New to the BVI charter scene for the 2011-2012 season, Happy Time, a 2010 Vision 450 catamaran, built in Cape Town, South Africa by Matrix Yachts, is an innovative, thoroughly modern, performance design and has been finished to mega yacht standards in keeping with Matrix Yachts’ reputation established by her larger cousin, the highly successful Silhouette 760. The genius and passion of her designer and builder, Peter Wehrley, is apparent in all facets of the yacht down to the smallest detail.
Her accommodations are luxurious and the volume of the staterooms is similar to those found on much larger yachts. The immediate impression upon boarding Happy Time is one of spaciousness and generous headroom (6'8" in the salon and 6'5" in the staterooms).
She has three staterooms for guests, two with queen sized beds and one with a king sized bed, and a fourth stateroom for her full time crew. Each stateroom has a large bathroom equipped with separate shower stalls and full sized fresh water flush electric toilets.
The yacht is fully air conditioned and has a high output reverse osmosis water maker powered by a whisper quiet generator.
Her spacious salon has the look of a high end apartment and are filled with natural light from the large forward and side facing windows which provide a panoramic view. A large flat screen TV with a DVD player faces the large settee and dining table. The galley is elegant and ergonomic and is equipped with high end appliances, including an ice maker. With the sliding salon door and the aft facing galley window open, the interior blends naturally with the outside.
The aft deck is shaded by a hard top bimini and is centered around a large dining table with seating for eight and features a built in refrigerator. Her two "sugar scoop" swim platforms make boarding a snap.
The huge forward deck is perfect for lounging at anchor and is a fun place to hang out when underway.
Even with her sumptuous accommodations, Happy Time is a true performance sailing catamaran. She traveled from South Africa to the U.S on her own hull, ticking off over 250 miles per day for 9 consecutive days. Ocean Navigator magazine says of this feat “For any boat of this size to average over 10 knots for a 24-hour period is remarkable, but to sustain that for nine days is phenomenal”.
Captain Bryan Roach and Mate Devin Silverthorne-Lillie are fresh new faces joining Happy Time in her second season and bring upbeat personalities, youthful enthusiasm and a great skill set to please and entertain their guests.
Bryan and Devin are both New Englanders who have a strong background in the marine industry on Block Island.
Captain Bryan holds a USCG 100 Ton Master license and has sailed throughout the Caribbean. He is a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in political science and has trained at the Maine Maritime Academy. As the son of a professional chef, Bryan has worked under top chefs such as Drew Nicastro and Trip Pearce and he is as passionate about cooking as he is about sailing. He is an experienced fisherman who loves to share his knowledge of the sea with guests, and is also a professional guitar player.
Devin is a delightful Mate, hostess and adventure guide with an eye for luxury and detail, and she is a natural at client service. She is a graduate of Plymouth State University with a degree in communications, film and media studies, a former collegiate diver, professional snowboard instructor and is PADI certified open ocean diver (soon to be dive master certified). She is also an avid photographer and videographer and will provide guests with photo and video souvenirs of their voyage. Whether seeking adventure or pure relaxation, or a special vacation with the kids, everyone will love sailing with Devin.
Devin and Bryan charm everyone they meet, and they are sure to enchant their guests aboard Happy Time!
Happy Time carries a wide array of toys for fun in the sun including:
Rendezvous diving and windsurfing is available.
Happy Time carries four kiteboards, so kiteboarding enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their favorite kites. Her crew will take you to the best uncrowded kiting sites, flat water and wave venues, accessible only by water so kiteboarding guests can experience world class kiting while the rest of the guests are pampered and entertained.
The kite board quiver on Happy Time includes:
In addition to her Mainsail and jib, Happy Time carries a "code zero" light air headsail which is flown from her bowsprit and a large cruising spinnaker for downwind sailing fun.
Please contact your professional charter broker for more information.