Lagoon 45ft

Au Soleil

Yacht description

Au Soleil is a 3 cabin Lagoon 450, which is a really popular design for chartering as it has lots of space for up to three couples, but is small enough to be affordable. The cabins are two queens and one double – the queen berths have 6’6” headroom! Each has ensuite bathrooms with separate shower stalls.

The interior of the yacht is very modern and light. The salon flows seamlessly into the cockpit providing good space; the cockpit offers a lovely outdoor dining option with comfy seats for relaxing.

Forward is the very popular foredeck lounge area, which is the perfect place to relax in the evenings with a cocktail in your hand. There is also a small flybridge, which has a seating area as well as a sunbathing area forward of the steering position.

Penny's personal opinion

Why book Au Soleil – GUESTS COMMENTS – here are just a couple of comments from recent guests – perhaps we will be adding yours next year! Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you we had a wonderful charter on the Au Soleil with Brian and Alex last week. We had the usual – Will there be enough to do? Can you really spend time a week on a small boat? The crew’s expertise and lack of hassle from airport transfers to clearing customs to water knowledge and spot on dinner reservations made for a memorable trip. 

Yacht layout

Amenities

  • Yacht
    • Fully air conditioned
    • Salon TV
    • Device hookups
    • Onboard wi-fi
    • Water maker
    • Ice maker
  • Water Toys
    • 10ft RIB w/15hp
    • Snorkel gear
    • Towing tube
    • Wakeboard
    • SUP x 2
    • Dbl Kayak
    • Floating mats
    • Beach games

Onboard experience

Crew profile
Brian has extensive experience chartering on power and sailing yachts ranging from 30-50ft in the Caribbean, Aegean, Adriatic, Irish, and Atlantic Sea. Aside from learning the ropes of sailing with Brian, guests of all ages can look forward to a swimming or wake board lesson or two from the legendary instructor himself as well as snorkeling, fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking while on charter.
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 $ 13,000 $ 11,143 $ 10,833
3 $ 13,500 $ 11,571 $ 11,250
4 $ 13,500 $ 11,571 $ 11,250
5 $ 14,500 $ 12,429 $ 12,083
6 $ 14,500 $ 12,429 $ 12,083

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 $ 13,000 $ 11,143 $ 10,833
3 $ 13,500 $ 11,571 $ 11,250
4 $ 13,500 $ 11,571 $ 11,250
5 $ 14,500 $ 12,429 $ 12,083
6 $ 14,500 $ 12,429 $ 12,083

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 $ 13,000 $ 11,143 $ 10,833
3 $ 13,500 $ 11,571 $ 11,250
4 $ 13,500 $ 11,571 $ 11,250
5 $ 14,500 $ 12,429 $ 12,083
6 $ 14,500 $ 12,429 $ 12,083

1-6 guests. 7 nights minimum
Christmas charters end no later than Dec 26

$21.000

1-6 guests. 7 nights minimum
New Year charters commence no earlier than Dec 27

Deduct $150/person/week from all-inclusive rate

Half-board rates include 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, snacks and standard bar; all other meals to be taken ashore at guests’ expense

Deduct $75/person/week from all-inclusive rate

Local fare meal plan rates include 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, snacks and standard bar; all other meals to be taken ashore at guests’ expense

1/2 the daily rate

Board after 4pm, dinner to be taken ashore at guests’ expense but breakfast the following morning is included. Sleepaboard available with 6-night minimum for half-board, 7-night minimum for all-inclusive.

Charter information

  • A crew gratuity, based on your level of satisfaction, but typically 15-20% of the charter rate is not included

Reviews

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  • Let me start by saying the most important thing first; we are repeat guests of Au Soleil and Brian and Alex, which is probably the greatest compliment we can give them! We had such an amazing experience with Brian and Alex in 2019, we booked them again this year!  And if we do this again next year – we’ll be going with Brian and Alex!  I’ll also mention that we’ve experienced two other catamaran charters prior to finding Au Soleil so we’ve got some good data to compare against 🙂.

    Au Soleil is a lovely, well appointed boat but what takes the charter to the next level, is Brian and Alex. Captain Brian’s attention to and command of the boat (and dinghy!) are obvious, he’s a savvy vet!  Brian is always ready and happily willing to get out the floating rafts and kayaks, escort us around in the dinghy, and be flexible with our schedule as things arise. We hit a bad weather day this year and he quickly changed routes and found us a hot tub to hang out in!  There is never a doubt in our minds that he always has everything under control.

    And Alex… I mean c’mon! The food this year was off the chains! Her menu was on point, every single meal we had was memorable and diverse. It amazes me what she can produce out of that little galley! She has mastered the skill of anticipating when guests are about to be hungry. Be sure to ask her for the boat nachos, boat nachos are the best nachos. She also makes a killer charcuterie board and painkiller! Alex is always on her game and is determined to make sure guests are having a great time.

    Captain Brian and Alex check all of the boxes. They are a great team and show a lot of pride in making sure that you have the best vacation. You can tell that they care about the boat and they care about their guests. They are both a joy to be around. It’s sad that we only get to hang out with them once a year because we consider them friends!

  • JP
    USA

    Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you we had a wonderful charter on the Au Soleil with Brian and Alex last week. You got what we were seeking and matched us to the right boat and crew. Suggesting we extend the sail from 5 to 7 days was the right call as Anegada was my favorite stop.

    We had the usual – Will there be enough to do? Can you really spend time a week on a small boat? The crew’s expertise and lack of hassle from airport transfers to clearing customs to water knowledge and spot on dinner reservations made for a memorable trip.

    We will be plotting future charters and talking the crew and the boat up!

  • Jamie
    USA

    We chartered S/V Au Soleil for one week in February. This is the third time our group has chartered in the BVI so we had a few expectations going into the trip but it was by far the best one yet! The boat has a great layout for a group of six and it’s well kept. We especially liked the extra seating up on the fly bridge. They have paddle boards, kayak, snorkel gear and a huge large floating mat which we really enjoyed.

    What really set this trip apart from the others was Brian and Alex. They are the perfect team. Brian is so knowledgeable about the boat operations and we had complete trust in his ability to get us to where we wanted to go. And we had a busy schedule, with seven islands in seven days. He took us to each location with a smile on his face and we felt very safe with him in charge. Alex was the interior boss lady; she could whip up a plate of nachos and cocktails with impeccable timing. We dropped everything we were doing to gather around for her food. She pulled off some amazing meals in that small galley and was able to adjust to our last minute meal schedules. She takes pride in keeping the boat clean and tidy while on charter. They are both so friendly, easy going and accommodating and fit in with our group perfectly. You cannot go wrong with Au Soleil and Brian/Alex!

  • John
    USA

    I am writing this lengthy review for our recent vacation experience in early June on the Catamaran Au Soleil with Captain Brian and Hostess Alex in the BVI and USVI. There is just so much to share and I’m sure I’m not capturing it all.

    Friends of ours planned this trip and asked us if we would like to join them in the 3rd available room. I admit I was reluctant and unsure as I didn’t know how I would handle sleeping on a boat for 8 nights and didn’t know if I would be “roughing” it. I am SO Glad we said yes! Our experience exceeded my expectations on all levels, it was AMAZING from start to finish! ( No roughing it at all)

    Captain Brian was awesome and made sure we had a plan that was fitting for the group, safe, and fun. Even before the trip he graciously answered our questions and made sure we had a plan that fit our needs. We were able to see a large variety of areas. Leverick Bay, Anegada, Soggy Dollar, Foxy’s, Virgin Gorda, Josh Van Dyke, Caneel Bay, Christmas Cove to name a few. Brian made sure we had the best spots to spend the night and even went out of his way to get us a spot in the marina we wanted to stay in at Scrub Island. He also made sure our group had ample ice for the coldest of drinks. (we got the prize for the most ice used ????) I never worried about our safety. He even went out of his way to round up some beach chairs for us to have on the secluded beaches and make dinner reservations too.

    Alex was simply Fabulous! She was extremely attentive to us all, and made sure to cater to all of our unique requests or likes and dislikes. We elected to have most all meals on the boat and that meant she was cooking A LOT every day. Her planning was amazing, we had no idea where she stored all that food and supplies! Every single meal from breakfast, lunch, and dinner were not only Scrumptious but beautifully presented too! She absolutely blew us away on what she prepared on a boat! And the meals were even very healthy too which I appreciated!! She was super sweet and pleasant at all times! That girl never stopped! She was gracious when our group needed to buy even more drink ingredients and extra pizzas at the dock too. She graciously used our left-over steak from dinner and added it to steak and eggs the next morning. She obviously put a lot of time into this menu for the week and it made our experience super special! She wasn’t just a cook, but also worked well with Brian in handling the boat when docking, sailing etc! Just amazing!

    We all enjoyed spending time with both Brian and Alex and even though they were both ages of our group’s own kids, they didn’t mind hanging with us “old folks”.

    The boat was also great! Brian and Alex really take care of this boat and everything was working superbly. It was super clean, air conditioned, spacious, comfortable and fun! Thanks to our friend Bryan for choosing the Au Soleil. If this boat fits your group’s needs, I would highly recommend booking it today along with this fantastic duo! Thanks for making our experience so memorable!

  • Betty
    USA

    Vacationing with Brian and Alex on Au Soleil went above my expectations. From the moment we met we gained a mutual respect for each other and immediately felt comfortable with their knowledge of the islands and ability to coordinate plans and agenda for us. Having brought children of various ages I was concerned how the dynamics would be, but they proved to be responsible and engaging and went beyond to bring extra fun in our days. I was most impressed at how adept both Brian and Alex were at their jobs. I felt at all times and any minor inconvenience, they were one step ahead and in control, well educated and confident. I left, meeting two genuine people, very thankful they took such wonderful care of my family, and showed us a wonderful experience.

  • Charlotte G
    UK

    Alex & Brian were a really great crew and made our holiday really special.  They engaged with the kids and had lots of fun with them which was a big bonus.  They took care of us all very well, enjoyed some fun trips together to the Baths and Necker.  Brian helped sort out rental of a Moke on Anegada which is something we have not done before and we loved and will do again. The Necker trip was a huge bonus and great to see it properly, having sailed past for so many years.  The weather was kind for most of our trip and we loved being back in our favourite place.

    Nothing was too much and Alex and Brian greeted everything with a smile.  We couldn’t be happier, food, hospitality and company all 5 star.

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