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

Amenities

  • 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. Dancia spent her time living aboard/fixing Scallywag and working at The Galley in the VI has given her knowledge of the local culture, island food favorites, and all the fun and beauty these stunning islands have to offer! Danica prides herself in being a lifelong learner, and loves to take on new adventures and learning experiences while making those around her feel happy, safe, and excited about life!
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 $ 29,000 $ 24,857 $ 24,167
3 $ 29,500 $ 25,286 $ 24,583
4 $ 30,000 $ 25,714 $ 25,000
5 $ 30,500 $ 26,143 $ 25,417
6 $ 31,000 $ 26,571 $ 25,833
7 $ 31,500 $ 27,000 $ 26,250
8 $ 32,000 $ 27,429 $ 26,667

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 $ 29,000 $ 24,857 $ 24,167
3 $ 29,500 $ 25,286 $ 24,583
4 $ 30,000 $ 25,714 $ 25,000
5 $ 30,500 $ 26,143 $ 25,417
6 $ 31,000 $ 26,571 $ 25,833
7 $ 31,500 $ 27,000 $ 26,250
8 $ 32,000 $ 27,429 $ 26,667

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 $ 31,000 $ 26,571 $ 25,833
3 $ 31,500 $ 27,000 $ 26,250
4 $ 32,000 $ 27,429 $ 26,667
5 $ 32,500 $ 27,857 $ 27,083
6 $ 33,000 $ 28,286 $ 27,500
7 $ 33,500 $ 28,714 $ 27,917
8 $ 34,000 $ 29,143 $ 28,333

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.

$34,000

1-8 guests.  7 nights minimum.
Charters during Christmas week are required to finish by Dec 26
Charters to start and finish in St Thomas
Please enquire for 2023 holiday rates

$38,000

1-8 guests. 7 nights minimum
New Year charters commence no earlier than Dec 27
Charters to start and finish in St Thomas
Please enquire for 2023 holiday rates

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

$2,200

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

Charter information

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

Reviews

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  • The Jenny Weber Group
    USA

    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
    USA

    “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
    USA

    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
    USA

    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
    USA

    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
    USA

    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
    USA

    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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