Lagoon 52 - 2017

Southern Comfort

Yacht description

Southern Comfort is a 2017 Lagoon 52 catamaran with a beautiful, contemporary interior and tons of deck space.

Layout is flexible with 4 queen cabins or with the option of 3 queens and bunk beds if you have children or singles in your group. Each cabin has an ensuite bathroom with separate shower stall. The salon and galley are on one level and lead into the cockpit which has two separate seating areas, plus a wet bar. Upstairs is the very popular “third floor lounge” – perfect for sundowners or enjoying the fabulous views. There is a really good selection of water sports equipment plus onboard diving.

Penny's personal opinion

Why book Southern Comfort – The name says it all – COMFORT! – if you are a novice sailor, or are unsure of your sea legs, then this catamaran is for you. Cutting through the water at exciting speeds with minimum movement may cause butterflies in your tummy – but you don’t need sea sickness pills for those!

Yacht layout


  • Yacht
    • Fully air conditioned
    • Salon TV
    • Device hookups
    • Onboard wi-fi
    • Water maker
    • Ice maker
  • Water Toys
    • 14ft RIB w/40hp
    • Snorkel gear
    • Adult waterskis
    • Kid's waterskis
    • Towing tube
    • Wakeboard
    • SUP x 2
    • Kayak
    • Dbl Kayak
    • Beach games
    • Underwater camera/video

Onboard experience

Crew profile
A desire to sail in salt water persisted, even in the desert. Ish satisfied his salt water cravings with a job living and working aboard sailboats in the British Virgin Islands. Over 6 summers with Sail Caribbean, a summer camp for teens, Ish served as captain, fleet captain, and program director.
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.
7 nights
6 nights
5 nights
2 $ 27,000 $ 23,143 $ 22,500
3 $ 27,500 $ 23,571 $ 22,917
4 $ 28,000 $ 24,000 $ 23,333
5 $ 28,500 $ 24,429 $ 23,750
6 $ 29,000 $ 24,857 $ 24,167
7 $ 29,500 $ 25,286 $ 24,583
8 $ 30,000 $ 25,714 $ 25,000

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 $ 27,000 $ 23,143 $ 22,500
3 $ 27,500 $ 23,571 $ 22,917
4 $ 28,000 $ 24,000 $ 23,333
5 $ 28,500 $ 24,429 $ 23,750
6 $ 29,000 $ 24,857 $ 24,167
7 $ 29,500 $ 25,286 $ 24,583
8 $ 30,000 $ 25,714 $ 25,000

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 $ 27,000 $ 23,143 $ 22,500
3 $ 27,500 $ 23,571 $ 22,917
4 $ 28,000 $ 24,000 $ 23,333
5 $ 28,500 $ 24,429 $ 23,750
6 $ 29,000 $ 24,857 $ 24,167
7 $ 29,500 $ 25,286 $ 24,583
8 $ 30,000 $ 25,714 $ 25,000

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.

Standard Winter 2023 rates apply

1-8 guests.  7 nights minimum.
Charters during Christmas week are required to finish by Dec 27


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

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


Board after 5pm. Snacks and welcome drink served (this is not an open bar). Dinner ashore at clients’ expense; Continental breakfast provided next morning. Vessel departs at noon.

3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.

Captain Ish is a dive instructor
Additional dives $50 per dive per person.
Online course required before charter commences
DSD Course $150
Open water Referral $350

Special offers
$500 child discount on each child 15 years and under at time of charter
Standard Winter rates apply for Christmas week 2023

Charter information


  • Exclusive Water Taxi available! The Caribe Express provides private transportation to and from your charter yacht on a comfortable Aquila 36. Enjoy complimentary cocktails while the professional crew handles Customs and Immigration. Please enquire for pricing.
  • A crew gratuity, based on your level of satisfaction, but typically 15-20% of the charter rate is not included
  • BVI Taxes and fees are included in the rate
  • Crew are fully vaccinated.
  • Information and rates quoted on this website are believed to be correct but are subject to change without notice.


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  • Laura, Anna, Julia and Todd

    Thank you for rescuing us when our original charter fell through. I’m sooooooo glad we got to meet you!!! You magically took 2 days’ notice that we were coming. but made it seem flawless and effortless! Thank you Danica for all the wonderful food and thank you Ish for so many great dives and for putting up with my broken foot!

    We will never forget y’all and we will cherish this vacation forever!!!

  • The Stoerr Family

    Thank you so much for an absolutely amazing week on board Southern Comfort. We have been wanting to visit the BVI’s for such a long time and couldn’t imagine a better vacation! How do you manage to entertain ages 13-83 and create a perfect family vacation is simply amazing.

    Danica – we can’t decide which meal was the best as they were all beautiful and delicious. Thank you also for the extra special touches for the 83rd birthday meal and Father’s Day brunch.

    Ish – every day was full of beautiful places, fun sales and incredible snorkeling and water sports. You knew just the right spots.

    We will remember this week and the two of you always! Best wishes to you both and we hope you come visit us in Texas!

    With gratitude

  • Ish and Danica
    Thank you for a truly incredible week. From finding the best secluded spots, the prettiest snorkeling and diving, to the hours spent under sail – your attention to detail made every day a perfect one. Ish your patience, kindness, skill and resourcefulness make you a fantastic captain. Danica, your joyful personality, bright attitude and fun stories are such a delight, not to mention your beautiful food! Thank you for everything
    -Marianne, Scott, Rich, Anna, Lilly, Wick, Melinda and Johnny.

    I have only two words to say about our week aboard the Southern Comfort….”pure perfection!” Many thanks for taking such good care of our family. Happy Sailing

    Dear Danica and Ish,
    Thank you so much for making my birthday special. I loved how beautiful you made the boat with your decorations and the delicious food and super fun birthday cake. You both worked your butts off for us, keeping us safe, meeting our demands, but it seemed effortless and joyful. Thank you for all your hard work. Please relax and take care of yourselves during your time off – you deserve it!
    All the best!
    -Anna (Portland, OR)

  • The Messerlys

    We had an absolutely amazing time aboard SoCo. The boat itself is magnificent – all of the comforts of a 5 star hotel on the water in a new locale every night! But the real stars of our trip were the crew, Danica and Ish. They are both so versatile in their talents, from top notch service to entertaining our boys (ages 12 and 14), they did it all. Danica has a special talent for creating the perfect meal plan from a few questions and a short phone conversation. She couldn’t have been more spot on with her choices. Everything was creative, exciting, amazingly delicious, and it was so varied. And Captain Ish was equally talented in his own right – adept sailor, wonderful dive master and instructor, and a world renowned lobster fisherman!

    Our days were relaxing and fun filled, with lazy mornings at our overnight mooring or anchorage, exciting afternoon adventures in and on the water, and beautiful sunset nights. Could not have asked for a better trip.

  • Renee, Bill, Franklin, Bryan and Kristine

    You both provided top notch service and excellent food! We felt like we were really taken care of! I especially appreciated my sunset glasses of wine delivers to me.

    I hope you loved us as much as we loved you! Keep that travel bug in you!

  • Dani and Ish ROCK! Very professional, attentive and fun! I’m sure it’s hard dealing with assholes like us for a week but they did it with a smile. Spoke with Dani prior to the trip and everything we requested was granted! They made our trip!!! We’ll be back next year if you’ll have us. Beautiful boat, ports, and people! Thank you for an epic trip!
    Kim and Rich

    Fantastic! Dani & Ish- a great team. Wonderful service, amazing food, friendly and fun!

    Laughs-a-plenty- wheeler walker jr.- our new favourite. A$$ & titties – oh my –

    Dance party- sing along- conversations- great company- beautiful fish- water clean and clear- white sand.

    Amazingly beautiful adventure- we cannot thank you both enough for our awesome vacation. Sailing in sporty weather – dinners by candlelight – not one complaint-  oh wait- I want more days!

    Keep in touch – we will be back

    It was a trip if a lifetime! You both really did an amazing job!!!! Great food beautifully shown, which is my thing “presentation”.

    Ish was very attentive and very conscientious of all of us! I loved our company too, so easy to get along with. Thank you both so very much!!! It was incredible , xo would request you both again!
    -Gary and Barbara

    Awesome week!
    Ish and Danica are the BEST 🙂
    (Ditto what our friends said)
    -Steve and Jackie

  • Danica & Ish
    Thank you for a lovely trip around the Virgin Islands! You both gave us memories of our first time here – and encouraged us to return! Best I. All your future endeavours!
    Laura and Arturo Prado

    Danica & Ish  what a fun adventure! Such a pleasure to have you both as our guides for the week! The food was amazing and all of the extra touches!
    Live your best life!
    Paige & Russ

    Danica & Ish – An amazing, relaxing, inspiring week for us, thanks to you both and all your skills and talents that kept us well fed, nourished, taken care of, and entertained! We will remember all of the little touches and thoughtful gestures. Cheers to an awesome season for you both! Well follow along online!
    Thank you again! Jen and Kendrick

  • The Karlovich-Marinoff- Spindell-Du Zoo

    Ish and Danica
    Thank you so much for an incredible trip! It’s been our favorite trip ever and that is no understatement. The experience wouldn’t have been complete without you both. From the cooking, to the diving, to the wonderful company and conversation! It’s really a shame that we must leave, but hopefully our paths cross again! Thanks especially for sparking so much interest in marine life for Maya and Aaron. That will last forever.

  • Jensen-Blackwoods and Violas

    Our group was affectionately known as the Turkey Week Tandem 2022 (it included friends/family on the Scuba Doo and we toured around the BVI as a tandem team). On Southern Comfort, Ish and Danica got stuck with us, the Jensen-Blackwoods and Violas. 4 adults and 4 kids (or 8 kids, depending on your definition of “adults”). And let me just say, IT WAS A BLAST.

    Ish and Danica are, quite simply, both amazing. Ish is a first class captain – smart, skilled, patient and funny. We loved him. Danica (Dani) is an incredibly skilled chef, and she is also kind, sweet, thoughtful and accommodating. She is fantastic and the kids adored her. We lucked out!

    Ish left no stone unturned and navigated us to the best spots to hit (whether it’s to snorkel, dive, dance or shop). We hit Willy T’s (yes, we all jumped and Ish filmed it from below!), The Baths, Salt Island, Saba Rock, Bitter End Yacht Club, Soggy Dollar, Sandy Cay, secret coves and special places – the list goes on. He clearly knows the BVI very well and that made a big, noticeable difference, especially when/if you want to modify itineraries mid-trip! He also patiently and carefully orchestrated first-time dives for the adults and kids. So special.

    And Dani! She kept us VERY well fed with amazing meals and was so accommodating to our picky group (and especially sweet to the youngest of our group – a 10 year old chatterbox that woke up early with her daily). A couple of us are gluten free, some don’t eat any fish, and she didn’t disappoint. Breakfasts and desserts (key lime pie!) are a particular highlight (her plating skills are on point), along with delicious salads and yummy dinners. But the showstopping culinary feat was the traditional, full course, delicious THANKSGIVING meal she pulled off. Simply perfect.

    So I guess you can say it was a good trip. If you’re a guest and reading this, congratulations. You won!

    And to Ish and Dani – thank you so so so much. We will be back.

  • The Jenny Weber Group

    Wow!! What a trip! Julia and Ish outdid themselves. Our trip went way too fast. Julia’s cooking and culinary artistry was truly amazing! Every meal was superb and even better than the restaurant! Their hosting skills were top notch. Ish was a very capable, responsible, and most competent captain! They were both so fun and friendly! They will be missed and are truly an asset to their profession and we wish them both well 🙂 Southern Comfort is a gorgeous vessel!

  • Jillian

    “After my birthday sailing trip with three other couples was canceled one week into COVID, rescheduled three times, re-directed from BVI to USVI, and had a crew change, I was not sure what our sailing trip would be like. Those concerns quickly disappeared upon arrival to Southern Comfort. We were warmly greeted with Julia’s smile and Ish’s calm demeanor which instantly relaxed us all. The pair worked tirelessly the entire trip – incredible, delicious gourmet meals every day (tailored to address food allergies), selective, beautiful coves to swim, kayak, paddle board, dive, anchor, sail in the turquoise waters were just what we asked and hoped for … every, I mean, every attention to detail was considered. I have never seen two people work as hard as Julia and Ish and yet did so with ease and smiles. They truly care about ensuring you have a wonderful trip and are passionate about what they do. I could not have asked for a better birthday or a vacation. Anyone who is able to have Julia and Ish as their crew would be lucky to have them. The trip was worth waiting for and one I will always remember in a large part to Julia and Ish’s unbelievable hospitality. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Julia and Ish!! We all miss you already.”

  • Sheldon & Nancy

    Good times and great vibes! We started the trip with 8 friends and left with 10. Julia’s cooking is fantastic! Ish led the underwater excursions and hit the happy hour button. For all who come after us, sit back, enjoy the scenic ride, and have a wonderful time like we enjoyed.
    With love and smooth sailing

  • Nataly & Victor

    Best trip ever!!! Boat was fabulous. Crew was wonderful. Food was outstanding. We look forward to coming back soon. We would really like to point out that Julia and Ish were so kind and helpful, catering to all our requests. Could not imagine going on another boat trip without checking what boat they are crewing so we can be onboard. Once again, thank you for everything!

  • Leonard & Denise

    Hogs on a boat … it all started with Leonard’s bucket list 15-20 years ago. Even with COVID complications removing BVI, the USVI did not disappoint. Four husbands who all went to high school, one wife who also did, and three wives who joined the fun, all explored the fun times together. Ish and Julia became part of our family as they cared for us and shared their lives with us. We loved the amazing food served three times per day and many of us had lots of “firsts” of foods. Yummy!! Snorkeling, cruising “on the Boat”, exploring beaches … we loved it all. Time after dinner to relax and reminisce, play the Newlywed Game, go to Prom, etc. led to lots of memories and laughter. Again, Ish and Julia were amazing! We are adopting them. Their parents must be so proud! Go Hogs!

  • Jean

    Thank you so much for a spectacular time! Although I arrived home to a full house and Thanksgiving preparations, how could we not miss the warm Caribbean and pampering we received on the Southern Comfort! From the time we arrived on the boat until the time we had to leave, you made our trip exceed any expectations that I conjured up in my mind. The catamaran was very well maintained and beautiful. A great vessel for respite from the daily grind.

    The sailing, snorkeling, hiking, diving and swimming were just the adventures that our group were looking for. You and Ish were great Captains, cruise directors, chefs and staff. We were all amazed at the spectacular service provided to 8 people by just the 2 of you.

    The food was so delicious and diverse. Quite a feat in a small kitchen! You are quite an amazing chef. I’m still waiting for the cookbook! Everything you served was fresh, flavorful and visually delightful! A foodie paradise, if you will.

    I would highly recommend this experience to everyone. You both made our first sailing experience an extraordinary adventure! Thank you for everything and please keep in touch. You are wonderful people who we really enjoy and admire.

  • Our crew of six were impressed with Ish and Julia on The Southern Comfort. They absolutely MADE the trip for us. The boat was immaculate and the attention to detail throughout the trip was amazing.

    Julia’s meals were spectacular – they were fresh, healthy and delicious – and the presentation was beautiful. We felt like every meal came from a top tier restaurant.

    Ish’s easy-going style made it seem like nothing was a problem – he put us at ease the entire trip – while we know he was in constant motion making sure that everything was perfect. And we LOVED how fun-spirited they were – always ready for a laugh – so fun and personable!

    The crew was fun – but also extremely professional and thorough. The Southern Comfort hosted six of us – and it always looked like we had just stepped on board. The itinerary was perfect and they listened to our requests and then put it in motion. I don’t know how they did it. They set the bar for hospitality and service for any future vacations for us.

  • Joan & Harry

    We hope our delay in sending this note to you does not diminish our gratitude or the joy we experienced for the seven days we sailed the Caribbean on Soterion [previous yacht] with Ish and Julia. Every moment was magical as we enjoyed the special quality of your beautiful catamaran and the completely enjoyable company of your Captain, Ish, and First Mate and Chef, Julia. We couldn’t have been more comfortable with such luxurious space and copious amenities. The perfect weather with strong winds, choppy waters, and abundant sunshine was an added benefit. And yet, it is Ish and Julia that made our experience most fun and memorable. In less than an hour, we knew that we were in experienced, capable hands and that getting to know our two hosts would be an absolute delight.

    As chef, Julia was 100% successful in meeting the challenge of our daughter, Julie’s, unusual dietary restrictions. She presented one beautiful and delicious meal after another that the three of us thoroughly enjoyed. The meals seemed effortless despite the hours she spent in the galley, often with Ish at her side as sous chef or as clean-up assistant afterwards. The way they worked together as the sailing crew was even more impressive. They seemed to read each other’s minds, and their nimbleness running from one part of the boat to the other was enviable. Their partnership as sailors and hosts was a joy to watch, and we’re grateful to have been the beneficiaries of their skill, attentiveness to us, and utterly charming personalities. They also met the challenge of my fall and associated back pain with great concern and care, which made me feel safe and comfortable.

    We feel as if no words can do justice to their contribution to our absolutely perfect sailing experience, but we hope in some way this conveys our admiration of them and our gratitude for their efforts to care for us in every way possible. They each are very special individuals, and we are privileged to have had the opportunity to get to know them and spend time with them on your extraordinary sailing vessel. They definitely do the magnificent Soterion proud.

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