Robertson and Caine 50ft - 2019, refit 2023

Abby Normal To

Yacht description

The 50ft catamaran Abby Normal To is a tried and true Robertson Caine design with lots of light throughout the interior and ample deck space for relaxing. Four double cabins offer climate control, ample storage space and ensuite bathrooms.  The salon area is beautifully bright and inviting with cream leather upholstery and panoramic windows. The door forward leads to a super shaded seating area – perfect for that early morning cup of coffee. The cockpit is like a back yard, but with an ever changing view and comfy seating. Upstairs is a third floor sky lounge.

It’s worth noting that all of these yachts are built in South Africa and have sailed the Southern Atlantic Ocean to reach here, so they are well proven and safe vessels. In the benign waters of the BVI you will be comfortable and your drink will stay where you put it!

Our personal opinion

Why book ABBY NORMAL TO – The name is really cool – (there’s a story behind it!) but the main reason has to be THE FOOD. Chef Shannon is a phenomenal chef and can match her menu to your dietary needs. She is quite adept at finding delicious, fresh produce in the islands as well as fish and meat. A sumptuous dinner is never over until it is finished with some type of delectable dessert.

Yacht layout

Amenities

  • Yacht
    • Fully air conditioned
    • Device Hookups
    • Water maker
  • Water Toys
    • RIB w/25hp
    • Snorkel gear
    • Adult water skis
    • Kneeboard
    • SUP x 2
    • Underwater video

Onboard experience

Crew profile
Richard and Shannon have sailed Abby Normal To since her first launch in the summer of 2019 and have taken exquisite care of her. They will guide you on the adventure of a lifetime.
Sample menu
This is a sample menu only to give you an idea of your chef’s cooking style. Your menu will be personalised for you - designed around your food and drink preferences. Most chefs are able to adapt to different dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten free but please let us know at the time of booking so we can check for you.

Rental rates

Guests
7 nights
6 nights
5 nights
2 $ 22,500 $ 19,286 $ 18,750
3 $ 23,500 $ 20,143 $ 19,583
4 $ 24,500 $ 21,000 $ 20,417
5 $ 25,500 $ 21,857 $ 21,250
6 $ 26,500 $ 22,714 $ 22,083
7 $ 27,500 $ 23,571 $ 22,917
8 $ 29,500 $ 25,286 $ 24,583

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.

2 $ 22,500 $ 19,286 $ 18,750
3 $ 23,500 $ 20,143 $ 19,583
4 $ 24,500 $ 21,000 $ 20,417
5 $ 25,500 $ 21,857 $ 21,250
6 $ 26,500 $ 22,714 $ 22,083
7 $ 27,500 $ 23,571 $ 22,917
8 $ 29,500 $ 25,286 $ 24,583

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.

2 $ 22,500 $ 19,286 $ 18,750
3 $ 23,500 $ 20,143 $ 19,583
4 $ 24,500 $ 21,000 $ 20,417
5 $ 25,500 $ 21,857 $ 21,250
6 $ 26,500 $ 22,714 $ 22,083
7 $ 27,500 $ 23,571 $ 22,917
8 $ 29,500 $ 25,286 $ 24,583

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.

$32,775

1-8 guests, 7 nights minimum
Charters during Christmas week are required to finish by Dec 26

$32,775

1-8 guests, 7 nights minimum
New Year charters commence no earlier than Dec 28

Charter information

  • A crew gratuity, based on your level of satisfaction, but typically 15-20% of the charter rate is not included
  • Information and rates quoted on this website are believed to be correct but are subject to change without notice.

Reviews

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  • We had a wonderful trip on board the Abby Normal Too with Captain Richard and his wife Shannon who was our amazing chef. Rich did a great job of balancing some of the fun stops we had seen online prior to visiting the BVI and quiet secluded coves where it felt like we had a private island to ourselves.

  • Our 3rd BVI charter, this time with our adult kids and spouses. Best experience yet!! Richard and Shannon made us at ease from the get-go. Weather was a bit iffy . . . Richard made sure we got to the places we wanted to see and dodged some of the rain clouds. Shannon’s culinary skills are simply . . . amazing!!! Portions were perfect, presentation was gorgeous and the all important taste . . . DELECTABLE!!!
    Beverages of choice were a plenty and excursion suggestions were on point. Really enjoyed spending an evening at Saba Rock with them! Well done! 🙂

  • Our experience, delayed 2.5 years by Covid, exceeded all expectations. Of course, BVI has glorious sailing grounds, but our Captains, Richard and Shannon, crafted out custom adventure, refined by years of experience and skill. BVI provided the canvas & pigments, “Abby Normal To” was the brush and Richard & Shannon were the artists that carefully apply the brushstrokes to create a perfect vacation masterpiece for us.

    The beautiful vistas surrounding our vessel each day were varied & dramatic. We experienced a few rain showers, each lasting only minutes & mandated calling “all-hands-on-deck” for rainbow watch. We were frequently rewarded. I personally most remember the colors of sunrise and sets, cloud formations and the infinite hues of the waters as we sailed.

    Three, five-star meals + snacks were crafted by Shannon, then presented by Richard each day. Chicken, salmon, shrimp, calamari, duck, etc. as well magnificent salads, homemade & fresh-baked, crusty sour dough breads plus delicious desserts flowed from the galley; the products of Shannon’s skillful hands. Repeatedly, our crew raved over the cuisine, finally exhausting our superlative vocabulary, leaving us with just “WOW”.
    We are now planning our next R&S Sailing Adventure!

  • Rahme, Jackie, GreAnn

    Richard and Shannon,
    Thank you for a wonderful trip. We were welcomed with balloons & birthday cake to celebrate a few milestone birthdays. We’ll take many memories home with us from this trip…. the rainstorm on Anegada and our epic trip on the mokes back to the ship, the rave/techno dance off with Richard, the inspirations and Shannon’s amazing cooking. & start of her cookbook we hope she titles “160 charters” and what we hope to see a new tradition starting of Abby Normal To white clothes parties of Foxys!
    Thank you!

  • A perfect vacation sailing the beautiful BVI with wonderful friends! The ‘Abby Normal To’ was in tip-top shape with all the amenities and gear needed at our disposal. Each day was smooth sailing, snorkeling, swimming and a new adventure…from the Bubbly Pool splash to the sparkling Anegada beaches. We enjoyed every minute of our vacation, including flamingo sightings and fun visits to Willy T’s, The Bitter End, Saba Rock, The Bee Line and the Rum Distillery at Cane Garden Bay. Another highlight was an exciting adventure with Kelly’s Tours to Conch Island and incredible snorkeling at Horseshoe Reef. Aside from the all the fun adventures, we still had plenty of time for rest and relaxation aboard the spacious and comfortable ‘Abby Normal To’. A huge shout out to our exceptional and engaging crew! Richard & Shannon provided valuable and interesting insights, accommodated our every need and delighted us with the most delicious meals. Best trip ever!

  • We just returned from a wonderful, crewed charter in the BVIs on the “Abby Normal To” hosted by Richard and Shannon Hallett. Over the years my wife and I have done 7 bare boat charters in the Caribbean,starting with the BVIs in 1972. My goal for this trip was to introduce my family to the pleasures of sailing in beautiful places. We were a very diverse party, ranging from my 10 year old grandson to an 80 year old great grandfather. Although I might have qualified as a bare boat skipper, I chose the crewed option to reduce the stress on the entire party. Boy was I right!!
    Richard was a competent sailor who was very flexible about our itinerary and was willing to teach and share duties at the helm. At one point when we were anchored at Anegada we rented a small Hobie cat and Richard volunteered to give each of the two boys individual sailing lessons. Richard also helped us find a local fishing guide for a half day excursion to Horseshoe reef. The boys had a great time catching bar jacks, grouper, and barracuda. Just as we were leaving, my son hooked a very large fish. After a 15-minute fight on very light tackle he finally managed to land a 15 lb Mutton snapper
    Shannon was an exceptional chef. Every meal was an event! beautiful presentation and fine dining flavor. In addition, she was willing to provide matching quality alternatives for my youngest grandson who did not eat meat. Because she knew the local vendors, she was able to obtain the freshest ingredients for each meal.
    I can’t finish this review without mentioning the boat. A 50 ft, 5 cabin catamaran. What a treat for an old sailor! New additions since my last charter 15 years ago included a desalinization system which allowed for freshwater flushing in the heads, state of the art navigation electronics, power winches which allow single handed sailing from the helm, an elevator for launching the dingy, and great performance under sail. We averaged 10.5 knots on a reach from Virgin Gorda
    to Anegada with a 17-knot wind. In addition, I would like to note that the boat was designed to be friendly to us seniors who may have a bit of a problem with balance. There was no place that I could go on the boat where there was not a secure hand hold.

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