• 55 ft / 16.8 m
  • 6 GUESTS
  • 2 CREW
  • FROM $9,000
  • Operating in Caribbean.

    • Length
      55ft (16.8m)
    • Beam
      15ft 1in (4.6m)
    • Draft
      5ft 7in (1.7m)
    • Year Built
    • Builder
    • Designer
      Not known
    • Sleeping Guests
    • Crew
      Captain Mike Jones, Chef not known
    • Refit
    • Cruising Speed
      9kts (17kph)
    • Stabilisers
    • Flag
      Virgin Islands (British)
    • Engines
      Diesel engine
    • VAT Registered
    • US Duty Paid
    • SAYANG can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
      Alternatively, Sayang's two forward qeen cabins may be merged to form one large Master King Suite.
      Likewise, the aft guest suite may be converted to two twin berths.
      SAYANG is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.

    • Captain: Mike Jones

      Jemma and Mike are a young, fun loving couple who have a passion for travel, people and adventure. They met 10 years ago at the college they both attended in Cape Town. They then went on to work together on sail and motor yachts in the Mediterranean. Their love for meeting new people and exploring new places has now brought them to the Caribbean.

      Mike always had a love for water sports. While studying in Cape Town his interest in sailboats evolved. After finishing his degree, Mike began his yachting career as Deckhand on a 45 day passage from Cape Town to St Maarten. This experience had him hooked and he proceeded to work on different boats around the world. After obtaining his RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (for both motor and sail boats), he skippered 2 boats simultaneously in the Med. Sailing boats and the adventures that ensue is what drives Mike's passion for the ocean. He holds RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and AEC Engineering Certification.

      Whether you're interested in sailing, diving, snorkelling, fishing, hiking, discovering uninhabited islands, or just simply relaxing in one of the most scenic tropical destinations in the world, Mike and Jemma will tailor an experience to your desires. Jemma and Mike look forward to having you aboard Sayang and showing you the best that the Caribbean has to offer.

      Chef Mate: Jemma McGrath (29)

      South African born, Jemma grew up in Cape Town where she attended school and college. She went on to work in Marketing for a few years before the travel-bug was sparked and she set off for Spain. Having grown up around boats she naturally gravitated towards the yachting industry. This is where her and Mike began working together in the Mediterranean. Mike was the Skipper and Jemma the Stewardess turned chef for 2 privately owned boats. She has subsequently obtained her RYA Day Skippers certificate. Jemma’s family involvement in the hospitality industry gave her the opportunity to work in some of the best hotels and restaurants in the Western Cape. This is where she developed her love for good food.

      Whether you're interested in sailing, diving, snorkelling, fishing, hiking, discovering uninhabited islands, or just simply relaxing in one of the most scenic tropical destinations in the world, Mike and Jemma will tailor an experience to your desires. Jemma and Mike look forward to having you aboard Sayang and showing you the best that the Caribbean has to offer.

    • Guests with Paul and Ratna on the Jeanneau 54 sloop SAYANG said:

      A boat that sails like a dream. Two people, Ratna and Paul, who make the dream come true. Attentive at every step, from delicious food, to careful helpfulness in and out of the dinghy, they made Sayang and the BVI a joy. Getting to know each of them was a pleasure.

      Mady and Joe, Washington DC

      New Years guest aboard the Jeanneau 56 sloop SAYANG said:

      This trip exceeded my high expectations. Many thanks for your pleasant hospitality, sailing expertise, and great cooking.


      Paul and Ratna,

      Thank you making our first BVI trip one to remember! And thank you for your patience with our lack of nautical knowledge. All of the snorkelling plus stories were fantastic. It was a fantastic vacation - thank you!

      Forrest and Kathy

      Dear Paul and Ratna,

      Thanks for a great experience - taking us to beautiful islands and snorkelling spots, pointing out the turtles, the dinghy rides, the great cooking, and allowing Marshall to take over your kitchen every night. It was our first sailing experience and we enjoyed every minute!

      Susan and Marshall

      Three cheers to you both for giving us a perfect sailing vacation and lively conversation.


      Christmas week guests aboard SAYANG say:

      Dear Paul and Ratna,

      Thank you both for such a wonderful week in the BVI! It will be memories as a family to last a lifetime. You were such welcoming and accommodating hosts on your Sayang. We loved seeing all the different islands and their unique treasures. Your stories and knowledge were awesome.

      Thank you, Mary

      Dear Paul and Ratna,

      Thank you so much for what has been our best vacation ever. Everywhere we went was so beautiful and made even better by all the descriptions of its history. The boat was also great, and the food was especially good. Thank you for being such amazing guides the entire time, pointing out the best snorkelling spots especially.


      Dear Paul and Ratna,

      Thanks so much for an amazing week in the BVI! We had a blast sailing and snorkelling, seeing beautiful islands and hearing about their history and more recent events.


      Dear Paul and Ratna,

      What a terrific way to experience the BVI! I have been dreaming of such a vacation with our family and we could not have enjoyed ourselves any more. Thank you both for sharing your sailing expertise and cooking talents.


      Dear Paul and Ratna,

      What a fantastic time we had! We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us! The Sayang is without doubt the most beautiful boat in the BVI! With the best captain and chef! Thank you so much for helping us find turtles! Trip of a lifetime!

      Dave - Washington, DC

      Guests aboard SAYANG in mid July, 2016, said:

      Ratna and Paul,

      Thank you very much for a wonderful week sailing in the beautiful BVIs. You are lovely hosts, enjoyable companions, and a consummate professional sailing team. We always knew we were in good hands. Ratna, your meals were delicious, particularly your wonderful Asian curries. Paul, we learned so much about the islands, their history and inhabitants. Thanks too for the sailing lessons. It will take a few more trips before we are confident on our own, but we enjoyed our time at the helm.Lovely getting to know you both. Thanks for giving us a wonderful 25th anniversary trip.

      Stephanie and Henry Bond

      Kansas City

      Guests aboard SAYANG in early July, 2016, said:kauper

      Thank you for a wonderful time in paradise. Our families will cherish the memories forever.

      Greg, Seattle, WA, USA 

      Dear Paul and Ratna, 

      Thank you for so very much for providing such a memorable and outstanding sailing experience for our family. In the sun and the rain, in the wind and the calm, we all created memories we will cherish forever! Ratna – Yum! The food you prepared was excellent – and Paul – your navigation and recommendations for island hopping, snorkelling, etc. were greatly appreciated. 

      Thank you.  Lauren, Natalie, & Suzie, Seattle, WA, USA 

      We enjoyed sailing with you. Thank you so much for sharing your islands with us, and your beautiful boat. Our family will cherish this holiday.

      Alex and Jim, Central Pennsylvania, USA

      Mid-June, 2016, guests aboard SAYANG said:

      Dear Paul and Ratna,

       Thank you so much for an amazing 9 days aboard the beautiful yacht Sayang! We have loved every minute of it, and your knowledge, skill and professionalism played a big part in that. Ratna, the food was wonderful and you did a brilliant job in catering for one vegan and one non-vegan! I think we all discovered some new favourites! Paul, your knowledge of the islands is superb and we really appreciated the quiet, beautiful and calm anchorages you found for us. See you soon! 

      Richard and Emma Barkey

      Warwickshire & London

      Guests aboard SAYANG in early April, 2016 said:

      Dear Paul and Ratna,

      Thank you so much for the fantastic trip and tour of the beautiful BVI. Of course the food was exceptional and your company also! We loved your malay flair with the meals. Good coffee and good beds!!!

      William and Joyce Price - Charlotte, NC,USA 

      Unforgettable is an understatement. I have been wanting to do this for years and I could not have imagined a more perfect trip.

      Carly Price - New York, NY, USA 

      Dear Paul and Ratna,

      Thank you for a wonderful trip. It has been a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget. Every meal was a fine dining experience.

      Thanks again.

      Ginny Martin - MS, USA

      Guests aboard SAYANG in mid-March, 2016, said:

      So many things stand out about this trip! Our family made some incredible memories here with you and your beautiful boat! The food was so very good! The hospitality was first rate! But I think one thing that really stands out for me is how passionate you are about your work, this boat and these islands. “Purists” is the word that comes to mind. This was greatly enjoyed by my entire family but very much appreciated as parents of young children. A great example! Thank you, come visit us in Houston!

      Becca and Scott Schwinger

      TX USA 

      I will try to make a short list: amazing food, awesome bedrooms, high luxury, outstanding crew. Obviously hands down best vacation ever, …etc., ….Charles Schwinger

      I absolutely loved the pace. Nice to take a break from the busy schedules. Loved the destinations and activities, but my favourite part of the trip may have been the food. How Ratna made all of it in that kitchen amazes me! Ratna and Paul were so sweet and helpful! Gonna miss staying on the boat! Thanks Paul and Ratna!!

      Cara Schwinger 

      Guests aboard Sayang in late February, 2016 said:

      Dear Paul and Ratna,

      beanlandThank you both for a wonderful experience. One week went by very quickly. You both are great hosts, passionate and very friendly people. This was my first sailing experience and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Ratna, you are a great host, excellent food, and very caring. Paul, I was very pleased with your passion for sailing and patience. Overall, it was a great experience. Definitely want to bring my family sailing. I would recommend you guys to anybody who wants a sailing experience.

      Dr. Ramesh V. Kare, Westford

      Sayang,,,, Sayang is a name I will never forget. I was in the BVI before, but I never saw the BVI before. Paul and Ratna exposed all the hidden beauty. Ratna’s cooking was incredible. Paul’s seamanship is equally superb. Swimming and snorkelling every day and the food, did I mention Ratna’s cooking? Watch out for the Suzy fish!!!

      Jonathan Chachko, Cream Ridge, NJ 

      Sayang! Outstanding and unforgettable. Paul and Ratna are so passionate. We were always looked after and made comfortable. The food was beyond expectations. I very much appreciated the opportunity to take the helm t/o the entire trip. And thank you for showing us the BVI gems.

      David Beanland M.D., Concord 

      I will keep this short and sweet. You guys are AMAZING!

      Robert Gilardetti MD, Boston 

      New Years guests aboard SAYANG with Paul & Ratna said:

      Thank you so much Paul and Ratna for such an amazing time. A very special thank you for keeping my anxious mother sane - not an easy task! Your food and hospitality was more than I could have ever asked for, and I will miss every minute of this amazing adventure! Thank you again.
      Ellie Olsen
      Dear Paul and Ratna,
      Thank you for taking such good care of us! We had a marvelous time-eating Ratna’s delicious food, listening to Paul’s endless fascinating knowledge of all things BVI, and of course sailing, swimming, and snorkeling. We had a tough time getting here (late by a day) but you made it all worth it! If you are ever in Boston, you have a welcoming place to stay we would love to reciprocate! Thank you thank you for everything.
      Hilary Olsen
      Thank you Paul and Ratna!It has been a wonderful sunny week here in the BVI! The food, sailing and beautiful places have been so enjoyable. You have made this a great adventure. Thank you again!
      Maggie Ryan
      Thanks to Paul and Ratna for providing us a lovely and thoughtful sailing experience. We loved your boat and your company and it was great fun exploring new places with you.Thanks
      Jeff Olsen
      Thank you Paul and Ratna! You were kind, funny, accommodating and great hosts. We loved hearing about the history and geology of the islands, not to mention the fantastic food and anchorages. Very much appreciated.
      Sam Olsen
      Thanks to both Paul and Ratna for a wonderful trip. The food was fantastic, the weather was great, and minus the first day (for me) the sailing was awesome. It was fantastic.
      Tom Olsen

      Guests aboard Sayang/August.1st-7th.15 said: 

      Dear Paul and Ratna,I am the granddaughter of a pilot and am not comfortable on the water. I married a man who grew up on the water - sailing, water skiing, fishing, surfing.You have turned a reluctant sailor into someone who appreciates the beauty of the water and the sailboat catching the wind. Paul, I appreciate all the history you taught us about the islands and the capable way you handle your boat. Ratna, your cooking was amazing. It made the boat seem like a luxury hotel. Thank you both for sharing your home with us and for helping us make some amazing family memories! Please call us if you ever visit Texas.Tracy Wilkerson Paul and Ratna, This was a ‘bucket list’ item for our family, and you both made it all that I had hoped it would be. It made a huge difference having such an experienced, competent, knowledgeable and educated crew, with whom we had many interesting conversations, and in whom we felt well taken care of. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us (the boat and the BVI). Please get in touch with us if you are ever near Houston.Richard Wilkerson Poem by Will Wilkerson and Ota: Snorkel a fish, blue fish, a way to goCast up my lucky blue hat. Tortola?No-News-Norman, O lose the night quiets on to the Pillar of Salt.Peter dog? Peter dog island? I’m sure the rain will comeOn and on around the bendI hope it’s not the Bitter EndAh! To lick the salty red shells of Anegadaand live to tell the tale!

      Guests aboard Sayang/July 25th-31st.15 said: 

      Thank you for making our first family experience on a yacht SO amazing! Teaching us to helm, the history and stories of the B.V.I, special places to snorkel, things to see, putting up with certain fears of jellyfish and sharks! Endless patience and good humour. Hope to see you and Ratna in Northumberland.Love from Jo, Simon, Ed, Millie and Hetty RiddellNorthumberland, United Kingdom We loved seeing the pod of dolphins and canoeing with them - very special and magical! Thank you for our sailing lessons - a patient teacher! We loved the en route history lessons!Ed, Millie and Hettie xxx

      Guests aboard Sayang/July 16th-24th.15 said:

      Thank you for listening to our “style” and creating an amazing experience in the BVI. Quiet anchorages, beautiful sunsets, peaceful sails, fascinating snorkeling, and intellectual conversations!Looking forward to sailing away again…… until……Blessings and LIVE every moment Rachia and VickiePensacola, Florida 

      Guests with Paul and Ratna in mid-June, 2015, said:

      Dear Paul and Ratna, Thank you so much for a wonderful time and great adventures. Loved our great meals. Thank you again.

      Bob and Teri 
      Fort Myers, FL
      To Paul and Ratna,
      Thanks for showing us all the beautiful islands of the BVI. Loved all the inside scoops. Food was great too! Had a great time.
      Anne and Brett 
      Garner, NC


      June 6, 2015 Guests aboard SAYANG, the Jeanneau 54 sloop with Paul and Ratna said:
      The last day of the greatest vacation ever. Reflecting on the highlights. Feeling like we experienced all the BVI has to offer, while knowing there is so much more.
      When we return, it will only be with Paul and Ratna, as it was the crew that made the vacation. Though we don't have experiences to measure this by, it would be difficult to imagine a captain more focused on providing an experience of genuine pleasure. We were continually in awe of Ratna's ability to create fine dining out of the air. We all agree that meals on the boat were better than meals on shore - which were also delicious.
      Thanks to Paul and Ratna for making the BVI the BVE (Best Vacation EVER).

      The Bartlett Party - Kim and Curt Shannon, Jeff and Stacy Bartlett, Adrienne and Brandon Baker, Margaret and Charles Murray
      Fort Worth, TX, USA

      JULY 11, 2013
      Dear Paul and Ratna,
      Thank you for providing the perfect way for us to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary! You are true professionals who anticipate and provide for every need (or want). We cannot say enough about the superb food – breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!! You are gracious hosts, wonderful teachers, fine entertainers, and great human beings. Thank you for sharing your home and your part of the world with us. It was an amazing trip.
      Living the Dream
      Craig and Cheryl Collins
      Suwanee, GA

      JUNE 8-15, 2013

      Paul and Ratna – We all turned 40 this year which could have been an emotionally scarring event but you SAILED us away on the Sayang and shared with us the treasures that are the BVIs. Ratna, the food was amazing – but we truly appreciate of your sage advice and the fact that you knew our limits – the day we stepped onto the boat. You kept us safe and nourished- Thank you!! Paul – you are a gentle giant and a hell of a Captain! Your stories not only taught us about the BVIs, but kept us entertained. Thank you so much for welcoming us so graciously into your home. We will never forget our time on the Sayang,
      Steve, Jen, Jeff and LeeAnne

      APRIL 22-29, 2013

      Thank you for your great hospitality. We enjoyed our beautiful sailings as we toured the amazing islands. To Ratna - your culinary skills are fabulous - truly enjoyed all our meals and drinks. And Paul - your sailing skills are truly amazing!
      Donna, Dave, Susan and Rick
      White Rock, B.C.

      APRIL 22-29, 2013
      Paul and Ratna,
      Thank you both so much for a wonderful and memorable week on board your beautiful boat. I am so glad you talked us out of following the guidebooks and instead took us off the beaten track to some truly spectacular places. Snorkelling at Cooper Island and Mountain Point was the best we have ever experienced.
      Paul – thank you for some great sailing, sharing your knowledge of the islands and for ferrying us around in the dreaded dinghy!
      Ratna – we were constantly impressed by every meal – you are a wonderful chef!  And the wine choices have been superb.
      We very much hope to be back!  Wishing you fair winds and calm seas in your little slice of paradise.
      Fay and Lee

      March 30-April 6, 2013 - 10th Anniversary Charter

      One week on Sayang
      Not nearly enough
      Our 10th anniversary
      Spent in heaven’s cuff
      From the tops of hills
      To the sunken decks below
      A beautiful boat in paradise
      Ratna with her quiet nature and strong mind
      She is the heart of this vessel
      The food was sublime, not to mention the drink
      However, to cross her, a mistake, I think
      With Paul at the helm, we were safe and secure
      Though perhaps a bit more dangerous, sir?
      From stormy waves to tranquil bays
      Our dreams of sailing, you fulfilled our days
      Our week in your home
      Was a beautiful dream
      You delivered the turtles
      And the chocolate ice cream
      Your Sweet Heart and now ours
      We treasure these quiet hours
      From coral reefs to island peaks
      Thank you for this beautiful week
      Brian and Jennifer May
      Indiana, USA

      March 28,2013

      Thank you, Paul and Ratna – for sharing your beautiful boat, your stories and part of your lives. We have had a wonderful time, perfect weather, lovely quiet locations, and fabulous food Ratna! You managed to put up with early rising parents and late night teenagers. We are bringing home very fond memories of a special vacation!
      Warmest regards,
      Michelle, Ham, Julia, Olivia and Stephanie
      Cambridge, MA and Wyckoff, NJ
      Dear Paul and Ratna,
      I loved the long sails and calm quiet nights on Sayang. It was the perfect vacation! Thank you so much for taking care of us and I hope to make it back to the BVI someday.
      Paul and Ratna,
      I had a great time staying with you on Sayang. Someday I might live on a boat myself! Thank you so much for your hospitality and kindness. One of my best vacations yet!
      Dear Paul and Ratna,
      Thank you for your generosity and love throughout the entire trip. This has been one of my most memorable vacations thanks to you! Hope to see you soon and I wish you the best.


    • CD library, Cell phone, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Indoor audio system, Local TV, Wi-Fi, 13ft / 4.20m 60hp RIB, Kayak, Kneeboard, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, BBQ, Deck shower, Hammocks, Special diets
    • Not Insured, Diving by arrangement, PRIVATE RENDEZVOUS DIVING
      Sayang has teamed up with Kate Brunn owner of UBS Diving for guests of Sayang to have a totally private (no other guests will be picked up from other boats) rendezvous diving. Guests are provided with all diving equipment, private dive boat and Master Scuba Dive Instructor. All gear, snacks, juice, water and towels etc. are incl., all dives are 2 tank dives. Diving instruction resort course, certification etc. are included!
      All dives are 2 tank dives.
      Add to basic charter fee:
      $390 for 1-3 guests - 2 tank dive (this is per rendezvous dive, not per diver)
      4 or more guests - flat rate of $135 per person - 2 tank dive

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