SEA CHATEAU

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49 ft / 15.2 m
2 CREW
FROM $11,700
6 GUESTS

Operating in Caribbean.

  • Length
    49ft (15.2m)
  • Beam
    27ft 3in (8.3m)
  • Draft
    3ft 11in (1.2m)
  • Year Built
    1997
  • Builder
    Mayotte
  • Designer
    Voyage
  • Sleeping Guests
    6
  • Crew
    Captain Byron Groenewald
  • Refit
    Not known
  • Cruising Speed
    6.5kts (12kph)
  • Stabilisers
    None
  • Flag
    Virgin Islands (British)
  • Engines
    Yanmar
  • VAT Registered
    No
  • US Duty Paid
    No
SEA CHATEAU features three cabins with queen sized beds and en-suite heads and showers
SEA CHATEAU is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate heads and shower.
 
Captain: Byron Groenewald

Barend (Byron) Groenewald grew up in Paarl, a beautiful small town in the wine country outside of Cape Town. Growing up with a very adventurous family, he had the privilege of enjoying the ocean and all it had to offer from a young age. At the age of 18, he pursued a dream of obtaining a captain's license, which led to 10 years of experience sailing the worlds oceans as a professional, captaining vessels from sailing monohulls, catamarans, and power yachts.

Byron’s main passion in life is to share his love of the ocean with others that feel the same and expose those who have never had the chance. With his expertise in all water sports ranging from sailing, diving, wake boarding, waterskiing, free diving and fishing just to name a few. He can accommodate all levels of skill and a varying age group in enjoying the ocean and all it has to offer. Byron’s qualifications in the industry make him a great host and teacher in and on the ocean. Having completed his RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and Instructor courses, PADI Rescue Diver and wakeboard/ ski instructor, he is sure to assist all levels from beginner to advanced water sports enthusiast, ensuring that everyone gets the most out of the great wonders the ocean has to offer us.

After exploring and working in destinations about which he had always dreamt (the coast of Africa, the Caribbean, Mediterranean and most of South East Asia), Byron finally had the means to purchase his own sailing catamaran and pursuing his lifelong dream; chartering the beautiful South African-built sailing catamaran SEA CHATEAU.

If you can't find Byron in or on the water, he surely can be found exploring the beautiful islands, always looking for the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems, or interacting with the vibrant locals on the islands, soaking in as much information and culture as possible.

Chef Mate: Dianne KelliherChef Mate: Dianne Kelliher

Chef/first mate Dianne is American and grew up near Cape Cod Massachusetts where she obtained a degree from Lesley University in Counseling with a specialization in Special Education. Her passion for travel landed her a job as a therapist on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands in 2012, where she met Captain Byron. Her love for cooking started at an early age, being exposed to New England seafood and a family who loved fishing and being on the sea.

After working in the fine dining industry under world renowned chefs, Dianne decided to bring her passion for outstanding cuisine to Sea Chateau, focusing on freshness and local cuisine. Striving to make Sea Chateau one of the most sought after charter yachts in the Caribbean. Sharing with guests why she fell in love with natures little secrets

Mid February guests aboard catamaran SEA CHATEAU wrote of their charter...

Absolutely enjoyed every minute. It was an adventure that we will never forget. The islands were beautiful and the various anchorages provided great times for all. Yes, this was our first ever sailing experience so we did not know what to expect especially the sailing part. The winds and swell for the first couple of days proved “interesting" for some of us as our sea legs weren’t quite ready for that. But hey, that’s sailing and part of the experience. None the less, Byron handled the boat with great skill to minimize the impact and picked anchorages as well to accommodate. We also can’t say enough about Dianne, she handled all our dietary needs and gave us exceptional cuisine.
We would not have changed a thing!
We were very happy with Dianne’s meals and their presentation. All of our dietary needs were carefully addressed and managed. We enjoyed the food and the drinks immensely.
We discussed the itinerary with Byron at the beginning of the charter. Anchoring at a different island/bay each day was exactly what we had envisioned. He laid out the route which made sense to us. Part of the itinerary was to visit Anegada. With the high winds and swells experienced in the early part of the cruise Byron discussed with us his recommendation to modify the itinerary by not making the crossing to Anegada as the swells would make it very uncomfortable for us. He put forward alternate anchorages and we were certainly fine with that.

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Dianne and Captain Byron, 

Thank you for guiding, protecting, and feeding us this past 7 days! You will always be a very fond memory to us, Much love and success for the future.

You are always welcome for a visit in Texas :)

Gary and Vickie, 

January 2018


Dianne and Captain Byron, 

“Our group had complicated dietary restrictions and Dianne accommodated them flawlessly.” 


Tom and Sharon, 

January 2018


Captain Byron and Chef Dianne, 

“Barend’s knowledge of the BVI and his willingness to customize our trip such as letting us stay later than planned at an island was truly appreciated.”


January 2018, 

Mills family


Dianne and Byron, 

“We consider Barend and Dianne our friends as it was a pleasure to get to know each other better every day.”

Dalinda's, 
January 2018


"Dianne and Captain Byron, 

What a brilliant way to spend a holiday, we had the time of our lives! X"

Sandra and family,

 June 2017


  • Cell phone, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Indoor audio system, Local TV, MP3 music server, Outdoor audio system, Wi-Fi, 16ft / 4.90m 70hp Caribe, Beach games, Board games, Floating mats, Kayak, Kite board equipment, Kneeboard, Paddleboards multiple, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Windsurfer - Adult, BBQ, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light, Hammocks, Owner operator, Special diets, Swim platform
  • Not Insured, Diving by arrangement, Snorkelling gear, Underwater scooter multiple
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