgin Islands and has owned and operated several Beneteau yachts.

Chef ViVi attended culinary schools in several different countries & studied hospitality management at the Florida International University’s School of Hospitality & Tourism. She has been a restaurant Pastry Chef, owned her own upscale catering company, “Truffles Catering”, and worked as Chef for clientele in both private homes and on
charter yachts.

What Vivianne enjoys the most about being Chef with Captain Hugh is the daily interaction with their guests and the pleasure of creating wonderful memories for them. From serving them her signature cocktails to preparing their favorite entree or dessert, to creating a dish they have never tried before -and now will never forget- it’s all about delivering a five-star dining experience and exceeding even their highest expectations.

Mate Stewardess: (when needed) Doris Schepian (44) American German

Doris has great skills around the galley and creates amazing meals and cocktails and has several years of charter experience in the Virgin Islands on Catamarans and Monohulls. She is an avid swimmer, snorkeler and hiker.

Engineer Mate: (when needed) Barney Calhoun (43) Scottish American

Barney grew up in Costa Rica then moved to the US. He is an experienced engineer that has lived in the US Virgin Islands for 15 years. He has owned multiple yachts and worked on countless more, he is a skilled yachtsman and active racing crewman and he tells silly family style jokes on request!

The crew look forward to creating memories of a lifetime with you aboard Philotimo!

*Three members of crew aboard for charters of 6 guests or more


everything was just excellent!
Philotimo gave us the privilege to have the most amazing time! From the food to the beaches and the waters of the USVI - everything was just excellent! We are very sad to leave but very excited to come back and for the next guests to enjoy this beautiful boat and wonderful crew!
We would recommend Philotimo to EVERYONE. We will be back soon!
We are filled up with so much positive energy & totally recharged. Captain Hugh and crew are just so great! Crew and Captain are genuinely kind and hospitable people. Ya'll made our family feel like your family - amazing! We would recommend Philotimo to EVERYONE. We will be back soon!
What an amazing week, we wont soon forget!
You guys are just tremendous, the yacht is amazing and the gourmet food was incredible too! What an amazing week, we wont soon forget!
Vivian and Hugh were awesome
Thanks for an incredible trip, we had a blast! Vivian and Hugh were awesome. Looking forward to the next time!
You made it even more special
Capt Hugh and Vivi, thank you for an amazing adventure. You made it even more special
Thank you very much for such an amazing charter!
Thank you very much for such an amazing charter! The experiences on the water and the amazing meals were unforgettable! We loved seeing turtles, swimming in the ocean, riding the tube and kneeboard, and dancing to the steel drum on our final night. This was a first class experience for each of us
I'm going to miss you so much!
Dear Captain Hugh, I'm going to miss you so much! I hope I get to come back soon. I hope I get to come back to the best boat with the best breakfast!
From the food to the fun - I will never forget it!
Captain Hugh and chef Vivi, this trip was definitely one of my favorites! From the food to the fun - I will never forget it!


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